Deer Moon Astrology, 10/19/2020

The arrival of the Moon is Sagittarius last night may have inspired some of today’s optimistic attitude. However, the optimism may also inspire some particularly impulsive actions or outbursts. Self-righteous stands may not be as immutable as they seem — there is room for negotiation. Nonetheless, the Mercury-Juno conjunction, opposing Uranus inspires sharp tongued defenses and a determined intent to achieve some kind of equity in any resolutions or agreements that may be considered. Venus continues to try to help us share our ideas with honest enthusiasm but the stakes are rising and there is very little room for any compromise that would sacrifice our principles.

Today brings a more jovial vibration to yesterday’s cluster of planetary aspects. The waxing crescent moon enters the optimistic sign of Sagittarius early in the day. This helps you to see the overview of what is going on instead of being caught in the trenches of these current cosmic alignments.

It’s a new take on an old story with poetic undertones being brought to the surface via the fixed dynamic with the opposition of retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus in Taurus. These aspects could cause someone or something to throw you off your game. Keep mentally positive and be clear that the shade being sent toward you has nothing to do with who you are. It’s all about what you trigger in others in general. Sometimes jealousy comes out in weird ways, and, unfortunately, it can be someone’s inability to really see who they are in the mirror.

Luckily, the Libra sun squaring Saturn in Capricorn prolongs the karmic connections, requiring every single person on this planet to contend with their own demons. Nobody is getting off easy here, and right now zooming out and looking at the forest for the trees is the most gratifying strategy of all.

The harmoniously grounded trine between Venus in Virgo and Jupiter in Capricorn adds contextuality to the plan and helps those with business ambitions to ground their ideas. It’s a perfect day to really dive into your career pursuits. That’s just where you might meet your competitors head-on!

THE WEEK AHEAD: There may be more progress made this week than we recognize while we are slogging our way through it. The expanding energy and initiative of last Friday’s New Moon (12:30 PM PDT 23° Libra) is encouraging us to expand our reach and build new alliances. However, with Venus still in skeptical Virgo, we seem rather disinclined to trust others or follow their lead. The importance of our personal goals and principles is still front and center, encouraging many of us to take a stand in the face of all odds and despite any conflicting agendas. The trines, this week, of Venus to Jupiter, then Pluto, and then Saturn, are encouraging us to find some way to share our ideas with enthusiasm, in order to garner the support of others and build new alliances. Even so, Venus in Virgo is generally rather skeptical and the impulses could easily be overshadowed by the crisis-driven atmosphere that is more likely to find us standing on principle than forging compromise. Nonetheless, with Mercury retrograding in truth-seeking Scorpio, we are being guided through a process of reexamination of our most deeply held beliefs, goals and principles. There is a growing awareness this week that we are, in fact, all connected despite our personal squabbles and disagreements. When we are able to muster some detachment and compassionate understanding, we can begin to recognize the value of common purpose. Despite the tendency towards defensiveness and, aggressive disagreement, we are guided to expand our perspective and begin to foster creative alliances that allow us to integrate our ideas without abandoning our principles. Ultimately, this week is an important turning point in our awareness — an awakening to the value of common effort towards a greater good. The Sun arrives in Scorpio on Thursday, increasing our determination to find lasting solutions to long standing challenges.

Our confidence is a diminished on Sunday. We aren’t terribly interested in sharing our inner processing with others. We may find ourselves creating complications. Monday’s optimism is a two-edged sword bringing a more open approach to sharing insights with others but also impulsive action and sharp-tongued defenses. Steady effort is required on Tuesday, in order to build the foundation for new initiatives. We may turn a corner on long-standing disputes. Even if we don’t make tangible progress on Wednesday, we seem to find extra room for compassionate understanding of the positions that others take — even if they stand in direct opposition to our own. The Sun arrives in Scorpio on Thursday. We are more inclined to look for routes to new lines of communication in order to ease tension. There is a more practical approach taken on Friday, as we begin to let go of finding perfect solutions. Detachment eases the tension. There is quite a bit of enthusiasm and energy on Saturday but also a significant amount of impulsiveness. Too many questions bring defensiveness.


Today is the 293rd day of 2020
63 days until the winter solstice
73 days until 2021

Sun is in Libra
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio
Venus is in Virgo
Mars is retrograde in Aries
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is retrograde in Taurus
Neptune is retrograde in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is retrograde in Aries

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