Here comes October! The month of October comes with a new moon in fair Libra and a full moon in fiery Aries. Let's review!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
New Moon in Libra: October 6th 2021 (7:06AM ET/4:06AM PT)
Libra new moons can be a great time to work with others. You can forge new partnerships, enter into new relationships, and meet new people. We can be more open to others, and see the best in them. We can be more compromising and fair, and find middle ground.
Libra is the sign of balance, so we may strive to find more balance in our lives. We can give attention to the things we haven't had time for lately, especially the people and relationships we haven't had as much time for. This can be a good time to make improvements in your connections with others.
We can bring more fairness into our lives and world, and have a better understanding of different opinions. This can drive up indecision though!
With Mercury retrograde still hopping in Libra for this new moon, we may focus on reconnecting with old partners and loves, and restoring balance or peace that has been missing.
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) transit (moving) Mars in Libra, and this helps us to take initiative with what we want to get started with now. We may also find we have more energy when we're working with or for others or with a partner. Energy can run pretty high, and we can work on being more diplomatic and enter into new agreements feeling good about where it leads us.
The new moon occurs at 13 degrees 25 minutes Libra. The aspects the new moon makes are:
Conjunction: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Libra
Sextile: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Aries
Full Moon in Aries: October 20th 2021 (10:57AM ET/7:57AM PT)
Aries full moons can be times when we're feeling more driven by our emotions than usual. We want to get moving as quickly as we can, and can take the lead with whatever we want instead of waiting. Patience can be hard to find!
We may see the culmination of new beginnings from 6-12 months ago, and this can open up new opportunities, or make room for us to focus on something new again. We may give more attention to what we've been working on just for ourselves, and identify strongly with what we're doing.
This full moon is widely square (hard aspect) transit Pluto in Capricorn (about 3 degrees). This can be a little wrinkle since Aries can be aggressive when not being expressed properly, and Pluto loves power struggles. We may get into more fights with others, and letour frustrations in bad ways. Try to find positive, productive uses for frustrating energy, and work on transforming something for the better instead of sitting back and staying mad.
The full moon occurs at 27 degrees 26 minutes Aries. Aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Aries
Sextile: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Libra
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations
This guest article is actually an excerpt from the book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power by Mardi Shakti! Mardi is a Tantric Priestess, astrologer, and destiny coach, and puts her own unique spin on hidden powers each Zodiac sign has in this book. Read this excerpt, then go grab the book for more! btw read your Sun and Rising signs, if you know both :)
Many of us already know about The Horoscope, and which Zodiac Sign sits in which House for each of the signs; e.g.: a Leo Solar Chart will always have Virgo in the 2nd House, and Aquarius in the 7th. Whereas an Aquarian Solar Chart will always have Pisces in the 2nd House, and Leo in the 7th.
The particular revelation contained herein, is my personal contribution to the astrology community, and when you see it, it may seem so obvious, and yet open up a whole new dimension of astrology for you to explore - especially understanding more about each sign, or reading Horoscopes!
The Secret Power of the Zodiac Signs:
Aries’ (not-so) Secret Power is found in the 1st House. Aries/Mars
Taurus' Secret Power is found in its 2nd House: Gemini/Mercury
Gemini's Secret Power is found in its 3rd House: Leo/Sun
Cancer's Secret Power is found in its 4th House: Libra/Venus
Leo's Secret Power is found in its 5th House: Sagittarius/Jupiter
Virgo's Secret Power is found in its 6th House: Aquarius/Uranus
Libra's Secret Power is found in its 7th House: Aries/Mars
Scorpio's Secret Power is found in its 8th House: Gemini/Mercury
Sagittarius's Secret Power is found in its 9th House: Leo/Sun
Capricorn's Secret Power is found in its 10th House: Libra/Venus
Aquarius' Secret Power is found in its 11th House: Sagittarius/Jupiter
Pisces' Secret Power is found in its 12th House: Aquarius/Uranus
You will notice that each Zodiac Pair shares the same Secret Power! But it manifests in opposite ways; in Yin and Yang ways. One Pushing, One Pulling.
It manifests in "near" and "far" ways; one contracting (like Saturn does), the other expanding (like Jupiter does).
