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Atrology Transits January 2023 – Ready for Change

 

 

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed. — Terence McKenna

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!

It seems that many people went through most of year 2022 holding their breath, or worse, in depression, doubt and fear. Though year 2023 certainly has its challenges, the energy is dramatically changing. Major planetary shifts in the next several months include:

  • Neptune turned direct in Pisces on December 3, 2022 – your spiritual and creative expression is strong. 
  • Mars retrograde ends on January 12, 2023, at 8 degrees Gemini – aggressive thoughts and speech, but also active, engaged communication.
  • Uranus turns direct on January 22, 2023, at 14° Taurus – big shift in what we hold dear and letting go of outworn security needs.
  • Saturn moves from Aquarius into Pisces on March 7, 2023 – responsibility combined with wonder, intuition and spirituality.
  • Pluto moves from Capricorn into Aquarius on March 23, 2023 – a slow-moving, but major, shift in collective thought.
  • Jupiter enters Taurus on May 17, 2023 – change in our values and thinking positively about money and security.

With the slower-moving planets involved, we can be sure that there will be a major shift, both individually and collectively, in perspective over time. 

 

December 30, 2022: Mercury turned Retrograde at 24 Degrees Capricorn. Mercury will be in retrograde motion until January 17, when it will station direct at 8 degrees Capricorn. 

 

January 2: Mercury Sextile Neptune at 22 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Venus Enters Aquarius. Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces has the effect of slowing down your thoughts and outside communications so you can tune into your inner intuitive insights. If possible, take time to reflect on your inner dreams.

 

January 4: Venus Sextile Jupiter at 1 Degree Aquarius/Aries. Venus sextile Jupiter is one of those rare aspects that make you feel lucky, benevolent and optimistic. Though short-lived, it is excellent for love relationships and social connections of all kinds.

 

January 5: Sun Trine Uranus at 15 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Use the energizing Sun trine Uranus aspect to start new, exciting, mind-expanding studies. Keep track of any sudden insights that you have now. They can be amazingly helpful in solving seemingly unsolvable problems.

 

January 6-7:  Full Moon at 16 Degrees Cancer. Sun Conjunct Retrograde Mercury at 16 Degrees Capricorn. The Cancer Full Moon promises to be an emotional time. The Moon is very strong when it is full in its own sign of Cancer. Family matters and all issues related to caretaking and nurturing are featured now. Spend some time tuning into your emotions and needs. Areas to examine:

  • How do you nurture others? How do you nurture yourself?
  • How do you wish others would nurture you? 
  • What is the difference between nurturing and smothering?
  • What kind of people, places and objects make you feel cared for?
  • How will you bring about the desired emotional changes? 


January 8-9: Retrograde Mercury Trine Uranus at 15 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus.
Venus Trine Mars 15 8 Degrees Aquarius/Gemini. Use retrograde Mercury trine Uranus to go back over and fine tune any ideas that came to you under Sun trine Uranus on January 5. Mercury is especially strong when retrograde. Use it to find and correct flaws in your ideas and/or thinking. Pay especial attention to sudden insights.

Venus trine Mars is excellent for solving touchy relationship issues. Mars helps you assert yourself, while Venus softens your tone. Venus trine Mars is also excellent for money matters and for attracting or furthering love relationships. The main caution is to curb impulsive, impatient actions.

 

January 11-12:  Retrograde Mercury Square Chiron at 12 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. Venus Sextile Chiron at 12 Degrees/Aquarius/Aries. Retrograde Mercury square Chiron means that it is time to relook at and heal those life experiences that wounded you in some way. Use Venus sextile Chiron to send healing love to yourself and to those who wronged you. Something to try: 1) visualize a pink cloud around yourself, 2) send that pink cloud to the person who has hurt you and finally 3) release the pink cloud to the universe with love.

 

January 13-14: Venus Sextile Neptune at 12 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Venus Square Uranus at 14 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. Venus continues to offer love and healing when it sextiles Neptune. If possible, connect with nature and beautiful surroundings. A romantic night out with your special someone would also be wonderful when Venus is sextile Neptune.

