AstroWatch

Posted on April 19, 2012
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.

 

10/01/18 – 11:00 am – Moon enters Cancer

It’s late Monday morning as the Moon returns to Her home sign of Cancer.  You should be good to go now with any new projects, tasks or ideas. With the Moon in Cancer people may be feeling more nurturing or protective of themselves and those they care most about.

 

10/02/18 – 2:45 am – Moon square Sun

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square.  This is also the first of six exact aspects today, five of them by the inconstant Moon.  With the Moon appearing to move faster, emotions may seem to “turn on a dime” so do your best to avoid “whiplash” while trying to maintain your own balance.  Note any dreams or feelings on waking as they may provide insights to help you make any final adjustments and integrate the changes into whatever you are working on.

Following this the Moon will make a waning trine to Venus and then a waxing trine to retrograde Neptune for the second and third exact aspects of the day.  These are opportunities to make adjustments to whatever projects, tasks or ideas you are working on.

 

10/02/18 – 5:01 pm – Mercury square Pluto

This is the fourth exact aspect of the day and also a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square.  This could be a good time to find a spot where you can sit in contemplation for a while. Contemplate what? Whatever you feel like, be it your day, tomorrow, this week, next week, month, year or your life or relationships.  Allow your mind to go wherever it wants. Take notes or record your thoughts; you can review and analyze them later.

Following this the Moon will oppose Pluto for the fifth exact aspect of the day.  What new insights do you receive when the Moon casts Her reflective light on icy and mysterious Pluto?

 

10/02/18 – 7:27 pm – Moon square Mercury

This is the sixth and final aspect of the day and also a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square.  Now that both the Moon and Mercury have connected with Pluto, what messages, insights or ideas have you received?  Have you learned anything new about yourself?

 

10/03/18 – 1:33 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning trine to Jupiter the Moon goes void-of-course for over 12 1/2 hours.  It’s best if you spend your morning focusing on work in progress and set aside any new projects or ideas until after the Moon enters Leo by which time you should have most; if not all the information you need to tackle those new assignments.

 

10/03/18 – 2:12 pm – Moon enters Leo

It’s Hump Day and the Moon’s void-of-course is over.  Got any new projects or ideas that you’ve been holding off on?  Go ahead and tackle them now. Where to start? Make a list and prioritize your projects, tasks and ideas.  Pick one and then break it down into doable steps if need be.

 

10/04/18 – Moon in Leo

There are no major aspects between the Sun and the eight planets today.  This should be a good day to “stay the course.” While you could start something new; if you have work in progress, the fixed fire energy of Leo is well suited for finishing it.

 

10/05/18 – 4:20 am – Mercury goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to the Moon Mercury goes void-of-course for over 4 1/2 days, that’s over 108 hours.  It’s Friday morning and when Mercury is void-of-course it can behave as if it is retrograde so all forms of communication may be at risk.  Don’t text, email or speak in haste. Reread everything you write. Spell check and then spell check the spell checker. Double check to make sure any messages are going only to the intended recipient.  If you’ve been working on a writing project, this can be a good time for editing it. It’s probably best that you not submit any written projects or transcripts during this time as you may not have all the information you need to do so correctly.  It may be incomplete or go to the wrong person or you may submit the wrong version. Wait until after Mercury enters Scorpio on Tuesday.

 

10/05/18 – 4:34 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Jupiter the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 12 hours.  Another reason to not tackle any new projects or to hold off submitting work you think may be ready.

 

10/05/18 – 12:05 pm – Venus stations Retrograde

During a Venus retrograde it is best to avoid making any major purchases such as new car or expensive items that might require recurring payments or might not be returnable.  One should also avoid starting a new relationship, at least one with the expectation that it might be “the one.”

Venus stations at 10 Scorpio 50.  She has been at this degree since September 28 and will stay at this degree until October 12, a period of two weeks.  The Sabian symbol for this degree is “A drowning man is rescued.” Venus represents many things including money, love and relationships.  Scorpio is the fixed water sign representing deep, emotional issues that we tend to hold onto. Venus will appear to move backwards until She reaches 25 Libra 14 and stations direct November 16.  Venus will spend 12 days at this degree. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other.” What might we glean from the Sabian symbols for these two degrees?  As ominous as a Venus retrograde might seem, the drowning man rescued symbolizes a favorable outcome while the eagle turning into a dove turning into an eagle turning into a dove symbolizes the need to balance action with compassion.  If one proceeds with caution and forethought, avoiding impulsive decisions on things such as major purchases or commitments, the likely outcome should be favorable. Things should start to feel “better” around November 22/23 as Venus finally leaves 25 Libra and moves forward retracing Her steps back to 10 Scorpio and beyond.

For more on Venus retrograde, see Jim Sher’s article:  http://www.sherastrology.com/2018/09/working-with-venus-retrograde-2018-before-it-starts/

 

10/05/18 – 4:19 pm – Moon enters Virgo

The void-of-course is over and with the Moon in mutable earth, analytical Virgo one may find that things aren’t as confusing as they seemed and some things which didn’t make sense, now make perfect sense.

