October 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter

~scroll down to read days earlier in the month of October 2016 ~

Week of Wednesday, November 2 to Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

The first major aspect for this week is on Thursday November 3, in the early morning when Mercury in Sagittarius comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricon at 1:10 AM. This aspect has been leading up to its peak today for the last couple of days. It also wanes down in a few days too. The interesting thing about this aspect is that Saturn also comes into the mix today making semi-sextiles to both Merucry and Pluto. So this day in particular with also have the flavor or Saturn mixed in with this aspect. The Pluto Mercury sextile is someone that gets things done and doesn’t waste time doing whatever it is their focus is on. You might notice yourself being driven during this time to accomplish the little tasks and move on to the next quickly. With Saturn in the semi-sextile to both these planets, especially today, you will want to get down to business and realize that you can accomplish a lot in doing so. The trouble is that you might feel a bit quarrelsome or overworked. If you do, remember that you need to care for your body, mind and spirit more than anything you do for work! I hear my Saturn people saying – why??? Because without the body you will not be able to accomplish anything!

The next big aspect of the week is on Saturday morning when Venus in Sagittarius comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 2:23 AM. This aspect will be felt a few days on each side of the peak of this aspect. This is a really good time to enjoy what is around you. The surroundings and people and things that you love are a little bit electrified under this transit. It feels fun and exciting and it might even be a nice time to do something sweet and surprising for your loved ones. The fiery nature of this transit makes us feel energetic and willing to do something fun, so enjoy!

On Monday we have the sun in Scorpio making a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn, which peaks at 3:25 AM. This aspect lasts about a day on each side of the peak. This aspect brings about a desire for creative changes. The sun illuminated the deeper secrets and things that we might have hidden in our consciousness, but not in a negative way, it happens in a “I am going to do something about this _____ (fill in the blank). So if you have been thinking about doing some things such as changing deep ingrained habits of yourself, this would be a great time to do so!

Week of Wednesday, October 26 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 MoonPricklyBallLessDense2Starlene

We are changing things up here at the Astro Tapestry Report! We are going to start looking at a weekly overview and see how that works! Lunar aspects (aspects involving the moon) are the most common but they are also the weakest … they are no more than passing moods. So we are going to focus on the larger themes of the week and please let us know what you think about this new format!

Wednesday we have the Venus meeting Jupiter in a sextile aspect. Sweet luck! This is fun, light-hearted, social and lively. Since Jupiter is in Libra (the sign of Venus) and Venus is in Sagittarius (the sign of Jupiter) these two planets are in what is called mutual reception which amplifies the power of this otherwise soft aspect. We want to play, we want to party, and we may overdo it if we aren’t careful! But hey, you only live once, so enjoy!

On Thursday the sun and Mercury conjoin in Scorpio. This is the midpoint of the Mercury-sun cycle. From our perspective Mercury dances around the sun, first running in front of him, then reversing gears and following the sun from behind. He does this dance non-stop, back and forth, around the sun, like the court jester he is to the sun’s kingship. But when these planets conjoin there is a sense of clarity that is like a flash of light that stays with you, an epiphany, so look for those paradigm shifting insights today. Pay attention to them as they can be deep!

Going into the weekend we don’t get another strong aspect until Saturday when Mars makes a square to Uranus. Exciting! Spontaneous! Wake up, everyone, and let’s go crazy! I mean that in the best way possible. Mars-Uranus is wild, unpredictable energy that if we do not embrace it can show up in our lives as arguments and accidents. So try to do something physically powerful today. Sprint up a mountain! Take a martial arts class! Start that new project you have been putting off forever!

A very different energy comes into play later on Saturday when Venus and Saturn conjoin. This is about commitment, both in relationships and in finances. If in the past you have taken risks with love or money, today you will feel like creating a stronger foundation where security and trust is more important than taking those risks. Our relationships deepen as we commit to them. Our portfolio solidifies as we invest in secure financial practices. Commit to that which you trust.

Sunday is a busy day with Mercury making a trine to imaginative Neptune, sparking our creativity. This is great for inspirational work, whether that is artistic or not! We can all use a little inspiration in our lives!

Monday October 24, 2016 –

The first aspect for today is when the moon makes a sweet trine to Uranus at 8:21 AM. This is a nice aspect for today, giving us some creative vibes and energy. It is a nice vibe for the Monday morning energy, inspiring us to do what is interesting and fun. After this aspect we have an all day long void-of-course moon (until 11:16 PM when she switches signs). So although the morning may start out with a bounce, we might feel the day drag on. The void-of-course moon is not bad, but it does give us a chance to do the things that are the hum-drum daily activities that we usually need to do anyway. So try to get things accomplished as much as you can and don’t knock yourself if you are not in the mood and kind of chilled during the day.

The next aspect is when Mercury moves into the sign of Scorpio at 4:46 PM. Mercury is not completely unhappy in this placement, but you might want to watch your tongue a bit. Scorpio is a seriously intense sign and doesn’t always hold back on what it feels. In fact that is one of the nice things about Scorpio energy, you never guess where you stand with them. So you may notice yourself being pretty straightforward with people… On the hard side of the transit (which by the way lasts until Saturday November 12, 2016) … You may feel that Scorpio tail roll off your tongue and tell someone off. If you feel it and don’t control it you can sting with words when Mercury is under this sign. So do yourself a favor and definitely observe, but before you speak ask yourself if you are coming from an emotional (ego) place or a place of love (Spirit). Not that Mercury in Scorpio is egoistical, quite on the contrary, this is a vibe of feeling what is real and speaking it, just speak it in a loving way.

