Full Moon Taurus - November 2017 - Tumbling Down

Full Moon time is here, and as I suspected with the New Moon in Libra article, the facades have begun to crumble. Trust me, I've had a couple crumble in my life already, and to be blunt, I've got a hammer in my hand ready to knock the rest of it down on my end. By the time this lunar cycle ends with the following New Moon, there will be a great many more shifts. Let's get started.

Beginning with the main event itself, the Full Moon in Taurus will sextile Neptune retrograde in Pisces. This is going to be a welcome sort of energy where we can turn our thoughts and emotions inwards and consider what we need to make ourselves feel comfortable, maybe safer. A good time to meditate as well. Thoughts about our inner spirituality should be enhanced a bit during this time, and it may be quite easy to dismiss altogether. the Full Moon in Taurus will also trine asteroid Silver in Capricorn. Now, Full Moon in Taurus is a fixed, earthy creature, and it desires stability and comfort. It opposes the Sun in Scorpio, of course, which is all full of secrets and murky aspirations. Appropriate that the sun is there for the Halloween season. Anyways, with Silver trine the Moon, and the Moon sextile Neptune (thus Sun trining Neptune and sextile Silver), there will be an increased focus on some gain for the remaining two weeks of this lunar cycle. Shiny objects, silver itself, money, it's going to be a focus. Silver is also a metal useful in the esoteric due to its reflective nature when polished, so things could be quite mercurial.

The Full Moon also quincunxes Radiocommunicata in Libra. Radiocommunicata is a minor asteroid that has to do with, well, radio and communications. Electronic media is going to be a bit off-kilter for a couple weeks, and... let's be honest, it's been off-kilter for awhile now. Radiocommunicata square Silver, since both aspect the Full Moon, tells me that news about money and material gain is going to have some unpredictable moments, or some downright misinformation as there's a good chance that people might not know what exactly is going on (based on the Moon-Radiocommunicata quincunx). And with Neptune sextile Moon, that means Full Moon and Neptune are forming a Yod to Radiocommunicata. Our inner thoughts and feeling are going to be affected by whatever is being communicated, so do take care to filter out the crap and stick to what's true. Easier said than done as we may not know what the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is. Follow your gut and try not to be too reactionary during this time period.

During this Full Moon we also have an intense Saturn square Chiron retrograde, and that is going to intensify some of the inner hurt, and maybe bring about some heavy intense inner healing if we make the sacrifices necessary. Those sacrifices are going to be rough ones for the next couple weeks as Saturn conjuncts Ixion and Swindle. Saturn in this position can help bind and restrict the violation of guest right (Ixion), and also put the brakes on some shenanigans (Swindle). On the flip side, with Chiron square those, the hurt could come from a violation or betrayal and the subsequent lies. It's a combination of both, as we can see with the sexual harassment and abuse scandals unfolding... nearly everywhere. Careers are effectively ending, and the most entrenched and unrepentant violators are not going down without a fight, it would seem. But many are surrendering to the march of progress...

...Maybe that surrendering has to do with Saturn sextile Venus and Vesta, and also Saturn trine Uranus and Eris retrograde, essentially forming a wedge aspect as Uranus-Eris retrograde opposes Venus-Vesta as well.. These predators have violated many people's most sacred thing , that being people's dignity (and control over one's sexuality is very much part of this), and it's not just women speaking up. Men are also speaking up, having been violated as well when younger. Quite frankly, the house of cards is collapsing. Venus and Vesta also straddle fixed star Spica during this Full Moon, and Spica is usually a beneficial star that acts as a subset of Venus and Mars. The upshot of Venus and Spica is benefiting from friends and being a star in social affairs... but the downside is being betrayed by those of your own gender. Watch your six, but enjoy well-deserved accolades. Ill-gained accolades will come crashing down sooner or later, so consider whether those are even worth it if you're thinking of it.

Speaking of denials crashing down, Pluto in Capricorn squares asteroids Toutatis and Lie in Libra during this Full Moon as well. Those that have enforced power through deceit and lies are finding that this is going to be a very uncomfortable couple weeks (if they haven't been sweating before!)... not just in sexual affairs, but also in the realm of political power as well. Corporate power I imagine is also going to be challenged, and even the realm of sports as the NFL protests show no sign of slowing down, and apparently the guy that owns Papa John's is even blaming a downfall in sales to the protests... is that the only reason? Is that the real reason? Honestly, this could get spun either way, as can many other stories. And that's proving the point of the other aspects going on! What is the truth? Radiocommunicata Yod with Full Moon and Neptune, remember? And I have a feeling a lot of people are not going to do the full research to come to the truth due to lack of time or desire.

We've got a major elephant in the room that tells me that the scandals and the resistance both against abusive influences and the desire to hold on to the status quo are going to intensify even further: A massive Yod Kite from Saturn sextile Venus both quincunx Sedna and Desdemona on fixed star Algol, kited by an opposition to Mercury in Scorpio. Sedna is betrayal by the patriarchs and by the husbands, if you know the Inuit legend. (Bride married off to another man, he turns out to be good, she swims back to her father, who chops off her fingers and she sinks to the bottom of the sea). Desdemona, well... its asteroid number is 666. It's fiendish. Where do Saturn, Venus, and Mercury all fit into this? Saturn, the taskmaster, is supporting Venus during this time, and Mercury is making sure the word gets out about all the abuses. Sedna and Desdemona are also retrograde during this time, so you could argue that the betraying patriarchy is in full retreat.

It's also appropriate that Jupiter and asteroid Karma are opposite Pallas retrograde during this point in time too. The goddess of wisdom and war, Athena (Pallas Athene is the full name of that asteroid) is basically, and symbolically, holding her father Zeus (Jupiter) to task, and he's standing firm. But Karma is there, and what goes around comes around. Jupiter also trines Nessus retrograde right now, so it's no surprise that some of the obsessive, predatory, abusive goings-on are being revealed, and in a big way. And I suppose with that trine it's appropriate that a lot of these people being outed aren't even fighting it, but are apologizing to their victims. ...not that mere words can ever erase the abuses these victims have suffered. At any rate, I think the discussion in Hollywood and other places of power about the culture of the casting couch may be coming to an end, or it could wind up being driven even further underground. (No, I'm not going to post any links to that casting couch...)

...You know, that brings up an excellent point. The fetish for deception and tricking people into giving sex or other rewards for false promises... that is going to be a very pertinent topic of debate soon, maybe even in the next couple weeks... mark my words. There are certainly enough aspects in the sky for this Full Moon and overall, including the asteroids, during this time, that points to this being a time of a great cultural shift... with great resistance on all sides.

I'm going to finish up with Pholus and Lucifer, on Galactic Center, sesquiquadrate the Full Moon. Given what I've discussed up above, it's only appropriate. The topic of intoxication and murky mindedness being taken advantage by the prideful, and the downfall that is coming by the rewards and security (Taurus Full Moon) being withdrawn from these proud instigators... More falls are coming. Appropriate that we're in the Fall season. Expect more scandals to come out in the next couple weeks. Frankly, the dominoes are about to fall. And watch your six (watch your back), as these dominoes can kill. They're that heavy. This also makes Pholus and Lucifer a part of that Yod to Sedna as well. Much broken pride in the future. I remember a passage somewhere about "those who exalt themselves shall be humbled", and vice versa. But do remember that there is such a thing as being too humble as well.

So there you have it. A super-intense culmination of a lunar cycle, and bringing to completion some crazy events, and the aftermath may just be the rising of a crescendo to many changes in our life, our ways of life as a society, and the long-term ramifications happening in our affairs. This article got a bit more preachy and current events-driven than I anticipated. But it's still good to keep in mind, and also is a good lesson in "as above, so below." As the world turns, so do the hands of the cosmic clock. Peace out.

Monthly Report - November 2017

I think it's high time I started to get into the realm of monthly forecasts, something a little more condensed and longer-term. Things have been a bit crazy for me so this is going to be a quick one out of necessity, and I'm not about to split this into parts since it's already past my supposed-to-be-bedtime by the time I start this. Nah. I'm in a IDGAF mode (look it up if you don't know what that means)... well, IDGAF except to get this done for everyone. And I think that's the theme of November: Lots of stuff is not going to give a... you know.

Let's begin. So some of this is already touching on the weekly report for October 30th-November 5th, so we're going to be brief for this week. There are some pretty important highlights for this month to take into account as well, so we're going to highlight these here, and note that the dates are based on the U.S. Pacific Time Zone (PDT/PST, or UTC -07:00/UTC -08:00, as Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th for us), though I'll put a range of two days if it spans two days depending on U.S Time Zones:

  • From October-November 11th - Saturn square Chiron Retrograde
  • November 2nd-4th - Sun trine Neptune Retrograde
  • November 3rd-4th - Full Moon in Taurus
  • November 5th - Mercury enters Sagittarius
  • November 5th-19th - Saturn trine Uranus Retrograde (tightest)
  • November 6th - T-Square - Saturn opposition Moon, apex Chiron Retrograde
  • November 7th - Venus enters Scorpio
  • November 10th-12th - Sun square Nodes
  • November 12th-13th - Mars with Fixed Star Algorab
  • November 12th-14th - Venus conjunct Jupiter
  • November 14th - Mercury enters Pre-Retrograde Shadow Zone
  • November 17th-20th - Mars square Pluto
  • November 18th - New Moon in Scorpio
  • November 18th-Into December - Saturn conjunct Galactic Center
  • November 20th-22nd - Venus square Nodes
  • November 21st-22nd - Sun enters Sagittarius
  • November 21st-22nd - Neptune station Direct
  • November 25th-27th - Venus trine Chiron Retrograde
  • November 27th-Into December - Jupiter trine Neptune

I have largely ignored Moon aspects for the most part except Full/New Moons for that bulleted list, as I've focused more on longer-term aspects (minus the November 1st aspect of Moon opposition Mars as it's staring me in the face). Moon aspects will be touched on in upcoming weekly reports.

