- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 12th, and the New Moon will occur on the 19th.
The first half of the day is strong for improvements to relationships or pairing up to accomplish something productive, dear Aries. You’re likely to feel good or accomplished regarding a commitment to someone or a project. Positive gestures and actions taken now have a real impact on your future. It’s a good time to take on tasks that you might put off on another day as you have a strong sense of responsibility now. As the day advances, there can be some restlessness if you feel hemmed in. Seek out ways to improve your projects and methods and avoid strict schedules if possible, as you need breathing room to feel inspired. It’s not the best time for work or routine matters to run smoothly, but you’re certainly ready to put in the effort.
Work or health matters stand to gain or improve in the first half of the day, Taurus. Stable, steady energy is with you for getting important things done, and you can find yourself pleasantly absorbed in whatever you’re doing now. It feels good to commit to something now. You might draw upon the talents or resources of someone else to accomplish something significant. Work and health benefits from long-term strategy rather than quick fixes and this becomes obvious to you now. Draw up plans for improving your daily routines, and feel better for it! Feeling on top of the little things in your life can do great things for your confidence and outlook. The second half of the day is a little more restless. It may be that friends and lovers aren’t mixing well or that fears of having the rug pulled out from under you are interfering with the enjoyment of the moment. Try not to allow fear of change or surprise get in the way of your good mood.
You are in a playful cycle these days, dear Gemini, as you seek out improved ways to express and enjoy yourself. However, in the first half of the day, you want to make tangible progress and make things work. If you stand to gain from it, you’re happy to settle into a routine or work hard towards a goal now. At the moment, you want to take care of matters that secure you in the long term rather than pursue instant gratification. You are happy to commit yourself to a task or even a person for some of you. The second half of the day can find you a little restless as your desire for comfort and familiarity is at odds with a need to connect or experiment. Uncertainty or unreliability in your social life may leave you feeling not as grounded or secure as you’d like. Even so, you’re likely to sense a coming together or mutual understanding is in the works with someone important to you.
You’re in a great position to work on or from home in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, as the Sun in your home and family sector connects well with responsible Saturn in your sector of work and routine. It can be a good time for working at improving home life, family, or work, whether this entails working harder at finding peace with those closest to you, or making physical, tangible improvements to your environment. You take pride in the functionality of these areas of life right now. It’s a fine time to attend to practical details, rearrange, organize, and sort things out. The goal should be long-term satisfaction rather than quick fixes now. Later today, there can be a tendency for uncertainty about your long-term goals or general direction to interfere with your current projects and state of mind. However, in the coming days, good energy is with you for seeing the bigger picture and reaching some satisfying conclusions.
Good energy for practical matters continues in the first half of today, Leo. A positive conversation or helpful news might figure strongly now. This is a good time for improving a relationship with sincere communications or simply being there for someone. You’re giving good advice or making a verbal commitment. This can be a good time for making clarifications or definitions in a relationship. Long-term goals are in focus, and you enjoy putting effort towards attaining them now. Doing the responsible thing feels good today. Focus on organizing, sorting, strengthening, and building something in your life now. Later today, there can be tension as part of you needs to unwind, relax, or focus on building something you already have, while another part is tempted to branch out and see what else is out there for you. Both needs are valid, but staying in a state of indecision isn’t your favorite place to be.
Good practical energy continues in the first half of the day, dear Virgo, and activities that remind you of the simple pleasures in life or that keep you grounded are favored. Moderate, measured actions make sense today. This is a time for finding ways to strengthen or stabilize your life in key ways, particularly when it comes to your valuables which may need some maintenance, your finances, or your home. This can also be a good time for investing in things that improve your feeling of security. It can be satisfying to be responsible today! The Moon in your sign all day can pull up emotional needs that want to grab your attention. The second half of the day may play into the impulsivity of this transit, which is best avoided now, however.
In the first half of the day, efforts to strengthen or stabilize key areas of your life continue to be favored, dear Libra. This is a time for good advice, practical news, and mature conversations. It’s also a good time for studies, learning beneficial and handy things, and enjoying small accomplishments that nudge you closer to your goals. Later today, you may not feel ready or up to the task related to what someone proposes. Sometimes inaction is just as frustrating as adverse action, and this may cause some problems now. Even so, this is a time for respecting your boundaries and getting in touch with what you want before pushing forward, so give yourself emotional space and time.
There continues to be excellent common sense with you today, dear Scorpio, although as the day advances, restlessness can be a problem. This morning, getting time to yourself can be particularly helpful and grounding as you get in better touch with your needs. You prefer to work on worthwhile pursuits today as you’re looking for solid results. You’ll do particularly well pouring your energies into business or practical endeavors that will improve and strengthen you. You’re also in a good position to resolve a long-term problem from your past or to tie up loose ends. Later today, it can be difficult to fully relax and enjoy friendships or personal interests with some uncertainty about work or health on your brain.
