Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology for the third week of October.
This is the week of the Third Quarter Moon in Cancer which occurs on Monday, Oct. 21. It’s also the week of the Sun moving from Libra into Scorpio on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the middle of the day.
If you follow my podcasts on Facebook or my website, this is the last week where I’ll be looking up and back to the July 4, 1776 and September, 2008 — seeing how close the arrangement of the skies were for the American Revolution and the collapse of Lehman Brothers bank. Next week I’ll be sharing some fun facts about the Sun, the Moon and astrology throughout the ages. But first, the week ahead.
Thursday, Oct. 17 is a fairly laid-back day where generosity is evident, thanks to a positive connection between the Moon in Gemini and Mars in Libra. A stressful situation with a special someone or over money can be resolved for the better. The first British Open Golf Championship was held on Oct. 17, 1860 at Prestwick in Scotland. My brother was born on this day in 1954 and he has played some golf.
Friday, Oct. 18 is a busy end to the work week with the Moon making eight connections from early morning to late at night and with Venus in Scorpio hooking up with the North Node of the Moon, suggesting a possible resolution of a karmic issue in an important relationship. Note that the positive change happens because of changes in behaviour. Reggie Jackson got the nickname Mr. October on this day in 1977 when he hit three consecutive home runs off three consecutive pitches by three different pitchers in a World Series game against the L.A. Dodgers.
Saturday, Oct. 19, the Moon moves into her home sign of Cancer in the early morning and Mercury gets a helping boost from Pluto at dinnertime. Ideas are blessed with the best motivation. Especially ideas about shared finances and who’s the boss. It was Oct. 19, 1945 that versatile actor John Lithgow was born into a theatrical family and later went on to many years as the father on the hit TV series “Third Rock,” and then as Winston Churchill in the acclaimed British drama, “The Crown.”
Sunday, Oct. 20, the last day before the Third Quarter Moon sees eight connections between the Moon from early morning until late at night, but with the strongest connection between Venus and Saturn at 10 a.m. It’s a friendly, helpful meeting suggesting the possibility of a positive helping hand in a business, career or security matter. Lots of birthdays today, including Tom Petty in 1950 and Snoop Dog in 1972. Tom died just before his birthday in 2017.
Monday, Oct. 21, the Moon is Square to the Sun at 8:39 this morning on another day with echoes of 1776 and 2008. Today the Sun, at 27 degrees of Libra, opposes Uranus in early Taurus and both are Square to the Moon at 27 degrees of Cancer. It’s a tense time where too sensitive feelings can stop all forward progress, but where honesty about feelings can open big doors. The Moon moves into Leo in the noon hour. Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize, was born Oct. 21, 1879. And Kim Kardashian exploded into the world on this day in 1980.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, is the last day for Libra this year. And it’s a day where love may get in the way of happiness — or at least present a snag in a relationship. Multi-talented Jeff Goldblum celebrates birthday number 67 today. And figure skater, Brian Boitano, is 56.
Wednesday, Oct 23, the Sun moves from Libra into Scorpio at 1:19 this afternoon on a busy astro middle of the week. The Moon moves from Leo into Virgo at 3:21 p.m. While heart and mind may not agree today, a surprise this evening brings everything back to reality.
Next week is the New Moon in Scorpio on Sunday, Oct. 27. It’s the start of a new lunar month, the promise of new beginnings, especially for Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
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 and the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the rise of Donald Trump. So, please check out my podcast on Facebook at Auchterlonie on Astrology or visit my website Looking up with Bill at https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/.
And remember, we are all stardust. So shine on!