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Episode 206 | Venus Meets Uranus on Halloween: Tricks AND Treats!

Episode 206 | Venus Meets Uranus on Halloween: Tricks AND Treats!

This week, Venus’ trine to Uranus makes Halloween more exciting, offering both tricks AND treats; planetary face-offs between the Sun and Jupiter, Venus and Neptune, and Mercury and Uranus; both Saturn and career matters move forward; the Last Quarter Moon in Leeeeoooooo brings creative projects to the finish line; and April answers a listener question about how two people’s charts describe their business rapport. Plus: contradictory birds, co-mingled reputations, and Scorpio loves a makeover!

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[1:20] Venus trines Uranus on Oct. 31st (5:51 AM PDT) at 21°36’ Virgo and Taurus. Sabian symbols for this combination suggest that knowing what you stand for can actually improve relationships. Venus’s symbol is 22 Virgo, A royal coat of arms, while Uranus’s symbol is 22 Taurus, A white dove over troubled waters. Smooth over recent issues with close ones.

[3:09] On Nov. 2 (10:02 PM PDT), the Sun opposes Jupiter at 10º30’ Scorpio-Taurus. The Sabian symbol for the Sun is 11 Scorpio, A drowning man rescued, and Jupiter’s is 11 Taurus, A woman sprinkling flowers. Maintain things so that they don’t get to a point of needing rescue.

[4:39] Venus opposes Neptune on Nov. 3 (3:06 PM PDT) at 25º10’ Virgo-Pisces. This opposition seeks balance between high standards and acceptance. Venus in Virgo strives for improvement, Neptune in Pisces appreciates and accepts.

[6:58] Saturn stations direct on Nov. 4 (12:03 AM PDT) at 00º30’ Pisces on the Sabian symbol 1 Pisces, A public market. Saturn turned retrograde at 07º12’ Pisces on June 17, 2023.  Saturn’s retrograde times are good for introspection about what you want to achieve and why you want to achieve it. Now that Saturn is turning direct, it’s time to begin to move forward again with career efforts.

[9:09] Mercury opposes Uranus at 21º26’ Scorpio-Taurus on Nov. 4 (9:07 AM PDT). Mercury is on the Sabian symbol, 22 Scorpio, Hunters starting out for ducks. Uranus is on 22 Taurus, White dove over troubled waters.

[11:37] Moon Report! The Last Quarter Moon at 12º39’ Leeeeeooooo, on Nov. 5 (1:37 AM PDT) is on Sabian symbol, 13 Leo, An old sea captain rocking. The Sun is on 13 Scorpio, An inventor experimenting.

[12:35] The Last Quarter Moon features a T-square configuration, with the Moon and Mars opposed Jupiter and square the Sun. This can be a motivator for finishing creative projects that began at the Libra Solar Eclipse.

[14:30] This is the Last Quarter Moon in a Lunar Phase Family Cycle (LPFC) that began with the New Moon on Aug. 8, 2021 at 16º14’ Leo. The First Quarter Moon of this LPFC occurred on May 8, 2022, the Full Moon was on Feb. 5, 2023, and this Last Quarter is time to make that final push to conclude this cycle.

[15:53] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On Oct. 30, the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto (4:35 AM PDT). It’s VOC for about 3 ½ hours, then enters Gemini (8:08 AM PDT). The slow and steady approach is what will lead to more control and more of a sense of power over our own destiny.

[17:03] On Nov. 1, the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune (5:36 AM PDT). It’s VOC for about nine hours before entering Cancer (2:30 PM PDT). This VOC period is about getting out of our heads and into our hearts, understanding not just with the mind but also soulfully.

[17:49] On Nov. 3, the Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto (8:28 PM PDT). It’s VOC for almost four hours, and then enters Leo on Nov. 4 (12:21 AM PDT). This is about persisting in being kind to tough characters who oppose us, or accuse us of being too sensitive.

[19:04] Listener Kerrie asks about how two people’s charts indicate their helpfulness to each other in business. Check out Episode 127 for a listener question about synastry in romantic relationships.

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