Lastly the moon comes out of her void-of-course phase and enters into the sign of Virgo at 11:16 PM. This is where the moon, (our emotions, feelings and comfort) is in the most detailed orientated! You may notice yourself feeling fussy and fixing things that need fixing in your life while the moon transits over this sign. Cleanliness next to Godlessness, must have come from the mouth of the Virgo herself! So you might notice yourself cleaning and paying attention to detail during this transit, hey its a good time to clear your space out!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Herkimer Diamond. Herkimer Diamond will help you have some more physical energy and take on the tasks you need to work through during the all day void-of-course moon.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Amber (Pinus succinifera). Amber is wonderful at balancing your energy and giving inspiration. It helps us to know where we are going and sometimes under the void-of-course moon we need some direction!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday October 23, 2016MoonPricklyBallLessDense2Starlene

The first aspect for today is when the Leo moon comes to a trine with Venus in Sagittarius at 2:28 AM. This aspect is one that has us feeling comfortable and at home wherever we happen to be.

Following is the Moon in Leo makes a sextile to Jupiter in Libra at 8:44 AM. This brings a cheerfulness to the morning, even cooperation is part of the day today. a Nice way to begin your Sunday.

The final aspect is when the Leo Moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 4:20 PM. This reminds us that all things are accomplished with patience and persistence. If you have been working on projects and it seems there is no end in sight – just know in time there will be, patience is what this aspect asks for.

The essential oil suggestion today is peppermint. Peppermint helps to bring about a positive outlook and pep in your step during this time.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Fluorite. Fluorite will help us to focus our energies on what we want to get accomplished. It will also help raise our consciousness to a level that we feel aware of the calmness we need to bring into our everyday life.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday October 22, 2016Pluto18PetalsMulti-WEBSITE

Today is an important day when the moon moves into the sign of Leo and the sun follows moving into Scorpio. So shifts and changes are among us, especially this evening. But then again we are always shifting and changing into something new.

The first aspect for today is when the the Cancer moon comes into a square with Uranus in Aries at 1:44 AM. This might have us staying up a bit late or even waking early. This makes us feel charged and electric, but as in any lunar aspect it moves so quick it might breeze by you, especially if you are already in a deep sleep.

The following aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a square with Mercury in Libra at 8:30 AM. This can create some restlessness in our thoughts and imagination. Again though, this is a lunar aspect and should only be a short feeling of possible worry – try not to let it get you stressed out.

The next aspect is when the moon in Cancer comes to a a square with the sun in Libra which peaks at 3:14 PM. This reminds us that patience is sometimes needed and to not let situations (especially those with the opposite sex) annoy us. We are all on this earth together, its good to love one another or at least take your space! The moon then slips into her void-of-course phase right after this peaks. It only lasts a few minutes though because the moon does move into Leo shortly. This will be a nice time to take a break, do something relaxing or even just go for a little walk!

The moon moves into Leo at 3:34 PM. Leo moon is gregarious at times and shy at others. It can be considered very “me” orientated and loves attention. So reach out for some attention or be the attention while the moon is in this sign, which lasts until Tuesday. Leo moon makes our creativity flow and our love for family and friends be shown. Leo moon is fun, generally loving and sweet, but again loves the attention so make sure you keep the dramatic parts not so superfluous.

The last kick for the day is when the sun shifts into the sign of Scorpio at 7:46 PM. Scorpio is pretty intense, so you might notice yourself feeling the depths of your soul. Scorpio energy, is based on the merging of the self with the self, you feel all the hidden things pop up under this transiting sun. Scorpio does not do things half-assed either, you feel either all in or all out when the sun is in this sign. The one thing Scorpio is, is fixed and will continue on until the end of time. Emotions can arise and I have always thought Halloween is so Scorpio because Halloween connects us with and honors the dead. Enjoy the Scorpio sun and if you get those deep emotions to come up, that is ok, let them – this is the time to let them out, instead of stuffing them down.

The recommended gemstone for today is smoky quartz which has a grounding, calming effect to offset the energy today.

The essential oil to work with today is frankincense which allows us to view our lives from a higher, more spiritual perspective.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday October 21, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

The moon is in her home sign of Cancer until Saturday afternoon, so this is a great time time for you to do those domestic things. Clean the house, cook something delicious. Spend time with what and who make you feel cozy and comfortable. All of the aspects today are lunar aspects, so they support this Cancer mode of comfort, put on some cozy PJ’s tonight and sleep well!

The first aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a square with Jupiter in Libra at 2:41 AM. This can have us feeling a bit impractical and excessive. If you are up during this hour, don’t elet your soul run away with itself and create promises you can not keep!

The next aspect happens at 3:33 an is when the Cancer moon comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces. This is a great aspect for dreaming something sweet and even possibly prophetic. If you have a dream that stands out, you should journal it down for sure!

In the afternoon the Cancer moon comes to an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn at 1:13 PM. This can have us feeling a bit like we are daydreaming but not quite in the loop. If this is time for work, you might even decide to take some time to do something different than planned.

The last aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to an opposition with the Mars in Capricorn at 4:04 PM. This creates some high energy, but there is not a lot of direction with this energy so you might just feel like aimlessly moving your body. It would be nice to harness this energy on a project you are working on, but if it isn’t happening then don’t force it!

A great stone to use today is aventurine which is great for energy balancing both in terms of mind, body spirit as well as yin and yang energies.

The essential oil to work with today is carnation which promotes feelings of self-worth.

