This morning begins with the Moon in talkative Gemini trine Mars in Libra and Jupiter in Aquarius. With Venus in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter and now squaring Neptune, this can see ideals very high around relationships and Venus ruled matters, but it can also see confusion. The Moon in talkative Gemini trine Mars in Libra and Jupiter in Aquarius can see some really out of the box situations interpersonally, and there are choices and decisions confronting us that have perhaps had to be thought about over the weekend. The Sun in intense, do or die Scorpio squaring Saturn emphasizes a moral or ethical dilemma, challenge, or blockage around following our instincts. The Venus/Neptune contact can see an almost fairytale like idealization around partnerships, and there is a lack of clarity and longing around certain situations that can make them confusing. Something has to be released in order to be more authentic to ourselves, and Saturn in Aquarius highlights ethical considerations and staying in alignment with morals, principals, and doing the right thing by others. Instincts could feel at odds with this. The Moon enters sensitive Cancer at 2:00 PM PST, bringing this home to the feelings, where it’s no longer just a concept. It trines the Sun in Scorpio and squares Chiron, where the authenticity of instinct confronts the ethics of Saturn in Aquarius, amidst the barely realizable ideals of Venus and the fog of Neptune. This can feel vulnerable. Things may be submerged for now, and perhaps aren’t what they seem, as authenticity is hampered by Saturn, and Mars is still in the late degrees of conciliatory Libra, where people pleasing is still a factor. The Venus/Jupiter/Neptune contacts will be exact Wed and Thurs, and this can manifest in a multitude of ways. We can try to gloss something over and remain in denial about it, or we can accept it, but feel insecure and troubled about the fact that something is wrong, missing, or may cause pain. Regardless, happiness and high ideals are a big factor around interpersonal situations. Mars will leave partnership oriented Libra and enter uncompromising Scorpio on Saturday, indicating that fence sitting or placating others for the sake of maintaining harmony or protecting our own or others feelings simply can’t go on forever. If too much idealization of relationships is going on, reality checks will begin to ensue, and something has to give as the more authentic drives of Mars in Scorpio take the wheel.


Today see’s the Moon in comfort and security oriented Cancer trine the Sun in instinctual Scorpio, while squaring Chiron, Mercury in Libra, and sextile Uranus. Mercury in Libra also joins Mars in a trine to Jupiter in Aquarius. On a mundane level, this can see a lot of activity, movement, and changes. Perhaps facilitated by or through others somehow. Things are in flux and shifting. On a less mundane level, although it may be beneficial to go along to get along, play nice, placate others, tell people what they want to hear, cooperate, or do the dance and sing the song, socially, interpersonally or otherwise, aside from representing shifts and changes, on the home or emotional front, the lunar sextile to Uranus suggests we are still retaining some emotional independence or reserving the right to go buck wild and change gears. This unconventionality, or the fact that things are in flux, shifting, or on the move, can be a subtle source of tension or vulnerability. Another way of putting this math is that we have yet to sign away our souls completely to something until certain criteria is met, or perhaps our own authentic desires and ideals are somehow out of step or not quite in alignment with what is being presented to us, or the box that we are being placed in. The Venus and Neptune square is exact today at 20 degrees, and this can see elusive and mysterious situations that activate our highest ideals while presenting a lot of unknowns and uncertainty. There may be one path that seems to offer certainty and security, -but something vital is missing, and it’s uncertain that what’s missing from it will be remedied. There may be another path that appeals to our highest ideals and deepest, most authentic instincts, but what is missing is certainty and security, -and this requires patience, endurance, or and intelligence gathering. So the lunar/Uranus contact retains some detachment, freedom, and independence, taking a wait and see approach, or preparing and gathering resources and steam. This can see some highly unusual emotional situations, and there can be some instability as the gears shift. As we prepare to enter Scorpio season more wholeheartedly, with Mars entering the do or die sign on Saturday, and a Venus retrograde in sensual but serious Capricorn looms in November, -nobody is fucking around. As of now, Venus in Sagittarius in contact to Jupiter and Neptune may seem to be taking things lightly, glossing things over, making big promises, and hyper idealizing,- as if everything is all fun and games. Such an approach is unsustainable, and can have serious consequences down the line, because Mars in Scorpio and Venus in Capricorn will want to take it all to the bank. The Moon goes on to oppose Pluto while trine Neptune and square Mercury, and this can see indecision, sensitivity, intuition, empathy, and as of yet a lot of unknowns -combining with the uncompromising and powerful nature of our own and others desires. This makes for a complex and quietly loaded landscape. 


