This is a day of Grace. We have a stellar line-up of positive markers in the Skywatch on Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and Thanksgiving Day in Canada — lots of celebrations today and all favored by Jupiter and Neptune in a sextile, exact early this morning.
This pair seeks peace and understanding for all people and events. A gentle Sun Moon sextile at 4:09 am PDT is followed by the Moon in trine to Mars Rx at 7:29 am. Luna then turns Void of Course until she enters Virgo at 9:56 pm.
In this window of time, articulate Mercury finds a partner and sextiles agreeable Venus at 9:38 am. So this is not the day to make major purchases or decisions but is an excellent day to share love and conversations with friends and family.
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Sunday’s astrological picture is also mixed. Caution lights are up even though there is a huge kiss sitting up in the heavens that will be exact early Monday morning.
But first, we have to deal with the Sun squaring boastful Jupiter at 6:35 am PDT followed by the Moon squaring rebellious and contrary Uranus at 10:27 am and sailing on to square tricky Mercury at 1:50 pm.
Green lights come on a few minutes later as a lovely Jupiter Neptune sextile powers up. Exact just seven minutes after midnight, this sextile invokes our spiritual and creative energies and often shows up in the sky when a dream comes true for someone.
Dreams can be powerful and helpful tonight with this pair of planets — pay attention.
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If your birthday is this week (October 11–17)
There are several challenging aspects in your new Solar Return, Libra. The most difficult is likely to be Retrograde Mars sitting opposite to your Sun in this chart of your new year. Your energy will come and go with this opposition and you’ll need to have a great deal of patience with people and events in the months ahead. Helpful is that your ruler, Venus, is in practical and wise Virgo this year. She joins Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto all sitting in earth signs in your new SR. This group can move mountains and will guarantee success if you stay focused, realistic, and committed to your task. You are leaving a period of transition this year and can move into a more enjoyable situation over this next year. As times change.
Mixed signals are in the heavens all weekend. An extremely grouchy and tense lineup of aspects kicks on the caution lights Saturday morning.
The Moon squares Mars at 3:05 am PDT and then opposes Pluto at 3:36 am (you might not get to sleep through this pair). Luna sails on to oppose grumpy Saturn at 9:04 am and then turns Void of Course until she enters sunny Leo at 5:24 pm. In this window of time, Venus makes a trine to free-spirited and innovative Uranus, exact at 4:07 pm.
Usually, this trine suggests a good time to buy cars, computers, and high tech stuff, all under the rule of Uranus, but with Mars Rx and a V/C Moon, I suggest you hold off on finalizing any purchase or decision—especially with Mercury “stationing” now and about to turn Retrograde.
A bad moon rising. Caution lights. One of the most dangerous aspects to show up in the heavens shows up today.
Retrograde Mars in impulsive Aries squares sitting duck Pluto who just recently left his Retrograde cycle and is now “stationary direct” or barely moving. This means accidents, violence, breakdowns, and conflicts are much more likely on Friday. The square hits exact at 6:19 am PDT (that’s 9:19 am in New York City - be sure to covert PDT to your local time zone).
In power all day long, this square will tend to throw off even more sparks when the Sun and Moon also square at 5:39 pm late Friday afternoon. Caution lights stay on Friday night. The Moon opposes overconfident Jupiter at 8:17 pm, and then thankfully Luna trines compassionate and gentle Neptune at 8:44 pm.
Best not to push your luck today and tonight.
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A confusing Mercury Retrograde cycle begins on Oct 13, doubling the problems we have with Mars now Retrograde. Just wait until the Moon leaves a V/C cycle from yesterday and enters home sign Cancer at 8:45 am PDT Thursday morning. Green lights come on at this moment as the Skywatch clears.
Cancer rules your tummy, and that tells you to trust your gut reactions today. Evening hours are good for social plans as Luna sextiles affectionate Venus at 11:16 pm. A home-cooked meal sounds like a very good idea tonight.
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Foggy and unexpected. Caution lights. The Moon squares dreamy Neptune at 10:52 am PDT, which can easily lead to confusion and a misunderstanding this morning.
And reactions from others can be unusual today with something unexpected in the message. All due to clever Mercury lining up opposite rebellious and contrary Uranus at 1:55 pm.
This can also be when “the truth” comes out as Uranus is good at encouraging people to drop their guard. This marker can spark seemingly brilliant new ideas and crazy plans that will never work. All is up to your approach and command today.
A lively and positive Moon sextile to Mars Rx follows at 6:57 pm. Luna then turns Void of Course until tomorrow morning.