Venus square Uranus can make you feel flirtier, so be careful who you flirt with. It may also leave you feeling a little unsettled, bored, impulsive and impatient. Use some estraint. Instead, use Venus square Uranus to look at where you need to make changes to freshen things up in your life.

 

January 18: Sun Conjunct Pluto at 28 Degrees Capricorn. Sun conjunct Pluto is an intense and, most likely, upsetting aspect. Our ego needs (Sun) are strengthened and intensified (Pluto). Because everyone is being affected by this aspect, it is best not to provoke others and to stay away from dangerous or challenging situations and places.

 

January 19-20:  Mercury Turns Direct at 8 Degrees Capricorn. Sun Enters Aquarius on January 29. The Sun moving into Aquarius begins the profound shift we will all feel when Pluto begins its long journey in Aquarius in the next several years. As Mercury turns direct and moves forward in Capricorn it will help you make grounded, stable plans. Use the Aquarian Sun to use technology and/or to implement new ideas.

 

January 21: New Moon at 1 Degree Aquarius. The New Moon in Aquarius conjunct Pluto in Capricorn practically shouts to you to examine where you have been and where you want to go. Pluto in Capricorn is about tradition, responsibility and “the way things have always been.”  The New Moon in Aquarius is about new ideas and the future. This Aquarius New Moon sets that energy in motion. If you have felt sluggish, stymied and sidelined, use this New Moon to imagine and embody new insights and possibilities.

 

 

January 22: Venus Conjunct Saturn at 24 Degrees Aquarius. Venus conjunct Saturn is excellent for making a budget and financial plan for the new year. Venus rules money and your values, while Saturn gives you a sense of restraint and responsibility. The sign of Aquarius helps you see and be open to new possibilities around making, saving and investing money.

You may not feel as warm and affectionate as usual when Venus is conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. However, new relationships begun now can be long-lived and down to earth.

 

January 24: Sun Sextile Jupiter at 4 Degrees Aquarius/Aries. Sun sextile Jupiter is a very positive, active aspect, especially when it falls in Aquarius/Aries. Think big (Jupiter), pay attention to insights (Aquarius) and let yourself shine (Sun). This aspect is especially beneficial for those with the Sun and/or ascendant in Aquarius or Aries. For everyone else, look to the natal houses where Aquarius and Aries are located to see where to put your energy for positive results.

 

January 26: Venus Enters Pisces. Venus will be in Pisces until February 19. Venus in Pisces is outstanding for those of you in creative or artistic endeavors. It also adds a dreamy, romantic vibe to your love relationships. 

 

January 29: Sun Trine Mars at 9 Degrees Aquarius/Gemini. Mercury Trine Uranus at 14 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. The Sun trine Mars and Mercury trine Uranus bring an active mind and a burst of physical energy. Use this dynamic aspect to finish old projects. The negative of Sun trine Mars is that you may be feeling more impatient, aggressive and/or hostile than normal. The more you divert the Mars energy into positive action the better.

 

Moon Movement During January 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

January 1:        Moon in Taurus

January 2:        Moon enters Gemini

January 5:        Moon enters Cancer

January 6:        Full Moon at 16 Degrees Cancer

January 7:        Moon enters Leo

January 10:      Moon enters Virgo

January 12:      Moon enters Libra

January 15:      Moon enters Scorpio

January 17:      Moon enters Sagittarius

January 19:      Moon enters Capricorn

January 21:      Moon enters Aquarius

January 21:      New Moon at 1 Degree Aquarius

January 23:      Moon enters Pisces

January 25:      Moon enters Aries

January 27:      Moon enters Taurus

January 30:      Moon enters Gemini

 

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I will be giving a talk at the Spiritual Center in Carbondale, CO on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 10:00 am. I will be talking about some of the major shifts in year 2023. I would love to see you there.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

 

Astrology Transits December 2022 – Seeking Knowledge

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ― Albert Einstein

 

The sign of Sagittarius and its ruling planet Jupiter are in focus with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all transiting Sagittarius as December begins. Both Sagittarius and Jupiter relate to wisdom, higher mind activities and anything that expands the mind, such as travel or studies. In the meantime, Neptune and Jupiter are transiting Pisces. Both Neptune and Pisces relate to intuition, imagination and everything known and perceived without the use of the five senses.