All times are in Eastern US Time

Thursday October 20, 2016 –13652951_10208409441306672_5022523913593695717_o

In the wee hours of the morning we have Mercury in Libra (the communicator) opposite Uranus (the planet of surprises and quick action) are making an opposition to one another at 3:48 AM. It would not surprise me if you felt like staying up to chit chat with a friend during this time. You might even talk about unusual or peculiar things! This aspect lasts the rest of the morning so enjoy the quirky, weird and interesting conversations!

The Gemini moon the comes to a trine with the sun at 7:17 AM. This is a nice way to wake up! This shorter aspect will help you feel positive energy, especially towards those of the opposite sex. The moon then goes into a short void-of-course phase at 11:28 AM. This is a great time to take a break and work on projects that you already have going on.

The moon the makes her ingress into the sign she rules – Cancer at 11:28 AM. This is where she feels at home and stays until mid-day on Sunday. So enjoy spending time at home, doing domestic things and enjoying your loved ones! This is a wonderful time for you to even do some redecorating or cook some home cooked comfort foods – just make sure you limit yourself on the amounts you indulge in!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz will help you to open your heart and bring about a loving presence to you.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Jasmine. Jasmine is a great essential oil for bringing you the sweetness in life.

All times are in Eastern US Time

MarsUnevenFlowerWEBSITEnikkiWednesday October 19, 2016

Today is a busy day in the heavens above, an important aspect that we have been building up to a climax of two powerful planets today. But before that lets also remember the moon is in social and fun Gemini all day today too.

The first aspect that happens just past midnight is when the Gemini moon comes to a trine with Jupiter in Libra at 12:11AM. If you are up at this time you might enjoy snacking on something yummy, just remember not to overindulge!

Next the Gemini moon comes to a square with Neptune in Pisces at 1:47 AM. This leaves us feeling a bit gullible or even sleepy. You might feel sensitive to what others say towards you or have poor judgement. So make sure you just take time to think about your decisions before you make them.

The big deal in the sky today is when Mars comes to a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:22 AM. This makes us have some difficulty with our personal matters. Arguments and things come up that we thought we buried deep within us. The trouble is that, this is not something that might just happen today, it’s been building up as these two planets keep creeping towards one another and today it peeks. That also doesn’t mean things will resolve themselves today, it is going to take time. It is my belief that these bigger energies happen so we can make lasting changes in our lives. This one is about how we direct our energies and personal relationships. Maybe it is time to take some inventory of that and make some decisions about inspiring those personal relationships to grow or let them go.

Following closely the moon in Gemini comes to an opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:40. Take some of that energy from the past aspect mentioned and put that focus on you. Your body, your physique. And I am not talking plastic surgery here, but your strength. Where are you strong? What things can you work on to be stronger. Allow Saturn to pull that out of you today and go exercise! (This is an aspect in my chat, so I know it personally! Starlene here.) Your body will thank you for it.

Whew what a morning! This evening the Gemini moon comes to a trine with his ruler Mercury in Libra at 9:59 PM. Can we say, social. I am not sure who talks more, Gemini or Libra – and I live with one of each, and I am the third air sign (Aquarius) I don’t know how any of us sleep actually, ha!! Have some fun, converse over some good things, enjoy the company of friends and loved ones and of course – TALK!

The last aspect for today is another nice one. It’s as if the morning kicked our asses and we were gifted with some nice aspects this evening. The Gemini moon comes to a sextile with Uranus in Aries at 10:41 PM. This gives us a feeling of support and even inspiration. If you have ideas, write them down!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Benzoin (Styrax benzoin dryander). Benzoin is the oil that helps us not to dismiss those difficulties, but to turn them into lessons for us. It enables us to be guided by the hardships and not think of htem just as a pain or difficulty to go through.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Pink Tourmaline. I love pink tourmaline to allow us to bring wounds we hold deep – to the surface in such a loving way that they can be transmuted into something positive. This truly is the perfect stone for the day!

Monday October 17, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

The Taurus moon comes to a sextile with Neptune this morning at 2:08 AM. This is a great aspect for dreaming or using your creativity. If you are asleep during this time, journal your dreams when you awaken.

The next aspect is when the Taurus moon comes to a trine with Mars in Capricorn at 8:39 AM. This is the perfect aspect for a Monday morning when we feel excited and cheerful! Ready to take on the day! Capricorn and Taurus are both happy to get things moving so work should be a breeze!

Next the moon comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 10:47 AM. This has us feeling popular and busy with the things we have going on with us for the day. After this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase which doesn’t mean too much difficulty because the moon is in Taurus. So you should pleasantly just go along with the rest of your day today.

A good stone to use today is polychrome jasper which helps us face conflict with courage.

The recommended essential oil for today is peppermint which is refreshing and helps us focus on the task at hand.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

moonoverlappingstars4websitenikki222Sunday October 16, 2016 –

My oh my we have a gorgeous full moon in Aries today! The full moon peaks at 12:23 AM so here in Montana it actually occurred on Saturday night at 10:23 PM instead of Sunday morning but we write for Eastern US Time! This full moon is incredibly powerful since the moon is conjunct transit Uranus in Aries, giving this full moon added kick! Uranus loves surprises, and to do things completely unexpected, so there will be a spontaneity and excitement that is even stronger than with a regular full moon, if there is such a thing as a regular full moon at all!

The Aries-Libra axis where the full moon falls is about the tension between me versus we. Aries is about independence and following your own path whereas Libra is about how to do that while in the context of a relationship. If I am a part of a “we” how do I still find “me”?

