- The Moon is in Cancer.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 5th in the sign of Aries, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
A Mars-Saturn challenge typically affects you more than others, dear Aries — assertive, direct Mars is your ruling planet, after all. You like the faster speed of Mars, but Saturn seems to be putting on the brakes today Ultimately, though, this is good for you, as frustrating as it may feel at the moment. This morning, you may be irritable about thwarted plans. Your productivity can be undermined by issues that seem to slow you down. A game plan can help you to channel your energy more effectively, as much as you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants. This is a time when being a little more thorough than usual brings rewards. Later on, you’ll be thankful you paid attention to the details! The Moon spends the day in your home and family sector, emphasizing your needs for comfort and familiarity. Relationships are on the tricky side just for now. You may need to wait things out, even if you feel overcome with the desire to talk things through. Arguments entered into today can reach stalemates.
This morning, Mars is challenged by Saturn, and there can be some frustration if you are trying to push something that needs more time to play out, dear Taurus. There may be some stiffness in your interactions or off timing likely due to insecurities. You might be wondering about how someone feels about you, or how deep a commitment is. A creative pursuit or a relationship can reach a temporary impasse or there can be a reality check to deal with now. Remember your watchword: patience. Waiting things out and pacing yourself makes the most sense now. As well today, the past may be interfering with the present in your relationships. The Moon spends the day in your communications sector, however, and this piques your curiosity. You’re in the mood to socialize and make light, easy contact. You can also experience a great desire to sort out a work or health matter, although it can be tough to concentrate properly until later today.
With Mars and Saturn forming a square this morning, Gemini, you may want to watch for a defensive attitude, as this can lead to conflicts you don’t need now. You could be feeling especially protective of who and what you love. If someone is overruling you for no reason, it’s time to stand your ground. However, consider that we’re all a little sensitive this morning. A relationship may hit a roadblock or an impasse, and this is a time for thinking about ways to better manage both family or your personal life and partnerships. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, and the desire for familiar and comfortable situations and settings is strong. As the day advances, your mood tends to even out. Aim to learn from whatever conflict or difference you experience today.
With the morning’s Mars-Saturn square, watch your words, as frustrations can lead to harsh communications that are hard to “unhear” or take back, dear Cancer. You may want to write down your frustrations in a setting where there is no “send” button temptation and then wait things out! Alternatively, there may be blocks to getting your message across or getting from point A to point B. Responsibilities can limit your studies and personal interests now. This can be a reminder to slow down and find better ways of getting your work done. As the day progresses, tensions begin to ease, particularly if you consciously try to slow down. With the Moon in your sign all day, attention to your emotional needs is appropriate now.
Mars in your resources sector forms a square to Saturn this morning, dear Leo, and this can point to a temporary block, and possibly a creative one! Or, this can be a time when you feel the need to defend yourself or prove your worth. Disagreements about the use of your resources, including money or sharing tasks, may arise now, but they’re likely to have something deeper at their root. Your feelings can easily be hurt, especially when it comes to love or financial matters and if your creativity is called into question. Certainly, if you’ve been going too hard with spending or indulgence, there can be a reminder or reality check to respect your limits now. The Moon spends the day in your privacy sector, stirring up the need to rest and relax more. Listen to these cues!
Mars in your sign has been pumping you up and filling you with more courage than usual, dear Virgo. This morning, however, Mars forms a challenging aspect to Saturn, and circumstances serve to remind you to slow down if you’ve been going too hard. While you may be all fired up about pursuing something, others or situations may seem to stand in your way or people in your life appear unsympathetic. Routine domestic tasks can seem harder to take right now. Even so, delays can help you pace yourself — or even redirect you if needed. As well, relying on yourself can be much more satisfying than you first imagined. The Moon spends the day in your sector of hopes and wishes, and your sense of community increases, particularly once you’ve moved beyond the distractions of the morning.