 

10/06/18 – Moon in Virgo

It’s Saturday and there are no major exact aspects by the Sun or the eight planets today.  With the Moon in sometimes overly critical Virgo, avoid the tendency to correct everyone because you “know” they are wrong.  Not all “errors” are fatal errors. When engaging in discussions, avoid arguments.

 

10/07/18 – 7:03 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning sextile to Jupiter the Moon goes void-of-course for 11 hours.  It’s Sunday and a good day to relax, stick with your routine or whatever plans you made earlier.

 

10/07/18 – 6:10 pm – Moon enters Libra

The void-of-course is over.  There is a new Moon tomorrow evening.  Finish up any last minute details for Monday and for any evening ritual you are planning for tonight or tomorrow.

 

10/08/18 – 8:47 pm – New Moon conjunct Sun

New Moons symbolize new beginnings.  This new Moon is at 15 Libra 48. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “A boat landing washed away.”  This could symbolize the potential loss of something that was beyond your control. While what you had may be gone, it is replaceable so perhaps it is time to upgrade or replace it anyway and the Universe is just giving you a little nudge to do it.

 

10/09/18 – 1:50 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Pluto the Moon goes void-of-course for over 19 hours.  This square is about reviewing what you have, what you have been working on and what it is you really need. Time to get rid of those things that no longer serve you to make room for things that will serve you and to assimilate that which does work into your life and routine.

 

10/09/18 – 5:41 pm – Mercury enters Scorpio

The Mercury void-of-course may be over but with it transiting through deeply sensitive Scorpio, it is best that you continue to monitor your texts, emails and whatever you may say lest you unintentionally offend someone or say something you later regret as you won’t get a “do-over” this time.

 

10/09/18 – 9:09 pm – Moon enters Scorpio

The Moon void-of-course is over now as well; but with both Moon and Mercury now in fixed water Scorpio, imagine yourself barefoot walking on a floor strewn with broken glass and proceed with extra caution.

 

10/10/18 – 3:12 am – Moon sextile Saturn

This is the first of six exact aspects today, four by the Moon.  Saturn is known to be serious, expecting everyone to be truthful and honorable; so do it or face the consequences.  The Moon appears to be slowing down now allowing a little extra time to adjust to the shifting moods but they may also last longer and feel stronger.

 

10/10/18 – 10:35 am – Mercury opposite retrograde Uranus

This is the second exact aspect of the day.  There may be a tendency to “just blurt it out.”  Don’t! Proceed with extreme caution or you just may send the email or text to the wrong person or say the wrong thing and since Mercury isn’t retrograde, don’t expect a “do-over.”

Following this the Moon will make a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Mars and then conjunct retrograde Venus for the third and fourth exact aspects of the day.  This could be a good opportunity to reassess any problems within your relationships or why you aren’t in one. Start with it’s not “them,” it’s you, and go from there. What do you need to change?  What can you do better or different?

 

10/10/18 – 7:29 pm – retrograde Venus square Mars

This is the fifth exact aspect of the day and the second of three waning third quarter crisis of consciousness squares between these two during this cycle.  The first third quarter square was September 8, 2018. What was happening in your life around that date? Anything involving your relationships or lack thereof?  This could be kind of like a do-over or review of that time or those events. These two will make one more waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square during this current cycle, but not until March 21, 2019.  So if you feel you have some work to do, you should at least have time to get it done.

 

10/10/18 – 10:13 pm – Moon trine retrograde Neptune

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day.  Be sure to keep your dream journal or other means of recording any dreams handy.  You might start by making notes on what today was like. Be sure to record any dreams, insights, feelings or whatever your senses are telling you during the night or when you first wake.

 

10/11/18 – 4:12 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a conjunction with Jupiter the Moon goes void-of-course for about 10 1/2 hours.  It’s Thursday afternoon and a good time to review your work and the week. What can you finish tomorrow?  Set aside any new ideas, tasks or projects for now. You can tackle them first thing tomorrow if you like.

 

10/11/18 – 9:07 pm – Sun square Pluto

This is the waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square in their annual cycle which began around January 8, 2018.  Did you start any new projects or have any new ideas around that time? Did you finish or implement any of them? How have you changed in the ten months since the cycle started?  If you haven’t; why not, you haven’t reached your full potential, … yet!

 

10/12/18 – 2:53 am – Moon enters Sagittarius

The void-of-course is over and while it is Friday, you should have a green light to tackle any new projects, tasks or ideas that you are given or come up with.  Make your plans for the weekend and for next week.

 

10/13/18 – 5:58 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

It’s Saturday evening and following a waxing sextile to the Sun the Moon goes void-of-course for over 18 hours.  Hopefully you’ve already made your plans for this evening. Stick with them or at least stick with your routine. This is not a good evening to be impulsive or change plans or suddenly decide to try something new or different.

 

10/14/18 – 12:17 pm – Moon enters Capricorn

It’s Sunday afternoon and the void-of-course is over.  Now, if you want to be spontaneous, go ahead; just don’t take any unnecessary risks.

