If You Were Born Today, October 10
You possess the charm, sense of balance, and intelligence of Libra, but you are more confrontational and outgoing than others born under the sign of the Balance. You seek to forge an identity that is unique and distinctive. You have excellent organizational skills and you have the ability to lay down solid, practical plans. You have an unusual and charming voice or manner of speech, and you take special pleasure and delight in surprising, or even shocking, others. With your playful and friendly manner, it might surprise people to know that you are actually quite ambitious. Famous people born today: David Lee Roth, Tanya Tucker, James Clavell, Helen Hayes, Ed Wood, Alexander Rhodes, Aimee Teegarden.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises (mostly very pleasant) pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.
This can be a year in which you experience important turning points, or you could begin new projects or goals that have a long-term impact on your life.
Saturn forms a transiting square to your Sun from February to November 2019, and this can be a time when you’re challenged to get organized. It can be a time of fixing problems or taking on responsibilities so that your life runs more smoothly. You’ll be working hard at disciplining yourself now. As you face obstacles to your goals, you begin to see the tools with which you have to overcome them. The need to re-structure and re-organize your life will be apparent at some point this year. Apply yourself to your work and duties for best results. Much can be accomplished this year! Although you may not see immediate results for your efforts, important groundwork can be laid for the future.
You also benefit from a Jupiter transit to your sign in the same time period, and this can help lift your spirits and increase your confidence.
This is a year in which you seek out nourishment and naturally nurture and support others. Needs and cravings are in strong focus, and you’re drawn to those things you feel are more wholesome, healthy, and natural. This can be a year in which you make significant lifestyle improvements and/or positive changes to your home and family life.
You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.
Venus harmonizes with Neptune around the time of your birthday this year, and you are more imaginative and attuned to the world of beauty and romance in the year ahead. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy and to attract what you want into your life. There could be truly “magical” times on a romantic and social level. You are especially romantic this year, and you are likely to idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come through paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creativity. Mind you, Venus also squares Mars, and while some relationships are gentle and inspiring, others (or a key one) can be competitive or temperamental.
This is a year of new beginnings and fresh starts. The year ahead is likely to be a strong time for getting your life back on track and taking care of loose ends, although there can be times when it seems slow-moving as a result. Some relationships (or a key one) can work quite well, while others can be up and down. Your creative and love urges are powerful indeed! Focusing will be the key to success. You are taking on new responsibilities, but generally, you enjoy the challenges.
2018 is a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2019 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.
The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: October 7 – 13, 2018
10/10 ~ Mercury (thoughts) ~oppose~ Uranus (radical shift):
This energy tends to make your mind work in over-drive. Not that you think too much, but rather you may tend to think, speak and process information faster than usual. However, when you are moving that fast, sometimes you can overlook something vital. The negative expression of this energy tends to make you feel scattered and disorganized, but the positive side of it is making those brilliant connections that are normally just out of reach. Your perception and intuition are picking up so much in such a short period of time that you will want to review the details later to ensure you didn’t overlook something crucial to your development. You may be impatient with same-old/same-old routine but check in with your body to make sure it is not just your monkey mind playing tricks on you. It is a good time to breathe and be flexible because if you are impatient with this energy, you are more likely to make mistakes. Anytime Uranus is involved, radical shifts and ah-ha moments are totally possible on an internal level, however, on an external level you may tend to blurt things our without proper forethought. Be sure to engage your Heart and some kind of filter, especially when communicating with others this week.
10/10 ~ Venus (values & priorities) ~square~ Mars (desire & passion): (2 of 2: 9/8 ~ 10/10)
This is our Inner Sacred Feminine & Masculine pushing out of comfort zone and into new territory. It’s time to recalibrate how you give & receive, as well as how you BE versus DO. It helps to know the Signs + Elements to consciously choose how to work with it. In this case (10/10), Venus is at 10* Scorpio and Mars is at 10* Aquarius, which is Water & Air, feelings & thoughts. In this case, your individual responsibility or obligation to certain relationships is challenged to grow to a whole new level or come to a natural end. Anytime Venus & Mars interact, the energy has to do with your relationships, both personal & professional, private & public. Squares create the necessary tension to catalyze action. As an individual, it is time to grow, change & integrate your own Venus (values & priorities) with your own Mars (desires & passion), however, on another level it activates sexual energy as that too is the energy of creation. Your desires & inner sacred masculine is finishing its retro-recalibration, meaning who you are and what you want has likely fundamentally changed in the last 2-years. Now that you’ve altered what you want, adjustments must be made to accommodate the new values & priorities that you are about to recalibrate with the current Venus Retro in Scorpio (10/5-11/16). Use this tension to clarify what you are building.