This morning, a Mars-Saturn square can point to uncertainty about whether you should take action on a matter, dear Libra. An obstacle or bump in the road may temporarily delay a pursuit. It can be difficult to find the chance to express yourself as you want just for now. If others have been complaining that you’re not as sociable or accessible than you used to be, you could be feeling a little guilty about it — or frustrated that they don’t understand you. Any delays now can be a blessing in disguise, however, as you may need to slow down or make some edits. Watch for self-defeating behavior today. The Moon spends the day at the top of your solar chart, drawing your attention to your broader goals, which can pull your mood together as the day advances.
Mars in your social sector is challenged by Saturn this morning, Scorpio, and concerns about money, resources, talents, or earnings could surface, particularly if any of these seem to be blocking or limiting your social life or long-term goals. Consider ways to strengthen your sense of security through restructuring, budgeting, and organizing, or even eliminating redundancies, so that you can feel more in control and back on track. If you’re frustrated with an inability to rely on others today, try going your own way instead of pushing things, as you could end up quite comfortable with working independently for the time being! The Moon spends the day in your adventure sector, and once beyond the irritations of the morning, you’ll enjoy a fresh perspective. A breath of fresh air or change in the routine may do the trick.
If you’ve been pushing too hard or going overboard recently, particularly with work or pursuing your goals, you may meet with resistance this morning, dear Sagittarius. You may feel as if you’re left to your own resources or personal responsibilities distract you from your goals and professional duties. It’s not the ideal time for making a stand or pushing a project or person, so consider slowing things down and arriving at a more comfortable, natural pace. This is not to say you shouldn’t challenge yourself at this time, as you should, but that some things require a softer touch. Aim to concentrate on what you should do, what makes you happy, and what works for you rather than concerning yourself too much with others. Consider that while you shouldn’t avoid your responsibilities, you should try not to take them so seriously that you lose yourself in them. You could be feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, and you might worry about what others are thinking about you as well. It’s too much to handle for one day, so stick to what you know, and do your best to do it well.
Mars has been working well in harmony with your sign recently, dear Capricorn, but its square to Saturn this morning can point to a hurdle to clear. Timing might be off as you struggle with whether to go forward with a project or pursue a desire. Feelings of guilt or the need to take care of others can prevent you from doing what you want to do, and while you’re itching to experience new things, a private matter or a self-limiting attitude can keep you on the fence. Slow down, and avoid becoming discouraged by a very temporary block. Pushing matters will lead nowhere today anyhow! For some, differences of opinion can really touch a nerve. A full-out argument may not go in your favor now, however, so you may want to work things out in your head. The day progresses more smoothly, even though timing continues to be a little off. Having someone in your corner tonight is all you need.
Desires run more deeply than usual or seem a little more complicated these days as Mars transits your solar eighth house, dear Aquarius. You tend to go all in or not at all when it comes to a relationship or project during this cycle. However, Mars and Saturn form a square this morning, and desire comes up against reason. Avoid pushing something forward that needs more time to develop. Disapproval or coolness from someone can frustrate you now, but you might be able to take something useful away from the experience if it gets you second-guessing whether you’re gunning too hard for something that would do better with improved pacing. Aim to nip impatience in the bud. The Moon spends the day in your work and health sector, and this serves to pull up the need for a little more order in your daily life.
This morning, Mars moves into a challenging square to Saturn, dear Pisces, and this aspect often brings a limit or responsibility to your attention. If you’ve been moving too fast, this influence can slow you down and remind you to pace yourself. Timing can be off in your interactions just for now. For example, one of you is all fired up, and the other is in a calmer or cooler frame of mind. You could get a sobering reminder of rules or limits, but this also gives you the time to make useful edits and adjustments. Today is not the best time to ask for a favor since others are not particularly receptive. There can be disapproval about long-term goals or a sense that someone is standing in the way of your ambitions. The day evens out as it progresses, and the Moon in your recreation sector helps you find your joy.
