- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Sunday, October 11th, at 4:45 AM).
- The Moon is void all day (since yesterday at 6:12 PM until tomorrow at 4:45 AM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 4th and a New Moon will occur on the 12th.
- Mean Moon’s Node enters Virgo today.
Times are EDT
There can be some defensiveness to deal with today, dear Aries, and people around you could be a little too wrapped up in their own problems for interactions to be especially growth-oriented. Others may be talking and not listening, or possibly criticizing and nitpicking. Work can involve some restrictions or possible critical reviews, but it’s a great time for seeing important errors or areas that need to be improved before moving forward. People may not be inspiring your confidence or faith, but you might consider putting your faith in the universe that things will straighten out and fall into place.
This may not be the warmest of days, dear Taurus, with both the Sun and Venus in challenging aspect with Saturn. However, it’s a good time to get things done. You might be feeling excluded or not very appreciated temporarily. Financial worries may also be an issue now. Recently you may have the desire to splurge, but you tend to be a little more worried about your bottom line. This is helpful, even if it’s not especially fun! Problems won’t be resolved by worry alone. In fact, if you consciously pull yourself away from any stress you may be feeling, a solution may arrive more naturally when you come back around to the problem later. Much can be accomplished today, and focusing on this fact can help you to make a winner out of the day.
While generally speaking this is a strong period for family relationships and home affairs, dear Gemini, there can be some tension today with others either vying for your attention or a sense that people are not appreciating your efforts. You may need more time to yourself, but this can be difficult to obtain right now. You are made aware of your responsibilities today, and a partner or good friend may be seen as too serious or critical. You may want to steer clear of sensitive topics of discussion. Continue to keep decision making on a shelf until after this Saturnine hump. Be good to yourself and avoid looking for happiness outside of yourself.
There can be a stronger focus on practical matters today, dear Cancer, like it or not! Circumstances may seem to be conspiring to bring your attention to realistic factors and details now. It may not be the best day for getting a message across on a social level, possibly because you may be sensing some negativity around you, or feeling that others are a little distant emotionally. You could also be feeling somewhat burdened with responsibilities. Days like these are in fact good for finding your own way, making yourself happy instead of relying on others or circumstances, and getting things done. Look for ways to improve your daily life and routines, work, and projects.
Practical concerns are in strong focus today, dear Leo, with Saturn challenging the Sun and Venus and reminding you of your responsibilities or limits. Generally speaking, though, if we avoid trying to rock the boat, we can use Saturn’s energies to our advantage. If there are ways to penny pinch or improve your business, work, or creative projects, you’re likely to see them now. Money worries or concerns can prompt you to spend less or find ways to cut back or deal with redundancies. When it comes to romantic feelings and relationships today, insecurities could arise, and the need to be shown that you’re respected and valued is strong. If you need to nurse your feelings, do so. If you experience a temporary dip in confidence, this is temporary and can lead to important edits and adjustments, and the energy to get things done is building.
We can be a little more self-protective or even defensive with one another today, dear Virgo. With the Moon in your sign all day, you’re more inclined to take things personally, but you’re also perfectly capable of bouncing back. Responsibilities, particularly related to family or the home, can weigh you down or seem more overwhelming as you’d much prefer to tend to personal goals. Pulling yourself back or cooling off may do you good right now. If you find yourself questioning what you truly value or even who you truly love, then it may very well be a useful process. Take that extra time for self-understanding. Remind yourself that letting the dust settle before coming to conclusions is best. In fact, the coming days are especially strong for motivation and courage levels.
You can be in need of more relaxation today with so much activity in your privacy zone, dear Libra, but responsibilities can challenge your ability to unwind. You could be feeling a little off, out of sync, and quite possibly misunderstood now with your ruler, Venus, in hard aspect to Saturn. This is a temporary thing, and can in fact motivate you to make important changes to your life. You may also decide that you need to work on strengthening your body and spirit so that you feel less vulnerable and more able to bounce back from disappointments or criticism. Introspection is very appropriate at this point, and you can really benefit from some emotional space now.
Avoid adding too much to your plate today, dear Scorpio, as this is a day that favors careful attention to your responsibilities. Socially, there may be some awkwardness or missteps, largely due to off timing or misunderstandings, and quite possibly people’s insecurities. You could feel that whatever position you take, it seems blocked or criticized. While this can be frustrating, if you really think about things, you could find some room for improvement. Responsibilities can also get in the way of pursuing social or personal goals now, but special attention to practical affairs can go a long way towards improved well-being. With finances and possibly pleasures or indulgences, you might feel better if you take steps to cut back. It’s in fact a good time for making edits, small changes, and improvements. Fortunately, the days ahead are powerful for motivation and enthusiasm.
