October 29: Handle With Care
The moon is conjunct Mars Rx at 11:33 a.m.
Thursday’s first planetary aspect is potent and begins a day of edgy transits. Just before noon, the bold Aries moon forms a conjunction with Mars, who is extra volatile while retrograde. Since the moon rules over emotions and the moment’s general mood, this moon/Mars blend of energies in reactive Aries can set a heated and restless tone for the afternoon. While our feelings are important, and our anger is often justified and necessary to express, this conjunction should be handled carefully.
Under this fiery influence coming from the most battle-ready sign of the zodiac, we may be prone to defensiveness or tend to speak first and think later. Some of the ways we express ourselves at the moment can come across as needlessly sharp and hurtful, so it’s essential to balance this with the need to express ourselves authentically today.
The moon is square Jupiter at 7:39 p.m.
The rest of Thursday goes by rather quietly, as we cool down in the wake of this morning’s heated moon/Mars conjunction. By the evening, the Aries moon moves along on its course to form a catalyzing square aspect with Jupiter in cardinal Capricorn. The waxing moon is full of potent energy, while Jupiter is moving directly and gaining strength.
As a result, this square may amplify our emotions tonight. Since Jupiter is a favorable planet, this square may intensify our enthusiasm. It could also arouse some temporary frustrations, since the moon in Aries is pushing for fast results, and Jupiter in Capricorn is asking us to grow patiently this year.
The moon is square Pluto at 11:26 p.m.
Thursday ends with a moon/Pluto square, just before midnight, adding a short but uneasy passage to the later hours. The lively Aries moon connects to potent Pluto in resolute Capricorn, bringing transformative themes into our intimate awareness. We may reflect on the powerful forces of change that have been unfolding this year and find that we are not sitting easily with these realities for the moment. This square may also provide a new level of emotional insight that pushes us to evolve past our limiting self-beliefs.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.