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Even though you are not hearing as much about it, the devastation in Nepal will continue for a long time. Be generous and contribute as much as you can to reputable aid organizations to relieve the suffering and help with the rebuilding.




October is a calm month. Mercury ends his retrograde period on October 9 and life gets easier.

The big news in October is that the North and South nodes of the Moon change signs from Libra/Aries to Virgo/Pisces. If you think back 18 years to 1997, you’ll get a sense of the theme that underlies the next year and a half. You’ll find new growth and nourishment in the part of your chart that has Virgo.


October 1 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 4:03 pm. A VC day during retrograde Mercury is a day to take actions that start with re-, i.e., reflect, reconsider, review, and rethink. You can return things that you don’t like, or recycle what you can’t return. Start a project where you refinish, remodel, remake, or refurbish something.

October 2 – Moon in Gemini. It’s a day for thinking and talking, but not doing anything that you want to be permanent. Reread some old articles, emails, and letters. Rekindle an old friendship. Return phone calls and clear your answering machine. Reignite an old writing idea and see what you can do with it.

October 3 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 1:18 pm until 8:22 pm when it enters Cancer. Get your chores done in the morning as best you can so you can relax in the afternoon. Pick up a fun book and lie in the hammock or on the lounge chair and read. Hang out with friends in a casual way.

October 4 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a family day. If you can’t be together in person, be sure to connect in some virtual way with your relations. It’s a fertile moon and so good for tending to plants. Repot the houseplants. Cook meals from the farm stands and freeze them to have good food mid-winter.

October 5 – Moon VC Cancer. The best thing you can do today is a thorough cleaning of your house and office/workspace. Once you clean and get rid of clutter, you can redecorate to bring in fresh energy. Think back on loved ones who are no longer here and make a donation to their favorite charity in memory of them.

October 6 – Moon in Leo. This is an intense day with the Sun and Pluto squaring off and bringing unresolved issues to your attention. They ask you to reexamine your loyalty to your partner vs. what you need to do to further your career. You need to follow your inspiration and be creative in your own way.

October 7 – Moon in Leo, VC 5:10 pm. besides having to do tomorrow’s important work, you can enjoy the good energy of today. Your creativity flows as you express yourself. People like you and what you say and do. It’s easy to make others smile and laugh. It’s a good night for romance.

October 8 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 3:50 pm. Play in the morning. Be late to work. Have a long lunch hour with friends. Venus enters Virgo once again. The effects of her long retrograde period are over now and you can move on. Make a list this afternoon noting all the things you want to do, order, sign, and say when Mercury goes direct tomorrow. Go out tonight to see the Draconid meteor showers.

October 9 – Moon in Virgo, VC 6:12 pm. Mercury turns direct at 10:58 am. Hold back from taking important actions as he is still standing still, just facing another direction. You have to wait until next Wednesday for the green light from the cosmos to initiate new projects. You are in finish up mode and it’s best to keep getting rid of what you don’t need. You’ll find luck in work and work will bring luck.

October 10 – Moon VC Virgo. Today is the day for chores and for doing all the things you’ve neglected. Think of it as the end of the line for your procrastinations. Mow the lawn and prepare the garden for next year. Venus and Saturn have another meeting and they insist you give a hard cold look to your love and money issues. Try not to be too critical of your partner as you see all the flaws in the relationship.

October 11 – Moon in Libra. The Sun and Uranus bring you pleasant surprises today. You will receive insights on how to make your relationship more dynamic. They give you a chance to solve the dilemma of wanting your independence and also wanting connection with another. You can make some practical changes that lead to growth. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

October 12 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:06 pm. Enjoy the holiday if you have the day off. If you don’t, be aware that the new moon occurs this evening so hold off on initiating anything or making any innovations. Spend quality time with your partner. Buy a piece of art together so you can look on the picture with fond memories of today.

October 13 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 5:38 pm. It is frustrating to have the week after Mercury goes direct full of VC days. Make outlines and sketches and save the doing until tomorrow. It’s a good day to honor your social obligations and take friends and relatives out for meals. Move your furniture around to create better fung shui. It’s a day to tread water, so to speak.

October 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:58 pm. Work as much as you can today since tomorrow is another VC day. You will be focused if you can work by yourself. This is the day to put into motion all the ideas you had during the time Mercury was retrograde. You can do all the things you’ve been waiting to do – take that job, buy that car, submit that manuscript, apply for the grant or scholarship. Keep working right up to 9 pm.

