Star Encounters –Libra 2017!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
Happy Birthday, Libra!
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The Full Moon in Aries occurs on October 5, 2017 at 02:40:02 PM EDST. The Moon forms a cardinal T-square to the Libra Sun as it conjoins Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn. This lunation encourages us to do our personal best – no matter where we find ourselves. Motivation, integrity and reason will serve you well in all circumstances. Know that this energy will pervade the larger sphere of the planetary and political changes we have been experiencing. Research before you vote or sign-up for a cause!
The New Moon in Libra occurs on October 19, 2017 at 03:11:58 PM EDST. The Lights form a double opposition to retrograde Uranus in Aries, a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a double trine to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius! Talk about a mixed bag!!! A strong desire to quell the catastrophes due to war of weather is seen on a grand scale. The concerns for health and well-being on the planet reaches far and wide. We delve deep inside ourselves to be humane and shine our Light for others.
October Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stationed retrograde on June 16, 2017, at 09:11 AM and remains so until November 22, 2017, at 09:21 AM! Neptune rules all things unseen like music, pain, fear and pleasure! When it is in retrograde, often our experiences loom large in our long-term memory and we are able to heal as our perspective seeks peace. Music, art and mythology, from our archaic past can resurface with new meaning. Sometimes the answers to our prayers can surface in our dreamtime or when we catch a few words of a song as we stroll through the mall! Pay attention!
Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance enters Scorpio on October 10, 2017 at 09:20AM! The largest planet only makes this tour once every 12 years. Jupiter magnifies everything it touches and in the sign of Scorpio it can intensify your instincts depending on where it lands in your chart. Jupiter in Scorpio provides a year that you can research your desires and invest in yourself or others. It has great transforming power for good. Just be sure to appreciate your abundance and not to be overindulgent for best results!
Pluto, the planet of power, life, death, rebirthing and transformation, stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 20, 2017, at 08:46 AM EDSR and remains so until September 28, 2017, at 03:33 PM EDST. Pluto is the most ponderous of planets and moves very slowly and has a bit of an eccentric orbit. Pluto can be both powerful and subtle simultaneously. In its retrograde cycle, the wheels of government seem to move very slowly. Court cases can go into delay and contracts may suffer with delays. This can often prove to be beneficial if we but wait it out! When it resumes direct motion, some progress can be made but still bide your time!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Virgo and is kissing Venus as they form a double square to Saturn in Sagittarius and a double trine to Pluto in Capricorn. It is time for you to share some fun times with one you love after all the hard work you have been doing! Create an awesome escape! Enjoy! On the New Moon, Mars, is still in Virgo, in square to Saturn in Sagittarius, forms a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in your sign and opposes retrograde Chiron in Pisces! This is an excellent time for you to invest in your health by exploring new ways to be more energized and fit. It may also be helpful to bring back at least part of a regimen that worked well for you in the past. Dedicate yourself to a healthier future. Do the dance!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is kissing Mars in Virgo as they form a double square to Saturn in Sagittarius and a double trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This conjunction is fabulous for romantic love as well as doing projects with those you simply enjoy spending time with! Be sure to spend some time out of doors and take in a little nature! Delightful! On the New Moon, Venus has moved into Libra and forms no major aspects to the traditional planets. This is a great time for you to relax and simply enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. It is easy now to balance work and play. A bit of time alone with a good book or a classic movie can magnify your inner peace. Float!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is kissing the Sun in Libra as they form a Cardinal T-square to the Aries Moon and Pluto in Capricorn! They also form a double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. You will feel quite energized in this cycle and will appreciate cooperation that you receive, particularly in the workplace. You will be shining as you meet new people or attach yourself to new projects with those familiar. On the New Moon, Mercury has moved into Scorpio and is kissing Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and advancement. Your psychic instinct will be magnified at this time so do your best to go with your first impression. Research projects go remarkably well and you may find resources available to you that were elusive in the past. Prosper!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
This Full Moon, your ruler, is in Aries and in a Cardinal T-square with the Sun and Mercury conjunct in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn! This can be a frustrating time for you as others may seem to be overbearing or simply non-responsive. This is a bit extreme so it is best if you strike out on your own and accomplish what you need to do solo. Others may find your streak of independence disarming. Continue anyway! On the New Moon, The Lights form a double opposition to retrograde Uranus in Aries, a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a double trine to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius! They also form a double sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius! Amplify, diversify and BE the voice of reason! Your intuition will bring you through unharmed! Express yourself!