Continuing until midday, you are likely to see the value of slowing down and pacing yourself, dear Sagittarius. A Sun-Saturn connection favors efforts to stabilize, strengthen, commit, build, and maintain. For you, this is particularly the case with long-term projects, business income, friendships, group connections, and personal plans or health programs. Friends or groups can be supportive, and the practical or productive side of your relationships is in focus. This is a good time for gaining clout or respect with associates and networks or friends. As the day advances, energy shifts and there can be some mismatch between your desire to advance your goals and your need for entertainment. Or, for some of you, uncertainties in your personal life interfere with your concentration temporarily.
We continue to value realism and practicality in the first half of today, dear Capricorn, and this is right up your alley! It’s a good time to make decisions and to take steps towards meeting your goals or strengthening your position. Business endeavors are especially favored, and work that you did in the past or behind the scenes can come in handy now. This is a time for applying your inner wisdom and experience to your work and feeling particularly proud of yourself and your accomplishments or gaining recognition. Later today, you’re in the mood to connect with others, but uncertainties or inconsistencies related to home or family life can distract you.
The practical and focused energy of last night continues today, dear Aquarius, and you’re in a great position to advance a personal interest, study, or goal now. In fact, you can feel quite good about putting in extra effort or filling a responsibility now. With increased foresight, you’re in the right place for making decisions and assessments. Your sense of what’s possible is strong and serves you well. Friendships are favorable and supportive, particularly the practical side of your connections. Teaming up can be successful and productive now. Later today, distractions can interfere with your desire to go deep in a particular subject or endeavor. However, you’re moving towards an excellent time for discovering ideas and news that gives you great insight or relief.
There continues to be excellent common sense and foresight with you in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. You can feel pleasantly ambitious now, and you may thoroughly enjoy focusing on or attending to the details of your work or plans. For some, this is an excellent time for consulting or cooperating with a boss, parent, teacher, or manager. You can feel happily devoted to an endeavor, and you might readily pick up the support of others if needed. While there is a practical theme to the day, as it advances there can be some restlessness stirred with others if you’re not entirely on the same page with them. For some, topics of money or resources and respect can be hot ones. Try to observe and avoid quick reactions to problems now.
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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 16 2017 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: Oct 16 2017 0:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 0:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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 16 2017 2:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Sun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 4:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 4:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 7:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mercury
What feels right clashes with logic today. What people are saying may be a misrepresentation of their true feelings/emotions. It’s better to think before we speak, or misunderstandings can follow.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 8:33 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 12:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 1:44 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 7:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Sxt Sat
Description: Transiting Sun Sextile Transiting Saturn
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. Steady progress. Self-discipline. Humbling ourselves to authority or good advice. Employing traditional methods.
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 5:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Oct 16 2017 2:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Pal Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Pallas Trine Transiting Juno
Conversations can be supportive and truly two-way. Negotiations are fair and clear.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
BALANCE OF SIGNS
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 tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
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 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: 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 16th:
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 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.
16TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Groove for inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Children crowd around the orang-utang cage in a zoo.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 4°08′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°57′ Applying
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
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.
24TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Blood vessels of renal cortex
Sabian Symbol: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 5°25′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 7°50′ Applying
We are feeling especially vital, confident, generous, and enthusiastic. This is a good time to take steps to grow something–our business, our significant relationships, and so forth.
SEXTILE SATURN Orb 0°10′ Separating
We are taking pride in our responsibilities or performance. This can be a time of steady progress and increased self-discipline. We are more inclined to humble ourselves to authority or good advice, and tend to employ traditional methods.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 3°10′ 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.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 1°53′ 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.
29TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right ureter
Sabian Symbol: Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 2°24′ Applying
You are talkative and have a thirst for knowledge. You have big ideas and plans. Education will feature largely in your life.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°15′ Separating
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.
VENUS IN LIBRA
You have a strong need for relationships. You will also require your relationships to be harmonious, peaceful, and creative. You enjoy having beautiful possessions.
3RD DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Adrenals
Sabian Symbol: The dawn of a new day, everything changed.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 6°38′ 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.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
27TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Iliac nerve
Sabian Symbol: Elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE SATURN Orb 2°50′ Separating
We can feel thwarted, blocked, or slowed down. Enthusiasm wanes. Delays are possible, but might lead to important edits and adjustments.
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 0°30′ Applying
We may be looking to dominate or to assert our independence if we feel trapped, restricted, or otherwise limited. Impulsiveness can be a problem. With creativity, we may be able to break through obstacles in unusual and unique ways.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 0°46′ Separating
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.
2ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethral meatus
Sabian Symbol: A broken bottle and spilled perfume.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 4°40′ 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)
24TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Popliteal fossa
Sabian Symbol: A bluebird standing at the door of the house.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°21′ 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°04′ 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.
15TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: Circular paths.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical veins
Sabian Symbol: A red cross nurse.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.
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.
8TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Inferior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: A propagandist.
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 16 October 2017
Aspects to Sun 23°Li28 -09°07′
Cnj 24°Li28 ARCTURUS A different approach
Cnj 24°Li04 SPICA*** The potential for brilliance.
Aspects to Sat 23°Sg17 -22°14′
Cnj 22°Sg41 RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound.
Aspects to Plu 16°Cp56 -21°47′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.