 

In addition, Sagittarius brings an aura of lightheartedness that is sorely needed and appreciated after the deep, Scorpio energy that we experienced last month. I love how the energy is continually changing, giving us a new perspective and a new learning environment each month. Sometimes our earth-centered classes are filled with serious, life changing curriculum (Scorpio transits) and other months the curriculum is more light hearted and enjoyable (Sagittarius transits). Enjoy the robust December Jupiter/Sagittarius energy!

 

December 1:  

Venus Opposition Mars at 19 Degrees Sagittarius/Gemini. Creative and sexual energy will be high under the Venus opposition Mars transit. 

Mercury Square Neptune at 22 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Words may be confusing and/or deceptive when Mercury is square Neptune.

Venus Sextile Saturn at 19 Degrees Sagittarius/Aquarius. Venus sextile Saturn brings everything down to earth. It helps you avoid the potential pitfalls of Venus opposition Mars and Mercury square Neptune.

 

December 4:  Sun Trine Chiron at 12 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries. 

Venus Square Neptune at 22 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Sun trine Chiron assists in learning (Sun in Sagittarius) how to heal (Chiron) yourself through knowledge. Venus square Neptune assists in healing through unconventional channels or methods. Pay attention to your intuition now.

 

December 6: Mercury Square Jupiter at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Mercury Enters Capricorn. Mercury square Jupiter helps you see the big picture and gives you a sense of optimism regarding your plans and goals. The downside is that it can make you a little lax and careless in taking care of the details and tying up loose ends. You might want to wait until later in the day, or tomorrow, to put your plans in motion. When Mercury enters Capricorn the flightiness of Mercury square Jupiter will be tempered by the sober Capricorn energy.

 

December 7:  Full Moon at 16 Degrees Gemini. Sun in Sagittarius Quincunx Uranus at 15 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus. Change time! The Full Moon in Gemini with the Sagittarius Sun quincunx Uranus is a dual confirmation that it is time for a change. This Gemini Full Moon sets the tone for year 2023. Year 2023 has several planets changing signs and is all about teetering on the rim of big change. I will be giving a talk at the Spiritual Center on January 8, 2023, about the big changes in store for us in year 2022.

 

The Gemini Full Moon is a light hearted moon. The Moon conjunct Mars wants action and intellectual stimulation. Enjoy lively conversations and intellectual exploration (Sun in Sagittarius) under this full moon.

 

December 8: Sun Opposition Mars at 16 Degrees Sagittarius/Gemini. Mind your own business and don’t confront others during this challenging, feisty transit. You, and everyone around you, may be feeling extra aggressive and angry. The need to assert yourself is strong. You would be wise to curb that impulse as it can only lead to trouble. This is especially important if you have planets or points in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).
 

December 9: Venus Square Jupiter at 29 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Venus Enters Capricorn. The somewhat challenging energy continues when Venus is Square Jupiter. Your self-control and impulse control are not fully operating at this time. Be careful when shopping as you could overspend on unneeded, impulse purchases. On a positive note, Venus square Jupiter is good for socializing, so long as you don’t give off an arrogant vibe (Jupiter).

 

December 12: Sun Sextile Saturn at 20 Degrees Sagittarius/Aquarius. Sun sextile Saturn is superb for getting things done. Saturn gives you self-discipline and the will to work hard to complete your tasks. This would be an excellent time to clean out the junk drawer or to tackle work-related tasks that require concentration and diligence.

 

December 14: Sun Square Neptune at 22 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Try to take things easy and don’t push yourself when the Sun is square Neptune. Your energy may be low and things may not be what they seem. 

 

December 17:  Mercury Trine Uranus at 15 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus. Enjoy this short-lived (5 days approximately) transit while you can. Though Mercury trine Uranus only lasts a short time, it is excellent for problem solving using new, unexpected and even startling ideas. The well-known depiction of a light bulb over the head perfectly fits Mercury trine Uranus.

 

December 18: Mars Sesquiquadrate Pluto at 12 Degrees Gemini/Capricorn. Your ambition soars when Mars aspects Pluto. However, be very careful not to foster conflict with others. You could find yourself on the losing end of any such conflict.

