Been awhile since I've had a chance to do anything weekly. Given the aspects currently going on and what's expected this week, this is something I need to do now.
Monday, October 12th, 2020
For much of the day, Moon in Leo will be focusing our attention on the fun we'd rather be having, and also will be pointing towards concerns regarding children. As the Moon briefly is the focal point of a Yod between itself and Jupiter-Neptune retrograde, we're called upon to consider the more spiritual and intellectual ramifications of these concepts. Perhaps a good morning to spend on some mind games to give our brain some exercise.
A major aspect we've got going that we need to mention is a massive T-Square between the Sun in Libra and Mars retrograde in Aries, apexing Jupiter and Pluto, and to a lesser degree due to the orb, Saturn, all of this in Capricorn. This T-Square is going to last for a few days, and this is just going to be concerning where our institutions, government, and overall economy is concerned. Adding to the chaos is Mercury in Scorpio slowing down in the last phases of its pre-retrograde shadow, opposing Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Like we needed any more uncertainty! Yet, that's what we've got.
Venus in Virgo does sextile Mercury and trines Uranus retrograde right now, so this does allow for some creative thinking to get ahead in work and more practical projects right now. There's some opportunity to apply ourselves and break through some roadblocks, though the major T-Square tells us that this will not be easy. The rewards will be worth it though.
There's also a brief Yod between the Leo Moon and Libra Sun focusing on Neptune retrograde in Pisces, so do be open to flashes of inspiration in the morning. Lunchtime meditation might work out for some a little later on.
At the end of the day as we pass into Tuesday, the Moon enters analytical Virgo and crosses Regulus, setting the tone for the next day.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
As the Sun progresses through Libra, the T-Square apexing Jupiter and Pluto, especially towards Pluto, strengthens. Questions about our overall society and government are going to continue to build even stronger. There could be some volatility in the markets right now too as this T-Square progresses, though whether it's going up, down, or both (as can happen in the span of a day) I'm not sure about. The news cycle as it's been does suggest that it's a major mistake to expect short-term gains, and I really wouldn't advise day-trading right now.
The Moon does start making a trine to Uranus retrograde and a sextile to Mercury as the day progresses, eventually joining up with Venus as well and going exact in this conjunction after nightfall. Follow your intuition and make the best of flashes of inspiration where getting through routine tasks and making solid effort in creative projects are concerned.
Near mid-evening (PDT), the Sun and Mars retrograde's opposition goes exact, and tempers are going to flare in some areas. The risk of uprisings, violence, and unrest are heightened and I would say are going to be at maximum intensity at this point in the week. I strongly recommend staying away from protest areas as they are extremely likely not to remain peaceful now.
Also, around nightfall (PDT), Mercury finally shifts into retrograde, beginning the few weeks-long period where review and repair is advised, and communications will be anything but clear. The strange thing I'm noticing with this retrograde cycle is the spontaneous resolution of ongoing problems, such as my laptop's dedicated video card suddenly reporting that it's working again (I thought it had fried due to dust, but apparently some driver update or something happened and corrected itself after several months?! I'm scratching my head on this one...)
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
The T-Square is still in tight formation, and with Mercury now retrograde from our vantage point here on Earth, there's plenty of room for misunderstandings and might-makes-right attitudes prevailing, and with Mercury still opposing Uranus retrograde, expect some revolutionary rhetoric to play out as well.
Early on, the Moon also begins its opposition to Neptune retrograde, so we may be experiencing some seriously muddled thinking right now. Just a couple cups of coffee may not be enough to get us through this morning, so try to make sure you get as much good rest as you can the night before. You'll need all the help you can get, and don't be surprised if you have some majorly screwed up dreams before waking up this morning. Venus will also begin its opposition to Neptune retrograde as well, but this will take a few days before this goes more exact. Still, don't count on being able to dot all the i's and cross all the t's without some stray pen marks right now.
There is the bright side of the Sun trining the North Node in Gemini right now, giving us some fortunate drive to move past some of these obstacles and prep for the future. Mars retrograde is sextile the North Node as well, so while we don't have as much of the energy and drive as we normally would here, it's still something we can work with.
