Deer Moon Astrology, 10/11/2021

This morning’s Sagittarius moon gets a dose of reality from Jupiter (the sign’s planetary ruler), which is retrograde in Aquarius. Later, the moon in Capricorn takes a dip in the whimsical waves of Neptune, which is retrograde in Pisces. When these three planets connect, it creates a whole lot of confusion, to say the least). The energy can set off emotions that you didn’t know were even in your heart.

The moon and Jupiter retrograde create friction between your mind and the need to control. There can be an obsessive-compulsive element to this energy. Perfectionist tendencies are very possible today as well. Be careful to check your thoughts and make sure that you aren’t being too hard on yourself. These transits require you to put in the time and effort, but it will pay off fantastically in the near future. You just need to believe in yourself and see the beauty and wonder that the universe has to offer you on a daily basis.

Neptune retrograde offers an uplifting take on the day. It’s giving you a chance to use your heart and move toward what you genuinely care about and love. Emotions might be confusing, but Neptune gives us the confidence to know we’re making the right move. Take extra care of your health and focus on something that lifts your spirits.

The Moon’s arrival in Capricorn this morning at 10:14 AM PDT does not bring the sort of stability we might expect or hope for. The swirl of new ideas also brings the potential to see problems that aren’t really there — or are not as serious as we believe. Intuition is sometimes a two-edged sword, leading us to focus on negative potential or imagined ill will. We are prone to focusing too much on what others are doing and building concerns over where they’re coming from — trying to stave off problems that don’t actually exist. Today’s highly spontaneous atmosphere actually offers a relatively smooth ride if we can avoid getting our hands stuck in the gears.


Today is the 284th day of 2021
71 days until the Winter Solstice
Mercury is Retrograde in Libra
81 days until 2022

Sun is in Libra
Moon moves into Capricorn
Mercury is Rx in Libra
Venus is in Sagittarius
Mars is in Libra
Jupiter is Rx in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries

  • Mercury is retrograde from September 27th until October 18th in Libra.
  • Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn.
  • Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.
  • Neptune is retrograde from June 25th until December 1st in Pisces.


OCT 13: FIRST QUARTER MOON in CAPRICORN – You might have a strong need for being useful to the and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.

The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.

 – You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.


Hawthorn is medicine for the heart on all levels, helping you to find the courage to face and overcome your fears and facilitating self-love and self-acceptance. Hawthorn supports a strong and protected open-hearted state, allowing you to fully give and receive love, so that you can truly come into your own divine strength and power.

Growth, and life itself, is a process, and allowing our hearts to lead the way won’t eliminate our fears, but it will transform them. Having the courage to open and follow our hearts allows us to act on our intuitive impulses—our messages direct from Source—as we receive them. This is heart inspired action that will never lead us astray.

Our inner, and outer, worlds are often filled with fear, judgment, scarcity, anger and pain, all of which have the crippling power to close our hearts and our minds to our Divine connection as a form of self-preservation.

Hawthorn is asking you to recognize and face your fears head-on, so that you can move through them. It is perhaps one of the most sacred acts to be scared and yet follow your heart anyway. When you take inspired action led by your open heart and your inner knowing, you are allowing Source energy to flow through you out into the world.

Consider: What are you avoiding?

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