Legend for Astrological Projections
Star Encounters – October 2018!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
Happy Birthday, Libra!
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Star Encounters – October 2018!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon
Happy Birthday, Libra!
This New Moon features the Lights kissing in Libra in double square to Pluto in Capricorn and in double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! Retrograde Venus in Scorpio is in trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces as well!
We want peace and justice and yet are unable the grasp the steps to get us there. It is quite disarming to so deeply desire a better world that embraces kindness, charity and brotherly love, but the practical aspects are so elusive. Go deep! This Full Moon is in Taurus, conjunct retrograde Uranus as they form a double opposition to the Sun and retrograde Venus in Scorpio and a double trine to Saturn in Capricorn! This lunation calls us to secure our environment and to prepare for the coming Winter. It also encourages us to be more alert to safety within our communities. Know that authorities will step in if they are aware of danger. Be alert!
October Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Venus, the planet of love on all levels, the arts and the lesser benefic of the zodiac stations retrograde in Scorpio on October 5, 2018, at 03:05 p.m. and remains so until November 16, 2018 at 05:50 a.m.! That night, Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius! This is an interesting switch! Because Venus retrogrades back into Libra on this tour, relations of all types will be re-examined in order to create a more balanced view. Love can return or transform in this cycle. Acceptance of each other’s differences will be in evidence. Peace!
Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stationed retrograde on June 18, 2018, at 07:27 p.m. EDST and remains so until November 24, 2018 at 08:09 p.m. EST! This planet rules all things unseen such as the ability to heal or be healed. It also governs the Muses! It may be the perfect time to honor victories, lost dreams and everything in-between! Much from the past can re-surface even those artifacts bathed in antiquity! Play a bit of “remember when” with those who support you! Tender revelations arise!
Uranus, the planet of surprises, epiphanies and sudden change, stations retrograde in Taurus on August 7, 2018, at 12:49 p.m. EDST and remains so until January 6, 2019, at 03:26 p.m. EST! It rides the cusp of Aries/Taurus for this tour.
Who are you, REALLY?? It is the time to know what you identify with as far as who you are and what you have. What you have and how you perform in this world should reflect the TRUE YOU! Open up!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Aquarius and is in square to retrograde Venus in Scorpio. This is an excellent time to use higher mind to perceive the intentions and motivations in others. Often in retrospect a deeper understanding of attitudes and influences can be achieved. Embrace understanding.
On the Full Moon, Mars is in square to Mercury in Scorpio and misunderstandings and disconnects in communications of all types is seen. Try not to jump to conclusions if you reach out and have not heard back from others. But do remember, that often silence speaks for itself! Punt!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On the New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is retrograde in Scorpio and in square to Mars in Aquarius and in trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This is an excellent time to withdraw and become involved in spirituality, art or music. To retreat from the madding crowd and the social media at this time may allow you a much-needed rest and an enlivenment of your spirit.
On the Full Moon, Venus is in a double Fixed Grand Square as it conjoins the Sun and opposes the Moon and retrograde Uranus in Taurus as they line up with the Dragon! Be the observer and avoid as much drama as you are able! Thank me later!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Libra and in a Grand Square to the Dragon and retrograde Uranus in Taurus as it forms a simple quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces! Appreciate what you have, know what is lacking and seek for a balanced view. Attend to your own personal well-being at this time.
On the Full Moon, Mercury is in Scorpio, conjunct Jupiter and in square to Mars in Aquarius. Your thoughts and feelings are magnified, and it will be difficult for you to appreciate logical advice. Still waters run deep right now, so it is best to go within for your answers! Be generous with your insights but know that not everyone will understand. Be true to you!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Libra in double square to Pluto in Capricorn and in double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! You will not appreciate restrictions of any kind at this time, and you will wonder who makes the rules and regulations! Negotiations seem fruitless. Wait it out until the tides turn!
On the Full Moon, you can claim back some personal power if you stand your ground. Your ruler, the Moon, is exalted in Taurus and forms a Fixed Grand Square with retrograde Uranus in Taurus, the Sun as it conjoins retrograde Venus in Scorpio and the Dragon! It does, however, form a trine to Saturn in Capricorn. Authorities will listen if your follow protocol and progress can be made! Remain calm!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Libra in double square to Pluto in Capricorn and in double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! Whether you try to follow your heart or use your fine mind in conflicting situations, you will seemingly go nowhere! This is not a good time for negotiation. Confer with allies and wait!
