MON OCT 20 If erotic dreams are slipping in and out of your consciousness, chalk it up to the love potion number nine emerging from last night’s Venus-Mars alignment. This is somewhat reinforced in the early hours today as the Sun parallels Neptune (2:50AM) – with both celestial bodies merging at 11 degrees south of the Celestial Equator. Always remember that a parallel has as much power as a zodiacal conjunction. The solar orb associating with the ancient ruler of the seas can vastly increase psychic sensitivity and creative imaginative expression. Dreams about your present circumstances, previous lives or the uncharted future are all ripe for the picking – if you work hard on affirming the higher human capacity to draw sustenance from the invisible magic that makes up our divinity. Get cracking with literary, publishing and educational ventures that have an aura of worldly success – courtesy of a supportive, 60-degree link between Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Leo (1:39PM). This confidence-builder does double-duty when it comes to sorting out key travel plans. Watch out later on when the Moon squares off with the red planet Mars via a 90-degree encounter (8:31PM). Keep your distance from temperamental individuals who thrive on expressing themselves in egocentric displays. This Moon-Mars altercation also begins a void lunar twilight zone that continues in effect until 4:13AM tomorrow. Refrain from making any key decisions overnight.
TUE OCT 21 Racing out of the starting gate won’t give you a true head-start when the Moon is void in Virgo. Wait until the lunar shift into airy, affable Libra at 4:13AM to make the most of your day. Two key themes during this lunar transit are improving the quality of your key relationships and trying out new approaches in the fine and graphic arts. If you need to win friends and influence people, take a gentle and peaceful approach rather than being heavy-handed. Right now the path to greater happiness in primary partnerships is via sensitivity – particularly as Venus forms a subtle and yet still supportive, 30-degree liaison with productivity-builder Ceres (3:12PM) while the Sun connects deeply with healing-maestro Chiron (7:08PM) by way of a 135-degree aspect. Brainstorms ought to be plentiful this evening and as Tuesday night morphs into Wednesday morning since Pallas in Scorpio forges an inspirational, 72-degree rapport with Jupiter in Leo (12:21AM tomorrow). These two celestial bodies are celebrated in ancient Roman and Greek mythology where Pallas-Athena is born full-armored from her father Jupiter-Zeus. This goddess is her father’s brain-child and, in the astrological code over the millennia, a positive Pallas-Jupiter connection can equate with gaining strength as a problem-solver, strategist, and all-around genius.
WED OCT 22 The cosmos appears eager to give earthlings a boost right now – even though the dark-of-the-moon monthly phase is gathering strength. This phase always comes about at the tail end of every 29.5-day solar-lunar dance through the heavens. With the Scorpio New Moon about to occur tomorrow and the lunar orb trailing behind the Sun, think more along the lines of finishing up old business from the past few weeks. Helping you make great progress in completing odds and ends on a high note are inspirational, 72-degree links from Pallas to Jupiter (12:21AM), Mercury to Juno (2:50AM), and the Sun to Pluto (10:07AM). The 72-degree aspect – known as a quintile in astrological jargon – is based on dividing the zodiacal circle of 360-degrees by the number five. Five, in many numerological systems, signifies mental energy and thought power – which humans should be using always for creative pursuits rather than selfish and/or destructive purposes. The monthly Moon-Mercury union (2:27PM) provides an additional boost for literary and educational endeavors while Venus contributes a touch of healing and mystery by making 135-degree (10:39AM) and 72-degree (11:03PM) contacts with Chiron and Pluto, respectively. Prepare for an onslaught of cosmic changes tomorrow – highlighted by the Sun and Venus charging into Scorpio nearly simultaneously.
