Astrological Musings & More

I know there are some out there who have only a passing, if any, interest in astrology.  Knowing your Sun sign may be as far as you feel you need to go where the subject is concerned.  There are, however, some of us astrologers who are totally fascinated by the subject – not only what’s been discovered about the meaning of the planets, asteroids, and more, but by what hasn’t been discovered or figured out yet.

Take, for instance, the fact that two people can be born on the same day, in the same year, and because of the difference in the time of the day they were born or the location of their birth, their charts can hold a lot of differences in the placement of the planets by sign and/or house, their Ascendants, and more.  It’s like a good mystery novel to be allowed to explore someone’s natal astrology chart.

Then there’s something that some of us wonder about.  If we are going into space and talking about colonizing planets like Mars, what will that mean for astrology from the perspective of that new location?  It boggles the mind!  That’s a whole new perspective to look at our solar system from.  What will it mean for the energies that affect us on a day-to-day or month to month basis?

In the case of Mars, it has two Moons to our one.  How will that affect the colonists’ emotions?  Then there’s the difference in orbit. Mars, being farther away from the Sun, takes 687 days to orbit the Sun as compared to Earth which takes 365.  How long will it take Mars to pass through each sign of the zodiac?  Finally, but certainly not last, is the fact astrologers will have to figure out what the energetic meaning of Earth is to those on Mars just as we had to figure out Mars’ energetic meaning to us here on Earth.  Fascinating!  What an opportunity to see things from another perspective other than that of being on Earth.  It should be very eye-opening.


In the meantime, let’s talk about that fascinating New Moon taking place on Friday, October 16th at 3:31 p.m. EDT.  With both the Sun and the Moon in Libra, it could cause too much reliance on others.

The energies are affable, courteous, and well-disposed.  They also give clear perception, foresight, and a desire to do good.

The Moon, by itself, allows those affected by it to understand other people’s point of view.  It’s the instinct for self-preservation that saves people from making mistakes in judgment under the influence of this lunar placement.

Since many look at the New Moon as a time of new beginnings, this one is saying that your next step may involve other people and they can be new acquaintances.  Teamwork may be involved in that new direction or beginning.  Or it may be through marriage, partnership, or just general association.

That new beginning might involve something creative.  Art, music, writing, or even something like baking or decorating such as painting walls.  Something that appeals to your beauty-loving nature or aesthetic impressions.

It’s become pretty obvious that Libra is about the quest for balance and harmony in ones life.  That’s also an option for that new beginning that this New Moon offers.  The discovery of new, undiscovered information and methods may provide some new pathways and practices to aid in achieving that very same balance and harmony.

Less than a week later, the Sun makes its yearly sojourn into Scorpio on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. EDT.  While most astrologers still recognize it as being ruled by the planet Pluto, there are some who see it once again ruled by Mars, or at least co-ruled by it, since Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet.  That cold explain the intense desire of people born under this sign.

It is, however, a water sign and that can give an unstable, emotional nature to those affected by its energies.  The good that comes out of this is that it makes a person very imaginative, persistent, and determined.  The downside is that it can cause people to be resentful, stubborn, suspicious, and even jealous.

There are also a great deal of healing power and transmutative energies here. This is especially true for the higher levels of the Scorpio hierarchy: scorpion or serpent; soaring eagle; and phoenix.  Like the phoenix, energies of regeneration are part of Scorpio, thus the healing ability.

Scorpio is about experiencing Life in all its many facets with great depth and intensity.  That make this the perfect time to dig deep into the mystery of your life and search for clues that can lead to healing and self-regeneration.


On Tuesday, October 27th, retrograde Mercury will back itself into Libra at 9:33 p.m. EDT.  While Mercury in Libra provides a curiosity about the thinking and behavior patterns of others, being retrograde, those energies are now directed inward.

This can cause a person to feel out of balance and even have very strong feelings of non-direction.  Feelings of indecisiveness may be coming from karma of one or more past lives.  It can cause uncertainty concerning the direction ones decision are taking them.

There may be confusion concerning thinking and feeling that can make one fearful of self-expression, believing that  expressing oneself may cost them the approval of others  This can also create an avoidance of being personally responsible for ones own thoughts.  That makes it difficult to know ones own identity.

Using the trait of looking at things from all possible points of view can allow a person to come to better know themselves and their own thinking and behavior patterns.  So, this Mercury retrograde in Libra is providing a real opportunity to get to know our true selves!

On that same day, October 27th, a few minutes later, Venus will enter Libra at 9:41 p.m. EDT.  Venus is very much at home here in one of the two signs it rules.  This is a placement that makes love sacred.

There is sincerity in feeling but there is also a real interest and importance placed on the form and rituals that surround love.  Love must be free and not attached to material gain.

Venus in Libra loves beauty so ones surrounding should be harmonious or a person affected by these energies could actually become physically ill.  Beauty and simplicity are of utmost importance.

Those who have Venus in Libra or find themselves affected by this transit may also find they have an innate ability to understand the feelings of others.  Relationships that are harmonious are found to be quite enjoyable and form a personal bond between two people.

This is a great time for artists, musicians, writers and other creative people.  Venus in Libra brings out the joy of creating that which is beautiful.  It gives a good ear for music and a very pleasant singing voice.

A time of some really pleasant, beautiful energies to groove on.

That’s it for now.  I’ll see you in about 2 weeks to talk about the Blue Moon on Halloween.

Love & Blessed Be

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