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the full moon is Blown Inward By The Wind, Curtains Of An Open Window Take The Shape Of A Cornucopia. Are you an open window? Or are you closed off from natural forces? I like to think of this symbol as the ability to stay open to spiritual forces. The wind is spirit, the window is our mind and soul. Do you allow spirit to move us? Do we allow spirit to blow through us? The cornucopia to me represents the abundance contained within the spiritual realm, so if we open ourselves to the abundant flow of the Universe we will receive the bounty that is available.

After the full moon peaks the moon is void-of-course for quite a while, finally moving into Taurus at 11:04 AM. We probably have a hangover from the planetary excitement so the Taurus moon helps us to calm down and get grounded. It would be a good day to work in your garden once the moon moves in to Taurus.

The recommended gemstone for today is clear quartz which amplifies every and should have us buzzing from the full moon. If you prefer to use something calming try smoky quartz instead!

The essential oil to work with today is lemon which helps clear out unwanted energy from our personal space. Lemon is both cleansing and uplifting. Enjoy!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday October 15, 2016 – Uranus9-PetalsMulti-WEB-NIKKI

This is a pretty intense day and depending on where in the world you live – it could be the full moon. For those of us in the Eastern part of the USA, the Full Moon is tomorrow. So make sure to read tomorrow’s Astro Tapestry, we will be sure to put it up early enough for you to have a heads up. Now on to the busy day ahead!

The first aspect we have is when the Libra moon comes to an opposition with Uranus in Aries at 6:43 AM. This has us up and rising to the morning sun kind of early for a Saturday! This aspect was also felt yesterday and will be felt throughout the day. We might even notice a difficult time sleeping tonight because Uranus electrifies the sun. This can cause discord and even have us feeling resentful towards others. If you do notice yourself feeling this way, take note of it, maybe even journal what you are feeling down. Try not to act on any stressful emotions as it can come out a bit messy. We need to remember that others are feeling anxious and nervous now too. So take the high road and be kind and tactful.
On the flip side of this, if you do things that are inspirational, unique or creative – then this can bring about a bit of that energy to you. You might just want to be alone and inspired by doing something you do with your own unique self, instead of with a group of people. A group of people might be mixed with some people that are not using this energy as inspirational and they might be anxious too so limit your connection with lots of other people today – you will thank me later for it!

The next aspect is when the moon in Aries comes to a square with his ruler, Mars, in Capricorn at 6:54 AM. This further aggravates the energy that I just mentioned, and has us feeling impulsive. Try to think before you do, or say… There is nothing wrong with pondering over a frustration and venting it out in a cooler and calmer way on another day and the aspects for today suggest that is not a bad idea either!

Following, the Aries moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:46 AM. This reminds us that we can accomplish a lot of things through patience. This helps to calm down the more explosive energies of the day but alas it is a lunar aspect and doesn’t last but a few hours on each side of the peak.

Next we have the Moon in Aries coming to an opposition with Mercury in Libra at 9:53 AM. This gives us some motivation to communicate with others, or at least handle affairs that we need to get in order. Mercury likes to take care of little tasks. So if you have something you need to get done, this is a good time to do it this morning.

The following aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 11:20 AM. This has a way of squeezing out things that we bury deep inside of our souls and letting them out. This is not always a pretty aspect either. With this Sun/Uranus energy ruling the day, the things that you have deep down inside might come out in an explosive manner. So do try to go the calm route and not stress too much about how you are feeling or things you buried deep down. Take note and when you feel less anxious, then maybe mention them.

The other bigger aspect that we will feel most of the day and part of tomorrow too is when Mercury in Libra comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 10:29 PM. This has us further wanting to communicate those things that came up earlier in the day and it’s just not a good feeling to keep things stuffed down. Only right now it would be beneficial if you just notice what you feel and then talk about it later. You might say things you do not really mean under this aspect. Also over spending money is possible so be careful about that this Saturday night.

The last aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a conjunction with Uranus at 11:11 PM. This has us feeling unrealistic and as if we are hoping for the best but have rose colored glasses on. Do not make any really important decisions at this time. Any decisions you might make would end up feeling rash or poor decisions at a later date.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Celestite. Celestite will calm the Uranian energy and bring us inspiration instead of stress. Sodalite will also bring about a feeling of ease of expression if you just have to express your feelings, even those it’s suggested you wait to do so.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Carnelian. Carnelian will bring about strength and creativity. It will help you feel more at ease with communication as well.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday October 14, 2016 –Venus-MarsFinsandFansWEBSITEnikkiEarly morning we have a soft aspect with the moon making a trine to lovely Venus. This is comforting and dreamy with the moon in Pisces. We want to feel safe and secure. This aspect peaks at 3:13 AM so we are probably asleep at this time, but if not we may want to feel loved and reach out to someone that we know cares. The moon goes void-of-course after this aspect peaks so we may not feel very motivated until the moon moves into the next sign.

At 11:08 AM the moon moves into Aries giving us that kick in the seat of the pants we need to finally get moving today. Aries moon just really wants to take action so try to do something! No more planning, no more sitting around in meetings, but get something done!

Mercury makes a sextile to Saturn peaking at 2:47 PM. Usually this is a problem solving aspect but honestly Mercury makes a square to Pluto tomorrow so I think the tension from the Mercury-Pluto square building overrides the problem solving nature of the Mercury-Saturn sextile. This three planet combination has us obsessing over what is really going on (uncovering the mystery) and then also figuring our what can be done about it. There can be some issues with negative thinking so if you tend to have a problem with this please be mindful of your thought patterns as much as possible over this entire weekend. Don’t let the obsession take control of you!

