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The Full Moon in Aries on October 22nd @ 9:36 pm EDT, October 23rd @ 1:36 am UT at 29°33 Aries/Libra is the second of two Full Moons to occur consecutively within Aries and therefore is a Blue Moon provided one allows for (and I do!) an alternative qualification of a Blue Moon as being two like lunations occurring within the same zodiac sign consecutively in addition to the widely accepted definition of two like lunations occurring within a single calendar month.

This Full Moon @ 30° Aries begins a series of 5 consecutive Full Moons that occur on the last degree of their respective signs. Seen as a degree of transition, the 29th degree represents the end of the matter in relation to the concerns of said sign. When we arrive at this point it is a time of culminating the wisdom and beneficial works from said sign while eliminating anything that is non-beneficial and cannot be carried forward into the next sign for further development. There are often last minute efforts to “complete” something and occasional leaps of faith when one feels a situation is just under the closing bell. (more…)

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The New Moon @ 14°24′ Libra occurs on October 7th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm EDT; 6:45  pm UT.

Libra, as the 7th sign of the natural Zodiac, is the 1st sign that concerns itself with “other”. It is within Libra that we take our first steps in developing harmonic relationships and is the space in which we we seek compatibility through compromise while adjusting our boundaries accordingly to better suit our quest for right relationships.

By the time we have entered into Libra we have journeyed through the first 6 signs, Aries through Virgo, and have sought a greater knowledge of self while developing our individual attributes. The last 6 signs, Libra through Pisces, are the space in which we bring forth our best attributes of self while seeking to enrich our self-understandings through experiences that are external to us. In Libra we develop our comprehension of the “We” principle and eventually expand our comprehension to include the One Self by the time we complete our journey of the Zodiac at the end of Pisces.

With the annual Libra New Moon our focused intentions are upon the development of harmonic relationships and with Saturn in residence in the Sign of Partnerships this year we are urged to focus not only upon harmony yet also upon sustainability. Saturn, exalted within Libra, is challenging us to define our perceptions of right relationship and to align our actions to whatever ideal we find we resonate with. Saturn wants us to ‘walk our talk’ and to do so we must become clear on exactly what it is that our talk is espousing in very real terms and what very real measures are required of us to walk that talk.

Saturn is often referred to as the taskmaster. Our task while Saturn journeys though Libra is to bring our relationships into a proper structure through achieving a balance of two individual energies/entities that allows for the two previously individual energies to function harmonically as a 3rd energy/entity. This balancing and blending of 2 individual energies does not require either party to be sacrificing of their true nature but does require a willingness to allow one’s self and the other(s) to expand into this 3rd energy of union at your/their own pace and in whatever way is healthy and comfortable for you/them. (more…)

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Venus turns retrograde on October 8th, 2010 @ 13°14′ Scorpio, then retraces her path back through Scorpio, reentering Libra on

~Body Artist Emma Hack

November 8th.

Direct station occurs on November 18th @ 27°39′ Libra.

Though the actual retrograde motion phase of Venus lasts approximately 6 weeks the entire span of the retrograde cycle is significantly longer when we account for the pre and post shadow phase also. Venus entered the shadow of pre-retrograde in early September when she crossed 27° Libra. Venus will not exit the retrograde shadow until December 21st when she once again crosses 14° Scorpio in direct motion. As of December 22nd this current Venus Retrograde phase will be complete.

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During Venus retrogrades we find ourselves reviewing our relationship with our personal Venusian energies.  Venus as the ruler of Taurus and Libra is concerned with our perceptions of  Self-Worth, of Beauty and of Equality in Relationships. Venus defines what we place Value upon(both material and ethical) and is representative of our capacity to give and receive Love. Our personal Venus energy represents how we go about incorporating and infusing these principles into our daily existence.Venus retrograde periods are not a time that we are overly concerned with outward appearances and are more conducive to meditating upon our relationship to Venus and evaluating how our personal Venus signature is preforming. (more…)

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