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Cosmic Weather Forecast – October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018

In last week’s forecast, the big news of the week was Venus turning retrograde on Friday (10/5). Now, this week is filled with aspects that are challenging.  So, let’s be prepared and make the most of it.

Although Mercury makes the most aspects this week, including a sign change, Venus and Mars are major players.  However, Saturn in Capricorn is the week’s featured planet and his presence hovers over the entire week.

Saturn in Capricorn is about tradition – for better or for worse.  We are born into a family system with traditions and customs that are innate because of our heredity.  In some case, these traditions are our ‘go to mode’ when things get difficult or stressful, but in other cases these traditions could lead to dysfunctional behaviors that ultimately do not serve us well.

This week is no exception, so let’s dive in…

Monday – Tuesday:

We begin the week with the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra and the energy builds up to the New Moon that occurs on Tuesday. New Moons are about new beginnings and this week we are urged to do intention (magical) work around our relationships to make them more meaningful, and with Venus ruling the New Moon, we should begin to see the areas of our relationships that need improvement.  Then, we can begin to step forward building on solid ground.

The general energy of Monday and Tuesday is rather mixed. On Monday, the Moon forms a lovely trine to Mars in social Aquarius. This energy is great for networking, especially with career or business connections.  However, Tuesday is complicated with the Moon squaring Pluto. Power struggles may surface and may take over your day. Try to avoid reacting to others, but always stand your ground when necessary.

On a more positive note for Tuesday, Mercury moves into mysterious Scorpio.  Mercury in Scorpio gives us the ability to see things that we normally miss – including the hidden motivations of others or ourselves. Mercury in the sign of the scorpion provides us with a deeper understanding of our circumstances that will come handy this week.

Wednesday:

Wednesday presents us with a couple of troubling aspects: Mercury oppose Uranus and Venus square Mars.

Let’s begin with Mercury oppose Uranus.  This aspect is very mental, and our thoughts will be fast and furious with new ideas that may or may not be viable.  It may be necessary to test out anything before you apply it fully to your life. Mercury in opposition to Uranus causes us to be highly reactive and we say whatever is on our mind, which could lead to difficulties.

Mercury/Uranus bluntness dovetails into Venus square Mars. If you are in a relationship that has problems, this aspect can lead to arguments that could have difficult consequences, and even solid relationships could have a love spat or two. The best way to deal with his conflicting energy is to try to be considerate of your partners personal needs while acknowledging your own because one of the problems inherent in this aspect is feeling like you are sacrificing yourself for others, and your personal desires not being acknowledged. Use Wednesday to figure out your needs and don’t be afraid to express them.  Learning to compromise but getting some of what you want is necessary with Venus square Mars.

Thursday:

The general energy of Thursday is favorable. During the morning hours, you will have an opportunity to deal with intense feelings you may have repressed or ignored. Acknowledging these feelings could improve relationships because you will feel empowered to make beneficial changes.  On Thursday evening, the Moon will conjoin Jupiter and it’s a great time to do something fun and enjoyable.

Friday:

On Friday, the Sun in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn and you may feel the need to make radical changes in your life by eliminating everything that may not be working for you.  A good place to start is the areas of your life where you feel out of control, and perhaps, overpowered. Nobody likes to feel that others have the upper hand, and you will be no different.  Once you let go of everything that no longer works in your life, progress will begin to occur, and positive changes will ultimately happen.

Now the good news on Friday is that you will receive a cosmic assist from Mercury forming a lovely sextile to Saturn. As I said earlier, Mercury in Scorpio lets you dig deep, so the areas of your life that need to be changed will be easily discovered and Saturn will help you deal with them in a manageable way by helping you create a feasible plan. Otherwise, Friday is a great day to finish up lingering tasks or responsibilities.

The Weekend:

Get your party hats out because the Moon will be in jovial Sagittarius.  It’s a great weekend to spend doing all the wonderful autumnal activities and festivals with family and friends.  You can spend the visit the Halloween festivals, hang out with friends and family, or do something spontaneous and exciting, but most importantly, have some fun.

But, don’t forget to drink some apple cider for me.

Enjoy!

See you next week…

©2018 Storm Cestavani | Storm Cestavani, LLC

Cosmic Weather Forecast October 1 – October 7, 2018

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…

Lunar Activity:

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.

The Weekend:

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.

©2018 Storm Cestavani | Storm Cestavani, LLC

Relationship Problems? Let Me Tell You Why This Week Can Resolve Them. Finally!

Cosmic Weather Forecast — October 15 – October 21

So, this month’s New Moon in Libra is all about relationships.

And, I’ve got some good news for you…

With Venus, the ruler of Libra, being in her sign of Libra, it’s a great week to set things on the right course, and this New Moon is a powerful catalyst to putting your relationships on the right path.  New relationships are favored now and have a high chance of succeeding under the New Moon’s favorable gaze.

Additionally, this week, Mercury moves into probing Scorpio.  Mercury in Scorpio is like your private detective because you are now able to see problems lurking beneath the surface, and you can get to the root of the issues.  This will give you the ability to solve problems more effectively because you can understand the motives and intentions of others.

In other astrological news, this week is not only good for relationships; business is favored as well.  With the Sun sextiling Saturn on Monday and Mercury conjoining Jupiter on Wednesday, it’s an amazing time to get things done and see the big picture necessary to take things to the next level.