The moon opposes Jupiter in Libra at 11:34 PM making this a night where we could quite easily go out and overdo it on the drinking and/or eating. Feeling like a party? Just be aware that it could get out of hand with this energy! Have fun … just not too much fun!

The recommended gemstone for today is smoky quartz which has a grounding, calming effect to offset the energy today.

The essential oil to work with today is lemon which assists us in letting go of that which no longer serves our needs.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday October 13, 2016 – VenusBabyinWombWEBSITE

We greet the busy lunar day when the moon in Pisces comes to a conjunction with Neptune in Pisces at 1:16 AM. This is a great time for us to feel restful, dreamy and sleepy. WE may also feel confused or distracted. If this is a time of sleep for you, journal your dreams down for the night as moon/Neptune might just give you some ideas to pontificate over in your waking state.

The moon in Pisces comes to a sextile with Mars in Capricorn at 3:10 AM. This has us up and ready to roll! Some may awaken early and some may stay up late tonight. This energy is excitement and nervousness all wrapped in one.

The Pisces moon then comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 6:19 AM. This has us thinking more seriously and getting ready for the work to be accomplished for the day. This is a nice energy to start your day with, so you feel as if you are ready to accomplish the tasks of the day.

A little later in the morning the Pisces moon comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn at 10:20 AM. This brings about some intense feelings so do not be surprised if you feel things pop up to the surface. Knowing that this is a lunar aspect and will not last too long.

The last aspect for today is when Mercury comes to a a square with Mars, it speaks at 5 PM but it will be felt pretty much from yesterday until tomorrow. This makes communications hard and us feeling either angry or sensitive about the way we communicate. It could bring about arguments and aggression if you feel that way, so its best to leave important conversations off until later tomorrow if you can.

A great stone to work with today is lepidolite which aids us in releasing stress and in promoting self-confidence.

The essential oil to work with today is sweet orange which similarly enhances our confidence and sense of well being.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

original-1Wednesday October 12, 2016 –

The moon moves into Pisces at 8:43 AM giving today a wistful, romantic feeling. Pisces is inspired, dreamy and often thought of as having their head in the clouds. Pisces is great at going with the flow so you can try to make that your practice today … go with the flow with whatever comes up and see where that takes you!

There are no exact aspects today so it is a free day. This is a rare occurrence so enjoy it! It only happens maybe a couple times a year.

The recommended gemstone for today is sapphire which brings wisdom to the day.

The essential oil to work with today is eucalyptus which I find myself using a lot when the seasons change to help any seasonal symptoms.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday October 11, 2016 – Mercury-Jupiter3FansWEBSITEnikki

Today is a busy and exciting day! With the moon in Aquarius all day today, don’t be shy about being your usual unusual self. Aquarius moon brings out the odd but interesting things in all of us. We get started off with the Aquarius moon that comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:28 AM. This energy is one that gives us energy to help those in need. It is a good time to get a reading, as it can be very helpful under this aspect.

Mercury them comes to a conjunction with Jupiter in Libra at 5:45 AM. This has us feeling excited and in particular excited about studying or communicating with others. This aspect will have been felt yesterday and will continue throughout the day today. You may notice yourself having big thoughts and ideas. Just know that as the aspect wanes down tomorrow you may feel less inflated about the ideas you come up with under this aspect. So let those thoughts go wild, but remember to keep at least one foot on the ground while you do!

Next the moon in Aquarius comes to a trine with the sun in Libra at 12:58 PM. This has us feeling at ease with the opposite sex. If you have something you need to take care of with someone of the opposite sex, this afternoon aspect would be a good motivation to do so.

The next bigger aspect of the day is when Mars in Capricorn comes to a sextile with Neptune in Pisces which peaks at 1:03 PM but will be felt all day today. This aspect gives us some energy towards our own dreams and desires. It asks us to think about the things that we really want in our lives and then to take some action upon making those things happen!
So do you want a relationship? Go out and seek one.
Do you want a good job? Look for one?
Do you want to enroll in school? Do your homework and find the one that fits!
Action to your dreams and desires is what this aspect asks for you to do. You can make it happen, especially today.

The following aspect is when the Aquarius moon comes to a square with Venus in Scorpio at 7:15 PM. This has us feeling like relaxing and enjoying time with friends, family and socializing with those we care about. This would be a good night to make a nice dinner and enjoy it with family or friends.

The last aspect is an exciting sextile from the moon in Aquarius to Uranus in Aries, it peaks at 7:49 PM. This has us wanting to be creative and unique. If you have been wanting to work on a creative project but have not have the time to do so – then this would be a great time to do that. As after this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase until tomorrow morning. So this is a time that would be nice to get lost in some creative project for the evening.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli will bring energy to your creative mind today so hold onto some or if you have some Lapis Lazuli jewelry it would be perfect to wear today!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Bay Laurel. Bay Laurel is helpful with giving you direction and inspiration in the way of your creative mind. So you can see where it would be helpful for an exciting day such as today.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MercuryWalkingRectanglesWEBSITEMonday October 10, 2016 –

It’s a relatively quiet day in the stars today. We start with the moon moving into quirky Aquarius at 2:33 AM. Moon in Aquarius is great for breaking the mold and figuring out a new a different approach to life. Aquarius moon likes people but usually prefers to be alone in their own heads. That is always the big thing to me with Aquarius, and with air signs in general, there is always a lot more going on inside their heads than you ever realize from the outside.

The moon and Mercury make a lovely trine at 1:07 PM. With the moon in Aquarius we try to rationalize our emotions and with this aspect to Mercury, amazingly, they make sense for once! When the mind and the heart are in sync it is a great feeling.

