October 23: Spring Into Motion

October 23: Spring Into Motion

The moon enters Aquarius at 5:17 a.m., and moon void of course ends

The moon is square the sun at 6:23 a.m.

 Early morning, the moon leaves earthy, receptive Capricorn to enter airy, active Aquarius. The moon void of course ends now, so the next two days are open for planting new seeds that we hope will take root long term. This lunar shift draws us out of our contemplative retreat and back into the world of conversation and idea exchange.

Soon after, the moon, newly in Aquarius, forms a square with the Scorpio sun. This square aspect between the luminaries of day and night marks the lunar cycle’s second-quarter phase. This phase is the most charged and active, leading up to the Halloween full moon on October 31. We may feel catalyzed and ready to take action now. A feeling of change is in the air, as we spring into motion with this decisive turn in the lunar cycle.

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The moon is square Mercury Rx at 2:49 p.m.

The moon is sextile Chiron Rx at 4:38 p.m.

Mid-afternoon, the waxing Aquarian moon forms an exact square aspect with Mercury in secretive Scorpio. The moon’s inquisitive energies in airy Aquarius prod the mysteries that Mercury in Scorpio hides, and we may feel a tug of war between a need to know everything and an urge to protect our privacy.

Later in the afternoon, the moon in Aquarius forms a supportive sextile with Chiron, the asteroid of the wounded healer, in individualistic Aries. This moon/Chiron blend may help us feel more at ease with our ongoing wounds and may gently guide us toward new ways to express our deepest needs.

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The moon is square Uranus Rx at 10:02 p.m.

Friday ends with a charged square between the moon in fixed air Aquarius and Uranus in fixed earth Taurus. This square aspect may kick up some uneasy feelings and activate some surprise occurrences. At the very least, we may feel a bit stimulated and restless tonight when typically, we are trying to wind down for bed. This square may inspire some late-night creative projects or unusual dreams.


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