Sunday, October 15, 2017

Final Week of Virgo Lunar Cycle

We are in the final days of Virgo lunar cycle.  As always, the new moon feels a year ago.  In this case it was September 20.   How much have you experienced since then?  What is going on with your schedule?  Have you felt that your calendar is connected with what you value?  Is your daily activity hour by hour matching your interior landscape?    What are your goals and is your daily life heading towards what you want in your life?  

And most important this week---if you look back on the last three weeks and consider the questions above and you think, “Crap, I’m not in sync.”  Or “I am out of alignment”  do not fret.  Just acknowledge that something is off and release all your negativity about being out of alignment.    We will have Libra New Moon and the 29 days of the lunar cycle to find some balance and alignment coming up later this week.   Between  now and then let’s just release. 


Balsamic Moon Phase
October 15, 2017
9:23pm EDT

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new. 

Focus on  How are we releasing our insecurities? How are we releasing our negativity?  How are we releasing our critical nature?

Special Focus:
10/17:  Mercury enters scorpio
10:18: Mercury conjunct Jupiter.  Big thoughts about, sex, taxes, power, lawyers guns and money.   
10/19: Sun oppose Uranus -- Expect Weird.  Then double it.   

Libra New Moon  (Post to come) 
October 19, 3:11pm EDT


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Jupiter In Scorpio







October 10th  - Jupiter in Scorpio

Jupiter moves into Scorpio where it will be until November 2018.  The last time Jupiter was here was October 27 2005- November 25, 2006.  Contemplate what you were doing at that time and how were you feeling pushed to the limit in some way.      

Jupiter as we know is not small. He is the biggest planet in our solar system.    He does not know how to be small and frankly he does not know how to be measured.    Scorpio has his own problems finding the middle ground.  Scorpio likes things black and white, not gray.   Scorpio is the second water sign.    Cancer the first water sign is full of highs and lows, like the waves on the beaches and the tides near shore.  It comes in and pulls out.  Scorpio is a wee bit more focused and intense.   Emotions will flow like any water sign but with Scorpio it needs to be harnessed.  Think of a dam on a river, which harnesses all the water into electricity. That is the power of Scorpio.   Having Jupiter there could make us kick in some obsessive tendencies.    Instead of fighting the obsession or even the OCD, let’s all make good use of the energy.   Use it to drive us and the fact that it launches in the Virgo lunar cycle means we will probably have a pretty good idea what needs our OCD energy.    Jupiter in Scorpio will have us clear out garbage and really be done with it.   We are done with it for a variety of reasons but with the fresh new clear space something new will be born.  We may find ourselves looking at our sex life, our shared investments, taxes and figuring new ways to improve on all of them.  We will speak more definitive.   “No one- everyone, always, never, yes, no, black, white.”   We aren’t hanging out in grey.   Scorpio only cares about things that matter.  We could have gotten lost in pretense or some light and airy issues while Jupiter was in Libra.  Perhaps connections with people who were in our lives for a moment or two.  Now we go deep. We want to go down to the basement and find things that matter and go deep on it.    We will talk more about Jupiter as we progress for the next year but do not judge yourself if you find a harsher tone coming out of you or your passion gets ticked up.   It’s probably Jupiter kicking in to another gear.   


This Week's Astrology



This Week Astrology

Disseminating
October 8, 2017
11:26pm EDT

This week we are in both Disseminating and Last Quarter moon.   During  Disseminating phase at the beginning of the week we focus o sharing.   A the end of  the week last quarter will focus on family and emotions and taking care of details.  

Focus on:  How are you sharing your cleverness? How are you sharing your adaptability?  How are you sharing your humor?  How are you sharing you quick brain?  How are you sharing your “grey” which is not “black” or “white”.  How are you sharing the appropriateness of not telling the truth? 

This week is booby trapped with junky aspects.  There is dark and tense thinking and communication issues that strain us . Power trippers and negotiations look rough.  Laziness hurts.  Actions look thwarted.  Cold and steely are up. 

Plus Jupiter moves into death and rebirth Scorpio where it will be transiting for the next year.  Yeah it is that week.

