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Thursday Thirteen Vol. 10

Thurs. 13 vol. 10

Thirteen Entries for Your Autumnal Almanac

September 30: Venus Enters LibraThe planet of love meets the sign of relationships, with predictably amorous results. Love ’em if you’ve got ’em, folks. Also: Plant above-ground crops.

October 1: Mercury enters ScorpioMercury in Scorpio will hypnotize you with its wordssssss….or punish you with its invective! Also: Plant tomatoes, peas, and beans.

October 6: Harvest Moon 13.43 AriesReap what you’ve sown – but wear heavy gloves: there be sharp and broken things hidden in the fields… Also: A barren planting period.

October 13: Venus trine Neptune“But love is blind and lovers cannot see / The pretty follies that themselves commit; / For if they could, Cupid himself would blush.” See, Shakespeare knew his aspects. Also: Plant root crops.

October 21: New Moon 28.40 Libraa spectacular grouping of Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars in Libra, all sextile Saturn: a sweet convergence of love, money, stability, and self-discipline. Also: Plant beans, peas, squash, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

October 22: Sun conjunct Mars – You can drive your Mars, or he can drive you. So plot your course, gas up your car, and get yourself behind that wheel. Also: Sow grains, hay and forage crops. Whatever the heck those are.

October 23: Sun enters Scorpio, Mars enters Scorpio – The beginning of an intensely passionate couple of days featuring impossibly brooding and swarthy Heathcliffian types and the smouldering, pouty vixens who love them. Keep your smelling salts handy. Also: Plant leafy vegetables.

October 24: Venus enters Scorpio, Venus conjunct Mars Goodness. Is it getting warm in here? Also: Start seedbeds. (So that’s what the kids are calling it these days!)

October 25: Jupiter square SaturnSanta Claus meets the Grim Reaper. Hilarity ensues. Also: Clear and plow, but don’t plant. (If you know what I mean.) (And I think you do.)

October 28: Mercury turns retrograde (12:16 pm PST at 25 Scorpio) – God help us all. Also: Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and anything else that you don’t mind having to replant again later, when Mercury is direct.

… and turns direct November 17. And after a decent interval – say, a couple of weeks – you can repair your printer, your car, your washing machine, your lawn mower, your secret agent decoder ring, and everything else that mysteriously malfunctioned during the retrograde period. Also: Plant root crops and perennials.

October 29: Neptune turns direct. Daylight Savings Time ends. Remember when love was blind, way back on the 13th? Consider this lasik eye surgery day. Also: Kill poison ivy and clear land, but don’t plant.

November 5: Full Hunter’s Moon 12.58 Taurus. Hunting, gathering, shopping – same difference. Be canny about what you “hunt” this full moon – follow both instinct and common sense. Also: Rake leaves and make compost.

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4 comments to " Thursday Thirteen Vol. 10 "

  • Kay

    I respect your thoroughness- Autumn seems like a busy time of year for all. With all the planting going on I’m sure you’re bound to have an autumnal feast, LOL

  • NICE! Digging out my calender to write these down. I can never figure out which is hte most important transit of the day.

    HAppy Thursday!

  • Alexander

    Hey April! Thats a good Thursday 13. I like the “God help us all” retrograde Mercury in Scorpio. That’ll be opposing my Moon, what a fun ride I’m in for. I guess I’ll just have to see what comes up. Hmmmm….

  • Rose

    Hi April,
    I’m a Venus in Pisces conjuct Mars. I’m madly in love with a Virgo. He’s the most amazing man I’ve ever met. I thought I would’ve got together with him already, maybe I can team up with him in October, fingers crossed. Thanks for your updates,


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