Venus in Virgo Empowers Peace — October 11-18 2023


The Moon in Virgo made a conjunction aspect with Venus, and an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces on Tuesday (read comments for October 10 in previous GZN). As Israel’s conflict with Hamas enters a new phase, carefully calculated precision responses can be expected. Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo are in mutual reception, as though coordinating technical operations. Mars ingress to Scorpio on Thursday trine aspect to Saturn, a sign of calculated actions to attain results. The Moon trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus and opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces indicates devastating responses. Sun in Libra opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries indicates astute leadership actions. New Moon eclipse on Saturday 17:56 UT.  Mars in Scorpio trine to Saturn for precision initiatives, carried out clandestine. Sunday Moon ingress Scorpio conjunction aspect to Mars trine aspect to Saturn. Moon sextile aspect to Venus for rescue missions. Moon opposition aspect to Jupiter in Taurus early on Monday encourages success with calculated risks, and Sun quincunx aspect to Uranus a possible reversal. Moon trine Neptune retro, sextile to Pluto. Mercury quincunx aspect to Uranus and approaches conjunction aspects to Sun and Ketu.

Looking ahead

Mercury ingress Scorpio October 23rd
Sun ingress Scorpio October 23th
Full Moon eclipse October 28th
Saturn turns direct November 5th

Summary of major aspects of the week

Wednesday October 11th — The Moon in Virgo makes a favorable trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, indicating generous financial subsidies. Mercury in Libra approaches the quincunx aspect to Jupiter retro indicating disputes regarding financial arrangements. Venus in Virgo and Mercury are in mutual reception, allowing for benefits to be allocated despite objections. The Sun in Libra is in opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries, with power to overcome objections, wisdom of action prevails. Mars ingress to Scorpio late in the day (overnight US time zones) as aggressive retaliation is focused.

Thursday October 12th — The Moon in Virgo is trine aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus early today, and trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn just a few hours later. A grand- trine configuration in effect for part of the day, as materials flow more easily for major accomplishments. The Moon in an opposition aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces details conditions for release of hostages, and for migrant assimilation. Mars in Scorpio trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces may limit actions to a humanitarian focus. The Moon ingress to Libra (00:23 UT) quincunx aspect to Saturn and semisextile aspect to Mars indicates that delicate negotiations take place.

Friday October 13thSun, Mercury, and Moon in Libra are disposed of by Venus in Virgo, with Venus in mutual reception with Mercury. Humanitarian issues are prominent in the quest for cessation of violence. The Moon makes a quincunx aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus, weighing relative values for action. The safe return of hostages promotes negotiations as the Moon transits to the conjunction aspect with Mercury.  

New Moon in Libra eclipse
October 14 2023
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Saturday October 14th — The New Moon in Libra is also an eclipse [see chart insert], giving a transformative power to the day’s activities. Mercury in Libra makes an opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries. Wise advice may be accepted or rejected. Chiron is disposed of by Mars in Scorpio, indicating a vested interest in the advice given. The New Moon is partile conjunction aspect to Sun morning hours in the US, afternoon hours in Europe and the ME. A reversal on the scales of justice takes place. Emergency government replaces existing ministerial positions. The violent attacks eliminate humanitarian efforts to ease the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. The clock is set back far for finding peaceful solutions. The Sun in Libra is quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus.

Sunday October 15th — The Moon ingress to Scorpio (11:05 UT), trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces, and makes a conjunction aspect with Mars in Scorpio. Precision actions continue with the aim of avoiding civilian casualties. The Moon sextile aspect to Venus in Virgo, seeks to open negotiations, as Mercury in Libra transcends the opposition aspect to Chiron retro in Aries. The Sun in Libra approaches the quincunx aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus. Difficult decisions on the allocation of resources are necessary.

Monday October 16th — The Moon in Scorpio makes the opposition aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus early today, depending out ever diminishing resources. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Chiron retro in Aries seeks justification for gain. The Moon makes an opposition aspect to Uranus retro, later in the day in the US, early morning on Tuesday in Europe and the ME.  This hints at a reversal of fortune, with Mercury in Libra quincunx aspect to Uranus.

Tuesday October 17th — The Moon in Scorpio makes a trine aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, then a sextile aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Progress in negotiations is possible now. The Moon ingress to Sagittarius (19:37 UT) square aspect to Saturn in Pisces and the Sun approaches the conjunction aspect with Ketu in Libra, this aspect may reduce the importance of personal gain.

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October 10, 2023
Jerusalem, Israel

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