October 19th – 25th, 2015

This is a week for us to watch our tongue and be wary of our intensity level, especially during the second half of this week.

The week starts benignly enough. We could accomplish a great deal by focusing on our goals and attending to our responsibilities. We may have a niggling feeling about someone in our life. While we can be productive and effective in the early part of the week, someone might prove to be a ‘naysayer’ to our plans and to our intentions. Their disapproval or disruption to our advance movement could be an irritant at first. Towards the end of the week, we may have had enough of someone’s interference to our ambitions and our goals.

At the end of the week, we might be reading the riot act to someone, blasting them in minute detail regarding their intrusion into our involvements. We are not looking to be subject to criticism but might dish out some of our own. Our relationships could get a little squirrely at the end of the week and over the weekend.

If we could diffuse our frustration with someone, akin to a steam vent in a volcano that allows a release of the pressure, then we are less likely to blow. Concentrating on what is right in front of us, while contemplating our future options, would be a way for us to avoid getting down and dirty with someone who is not on the same page as we are and not one hundred percent behind our prospective involvements.

The end of the week has the Sun exiting Libra to enter Scorpio. The energy is ratcheted up with great intensity and a heavy dose of secretiveness. People may be holding their cards closer to their chest, revealing little but noticing everything.

The weekend comes to a close with Mercury opposed Uranus, this type of adverse connection between these two planets being my least favorable time to fly. Travel disruptions, communication problems and downright frustration with unexpected difficulties can bring the week to closure with an insistent bang rather than a gentle ending. So much for the idea of Sunday being a day of rest. Certainly not this Sunday.

Monday, October 19th – Expeditious Productivity – Neptune, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mars. Monday begins the week with the Moon in Capricorn. The Moon today sextiles Neptune, the Moon squares Mercury, the Moon conjuncts Jupiter and the Moon trines the Stellium of Virgo-transiting planets of Venus, Jupiter and Mars. This is a day for us to heed our own counsel, keep our nose to the grindstone and accomplish a great deal. We have both the foresight and attention to detail to be highly productive in the most expeditious of ways. We do have to be wary of someone in the peanut gallery second guessing us, questioning our intentions and providing a Monday morning quarterbacking of knowing all the right plays, all the while not playing in the game. If we get distracted by someone or are asked to take care of someone’s issues, we could slow ourselves down needlessly and get involved in an emotional drama that has no effective resolution. Let’s keep our attention on our goals, draw upon our gut hunches and streamline our operations. By cutting to the core, we can prioritize and complete many important tasks without losing sight of the significant details.

Tuesday, October 20th – What We Want to Do, What Others Want Us to Do – Lunar T-Square, Uranus, Sun, Moon Void-of-Course. Yesterday could have proven to be a highly productive day, when we might have accomplished a great deal and dealt with various pressing issues. We can have the intention to continue in the same vein on this Tuesday. Such intentions may be thwarted by the Lunar T-Square today, as the Capricorn Moon squares Uranus in Aries and the Moon squares the Sun in Libra. Although we have responsibilities to attend to, we might easily prefer to scotch our schedule and do whatever captures our fancy. We may want to be ‘in the moment’, spontaneous, even impulsive and accentuate our freedom of movement and our individuality. A license to autonomy could be reinforced by someone who encourages us to follow our impulse or who provides us with an interesting option we can hardly refuse. Any way we slice it, whether impelled by our own desires or by someone’s suggestions, we can easily skirt our tasks at hand today. We might try to cover all bases today, have it all and deal with our obligations and still engage spur-of-the-moment activities. We just have to be wary that in trying to do so much we aren’t merely glossing over rather than fully participating. We might feel as though we are caroming from one thing to another today. As the day progresses, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for five hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon finishes its transit of Capricorn and before the Moon enters Aquarius later in the day.

Wednesday, October 21st – Contemplating the Future – Saturn, Mercury. Wednesday has the Aquarius Moon sextile Saturn and the Moon trine Mercury. This is a day when conversations may turn to future prospects and the wide palette of possibilities we might some day engage. We are looking to expand our interests but to do so in a well-structured manner and taking things step-by-step. Someone could prove a trusted advisor, a solid sounding board, as we consider our future options. Communications could be nonstop today, with people chatting up each other. Discussions can revolve around intended plans but all with a focus on the means by which to make them happen. This is a day when we can devise an effective strategy, brainstorm with other people, and develop a future scenario for ourselves. As this day highlights talk and conversations, we may find that our phone, texts and emails are humming at a prodigious rate. We may be the instigator or the recipient, but our minds are awhirl and we want to share our thoughts and feelings with other people. We might even reach out to people we haven’t spoken to in a while in order to catch up and see how they are doing. Let’s try to keep our discussions light and appreciate that the content of the discussions are less significant than the engagement.

