Forecast Oct 18-24, 2021: Bracing For Impact

The week gets off to a euphoric start as Jupiter and Mercury go direct, the Moon enters adventurous Aries and Mars trines lucky Jupiter. But a Mars square to Pluto is building, and the Sun is about to leave the politeness of Libra for the raw honesty of Scorpio. Add Wednesday’s full Moon, at 27 Aries 26 to the mix, and things are about to get interesting. No one loves fire and ferocity quite as much as audacious Aries. The cardinal fire sign simply can’t sit still. Directed to a purpose, the Mars-ruled sign’s vigor and vitality are particularly useful when applied to physical tasks. Monday’s Mars connection to expansive Jupiter will further raise enthusiasm levels, leading into Wednesday morning’s full Moon. Aries rarely makes it the finish line. Its job is to fire the starting gun. Overdoing it in the first part of the week could lead to the sign’s infamous burnout. Grounding and perhaps soothing the overly spirited, the Moon will move into the fixed earth sign of Taurus on Wednesday afternoon.


One of astrology’s homes of nourishment, the other being Cancer, Taurus invites us to slow down, get centered and indulge in some serious self-care. It is where the tactile and tangible aspects of life take precedence. Unfortunately for the sign of simple pleasures, squares to the Moon from Saturn and Jupiter, as well as a jolt from Uranus, are in the offing, and that Mars Pluto square will be exact on Thursday. Provocative Mars will be coming at destructive Pluto from an uncompromising 90 degrees, forcing some issue or other to the fore. Mars is one of the personal planets, and Pluto is one of the transpersonal outer planets. Recently stationed direct, transfiguring Pluto is once again activating the late degrees of Capricorn, the sign of governments, industry and economies. Pluto first entered Capricorn in January 2008 at the start of the GFC, so events of global magnitude are mostly certainly in its wheelhouse. Mars’ involvement in this confrontation articulates the personal impact of such affairs. Venus is the personal planet of money, and it will not only turn retrograde in Capricorn on December 19th, but it will conjoin Pluto on December 25th. What Mars and Pluto unearth now is likely to be deeply tied to Venus’s exceptionally long Capricorn transit. Furthering themes of power, passion and systemic upheaval, the Sun will enter Pluto-ruled Scorpio late on Friday night.


Shamanic Scorpio is where corruption either hides out or undergoes purification. It represents an instinctive quest for the truth. Presently, the White House has proposed giving the U.S. government the power to monitor all financial transactions above $600 USD. That act alone threatens to expose unfathomable sums of unreported income. Meanwhile, the end of the road, to where countless Congressional members have kicked the proverbial can, looms. Detective Scorpio is about to crack open the books, and it’s unlikely to be pretty.

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Forecast Oct 11-17, 2021: Emergence

The Moon’s entrance into accomplished Capricorn midday on Monday sets a productive tone for the incoming week. The presence of the Sun, Mercury, Mars in Libra however, could give that ambitious Moon more than a few obstacles to overcome on Tuesday, via a series of squares. Saturn-ruled Cap isn’t known for agility. But the nimble moves mastered when the gauntlet is thrown down on Tuesday will come in handy on Sunday, when the Libra Sun squares Pluto. To put it another way, issues willfully ignored early in the week will resurface with a vengeance on Sunday. A hefty trine to that Cap Moon from original Uranus on Tuesday will offer innovative solutions, and a sextile from psychic Neptune early Wednesday morning will allow answers to emerge. On Wednesday afternoon, Venus will trine Saturn and the Moon will move into ingenious Aquarius. This is when the week’s bumpy road is transformed into newly paved asphalt.


Rather than being sources of friction, the Sun, Mercury and Mars will pave the way to bright ideas and friendly alliances, as the planets in air signs cooperate and collaborate. During this stint, the Moon will conjoin Saturn and Jupiter, as a positive and promising Sun Jupiter trine becomes exact on Friday. Setting the stage for a relaxing weekend, the Moon will then slip into mellow Pisces on Friday night. From here, the Moon is likely to let the noise from social invitations and engagements go to voicemail. There’s no disdain for sociable Libra initiatives; it’s just that the Sun, Mercury and Mars will be forming those out of sync quincunxes to the Moon all weekend. While Libra and Pisces share an infinity for fine art, crowds will feel brassy to sensitive Pisces, making quieter, more intimate settings preferable. That said, an amicable Mercury Venus sextile on Saturday night will add a cordial vibe to all gatherings, regardless of size. With that Sun Pluto square looming on Sunday morning, keeping affairs low key is a good option.


