Archive for October, 2008
The week kicks off with Neptune going stationary direct on Sunday. I’m a little leery of this happening days before the election; don’t believe everything that comes out at the last minute. Ceres enters Virgo, a natural home, on Wednesday while its ruler Mercury enters Scorpio on Tuesday. Could this bode well for a new look at what tinkering with biotech has really brought us?
Election day opens with a Mercury sextile to Pluto 12:31 am Eastern. That aspect promotes a craving for puzzles and also investigative reporting. Perhaps the news will have more actual scoops and less rehash of what the P.R. flacks hand out. Mars squares Neptune two hours later: Everyone’s energy is at a low ebb; and one’s resolve to keep going is tested. Doubt and insecurity can gain the upper hand with this transit, but faith can win out if you want the greater good. With Saturn opposing Uranus, our yearning to break free of the past is uppermost. If peaceful change is frustrated, riot and revolution are the only alternatives. We really have a grand square — Saturn, Uranus, Venus and Pallas Athena square each other in mutable signs. Venus, our values in this case, can determine the outcome of this day, altho Pallas could indicate things become a legal matter.
Happy pre-Halloween New Moon at 5 degrees Scorpio on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at about 7:14 pm Eastern time. The Sun and Mars are already waiting in Scorpio, and if they can find another golfer they can finally get a foursome together. (small joke) So anyway, the energy is getting more intense in the coming weeks, more focused on survival as well as focusing one’s spiritual strength. The Sun, Mars, and Moon fill in a T-square against Neptune in Aquarius and Ceres in Leo, along with the Nodes in the same signs. The pressure may actually be defused or burned off a bit by the better known continuing opposition between Uranus in Pisces and Saturn in Virgo, as Scorpio gets along better with both signs.
And what does all this mean for you, the reader, you may ask? It means that decisions will have to be made, no more putting things on hold. These are fixed signs — Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius — and probably a few egos will get dented as folks dig in their heels, or get competitive, or just retreat to their private corners where they don’t have to put up with a bunch of fools. Should make for some great football games this fall, tho.
Happy birthday to Scorpios this week. Your ranks include Goldie Hawn, Eleanor Powell, Savion Glover, Anne Reinking, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marie Curie, Nicholas Culpeper, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Amazing downturn these last few weeks on Wall Street. It goes down when the bailout bill does not pass. Then it goes down when the amended bailout does pass. Then it goes down some more for who knows what reason. From a high in the 14,000 range, it has fallen to below 9,000. What is going on astrologically?
For one thing, the period of Mercury retrograde has not helped us to deal with the mortgage crisis, the foreclosure crisis, the credit crunch, or any of the other negative news. Mercury is finally going direct this Wednesday, Oct. 15. It will be none too soon. But of course Mercury goes retrograde three times a year, so we cannot lay everything at his dainty winged feet. He’s only the messenger, after all.
[Read the whole article at http://milky-way-astrology.blogspot.com/2008/10/whats-happening-with-stock-market.html — Thanks.]
Yay, Mercury finally goes direct again on Wed. afternoon in air-sign Libra. Time to get your facts straight, step back for an objective view, then proceed slowly as you verify each step of your plan.
Venus enters the sign of carefree, travelin-man Sagittarius midday Sat.
Readers can follow not only their Sun sign horoscope but also the sign of their Ascendant for further clues to how your week will develop.
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The Sun is conjunct Mercury in Libra on Mon., Oct. 6. Generally, this boosts sales and other exchanges of goods. But Mercury is retrograde, so that may mean that a lot of merchandise is marked down. Examine items carefully for size or flaws that may make it unusable.
Moon conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn on Tuesday. The public is in an exuberant mood, at least for Capricorn. Cappy may even crack a smile today. The stock market may at least have new volume highs with these 2 aspects Mon.-Tues.
Venus in Scorpio trines Uranus in Pisces on Thursday. Water signs may be more sociable than usual, and could even meet a new love interest. It could even bring a small money windfall, if it falls in a money house.