THU OCT 23 The solar shift each year from Libra to Scorpio occurs usually on this day or October 22. It is a real power-house and intensity-enhancer as Scorpio – the eighth sign of the zodiac – has a reputation for willfulness, tenacity, and the capacity to endure various types of ordeals. The Sun enters Scorpio at 4:58AM and this important solar dynamic is followed by Venus parallel Neptune (8:59AM), a void lunar cycle in Libra happening from 10:23AM to 2:11PM, the Moon parallel Neptune (1:03PM) and Venus (1:42PM), Venus entering Scorpio (1:53PM) until November 16, plus the Moon joining forces with Venus (2:13PM), the New Moon (2:58PM and activating 1 degree of Scorpio, along with a Partial Solar Eclipse 12 minutes earlier at 2:46PM) as well as the monthly Moon-Pallas union (5:56PM). When so many major cycles and alignments occur in a short time-period, you need to be as logical and wise as possible to avoid taking unnecessary detours and missing the opportunity to make significant gains across the board. Except for the nearly 4-hour void-of-course lunar condition, the other sky configurations carry various types of creativity, artistry, and soulful insight. With three more quintile, 72-degree heavenly links occurring tomorrow – to add to the four that energized earthly conditions yesterday – and with an imagination-boosting trine from the Moon to Neptune tonight (11:30PM), the universe is providing you with a vast portfolio of aromatic celestial seasonings.
Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.
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Highlights of the October 2014 Cosmic Calendar
By Mark Lerner
The tenth month of 2014 begins with the imperceptible slowing down of the speediest planet in our solar system – Mercury, the ancient Messenger of the Gods. By Saturday October 4, Mercury will be virtually motionless in the fixed-water sign of Scorpio, and shifting gears from direct to retrograde motion. As most beginning students of astrology learn rather quickly, Mercury makes three reversals in every year – with each one lasting approximately three weeks. The current one will continue until Saturday October 25, and Mercury will retreat into airy Libra from October 10 to November 8.
While many people believe Mercury retrograde is bad and negative, the truth is that Mercury or any planet and asteroid going in reverse is really empowering itself by moving in counterpoint to the always, forward-moving Moon and Sun. Therefore, apparent retrograde motion is a solar systemic mechanism – as perceived by our humanity on Earth – that allows various celestial bodies to “re-energize their own archetypes, themes and qualities,” temporarily away from the constant watch and influence of our two lights, the lunar and solar forces that affect us so potently all the time.
Of course, it is wise during any Mercury reversal to be extra careful and cautious when it comes to mercurial matters (such as communications, paperwork, health and medical concerns, travel plans, business and trade), but that is not because Mercury is to blame; rather it is due to human beings not slowing down to review, reflect, and re-evaluate what’s been happening in their lives, relationships, and work experiences since the previous Mercury retrograde cycle.
Beyond the Mercury phenomena this month, you want to be on high alert during the Libra-Aries Full Moon (October 8) and Scorpio New Moon (October 23) as the Full Moon is also a Total Lunar Eclipse while the New Moon is a Partial Solar Eclipse. Any solar-lunar union or polarity gains extra power when an eclipse is present. Furthermore, we could designate October’s Full Moon as Uranian and October’s New Moon as Venusian. This is the case because the Sun makes its annual opposition to Uranus the day before the Full Moon while the Moon conjuncts Uranus just an hour before the Full Moon takes place. At the Scorpio New Moon just over two weeks later, Venus – approaching its every 9.5-month union with the Sun – places itself into a triple conjunction with the Moon and Sun. The bottom line is that October’s enlightening Full Moon is being super-charged with Uranian lightning-like, shocking, surprising, highly intuitive and yet also revolutionary vibrations while October’s forward-momentum building New Moon is being super-charged with Venusian loving, artistic, friendly, and alchemical vibrations.
An unusual occurrence this month is that four days after the Sun squares Pluto (October 4), opposes Uranus (October 7), sextiles Jupiter via 60-degrees (October 10), and sextiles Mars via 60-degrees (October 15), Venus repeats the same alignments (October 8, 11, 14, and 19) – to the same planets. This is because Venus is approaching its merger with the Sun – a highly enriching, across-the-board winning rendezvous that finally takes place early on Saturday October 25 and just about 12 hours before Mercury turns direct.
As October reaches its conclusion and, for some, its apotheosis on Halloween, Mercury is back in the swing of things by moving at nearly 1 degree of zodiacal motion per day (and getting faster) – providing a definite boost for overall thinking and communicating. Plus, Mercury and the Moon connect with far-out Neptune, while the Moon and Mercury commune together as well, bringing humanity’s reservoir of deep-seated feelings, dreams and visions of a more ideal, sensitive, compassionate and wisdom-enhanced home planet into our collective mind’s eye.
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