- The Moon is in Libra all day (until Saturday, October 29th, at 10:00 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 22nd, and a New Moon will occur on October 30th.
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You are particularly focused on your relationships today, dear Aries, but you may be giving off some mixed signals. In fact, if you feel caged in or restricted in any way, you’re ready to make a stand. If you’re going to rock the boat today, be sure you know precisely what it is you want. As well, don’t lose sight of those things, situations, and people that you value most. Impulsiveness and blind rebellion can get you in trouble now. Avoid reacting too quickly. Schedules can be upturned, and although this can be frustrating, you can also turn this into a positive. As much as you’re excited about pursuing your goals these days, if you’ve been putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed, it’s probably time for a refreshing break. While doing your own thing can be good for you, you may want to avoid making a scene as you do.
You’re pushing beyond your normal boundaries these days, dear Taurus, and this adds a nice splash of excitement to your life. However, there can be part of you that is resisting change which can emerge in small but disruptive ways. Moodiness can prevent you from pursuing your goals — you may be battling some restlessness, discomfort with a past problem that’s now reemerging or an unrealized fantasy/dream that suddenly appears unrealizable. Avoid impulsive actions and decisions right now. You may very well feel that you’re limited or restricted by others, or perhaps by life’s circumstances, but instead of rebelling or outright denial of your need for change, think about healthy ways to explore and assert your freedom.
You’ve been seeking out more intensity in your experiences these days, dear Gemini. However, the part of you that needs some emotional detachment and distance can emerge today, possibly in disruptive ways if you’re not completely aware of the reason for rebellious feelings. There can be tension, willfulness, and impulsiveness in your social life and relationships today. Misunderstandings as to the depth of a connection could be at the root of some of the frustration, but it may very well be an inner conflict that’s causing discontent. Consider ways to preserve your independence in some manner while also exploring deeper feelings or commitment.
If you’ve been feeling pushed, prodded, or overruled too much by others, dear Cancer, this problem can reach a boiling point today. In fact, it may not take much to get your goat right now, and a boss or partner, or perhaps career frustrations and irregularities, can seem to be the root of the problem. This may have roots in an inner conflict between your desire for the involvement of a significant other and your need for independence. There are ways to have both, but compromises must be made, and a commitment to better self-understanding should also be in place. Even so, through conflict or chaos, you may be able to find a way to put limitations behind you for a door to open for positive change.
As much as you love pouring extra energy into work or health pursuits these days, dear Leo, you need a chance to explore life more spontaneously from time to time. Today, upturned schedules can force the issue. If there are tensions surrounding working under a schedule or in a limiting, oppressive environment, then you can feel this acutely now. Try not to blow a fuse if things don’t go as planned, as the resulting detour you take may very well be rewarding. If your methods have been too rigid, then you’ll begin to see the value of making creative changes today. However, for best results, once you see what needs to change, try not to be too abrupt and all-or-nothing in your approach to making them.
As excited you may be about a creative project or exploring a romance or personal interest these days, dear Virgo, you need a break from pushing too hard. In fact, you may be limiting yourself by focusing too intensely on one project or train of thought. If you’ve been caged in, even if it’s of your own making, you’ll feel it strongly now, and change becomes necessary. Avoid reacting too quickly and impatiently to irritating circumstances for best results today. Resisting change can lead to more complicated problems. Identifying the need to make changes and then carefully instituting them is your best bet. Abrupt moves will only serve to undermine you in the long run.
While a methodical approach to certain areas of your life can be very beneficial these days, dear Libra, there are times when you need some freeform activities or a refreshing break. Today’s Mars-Uranus influence can remind you, perhaps in a disruptive manner, that you need to be flexible and open to change. It’s possible you experience a clash with family or a partner now, and someone’s show of independence is abrupt. Surprises are in the mix when it comes to close relationships. You may not be able to rely on others to get things done, but you’re likely to discover that you can do just fine, and even quite brilliantly, on your own right now. Circumstances and feelings experienced today can remind you of the need to release your attachment to a particular method or even a person if it’s excessive.
