October Astrology 2017

October Astrology 2017 Predictions

Welcome to your October astrology 2017.   Your year of manifesting begins now!  Find out how 2 key planets changing signs is a game changer for you me, and everybody else.

Venus Conjunct Mars October 5

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Venus has finally caught up to Mars!

The October astrology of 2017 is taking off. The full moon in Libra on October 5th is not only a harvest moon, but an end to sexual tension.  Venus has been chasing Mars all year long, in Feb they were only 5 degrees apart, but then Venus went retrograde in Aries and Pisces.

Venus has finally caught the object of her desire, Mars in Virgo. What have you been chasing for all of 2017? On October 5th you just might catch it. As we enter the last quarter, what are you harvesting now? What would you like to give birth to next?

Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10

Jupiter in Scorpio
Jupiter in Scorpio can act as the dark magician, rooting out the shadows of the unconscious mind and bringing understanding which leads to transformation. (Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot)

On October 10th Jupiter enters Scorpio for a 1 year stay in the deep waters of transformation.  Jupiter has spent the past year in the diplomatic halls of Libra, just trying to make sure everyone gets along.

Jupiter wants to expand everything he touches and wants to bring inspiration, expansion and understanding to the sign he inhabits.

Libra can be superficial and being Venus’s domain a little too focused on social interactions and idle talk.

When Jupiter enters Scorpio, he will go deep and expand understanding in the areas of spiritual growth and liberation.  Jupiter, or guru, will root around in the dark waters of the subconscious, or psychological hangups in order to inspire transformation.

Once Mars joins Jupiter in Scorpio in December we can really make progress in this area.

The October astrology 2017 includes the end of the Jupiter Uranus opposition which began in the fall of 2016.  We saw the last pass of this opposition on September 27th.  Most likely there was some part of your life during 2017 that while moving forward and expanding was making you crazy!  That place where you could move forward but had to balance other’s needs, your needs, or just consider what was fair every step of the way.

This tug of war of trying to establish give and take should wane as Jupiter enters Scorpio and finally Mars joins him in December.  Mars will be dealing with the scales of Libra himself and not geared up for action until then.

Venus enters Libra Oct 14

On October 14th, Venus enters Libra, one of her home signs!

With Venus on her home turf, expect life to be a little sweeter.  While in Virgo, Venus was picky, complaining and overwhelmed by the details.  In Libra, she can enjoy conversation, friends, a glass of wine and beautiful and comfortable surroundings.

Here in October, we get a little pause, a quick break, maybe a quick smoke and conversation with a friendly stranger…as we head back home on a crisp fall evening…go home and listen to a hypnosis CD to stop smoking…and dream of snakes coiled around our feet.



Sun enters Scorpio and Mars enters Libra Oct 23

October astrology 2017
The sun’s path dips closer to the horizon as we approach winter solstice.

On October 23rd, the Sun moves into Scorpio, and the nights grow longer and colder. The Sun’s path moves closer to the horizon and the energy focuses inward.

On the same day, Mars enters Libra. Mars is now in the house of Venus and feels far from comfortable.  The warrior planet seeks the battlefield and problems to solve, enemies to slay,places to be bold and powerful.

The house of Venus has too much fragile china, and fine paintings, and silk rugs for the warrior’s taste.  He feels uncomfortable and doesn’t know how to act.

Alas, we will have to wait until Dec 10 for Mars to join Jupiter in his own domain of Scorpio.

Mercury enters Scorpio and conjunct Jupiter October 17

mercury in scorpio

On October 17th, Mercury enters Scorpio and conjuncts Jupiter. Perhaps Mercury uncovers a secret for Jupiter to investigate further.

New Moon in Libra Oct 19

October Astrology 2017
By the end of October there are 5 planets in Libra/Scorpio.

And on October 19, the New moon at 26 degrees Libra marks new beginnings in the house of relationships.

By the end of October, we have 5 planets in Libra or Scorpio.

The first 3 quarters of 2017 have been crazy, fast and furious, full of quick changes it’s been hard to find a spot to rest. The October astrology 2017 invites us to go deep within to gain understanding of the parts of us that are driving the car and we don’t even know it.