Thursday, October 22nd – You Talking To Me – Uranus, Mercury, Pluto. Thursday continues with the Aquarius Moon with the Moon today sextile Uranus. We might be willing to push the envelope today in our discussions. We could say something that could be rather disarming to someone as we look to emphasize our individuality, our uniqueness, even our own quirkiness. The question, however, is the receptivity. Mercury squares Pluto. People’s reactions to what is being said can trigger heated exchanges and even intense arguments. Our thoughts can be incisive and our communications to the point. Diplomacy is called for today but may be hard to come by. People can be like a powder keg waiting for any little thing to ignite an explosive response. Not everyone will be on the same page, especially in light of the fact that everyone might be emphasizing their own little character traits [shall we call them flaws?]. The civility in our society has been lost and we can see stark evidence of that fact today as people are willing to say anything to win their point and to say it with extreme belligerence. It would be wise to avoid knee-jerk reactions and to consider our thoughts before we express them. Otherwise, we might say something in the heat of the moment that would be difficult to walk back from. Grace and charm are rare commodities in today’s world but they are qualities especially helpful today to avoid awkward confrontations.

Friday, October 23rd – Paranoia Strikes Deep – Sun, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, Venus, Sun Scorpio. The early morning hours of Friday has the Aquarius Moon trine the Sun. The Moon then goes into Pisces where today the Moon squares Saturn, the Moon conjuncts Neptune and the Moon sextiles Pluto. Venus trines Pluto and the Sun exits Libra to enter Scorpio. This is a day when people are either with us or they’re against us. There’s very little middle ground on this Friday. And that could be a problem, for we might feel slightly confused with our energy depleted and our emotions dampened. We might prefer to rely upon the tried and true. We can depend on that which we know, at least that may be our presumption. We may be holding our cards close to our chest, and there can be a greater secretive quality operating. We might choose to reveal only so much and only to those people we have known for a long time. We can be moody on this Friday with a liability towards retreating into our own shell. If we do not become ruled by our moods and emotions, we could use this day to combine our intuitive sense with concentrated intent to advance our most meaningful involvements.

Saturday, October 24th – Service or Self-Sacrifice – Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Moon Void-of-Course. Saturday continues with the Moon in Pisces and in the early morning hours the Pisces Moon opposes the Virgo-transiting planets of Venus, Jupiter and Mars. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for nineteen hours as the Moon finishes its transit of Pisces without any further connections to the planets and before the Moon enters Aries early Sunday morning. Saturday could be a well-planned errand day when we are dealing with the details of our lives that we are unable to attend to during the week. We may have a long ‘to do’ list on this Saturday. What we have to avoid is trying to not only take care of our errands but to also try and take care of other people’s issues as well. We need to maintain a balance point between service and self-sacrifice. We can assist other people but there could be a tipping point whereby our help turns into self-sacrifice. If we try and do too much on this Saturday, not only could we exhaust ourselves. We could resent any impositions on our time and then feel guilty for the way we feel. Why go there? We can be compassionate and giving without feeling taken advantage of. It may be a fine line between service and self-sacrifice, but one we might need to heed and hone.

Sunday, October 25th – Ground Control to Major Tom – Saturn, Pluto, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus. Sunday has the Aries Moon trine Saturn and the Moon square Pluto. Venus conjuncts Jupiter, and Mercury opposes Uranus. We may feel like we have gotten a second wind on this Sunday. We might want to spread our wings, engage in social activities and just enjoy ourselves today. We have to be wary of indulgences, forcing issues, and any forms of excess. This Sunday can be a day of too much. Although we are interested in doing something that really speaks to us, the actual implementation could be fraught with delays and frustrations. The Mercury opposed Uranus is one of my least favorite energies for air travel and there can be difficulties triggered regarding travel, communications and computer problems. Our mind might be racing but in expressing our ideas our thoughts can be misunderstood. The energy today can be ratcheted up, and we need to keep a handle on the energies, not get carried away and try to slow things down. If we are working on our computers, let’s be certain to back up. We may learn of some surprising developments. Unexpected news might demand that we reconsider our plans. Let’s be flexible, adaptable, mindful and aware, for things can turn on a dime today with little warning. Today is a day to expect the unexpected. Although we might have to change our plans, we can allow ourselves to postpone some of the things we had intended for this day.