Star Encounters - October 2021
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
Happy Birthday, Libra!
CLASSES, SPECIAL EVENTS, and HOURS by APPOINTMENT!
820 B Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
540.400.0110 / 540.613.1070
This NEW MOON occurs on October 6, 2021 at 07:05:14 AM EDST. The Lights are conjunct Mars in Libra creating a trilogy. They form a triple quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and a triple opposition to retrograde Chiron in Aries! We need to create balance with our health on all levels. Body, mind, and spirit want to embrace peace. We do not want any surprises just now, so we need to prepare to stabilize as much as possible. Have a plan A and a plan B in place for best results.
This FULL MOON occurs on October 20, 2021, at 10:56:31 AM EDST. The Full Moon in Aries is in a Cardinal T-square with the Sun Mars conjunction in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon is on the Aries/Taurus cusp and the Sun is on the Libra/Scorpio cusp. Emotionally we want to be motivated but also grounded. In self expression we are willing to negotiate and take the high road but only to a certain point. Choose to be constructive and meet the challenge of change. Be part of the solution. Stay involved.
OCTOBER RETROGRADE STATIONS AND SHIFTS
Mercury Stations Retrograde In Libra!!!
The Last Mercury Retrogade for 2021!
Mercury stationed retrograde in Libra on September 27, 01 at 01:10 AM ESTD and remains so until Octeber 17, 01 at 11:17 AM EDST! It is the perfect time to do a relationship review. Not just your relationship to others but your relationship with yourself! Have you been fair? Have you been engaging? Have you been willing to compromise within reason! Ponder these thigs and revelations naturally occuer! Enjoy!
Jupiter Stationing Direct in Aquarius!
Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance, briefly entered Pisces on May 13, 2021 at 06:36 PM EDST. It is also the planet of overindulgence and too much of a good thing! It stationed retrograde on June 21, 2021 and returns to Aquarius on July 29, 2021. It will be stationing drect on October 18, 2021 at 01:30 AM EDST. It will then be in Aquarius until December 30th of this year and enters Pisces for the year ahead. This is the year to marry Higher Mind to Divine Inspiration! Stroll through this as blessings are on the way!
Saturn in Aquarius Stationing Direct!
Saturn stationed retrograde in Aquarius on May 23, 2021 at 05:19AM EDST and will station direct on October 10, 2021 at 10:17PM EST! This cycle has allowed us to balance our past and future, our inner and outer, our established with whay we envision. The bigger picture in your life is now revealing itself and also how your priorities and values can serve others and noble causes. That which was theoretical will now manifest. Time is on your side.
Neptune Stationed Retrograde In Pisces!
On June 25, 2021 Neptune stationed retrograde in Pisces at 3:21 PM EDST and will remain so until December, 1, 2021 at 8:22 AM EST! It is the perfect time to remember what has inspired you and also discern patterns of disillusionment on your current life journey. Styles of music and art from the past can return and
appreciation for those items, architectures, and philosophies that are bathed in antiquity. Be your own muse – at least for now!
Uranus Stations Retrograde in Taurus!
On August 19, 2021 at 09:40PM EDST, Uranus will station retrograde in Taurus and will remain so until January 18, 2022 at 10:25Am EST. Uranus is known as “The Great Awakener”. When it stations retrograde look for an epiphany within in order to manifest what you desire. Flashes of realization naturally occur. Launches need to be deliberate and well planned. Unexpected events and erratic patterns often mirror those in history. History is a great teacher. Ponder all you have learned to apply this knowledge as you move forward!
Pluto in Capricorn Stationing Direct!
Pluto stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 27, 2021 and will station direct on October 6, 2021. Pluto is the planet of life, death re-birthing and transformations of all types. As it retrogrades each year for a few months, it allows us to employ history as our teacher. Often times in history, that which is nearly forgotten, reveal themselves anew.
Scholars can be intensely busy in this cycle. Do diligent research on fulfilling your deepest needs and desires. Take time to also take a look at the bigger picture of your community, country, the Earth, and the cosmic messages that come through! Move forward with delberation and depth.
ARIES MAR 21 - APR 19
On this New Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Libra and kissing the Lights as they form a triple quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and a triple opposition to retrograde Chiron in your sign! Keep happy, healthy, prosperous, and loving. Avoid reversals that can undermine your goals! On the Full Moon, Mars is still conjunct the Sun in Libra and form a Cardinal T-square to Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun on the Aries/Taurus cusp. This pair also forms a double trine to Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Sustain what you have created but embellish it with vision and imagination! Enjoy projects that take you away and give you a sense of joy and accomplishment! GO!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 20
On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Scorpio and on the Sagittarian cusp. It is lined up with the Dragon on a Sagittarian/Gemini polarity point. The Dragon is also in cusp mode! The desire for depth and intimacy may seem to be at odds with your desire to be free and independent! Love can be kind of divine discontent unless you allow yourself to breathe and balance it out. Be free to be thee and love deeply. On the Full Moon, Venus has moved on to Sagittarius and is in trine to retrograde Chiron in Aries. Be yourself! Allow time for play and entertainment. Spend time with those who have a good sense of humor and a positive philosophy! Thank me later!
GEMINI May 21 - June 21
On this New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is retrograde in Libra, in square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, is in trine to retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius, and forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! WOW! What a mixed bag!! Be thankful for all you have and are becoming. Re-evaluate what you need to preserve and what you need to clear out! Be flexible with this retrograde knowing that you will tweak it later. On the Full Moon, Mercury is still in its shadow but is in trine to Saturn in Aquarius and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries. Seek a sacred balance e within you in body, mind, and spirit. Be both the student and the teacher at this time. Grow and become! Gleam!
