Cosmic Weather Forecast October 1 – October 7, 2018
I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that there are very few astrological aspects this week, which is a needed break from the aspect after aspect pattern of the last several months. For many, the energy has been constantly changing and has given them a bad case of psychic whiplash. So, this is some needed relief.
The bad news – the only major astrological aspect of the week is Mercury square Pluto, and the only planetary change is Venus retrograding in the sign of Scorpio. Now, I’ve already covered Venus retrograde in her own blog post, so scoot over there to read about how Venus retrograde works and how it affects the signs.
Now on with the forecast…
The Moon begins the week in mercurial Gemini and forms a difficult square to Chiron. Festering wounds (Chiron) may come to the surface and it may take the week to process your feelings. Chironic wounds can be difficult because usually they are nobodies’ fault, but just a result of life’s unfairness. And, wounds can be agitating if there is nobody to directly blame. If these types of wounds come up, be kind and patient to yourself throughout the week.
Monday – Wednesday:
The Moon moves into Cancer during the early afternoon hours and our moods will be more emotional than normal. The basic energy of Cancer is about family and our connections to people we deeply care about, so issues around family are sure to surface. Although emotions during the Cancerian Moon will be intense, they will work out favorably once the Moon moves out of the sign of the crab.
Wednesday – Friday:
On Wednesday evening, the Moon moves out of Cancer and into self-focused Leo. The Moon in Leo is great to focus on your personal needs. Take some time to do something to pamper yourself and have some personal time to just relax and enjoy. Shut out all the noise and do you, boo.
This weekend, the Moon will move into productive Virgo. Virgo is great for yard work, household chores, minor repairs, and getting stuff done. Any tasks that have lingered waiting for a good time to be completed, should be tackled now. Finish things up and you can spend the rest of the weekends this month on other things. Hint: Next weekend the Moon is in Sagittarius and would be a great time to do all those fun autumnal activities.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Mercury square Pluto:
In astrology, squares present us with obstacles and this week Mercury, the planet of communication will square powermonger Pluto. A word of warning for the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Aquarius), you may experience these obstacles more profoundly than the other signs. However, every obstacle or square aspect for that matter, can be used to change and transform your life for the better. Mercury square Saturn is no exception.
This week there is a tendency to fixate on areas of your life (or people) that bother you. You may feel the need to explain yourself to others to the point that you are trying to convince or sway them to your side. This can lead to arguments and conflicts that may take some time to repair. Before you engage in any intense conversations with others, make sure it is something you truly believe in. Otherwise, you may create trouble for yourself that is not necessary.
The useful angle to Mercury square Pluto is its investigative qualities, which if turned inward can provide amazing insight into your motivations, especially in relationships with others because Mercury is ruled by Venus, the planetary ruler of relationships. Inner awareness is the key to working with Mercury square Pluto.
That’s it for this week. Remember to check out my blog on Venus retrograde for some insight on how she will influence you and be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for daily astrological insights.
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