We begin November with Saturn square Chiron Retrograde. This is pretty rough all around as we have Saturn the taskmaster, the embodiment of restriction and discipline, making a pretty hard aspect to Chiron the wounded healer... This is where our wounds, what's hindering and hobbling us becomes way too blatant to ignore. And there's a lot of self-sabotage that comes to light in this time period, and we're already seeing this in the news cycle. Some very questionable decisions are coming back to haunt people. Now, what can you do to heal it, and get past that wound? It's going to take some doing to mend, and mend we must. We do have Mars opposite Moon going into the month as well, so we're starting out of the gate of this month with some intense energies and feelings, and questions as to whether or not we're making the right decisions, and probably getting pissed about it at times.

Sun does trine Neptune retrograde as well from the 2nd to the 4th, so we should be able to get some relief and get some head-clearing insights or inspirations. Perhaps one of these inspirations will be the key to get you through the rest of the month, and this is doubly-true as the Full Moon in Taurus will be occurring about the same time as this trine. Higher purposes will be quite welcome during this time as we'll need all the blessings we can get this month.

Further on into the 5th of November, we see Mercury enter Sagittarius. So hidden secrets came to light with Mercury's transit through Scorpio, and in spades, as well as some decidedly unwelcome communications for some of us. Hold on to your hats, because now Mercury will be firing off those missives for an extended period, as it's not leaving Sagittarius anytime soon, and will remain in this sign all the way through December. That's because on the 14th Mercury will enter the pre-retrograde shadow period, where things get a bit nebulous and we start gearing up for the Mercury Retrograde in December that lasts... pretty much almost until Christmas Day. Expect people not to have a filter for awhile, and for many things to get blurted out of people's mouths and for messages to be sent before the thought is completed. Spontaneity is the name of the game while Mercury transits this sign.

There could be some more change-ups even beyond Mercury in Sagittarius period, as Saturn will also be trining Uranus retrograde from the 5th until the 19th most closely (though it will still be considered trine for the entire month, in practice). We are going to see some reigning in of the chaos just a little, and whatever form this takes, expect yourself to be a little more restrained overall. Take note of whatever radical changes you need to make, and set up some plans. It's recommended to get those underway before the 14th before the Mercury pre-shadow period begins, although if the work involves reviewing other plans, then you might get away with it afterwards too.

November 6th could be a very rough day for some with Saturn opposite Moon forming a T-Square, apexing Chiron retrograde. There's likely to be a great deal of anger and frustration come to the surface, and it's going to irritate that itchy wound we've already got going deep down. Don't be surprised if some more bad news dominates the reporting on national leaderships (whether U.S. or otherwise) on this day. After all, this is a global aspect. Now, if you personally have some planets or points trine Chiron on this day, you might see some mitigation, and if a Grand Trine by transit, you might actually come out alright with some inner healing. On a plus side for the T-Square, it's a great time to figure out exactly what is pissing you off. Just don't take a hammer to it quite yet. Wait a bit until things settle, if you can.

Venus enters Scorpio on November 7th, which will add a sultry, seductive flare to Venus. Expect some temptations to ramp up with Venus transiting the venomous house of secrets. But do remember, poison can fight poison. This will be exemplified from the 12th to 14th when Venus conjuncts Jupiter. Higher purpose and higher pay could go hand in hand, or maybe a great time to do something unexpectedly sweet (or sexy) for a loved one! Make sure you're aboveboard though, as we have Mars on fixed star Algorab from the 12th until the 13th. This is a pretty incendiary star, and as it has the feel of Mars and Saturn, it can bring some pretty explosive arguments. So... with Venus with Jupiter while this is going on, you might have some mitigation there, or maybe it's explosive make-up sex... go with it? If you have an important matter that's elective, make sure your decision is as sound as it can be around this point.

Sun squares the Nodes from the 10th to 12th most strongly, so we can also expect some fated events to happen that could potentially change our lives around this time. Again, with Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mars hitting Algorab, there will be some pretty big changes in fortune we can expect. The 10th and 11th may be the better days to take advantage of this fully, though the 12th can't be discounted either. Do note that the 10th is a Waxing Quarter Moon as well, so Moon will hit the Node at the same time as the Sun squaring it. You could have a project begin wrapping up around this time. Sun sextile Pluto will also help the finishing touches during this Sun-Node square, and help end things decisively perhaps. Go for a strong finish and seal the deal if you can.

As a reminder, from the 14th on, Mercury will be in the pre-retrograde shadow period, and this is when things start to go awry just slightly. Recommend a little more caution than you usually take for the remainder of the month with this in mind.

November 17th through 20th could get downright unpleasant potentially with Mars square Pluto. A strongly elevated chance of people being angry, and destructively so. The New Moon in Scorpio also occurs about the same time, and Saturn begins its conjunction to Galactic Center for the remainder of the month all at the same time. Saturn is still considered square Chiron for much of the rest of the month too, so you may want to use that Uranus retrograde trine Saturn energy to try to harness some control over the chaos that's about to erupt. Basically, bunker and try to make some much needed changes inside yourself during that New Moon and set some major healing intentions! We are going to need it, and badly! Honestly... I have to say... Damn.

Look, I'm going to be honest, if there is a THE major news day of November 2017, it is going to be from the 17th to the 20th. That's the feeling I am getting. Someone is going to get fried. To quote Captain Sulu in the opening of Star Trek VI: "My god... Shields! SHIELDS!" And as it's New Moon time, that feel is going to be persuasive for the entire lunar cycle until the following New Moon. Just warning you.

November 20th through 22nd we have Venus squaring the Nodes, which is further going to feed into the fated feel of this time period. Basically, I would say fated aftermath. Maybe some job changes happen for some, maybe an early holiday bonus for some others... maybe both! Could be a promotion! Could be a "Happy holidays, you're getting laid off." too. Romantic changes as well. Likely both. This time period also coincides with the Sun crossing into Sagittarius. Do not expect people to just sit and behave for awhile. Sagittarius is a free spirit and while a bit more optimistic, well, we're going to need some joviality (Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter). Don't discourage the class clown too badly, just a measure of discipline so you can actually get stuff done.

And it gets even better around the time Sun enters Sagittarius, as over the 21st and 22nd, Neptune turns direct... finally! Some of our inner ruminations over the last few months can now find some outlet of expression! Don't expect people to understand it all that well with Mercury pre-shadow. But do start the drive towards making those internal visualizations a reality. Note your dreams very closely during this time period as well, as portents are likely to come more strongly as Neptune sits motionless for a while. It's like some people are going to be entering or leaving a mental fog as well. Psychic experiences may be a bit strange during this time as well with Neptune just sitting there. Artistic expression should be quite pronounced during this time.

From the 25th through the 27th we face the strongest trine between Venus and Chiron retrograde. This is an excellent time to consider seeing a doctor about something bothering you, or writing out your thoughts in a journal, making a piece of pottery or other artwork, or just simply something creative. Maybe even opening up to a loved on, significant other, whoever you have in your life about something bothering you. Don't even have to say all that much. Some togetherness during this period would just honestly be good. More likely, at least in western societies, some people are going to find some joy in... buying presents for loved ones. Well, Cyber Monday falls on the 27th, so... just keep in mind the upcoming Mercury Retrograde for shipping! Honestly... I'd prioritize Cyber Monday over Black Friday, as there's going to be some mental muddling with Neptune motionless there. People aren't going to be thinking clearly that day, and that includes the retail clerks that are inevitably going to get cursed and screamed at. Don't be one of those shoppers. (You could be working that cash register for some much-needed cash someday... remember that what goes around comes around).

We end the month with Jupiter trine Neptune from the 27th into December. Again... art projects, writing, hell, let's add meditation. Chill out, chill with loved ones, chill with whoever makes you feel happy. Go to church or synagogue or temple or mosque or whatever you believe in, or just veg out in your bed or on the couch these days if you're so inclined. Think about a higher purpose during these few days, be grateful for what you have, and pat yourself on the back once or twice for making it through this crazy month.

You'll notice I didn't really touch on the asteroids in this one. There's a lot here just with the slower planetary aspects, and I didn't have the time to add those to the mix as well. I'm hoping to have a better system for this set up for the December forecast. At any rate, this month is hyper-intense. 2017 is going out with a bang, and I have a feeling December will be even more of the same. Take it easy, fix what needs fixing, and keep going for that life you've always wanted. Don't let anyone tear you down, and know your own worth, because, man, you are going to need it this month. Peace out.

Weekly Report - October 30th Through November 5th, 2017

This one's going to have to be a quick one as I'm once again up way too late... but, there's a good reason for that. Just had to do a little site optimization and cleanup, so this site should load a little faster for all of you astrology fans out there. Anyways, from a cursory glance at this week coming up... It's going to be fun. How fun? Depends on your definition.

Monday, we begin with Moon trining the Sun in the morning, followed by a conjunction to Neptune in the early afternoon hours in North America. We should be feeling a little bit better about things today, although for some it may not be the most pleasant of days. More on that in a minute... Anyways, Sun trine Moon will be giving a bit of an easy, watery energy... emotions for some are going to be pretty well off, should be feeling optimistic about things. Moon moving into a conjunction with Neptune a little later on should give us some insights, some perspective on how things are progressing for us, and how we can better feel how we want to feel. Some of us may even have a psychic experience that feels uplifting. Don't mind the quincunx between Neptune and Ceres though... we may be feeling a bit uncertain as to what we want to do with our home life, or maybe we're thinking of changing homes... or a home change is forced on us in some way. Also keep in mind that we have a tight trine from Jupiter to Nessus today as well. This should allow us to call on a higher power or our higher self a bit easier to avoid obsessions and bring closure to abuses from the past.

