Star Encounters - October 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Libra!

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OCTOBER OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This FULL MOON occurs on October 1, 2020 at 05:05:07 PM EDST, is in Aries and kissing retrograde Chiron as they oppose the Libra Sun! Choose healthy activities and sustenance and strive for balance in your lifestyle at this time! The “thee” and the “we” will be quite evident in your dealings with others Identify with your inner voice of reason and stay secure in your identity for best results.

This NEW MOON occurs on October 16, 2020 at 03:30:54 PM EDST and reveals the Lights in Libra as they form a triple square to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto – all now direct in Capricorn and they oppose retrograde Mars in Aries and for a double trine to the Head of the Dragon in Gemini! Negotiate everything! Have a Plan A and a Plan B! Respond, rather than react, in this cycle! Thank me later!

This BLUE MOON which is the second Full Moon this month above the Equator, occurs on Halloween, 2020 at 10:49 AM, is in Taurus, conjunct retrograde Uranus in Taurus as they both oppose the Scorpio Sun! Epiphanies arise at this time both at the depth of your spirit and in engaging practical wisdom. Go deep and stay grounded.

OCTOBER RETROGRADE STATIONS AND SHIFTS

Mercury Stations Retrograde in Scorpio!

On October 13, 2020 at 09:05 PM, Mercury will station retrograde in Scorpio and will remain so until November 3, 2020 at 12:50 PM EST. Go deep! This is an excellent time to use your psychic instinct and go within to understand what truly empowers you! Do the research on anything are considering to invest in. Listen well and it will be able to percieve easily the motives and intentions of other!

Mars Stations Retrograde In Aries!

On September 9, 2020, Mars stationed retrograde in Aries and remains so until November 13, 2020 at 07:36 PM. Many decisions you have made may need to be re-considered at this time. If well aspected in your chart it may afford you more patience. If afflicted, it may cause frustration. Know that Aries is both the sign of the ram and the sign of the Lamb. You choose how you react or respond to all that influences your life.

Uranus Stations Retrograde in Taurus!

On August 14, 2020 at 10:26AM EDST, Uranus stationed retrograde in Taurus and remains so until January 13 at 04:36 AM EST! The Fixed Earth of our existance is under re-construction in this cycle. Abandoned buildings, historical settings, roadways, and bridges will be attended to if they serve a purpose. Essential National forests and endangered species will seek to be preserved. Our food, how we grow it, harvest it, and ingest it will be under close scrutiny. The manner in which we handle our finances will also be re-evaluated.

Neptune Retrograde in Pisces!

On June 23, 2020 at 0.32 am, Neptune stationed retrograde in Pisces and remains so until November 28, 2020 at 07:37PM EST. There is both a spiritual and a nebulous nature to this energy. History will loom large but those who are wise and understand the passages of time will come forth to lead us. Deception can also be uncovered in this cycle. Stay alert!

Pluto Stations Direct on October 4, 2020

The Capricorn parade contiues with these three planets and we return to go over covered ground with great care. Moving forward does need to be slow but sure in this cycle. The emphasis is on preservation versus motivation. Patience is an imperative in this cycle. Jupiter, Saturn and pluto are all still in Capricorn but will be direct. Be throrough but expect a few doors to be opening as you examine your goals




AriesARIES MAR 20 - APR 20

Your ruler will be in your sign for an extended period of time this year! It will be there until January 7, 2021!!!

This Full Moon is in your sign, kissing retrograde Chiron, and your ruler, Mars is retrograde in your sign, Mars forms a beautiful kite formation in Fire and Air with Venus in Leo and the Dragon! Mars is also in a double square to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn! If you take flight be sure that you can secure a soft landing! Communication and romance are great but keeping commitments can be challenging. Be sure not to make promises that you cannot deliver.

On the New Moon, Mars is in a mystic rectangle with the Lights bur also in a Cardinal T-Square the Lights and the Pluto/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn! Easy does it! Allow your intuition to guide you but DO look for the signs along the way.

