Forecast for Oct. 14 – 20, 2013

This is a week of revelations, hair-pin turns, emotional flare-ups and breakthroughs, and doors. Lots of doors: opening, falling, disappearing or slamming shut and locking behind you.

The potential is high for drama, for exhilaration and for relief. Certain puzzles may make sense at last. Others may lose their appeal.

Dynamite is going off in all manner of log jams, impasses and stuck places, particularly involving relationships, desires, creativity and financial matters. Enthusiasm will fuel a lot of the explosions, as the two über-feminine influences, Venus (goddess of all we value) and the Moon (expresser of our emotions), contact Uranus, agent of awakening, unpredictable change.  With this volatility, hearts’ desires ignite without warning, or send sparks into a direction you did not foresee.

A bigger force is behind the switches, endings and reorienting, however:  Friday’s Aries Full Moon, which is a lunar eclipse and the first event in the Aries/Libra eclipse cycle that will be with us into 2016. A lunar eclipse is a full moon on steroids, lighting up factors that have been going on out of your line of sight. This week’s emotions, revelations, realizations and chapter closings largely involve the often uneasy balance between self-sufficiency and having other people in our lives.

You might feel absolutely on your own. You might be furious that you have to do all the work to keep a relationship going (in which case…why?), whether that’s a specific connection or a general pattern or dynamic. And you might be the one kicking down the door and rushing out of — or into — a situation.

Look at everything as lightening your load and emboldening you, even (especially) if you don’t welcome the development. You’ll be glad, ultimately, when next month’s Scorpio New Moon solar eclipse catapults you forward. More’s in my mooncast, which will be posted by Thursday.

Throughout all this, two valuable tools are at your disposal. The first is the shift in impulses to sensible, practical strategies and action. This comes from Mars, ruler of our drive as well as the lunar eclipse, moving on Monday into Virgo, the fix-it sector of the zodiac. While hearts are bursting into flame, the guy that has to fulfill their orders will be taking a slow, step-by-step approach in carrying them out.

The second is the superb perception that’s for the having if you’ll trust your inside eyes and ears. Mercury, the planet of our information and traffic flow, is treading water in intense, secretive, power- and monster-laden Scorpio. By Saturday he, and all he rules, will feel motionless as he slows to turn retrograde at the beginning of next week.

Painstaking action meets slow-moving communication and travel. Hmm. Well, in the midst of eruptions and changes, this combination benefits you.  It clears your field of vision. Movement muddies water, while stillness allows silt to drift to the bottom. The combination also encourages stepping outside of time and letting your feet, hands, mind and words go to the right, sure place as you navigate this exciting week.

Do rely on radar, sonar and non-empirical perceptions over the weekend. Mars is opposing the least grounded influence in the sky, Neptune. Objects in mirror are closer than they look. Or further. Or not what they appear to be. Same with motivations.

You get the idea.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 PM EDT I am wrapping up the year astrologically with Sarah De La Mer on the CBS New Sky Radio show Best of the Best. Listen live or in the archives afterwards.

For a fuller discussion, please read my extended weekly forecast. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for five years without missing a single installment. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

© Kathy Biehl 2013. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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