- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Wednesday, October 5th, at 4:26 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- A New Moon occurred on September 30th, and a First Quarter Moon will occur on the 9th.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow phase until October 6th.
Times are EDT
This is a potentially strong day for research, financial strategy, gaining support, pooling resources, handling money, and employing others’ talents, dear Aries. You could be making connections that help you advance your work or health goals. An emotional renaissance of sorts may be part of the picture now. It’s easier to embrace your deeper emotions and get them to work for you today. You’re likely to work harder and more purposefully today and tomorrow, so be sure to identify priorities so that you can take advantage of both practical and spiritual energies to improve your life available to you now.
This is one of the better days of the month for relationships and work matters, dear Taurus. Good energy is with you for making romantic and creative connections that contribute to your growth and sense of fulfillment. People help you, and you help them – and it feels wonderful. You can also benefit from some self-discipline and making better use of your time. You may be looking for ways to create something exciting and unique, but your eye is also on the practical and “real” side of things. You can, in fact, find much to enjoy as you pay particular attention to the technical aspects of a project or hobby right now.
You find much to enjoy in work, service, and daily routines today, dear Gemini, but you’re also rather sociable and could be making valuable connections and contacts now. You are taking on responsibilities almost effortlessly. Even so, there is much to gain from paying special attention to your family and home life. While it may seem that personal growth occurs most in the “outside world,” the North Node of the Moon in your solar fourth house gives forth the firm message that focusing on your foundations is how you learn and improve the most right now! Give yourself to the people who give you unconditional love and feel the benefits. There might also be excellent advice about work or health coming from a family member.
While you have lofty ideals and wonderful long-term plans and ideas, dear Cancer, they can sometimes interfere with the practical needs of the moment. Creative inspiration can be magical, but if you lose yourself in plans for the future, you may let necessary errands and duties slide in the present. Do your best not to avoid your routines and responsibilities today. In fact, you may come into contact with people who can help direct you, spread word of mouth for you, or contribute to your projects. This is a favorable time for communications, studies, commuting, transit, and learning. There can be opportunities to learn valuable new skills or to make a new friend. You have love and hope in your heart today, and your personal appeal runs high.
Try not to overextend yourself now, dear Leo, as you can really benefit from keeping some things to yourself and developing your own talents and resources. The path to fulfillment right now is taking care of the practical aspects and details of your life. Focusing on your foundations can bring great rewards now, as can finding ways to simplify your life and narrow your focus just for the time being. Today and tomorrow are good for adhering to simple, fulfilling principles and identifying practical priorities. There can be warm feelings for family and home life today. Valuable connections may be made that help further financial, security, and domestic goals.
Be as open as possible to connecting with others today, dear Virgo, as you can be making connections with people or information that helps you to learn important new skills or advance communications projects. This is a potentially powerful time for favorable reviews, good word of mouth, new and exciting interests, and practical courses or studies. You might also enjoy helping someone else grow, improve, or expand their options. Take steps today to gain more control over your personal life. Don’t be afraid to express what you want and need, and embrace independence. Letting go of expectations of others can be empowering now. While you are an accommodating person by nature, you’re learning valuable lessons about expressing your own personal truth and how, in the long run, it trumps keeping the peace at the moment.
Today and tomorrow, you benefit greatly from a process-oriented, thoughtful, and detail-oriented approach to your life across the board, dear Libra, perhaps especially in your emotional life. Through service to others, you may be finding your direction. While you’re inclined to go about your business rather quietly right now, people are valuing you for your work ethic and commitment. Your life is moving forward in happy ways now, and today, you’re reminded that it’s vital that you continue to apply useful spiritual principles in your life. You grow when you put your faith in the positive qualities of others. The power of the present and living in the moment becomes evident today – appreciate and care for what you have, and what you have will take care of you!
You’re reminded of the incredible benefits of working for the good of the whole today, dear Scorpio. Favorable energy is with you for self-expression, friendship, physical vitality, and a positive self-image. Giving yourself to others, contributing your ideas and talents to a group or team effort, and working towards the goal of increased happiness and health are in strong focus and particularly beneficial. You can be collaborating on plans and projects now with great success. Valuable connections can be made through networking, a friend (or a friend of a friend!), a group you’re associated with, or an associate. There can be a feeling of being lucky in love or friendship right now. Embrace new methods today.
You’re learning valuable lessons about putting yourself “out there” these days, dear Sagittarius, and today and tomorrow, you may be reaping some of the benefits of taking on more responsibility. Your trusting nature can sometimes end up bringing you down, but you’re one of the most capable signs of the zodiac for picking yourself up again and rebuilding your faith. Today, you can enjoy and benefit from drawing up very detailed or specific plans and goals. Building your self-esteem seems to come through facing reality, taking on challenges, and applying yourself with more discipline. Helpful connections can be made now with employers, teachers, guides, and counselors, or with people who help you to see your direction.
Good energy is with you for developing your knowledge and feeding your spirit today, dear Capricorn. You need to pull yourself out of the duller details of everyday life and work on freshening your mind. Try not to become too caught up with mundane matters or frivolous activities that entertain you in the moment, and instead focus on more enlightening and refreshing thoughts, studies, and activities that improve your spirit. There can be valuable connections made with friends, associates, teachers, guides, or counselors. You’re especially sensitive to the moods of others today, so it makes sense to surround yourself with respectful, kind people.
This is a pleasant day for appreciating and enjoying your current work and goals, dear Aquarius. You are learning to focus on the joys of the moment, as life runs far more smoothly when you remind yourself of what you already have. As well today, there is increased happiness in giving of yourself to others. Look for ways to develop your skills and vary your methods in order for your daily tasks to become more engaging. There can be good connections made that help you to gain support, financial or otherwise, economic power, or useful psychological resources and strategies. Career, management, responsibilities, and goals are in focus, and you feel more positive about them now.