The Aries/Libra axis shares Mars. Aries manifests outwardly, in a Yang/Far/Pushing-Magnet way, while Libra manifests it in intimacy with others, which is more Yin/Near/Pulling-Magnet.
The Taurus/Scorpio axis shares Mercury. Taurus utilises it to magnetise personal gain (Yin), while Scorpio uses it to create intimacy with others, and share gains (Yang).
The Gemini/Sagittarius axis shares The Sun. Gemini distributes it locally, and microcosmically (Near), while Sagittarius shares it with the world (Far).
The Cancer/Capricorn axis shares the Secret Power of Venus: Cancer Loves the Home (Near), while Capricorn Loves the World (Far).
The Leo/Aquarius axis share Jupiter: Leo expands on a local-scale, warming those close-by (Near), while Aquarius widens the sphere (Far), and reaches for the future with vision, welcoming friends and strangers alike for a common-cause. Ever the Humanitarian; intimacy with those far away - but notoriously not with those close-by (#NotAllAquarians)
The Virgo/Pisces axis share Uranus. The Upgrades, Awakenings, and Revelations manifest in the conscious-mind of Virgo (Here, Near), making them the “fixer” of their immediate environments, and the Power of Uranus manifests in the Subconscious-Mind of Pisces (There, Far) making them prone to unpredictable artistic revelations inspired from beyond; essentially going with the flow and the current, as it happens - not always aware of their motivations. Both cool and detached enough to do what needs to be done, when it's needed.
Snippets by Sign:
Aries: With Aries in your 1st Power House, you are your own power, doubled! This is why you are so "you!”, more than any other sign. You are the concentrated-cordial of the cosmos! The essence of life, itself; a spark in a bottle. ENERGY! Desire, Aim, and Drive.
Taurus: With Gemini in your 2nd Power House, it's all about Communication and Commerce! This is a VENUS/MERCURY combo - thinking about money, and you always get a penny for your thoughts… you have so many of them! The exchange of aesthetics and valuables are your sole motivation - and you have the self-worth to carry that out.
Gemini: With LEO in your 3rd Power House of "right here, right now", you were born to *~ SHINE ~* ...in Microcosmic and relevant areas of Communication, Commutes, and Commerce. You are the not-so-silent STAR…! You are Magnetic, and LUMINOUS, and generous with your words, thoughts, opinions, and mind.
Cancer: In your Secret 4th Power House sits Libra. Venus-Ruled valuer of Harmony, Peace, Aesthetics, Balance, and Pure and Simple LOVE. You bring this peace into your deeper self; you make people feel at home, welcome, warmed, and valued. You live for relationships with others - Family - for sharing dynamic roles that build a Home, not just a House. Cosmic Container of Sacred Space, knowing what is valuable, precious, and keeping it safe.
Leo: With Sagittarius in your 5th House of Power, the spotlight is on JUPITER - Big, Shiny, and Lucky: that's you! Out of all the Houses for Jupiter to blow up like a balloon, yours is the 5th House of the Heart. This is the House of Inner Radiance, warmth, and projection of the Creative Essence through Hobbies that Spark Joy, or Children that you can Shine on until they Bloom!
Virgo: With Aquarius in your 6th Power House, you are the everyday genius! This is why you are so ingenious, talented, and eccentric. You are secretly an Aquarius when it comes to work, and day to day tasks! Being an Earth Sign, you are most able and qualified to ground this erratic energy that usually cannot be harnessed.
Libra: With Aries in your 7th Power House, you pour all of your ENERGY into relationships. All of the aforementioned propulsion and compulsion applies to your House of OTHERS. You bring your whole I AM Presence into relationship with another, complementing their whole person, teaching them how to be both autonomous, AND part of a Team. Teaching them the Power of Two.
Scorpio: With Gemini in your 8th Power House - you can blame your bad reputation on Gemini! lol If you're familiar with astrology, then you will know the reputation that Scorpio and Gemini have; HAVE NO FEAR! What the two of you represent are the qualities that most humans fear facing: and there is great power in that!
Sagittarius: In your 9th Power House of HIGHER KNOWLEDGE, sits the Energy and Illumination of the ever-shining *~ SUN ~* This is why you make the greatest teachers of all time! The lightbulb is ON in the Ancient Library of the Halls of Knowledge! You have the clearest Vision, and you translate it with ease.