 

December 19: Venus Square Chiron at 12 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. Venus Quincunx Mars at 12 Degrees Capricorn/Gemini. Mars Sextile Chiron at 12 Degrees Gemini/Aries. Venus square Chiron can unearth hurtful emotions around your closest relationships. However, Mars sextile Chiron offers a solution. Taking action (Mars) by talking through any such disagreements (Gemini) can go a long way towards solving any areas of disagreement. 

 

December 20: Jupiter Enters Aries. Let the action begin! Jupiter, the planet of abundance, optimism, and everything big, and even over-the-top, performs well in fiery Aries. Use your renewed sense of optimism to move your projects forward. This is especially true for the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). 

 

December 21: Sun Enters Capricorn. Sun Square Jupiter at 0 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. The winter solstice begins when the Sun enters Capricorn. It then forms a square to Jupiter in Aries. Though squares are typically thought of as challenges, I rather like this configuration. Capricorn is known to bring steady progress, while Jupiter in Aries fires everything up and gets things moving. Use this energy to re-activate your goals and projects as both stable Capricorn and optimistic Jupiter will help you succeed.

 

December 23: New Moon at 1 Degree Capricorn Sesquiquadrate Uranus. The Capricorn New Moon is part of a rolling stellium consisting of five planets in Capricorn. Use this auspicious time to carefully look at your goals and to revise your plans where needed. Capricorn is a business sign. Planets transiting Capricorn are especially helpful in the areas of business or commerce, though Capricorn planets can be helpful for all projects and endeavors. The Capricorn New Moon sesquiquadrate Uranus could bring disruptions, but Moon Uranus transits can also bring brilliant insights, especially with Venus and Mercury trine Uranus.

December 24, Christmas Eve: The Moon in Capricorn is custom made for family and family traditions. On Christmas Day the Moon in Aquarius has you feeling a little restless and ready to tackle new horizons – out with the old and in with the new. 

December 28: Venus Sextile Neptune at 23 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces. Pull back from too much activity when Venus is sextile Neptune. Venus sextile Neptune brings a peaceful respite from more dynamic energy. The main danger is that you can be easily deceived. This is not the best time to buy, sell or borrow or to enter into a new romantic relationship.

 

December 29: Mercury Turns Retrograde at 24 Degrees Capricorn until January 17, when it turns stationary direct at 8 degrees Capricorn. Its time to recheck all business communication. 

 

December 30: Sun Quincunx Mars at 9 Degrees Capricorn/Gemini. When the Sun is Quincunx Mars, something has to give and/or an adjustment has to be made. Mars in Gemini wants immediate action around a communication snafu, while the Sun in Capricorn cautions you to take your time when making adjustments. Because Mercury is now retrograde, I would advise you to look at the history of the matter in question before you make a reasoned (Sun in Capricorn) adjustment.

 

December 31: Sun Trine the North Node at 10 Degrees Capricorn/Taurus and Sun Sextile South Node at 10 Degrees Capricorn/Scorpio. The Sun Trine the North Node and Sun sextile South Node on the last day of the year speaks to letting go of the past (South Node) and embracing the new (North Node). It is about becoming your true and authentic self (Sun trine North Node). As you make your New Year’s resolutions, spend some time contemplating why you are here and how you can fulfill your life purpose.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE!

 

Moon Movement During December 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

December 1:     Moon enters Aries

December 4:     Moon enters Taurus

December 6:     Moon enters Gemini

December 7:     Full Moon at 16 Degrees 1 Minute Gemini

December 9:     Moon enters Cancer

December 11:   Moon enters Leo

December 14:   Moon enters Virgo

December 16:   Moon enters Libra

December 18:   Moon enters Scorpio

December 21:   Moon enters Sagittarius

December 21:   Winter Solstice at 4:48 p.m. EST

December 23:   Moon enters Capricorn

December 23:   New Moon at 1 Degree, 32 Minutes Capricorn, 5:16 am EST

December 25:   Moon enters Aquarius

December 27:   Moon enters Pisces

December 29:   Moon in Aries

December 31:   Moon enters Taurus

 