There has been a real push towards realizing your potential recently, dear Sagittarius, and this will continue for some time. While you’re often feeling quite pumped about your goals, today there could be some self-doubt creeping in, or you could experience a sudden awareness of certain limits or restrictions. This is not something that should stop you in your tracks, but rather a temporary feeling that motivates you to handle some of the finer details in order to get them right before moving forward. Feelings can be up and down or hot and cold just for now. This is a time for finding ways to make improvements, and also to bolster your sense of security. Remind yourself that while there are some limits to consider, you can have your feet on the ground and still reach for the stars.
This is a day for pulling back a little in order to reassess goals, dear Capricorn, with your ruler, Saturn, strong and challenging the Sun and Venus. Find ways to relax and to take some emotional space if you feel the need for it. You might find that people around you are a little self-absorbed and not so interested in showing their appreciation for all that you do. It’s important to look within for motivation and inspiration, as you’re in charge of your own happiness, and fully equipped to self-amuse! Those projects and relationships that truly matter in the long run may require a bit of work right now, but are worth the effort. Unfinished business needs attention, and this will help free you up for some exciting, motivating days ahead.
Sometimes a bit of emotional space can help you to see things more clearly, dear Aquarius, and with Saturn in difficult aspect with the Sun and Venus today, this can be one of those times. You could be craving closeness, but others are not on the same page, or you are not totally sure of your needs and mixed signals are the result. You may in fact learn a lot about what you do need, want, or desire through opposition or from spending time to yourself. Take a step back and observe. Plans may in fact need some refinement. Rethink goals and needs today for best results, and tend to responsibilities that need your attention.
People may not be as receptive as you’d hope today, dear Pisces, and while this is a good time for relationships in general, the day’s energies favor independent work. There could be some criticism to deal with, or a disappointment with someone in a position of authority could occur now. While it’s appropriate to rethink things to some degree today, over-analyzing emotions and especially what others might be feeling can only lead to unnecessary stress. If others are blocking or opposing you, you may very well come to a better understanding of your own values, needs, and wants.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 4:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings are opportunities for healing. Now is the time to build bridges rather than burning them.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 5:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Uranus
There can be vague insecurity stimulated now, as we feel a little out of control faced with unpredictable events or feelings. There may be a conflict between a desire for familiarity and comfort, and the need for a change or excitement.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 3:35 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pallas
Our judgment may be temporarily impaired by excessive emotions, or emotional bias. We may be experiencing a conundrum. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way. There can be sensitivity to others’ opinions experienced now.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 9:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 10:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Ceres
We can be feeling pleasantly attached to, or supported by, our loved ones or family. We are seeking out security, nurturing, and warmth, and we are more likely to express these things towards others.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 7:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Sun SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. Steady accomplishment is the way to go. Patiently tackle any obstacles and make those tough decisions, or wait until a more enlightened, positive time.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 9:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 5:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Mercury Conjunction Transiting North Node
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now.
Date & Time: 10 Oct 2015 8:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Venus Square Transiting Saturn
We may be reassessing friendships or love relationships/partnerships. The same can be true of finances. Weaknesses can be revealed. We might be seeing the less flattering side of people and/or relationships. Interactions may not be flowing freely. There can be some concern about feelings, loyalties, money, and relationships. We are not as demonstrative and perhaps less appreciative. Small obstacles or hurdles require patience.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are not very goal-oriented right now, or motivation to pursue our goals may be waning/lacking. Changes feel overwhelming. Enthusiasm may be low, we argue less, and we think more than we take action.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on October 10th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a life time).
THE MOON IN VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 9°13′ Applying
We are speaking with feeling or intellectualizing our feelings. We express feelings and thoughts with clarity. We are busy, alert, curious, and communicative. This can be an excellent time for cooperative projects. Ideas flow freely and surface spontaneously.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 3°48′ Separating
We may be projecting our own issues onto others now, and could be defensive or feel that others are insensitive to our feelings and needs. We might experience a conflict between wanting to be close to others and desiring to prove our independence, making intimacy a challenge right now.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 9°16′ Applying
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
THE SUN IN LIBRA
You are diplomatic, and have a strong need for peace and harmony. Beauty is important to you, and you could be vain.
18TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Fatty capsule of kidneys
Sabian Symbol: Two men placed under arrest.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°32′ Applying
We may want to break free from restrictions or responsibilities, but if we aren’t in touch with this, we could cause some problems. There could be restlessness and rebellious feelings. We don’t want to be told what to do. Exercising some restraint can help us to make needed changes.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°59′ Separating
We may be tempted to control or manipulate events and people, and can have difficulty reaching a compromise. We might need to reevaluate expectations, face our fears, manage power struggles, and deal with urges to control others and situations.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 0°56′ Applying
We could misjudge our capabilities now and might end up pushing ourselves or others to a point where we feel hurt, rejected, or crticized. Or, we might struggle with a situation where we may need to humble ourselves. People or circumstances may seem to be exposing or playing on our vulnerabilities.
MERCURY IN LIBRA
You are a diplomat and peacemaker, often acting as a go-between in relationships. You a good communicator, putting others at their ease. Arguments may upset you, as you prefer harmony in communications.
1ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°52′ Applying
We are seeing our priorirites, taking things seriously, and applying ourselves to important matters. We are drawn to activities that are purposeful and practical. We can be conservative and cautious with our methods, opinions, learning, believing, and communicating. Thoroughness.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 0°02′ Applying
Important contacts can be made with people who share our intellectual interests or who introduce us to new ideas that help us to grow, improve, and expand. Projects prove successful right now, particularly those involving teamwork. Learning, teaching, communicating, and making contact figure strongly now, or we meet with situations that encourage us to improve our skills in these areas.
VENUS IN VIRGO
This is a time when we express our love through practical means and gestures – running errands, doing detail work, or just being there. What we love, what we decide to buy and the types of entertainment we enjoy during this cycle are ruled by whether or not things make sense.
2ND DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Small intestine
Sabian Symbol: A large white cross stands alone on top of a high hill.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 8°05′ Applying
This is a passionate, lively, expressive influence. Social relations are impassioned, and perhaps demanding or combative. We may also feel compelled to do something creative or artistic. We have a chance to express our needs, passions, and desires now in effective ways. Venus can act to soften Mars’ aggressiveness, or Mars can make Venus’ romantic impulses more forceful and pressing. Some level of competition is present in our interactions. Impulsive purchases are possible.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 0°16′ Applying
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°48′ Applying
Conflict arises in your personal relationships because of your lack of discernment. You are caught in a web of fantasies and romantic illusions and become easily deceived in your close relationships. You need to find a creative outlet for your imagination.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
10TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Left hepatic lobe, bile
Sabian Symbol: Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows.
ASPECTS OF MARS
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 3°05′ Applying
You are generous, self confident and lucky. Your energy level is high and you are courageous. You have a tendency to go where angels fear to tread, as you approach life with gusto regardless of the consequences. Travel and religious causes are likely to feature in your life. You may like to consider a career in the military or competitive sports.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°16′ Separating
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°20′ Applying
Ambitions and determination increase to pursue our goals. It’s easier to see what we want and to devise a plan to pursue it. We may be focusing on redoing or reworking something from the ground up.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
13TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A powerful statesman wins to his cause a hysterical mob.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 5°21′ Separating
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°14′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 5°10′ Applying
This can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 5°32′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 5°31′ Applying
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026).
8TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left talus
Sabian Symbol: A girl blowing a bugle.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
18TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Extensor muscles of right toes
Sabian Symbol: In a huge tent a famous revivalist conducts his meeting.
VESTA IN ARIES
This can be a time for grabbing the reins and working solo. There can be strong energy for new enterprises but not necessarily for routine work.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
This is an idealistic position. We love to learn and share our ideas and beliefs with others, and will go to great lengths to defend our principles and to reveal our truths.
24TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Popliteal fossa
Sabian Symbol: A bluebird standing at the door of the house.
JUNO IN LIBRA
It’s especially important to us that our partnerships are fair and balanced during this cycle, and we can be particularly bothered if the scales are tipping. We feel stronger if we are able to maintain harmony, negotiate effectively, and treat one another fairly.
9TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: Three old masters hanging in an art gallery.
CERES IN CAPRICORN
You tend to look after yourself and others rather than seek nurturing. You feel nurtured when you achieve your ambitions. You teach others self-discipline and how to achieve their goals.
27TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Deep nerves
Sabian Symbol: A mountain pilgrimage.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
2ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 10 Oct 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Pal 23°Sg29 +07°48′
Cnj 22°Sg39 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Jun 08°Li51 -00°59′
Cnj 09°Li09 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.