Keep in mind that Venus is also still conjunct asteroid Dejanira, and also is conjuncting Vesta, so a three-way stellium there centered around what we find valuable, attractive, what we love, what we lust for. Venus is also opposing Uranus and will be tightening that up through the week, and Venus sextiles Saturn (with Uranus trining Saturn) for a little bit of a wedge... and Saturn also conjuncts Ixion, Lucifer, and Pholus. Basically, what this tells me is that the crows are coming home to roost, as there will be sudden changes in fortune for many, some for the better, others maybe not so much... and these sudden changes are going to call to task those that abused their power. Pride before a fall, and with Saturn there with Lucifer, falls are going to be hard. I will also point out that with Pluto tightly conjunct Kaali today as well, the destroyer is going to be amplified intensely. Pluto is still square Venus, so someone's going to lose what they treasure most.

Tuesday brings us Halloween, or Samhain if you prefer. Legend states that the veil between worlds is thinnest on this day, so maybe easier to speak to the dead? Does astrology back this up? Well, let's see... Moon conjuncts Chiron retrograde pretty strongly after trining Mercury, so there is the chance to speak up about old wounds, healing old hurts, maybe getting some feelings off our chests. Moon and Chiron will also square Saturn pretty strongly, so maybe those old hurts come from a lover that jilted you, or very bad childhood memories? Or maybe remembering when you were flying high and came crashing down... again, Saturn conjunct Lucifer, and Lucifer denotes pride. At any rate, Mercury is also still trine the Nodes today, so some pretty rough messaging, fated messages even, or maybe a trip somewhere you'd rather not go, that may be what we have in store today. Sometimes you have to confront the past before the past confronts you... and have you ever gone to meet or talk to someone, and you run into them on the way to where you expected to be? Expect that sort of thing on Tuesday. Sun will also be trining Neptune a little closer, and that trine will continue to tighten throughout the week, so pay special attention to any flashes of insight in the mind that comes up. Take note of solutions that draw on your inner strength and will.

Wednesday gets a bit intense as Moon will oppose Mars, which will ramp up the aggression and energy level just a bit. You may not know which way is up, and which way to go with things... this should pass relatively quickly, thankfully. However, be on the lookout for hurt feelings and fears and anger welling up. keep your head on tight. Sun trine Neptune just a bit closer should cool off that incendiary aspect just a little, so we do have a chance to sidestep the drama. On another note, Venus conjuncts Vesta pretty strongly in the middle of the week, so there's a good chance of embracing what we hold sacred, something that we cling strongly too, and that might get us through the day a bit more. Let's not lose hold on that as Venus also opposes Eris pretty strongly as the evening hours approach. Maybe that rosary of your mother's doesn't looks as enticing in a certain light, for one example. Mercury trines Chiron retrograde pretty strongly as well this day, so maybe meeting up with a friend and venting a little would be in order.

Thursday Venus and Uranus strengthen their opposition pretty hard, and we need to try to not let our emotions get the better of us as we've got the Moon ready to join Eris and then Uranus (and opposing Venus). Again, maybe what we thought we treasured might be getting in our way, or maybe it's something that we need to let go of, maybe it's holding us back from something better? Mercury quincunxes Uranus and also the Moon at that point too, so maybe it's someone saying the wrong thing, or maybe someone is a little too awkward to ask someone out on a date? Any number of examples, and that one's valid with Mercury semisextile Venus there. Some awkward energies to deal with then, but keep your head on tight and you should be able to get through. Saturn trines that Uranus/Eris/Moon combination, and also strongly sextiles Venus, so the taskmaster is acting as a sort of mediator today, cooling the fires just a bit.

Friday brings its own brand of intensity when Moon quincunxes Mars. Maybe the paycheck is late or is less than you had hoped? That's never a pleasant thought, so you may want to deal with that as soon as possible. Venus/Saturn/Uranus are still locked in their wedge embrace, so there should be some calming of the fires as it were. Maybe you finish off a projects strong by the end of the day and can hit happy hour for a well-deserved drink, whether it be a craft beer or a soda, or even something else smooth and relaxing... it doesn't have to be intoxicating after all. Sun trine Neptune retrograde the strongest on Friday this week as well, so keep your mind open for some insights, and listen to your inner voice. Especially as Friday is when the next Full Moon is, so the psychic impulses and the craziness will be greatly amplified to culminate this lunar cycle so close to Halloween's aftermath. Ideas will come about that will help guide you on the path, or at least this is a better opportunity for it to do so. Saturn also squares Chiron pretty strongly, so when coming to your decisions and solutions, make sure you're not going to be hurting yourself in the long run.

Saturday starts bringing in some relief from this high-impact week with Moon trining Pluto early on. We can feel a little better now about how the death and rebirth game is going. Maybe we look at something and realize "You know what, maybe that was a bad investment" or "I didn't want that anyways"... Sun moves on from its trine to Neptune now but it's still a strong trine. Pay attention to your dreams overnight, and some meditation would be good as well. Later on in the evening the Moon will oppose Mercury, and that Moon is going to be crossing over Sedna and Algol when it does, so you may want to make sure you don't drunk text something stupid today. High chance of that in the later hours, and with Lucifer conjunct Pholus on Galactic Center, there's a good chance it's something ego-driven. Make like Elsa and let that shit go.

Sunday will be a bit interesting over here in the U.S. at least as we hit Daylight Saving's Time's end... we fall back and "gain" an hour of sleep overnight, so things look a little weird to me chart-wise this day compared to the others. (I chart for noon PDT and go from there usually). Anyways, Mercury crosses into Sagittarius and we start getting a little fire in our communications with other. Moon opposes Mercury still a bit, so spontaneous drives out to the middle of nowhere are not outside the realm of possibility on this Fall day (or Spring if you're in Australia). Venus is also approaching the end of Libra but isn't quite there yet. This also means it's getting away from opposing Uranus, so there might be a little bit of making up with the loved ones, just watch the roughness around the edges. Saturn still squares Chiron retrograde, so watch out for debilitating pains, or slower healing. Be careful today. Mars is also beginning to quincunx Neptune retrograde, so there's a further caution against letting your imagination run too wild. Watch for suspicion, and watch for people suspicious of you today. Relationships could end with the uncertainty here, especially with Mars in the sign of its fall and it's pretty indecisive there, and any sudden actions are likely not going to be well-grounded in reality. Think it through a few ways if you need to.

Anyways, that's what we've got. Some potential to do some healing and get some tasks done, some impetus to celebrate the end of the week, and the distinct possibility of many types of hangovers on the weekend. It's likely to be a very newsworthy week, so let's try to keep a good head on things.

I can't believe it's going to be November already...

Weekly Report - October 23rd Through 29th, 2017

How're we all doing? I think at this point we're looking for a respite in all the chaos, and I think we might start seeing a little bit of that this week. Don't start singing the hallelujah chorus yet, as there's plenty of intensity to get through this week as well! But I think some of us will be having a little bit of an easier time this time around. Or will we? Let's take a look...

Monday is fun, as we begin Scorpio Season! The Sun crosses over into Scorpio, revealing all sorts of fun secrets. Stuff we'd probably rather keep hidden, but gets quite salty as it comes out. And keep in mind Mars has just crossed into Libra as well, and Mars doesn't really do all that hot in Libra. It's indecisive there, so we may be feeling like we may want to get some hot mess off our chest, but should we? Or shouldn't we? Hmm... Tough decisions there. Think twice, even three times, and consider the ramifications. On a lighter note, earlier on in the day we have the Moon in Sagittarius sextile Venus, so there's a little bit of lightheartedness and maybe we pass by a pretty flower on the way to work, something to help us find a little bit of diamond in the rough. Consider that same moon semisquares the Sun a little bit later by noon PDT though, and we could be having some interesting desires to choke someone who crosses us that day. Maybe they microwaved tuna in the office lunch room, and someone cracked the door to the lunch room, so it's alllllll throughout the building now! I don't know. Venus quincunxes Neptune as well, so we may want to hold off on any splurging on any shopping trips we need to do on Monday. We're not gonna be thinking clearly about that.

Tuesday is a bit of a mixed bag as the Moon will cross over Saturn, and then over Galactic Center soon after, and squaring Chiron retrograde all the while. We're going to be facing some crises in confidence, and second guessing ourselves a bit. Others will be holding back in their emotions, being a little bit of a powder keg ready to blow at the wrong provocation. Let's not have that happen. Instead, try to harness a little Moon/Saturn trine North Node action and see how we can control that emotional drive, and maybe drive us forward into feeling a little better once the Moon moves into earthy Capricorn later on in the day. Indulge in a piece of chocolate if you have to, or maybe buy that piece of chocolate and save it for later on next week when Moon enters Taurus? Not a bad idea, actually. Do watch yourself, and make sure you don't let others who aren't harnessing some inner calm get to you, as Pluto squares Dejanira a bit this day as well. Be vigilant. You should be able to communicate this effectively, and maybe even bluff your way out of a tight spot with Mercury trine Neptune retrograde. Do what you have to do (ethically) to get by.

Wednesday the Pluto square Dejanira influence is stronger, so watch your six (meaning watch your back). It's getting a little crazy with some unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of others. But if you hold strong to your truth you should be OK, as Sun is approaching a conjunction with Jupiter more strongly today! You can make excellent strides towards your goals and with dealing with some inner struggles quite nicely if you take advantage of the flows of this day. I should also mention Saturn is trining Uranus retrograde more strongly at this point as well, so that will be a strong positive, as we can dig deep inside ourselves and harness our inner chaos a bit, and focus it towards order, an order that gets us closer to where we want to be in our lives. Don't let yourself get sidetracked by the strengthening Saturn square Chiron retrograde, as there is likely to be an inner wound that is making an itch that's getting just a bit harder to ignore. You'll eventually have to scratch that itch, but there are ways to do it to heal that itch more strongly than if you just scratch willy-nilly.