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I will be giving a presentation at the Spiritual Center in Carbondale, CO on January 8, 2023, at 10:00 am MST, in which I will present some of the major energy shifts that will take place in 2023 and 2024. If you live near Carbondale and can make it, I would love to see you there.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

 

 

Astrology Transits November 2022 – Transformation

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. — Marianne Williamson

The energy shifted on October 23 from diplomatic, “go along, to get along” Libra into the intense, probing energy of Scorpio, when both the Sun and Venus moved into Scorpio. We are all feeling the need for deep change, both on a personal and collective level. The October 25, Scorpio Solar Eclipse heightened the transformative theme. That eclipse was quincunx Jupiter at one degree Aries. Jupiter in Aries wants to act, and to act big and to act fast. The solar eclipse at 2 degrees Scorpio (along with Venus at 2 degrees Scorpio) said: “Not so fast. We need to act, but we need to make adjustments (quincunx) first. Something isn’t right here, and it needs a deep transformation, not just surface improvement.”

 

In addition, Mars turned retrograde on October 30 in Gemini. Retrograde Mars      becomes heavy and everything slows down. Aggressive, angry feelings are strong and do not dissipate as quickly as they would under a direct Mars. Since you will find it harder to push forward under a retrograde Mars, use this time to solidify your foundation and your plans, so you will be in good position to act once Mars turns direct on January 13, 2023.

 

The Full Moon Taurus Lunar Eclipse on November 8 asks us to reflect on our values (Taurus) and to honor our security needs (Taurus) along with the need to change. See November 8 below for more of my thoughts on the lessons of this eclipse season.

 

November 2:  Venus Conjunct the South Node (Venus Opposition the North Node), Quincunx Chiron at 13 Degrees Scorpio/Aries. Its time to let go of the need for unhelpful and/or painful relationships of all kinds. Opportunities exist for positive relationships that support and nurture you. Fate (the Nodes) can bring someone wonderful into your life once you let go of the old, unhelpful connections. 

 

November 5:  Sun Quincunx Chiron at 13 Degrees Scorpio/Aries. Sun Conjunct the South Node at 13 Degrees Scorpio and Opposing the North Node at 13 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. You can realize deep, profound truths about your life now. Pay attention to your dreams and put your memories in their proper place. Realizing the truth of who you are now, not who you were in the past, lets you positively move forward.

 

November 5:  Venus Opposition Uranus at 17 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. Venus opposition Uranus is an exciting, but unpredictable time. Go with the flow and enjoy the wild ride. You will especially feel Venus opposing Uranus in the realm of love, values and monetary issues. Just watch the crazy stock market gyrations for a while, if you want to see this opposition in action.

 

November 7: Venus Square Saturn at 18 Degrees Scorpio/Aquarius. Reality! Venus square Saturn removes the “rose colored glasses” and forces you to evaluate your relationships and your everyday life in a dispassionate, reality-based manner. If fits with the transformational theme of November 2022.

 

November 8: Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse at 16 Degrees Taurus at 4:01 am EST. Sun Conjunct Mercury at 14 Degrees Scorpio. Sun and Mercury Opposition Uranus at 16 Degrees Taurus/Scorpio. 

 

The chart for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the US Election Day, November 8, 2022, is about letting go, fate, and sudden, unpredictable events. Uranus (sudden events, surprises, upsets) is conjunct the Taurus Eclipse Moon (change and emotional letting go), conjunct the North Node opposite the South Node (fate), Mercury, Sun and Venus. All those planets form a T-square to Saturn. Anything can, and probably will happen. Because of the Scorpio/Taurus axis, the biggest election issues are sexuality and abortion, hidden agendas, and security/money matters.

The Sabian symbol for 16 degrees Taurus is:

An old teacher fails to interest his pupils in traditional knowledge.

MEANING: The inadequacy of past knowledge in time of crisis.

 

I feel that this eclipse season is about letting go and letting fate (the North and South Nodes) play out as they will. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we don’t work hard toward our desired outcome. It means that once we have done all we can, it is time to release the outcome into the void with the expectation that all will be well. 

 

We are in a time of extreme change and transformation. The old ways of thinking and old ways of doing things are no longer adequate (Uranus). However, the transition from one phase to the next is about the unknown and, thus, always feels scary. 

