Astrology Forecast Oct 1 -7 2018

Oct 2 2018    Mercury    Sqr    Pluto
   18°Li45′ D    18°Cp45′ D
Information or ideas may be forced on people around this time.  Arguments or disagreements may become intense and lead to power struggles or secretiveness.  You may be feeling more intensely now and seeking to empower yourself with information.  This is the time to face whatever darkness you need to and learn what you need to in order to protect yourself and thrive.
Now is not the time to attempt to convince others of anything.  Waiting until a later time to confront someone is best but if you must deal with a situation that challenges another person’s beliefs.
 
Oct 5 2018    Venus Stations  Retrograde
      10°Sc50′ R
Venus, the planet of love, affection, pleasure, romance, money, and possessions will stop and start to move backwards (from the earth’s perspective) on October 5th thru November 16th 2018.
 
People with planets between (and aspecting) the degrees of 25 Libra and 10 Scorpio will be most affected by this retrograde Venus period.   Venus will make three aspects as it travels back and forth which can cause related or similar events to occur.  These include events associated with (but not limited to) relationships, finances, social events, the arts and young women.
 
Venus may have some dramatically different influences during this retrograde since Venus begins her station in the sign of her detriment – Scorpio.  This can lead to intense, obsessive or jealous incidents.  Then Venus re-enters her own domicile of Libra where she shines with fairness, loveliness, beauty, art, and diplomacy.
 
This means there will be a mixed bag of tricks for people during the ‘trick-or-treat’ season this year.  Expect some ups and downs with Venusian matters from October 10th thru Nov 16th.
 

Besides changing sign from her sign of detriment (Scorpio) to dignity (Libra) Venus will also be changing from her Evening Star to her Morning Star phase beginning on October 26th.   This indicates that Venus’s influence will become more warlike than peaceful after October 26th.

Morning Star Venus rises before the Sun each morning while Evening Star Venus sets after the Sun.  Astrologer Ronnie Dreyer writes, “It was said that the Morning Star’s [Venus] appearance in the eastern sky roused the soldiers to war, while the Evening Star’s arrival on the western sky induced passionate lovemaking and followed by restful sleep.  As a result, the aggressive Morning Star and the soothing Evening Star exemplified the two faces of Inanna [Venus] – 1) the wrathful Goddess of War and 2) the tranquil Love and Fertility deity.”

In natal chart analysis, when Venus is in her Morning/Evening Star positions,  Dreyer writes that Morning Star Venus, ” . . . it is more likely to convey her jealous, possessive aspects as well as proud, victorious qualities . . .The Evening Star, on the other hand, signifies the more passive, peaceful and loving Venus noted for her sensuality, beauty and facility for co-operation and harmony.”
 
Venus will remain in her Morning Star position from October 26, 2018 thru August 14, 2019.  In general events and activities related to Venusian topics will be more active and eventful during that time.  New relationships may start and be more passionate or full of activity.
If you would like to know more about how Venus will affect you. I am offering a ‘Venus Report’!  Click the button below to order.  This report does require your birth data (month,day, year of birth along with time of birth and place (city,state or country).
I will email you a report of how Venus’s transits are affecting your natal chart and where you may experience the highs and lows of Venus’s over the next year.

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