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Episode 204 | Capricorn First Quarter Moon: Now with Puppies!

Episode 204 | Capricorn First Quarter Moon: Now with Puppies!

This week, the Sun meets Mercury, and together they take on the Lunar Nodes and Pluto from both sides now. Venus trines Jupiter, the most fortunate planets in a delicious aspect – enjoy it! Mercury enters insightful, decisive Scorpio and teams up with Saturn to conquer daunting tasks; the Capricorn First Quarter Moon peers into the tea leaves for a glimpse of the future; and April answers a listener question about transits through the 12th house. Plus: Autumn leaves, letting the VOC Moon file your taxes, and the healing power of puppies!

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[1:12] The Sun opposes the North Node on Oct. 18 (5:45 AM PDT). Several hours later (10:34 PM PDT), Mercury opposes the North Node. Both transits are at 24º52’ Libra and Aries.

[1:39] The Sun and Mercury are on Sabian symbol 25 Libra, Information in the symbol of an autumn leaf. The North Node is on symbol 25 Aries, A double promise. Trust what comes your way as being right for you, as long as you don’t cling to those old stories.

[2:25] On Oct. 19, (10:38 PM PDT), the Sun and Mercury conjunct at 26º34’ Libra, on the Sabian symbol, 27 Libra, An aeroplane hovering overhead. This aspect is also called cazimi, the moment when a planet is in the heart of the Sun. Joni Mitchell said it best: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.”

[4:09] Mercury squares Pluto on Oct. 20 (5:50 PM PDT) at 27º54’ Libra-Capricorn. The Sun squares Pluto on Oct. 21 (8:09 AM PDT) 27º55’ Libra- Capricorn.

[5:20] Mercury and the Sun are on the Sabian symbol 28 Libra, Man in the midst of brightening influences. Pluto is on the Sabian symbol 28 Capricorn, A large aviary. If you are surrounded by negativity, try your best to be the positive influence, “the man in the midst of brightening influences.”

[6:54] Venus trines Jupiter at 12º06’ Virgo and Taurus on Oct. 21 (9:32 PM PDT). This is one of the nicest combinations of planets in one of the most flowing and harmonious aspects. Go take a hike with someone special!

[9:12] Moon Report! The Capricorn First Quarter Moon will occur on Oct. 21 (8:29 PM PDT) at 28º28’ Capricorn and Libra. The First Quarter Moon is the action point of the lunar cycle that began at the previous New Moon, and that was the Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023.

[9:42] The Moon is on the Sabian symbol 29 Capricorn, Woman reading tea leaves. The Sun is on 29 Libra, Humanity seeking to bridge knowledge. This is also the First Quarter mark of the Lunar Phase Family that began at the Jan. 21, 2023 New Moon at 01º32’ Aquarius. The Full Moon in this Lunar Phase Family cycle is on July 21, 2024 at 29º08’ Capricorn, and the Last Quarter returns to Aquarius on April 20, 2025. Ponder how to develop a legacy that will serve the many then take some kind of action on your musings.

[12:26] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On Oct. 17, the Moon in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn (8:43 AM PDT). It will be VOC for almost four hours, and then enters Sagittarius (12:36 PM PDT). There is an opportunity to learn about holding our feelings in check in order to achieve more power, not necessarily power over others, but power over ourselves.

[13:39] On Oct. 19, the Moon in Sagittarius sextiles the Sun in Libra (12:02 PM PDT). It’s VOC for almost seven hours before entering Capricorn (6:55 PM PDT). Propose a new adventure to a partner or friend!

[14:33] On Oct. 21, the Capricorn Moon squares Mercury in Libra (11:00 PM PDT). It’s VOC for only six minutes before entering Aquarius (11:06 PM PDT). Take a deep breath and let go of something that no longer serves you.

[16:17] Mercury enters Scorpio on Oct. 21 (11:49 PM PDT) and the Messenger will be in this sign through November 9, 2023. We move ahead intuitively, but with a great sense of certainty during Mercury’s stay in Scorpio. Research and artistic projects are favored.

[18:11] Mercury trines Saturn at 00º38’ Scorpio and Pisces on Oct. 22nd (9:12 AM PDT). This is an excellent time to sign any type of agreement that you want to last.

[18:55] Listener Elliott asks about transits through the 12th house (and a puppy!).

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