Lunar Eclipse Astrology 2017

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius

There is a lunar eclipse this August 2017 taking place at 15 degrees of Aquarius. This eclipse is part of the Great American Eclipse cycle of 2017. Read on to learn more about the Lunar Eclipse Astrology.

lunar eclipse August 2017Eclipses happen when the moon intersects the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the sun across the sky.  Eclipse season happens twice a year, and the eclipses come in pairs or triplets.

This particular pair of eclipses will take place in Aquarius and Leo, with the full moon Eclipse happening first, at 15 degrees of Aquarius. The Lunar Eclipse will be followed by the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.

This lunar eclipse is on the South Node which calls for letting go of the material and focusing on the spiritual. People, places and things that have passed their expiration date will fall away at this time.  You can voluntarily let go of things, or, since eclipses have a fated element to them, they will sometimes be removed for you.

Lunar Eclipse Astrology 2017

Look for what axis this pair of eclipses fall across to learn more about the Lunar Eclipse astrology of 2017 for you personally.

lunar eclipse astrology 2017

For me, the lunar eclipse falls in my 2nd house and the solar in my 8th.  Just this week, I got a raise at my full time job, which is allowing me to release my second job which I have been working for a year.

Letting go of the 2nd job was fairly easy (I’m worn pretty thin) but not necessarily easy, because I like the person I work for, she has always treated me fairly, and I feel very loyal to her.

The pay raise at my full time job was a bit of a surprise.  We talked about a raise at the 3 month mark, and this came in just before the 2 month mark, and higher than what we previously discussed. This partnership involving money paid off more than expected, that’s a north node kind of a thing.

As I mentioned in the video, I don’t profess to say this is all the lunar eclipse in Aquarius or the solar eclipse in Leo will bring forth, but I think it’s a very good example of eclipse activity on a personal level.

There’s definitely more to come as we rock and roll through this August eclipse season.

Let me know in the comments how it’s playing out for you.

Tarot Cards and the Lunar Eclipse

There are several Tarot cards that could describe an eclipse. The theme that runs across all cards is a degree of uncertainty, surprising events, and a flip flopping of past and present.

The Moon Card

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The moon card relates to eclipses, because eclipses take place near the nodes of the moon.

The Wheel of Fortune Card

Lunar eclipse and Tarot
The Wheel of Fortune speaks about the fickle finger of fate. Sometimes fate smiles upon us and sometimes she frowns.

The Tower Card

eclipses and surprises August 2017
Eclipses can knock down or cause a fall from power for political figures. Pride goeth before a fall. Lunar eclipse astrology 2017.


New Moon in Cancer Forecast

New Moon in Cancer Forecast

new moon in cancerThe new moon in Cancer brings new beginnings to your Cancer house.  I do a quick run down, sign by zodiac sign about what to expect and what you can grow under this Cancer new moon.

This Cancer new moon is a bit of a cancer sandwich in that we have Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all in early degrees of Cancer, bringing lots of Cancer energy to the table.

All About Cancer

The zodiac sign of Cancer is associated with the home, the mother, and moon.  Cancer is a cardinal sign, which means it initiates action, so Cancer is not always the sensitive, wimpy sign that people make it out to be. Cancer works from the emotional gut, and loves to feel safe, secure and nurtured.

Cancer Personalities

For a hilarious and very informative look at Cancer personalities. Watch this video.



Summer Solstice 2017

Weekly Astrology and Tarot forecast for June 18-24

Summer Solstice 2017 is the highlight of the week along with a new moon in Cancer! Mercury is conjunct the sun on the solstice bringing messages about our future possibilities.  This week’s tarot reading focuses on how life is good for each of the zodiac signs.

What is Solstice?

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The path of the sun including summer solstice and winter solstice points.

During summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, the sun is directly overhead at noon at 23.5% N Latitude (the tropic of Cancer). In essence, the sun is at it’s highest position for the solar year and rises and sets the furthest North. After the sun stands still against the backdrop of the stars for 3 days, it will begin to not only rise later every day, but further south.

