***all times are PDT***
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monday october 4th-
from 5:25am to 8:19pm the sun and mars both parallel neptune- bringing an energetic alignment (aspect by declination) of the two yang masculine planets and the planet of dissolution, surrender and loss. both the sun and mars are heading to make tense aspects to neptune in the coming weeks and this energizes those aspects. nebulousness, confusion, deception, illusion and escapism can be amplified right now. watch out for sweeping things under the carpet or being outright dishonest so as not to deal with reality or deal with consequences of past actions. not all is as it seems right now!
tuesday october 5th-
at 6:53am retrograde mercury in libra quincunxes retrograde neptune in pisces, creating tension between the conscious mind and intellect and the planet of intuition, illusion and idealism. mercury/neptune can be great for creativity, imagination and intuition but the tense nature of the aspect can make it really easy for us to delude or deceive ourselves or others or generally just be out to lunch. watch out for over idealizing people or situations and seeing what you want to see! take time to meditate and reflect and make big decisions in a few days when the aspect has passed. (this is the 2nd aspect of 3 due to mercury’s retrograde so think back to 9/17 when this first happened and connect the dots to see what is going on)
wednesday october 6th-
mars in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus at 2:26am, creating tension between the will and drive and the Rebel and Revolutionary. sudden and unexpected energies are afoot right now. change is the order of the day and the change may be amazing or the last thing you wanted but whatever it is change is incoming. with both bodies in venus-ruled signs relationships, money, our values and self worth are in focus. if we tend to over focus on others at the expense of ourselves or if we avoid conflict by sweeping things under the carpet- mars will not allow that and he will bring all the things up and out! navigate with care and consciousness.
the new moon at 13’25 libra is exact at 4:05am PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that is focused on relationships, partnerships and the sacred balance (or lack there of) in relationships of all kinds. this is one intense lunation! the new moon is conjunct mars, opposite chiron and quincunx uranus- and pluto comes to stand still the day of the new moon as he heads to square eris for the 5th and final time two days after the new moon on 10/8. this new moon is all about pulling back the carpet to see what has been swept under it- personally, relationally and collectively. if we tend to keep the peace at any cost- this is a call to get in touch with anger, rage and boundaries. if we tend to argue, be aggressive and dominate- this is a call to realize we need to shift our tactics if we want more harmonious relationships. so much to say about this new moon! the lunar gate call and lunar insight will be up a few days before the new moon and the lunar horoscopes will be up day of the new moon. to sign up to be a member to access gate calls and horoscopes click here- https://divineharmony.com/become-a-member/
at 8:44am venus at 29 scorpio semisquares mars in ilbra, creating tension between the Divine Lovers who are both in each other’s signs (mutual reception) and both are in detriment (the signs they are least comfy in). there can be issues up right now in relationships, finances and more. with venus at a karmic degree there can be shadow coming to Light in Love or money situations that needs to be addressed. right use of power and healthy expression of anger and boundaries is key.
pluto stations direct 24’18 capricorn at 11:29am, making the Lord of the Underworld the most powerful planet in the sky! all things plutonian are in focus right now: the depths, intensity, the subconscious, the shadow, fear, obsession, power, control, sexuality, debt and money. opportunities to truly see what lies beneath the surface of structures, order, obligations and dogma in our lives is possible right now! be aware that very deep rooted power/control dynamics can arise right now. stay aware of your own need for power and control and stay out of manipulation- yours or anyone else’s. this is a great day (and week) to dive deep, confront shadow, be ruthlessly honest with ourselves and bring to the Light of consciousness that which is hidden. we are in some very deep times of revelation, Truth coming to Light, endings and letting go of old patriarchal paradigms to create space for the new. use the energy wisely and be willing to confront your shadow and do the work of personal and planetary evolution and transformation! pluto stations just 2 days before his 5th and final square to eris. this portal of time is powerful and intense- navigate the deep terrain with much consciousness and awareness. shadow is coming to Light!
at 4:11pm the sun in libra quincunxes retrograde uranus in taurus, creating tension between the conscious self and ego that wants peace and harmony and the rebel and revolutionary that wants change and upheaval! with both planets in venus-ruled signs relationships are in the midst of activation, shift, ending and/or rearranging. the more complacent we are and trying to keep things together that really should be falling apart- the more upheaval-ish this time will be! stay open to change and instead of bracing to have the boat rocked why don’t you initiate the rocking! where new energy needs to come in and old energy needs to go out- facilitate your own evolutionary process!!!
thursday october 7th-
at 4:21am venus moves out of scorpio and into sagittarius, shifting the Goddess of Love and Beauty from water to fire, yin to yang, deep to expansive. venus in sagittarius loves and values her freedom. she loves to travel, learn, teach and explore what lies beyond! in the coming weeks of venus’ journey through this sign we, too, need to spread our wings and fly. just make sure you are not having ‘the grass is greener’ syndrome. learning to appreciate what you have in your life that is already there is key ;)
the sun cojoins mars 15’05 libra at 9:01pm, linking the conscious self and ego and the will and drive (the two masculine planets) in powerful ways. this is a the start of a new mars synodic cycle- the last one began in September 2019 in virgo and this one begins in libra which is the sign of the sun’s fall and the sign of mars’ detriment. with both bodies making a series of pretty intense aspects (opposite chiron, quincunx uranus, quincunx neptune, square pluto and opposite eris) this mars cycle does not look to be a walk in the park. luckily the sun and mars both trine saturn (separating aspect) and jupiter (approaching aspects)- so the two teacher planets are helping us to learn how to be in right relationship to ourselves, others and the world around us. the Highest aspect of libra is balancing self and other, give and take, independence and interconnection, assertion and compromise. wherever your growth edge is on these scales – that is the place to focus on right now.
