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October 26 to November 1, 2014


 

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This week's Moon phase
Planets in signs and in aspect
Retrogrades
This week's astrology calendar
Timing with the Moon
Romance & Relationship Report
Daily Trends


A FIRST QUARTER Moon occurs on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 10:49 PM EDT.

On Thursday night, a First Quarter Moon occurs when the Sun in Scorpio forms a square with the Aquarius Moon. There is a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began around the New Moon on October 23rd is now off the ground, and it may face its first obstacles.

This phase of the Moon occurs at 7 degrees and 36 minutes of Aquarius square the Sun at 7 degrees and 36 minutes of Scorpio, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 6 to 10 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly.

Moon phase cycle: Bigger picture:
Oct 23, 2014     5:57 PM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
Oct 30, 2014    10:48 PM   Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
    *** Daylight Saving Time ends ***
Nov  6, 2014     5:23 PM  Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Nov 14, 2014    10:15 AM  Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Nov 22, 2014     7:32 AM  Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)

(Times are Eastern)


The Sun is in Scorpio; Mercury is in Libra; Venus is in Scorpio; Mars is in Capricorn.

The Sun is in Scorpio from October 23-November 22. The guiding principle of Scorpio is "I desire". Scorpio is the sign of depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling. Superficiality simply will not do with the Sun in Scorpio. We have the desire to get to the bottom of matters. Mediocrity does not satisfy either. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us. In Libra, we strived towards equality and fairness. Scorpio, however, instinctively believes that life simply isn't fair. Scorpio's energy is provocative, usually in a quiet way, as well as passionate, strong-willed, and intense. It can be an immensely healing and transformative energy. Jealousy, vindictiveness, beating a dead horse, and manipulative are some of the more negative expressions of Scorpio.

Mercury is in Libra from October 10-November 8. Retrograde Mercury moved back into Libra on October 10th. When Mercury is in Libra, we are diplomatic and friendly. During this cycle, we are able to bring a more rational approach to one-to-one relationships. It's a good time to think about ways of improving our negotiation skills. In an attempt to see both sides of any given situation, Mercury in Libra can be a vacillating energy. It can be more challenging than usual to make quick decisions, as we can sit "on the fence". We may too easily accommodate others' opinions in order to keep the peace. In our negotiations, we don't want to assert ourselves in such a way as to appear to be the "bad guy". However, this is a good period for considering others' points of view. We are more inclined to arrive at fair conclusions.

Venus is in Scorpio October 23-November 16. Deeply passionate relations are the focus with Venus in Scorpio. Superficial flirtations and contacts do not satisfy now, as we yearn for "body and soul" contact with someone special--contact that breaks the taboos, that is extreme and intense, and that is unforgettable. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them! Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong. Scorpio is an "all or nothing" energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as a result. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital.

Mars is in Capricorn from October 26-December 4. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We are slow to anger, but can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity.

Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and will transit the sign until 2015. Read about Saturn's transit through Scorpio here.

Jupiter entered Leo on July 16th, where it will transit until August 11th, 2015. Read about Jupiter's transit through Leo here.

Uranus entered Aries on March 11th, 2011. The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong with Uranus in Aries.


Romance & Relationships

Venus is in Scorpio from October 23-November 16. Deeply passionate relations are the focus with Venus in Scorpio. Superficial flirtations and contacts do not satisfy now, as we yearn for "body and soul" contact with someone special--contact that breaks the taboos, that is extreme and intense, and that is unforgettable. This is a highly emotional position for Venus. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are immensely important to us, and we may even feel that they consume us. In fact, we tend to want to be consumed by them! Our drive is toward intense closeness, but blind faith in our partners is extremely hard for us now. Fears of being too vulnerable or of giving up our own power to others are strong. Scorpio is an "all or nothing" energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as a result. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and vital. If a relationship becomes too settled or predictable, we may crave more intensity and catalytic experience. Jealousies, fears of betrayal, and power games are the shadow side of Venus in Scorpio. We may easily become obsessed with a fear that our partners might be betraying us, or that they are not as consumed and dedicated to the relationship as us. This can lead us to try to uncover the "truth", reading too many negative possibilities in our partners' actions and words.
 