We next have the moon making a trine to Jupiter peaking at 3:05 PM, giving us a feeling of buoyancy. We feel optimistic, positive, and we even feel hopeful. This is a great set of aspects for an easy Monday, allowing us to feel like we are actually making progress on our big picture goals, or at least that we are so excited about them we feel like it is progress. This is also a great energy for manifestation work.

The recommended stone to work with today is clear quartz which is an amplifier similar to Jupiter. Both makes things bigger so be careful what you wish for while working with these energies! Too much of a good thing is possibile.

The essential oil for today is grapefruit which compliments the healthy and cheerful energy of the day.

We have a couple of big aspects tomorrow but they seem to promote generally positive energy as well so it may not feel as calm as it looks, but overall I think we are in for some pretty nice weather.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday October 9, 2016 –Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

The first thing in the wee hours of the morning to go on is a square from the Libra sun to the Capricorn moon which peaks at 12:33 AM. This has some tension between the sexes. It is not necessarily bad tension, it could actually be fun.

Moving along the morning the Capricorn moon comes to a sextile with Venus in Scorpio at 6:10 AM. This has little miss Venus feeling frisky and fun. She is activated by the Capricorn moon in a way to accomplish the things you love or feel passionate about.

In the later afternoon the Capricorn moon comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 12:51 PM. This give us a mid-day jolt of inspiration. Often times we feel busy or maybe even a little surprised at our own emotions. Don’t worry if you feel this way, because it will chill out, as the moon goes into her void-of-course phase. Relax and have some Sunday Funday this afternoon or evening.

The recommended gemstone for today is citrine which aids us in defining and achieving our goals.

The essential oil for today is basil which also helps us organize ourselves into being more productive!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday October 8, 2016 –Jup-SatCircleofScrolls2WEBSITEnikki

Early morning we begin with the moon square Jupiter at 4:56 AM. This is an aspect under which we can tend to overdo things, especially things we enjoy. Please, please, today let us overdo the sleep!

The moon makes a conjunction with Mars in Capricorn at 7:18 AM, dashing our hopes of sleeping in as we have things to accomplish and this aspect gives us the motivation to take care of business! Whether this means cleaning out the garage, going for a run, or getting a jump on a Saturday morning project we are ready to get to work.

The moon makes a sextile to Neptune at 11:46 AM, giving us permission to take a break. If we have been taking advantage of the energy today it is time for a break! Moon-Neptune also has a spiritual feel so a good thing to do at this time would be some prayer work or meditation.

The moon conjoins Pluto at 9:56 PM, which usually is read as emotional intensity. There are a lot of ways we can feel this intensity. It can be within the context of a relationship. It can be on the dance floor of a club when we feel completely in tune with the music. It can be by watching a scene in a movie that provokes an emotional response. Try to choose an activity tonight that allows an outlet for those deeper emotions.

The recommended gemstone for today is amethyst which promotes wisdom and healing in all areas of our life.

The essential oil to work with today is frankincense which allows us to view our lives from a higher, more spiritual perspective.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday October 7, 2016 –MoonPricklyBallLessDense2Starlene

The moon is a split day, starting off in Sagittarius and winding up in Capricorn by mid-day. So we might feel some very different shifts in the energies of the day. Not to mention the Sun square Pluto aspect today, which is the big “star” of the day & the ingress of Mercury into Libra… but more on that down below!

The first aspect of today is when the moon in Sagittarius makes a trine to Uranus in Aries at 2:26 AM. This is generally a fun aspect and one that keeps us awake but in a good mood. So if you have some difficulty sleeping, this might be why. The good thing though is after this aspect peaks at 2:26 AM the moon then goes into her void-of-course phase. It might be easier to fall asleep after this aspect peaks. Doing something like meditation, not pushing new things and enjoying the status quo are all things to do under a VOC moon. Starting new things is not recommend – try to work with what you have already.

Mercury ingresses into the sign of Libra at 3:56 AM. Mercury is how we communicate and short trips. While Libra “colors” Mercury to center our communication around partnerships and loved ones. This is a good time to get out there and socialize, have some fun with your friends and family. This is also a good time to stabilize any frayed relationships. It will be easier to talk if you need to talk to those in your life that are partners of some sort. I say it like that because our partners are not just our spouses or boyfriend/girlfriends – they are our family, friends, co-workers etc. So think about those partnerships in your life and if things need to be hashed out, Mercury in Libra is fair and happy to help you do that. Mercury stays in Libra until October 24, when she ingresses into Scorpio – therefore getting your communication out now is a great idea. Mercury is not as sweet (in our communicating) in Scorpio as in Libra!

The big aspect in the day is when the sun in Libra comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 3:33 PM. This will be felt from late yesterday until early tomorrow. This aspect is a challenging one, especially if you have buried things deep down inside of yourself. You might find yourself wanting to let some of those deep things out, especially to those that those things might be about others. Try to remember to keep a level head today and not let the “skeletons in your closet” run berserk in your life. If it’s not time to take those skeletons out, then don’t. Remember to just breathe through any tension. On the inhale, inhale positive energy and exhale all the negativity! If you do need to let things out, do some deep breathing exercises with yourself before you begin that conversation and remember to be an adult and cool, calm and collected as much as you can.

