Full Moon Alert
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Timing Report, Monday, October 18, 2021
Moon in the fire sign Aries from Monday morning until late Wednesday afternoon boosts Aries, and to a lesser degree, the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. Moon in Aries also helps any planets and points you have in Aries and should bring together more things for Aries on a short-term basis.
Moon in Aries also supports anyone’s involvement with Aries-related activities and attitudes such as being more spontaneous, direct, assertive, forceful, courageous, and competitive; exploring, innovating, and crusading; and physical efforts such as manual labor, exercising, and working out.
Full Moon Alert
Today Mercury turns direct (highlighted in my last newsletter). On Wednesday there’s a Full Moon (Moon in Aries opposite Sun late in Libra) which is intensified by an alignment with a nasty Mars square Pluto aspect.
In effect this past week and continuing through this week, no planetary aspect is more related to unrest, turmoil, mass shootings, violence, assaults, injuries, cruelty, murders, explosions, extreme weather, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
Unfortunately, there will likely be more headlines like the recent ones below.
Bow and Arrow Attack Killed Five People and Injured Three Others in Norway
17 U.S. and Canadian Missionaries and Their Kids Kidnaped in Haiti
UK Lawmaker Slain at Town Meeting
Deputy Shot and Killed in an Ambush Attack Leaving Two Other Deputies Wounded
Suicide Bombers Attack a Mosque Pack with Worshipers Killing at Least 45 and Wounding 70 Others
46 Killed in Taiwanese Apartment Fire
Locally, West End Residents React After a Rash of Violence
Challenging Mars-Pluto aspects are also related to fanaticism and self-righteousness with a need to “be right,” leaving little room for compromise or contrary thinking. They intensify differences relevant to all the current issues, such as vaccination mandates, mask wearing rules, and congressional debates about extensive social services and climate change packages.
This challenging Mars-Pluto aspect is particularly relevant for anyone born or with planets at 22 to 26 degrees, especially Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Also, note that the Moon makes challenging aspects to Sun, Mars, and Pluto on Wednesday per the lunar aspects listed at the end of this newsletter.
On the plus side, a Mars-Pluto aspect is favorable for hard work, focused efforts, determination, persistence, and endurance. It represents the fighter and soldier and can generate extraordinary energy, stamina, and determination to help you be more productive and achieving. There are always positive and constructive ways to work with and manifest challenging planetary energies.
Current Sun Sign Factors
The following sign assessments are only “the tip of the iceberg” for what you should know about what is occurring in your horoscope. A complete evaluation of what is happening in your horoscope is far more complex and involved than any newsletter can present. For example, there are dozens of factors besides your sun sign to consider, such as the transits to all the planets and points in your horoscope. However, merely being aware of the current transits to your Sun’s position can be invaluable because the outer planets (Uranus Neptune Pluto) create life-altering trends and events. For a complete analysis, contact me.
Venus, the planet related to love, money, and the arts, in Sagittarius from October 07 until November 05 brings blessings and benefits to Sagittarius, and, to a lesser degree, the other fire signs, Aries and Leo, and the house in your horoscope ruled by Sagittarius.
Mars in Libra from September 15 until October 30 energizes Libra, and to a lesser degree, helps the other air signs, Gemini and Aquarius. During this period, Mars, the planet related to desires, passions, conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress, will also challenge Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and Pisces. Check your planets’ positions in the above signs to know when there may be added stress, pressure, and aggravations in your life.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, optimism, opportunities, and good fortune, retrograde at 22 degrees Aquarius brings opportunities for anyone with planets and points at 22 degrees Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and especially Aquarius.
Saturn direct at 07 degrees Aquarius is likely bringing steady accomplishments for anyone born at 07 degrees Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius as well as pressures, tests, trials, delays, losses, and even harsh realities for anyone with points or planets at 07 degrees Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Uranus retrograde at 13.5 degrees Taurus brings significant shifts, changes, adjustments, breakthroughs, and even shocks for anyone with planets and points around 14 degrees Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Uranus in Taurus also creates possible advances, breakthroughs, and new opportunities for those with planets and points at 14 degrees Virgo and Capricorn.
Neptune retrograde at 21 degrees Pisces brings opportunities for healing, inspiration, imagination, creativity, and spirituality for anyone born at 21 degrees Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and possible deception, confusion, weakness, and even illnesses and debilitating conditions for anyone born at 21 degrees Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Pluto direct at 24.25 degrees Capricorn positively influences anyone born at 24 degrees Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This position is also potentially challenging and transformative for those with planets and points at 24 degrees Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
The most important Moon in Aries lunar aspects are listed below. The descriptions do not intend to tell you what will happen in your life at the times given. Instead, they provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can plan your life more wisely. It is often apparent which time frames are better than others for timing a party, trip, decision, project, business, or other events.
Lunar aspects are in effect for a few hours (versus days) before and until the times given for the Eastern Time Zone. Therefore, you need to adjust the times for where you live. For example, if you live on the West Coast, there is a three-hour difference, so you need to subtract three hours.
The plus (+) lunar aspects are favorable. The minus (-) lunar aspects are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - lunar aspect, which can exhibit positive and negative influences.
Monday, October 18
06:04 AM Moon entered Aries, where it remains until late Wednesday afternoon when it enters the next sign, Taurus.
11:16 AM The exact time Mercury turns direct as highlighted in my last newsletter.
Tuesday, October 19
01:25 AM + (Moon in Aries 180 Mercury in Libra) opportunities for perception, thoughtfulness, communication, and writing.
06:39 AM + (Moon in Aries 120 Venus in Sagittarius) opportunities for cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
Wednesday, October 20
02:28 AM - (Moon in Aries 180 Mars in Libra) opportunities for being bolder and more direct. However, this aspect magnifies feelings, passions, motivations and brings upsets, impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions.
04:55 AM - (Moon in Aries 90 Pluto in Capricorn) opportunities for digging deeper into your emotions and feelings. However, this aspect can complicate relationships with subtle yet emotionally charged situations, including manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles, although these factors may not be fully realized until later.
10:56 AM - (Moon in Aries 180 Sun in Libra) the exact time of the Full Moon highlighted at the top of this newsletter.
10:56 AM Moon in Aries Void until 03:58 PM when it enters the next sign, Taurus.
This Void is more than five hours, so take note because there tends to be a lull in the energy levels during Void periods. What you start or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. It’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
Guidelines for Using This Information
These newsletters are not your typical sun sign column. They provide much more information and guidance, but it can be difficult to sort everything out with so many factors presented, even for astrology students. Therefore, I try to keep everything as clear and straightforward as possible.
The most critical factor with right timing is what is occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope. However, applying the information in these newsletters with common sense allows you to better time your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try: the better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference with important decisions and events.
Moon enters each zodiac sign about every 28 days and remains in each sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon is in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless significant aspects are currently challenging your horoscope.
The traits and qualities I assign to the signs in these newsletters describe the signs’ functions and meanings versus describing your personality. However, the descriptions may be entirely accurate for you. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, dozens of factors besides one's sun sign need to be considered.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope, and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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