Pisces is the sign of completion and contemplation. The Moon has made another journey through the zodiac, and its inward pull for reflection is particularly pronounced this cycle. Jupiter will station and turn direct overnight on Sunday, as will Mercury on Monday. During the past three weeks who hasn’t replaced at least one appliance or electronic device? Thank you Mercury. In fairness, Libra-based-Mercury has probably also presented some intriguing insights. Back on June 20th, Jupiter had made it to two degrees of Pisces, before moving backward into electric Aquarius, where it has resided since. The planet of faith and philosophy will re-enter spiritual Pisces on December 28th and move beyond the shadow zone of this retrograde on January 8, 2022. Whether plotting the application of Jupiter to the remainder of its Aquarius transit or imagining the possibilities for its Pisces sojourn, there’s a little more time for deliberation.

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Forecast Sep 27 – Oct 10, 2021: Here Comes The Judge

While astrology’s mischief maker Mercury is retrograde, Pluto and Saturn are about to turn direct, the Moon will launch a new phase in a cardinal sign and Venus will change signs. Events get underway on October 6th, when a new Libra Moon coincides with powerful Pluto emerging from its six-month slumber. Since April 27th, its transfiguring force has been applied to the late degrees of Capricorn. Pluto explores shadowy worlds, and Cap is the sign of institutions, governments and big business. Emerging under the Sun sign of deliberation and justice, and notably on its new Moon, Pluto is probably packing quite the drop. This new Moon may bring significant news from the U.S. Department of Justice or from major global health organizations. After spending the past month in Pluto-ruled Scorpio, Venus will also surface from a dark night of the soul, on the 7th. For the next four weeks, she will transit philosophical and politically-oriented Sagittarius. The mutable fire sign is astrology’s hub of international travel, foreign affairs and morality. Finally, Saturn will station and turn direct on October 10th. The ringed planet enforces boundaries and laws, and since late May it has also been in review mode. Like Pluto, its stance will shift from fact-finding to implementation. On the sunny side, Saturn provides structure and imposes order. Its dark side however, has a distinctly authoritarian streak. This retrograde has taken it all the way back to seven degrees of humanitarian Aquarius. The fixed air sign is highly compatible with fellow air sign Libra, where the Sun, new Moon, Mars and Mercury are traveling, and with Sagittarius, where Venus is headed. Also, Saturn is currently sharing that Aquarian sector with generally benevolent Jupiter. Initiatives undertaken at the waxing phase of this lunar cycle have a strong probability of yielding positive outcomes, particularly in the long run. Further, retrograding Mercury in Libra and Jupiter in Aquarius will station and go direct on the 18th, two days before the Moon is full. In short, as the Sun, Mercury and Mars inhabit the sign of fairness and liberty, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will conclude introspective and investigative phases.


Over the coming weeks, the usual inconveniences associated with Mercury’s retrogrades will invariably show up. Beneath the surface, however, crafty Mercury may turn out to be on a far more consequential mission. This is the planet named after the god, who, to get business done, consorts with thieves, rogues and all manner of outcasts. As he goes deeper undercover, the bevy of planets coming off of the sidelines are lighting up the high and like minded sectors of Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Since at least late April, conflicting narratives have completed for dominance. On one side lay the imposters, liars and grifters, and on the other, the noble and forthright. The Sun is now shining from impartial, judicious Libra, and verdicts are about to be rendered.

Forecast Sep 20-26, 2021: Great Minds

Sleepwalking into someone else’s meditation is what being under Monday’s Pisces Moon may feel like, especially as it reaches its 28-degree-zenith late in the afternoon. But alert, eager Mercury isn’t retrograde yet. While the Messenger is still making forward progress. its uplifting trine to jovial Jupiter earlier in the afternoon is apt to help us get more than a few boxes checked. Likewise, the Moon will shake off the Pisces cobwebs and jump into action once it rolls into spirited Aries on Monday night. The cardinal fire sign is short on elaborate detail, and attention. But directed strategically, its bursts of enthusiasm can prove quite useful. Speedy Mercury initially finds an agreeable companion in the Aries Moon, and the two will knock a few more items off of to do lists on Tuesday. But some serious checks on impulsiveness are on the way from Pluto in reserved Capricorn. On Wednesday Pluto will square both, as the Sun slides into rational Libra.


