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Last week was full of electrifying energies and my sleep patterns were much shorter than usual :-) No wonder, with all that Eclipse energy, plus Pluto being exalted in the sky -- deep breaths were required, as was self-care in general! I also felt the energies of Mercury retrograde, as I made mistakes in my writing and chart preparation... This gave rise to many opportunities to practice self-compassion and -forgiveness ;-)
This week's headline items: we will continue to feel the Lunar Eclipse all week; the last Quarter Moon in Cancer becomes exact on Sunday afternoon. In addition,there will be three Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Tuesday very early morning (for a little over 11 hours), Thursday early morning (almost 9.5 hours), and Saturday afternoon (7 hours).
We had a Lunar Eclipse in Aries yesterday (Sunday late evening); it was also a SuperMoon. For more details on this powerful Full Moon, click here and watch my video on the subject
Monday: the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day. It will journey there until Tuesday afternoon. The energy of the Aries Moon bears on starting something new. Our gut impulses are strong; we feel energetic, spontaneous, enthusiastic and brave -- and perhaps impatient and impulsive. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.
Monday morning, we may need to make some adjustments and think outside the box, if we want to move forward with our plans and projects: flexibility and adaptability are key! Towards the evening, we feel energized and ready to get things done. This could be quite an electric, energetic evening for us; as best as you can, pay attention to your breathing, so you can stay grounded ;-)
Tuesday at 3:45am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC) that last a little over 11 hours, until 2:57pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to take actions that are connected to your heart. Physical exercise that's also fun could be great today -- playing with kids would also be perfect. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new.
Tuesday at 2:57pm EDT, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will journey until Thursday afternoon. With the Moon in Taurus, we seek serenity, security, peace, comfort: The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus.
Our basic impulse is to relax, resist change, get comfortable: Life… slows… down... We may also be stubborn and materialistic under this influence. As best you can, stop and smell the roses during this time -- enjoy life and its offerings ;-)
Tuesday late evening, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 11:19pm EDT. This could contribute either to some mental confusion and spaciness, or the need to communicate with others from our imagination (but possibly not knowing how to achieve that). We started to feel this aspect from Monday morning on; it will be strong until Wednesday evening.
This aspect operates more on an internal level: We feel uneasy about something, sort of "awkward" -- and we need to make a choice. Sometimes, imagination and mind can run way ahead of what is actually feasible (and sensible). At these times, the grand vision is best served by focusing on the next concrete step, accepting our own idiosyncrasies as we go.
Honesty is crucial here, especially self-honesty; inner awareness is in turn crucial to deep honesty and authenticity. What's true for you? What might be possible for humanity? Where do those overlap?
Note that I say "overlap": Don't look for an exact fit, this is more like two puzzle pieces that came from different jigsaw puzzles. You might keep looking at the imperfect fit and feel a nagging sense that something doesn't make sense… but it doesn't -- it can't. The pieces are not from the same game. Just do your best to "hang out" with the discomfort, rather than repeatedly trying to figure it out and fix it.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 6-9 degrees of Libra or Pisces? 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 Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces)
Wednesday: the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day (see Tuesday afternoon for details).
Wednesday late morning, a Sun/Mercury alignment in 7.5 degrees of Libra becomes exact at 10:38am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday on; it will be strong until Thursday evening. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical approach to life. Intelligence and communication abilities are strong at this time; however, we may not listen as well as the other speaks -- we might be too busy thinking about what to say next.
In general, we have a strong need to take an active role in communications; it is very hard for us to passively listen and absorb information right now. What we say or write now has impact, so as best as you can, choose your words wisely. If people hung on your every word, what would you say then? What would you hold back from saying?
Remember that Mercury is still retrograde; so, use your intuition when communicating with others. Maybe something needs to be re-communicated from a couple of weeks ago…
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 5-9 degrees of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo (the Sun rules Leo; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo)
Wednesday late evening, a somewhat challenging Sun/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 11:05pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday on; it will be strong until Thursday evening. 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 if we’re to see what needs adjusting.
Our energy tends to be directed unrealistically right now. Our sense of self may change as we learn that we wrongly assessed important situations. Due to our high ideals, we may take on more than we can physically handle -- if we feel drained or frustrated at this time, it might be helpful to look at our overall direction in life to see if this is the case.
It is also worthwhile to look for how our ideas are being 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."
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 6-9 degrees of Libra or Pisces? 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 Leo or Pisces (the Sun rules of Leo; Neptune rules Pisces)
Thursday at 6:44am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC) that last almost 9.5 hours, until 4:03pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions to the seeming conflict between your needs around practical matters/finances, versus a need for fun and feeling self-expressed.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your day ahead of time ;-)
Thursday at 4:03pm EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Saturday evening. The Gemini Moon keeps us social and busy. Interactions may take place online, on the phone, or face-to-face with those in our immediate environment. With this Moon placement, we like to multitask and stay engaged with life as much as possible: As long as we don't get bored, we're good.
While Mercury is retrograde, we may need to slow things down a little, tapping into a more intuitive place for all interactions. Rather than initiating new contacts, consider revitalizing old ones; likewise, it’s also best to revisit conversations from the past three to four weeks, rather than starting new ones.
Friday: the Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day (see Thursday afternoon for details).
Fridaymorning is a great time to connect with others and collaborate. From the late morning on, we might need to make adjustments or perhaps stretch and grow a little around our beliefs and attitudes, and our inner emotional experience. As best as you can, be gentle with yourself and others, seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
Saturday: the Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini until 8:22pm EDT (see Thursday afternoon for details).
Saturday at 1:18pm EDT, we enter a 7-hour Moon void of course (VoC) that last until 8:22pm EDT.Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others and have some fun. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new. If possible, plan your afternoon ahead of time, or stick to routine things.
Saturday at 8:22pm EDT, the Moon moves into protective, introverted Cancer, where it will journey until Tuesday early morning. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say to (and about) us, so be kind to yourself and others.
Emotional safety is important to us at this time: We like connecting to the familiar, home or family becomes our sanctuary. Nurture yourself and others, but remember: Make sure your glass is filled before letting others drink from it — otherwise we might start resenting others for draining our energies. This Moon placement starts the build up towards last Quarter Moon (exact on Sunday late afternoon).
Sunday: the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Saturday evening for details).
Sunday at 5:06pm EDT, the last Quarter Moonin 11 degrees of Cancer will become exact. We started to feel this aspect build from the moment the Moon entered Cancer from Saturday evening on.The Moon in protective, nurturing Cancermakes a challenging aspect to the Sun harmony-oriented, idealistic Libra. This may bring challenges; however, it also energizes us to face what demands completion or change.
This Moon phase brings us closer to Oct.12th's New Moon in Libra. During the last Quarter Moon, we are better served by reviewing existing projects, rather than launching new ones. Out of those projects, what needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover over the past three weeks? What did it mean for you? As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up (whether internally, or with others).
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-13 degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aries? If so, you will feel this month's last Quarter Moon quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.
A head's up for next Monday: the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Saturday evening for details). At 7:04am EDT, we enter a 21.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC) which last until 4:31am EDT (Tuesday very early morning)... more about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
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Have a fantastic week!
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