The sun does not retrograde, but it does stand still for 3 days on the summer and winter solstices, marking its turn back toward shorter and longer days, respectively.

Tarot Cards associated with Summer Solstice

Sun – peak experiences, success, joy, health, vitality, celebration of life force

The Chariot – confidence, having a plan, moving towards a goal, overcoming fear and self doubt.  The Chariot is associated with Cancer through the Golden Dawn Tarot card meanings.  Interestingly the card seems to combine sun and moon imagery with the chariot (sun) and the horses (emotions good and bad) to achieve success.

Free Weekly Tarot Reading

This week’s reading focuses on how life is good for each of the zodiac signs:

Cancer: how do you make life good?
Leo: how do you get in your own way?
Virgo: how do your friends and network make life good?
Libra: how do you make life good through your legacy?
Scorpio: how do you make life good through your philosophy and vision of the future?
Sagittarius: How do you make life good through transformation, change and letting go?
Capricorn: How is life good through partnership?
Aquarius: How is life good in your day to day life?
Pisces: How is life good with your children and through fun, play and creative projects?
Aries: How is life good through home and family?
Taurus: How is life good in your neighborhood?
Gemini: How is life good through what you have and value?

Full Moon In Sagittarius [Video]

Full Moon in Sagittarius June 9, 2017

This week we have a full moon in Sagittarius the same day as Jupiter turns direct. Jupiter is back on track to expand the Libra part of your chart until October when it enters Scorpio. Mars enters Cancer on June 4th, Mercury enters Gemini on June 6th and Venus enters Taurus on the same day.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

The full moon has us check in with how our vision for 2017 is shaping up.  Are we missing any information?  Are we still inspired or do we need to change direction a bit?  Right after opposing the sun, the moon will conjoin Saturn giving us another reality check for the visions of our future.  Have we been doing the work necessary?  What kind of limits or boundaries would be helpful at this time?

Mars Enters Cancer

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Mars will have to cool his jets while in Cancer

Mars enters Cancer this week, the sign of its fall.  Mars will cool his jets in Cancer until July 21 when he can join the Sun in Leo and get back to work!  But for now, Mars will need to deal with his feelings and try to express them as much as possible. Dealing with your feelings is of primary importance now.  Don’t let things fester! Find a way to express your emotions.

Venus enters Taurus

Finally!  Venus has spent a looong time in Aries, the sign of her detriment due to her retrograde earlier this year.  Venus enters Taurus on June 6 and will luxuriate in her palace until early July.  Venus can help bring a little sweetness and pleasure to your life now, so be sure and ask for it!

Mercury enters Gemini

Mercury has also recently finished a retrograde from Taurus to Aries, and will enter his home sign of Gemini on June 6th. Get ready for information overload!  Now that Mercury in back in his home sign for a mere 2 weeks, he needs to catch up on everyone and everything that happened in his absence as well as make plans for the future as he races to catch up with the sun.  The fast pace of this year doesn’t promise to let up anytime soon.

Jupiter stations direct in Libra

Jupiter stations direct in Libra on June 9, the same day as the full moon.  This is the last third of the Jupiter cycle before it moves into Scorpio in October.  Lady luck is back in action so take advantage of Jupiter in Libra and settle up any lingering unresolved conflicts.

Weekly Tarot Reading

For the weekly Tarot reading, I pulled: 10 of cups, The Tower, The Devil, 8 of cups, and 9 of wands.  The question was how can we frame the next 6 months of 2017?

Managing emotions and going with the flow is important.  The end of the cycle is nearing but for now do the inner work necessary to release yourself from the attachments that are holding you back.  These attachments can be to thought patterns, people, or material things.  Where do you find yourself saying “I can’t because…” this is a good place to start and then deal with the emotions that get stirred up.

See you next week.

Mars opposite Saturn [Video]

Free Weekly Astrology and Tarot Reading: May 21-28 2017

This week we have a fun and flirty new moon in Gemini on Thursday, May 25.  However, your fun Gemini new moon party might be spoiled by an aspect building in the background… Mars opposite Saturn.  This is the Rumble in the Jungle — will you be the dope on the ropes or the victor?