Capricorn: You are in Relationship with Life! With Libra in your 10th Power House, life is all about give and take; equality; balance; fairness; justice; and PEACE. You are the Midday-Tantra. You bring peace and order to the hustle and bustle of disorganised, chaotic children. Without you, it's kindergarten out there - which is fun, but not productive! You are the banks of the River of Life.
Aquarius: Sagittarius is in your Natural 11th House - no wonder you never stop moving, you're so VAST! Pinging arrows of attention and direction, left right, and centre. You are generally Lucky, and Blessed! You’re the Electrified Archer. Fully Charged, Aiming for Truth.
Pisces: With Uranus-Ruled Aquarius in your 12th House, you have the Power to Upgrade the Human Spirit, like no-one else. Your synapses are one with everything. Water conducts Electricity. The less you resist, the more of Akasha flows through you. You dream with The Current, and channel the zeitgeist.
These are snippets from the book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power - grab it now for more about your sign!
About the Guest Author:
Mardi Shakti is a Tantric Priestess, astrologer, and destiny coach. She uses her unique life experiences to help empower others. You can opt for a natal chart astrology reading or get a destiny report, or if you want to go a lot further than that, you can work with her for personalized destiny coaching. Check out both options HERE, and you can start with a free consultation with her HERE.
You can also sign up for her free ebook, How to Make Your Own Medicine, which shows you how to get started with plant medicine!
And of course, if you loved this excerpt, don't forget her book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power!
Most of us are familiar with the concept of the lunar cycle and the lunar phases, and have likely heard of the quarter moon phases. But you may not be super familiar with what each of them mean! Each phase corresponds to a different type of energy. The 2nd Quarter Moon Phase is the time for adjustments.
The Quarter Moon Phases in Astrology
The 1st Quarter Moon is what's known as the New Moon. This is the start of a cycle, and it corresponds to new beginnings. It has high energy, and this can last for a week up to a year.
The 2nd Quarter Moon comes after the New Moon and before the Full Moon. Since it's going from the new beginnings of the New Moon to the endings of the Full Moon, it's a time to adjust. We can be more flexible and make changes in order to stay on track with what we've started and see the results we're looking for.
The 3rd Quarter Moon is what's known as the Full Moon. This is when the Moon reaches its apex, it's fullest and brightest, so this is the time when we see endings, culminations, reap what we've sown, and make realizations. This is emotional energy.
The 4th Quarter Moon comes after the Full Moon and before the New Moon. Since it's after the emotional Full Moon and gearing up for the enthusiastic New Moon, this phase corresponds to cleaning up and clearing out. It's time to get rid of whatever you can in a healthy way to free you up once the New Moon hits.
Each Quarter Moon Phase lasts about 1 week, and occurs in different Zodiac signs. They're usually in sets of signs in the same quality/modality (cardinal, fixed, mutable). The sign the phase is in tells you about the specific energy of that phase. In the case of the 2nd Quarter Moon Phase, the sign it's in can tell us how or what we need to adjust.
The 2nd Quarter Moon Phase in the Zodiac Signs
In Aries, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to focus energy and enthusiasm on adjustments. They may be physical in nature to give us more energy. We likely have to take charge and take the initiative with the adjustments, and push through quickly.
In Taurus, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to take a slower, more cautious approach to adjusting. We can do our homework first, and make sure we're confident in our choices. Once you work on adjusting, we can see it through to the end. Adjustments made can help us feel more secure, or may be related to money.
In Gemini, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to adjust mentally. We can alter our outlook and approach, or we can make changes with our ideas and plans. We can be highly flexible, and changes may only be short-term.
In Cancer, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to adjust emotionally. We can work on emotional blocks and issues, and try to make our approach come from a more secure place internally. Changes may need to be made at our core or at the foundation of whatever we're working on.
In Leo, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be more creative. We can press pause to enjoy ourselves, and this can open up new ways of making changes. We can take more creative approaches to what we're working on.
In Virgo, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to pay attention to the little things and make adjustments with the details. We can be more productive and practical, and work on seeing the pieces of the puzzle more clearly. We may need to work on adjusting in ways that lessens stress.
In Libra, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to work with others. We can make adjustments in the agreements we have with others, or get help from others to make changes and stay on the path. We may need to adjust how we're balancing everything and keeping some peace.