More reality checks will arrive on Thursday when Venus is directly opposed by Uranus and the Moon moves into grounded Taurus. For Scorpio-based Venus, this confrontation could be connected with issues that arose on the 17th, when it squared Saturn. It might also be linked to bills that will be due on the 30th, when it will square Jupiter. Under these conditions, Venus may be feeling the economic weight of her luxuries more than the pleasure she ordinarily derives from possessing then. The Moon may shed more light on where spending might need to be curtailed, or where secrets have been kept, when it squares Saturn on Thursday, opposes Venus on Friday and squares Jupiter on Saturday. But Mars and Saturn, in air signs, will put the wind back into sails, when they meet for a healthy trine on Saturday afternoon. The Moon will join this meeting of the minds when it enters astrology’s third air sign, flexible Gemini, on Saturday night. If two heads are better than one, then a plethora of planets in air signs is positively brilliant. The mental maneuvers that Mars and Saturn come up with on Saturday will be furthered on Sunday when the Moon trines the Sun, Saturn and Mars. Next, the Moon will trine Jupiter and Mercury on Monday. While the bright ideas are shining, Gemini’s ruler Mercury will begin its retrograde in the wee hours of Monday morning. This one will last until October 18th. Rather than sucking the air out of big sky visions, this slowdown will offer opportunities to work through ideas thoughtfully and thoroughly. With the Sun and Mars remaining in Libra throughout Mercury’s retrograde in the cardinal air sign, there will certainly be time for weighing pros and cons.

Forecast Oct 12-18, 2020: Telling Secrets

The planets in cardinal signs are in a tense t-square throughout the week, 2020’s final Jupiter sextile to Neptune is underway and Mercury’s next retrograde starts on Tuesday. The cardinal hot spots include the Sun opposing Mars on Tuesday and squaring Pluto on Thursday and Saturn on Sunday, the day when Mars will square Jupiter. Additionally, on Friday we’ll have a new Moon at 23 Libra 53, while Mars is at 20 degrees of Aries and Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are at 19, 22 and 25 degrees of Capricorn. Venus-ruled Libra is renowned for its refinement, elegance and fairness. But the Sun and the Moon transits of the cardinal air sign will challenge our ability to stay congenial, cooperative and balanced. The good news is that as Mars continues moving backwards while Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto continue to move forward, tensions will ease. This week might indeed be the last pass of the year’s hardest cardinal aspects.


In other positive developments, the week begins with Jupiter and Neptune forming a supportive sextile for the third and final time this year. It was back on February 20th when they first met, and both planets were direct. Their second meeting was on July 27th, when both were retrograde. This time Jupiter’s direct and Neptune’s still retrograde. Both planets expand what they contact, though Jupiter is less generous in restrictive Capricorn. Their first meeting correlated with the spread of COVID, and their second with the inability of Congress to fund more economic support in the wake of the virus. At that time, President Trump was only able to sign Executive Orders to extend partial unemployment benefits and offer rent moratoriums in limited circumstances. Now that Jupiter’s direct in business-minded Capricorn, this meeting suggests that the next phase of stimulus spending is more probable than it was in late July. But don’t count on anything moving at breakneck speed.


Hasty Mercury will have the brakes on from October 13th through November 3rd. Mercury starts this retrograde at 11 degrees of Scorpio and works its way back into Libra on October 27th. In Scorpio the Trickster is concerned with exposing secrets, lies and crime. On the other hand, in Scorpio, the subject of other people’s money is also on the table. You just never know what that planet will get up to. Venus will also enter Libra on the 27th, renewing some of the cardinal contention. So while cardinal conflicts aren’t completely disappearing after this week, things will simmer down a bit. With Jupiter and Saturn set to leave cardinal Capricorn in mid December and Mars on track to exit Aries in early January, we can at least begin to see light at the end of this tunnel called 2020.

Forecast Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2020: Catching Moonbeams

This week’s events are momentous. They include Saturn and Pluto stationing direct, our second Mars square to Saturn, a full Aries Moon and Venus changing signs. When the action gets this dramatic on the outside, seeking refuge within becomes more important than usual. The body astrologers credit with describing our interior landscape is the Moon. It represents emotional needs, instinct and the unconscious. This week it moves from Pisces to Aries to Taurus, conjoining Neptune, Mars and Uranus along the way. No matter how loud and chaotic things may get out there, the Moon is beckoning us to tune into intuition and to explore our inner worlds.

On Monday the Moon moves into poetic Pisces, and by late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning it will be fully immersed in Neptune’s oceanic waters via their conjunction. This is the sublime realm of music, muses and metaphysics. Its hallucinogenic allure and peaceful perspective offer the perfect escape from debate, madness and debate madness :). Monday also hosts a friendly trine between Venus and Mars, in fire signs, and the end of Saturn’s retrograde. But Tuesday’s last (of 2020) Mars Saturn square threatens to disrupt the serenity that the Pisces Moon and Neptune are cultivating. Staying Zen-like might take some effort, but supportive sextiles will be flowing from Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn through Wednesday.