Thursday, early on, the Moon crosses over Pluto, and that's likely during some people's morning commutes, or maybe even evening commutes in Europe, so do try to give yourself ample time to deal with fools on the road. Mercury is approaching a sextile to that Pluto/Moon as well though, so it won't be as catastrophic a commute as some would think. Also, you may even be able to communicate some awesomeness to some people, maybe even get a proposal through that guides you more strongly on your path forward. Do be careful as not all that glitters is gold, and Venus is getting closer to exactly squaring that Pluto, but not quite yet. Dejanira is very tightly square Pluto today as well, so if some predator is going to make their move, it's going to be on this day most likely. Be ready and don't let them do it.

Friday is fun as we have Mars trine Moon on midday (North America)... whatever we were trying to pull of this week can come to fruition a little bit easier. Sun is also moving off of Jupiter but as the Sun and Jupiter are freaking big objects, it's still a strong conjunction! We can really make magic happen on Friday so I suggest you make use of it! Saturn and Chiron retrograde are also moving closer in their square to one another, so you may want to consider a hidden doubt, a hidden fear... but you can overcome that with Saturn trine Eris retrograde. Face that discord head on and let that discord know that it's your bitch! You can call a little bit more on your inner strength and what you believe strongly in as well as Vesta sextiles the North Node as well, and that can give you a little more strength to hold true to your convictions and drive the point home, that being that you are worth more.

Saturday is a good day to relax a bit, with Moon in Aquarius trining Venus and Dejanira. We should feel a bit more strongly and more at ease with ourselves, that we're good and attractive enough, right? If someone objects, screw them. Do keep in mind that you could wind up with some past emotional struggles hit a little later on on Saturday when Moon inevitably crosses the South Node. Maybe it's not a struggle, but maybe something you're coming to grips with from the past. You could potentially deal with a lover or suitor from the past with Venus square Pluto as well. Don't let them rain on your parade. Venus will also conjunct asteroid Dejanira, so we could feel a little vulnerable. Sun still conjuncts Jupiter a bit, so we can still make use of our inner, Scorpionic drive and come to terms that what victimizes us does not define us. Finally, Apophis approaches a trine with Neptune retrograde, and Apophis itself is in Scorpio, so now would definitely be a good time to destroy mental blocks that are holding us back!

We finish off with Sunday, with Venus and Dejanira still conjunct and moving on from their square to Pluto. It's possible you had to have a very stern conversation with someone trying to take advantage of you or not appreciating all that you do for them. Things should start moving along a bit on this day of (hopeful) rest. Sun is still conjunct Jupiter but is separating, so you can still take some advantage of this energy to maybe get in touch with your higher self. Jupiter also trines Nessus, so it would actually be a good day to devote to some higher spirituality without losing yourself in dogma. The Moon earlier on in the day will also sextile Saturn, so maybe we can let loose a little bit more at breakfast, and later on in the day when it moves into Pisces, the Moon will begin trining Jupiter and then the Sun a bit more as well. So overnight we should have some better dreams and visions coming. Take advantage of this, as the Moon will be approaching Neptune but not until next Monday. More on that for next week's report!

Something I should mention, that I've missed last week, is that Uranus retrograde is semisquare Neptune retrograde all week. What this means is, we're contemplating inside our psyche and in our conscious minds the changes we need to make to move ourselves forward. We're not sure how we're feeling about this (Neptune in Pisces), but we know something has to change (Uranus in Aries). It's a semisquare, so it's more subtle, but it's there. If you feel uneasy about knowing that something has to change, keep this in mind this week.

So there you have it... a caution to watch ourselves around those who would take advantage earlier in the week, and later on to close off the week a chance to relax and reflect on our purpose and spirituality. This is actually, overall, a more pleasant week than the previous couple of weeks, and we can get a lot done if we harness the energies... so don't let this pass you by! Keep in mind the Neptune/Uranus semisquare as well, and consider that which must change. Search your feelings, as a particular green master once said (as well as a guy clad in black in the same space opera), and you'll know what needs to change. Take care, everyone.

New Moon Libra - October 2017 - Shattering Facades

It's time for the New Moon once again, this time in the Fall month of October (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere). Time for a new cycle, and this lunar cycle promises to tear down the lies that many have clung to, that I'm going to be very forward about right here. Time for the deep dive.

The most immediate aspect we are going to be dealing with for this cycle is New Moon opposite Uranus retrograde. So already we're off to a bit of a chaotic start, and that ebb and flow has been directed inwards for awhile now. Straight off, it's not just an opposition, but the New Moon-Uranus opposition is actually a T-Square, apexing asteroid Nemesis. This is very interesting. So we've got the flowing energy of the moon on top of the sun bringing forth new beginnings, we've got Uranus tearing down and influencing all sorts of change-ups, some sudden spurts of inner action... and the focus is on what we would consider the enemy. Now, Nemesis is in Capricorn, a cardinal earth sign, so this has to deal with money, wealth, possessions, even what we do for a living. Are we working for someone we don't like or respect? Are we being led by the same? It's time to decide what we want to do with this, and we're likely in positions where we have to be careful. Now, Nemesis is trined by Mars, and Mars is quincunx Uranus, so we've got the red planet pushing some drive and fire towards this end. We may have an action plan to take care of this enemy influence (and I need to make clear that this enemy may not even be a person... it could just be a situation that is an adversary as well). However, we need to be clear on what path we're going to take to tackle this, as there is all sorts of unknown and potentially changing energy that is going to require us to have a Plan B. And a Plan C. Better make a Plan D while you're at it.

Another thing we need to be aware of is New Moon sesquiquadrate Neptune retrograde. So while we're dealing with the taking down of our adversary, we need to make sure that our planning is actually clear. It's likely not going to be and there is a lot of false and faulty information out there right now... and Neptune being in Pisces, well, we've got a lot of emotion driving our thinking and actions right now. Look at the news recently, and a lot of news, whether it is true or false, is very emotionally driven. Neptune opposite asteroid Academia could even bring forth a situation where some of the false narrative comes from a place of higher education. Monitor what comes out of our universities very closely this lunar cycle. Watch for faulty studies and research, for sure!

It's also worth noting that New Moon is tightly conjunct asteroid Karma. We are going to see more revelations this cycle where people will reap what they have sown. This could be very beneficial for some, and downright catastrophic for others. With Karma opposite Uranus retrograde, take care that you don't sabotage your own rewards. On the other hand, there's a chance you could sidestep the results of a previous misstep. If you're one of those fortunate souls, take heed and learn the lesson a not-so-hard way. And then change your ways of doing things so you don't wind up in that situation again. I'm basing that on the astrology here, but to be honest it's just good advice.

Mars opposite Chiron retrograde, with Saturn apexing the T-Square is a pretty rough influence for this month as well. Fortunately, Mars is not exact in its square or opposition, so we have a chance of mitigating some of the angry energy. Some of the war of words may be tapering off, quite possibly, but we're still seething beneath the surface at past hurts. Even if we don't admit it, there's a sore spot we're still dealing with, and there is a chance we could soothe that over.

A nice, tight aspect that gives us some drive, energy, and the ability to harness the chaos is the Fire Grand Trine between Saturn in Sagittarius, North Node in Leo, and Eris retrograde (and by proximity, Uranus retrograde) in Aries. Saturn trine Eris gives us a chance to harness the chaos and coax it to a better path. Maybe you got cut off in traffic, for an example, but that cut-off got you stuck at a red light... annoying, right? Now how about if you had made it through the light, only to have made the next green light and get creamed by a runaway cement mixer? It's an extreme example, but it demonstrates that the delay and restriction of Saturn can hold back some of the discord of Eris. The North Node in trine to both gives us an air of fated events related to this restrained discord and chaos, and this is an excellent cycle in which to take advantage of this. Just watch the other discordant energies, be aware, and you may be able to sidestep some unpleasant situations.

Jupiter conjunct Mercury in Scorpio for this lunar cycle will bring forth heightened awareness of some of our deeper, inner beliefs. We'll also be able to communicate some of those inner secrets a bit more effectively during this lunar cycle. Look at the recent sexual harassment and abuse allegations coming to light against the likes of Harvey Weinstein, and those of other fell actors. Consider that Asteroids Typhon and Apophis are also conjunct Jupiter within a degree of orb, and also consider that Saturn conjuncts Ixion during this time. The violator of guest right and trust, Ixion, being restrained by the disciplinarian Saturn... as well as the destroyer Apophis with the monstrous Typhon, and being expanded by Jupiter. This is a time that we can expect more revelations of this sort of thing, and before this lunar cycle is out, several other big names will undoubtedly have colossal career setbacks... and some endings. Even Donald Trump's past is being probed during this time.

You know... speaking of presidential aspirations... Arnold Schwarzenegger had allegations of misconduct before he ran for governor of California those years back. And Terminator 6 being worked on is big news... I'm not saying something else is going to come to light, but maybe we can't rule it out with him either. Watch him closely. If nothing else comes to light with him, or someone close to him, so be it. That would definitely be a Demolition Man event there. I may need to check his chart if I get a chance and see if he's due for a revelation...

On another note, Asteroids Silver and Gold are conjunct in Capricorn, and both sextile Jupiter and Mercury at the New Moon timing. Some people are always speculating for a bubble to burst or for the stock market to tank. I'm not seeing that this lunar cycle. Granted, they make a Yod to asteroid Lamb retrograde, so be careful of risky investments lest you be fleeced at a later date. This is very funny as asteroid Bambi sextiles Lamb, and forms its own Yod to Silver and Gold. Maybe there's something in livestock futures to look at? Well... we are approaching the Thanksgiving season here in the United States... so maybe.

Venus conjunct asteroids Radiocommunicata and Sphinx for this lunar cycle tells me that there is likely to be some communications regarding a mystery, likely one involving artifacts or maybe a painting. Maybe even a statue? Raqqa was just all but liberated from Daesh (ISIS), so maybe there's some antiquities those bastards didn't destroy... and maybe those will come to light? Speculation, of course. Anyways, with Venus-Radiocommunicata-Sphinx trine Abundantia retrograde, we should take a close look at some of our treasured items, figure out why we treasure them, and... check them for damage, to be honest. Maybe there's a need to repair something? Or maybe something slips in value? Not catastrophically so, of course, not at this time. Could even be a job you liked just isn't doing it for you now. Maybe you love the job you're at, but it needs something addressed. Maybe a minor grievance that can either be easily fixed, or is much ado about nothing. Abundantia does sextile asteroid Fortuna in Leo more closely than the Venus conjunction, so I'm going to stray away from the Minor Grand Trine thought for that one. Again, not expecting the stock market to tank.

