The First Quarter Moon arrives on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:22 PM EDT. Quarter Moons call for action. The energy has been shifting all week with Mars’ entry into Libra on Sunday the 22nd and the Sun entering Scorpio on Monday the 23rd. Change is in the air. Thursday the Sun joins Jupiter in Scorpio and Friday evening Pluto gets into the act when Venus and Mercury connect with the Lord of the Underworld.
So what does it all mean for us simple folk going about our daily business?
Relationships are the focus during this Lunation period which was kicked off by the New Moon in Libra last week. Mars moving into Libra is chasing Venus who is scampering ahead. Libra is Venus’ home turf and all those Venusian attributes, love, beauty, harmony are enhanced when Venus is in the house. Mars on the other hand rules the opposite sign Aries and is in detriment when in Libra. Mars is the warrior, athlete and explorer and those energies are difficult to express while in the sign of Libra. So aggressiveness, assertiveness and taking action are not as easy for Mars while traveling through Libra. Libra is the relationship sign, while Mars, a planet of passion, can just as easily go it alone. Venus here wants everyone to get along, wants to socialize and be in relationship or relate to others in a congenial manner.
Thursday afternoon the Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Be on the lookout for those who promise more than can be delivered. Bragging, boasting and over confidence are common manifestations of this aspect. Judicial matters or thoughts of travel to faraway places emerge.
On Friday, when Venus squares off with Pluto congeniality goes out the window as passions are aroused. This aspect can bring obsession, tension and jealousy. It is not about love, it is about power and control. When Mercury comes along and connects to Pluto we’re reminded that words have power. They can hurt, heal or set the stage for a new beginning. At any rate, deep and penetrating conversations are on board.
The Quarter Moon in Aquarius kicks off the weekend and this logical air sign Moon goes a long way in diffusing emotional situations. Aquarius Moon likes a good argument, is not overly emotional and can detach, take a step back and take a cool look at the situation. Aquarius Moon is open, but fixed. It is not easy to get someone to change their mind under this Moon. It can be done but you better have a good, logical, reasonable argument on hand.
This is the week to shift gears and move ahead, along or take some action of some kind. The Taurus Full Moon coming up next week will tell another tale. Stay tuned.