October 7: The Element of Surprise

October 7: The Element of Surprise

The moon is trine the sun at 2:18 a.m.

 The moon is square Neptune Rx at 10:51 a.m.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, the Gemini moon and Libra sun form an air trine aspect, bringing the playful mood of the moment in harmony with the season’s diplomatic perceptions. The moon trine the sun creates the waning gibbous phase of the lunar cycle, a time when we are starting to integrate and utilize the insights of the bold Aries full moon on October 1. This trine may feel like an active and purposeful time, where our thoughts and ideas are potentially very clear.

The early morning clarity may cloud over temporarily, as the kinetic Gemini moon forms a disorienting square aspect with illusory Neptune in Pisces. This passage may feel like our ideas and thoughts are starting to get carried away, and we may lose focus and concentration for a while. If there isn’t anything too pressing, it might be an excellent time to enjoy a mental break and allow our minds to wander without any expectations to be productive.


Mercury is opposite Uranus Rx at 1:55 p.m.

Mid-afternoon, Mercury in nocturnal Scorpio forms an opposition with radical Uranus in Taurus. This polarity between the planet of communications and the planet of sudden changes may bring disruptions and the element of surprise to our conversations. It’s important to note that Mercury will form this same opposition with Uranus again on October 19, after the messenger planet turns retrograde on October 13. Take note of any disconnects or prominent themes that arise now, as we may revisit these later in the month.


The moon is sextile Mars Rx at 6:57 p.m., and moon void of course begins

The Gemini moon moves on to form a positive sextile aspect with battle-ready Mars in the evening. At this point, the moon void of course begins and will last until the next morning. Though this moon/Mars sextile may feel a bit stimulating, stoking an urge to move or act, it should be noted that the moon void of course, is not conducive to starting new projects that we hope will take root.


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