On the Blue Moon, it is a bit more peaceful! Mars is friendly to the Dragon now. Greater versatility to your lifestyle is seen. Reconnecting with those that share your passions can be both entertaining and enlightening. Enjoy!

 

TaurusTAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Leo and forms a beautiful kite formation in Fire and Air with Mars retrograde in Aries and the Dragon! Love is all around you and sharing and caring is in vogue! Cuddle up!

On the New Moon, Venus is in Virgo, opposes retrograde Neptune in Pisces and is in trine to Jupiter in Capricorn! This is both imaginative and productive for you! Both new and established relationships flourish. Share your dreams with those you love and reminisce a bit!

On the Blue Moon, Venus has entered Libra and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries! Balance the “thee” and the “we” in all social interactions. Self-appreciation and the ability to be both motivated and at peace is yours for the asking! Graciously receive!

 

GeminiGEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Scorpio, opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus and in quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Aries. Go to the depth of your intuition and practice safety and preventative medicine. Eat well and take time to ponder at day’s end! Thank me later!

On the New Moon, Mercury has stationed retrograde in Scorpio and is still opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Be very conservative with all your resources at this time. Put safety measures in place and stock up on your essentials now. Feed you inner desire for security.

On the Blue Moon, Mercury has retrograded back into Libra and is in square to both Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. If an opportunity seems too good to be true, stall! Pay especially close attention to the fine print and carefully review all documentation in your business dealings. Avoid bullies and crybabies that may be trying to take advantage of you. Thank me later!

 

CancerCANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22

This Full Moon is in is in Aries and kissing retrograde Chiron as they oppose the Libra Sun! Choose healthy activities and sustenance and strive for balance in your lifestyle at this time! The “thee” and the “we” will be quite evident in your dealings with others Identify with your inner voice of reason and stay secure in your identity for best results.

The New Moon reveals the Lights in Libra as they form a triple square to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto – all now direct in Capricorn and they oppose retrograde Mars in Aries and for a double trine to the Head of the Dragon in Gemini! Negotiate everything! Have a Plan A and a Plan B! Respond, rather than react, in this cycle! Thank me later!

The Blue Moon is in Taurus, conjunct retrograde Uranus in Taurus as they both oppose the Scorpio Sun! Epiphanies arise at this time both at the depth of your spirit and in engaging practical wisdom. Go deep and stay grounded. Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

 

LeoLEO JUL 22 - AUG 2

On this Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun is in Libra, opposing the Aries Moon as is conjoins retrograde Chiron. It also forms a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus. This is a good time to seek a healthy change in your lifestyle. Make it a process and not an event. Engage determination in being happy with yourself!

On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Libra and are in a Cardinal T-Square to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn conjunct Capricorn and Mars retrograde in Aries! Discipline is required to reach your goals at this time. Choose to seek expert advice in all important decisions. Thank me later!

On the Blue Moon, the Sun is now in Scorpio opposes the Moon which is conjunct retrograde Uranus in Taurus! You may be very aware of both the motivations and hidden agendas of those who surround you. Listen well. Stand your ground and stay in character at this time!

 

VirgoVIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Scorpio, opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus and in quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Aries. It is best to finish up home repairs and check for safety of your property and do maintenance on vehicles before Mercury retrogrades! Then relax!!

On the New Moon, Mercury has stationed retrograde in Scorpio and is still opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Now certain projects may just need to be put on the back burner. It is a good time, however, to do some research and create a strategy that is either less complicated or less expensive as you proceed into November! Have fun with this!

On the Blue Moon, Mercury has retrograded back into Libra and is in square to both Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a good time to take a long look at your resources and put documentation in order. Long term goals can be re-evaluated and there may be resources you can tap into in November. Think thorough!

 

LibraLIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22

Many Happy Solar Returns, Libra! This is your month!

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Leo and forms a beautiful kite formation in Fire and Air with Mars retrograde in Aries and the Dragon! Your, thoughts, words, impressions and philosophy can be infectious in this cycle! Share the bliss! Others will appreciate your altitude!

