from Sandra Helton
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Celestial Compass for October 14-29, 2019
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Mercury Gears Up for a Wild Ride Now and Into November

Mercury is a small planet nearest the Sun and whips through the astrological signs on the average of three weeks for each so revolves around the Sun at a rapid pace of 88 days. Often overlooked other than when retrograde for three weeks three times a year it’s not generally noticed, however it is highly significant in so many ways that I consider it to be extremely valuable to notice what it does other than those retrograde times. It governs how we think, consciousness, and how we move about from day-to-day. There’s a correlation to health, work, and life management so it is highly influential all the time. This week, while in Scorpio are two strong angles to Saturn and Pluto that are great! These energies should be noted and utilized to benefit you as we move at the end of the month into the three week retrograde cycle and its transit in November across the Sun that won’t happen again until 2034. Mercury has an extended stay in 
Scorpio until December 9. The transit across the Sun on November 11, just before the Full Moon in Taurus that month is like an eclipse so influences all globally with greater intensity. Mercury is how you think, how others think and in this sign of depth generates deep thinking and very serious thought processes. It’s the bridge between dimensions so empowers to perceive based on how its places in your birth chart and how it’s personally affecting you via transit. You can transform ideas and plans and sense on a deeper level when taking time to concentrate, focus and meditate. Keep in mind its key definition is, The Messenger.

Times - Eastern Daylight Zone.

Monday, October 14, 2019
Moon in Aries/Taurus

Mercury sextile Saturn at 2:58 AM gives you all today to organize and take control of your life. Work on routine, personal management, setting priorities and details so you can create beneficial and successful goals. 

The Sun square Pluto at 3:34 AM is a time to beware of others who may be insubordinate and uncooperative. The greater goals and intentions could be disregarded or attempts to disrupt them can happen. You can discover your own innate strength and see where others try to exert theirs. Remain steadfast and true to your higher sense of responsibility and integrity.

At 10:29 PM the Moon conjunct Uranus throws matters out of kilter and could cause sudden disruption. This quirky energy shocks, unsettles and in general is a jolt of annoyance. It’s not good for beginnings as they have nowhere to go once the aspect has peaked.

At 12:24 PM the Moon moves into Taurus where it is until Wednesday. This sparks interest in harmony, maintaining priorities related to personal interest, and money. Values are motivating factors of behavior and what may take your time. It’s easier to simplify toward quality instead of too much to do.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Moon in Taurus

The Moon opposite Venus peaks at 4:33 AM is a time of disappointment and not good for making personal plans or expecting others to be in harmony. Plans may be cancelled or dates broken and there is less creative flow.

The trine of the Moon and Saturn at 4:44 PM helps to build where you want a lasting result. This is a stabilizing influence and one where you may successfully have help from others.

Mercury trine Neptune at 6:45 PM is fantastic for intuitive work and all creativity. You’re more sensitive to the otherworld and also sound. Thought projection and perception is easier as is sensing to receive messages and wisdom from your spirit guides and those in higher realms. Dreams are strong as is communication.

The Moon sextile Neptune at 8:23 PM extends the great energy of the Mercury-Neptune ray so continue to tune into your higher self and acknowledge those more esoteric thoughts. This causes a dreamy state when you might daydream and become lost in fanciful thoughts.

While the Moon is opposite Mercury at 8:33 PM its best to coast and avoid making commitments and wait for a better time to sign important paperwork. There can be miscommunication or taking wrong turns while en route. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Moon in Taurus/Gemini

The Moon trine Pluto at 4:37 AM offers strength as and where you need it. 

The Moon moves into Gemini at 10:30 PM where it transits until Saturday that makes some restless and desire to be more on the go. This is a time when people are busier and communicate more as well as traveling more even without a specific purpose or direction. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Moon in Gemini

The Moon trine Mars at 3:11 PM is all energy to be utilized where you need it. This booster vibration helps to sustain you with work and also physical tasks like exercise or where extra energy is needed to keep going. There can be exuberance that is encouraging.

Friday, October 18, 2019
Moon in Gemini

At 5:26 AM the lunar square to Neptune is suggestive of caution where something or someone is dubious and not clear. Avoid taking anything at face value and be thorough where you need to take action. Deception is possible either unintentionally or on purpose.

While the Moon and Jupiter oppose at 1:58 PM you do well to avoid spending as there can be something too costly overall or what looks like a great buy turns out to be expensive and maybe not worth it. Step away from grandiose offers or pie-in-the-sky attitudes.

The Moon trine the Sun at 10:14 PM fortifies most activities and is inspiring to go forward and make plans. This is a strengthening ray for work and advancing any aspect of life. Planning and life goals benefit and also making contact with others can go well.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Moon in Gemini/Cancer

At 6:43 AM the Moon is in Cancer until Monday of next week. You’re drawn to domesticity and family or you may be sensitive to your surroundings and others behavior. This is a time to be reflective of your feelings and what makes you motivated and in harmony from within.

The Moon sextile Uranus at 3:47 PM is encouraging and can excite you to take the initiative. Newness and interest in doing things your own way can go well so pay attention if you feel inspired to do things with an original twist.

Mercury sextile Pluto at 6:17 PM generates depth of communication and encourages deep thinking. This is a great aspect for writing that cathartic journal or memoirs. You can have good conversations with others and have breakthroughs for ideas. The energy gives insight and seeing through veils dimensionally and in all aspects. It can be a pivotal time when an epiphany can happen.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Moon in Cancer

The Moon square Mars at 1:35 AM is irritation and disruption of the status quo. Be mindful of any impulse to lash out or do something without forethought. This can possibly cause accidents or something to break.

The Moon trine Venus at 9:26 AM is mellow energy that soothes and eases as needed. You can connect with others and expect nice reactions. It’s a ray for making friends and bonding as well as nurturing love connections. Creativity is easy.

The opposition of the Moon and Saturn at 9:29 AM suggests backing off where you may have been pushing to gain ground. There is frustration and reason to take a break or work through obstacles.

Venus sextile Saturn at 9:58 AM is helpful for building relationships and bonds that matter to you. The energy helps to maintain what you have established and can help you to sustain something personal that you care about.

The lunar trine to Neptune at 12:18 PM heightens intuition and your ability to tap into your surroundings and others. This opens connection to the atmosphere and nature that you can enjoy. 

Proceed with caution when the Moon opposes Pluto at 8:07 PM as it can cause going too far and encounter anger or strong objection. Be logical rather than allow emotion to take over and cause a fall-out that is challenging.

The Moon trine Mercury at 10:06 PM eases your mind and opens you to good thoughts and ideas. This is nice for all communication and planning and it is helpful for successful travel.

​In Review (Looking Back)

October 7-13, 2019

Venus and Mercury in Scorpio with Jupiter in Sagittarius are Part
of the Strong Rays of the Aries Full Moon

It’s always a growth cycle when the lunar tide is peaking that is happening throughout the week until Sunday when it is full in Aries. These energies build to a realization of where you are going and how you fit into the scheme of the world around you. Depth is a current that strongly flows like an undercurrent to move you forward toward your own truth.

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Key words for the week:

Listen; focus; aware; journey; mindset; travel; connect; seeing; hear; reality

Affirmation for the week:

“My mind is alert and open to many avenues of awareness that lift my soul to new heights.”

Next Week:

The Last Quarter Moon in Cancer, the Sun enters Scorpio and the New Moon in Scorpio




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Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.

Weekly messages for the 12 signs may be read here: Weekly Messages