September 28th – October 4th, 2015

If we successfully surfed the waves and were not swamped by the high tides associated with the Harvest Super Moon and Lunar Eclipse to end last week, then this week allows us to move forward with new projects, new interests and a greater appreciation of the many factors that make up our lives.

We may start this week having to employ the tai chi moves, negotiating by various twists and turns blockages to our plans and intended new involvements. Keep in mind that during these times unexpected variables can arise that assist us or challenge us. We just have to be aware and maintain vigilance in regard to which is which. No longer are we in total control of our life’s unfolding [as if we ever were]. The paradigm shift into asequential reality allows us to take advantage of a more dynamic time when things can shift in a nanosecond with some of the changes coming about in a most unusual way. In deed, these times herald the most unusual.

Once we get a grip on any necessary dive, dodge and duck due to things arising out of the blue at the beginning of the week, we could find ourselves being highly productive and expeditious in putting the various pieces together in a neatly fitting and highly appealing package. The early part of the week allows us to draw upon an Earth Grand Trine, the ability to make manifest some of our goals and ambitions and in the process to win a special advocate to our side. We have it going on the early part of this week, especially once we have sidestepped any curveballs aimed at us over this past weekend and the beginning of the week.

Once over the ‘hump’ day of the week, the intensity ratchets up. Perhaps things went so smoothly in the first half of the week that we bought into an assumption that such ease of expression and the easy flow of our capabilities would extend indefinitely. In these volatile times? Not so likely.

The latter part of the week could have us juggling any number of things. We may feel we can handle more than humanly possible but discover that we cannot with us winding up tripping over ourselves or trying to take care of things in a superficial manner.

The weekend provides a reprieve as we take things down a notch or two and choose to do whatever we want without feeling the obligations of plans or commitments. We might come to realize that our obligations do not go away just by our wishing them to go away or by our neglecting them. We could find ourselves ending the weekend back in the muddle having to address our responsibilities and rescheduling our tasks at hand.

Monday, September 28th – Bob and Weave – Lunar T-Square, Mercury, Pluto, Uranus. Monday follows yesterday’s Lunar Eclipse at the time of the Harvest Moon, a Super Moon. If we weren’t washed away by the high tides, whether the ocean’s tides or someone’s emotional drama, then this Monday could start the week with us looking to begin new projects and initiate activities. Despite the fact that we are concentrating on our own personal interests, we might bang into someone else’s expectations of us and for us. Various obstacles could slow us down or block our way as we move our projects forward. Let’s keep in mind that we do not have to explain ourselves, justify our actions or accommodate other people’s needs. But neither do we have to steamroll over someone else. We can always do an end run around any impediments that might otherwise get in our way. Even if we have to attend to our responsibilities and someone else’s concerns, once dealt with we can then move ahead and emphasize our individuality and accentuate our autonomy.

Tuesday, September 29th – Everything in Time – Venus, Moon Void-of-Course, Mars. Tuesday begins with the Aries Moon trine Venus. We can virtually win people over to our side by complimenting them, engaging their creative talents and helping them see the big picture. We may be bubbly and exuberant as we start this Tuesday. No matter any blockages we might have encountered on Monday. We dealt with them, whether easily or with great stress and strain, but deal with them we did. The energy then shifted allowing us to focus on our own things and in a manner that we can gain the advocacy and support of someone who can help us out. Once we have enlisted someone to our side, we can focus on putting our plans into implementation. The Aries Moon today goes Void-of-Course for eleven hours with the Aries Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon finishes its transit of Aries and before the Moon enters Taurus where today the Moon trines Mars. With the wind to our back, we can devise a best practices approach to achieve our goals and present our intentions in an appealing package. The latter part of Tuesday through Wednesday allows us to accomplish a great deal, with a little help from our friend[s]. Let’s not waste this time, for our wheels are greased and we can make great headway.

Wednesday, September 30th – Everything Right, Nothing Gone Wrong – Neptune, Lunar Grand Trine, Jupiter, Pluto, Sun, Mercury. Wednesday is one of those rare days when everything works. The Taurus Moon sextiles Neptune and the Moon triggers an Earth Grand Trine with the Moon trine Jupiter in Virgo and the Moon trine Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun conjuncts Mercury. We do need to keep aware that Mercury is retrograde with the ever-present liability of Murphy’s Law [‘whatever can go wrong could go wrong’]. Nonetheless, this Wednesday can be a primo day. Not only can we focus on our truly meaningful involvements, advance our interests and make great headway in achieving our goals. We can do so in an expeditious way with everything tightly woven and no excess. Add to our functionality, productivity and concentration the fact that we can present our case in a charming and enticing manner. People may be impressed by what we do, how we do it and the fact that we can accomplish it quickly and efficiently. This is one of those days when someone might be singing our praises and rightly so. We are likely today to have everything right and nothing gone wrong. Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days of this week to virtually move mountains, win our case with people applauding us all the way.

