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Welcome to October! Hard to believe we are now entering the last quarter of this year.
The leaves are beginning to turn and the end of the week has brought a cool front eastward. And I’m enjoying the pollen count being lower and these cooler temperatures.
I hope at least some of you read the extra post a couple of weeks ago about the planetary alignment that took place on the 23rd. Some people thought this day was going to be “the end of the world”. Now, I never thought that but I do think this is a red flag for the beginning of a period of BIG shifts and big earth changes.
Ice core samples can take us back 400, 000 yrs and provide us with lots of information through the ages. Many of us believe that our current erratic weather patterns are in large part blamed on greenhouse gases caused by pollution. Scientists have discovered patterns in the ice core samples that indicate we have been through extreme weather cycles like we are in now, several times before.
The pattern seems to cycle through about every 25,000-26,000 years. These samples also show that when carbon levels are high, the earth is lush and green. Carbon is great for the plant world. They thrive on it and this makes me wonder why we are told carbon emissions are so bad? The problem comes when there is not enough plant life to handle the carbon in the air or when plants start producing more carbon than they take in. Think about how the Amazon rainforests and other places have been destroyed in the name of progress.
A few days ago a friend sent me a link that brings to mind that famous phrase: “Houston, we have a problem”. I have not had an opportunity fact-check this but, at the least, this article is food for thought. http://ind.pn/2yLw7Kx
Weather and politics are big topics among almost all astrologers lately. Most are saying the planets are lending their energy to what is going on with both but I tend to stick to just the weather and avoid political discussions.Weather seems to be enough for me to deal concentrate on. Unfortunately, this powerful weather also means that many of us suffer in some way. Are there really enough resources to handle it all?
The three hurricanes this summer have put extreme pressure on the agencies designed to provide help and recovery assistance. Perhaps Florida came out the best of all the areas affected but Puerto Rico is a disaster, the likes of which we have never seen in this country. I truly feel the planetary alignment last week in Virgo is a prophetic sign of more to come. If you disagree, I totally understand.
My earthquake app has been going wild this week. Every day I get alerts about quakes all around the ring of fire that measure 5.0 or above. Bali is on pins and needles right now, awaiting the eruption of Mount Agnung. Over 140,000 people who have evacuated their home are now being told by authorities to return home. Hundreds of earthquakes have been detected at the base of the mountain and people are being told the activity remains “high but stable”.
This week in astrology Venus is the highlight. The two areas these planet rules are love and money. This includes the love of money. With this aspect, I am expecting lots of greed to rise up and show itself. Watch for this to play out on the world stage. My guess is, it won’t be pretty but one can always hope.
Venus ‘s big week begins with a trine with Pluto on Tuesday, October 3. This puts our relationships under the magnifying glass for close inspection. The good news is, this aspect is great of making long-term commitments, being positive, and, wait for it. . . . my favorite. . . going deep. Yes!
Mundane stuff is necessary I know but I excited by the mechanisms that drive us to behave the way we do. Those that had rather not think of these things, also don’t want to go deep or talk to me very often. Regardless of what category you fall into, use this aspect as best you can. This is your last time this year these planets will be in an amiable aspect.
Thursday is the annual Harvest Moon. This is the first Full Moon after the fall equinox. It is also the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles. In the Jewish tradition, feasts are believed to be ‘signs’ or ‘appointed times’ and used as a theme by the prophets. Many holidays in many religious faiths, like this one, are also associated with the lunar calendar.
This Full Moon is in Libra and it is joined in the sky with the bi-annual conjunction of Venus and Mars. This could put the focus on a desire for a close relationship. Your increased passion, tenderness, and sensuality will help boost your chances of finding new love.
This is also a good time to be creative and begin a new art project. With Mars being about action, this is a great time for the more physical artistic expressions like dance or sculpture. This could also include sprucing up the homestead and being creative in the garden area. Parties are welcome now too.
Next Sunday, look out! Venus squares Saturn. This makes us take a look at our responsibilities. Looks don’t matter right now. Many of us will feel the need to examine how we care for ourselves. It is important to remember that the best way to take care of others is by caring for ourselves.
That takes care of the Venus aspects. Now, let’s move to the other planets.
Wednesday the Sun is inconjunct Neptune. Anytime Neptune is involved we experience the energy of illusion. Things can get fuzzy. Concentration can be difficult and it can be hard to express ourselves clearly. Misunderstandings are often the rule rather than the exception and our confidence is shaky.
Friday we have Mercury inconjunct, Neptune. More indecision and doubt, especially in our communications. I get the shivers when I think about this and the collective or the world stage. Who knows what can happen there?
The other thing that comes to mind is “thank goodness it’s Friday”. This a day for daydreams. Don’t expect too much productivity. It is going to be a real struggle to get things done today.
The last aspect for this, week once again, involves Neptune. This time Uranus is semi-square Neptune. This transit brings inspired energy to the end of the week. Just what some of us need. Uranus energy can, however, be somewhat antsy, particularly if our ambition has faded. This just means it might be time to dream up something new. Uranus likes love crazy stuff but in this transit, crazy, unbalanced projects might not last too long. Wishing each of you a grand week ahead!
Wishing each of you a grand week ahead! Get out and enjoy some of the many cultural and creative events that take place this time of year. Howl at the Harvest Moon. Remember to be kind to one another and smile. Until next week. . . Peace ❤