November 10:  Mercury Square Saturn at 19 Degrees Scorpio/Aquarius. Venus Trine Neptune at 22 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. Narrow, limited thinking is strong when Mercury is square Saturn. Venus trine Neptune accelerates the need to escape. Be kind to yourself – maybe a long, luxurious bath is called for under these challenging aspects.

 

November 11: Sun Square Saturn at 19 Degrees Scorpio/Aquarius. Venus Quincunx Mars at 24 Degrees Scorpio/Gemini. This is a good day to finalize any decisions that you have been grappling with.

 

November 14: Sun Trine Neptune at 22 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. Venus Trine Jupiter at 29 Degrees Scorpio/Pisces. The Sun trine Neptune gives you abundant intuition, imagination and creativity, while Venus trine Jupiter brings a sense of bliss and optimism.

 

November 16: Venus Enters Sagittarius.

 

November 17: Mercury Enters Sagittarius. Venus and Mercury entering Sagittarius lightens the heavy Scorpio energy. Find some time to enjoy travel and/or an adventure, even if it is via books or travel videos.

 

November 19: Mars Square Neptune at 22 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. This is another “escape” aspect. Mars pushes, while Neptune just wants to escape. Give yourself permission to take some quiet time for yourself. On the 21st, when the Sun trines Jupiter, you will, once again, feel confident, optimistic and ready to conquer the world.

 

November 22: Sun Enters Sagittarius.

 

November 23: New Moon at 1 Degree Sagittarius. You’ve explored the depths during the Scorpio/Taurus eclipses. Now it’s time to let go and to think of lighter subjects. Travel, higher mind study and sporting events are favored.

November 27-28: Mercury and Venus Quincunx Uranus at 16 Degrees Sagittarius/Taurus.  Mars Trine Saturn at 19 Degrees Gemini/Aquarius. Mercury quincunx Uranus brings an abundance of fresh, unconventional ideas, while Venus quincunx Uranus could bring an unusual, creative person or project into your life. Mars trine Saturn helps you stay grounded and to make sense of everything that is going on.

 

Moon Movement During November 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

 

November 1:       Moon in Aquarius

November 2:       Moon enters Pisces

November 4:      Moon enters Aries

November 6:      Moon enters Taurus

November 8:      Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse at 16 Degrees Taurus

November 9:      Moon enters Gemini

November 11:     Moon enters Cancer

November 14:     Moon enters Leo

November 16:     Moon enters Virgo

November 19:     Moon enters Libra

November 21:     Moon enters Scorpio

November 23:     New Moon at 1 degree Sagittarius

November 25:     Moon enters Capricorn

November 27:     Moon enters Aquarius

November 29:     Moon enters Pisces

 

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The summer markets are closed and I am enjoying some downtime to recuperate from the busy summer. I am planning to teach a beginning astrology class in the near future. I am also gathering ideas to host a monthly astrology practice session for those who know some astrology. Stay tuned, as I will be letting you know via this newsletter when my plans are more concrete.

 

I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Venmo or Square. Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits October 2022 – Balance and Equanimity

Equanimity is the hallmark of spirituality. It is neither chasing nor avoiding but just being in the middle. ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

 

Venus, the planet of love, values, beauty and money, is in the spotlight this month as she aspects several planets from her home sign of Libra. Any planet in their home sign is very strong, because the energy of the sign matches the energy of the planet. As the Sun, Mercury (after October 10) and Venus transit Libra, our attention shifts to our relationships, our values and what is fair and equitable in our life.

Planets transiting Libra create a dynamic tension with the sign of Aries (in an opposition aspect) and, to a lesser extent, to the signs of Capricorn and Cancer (in a square aspect).

Now is a good time to rebalance (Libra) your interactions with others in your life. Are you giving too much and over compensating to keep the peace (Libra), or are you on the opposite pole of continually needing to assert yourself and to be first (Aries)? Because the Libra/Venus energy is always open to negotiation and peace keeping, use that energy to put your relationships on a more equal (Libra) footing.

