Daily Sun and Moon Sign/Phase: Monday, October 22 2018

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The New Moon in Libra began this month’s cycle on Tuesday, October 9

Ask the wild bee what the Druids knew…

Sun SymbolLibra blingOn Sunday, September 23,  11.54 am, the SUN entered the CARDINAL AIR SIGN of LIBRA (Eastern Australia Standard Time = 10 hours East of Greenwich).
This is the
Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn in the Northern.
The SUN will transit LIBRA until October 23.

Pisces Moon

Pisces Moon

Gibbous to Full Moon Phase

Gibbous to Full Moon Phase

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from Saturday, October 20, 7.20 am, to Monday, October 22, 5.58 pm, with the ingress into ARIES.

The PISCES GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts Sunday, October 21, 7.57 am, and ends on Thursday, October 25, 3.45 am, with the TAURUS FULL MOON PHASE.

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Read my recent post on the October 6/November 16 Retrogradation of Venus HERE

Read the Timelines of the Major Transits for October, November and early December HERE

Read my post on the July 28 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse HERE

And my post on the August 11 Leo Solar Eclipse HERE

And a general post on the July-August 2018 Eclipse Season HERE

Latest cosmic news

MERCURY entered the CARDINAL AIR SIGN of LIBRA on Saturday, September 22, 9.31 pm.
VENUS entered SCORPIO on September 9. Due to Retrogradation (from October 6 to November 16) VENUS will return to LIBRA on November 1 and back into SCORPIO, in Direct motion, on December 3 2018. Before VENUS enters SAGITTARIUS will be January 7 2019 !
MARS re-entered CAPRICORN on August 13, and will be again in AQUARIUS, in direct motion, from September 11.
SATURN turned STATIONARY DIRECT on Friday, September 7, 2018. SATURN has been Retrograde since April 18.
MARS turned Stationary Direct on August 28, on the 28th degree of CAPRICORN. MARS has been Retrograde since June 27, with its Retro Station on the 9th degree of AQUARIUS.
VENUS entered LIBRA on Tuesday, August 7, at 9.27 am. VENUS will transit LIBRA until September 9, to enter SCORPIO. Please click HERE to read a post on this Venus in Libra transit: ‘Peacemaker to the rescue…’.
URANUS will briefly return to Aries on November 7, and will re-enter Taurus, for good, only on March 6 2019. After that the Uranus-Taurus’ transit will last until 2025.

rainbow waveHERE you’ll find my take on the Major Transits for 2018, in a nutshell.

More cosmic timelines

  • NEPTUNE turned Retrograde on Tuesday, June 19. NEPTUNE will turn Direct on November 25 2018.
  • URANUS entered the FIXED AIR SIGN of AQUARIUS on May 16, 1.16 am.
  • CHIRON entered ARIES on Sunday, April 15.  CHIRON returned, in Retro motion, into PISCES on September 26 2018, to step into ARIES again, for good, in February 18 2019.
    CHIRON will then transit ARIES until 2027!
  • JUPITER entered SCORPIO on October 11 at twenty minutes past midnight.The Giant Planet will transit this Fixed Water Sign until November 8 2018.

NEW YEAR of the EARTH DOG ~ February 16 2018 to February 4 2019Yang Earth Dog 2018

May this be a year of practical achievements, no nonsense approach to life, faithfulness to our principles  and all round closer bond to nature and her creatures.

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The Waxing Moon transits Pisces from Saturday, October 20, to Monday, october 22, during the Pisces Gibbous Moon Phase

Little funny Mermaid

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS PISCES from Saturday, October 20, 7.20 am,
to Monday, October 22, 5.58 pm, with the ingress into ARIES

Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

  • In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.
  • Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Gibbous Moon

The PISCES GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts Sunday, October 21, 7.57 am,
and ends on Thursday, October 25, 3.45 am, with the TAURUS FULL MOON PHASE

The Moon is waxing, 135 degrees ahead of the Sun, only 45 degrees or three and half days to the Full Moon. The Moon shows a strange shape now, like a rugby ball. Our goals are becoming more clear and we can power ahead, not too concerned about possible obstacles on our path. The power of attraction of the Full Moon proves irresistible.