As the day ends, the Sun's square to Pluto begins to go exact, so do try to be more understanding with loved ones now and try to avoid arguments if at all possible. Some glaring problems and signs that something has to go by the wayside will pop up and will need to be dealt with.
Thursday, October 15th, 2020
As the day begins, the Moon enters Libra, shifting our focus toward our relationships and partnerships.
While the Sun is still tightly squaring Pluto and still in the Sun-Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-square, that Sun is starting to hit fixed star Spica, which is a more fortunate configuration and should offer a little bit of hope for the next couple of days. Still, there's plenty of contention and cause for caution as the Libra Moon opposes Chiron retrograde in Aries, bringing hidden hurts to the surface where it concerns how we relate to others, and the likelihood of remembering past relationship scars increases now.
Any saving grace to this period still has to be coming from the ongoing tight Jupiter sextile to Neptune retrograde. There's something to be said about the little things and keeping the faith that things will work out, as well as the Sun-North Node trine.
Friday, October 16th, 2020
Early on the morning, the Moon in Libra begins to square Jupiter, adding to some uncertainty and some doubts regarding our relationships and our place in the world. This is a precursor as the Moon will be joining up with the Sun to form a New Moon in Libra by midday. This New Moon is going to be squaring both Saturn and Pluto tightly (effectively squaring the Saturn-Pluto midpoint), and Mars retrograde is still in range of completing a T-Square between all of this. This will spark a lunar cycle that means only one thing: major, major change and upheaval. Given that the United States general election will occur during that lunar cycle, this is fairly accurate. Be on your best guard from here on out. The New Moon taking place on Spica may help mitigate the harshest realities of this aspect, though vigilance on our part will still be required.
By the end of the night, the Moon crosses over into Scorpio, shifting the themes towards the hidden, occult, sex, death. You know... the fun stuff.
Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Things could be a bit unclear and filled with some doubts and confusion as we have the double-whammy of Venus opposite Neptune retrograde, and the Moon joining Mercury retrograde opposing Uranus retrograde early on in the day. Now, the T-Square is beginning to break as the Sun is more square Saturn at this point, and Mars retrograde is squaring Jupiter more strongly. Still, this does not mean it's an easy day. If anything, there's still the prospect of some major arguments and misgivings right now. Authority figures are likely to be on even higher alert now. This makes sense, given what's been going on in the last several months with the social movements and the pandemic that won't freaking go away.
Sunday, October 18th, 2020
Some good news, finally, as Venus starts trining Jupiter, giving us some more fortunate energies to work with after a hellish week. Of course, the Sun is squaring Saturn quite closely today so there's still some roadblocks in our relationships and the outer world we still have to deal with, and Mars retrograde tightly squaring Jupiter could still offer some resistance to some of the luck that's trying to flow through here, so you may need to make your own luck to really benefit from the Venus-Jupiter trine.
This needing to make our own luck and trust our intuition seems to be a lesson we need to learn as Venus is also still opposing Neptune retrograde, and both bodies are squaring the North and South Nodes (effectively making a Grand Cross of sorts), so we'll need to dig deep into our own being and consider what's worth fighting and striving for, and how well we read between the lines when it comes to pursuing our dreams.
As the night draws to a close and concludes this week, the Moon crosses over into Sagittarius, shifting focus towards greater learning, optimistic lucky streaks, and our yearning for freedom. Perhaps something to look forward to soon...
This is going to be a week for the record books. The T-Square between Sun, Mars retrograde, and Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn is savage and will be focusing our attention on societal matters that must be dealt with, and there's a good chance of governmental and societal upheaval while we're at it. Mercury stationing and shifting into retrograde opposing Uranus retrograde does not make things any easier this week. The odd trine or so does help somewhat, but then we have that Venus-Neptune retrograde squaring the Nodes near the end of the week too.
Whatever your intuition is telling you, you may want to listen to it. And definitely use whatever relaxation techniques work for you, as our mental health is going to be tested to the limit this week. Quite honestly, these energies are probably as intense as they've been all year, so keeping it together is going to be a major challenge for many of us.
Given the coronavirus developments of the last few weeks, I'd be very surprised if something major isn't announced this week. A major passing of an important figure in the Trump administration wouldn't surprise me (given the amount of people now testing positive for it there), but I may be off base here. We'll see what happens.
Expect a very eventful week. Until next time.