New Moon in Gemini

The Sabian Symbol is a revolutionary magazine asking for action.  This new moon in Gemini is a bright, new beginning and a revolution in your life. Where in your life can you step out boldly and start something new?

Mars Opposite Saturn

Mars opposite Saturn can bring conflict and frustration with authority figures.  You may feel stymied or unable to act. You or others around you may be angry and frustrated.  With Saturn in Sagittarius it’s important that we ask ourselves whether or not our actions are serving the bigger vision of what we want and where we are going.

Are you fighting every battle that comes your way, or the strategic ones that will help you advance and win the war?

Mohammed Ali had a strategy in the famous match up with George Foreman in 1974 called Rumble in the Jungle. His strategy was to wear George foreman out by goading him into throwing punches and wearing himself out.

Are you the dope on the ropes or do you have the patience and timing to win?

Weekly Tarot Reading

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Bright new beginnings with the Gemini new moon.

Here is how the new moon in Gemini and Mars opposite Saturn might play out sign by sign:

Aries – the Empress and 8 of wands.  This is your abundance trigger.  It’s go time! Start moving toward what prosperity means to you.

Taurus – 6 of wands and 3 of wands.  Keep your vision in mind as your success builds.Victory is yours. Keep your eyes on the prize.

Gemini – Justice and the Wheel of Fortune.  The time for new beginnings is now.  What’s the right thing to do?

Cancer – the Fool and Queen of swords.  Enter this new period with the innocence and curiosity of a child but at the same time be crystal clear about what you want.

Leo – Ace of Wands and The Tower. These new beginnings may involve burning a few bridges or disrupting the tower of perspective that you have built for yourself.  I know you can do it, Leo.

Virgo – 4 of swords and Knight of swords.  With the north node in your sign for the last 18 months you may be feeling a little worn out.  Your new beginning involves a retreat and a review of your thoughts on things.

Libra – 5 of swords and Knight of Wands. What’s all the ruckus?  Pick your battles, Libra.  If it inspires you and matches your vision, then fight the good fight.  If not, let it go.

Scorpio – Chariot and 5 of pentacles.  In order to get where you want to go, you’ve got to let go. Let go of your fears about not having enough, not being enough, or getting shut out.  You have the power to make it through, Scorpio, embrace the change.

Sagittarius – Knight of Pentacles and 3 of Cups.  The path to riches for you, Sagittarius is through having fun with others.  If it’s not pleasurable, don’t do it!

Capricorn – Page of wands and 10 of cups. Your new beginnings involve a letting go.  Let go of something emotionally so your new beginnings can burn brightly.

Aquarius – 7 of wands and the Sun.  Aquarius you need to strike while the iron is hot and defend your position! Your strength of purpose will lead you toward your destiny.

Pisces – 7 of swords and Ace of cups.  Pisces I know you like to float around and bump into the next opportunity.  This strategy will not help you know.  You need to pick a destination and plan a route. Then when you open up your vast emotional capacity, you will end up in the right place instead of Dramaland, USA.

Sun in Gemini

Weekly Astrology and Tarot Forecast May 14-20 2017

With the Sun in Gemini, we’ve got lots to talk about!  Saturn trine Uranus is exact on the 19th, Mercury enters Taurus, and Venus leaves her shadow and opposes Jupiter.  Basically some shifting around of personnel and co-workers checking in with one another.

Sun in Gemini
Gemini as trickster by Brian Froud.

Sun in Gemini

The Sun enters Gemini on May 20th. The King (the Sun) has had plenty of time to mull over what is valuable to him with his time in Taurus. Mars has been in Gemini for about a month, fighting skirmishes , and lots of small battles. With the Sun in Gemini it’s time to discuss what’s been going on with our efforts and maybe get some sort of a plan together.

Gemini is the story teller, the reporter, the trickster.  Quick witted and articulate Gemini is entertaining, but don’t believe everything you hear or read.

The Sun in Gemini is youthful, vivacious, and in the know. What’s new and what’s the word are phrases to be heard during Sun in Gemini.

Along with natural curiosity, and changing interests, Gemini can be easily bored or distracted. Guard against being too ADD or easily distracted, or giving up on something too soon.