In Scorpio, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to make larger transformations. We can dig deeper and do our research into what needs to change, and adjustments may be on a larger scale, or at least start from the roots. We may be more intense and want to use passionate energy.
In Sagittarius, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to expand our options. We can open up to new experiences, and this can help us to adjust. Adjusting itself may be a new experience, and we can be more willing to be bold and brave.
In Capricorn, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be disciplined and focus on our long-term plans. We can make adjustments with those plans, and the tweaks we make now can keep us going. We can be practical and try to work smart.
In Aquarius, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to be open to out-of-the-box changes. We may need to go outside of our comfort zones in order to make the adjustments needed, and can embrace the unconventional to stay on track.
In Pisces, the 2nd Quarter Moon wants us to use our intuition. It may be a little harder to see logically what needs to be done, so our instincts can guide us down the right path. We may be more imaginative in how we make adjustments, or we may need to let go of something in order to adjust.
Suggested Reading: Born on a New Moon, Full Moon, or Eclipse
It can seem like sometimes, things are stacked against you and you can't figure out why - maybe it's some good old spiritual baggage! People often feel this way with two areas, relationships and money.
Spiritual Money Blocks in your Natal Chart
One of the most spiritual positions in your natal chart are your Lunar Nodes, which are the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic. There's a North Node and a South Node, and they exactly oppose one another. The North Node is your potential, but is unfamiliar, while the South Node is comfortable, but is crutches and habits you need to let go of.
The South Node often links to your baggage, but since it's so familiar, you don't usually read it that way. It can take time before you realize it's hindering your progress. Meanwhile with the North Node, we tend to run away from it because it's so uncomfortable at first, and this can create problems with it for a while.
If either of your Lunar Nodes are in the 2nd house of money, in the sign of Taurus (ruling money), or if your natal Venus or Ceres (planets of money) or natal 2nd house ruler are in the same sign as one of your Lunar Nodes, this may show some spiritual issues with money.
When it's with the South Node, it can show bad money habits that need to be released, or bad money attitudes. When it's with the North Node, it can show needing to embrace your financial decisions and have confidence in your abilities to manage money.
Neptune is also linked to your spiritual baggage, so if your natal Neptune is in the 2nd house, or conjunct, square, or opposite your natal Venus, Ceres or 2nd house ruler, this can also show blocks. There may be challenging experiences with not having enough in your life, and you may be someone who has to detach from material possessions (that doesn't mean shunning money or possessions, but rather not being as emotionally detached to it).
Your natal Saturn can impact money blocks too as the Lord of Karma. Saturn is the teacher in your natal chart, and has lessons for you to learn, and you often don't get through it until after your first Saturn Return (which occurs between 28-32). If your natal Saturn is in Taurus or the 2nd house, or is conjunct, square, or opposite your natal Venus, Ceres, or 2nd house ruler, that can show lessons regarding money. You may have experienced major money challenges in your early life, and likely have to work on issues around scarcity.
Suggested Reading: Jupiter-Pluto & Wealth
Love and money make the world go round, so we're always looking for an edge! With astrology, you can see how different planets and bodies influence money in your life. Neptune is a planet that can be good or bad, depending on what it's doing for you personally.
Neptune in Astrology
Neptune is a slow-moving outer planet. It spends many years in one sign, so it's considered a generational planet since most of a generation have it in the same sign. Neptune rules our intuition, imagination, compassion, empathy, spiritual selves, and boundaries. In transit, the energy of Neptune is to dissolve, and it can be foggy and obscure our vision.
The 2nd house is the house of money, showing your own money and how you make and. Venus and Ceres connect with this house, so they are the money planets. The 8th house also rules other people's money, so any money involving others (joint finances, business finances, taxes, loans, debts, etc.) are the domain of the 8th house
Neptune & Money
Natal Neptune in the 2nd house can show you might make money through Neptune, so working on spirituality or the arts, or helping others or in the medical field. You can have great money instincts when you know how to listen to them.
But, Neptune is the foggy planet, so you often may feel like you don't have all of the information you need when you make financial decisions. That makes honing your intuition important for your financial stability.
On the upside, you can be highly charitable, and use your money to help others. On the downside, you may be more likely to feel like you don't ever have enough until your intuition is honed.
