Week of Wednesday October 15-22
Read your rising sign if you know it; or any other sign, as each of us has Aries, Taurus etc. someplace in our charts governing some aspect of our lives.
ARIES (March 21-April 20) – We are between the Lunar Full Moon from last week and the Solar New Moon eclipse on the 23rd. In eclipse season, as it is called, sudden change is very likely (depending on your natal chart). Excitement and enterprise reign for you, coupled with a very realistic financial assessment about how much you can afford to spend or lose.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21) – Have you fallen in love with someone at work? As we are in Eclipse season after the Full Moon of last week and before the New Moon of next week, we are betwixt and between. Sudden shifts are very likely. It is best to wait and see what the gods have in mind before rushing into anything. Starting a friendship under an eclipse can have unanticipated consequences.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21) – The Sun meets Mercury tomorrow marking the halfway point in the Mercury retrograde cycle. This is when the new information or decision comes to light. The affairs you are concerned with are of a romantic nature, children, what you do for fun or your personal creativity. Then Mercury meets Mars, Venus, Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter as the week unfolds. How very busy you are slowly going back over how best to enjoy yourself. Boredom is not your thing.
CANCER (June 21-July 20) – The Moon is in your sign as the week begins. Be prepared for some internal insecurity. This week you have to integrate what has occurred in your life thus far in this Eclipse season-between the Full Moon from last week when affairs come to ahead and the New Moon next week when there is a new start. These are likely to be rather jolting-not necessarily in a bad way. Look to making a financial commitment to the long-term health and happiness of your progeny.
LEO (July 20-Aug. 21) – Moon is in your sign Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 6 PM. Excitement and enterprise can be coupled with a fear of losing your home. The task is to do what must be done to expand and grow without having the folks at home wonder where you are. They are your foundation. Repair any leaks in the roof or any hurt feelings.
VIRGO (Aug. 20-Sept. 21) – Mercury is still retrograde during this week between eclipses. Thoughts are doing a redo in your earned income sector. It is normal for this time in the cycle. What is not normal is that we are in eclipse season and freaky things can happen. Try not to judge or be critical at least out loud. Look to tomorrow around 4:40 PM to begin to get clarity. There should be some good news this week despite the eclipses and the retrograde.
LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20) – Stop worrying about money and look to the relationship to increase your self esteem which will bolster your bottom line. You are building on the good will of the community to also slowly increase your bank account. We are in "eclipse season" between the Lunar Full Moon of last week and the Solar New Moon next week; endings and beginnings. It is time to assimilate. Eclipses are like light switches–change can happen that fast. (Look to last week's Lunar Eclipse in your sign with the Supreme Court and gay marriage).
SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 21) – You have been under pressure with Saturn in your sign and it seems to be increasing as Jupiter, the planet of excess and growth, is moving towards a hard angle with Saturn. You want to be taken seriously but are thinking about doing something that seems childish and selfish. You are just toying with it now during this Eclipse season and Mercury retrograde. It will come back in the beginning of next August. What do you value? What do you want? You will not be able to keep that relationship secret forever.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 21) – Do you have any energy to travel and visit a foreign family or artistic group this week? Maybe you should buy tickets for a visiting dance troupe or see a new play to get inspired. Remember, though, there is Saturn who wants you to get real about too much gallivanting about for no purpose. There's that voice inside which is telling you if you are kidding yourself or not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) – Having a one on one with your boss is favored this week, even though Mercury is still retrograde. You might not come to any final conclusions just yet, but you will be able to express how best you feel your artistic talents can be useful to him/her. After the Lunar Eclipse of last week, a whole new world might have opened up. Get ready for the Solar New Moon Eclipse next week. The gods are awake.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You are caught in the horns of a dilemma between your partner, who seems to be having all the fun, and you feeling like a wet blanket. You can add the note of realism very important so the excess does not get out of hand. Are you taking a trip this month –or taking a child to look at colleges? Is it stirring up any desires on your part?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 21) – Any new job or new opportunity in the service sector will require you to play the advisor role. Your morals and ethics will be tested. As we are between the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon last week, when issues come to a head and something gets exposed, and the Solar Eclipse New Moon next week, plus Mercury retrograde, everything is in a state of flux. Win-win solutions should appear this week in your financial sector, if a kink appeared last week. You will have to have a balanced approach and get over any selfishness.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy -- finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.