Newsletter - October 2013

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz, "communication".

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ansuz, "communication". Through clear speaking and loving listening we create bridges with each other. As we express what we feel and think, with integrity to our truth and respect of others, we become co-creators in the evolutionary process.


Lunar Eclipse on Friday 10/18 at 4:38 PM at 25º45' Aries.

This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold". Eclipses are always turning points in our lives beyond which nothing will ever be the same. Lunar eclipses always point us to the future. In this case, all that we are is returning to us. We are remembering that we are not just divine beings having a human experience, but divine beings returning to having a divine experience. As we rediscover all that we are and all our skills, our lives expand and new horizons unravel.

Mercury turns retrograde on 10/21 until November 10 when it will reach 2º30' Scorpio.

Its shadow period (the time taken to return to the exact same degree it started its retrogradation on) lasts until November 25. Mercury travels this month between 18º24' and 11º19' Scorpio. During this time, our communications become deeper. People from the past may reemerge. We could revisit activities and locations we had forgotten about. Unfinished work requires our attention. Our mind becomes more interested in metaphysical truths and understanding mysteries of the past.

Uranus remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period remains until April 3, 2014.

The degrees it travels this month (10º37'-9º28' Aries) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by "The ruler of a nation" and "A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images". As we become more and more anchored in our personal mastery, our ancient wisdom returns to us. No longer slaves to the past, we become rainbow bridges, redefining the past from the future.

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 13.

The shadow period (time necessary for a planet to reach the exact same degree it started its retrogradation on) extends until March 4, 2014. The 2 degrees it travels in August (3º05'-2º38' Pisces) is represented in the Sabian Symbols by: "Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts" and "A petrified forest". Neptune always represents the mystical and the magical at work in our lives. It connects us with higher spheres of consciousness, makes the invisible, visible, opens our visions and brings spiritual inspiration. In October, the peace and happiness we experience when in seaside resorts is the key to bridging the inner and the outer, the upper and the lower worlds so that the depth of our ancient wisdom may reemerge, revealing all our inner layers.


The Moon will be Void of Course

(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • From Sep. 30 at 9:48 PM till 10/1 at 11:52 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On 10/3 between 11:57 AM and 7:59 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
  • From 10/5 at 3:28 PM till 10/6 at 1:33 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From 10/7 at 9:54 PM till 10/8 at 5:21 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On 10/10 between 3:11 AM and 8:17 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • From 10/11 at 5:04 PM till 10/12 at 11:00 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • On 10/14 between 1:28 PM and 2:06 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On 10/16 between 0:15 AM and 6:18 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From 10/18 at 4:38 PM till 10/19 at 0:27 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From 10/20 at 2:02 PM till 10/21 at 9:14 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • From 10/22 at 5:35 PM till 10/23 at 8:36 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • From 10/25 at 1:31 PM till 10/26 at 9:12 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On 10/28 between 5:25 AM and 8:45 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • From 10/30 at 7:48 PM and 10/31 at 5:22 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.

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 Virgo between Tuesday 10/1 at 11:52 AM and Thursday 10/3 at 7:58 PM + between Monday 10/28 at 8:44 PM and Thursday 10/31 at 5:21 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 Thursday 10/3 at 7:59 PM and Sunday 10/6 at 1:32 AM + between Thursday 10/31 at 5:22 AM and Saturday 11/2 at 10:34 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 Sunday 10/6 at 1:33 AM and Tuesday 10/8 at 5:20 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.

Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 10/8 at 5:21 AM and Thursday 10/10 at 8:16 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 Thursday 10/10 at 8:17 AM and Saturday 10/12 at 10:59 AM:

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 Saturday 10/12 at 11:00 AM and Monday 10/14 at 2:05 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 Monday 10/14 at 2:06 PM and Wednesday 10/16 at 6:17 PM:

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 Wednesday 10/16 at 6:18 PM and Saturday 10/19 at 0:26 AM:

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 Saturday 10/19 at 0:27 AM and Monday 10/21 at 9:13 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 bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Monday 10/21 at 9:14 AM and Wednesday 10/23 at 8:35 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 Wednesday 10/23 at 8:36 PM and Saturday 10/26 at 9:11 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 Saturday 10/26 at 9:12 AM and Monday 10/28 at 8:44 PM:

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…


Our Intentional Meditation

Our intentional meditation started on 9/19 with the Full Moon in Pisces.

