Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of October 22nd - the Full Moon in Taurus, the surprise that isn't really a surprise, we either own it or we don't, our karma and destiny is knocking, change is good, major turning point, life has your back, game on

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Hopefully you took advantage of the dreamy Pisces weekend because this is another BIG week.

Here's some of the major action this week:

MONDAY - Mercury sextile Pluto
TUESDAY - Sun enters Scorpio, Sun opposes Uranus
WEDNESDAY - Full Moon in Taurus, Sun squares the North/South Nodes
FRIDAY - Sun conjuncts Venus

There is alot of Scorpio energy at play this week so many of us can expect to be focused on Scorpian themes - life/death, taxes, banking, big money (we will almost certainly see some lottery winners this week!), other people's resources/money, loans, inheritances, insurance, sex, reproduction, intimacy, secrets, third party situations, power plays/struggles, obsessions, control, jealousy, manipulations, karmic situations, Halloween(!).

On MONDAY the Moon is in Aries and will be for the next couple days - this is especially good energy for independent work - or connecting with others in ways that require our courage (submit something to a higher up, go on a job interview, apply ourselves to something we have been procrastinating out of fear), taking action and getting things moving. Tempers are short during Aries Moons so keep that in mind. Today's Mercury/Pluto sextile at 18 degrees Scorpio/Capricorn makes it a good day to clear clutter (including mental clutter). Ideas can be transformed. Healing conversations (and the right info coming in) are possible now. Work from the bottom up. Dive in.

The Moon goes void on TUESDAY at 2:18PM EDT until 10:33AM on WEDNESDAY when she moves into Taurus.

I am not going to write a day-by-day this week because Wednesday's Taurus Full Moon encompasses everything - other than to say the Moon will turn void again on FRIDAY from 10:40AM EDT until 3:41PM EDT when she moves into Gemini - giving us an uber BUSY and communicative weekend.

So, don't start anything new or send anything out into the world you want "something to come of" during those Void Moon periods on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning or most of Friday - the Moon needs to connect with other energies to make things happen and these are the times she is flying solo.

OK - let's talk about the Taurus Full Moon - because it's HUGE. This is when the changes promised by Uranus's move into Taurus back in May will really begin to unfold!


On WEDNESDAY at 12:45PM EDT the Scorpio Sun will oppose the Taurus Moon giving us the Full Moon in Taurus. The Moon will conjunct Uranus retrograde while the Sun will be conjunct Venus retrograde and the whole thing will be squaring the North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius. The Moon trines Saturn in Capricorn.

Taurus is ruled by Venus and rules the 2nd house of everything money can buy and everything money can't. She rules finances, love, stability, security and comfort. She rules our values and also represents Mother Earth. Taurus energy is nurturing - it brings us back to ourselves.

It also represents fear based thinking when our security is threatened (real or imagined) focusing us on all the reasons something we want to do won't work or all the reasons we can't have what we want. Taurus energy is stubborn (like the bull) or passive (like the cow).

We either own it (whatever "it" is) or it doesn't belong to us.

Like all Full Moons, this is a Sun/Moon opposition. The Sun is in deep, dark, transformative Scorpio and the Moon is in earthy, grounded Taurus. Full Moons represent fullness, peak power, endings - that moment of our breath when our lungs are full just a second before we begin to exhale.

Oppositions are just what they sound like and often at a Full Moon we might find ourselves working with the polarity

(and speaking of Polarity - warning shameless plug ahead - have you seen my lockets?)

of the two energies involved. With Scorpio, some transformation comes to light (Full Moons bring things to light) maybe we have to surrender, there could be a loss of control - with Taurus, we turn toward the present moment - what already exists. We take solace in what brings us comfort - nature, food, touch, our physical senses.

So, all of that applies to every Full Moon in Taurus which happens around this time every year. There are also some energies that apply specifically to the Moon this week:

1. The Moon conjuncts "anything can happen", unpredictable, disruptive and retrograde Uranus. So expect a surprise with whatever is coming to light, reaching a culmination/peak. With Uranus retrograde and opposing Venus retrograde - and with Venus ruling the Full Moon as ruler of Taurus - the "surprise" will be something we can see coming. We've seen the writing on the wall with this. Venus opposed Uranus back on September 12th, so there could be a connection to that date with whatever is happening now.

2. The Moon opposes not only the Sun (like every Full Moon), but also Venus, retrograde in Scorpio, and ruler of Taurus, so ruler of this Full Moon. The Uranian "surprise" will most likely involve a Venusian theme (love, relationships, money, resources, values, self-esteem, women, beauty) or the themes of your Scorpio/Taurus natal houses (the Full Moon polarity themes in your chart). The Uranian opposition to Venus (exact on Halloween) at the time of the Full Moon also indicates a need to do something different. 

3. The Sun/Moon are squaring the karmic North (future) and South (past) Nodes in Leo/Aquarius. There is something fated here - a major turning point. Squares indicate tension/stress - the need to "turn a corner" and keep in mind that like the Uranus/Venus opposition - we have been here before. This aspect's karmic significance is enhanced because the ruler of the North Node (the Sun) is opposite the ruler of the South Node (Uranus). This is cause and effect. We did that and now we get this. Riches earned in past lifetimes (or by our ancestors) can provide an unexpected "harvest". Open your arms.

4. The Moon is trining (brakes off) stable and sober Saturn in Capricorn. So whatever Uranus is throwing at us, Saturn's smooth trine assures us that we aren't going to fall like Humpty Dumpty and break into a million pieces. Life has our back here. The change is good. It is leading us to something lasting and stabilizing. Saturn speaks of making the responsible and "best for you in the long run" move now. Work the solution. Yes, there is work in here somewhere. Even for those lucky lottery winners.

This Moon's chart is a powerful Fixed Grand Cross. Something that has been kept too tightly bottled up is ready to EXPLODE. There are oppositions and squares and that trine to Saturn that shows us the way through.

Looking ahead the energy from around October 29th - as Pluto conjuncts the ecliptic at 18 degrees Capricorn and starts descending for the first time since 1770 (the time of the Boston Massacre that led to the American Revolution) the lord of the underworld is literally returning to the underworld (!) - through November 8th when Jupiter comes home to Sagittarius - is HUGE. And yes, those dates include the important United States mid-term elections! Could we be in another battle for the soul of a divided nation?!

We will talk through all of this later this week, but I wanted to get the Full Moon up on Sunday night.

It is game on people. 

For the collective and in our own lives, too. We've got this thing.

xo all

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