Things shift late Wednesday night when the Moon moves into Aries. It’s preparing to reach peak Harvest Moon on Thursday afternoon, at 9 degrees of the cardinal fire sign. Though full Moons generally mark the high point of a cycle, this Moon is on course for a late degree connection with Mars on Friday night. This combo, with its accompanying army of squares and oppositions and all still reverberating from Tuesday’s Mars Saturn square, is very capable of taking on some ugly forms of expression. However, Aries can just as easily lead with some remarkably warm and wonderful characteristics. It is the breath of fire, life itself. If we stay the course of journeying through this week more internally than externally, we can tap into the sign’s inspiring and infectious effervescence and apply it positively. Aiding in the call to calm, on Friday Venus leaves fiery Leo for thoughtful Virgo.

On Saturday the Moon guides into the terrain of relaxed, patient Taurus. Taurus is the Venus-ruled sign that represents the five senses and earthly delights. It slows us down, gets us into our bodies and encourages us to experience what gives us physical pleasure. Saturday and Sunday are stellar days for taking a drive to see the changing autumn leaves, luxuriating in a long sea salt or essential oil bath or enjoying an exquisite meal The Moon will conjoin electrifying Uranus early on Sunday morning, but even that shouldn’t bother astrology’s languid bull. Contributing to the easy-going atmosphere, Pluto stations direct three hours later. Planets, like large boats, pretty much stop before they turn around. This is true for going into and coming out of retrogrades. Pluto is of course one of the planets transiting the fellow earth sign Capricorn. Fortunately for all of us, unlike Thursday and Friday’s fractious angles, the Taurus Moon is favorably aligned with the big three in Capricorn. Add those groovy, harmonious vibes from Neptune in Pisces, and we should be able to reach the end of our lunar trip feeling safe, secure and grounded.

Forecast Sep 21-27, 2020: About Those Hatches

This week the Sun is moving into what promises to be one of the most eventful Libra Sun cycles in decades. Over the next month we’ll see Saturn and Pluto turn direct, a full Aries Moon, a Jupiter Neptune sextile, the start of our next Mercury retrograde, in Scorpio, and two cardinal t-squares. Libra is the cardinal air sign that represents balance, partnership and justice. Thus far, 2020’s signature event has been January 12th’s Saturn Pluto conjunction. Back then the two powerhouse planets joined forces in cardinal Capricorn, and sent shockwaves around the world. Now both are preparing to emerge from their long retrogrades. Can you say revelations? Because Libra is one of astrology’s four cardinal signs, planets traversing its sector activate the other bodies in cardinal signs. This week is no exception. Indeed, as the Sun moves into objective, judicious Libra, a tense t-square takes shape between Mercury and astrology’s bad boys Mars and Saturn.

Something big is not only brewing, but about to begin boiling over. The autumn equinox takes place on Tuesday, when the Sun enters Libra. The Sun’s presence in a cardinal sign will take on greater significance later in the cycle, when its degree interacts more closely with those of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. For this week, Mercury is the planet to track. On Wednesday, it will cross the shadow point of its oncoming retrograde, at 25 degrees of Libra, and it will square Saturn. That retrograde shadow point is important because we will return to it on November 3rd (Election Day). Mercury’s square to Saturn reactivates the Saturn Pluto conjunction. Next, Mercury will oppose Mars on Thursday and square the Capricorn Moon Friday night. The combination of Mercury and Mars sitting opposite of one another, with Saturn and a passing Capricorn Moon positioned at 90 degrees to both, is what is called a t-square. Because this one involves malefics Mars and Saturn and it is being catalyzed by communicative Mercury, in the sign of relationships, the stakes are high.

Libra strives for equanimity, symmetry and grace. With the slew of clashes that are on tap for this week and the coming month, Libra’s altruistic values and mediation skills will be tested. The other Libra conundrum that we will be presented with is the sign’s natural emphasis on the needs of others versus our desires. Passionate Mars in “me first” Aries will directly confront Mercury this week and the Libra Sun in October. In the audacious, self-oriented fire sign, Mars will express the importance of individual needs. Before Pluto was discovered and became the ruler of Scorpio in modern astrology, probing Mars ruled the fixed water sign. On Sunday Mercury will move into Scorpio, where it will be in residence until October 27th. This is when dishonestly going along to get along will stop working. Scorpio drills down deep in its relentless quest for the absolute truth, and the truth is powerful. Adding to the intensity, Mercury is preparing to go retrograde in Scorpio. Libra wants everyone to play nicely, while Mars and Scorpio want to win. Together, they will leave us to wrestle with fairness and honesty.

