Insight From Stellar Influences
written by Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3
(Times specified are Pacific Time)
When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Oct. 2 after 3:47 p.m.; Oct. 3 before 8:14 a.m.; Oct. 5 after 6:08 p.m.; Oct. 7 after 12:37 p.m.; Oct. 8 before 9:03 a.m.; Oct. 10 from 4:13 p.m. to 6:31 p.m.; Oct. 21 before 7:35 a.m.; Oct. 23 from 10:53 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.; Oct. 25 after 6:02 p.m.; and Oct. 30 before 3:41 p.m.
Waning Periods: Oct. 15-28 begin with the full moon. It is a time of completion. In candle magic, it is know as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Oct. 1-14 and 29-Nov. 12 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings. In candle magic it know as the time of gathering.
NEW MOON: Oct. 28 @ 4:14 p.m. in Scorpio. This waxing period focuses on meshing resources with another in new ways, this includes mortgages, taxes, inheritances, and intimate relationships. It is also a time when new secrets are established.
FULL MOON: Oct. 14 @1:02 p.m. in Aries. This waning period focuses on completing issues concerning: appearance, self image, competition, and personal ego.
How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time. Test: is the issue or experience which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time.
Aries: 1-14: Focus: Relationship. Test: How selfish are you? Key: Review your shortcomings before judging others. Action: You're emotionally torn between the desire for a partner and the need to be alone. 15-28: Focus: Competitive project Test: Enjoy winning without gloating. Key: Today you may win but tomorrow, you may not. Honor those who lose so that you may win. Action: You have tremendous energy now and will win in aggressive sports you love.
Taurus: 1-14: Focus: Relationship stress. Test: Defiance. Key: When you speak from your heart as you wish others would do, you touch the soul. Action: A new relationship reaches a stress point and calls for renegotiation. 15-28: Focus: Pushed to complete things. Test: Avoid stubborn comments and glaring. Key: Centering with deep breathing brings peace in chaos. Action: You feel pressured to complete a project and are frustrated by aggressive people.
Gemini: 1-14: Focus: Creativity. Test: Control. Key: When we listen wholeheartedly, we encourage our partner to express themselves. Action: Opportunities open for socializing and expressing your creative side. Communication brings a new partner. 15-28: Focus: Competition. Test: Burnout. Key: Take what you need as you rush out to compete. Enjoy! Action: It's fun, completing a project with competitive chatter. You may win love.
Cancer: 1-14: Focus: People. Test: Be fair not dominant. Key: Peace and harmony arrive when issues of who's the boss leave. Action: Your ideas of dignity and respect challenge an important relationship. 15-28: Focus: Aggressive people. Test: An open mind. Key: To see clearly, let go of your opinions. Action: You're threatened by a superior's 'get things done' attitude. Listen or you'll lose in a confrontation.
Leo: 1-14: Focus: Diplomacy. Test: Listen. Key: What we admire in another is a reflection of the best in ourselves. Action: You ease into a new partnership and discover ego-less diplomacy. 15-28: Focus: Fun, energy, sports. Test: Share the credit. Key: The lion needs not boast for everyone knows he is king. Action: Opportunities abound to compete and be noticed. Fulfilling passion or winning a competition is strongly indicated.
Virgo: 1-14: Focus: Irritating relationship. Test: Be fair! Key: Wisdom listens to all the facts. Righteousness only hears itself. Action: You're irritated until you give your partner the opportunity to present the new facts. 15-28: Focus: Who am I? Test: Self-criticism. Key: Only the one who does the work knows what it takes to do it. Action: You're stressed because people around you have no idea what it takes to complete the work you do.
Libra: 16-31: Focus: Talk. Test: Be your authentic self. Key: You are still in control of your life when you consciously choose to compromise. Action: You're more magnetic now and feel the need to share. A new way of relating begins. 15-28: Focus: Us. Test: Peace. Key: Blending passion and peace achieves wisdom. Action: You must choose between peace in a personal relationship or fulfilling something you're passionate about.
Scorpio: 1-14: Focus: Gossip. Test: Emotional drama. Key: Words can mislead, but actions speak volumes. Action: You're annoyed and frustrated by the newest gossip. It really is a gift for you to see the choices you make. 15-28: Focus: Reevaluating yourself. Test: Manipulation. Key: Knowing what another feels is a gift to help others, not to gratify oneself. Action: Power struggles cause you to take another look at who your perceptions.
Sagittarius: 1-14: Focus: New relationship. Test: Enjoy your feelings. Key: Great work can be done better by two than by one. Action: A new relationship develops when a social conversation expands and you recognize your need for love. 15-28: Focus: Enjoyment. Test: Time to consider. Key: Success requires risks, but must be tempered with logic. Action: You're filled with energy and can win in any passionate competition.
Capricorn: 1-14: Focus: Love and rules. Test: Criticism. Key: True love honors one's nature and requires no standards be met. Action: Relationship challenges call for a mediator. Will your stubborn control attitude refuse to listen? 15-28: Focus: Arrogance. Test: Know your strengths. Key: To hope an issue will resolve itself, just allows it to fester. Action: You're challenged to address who is in control. Will you choose confrontation or discipline?
Aquarius: 1-14: Focus: Networking. Test: Recognize the gift. Key: The attitude you choose creates the balance between business and pleasure. Action: You have an opportunity for business and love at a new social function. 15-28: Focus: Debates. Test: Honor your opponent. Key: Beating a dead horse devalues your point and bores the audience. Action: You fulfill a desire to show off your opinions. Your mental speed gets you what you really want.
Pisces: 1-14: Focus: Being Fair Test: Walk your talk. Key: Words can only be defended when done in a timely fashion. Action: New issues of fairness cause stress in a close relationship. Re-examine your words and actions. 15-28: Focus: Annoying egos. Test: Stand up for yourself. Key: At the next moment of silent anger, emulate a spiritual being. Action: Aggressive people push you to complete something. Silence hurts you, speak up.
• Seventh Sign of Zodiac • Masculine • Cardinal Air Sign •
• Ruler: Venus Color: Pastel Blue • Gemstone: Fire Opal •
• Flowers: Hydrangea, Bluebell • Herbs: Mint Cell Salt: Nat Phos •
• Rules: Kidneys & Lower Back • Key Phase: "I Relate and Balance!" •
• Most Compatible Signs: Aquarius & Gemini •
Famous Libras include: Julie Andrews, Chester Alan Arthur, Brigitte Bardot, Sarah Bernhardt, Truman Capote, Johnny Carson, Miguel De Cervantes, Montgomery Clift, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Greta Garbo, George Gershwin, Helen Hayes, Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Deborah Kerr, John Lennon, Franz Liszt, Melina Mercouri, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eugene O'Neill, Pope Paul VI, Eleanor Roosevelt, Giuseppe Verdi, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Kennedy, Aldo Ray, William Faulkner, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tacy Marks, Andrew Clay, Truman Capote, Roger Williams, Damon Runyon, John Mellencamp, David Carradine, Juan Peron, Adlai Stevenson, William J. Perry, Aleister Crowley, Lenny Bruce, E.E. Cummings, P.G. Wodehouse, Vince Van Patten, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sylvia Browne, and Jim Palmer.
Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 is a professional, published astrologer, metaphysical minister and award winning author. She teaches astrology and does personal consultations by phone (taped session $133 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631 or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com