  • In the garden as in life there should be plenty of activities and a sense of urgency, least one should waste the great energy available at the moment. When the Moon transits a very fertile Sign like Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or a productive Sign like Taurus, Libra and Capricorn in this phase practically every plant and seed can go into the garden successfully. This is the middle of the second waxing week. Ideally, after sowing or planting leafy vegetables in the first week, we should be busy putting in those plants we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans, etc.).

The Waxing Moon transits Aquarius from Wednesday, October 17, to Saturday, October 20, during the Capricorn First Quarter Moon Phase

The Hermit - Crystal tarot #9

The Hermit – Crystal Tarot #9

AQUARIUS, Moon of knowledge and dispassion
Friendly and eccentric

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS AQUARIUS from Wednesday, October 17, 6.35 pm,
to Saturday, October 20, 7.20 am, with the ingress into PISCES

Suitable energy to make individual choices, to work in groups, to be with friends, to become aware of social issues, to change attitudes, share ideas, do the old thing in a new way, research, understand, study, teach, technology, Astrology, the Net, the unexpected, encounters with strangers or strange, eccentric people, UFO sighting. Purchase of books, encyclopedias, computer programs, computers, technology, electrical appliances. Action motivated by the desire to participate without losing one’s own individuality. Friendly, contained display of feeling, somewhat distant. Beware of coldness, indifference, emotional isolation, cynicism, impracticality, physical inhibitions.

  • In the garden Aquarius is considered too dry and barren for growing anything, but Pine Trees (?). Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, harvesting. A ‘work day’ or other group activities in the garden will be ideal.
  • Healing Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Valerian.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

First Quarter

The CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, October 17, 5.01 am,
and ends on Sunday, October 21, 7.57 am, with the PISCES GIBBOUS MOON PHASE

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

The Waxing Moon transits Capricorn from Monday, October 15, to Wednesday, October 17, between the Sagittarius Crescent and the Capricorn First Quarter Moon Phase

Capricorn dark background

CAPRICORN, Moon of responsibility and ambition
Practical and efficient

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CAPRICORN from Monday, October 15, 6.16 am,
to Wednesday, October 17, 6.35 pm,  with the ingress into AQUARIUS

Suitable energy for working, planning, seeking employment, building, creating the foundations of something lasting, looking after the oldies, family business, saving, budgeting, studying serious subjects, scholarly work, pursuit of excellence. Important purchases, house, real estate, business, cars, antiques, insurance policies, payment of taxes and government fees. Action motivated by practical goals and the need for structure. Cool display of feeling, but sensual, committed, protective. Beware of rigidity, bossiness, authoritarian ways, paternalism, pessimism, depression, cynicism.

  • In the garden Capricorn is traditionally considered a productive Sign, especially suitable for growing Perennials, Trees and Vines. Any planting indeed that is meant to last a long time is well done in this earthy and reliable Sign. It is also a good Moon transit to plant root crops like potatoes and carrots. Fertilizing, especially slow release, recommended.
  • Healing Herbs: Comfrey, Rue, Sarsaparilla, Wintergreen.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Crescent Moon AnimationCrescent Moon

The SAGITTARIUS CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, October 13, 4.58 am,
and ends on Wednesday, October 17, 5.01 am, with the CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armor; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

First QuarterFirst Quarter Moon animation

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

The Waxing Moon transits Sagittarius from Saturday, October 13, to Monday, October 16, during the Sagittarius Crescent Moon Phase

Princess Vasilisa and The Firebird

Princess Vasilisa and The Firebird

SAGITTARIUS, Moon of the questing spirit and prophecy
Adventurous, independent

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS SAGITTARIUS from Friday, October 12, 8.52 pm,
to Monday, October 15. 6.16 am, with the ingress into CAPRICORN

Suitable energy for traveling, exploring, radiating optimism, engaging in philosophical discussions, speculations, risk taking, gambling, adventures, trekking, camping out, wild life, search for God or Guru. Purchase of travel tickets, camping gear, cars, bikes, horses, dogs, raffle and lottery tickets. Action motivated by the desire to explore behind the personal sphere. Friendly display of feelings, gregarious and warm, but extremely independent and often unreliable. Beware of self inflation, preaching, boasting, being fanatical, overbearing, self righteous, impatient, uncompromising.