This week: On

Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:


Venus in Scorpio October 23-November 16. This is way beyond love, all the way to obsession - that's the nature of the cycle that now takes hold in your life. We're not talking just lukewarm WANT here; we're talking red-hot GOT TO HAVE! Passion, jealousy, possession: these are the kinds of experiences that can flow from the intensity that courses through you at one level or another now - voracious.
Venus conjunct Sun October 25-26. Good relating is the focus, although some may find this energy superficial in that surface charm, diplomacy, and harmony is the goal. The pursuit of pleasure is emphasized.
Venus trine Neptune October 27. We perceive romantic situations as if they were "designed" just for us. A magical, romantic time. The pleasures of life are experienced fully. Romance is highly favored. We see the very best in people now, and this eases our interactions and takes the pressure off in personal relationships.
Venus sextile Pluto November 1. Subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships. New insights into relationships and love. Strong attractions.
Venus trine Chiron November 2-3. A commitment-friendly transit. Love can heal old wounds. We are open to romantic feelings.


The Moon & Timing

The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects. The last aspect the Moon makes before changing signs is indicated here, and is indicative of the "outcome" of the matter (whether that is a new project begun before the void period, or the answer to a question in Horary Astrology). Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The Moon being Void is one of the Strictures against Judgment in Horary Astrology. 
 

The Void-of-Course Moon this Week:

Void-of-course Moon on Saturday, October 25th, from 12:12 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Sagittarius the next day, Sunday, October 26th, at 12:41 AM EDT.

VOC Moon on Monday, October 27th, from 12:19 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Jupiter), until the Moon enters Capricorn the next day, Tuesday, October 28th, at 6:04 AM EDT.

VOC Moon on Wednesday, October 29th, from 11:02 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Saturn), until the Moon enters Aquarius the next day, Thursday, October 30th, at 9:52 AM EDT.

VOC Moon on Saturday, November 1st, from 2:22 AM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a square to Saturn), until the Moon enters Pisces at 12:37 PM EDT.

Void of Course Moon Table for October 2014:

 

Void of Course Moon Table for November 2014:

Timing with the Moon - Better Periods this Week for Electing New Initiatives

The Moon is waxing this week - a period that is generally considered unfavorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. (See Best Time to Start a Business for more details).

According to principles of timing with the Moon, a window of opportunity occurs from Sunday, October 26th at approximately 10:30 AM EDT, until Monday, October 27th, at approximately 12:15 PM EDT, while the Moon is in Sagittarius. Another window occurs on Wednesday, October 29th, from approximately 2:30 to 11:00 PM EDT, while the Moon is in Capricorn.
 

Planetary Stations & Sign Ingresses:

 
Sep 13th:     5:57 PM               Mars enters Sagittarius
Sep 22nd:     8:36 PM                Pluto Direct
Sep 22nd:    10:29 PM               Sun enters Libra
Sep 27th:     6:39 PM               Mercury enters Scorpio
Sep 29th:     4:52 PM               Venus enters Libra
Oct  4th:     1:02 PM                Mercury Rx
Oct 10th:     1:27 PM               Mercury Rx enters Libra
Oct 23rd:     7:57 AM               Sun enters Scorpio
Oct 23rd:     4:52 PM               Venus enters Scorpio
Oct 25th:     3:17 PM                Mercury Direct
Oct 26th:     6:43 AM               Mars enters Capricorn
    *** Daylight Saving Time ends ***
Nov  8th:     6:09 PM               Mercury enters Scorpio
Nov 16th:     2:05 AM                Neptune Direct
Nov 16th:     2:03 PM               Venus enters Sagittarius
Nov 22nd:     4:38 AM               Sun enters Sagittarius
Nov 23rd:     6:44 PM                Chiron Direct
Nov 27th:     9:26 PM               Mercury enters Sagittarius
Dec  4th:     6:57 PM               Mars enters Aquarius
Dec  8th:     3:41 PM                Jupiter Rx
Dec 10th:    11:42 AM               Venus enters Capricorn
Dec 16th:    10:53 PM               Mercury enters Capricorn
Dec 21st:     5:45 PM                Uranus Direct
Dec 21st:     6:03 PM               Sun enters Capricorn
Dec 23rd:    11:34 AM               Saturn enters Sagittarius
Jan  3rd:     9:48 AM               Venus enters Aquarius
Jan  4th:     8:08 PM               Mercury enters Aquarius
Jan 12th:     5:20 AM               Mars enters Pisces
Jan 20th:     4:43 AM               Sun enters Aquarius
Jan 21st:    10:54 AM                Mercury Rx

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See also: The Astrology of 2014 - Overview.