This is a potentially strong time for connecting with others in practical, helpful ways, dear Pisces. Connections made now can further personal growth or help you advance your studies and broaden your horizons. Favorable energy is with you for counseling, teaching, taking tests, connecting with teachers or lawyers, and publishing or promotional matters. It’s a good time to focus on others’ needs – pulling some of the pressure or attention away from yourself from time to time is useful. Today and tomorrow are also strong for productivity, mature advice, and support or recognition from influential people in your life.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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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 3 2016 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 3 2016 6:04 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 10:17 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 3 2016 11:33 am
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 3 2016 4:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 4:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction 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. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 9:54 pm
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 3 2016 0:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Mer
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 4:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Venus Sextile Transiting North Node
This can be a time when we are more agreeable, or come into the company of people who we harmonize with, connect well with, and who tend to be good for us. We might feel we are lucky with money or in affairs of the heart. Fortunate connections might be made now.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 1:21 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mar SSq Jun
Description: Transiting Mars SemiSquare Transiting Juno
There can be tensions in close relationships if we feel locked in, cornered, or limited. There is a greater need for action and activity. If this is not channeled well, there can be impatience with one another. Brusqueness can be a problem now. We could become involved in power struggles and one-upmanship.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 7:58 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar SSq Pal
Description: Transiting Mars SemiSquare Transiting Pallas
Plans temporarily seem less doable, or enthusiasm blows out of steam. Avoid hasty decisions now.
Date & Time: Oct 3 2016 4:39 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Jup Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Jupiter ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
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.
Disciplined, responsible, reliable, industrious, conscientious, practical, achieving. Can be pessimistic, overly conventional, rigid, materialistic, callous.
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
The modes are balanced.
Current Lunar Phase
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 3rd:
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 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.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°11′ Applying
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 0°13′ Separating
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.
11TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: A professor peering over his glasses.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 5°39′ Separating
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°56′ Applying
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.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°02′ Separating
Dreaming, creating, and imagining have better results than hard decision making right now. There can be a temporary loss/lack of clarity. We can be questoning whether what we are doing or pursuing feeds our spiritual needs. Make adjustments if there is a discrepancy.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°04′ Applying
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 VIRGO
You have a discriminating mind, and can be critical and analytical. You can also become obsessed with detailed knowledge. This may be to your detriment in daily life, although it is very beneficial for doing any kind of research. You like to be precise in your communications with others.
25TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Liver
Sabian Symbol: A flag at half-mast in front of a large public building.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
QUINCUNX URANUS Orb 1°19′ Separating
Things may not be running smoothly, and we may need to make adjustments to accommodate others’ input or changes of plans or opinions.
OPPOSITION CHIRON Orb 2°11′ Separating
There can be insecurity about our own ideas or decisions, or we may not know who/what to believe. Words, or lack of, can hurt right now. There is greater sensitivity to what is being said, choice of words, and syntax.
VENUS IN SCORPIO
You have an intense need for relationships. You will also be intense once in a relationship. You will want to know your partner’s innermost thoughts and yet you may have a tendency to secrecy.
13TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Vulva, Labia minora, glans penis
Sabian Symbol: An inventor inventing.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 2°25′ Separating
We are more sensitive to others’ needs and wants, and more desirous of harmony, love, beauty, and balance. We are generous, compassionate, open, and vulnerable. Spiritual/emotional concerns trump material ones at this time.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 2°41′ Applying
We’re a better judge of value right now – who and what are important to us. We might see one another, and our relationships, in a different light. We could reconnect with someone or improve an existing bond.
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.
5TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Cutaneous nerves of knee
Sabian Symbol: People rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 1°01′ Applying
Our fighting, defending spirits are strong. We might be on a crusade. We could be too quick to take offense or to make judgments. Avoid unnecessary conflict and overreaching. Direct excess energy into positive enterprises for positive results rather than adding more to your agenda.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
6TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Pubis
Sabian Symbol: The ideals of a man abundantly crystallized.
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)
12TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Long saphenous veins
Sabian Symbol: A flag that turns into an eagle that crows.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°59′ 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).
23RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Muscles of mastication
Sabian Symbol: A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but Veiled load.
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°39′ 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).
15TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital.
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).
23RD DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A `materializing medium’.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
26TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Mammary glands
Sabian Symbol: Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.
PALLAS IN AQUARIUS
Your mind can be brilliant, original and insightful. You are able to 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.
20TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Ligaments of penis, Bartholin’s glands
Sabian Symbol: A woman drawing two dark curtains aside.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
3RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharynx – oral part
Sabian Symbol: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Hepatic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A powerful statesman wins to his cause a hysterical mob.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Oct 3 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ven 12°Sc14 -15°50′
Cnj 12°Sc31 ALPHECCA Fruitfulness
Cnj 12°Sc05 ACRUX Focused on the physical world.
Aspects to Plu 14°Cp56 -21°24′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Ves 25°Cn33 +19°44′
Cnj 26°Cn00 PROCYON Short lived opportunities
Aspects to Jun 19°Sc01 -07°47′
Cnj 19°Sc35 ZUBEN ELSCHEMALI– Negative social reform
Aspects to Nod 12°Vi28 +06°52′
Cnj 11°Vi32 ZOSMA — A victim or a saviour
Aspects to BMo 15°Sc04 -11°55′
Cnj 15°Sc18 ZUBEN ELGENUBI Positive social reform