Episode 202 | Mars sq. Pluto: Relationship Report Card!
This week, Mercury does a balancing act with Neptune, joins up with highly effective Pluto, and enters Libra; feisty Mars opposes the North Node and squares Pluto; the Most cancers Final Quarter Moon asks, the place do you belong? Venus enters the soothing, organized realm of Virgo; and April solutions a listener query about what shifting does to your start chart. Plus: A siesta, Blue Zones, and tightening your belt!
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[1:15] On Oct. 2 (8:34 AM PDT), Mercury opposes Neptune at 25º54’ Virgo-Pisces, robust of their residence indicators. Steadiness logic with creativeness, busyness with relaxation, group with spontaneity.
[2:06] Mercury trines Pluto (Oct. 3, 12:19 PM PDT) at 27º54’ Virgo-Capricorn. The Sabian image for Mercury is 28 Virgo, A bald headed man who has seized energy. Amplify the facility and affect of your work.
[3:01] Mercury enters Libra on Oct. 4 (5:08 PM PDT) and shall be on this signal till Oct. 21. We’ve got two ears and just one mouth so we will hear twice as a lot as we communicate.
[4:06] Mars opposes the North Node on Oct. 4 (9:06 AM PDT) at 24º57’ Libra-Aries. Take note of the way you take care of battle and the way your relationships could also be impacting progress.
[5:26] Moon Report! The Most cancers Final Quarter Moon will happen on Oct. 6 (6:48 AM PDT) at 13º02’ Most cancers and Libra. The Moon is on the Sabian image 14 Most cancers, A really previous man dealing with an enormous, darkish area to the northeast, and the Sabian image for the Solar is 14 Libra, A midday siesta. It’s time to look at what function household performs within the imaginative and prescient of a more healthy, less complicated, and extra helpful life.
[8:16] That is the Final Quarter in a Lunar Part Household Cycle that started with the New Moon on July 9, 2021 at 18º01’ Most cancers. The First Quarter in that cycle was on April 8, 2022 at 19º24’ Most cancers, and the Full Moon was on January 6, 2023 at 16º Most cancers.
[10:09] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon Intervals. On Oct. 2, the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn (6:19 PM PDT), is VOC for about 3 ¾ hours, then enters Gemini (10:03 PM PDT). Taking a extra relaxed method can open us as much as receiving extra from the universe.
[11:53] On Oct. 4, the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune (9:37 PM PDT). It’s VOC for about 8 hours, then enters Most cancers (Oct. 5, 5:31 AM PDT). A message to multitaskers: be ready to drop some balls.
[12:50] The Moon in Most cancers opposes Pluto (12:11 PM PDT) on Oct. 7. It’s VOC for just a bit over 4 hours, then enters Leo (4:24 PM PDT). One other reminder that our connections with others could be a supply of energy.
[14:25] Mars squares Pluto on Oct. 8 (6:04 PM PDT) at 27º53’ Libra-Capricorn. That is the ultimate sq. in a synodic cycle between these two planets, which started on March third, 2022, at 27º50’ Capricorn. This isn’t per week to attempt to push your personal agenda, however there’s a possibility to attain targets by means of connections with others.
[18:50] Simply seven minutes after the Mars/Pluto sq., Venus enters Virgo on Oct. 8 (6:11 PM PDT). Venus shall be within the signal of her fall till Nov. 7, 2023. Make a sport of doing extra with much less. Declutter and reorganize your house. Present your affection in sensible methods to the individuals in your life that basically matter to you.
[21:18] Listener Kerrie asks about astrolocality. For extra: Get your astrolocality map at Astro.com; introductory article from Maressa Brown; Jim Lewis’ Psychology of Astro-Carto-Graphy; Interview with Gemini Brett (Astrology Hub).
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