Forecast Oct 14-20, 2019: Only Getting Started

Fresh on the heels of a contentious Aries full moon, the week begins with more cardinal sign conflict. It comes in the form of a Libra Sun square to Pluto in Capricorn on Monday. Adding to the fallout, the Taurus moon will hook up with wild Uranus that morning, and then things will have a chance to settle down. Fortunately, after the rocky start, the planets form powerful and productive alignments for the remainder of the week. On Tuesday, Messenger Mercury in truth-seeking Scorpio, trines creative, psychic Neptune in holistic Pisces. These two will meet again on November 9th during Mercury’s retrograde, and both meetings are a variant of November 8th’s Sun, Saturn and Neptune collab, the one that contains the year’s final Saturn Neptune sextile. Take note of the insights that show up now: they have big implications for the coming weeks. Pisces concerns matters of spirit and Capricorn concerns matter itself. After Tuesday’s Neptune trine, informative Mercury sextiles Pluto on Saturday, and on Sunday Venus sextiles constructive Saturn. Additionally, Venus and Mercury are both in Scorpio and Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn, and Pluto rules Scorpio. In short, the energies of all of the involved planets are fortifying one another, and there is deep understanding and a sense of mutual purpose among these players. So after the bumpy start, inspiration, pragmatism and structure are poised to bless sound hunches and integral work. Best look: a dream journal, a handful of sharpened pencils and rolled-up sleeves.

Forecast Oct 7-13, 2019: The Gloves Come Off

While the Sun may be blazing brightly in harmonious Libra skies, purifying Pluto’s presence will be felt throughout this week. The week begins with a Sun square to Pluto and concludes with a potent Aries full moon, at 20:14, making nice with Jupiter but also clashing with Pluto. In between, Venus abandons the pleasantries of Libra to join forces with Mercury in Pluto-ruled Scorpio (Oct 8th-Nov 1st) and on the 11th Mercury enters the zone of its next retrograde, exclusively in Scorpio. Both changes put the emphasis on Scorpio. Scorpio and Pluto are fiercely dedicated to discovering the Truth and intent on reform. In ancient astrology Mars ruled both Aries and Scorpio. Though the styles of those two signs are quite different, Aries being cardinal fire and Scorpio fixed water, both are extremely passionate, unafraid to fight and exceptionally capable of executing and winning a war. This week both signs play prominent roles in the cosmic mix. In an astrological anomaly, it’s battle-ready Mars who finds himself in even-handed, judicious Libra, the sign of peace. So ironically, the planet of war, with its timeless ties to Aries and Scorpio, will be advocating for fairness and balance throughout our deliberations and while we forge further into the intense waters of Scorpio. On the 13th, the Sun and full moon make very favorable connection to jovial, generous and giant Jupiter and Mercury and Saturn have a constructive meeting, indicating where win win scenarios are still an option. Best look? Freshening up that survival kit and keeping the powder dry until firm decisions are taken.

Forecast Sep 30-Oct 6, 2019: Calling All Transformers

The reverberations from the planetary action taking place this week will resonate throughout the autumn of 2019. The week starts with an unfriendly Venus square to Pluto on Monday and ends with a show-stopping confrontation between Mercury and unpredictable Uranus on Sunday. In between, Pluto emerges from its five-month retrograde, Mercury heads into Scorpio for a nine-week stay and its next retrograde and Mars moves into Libra, where it will reside until November 19th. Since last April, Pluto has been investigating the murkiest quarters of institutions, governments and other systems. As it surfaces from its retrograde on October 3rd, it will be dropping some of the Truths it has discovered from its latest mission of reform. Pluto of course rules Scorpio, and Mercury’s Scorpio transit begins within hours of Pluto turning direct, lasts until December 9th and includes its next retrograde and an actual transit of the Sun. More detective work is inbound, and Pluto will indicate what Mercury’s about to zero-in on and what the talk of the town will be this fall. Completing the equation will be a Mars journey through deliberating Libra. Action-oriented Mars can feel more than a little exasperated in the sign of equality, balance and the endless weighing of scales. But, this cosmic reminder to give due consideration to all sides before making important decisions is a wise filter through which to view unfolding events. Monday’s Venus square to Pluto is a continuation of issues that arose during last week’s Venus square to Saturn on Wednesday and Mercury’s to Pluto on Thursday. But it’s this week’s Mercury opposition to Uranus on Sunday that should drop the real blockbusting intel. When Uranus is involved, there’s no way to know for certain what’s coming or from where. But the powerhouse planet of surprises always indicates when things get interesting. Best look? Seated in the most comfy chair in the house with a large bowl of freshly popped corn.

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