 

10/15/18 – 1:20 pm – Mercury conjunct retrograde Venus

Mercury and Venus can make two types of major aspects, a conjunction or a sextile.  Because they orbit between the Earth and the Sun they can never be more than about 75 degrees apart from our Earthly point of view.  This conjunction has Mercury on the far side of the Sun and moving forward while Venus has circled around the Sun and is preparing to pass between the Earth and the Sun and so appears to be moving backward (retrograde).  This conjunction is at 8 Scorpio 50. The Sabian symbol for this degree is “Dental work.” This seems to imply that there is something which we don’t enjoy doing but we must do looming before us. Mercury is about our mental processes and how we communicate.  Venus is about relationships, things and those we love or care for or desire and about money and our value systems. The implication here is that there may be something financial confronting us or something in a relationship that we need to; but are reluctant to deal with.  As with most unpleasant things or things we would rather ignore; they aren’t going away and unless it is dealt with now, it will only get worse. Time to “bite the bullet,” and deal with it. Seek the counsel of a trusted friend or family member.

 

10/16/18 – 11:02 am – Moon square Sun

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in the monthly cycle of the two luminaries.  If you have done your due diligence with any issues from yesterday’s Mercury Venus conjunction you should have a solid plan of action in place.  If you haven’t done it yet, get to it. It won’t “fix” itself on its own.

 

10/16/18 – 2:49 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing or opening sextile to Jupiter the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 10 hours.  Best to spend the rest of the day focusing on things in progress and to set aside any new projects, tasks or ideas until tomorrow, after the Moon enters Aquarius when you should be able to better focus on them.

 

10/17/18 – 12:36 am – Moon enters Aquarius

The void-of-course is over.  Be sure to record any dreams, first thoughts or insights on waking as they may help you deal with any new items that you have set aside or that might come up today.

 

10/18/18 – Moon in Aquarius

There are no major aspects between the Sun and the eight planets today.  Aquarius is the fixed air sign helping us to better focus our mental attention on whatever is around us, be it a task or message from the Universe.  The Moon has been moving slowly but is now starting to accelerate so don’t be surprised if “life” seems to be speeding up around you. Trust your instinct, your “gut brain.”

 

10/19/18 – 2:48 am – Mercury trine retrograde Neptune

This is the first of six exact aspects today, two by Mercury and four by the Moon.  Mercury is slowing down as they move through fixed water Scorpio helping us to better focus our minds on whatever is important.  Record any dreams, especially any that seem to be a recurrence of a past dream or which relate to the past or past events. Record any insights, feelings or “a-ha” moments as well as they may prove valuable later.

Following this the Moon will make a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Jupiter for the second exact aspect of the day.  What “action” did you take in your dreams or might you have been shown on waking? Hold on to it for it may prove helpful later on.

 

10/19/18 – 5:27 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing trine to the Sun for the third exact aspect of the day the Moon goes void-of-course for eight hours.  It is Friday and best if you stick to your routine or plans and focus on things in progress. If you can, set aside any new projects, tasks or ideas until after the Moon enters Pisces this afternoon.

 

10/19/18 – 10:23 am – Mercury square Mars

This is the first of three waning third quarter crisis of consciousness squares in this Mercury Mars cycle and the fourth exact aspect of the day.  This aspect is about reviewing and analyzing “things;” about deciding what is working and what isn’t working so one can begin the process of assimilating or integrating that which is working into whatever one is working on or into one’s life.  This aspect will repeat two more times over the next three months allowing for adjustments and corrections as Mercury goes retrograde and then direct again.

 

10/19/18 – 1:23 pm – Moon enters Pisces

The void-of-course is over.  It’s Friday afternoon but you should still have time to finish what you have been working on or to start on that “new” project, task or idea.

Following this the Moon will make a waning or closing sextile to retrograde Uranus for the fifth exact aspect of the day.  Expect the unexpected, at least for the rest of today and tonight so stay alert and be open to new insights or “a-ha” moments.

 

10/19/18 – 9:26 pm – Moon sextile Saturn

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day.  It’s Friday night and while the Moon may try to entice you into something spontaneous, Saturn is waving His caution flag.  Proceed carefully. Stick with your people for there is safety in numbers.

 

10/20/18 – Moon in Pisces

It’s Saturday and there are no major aspects between the Sun or the eight planets today.  With the Moon in mutable water Pisces, emotions may feel raw or right on the edge. This can be a good day to reflect on your religious or spiritual beliefs.

 

10/21/18 – 4:47 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing or opening sextile to Pluto the Moon goes void-of-course for just over seven hours, that is pretty much the rest of the day so stick with whatever plans you’ve made.  Avoid changing them or trying something new if you can.

 

10/21/18 – 11:58 pm – Moon enters Aries

It’s Sunday night and the void-of-course is over.  All things considered, you should be able to hit the ground running come Monday morning or at least you should have a green light to tackle any new projects, tasks or ideas that come your way.


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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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7 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. doratoz@aol.com' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

  2. apopichak@rcn.com' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  3. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  4. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  5. dane_sullivan@verizon.net' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  6. iolevirgo@gmail.com' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

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