The Moon progresses from Sagittarius to Pisces, as the Sun and Mercury ingress Scorpio, with trine aspects to Saturn in Pisces. A first quarter Moon on October 21-22, with Moon in a conjunction aspect with Pluto in Capricorn, indicates fundamental shifts in leadership roles, as a crisis builds toward the resolution at the full Moon eclipse on the 28th of October. Venus trine aspect to Jupiter retro in earth signs, maintains friendships, facilitates aid shipments, although at the quarter Moon on the 22nd, there is a lack of contact involvement with the elements in conflict, the square aspects between the planets in Libra and Pluto and Moon in Capricorn. As the Sun and Mercury follow Mars into Scorpio, the trine aspects to Saturn indicate more stability and progress. Pluto in Capricorn stationary direct begins doubly separating from Neptune retro in Pisces.
* Full Moon eclipse October 28th
* Saturn turns direct November 5th
* Venusingress to Libra on November 9th
* New Moon in Scorpio on November 13th
* Sun ingress Sagittarius November 22nd.
Summary of major aspects of the week
Wednesday October 18th — The Moon in Sagittarius makes a square aspect to Venus in Virgo early today. Venus remains in a mutual reception with Mercury in Libra, as intelligence is collected, counteracting dis-information. Later the Moon transits to a quincunx aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, as doubt remains. Mercury conjunction aspect with Ketu, conjunction aspect to the Sun in Libra searches for truth in the decay. Ceres in Scorpio is in an opposition aspect to Jupiter, as improvement for a future generation is conflicted, delayed, or cancelled.
Thursday October 19th — The Moon in Sagittarius makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Mercury and Sun in Libra make quincunx aspects to Neptune in Pisces. Avoiding violence is problematic. A statement for fair treatment confronts tragedy. Moon ingress Capricorn 01:56 UTC, (04:56 IDT) early Friday, and sextile aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces. Mercury in Libra transcends the Sun; Sun and Mercury are square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Strategy and caution confront powerful forces: engage in conflict, and or, retreat.
Friday October 20th — Mercury and Sun in Libra, square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, as demands are made with consequences. The Moon makes a sextile aspect to Mars in Scorpio for co-ordination. With the Moon trine aspect to Venus in Virgo and trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, a grand–trine configuration in earth signs, eases the way. Venus and Jupiter are brought into a trine aspect, indicating a successful breach in the opposing power’s defense. Humanitarian supplies and aid reaches civilians.
Saturday October 21st — As the Moon in Capricorn makes a trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, transactions are facilitated, captives could be released, as the Moon is also sextile aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, and Venus in Virgo approaches the trine aspect with Jupiter retro in Taurus. Moon square aspect to the Sun in Libra (03:31 UT on Sunday) overnight, Morning on Sunday in Israel. The First Quarter Moon phase (03:31 UT) late evening hours US time zones [see chart image], and the Moon ingress to Aquarius 2.5 hours later.
First Quarter Moon Phase
October 21-22 2023
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Sunday October 22nd — Moon conjunction aspect to Pluto early today, at the First Quarter Moon [see chart image], ingress to Aquarius follows (06:07 UT) with a square aspect to Mercury, as Mercury ingress to Scorpio, and semi-sextile aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces. The Moon is in a square aspect to Mars in Scorpio while Venus in Virgo is still in a trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus. A night-time raid to rescue hostages could be staged. The Moon square aspect to Jupiter and quincunx aspect to Venus, square aspect to Ceres in Scorpio, indicates a difficult road to any success. Mercury trine aspect to Saturn indicates that planning and caution are employed.
Monday October 23rd — The Sun ingress Scorpio at 16:23 UT, and trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces. The Moon in Aquarius made a square aspect to Ceres in Scorpio early (ME time), as injustices to children are addressed, especially where they are kept in inhumane conditions, tortured, and raped. The Moon in a square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, and disposed of by Uranus, coincides with explosive events, while efforts to stabilize situations with the Sun trine aspect to Saturn, are ongoing. Radicals try to sabotage those efforts.
Tuesday October 24th — The Moon ingress Pisces at 08:34 UTC, 01:34 PST (11:34 EET) making a conjunction aspect to Saturn retro and a trine aspect to the Sun in Scorpio. A humanitarian pause in conflicts seems likely now. The Moon trine aspect to Mercury in Scorpio facilitates diplomatic contacts. The Moon trine aspect to Mars in Scorpio late in the day (US time zones) increases compassionate giving. The Moon sextile aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus and Mars approaches the opposition aspect to Jupiter. Pluto at its station in Capricorn is disposed of by Saturn in Pisces and begins to separate from the sextile aspect to Neptune, now moving forward for a less conflicted position of power.
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October 17, 2023
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