Lady luna finally moves from her void-of-course phase and into the sign of Capricorn at 4:40 PM. This is where we get stuck in our emotions. It is perfectly fine to think and contemplate over things, but don’t get so engulfed in that – that you have difficulty with other areas of your life. Also Capricorn moon is all about business, so why not get down to business and make things happen while this Cappy moon is here! She stays in Capricorn until early Monday morning, so this could prove to be a motivating and productive weekend if you don’t stew in your emotions. I have a Capricorn moon (Starlene here) and I always remind myself to “Let Go and Let God” as we can not control everything, especially our emotions or the emotions of others.

The final aspect for today is when the Capricorn moon comes to a square with Mercury in Libra at 6:40 PM. This can bring about some restlessness or worry to our minds. Especially those that are concerning finances (Capricorn) or relationships (Libra). Try to breathe through this and not worry, and remember transiting lunar aspects move quick so this won’t last forever!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Snowflake Obsidian. Snowflake Obsidian is a great gemstone to help balance yourself and ground you into the earth. It is a bit calmer than just plain black obsidian and brings about a lot of peace to whoever is wearing it or wherever it is placed.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Tea Tree. Tea Tree is great at healing many physical maladies. Used topically as an antiseptic and antifungal. It is also helpful with encouraging strength and balance.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

SaturnThursday October 6, 2016 –

The moon spends the day in adventurous Sagittarius today and starts right off the bat by making a square to Neptune in Pisces at 12:12 AM. This aspect is dreamy and full of fantasy, perhaps to the point of avoiding reality. Sometimes under Neptune aspects we do get powerful dreams so pay attention to your dreams tonight!

The moon next makes a conjunction to Saturn at 4:44 AM. There is something about this aspect that is like a very early morning flight that you have to make and cannot miss. Deadlines. Responsibility. Duty.

The last aspect of the day with a refreshing sextile from the moon to the sun peaking at 8:02 AM, figuratively brightening up our day. The moon is waxing and as the sun and moon aspect in this harmonious manner we feel optimistic and more light-hearted. It is a good note on which to start the day.

A great stone to work with today is lepidolite which aids us in releasing stress and in promoting self-confidence.

The essential oil to work with today is sweet orange which similarly enhances our confidence and sense of well being.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 –Venus-MarsFinsandFansWEBSITEnikki

The moon enter into the jovial and free-wheeling sign of Sagittarius this morning at 4:26 AM. This is where she will hang until early Friday morning. When the moon is in Sagittarius we might be thinking of traveling or far way places. Our minds might also be occupied with philosophy or curiosity of spirituality. The one thing about Sagittarius is that Sagittarius has an open mind and is often able to think outside of the box. Contemplation of things bigger than what is right in front of your face is another way to celebrate the Sagittarius moon.

The Sagittarius moon comes to a sextile with Jupiter in Libra at 3:56 PM. This is a cheerful energy, we might feel like being cooperative with collective projects at this time. If not, then we might just feel like having some fun or in a nice mood, as this is a lunar transit and doesn’t last but a few hours on each side of the peak of the aspect.

The first important aspect in the skies today is when Venus in Scorpio makes a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn at 5:22. This aspect is with planets and not luminaries so it will be felt from late last night until early tomorrow. When I think of Venus and Pluto, “obsessive behavior” comes to mind concerning others in your life. In particular those you are in love relationships with. Since this aspect is a sextile which is considered a softer aspect it is nudging you to take some action on expressing your passions and compassion for those that you love.

Sometimes a good conversation or a time to just spend talking with your loved ones is good. I highly suggest this time to deepen any relationship you are with this energy but caution you to not get like all crazy obsessive with it. In healthy relationships we need to be individuals and a couple at the same time. – this stands for any relationship, not just love relationships – Otherwise it becomes something co-dependent and can become a struggle. So you might even think about things you hold deep inside and bring them out in a loving way to your sweetie.

Or if you are single take this day to get really real with yourself, and ask yourself –
How is it that you love yourself? I am not just talking about superficial stuff either.
But – how do you care for your soul?
Do you give yourself time to settle into yourself every day or are you always doing for others and forget you?
Do you meditate daily?
Do you honor your time alone and give yourself time to do self-care?
Are you taking care of your body, not in an obsessive way – but a way that is healthy?
Also are you expressing your love in ways of creativity? Venus Pluto can be super cathartic in art!

The second important aspect for today is when Mars in Capricorn comes to a square with Jupiter in Libra at 5:45 PM. This is also felt all day today and this time the aspect is a square which tends to be considered a hard aspect. The two planets that are connected are considered difficult to say the least. (Mars) the challenging of the two planets, and Jupiter which makes things big. Put in a square angle like this can have us feeling agitated and in a big way. Unlike the aspect that just passed its going to be a more difficult aspect for the day, so you may find yourself vacillating between feeling what I just mentioned about Venus sextile Pluto and this aspect.
Mars in this square is inflated by Jupiter and them being in cardinal signs kind of makes us want to do one of two things.
We might want to just spend time alone.
Or we may feel agitated and a desire to kind of run away from everything to be alone.
Try to channel this energy into something positive. It is a good aspect for sports or for doing something by yourself – like running. You might even just go for a walk at some point today to enjoy the scenery around you.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Fluorite. Fluorite will help you be calm and bring out things in your psyche that you may have buried.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Angelica. Angelica encourages on to grow and to focus their stamina on that growth. This essential oil can also help us sense those inner visions about ourselves and a way to express them in a positive way.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

Today is solid. It begins with a sextile from the sun in Libra to Saturn in Sagittarius which peaks at 12:59 PM but should be felt all day. Solid, dependable, responsible, virile. Think stamina and goals and staying power. This is a great day to work on personal or career goals. The Scorpio moon makes us feel a bit ambitious or competitive so this is a great backdrop to pushing toward some long term objectives.

