The moon this week begins in the sign of Pisces, where we will notice a bit of confusion, possibly low energy, and the need to relax and enjoy. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces involves winding things down – and our focus moves to our place within the larger scheme of things. The rest of the week; however, should prove to be more energetic, and more self focused as the Moon moves into the personal signs of Aries and Taurus. Since, astrology is an instructive language now is the time for you to focus on you, and what you want and need out of your life.
The event of the week occurs on Monday as Jupiter the great benefic goes retrograde in the sign of Aquarius at 3:51 AM. Jupiter will remain retrograde until October 12th. Frequent readers of this blog will remember that retrograde planets tend to work in an “inner” way. Since Jupiter is the planet of philosophy, higher understanding, luck, gambling, and expansion, when it goes retrograde so does its energy. Often times, this retrograde will create self doubt about our lives and our futures. We can use this time beneficially to explore new meanings for ourselves, and to figure out what really has meaning for us. Many times this can happen by events occurring in our lives, which get us to explore deeper meanings in our lives. In many ways, we are not being honest with where we are at the moment, and Jupiter being retrograde will force us to see areas where we may have blinded ourselves to reality.
Turn your eyes towards Wednesday as all the major planetary aspects occur on this day. The Sun in Gemini will trine Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron in Aquarius which allows us to open up to our social groups and society in a manner that makes us feel more comfortable with ourselves. We may find ourselves more “alive” and shining brightly in social groups and situations, so schedule in some time with friends or your support groups, because you can find the day rather rewarding.
Also, the Sun on Wednesday will square Uranus. This aspect is tricky and tends to bring forth surprises especially on a global level. Circumstances and situations can change on a dime, and often when we are not looking. This aspect is similar to the “Tower” card in the Tarot, as it forces us to change our beliefs about things we believed to be real or true. Since this is a waxing square, past family problems which have slowly been building can erupt during this time. However, what remain are new ideas that are more innovative and defined.