october 15th – 19th—tipping the scales

For the remainder of this week, we will see a pile up of planets in the relationship sign of Libra.

Edward-Robert-Hughes-Painting-022The Sun, Venus, Mercury Rx and the North Node are all conjunct within 5 degrees for a number of days.  Together, they form sextiles with Leo Jupiter and Sagittarius Mars.

If you have personal planets or points from 19°-25° of the Cardinal signs, this has your name written all over it.

This is the will to socialize and spend quality time with friends and loved ones.  It is animated conversations and pleasant evening get-togethers.

Optimistic and fun.

Gregarious and lively.

Brilliant costumes and autumnal attire. Deep, rich color and crisp backyard fires.

Swirling dances in the fallen leaves. Laughing and music. Ripe apples and fat pumpkins.

Any early Halloween parties scheduled now aren’t as sinister as they portend to be by October’s end.  No, these are charming Fall soirees full of allure and elegance.

Enjoy.

Lona

october 12th-14th—still smoldering

The Kite formation along the Libra/Aries Nodal Axis is still up in the heavens sans Aries Uranus and the Moon.

girlwithtreeman-029This subtraction takes the erratic emotional tinge off and allows the Libra Sun and Venus to be buoyed by the generous spirit of Mars and Jupiter.

When happy, there are none more gregarious than Leo and Sagittarius!

The precision of the Kite’s tip is aimed directly at the North Node at 19° Libra, bringing our past warring to the triumphant forward peace-time of Cardinal Air.

All the fiery initiative to balance and create the future lasts a short while longer. As Mars moves out of tight orb with the South Node on the 15th, the grand-Fire-trine slowly begins to dissipate.

Don’t panic though—all the intentions created and further fueled during last week’s Eclipse will manifest within the months to come.

This has simply been the planting.

Lona

october 8th—total lunar eclipse—bloody fire in the sky

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Wednesday is this month’s Aries Full Moon.

And oh boy, is it a doozy.

For this post, I have compiled a rabbit hole of links to all things ECLIPSE—astronomy and astrology—as well as a couple points by me, tailored to this particular event.

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october 6th-8th—part 2: who’s got a lighter?

So much going on up above, it’s kinda ridiculous.

Read part 1: here.

With all the talk of the grand-Fire-trine and the eclipse at the Full Moon, I think it needs to be stressed that the major player in all this business is the Libra Sun.  He will be the focal planet of the Kite formation, he will be on the North Node of the Nodal Axis.  He will be absorbing energy from Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Uranus.  He is ground zero.

Whichever house 15° Libra occupies is YOUR ground zero.

Alright.

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september 23rd & 24th—autumnal flux!

Ok.  Ready for this guys?

On September 22nd, at around 11:30 pm Central Standard Time, shortly after Pluto begins direct motion, the Sun moves from Virgo into Libra. This signals the change of the seasons.

Summer into Fall.

Alright, we get one full day of Autumn and then, on the night of the 24th at approximately 1:30 am CST, the New Moon occurs.

Wow!!  With all that’s mentioned above and Mars recently going into Sagittarius,  Wednesday morning is gonna feel so shiny and new.

Lots going on here.  So, let’s start at the center with the Sun—

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a heavenly entelechy

On Tuesday, September 16th, Mercury conjuncts the North Node of the Moon’s Nodal Axis at 19° Libra.  This is a perfect occasion to post a fast and dirty about what is up with the Moon’s Nodes and get cozy with the Aries/Libra polarity.

2014-08-28 00.37.33-1The Moon’s Nodes are an axis—there is a North Node and 180° away, a South Node.  They are the places in space where the Moon’s orbit around the Earth crosses the elliptic of Earth’s orbit around the Sun.  When New or Full Moons occur at a Nodal point, we experience eclipses on Earth—Solar (New Moon) if at the North Node; Lunar (Full Moon) if at the South.  Their ‘motion’ in the heavens is the opposite direction to all other planets in our solar system.  Therefore they are thought to be above the frey so to speak—hanging on the periphery of all the daily celestial drama.  They stay in a sign for about 19 months at a time, and take about 18 years to come full circle around the zodiac.

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september 12th & 13th—going mental

This Friday, Libra Mercury will inconjunct Chiron in Pisces.  Picking up where Monday’s SuperMoon left off, our minds will be filled with ruminations of old wounds and emotional injury.

Back in August, Virgo Mercury opposed Chiron—this was a simpler exchange of the Mind with the Healer.  Oppositions are a direct route—inconjuncts are not so straightforward.  August’s opposition saw Earth and Water swap energy—two elements that share astrological affinity.  This week’s quincunx is between Air and Water—not so much sympathy with these two.

In Virgo, it’s all about clutter.  Mercury Virgo deals with the cluttered mind, wanting/needing our mental functions to be streamlined, efficient—no dead weight.  Pisces Chiron aided Mercury here with forgiving our cluttered mental spaces and making room for compassion.  Not every thought and communication will be perfect.  And that’s ok.

Well, in Libra, the mind wants/needs social stimulation.  It’s all about relating.  Balancing the pros and cons of societal interaction.   So, given that, what does the Piscean Maverick  have for our Messenger God this time?  It will be a clumsy attempt at healing how we relate to others.  I say clumsy because quincunxes aren’t the easiest of aspects to tap in to.  More about that here.  You will need to use your brain and do a bit of navel-gazing to get it working.

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