10/11 ~ Sun (illumination) ~square~ Pluto (transformation):
This is a challenge to grow out of your comfort zone and into new territory. That said, with Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024), twice a year for these 16-years, when the Sun is in Aries (Spring) and Libra (Fall), we get an opportunity to grow & change in fundamental departments of life: self vs other and home vs work. In this case, and during these years, we are literally changing how we do ALL of this. Each year builds on the previous and we are now 8-years into the 16-year process of transformation – that is the MidPoint, an incredibly potent point in time & space. It is here that you have the most information to consciously work with as you prepare for the next 8-years, and ultimately, what you would like to get out of your conscious efforts and dedication. Sun helps us clarify and when working with Pluto, it is usually what is NOT working, what has run its course and is ready to be composted into new Life, new growth and a new direction (for Self). Pluto is the Purifyer, distilling things back to their true and original essence, fight that and it can be painful, work with it consciously and it can be transformative and will heal at the deepest root of any challenge. You can use this activation to honor that which has become obvious, or is highlighted in the here & now and purge or purify this energy. You are deeply supported for releasing old patterns and setting new conscious practices into action. Tie up loose ends, close multiple chapters, mourn & move on. As you do that, you will feel lighter & brighter and more grounded in your true Self, your evolved Self.
10/12 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Saturn (responsibility):
This energy is really good for being able to objectively see what needs to be changed, fixed or stabilized in your life or environment. One expression of this energy is a tendency toward depression or apathy, but a better expression would be facing what needs to be done and following through on what you have begun. You may feel the need to organize things at home or work, or perhaps take a class or workshop of some sort that will help you attain your current goals. Either way, be focused but not too serious – balance in all things. It’s when you focus on the lack and limitation that you feel overwhelmed and sometimes helpless. That’s not the point of this energy. It’s just time to do some serious thinking, tend to the details, take stock and make changes accordingly.
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Moon in Scorpio
Intensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Whether it’s passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won’t work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspicion.
The Moon in Scorpio generally favors the following activities: Taxes, accounting, intimacy issues, psychological examinations, research, self-examination, getting rid of old things.
The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
Moon Age: 1.43 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 382,252.52 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,358,805.56 km
Your Cosmic Calendar for Wednesday, October 10
A day before Juno halts its forward progress in Gemini by becoming stationary, it is sensible to have an extremely flexible mind-set and emotional nature as three challenging sky configurations seem to relish their chance to put human souls on the defensive. Similar to yesterday, Mercury in Scorpio is super-active as it makes an off-kilter, 150-degree tie to Juno (3:36am) while also forming its annual opposition to radical-change agent Uranus in Taurus (10:37am). If you are not careful, an anything-goes and potentially disharmony-creating celestial force can wreak havoc on carefully-designed relationship plans. This is definitely magnified later on when Venus squares Mars (7:30pm) — a clear reminder to keep romantic bonds as mellow as possible. Seek immunity from falling down the rabbit hole of inter-personal chaos by playing a favorite musical instrument or enjoying a beloved hobby as the moon in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces (10:13pm).
[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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In the Sky This Month
October 10: Messier 30
A cluster from another galaxy scoots across the south on October evenings. Messier 30, in the lower left corner of Capricornus, is a family of hundreds of thousands of stars. They probably came from another galaxy, which was consumed by the Milky Way.
October 11: Moon and Jupiter
Brilliant Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, lines up below the Moon in early evening. It looks like a brilliant star, with a bit of a creamy color.
October 12: Andromeda Galaxies
The Andromeda galaxy is in the east-northeast at nightfall. Under dark skies, it looks like a smudge of light. It’s a family of hundreds of billions of stars. It is 2.5 million light-years away — the farthest object easily visible to the eye alone.
October 13: Telling Tails
Deneb Algedi, the tail of the sea-goat, is in the southern sky at nightfall, in the constellation Capricornus. Deneb Algedi is a good bit bigger and hotter than the Sun, and much farther along in life.