Note: Times given Eastern Time (ET).

This Week's Calendar

 

 

This Week's Aspects

VenustrineNeptune Venus trine Neptune. We are more attuned to the world of beauty, the arts, and the imagination. Compassion, harmony, kindness, and openness characterize this transit. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy. This can be a "magical" time on a romantic and social level. The pleasures of life are experienced fully. We see the very best in people now, and this eases our interactions and takes the pressure off in personal relationships. Romance is highly favored.

SuntrineNeptune Sun trine Neptune. We're at the right place at the right time, probably because our hunches are more likely to be correct and we are "tuned in". We are inspired, and charitable acts now will serve to lift our spirits like no drug can. A good time for self-improvement programs or efforts. Instinctual judgment is enhanced under this influence. We are able to see matters, and people, from a different perspective--one that allows for, and even finds beauty in, differences.

MercurySesquiquadrateNeptune Mercury sesquiquadrate Neptune. We are not thinking clearly, preferring to daydream. Technical facts can be glossed over at this time. It's not a good time to make a presentation, to ask for what you want, or to formalize agreements.

MercurySextileJupiter Mercury sextile Jupiter. Positive thinking, new insights, and cooperation are themes now. This influence favors short trips, writing, teaching, studying, submitting applications and forms, test taking, and making diagnoses and observations. This is a time when we more readily exercise good judgment, take a more philosophical approach to thinking, and are more open to learning.

VenussextilePluto Venus sextile Pluto. If we seize the opportunity, this is a good time for both finances and relationships. The feelings are impassioned, but not in an offensive or unpleasant way. We are focused and confident, and we appreciate depth of feeling and authenticity in our dealings with others.

Mars sextile Neptune. Inspiration might be found now, and our intuition is strong. This influence favors dancing, swimming, photography, arts, entertainment. There can be letting go of anger, or a softening of the disposition now.

 

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Note: Times given in the table/calendar above are Eastern Time (ET).

Daily Trends Calendar

See below for day-by-day forecasts and planets in signs.

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What's In Store By the Stars - Daily Astrology Trends

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OCTOBER 26
The Moon is in Scorpio until 12:41 AM EDT, when it enters Sagittarius. We may feel freer today, although quite concerned for doing the right thing. We are especially open to learning from others, and better able to help others to understand our point of view. We might open our minds to different perspectives and philosophies. Mars enters Capricorn today, where it will transit until December 4th. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We want to feel in control of our lives, and we aim to honor our inner code. We are slow to anger, but can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity.

The Moon ends its void period at 12:41 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

OCTOBER 27
The Moon transits Sagittarius all day, harmonizing with Sagittarius' ruler, Jupiter, midday. We are more tuned in to the "big picture" and less inclined to worry about details. We are more generous with our time, energy, and money. Venus trines Neptune today, and the Sun will soon follow. We are more attuned to the world of beauty, the arts, and the imagination. Compassion, harmony, kindness, and openness are in larger supply. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy. This can be a "magical" time on a romantic and social level. The pleasures of life are experienced fully. We see the very best in people now, and this eases our interactions and takes the pressure off in personal relationships. Romance is highly favored, although there can be some glossing over problem areas.

A void of course Moon occurs from 12:19 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Jupiter), until the Moon enters Capricorn tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28th, at 6:04 AM EDT.

OCTOBER 28
 

The void period of the Moon ends at 6:04 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Capricorn.

OCTOBER 29
 

A void of course Moon occurs from 11:02 PM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to Saturn), until the Moon enters Aquarius tomorrow, Thursday, October 30th, at 9:52 AM EDT.

OCTOBER 30
 

The void period of the Moon ends at 9:52 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Aquarius.