  • In the garden Sagittarius, like all Fire Signs, is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything, with the exception of Fruit Trees. Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. A day with your favorite pet could prove rewarding, and so will be a night under the stars.
  • Healing Herbs: Dandelion, Garlic, Horsetail, Onions.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Crescent Moon

The SAGITTARIUS CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, October 13, 4.58 am,
and ends on Wednesday, October 17, 5.01 am, with the CAPRICORN FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armour; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

The Waxing Moon transits Scorpio from October 10 to 12, during the Libra New Moon Phase

'Passionate Encounter' by Frederick Goodall

‘Passionate Encounter’ by Frederick Goodall

SCORPIO, Moon of depth and resourcefulness
Emotionally supportive and resilient

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Wednesday, October 10, 11.40 am,
to Friday, October 12, 8.52 pm, the ingress into SAGITTARIUS

Suitable energy for cleansing, getting rid of the old, spring cleaning, rubbish removal, recycling, nursing, practical and emotional support, midwifery, intimacy, partnership in business, profound talks, sharing secrets, healing old wounds, cultivating psychic powers, studying occult subjects. Purchase of insurance policies, underwear, hygiene articles, medicines, medical equipment, payment of bills, fees and taxes, collecting debts. Helping the dying, the dead. Action motivated by the desire to experience, to know or to control. Reserved and deep feelings, strong attachments, intense likes and dislikes. Beware of wilfulness, emotional control, resentments, obsessive thoughts, unyielding attitudes.

In the garden Scorpio is a very fertile Sign. It is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and irrigation. It promotes sturdy roots. Corn, squashes and tomatoes seem to like particularly to be transplanted when the Moon is in Scorpio.

  • Healing Herbs: Aloe, Don Quai, Ginseng.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

1 New Moon Crescent fastThe New Moon

The LIBRA NEW MOON PHASE starts Tuesday, October 9, 2.46 pm,
and ends on Saturday, October 13, 4.58 am, with the SAGITTARIUS CRESCENT MOON PHASE

The New Moon is the beginning of the Waxing cycle, the sacred marriage of Moon and Sun, Yin and Yang, Night and Day. For three days the Moon becomes invisible. Astrologically we say that the Moon is now conjunct the Sun (on the same degree of Longitude along the Ecliptic). Every month the New Moon occurs in a different Sign. So the Aries New Moon in March/April is always followed by the Taurus New Moon in April/May and so on. New Moons are symbols of new beginning and represent a great time to start something or make important changes in our lives. The energy is right for everything new you would like to try.

  • In the garden this is traditionally a time to begin sowing and planting because the increasing Moon light will help plants to emerge and flourish. Moisture becomes more and more available as the light of the Moon intensifies, up to the Full Moon. Traditionally however no sowing or planting are recommended within twelve hours of the phase itself.

Astrology: random quote #3

The power of Pluto

What in Astrology we mean by the power of Pluto? How this mysterious body, relatively small and nowadays even demoted from the rank of major planet, could possibly have such a profound impact on our experience of ourselves and the world?

Lost in the coldness of space, at a bizarrely long distance from the Sun around which it revolves in a long elliptical orbit of 248 years, Pluto‘s cycle oversees the destiny of many generations. In the length and pace of this historical cycle we can begin to glimpse the meaning of Pluto’s power over our lives. This power come to us from the ancestral past and project us into an unknown future, full of potential but also of changes that will make the present disintegrate and our sense of security and continuity shatter. That’s why we associate Pluto with ultimate experiences, death and passions alike, and with the renewed sense of life and meaning that is sometimes attained after serious traumas or periods of deep personal crisis. Pluto is known to operate the way volcanoes do, stirring for a long time in the bowels of the earth, to erupts or even explode, in time, with sudden devastating force.

The above is an extract from a June 2008 post HERE