You can be very focused on and excited about your personal projects these days, dear Scorpio. However, if you’ve been ignoring other needs in the process, this problem can reach a boiling point today. In fact, your life can feel very chaotic and imbalanced now. There can be a tendency to rush through communications, traffic, and schedules now. While inventiveness is a positive side to this energy, rashness is unlikely to work for you. Try not to push yourself through activities that require more patience, and aim to take a break if the things that excite you are interfering with order and happiness in other areas of your life. Identify areas that require more flexibility for best results today.
Your desire and ambition to get your life into order or to improve a business are admirable these days, dear Sagittarius, but if you’ve been overdoing your focus on one life department, you are likely to feel quite a bit of tension today. The expression “haste makes waste” applies now. Watch for impulsive purchases or unresearched moves. Some of you could feel at cross purposes with a friend or lover over money, values, and respect. You may be dealing with erratic elements in your life and unreliable people. You want to go your own way, and this can be just fine, but try not to act insensitively in the process. Work on gaining more self-understanding, as much of the restlessness felt now can have their root in an inner conflict between a drive for security and an attraction to risk or excitement.
Erratic elements of your life can be prominent today, dear Capricorn, and can be seen as huge distractions now. Watch for impatient reactions to changes in schedules or interruptions. Consider that you may need to take a short breather from your pursuits so that you can maintain some sense of order in other life departments. You may be feeling restricted or overruled in some manner. The solution is not to fight it blindly and loudly, but rather to identify areas in which you can be more flexible, and to assert your needs to others in healthy, natural ways. Instability in your private or domestic world could throw you for a loop now, but you’re also in the position to make changes that you previously made you uneasy.
There are two very powerful driving forces with you now that can clash today, dear Aquarius. Your need for alone time is strong, but you also have a keen interest in keeping up your communications and connections with others. Your preoccupation with your personal life and projects has certainly been a priority these days, and in the process, there are times when outside distractions can seem intolerable. This is particularly the case today. However, consider that putting too much of your energies into one thing can backfire as it disrupts other areas of your life. Aim for a better balance. Mars in your soul sector forms a tense aspect with your ruler, Uranus, and this can be a tricky influence. It can be difficult to pinpoint the precise reason for discontent now but do consider finding ways to balance your needs for solitude and interaction with others.
There can be a strong desire to break free from restrictions today, dear Pisces, but doing so mindfully is imperative now. Blind reaction to frustrating people or circumstances is unlikely to resolve problems, and it might even get you into an unfortunate position. Instead, identify areas of your life that you’ve been overdoing and put some of your attention into areas of your life that you’ve ignored. For many of you, your social life has been a huge draw, but this has sometimes been at the expense of tending to your practical affairs. Interruptions today might lead to a significant new perspective or could introduce new opportunities that you never considered before, so keep your mind, schedule, and options open.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
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: Oct 28 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 3:57 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 4:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 6:42 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 9:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 10:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 1:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 1:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Saturn
An auspicious time for any project demanding endurance or tolerance. Also good for establishing new habits and rituals.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 2:43 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 4:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 10:18 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax. Memories and dreams are strong right now. It is time to forgive and forget.
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 11:55 am
Event: Tr-Tr Cer Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Ceres SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elements are balanced.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
Current Lunar Phase
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 28th:
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 lifetime).
THE MOON IN LIBRA
We are focused on our relationships, and finding balance, peace, and harmony in our personal environment under this influence.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 0°33′ Separating
We are cooperative, obliging, and kind under this influence. We are more inclined to express our appreciation or affection.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 2°35′ Separating
We want to honor our inner code. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. Our feelings expand or are magnified, for better or for worse. It’s generally a good time to teach, learn, write, express ourselves, reach out, travel, publish, and promote. We may go over the top, however.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°56′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 8°52′ Applying
We can be moody, swinging between wanting to belong and wanting to be different or independent. We can feel a little off-balance if schedules and people around us are unpredictable or changing; or, we are restless with the usual routine and want to create some kind of stir.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°04′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN SCORPIO
You are a passionate and intense individual. You may gain attention through creating dramatic situations. You may also be secretive.
6TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Right epididymus, uterine cavity
Sabian Symbol: A gold rush.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 0°38′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°43′ Applying
We are able to see matters, and people, from a perspective that allows for, and finds beauty in, differences. We may be recognizing our more charitable, altruistic, and compassionate urges.
MERCURY IN SCORPIO
You use resources well. You have a tendency to delve into the core of matters, preferring this to superficial knowledge. You may also be a worrier. Communications with you are intense.
7TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Left epididymus, right Fallopian tube
Sabian Symbol: Deep-sea divers.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°04′ Applying
Our words and thoughts can be more imaginative and colorful, subtle or creative. We can experience a sense of knowing and understanding with minimal explanation or instruction. Intuition is highlighted or awakened.
VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS
You want to share adventure with your partner, ranging from sharing adventurous ideas to hiking in the mountains. You may also enjoy relating with foreigners, and dining out with your partner at foreign restaurants.
13TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A widow’s past brought to light.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 2°01′ Separating
A good time to expand our connections, contacts, creative pursuits, romantic relationships. There is more generosity and good will in our relationships. We might be more inclined to indulge, shop, socialize, and enjoy ourselves. Follow your bliss. Now is the time to discover your true heart’s desire. This could be a person, a vocation, or an artistic hobby.
CONJUNCTION SATURN Orb 1°30′ Applying
You are shy and inhibited in your personal relationships. You fear commitment and tend to either be the one in control or to choose a partner who tries to control you. One of your parents may have been too strict and consequently you fear expressing yourself. Once you overcome your feelings of inadequacy you will have the ability to form secure and long-lasting relationships based on firm foundations. You are faithful and loyal.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°09′ Separating
We are easily seduced, impressionable, and ready to believe what we want to see. Wait for a better time to make important decisions.
MARS IN CAPRICORN
You will pursue your personal desires in a responsible and methodical manner. You have strong ambitions, and may be domineering if threatened.
22ND DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Muscle insertions of upper to lower legs
Sabian Symbol: A general accepting defeat gracefully.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 0°22′ Applying
The desire to assert independence and to dominate can be strong. Impulsiveness can be a problem. We can be rebellious and willful, ignoring others’ needs in the process.
CONJUNCTION PLUTO Orb 6°24′ Separating
You are resourceful and have a pool of enormous energy available when needed. You also have strong desires and a volcanic temper.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 0°24′ Separating
You have the opportunity to be an empathetic and powerful leader of the downtrodden people of the world.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
11TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A professor peering over his glasses.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°07′ Separating
You feel a call to serve others perhaps through a profession or through religion. You will need to learn what is reasonable to do for others, and what is over stepping the boundary of your responsibility.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°40′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
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)
15TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: The ground hog looking for its shadow.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°39′ Separating
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).
22ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheek muscles
Sabian Symbol: The gate to the garden of desire.
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)
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 2°09′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
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).
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
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).
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from Sinai.
VESTA IN LEO
You work most creatively when left to your own devices. You feel pride in your work and can be inspired by romance and fun. Play and work are closely linked for you.
2ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Aorta
Sabian Symbol: An epidemic of mumps.
PALLAS IN AQUARIUS
Your mind can be brilliant, original and insightful. You can quickly grasp new ideas and apply them to the future. You fight for your ideals and humanitarian or political causes.
20TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Spinal nervous system
Sabian Symbol: A big white dove, a message bearer.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
28TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Mucous membranes
Sabian Symbol: The king of the fairies approaching his domain.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
27TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/frontal bone
Sabian Symbol: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
12TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal aorta
Sabian Symbol: A bride with her veil snatched away.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Oct 28 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp11 -21°26′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Nod 11°Vi32 +07°14′
Cnj 11°Vi32 ZOSMA — A victim or a saviour