Lunar News — October 26, 2019
- 26th Moon PrG
Moon conjunct Mars
- 27th New Moon in Scorpio/Lunar Samhain
- 29th Moon conjunct Venus
Moon conjunct Mercury
- 30th Moon conjunct Venus
Moon sextile Mars
31st Mercury goes retrograde
- Moon moves through:
Scorpio / Sagittarius / Capricorn
Samhain / Hallowmas — In the mirror of the Wheel, a woman of authority faces us. Her face changes and changes as we scry. When it settles, we look deep and admit everything. We let deep quiet uncover the power of our vulnerability. We listen for messages in the song of the fire, on the winds, in the sound of the river. We celebrate the unseen, and the non-doing nakedness of winter. We offer to the fire everything that is finished in our life from the old year. The veil between the worlds is nearly sheer. This is the time to join ceremonially with our ancestors, whose energy dances down through our genes, and slides to coincide in us. We honor and embrace the wealth inherited from them. . . . excerpt Susa Silvermarie © Mother Tongue Ink 2018 pg 159 W’M 2019
Saturday: The Moon is Perigee (PrG): The point in the Moon’s orbit that is nearest to Earth. Transits with the Moon, when at perigee, will be more intense. Mars is our will to act, initiative and ambition. Do you need to work out? Take a stand? Get physical? Supportive Moon conjunct Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries.
Sunday: The moon is our inward sense of self, emotions and psyche. When in watery Scorpio we may have sharp focus, perceptive, become empowered and mysterious. The mood is smoky, primal, occult, and curious; still waters run deep.
Tuesday:Venus is our relationships, love, sense of beauty and empathy. Choose supportive Moon Conjunct Venus aspects to be diplomatic or nurture romance. They warm our hearts and add sociability, cuddliness, compassion, creativity and good taste. Mercury is about our communication, travel and , thought. Positive Mercury conjunct Moon encourage us to think, talk or travel. They loan us speed and consciousness, the ability to think things through, help us bring our minds to any problem and find an answer.
Wednesday: Mars is our will to act, show initiative and ambition. Supportive Moon sextile Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries. A good day to work out, take a stand, and get physical.
Thursday: Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio Mercury is all about communication travel and thought. Direct or Retrograde (D or R): These are times when a planet moves forward (D) or backward (R) through the signs of the zodiac (an optical illusion, as when a moving train passes a slower train that appears to be going backward). When a planet is in direct motion, planetary energies are more straightforward; in retrograde, planetary energies turn back in on themselves and are more involuted.
October 31–November 20: While Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio, take alone time for introspection and examine interpersonal commitments. Allow any fretting to shake up outworn attachments. excerpt Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2018 pg 22 W’M 2019
Friday: Venus our relationships, love, sense of beauty and empathy are Influenced by fiery Sagittarius with curiosity, honesty, exploration and playfulness. We grow more curious about what’s unfamiliar. excerpts adapted from Heather Roan Robbins‘ WM 2018 pgs 226 & 15-17 & WM 2019 pg 16 unless otherwise noted
A haunting week . . . With the sun, mental Mercury and heart-centered Venus now in deep Scorpio, our heart and minds are brought to the far side of the veil. It’s a week when we walk with our memories, particularly as Mercury slows down to turn retrograde on Thursday.
. . . Scorpio calls us to dive deep, look under the rocks and investigate the foundations of our thoughts and psyche. . . . time to investigate what’s working and not working . . . balance time alone with time together, the Scorpio lineup encourages solitude while the Libra Moon needs connection.
A new Moon in Scorpio on Sunday night gives us a dark and moody night, but can help us dive into those mysteries and honor those who’ve passed.
On Monday morning . . . where we have felt fed up, we want to make change happen as the Sun opposes Uranus. On Wednesday our emotions are played like a symphony. . . let it be a beautiful tune. . . . Mercury prepares to turn retrograde on Halloween under the restless Sagittarius moon. . .
Throughout the week puts Mercury retrograde survive and thrive skills into effect. Confirm all appointments, . . . make constructive use of delays. . . . slow down, take a deep breath, get centered, and proceed with grace. . . . Mercury retrograde can intensify pragmatic snafus but it also gives us a chance to remember, rethink, and complete. Look for the advantages.