Sun Signs for October ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in October. The emphasis this month is on the signs Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Virgo works, Libra relates, and Scorpio reacts intensely. Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 are in working Virgo and moving along together. This emphasis is on work and health, but also on romance. Mars in Virgo requires that harmony to be brought into work and health. Venus and Mars will square Saturn while in Virgo; we should build up what we love. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars in week 4 are in civil Libra. Focus is on beauty, politeness, relationships, and getting along. With Mars in Libra, relationships need special care. As planets pass through Libra, they will connect with the the Pluto Uranus square, so, extremes should be avoided. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in Scorpio. This makes us intensely reactive. Jupiter is the big story this month; it is moving into Scorpio on the 10th and stays for a year. This tends to promote intense issues like sex and money. Taxes and insurance will get special attention. And the tense T square will be over. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science. Jupiter is opposing Uranus and this is good for discovery and progress. (There is another side to these two. Jupiter is a weather planet & also is associated with acts of God. Uranus represents mankind due to its rulership of Aquarius. So this opposition of these two planets is a correspondent of the recent disasters which have happened in populated places.) Saturn is past the square with Neptune and yet I still see it at work in our culture. When we see the practical folks in conflict with the idealistic people that is an expression of those two planets.
A Full Moon in Aries later on the 4th, the 5th and much of the 6th focuses on identity and relationships. A New Moon in Libra on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th, and most of 19th brings new people.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Cancer on the 11th and the 12th and in Aquarius on the 27th, the 28th, and much of the 29th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 1, 6, 7, 14, 20, 21, 29, & 30. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in week 4 oppose you from Libra. This brings a variety of things and people and opportunity. Try to get along with all and for Mars manage stress. Jupiter is opposing you until October 10. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. Uranus is in your sign through spring of ‘`18 and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Full Moon in your sign later on the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th brings people and events and is a new start for you.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Venus in weeks 1 and 2 and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Virgo and bring support. Work and resources are on good terms. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 oppose you from Scorpio. This brings important and interesting people. Try to get along because they can bring opportunity. Jupiter enters Scorpio on the 10th and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect with those you encounter and with the law to stimulate this. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Moon in your sign later on the 6th, the 7th, and most of the 8th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Venus in weeks 1 and 2 square you from Virgo; manage stress and get along to get some good out of these creative energies. Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you until October 10th. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in week 4 are in Libra and promoting you. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign late on the 8th, the 9th, and 10th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. 9th. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in week 4 are also in Libra squaring you. Don’t be surprised by interference and get along with all. For Mars manage stress. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in Scorpio trining you and bringing support. Jupiter enters Scorpio on the 10th and and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus through spring ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the 11th and 12th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Scorpio. Interference can happen. Try to get along and avoid power struggles. Jupiter enters Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you through Spring of ’18 from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Moon in your sign on the 13th and 14th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Venus in weeks 1 and 2 are in your sign and bring active and pleasant people and things with opportunity. Venus and Mars together can bring art and romance. With Mars in your sign, remember to manage stress & conflict if necessary. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign on the 15th, 16th, and morning of the 17th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays until October 9th. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars in week 4 are also in Libra and bring a variety of things and people who can bring opportunity. Do get along with all. For Mars manage conflict and stress. While the Sun is in its month-long stay in your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energies are right for this, especially this year. Uranus opposes you from Aries through spring of ’18. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. New Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th, and most of the 19th brings people and events, and is a new start.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in your sign and bring important and interesting people. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energy is right for this. Jupiter enters your sign on the 10th and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours starts very soon. Be ready to respond. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign late on the 19th, the 20 and 21st brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 square you from Virgo; take special care with love, at work, and with communication. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries through spring of ’18. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 22nd, 23rd, and most of the 24th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Venus in weeks 1 and 2, and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trine you from Virgo; this brings support and recognition from work and a variety of people. Art or romance may be involved. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. ’16 and stays until October 10th; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4, and Mars in week 4 square you from Libra. This can bring interference, so, build self esteem, get along, and speak well to put yourself in a good place. Uranus is squaring you until late spring ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign late on the 24th, the 25th, and 26th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. ’16 and stays until October 10th. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 1 and 2; Venus in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in week 4 trine you from Libra; enjoy the support from people. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Scorpio. Build self esteem, speak well, and avoid power struggles. Jupiter enters Scorpio on the 10th , stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. Moon in your sign on the 1st and morning of the 2nd brings people and events. And First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 27th, 28th, and much of the 29th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Venus in weeks 1 and 2 and Mars in weeks 1, 2, and 3 oppose you from Virgo; this brings analytical, pleasant, and active people. Try to get along; they can bring opportunity. Some art or romance could happen. For Mars make sure that you manage stress. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Scorpio; this brings support. Jupiter enters Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stay for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 2nd, the 3rd, much of the 4th, the late 29th, 30th, and 31st brings people and events.