- The Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 19th in the sign of Libra, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on October 27th.
This is another day for deeper thought or experiences, dear Aries. Tomorrow, Mars moves into opposition with your sign, and partnerships are particularly animated. In fact, you have a lot of planetary attention in the western hemisphere of your solar chart right now, making this an especially other-oriented, receptive time of the year — far more so than a self-motivated one. This means you tend to achieve your goals more readily through your interactions and relationships. The first half of today is excellent for nurturing your relationships with a partner, lover, or child, and possibly a creative work, as well. A bit of extra loving attention works wonders now. Later today, part of you wants to keep things simple and not overthink matters, while the rest of you is skeptical and favors digging more deeply!
You’re in fabulous shape for earning some warm attention today, dear Taurus, particularly with family, co-workers, or people you spend time with pursuing your daily routines. You’re giving a little extra thought and adding special touches to domestic matters, and it seems to receive sweet payback or simply boosts your confidence now. The Moon spends another day in your partnership sector, increasing your desire for companionship. Even so, later today, you don’t see eye to eye on a matter with someone in your life, and this can cause some tension until you decide to agree to disagree, or, better yet, learn from your differences. In all likelihood, the disagreement is a superficial one, and core values remain in harmony.
With the Moon in your sector of work and habits again today, Gemini, you’ll do best for yourself if you take care of the routine elements of your life first and foremost. You seem to need to feel on top of the details in order to feel free and confident in other life departments! The tendency to nitpick is certainly with you today, but it’s doing battle with another part of you that just wants to let go of a problem and return to it taking a more holistic approach. You may need to reach a compromise now. There is divine energy in the first half of the day, however, for putting extra care into your communications and gaining warm responses or attention for doing so. Personal appeal is high, and you’re standing out for your unique style of expression.
Taking special care of your personal possessions, valuables, money, or business can be satisfying today, Cancer, and you’ll feel particularly appreciated by family or more content and comfortable with yourself as a result. Even if results aren’t immediate, you’ll feel good about your efforts, and this gives you a special glow now! The weeks ahead are powerful for taking charge of your home life and making things work. The Moon spends another day in your sector of fun, love, and hobbies, and you’re likely to seek out new channels for enjoying and expressing yourself. They’re a little easier to find today.
Especially through your words and gestures, you are in a great position to bring harmony to difficult situations right now, dear Leo, and you find it easy and natural to promote a happier, more positive, and growth-oriented atmosphere around you. You’re simply not in the mood for unnecessary discord. Your communications and creations tend to inspire others to cooperate now. The Moon spends another day in your home and family sector, encouraging you to settle in and get comfortable. With Mercury in the same sector, you’re inclined to do a lot of thinking about your family or home life and goals in these areas, and later today, you may find ways to connect your innermost dreams with your highest visions.
The day holds special promise when it comes to taking care of family and money, dear Virgo. It’s also good for communicating, although as the day advances, you may feel quite divided and indecisive about a social matter. The tendency is to see-saw between over-analyzing a person’s feelings or a relationship itself to letting go and allowing things to flow as they like. Ideally, you either pick a side or find a balance, as remaining in a state of limbo is frustrating if it goes on too long. You’ll benefit from putting extra attention and care into dealing with a long-standing problem, particularly as it relates to your personal possessions or money. Getting rid of clutter can be especially satisfying as well today.
This morning is potentially excellent for the support of friends, dear Libra. Someone may be taking a real shine to you now. You can enjoy a more vital feeling through special care of a project, idea, or person in your life. You have a lot of power in the eastern hemisphere of your chart these days, and this means you are unusually self-motivated. It’s a time of year for making your own fate. You’re less inclined to check in with others before making decisions. Later today, you may not be seeing eye to eye on a matter related to finances, or decisions about money and personal possessions are more complicated than you imagined them to be, making it difficult to arrive at a plan or conclusion just for now. Swinging from an analytical to an intuitive approach may happen a few times before you get to a nice balance.
With the Moon in your sign again today (until tomorrow morning), it’s a good time to enjoy a powerful sense of well-being, dear Scorpio. It’s the right time of the lunar month to pay some healthy attention to your personal plans and emotional needs. The first half of the day is also excellent for pouring some special attention and care into your work, duties, or a business matter. You’ll find it easy to draw on past work, experience, and wisdom and make it relevant to the present. Later today, you may have a hard time getting on the same page as someone about an idea or plan, however. You’re in a frame of mind that’s self-motivated and detailed, and you could feel that others are not paying attention to the right details.
