Forecast for October 2015

At last, a month when life starts making sense. Turmoil, new boundaries, reboots and endings are still rampant, but some situations are settling into recognizable contours and sturdy, supportive foundations. They’ve been showing warning signs of firming up, and now they’re hitting an accelerated construction phase, as if in sped-up stop-action animation. Even if we don’t like everything we see, we stand to benefit from plenty of it.

Before this action gets fully underway, two review processes end back-to-back and affect how we go into the stabilizing. The first involves heart and desire. Venus, ruler of all we hold dear (love, money, beauty, creativity), changes mode on October 8. She is packing up the gold, glitter and memories of her long summer in high drama, self-oriented Leo, where her retrograde helped us explore people and activities that were once very important to us. (And possibly reclaim bits of ourselves.) When she enters Virgo, our approach to relationships and money drops the showiness and become more analytical and inclined to treat them as improvement projects.

What we think and say to others shifts almost simultaneously. Mercury, ruler of how we communicate and get around, stations retrograde on October 9, at the first degree of the relationship sign of Libra, smack on top of the North Node of destiny and the collective experience. Since mid-September, he has taken us on a research mission, unearthing pivotal data that previously got dropped or overlooked. At times it’s also been a fantastic voyage through confusion, crossed signals, misunderstandings and lies. His about-face on such a sensitive point marks a turnaround in all manner of communicating — our own thinking and speaking, the information channels we use (or expose ourselves to), conversation at a collective level — and the agreements we have about how we are going to treat each other.

As our hearts and minds move into a changed mode of expression, a cluster of influences midmonth are moving us out of the upheaval portion of the cosmic change imperative (aka the last three years or so) and into manifestation and stabilization. The centerpiece is the easy flow of energy between bigger-is-better Jupiter and Pluto, the lord of unavoidable metamorphosis, not to mention summoner of psychological beasties from the depths.

This month Jupiter is sending the first of three boosts to Pluto as he reshapes the foundations of our lives. (Rounds two and three arrive next March and June.) This one comes with our hearts and drive on board, since their rulers will be in the same sign as Jupiter, Virgo. (Mars, ruler of our actions, and Venus, ruler of all we hold dear).  The boost has multiple effects: speeding up and deepening rebuilding; speeding up the formation of platforms, situations and relationships that have been brewing; making all of this more efficient; cleaning up debris; analyzing the health and sturdiness of what’s coming into being; sinking pylons deeper and deeper into the ground. The boost also empowers some less obviously beneficial results: luring ever-more beasties out of the depths; revealing deeper layers of rot; encouraging deeper and deeper levels of unstable foundations to collapse.

This boost brings the relief of stepping on solid ground, at last. The curative, motivating effect of a good housecleaning. And possibly a root canal of the heart. If that last possibility happens, it leads to effective clean-up and improvement of the situation. One reason is the detachment and ability to analyze on offer with Venus in Virgo. Another is that harmony and cooperation between hearts and will (as well as the male and the female, inside you and with folks outside) are very much in the air, with Venus and Mars not merely in the same sign, but warming up for their next private meeting in November.

October 11, 15, 17, 19, 23 and 25 are hot dates in the boosting process. You may feel it most strongly as each aspect builds (particularly the day before).

The second influence moving us from upheaval to new order is the Libra New Moon on October 12.  Your experiences of the past three years have laid the ground for everything that is seeded and begins to grow now. While Jupiter feeds the Plutonian time-for-structures-to-evolve end of the cosmic change imperative, this Moon event charges up the unforeseeable, liberating, paradigm-busting Uranian end of that equation. The resulting pressure forces new attitudes, approaches and agreements about relationships into being. It launches the next phase in how we live with each other, after the chapter closings of the September Aries lunar eclipse.

Expect what we want from each other to be focused, intense and all-consuming, when the two planets of desire and money, Venus and Pluto, team on the 23 — the same day the Sun enters the Pluto-ruled terrain of Scorpio. The last days of the month could put stashes of Halloween candy severely at risk. Justifying indulging will be easy as can be (“just one” sliding into half of the bag ), especially with messages flying around that are both exciting and fuel for jitters.

The first milestone in the stabilizing process comes on the 27th, with the Taurus Full Moon. It directs attention to physical and sensual reality — not promises, or hopes, or the dreams you spin from crumbs someone tosses your way, but actual, tangible developments you can taste, touch and embrace.

Any lingering anxiousness dissipates for Halloween weekend. Fantasy and escapism are in the air, and how. In the words of Rocky & Bullwinkle:  “Are they friendly spirits?” “I’ll say!” The holiday promises to be, of all things, peaceful; more Glinda the Good Witch, less vampires and zombies. Dress up and play; unplug and revel.

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Forecast for Sept. 28 – October 4, 2015

As we continue to digest (and sip) last week’s complex astro-cocktail, we’re on a fact finding mission. And as we assimilate what we uncover, it brings us back to: ourselves.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Sept. 28 – October 4, 2015 (6:23 minutes).