Special focus:
10/9:  Mercury square Pluto.  Thoughts are dark and stormy.  Depressed thinking can rule.  Thoughts that overwhelm and go to the dark. 
10/9: Sun Square Pluto.   Relationships feel slapped by reality.   Is everyone on the same page? How is there balance?  How is the career?  How is your place in the world?  Versus your partnerships? 
10/10: Jupiter in Scorpio.   (see above)
10/11: Mars square Saturn.   Actions feel thwarted.   Building anything up feels rushed.   Actions are not in synch with big ideas. 


Last Quarter Moon Phase
October 12, 2017
8:25am  EDT


Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.


Focus on:
What actions are you taking that support your family? What actions are you taking that support your feelings?  How are you using your emotions to motivate your more ‘buttoned up’ abilities?   How are you letting your feelings guide you towards fixing important areas of your life?


Special focus:

10/13: Venus enters Libra

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sputnik & Pluto in Virgo


On October 4, 1957,  The USSR sent Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into space.  The small metal object beeped back as it circled the Earth. At that moment the Space Race was on.    For most of the time the Soviet engineers and scientists worked on Sputnik, Pluto was in the final degrees of Leo.  Pluto moved into Leo in June 1939.  Note that date.  On September 1, three months after Pluto went into Leo we got to see how this transit in the most dramatic of signs was not playing, Germany marched into Poland and World War II was launched.   Pluto stayed in Leo until August of 1957 when Pluto officially left Leo and moved into Virgo on August 19, 1957 and then two months later we got Sputnik.      Virgo is of course a different energy than Leo.  Where Leo is bold and brash and noisy, Virgo is insecure, nervous and unsure.   Where Leo will demand the world's attention Virgo will quietly do something small but whose impact could be long lasting.    Sputnik's impact on America  was pure insecurity.   A few years ago there was a symposium of experts who spoke directly to the insecurity on America's education.


And there was insecurity that America's talent had been wasted on frivolous things like large cars.



However, the Soviets may have started the space race and rattled America to its bones. But it was a race that was finished by the USA on July 19, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and the rest of the astronauts landed on the Moon.    It would not be until August 1971 when Pluto would leave Virgo and enter Libra where it would do a number on relationships and marriages...beep beep beep 

Happy birthday, Sputnik 


Aries Full Moon: October 5

Aries Full Moon
October 5. 2017
2:40pm EST 

Two hours before the Full Moon, Mars  & Venus get on top of each other at 19 Virgo.   If you need a visual think of the hottest CPA gal and guy who see each other across the room and run towards each other’s arms in full CPA passion.    Finding love and passion in details & numbers.   We only get Venus & Mars conjunctions every couple years and the last time these two tangled up in Virgo was November 2015 and that was at 24 Virgo.  So, here we go again for another round of love and energy around details.   Questions:   What is going on with details?  What are we neglecting?   Could something that we set aside to deal with later come up and nip us in the butt?  Speaking of butts what is going on with our health and exercise?  How is our calendar?  What are we setting time for and does it match our deeper values?  And of course where are we seeing only the forest and not the trees?   The fact that this aspect happens right before the full moon in Aries suggests that the fiery moon will get our attention with perhaps a really big bone head missed detail and we say, “Boy I really missed that one!”    

The full moon in Aries is in square with Pluto.   With Aries there is a desire to rush before thinking.   Pluto in Capricorn is more measured and suggests we go in deeper and transform from below.     Aries is not prone to saying, ‘I’m scared” rather it likes to get into a squabble.   But if you go under the fight you will find fear.  Pluto in Capricorn has its own fear and when it is high performing it goes internal and lets something die so something new can be formed.   When Pluto in Capricorn misbehaves it can be a control monster and try to get the world to conform to its inner fear.   Finding the field between harsh and rash moon in Aries and cold as steel Pluto is the work of Sun in Libra.   Libra is always seeking balance.  Finding equilibrium by looking at everything from another person’s perspective.   Taking a breath.  Asking, “what is fair?”  This will help.  However, if people have a habit of putting themselves as the last priority and are always deferring to others when they should be putting themselves first—watch and see if the full moon gets your attention and it is clear that it is time to put you first.

The Moon in Aries with these various energies around it are setting up some of us to find ourselves in leadership roles.  Even if we don’t want it we may be sick and tired of being sick and tired and just know that the balance we are missing is our own leadership.   


Use this full moon to find you.    You will need to know where you begin and end when we come to the Libra New Moon on October 19.