October 15 – Moon VC Scorpio. Follow on with what you set in motion yesterday. Take the day, or part of it as a personal day and take care of your own needs. You’ll get a feeling on how to move into your future and achieve your goals, but you know it must be one step at a time. Relax with water sports and meditation. Make a plan for tomorrow.

October 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the day to do your stuff. You can make your visions and dreams real with your actions. You will make good decisions today so enroll in a course to learn what you know you need to know. Make travel plans for the coming months and choose to go somewhere you’ve never been to.

October 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. You need to get out of the house and leave the chores until tomorrow because today is a day to roam and learn. Go to craft fairs, harvest festivals or take a one-day workshops. Take a hike or try a new sport. You have plenty of energy to seek out fun and adventure. If you live in a city, check out an ethnic neighborhood.

October 18 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 2:52 pm. Have a lazy Sunday morning, reading the papers and surfing the Internet, or, go have some outdoor fun. Save the chores and paperwork for the afternoon when you’ll feel more like doing it. Prepare for the week ahead.

October 19 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is the day you wish you had last week when you were unable to get much done. Find your list of things to do and do them. It’s a great day to take the next step to advance your career. If you’ve been thinking about buying a house or land or a commercial building, today is a good day to do so.

October 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 4:31 until 9:38 pm when it enters Aquarius. There is now a period of steady, focused energy when you can work hard and see the results. You’ll see things from a practical perspective with no illusions or distractions. Try not to be too critical with others.

October 21 – Moon in Aquarius. Hold meetings today to do some brainstorming. There is power when working in a group to generate new and exciting ideas. Get involved in a community project or join a group to champion your favorite cause. Let your eccentricities show as you say what’s in your mind.

October 22 – Moon in Aquarius. The truth wins out today. Mercury and Pluto insist that you find the words to say those unpleasant things you’ve been holding back. As long as you speak from the heart and with kindness, you can say what you must say. Today is the last day of Libra when it’s easy to find a compromise.

October 23 – Moon in Pisces The Sun enters Scorpio at 1:47 pm. The element of water rules now, meaning that your feelings will tell you what’s going on, not your logical mind. You’ll have to listen to your intuition to get the real story. Feel your feelings but don’t let them overwhelm you.

October 24 – Moon VC Pisces. Take the day off. You won’t be able to achieve or accomplish, so take a well-earned rest. Float down the psychic currents of the day. Do some exercises to test your ESP so you know where you stand. Try to develop it through doing exercises with friends. Contact an elderly or shut-in friend or relative and do what you can to help.

October 25 – Moon in Aries. It’s a lucky, happy day. Venus and Jupiter have yet another meeting. They help you see the flaws in your relationship and give you the tools to fix them. They want you to avoid fights and arguments and tell you to slow down and not be too impatient. Give yourself a gift today.

October 26 – Moon VC Aries. Stay in the moment and do the minimum of what needs to be down. Hold on to your anger and don’t let it flare up if you get frustrated. You’ll do best if you work alone. You need lots of exercise today, like a dog that’s been in the house too long.

October 27 – Moon in Taurus. Today’s full moon is a time to appreciate nature and listen to her music. This is the day to look at your anxieties and worries about money and see if you can find a good solution. Be kind to your partner so that you can heal any irritations that have cropped up in your relationship. Splurge and have a gourmet dinner tonight.

October 28 – Moon in Taurus, VC 11:20 am. Use the morning hours to get your important work done so that you can lay back and procrastinate in the afternoon. Shop for local food to cook and freeze. Plant bulbs that you’ll love to see come up out of the ground next Spring. Buy beauty items. Have a massage or facial.

October 29 – Moon in Gemini. Use your mind today and try to communicate all that your gut feelings are telling you. Write that article or letter to the editor that’s been running around in your mind. You’ll be doing everything fast today and don’t want to do anything that requires precision. Play word games and do puzzles with friends tonight.

October 30 – Moon in Gemini. Make a things to do list and get all the short tasks done. There’s a spiritual aura to the day that may distract you from getting things done in sequence. Work on your book or writing proposals. Browse the bookstores and libraries for new ideas. Buy a crafts project to work on this winter.

October 31 – Moon in Cancer. Finish up getting the house ready for the coming cold months. Buy, cook, and store food. Do one more planting of bulbs. Buy houseplants. Call Mom and see how she is and what’s new in her life. Have a spooky, fun Halloween.


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