The Scorpio moon makes a sextile to Mercury at 9:04 PM which is harmony between our thoughts and feelings. After this aspect perfects the moon is void-of-course for the rest ot the day into the early hours of tomorrow morning. Get some rest and use this void-of-course moon to your advantage! It’s a good night to go to bed early.

The recommended gemstone for today is citrine which aids us in defining and achieving our goals.

The essential oil for today is basil which also helps us organize ourselves into being more productive!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday October 3, 2016 –Earth-VenZoomedStarNetwork2WEBSITE

The moon is in intense and powerful Scorpio all day today. She has been quietly brooding in the background but not yet really connected with much since her ingress into Scorpio yesterday afternoon. Today that changes firs with a lovely trine with the moon in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces at 11:33 AM. Although this is a nice aspect, and we feel good, is doesn’t necessarily mean its going to make for an uber productive Monday morning. You might feel a little bit floaty and relaxed instead of busy at work!

Later on in the afternoon the Scorpio moon comes to a conjunction with Venus, also in Scorpio (because that is what a conjunction means when two planets are in the same place on the zodiac wheel). This peaks at 4:57 PM but can be felt most of the day. This is another sweet aspect bringing thoughts from the past, of positive things into the present moment. Spending time with your family is a great way to express this energy.

The last aspect for today is when the Scorpio moon comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn which peaks at 9:55 PM. This can bring about some intense feelings that are also from the past. They do not necessarily mean they are going to be negative, because they are intense… Although sure you could chose that. I was thinking more along the lines of doing something fun with those you love, like playing an old school board game! Sextiles are active so it might be fun to just do it and not think to much about it.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Cypress. Cypress helps release any negativity from the past and bring forth healing. This could be a nice way to enjoy the Scorpio moon energy.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Moss Agate. Moss Agate helps ground us and brings us to a place of living in the moment. This is always a helpful thing!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday October 2, 2016 –Earth-JupiterTapestryWEBSITEnikki

It’s a lazy Sunday if ever I saw one! The moon opposes Uranus at 1:43 AM and goes void-of-course for much of that day after the aspect peaks. The aspect itself is like feeling unsettled while trying to sleep. If you really can’t sleep try doing something unusual to get yourself back in the mood for bedtime, like take your dog for a walk around the block in the middle of the night in your pajamas. The void-of-course moon gives us a feeling of aimlessness or laziness … we have a hard time getting motivated when the moon is void-of-course which is fine my me! I need a lazy Sunday!

At 3:43 PM the moon finally makes her way into Scorpio which perhaps has us reflecting internally on all the things we could have done today instead of being lazy, but this ingress doesn’t really spark us or motivate us to get moving. Moon in Scorpio though does like to look deep within, and can be a little sexy, too, so maybe you should continue your lazy day in bed with your lover?

The moon makes a soft sextile to Mars at 11:27 PM finally lighting a fire under our behinds! If we need to take care of anything before we go to bed we should have the motivation and energy to do so. A last hurrah, let’s say, before we turn in.

The recommended gemstone for today is prehnite which connects us to our own inner knowledge and will help balance the effects of the Scorpio moon. If we do look within we can do so with wisdom and with an eye toward spiritual growth.

The essential oil to use today is eucalyptus which has long been used for it’s magical and restorative properties. With the change in seasons we often feel it in our sinuses and eucalyptus can aid us in breathing deeper and clearing out any negativity.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday October 1, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

Yay!!! October is here!
This just so happens to be my favorite month of the year, the autumn colors, the cool but not yet freezing temperatures – and of course HALLOWEEN at the end! Today is a perfect way to start off the month too, with some lovely aspects to kick it off right.

First the lovely Libra Moon comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 9:29 AM. This is not the easiest of aspects, even though I do not see it being all that difficult either. After all it is a lunar aspect and therefore moves quickly. The moon brings about some desire for us to have our own way right now. We kind of get stuck feeling, our way is right, so lighten up if you feel that way. I have found that when we lighten up and broaden our minds a little, we become less obsessive about our stance in whatever it is we are wanting at the moment.

The next aspect is when lady Venus in Scorpio comes to a beautiful trine with Neptune in Pisces at 1:13 PM. This was felt yesterday also, and will be felt until the early morning hours of tomorrow too. This aspect is a really beautiful one but its not necessarily one that is set in reality. So say, you feel as if you have a crush on someone, make sure it lasts past this weekend before you make a move upon it. But if you happen to have had that crush for a while, it might be a really nice time for you to talk to your sweetheart about it. Sometimes those feelings are returned and we never know unless we ask, right? If the person you are feeling sweet towards is feeling the same then cupids arrow just might shoot you two in the butt!

If you are single without a crush, why not get out and mingle? This is a perfect time to put on that cute outfit and smile pretty and attract those that are in the same sort of mood as you. You will likely find that most people are!
You might also like to do some daydreaming about your feelings for others and ask yourself what do I want?
What would be the perfect mate for me?
Am I embodying the qualities myself, that I am looking for in another?
Creativity and even redecorating is also a really cool way to spend this time. Even if you do not redecorate and paint your rooms, you might spend some time cleaning it up and making it feel cozy. A perfect place to be with your sweetheart in, or a great place for you to do your daydreaming in too!

The gemstone for today is Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite makes me think of the heart chakra, and all the mushy gushy sweetness that can pour out of it, if you just let it.

The essential oil for today is Rose, or Rose Otto. Both of these essential oils will bring about a great feeling of connecting with the heart and what is inside there.

Namaste & until tomorrow!

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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