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Forecast for 2015 Aries Lunar Eclipse

2015 Aries Lunar Eclipse
September 27-28, 2015
7:50 PM PDT /10:50 PM  EDT / 2:50 AM GMT
4 Aries 40  / 4 Libra 40

That boom you hear? It’s the sound of doors, chapters and entire books slamming shut. A major cycle is ending and it’s not going quietly. The slams aren’t merely expressions of fiery emotion (though those are in the mix). They signal permanent closures, with no reversals, no do-overs and no take-backs.

With this month’s Aries Lunar Eclipse, we are nearing the end of the line in I-vs-You matters that have been churning since late 2013. Whether the flash point is a specific relationship, specific relationship dynamics or patterns, an agreement or the collective social contract (just look at the news lately), what’s igniting now grows out of a lengthy, often heated process that has forced fundamental changes in how we approach relating.

No doom and gloom, please! The eclipse’s location directly on the North Node in Libra — pointing to the future path in how we relate — marks it as a profound turning point for all of us, even if the eclipse touches nothing directly in our personal charts. This eclipse is a companion to the boundary-resetting mandate of the Virgo New Moon of September 12-13. The two together, against the rest of September’s complex energies, mark the gateway into new arrangements with the potential to be more healthy and personally appropriate. (On the collective level, well, we’re in for a long haul of grappling with what we want to be.)

We are ready. We have passed the point of putting up with, making allowances for, discussing, requesting, pleading or negotiating. We’ve even, many of us, moved past fearing what might happen if we speak up. The prospect of not speaking up and staying put is far scarier.

This Moon encourages and in fact requires action. One reason: it’s ruled by Mars, god of war and planet of push, who is brave and self-starting to the point of reckless impulsiveness. Too, the fact that the moon is full is fanning emotional sparks and flames to wildfire levels. The emotional energies roaring through us now — good, bad, anything but indifferent — are motivating to the point of being irresistible.

Adding to the excitement is the high-drama, impassioned, wildcard element of Venus, the ruler of all we value and desire (love, money, beauty, creativity) in a direct current with utterly unpredictable, paradigm-shattering Uranus. This team is delivering surprises and breakthroughs in perspective, opportunity and situations. Some are payoff from or a continuation of late August (around the 20th) when retrograde Venus and Uranus made the same connection.

The sparks flying off this pair scream: “Go, go, go!” Another influence says: “Not so fast.” Mars, the party host, is tangling with Saturn, lord of order and responsibility. Their clash operates as a governor, requiring slow and steady follow-throw on whatever the lightning strikes open. Our attitude shifts in an instant. Moving forward happens incrementally, perhaps even agonizingly so.

As it should be. Rolling out step by step is consistent with the serious, lasting implications of everything that shifts gear now. Even when our lives turn on a dime — when someone leaves, when you snap and boot someone out, when you say, “Enough is enough!” and draw a line in indelible ink, when a door slams shut that you didn’t realize existed, when a friend falls into your arms and you both gasp in realization  — the new conditions and situations will take some time settling in. Letting them develop encourages them to develop solidly and firmly. Many of them will be with us for years to come. Better that the foundations be good and deep, than that we jump on them with an impetuousness that crashes them.

Our emotional readiness for this shift certainly helps. So does our fully reaching a point of neither tolerating any further nor of turning back. The context of this eclipse explains this part of its nature. This weekend’s event is the fifth of six in the Aries/Libra eclipse cycle, which began in October 2013 and winds up next March. This cycle has brought back relationship themes from 1995-1997, the last time it was with us. In both the late 90s and the last three years, these themes involved a question of settling.

The last cycle saw people entering into relationships, marriages and agreements thinking they were the best they could do. (Survey your friends; it’s stunning how many marriages from those years no longer exist.) The cycle is playing out differently now. Very differently. That’s because the Aries/Libra eclipses have coincided with the relentless change imperative that has rocked and restructured the very foundations of our lives. These astrological influences have essentially double-teamed us in yanking us out of a lifetime of codependence, projecting all manner of expectation that other people may or may not be able to meet (or even recognize) and expecting other people to complete us.

One of the outgrowths of the cosmic change imperative has been to redirect our attention to our side of each relationship equation. The Aries eclipse especially fires up own end of the experience — acting for and out of our own interests.  It also sees the Sun standing right by Juno in Libra, embodying our new paradigm for committed partnerships (and, for some, the emergence of a committed partner.) We are evolving into standing side by side as mutually supportive companions, rather than leaning on and holding each other back. Keep that in mind as you experience and observe the endings and shifts coming off this eclipse. They will not only occur this weekend, or this month, but roll out into next spring.

If you’d like to watch the eclipse, head to Slooh for live feeds from observatories all over the world, starting at 8 PM on September 27.