Venus-Radiocommunicata-Sphinx opposite asteroid Cupido retrograde does caution us to be wary of snakes in the grass when it comes to romance as well. Again, with the increased awareness of sexual harassment, this would be a good time to see how you're coming across to the other genders (or same gender even!), and ask yourself if you're treating them with the respect they deserve? ...yes, someone out there probably assumes no respect is due. Check that crap. There is such a thing as basic human dignity. I have to assume we all don't like our boundaries violated, so it's an extremely good idea not to violate the boundaries of others, especially in those regards. Back to the astrology of this subject, Asteroids Aphrodite and Messalina square also drives the point home of misconduct being revealed, and Dejanira conjunct fixed star Algorab I believe is going to reveal even more on the subject. Hollywood is burning. It will be interesting to see what other major players go down by the time the next New Moon hits in Scorpio in November.

This is where I'm going to leave off. Lots of food for thought. A time where we can exorcise some demons, but be aware that you don't get too lost off the beaten path. With all the digging going on in our lives, we are going to see some people get really dirty this cycle. But this is also an opportunity for some people to get really clean as well, as we can't really clean dirt if we don't know it's there very well, can we? Not seeing financial cataclysm this month, but that doesn't mean the setup for it with sweetheart deals isn't happening. Be alert, be safe, and if you must rock the boat, make sure you have a way to make it to shore. Watch that you don't get tricked into giving away all of your treats.


Weekly Report - October 16th Through 22nd, 2017

This past week hasn't been the easiest of times for many people. Energy has definitely shifted with the entry of Jupiter into Scorpio, and Venus shifting into Libra has also added its own touch. Well, guess what: The shifts keep coming. By week end, we'll have Mars entering Libra and the Sun will be primed to enter Scorpio overnight on Sunday. Again, the shifts keep coming.

Monday, the shifting continues. Moon starts in Virgo where we'll be seeing our analytical sides take control. Moon will, later on in the day, square Saturn and soon after joins the T-square with Mars opposite Chiron retrograde, most directly squaring Pholus and Black Moon Lilith. Hopefully not too many of us hit up the bars or other intoxicants from Sunday into Monday, as hangovers are very likely. Mercury also begins the day in the critical 29th degree of Libra, about to enter into Scorpio itself! This is getting to be quite fun, as our communications will begin to delve more into the more secretive sides of our psyches, and communications with colleagues and loved ones will begin to take on a more decisive, sharp tone. Mars will also more directly quincunx Uranus retrograde, so expect some change-ups and sudden frustrations, and watch that you don't sabotage yourself. Uranus is still applying in retrograde motion to a trine to Saturn, so we should have a little more control over sudden impulses.

Tuesday, the Moon will cross into airy Libra, so we can expect our thoughts and emotions to get a little less analytical and more of a judging quality, weighing options in the afternoon (if on North America). Mercury also finally crosses over into Scorpio proper, and is getting closer to conjuncting Jupiter, so we will be seeing some more manifestation of big communications, and as they are still in range of an opposition to Uranus, we should be careful for sudden upsets when traveling as well. There is a chance of big travel impacts this day, though as it's not an exact opposition, this may be muted somewhat. Mars, Chiron and Saturn-Ixion-Pholus-Black Moon Lilith are still in that T-Square, so be aware of sudden, heated arguments, especially with that Mercury having just entered Scorpio. Enhance your calm.

Wednesday gets us deeper into the rabbit hole as Mercury crosses Jupiter and begins to wane in its conjunction. Mars and Chiron are also separating in their opposition, so the wounded healing in regards to aggression and anger should begin to subside a bit. Mars is also separating from its square to Saturn, so the Mars/Saturn/Chiron T-Square should begin to start losing some power. Still, Mars is squaring Black Moon Lilith more strongly, so we can likely expect more news to come out about the sexual abuse and harassment scandal coming out of Hollywood... and my educated guess is... it's not going to just stay in Hollywood. More players will likely come to light during this time.

Thursday brings us to the New Moon in Libra, which will begin another new lunar cycle for us to try to make things happen. This New Moon opposes Uranus retrograde most directly, so this will be a time we can expect the unexpected in our planning and daily affairs, and as Uranus is in Aries, we can expect these sudden shifts to happen quickly. Be fluid in your planning this day. We should note that Saturn trines Eris, which should give us a little bit of stability to manage the chaos going on around us. It's not perfect, and Mars is still in square to Saturn, so that righting of the chaos might be a bit frazzled still. This square won't be lasting much longer, thankfully, so we can try to breathe a sigh of relief soon.

Friday early on starts with the Moon crossing into Scorpio and conjuncting Jupiter and then Mercury in the very early morning hours, so pay close attention to any dream messages that come to you then. Sun is also conjuncting asteroid Karma during this time, so it's very likely we may reap a little bit of what we sowed leading up into the weekend. I should also note that asteroid Apophis conjuncts Jupiter strongly today, so there's a chance of some big impact destruction or tearing down happening on Friday as well. Definitely take several deep breaths if someone irritates you to no end. It's hard, but trust me, you're going to want to exercise some restraint.

Saturday is Mars' last day in Virgo, and it transits the critical 29th degree, so not only will this be when we finish up some decisive actions, but this will also be a day where our decisiveness begins to wane just a little. Mars doesn't like Libra very much and is at its weakest there. Venus is beginning to approach a quinxunx to Neptune as well, so things can get just a little muddled in the pursuing-beauty front, and thus we really should double-check what we really want to buy from those antique and yard sales this weekend.

Sunday is a bit unclear, as we have a multitude of challenging aspects. The Moon does cross over into Sagittarius, bringing a fiery, changeable air to the day. This makes sense as Mars enters Libra close to noon on the Pacific Coast (North America). There will be a brief sextile between Mars and Moon, but that'll be mainly in the morning to noon hours, so we might be able to get up a little early if needed. We also have some muddling in our thoughts as Venus continues to tighten the quincunx to Neptune retrograde, so we may still be feeling a bit unsure about what to do about a loved one, or about a job or even something we felt we liked, like a hobby or a prized possession. What do we want to do with it? Soon Venus will also begin to square Pluto, but it's just slightly out of range today, so be thankful for that at least. Finally, Sun is beginning its final drive in the final degree of Libra as it approaches Scorpio. As Scorpio season nears in spades, we'll find ourselves a bit emboldened.

Saturn does continue to advance its trine to Uranus retrograde, so we still have some inner oomph we can use to harness the chaos and turn it to our advantage. We can use this to help us plan just a little bit better for the following week.

So there you have it. The entire week is filled with challenging aspects and shifts as several bodies change signs or are about to change signs this week. Don't expect anything to go the way you expect it to this week, as, quite frankly, with all the shifting energies, we are not going to get what we expect. At all. Just try to get through this week, and take advantage of the lulls where you can, and this way we can keep going forward towards a better life for ourselves. For now, weather the storm.

Weekly Report - October 9th Through 15th, 2017

The powerhouse of a week last week has certainly left an impression with many of us, I'm sure. This week is not going to be any quieter, that I can promise you.

Monday starts off with the Sun and Mercury both squaring Pluto, which is going to be ramping up the energy considerably! We are going to be faced with some serious disruptions to our day-to-day lives to start off the week, and we're also going to be facing some hard truths about ourselves that we are going to need to change and adapt. Tempers will likely be frayed, especially as this isn't the only aspect. We also have Venus beginning to oppose Chiron dead on, and Mars is tightening its square to Saturn as well. Romantic and career squabbles will also be intensified at this time. Do not poke the bear today.

Tuesday brings Jupiter into Scorpio. A massive shift in energy and consciousness will be apparent with this as we seek to expand our more ambitious desires. Some big changes will be coming with this as Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, and both planets are prominent for Tuesday as well... as are several other bodies. Tuesday, frankly, is major. We have a Grand Cross involving Venus and Mars in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius, Chiron in Pisces, and the Moon in Gemini! The Moon portion will be short-lived, but we've got that T-Square for the hours before and after noontime PDT. Sun is still squaring Pluto at the same time, so this is really not the day to push issues either. Focus on getting your tasks and duties done as much as you can, and don't expect everything to go smoothly with that Grand Cross energy. Emotions are going to be rough, people are going to be pushy, and did I also mention the quincunx from Venus to Uranus retrograde forming?

Tuesday isn't all rough, as we'll have a brief sextile between Uranus and the Moon, so we can have some sense of hidden pleasures to get us through that rough patch of the day. Later on, Uranus will begin to trine Jupiter as well, so the later part of the evening will have some mitigation in the craziness as well, as we can curl up with a book or with some meditation or yoga, if you're into that sort of thing... or Uranus trining Pholus/Black Moon Lilith... well, meditation might actually give some good insights later in the evening considering that, so take time to yourself Tuesday evening and just try to decompress.

Wednesday isn't too much easier, but at least there isn't a Grand Cross to deal with. We've got Venus and Mars still opposing Chiron and squaring Saturn, but the orbs are separating, so the craziness of romantic intrigue and workplace frustrations should begin to let up a little by midweek. Sun is also separating from the square to Pluto, so we should be able to put aside some, but not all, of the frustrations and figurings of what exactly is rocking our world that day. Moon will also trine Neptune retrograde just a little bit later in the afternoon as well, so we can use some creative thinking to get around some problems, and it's also a good time to just take a few minutes and brainstorm or daydream if you need to. Moon will also be opposing Kaali during the trine to Neptune, so whatever mystical brainstorming you have going on will be somewhat amplified, but don't be surprised if it takes a rough turn. Your mind might race just a little towards the darker side of things. Don't have to fight it but be aware.