The Moon in sensitive Cancer squares Mercury and Mars in Libra, while trine Neptune and opposite Pluto. This may see some rather complex and emotionally charged dynamics that must be navigated sensitively.  Tomorrow, the Venus and Jupiter sextile reaches exact perfection at 22 degrees. High ideals are extremely active. Realism is important if you don’t want to be sorely disillusioned, disappointed or let down. Several scenarios are possible here. It’s possible we could be acutely aware of others idealizations, and feel pressured to live up to them, -or the pain of knowing we may have to let them down, or simply can’t fulfill their expectations. Conversely, (or simultaneously) we could be aware of our own hopes around particular people or situations, and the potential for either being deeply fulfilled beyond our wildest dreams-or being let down, hurt, or disappointed. So… having a realistic understanding of human nature, and a realistic assessment of particular circumstances and situations, is key. Easier said than done under this mathscape, -but much easier for earth or Saturn dominant people. The Sun in Scorpio, under pressure from Saturn in Aquarius, bringing social ethics and moral issues to bare upon certain situations, links up to Uranus via opposition today, and can see some curve balls that people didn’t expect. If you aren’t holding people to any expectations, (for example, expecting them to behave in particular ways, conform to particular ideals, or live up to particular norms or previously understood spoken or unspoken agreements,) this shouldn’t throw you off kilter too much, and you’ll carry on focusing on your own personal goals more or less unfettered by whatever other people are doing. If you have been expecting people to tow a particular line, or actually depending on them to,- this aspect may take you by surprise, as it unfurls and combines with the incoming ingress of Mars in Scorpio. How these aspects play out is anyones guess, but with the Sun in Scorpio, people will feel a deeper need to be utterly true to themselves and their deeper instincts. In some cases, people can feel restrained or held back from following said instincts, and could resort to going around particular blockages in more subversive or roundabout ways, -or simply rearranging situations or dynamics to accommodate a more authentic and fulfilling expression of their desires. This could involve placing certain boundaries down or communicating certain truths that could catch people by surprise, perhaps letting them down, (gently of course). Or, it could involve breaking free of boundaries or restrictions, and navigating around them somehow while still trying to preserve the overall dignity, structure, and integrity of certain dynamics or situations. In some cases, it could manifest as a “have your cake and eat it to experimental scenario” that perhaps isn’t intended to be permanent, (maybe it’s a quest for authenticity and security, -and an attempt to merge and reconcile the two somehow), that will nonetheless be sorely tested through the Venus retrograde period. In either case, there’s nothing normal or conventional about whatever is going on interpersonally, financially, socially, etc.


Today see’s the Moon in playful, fun seeking, theatrical Leo squaring up to the Sun in do or die Scorpio, unconventional Uranus in sensual Taurus, and opposing Saturn in Aquarius, while trine Chiron in Aries. Whew….These are some pretty steamy and buck wild combinations that could feel blocked or inhibited by Saturn. Maybe we are trying to temper ourselves. Conversely, it’s also possible that social or ethical considerations are making us feel a bit held back, or maybe there’s just something totally unorthodox or outside of our norm around certain situations or dynamics, so we’re just dipping our toe in a little bit. For some, this is as simple as trying to find an equilibrium between our own baser, more animal instincts, -and our sincere respect or admiration for others.  These are some pretty feisty, lusty, even competitive and obsessive maths, so Saturn helps maintain a little bit of restraint here. Regardless, it’s a pretty heated atmosphere, perhaps it’s even a bit exciting. The lunar contact to Chiron can see a boost in morale, but the Saturn contact helps it not go to our head. The restraints may come off a bit tomorrow however, and it can be harder to hold back from anything tempting us. For now, Saturn reminds us of the long game and the fact that slow and steady wins the race. We may feel like we have to fight against a current to get what we want, or we may be fighting our own impulses and instincts to charge forward in a balls to the wall fashion around something, but the tension and energy this creates can be funneled productively into creative endeavors. It’s okay to go after what we want, we may need to temper our intensity for the time being, but it may leak out some even if we’re doing everything in our power to squelch it out for whatever reason. Maybe we’re overwhelmed by our own desires or maybe we’re afraid of them. The lunar/Saturn contact can feel kind of lonely, inhibited, or like a bit of a killjoy, like something is lacking or holding us back or blocking action. We may want to connect or express ourselves with others or with one person in particular, or in a particular way, but we could feel held back by circumstances, blockages, “rules”, conventions, ethical considerations, or fears, and this could just fuel determination and/or the intensity behind certain feelings, instincts, desires or impulses. The lunar/Chiron contact can see us feeling quietly encouraged. Perhaps all this intensity gets redirected into other areas for the time being. Tomorrow is a different story however, and restraint can be harder to come by. 


