Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Oct 14, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019:
This week starts with a Sun / Pluto square and a Mercury / Saturn sextile on Monday. The Sun / Pluto square can be extremely volatile. It can erupt into power struggles or confrontations with others. Intense anger (rage), trust issues and overreactions are all potential manifestations of this transit, which can fortunately be tempered by the Mercury/ Saturn aspect.
Mercury sextile Saturn makes it a little easier to “get a grip” and see things from a more rational perspective. It puts the Sun / Pluto paranoia under a microscope and forces you to see things as they are rather than jumping to conclusions. It forces you to rely on facts rather than conjecture and can get you thinking logically rather than irrationally.
Mercury next trines Neptune on Tuesday. This aspect can be quite pleasant. It opens up the psychic pathways that lead us to our dreams. Mercury trine Neptune is incredibly perceptive.
This aspect is both idealistic and visionary. It provides access to the collective unconscious.These planets rule opposing signs, thus make up what is called a planetary pair. r these transits complement one another, especially in the realm of personal relationships.You may find yourself experiencing profound psychic insights or instances of synchronicity and deja vu.
The Moon, dignified in Taurus (the sign of its exaltation), joins in on Wednesday with an opposition to that Mercury and a sextile to that Neptune. The Moon in Taurus is earthy, practical and solid. It’s calm and consistent, and can be slow-moving or overly cautious. It prefers to savor meaningful experiences, much like someone would savor a meal or a bottle of fine wine.
The Taurus Moon is sensuous and indulgent, so if you feel like getting something done, it’s good for more than just lounging around the house. It’s good for putting your culinary skills to use, remodeling your home, gardening or landscaping, or anything that amounts to creating beauty in your environment.
Jupiter forms a 30º aspect (called a semi-sextile) to Pluto on Thursday. As semi-sextiles act as instruments of transition from one sign archetype to the next, the goal should be to find ways to express the higher vibrations of each of these archetypes, in this case the higher (Jupiter) and lower (Pluto) minds.
This aspect can provide unparalleled insights into the workings of your own (and others’) psyches. As a result, it can be tremendously influential. As semi-sextiles are generally not related to outward events, you can use this time to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those you love.
Venus trines the North Node (and simultaneously sextiles the South Node) on Friday. This aspect can bring new people into your life who feel familiar and who can be instrumental to your evolutionary process. It’s karmic in nature, meaning that the people you meet during this time are here to propel you toward your destiny — and vice versa.
New relationships can develop and existing ones can be enhanced. So pay as much attention to the connections you’ve already fostered, as they are just as important. Your actions and interactions can have far reaching repercussions so make sure you treat the people you meet during this time (and all times) with dignity and respect.
On Saturday, Mercury sextiles Pluto with Jupiter at the midpoint, forming a planetary picture. This aspect brings together the Jupiter / Pluto semi-sextile that was exact on Thursday and the Mercury / Jupiter semi-sextile that will be exact on Sunday. Mercury and Pluto aspects are excellent for digging deep and ferreting out information. It’s good for doing research and looking for hidden clues. It’s also good for deep, soulful meaningful conversations that get to the heart of the matter.
This aspect is all about deep thoughts and penetrating insights. But you don’t want to keep these to yourself. The sextile speaks of joining hands with others, and sharing information that causes you to stop and think.
Venus sextiles Saturn on Sunday, just as Mercury semi-sextiles Jupiter. The Venus / Saturn aspect makes for some solid and productive changes in your relationships. It’s a good time to sit down and have a heart-to-heart with a loved one, as the Venus part of this aspect brings grace and diplomacy to an interchange that’s likely to have heavy undertones (Saturn).
This is a time for thinking more seriously about where you stand and what you want out of your relationships. It’s cooperative though, not combative. So there’s a lot of room for compromising your ideals with those of your partner, and for making rational mature decisions about where you go from here.
The Mercury / Jupiter aspect is significant as Mercury and Jupiter make up a planetary pair. They are natural polarities, as the natural rulers of the 3rd and 9th houses. Here we have Mercury — the planet associated with communications and ideas — in semi-sextile to Jupiter — the planet associated with benevolence, good will and generosity. This can manifest as an opportunity to merge these complementary energies, but only if you work toward it.
With respect to their current placements, you want to make sure you have all the facts before you arrive at a decision, hold off on making promises that you might not be able to keep, and in general get clear about what you believe in before you start preaching your beliefs to others. The upside of this transit though is that it forces you to reevaluate what you do stand for and to make whatever adjustments are necessary to accommodate changing ideals.
That’s it for this week. See you next week!
Here is this week’s astro calendar; click on it to view it full-sized.
Weekly Astro Forecast —
Oct 14, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019
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