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Our Deepest Motivations -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Oct. 23rd - Sun., Oct. 29th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

Last week was just a tad bit stressful... possibly because the time right before the New Moon in Libra created some anxiousness and a feeling of uncertainty... I looked up the definition of uncertainty; it describes a situation involving imperfect and/or unknown information. It applies to predictions of future events, or to the unknown. And here is a quote from Jim Carrey that I like: "If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret”.

This week's headline items: the Sun changes signs from Libra to Scorpio on Monday (very early in the morning); the first Quarter Moon in Aquarius becomes exact on Friday evening. There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday early afternoon (for 7.5 hours), Thursday night/Friday very early morning (a little over 7.5 hours), and Sunday early afternoon (almost 7.5 hours).

Monday (October 23rd): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittariusuntil Tuesday evening. We're strongly motivated to explore and learn. We're not likely to be big fans of routine -- diversity and new adventures work best at this time -- we're also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired -- but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we'd rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see. 

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge -- just watch out you aren't overdoing or overstating things.  

Monday at 1:27am EDT, the Sun changes signs from harmony-seeking Libra to passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until November 21st. The guiding principle of Scorpio is "I desire". With the Sun in Scorpio our consciousness is drawn towards depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling.
 
Superficiality simply will not do for the next 30 days. We have the desire to get to the bottom of what matters. We are more interested in that which is hidden, taboo, secret or suppressed. Scorpio's energy is passionate, strong-willed, and intense. Used in its highest vibration, it can be an immensely healing and transformative energy.
 
On a lower vibration, Scorpio can express jealousy, vindictiveness, and use manipulative tactics. Bring your awareness towards your feelings, fears and behaviors. As best as you can, embrace all your feelings, let go of your fears and strip yourself from behaviors that no longer serve you.
 
All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Scorpio Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Scorpio, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo, you are more aware of your own shadow parts… anything that you have suppressed or denied about yourself.

Monday afternoon, a somewhat challenging Venus/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 4:11pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Sunday evening on; it will remain strong until Tuesday night/Wednesday early morning. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed in order to see what needs adjusting. 

We may have an unrealistic sense of our ability to relate right now and be attracted to others based on inaccurate perceptions -- and on incorrect appraisals of who we are and where we are going. We might also get confused when we aren't able to connect with others in harmonious ways. As we show genuine self-acceptance, and trusting our connection to the divine, our range of expression for love increases. 

It is also worthwhile to look more carefully at how our ideas are received by others. Can we involve them in our dreams? As best as you can, slow down: "If a thing is worth having, it's worth waiting for." Just for right now, could you simply have faith that everything will align eventually?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-13 degrees of Libra or Pisces? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Pisces (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Neptune is the ruler of Pisces).

Tuesday (Oct. 24th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius  until 8:12pm EDT (see Monday for details).

Tuesday late morning, a harmonious Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 11:55am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will remain strong until this Thursday. This aspect supports imaginative thinking and the ability to connect our day-to-day mind with our intuition.
 
We pick up on what is going on with people, and can flow with that, as we can sense how our words land. This heightened sensitivity to subtle signals also opens us to metaphysical or spiritual concepts, visual arts, poetry -- and to commercial messaging from advertisers and marketers.
 
Do you have any of your personal planets or Ascendent in 8-15 degrees of Scorpio, Pisces or Cancer? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

Tuesday at 12:44pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for 7.5 hours until 8:12pm EDT. Use this intuitive time for connecting to like-minded people and learning something new about your unique self. Here's a question to ponder: How wide could your vision for humanity become? 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Tuesday afternoon and evening ahead of time ;-) 

Tuesday at 8:12pm EDT, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Friday very early morning. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters. 

Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us. 

As best as you can during this aspect, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it's transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore limiting beliefs and bust through conditioned thought structures -- and those stories we tell ourselves about "what was", rather than what actually "is". It's also a great time to take a more serious look at the "meaning of life". 

As best as you can, be authentic about your beliefs: Do they actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, rather than 5 or 10 years ago? What is true as of now? What is not? This Moon placement starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact later this evening).

Wednesday (Oct. 25th): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricornall day (see Tuesday evening for details).

Very early Wednesday morning: we get the opportunity to investigate our deepest motivations and align them with our long-term goals and achievements (if we are awake at this time, of course). We are capable of great focus for the next couple of hours. As with all opportunities in life, this one is not simply handed to us, we have to make something of it. Might deeper perspectives into your psyche move you closer to long-term goals?

Wednesday evening, we have an opportunity to soften our need for accomplishment with a gentler, more intuitive approach.

Thursday (Oct. 26th): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Tuesday evening for details).
 
Thursday afternoon, a Sun/Jupiter alignment in 3.5 degrees of Scorpio becomes exact at 2:09pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday (Oct. 22nd) on; it will remain strong until next week Monday (Oct. 30th). Ego gratification is the theme of this transit. 

This is the start of a "new you" with more confidence and faith. We have a chance to create a world of adventure and personal growth. We feel optimistic -- and that helps us attract positive circumstances. If you've been thinking about launching a new long-term project, this would be an excellent time to do so; this is especially true for projects connected to the Scorpio energy.

This would include anything involving a deeper exploration of your unconscious drives, crisis management, death and/or rebirth, sexual endeavors and explorations, projects involving deep intimacy, or the search for a deeper more authentic connection to ourselves and others. 

Science and research, trauma work, anything that involves shared resources, the power to heal, create, and transform, can also flourish at this time, as can financial partnerships. We may well feel more vital, confident, and optimistic when it comes to those projects.

This is a good time to resolve conflicts, especially within our intimate relationships, and financial partnerships. Events may give our ego a boost, and we could be feeling quite perky and "alive". Take advantage of this by promoting yourself or putting yourself "out there". 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 0-7 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Sagittarius (the Sun rules Leo; Jupiter rules Sagittarius).