October 14: Moon and Saturn
Saturn, the second-largest planet in the solar system, huddles quite close to the Moon tonight. The giant planet looks like a bright golden star to the left of the Moon.
October 15: Collision Zones
Auriga, the charioteer, climbs into view in the northeast by about 9 p.m. It’s marked by yellow-orange Capella, one of the brightest stars in northern skies.
October 16: Close Visitor
A space rock the size of a building will buzz near Earth tomorrow, although there is no risk of it hitting us. Asteroid 2014 US7 will miss Earth by about 750,000 miles, which is three times the distance to the Moon.
The sky this week for October 10 to 14
Mars continues to put on a great show these October evenings. The Red Planet appears some 30° above the southern horizon once darkness falls. The world shines at magnitude –1.1, significantly brighter than any star visible on October evenings, against the faint backdrop of central Capricornus. A telescope reveals a disk that spans 14″ and shows several subtle surface features.
Thursday, October 11
Look low in the west-southwest after sunset and you’ll see a slender crescent Moon standing 4° above Jupiter. The pretty pair stands nearly 10° above the horizon an hour after sunset and sets shortly after the last vestiges of twilight fade away. Jupiter shines at magnitude –1.8 among the background stars of Libra the Scales. Although it is the brightest point of light in the sky, it lies too low to show much detail through a telescope.
Friday, October 12
The night sky’s most conspicuous harbinger of winter now rises in the east around midnight local daylight time. The constellation Orion the Hunter appears on its side as it rises, with ruddy Betelgeuse to the left of the three-star belt and blue-white Rigel to the belt’s right. As Orion climbs higher before dawn, the figure rotates so that Betelgeuse lies at the upper left and Rigel at the lower right of the constellation pattern.
Uranus reaches opposition in just 10 days, and it is already a tempting evening target. The ice giant world rises during twilight and climbs 30° above the eastern horizon by 9:30 p.m. local daylight time. The magnitude 5.7 planet lies in the southwestern corner of Aries, 10° due south of the Ram’s second-brightest star, 3rd-magnitude Beta (β) Arietis. Although Uranus glows brightly enough to see with the naked eye under a dark sky, binoculars make the task much easier. A telescope reveals the planet’s blue-green disk, which spans 3.7″.
Sunday, October 14
Saturn stands 1.5° to the left of the waxing crescent Moon this evening. The two lie 20° above the southwestern horizon at the end of twilight and remain on view until after 10 p.m. local daylight time. The ringed planet shines at magnitude 0.5 this week, more than a full magnitude brighter than any of the background stars in its host constellation, Sagittarius. If you own a telescope, there’s no better target than Saturn. Even the smallest instrument shows Saturn’s 16″-diameter disk surrounded by a dramatic ring system that spans 37″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.
What’s In Store By the Stars – Daily Astrology Trends
There can be conflicts experienced today which can pull up old problems or issues to deal with but can also lead to new insights. With Mercury opposite Uranus, we can be confrontational or controversial. Disagreements with others are entirely possible. It’s not the best time to present an argument or an important idea, but the friction stimulated can challenge us to learn more about our minds and opinions. Epiphanies and unusual ideas can occur now.
Also today, retrograde Venus forms a square to Mars, awakening many urges and desires, some of which may only be whims or distractions, and can relate to issues stimulated earlier in September. We may be reawakening uncomfortable topics from the past. Discomfort with the status quo can lead to highly creative workarounds and improvements. Disagreements are possible with differences and contrasts standing out more than usual. There can be a real discrepancy between values and desires, and passions run high. Be wary of making impulse purchases and relationship decisions under these conditions. There is an air of competitiveness under this influence, which may be challenging or refreshing, or perhaps a mix of both! The Moon enters perceptive, passionate Scorpio shortly into the day.
The Moon continues its void period until 12:09 AM EDT when it enters Scorpio.
Astrology of Today – Wednesday, October 10, 2018
- The Moon is in Libra until 12:09 AM, after which the Moon is in Scorpio.
- The Moon is void until 12:09 AM (since 8:40 PM yesterday).
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- We are in between the New Moon (which happened on the 8th in the sign of Libra) and the First Quarter Moon (which will occur on the 16th).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from October 5th to November 16th).
- Current retrogrades: Venus Rx, Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx.
- Mercury spends its first full day in the sign of Scorpio (Mercury transits Scorpio from October 9-31).