Sun in Gemini Tarot Reading

For the Tarot reading I pulled 3 cards: 10 of pentacles, 3 of wands and 8 of wands.

The 10 of pentacles talks about being in it for the long haul, making sure you are creating value that will stand the test of time and keep you well supported into the future.

The 3 of wands is asking you about your vision and the 8 is saying get ready to move quickly. On your marks, get set, go!

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Saturn trine Uranus – it’s so crazy, it just might work!

Saturn trine Uranus

Saturn trine Uranus has been in effect for several weeks and this Friday, the 19th it will be exact for the second time.  It was exact on Christmas Eve last year and will be exact again on November 11 this year.

There are several ways to interpret this aspect.  For this week, I’m going with “it’s so crazy it just might work”!

If you’ve been working on or considering a way out there idea, or working to break yourself out of jail, this might be the week it all comes together.  

Mercury enters Taurus

Mercury enters Taurus on Tuesday the 16th, pulling himself away from all the frenetic fire energy in late Aries. Perhaps discussions will be a bit more level-headed, but don’t be surprised if someone locks onto their viewpoint.

Venus opposite Jupiter

Venus opposes Jupiter and leaves her retrograde shadow on Friday the 19th.  I see this as Venus checking in with Jupiter saying:  are you taking care of everyone?  is everyone happy?  please be nice to my guests.  And if you have a party, please make sure everything is just as lovely as when I left it.

If you are one of the people triggered by the Jupiter Uranus opposition as I am, this is another ping of that energy.  Everything may be a little too much and a little too over the top yet again.

Sun Trine Pluto: The Fire of Change is Here!

Free Weekly Tarot and Astrology Reading May 7-13, 2017

This week hosts a full moon in Scorpio, Mercury still conjunct Uranus, and the nodal shift into Leo Aquarius.  In addition, 3 inner planets trine 3 outer planets with the outer planets being retrograde.  The Sun trine Pluto highlighting issues around power.  Mercury trine Saturn which can build foundations under some of the wild and genius insights coming through. Mars trine Jupiter helps us prioritize our efforts and might bring a few drops of good luck.

sun trine plutoSun Trine Pluto:

I think Sun trine Pluto is the key aspect for the week.  Although this aspect is somewhat regular, at this particular time, it is highlighting the smoldering power of Pluto supporting the manifesting power of the Sun in Taurus. With all the other aspects of the week great leaps forward are possible.

The cards for this aspect are: King of Swords, 6 of wands, page of pentacles.  Do you know what you are doing?  Are you an expert in your field?  The answer is a resounding yes! The more you can get behind this truth about yourself, the more opportunities brought by the 6 of wands and page of pentacles you will be able to embrace.

Full Moon in Scorpio

For the full moon I pulled : 8 of pentacles, 10 of cups, and the Judgement card. Fulfillment comes but not without hard work and practice.  Be sure to keep your integrity and don’t worry about what others think about you.

Mercury Conjunct Uranus

For this aspect the cards are: 3 of cups, 6 of cups, and 5 of swords.  Don’t let sudden interruptions by others spoil your fun with other people.  On the other hand, such a disruption could be a strong message that the people you are associating with are not worth your time.

Mercury Trine Saturn

For this aspect I pulled: 7 of swords, Temperance, and Ace of pentacles.  Change is here now!  Support for your creativity is here if you will only accept it.  Don’t be suspicious.  Say yes.

Mars Trine Jupiter

The Tarot cards for this aspect are: 5 of wands, the Empress, and Ace of Swords.  Change is not everything staying the same. This may seem obvious, but for you to accept the growth that is here for you now, you have to change your mind about what you see.





North Node in Leo Forecast for All Signs

Astro Tarot Forecast for the Week of April 30 – May 6, 2017

Mercury turns direct on May 3 and Venus is leaving the square with Saturn as she moves through Aries.  Things may calm down a bit??? I’m not so sure, but the stuck energy should start to lift.  The nodes move into Leo/Aquarius for the next 18 months bringing Leo expressiveness to the forefront and encouraging us all to be big, loud and proud and most of all be ourselves.