On the New Moon, The Lights are kissing in your sign and are in a Cardinal T-Square with the trilogy of planets in Capricorn and retrograde Mars in Aries! Venus, your ruler, is in Virgo, opposes retrograde Neptune in Pisces and is in trine to Jupiter in Capricorn! Your logic, fairmindedness and practicality are through the roof! Teach and lead! Chill at day’s end!

On the Blue Moon, Venus has entered your sign and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries! Now is the time to mellow out a bit! Look at your work with a humble sense of victory and be sure to appreciate those who appreciate you!

 

ScorpioSCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 22

On this Full Moon, your ruler of event, Mars is retrograde in Aries, Mars forms a beautiful kite formation in Fire and Air with Venus in Leo and the Dragon! Mars is also in a double square to Pluto, your ruler of process, and Saturn in Capricorn! Let your reputation and integrity allow you to fly high! Exercise a bit of caution with dynamics in motion! Ask for a lending hang if needed.

On the New Moon, Mars is in a mystic rectangle with the Lights bur also in a Cardinal T-Square the Lights and the Pluto/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn! Pluto is in square to the Lights so your power can come through detailed negotiation. Inner conflicts are assured. Think thing through – then go!

On the Blue Moon, it is a bit more peaceful! Mars is friendly to the Dragon now. Pluto is conjunct Pluto and they form a double quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Gemini. Avoid gossip and hearsay. Do the research and create unique relationships with even those who are controversial! Seek the truth!

 

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter is still in Capricorn and traveling close to Pluto. It also forms a sweet sextile to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Your vision for the future is incubating! Make contacts and take notes. Be the administrator.

On the New Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto for a Cardinal T-Square with the Lights in Libra and retrograde Mars in Aries. Negotiations go well but action falls into delay. Expect meetings to be somewhat discordant. Stand strong!

On the Blue Moon, Jupiter grows closer to Pluto, the planet of power and transformation. Theses two for a double quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Gemini! Expect to need to wear more than ne hat to get where you are going. Pace yourself and acknowledge the integrity of colleagues. Wait!

 

CapricornCAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn has stationed direct in your sign, is conjunct Pluto and they form a double quincunx to the head of the Dragon in Gemini and a double square to retrograde Mars in Aries! Your desire to achieve is apparent but progress is slow. Thin outside the box and see how you can better market yourself and your skills at this time.

On the New Moon, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are all in a T-Square to the Lights in Libra and retrograde Mars in Aries! You will desire to move forward more than is humanly possible but if you are determined and persistent, this will turn around. What you will create will be far greater than you envision. Pace yourself!

On the Blue Moon, the Capricorn parade continues but Jupiter, itself, simply forms a square to retrograde Mercury in Libra. Appointments and agreements can be challenging. Misunderstandings seem like the rule of the day. Listen more and be sure you ask all the right questions as gracefully ad directly as possible! November will bring its answers!

 

AquariusAQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is retrograde in Taurus, opposing Mercury in Scorpio and in a quincunx with the Libra Sun. Do your research and know that there is more than one solution to the challenges you are facing.

On the New Moon, Uranus is now opposing Mercury which is now retrograde in Scorpio. Time to go back to the drawing board. In a few short weeks – all will come into focus! Concentrate!

On the Blue Moon, Uranus is conjunct the Full Moon in Taurus and they both oppose the Scorpio Sun. The solutions come clearly into view! Expect an epiphany! Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

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PiscesPISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign, and in a Mutable T-Square with the Dragon! Look at all your possibilities and go through a careful process of elimination. Both your imagination and mental focus are keen but there may be too many options to make a decision confidently. Review and ponder!

On the New Moon, Neptune is still engaged in the T-square but now Venus in Virgo is opposing Neptune as it forms sweet sextile to Jupiter in Capricorn! Others step in with ideas and possible solutions and help to magnify your creativity! Enjoy!

On the Blue Moon, the Mutable T-Square continues. Balance and examination of your options is necessary at this time. Once Mercury stations direct much of the dust will clear and you will be able to celebrate your progress! Keep the faith!

 

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