While we can be quite sensitive today, we are also well-equipped to meet a challenge. It’s an excellent time to really see our fears and face them. This is the day before a Solar Eclipse, and it’s natural to let go, reflect, lay low, and imagine. The desire to clear the air is strong, but we should second-guess whether something needs to be said right now (it may be premature). The Solar Eclipse can have the effect of clearing the slate in some area of our lives.
- The Moon is in Libra all day.
- The Moon is waning, and is in its Balsamic phase.
- Mercury is retrograde, in the sign of Libra (until October 25th). Review, reflect, and revise. Consider ways to improve negotiations skills, one-on-one communications.
- A Solar Eclipse (in early Scorpio) will occur tomorrow late afternoon – another reason to hold off on major decision-making.
Information coming in or something that you hear can be surprising but also confusing. You may not know what to make of it, or could be feeling uncomfortable. It’s better to keep to yourself today. A New Moon Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow, and it’s bound to take you in a new direction. You don’t want the past completely dictating your future, so aim to focus on letting go of that which you no longer need. This eclipse cycle sends you on an inward journey, but not necessarily a solitary one.
Time spent alone or in relative peace can be very helpful now with the Moon in its dark, Balsamic phase. If you’re feeling ill at ease, consider that you aren’t using this time wisely. Letting go, reflecting, and reviewing are appropriate activities now. You’re likely to be pulled in a new direction or towards a new, enlightened perspective in the coming days. Today, avoid criticizing as much as possible, even if you feel it to be constructive, as others are unlikely to take it very well.
There is a general tendency right now for people to speak hastily and without sensitivity. Try not to be one of them! A New Moon Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow and will turn your attention to work, health, and self-care matters for the coming weeks. It’s a time for breathing new life into stale routines. Today is strong, however, for personal magnetism, although it can be difficult to satisfy your desires. It’s more appropriate to lay low, reflect, revise, and intuit today.
There can be some disagreements or disconnects as well as indecision today. You may not be able to come to a comfortable decision right now, and that’s okay. In fact, it’s better to wait, as a New Moon Solar Eclipse that occurs tomorrow is likely to change your focus. What’s begun today may not come to pass or hold weight. Tomorrow’s New Moon is especially pleasant for you, launching a cycle that brings warm, creative, and romantic energy into your life.
There can be a tendency today to speak about things that may be better off left unsaid or kept private. Alternatively it’s possible to stir up some controversy with what’s communicated. It’s important to speak with sensitivity or to avoid sensitive topics just for now. Speaking too soon on a matter may be reason for regret later. A Solar Eclipse occurring tomorrow will put the spotlight on family and home matters for you. Tie up loose ends rather than starting something new.
You might too easily be pulled into disagreements about sharing responsibilities, imbalances of power, or money today. Resist the urge to broach sensitive topics. As well, if someone close to you is tense without apparent reason, try not to let it spoil your own mood. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs tomorrow and is a mostly pleasant influence for you. It occurs in your communications sector, giving you a boost. Mercury turning direct on the 25th also clears the way for making new connections and taking on new projects. The weeks ahead will bring new interests.
It’s better not to make any final, important decisions because of a Balsamic Moon today. A Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow. It will be very helpful to review recent developments. In the coming weeks, you’ll be focusing on building and developing your resources so that a strong sense of self going into this cycle will serve you well. Today, consider ways to make improvements to your financial position and/or feelings of security. This is a time for settling in and enjoying yourself. The pipeline to your deeper feelings is wide open today, and you can be very tempted to air them, but watch that you don’t speak prematurely.
The Moon is Balsamic today, and this phase of the Moon turns us inward for valuable lessons. This is a time for reviewing things, reflecting, and tapping into your intuition, and not for pushing forward with new endeavors. If you need to let go of a bad attitude or habit, now is a good time to do so. It’s even more important for you to take stock because tomorrow’s New Moon Eclipse is in your sign. This is also the end of a yearly solar cycle. Your attitude going into this cycle can help shape the year ahead, so do what you can to get into a good headspace. The upcoming cycle is about reshaping your image if it needs some tweaks. Today is excellent for seeing what fears may have been holding you back.
It’s especially important today to think before you jump into something new as there is a real tendency towards impulsiveness and doing things that you may later regret. Take the day slowly, and consider that you may experience errors in judgment right now. Delays may happen, they can be blessings in disguise, as it’s better not to push forward at the moment. Do your best not to speak about something prematurely. A New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs tomorrow evening, bringing sudden awareness of a private matter or the need for more rest and some seclusion.
