The card of the week is Strength. The card features a woman taming a lion with soft power. It’s a time to remember that no matter how much you want to lash out, as the old saying goes, “You get more with honey than you do with vinegar.” The sun enters the passionate, sign of Scorpio on Friday so moods may be a little volatile and intense for the next month. Some other reminders from the general positions of the stars: Mercury in Libra reminds us to use diplomacy, as depicted on the Strength card, in all matters. You may be paying very close attention to the details in all your relationships but with Venus in Virgo. But Mars is also in Virgo so remember not to get obsessed with trying to keep an eye on everyone you care about because it will just leave you feeling exhausted. Jupiter in Virgo reminds us that we need to make some changes in order to relax and Saturn in Sagittarius gives you a much needed reality check. Uranus in retrograde in Aries will leave you desiring freedom and Pluto in Capricorn is bringing a slow break down and helping you get to the bottom of worries and anxieties. We also still have heightened intuition from Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Recently, I’ve been thinking about how things like Facebook are really just poisonous wastes of time. I saw a powerful project by a photographer who took photos of people using smartphones. He removed the phones from the pictures and showed people just staring down at their hands and neglecting to connect with people who are in the same room with them. We feel so connected and yet so disconnected at the same time so I’m going to try to limit my social media time this week. It’s difficult because I have Magdalena Tarot, so I’ll be around doing business, but I’m going to limit my personal social media time. Once I unplug from all the Facebook scrolling, I’ll stop caring so much about who does what and wondering why I can’t be doing what other people are doing and start doing what I’m supposed to be doing. It will take some strength, but I’m think I need a detox. What do you need a break from this week? What is preventing you from living in the present?
Mantra: “Stay in the present and enjoy it. Because now is the only time we have.”
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Sunday 10/18/15 The Sun
Moon Enters Capricorn 11:52 AM PST
The card of the day is the Sun, a card of hope, fun, freedom and happiness. Traditionally, a child rides naked on a horse under the sun; free from all worries and everything that binds him. The only aspect for the day is Moon trine Sun at 1:48 AM PST, that will bring happiness, harmony and flow to everything you do. The Moon enters Capricorn at 11:52 AM PST which may bring out your serious side but remember to stay in the present and use the positive energy you have access to to focus on working towards material gains. The sun shines like gold, after all, and Capricorn is a sign focused on wealth and achievement. The number of the day is 9, signaling a successful completion to whatever it is you set out to do today.
Mantra: The sun is shining on me.
Monday 10/19/15 Temperance
Moon in Capricorn
Temperance was the card of the day on Friday and it looks like we need an extra dose of patience because it makes another appearance today. And today will certainly be confusing as the aspects flip back and forth from positive potential to negative potential all day. You will find your strength by being balanced and focused in the moment, taking things as they come. The first aspect of the day is Moon sextile Neptune at 1:26 AM PST. Many of us will be asleep so psychic intuition will play out in your dreams. If you happen to be in the Easter Hemisphere, however, make sure to follow your gut on anything that doesn’t seem right during the day. Moon square Neptune at 3:13 AM PST will also occur when many of us are asleep, but if you happen to be awake, you may find yourself feeling confused and communication may be difficult. Moon trine Venus will occur at 5:37 AM PST so any restlessness you may have experienced during your sleep will fade away. You may wake up feeling very happy to a beautiful morning. However, by 12:12 PM PST, Moon conjunction Pluto will bring some serious personal confrontations to light. You may feel overwhelmed, jealous and all around insecure. But that will be short lived because Moon trine Jupiter at 2:50 PM PST will make you want to trade those negative feelings in for feelings of happiness, generosity and gratitude. You’ll be given a chance to repair your confidence with Moon trine Mars at 4:26 PM PST. But some of the lingering negative feelings you experienced during this topsy-turvy day will come back around with Moon square Uranus at 9:25 PM PST. You may end the night feeling a little on edge but ready to make serious changes after the roller coaster ride the planets took you through today. For better or for worse, the Moon is in the serious sign of Capricorn all day, dealing out strict, much needed lessons but also giving you the chance to rise to the occasion and face your demons. The number of the day is 1(0). It’s a confusing, difficult way to begin this new cycle, but the things you have to confront today are the next on your laundry list of self-improvement.
Mantra: What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.
Tuesday 10/20/15 Knight of Swords
Moon void of Course 1:31 PM PST
Moon enters Aquarius 6:38 PM PST
The card of the day is the Knight of Swords. The knight is young, ambitious and sometimes reckless. He rushes into battle, ready to chop down anything that stands in his way. It’s the first Quarter so the challenges you have to face during this lunar cycle are coming to light. Your goal: get everything in check by Full Moon to bring you the desired outcome. This is reflected by the aspect Moon square Sun, the aspect that occurs with First Quarter. You may find your foundation rocked by growing pains, but it won’t be anything you can’t handle if you jump in and tackle it like the Knight. Just make sure you use the time when the Moon is void of course between 1:31 PM PST and 6:38 PM PST to formulate a plan but refrain from acting on it until the Moon goes direct again. It will also be wise to take a little time to wind down and reflect late in the evening when Moon sextile Saturn occurs at 11:49 PM PST. The number of the day is 2, a number of balance. All action with no reflection and vice versa doesn’t get you anywhere. Find a good balance between planning and action today.
Mantra: Every action cause a reaction.