CANCER June 22 - July 22
On this New Moon, the Lights are kissing and conjunct Mars in Libra creating a trilogy. They form a triple quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and a triple opposition to retrograde Chiron in Aries! The Libra parade in the Heavens will be challenging you to blend logic and intellect with your emotional and intuitive nature. Respond rather than react in this cycle and know where you stand even if you keep silent. Build on your self-assurance! On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Moon is in Aries is in a Cardinal T-square with the Sun Mars conjunction in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon is on the Aries/Taurus cusp and the Sun is on the Libra/Scorpio cusp. Stay grounded as you express your versatility! Motivate others to have a balanced view in a positive manner. Shine!
LEO JUL 23 - AUG 22
This New Moon reveals the Lights kissing and conjunct Mars in Libra creating a trilogy. They form a triple quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and a triple opposition to retrograde Chiron in Aries! The Libra parade in the Heavens compliments your Leo fire! Identify strongly with your inner courage and avoid stepping into the drama of others. Choose healthy food and activities in this cycle. On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is kissing Mars in Libra and as it rides the Scorpio cusp. It forms a Cardinal T-square to Pluto in Capricorn and the Moon on the Aries Taurus cusp. Priorities can be confusing at this time. Live moment to moment and day by day for best results. Completion is elusive! Punt!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde in Libra, in square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, is in trine to retrograde Jupiter in Aquarius, and forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! WOW! It will be easy for you to lose track of time. Be sure to confirm all appointments and be as flexible as possible. Imaginative and creative projects can offer inner rewards. Postpone what is not essential. On the Full Moon, Mercury is still in its shadow but is in trine to Saturn in Aquarius and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries. Take control of your health and well being but be clear on your choices. Technology is your friend and surfing can open you up to new ideas and energize your mind. Do diligent research at this time!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 23
Many Happy Solar Returns! This is your month! On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp and lined up with the Dragon on a Sagittarian/Gemini polarity point. The Dragon is also in cusp mode! There is a veritable parade of planets in your sign! Take time to plan your itinerary and prepare for the change of seasons. Balance time alone with intimate sharing with those closest to you! Thank me later! On the Full Moon, Venus has moved on to Sagittarius and is in trine to retrograde Chiron in Aries! This fire energy motivates your Cardinal air in an amazing way! Encourage the individuality of others and share your optimism whenever possible. Traveling and interacting with travels can be fascinating now! Enjoy!
SCORPIO OCT 24 – NOV 21
On the New Moon, Mars, your planet of event, Mars, is in Libra and kissing the Lights as they form a triple quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and a triple opposition to retrograde Chiron in Aries! Your planet of process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn and in square to Mercury retrograde in Libra. Balance is absolutely imperative at this time. Completion of tasks or projects will prove frustrating. Pace yourself as much as possible! Tough through! On the Full Moon, Mars is still conjunct the Sun in Libra and form a Cardinal T-square to Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun on the Aries/Taurus cusp. This pair also forms a double trine to Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Pluto has now stationed direct which can help you to redesign your goals and can help you stay grounded. Others may have too many fingers in your pie. Be respectful but then go your own way!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 21
On this New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in Aquarius and in trine to Mercury retrograde in Libra! Everything you have learned and taught will come to your aid. You will also feel very thankful at this time. If you are teaching or training others if will prove to be inspirational for you! Enjoy! On the Full Moon, Jupiter has nor stationed direct and form a double trine to the Sun on the Libra/Scorpio cusp and conjunct Libra Mars! This is a time when investments pay off! You may receive a raise or a promotion. Your farsightedness is profound. Those in authority will honor your enthusiasm and intelligence. Go for it!
CAPRICORN DEC 22 - JAN 19
On this New Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Aquarius and in trine to the Head of the Dragon in Gemini. This is a wonderful time to get back in touch with friends and family. You may also be introduced to new friends by former associates and co-workers. Enjoy the exchange of mental energy and stimulating conversations. Talk it up! On the Full Moon, Saturn has now stationed direct and so has Mercury and they form a beautiful trine in the Heavens! Saturn is still in trine with the Head of the Dragon in Gemini! Interesting new opportunities can now magically happen! Keep your eyes and ears open! Show others you appreciation as often as possible! Keep smiling!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 18
On this New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is retrograde in Taurus and forms a triple quincunx with the Lights and Mars in Libra. Life will feel like a juggling act in more than one way! Balance is key and you will be very conscious of securing your goals against the unexpected. You will need to be the way shower and also the team player. Pace yourself! On the Full Moon, Uranus forms a simple quincunx to Venus, now in Sagittarius. You will want others to either speed up or slow down. Your work a day world will have its challenges. You will need to allow yourself time to play and maintain your sense of humor. Progress is slow but assured! Hang in there!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 20
On this New Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign, and forms a single quincunx to retrograde Mercury in Libra. Walking down memory lane can be somewhat disturbing at this time but will reveal insights that have previously been elusive. Spend some time in reverie with happy memories! Share your memories with family members and close friends! Play music that stirs your soul! On the Full Moon, Neptune forms a simple quincunx to Mars in Libra. Much seems unfair and unjust in the world these days. Your compassionate nature may feel more than a bit disarmed. Do what you can spiritually and step in to help if you are able. If you have the opportunity to get involved with a noble cause do so! It will brighten your days and you will sleep like a baby! Let kindness be your calling card! Blessings!
We kindly invite your comments below. Rev. Joy "Aphrodette" Gambon can also be reached directly through her website, www.Aphrodette.com.