Thursday, October 1st – Down from the Mountaintop – Venus, Moon Void-of-Course, Lunar T-Square, Saturn, Mars. In Christian theology, there is the story of Moses going up to the mountaintop to receive God’s laws and being up there for forty days. When Moses came down from the mountaintop and returned to his people of the Israelites, he discovered that they had made an idol of a golden calf. As the story goes, Moses was bummed for he had led his people out of bondage into the promised land, out of the Age of Taurus represented by the Bull and into the Age of Aries with all its fire symbolism [the burning bush, the shofar or ram’s horn, the lamb’s blood for the pass over of the Angel of Death, etc.]. And here they were back in the mix of the old age, back giving due to the bull of the past. On this Thursday we could be feeling how Moses may have felt coming down from the mountaintop. After two days when we might have had all jets burning and were able to get so much done, this Thursday could be a bit of a thud. This day begins with the Taurus Moon square Venus. We might feel underappreciated, have a sense that someone is taking our good works for granted and we could get slightly irritable as a consequence. Let’s keep in mind the idea of cycles, times of ups and downs and that life is not a straight line, not a flat line but rather a dynamic of ebbs and flows. We could have been flowing the past two days, perhaps not so much on this Thursday. After the Taurus Moon square Venus in Leo, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for over nine hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon finishes its transit of Taurus and before the Moon enters Gemini, where today the Moon triggers a Mutable Sign T-Square with the Moon opposed Saturn and the Moon square Mars. As if in spite of our reception today or to prove ourselves, we could push the envelope late in the day. When we might have experienced magic moments over the previous two days with an appreciative audience, this latter part of Thursday could have us banging and crashing about, verbally and physically. From the sublime of the past two days, we could fall into the ridiculous both today and tomorrow. Let’s give ourselves a break, let go of our expectations, and recognize that there are times when everything goes right, other times when things just go wrong.

Friday, October 2nd – Sympathy for our Travails – Mercury, Sun, Lunar T-Square, Neptune, Jupiter. Friday continues with the Gemini Moon with the Moon trine both Libra-transiting planets of Mercury and the Sun. The Moon triggers a Mutable Sign T-Square with today’s players being the Moon square Neptune in Pisces and the Moon square Jupiter in Virgo. We might be harder on ourselves today than other people are on us. In fact, we might find someone to be a comfort and support as we look to roll a boulder up the mountain. They may suggest alternatives, even the idea of using a winch to pull the boulder up the mountain. But today is one of those days when we could be our own worst enemy setting the bar higher for ourselves than it need be and a great deal higher than we would set it for someone else. Our focus and our work might be scattered and haphazard no matter how hard we try or how diligent in our approach we attempt to be. This is a day when it would be wise to seek the advice and counsel of a trusted friend and to heed that advice, especially if they suggest putting things aside, taking some time to regroup, and doing only what needs to be done without overload or overwhelm. Thursday and Friday could prove exhausting and a sharp contrast to our experiences on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Saturday, October 3rd – Take Five – Uranus, Venus, Moon Void-of-Course. We may welcome this weekend and Saturday as a respite from the wild swings of this past week. We may have had some real highs on Tuesday and Wednesday and might have experienced some lows on Thursday and Friday. The whipsaws could have been extreme and in the process wiping us out. Saturday allows us to take a ‘time out’, and we might look to forego our scheduled plans to do whatever catches our fancy. The day begins with the Gemini Moon sextiles Uranus and the Moon sextile Venus. Saturday calls for a ‘mental health’ day, allowing ourselves time to have fun, loll about and just enjoy ourselves. And why not? We may not consider chasing butterflies a mature adult thing to do, but for my wife and I one of the most relaxing and meditative activities we do is to go to Butterfly World and sit quietly enjoying the flurry of butterfly activity. Whatever you consider a fun activity, something out of your norm, I would encourage you to do so on this Saturday. You may find your re-creational pursuit to be reinvigorating and just the right activity for recharging your batteries. As the day proceeds, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for seven hours as the Moon finishes its transit of Gemini without any further connections to the planets and before the Moon enters Cancer later in the day. The later hours of this Saturday we might prefer the sanctity of home and time spent with our family and friends.

Sunday, October 4th – All of Me – Lunar T-Square, Mercury, Sun, Pluto, Mars, Neptune, Jupiter. Sunday can be a paradoxical day with push pulls but with an emphasis on the Frank Sinatra song lyric: “All of me why not take all of me”. The Cancer Moon today triggers a Cardinal Sign T-Square with the Moon square Mercury and the Sun both in Libra and the Moon opposed Pluto. The Moon sextiles Mars and Jupiter both in Virgo, and the Moon trines Neptune. We might open our homes, our heart and every ounce of our being, and be willing to do so, to someone or to several people. Our compassionate sense and our willingness to be of help and service can have us being wrung out like a wet rag by someone. Our nurturing nature may be strong today, but this is also a day that calls for discernment and a balance. While we are feeling spiritual and giving of ourselves to others, it would be important to consider whether the person, or people, we are helping need only a slight assistance or are like a bottomless pit where enough is never enough. Mantram-like, we might keep in mind the biblical suggestion that we ‘not cast our pearls before swine’. We need to be certain that we are also taking care of ourselves today and not taking care of everybody with little left for ourselves.