Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology for the second week of October. This is the week of the full Moon in Aries, which occurs on Sunday, Oct. 13. If you follow my podcasts on Facebook or my website, this full Moon is close to the kind of T-Square that was in place on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, and in September, 2008 with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. More on that, shortly.
Thursday, Oct. 10: While the Moon is in sensitive Pisces all day, the big astro event du jour is Venus making an inconjunct aspect to the planetoid Chiron (pronounced Ky-ron) late in the evening. Venus is in the early degrees of Scorpio and Chiron in the early degrees of Aries. This is peaceful, loving Venus meeting up in a potentially positive way with Chiron – the Wounded Warrior. This may begin as an argument, likely about how to fix something. It can end on a good note if we can change and grow. Former Green Bay Quarterback, Brett Favre, turns 50 and Pac-Man, the godfather of video games, is 40 years old today.
Friday, Oct. 11: This is a lazy kind of do-not-do-too-much Friday as the Moon makes no aspects to any other thing in the sky after 5:53 a.m. Enjoy a bit of a break. It was Oct. 11, 1975 that we first heard Don Pardo say the famous eight words: “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” (As in SNL!). And top-ranked golfer Michelle Wie is 30 years old today.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Just past midnight, the Moon moves into the sign of Aries, on her way to the full moon tomorrow. It’s a busy and impulsive, energetic Saturday with Mars connecting with Uranus and Venus with Jupiter to add some heft — first with early morning stress about long-term plans — and in the noon hour with stress about friendship and knowledge. Both these stresses are opportunities for growth. On Oct. 12, 1999, the world population reached six billion. Today it is nearly eight billion — an increase of 33 per cent in 20 years. And Mr. Versatility, Hugh Jackman turns 51 today.
Sunday, Oct. 13: The full Moon is at 5:07 p.m. with the Moon at 20 degrees of Aries. This is an especially hard full Moon, for a few different reasons. First, the sun is in Libra and the Moon is in Aries – both cardinal signs in astrology. In Latin cardinal means important. In astrology, it connotes active, self-motivated, insightful and ambitious. So which way do we go? With the Libran Sun or with the Aries Moon? Do we make peace or make something brand new? Or can we manage both? In addition, this full Moon closely resembles the T-Square I’ve mentioned on my podcasts, the T-Square of July 4, 1776 and the T-Square of the Sept. 15, 2008 with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. This time it’s Saturn and Pluto together at the bottom of the T, suggesting a need for changes in matters relating to motivation and occupation or motivation and security. Singer/songwriter Paul Simon is 78 today. The first cell phone network was powered up on Oct. 13, 1983 in Chicago.
Monday, Oct. 14: Don’t ignore a clever idea that may wake you up in the middle of the night. It’s a helping hand idea worthy of remembering. It may keep you awake trying to change an attitude that is stubborn. A surprise this morning from the Moon and Uranus in Taurus is also worthy of note. Dr. Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1964. And singer/songwriter Usher was born Oct. 14, 1964.
Tuesday, Oct. 15: It’s an imaginative Tuesday with Mercury making a positive connection to Neptune, opening the doors to memories lost in time and to dreams that need to be heard. On Oct. 15, 1989, 28-year-old Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s points record (1,850) in the final period of a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky’s record-setting goal tied the game; in overtime, he scored another, and the Kings won 5-4.
Wednesday, Oct. 16: The Moon moves on from Taurus into Gemini late this evening, after spending most of the day without making contact to anything in the sky. Hopefully it’s a break. We need it. It was Oct. 16, 1923 that The Walt Disney Company was incorporated. Disney had been a major player in the Chicago World’s Fair years earlier.
The podcast version of Auchterlonie on Astrology contains more information than the version which appears here in The Local. This week I am explaining the uncanny astronomical parallels between 1776 and 2008, the American Revolution, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the rise of Donald Trump.
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And remember, we are all stardust. So shine on!