Fateful Decisions and Seeking Retribution — October 4 – 11 2023    

Gimelstar Zodiac Newletter


Moon transits from Gemini to Virgo this week, making significant aspects from the lunar orb as it transits Cancer and Leo. Mars in Libra makes a conjunction aspect to Ketu late Wednesday and Thursday, with the Moon trine aspect as a trigger for action, Mars indicates a motivation to even the score, with direct action, possibly later regretted. Mercury ingress Libra on Wednesday 20:05 EDT. The Moon ingress to Cancer on Thursday at 08:32 EDT (12:33 UT), making a square aspect to Mercury, seeking justification or retribution for actions. Moon trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces in the same breath, voicing harmful circumstances, Mercury quincunx aspect to Saturn. On Friday, Venus is quincunx aspect to Pluto retro as the Sun makes a quincunx aspect to Jupiter. Appeals delay financial decisions. A T-square in cardinal signs on Saturday, could force a decision, Mars in Libra at the apex. Venus’ ingress to Virgo (01:15 UT). Late Sunday night US time zones for a practical application of decisions taken. Moon ingress to Virgo on Tuesday in opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces. Moon trine Jupiter in Taurus Wednesday morning celebrating the breakthrough in negotiations.  

Looking ahead

October 13th — Mars’ ingress Scorpio.
October 14th  — New Moon eclipse in Libra, a ring of fire phenomena at the will be visible, if the skies are clear, from a thin swath crossing both North and South America.
October 15th – 18th — Ceres opposition to Jupiter retro.   
October 22nd — Mercury ingress Scorpio.
October 23rd — Sun ingress to Scorpio.
October 28th — Full Moon eclipse in Taurus.

Summary of major aspects of the week

Wednesday October 4thMars in Libra seeks balance in an aggressive way, the Mars conjunction aspect to Ketu is ominous. The matters involved are facing degenerative powers. Venus in Leo makes quincunx aspects to Pluto retro in Capricorn and to Neptune retro in Pisces, as supplication meets overpowering forces, unable to finesse a favorable outcome. A less favorable Yod formation, as victimization may result in some instances. Luck could be experienced by those who are innocent. The Moon in Gemini makes a trine aspect to Mars and a square aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, simultaneously, as aggressive actions could be putting the actor in jeopardy. It is best to acknowledge the possibility that harm to positions may follow. Mercury ingress to Libra, as rational adjustments are made, making a quincunx aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces.

Thursday October 5th — The Moon ingress to Cancer (12:33 UT; 08:33 EDT) square aspect to Mercury in Libra, so that personal grudges may explode. Moon trine aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces as past offences are opened to view. Mars partile conjunction aspect with Rahu, indicates a further deterioration of conflicts. Mars partile quincunx aspect to Neptune retro puts nerves on edge. Venus in Virgo quincunx aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, tolerance, or intolerance of law, depends on the personality.

Friday October 6th — The Moon in Cancer makes the square aspect to the Sun indicating the 3rd quarter –Moon crisis.  Issues are at a point of open conflict in the cardinal signs. The Moon sextile aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus favors individuals seeking financial compensation. Jupiter quincunx aspect to the Sun in Libra increases efforts for negotiated settlements.

T-square configuration
October 7, 2023
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Saturday October 7th — The Moon in Cancer makes a square aspect to Mars in Libra, and square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn to form a cardinal T-square configuration [see image].  Fateful decisions are now made. The Sun in Libra quincunx Jupiter retro in Taurus indicates a financial deal and/or payoff, as Mars approaches the square aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn. The Moon ingress to Leo 23:26 UT.   

Sunday October 8th — The Moon in Leo in a sextile aspect to Mercury in Libra indicates a benefit for partnerships when communication is accepted. The Moon square aspect to Ceres in Scorpio involves a generational conflict. Mars in Libra square aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn increases to partile, a goal for marriage or partnership could be ratified or galvanized. The Moon square aspect to Jupiter retro in Taurus as benefits are found, sextile aspect to the Sun in Libra, working with partner for greater material comfort.

Monday October 9th — The Moon in Leo makes a trine aspect to Chiron retro in Aries, knowing truth. With Venus’ ingress to Virgo in an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces, there may be fault-finding with a lack of stability. Controversies over responsibility could be harmful. The Moon makes a square aspect to Uranus retro in Taurus, indicating open conflict, a sudden reversal in economic fortunes. The Moon quincunx aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces as frustrations cause emotional turmoil.

Tuesday October 10th — The Moon ingress to Virgo at 12:03 UT, morning hours in the US, in an opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Pisces and a conjunction aspect to Venus in Virgo. Analysis of the situation favors the resolution with a graceful outcome. The Sun in Libra makes the opposition aspect to Chiron retro in Aries, perhaps a way out is found through seeking justification for actions.

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Hope you navigate the week successfully and share the joy! Thanks for reading. 

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October 3, 2023
Jerusalem, Israel

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