Neptune in aspect to your natal Venus or Ceres can help or challenge you financially. Sextile or trine, the beneficial aspects, and your intuition can be strong and you feel less fogginess in your decision-making. Square or opposite, the challenging aspects, and you may feel you have to work a lot harder to keep your handle on money and stay more grounded otherwise you make bad financial decisions.
Neptune conjunct your natal Venus or Ceres, or your 2nd house ruler, can show Neptune is hugely influential in your finances. Making money in a Neptune way is likely the way to go for you, while also strengthening intuition and holding firm to boundaries.
Neptune in the 8th house or aspecting your natal Pluto can show this impacting the money you have with other people. You may need to work harder at maintaining proper boundaries with them, otherwise you may take over them financially or they may take over you. The line can blur very easily.
Boundaries in general can be difficult to maintain with Neptune in the 2nd or 8th houses, aspecting your natal Venus or Ceres, or aspecting your natal 2nd house ruler (especially conjunct, square, opposite). It's easier for you to get taken advantage of, and you need to learn how to say no to people (even family).
Transit (moving) Neptune in your natal 2nd or 8th houses or aspecting your natal Venus, Ceres, or 2nd house ruler can put this energy in play, but only temporarily.
Suggested Reading: Saturn & Wealth
Some of us hate working, while others absolutely love it. Work is like, their hobby and great love and everything! So what astrology can show you may be someone who is a workaholic?
What is a natal chart?
A natal chart is a snapshot of all of the planets, houses, and other bodies in the Zodiac at the moment you were born from the location you were born at. Your natal chart shows your life and personality. It's the blueprint for who you are in astrology.
The 6th House of Work & 10th House of Career
There are 12 houses in astrology, each ruling a different part of your life and personality, and the 6th house rules work while the 10th house rules career. The 6th house shows the work environment you need and how you approach work, while the 10th house shows the goals you strive to achieve and what you aspire to be.
So what astrology shows being a workaholic?
First, Venus conjunct (aligned with) Mars in the 6th house or 10th house often shows someone who loves work a LOT. In the 6th house, you're more likely to be someone who needs to keep busy, and that's why you work so much. You need to have something to do at all times. Mars gives lots of energy for it, and Venus makes you enjoy it.
In the 10th house, Venus conjunct Mars can make you highly ambitious and super focused on your goals. Sometimes this position can be a little tragically ambitious since it is so ambitious (but that'll usually be when it's making hard aspects to the chart, one of the planets is anaretic, or Saturn or Pluto are too dominant in your natal chart rather than Venus conjunct Mars in the 10th house by itself). You're someone who needs to have a career that you love, and can throw yourself fully into it.
Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo or Capricorn can also show workaholism, with Virgo connecting to the 6th house (so you love work) and Capricorn connecting to the 10th house (so you're super ambitious).
Venus conjunct Mars in Scorpio can also bring out workaholism sometimes, usually when you have planets in the 6th or 10th houses or a strong Saturn.
The ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is highly passionate, so Pluto in the 6th or 10th houses or conjunct the 6th or 10th house ruler may also show someone who is a workaholic. With Pluto, you do have to be careful of veering into the tragic potential though, since Pluto can be a little too obsessive.
The anaretic degree, particularly of the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Ascendant, Midheaven, or 10th house ruler or 10th house planet, can also show being a workaholic. The anaretic degree is 29 degrees of any sign. Any natal planets at 29 degrees get super heightened energy in your natal chart, and they can be points of potential greatness. The problem is most people downplay their anaretic body, so this one isn't as common. But the few who overplay it may show it as being a workaholic.
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Being a Career Late Bloomer
Mercury Retrograde in Libra: September - October 2021
Saturn Square Uranus 2021
Jupiter Square Uranus 2021
October 2021 New & Full Moons
September 2021 New & Full Moons
Black Moon Lilith in Gemini: July 2021 - April 2022
White Moon Selena in Capricorn: July 2021 - February 2022
Ceres in Gemini: July - December 2021, February - May 2022
Ceres in Taurus: May - July 2021, December 2021 - February 2022
Jupiter in Pisces: May - July 2021, December 2021 - May 2022, & October - December 2022
Jupiter in Aquarius: December 2020 - May 2021, July - December 2021
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026