The conscious letting go of that which is no longer supporting the present is advised during this time. Let's not forget that the combination of Saturn and Ketu in Venus' nakshatra, Purvashada, is also urging us to dredge up, cleanse and flow on. The Sun and Mars in Mercury's Virgo are opposite the Moon at this time, revealing the data that we need to use in our future plans.
There may have been an influx of information that can finally be processed and integrated into the current projects. Open the mind to sudden inspiration when it comes to creative expression, networking, business plans and relationship conduct during this time. Mercury, nakshatra dispositor of the Moon, will be coming under heavy influence of Rahu at this time, joined by Venus who also rules Libra where this energetic pair are running. Mercury is also placed in a Rahu-ruled nakshatra at the time, Swati; be ready for that amazing idea, solution or revelation to pop in sideways!
The Sun exits Virgo for Libra on October 17, entering into Venus' air sign, which also happens to be the place where the Sun experiences debilitation. This annual trek through Libra occurs when the Sun's appearance in the day sky becomes markedly shorter and weaker, at least in the northern hemisphere.
The Sun never gets close enough to combust either Mercury or Venus while they are transiting the final degrees of Libra, so use the Sun's powerful light to fuel the creative streak and keep the parade moving. While this Sun transit through Libra may not be the best for individual pursuits and solo time in the spotlight, it is a good time to compromise individual needs and agendas in favor of group participation and harmony.
This also takes the pressure off of the Sun from his enemy, Saturn, who is creating some grey, cloudy weather by aspecting the sign of Virgo, affecting not only the sign but the planets moving through.
Even though the Sun becomes debilitated in Libra, it may be slightly an improvement from enduring Saturn's aspect while the Sun transited Virgo. The Sun's exit from Virgo leaves only Mars in occupation there, clearing the deck for the mutual aspect between Mars and Saturn to be uninhibited by any other planets through November 9 when Mars enters Libra.
This may be actually positive in the sense of problem solving, with fewer planets making static between the signs of Sagittarius and Virgo, currently linked by the mutual aspect between two hard driving planets. Mercury is leading the charge of the inner planets for now, plunging into Mars' water sign of Scorpio on October Mercury tends to pick up the tendencies and desires of the planets he associates with and will be shifting attention from Venus to Mars as he moves into Scorpio.
Venus and Mercury have been traveling closely together for months, since the last retrograde cycle brought them together in Cancer, back in August. To be fair, Mars has also been lingering around those two, as well. Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Ketu, which will put Mercury and Mars into an exchange of signs between October 23 — November 7, when retrograde Mercury dips back to Libra, to be joined by Mars entering Libra November 10, which will then put Mars and Venus into an exchange of signs.
There will be plenty of dancing and partner changes involving Mercury, Venus and Mars this autumn. This two week period between October 23 — November 7 when Mercury visits Scorpio and engages in an exchange with Mars in Virgo could be very productive.
Recurrence of Transits During the present era, transits of Mercury fall within several days of May 8 and November At this time, the geocentric angular distance between the centers of Mercury and the Sun will be Everything that gets to be modified during these years will be hard to break down afterwards. Schwarzenegger was not the only person locking into this Saturn-Pluto event. Skip to content. Login from existing account Facebook Google Email. But still, your article reminded me about all my planets in libra… yeah wannabe astrologers like me are like that, they always forget to check squares, always focused on conjunctions and oppositions… But if I may say something personal, I have all outers conjunct to inners, except sun and moon conjunct in scorpio, and in my life, somehow, all outers are totally personal!
There's also the piece about Mercury joining with Jupiter in Scorpio, which puts the two dispositors of the nodal axis together in one spot. With Mercury playing the role of student and Jupiter playing the role of teacher, these two planets come together in the transformative sign of Scorpio, just before Jupiter will be moving on into Sagittarius on November 4.
Mercury is currently the dispositor of Rahu, placed in Mercury's Gemini while Jupiter is currently the dispositor of Ketu, placed in Jupiter's Sagittarius. The point of this observation is that the nodal axis tends to cause situations that are quite meaningful and impactive on our life path. During the times that the nodal axis falls in the Jupiter and Mercury signs, we have a strong foundation in learning from life's impositions as well as from our own mistakes.
We win some, we lose some; that is an eternal truth. Our reactions to the uncontrollable situations in life are where we learn the most about who we really are. Venus moves into Scorpio, following Mercury who is soon to station and begin a retrograde cycle which will put space between Venus and Mercury as Venus moves into the deep and cold, icy waters of Scorpio and Mercury moves back toward Mars and Sun in the sign of Libra.
Thus begins a new phase for Venus, recently emerged from a long combustion with the Sun that shifted her appearance from morning to evening. She also emerges from combustion in good dignity in her own sign, supported by friendly Mercury. Venus governs the realms of relationships, social contracts, human inspiration and the spark of connection that creates bonds between people.
November is presented as a season of conciliation in emotional matters, What does this mean in terms of the astrological transits of November? the end of the retrogradation of Mercury in Scorpio (20/11), and the beginning of the Take advantage of this transit of Venus, and break with routine. Transit of Planets in (Panchang ). Sun Transit Sun transit in Scorpio, 16 November . Venus transit in Sagittarius, 21 November
The signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius that are coming up on her transit agenda could provide some challenging backdrops as we humans continue to desire all things Venus. As Venus joins Mercury in the early degrees of Scorpio, Mercury is in an exchange with Mars, creating a flexible bridge of strong creative energy that could be channeled toward almost anything. At the same time, Jupiter is approaching the final degree of Scorpio, readying to transition to his own sign of Sagittarius, where he faces a whole new set of issues as Saturn and Ketu are still closely joined.
