ASTROLOGICAL EDGE . . . . . . October 2014

October will be a dynamic month filled with energies that may cause us feel pushed and pulled in several different directions at once. Your best bet is to stay loose and go with the flow.

The Sun in Libra triggers the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square until the 13th There is a lot to gain now by allowing yourself to be open to the lessons that present themselves. Resisting inevitable change will only make things more difficult. The first part of the month may be especially intense, as circumstances can force us to look backward and review the past. Some previously hidden information could come to light that compels us to rework our plans. We may be looking back over the past six months and summing up the lessons we have learned, especially those that have to do with partnerships. At the same time, we may be nurturing some exciting new ideas, but that can be frustrating now. Your best strategy is to be patient and realize that setbacks are there to help you address issues that can hinder future success. Questions of fairness are likely to arise when dealing with partnerships or friendships.

Mercury will be retrograde from the 4th to the 25th. This, too, can prompt a revisiting of past relationships that yields valuable information. Partnerships, shared resources, sex, and equality are themes that could emerge. It won’t be advisable to jump into a new relationship. It’s possible that a partner from the past could resurface in order to take care of unfinished business. This is a time to assess what arises so that you can be a better partner and attract the right person in the future.

The first ten days of the month can have everyone feeling pretty fired up. That’s because of a Grand Trine involving Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Leo, and Uranus in Aries. These planets are known for vitality and a zest for life; but in fire signs, they offer even higher amounts of energy and optimism. This can be an inspiring time when we are encouraged to dream big and really go for it. You’ll have plenty of energy! Unconventional ideas are particularly supported.

Keep in mind that because Mercury is retrograde, however, it will likely be another month before we can really move forward with new plans. In the meantime, this is an excellent time for revamping those plans that had been initiated before the retrograde began. The excitement and confidence generated by the Grand Trine should be harnessed and channeled into drawing up plans concerning ideas that come to you. Then, once the retrograde has passed next month, you’ll be ready to go.

Two eclipses add to this month’s powerful energies. We’ll first experience a Lunar Eclipse in Aries on that 8th that will involve Uranus and the North Node. With the Moon in Aries, conjunct Uranus, and the Sun in Libra, conjunct the North Node, this eclipse is directing us toward long-term changes. Lunar Eclipses “bring to light” things that have been hidden so that we can see what needs to change in our lives. With the Moon . . . . . Read the Full Column!

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THE ASTROLOGICAL EDGE gives insights into the current “windows of opportunity” available for successfully navigating your life and is one of the regular monthly features that is part of membership on this site.

Every month on the day of the NEW MOON, the energy in the atmosphere opens to receive new seeds. For centuries, farmers have used the New Moon cycles for planting their crops. We can use this same potent energy for planting dreams and goals of what we want to manifest in our lives. To use a New Moon POWER DAY, simply write down a maximum of ten wishes you would like to see manifest in your life.

Because this month’s New Moon occurs in SCORPIO, you may want to include wishes concerning one or more of the following categories on your list that are ruled by that sign: transformation, power, strength, courage, integrity, awareness of the difference between taking the high road and taking the low road, debt, jealousy, revenge, the willingness to discard the lower aspects of one’s own emotional nature and practice forgiveness.

Sample wishes:
“I want to easily find myself forgiving others in a way that is empowering and healing for me”
“I want the burden of debt easily lifted from me”
“I want to easily find myself choosing the high road that is best for me in every area of my life”
“I want to easily find myself filled with the courage to make those changes in my life that are in my overall best interest.”

For the exact best times for writing your wishes during this month’s New Moon, check out within the three days prior to October’s New Moon.

PRIOR TO THE TIME when MERCURY goes into retrograde October 4. . . . .

PRIOR TO THE TIME when MERCURY goes into retrograde motion on October 4, the opportunity is ripe for action!

Mercury is retrograde from October 4  to October 25, 2014, so between now and October 4, your best use of the time is to take action on mundane tasks that have been on your mind. For example, if there is a medical matter you have been meaning to attend to – having a physical, a dental appointment, or another procedure, it’s best to have your appointment prior to October 4 or after October 25.

Use the days until October 4 to initiate important connections you have been meaning to make: contact a person in charge of an area you wish to advance in, initiate a communication with someone who has been on your mind, begin a project you have felt attracted to involve yourself in.

During a Mercury retrograde cycle (they occur about 3 times each year, approximately 3 months apart), things that are begun most often need to be repeated. For example, if you take your car in for work, most likely you will need to go back to your mechanic to re-fix the problem if he does the work under a Mercury retrograde cycle.

So prior to October 4, initiate as much activity as you can – make new starts and handle tasks you have been putting off. Then when the Mercury retrograde cycle takes effect, you can take some time off for reevaluating your life, writing in your journal, or reflecting on new directions you want to go between October 26, 2014 and January 21, 2015 (the next retrograde cycle). The Mercury retrograde cycle is also good for refining and completing tasks already begun.

In this way, we can use astrological cycles to our benefit. Advance planning empowers us to use time to our best advantage- going forward when the time for action is ripe, and pulling back and resting when outward action would require needless repeated effort and expenditure of energy.

Read more about this current Mercury retrograde and it’s effects by checking out The Astrological Edge for October.

For more information on Mercury retrograde, check out Astrology 101.