Romantic imagination rules the day, dear Sagittarius, and you’re inclined to let your heart lead the way. Even so, you are in a retiring, restful frame of mind such that your adventures may very well remain internal or mental ones. It’s a good time for letting your mind wander and stretch. The first half of the day, however, is powerful for making connections with others or even with the right information. You find it easy and natural to pour extra thought, energy, and care into your ideas, studies, or writing and conversations now, and this gains you some warm attention. Later today, decisions don’t come as quickly. You may feel divided about a health or work matter. Whether or not to pick it apart or take a step back from it and let it reveal itself to you intuitively can be a question now.
You’re in a good place these days for improving your reputation or getting along well on the career front, dear Capricorn, and today is useful for gaining extra support for your goals or recognition for your efforts. Part of this is the result of more clarity in your private life as you are in better touch with your needs. Nurturing your private affairs and giving more attention to your more profound emotions and desires can boost you all around now. In fact, you’re glowing! Even so, today is also a good time for making light, easygoing connections. Later today, however, watch for a disagreement on an opinion that may have more to do with perceptions of opposition, as you may be more on the same page than you think.
The Moon spends another day at the top of your solar chart, Aquarius, and you’re more invested than usual in your responsibilities, goals, and perhaps even your image, even though the latter is not usually the case. You can be feeling especially inspired and renewed on an emotional level, ready to make some plans or put a sizable dent in your to-do list. You want to feel that you’re going places right now. Stay connected to a sense of prosperity as you recognize you’re capable of pushing yourself just a little more without losing something important in the process. This is also a good time for feeling the support of others, particularly as you’re willing to give someone special attention and nurture.
Even if you’re stuck in your routine today, your mind is somewhere else, Pisces, thinking about ways to move your life forward or dreaming up ideas to advance your plans. This is a time for considering your broader goals and less about what you need on a practical level to achieve them. The details, as much as you’d like to see them clearly, may feel overwhelming or don’t seem to be coming together just yet. Even if you don’t feel others are supporting your visions at the moment, you manage to find inspiration elsewhere. This is also a day for pouring a little more energy into your work and feeling more accomplished as a result, or for some, paying particular attention to your health, nutrition, and self-care can give you a boost.
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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 21 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 0:35 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 0:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 6:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile 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 21 2017 3:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting North Node
This is the trigger for out with the old and in with the new. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now. Plans could need reworking. We could feel temporarily out of the loop.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 5:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 9:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ven
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Venus
Relationships may be subtly strained or unsettled. Try to relax and not obsess. Restlessness can lead to poor choices or overindulgence. Show restraint and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 10:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Chiron
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ plights. We are more emotionally present and involved. Synchronicity is a feature of our daily life right now. Tune in and enjoy the spiritual signposts.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 11:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 5:55 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Mercury ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 2:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Pll Ves
Description: Transiting Venus Parallel Transiting Vesta
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 9:48 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Cer
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting Ceres
We may be feeling pleasantly attached, finding it easier to nurture and support people in our lives.
Date & Time: Oct 21 2017 3:13 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Plu Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Pluto Square Transiting Vesta
We can be hell-bent on pursuing our goals, perhaps in a disruptive manner. Commitments to others can weigh on us heavily now. Compromise can be difficult but may be the best solution to conflicts.
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.
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 more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on October 21st:
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 SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
20TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ligaments of penis, Bartholin’s glands
Sabian Symbol: A woman drawing two dark curtains aside.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 2°52′ Separating
This is a good time for feeling emotionally certain and motivated. We are more resourceful and insightful. The ability to keep the emotions on the inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 5°19′ Applying
There can be new or easy understanding of our feelings and impressions now. We have a greater understanding of, or compassion for, others’ problems. We are more emotionally present and involved.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right ureter
Sabian Symbol: Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 3°57′ 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.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 2°00′ Separating
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.
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
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 4°34′ Separating
You are talkative and have a thirst for knowledge. You have big ideas and plans. Education will feature largely in your life.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 4°45′ 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 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.
10TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A canoe approaching safety through dangerous waters.
MARS IN VIRGO
You will pursue your personal desires in a practical and methodical manner. You may be critical if opposed.
30TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic duct
Sabian Symbol: Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any Distractions.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 4°07′ 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.
3RD DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Prostate, uterus
Sabian Symbol: A house-raising.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 5°57′ 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 2°44′ 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 1°29′ 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.
17TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Suprarenal arteries
Sabian Symbol: A retired sea captain.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Jugular veins
Sabian Symbol: A christmas tree decorated.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a vast lawn.
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.
9TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Superior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left auricle
Sabian Symbol: A carrier pigeon.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right gastroscnemius muscle
Sabian Symbol: A rug placed on a floor for children to play on.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 21 October 2017
Aspects to Venus 09°Li00 -02°08′
Cnj 09°Li11 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.
Aspects to Pluto 16°Cp59 -21°47′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Pallas 08°Ta01 -21°58′
Cnj 07°Ta54 HAMAL To follow one’s own path
Cnj 08°Ta02 SCHEDIR The Queen, female power.