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Libra and kissing Mercury as they form a Cardinal T-square with the Aries Moon and Pluto in Capricorn! They also form a double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! Reason and justice may seem a bit lacking for you in this cycle but you have the ability to step up and state your case. Even if the outcome is not quite what you desired, do not shrink form the challenge. You can revisit it later! Stand strong! On the New Moon, The Lights form a double opposition to retrograde Uranus in Aries, a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a double trine to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius! They also form a double sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius! Embrace your inner child and return to a place or activity that allows you to laugh and play! Thank me later!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is kissing the Sun in Libra as they form a Cardinal T-square to the Aries Moon and Pluto in Capricorn! They also form a double quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. It is good for you to be disciplined regarding your health at this time. You may need to rest and relax more than normal or you will feel as though you are short circuiting. Take time to entertain pleasant company and go with the flow. On the New Moon, Mercury has moved into Scorpio and is kissing Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and advancement. Love, passion and travel may mark this period as simply marvelous! Crowds have little appeal although a bit of interaction can give you new and bright ideas. Intimacy is what gleams in this cycle! Plumb the depths of love!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is kissing Mars in Virgo as they form a double square to Saturn in Sagittarius and a double trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Projects with your lover or a best friend will go extremely well. There may be detailed instructions so read them thoroughly! Take breaks and relax as time and intention is on your side. Look to invest is something that will stand the test of time. This could be a person or something to share with a person such as a porch swing or jacuzzi! Go for it! On the New Moon, Venus has moved into your sign and forms no major aspects to the traditional planets. How very beautiful to feel as though you are in your element and at home with yourself! Everyone may be particularly cooperative with you! Be amazed and gracious! Coast!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the Full Moon, your ruler of process, Pluto, is in Capricorn, in a cardinal T-square with the Sun conjunct Mercury in Libra and the Arian Full Moon. Pluto also forms a double trine to Mars and Venus kissing in Virgo. Your ruler of event, Mars, is very happy about this! However, Mars, in the company of Venus also forms a double square to Saturn in Sagittarius and a double opposition to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! WOW! You simply MUST live in the moment in this cycle or you will feel like you are running in circles! Nearly everything will stabilize on the New Moon. Wait it out! On the New Moon, Pluto makes no major aspects to the traditional planets! Whew! Mars is still in Virgo and in square to Saturn in Sagittarius, forms an opposition to retrograde Chiron in Pisces and a single quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Aries. Jupiter, the planer of good fortune has entered your sign and this is the time to invest in yourself and claim your power for a full year! Take control assured of the outcome!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is in Libra and forms a single opposition to retrograde Uranus in Aries! Peaceful is where you need to be and you may just want to avoid any drama in this cycle. Good luck with that! Jupiter will enter Scorpio before the New Moon, so while it is still on the cusp be sure to spend some time merging reason and instinct. On the New Moon, Jupiter has entered Scorpio and is conjunct Mercury. They both theoretically oppose retrograde Uranus in Aries but the depth of perception is now magnified. Your powers of concentration and the desire to live your passions is strong in this annual cycle that is just now beginning to unfold. Invest in your ideas and be sure to do your homework in all financial affairs. What you will learn will lead you on a path of plenty. Shine!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is in Sagittarius forming a double square to both Mars and Venus conjunct in Virgo. It also forms a Grand Trine in Fire to retrograde Uranus in Aries and the Head of the Dragon! It is not enough for you to live the humdrum life of security at this time. It is best for you to live a life of inspiration and adventure. Take a risk! On the New Moon, Saturn still dons the Grand Trine and now is forming a double sextile to The Lights! It is also still in square to Mars. Stay away from bullies and crybabies at this time. Make your own way and invite in good friends that vibrate to your frequency for best results! Allow your inner child to come out to play whether you choose to socialize or compete with good sportsmanship! Thank me later!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is retrograde in Aries and opposes Jupiter in Libra and is participating in the Grand Trine in Fire to Saturn in Sagittarius and the Head of the Dragon! This is a good time to claim the strategy to expand in the calling you most desire. Hold strong to what you have already achieved but look to creatively establish yourself in the New Year. Teaching and learning each day keeps the rhythm running! Go! On the New Moon, Uranus opposes The Lights and is still lighting up the Grand Trine. Your hopes and dreams are in full illumination!! Allies appear out of nowhere and your days will be filled with cooperation and innovation! Rock and roll!!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the Full moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign and opposes both Mars and Venus in Virgo as it forma a double quincunx to Mercury and the Sun in Libra. It also forms a sweet sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. Share your hopes, dreams and inspiration with the one closest to you. Ponder NOT on the doubts of others. You are re-establishing your vision at this time. Play your cards close to your chest! On the New Moon, Neptune forms no aspects to the traditional planets. This allows you to flow through your life without too much interruption. DO spend time in creative and inspirational realms. The inner peace and clairvoyance in this cycle is on an upswing. Smile wide inside!