Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of Oct. 15, with the new Moon in Libra on Friday.
On my podcast you can also hear about Mars retrograde in Aries – The Hero’s’ Journey, courtesy of our friends at AstroButterfly who also give us an overview of October.
On my podcast you can also hear about all the important aspects for this month and find out how to obtain your own personal birth chart, including a forecast for the year ahead. The podcast is at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, Oct15: We get a bit of a prelude to the new Moon today as the Sun in Libra is square to Pluto in Capricorn, forcing most of us to put the brakes on wanting to get things done. This afternoon we may be able to dig into the past and make some progress. The greatest ever, so far, in hockey, Wayne Gretzky, passed Gordie Howe’s all-time scoring record on Oct. 15, 1989.
Friday, Oct. 16: The Sun and the Moon are together at 23 degrees of Libra. It’s the new Moon. And while it is one of the most difficult new Moons of the year, it is also one of the most action-packed. We need a bit of a push to get our motor running. And it was Oct 16, 1968 that that African-Americans Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos raised their fists, a symbol of Black power, in the Mexico City Olympic Stadium, at the ceremony for winning gold and bronze in the 200-metre running contest. Australian Peter Norman, the silver medalist, stood with the two Americans.
Saturday, Oct. 17: Mercury is retrograde but still stirs things up by making solid contact with the Moon in Scorpio, creating words and ideas that are passionate and powerful. It was Oct. 17, 1868 that Canadian and local Niagara heroine, Laura Secord, died. She was 93.
Sunday, Oct. 18: Today, Venus at 18 degrees Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces. It’s romantic, but also confusing, as you search for better feelings, better paths that better reflect the person you have become. On Oct. 18, 1919, Pierre Elliot Trudeau was born into a wealthy family. He was the centre of Trudeaumania in the ’60s, and was Prime Minister from 1968 to 1979, and again from 1980 to 1984. He invoked the War Measures Act to calm the Separatists in Quebec, and is perhaps most famous for two quotes: “Fuddle-duddle,” and, when asked by the press how far he would go to keep law and order, “Just watch me.”
Monday, Oct 19: Just past midnight, the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius, and then Mars and Jupiter square off and Venus and Mars tangle up, making for a frustrating start to the week. By later this afternoon be open to change and good things can happen. And on this day in 1781, British forces surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown at 2 p.m., ending the U.S. Revolutionary War.
Tuesday, Oct. 20: The Moon in Sagittarius keeps us knowing and upbeat today. It’s hard to believe that Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is one of the best-known rappers today. That’s because he changed his name to Snoop Dogg. Today he turns 49.
Wednesday, Oct 21: Venus in Virgo is busy today, making even light conversations more intense. Enjoy. On Oct. 21, 1964, the film version of My Fair Lady was released. It would go on to win the best picture award at the Academy Awards in 1965.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week. Next time it’s the Sun moving from Libra into Scorpio, on Thursday, Oct 22.
Until then, shine on!