On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Scorpio and conjunct retrograde Venus as they form a double opposition to the Taurus Moon as it conjoins retrograde Uranus in Taurus. The Dragon joins then in a Fixed Grand Square! The Head of the Dragon is in your sign, which gives you the ability to facilitate as long as you cling to objectivity! GO!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Libra and in a Grand Square to the Dragon and retrograde Uranus in Taurus as it forms a simple quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces! You are not certain if you want to socialize or spend time in the comfort of your own home just now. Minor flare-ups with health are seen but pass quickly. Graciously decline stressful invites. Thank me later! On the Full Moon, Mercury is in Scorpio, conjunct Jupiter and in square to Mars in Aquarius. This is an excellent time to participate in some sort of research or advanced learning. Boredom can be your worst enemy and you need to be either intellectually stimulates or delve into the Greater Mysteries for some seep soul satisfaction! Enjoy!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
Many Happy Solar Returns! This is your month!
On the New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is retrograde in Scorpio and in square to Mars in Aquarius and in trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This is an excellent time for soul searching! What is your deepest desire, and how can you take steps to embrace it and fulfill it? Meditate, journal and spend time sharing with those who know you well! Thank me later!
On the Full Moon, Venus is in a double Fixed Grand Square as it conjoins the Sun and opposes the Moon and retrograde Uranus in Taurus as they line up with the Dragon! Just take a small step back and look at all you have accomplished ― even in times of crisis and circumstances that occurred beyond your control! DO be thankful but also ― TAKE A BOW! WOW!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the New Moon, your planet of event, Mars, is in Aquarius and is in square to retrograde Venus in Scorpio. Your planer of process, Pluto, is in square to the Lights in Libra! Does there seem to be a lack of justice around you? Bring your closest friends closer at this time. Create a balanced view ad move forward with surety!
On the Full Moon, Mars is in square to Mercury in your sign. The Sun and retrograde Venus are also in your sign and in a Fixed Grand Square! Pluto is making no aspects to the traditional planets and is quiet at this time! Stand on your previous accomplishments and experience! Do not let others intimidate you as your purse your deepest desires to achieve! Focus!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is in Scorpio and makes no aspects to the traditional planets! Perhaps this is a good time to slip away for a bit of adventure! This can also be a time to invest some time with those persons who are part of your fan club! Enjoy!
On the Full Moon, Jupiter is kissing Mercury and in trine to retrograde Chiron in Pisces! This is an amazing time for you to put out fires and bring your work and your home environment back on track. Your insight is amazing at this time! Others will appreciate your generosity of spirit and wisdom at this time! Glow!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is in your sign, in trine to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and forms a single quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo! This is a time to release some burdens from your shoulders and know you do not need to have your hand up to volunteer in every crisis! Be kind! Give advice. Let others step in and step up!
On the Full Moon, Saturn is in double trine to the Moon as it conjoins retrograde Uranus in Taurus! It also forms a double sextile to the Sun and retrograde Venus in Scorpio! Much help and drawing upon resources is available for you now! Appreciate those who want to honor or reward you at this time!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is retrograde in Taurus and part of a Grand Square with the Dragon and Mercury in Late Libra! If you are doing what you love, you are golden at this time! You can whistle while you work and be extremely innovative – as per your reputation! It you are not, you are able to grasp spontaneous moments to get through until your next opportunity surface!
On the Full Moon, your ruler is kissing the Moon, exalted in Taurus, as they oppose both the Sun and retrograde Venus in Scorpio! This polarity lines up with the Dragon in an amazing way! You may have the opportunity to bring your greatest desire back to life on a new level! Treasured relationships from the past may also resurface! Just say, “YES”! Thank me later!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign and forms a double quincunx to the Lights in Libra and it also forms a trine to retrograde Venus in Scorpio! Are you a little bit tired of science and facts and want to return to your deeper spiritual leanings at this time? You are so cosmically correct! Spend some time in the silence or listening to deeply inspired music! Enjoy your bliss!
On the Full Moon, your ruler forms no major aspects to the traditional planets! This allows you to continue on your sacred journey of compassion, unconditional love and embracing the Greater Universe. The Divine may be blessing you in your dreams. Awaken refreshed! Bask in the glow!