 

October 1:  Venus Opposition Jupiter at 3 Degrees Libra/Aries and Venus Sesquiquadrate Uranus at 3 Degrees Libra 16 Degrees Taurus. Venus opposition Jupiter brings a sense of ease, optimism, pleasure and joy. The danger is that you will feel like tossing caution to the wind. Be careful not to over spend and over indulge. Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus can bring out a reckless quality, especially in love or money matters. Use reasonable discipline and this can be a super-enjoyable transit.

 

October 3:  Mercury Turns Direct at 24 Degrees Virgo. Once again, we can all breathe a sigh of relief as our computers and telephones no longer misbehave, appointments are kept and life flows more smoothly.

 

October 6: Mercury Trine Pluto at 26 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn. Use Mercury trine Pluto to contemplate the deeper mysteries of life. Deep conversations would be especially enjoyable and productive, so long as you don’t take yourself too seriously or try to control how others think.

 

October 7:  Sun Opposition Chiron at 14 Degrees Libra/Aries and Sun Quincunx North Node at 14 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Sun opposition Chiron brings a spiritual dimension that is helpful in healing past hurts. Note your dreams and inner thoughts and meditate on releasing old hurts and memories. The Sun quincunx the North Node helps you face the truth and to discern what to hold on to and what to release.

 

October 9:  Full Moon at 16 Degrees Aries. The Full Moon in Aries is conjunct Chiron and in opposition to the Sun and Venus in Libra. Also in force during the Aries Full Moon, is Mars trine Neptune in Gemini/Aquarius. This Full Moon is very much about relationships, including how much to give to the “other” and how to give to oneself within the context of relationships. This will apply to all close relationships, including significant other, spouse, business partner, best friends and personal advisors. The Aries Moon gives us the energy and desire to make the necessary changes.

However, Mars trine Neptune can lead to confusion and misplaced anger regarding such relationships. Wait until the Moon moves past full phase to make any changes, since you are extra emotional at this time.

 

 

October 10: Venus Opposition Chiron at 14 Degrees Libra/Aries and Venus Quincunx North Node at 14 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Venus opposition Chiron and Venus quincunx the North Node are about letting go of painful relationships and grudges. A quincunx aspect calls for adjustment. Venus is love and Chiron is about healing. By letting go, you open yourself to opportunities for more positive relationships that nurture you instead of bringing you down. You might also want to contemplate your relationship to yourself. Do you have a positive relationship with yourself, or are you always putting yourself down? Use Venus and Chiron to change that dynamic.

 

October 10: Mercury Enters Libra. The emphasis is on social events, handling tricky connections with diplomacy and on simply enjoying your interactions with others.

 

October 11: Sun Quincunx Uranus at 18 Degrees Libra/Taurus and Sun Trine Saturn at 18 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. These aspects are a little tricky. Sun quincunx Uranus is  a rather edgy energy. You know that an adjustment (quincunx) needs to be made, but you can’t always tell how to made that adjustment. In addition, you are apt to act impulsively and make unwise decisions. Sun trine Saturn cools things down and allows you to proceed in an organized, orderly way. The motto is, “think before you act.”

 

October 12: Mars Square Neptune at 23 Degrees Gemini/Pisces and Mercury Opposition Jupiter at 10 Degrees Libra 1 Degree Aries. Back off a little and don’t push yourself when Mars is Square Neptune. Mars wants you to act, while Neptune just wants to escape. Mercury opposition Jupiter can lead to an over-stimulated mind. Take some quiet time for yourself and know that it will all work out just fine if you let things unfold as they will.

 

October 13:  Venus Trine Saturn at 18 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. Venus trine Saturn is a good time to clear up any relationship problems. Venus adds cooperation and love, while Saturn brings a clear head and seriousness to help solve the issues.

 

October 16: Sun Quincunx Neptune at 23 Degrees Libra/Pisces. 

October 17: Venus Quincunx Neptune at 23 Degrees Libra/Pisces.

October 17: Sun Trine Mars at 24 Degrees Libra/Gemini.

October 18: Venus Trine Mars at 24 Degrees Libra/Gemini. The Sun Quincunx Neptune and Venus Quincunx Neptune act like a hazy film over everything. It is hard to see clearly. Sun trine Mars and Venus trine Mars clear everything up nicely, though you might be too ready to take chances. The quincunx aspects call for a need for adjustment. Neptune indicates a certain amount of confusion or delusion around the subject. Look to your natal chart to see what houses these aspects fall in. For many of you, the aspects will be about love, dating and sexual attraction.