Thursday is a mixed bag with the Moon squaring the Sun earlier in the morning, or maybe noon depending on what timezone you're in, but then trining Chiron retrograde and sextiling Mars, and then Venus by midday. So we can reflect a bit and see where we are, how we're feeling about where we're at in our lives and maybe even plot a few things to do for the weekend. Mercury will also be opposing Eris while conjuncting Karma and Apophis, so do watch the bite of the tongue when talking to others. It'll be a little easier to do so as Mercury sextiles Saturn, giving a little bit of discipline when communicating with others, and that also brings up a good point: Saturn trine Eris can help us tame the chaos just a bit. Saturn will also be approaching a trine to Uranus retrograde, so we can begin to assess a bit more easily just what we need to change in ourselves at thsi time. The dark side of this is Saturn approaching the square to Chiron retrograde, so whatever we see that we need to change, it's going to hurt. It's going to take disicpline, and if we can get through it, we'll be all the stronger for it.

Friday gets crazier as the Moon moves into Leo overnight into the morning hours... it adds a bit of self-important feeling to ourselves, and we may feel like we're hot stuff for a bit... but consider how you feel when waking up, as that Moon square Jupiter could bring us some morning road rage... or some big dreams.

Also, regarding that Saturn/Uranus/Chiron mix... As Mars begins to oppose Chiron more directly, it'll add to the intensity for sure. We've got a bit of urgency to some repair work we need to do with ourselves... and that's alright. Venus is also in the last critical degree of Virgo this day as well, so whatever we felt we needed to work on creatively, and whatever loose ends we needed to deal with romantically and jobwise, we'll be dealing with it on the last business day of the week. Mercury is quincunxing Chiron a bit more directly as well, so we might not be coming across clearly, and that could ruffle some feathers. Mercury is also moving off of opposing Eris but is approaching the direct opposition to Uranus retrograde... It's going to be so easy for us to make slips of the tongue, or talk about things that just don't make any sense to others. Don't lose heart.

Saturday is big on the scope as we not only have Venus enter Libra in the early morning hours, we also have a Fire Grand Trine between Moon, Uranus and Saturn. This is an excellent time to do some exercise, and also to get some housework done, some rearranging if we need to, or other change-ups that we've been putting off for awhile. Mars opposite Chiron retrograde gets tighter, and we might have to watch out for accidents, so don't lean too far on any ladders. Could also, in rare cases, involve a doctor needing to rebreak a bone to set it, and I'm not sure why I get that visal, but it makes sense with that configuration.

Venus in Libra is semisextile Jupiter as well, so again, regarding projects we want to get done, we can make some decent progress with that energy in the mx as well. Mercury opposing Uranus retrograde can bring an air of us questioning ourselves in our inner monologues, and Sun opposite Eris could throw us for a loop if we start questioning ourselves too much. It's alright, so long as you don't lose yourself in that. Sun and Mercury sextile Saturn as well, so if you're thinking of doing some writing (like a novel or some blogging, or even just jotting down ideas), do it! You might be amazed at what you come up with!

Sunday caps off the week with the Moon entering Virgo, so we'll be feeling somewhat productive that day, and there will be that sextile to Jupiter as well, so we can take advantage of that productive energy as well. Don't get too bossy, as the Moon will oppose Nessus, and it's easy to get lost in the details and hyperfocus to the exclusion of all else when that configuration takes place.

Later on that Sunday, Moon opposes Neptune, so whatever hyperfocus we may have had earlier, we can just as easily get distracted and start daydreaming, and second-guessing what we did before. Very easy to get frustrated then with Mars more exactly opposite Chiron that day. Mercury still opposes Uranus then too, so watch out for messages out of the blue that change your course during the day as well. This will be mitigated somewhat with the Sun sextiling Saturn further, so a little more focus in getting tasks done, but with Sun opposing Eris more tightly, again, a bit more chaos to deal with. Saturn is more tightly trining Eris though, so that chaos can be mitigated and even controlled somewhat... like carving an intricate design with a shard of glass. Just don't cut yourself on the unexpected!

So, as you can see, this week is a bit of a mixed bag, and starts off all frazzled! It gets a little more relaxed towards the middle of the week and maybe even productive by week's end. Just try to keep your cool, as always, and don't get enraged at well-meaning coworkers and loved ones. But do have a healthy outlet for those frustrations, and I think we can get through this week. Take care of yourselves, for sure!

Full Moon Aries - October 2017 - Frayed Sanity

This lunar cycle has... been way more active, more intense, more... horrific... than we could have hoped. The atrocity in Vegas has proven to be not only an example of survivors helping survivors, but it has also revealed just how divided we are. The culmination of this lunar cycle will reveal more for the remainder of the cycle, and we have... hard truths to face.

The primary aspect is, of course, the Full Moon square Pluto. Now, A full moon is Sun opposite Moon, and is a time of completion, where we can finish tasks, where we can culminate what we initiated during the New Moon phase of this cycle. We can feel on top of the world sometimes with a Full Moon, or at least enough drive to finish up some tasks. This one squares Pluto, so whatever we try to finish up is going to face some pretty serious obstacles, possible failures, or quite possibly some pretty sweet successes if we play our cards right (and put in the very hard work we need to do to make it happen)! The orb is about 4 degrees or so between the Sun and Moon to Pluto, so it's not an exact T-square. We also have Mercury conjunct Sun and opposite Moon, and to a weak degree, square Pluto, so how we come across to others, and some of our travel will also be impacted heavily. We need to bite our tongue just a little, and communicate clearly. Diplomacy might be a good idea right now, lest we lose our cool and call our boss a moron. Let's also note that the Sun is dangerously close to fixed star Algorab, in the constellation of Corvus (the Crow). Algorab has the attributes of Mars and Saturn, and can be a bit incendiary. Tempers could rise a bit during this period, so try to keep your cool.

Anyways, moving on... if we think it's just a simple matter of playing some cards right, it's not that simple for the rest of this cycle beyond the fixed star shining close to the sun. We also have Venus conjunct Mars, both square Saturn and asteroid Industria. Mars with Venus can give us some intense power and drive to go forward and achieve what we want to go, and can also fuel some spark in the bedroom with our significant others (or a stranger, perhaps). We do have a saving grace of Mars-Venus trine Pluto, which can give us a surge of energy to apply to tearing down a block that is keeping us from getting important tasks done. It's not perfect, and it's not the tightest orb, and Pluto is conjunct Nike, but also Bologna right now, so as long as you stay true to your objective, you might just do well enough to pull off an 11th-hour victory at best, or at the very least force a stalemate against something or someone feeding you a line of bull. Take ethical victories wherever you can.

Moving on... OK, Mars square Saturn alone is not the nicest of aspects and can lead to some hard arguments and even violence. Venus with Mars can intensify this towards our job aspects and our love life... passions intense, but Saturn is there constricting, disciplining us. Saturn with Industria alone can be great for sustained, focused, hard work and effort. We're distracted though. There some wanting to play and pursue what we find more attractive than just hard work. Saturn's in Sagittarius anyways, not the most disciplined spot either. I suppose adult entertainers might be able to take advantage of this aspect a bit, but might have some questionable clientele or otherwise have some unpalatable incidents in general. Could be a possibility of violence and crimes of passion at worst... this is a time of caution, even after the unfortunate release that occurred already.

Jupiter opposite Uranus retrograde is also a rough aspect, where we find a division between some of our higher calling, or some of our career aspirations, and our inner rebellion, some sudden upheavals. Jupiter in Libra isn't even its strongest point, but it's just, just short (by a minute of a degree) of the critical final degree of 29 Libra. Jupiter is getting ready to change into Scorpio, and that brings some potent energies. Whatever is happening to drive forward higher belief, or law, it's going to culminate soon. And this close to the Full Moon, it's going to intensify. Of course, Uranus is separating from this, so we might not do too much self-sabotage or sudden change-ups to trigger this if we watch what we're doing.

Saturn trine North Node just might give us a little insulation, and Saturn is applying in trine to Uranus retrograde, so we do have a Fire Grand Trine of sorts happening, though the Uranus/North Node connection is weakening. We might be able to find a shortcut or a different way of getting through a task. What I can see is a much stronger Fire Grand Trine between North Node, Eris, and Saturn. Unconventional solutions are actually going to be a strong way for us to get through the next couple weeks. Don't go so overboard that you throw all caution to the wind, but we're going to have to embrace some uncertainty and chaos to move forward. No way around it, because, quite frankly, stable order just is not going to happen right now. Embrace the chaos, and turn it to your advantage. Use it in art, use it in hobbies, maybe even that strange thought of how to resolve an issue or problem at work just might get the project done in the nick of time.

Backtracking and looking back at the Sun, we do have Sun quincunx Neptune retrograde, and that's going to bring to us a bit of uncertainty, and some self-questioning as to whether we're really on the right track. It's going to be very easy to lose ourselves in self-inebriation or self-deception. Be aware, and break out of it. Sun also sesquiquadrates Destinn and Sedna on Algol, and this is important. A sesquiquadrate is like a square and a semisquare (a weaker form of square), and is approximately 135-degrees in orb, give or take a degree or two maximum, so we're going to be facing some.... I'm going to say some external blocks and issues. Be aware that there is an elevated possibility of betrayal and losing one's head. Sedna on Algol is just symbolizing all sorts of problems with trust of patriarchal figures right now, and there's a real "off with their heads" feel with the Eye of Medusa shining (or blinking as it were) on that transneptunian terror. Destinn gives us a sense of destiny (the closest English word that matches), and... well, Vegas. Again. Be vigilant. Thankfully I don't see anything at 27 Aquarius to create a Thor's Hammer (two bodies or points square, both sesquiquadrate a third, and a portent of great challenge, more rough than a Yod in my opinion). Don't put absolute trust in father figures or male/male-minded figures right now. Trust, but verify, and watch your back.

