Mercury tends to pick up the tendencies and desires of the planets he associates with and will be shifting attention from Venus to Mars as he moves into Scorpio. Venus and Mercury have been traveling closely together for months, since the last retrograde cycle brought them together in Cancer, back in August. To be fair, Mars has also been lingering around those two, as well. Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Ketu, which will put Mercury and Mars into an exchange of signs between October 23 — November 7, when retrograde Mercury dips back to Libra, to be joined by Mars entering Libra November 10, which will then put Mars and Venus into an exchange of signs.
There will be plenty of dancing and partner changes involving Mercury, Venus and Mars this autumn. This two week period between October 23 — November 7 when Mercury visits Scorpio and engages in an exchange with Mars in Virgo could be very productive. There's also the piece about Mercury joining with Jupiter in Scorpio, which puts the two dispositors of the nodal axis together in one spot. With Mercury playing the role of student and Jupiter playing the role of teacher, these two planets come together in the transformative sign of Scorpio, just before Jupiter will be moving on into Sagittarius on November 4.
Mercury is currently the dispositor of Rahu, placed in Mercury's Gemini while Jupiter is currently the dispositor of Ketu, placed in Jupiter's Sagittarius. The point of this observation is that the nodal axis tends to cause situations that are quite meaningful and impactive on our life path. During the times that the nodal axis falls in the Jupiter and Mercury signs, we have a strong foundation in learning from life's impositions as well as from our own mistakes.
We win some, we lose some; that is an eternal truth. Our reactions to the uncontrollable situations in life are where we learn the most about who we really are. Venus moves into Scorpio, following Mercury who is soon to station and begin a retrograde cycle which will put space between Venus and Mercury as Venus moves into the deep and cold, icy waters of Scorpio and Mercury moves back toward Mars and Sun in the sign of Libra. Thus begins a new phase for Venus, recently emerged from a long combustion with the Sun that shifted her appearance from morning to evening.
She also emerges from combustion in good dignity in her own sign, supported by friendly Mercury. Venus governs the realms of relationships, social contracts, human inspiration and the spark of connection that creates bonds between people. The signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius that are coming up on her transit agenda could provide some challenging backdrops as we humans continue to desire all things Venus.
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As Venus joins Mercury in the early degrees of Scorpio, Mercury is in an exchange with Mars, creating a flexible bridge of strong creative energy that could be channeled toward almost anything. At the same time, Jupiter is approaching the final degree of Scorpio, readying to transition to his own sign of Sagittarius, where he faces a whole new set of issues as Saturn and Ketu are still closely joined. This will be the last period of time where we are enjoying the exchange of signs between Jupiter and Ketu, who together rule the concept of lineage.
This exchange will not occur again until By November 7, Jupiter and Mercury will have moved out of Scorpio, leaving Venus to do her thing unfettered for about a week until the Sun also moves into Scorpio on November This is a good time to withdraw a bit from social situations and find some inner calm and intuitive inspiration. Artistic or creative projects may flourish by cutting away distractions and focusing on the process.
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On the relationship front, it is a good time to re-assess the value of making efforts to connect, which may bring up the urge to cut ties with some and reinvigorate relationships with others. The Sun, as significator of the individual self and ego will be simultaneously in Venus' sign, Libra until November 16, which makes it a good opportunity to identify how relationships are serving the individuals and how the unions are nourishing or not. By this time, we may be feeling a bit weary of all the shifting about, working and traveling that may have occurred through October.
All the planets will be hemmed between Rahu and Ketu, save Saturn who joins Ketu. The Moon when waning, dark and new struggles to feed us, which leads to feeling tired, uninspired or vulnerable. Finally, the Moon and Sun find themselves in Swati nakshatra, ruled by Rahu and also receiving the aspect of Rahu from Gemini. This could be a very shaky time where we doubt everything about our new directions. Don't let this temporary shadow ruin the firm foundations that you are building. This is an opportunity to practice mental stability.
Bring out all the tools and tricks you have to keep yourself calm and balanced despite the illusions of vulnerability, instability or weakness that may prevail during this time. The final exciting Halloween prank of October will be Mercury taking retrograde motion around mid-day on October Libra is a good environment for Mercury and will be his location for most of November, where he joins Mars, giving us some energy to get and keep things moving.
However, we need to remember that adding retrograde motion to Mercury heightens the energy, which can be channeled for amazing results, but if not strongly directed, could result in a well oiled machine that turns into a jerking mess. The other factor to consider is that Rahu currently sits in Gemini, giving his aspect to the other air signs, Libra and Aquarius.