Today see’s the Moon in playful Leo sextile Mercury in Libra, trine Venus in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries, while opposite Jupiter in Aquarius and square Uranus in Taurus. This can see some pleasant interactions, perhaps some good news or communications that boost our optimism around something. There could be some kind of positive developments or generosity or general "good luck" under these aspects. If we’ve been trying to resist something, or hold back, today may make that really difficult, as these are some pleasantly indulgent configurations. Something about what’s going on can be pleasantly surprising or perhaps unexpected. It could rock the boat in one way or another, as certain aspects have pointed to people feeling hemmed in or held back somehow for one reason or another, but people need to express themselves and be true to themselves. Maybe it’s just been a matter of confidence, or perhaps it’s more complicated and there’s moral or ethical dilemmas that have hampered a more free expression. Regardless of what’s been keeping people from being totally authentic, today it can be harder to deny certain impulses, feelings, or instincts. This can open an unexpected pandoras box or a floodgate of communication can change certain dynamics or take them into more authentic territory by broaching particular subjects or just ceasing to clamp down on the urge to express ourselves or open up communication with certain people. This can see some surprising dynamics that open up new possibilities or venture into new territory. With Venus in Sagittarius sextile Jupiter and the Moon in playful Leo trine Venus and Juno in Sagittarius, relationships with others can be a great source of learning, adventure, excitement, growth, curiosity, and consciousness expansion. A philosophical and broadminded attitude to interpersonal dynamics can help people get the most out of these configurations. Mars in Scorpio will ramp up the intensity and all or nothing nature of people’s drives and desire natures. Brace yourselves.


Mars enters all or nothing Scorpio this morning at 7:21 AM PST. This see’s the planet of desire, passion, conflict and will enter a deeply investigative phase driven by our deeper instincts and all or nothing desires. Nothing half hearted about Mars in Scorpio.  It either ticks all of the boxes, scratches a particular itch and meets a particular need- or it doesn’t. Luke warm doesn’t cut it. It’s a more ruthless phase than Mars in Libra, where the planet of drive is willing to make compromises for the sake of peace, sparing feelings, and being liked. That’s how Mars get’s what it wants in Libra. In Scorpio, Mars is more cut throat and at home. It doesn’t like being in Libra. It doesn’t feel right. It feels inauthentic. Fake. Watered down. It feels tamed, neutered, and clockwork oranged in Libra. It’s entry into Scorpio presents both good and bad news to everyone. The good news is that people will be more real and uncompromising about what they want. The bad news is that people will be more real and uncompromising about what they want. The Moon is in Leo for the first half of the morning, still trine Venus in Sagittarius while sextile Mars in Libra. Relationships and partnerships (business and personal) have opened up new possibilities, perhaps quite unexpectedly or in surprising ways. There is much to consider going forward. The Moon enters Virgo at 11:09 AM PST, where it will sextile the Sun in penetrating Scorpio and trine Uranus in Taurus. There’s a lot of details to investigate or mull over in regards to merging forces with others or taking things into new territory personally, socially, or in regards to business or creative ventures- or not.  There may be offers on the table, or there may about to be offers on the table, that weren’t there previously, and we may want to suss things or people out to be more sure about them, as the way this could change things could be pretty significant. Conversely, offers that were on the table, aren’t any longer, or are about to be taken off the table, and this has shifted dynamics, or is about to shift them. Today can see a focus on practical changes, organization, or shifts in routines and dynamics that are unfolding, and we could be adapting to what’s going on and reorienting ourselves internally and/or externally. There could be a lot that is still unknown, and the Virgo Moon and Scorpio Sun wants to go over fine print and is holding things to scrutiny.


Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine Uranus and Pluto, and opposite Neptune, while going on to square Venus and the asteroid Juno in Sagittarius. There may be some unexpected but significant shifts occurring in interpersonal dynamics.  The lunar opposition to Neptune can see some anxiousness or nervousness in the face of something that can feel like “a big deal.” Maybe a major decision is called for, or something unexpected but game changing happens. People can react to these configurations in a number of ways, destructively or constructively. It really all depends upon ones level of maturity or what people are personally grappling with here. In an “all or nothing” atmosphere, certain personalities can be more likely to vacillate towards extremes or “black and white” thinking, in an effort to “get right to the point”-as opposed to leaving room for nuance. It’s also Halloween, so granted, freaks will be freaks. If people feel under a gun, they will stall or evade being pinned to anything, so just keep that in mind if you feel particularly pressed by your own high ideals and confusion around a person or situation. Otherwise, this mathscape see’s people gravitate towards exciting and highly unusual situations and people, it’s a spooky atmosphere that is suitable for the occasion. A lunar square to Venus can see interactions with others be a source of mystery, fascination, and confusion. We have a New Moon coming up in Scorpio next Thursday, and Venus will enter earthy Capricorn next Friday, engaging upon a long but necessary journey to get to the bottom of it and sort it all out. 


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