Mercury is also quincunx asteroid Narcissus retrograde right now, so let's be a bit more careful than normal when it comes to tooting our own horns. But, Narcissus does trine Aphrodite and Eros in Scorpio, so we might be able to subdue the inner narcissist in ourselves and maybe embrace some love or affection for a bit. Do be careful that you don't put too much blind faith in whatever short-term encounters you experience right now, as Aphrodite-Eros quincunxes Cupido, which is a couple degrees from conjuncting the Full Moon. Don't invest too much emotion in the other if you're just after a hook-up. Now, if you want something lasting, that's fine. Just know that the major aspects of Mars-Venus square Saturn and Full Moon T-square Pluto may make that a little tenuous, and a lot spicier than normal. Might be alright for some fun. As far as obsessions regarding lustful encounters, we do have Nessus trine Lust. This might mitigate the worst aspects of these two asteroids, and allow us a slightly easier time to engage in some sultry pursuits without opening ourselves up too terribly much to torment... but do be careful. The major planets do have more bearing than the minor asteroids. If in doubt, have an out.

Finally, I'm going to mention Chiron retrograde. Chiron is squaring Saturn right now, so there's likely to be some stopping and tending to our wounds we are going to need to do collectively, as this is a global forecast for this Full Moon. Quite appropriate, given current events. Chiron also sextiles asteroid Nemesis, and forms a Yod to the North Node. We've already had an enemy strike down so many people... how we handle the aftermath will determine the course of action for the foreseeable future. We can heal from this if we stop wounding ourselves. As a nation here in the U.S.A.? We have our work cut out for us on that one. And Nemesis opposes asteroid Tyrannosaurus, but also trines Sedna-Destinn. A bit of a wedge pattern, and Chiron does trine that Tyrannosaurus as well. Nemesis also squares Eris, and we do see a great deal of chaos, discord, and seeing enemies in many places judging from what I'm seeing on my personal Facebook feed. I'm just going to take this moment and make a broad appeal to calm, and to use some damn common sense in dealing with others right now. Granted, with the hard aspects I'm seeing and the news that keeps pouring out of Washington, D.C.? I'll make the appeal anyways but I'm frankly not hopeful it's all going to go smoothly. Just try to examine all sides of these issues and try to keep a level head in your own lives, but do stand up to bullies as well should they try to force their way.

To sum up this Full Moon? Holy crap. This is not going to be an easy time. There's a few softer aspects to help soften the blow just a little, but we've got a lot of hard energy for the next couple of weeks, and nerves are frayed to almost the breaking point right now. The right catalyst could cause more mayhem, and it's very easy for trouble to find people right now, so don't make any unnecessary trouble for anyone or yourselves right now if you absolutely don't have to. A great deal can get done if you can weather the storm, the trick is going to be the actual weathering of the storm. It's not hopeless though!. Reach out and ask for help if you need it.


Weekly Report - October 2nd Through 8th, 2017

How has everyone's weekend been? Good and productive, or good and relaxing I would hope. I hope you've all enjoyed it, as it is going to ramp up several notches. Thought it was going to get easier after that September blitz? Not by a long-shot! So be ready for anything!

Monday, the big aspect to be looking out for is the separating, but still potent, Jupiter opposite Uranus retrograde. This powerhouse is still bringing forth a lot of energy, and still providing some catalysts for growth if only we change something within ourselves. Uranus retrograde, of course, is the dynamic and radical change turned inwards, and Jupiter likes to expand. Are we expanding the right things at this time? We may have gotten an answer as to what to expand, but as for how to effectively expand it? That's a different matter.

Later on from Monday overnight into Tuesday (in North America at least), The Moon will briefly quincunx the Sun, getting ready for the Full Moon phase later in the week. We're getting towards the manifesting part of the lunar cycle by this point, and it would be a good thing to pay attention to your dreams this night, and if you can remember them later, definitely see if you can make use of it. It might not make any sense though. That's alright, we may have some strange feelings towards it. Sun also squares Kaali on Monday as well, so we may be feeling a bit offkilter going into the dreamscape Monday night as well, as Kaali from what I feel is an amplifier, and making that hard aspect to the Sun, we may find our own selves, our ego, at odds with what we need to do to make ends meet, as Kaali is squaring it from Capricorn, an earthy, cardinal sign. A good day to pay attention.

Tuesday, the Moon will oppose Venus, and then Mars, in quick succession. Some of us may be feeling a little buyer's remorse this day, followed by a sense of urgency of "oh my goodness I need to get my money back now now now!" Hang on a minute... because earlier on Moon will conjunct Neptune retrograde, and when this configuration happens, we're going to be feeling a bit dreamy, maybe groggy, and some things just might not be making sense logically. Take your time and don't make any sudden decisions. Especially don't make any regretful exchanges or returns because you feel embarrassed or you feel slighted, as Moon square asteroid Lucifer is also in the mix right around that whole cluster of hours. You may be feeling a sense of wounded pride, a sense of "why did I do that? That's not me!" Well, guess what, it is you, and it's a darker side of your self. But don't dwell on it, this aspect won't last long. And Mars/Venus is moving on from squaring Lucifer anyways. Again, Lucifer is pride. Not evil. At least, not from what I've seen in asteroid astrology. Moving on.

Speaking of wounded pride and ego, maybe some of that feeling comes with the ongoing square from Chiron retrograde to Ixion-Black Moon Lilith-Pholus in stellium, and Saturn is in range of conjuncting Ixion. Maybe some of that questionable buyer's remorse was initiated out of a sense of envy for what someone else had? And mauybe you just felt you had to have it, or maybe it was an impulse buy... hey, shopping and acquiring can affect reward centers in the brain just like a piece of chocolate or a good craft beer can. It's not just substances that can intoxicate and entice. Come to think of it, might be a good idea to step back and check those impulsive decisions for the entire week. Maybe the entire month. I'll check on that a bit soon.

Wednesday brings us a powerhouse aspect, finally, one we've been waiting for: Mars conjunct Venus. Yes, Venus finally catches up to the red planet, and this is a day of intense chemistry, high focus, high drive to go after what we want, to acquire that piece of art or that designer purse maybe. But, there's a somewhat weak square to Saturn that's raining on the parade a bit. Not fully, so that's a good thing. But keep yourself in check, after all, Jupiter is still in range of opposing Uranus retrograde, so some of this wanted expansion may be a sudden downfall later if you're not careful. And, there's also the matter of the Sun beginning its quincunx to Neptune retrograde. We need to step back and make sure we're thinking clearly as we go about our day on Wednesday. Not only that, but the Moon also crosses Chiron retrograde, so we may wind up doing something we later regret, or maybe it's a sudden action that finally acts as a catharsis to resolve an old issue. You know what they say about breaking a few eggs to make an omlette... check yourself and make sure you're not cracking a golden egg to make that one-time breakfast.

Thursday is when it really gets intense. Mars-Venus reaches maximum intensity in the afternoon (North America, mid to late evening in Europe), and the Sun quincunx to Neptune peaks some time before that. It's not all over yet as Mercury begins its quincunx to Neptune retrograde as well. Take a few deep breaths before sending any angry emails this day, especially at work. This will be a potent mix that carries on for a couple weeks, actually, as this will be right around the time of the Full Moon this week as well (more on that in an upcoming article).

Venus and Mars also tighten their square to Saturn on Thursday as well, so that influence is getting stronger. We may find acquisitions or employment to be a little more shaky, and... I have to be honest, Mars square Saturn is (not just can be, is) a volatile aspect. Thankfully, there's a (waning) trine from Venus-Mars to Pluto, so it's possible we can turn some discord to our advantage if we stay calm and think.

Friday is just as intense, and may even be a mental minefield as we still have the Mars-Venus conjunction, Sun still quincunx Neptune retrograde, and Mercury peaks the quincunx as well. Easy for there to be miscommunications on this day, for sure, so pay special attention and communicate as clearly as you possibly can. Look over your emails for any typos, and think twice before sending incendiary texts.

Moon does start off a little earlier that day trining Saturn, so there's a little bit of at-ease when it comes to some feeling (and the fact the weekend is coming doesn't hurt there!) and with Moon conjunct Uranus retrograde and then later on more directly opposite Jupiter, well, that easy feeling kind of goes away a little later on. This could be a day we start questioning how long we'll have that next meal ticket coming. Try not to lose hope. Do be forewarned that the Sun and Mercury square to Pluto is also beginning to form. It also doesn't help that the sun is on the fixed star Algorab, a fixed star in the constellation of Corvus (the Crow). It functions somewhat like Mars and Saturn (though as a fixed star, we don't consider squares. I only count conjunctions... some may consider oppositions, but I don't in my work). So Sun and Mercury are effectively conjunct a mini-Mars-Saturn conjunction, and this could be a day we can really force through the last bits of the workweek, or it could blow up in your face. With Sun-Mercury square Pluto... and with everything else going on that day... Pay special attention.

Frankly, Friday may just be a day to work from home or take the day off, if you really want to be safe. If you go into work, or travel to class, watch out for aggressive drivers that day.

Saturday still has the alignments from the previous day, such as Mars-Venus conjunct, Sun-Mercury on Algorab and square Pluto, but the Moon has changed into fixed, earthy Taurus, so we have a little bit of change of focus on our minds. Moon and Pallas retrograde conjunct and sextile Neptune retrograde, which makes a Yod to Mercury-Sun... So how we are coming across to others, and whether we're doing so in an aggressive or boistrous manner will come into focus. Later on, the Moon will break the Yod and trine Pluto, so maybe if there was a romantic blowup before in the day, maybe a good time for makeup sex later. That's entirely up to you couples out there. On the non-relationship front, Moon trine Pluto will be useful for calming our jets and seeing where we can feel better about the upheavals going on at this time. Maybe comforting a friend in need, or even writing out a business plan if you plan on starting a counseling service for others, all admirable goals.