friday october 8th-
at 6:33pm ceres stations retrograde at 12’08 gemini, bringing the Great Mother asteroid Goddess to a standstill in the sky. this brings matters pertaining to home, family, the environment and Mother Earth into focus. with ceres in gemini- communication and information is key. ceres forms a Grand Air Trine with the sun/mercury retrograde/mars conjunction we are in the midst of (yesterday through tomorrow) and also with jupiter and saturn the two teacher planets. there can be important actions being taken, information coming inn or revelations unfolding right now – so pay attention! ceres also sextiles chiron- showing healing is possible in home, family or environment but we have to be willing to own our part in things and do the work to heal.
stationary direct pluto in capricorn squares retrograde eris in aries at 9:16pm, making the fifth and final square between the two furthest planets in our solar system (that we know of). eris was discovered in 2005 and is the new archetypal energy guiding the 21st century. her patriarchal myth is that of the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. she was not invited to a wedding party and she showed up pissed off and created chaos. but her Highest expression is the Solar Feminine Warrior Goddess- shown in the figures of joan of arc and wonder woman. she is the feminine who is willing to take a stand for Truth and is willing to expose what is in the shadows. 2020 and 2021 are the years of the exaltation of the Warrior Goddess- in men, women and non-binary beings- waking up and/or elevating the leaders our world so desperately needs. pluto/eris is a stand off between the shadow of the patriarchy and the awakening of the Solar Feminine/Warrior Goddess archetype. i go VERY DEEPLY into eris and the pluto/eris square in my Eris Masterclass. she is HUGE in the 21st century and understanding her energy is key to navigating this powerful time in humanity. for more info on this on-demand workshop click here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/eris-masterclass-now-available-for-purchase/
this final square is POSITIVELY POTENT- as we have pluto at standstilll two days earlier- so we have pluto at the most powerful position he can possibly have going head to head with eris. pay attention today and this month to the shadow getting exposed personally and collectively, to the warrior women and men taking a stand, and to the old paradigm that is dying and creating space for a new one to be birthed! these are powerful times!!!!
(dates for the 5 pluto/eris squares are: 1/26/20, 6/14/20, 12/10/20, 8/27/21, 10/8/21)
saturday october 9th-
at 12:38am retrograde mercury in libra semisquares venus in sagittarius, creating tension between the mind and heart. communication that is not clear and direct could manifest as things being swept under the carpet for even outright dishonesty so as not to rock the boat or own nothings. be aware of what is beneath the surface!
at 9:18am the sun cojoins retrograde mercury at 16’35 libra, marking the midpoint of the current mercury retrograde cycle we are in (from 9/26-10/18). pay attention to what you hear, think, say, dream or otherwise receive via information and communication. inn relationships the depths are being plumed and the Unconscious/Shadow are coming to Light! the sun/mercury conjunction coincides with the sun/mars conjunction which can make this one extra fiery, argumentative, combative and intense. where things are NOT in balance- that is coming to Light. the key here is in facing what is arising, dealing with your part in dynamics and holding others accountable when it’s not yours to hold. revealing what relationships (personal and professional) are fair, healthy and life affirming and which are not can be in focus right now! be sure to read my mercury retrograde blog for a huge download on what this descent is all about here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/mercury-retrograde-in-libra-righting-the-scales-of-balance/
at 3:48pm retrograde mercury cojoins mars at 16’16 libra, linking the mind and intellect with the will, warrior and drive. mercury/mars is great for being decisive, speaking up and taking a stand! yet there can also be excess mars energy right now which can amplify and exacerbate power dynamics, arguments and conflict. if you tend to stuff your anger and rage then this could manifest as passive aggression, depression and dis-ease. learning to have a healthy balance between self-preservation and self-focus (mars/aries) and relationships, commitment and compromise (libra) is key!
sunday October 10th-
at 1:48am mean black moon lilith in gemini semisquares retrograde eris in aries and at 4:48am she sesquiquadrates stationary direct pluto in capricorn, bringing the Dark Goddess face to face with the pluto/eris square! with lilith in gemini watch for sudden, unexpected or revealing information or communications to arise. Lilith is empowering us to SPEAK UP but in tense aspect there can be push back against doing do. the shadow is coming to Light and power struggles are being revealed or exacerbated. having healthy outlets for anger and rage is key!
at 5:30pm venus cojoins the mean south node at 3’52 sagittarius, aligning the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the karmic south node. this is the first of several south node conjunctions we are heading into – as the nodes move to the last degrees of sagittarius and get ready to shift into scorpio (the nodes always move backwards- mean node moves into scorpio 12/22/21, true 1/18/22). from now until then paying attention to the south node conjunctions is important to see what karmic energies are still at play that need resolution, completion or release. with venus involved this can play out in relationships, finances and values. what are you holding onto that is no longer serving? whatever is bubbling up right now will get magnified in the coming months as mercury, the sun and mars make their way to align with the south node- so PAY ATTENTION!
saturn stations direct at 6’52 aquarius at 7:17pm, bringing the Lord of Karma and Father of Time to a standstill in the sky. his presence is potent today and the days surrounding putting focus on getting real so we can face and deal with reality on it’s own terms. at his best saturn in aquarius is about self-mastery, integrity and esponsibility. yet if we are ungrounded, spiritual bypassing or checking out- saturn at standstill can bring cold, hard realities into focus. this is a time to face reality, take responsibility for our part in creating it and then do the work to set solid foundations in our lives upon which we can build (which could require destroying old ones that had shoddy foundations). if you feel heavy, depressed or blah today- know that this, too, shall pass. use the saturn energy to get focused, responsible and aligned with your integrity.
have a blessed week…