With a Solar Eclipse occurring tomorrow, this is a time for reflecting rather than jumping into action. Watch for speaking too prematurely right now, as you can be anxious to clear the air, but the potential for being misunderstood is strong. In fact, in the coming days and weeks, your interests are likely to change, and possibly dramatically. You are moving in a new direction with less concern about your performance and status and more interest in your personal happiness and the people around you.
There can be a tendency to jump to conclusions and to get worked up about others’ ideas or beliefs today. If you can rise above it, today is good for reflecting on recent events in your life and for dreaming up career and business goals. Be mindful of your reputation now. A New Moon Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow evening and puts career and manifestation into the spotlight in your life. New beginnings are likely in the coming week, and it’s up to you to make the best of it.
There is a tendency to live a little too much in your head today when it would serve you far better to let your intuition kick in. You might become frustrated by differences of opinion or little problems that seem to be tripping you up now. Try to rise above it. Watch for overspending and errors in judgment, particularly on a financial level. Tomorrow’s New Moon Solar Eclipse is a pleasant one for you. In fact, it will help you to rise above small problems in the coming weeks.
If Your Birthday is October 22nd, the year ahead is strong for making connections, learning, and making good progress in work already underway. If Today is Your Birthday full horoscope here.
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Libra
Description: The Moon in Libra
This is a time for seeking out balance, harmony, and peace. It’s also a time to express emotions gracefully, diplomatically, and considerately. There could be a stronger focus on a relationship, partner, or potential partner. The ability to see both sides of a situation or story is a positive, but indecision can be a byproduct. This is a sociable, artistic Moon.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 0:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 3:27 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ura
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 5:09 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 8:13 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 9:44 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 9:45 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 10:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Uranus
Life may be a little tense right now. Avoid willful behavior if the situation doesn’t call for it. Remain open to new possibilities and all will be revealed. There could be a surprising revelation or turning point. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 1:49 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 5:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely and surface spontaneously. We express feelings and thoughts with clarity. We are busy, alert, curious, and communicative. This can be an excellent time for cooperative projects.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 7:09 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 7:30 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting North Node
A time to embrace new opportunities for emotional growth. Accept challenges. New attachments, relationships, connections. Success may come through dealings with women or with the public. A time to consider your priorities vis a vis home and family and the outside world. Sensing current moods and trends. Fated meetings or connections.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 8:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Jupiter
A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 10:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nep
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Neptune
If we are not in touch with our need for inspiration, beauty, compassion, connection to something otherworldly, or our spirituality, we could feel out of sorts right now. Relaxing, listening to music, getting close to nature, or taking a break may resolve this.
Date & Time: 22 Oct 2014 1:37 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
It is time to say goodbye to painful associations. Opportunities exist for more positive relationships that support and sustain you.
BALANCE OF SIGNS
Scores: Aries 1; Taurus 0; Gemini 0; Cancer 0; Leo 1; Virgo 0; Libra 10; Scorpio 1; Sagittarius 2; Capricorn 1; Aquarius 0; Pisces 1
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Scores: Fire 4; Earth 1; Air 10; Water 2
You have difficulty coping with the realities of every day life. Practical daily chores seem beyond your capabilities, and you have difficulty concentrating on matters at hand.
You are objective and philosophical, preferring to view life from an intellectual perspective. Your rational mind will outweigh your feelings every time, as you consider the world of emotions to be irrational. You have a high sense of fairness, and a logical thought process. Your weakness lies in the fact that you view emotions in a disparaging light.
You are out of kilter with your emotions. Crying or losing your cool in front of other people would be a horrifying thought, let alone action, for you. You often lack compassion for others in your human relationships, and need to learn to honor both your own and other people’s feelings.
BALANCE OF MODES
Scores: Cardinal 12; Fixed 2; Mutable 3
You enjoy challenge and action, and become frustrated when you have no recourse for change. You expect others to also rise to a challenge.
You like to flit from one thing to another, finding difficult to settle down. You enjoy change, although you lack the stability needed to see things through.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
We might feel destiny plays a large part in our lives, and may have some gifts in prophecy and leadership.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on October 22nd:
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).
THE MOON IN LIBRA
You have a need for harmony and peaceful surroundings, and will seek peace when under stress. Your mother may be social and harmonious.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 2°56′ Applying
You are intuitive and imaginative. Your thoughts and speech are strongly linked with your emotions. You speak with feeling. You are able to sense other people’s thoughts.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 0°49′ Separating
Conflict arises in your life because you believe your emotions are crazy. You learnt as a young child, probably from your perception of your mother, that emotions were changeable and therefore not to be trusted. As an adult you experience conflict as you see-saw between the intellect and the emotions. You need to learn to trust the unique realm of feelings which can be balanced with intellect.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°31′ Separating
You are intense and emotional. You find yourself caught up in emotional dramas wondering how you will make your life quieter, or if you really want life to be quiet. The answer is to direct your need for intensity into creative pursuits.