This will be the last period of time where we are enjoying the exchange of signs between Jupiter and Ketu, who together rule the concept of lineage. This exchange will not occur again until By November 7, Jupiter and Mercury will have moved out of Scorpio, leaving Venus to do her thing unfettered for about a week until the Sun also moves into Scorpio on November This is a good time to withdraw a bit from social situations and find some inner calm and intuitive inspiration.
Artistic or creative projects may flourish by cutting away distractions and focusing on the process. On the relationship front, it is a good time to re-assess the value of making efforts to connect, which may bring up the urge to cut ties with some and reinvigorate relationships with others. The Sun, as significator of the individual self and ego will be simultaneously in Venus' sign, Libra until November 16, which makes it a good opportunity to identify how relationships are serving the individuals and how the unions are nourishing or not.
By this time, we may be feeling a bit weary of all the shifting about, working and traveling that may have occurred through October. All the planets will be hemmed between Rahu and Ketu, save Saturn who joins Ketu. The Moon when waning, dark and new struggles to feed us, which leads to feeling tired, uninspired or vulnerable. Finally, the Moon and Sun find themselves in Swati nakshatra, ruled by Rahu and also receiving the aspect of Rahu from Gemini.
This could be a very shaky time where we doubt everything about our new directions. Don't let this temporary shadow ruin the firm foundations that you are building. This is an opportunity to practice mental stability. Bring out all the tools and tricks you have to keep yourself calm and balanced despite the illusions of vulnerability, instability or weakness that may prevail during this time.
The final exciting Halloween prank of October will be Mercury taking retrograde motion around mid-day on October Libra is a good environment for Mercury and will be his location for most of November, where he joins Mars, giving us some energy to get and keep things moving. However, we need to remember that adding retrograde motion to Mercury heightens the energy, which can be channeled for amazing results, but if not strongly directed, could result in a well oiled machine that turns into a jerking mess.
The other factor to consider is that Rahu currently sits in Gemini, giving his aspect to the other air signs, Libra and Aquarius. This puts the new Moon of October 27 under the influence of Rahu as well as retrograde Mercury once he returns to Libra on November 7. This period of time will not be supportive of initiating important new ventures. Since this initiates on October 31, the point is to try and get things going in October if possible. Mercury retrograde can be fine for keeping things going, refining current procedures or editing works in progress with a good amount of caution and discipline.
Viewed in a telescope inset the planet will exhibit a waning gibbous phase. Look for much brighter Venus sitting seven degrees to Mercury's right. At its last quarter phase, the moon rises around midnight and remains visible in the southern sky all morning. At this phase, the moon is illuminated on its western side, towards the pre-dawn sun.
Last quarter moons are positioned ahead of the Earth in our trip around the sun. After this phase, the waning moon will traverse the last quarter of its orbit around the earth, on the way to new moon. The annual Orionids meteor shower, composed of debris from repeated passages of Comet Halley, runs from September 23 to November It peaks between midnight and dawn on Tuesday, October At that time the sky overhead is moving directly into the densest region of the particle field, producing fast meteors per hour. The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but will be travelling away from the constellation of Orion.
The waning half-illuminated moon will wash out some of the meteors. When the waning, half-illuminated moon rises in the eastern sky after shortly before 1 a. The moon's orbital motion green line will carry it several degrees away from the cluster by dawn, but both objects will fit within the field of view of binoculars red circle. For best results, position the moon outside of the lower left of your binoculars' field of view and look for the cluster's myriad stars.
Hours earlier, observers in Europe and Asia can witness the moon crossing just above the cluster's center. The "Demon Star" Algol in Perseus is among the most accessible variable stars for beginner skywatchers. Its naked-eye brightness dims noticeably for about 10 hours once every 2 days, 20 hours, and 49 minutes. That happens because a dim companion star orbiting nearly edge-on to Earth crosses in front of the much brighter main star.
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EDT, Algol will reach its minimum brightness of magnitude 3. At that time, it will be positioned partway up the northeastern horizon. By a. EDT, Algol will be approaching the zenith and will have brightened to its usual magnitude of 2. For about half an hour before dawn during moonless periods in September and October annually, the steep morning ecliptic favors the appearance of the zodiacal light in the eastern sky. This is reflected sunlight from interplanetary particles concentrated in the plane of the solar system.
During the two-week period that starts just before the October new moon, look above the eastern horizon, below the stars of Leo, for a broad wedge of faint light rising from the horizon and centered on the ecliptic marked by green line. Don't confuse it with the Milky Way, which is sitting further to the southeast. In the eastern sky between about a.
At its new phase, the moon is traveling between Earth and the sun. Since sunlight can only reach the far side of the moon, and the moon is in the same region of the sky as the sun, the moon will be completely hidden from view. Uranus will reach opposition on Monday, October On that night it will be closest to Earth for this year — 1. Its minimal distance from Earth will cause it to shine at a peak brightness of magnitude 5.
At opposition, planets are visible all night. During autumn this year, the blue-green planet will be moving retrograde westwards, towards the constellation of Pisces. In the southwestern sky after sunset on Tuesday, October 29, the young crescent moon will be positioned four degrees above to the celestial northeast of the bright planet Venus. Both objects will fit within the field of view of binoculars red circle.
Take note of Mercury sitting just less than six degrees below the moon. Low in the southwestern sky on the evenings around Wednesday, October 30, speedy Mercury's motion sunward will carry it past much brighter Venus. At closest approach on October 30, Mercury will be positioned 2. In the southwestern sky on the evening of Thursday, October 31, the waxing crescent moon will be positioned four degrees to the upper left or celestial east of Jupiter.
The pair will fit together in the field of view of binoculars red circle and will set after p.
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