September’s Aries Full Moon 201809/23/2018
October’s Libra New Moon 201810/07/2018
The October New Moon is on Monday. It holds a special significance this year. Most New Moons signal a time to begin projects, but we have a wild card in play. This wild card is the planet Venus. Its influence has us looking at internal issues around finances, relationships and values. Venus goes retrograde every nineteen months, and it starts retracing its steps from October 5th through November 15th. Themes around trust and the survival instinct come into our awareness more prominently.
Completing artistic and creative projects are supported during the retrograde. And, because it has a strong correlation to genius, there is a chance to come up with something truly original. Have you out-grown an interest or lost passion for a particular area of life? Venus is maturing that value. Watch a tendency to pay too much for something that could turn into buyer’s remorse. You can bet finances held jointly will be up for review. And, big purchases deserve additional scrutiny. Budgets and investments need an update. Once again, Scorpio will get to the bottom of any secrets in this area. Researching strategies on taxes and insurance will help your bottom line now.
“look below the surface of apparent beauty or charm (whether in people or in objects) and more cautiously appraise an attraction’s real worth.” Bil Tierney
Venus indicates how we connect with others. There’s an opportunity to review our style, separate from peer pressure or keeping up with anyone’s idea of how that might look. With the trek through Scorpio expect an intensity to others. The rebellious quality of the retrograde makes us impermeable to guilt trips and manipulation. It highlights our willingness to accept others as they truly are. Feelings of vulnerability and sharing truthfully means we’re tapping a level of authenticity. Where the shadow side simply tricks others into liking us.
“almost nothing is easier to get out of, than it is to get into” Steve Forrest
What relationships have not matured with the times? New alliances are trickier during this six-week time-frame. Clarity about them isn’t available until mid-November. A good reason to take you time getting to know people. Over-indulgence and laziness are classic Venus signatures. Addiction however, is the biggest challenge with this archetype. We’re always in the driver’s seat. Choice by choice we make our way. Yes, not choosing counts as a commitment to not act. So, whether there is a change in relationships or our values, we’ll uncover blind spots.
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