After dusk, the moon will have moved slightly farther away, and will sit to Jupiter's upper left celestial northeast. After the moon has completed the first quarter of its orbit around Earth, the relative positions of the Earth, sun, and moon cause us to see it half-illuminated — on its eastern side. At first quarter, the moon always rises around noon and sets around midnight local time, so it is readily visible in the afternoon. The evenings around first quarter are the best times to see the lunar terrain when it is dramatically lit by low-angled sunlight.
Look for yellowish Saturn sitting less than two degrees to the upper right or celestial northwest of the moon. Both objects will fit into the field of view of binoculars and backyard telescopes at low magnification red circle. Observers in southern Africa will see the moon occult Saturn.
Several times a year at the moon's first quarter phase, a feature called the Lunar X becomes visible in strong binoculars and small telescopes. For a few hours centered on approximately 11 p. But it has occasionally been much more prolific. The best time to watch for Draconids will be after dusk, when the radiant in Draco is high in the northern sky. Unfortunately, the bright, waxing gibbous moon will wash out many of the fainter meteors. On the evening of Thursday, October 10, the waxing gibbous moon will pass four degrees below to the celestial south of distant, blue Neptune.
While the bright moonlight will overwhelm the nearby dim planet, take note of Neptune's location among the modest stars of Aquarius, and observe Neptune on a subsequent date, when the moon has left the scene. From time to time, the little round, black shadows cast by Jupiter's four Galilean moons become visible in backyard telescopes as they cross or transit the planet's disk. On Friday evening, October 11, between and p. Only observers located west of the Great Lakes will see the entire transit.
Since it's opposite the sun on this day of the lunar month, the full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise.
This full moon will occur a few days after apogee, producing the smallest full moon of On Sunday evening, October 13, observers in the Americas can see a rare double-shadow transit on Jupiter. At dusk, Europa's shadow will be midway across the northern hemisphere of the planet — accompanied by the Great Red Spot. Shortly before 8 p. EDT, Io's shadow will join in the fun.
Two shadows will be visible for approximately 35 minutes — until Europa's shadow moves off the planet at about p. Io's shadow transit will end at 10 p. EDT — after the planet has set for more easterly observers. Starting in mid-evening on Monday, October 14, and continuing through dawn on Tuesday, the bright, full moon will pass within five degrees below or to the celestial south of the planet Uranus. While Uranus is bright enough to be seen in binoculars under dark sky conditions, the nearby moon will overwhelm it. Take note of Uranus' location in the sky, east of the stars of Pisces, and observe the planet on a subsequent evening, after the moon has moved away.
On the evening of Sunday, October 20, Mercury orbit shown as red curve will reach its widest separation for the current apparition, 25 degrees east of the Sun. A once-a-year face-off that might bring a difficult tone to the week. One of the lowest energy points of the year. Adding to the tension from the recent opposition, this aspect could bring jealousy, revenge, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. A positive break in an otherwise intense week.
Under this aspect, the perfect partner might magically appear for some of us. With a complicated sign change, this aspect gives a defensive and emotional tone to communications. Continuing the tension from the aspect above, disconnection could bring disappointment and crisis in financial and matters of the heart.
For the next four weeks the energy is bright, bold, and passionate. It is a great time for creative endeavors. A celestial invitation to experience how exciting and dramatic life can be for the next four months. One of the best lunations of the year, this is one of the best times to plant seeds and begin new projects. Supporting the aspect above, the energy of the Lion might bring excitement, creativity, and boldness into our lives. While sleeping, Jupiter may have had us thinking about the required changes in our lives. This is the time to start putting them in place. As it's the second visit of the cosmic messenger in this sign, this is the time to express yourself in the most grandiose way.
Ego meets love and beauty. This is one of the best times of the year to go after our deepest desires. For the next two weeks, this lunation helps you be your own leader, act in innovative ways, and dance to the rhythm of your own drum. For the next seven weeks, our actions become more service-oriented, but could also be perfectionist and overly critical. A sign of detriment for the planet of love and relationships, it can only mean the mood will be picky and moody when it comes to love and finances. Matters like health and diet are highlighted, making it the best time of the year to start preparing for seasonal changes.
Although you might want to push the envelope, this might not be the time to test boundaries due to a volatile planetary combination. For the next three weeks, Mercury is at home, meaning that communication becomes fact-based and as far away from fiction as it can be. A lunation that is supported by a harmonious trine, it could bring happy surprises in your career or health.
On this day we could find ourselves being overly optimistic. There are signs that this could bring us trouble. Supporting the aspect above, this one adds confusion to the equation when it's difficult to see what is real and what is not. Communication is confusing surrounding this day, meaning it is best to avoid making any important decisions at this time. As the second in this pair of trines, this aspect helps us manage what could have been a hard week, giving any project success amid the chaos. This energetic aspect could bring an action-packed day.
