By Besha Rodell
By Patrick Range McDonald
By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
The sociable, artistic Libra new moon on the 25th can introduce plenty of
pleasant and peaceful experiences, but it also could also promote another round
of surprises. Some will be destructive (because militant Mars and disruptive
Uranus are still close companions), some simply shocking. However, their cumulative
force starts to diminish after Saturday, when Mars turns direct while Uranus
continues on its slow retrograde trip back into Aquarius. Uranus will finally
flip forward on November 8, the day of the total lunar eclipse and Grand Sextile
- what is being called the Harmonic Concordance - and return to Pisces
on the eve of New Year's Eve. Dates to circle in red.
If you've been less than busy while your Mars ruler has been in retrograde,
then the pace should pick up shortly after Mars turns direct Saturday. If, on
the other hand, you've been inundated with choices, some too weird for
words, you may be glad that erratic Uranus is separating from Mars. Soon you'll
be offered a much steadier helping hand. Until then, don't overlook or
pooh-pooh the benefits a partner or ally can deliver while the Libra sun aligns
favorably with mystical, musical, cinematic Neptune on the 3rd.
Must be the season of the witch. Maybe it's a little early for Halloween
hijinks (not according to the stuff in the stores!), but while there's
so much activity in your house of fun and games, take advantage. You can play
around with impunity, especially if you come up with memorable come-ons when
your romantic Venus ruler receives support, some of it clandestine, from passionate
Pluto this weekend. Next weekend might be just as pleasurable, since the artistic
Libra sun and imaginative Neptune trip the light fantastic.
Gemini artists of all types, in all mediums, whether professional or amateur,
could benefit from the rewarding trine between the powerful sun in Libra and
imaginative Neptune in Aquarius. If you were born around June 1, simply because
your natal sun forms the third leg of a spectacular Grand Air trine, good reviews
are a given. So much encouragement just might counteract the crap that can surface
when your Mercury ruler comes across more Plutonic skullduggery this weekend.
Shut your mouth, put on the blinders, reach for the ear plugs.
The couple-centered Libra new moon on Thursday holds the promise of a light
and lively flirtation, but only for Moon Children who are not currently enmeshed
in someone's knotty net. Those Crabs will probably continue to act responsibly,
doing what is expected of them, even if it's somewhat under duress. But
for the rest, watch out that your romantic aspirations don't become overshadowed
by a household issue. Your abode or the person you pay rent to could become
a problem during this lunar cycle.
Thanks to the sun's rewarding connection to Neptune in your marriage house,
you may soon receive money or something else of value from a partnership arrangement.
Put an imaginative, artistic, even a hopelessly romantic idea online (cyberspace
is ruled by Aquarius), and see if launching it during the Libra new-moon period
will make it as popular as you anticipate. Actually, this is an excellent week
for visualizing in detail what you want the Christmas holiday season to be like.
Consider the weeks between now and then the ideal gestation period.
Last week and this are the first time in 12 years that both philosophical,
principled Jupiter and your clever Mercury ruler are in Virgo and moving forward.
Could you be any smarter, any holier-than-thou than now? Since Mercury will
shift into Libra on the 6th, concentrate on the thoughts currently coming to
and through you. Conversations are crucial; one might lead directly to your
next growth-oriented, mind-expanding experience. Relax; weighty discussions
end with a light-as-air fun time next weekend.
The birthday bias, an ability to get away with murder because everyone is plotting
your party, should be in effect this week. Somehow, a cloak of invisibility
that'll suit any nefarious purpose or secret mission waits for you in the
wings. But you don't have to succumb to jealousy or the suspicions that
usually surface whenever your romantic Venus ruler and surreptitious Pluto line
up. Instead, while the Libra sun supports imaginative, idealistic Neptune, you
could replace the fantasies with a show of faith.
An unsteady, possibly explosive situation at the house or within the extended
family might change after your Mars co-ruler goes direct on Saturday, but don't
expect an instantaneous solution. The question marks can continue until Mars
picks up speed and moves on to other concerns, like how to spice up your love
life. An opportunity to do just that can arise when your Pluto co-ruler catches
the eye of lovable Venus this weekend. Nothing permanent, maybe not even apparent,
but a heart connection just the same.
Even if you're not Jewish, the holiness of the High Holy Days can have
more resonance than in other years. That's because Jupiter, your expansive,
ecclesiastical ruling planet, is in your ninth house of faith, philosophy and
foreign affairs. Jupiter will soon move into your career midheaven and get busy
inflating your reputation, but for now, it's encouraging you to have hope,
be charitable and think beyond personal concerns. On the other hand, Pluto in
Sag only asks that you keep mum about your latest sexual conquest.