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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 11 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 12:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 1:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Juno
Something can be revealed or learned about our relationships. There can be hypersensitivity and moodiness. Temptations to manipulate or control others if we are driven by fear.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 5:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 7:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 7:50 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 11:39 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Sun Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 5:03 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Ura
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting Uranus
An exciting creative person or project suddenly comes to light creating a little tension. Your path is unpredictable. Go with the flow.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 9:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Sqr Sat
Description: Transiting Mars Square Transiting Saturn
Discipline and endurance are required now. Resist the urge to control. Accomplish what you can. Any delays are likely to be fortuitous.
Date & Time: Oct 11 2017 5:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Nep Qnx Ves
Description: Transiting Neptune Quincunx Transiting Vesta
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on October 11th:
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 the Moon 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 CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
8TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Oesophageal opening of diaphragm
Sabian Symbol: Rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°35′ Applying
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Calyx major
Sabian Symbol: A gang of robbers in hiding.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 2°02′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 8°19′ 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 1°37′ 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.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal hilum
Sabian Symbol: A crowd upon a beach.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 2°21′ 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.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 6°17′ Applying
Disagreements are quite possible. We may be more interested in defending our opinion or idea than listening and learning from others. However, opposing ideas can be illuminating now if we open our minds to them.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°40′ Separating
We can be worried or troubled, a little paranoid, and possibly suspicious with this combination. We are defensive about our ideas, intelligence, or perceptions, and might take it personally if others are not agreeing with or adopting our opinions.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Iliac nerve
Sabian Symbol: Elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 3°36′ Separating
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 3°39′ Separating
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.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°16′ Applying
You find it difficult to be yourself in your personal relationships and would benefit from a creative outlet such as writing.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 1°00′ Separating
You tend to suffer emotional pain in your personal relationships. You are so busy caring for your loved ones that you neglect your own needs. This imbalance can lead to you resenting your partners . You also tend to become the peacemaker as you are so sensitive to disharmony. You need to learn to nurture yourself and trust your own wisdom.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
23RD DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Capsule and ligaments of liver
Sabian Symbol: A lion-tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE SATURN Orb 0°03′ Separating
We can feel thwarted, blocked, or slowed down. Enthusiasm wanes. Delays are possible, but might lead to important edits and adjustments.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 2°35′ Applying
We can be quite touchy and easily aggravated at this time if we are not dealing with the source of our anger issues and frustrations. With these emerging, we can more easily see what’s tripping us up. Physical activity might also help release stress now.
JUPITER IN SCORPIO
You are on an intense search for the truth. You have strong desires for sexual union and joint enterprises. You could be a transformative teacher.
1ST DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethra
Sabian Symbol: A sight-seeing bus.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 3°23′ Separating
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
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)
23RD DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Left trochanter
Sabian Symbol: Immigrants entering a new country.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°55′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°38′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
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).
27TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/frontal bone
Sabian Symbol: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
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).
17TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of left tibia
Sabian Symbol: A person surreptitiously bathing in the nude.
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).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
VESTA IN LIBRA
You prefer to work with other people, rather than on your own. You like to share work resources and yet need to watch that you don’t become too competitive. You want to be recognized as an equal.
12TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Left renal system
Sabian Symbol: Miners emerging from a mine.
PALLAS IN TAURUS
You have the ability to see the beauty in nature and the arts. You have much common sense and wisdom. You may become involved in either healing with your hands or healing the earth through environmental movements.
11TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A woman sprinkling flowers.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
9TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: An angel carrying a harp.
CERES IN LEO
You feel cared for when other people play with you and praise you. You like to show others you care for them by encouraging their creative talents and sense of fun.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
23RD DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
23RD DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left gastroscnemius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 11 October 2017
Aspects to Sat 22°Sg55 -22°12′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp53 -21°46′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Jun 08°Cp27 -12°59′
Cnj 08°Cp32 FACIES — Ruthlessness or the victim.
Aspects to BMo 26°Sg49 -19°12′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success