October - November 2009

October 2009
Insight From Stellar Influences
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 8:29 p.m.;
Oct. 5 before 9:33 a.m.;
Oct. 7 from 10:19 a.m. to 2:46 p.m.;
Oct. 9 from 6:35 p.m. to 6:48 p.m.;
Oct. 11 after 6:37 p.m.;
Oct. 13 after 2:21 p.m.;
Oct. 18 before 7:23 a.m.;
Oct. 20 from 11:57 a.m. to 1:49 p.m.;
Oct. 25 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:08 p.m.; and
Oct. 30 before 10:56 a.m.


Waning Periods: Oct. 4 - Oct. 17 begin with the full moon. It's a time of completion. In candle magic, it's known as a time of banishing.

Waxing Periods: Oct. 18- Nov. 1 begin with the new moon. It's a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic it's known as a time of gathering.

NEW MOON: Oct. 17 @ 10:33 p. m. in Libra. This waxing period focuses on new marriage, relationship, partnership and other one-on-one issues.

FULL MOON: Oct. 3 @ 11:10 p.m. in Aries. This waning period focuses on your physical body, your wardrobe, athletics, competition and the way others see you.

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.


4-17: Focus: Competition. Test: Ego. Key: Honor those who lose so that you may win. Action: You have abundant energy now and can win in physical competition.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Balance. Test: Selfishness. Key: The wise one examines their own shortcomings before criticizing another. Action: You're emotionally torn between the desire for a partner and the need to be alone.


4-17: Focus: Stress. Test: Fixed Attitudes. Key: Deep breathing instills peace even while surrounded by chaos. Action: You feel pressured to complete a project and are frustrated by aggressive people.

11-25: Focus: New relationship. Test: Speak without defiance. Key: Words from the heart, touch the soul. Action: A new relationship hits a stress point and calls for renegotiation.


4-17: Focus: Ideas. Test: Burnout. Key: A focussed mind achieves. Action: It's fun, finishing a project with competitive chatter. Love is possible now.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Creativity. Test: Listen. Key: Give your complete attention, and your partner will open up. Action: Opportunities for socializing and expressing your creative side. Communication brings a new partner.


4-17: Focus: Attitudes. Test: Opinions. Key: To understand, you must first listen with an open mind. Action: You're threatened by a superior's 'get things done' attitude. This is not the time to test them.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Relationships. Test: Be fair. Key: Peace envelops you when you walk in another's shoes. Action: Your idea of respect challenges an important relationship.


4-17: Focus: Sports. Test: Arrogance. Key: The lion need not boast since all know he is king. Action: Fulfilling passion with an athletic person or winning a competition is strongly indicated.

18-Nov. 1: 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 a new way to communicate with diplomacy instead of ego.


4-17: Focus: How do I look? Test: Self-criticism. Key: Only the one who does the job knows what it takes to do it right. Action: While completing a difficult task, you are stressed by what people think of you.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Irritating mate. Test: Be kind. Key: Wisdom listens to all the facts while righteousness hears nothing but itself. Action: You're irritated until you let your partner present the new facts.


4-17: Focus: Love. Test: Harmony. Key: Balancing passion and peace develops wisdom. Action: In an important relationship, you must choose between being diplomatic or fulfilling your passion.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Words. Test: Follow your heart. Key: You're in control when you consciously choose to compromise. Action: You're more magnetic now and feel the need to share. A new way of relating begins.


4-17: Focus: Control. Test: Manipulating others. Key: Intuitive knowledge is a gift not to be used for self-gratification or manipulation. Action: Power struggles cause you to take another look at who you are.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Gossip. Test: Drama. Key: Words are frequently overlooked, but actions always convey the message. Action: You're annoyed and frustrated by the latest gossip.


4-17: Focus: Enjoyment. Test: Relax. Key: Success requires risks, but must be tempered with logic. Action: You're filled with energy and can win at something you're passionate about. This can range from sports to love.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: New relationship. Test: Emotions. Key: Two in tandem exponentially empower. Action: A new relationship develops when a conversation reveals your need for love.


4-17: Focus: Arrogance. Test: Know your strengths. Key: To hope an issue will resolve itself, only allows it to fester. Action: You're challenged to finally address the question of who is in control.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Rules. Test: Criticism. Key: True love honors differences. Action: Relationship challenges call for a mediator but your stubborn control attitude refuses to hear the truth.


4-17: Focus: Debating. Test: Complement your opponent. Key: Overstating, devalues your point and bores the audience. Action: You fulfill a desire to showcase your opinions.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: Networking. Test: Recognize the gift. Key: Your attitude creates the balance between business and pleasure. Action: You have an opportunity for business and love at a new social function.


4-17: Focus: Egos. Test: Love yourself. Key: Instead of brooding, emulate a spiritual being. Action: Aggressive people push you. Speak up because your silence hurts only you.

18-Nov. 1: Focus: What's fair? Test: Walk your talk. Key: Silence is confirmation, defense requires speech. Action: New issues of fairness cause stress in a very close relationship. You must reevaluate what you said and what you have done.


• 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 •

you're the creators of beauty, the counselors, diplomats and balancers of the zodiac. You have strong desire to be fair and just. You strive to keep an appearance of harmony. In your effort to keep the peace, you often lose track of what is really important. Keeping up with the Jones' can cause a lose of family respect.

Your sweet exterior hides a domineering personality. You seldom express your anger and are prone to ulcers, gall stones and kidney stones. You enjoy games, puzzles and plays; frequently spending your money on social fun, art and items that beautiful your body.

You're aristocratic, charismatic, easy going, talkative, refined, soft spoken and tactful. When in a negative mode, you tend to be vain, lazy, indecisive, frivolous, a gossiper, needy, thoughtless, extravagant, insincere, self-indulgent and gullible.

You love to network, talk and socialize in elegant environments. You have an affinity for luxury and the finer things in life.

You can excel as an artist, model, actor, interior decorator, counselor, hairstylist, florist, clothing designer, furrier, cosmetician, talk show host, beautician, manicurist, art dealer, salesman of jewelry and luxury items, marriage counselor, court reporter, diplomat, society events organizer, matchmaker, legal aid, court reporter, energy balancer, romance novelist, playwright and wedding planner.

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 astrological and metaphysical consultations by phone ($88 - $144 per hour) Call: 541-863-6631 or visit AstrologyandMore.com or TalesofTamoor.com