Mercury Direct May 3

Mercury turns direct but will still be conjunct Uranus for the next couple of weeks.  So surprising news, outbursts and reveals are still par for the course.  Keep open for ingenious and out of the blue ideas and insights coming through not the usual channels.

North Node in Leo, South Node in Aquarius

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This Alice in Wonderland Theme is freakin’ me out! She’s eating the cupcake which makes you bigger ie the north node.

The North Node moves into Leo late April or early May (depending on whether you use mean or true node) and will stay through late October of 2018.  It’s time to follow your heart and let your true self shine.  Self expression and loving life is top priority.

Look for your rising sign below to see how this nodal shift might affect you.

North Node in Leo for Leo and Aquarius

The polarity for you folks is between the 1st and 7th houses.

For Leo it’s time to let your light shine, do your own thing, be the king and be the leader.  Relationships that aren’t working may have to go.  Your Tarot card pull is Temperance, asking you to combine the materials you have before you in new and creative ways.

For Aquarius, relationships, partnerships and working with others takes center stage. Demanding things be your way is not the way to work the nodal energy.  Your Tarot card pull is the 8 of pentacles.  Practice your skills and improve your work with others.  You might even sign up for lessons of some sort.

North Node in Leo for Virgo and Pisces

For Virgo it’s time for you to retreat from center stage and to explore your lost self.  What childhood interests and hobbies can you explore at this time?  You might even take a retreat to a foreign place or spiritual center. Your Tarot card pull is Knight of Swords.  Time to explore and see what you can see.

For Pisces now is the time to work with your health, work, sleep and daily routines.  Put yourself first and do what feeds your fire and recharges your batteries.  Your Tarot card pull is the 9 of swords.  What needs to be cleaned up, cleared out and put in order is your thought patterns and processes.  Find out where the bug in the code is and clean it up.

North Node in Leo for Libra and Aries

For Libra it’s time for you to get with your people, build your network and take a leadership role in organizations. Unusual opportunities may come through your connections with other people of like mind. With the Ace of Wands as your Tarot Card pull, it’s important for you to initiate whatever inspires you.

For Aries it’s time to take some risks creative and otherwise.  Your Tarot card pull is the Moon.  If your efforts seem to produce inconsistent results, just go with the flow.  The moon has phases and cycles, and nothing is truly wasted effort.

North Node in Leo for Scorpio and Taurus

For Scorpio, the north node will be in your 10th house of career and reputation.  Perhaps you will have a boss who is a bit of a megalomaniac. Nevertheless, some unusual opportunities in terms of your career may be headed your way. Your Tarot card pull is the Hermit.  It’s important for you to gut check the opportunities that come your way.  If it feels like you are selling your soul to the devil, you probably are.

For Taurus, the north node will visit your 4th house of family, parents, home and the subconscious.  With the North Node here it’s important to have your foundation in order so the unusual gifts of the north node don’t upset the apple cart. Your Tarot card pull is the Hanged Man.  Let opportunities and inspiration come to you.  Chasing after something you want most likely will not be effective.

North Node in Leo for Sagittarius and Gemini

For Sag, the north node will be about the bigger picture for you.  What is your philosophy of life? What’s the big picture? How can you explore the horizons?  Your Tarot card pull is the World.  This is a prime opportunity to move past limitations and spin your life into a meaningful expression of yourself and who you truly are.

For Gemini the north node will be in your 3rd house of communications, neighborhood, siblings and daily travel and your skill set. Your Tarot card pull is the 3 of pentacles.  Working joyfully and creatively with others is the key to your success, perhaps in your neighborhood, or perhaps in an online community.

North Node in Leo for Capricorn and Cancer

For Capricorn the north node brings up the taboo subjects of death, taxes, debt, transformation, sex, and psychological issues.  Time to clean out the closets and transform your hang ups into something useful. Your Tarot card pull is the 2 of cups.  Let others love you and help you through this time of transformation.

For Cancer, the north node brings up what you value, your possessions, family assets and earned income. With the 3 of swords as your Tarot card pull, this is a great time to make lists of priorities, and delineate a plan of action which upholds these values.