RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz
Thurisaz "compromise". The dictionary defines compromise as "a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc…., by reciprocal modifications of demands." To compromise requires flexibility. As we value our own needs as well as respect those of another, we find a middle ground that can be satisfactory for both, without betraying our true beliefs. When we compromise without loosing our integrity, we open ourselves to new possibilities. We step out of the box of our mind and its rigid rules and allow the unknown to unravel from our hearts.
Jupiter is still retrograde this whole month until December 25, between 8º44' and 5º01' Taurus.
These 4 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "Cantilever bridge across a deep gorge", "The woman of Samaria at the ancestral well", "A sleigh on land uncovered by snow", and "A fully decorated Christmas tree". Jupiter in Taurus asks us to have a practical approach to material resources and apply our philosophical ideas to our daily lives. It also reveals how we can multiply our income and create more abundance for ourselves. The advantage of a cantilever bridge is that it only needs to be supported on one end. And the woman of Samaria who lived from her heart and was thus rejected by society for having been married several times before living out of wedlock, was also the one in the Bible, Christ chose to reveal his true identity to, offering her the living waters of spirit thanks to which she would never again be thirsty. As we live in integrity with our heart's desires, and celebrate the sacredness of life, any possible hardship won't be a challenge and will be met with grace. Even if it seems that we have little support, and have to cross the void, we shall reach safely the other side. These degrees suggest that if we follow our heart, money will come to us.
Uranus is still retrograde until December 9 between 2º22' and 1º17' Aries.
These 2 degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "A comedian reveals human nature" and "The cameo profile of a man, suggesting the shape of his country." Uranus in Aries is prompting us to become free to be all that we are. This month, we are asked to really look at ourselves and transform what within us is keeping us from our highest destiny. We also need to be clear as to what we identify with. What we focus on, we become.
Neptune continues to be retrograde this whole month until November 9. This month it travels from 28º33' to 28º09' Aquarius.
The Sabian symbols associate the following images to this degree: "A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis." Neptune in Aquarius shows us the way to psychic awareness, brings genuine premonitions and eventually leads us to spiritual enlightenment. This month, we are very clearly transforming at a deep level. As we leave the heavy energies and baser instincts, we become ready to embrace our divine destiny.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Sagittarius till Monday 10/2 at 1:15 AM + between Friday 10/28 at 7:45 AM and Sunday 10/30 at 9:38 AM :
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Monday 10/2 at 1:16 AM and Wednesday 10/5 at 8:17 AM + between Sunday 10/30 at 9:39 AM and Tuesday 11/1 at 3:07 PM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 10/5 at 8:18 AM and Friday 10/7 at 6:12 PM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Friday 10/7 at 6:13 PM and Monday 10/10 at 5:56 AM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Monday 10/10 at 5:57 AM and Wednesday 10/12 at 6:34 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 10/12 at 6:35 PM and Saturday 10/15 at 7:14 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 10/15 at 7:15 AM and Monday 10/17 at 6:37 PM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Monday 10/17 at 6:38 PM and Thursday 10/20 at 3:05 AM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Thursday 10/20 at 3:06 AM and Saturday 10/22 at 7:40 AM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public's eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Saturday 10/22 at 7:41 AM and Monday 10/24 at 8:48 AM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Monday 10/24 at 8:49 AM and Wednesday 10/26 at 8:07 AM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Wednesday 10/26 at 8:08 AM and Friday 10/28 at 7:44 AM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 10/11.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Aries at exactly 7:06 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday 10/26. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 12:56 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Sunday 10/2: Mars Square Jupiter (10:21 PM)
Willfulness, recklessness, carelessness, extravagance, impatience and temper could wreck our plans today. Not a good day for business, romance, travel nor the signing of legal papers. Important to observe tolerance and discretion at all costs.
Thursday 10/6: Mercury Conjunct Saturn (3:01 PM)
A day for retreat, silence, and solitude. Focusing on detailed, methodical work furthers our goals. Public appearances are not favored. Pessimism could make us more susceptible to criticism than is healthy.
