October 15: Balance and Harsh Realities

October 15: Balance and Harsh Realities

The sun is square Pluto at 3:15 a.m.

Thursday begins with a cardinal square between the compromising Libra sun and Pluto in authoritative Capricorn. This edgy connection brings Libra season’s energies and perceptions into friction with Pluto’s intense, transformative themes. While we are putting your best diplomatic efforts forward and maintaining a calm social veneer, Pluto is churning up harsh realities that are hard to ignore or deny. This aspect speaks to the tensions of all that we are trying to hold in balance this year. The sun/Pluto square may have the effect of sapping our energy or making us realize how tired we are after such a long period of stress and uncertainty this year.

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The moon is opposite Chiron Rx at 9:08 a.m.

The ongoing theme of holding potent realities in balance continues today, as the peaceable Libra moon forms an opposition with Chiron, the centaur of healing, in reactive Aries. Similar to the Libra sun square with Pluto today, this moon/Chiron opposition challenges our attempts to keep our mood light and social in the face of personal and collective inner wounding. This lunar opposition reminds us that the work of tending to our ongoing healing will likely never be complete in our lifetime, but we stay dedicated to it just the same. The Libra moon may help us remain calm, balanced, and objective while handling inner hurts that can arouse potent triggers and protective impulses.


The moon is inconjunct Uranus Rx at 1:39 p.m.

Late afternoon, the Libra moon forms an inconjunct angle with Uranus in Taurus. This “aspect of no aspect” highlights the very different energies of airy Libra and earthy Taurus, and how they do not blend without some work and awareness. Both Libra and Taurus are linked; however, under Venus’ rulership, so they can unite the light and social lunar mood with Uranus’ unpredictable energies uniquely. Nevertheless, this inconjunct angle can still add an uncanny quality to the afternoon, resulting in emotional restlessness or nervousness.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.