We’re now entering a one-week period of completions and endings as marked by the Moon entering its Last Quarter Moon on Saturday, focusing on what’s already in front of us while waiting until November to launch anything new. The overall sky pattern appears less active than last week, allowing us to assimilate recent events or find a more reflective mind-set as we move into one of the more magical times of the year. Water may seep into the headlines midweek while news and information gets strained through a fine-meshed filter on Thursday when Mercury aligns with the far side of the Sun. A more insightful and penetrating perspective is there if you wish to make use of it while we move with greater deliberation through the ever-present Now.
Lunar Gardening Report
This is a poor time for planting with the Moon in its Last Quarter Phase the entire week, but it does lend itself to harvesting and fall cleaning projects. Sunday and Monday are excellent days for weeding, cutting and pest control under the waning Leo Moon as the varmints aren’t likely to return anytime soon. Tuesday and Wednesday are better days for clearing, cleaning and organizing garages and tool sheds as well as activities involving canning or freezing. Thursday through Saturday sees the Moon darkly waning in Libra and a favorable time for harvesting and drying as well as putting finishing touches on projects or last-minute Halloween decorations marking the occasion.
Daily Forecast (For all signs)
(Times are Eastern Standard Time -0050/UTC)
Saturday, Oct. 22: A more emotional tone is on display during a large part of the day under the auspices of the Cancer Moon with the potential for poor communication leading to misunderstandings first thing this morning. You might also come to a personal crossroad this afternoon when the Moon enters its Last Quarter Phase just before crossing the cusp into Leo which would suggest the need for some kind of readjustment with an eye toward closure and completion over the course of the coming week. The Sun takes leave of easy-going Libra for the more emotionally contrasted sign of Scorpio where it will remain for the coming month. Here you may find your focus growing more acute and your desires pronounced as we move into the time of year when darkness is in its ascendency and the focus turns inward. Happy Birthday, Scorpios!
Sunday, Oct. 23: Later today we have an aspect taking place that lends itself to a weird sense of displacement or else the blurring of consensus reality which might leave you puzzling something out through the remainder of the day (Jupiter quincunx Neptune). With the Moon in upbeat Leo, this could be just as entertaining as anything else right now with some kind of grounding mechanism on the other side of today's early sunset.
Monday, Oct. 24: If you have important business in the way of decisions, agreements or appointments to tackle today, you may want to try to squeeze them in before 8:20 a.m., ahead of the Leo Moon entering an extended void-of-course (VOC) period that will last until 11:16 p.m. when it crosses into Virgo. After sitting on the fence in Libra for the past 17 days, Mercury crosses into Scorpio where there’s much less ambiguity and far more contrast in the way of black or white, either-or thinking. Laser-like focus, penetrating insight and cutting wit are part and parcel of Mercury in Scorpio, so it should be interesting to see how it plays out over the course of the next two weeks.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: The waning Virgo Moon is quite useful in that it tends to disabuse us of erroneous thinking as long as we're open to actual facts instead of relying on that "truthy" feeling that comes by way of rumor and innuendo. This could be more helpful in the face of another aspect today that lends itself to confusions, deceptions and things that could act as a set-up for disillusionment, particularly in the way of love, sex, money and social values (Venus in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces). This isn't likely to be a problem if romantic illusions and sexual fantasies are something you're okay with; otherwise, a dose of discernment would be useful tonight. On a completely different, more mundane form of expression, Venus-Neptune contacts are notoriously coincidental to excessive rainfall, flooding and oceanic extremes.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Close attention to detail is emphasized through most of the day under the Virgo Moon while we see another contact describing episodes invoking a sense of justice as well as an expansive feeling with regard to personal relationships (Venus sextile Jupiter). An early afternoon energy boost is indicated while we enter an extended VOC period beginning at 2:30 p.m. and lasting until 9:51 a.m. tomorrow. Now that the Moon is in its deeply closing, Balsamic Phase, the emphasis is focused on completing projects and initiatives already in the works while avoiding the temptation to start anything new until next week.
Thursday, Oct. 27: You might want to wait until after the Moon enters Libra at 9:51 a.m. to set appointments, make decisions or any final agreements if you want them to turn out as planned.
Expect to see news or information spike around noon when Mercury aligns with the far side of the Sun (superior conjunction) while keeping your own council. It's possible your words and ideas are being drowned-out by those in positions of power or authority, so don't take it personally.
Friday, Oct. 28: Early risers should cast their gaze to the eastern horizon before sunrise in order to get a glimpse of the waning Crescent Moon posing with Jupiter in Libra and a symbolic nod toward the successful completion of a cooperative piece of business. Harmonious alignments continue through the morning hours although we're at the leading edge of a potential storm brewing as Mars forms a square to Uranus at midnight tonight, pointing to explosive developments, potentially tied to events that took place last week. Revelations, detonations, violent uprisings and major accidents are often associated with this type of Mars aspect. This could be a heavy weekend with Venus' somber union with Saturn taking place on Saturday amidst the Moon's darkest phase preceding Sunday’s Scorpio New Moon.
Copyright 2016 Gary Paul Glynn