September 22, 9:29 P.M. EDT

Timing is everything.  By taking advantage of opportunities when the larger timing is right, you achieve a success.  For example, when the tide is out in the ocean, it’s not a propitious time for the sport of surfing.  The rules we see everyday in mother nature are self evident, and by cooperating with that larger timing, we can fit into the reality of “what is” and use it to our advantage.

By using the principles of natural timing, we cooperate with life and know when to pull back and when to press forward for success.  The times of moving forward can be used for initiating new directions that are important for us.  The times for pulling back can be used for reinforcing our position, organizing our lives and growing stronger within ourselves.  The times of balance open the opportunity for consciously enjoying our lives and the people in our world.

ON THE DAY OF THE FALL EQUINOX it is a time of giving thanks for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of spiritual forces.  Sometime during the day, set aside time for a ritual that involves an outreach to others.

This is a day for giving thanks for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of Life itself.  On this day, plan to celebrate with some form of thanksgiving.  It may be joining with friends for a potluck and sharing food to commemorate the blessings that each of you has; on in some way contributing to someone who has less than you do.

Make a list of the three main gifts that the universe has blessed you with at this point in your life.  It may be a loving family, a special friendship, financial comfort… whatever occurs to you that you appreciate as a true blessing that has been added to you in your life.  You came on this planet on your own – with nothing, not even clothes on your back.  Life has provided and everything that you have has been added to you.  This is a day for gratitude and acknowledging the blessings that life has bequeathed upon you.  In the process of being grateful for what you have, you open yourself to Life continuing to add bounty to your life.

On the day that signifies the beginning of each of the four seasons of the year, throughout history people have gathered together in groups to celebrate bringing in the new cycle.  The Honoring Life ritual suggested for bringing in the new cycle can be done alone or as part of a group that can empower the new cycle through shared celebration!

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NEW MOON REMINDER… Wednesday, September 24, Libra 2:14 am EDST

NEW MOON REMINDER… Wednesday, September 24, 2:14 am, EDST, is the New Moon Power Day in September! Don’t miss this opportunity to make wishes for goals you’d like to reach and experiences you’d like to have.

Because this New Moon is in the sign of LIBRA, it’s a powerful time for new beginnings in important one-to-one relationships. This could include your marriage or a close partnership with another who is significant to you. Things you may have wanted to happen in your life for a long time can begin easily manifesting through using the boost of this harmonious and diplomatic New Moon!

For success, your wishes must be handwritten on paper and ten wishes maximum are allowed on each power day. The most potent time is the first 8 hours AFTER the exact time of the New Moon; within the first 48 hours will still work. The potency continues to exist for another twelve hours, but is weaker. For clear success, it’s best to avoid wishing during those hours when the Moon is Void of Course.

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These times are in Eastern Standard Time and need to be converted to your local time zone. The Moon Box on the Homepage of will tell you how many hours difference your location is from the Eastern Time Zone in the US.

Among other things, LIBRA rules natural awareness of the other person and appreciation of the benefits of partnership. This awareness is most helpful in bringing about new results in relationships that are important to us.

Because the New Moon of September is in the sign of LIBRA it is an especially auspicious time for wishing to improve existing relationships – perhaps your marriage or another important ally – or to add to such relationships more excitement, harmony and/or support. It is also an excellent New Moon for wishing to improve your social skills, confidence in interacting with others, or attracting a suitable marriage partner into your life.

Your wishes can be about anything that is important to you to bring into your life. For more New Moon tips for September and suggested wording for wishes when the New Moon is in LIBRA,  login here and select the “New Moon Power Days” icon from the Membership Menu.

Jan answers your frequently asked questions surrounding New Moon Wishing and more here.

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For the complete “Rules of the Road” for wishing under the New Moon, as well as sample wishes demonstrating the most potent way of wording your wishes, consult Jan Spiller’s book -New Moon Astrology.

You can also calculate your personal Granddaddy Power Period! Simply click on “Free Astrology Charts”.

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FALL EQUINOX  September 22, 9:29 P.M. EDT

FALL EQUINOX  September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT 
(Libra / Scorpio / Sagittarius)

The FALL EQUINOX is that point when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun.  It ushers in the predominance of the energies of the third three signs of the zodiac:  Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.  These signs are social in nature and rely on working with others for personal survival.  They seek to relate with others beyond immediate family members and instinctive love connections.

Libra is recognizing the objective identity of the other person and seeing how they can fit together as a team.  Scorpio is seeing into the emotional depths of those they are relating to and seek kindred souls they can bond with.  Sagittarius responds to the urge to uplift society and thus the emphasis is on reaching into the loftier realms of religion, philosophy and law.  They feel drawn to helping to raise spirits—though helpful deeds, a joyous and trusting nature, an interest in spirituality, culture and the arts.

Thus the Fall Equinox ushers in the Autumn months – a time for reaping what has been sown individually and joining with others as a team to bring in the harvest and enjoy it together!

Best uses of this time of year:  be willing to understand more deeply the significant others in your life.  What are their unique qualities – their strengths and vulnerabilities?  What do they need to be happy and what motivates them?  

This information can help you to create more cooperation in important relationships.  Participate in activities that lift your spirits.  During these months, attend spiritual gatherings or cultural events.  Develop a more trusting and positive attitude by spending time in activities that feed your Soul.

Check back one day before the Equinox for suggested rituals.

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