OCTOBER 31
 

NOVEMBER 1
 

A void of course Moon occurs from 2:22 AM EDT, with the Moon's last aspect before changing signs (a square to Saturn), until the Moon enters Pisces at 12:37 PM EDT.

 

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Moon Signs This Week:
 

When the Moon is in Scorpio

MoonScorpioIntensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Whether it's passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won't work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness.

The Moon in Scorpio generally favors the following activities: Taxes, accounting, intimacy issues, psychological examinations, research, self-examination, getting rid of old things.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius

MoonSagittariusThe Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don't want to plan ahead, and prefer to "wing it".

The Moon in Sagittarius generally favors the following activities: Adventurous activities that involve "winging it", travel, higher education, starting publishing projects, advertising, sports, physical activity.

When the Moon is in Capricorn

MoonCapricornrWe become aware of the need for structure and planning ahead. We also instinctively are aware of the limitations of time. We are motivated by a desire for success. Achievement and manifestation are most important to us now. We are resourceful and don't want to waste time, energy, or resources. This can be a very sober influence--even a depressing one. However, it can also be a productive time when we look reality in the eye.

The Moon in Capricorn generally favors the following activities: Long-term activities that yield slow but steady results, practical undertakings, career issues, making a business plan, practical investments.

When the Moon is in Aquarius

MoonAquarius Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us.

The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.

When the Moon is in Pisces

MoonPiscesWe are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It's a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description.

The Moon in Pisces generally favors the following activities: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water.

 

When the Moon is in...Transits of the Moon through the Signs.

This Week's Planetary Positions By Sign (General Trends):

Sun in Scorpio Who owes what, who owns what, and who decides these things: these are some of the major issues for you at the dawn of the cycle that now begins in your life. The only thing we really own is our consciousness; the only master who is never overthrown is oneself. These are lessons best learned early in this cycle. Master them, and you master everything. Dodge these issues, and the great strength that could be yours will remain just out of reach. Understanding inner motivations, seeing through to the core: that's your real path of power and enlightenment now.

Mercury in Libra A new cycle begins for you, signaling a greater than usual interest in relationships, social connections, and the arts - on a more intellectual level than in the past, most likely. Seeing both sides of an issue, and figuring out resolutions to opposing views: these things take on more importance in your life.

Venus in Scorpio This is way beyond love, all the way to obsession - that's the nature of the cycle that now takes hold in your life. We're not talking just lukewarm WANT here; we're talking red-hot GOT TO HAVE! Passion, jealousy, possession: these are the kinds of experiences that can flow from the intensity that courses through you at one level or another now - voracious.

Mars in Capricorn With this new cycle taking hold in your life now, taking charge and being in control become more important issues for you. You want to get things organized, and you have the initiative to do it. This is a time of ambition and responsibility, a time to keep your cool and pace yourself. Working hard is smart, but working smart is better.

Jupiter in Leo High drama, big romance, a creative bonanza: this is the stuff dreams are made of now. The world is your stage, the spotlight is your goal, and the love and appreciation of others is the air you breathe. Children, lovers, admirers: these are the people who figure large in your life as this cycle progresses. A willingness to gamble on the future.

Saturn in Scorpio This new cycle signals a need to recognize that there are powers beyond your control, that things are not what they seem on the surface. Trying to stay in control and on top only sets you up for a fall. There is a need for the resources of others. Failure to recognize this and deal with it can stop you in your tracks.

Uranus in Aries
A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled by the cycle you have just begun. What YOU need, YOUR freedom and independence, shattering old molds: these are the things that energize you and take priority in your life. Uniqueness and originality set you apart.

Neptune in Pisces Things spiritual and psychic take the driver's seat of your imagination as you begin a new cycle. The fine arts and all manner of fantasies assume a larger-than-life importance. Surrendering to fate, karma, and other powers greater than merely mortal may be seen as the ultimate liberation. If all is maya (illusion), what is the reality that gives rise to the world of appearances?

Pluto in Capricorn As this new phase dawns for you, the pursuit of social/political power and status has a way of seeming necessary and inevitable - and let nothing stand in its way. It starts out small, but has bigger consequences than you'd think. Ambition, responsibility, a place for everyone and everyone in their place...

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