Wednesday 10/21/15 2 of Pentacles
Moon in Aquarius
The 2 of Pentacles traditionally shows a man juggling two pentacles on the shore of a windy sea. The sun is shining but the waves are tossing the boats about behind him. Things seem to be moving in the right direction but the danger of being overwhelmed by having too much on your plate looms. However, the man smiles because he’s confident that he has everything under control. The Moon is in the wild sign of Aquarius, so you will be inspired to live freely today. Having so much freedom may require a bit of juggling, but like the 2 of Pentacles, you’ve got this. The only aspect of the day is Moon trine Mercury, an aspect of free flowing communication. Today is the day to speak your mind and ask for what you want. You can handle whatever you take on today but beware that you could feel burnt and overwhelmed if you have to continue to juggle through the end of the week if you run out of steam. The number of the day is 3, reminding you that no matter what, things come together and fall apart as they should.
Mantra: I know how to pace myself.
Thursday 10/22/15 The Lovers
Moon Void of Course 9:22 PM PST
Moon enters Pisces 10:18 PM PST
The Lovers is the most sexual card in the deck but really, the overall feel of the card is union in all its forms. Whatever the way union expresses itself to you today, it will be felt strongly. The Moon is in the freedom seeking sign of Aquarius for much of the day. You may feel extra restless due to Moon sextile Uranus but that restlessness will get you in gear to make changes that you want. So ask that person out that you’ve had your eye on, talk to a stranger, make that phone call to that company you want to work for. The time for change is now and the Lovers reminds you that others looking for change will be open to connecting with you. Watch out for Mercury square Pluto at 2:20 PM PST, however. You don’t want to get obsessed with the people you want to connect with. This could lead to impatience that will make you grumpy and quarrelsome. Instead, look at why you desire to connect with others so badly and figure out if that is just an expression of trying to fill a gap within yourself. The last aspect of the day is Moon trine Sun at 9:22 PM PST. Everything you worried about in the afternoon will fall into place and you’ll find that peace you were looking for if you got a little overwhelmed earlier. The number of the day is 4, reminding you that the path to satisfying unions is paved with a stable mind and a stable heart.
Mantra: You must be independent first in order to build strong, lasting relationships.
Friday 10//12/15 5 of Pentacles
Moon in Pisces
Sun Enters Scorpio 10:47 AM PST
The 5 of Pentacles shows a depraved, homeless man. He feels like he’s lost everything, including hope. The Moon is in Pisces, the realm of illusions so make sure you stay in touch with reality today. Like Monday, there’s a lot of conflicting aspects to wade through and some of the things that come to light may not make you very happy. Don’t get so hung up on things that you can’t see the forest through the trees, like the 5 of Pentacles. Instead, try viewing some of the challenging aspects in a different light. The sun also enters the deceptive, secretive sign of Scorpio mid morning so be on your guard but also keep in mind that sometimes the biggest lies that you hear are told to you by yourself. Venus trine Pluto at 12:40 AM PST will set the mood for the day with intense love and relationships. So make time for your significant other, stay up late and have some sexy time because this aspect certainly does favor that. Although the effects of the aspect will linger for most of the day you may find yourself feeling a little down due to Moon square Saturn at 3:34 AM PST. If you’re asleep, pay attention to your dreams because they will tell you where you’re feeling a gap in your life. Communication may also be challenged with Moon conjunction Neptune at 10:17 AM PST. Make sure you speak simply and clearly so as to prevent any conflicts based on misunderstandings. At 10:47 AM PST, the Sun enters Scorpio. Keep your passion in check and don’t let it run away with you. You’ll feel that Moon in Pisces/ Sun in Scorpio energy really start to set in with Moon sextile Pluto at 8:07 PM PST. This aspect brings deep, mysterious feelings that may seem elusive. Don’t get hung up on trying to understand. There are just somethings you weren’t meant to comprehend. If you’re single, it’s a good night to go out and look for love with Moon conjunct Venus but don’t come off as too desperate. Just be yourself and you’ll attract what you’re looking for. By late night, Moon conjunction Jupiter will leave you asking yourself what your goals really are and what you really want out of life. You’ll find the answers by opening up and sharing with others. The number of the day is 5, just like the card of the day is numbered 5, so there will most definitely be trials, but there’s a lot of energy out there that will work in your favor too if you just try to see things a little differently.
Mantra: When I can’t see the forest through the trees, I simply let things be.
Saturday 10/14/15 6 of Swords
Moon Void of Course 4:18 AM PST
Moon Enters Aries 11:22 PM PST
The card of the day is the 6 of Swords, a card of moving on and leaving things behind, no matter how painful it may seem. The Moon is void of course for most of the day so it’s a good time to wrap things up and ditch things you don’t need. It won’t be easy to let go because the only aspect of the day is Mon conjunction Mars at 4:18 AM PST. This aspect could leave you feeling grumpy and irritable. You may find yourself asking “Why me?” or saying “This isn’t fair!” Avoid any emotional triggers because they won’t bode well with your attitude and could lead to outbursts. But on the other hand, any outbursts that are had today will clear the air. So one way or another, you’ll have to move on and that’s just how life is sometimes. The number of the day is hopeful 6, reassuring you that you are a champ and will come out on top if you just have the wisdom to be honest with yourself about what you need to loosen your grasp on.
Mantra: Leave what belongs in the past in the past.
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