However, we should be aware that things could easily get out of control. A lunation that is easy for finding our personal power but that is not good for finishing projects or changing bad habits. Because Venus is at home, and Mercury also likes to be in Libra, for the next four weeks, diplomacy and fairness are highlighted in personal and business relationships. This is a time to put in action all the lessons you learned since Saturn first started retrograding back in April.
The only meeting of this kind these two power planets will have this year means that this is the time to go for what we want and conquer the world. The third and final aspect of this series, it brings an end to the cycle of positivity mixed with illusion. A reminder from the universe to align ourselves and seek balance, just like the light and the darkness of the equinox. An unusual stay for Mercury as it will be in this sign for the next nine weeks. Communications will be edgy, deep, and intense.
The sign of the warrior is in its fall, meaning that it is in its weakest place in the entire zodiac. It will be way harder for us to channel our energy and get a move on. The only opposition these planets make this year make cause temporary tensions and anxiety, but could also bring a spark of genius.
A very intense place for Venus to be in, it could spark jealousy, obsessive behavior, and power struggles. A once-a-year face-off that could bring excitement in our relationships but could also be unstable and very unpredictable. As the first full moon of the zodiac calendar, it shines a bold and courageous energy onto what could be a very dark week. An aspect to watch out for, when someone in a position of authority could be taking advantage of us. This is a day to keep our cool no matter what happens.
Creativity and imagination soar during this aspect. However, we could also become extremely sensitive and emotional. Love is in the air, making today one of the best days to focus on romance and creative endeavors. The next four weeks are ideal for introspection and releasing any negative emotions that might be holding us back. Continuing the transformational theme, it might be harder to get what we want under this lunation. However, hard work could really pay off. Because of the intensity of the new moon, adding Uranus to the mix could bring nervous tension but also intense and unexpected encounters.
A brief but positive influence on real estate. However, it could also spark aggressive behavior between people. The next three weeks are ideal for reviewing and re-evaluating processes and projects. People from our past could come back, but most importantly, there will be communication setbacks and snafus.
An aspect that will dominate the skies most of the week, it suggests power struggles and difficult confrontations. A perfect day to focus on creative endeavors, when imagination and creativity will be running high. Be warned of weather disasters and disturbances to travel plans. Possible misunderstandings and small crises.
This intense event will let you achieve your deepest desires, but only through indirect means and avoiding confrontation. The dark intensity of the past month transitions into new optimism, faith in life, and big-picture planning. Look at insights and intuitions in decision-making.
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However, be aware that the rose-colored glasses might be back on. In the fourth and last Mercury-Neptune trine of the year, over-sensitivity is likely today in interactions with others. Things get awkward during Jupiter's year-long time in the conservative and cautious Capricorn due to their incompatible energies.
An unconscious energy arrives that signals a time to complete tasks and make those final decisions. Due to the solar eclipse, it is not a good time to start new things during this particular new moon. Stick to the known.
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Sun in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn A time to be responsible and face past actions. New moon total solar eclipse in Capricorn A good day to reflect on the past. This new moon is not a good time for new beginnings. Uranus goes direct in Aries Expect surprising changes and an unpredictable energy. Venus enters Sagittarius A good time for adventuring into the unknown. Sun in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn A good day for introspection about oneself.
Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces An overly optimistic attitude could lead to dangerous action. Venus in Sagittarius trine Mars in Aries The ideal day to start a new relationship or spice up an existing one. Sun enters Aquarius For the next month, the energy is innovative, genius, and holds no barriers. Full supermoon lunar eclipse in Leo As the end of a cycle, it heralds a time to bring a personal project to a powerful end. Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn A stop-and-go energy that is best controlled by doing something physical. Venus in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius The love scene gets wild and finances get a boost.
Mercury enters Aquarius Communication and negotiation will be rigid for the next three weeks. Mars in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius An optimistic aspect that fills us with confidence. Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces A rare aspect that unites the spiritual and material worlds.
Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn A problematic aspect that could spark confrontations, power struggles, and anger issues. Venus in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries Love and money get an unpredictable but positive boost. A great day for networking. Venus enters Capricorn The next few weeks are a great time to focus on everything you value. New moon in Aquarius A quiet time that is ideal for planting new seeds. Innovation is favored. Mercury enters Pisces For the next few weeks, intuition takes over details and facts.
Great for creativity. Mars in Aries conjunct in Uranus in Aries A once-a-year aspect that will spark explosive, aggressive, and possibly violent events. Mars enters Taurus For the next six weeks, love and finances will be stable.