On the New Moon in Libra on Friday 10/4, 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 so that they are out at exactly 5:34 PM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

On Friday 10/18, place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) in Aries at exactly 4:38 PM. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Scorpio on Sunday November 3 at 4:50 AM.


Tuesday 10/1: Mercury Trine Neptune (2:46 PM), Sun Square Pluto (6:25 PM)

We may experience today clashes of will. Best to be conciliatory, cooperative and adaptable rather than passionately exert our power.

Thursday 10/3: Sun opposite Uranus (7:12 AM)

It may be difficult today to adapt to what others may want from us. A day when it is our way or the high way. Developing our leadership abilities leads to more independence.

Sunday 10/6: Mercury Sextile Pluto (6:55 PM)

We are able to X-ray situations and people today. Our communications with others reach new depths. We are likely to become fascinated with life's mysteries, particularly death, the afterlife, sexuality and esoteric truths. The transformation of old patterns that no longer serve our highest good, is easier today than at any other time.

Monday 10/7: Venus enters Sagittarius (10:54 PM till November 5)

During the next month, emotionally, we may be more daring and adventurous. We could be attracted to other lands, cultures, civilizations. Traveling feels exhilarating. We could be drawn to foreigners and seek to be more independently ourselves within our relationships.

Tuesday 10/8: Mercury conjunct Saturn (12:39 PM)

Kindly refer to 10/29.

Thursday 10/10: Venus Square Neptune (2:06 AM)

Love relationships could be slightly disappointing today. We could dream of an ideal love that was lost or doesn't truly exist. A day to be forgiving, express compassion and develop unconditional love.

Saturday 10/12: Sun Square Jupiter (8:09 AM)

We should beware of excesses today. Let us not promise more than we can deliver. Everything that glitters is not gold. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Tuesday 10/15: Mars enters Virgo (4:05 AM till December 7)

Virgo Suns or Virgo Ascendant natives are favored during this period. A great time to start a new exercise program, to reexamine our health and nutrition as well as to become clear on what brings purity to our lives, both mentally and physically.

Wednesday 10/16: Venus Trine Uranus (3:04 PM)

We could feel wonderfully magnetic today. Our social life could be sparkling and exciting. We are drawn to unusual people. Relationships begun today, although freeing, are unlikely to be long lasting. In an existing relationship, we may need to balance intimacy and freedom and desire to renew our vows.

Saturday 10/19: Mars Opposition Neptune (6:54 PM)

A day best spent in meditation and in feeling our way rather than forcefully forging ahead. We could be drawn to yoga, dance or activities in water.

Monday 10/21: Mercury turns retrograde (3:29 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Tuesday 10/22: Sun enters Scorpio (11:10 PM till Nov. 22 )

During the next month, we could feel a need for more depth. We could become more interested in life's mysteries and seek more intensity. A wonderful time for scientific or esoteric investigation and renewing our passion for life.

Friday 10/25: Sun Trine Neptune (3:41 PM)

A wonderful day for artists, healers and channelers. The veil between this reality and other realms is thinner than usual. We feel inspired. Important insights could come through visions in dreams or meditation. A day when we need to float a little and allow ourselves some free time to just be.

Tuesday 10/29: Mercury Conjunct Saturn (1:48 PM)

A wonderful day to clear our desk of backlogged work. Today we are focused, organized and efficient. We could get a lot done in a minimum amount of time. We seek serious conversations and mature friendships or associations. Our long and short term goals are clearer and we are willing to work hard to further our ambitions.

Thursday 10/31: Mars Trine Pluto (3:45 AM)

A day of courage and intense action. We feel passionate. Our commitment to our path tolerates no interference.