Sunday is a big day, and we'll probably see some more controversy perhaps? But, all things considered, we can probably make some good use of the energies of this day. First off, we have the Moon trining Mars, squaring the North Node while quincunxing Saturn, and then trining Venus, all before forming a sextile to Chiron retrograde. It's going to be an interesting mix of energies emotionally. Might be a good day to have a nice brunch with a loved one, though I'd advise avoiding unpleasant topics. Keep it light.

Venus is beginning to make an opposition to Chiron retrograde as well, so, again, keep the conversations with loved ones light. It can be a good day to bury hatchets, though rest assured you want to be careful with this as Venus and Mars are still squaring Saturn as well. Mars will be tightening its square while Venus is beginning to move off of the square, so while there might have been some marital discord or maybe even discord within a job, it's not over yet. The following week will see that Mars/Saturn square intensify, so, quite honestly, you may just want to relax as much as you can Sunday. Recharge your batteries, for sure.

Sun and Mercury tighten their conjunction and thankfully move off of Algorab, but we've also got the tightening square to Pluto. There is an air of volatility, especially when it comes to financial matters (as this is what I'm feeling regarding Pluto in Capricorn right now). Again... keep topics of conversation as light as possible. Really, I would advise against aggressive or even overly assertive actions starting from Sunday all the way into the middle of next week.

So there you have it, a slight calm before the storm, and then the weekend comes and... just lay low. Chill, relax, don't scream at players over the mic if you choose to play multiplayer games, try not to get mad at kids, just... don't go looking for trouble this week. If you like looking for trouble, trust me, it's pretty easy for trouble to find you near the end of the week. On the world or national stage (at least here in the U.S.), I expect another feud of words. No way around it. Me, personally... well, my natal chart is getting hammered hard so it probably really doesn't matter what I do! I halfway jest, though. Try to keep calm, keep it together, and keep a level head if at all possible. And know when to duck, because we may need to follow the way of the turtle a little bit. Slow and steady, and bunker down if needed. Keep it real until next week.

Weekly Report - September 25th Through October 1st, 2017

The high intensity hits keep on continuing, not much respite going right into October this week. There's quite a few reasons for this, including one planetary change of direction. And... it's a big one. Quite Plutonic, in fact. But enough bad puns.

We begin the week Monday with Mars opposite Neptune retrograde, and while it's separating, it's still highly potent and intense. We want to go, we want to get things done, and Neptune retro in Pisces just is thinking "ehhh, I don't want to. Let me sleep another five or twenty minutes..." But you have to get out of bed. Muddled thinking is likely, and some sluggishness too. Compounding this later in the day is a Mars-Neptune retro-Moon T-Square. Moon going through Sagittarius is just one of those placements where we may want to just say or do what comes to mind. That's going to have a potential for a lot of hard feelings. Given the recent fallout of the recent athlete protests, partially sparked by Donald Trump's statements regarding the NFL players taking a knee... yeah, just try not to bring that up too much at the office. I can't guarantee an easy time of that.

With Jupiter quincunx Chiron retrograde this same day, there's some off-kilter yes-no energy between wounding/healing and the greater benefic. Potential for hard feelings, some managerial shakeups, people wondering just what deity would even allow this environment to continue. Well, Jupiter and Black Moon Lilith-Pholus are tightly making a Yod pattern focusing on asteroids Destinn and Sedna. People feel betrayed. This will pass.

Did I mention Jupiter is also tightening its opposition to Uranus retrograde as well? Shakeups in our beliefs and expansion of unexpected events are very pronounced. We're going to be wishing the weekend were longer by the time Monday is over. I don't see any way around it this time. Considering Jupiter apexes a Yod at the same time as it's opposing Uranus (with Chiron retrograde and the aforementioned Destinn/Sedna on Algol conjunction forming the sextile), I foresee financial and career repercussions across the board. (...and I'm personally on support this week at my main job. Fingers crossed that I get all easy cases this week. But it's end of the month... so I gotta learn how to do that sometime!). Feet to the fire to begin the week, really.

On to Tuesday! Moon conjuncts Saturn, subduing our emotions just a little briefly. But that's alright, we could use a brief respite. Moon a little later on trines North Node exactly, so we might have a little more insight into our inner feeling. Moon will also hit Pholus and Black Moon Lilith later on and square Chiron, so best not to drown our sorrows too much at happy hour, otherwise we might miss a clue as to how to move forward in our life to a situation that probably isn't making sense. It might even be a sudden solution coming out of nowhere as Moon will also trine Uranus. Besides, muddle your thinking during this possibly brief time of some benefit, and you might miss out on a sudden insight. Write down whatever sudden solutions jump out at you on a cocktail napkin if you have to, or in the margins of your homework (in pencil, maybe, just in case...)

Wednesday is where the Moon proceeds into earthy Capricorn, so maybe a good day to put that sudden epiphany from the day before into motion. Mercury is beginning to oppose Chiron retrograde by this point, T-squaring Pholus/Black Moon Lilith, so perhaps a little careful thought into transmitting those said epiphanies into the world. Quite possible to ruffle feathers with a sharp tongue, especially if you're losing yourself a little into some distraction. Again, careful with happy hour. They call it "spirits" for many reasons, and I only half jest. Anyways. Jupiter's opposition to Uranus hits exact point this day, so expect whatever major shift happens to career expansion, luck (good or ill) and our broader beliefs to rock you to the core. Note that Venus is also beginning to oppose Neptune, so it's quite likely that we may even think that the previous day's epiphanies may be resolved one way, only to find that that was kind of a pipe dream and isn't going to go anywhere near how we expected it!

We really need to keep a lid on our ego and not take it out on our loved ones with all of that Wednesday energy going on, as later on in the day, the Sun will quincunx Nessus. If we don't know WTF is going on, it's really easy to take it out on someone that doesn't need to suffer our wrath. Just chill a bit.

Venus will also trine Kaali, leading to some potential nice romantic encounters or some creative burst in a project or other undertaking. Be sure to use this power constructively, as we have the harbinger of death and rebirth, Pluto, basically motionless all throughout this day as well, ready to shift gears the next day.

Thursday will be where we begin to see the taking shape of what we've seen in our lives work or not work, and we'll be able to move forward in making the changes to defeat what no longer serves us, as [i]Pluto moves direct[/b]. With the destroyer and remaker now beginning to edge forward, but not quite yet as it's going to take some time to get moving again, now we get to see more manifestations of unneeded structures crumbling and tumbling down. The last few months were a good marker for seeing what no longer works. Now we can take action.

Mars will also begin trining Pluto as well, so while we want to get those changes going, we may need to just chill out just a little bit. Adding even more potency to the Mars/Pluto mix is the Moon conjuncting Pluto later on in the afternoon/evening. A good time to assess our feelings and wash away some misgivings.

Venus begins to oppose Neptune retrograde a bit more on Thursday as well, so we may feel a bit hesitant about that new relationship that may be forming, or we may have a momentary lapse in confidence about some creative pursuits or some relationships. It's alright, it'll pass. Venus is closing in on conjuncting Mars, but not quite yet at this point too, so let's try to relax a bit if there's any grievances brewing. It shouldn't be a catastrophic argument if it happens at this time, with the trine to Pluto/Moon.

Friday brings a tighter trine to Pluto/Mars, so a good day to finish up some tasks at the office or at your workplace in time for the weekend. Jupiter also begins to separate from the opposition to Uranus but it's still tight and potent, so shakeups in the professional and judicial spheres (as well as ecclesiastical spheres) will continue to take shape. Mercury is also about to enter airy Libra, which will put it out of its exaltation in Virgo. Our communications with others and our travel will take on a more airy, more dynamic flare beginning later on in the day. I'd say take some time to plan your commute just a little bit more, and maybe hang out and chat with coworkers or text a few friends a little bit after work in order to let the traffic die down. Certainly not a retrograde period, but it's a shift in energy.

Sun moves on from its quincunx to Nessus, but will square Juno on Friday, so remember to be a bit more understanding with loved ones. Venus tightens its opposition to Neptune, so it's very easy for our imaginations to dream up slights where none may exist. Hopefully none exist. No guarantees on that though. Venus also strengthens a trine to Pallas retrograde, so we may see some creative interpretation of law somehow. Maybe we even see where we can spend or save money a little more judiciously, with Pallas being in fixed, earthy Taurus.

Saturday brings us Moon in Aquarius from the midnight hour or so on, giving us a fixed, airy feel to our emotional state. Moon will trine Sun, so a good day to relax a little and maybe get some errands done. Venus also begins to relax its opposition to Neptune a bit more, so maybe whatever misunderstandings may have happened with a spouse or significant other will begin to calm down, especially with Mars also moving on from the opposition. Mars' trine to Pluto also intensifies, so we can get some improvement projects off the ground a bit more today. Try not to let pride get in the way with Venus square Lucifer, as pride does come before a fall. Ask for help or directions if you need to. Your partner will thank you, in theory anyways.

We end the week on Sunday with a tighter conjunction between Mars and Venus, and with Venus beginning to trine Pluto a bit more, it should be a great day to relax with some creative work, maybe some painting or sculpting, or a nice walk in the park with the boyfriend/girlfriend. Or maybe even meet someone. We should be having some more mental clarity as to finding someone good for us this day as well, with the Mars-Venus opposition to Neptune retrograde waning. The Venus/Lucifer square also wanes starting from today, so still watch the ego just a little bit. Very late on, almost into the following day on Monday, Moon will trine Jupiter, so maybe some nocturnal solutions come to mind from beyond. Or maybe just a midnight notation of an investment idea? Up to you how you want to use that energy.

So to summarize this week, we have some intense, chaotic energy that makes us question most of our steps to start the week off, and by the weekend the energy subsides a bit and becomes more conducive to recreation and respite. Keep tabs on what's real and what's illusion, especially in the realms of love/romance and correct courses of action, and you should get through this week a bit easier than the previous week. And, Pluto going direct will be of great importance in the weeks to come. A more in-depth article is coming for that one, so stay tuned.