 

October 19: Sun Square Pluto at 26 Degrees Libra/Capricorn.

October 20: Venus Square Pluto at 26 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Be careful in your interactions with others, when both the Sun and Venus are square Pluto. Emotions are intense (Pluto). You may feel a lack of control (Sun square Pluto) or feel that someone is controlling you. Be especially careful in new dating situations as you may become unreasonably infatuated with someone (Venus square Pluto).

 

October 22: Sun Conjunct Venus at 29 Degrees Libra.

October 22: Mercury Trine Saturn at 18 Degrees Libra/Aquarius. Intense emotions cool down and reason prevails under Mercury trine Saturn. The Sun conjunct Venus enhances the ability to give and receive love in a positive way.

 

October 23:  Venus and Sun Conjunct as They Enter Scorpio. Venus and Sun conjunct as they enter Scorpio brings relationships to a deeper, more complex dynamic. Ask yourself: Am I being true to myself with regard to my close relationships? Are my closest relationships meeting my needs? And, if not, what needs to change and how can I bring about that change? This is a good time to address long-term financial planning and to meet with your accountant, insurance advisor and estate planning lawyer.

 

October 25: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse at 2 Degrees Scorpio. The Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse may not feel pleasant for many of you, but it brings some important transformational energy. Full Moons, generally are about letting go of what no longer serves you. An eclipse is like a Full Moon on steroids and its effect lasts much longer – often as long as six months or so. This Scorpio Eclipse is related to matters such as intimacy, sexuality, money, power and control. It can bring up some pretty heavy emotions (Moon in Scorpio) around those matters. It may trigger feelings of loss, betrayal, loss of control, exposure and vulnerability.

This Scorpio Moon can best be used to work on addictions, financial debts, intimacy and sexual issues and to address your fears around those heavy subjects. The good news is that a transformational Scorpio Lunar Eclipse is that by confronting your deepest issues, you can free yourself from many of your heavy emotional burdens. Just imagine what it would feel like to go through life with lighter, more positive emotions. That is the gift of a solar eclipse in Scorpio.

 

 

October 26: Mercury Trine Mars at 25 Degrees Libra/Gemini.

October 26: Mercury Square Pluto at 26 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Mercury trine Mars is good for making bold, innovative plans and presenting them to others in a positive, confident way. Meanwhile, Mercury square Pluto warns you to keep the conversation or presentation from devolving into a confrontation.

 

October 28: Retrograde Jupiter Backs into Pisces at 29 Degrees 59 Minutes. 

 

October 29: Mercury Enters Scorpio Quincunx Jupiter at 29 Degrees Libra/Pisces. See October 23 above. Mercury in Scorpio fosters more discussions around security, sexual matters and long-term planning. Mercury quincunx Jupiter emphasizes the need to make beneficial adjustments.

 

NEXT MONTH – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE ON ELECTION DAY NOVENBER 8, 2011.

Here is the chart for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Election Day November 8, 2022. Uranus (sudden events, surprises, upsets) is conjunct the Moon, conjunct the North Node opposite the South Node, Mercury, Sun and Venus. All form a T-square to Saturn. Anything could happen. Get out the popcorn and drink some calming chamomile tea! But first, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! More on this in my next newsletter.

 

 

Moon Movement During October 2022: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

October 1:   Moon in Sagittarius

October 2:   Moon enters Capricorn

October 4:    Moon enters Aquarius

October 6:    Moon enters Pisces

October 8:    Moon enters Aries

October 9:    Full Moon at 16 Degrees Aries

October 10:  Moon enters Taurus

October 13:  Moon enters Gemini

October 15:  Moon enters Cancer

October 18:  Moon enters Leo

October 20:  Moon enters Virgo

October 22:  Moon enters Libra

October 25:  Moon enters Scorpio

October 25:  New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse 2 degrees Scorpio 6:48 AM

October 27:  Moon enters Sagittarius

October 29:  Moon enters Capricorn

October 31:  Moon enters Aquarius

 

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