The Moon in Leo is square aspect to Uranus in Taurus on this Wednesday, as Venus is conjunction aspect to Sun in Libra, and square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun ingress to Scorpio on the 23rd, and Saturn returns to direct transit after nearly 5 months in retrograde phase on the same day. Scorpio is the fixed water sign, and archetype of suffering. On Tuesday next week, there is a New Moon eclipse in Scorpio conjunction with Venus. There could be a deep dialogue, and/or a new start in a relationship. Forgiveness is the key to recovery. The Moon is in opposition to Uranus on Wednesday, may root out uncomfortable facts. Saturn square to The Moon and Uranus for a T-square configuration.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday October 19th — The Moon in Leo is square aspect to Uranus retro and opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. This T-square configuration could occur with a shake-up of the status quo, as Uranus separates from the square aspect to Saturn, like a parting blow to the complacent. Another T-square next week on the 26th when the Moon will be opposition aspect to Uranus will test the most self-assured. Venus in a conjunction aspect with the Sun is overwhelmed and combust, also in a square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury in Libra in an opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries, may question all. An overload of work assignments leads to exhaustion.
Thursday October 20th — Venus approaches the conjunction aspect to the Sun, transiting at a slightly faster rate per day than the Sun in Libra over the next few days, does not supersede the Sun until they both ingress to Scorpio on the 23rd of October. Seemingly caught up in scandals, Venus does not act independently of the Sun during this week. The Sun/Venus pair remains in a square aspect to Pluto. Powerful forces and impelling the participation at least, and cooperation on some level for most of us as the future hangs in the balance. The Moon in Leo is sextile aspect to Sun/Venus, with a creative response to issues, then moves into Virgo in the morning (4:46 UT) as critical analysis begins.
Friday October 21st — The Moon in Virgo makes a conjunction aspect to Ceres early in the day (afternoon in Europe and the Middle Eastern nations). Focus on Iran and revolutionary actions protesting treatment of women. Mercury in Libra makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, both disposed of by Venus. Venus is combust in conjunction aspect to the Sun in Libra, its own dispositor and that of the Sun gives Venus empowerment to influence the life force (Sun). Mercury doubly approaches the trine aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius. Downloading the judgment pertaining to the court proceedings and Congressional hearings continues to influence thought and communications.
Saturday October 22nd — With the Moon in Virgo, Venus supersedes the Sun in Libra at the 29th anaretic degree. Some forces cling to power as the practical analysis (Moon) proceeds. Mercury in Libra is trine aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, an indication of like-minded partnership. Mercury is also in a doubly separating quincunx aspect to Uranus in Taurus — weaking, however still active, the aspect seeks to stir-up controversy. With Mercury in aspect to both Saturn and Uranus, emphasis on the square aspect is reinforced. Saturn in Aquarius, a fixed sign, delves deeply into the Uranus disfunction. Mars in Gemini denotes a goal with mental flexibility, and quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, and a center of leadership resisting change. Speakers seek to change minds and votes. The Moon ingress to Libra in an opposition aspect to Jupiter retro in Aries. Can you balance conceit? Maybe this is an indication of a political downfall.
Sunday October 23rd — The Sun/Venus pair in Libra ingress to Scorpio early morning hours, as Venus supersedes the Sun. Sun/Venus quincunx Jupiter retro in Aries, Jupiter disposed of by Mars in Gemini, as the spotlight on personal aggrandizement results in vociferous speech making. Mars quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn seeks to supplant the ruling party by any means. The Moon in an opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries would facilitate a draw from personal experience to negotiate agreements.
Monday October 24th — The Moon in Libra is quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus and trine aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, bringing the Uranus square aspect to Saturn into focus again. A conflict between economic power (Taurus) and idealistic (Aquarius) values (Libra) reignites. The Moon transits to the conjunction aspect with Mercury, and a search for balance in communication. The Moon makes a quincunx aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, for filtering disinformation and finally a square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, to balance or adjust conflicting reports. The Moon ingress to Scorpio quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Aries late in the day, overnight, or morning in Europe and points eastward, a configuration of luck in narrow escapes form danger.
Tuesday October 25th — The New Moon is partile early today [see chart insert] before dawn in the USA. The Moon in Scorpio supersedes Venus/Sun as Mercury is quincunx aspect to Neptune and approaches a quincunx aspect to Pluto, a Yod formation could be in effect in some arenas or for some individuals, for more artful events possibly an unexpected event brings a measure of joy. Mercury approaches the trine aspect with Mars in Gemini and a square aspect to Pluto could signify a diplomatic breakthrough at the New Moon eclipse.
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October 18, 2022
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