The only hiccup this week is Uranus forming difficult aspects to Mercury and the Sun. In order to work with Uranus positively, it’s necessary to explore your horizons, do something different, shake things up, and not react rigidly to changes as they arise.  Otherwise, you may feel nervous and anxious, leading to reactive emotions.  And, that’s a color that doesn’t look good on anyone.

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Astrological Forecast for Libra 2017!

Welcome to Libra Season

Why do we need a crisis to change?

I’ve thought about this a lot, and believe me; I am just as guilty as anyone else.

We all seem to coast through life when there is no conflict.  It’s like nothing in the world is going to affect us, and we are just going with the flow.

Then, all hell breaks loose, and the entire world comes crashing down around us.

And, that my friends, is the energy of the month of Libra this year.

Now, I am not someone that believes that we should just stick our heads in the sand.  Instead, it’s time for us to get to work!

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and do this.

The chart for the month of Libra – despite its difficulties is rather instructive.  Its primary focus is on our insecurities setting our reality.

As many of you know, I start ingress charts with the 4th house because I believe it describes the emotional weather forecast for the month, and its energy can completely dominate a chart.

The sign of Taurus sits on the 4th house cusp.  The sign of Taurus is conservative and does not like change.  It likes to protect its territory and security and foundation is very important to the sign of the bull.  It signifies that the next month is going to involve focusing on the ‘basic ground’ that matters to us.

Saturn makes an interesting aspect to the 4th house cusp – an inconjunct.  Inconjuncts are aspects of crisis (they correspond with the 6th and 8th houses).  Saturn sits in the group-oriented 11th house and rules the 12th (self-undoing) and the 1st.  Saturn signifies that outside influences could frustrate our sense of security, and we may need to let go of some things that we have been holding onto, which is not going to make Taurus all that happy. Taurus likes to hold onto EVERYTHING.  However, Saturn also questions whether what we are holding onto is based upon a real desire or because of our insecurities.

The ruler of Taurus – Venus – sits in the 7th house in Virgo.  Venus in the 7th house gives us our first clue on how to deal with Taurus:  How do we manage (Virgo is a lovely management sign) our day to day lives and how are we participating in our relationships.

I mean how often do we look at these things?

I am often amazed when I talk to people that they consider these things when they are going through struggles and difficulties.  I think it’s universal, we start to think about managing our time more effectively or who in our life has meaning to us.  We start to think about whether our careers are sustaining us or whether we should spend a little less.  The main thing is that we attempt to bring order into our lives.

Venus forms a conjunction to Mars, which rules the 3rd house of communication.  This conjunction reflects that we may need to communicate what we want more effectively, and this dovetails into Venus’s opposition to Neptune, which means that we may not necessarily be in touch with our real values.  So, this gives us another clue – what do we currently value in our lives?  What is important?

The next part of the ingress chart that I analyze is the Ascendant.  The Ascendant reveals the path we are going to take over the next month.

The sign of Capricorn is rising.  Capricorn is about ambition and how we are going to achieve something in the world.  When the sign of the goat is rising, our focus is on giving our lives some form of meaning where we feel that we are participating and adding something to our lives.

There is nothing wrong with this, and in fact, its encouraged.   The difficulty with it this month is the Moon and Uranus square the Ascendant.  The Moon signifies changes and Uranus signifies disruption, which can easily lead to being sensitive to obstacles and feelings of frustration.  This is complicated by Saturn (the ruler of Capricorn) being in the 11th house.  Saturn in the 11th likes to do things alone and often has difficulties reaching out and accepting help from others, and since Mercury forms a square to Saturn, this energy is amplified because the aspect is not known for its communication savvy.  In fact, Mercury square Saturn often leads to feelings of depression and insecurities.

Now, let’s get to the Sun in Libra.

The Sun in Libra likes harmony and balance.  In the sign of the scales, the Sun is considered in detriment, and the reason is that Libra is the sign of the ‘other,’ which causes our focus to be on our relationships, partnerships, competitors, and even our open enemies.

The Sun is in the 8th house and makes no aspects.  I recently attended a webinar by Liz Greene on Pluto, and she described planets that are unaspected in the best way that I have ever heard.  She said, and I paraphrase, that these planets are like tenants tied up in a basement.  They have little contact with the outside world, and once they are trigged (by something or somebody – italics mine), they tend to burst out into consciousness and often in ways that throw us into crisis, which I find rather fitting with this Sun hidden in the dark of the 8th house.

The Sun’s purpose in the chart is to encourage us to grow.  Now, we have a choice.  We can look inside and do this on our own, or the will set up circumstances that will force us to grow in one-way other another.  I think it is encouraging us to take a deep look at what is going on in our lives right now, and make changes accordingly – especially if we are dissatisfied with the current state of our lives.  We can use this Libra season to make active changes in our lives and begin to get on the right path.

In other words, happiness is an option!

The Universe Has Your Back:

I pulled a card from Gabrielle Bernstein’s new deck, “The Universe Has Your Back,” to help us with Libra season.  I find it self-explanatory.

Journal Prompts:

What am I holding onto because I feel insecure about letting it go?

What do I currently value in my life?

Should I reach out to others for help?

Am I being plagued by negative thoughts?

Do I feel stuck and blocked by outer circumstances?

What can I do to move my life in the direction I would like it to go?  What changes can I make to feel in control of my life?

See you next month!

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