QUINCUNX CHIRON Orb 1°10′ Separating
You may have difficulty in coming to terms with emotional wounds from the past. Psychotherapy may help.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 3°54′ Applying
You are being urged to come to terms with the emotional and intuitional side of your nature. You may have difficulty expressing your emotions, particularly in groups of people. However, this is an area in which you need to grow so that you can express your intuitional nature in a new way.
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.
30TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Left ureter
Sabian Symbol: Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 0°40′ Applying
You are gentle, loving and charming. You express yourself in an affectionate manner and enjoy the company of other people. You also have a love of art and beauty. You can be idealistic and easily hurt.
SEXTILE MARS Orb 1°57′ Separating
You have opportunities for adventure. You can be assertive when you make the effort.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 5°47′ Applying
You are insightful, creative and intuitive. You have artistic talents. You attract people with your warm and sympathetic nature.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Fatty capsule of kidneys
Sabian Symbol: Two men placed under arrest.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SEXTILE JUPITER Orb 1°34′ Separating
You enjoy learning and can have a philosophical outlook on most things.
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 3°45′ Applying
You have a tendency to thrust your own original thoughts and ideas onto other people. You wilfully defend your right to have different views and can fail to appreciate other people’s points of view. You need to learn to respect all forms of communication and thinking.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 0°58′ Separating
You are being urged to develop your communication skills. Your destiny in this life may be linked to some form of teaching or communication. This may also be linked with groups.
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.
29TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right ureter
Sabian Symbol: Humanity seeking to bridge the span of knowledge.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SEXTILE MARS Orb 1°16′ Separating
You have the opportunity to blend your charm and assertion. You can be both gentle and strong.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 6°28′ Applying
You are a sensitive and gentle partner. You are artistic and creative and enjoy sharing your talents with your loved ones. You have compassion and understanding for other people.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
28TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
20TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Mitral valve
Sabian Symbol: Performing a majestic ritual to the sun.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 3°32′ Applying
You have a poor idea of your own abilities and tend to put yourself down. Don’t compare yourself to others. Believe in your own abilities. Do not expect recognition from others. Work to reward yourself.
TRINE URANUS Orb 5°20′ Separating
You have an enormous ability and energy to achieve your goals. You set out to make changes in society and can do much. You avoid restriction and may live an unconventional life, breaking new ground in ways of living.
SATURN IN SCORPIO
You have an intense commitment to work and joint enterprises. You are a resourceful and determined worker.
23RD DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Nasal bone, fimbria of Fallopian tubes
Sabian Symbol: A bunny metamorphosed into a fairy.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
14TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Frontal lobes of brain
Sabian Symbol: A serpent coiling near a man and a woman.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°42′ Applying
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°44′ Applying
You have a tendency to seek excitement and scatter your energies. You have many unique talents, but need to develop discipline in order to make the most of them.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
5TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cuboid bone
Sabian Symbol: A church bazaar.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
12TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A student of nature lecturing.
ASPECTS OF PLUTO
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°21′ Applying
You have the ability to be a catalyst in your daily life, helping others face and heal their emotional pain.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
VESTA IN SAGITTARIUS
You have the ability to work relentlessly for a cause in which you believe. You need to make sure you do not exclude other people’s points of view. You have visions and enjoy the adventure of discovery in your work.
9TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right lymphatic vessels
Sabian Symbol: A mother with her children on stairs.
PALLAS IN SCORPIO
You have a probing mind preferring to always get to the bottom of things. You can be ruthless in your pursuit of the true story. You are a detective and a psychologist.
2ND DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Urethral meatus
Sabian Symbol: A broken bottle and spilled perfume.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
6TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Entrance of pulmonary artery
Sabian Symbol: An old fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl.
CERES IN SCORPIO
You feel cared for when your loved ones intensely focus their attention on you. You are emotionally committed to those close to you.
28TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Mucous membranes
Sabian Symbol: The king of the fairies approaching his domain.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
16TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Pancreas
Sabian Symbol: A man before a square with a manuscript scroll before him.
ASTRAEA IN ARIES
You have an inability to let go of your independence. You want to continue doing things your own way when it is time to start co-operating.
2ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Midbrain
Sabian Symbol: A comedian entertaining the group.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
19TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Calyx major
Sabian Symbol: A gang of robbers in hiding.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.