Friday 10/7: Venus Trine Neptune (4:29 PM)
A day where we feel much loving compassion and a sense of oneness with all that is. We connect to others from our heart. We could experience a very special soul connection with a romantic partner.
Saturday 10/8: Venus enters Scorpio (10:50 PM till November 2)
During the next few weeks, our emotional involvements become deeper and more passionate. We may either end a relationship that no longer suits our needs or renew its fire. If single, we may meet someone new with whom sparks fly. A great period for money and artistic inspiration.
Tuesday 10/11: Full Moon in Aries (7:06 PM)
Great for new beginnings, taking initiative, starting daring projects and showing courage in general. We feel bold and confident, ready to fearlessly leap into action. A good Moon to boost our self-esteem and help us make fresh starts.
Wednesday 10/12: Mercury Trine Neptune (3:11 AM)
A good day for meditation, channeling, healing, the development of our psychic abilities and/or artistic creation. We feel inspired. Our ability to see beyond the veil is enhanced. Our dreams could be vivid. Our imagination leads us into a world of new possibilities. Not good however for signing contracts or any work requiring logic and attention to details.
Thursday 10/13: Venus Sextile Pluto (0:42 AM), Mercury enters Scorpio (3:52 AM till November 2), Sun Conjunct Saturn (2:13 PM)
In the face of manipulative tactics, being gracious and compliant helps maintain peace. Passion infuses a romantic involvement. A day where we can get much work done. During the next 3 weeks, we are attracted to deeper metaphysical and scientific thoughts. Esoteric research is favored. We are able to X-ray situations and people and are drawn to self-help books.
Friday 10/14: Venus Opposition Jupiter (4:53 PM)
Grace, tolerance, kindness, gratitude and hospitality help us expand our social circle, if we remain careful not to overindulge. In business transactions, we can count on our good fortune.
Sunday 10/16: Mercury Sextile Pluto (9:56 AM)
Compromises and understanding smooth out any communication differences particularly when faced with manipulative or willful people. Scientific and metaphysical research are favored today. Our thoughts and powers of persuasion can magically change our reality.
Monday 10/17: Mercury Opposition Jupiter (11:55 AM)
Our optimism could make us count on more than we can sensibly expect. Business and/or legalities could be costlier than necessary. Speaking our mind too frankly may complicate situations that would be best left alone.
Friday 10/21: Sun Trine Neptune (4:59 PM)
Mystical matters, music, art, and cinema are very appealing to our imagination today. We feel mellow and content. Not a good day for business but great for dreaming and meditating.
Sunday 10/23: Sun enters Scorpio (11:30 AM till 11/22)
During the next month, we need to infuse our lives with passion and depth. We could take a more profound interest in life after death, sexuality and mystical matters. Loyalty and courage become paramount in our lives.
Wednesday 10/26: Mars Sextile Saturn (2:39 AM), New Moon in Scorpio (12:56 PM), Venus Square Mars (3:23 PM)
Self-discipline enables us to remain cool in the face of adversity. Focusing on work is an efficient use of our energy. Relationships could be strained. Unrequited love could cause frustration. Emotional tension best released through dancing or sports. Today, interacting socially with others could bring the depth we seek.
Friday 10/28: Mercury Square Mars (8:08 AM), Jupiter Trine Pluto (9:46 AM), Sun Opposition Jupiter (6:42 PM), Sun Sextile Pluto (8:09 PM)
A loaded day which requires of us to be as compassionate and tolerant as possible. With moderation and self-control, our business transactions can prove very lucrative. Cheerful optimism and trusting confidence open many beneficial new doors.
Monday 10/31: Venus Square Neptune (2:21 PM)
Romance could be a little elusive today. People could be evasive and deceptive. We could feel both elated and discouraged. Best to channel our emotions into art and draw on our inner serenity to be considerate and sensitive to others.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.