Is it fair, is it true, is it beautiful? Thoughtful Mercury enters Venusian-ruled Libra, the sign of egalitarian relationships, proportion and beautiful justice, conjuncts expansive Jupiter, and asks those tough questions. Golden leaf–filtered autumn light over a dappled stream may be those things, but no so most acts of human kind. We can do better.
So let’s ask what we can do, in all fairness to help the world. Mercury conjunct Jupiter also brings our minds to bounty and excess. Everything may just seem too much. We can expect some wonderful over the top displays on this coming Indigenous People’s day, apple harvest festivals or hot air balloon festivals. But we also see the excess of the wind and rain in the storms pounding the southeast. Looking at the drowned fields and towns of Haiti let’s ask how can we share our bounty in a good way.
As the weekend begins the Moon enters industrious Capricorn and asked us to get on a roll cleaning up after a hurricane or with our autumnal chores. We may be aware of danger or loss at a distance as the Sun squares Pluto; though it may not affect us directly, it can help us let go of trivial differences and prioritize our efforts.
Our long-term plans may have shifted under this fall’s changing aspects, and the new blueprints need our attention now. So let’s organize at work, and tend to structural issues around the house, and lay in good foundations for those new efforts.
Early next week our minds lift and our conversation expands as thoughtful Mercury conjuncts expansive Jupiter, which we might be able to see in the East just before sunrise. We can relax and enjoy this energetic opening, or we can reach out through the open doors and pursue fresh opportunities.
Underneath this temporary extroverted moment runs introverted undercurrents. We may need more time alone or with our closest friends with Venus now in intense and inward-looking Scorpio and Mars in ambitious, self-contained Capricorn. Venus in moody, spelunking Scorpio and Mars in determined, ambitious Capricorn continues to stir the depths of our psyche and require we spend time alone or pursuing an interior journey. Our long term plans may have shifted this fall, and the new version need time and attention.
A more sensitive and personal atmosphere arises as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces on Wednesday. Our dreams walk with us into our days. We can hurt feelings accidentally, but if we do, may feel a sharp backlash on Thursday as vocal Mercury squares feisty Mars and sharpens our temper. The debate thickens, it’s up to us to make it a constructive debate.
Friday, October 7: Early in the morning we want to see things from a lovelier and less argumentative approach, but may be deeply discouraged by events or people that take friendliness as a sign of softness. Watch out for power struggles as the Sun squares Pluto. But do tend to urgent and mortal matters; real life and death issues call for attention, but don’t mistake small glitches as a mortal problem just because we can feel an underlying sense of urgency. Afternoon grows in competence as the Moon enters determined Capricorn. Tonight our minds want to debate more than our hearts may like.
Moon trine Uranus 12:25 AM, Mercury enters Libra 1:55 AM, Sun square Pluto 1:33 PM, Moon enters Capricorn 2:39 PM, Moon squares Mercury 4:39 PM.
Saturday, October 8: Early morning impatience asks us to get up and get on those chores. It will be hard to sit still, we can get controlling or overly determined and directive about what we think needs to be done. Use the competent, driving Moon conjunct Mars and Pluto to work through the fall chore list, but stay aware of human needs throughout. Tonight we can get at the root problem, come to some new understanding if we look for an answer rather than hold on to the problem.
Moon square Jupiter 2:55 AM, Moon conjunct Mars 5:18 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 9:45 AM, Moon conjunct Pluto 7:56 PM, Moon square the Sun 10:32 PM.
Sunday, October 9: Mood swings are likely early this morning, we may feel loving but discouraged or feel overwhelmed by the work that needs to be done or by a more philosophical weariness, the way we see the world heading. We may feel discontent but want to avoid an argument. A change of scene can offer fresh perspective midday, a willingness to experiment past our comfort zone can help us find a different solution as the Moon squares Uranus.
Moon sextile Venus for 10 AM, Moon square Uranus 10:50 AM.
Monday, October 10: Feel a more spacious quality, doors open; do we want to step through? We could just relax and space out after a bus weekend, or we can use today’s sociable Aquarius Moon trine Mercury and Jupiter (all in air signs) to broach new communications projects, reach out, network, meet and help people get on the same page. Arguments will not work today, but negotiation with everybody’s best interest in mind will.
Moon enters Aquarius 12:32 AM, Moon trine Mercury 11:07 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 1:40 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 11:27 PM.
Tuesday, October 11: A mind-opening, opportunity-creating Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Libra extends that passive open door. We can just enjoy the breeze, or we can step through and make the most of opportunities. Offer olive branches as Mars sextiles Neptune and helps us release old angers and stimulates our intuition. Artwork, all creative processes can flourish today if we build up momentum through our efforts.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter 3:45 AM, moon trine Sun 10:58 AM, Mars sextile Neptune 11:03 AM, Moon square Venus 5:15 PM, Moon se tile Uranus 5:48 PM.
Wednesday, October 12: Emotions awash, feelings of float as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces and conjunct Neptune this morning. We can waffle through the day. Feelings flow, liquids can be tricky. Look for tears, leaks, and floods, let them flow, but look for the root problem. Do not push people towards specific competence, it will be like pushing noodles through a keyhole.
Moon enters Pisces 6:42 AM, Moon conjunct Neptune 11:55 AM.
Thursday, October 13: Responsibilities lean in this morning, let’s not be discouraged, but just tend to them even if we’d rather be daydreaming. Something asks us to own up to our age, to water under the bridge, but we’ll feel younger later in the day. Mercury squares Mars this afternoon for a sharp edged more competitive debate and potential accident-prone quality midafternoon. Count to five and work with impulse control.
Moon sextile Mars 1:10 AM, Moon square Saturn 4:18 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 8:20 AM.