Thursday night/Friday very early morning at 1:22am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 7.5 hours until 8:59am EDT (Friday morning). You may be aware of two seemingly conflicting desires: On the one hand, a need for serious, diligent accomplishment -- and on the other, a desire to break free and rebel against obligations. 

As best as you can, take some breaks, and "let your freak flag fly" -- just for a moment -- and revel in it! As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Thursday night and Friday morning ahead of time ;-)

Friday (Oct. 27th): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn until 8:59am EDT (see Tuesday evening for details).

Friday at 8:59am EDT, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until Sunday evening. With this Moon placement, we often feel emotionally detached; when we do connect to our feelings, it's typically from a cerebral, intellectual place. We need a cause or project that resonates -- preferably one where we can connect with like-minded people.

For the next couple of days, we'll tend to be more eccentric or experimental; future-related issues like politics or education call to us now, as do unusual or even esoteric subjects like Astrology, UFOs... indeed anything from outer space. Our scientific approach to things leans on originality and ingenuity; we definitely love being unconventional. 

The increased value we place on personal and emotional independence could make us come off as indifferent or cold in one-on-one interactions. That said, we can still be friendly and kind, provided we aren't pushed into doing something conventional or unethical. This Moon placement starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact later this evening).

Friday evening, at 6:22pm EDT, the first Quarter Moon in 4.5 degrees of Aquarius becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Aquarius... earlier today. The Moon in freedom-loving, progressive, detached, objective Aquarius makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in passionate, all-or-nothing, intimacy-craving Scorpio. 

We feel compelled to take action. Last week on Oct. 19th, the New Moon in Libra became exact: "Seeds" planted then are probably "sprouting" by now -- and making their first real contact with the outside world. This is therefore a time to stretch and grow -- and create some forward momentum. We may feel anxious or unusually busy. 

As best as you can, go one breath at a time. Allow for changes, remain flexible (as much as possible), and find creative solutions for your day-to-day interactions with others.  

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 2-7 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

Friday very late evening, a challenging Venus/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 11:21pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday on; it will remain strong until next week Monday (Oct. 30th). The Universe is asking us to stretch and grow.

Venus represents our relationships and that which we most value; these areas may undergo major transformations. This aspect challenges us to find meaning in our life through partnerships. We must now uncover the deeper layer of our life. With Pluto in the mix, social interactions could be intense. 

You may see changes in financial status or relationships. In the latter, things erupt that have been brewing beneath the surface for some time; this may prove disruptive: As best you can, empower rather than disempower. We may become obsessed with our commitments and our partner during this time. 

We may also experience Pluto through our partner, experiencing manipulation and controlling behaviors; we must be especially wary of resisting change and holding onto negative attachments. It's time to let go of destructive attachments and connections. How can we grow and evolve in our relationships? Is there a relationship that we need to grow and evolve out of?

This aspect could also express itself through sexual tension; there is a strong desire for love in its physical expression. However, keep your standards high, so you can come upon a love that fulfills all your needs -- definitely don't start a relationship with "just anyone", in order to avoid being alone. 

Remember to be true to your own values; wait for someone with whom you can have a relationship based on trust, love and a genuine desire for intimacy -- and work on being worth finding, in the meantime :-) As best as you can, stay grounded in love, not fear. Stay flexible and open-minded. As best as you can, nurture yourself; make sure you have everything you need to be able to come from a place of inner strength & empowerment.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-20 degrees of Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Scorpio (Venus being the ruler of Taurus and Libra, while Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)

Friday very late evening, an opportune Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 11:25pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday on; it will remain strong until Sunday. This aspect is an opportunity to deepen or transform areas of our lives that need it. It's also an opportunity to do more research, so we can build something meaningful, all while learning about our authentic motivations. 

Remember: opportunities aren't on "automatic"... we have to go after them, realize them. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or personal planets in 15-19 degrees of Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Pluto rules Scorpio)

Saturday (Oct. 28th)the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Friday morning for details).

Saturday evening, we feel a flow and support towards socializing and connecting with others. Great ideas and concepts can be shared right now.

Also on Saturday evening: we may feel pulled in two quite different directions: On the one hand, we experience a need for connecting with like-minded people and remaining objective; on the other hand, we want to go deeper, and communicate from a place of passion and empowerment. 

We may thus have to address our fears and “issues”; as best as you can, make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies.

Sunday (October 29th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius  until 7:46pm EDT (see Friday morning for details).
 
Sunday at 12:22pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 7.5 hours until 7:46pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to fulfill your need for future exploration -- and allow for others to contribute new perspectives. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Sunday afternoon and evening ahead of time ;-) 

Sunday at 7:46pm EDT, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until next week Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning (Oct. 31st/Nov. 1st). This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all -- but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog. 

But... that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn't match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors. 

It's also a great time for releasing fears -- especially the ones based on a sense of separation -- and experiencing "oneness". Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them -- in fact, "going with the flow" is the best way to go for the next couple of days. 

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A head's up for next Monday (Oct. 30th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Piscesall day (see Sunday evening for details). More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)

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Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

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2 Comments to Our Deepest Motivations -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., Oct. 23rd - Sun., Oct. 29th, 2017:

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Kris on Monday, October 30, 2017 12:04 AM
Thank you for your time and consideration in these weekly forecasts. I really appreciate your help in the individual signs!!! Have a great week and November too! Seriously I pray that you are blessed!
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Astrologer Coach: Sonja Francis on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:15 PM
Thank you so much for sharing, Kris! Happy to hear that you enjoy the Weekly Forecasts. You have a fantastic week and November as well ;-) Love and blessings, Sonja

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