 

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Forecast for Sept. 14-20 and Fall 2015

The current complex cocktail is on the menu for the entire fall: cleaning up, talking about, rethinking, ending, shifting gears in relationships & finances, step by step, with a nun looming over us with a ruler.  SAVE THIS FORECAST; IT’S GOOD INTO DECEMBER.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Sept. 21 – 27, 2015 (9:11 minutes).

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Forecast for Sept. 14-20, 2015

Weird advisory: Communication and getting around are turning serious, fast, in a dream, a fog or a cloud of bliss. IF that sounds like Mercury going retrograde, you’re right. But that’s not half of it.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Sept. 14-20, 2015 (10:55 minutes).

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Forecast for 2015 Virgo New Moon Solar Eclipse

September 12-13, 2015
11:41 PM PDT / 2:41 AM EDT / 6:41 AM GMT
20 Virgo 10

The fall’s eclipses bookend the equinox with a massive rebooting of all of our relationship equations. The first blast comes from the Virgo New Moon, a solar eclipse that resets boundaries and habits and impels us toward sane, healthy choices. It points us to the future, while the Aries lunar eclipse to follow slams the door on the past.

Expect this New Moon to pack a wallop. It is escalating impulses to clean house, to reorganize, to redraw borders and to get sober. More than the eclipse status is behind those drives. This is the first time in 12 years that the Moon has been new in Virgo with Jupiter in the sign as well. Jupiter increases everything he touches, and while he is not technically close enough to the New Moon to count, his recent shift in mode is already having an impact that will carry over into the Moon’s influence.

Only a month in the sign of Virgo, Jupiter has already switched the vibe from long, hot summer to back-to-work. Improvement projects are everywhere we look: in the mirror, in our homes and offices, in our schedules and, most importantly, in all our dealings. We’re newly aware of our proximity to other people, and especially their dramas — and we are losing both patience with and willingness to go anywhere near them. (That Facebook meme “Not my monkeys; not my circus” has only begun its invasion of social media. Just watch.)

(Read my article about what Jupiter in Virgo holds for all of us; order my talk and guides for each sign here.)

As a result, we’re already inclined toward this solar eclipse’s mission as it kicks in. We are beyond willing to let go, to ditch behaviors and regimens and to eject anything that no longer feels healthy or safe. With the subtlety of a guillotine if need be. Review work we did this summer has brought us to this point, as taskmaster Saturn allowed one last look at issues of joint resources, reciprocity, return on investment, trust and intimacy that were not adequately dispatched during his time in Scorpio in 2013-2014. As this eclipse takes place, he’s sitting in the last minutes of the final degree of that most extreme sign, a zodiacal location so finely honed it can split a hair simply by moving toward it.

The combined impact is epic in scale and absolutely final. Anything and anyone that leaves now — and there will be departures — is not coming back. Not no way, not no how. Boundaries are moving in tighter and closer; anything that ends up on the far side of the fence is likely to stay there, at a safer, observable distance. As we tidy up our side of the fence, anything and everything is up for cleaning, reorganizing and improvement.

Much of what occurs will involve adjustments growing out of the long term change imperative that has been rocking our world for the past three years or more. This fall we are moving from constant upheaval into a clean-up and reconstruction phase (which will, alas, still come with a component of turmoil). This New Moon flips switches in response to the liberating, individuating Uranian end of the change imperative. (Action on the deep level transformative, Plutonian end comes in October.) Constraining situations that have blown apart, Lone Ranger impulses that have ignited, impulses to be more boldly true to the self — all of these now require some sweeping up, rearranging and, again, redrawing of patterns and boundaries.

With this eclipse closely opposing Chiron, the reboot will also have a decided therapeutic and protective element, breaking tendencies toward enmeshment and distancing us from other people’s wounds, problems and issues. Burden bundles are being restored to their rightful owners. It’s not healthy for you to carry anyone else’s, and it’s not healthy for the bundle owner, either.

As with any solar eclipse, this will play out over months, likely into next spring. Think of it as a set change between acts in a play. The stage goes dark. The crew moves scenery and set pieces off and on. Some characters exit; others appear or are in the wings waiting for their cue. The lights fade up and gradually reveal the set and characters for the next scene.

When you see evidence of a cosmic stage crew at work, don’t expect to be able to undo it. Save your energy for what you can do:  Assess. Clean. Rethink. Reorganize. Make choices to support your health and sanity, in how you treat your body, how you run your schedule, and how you share space with others.

 

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Forecast for Sept. 7-13, 2015

Moving on! Summer’s wonderings and wanderings are vanishing in a flurry of pounces, tackles and tactical strikes. Blunt truths (not all unwelcome!)  lead up to the weekend’s solar eclipse in Virgo. Fences make good neighbors. Still, you find yourself handing out a few keys to the gate.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Sept. 7-13, 2015 (5:49 minutes).

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