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Sun 23° Libra 00' 37"
Moon 19° Capricorn 36' 28"
Mercury 09° Scorpio 43' 13"
Venus 08° Scorpio 36' 30" 
Mars 12° Aquarius 51' 00"
Ceres 18° Libra 09' 55"
Pallas 20° Virgo 59' 56"
Juno 00° Gemini 34' 23" 
Vesta 09° Capricorn 49' 36"
Jupiter 25° Scorpio 05' 39"
Saturn 03° Capricorn 48' 58"
Chiron 29° Pisces 06' 41" 
Uranus 00° Taurus 51' 57" 
Neptune 14° Pisces 06' 49" 
Pluto 18° Capricorn 48' 53"
TrueNode 02° Leo 12' 02" 

The Daily Astrological Currents by Week

A free daily horoscope from Pluto's Child

"Every day can be a good day"
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This Daily Astrological Forecast is a bit different than most daily forecasts since it isn’t written for each individual Sun Sign. Rather, it is intended to be a bit like an Astrological Weather Report. To read more about this forecast, see this post

Weekly Summary: OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 13

"Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous."

— Abraham Lincoln

Monday's New Moon (8:46 PM PDT 15° Libra) is ruled by the retrograding Venus in Scorpio. Libra's desire for truth and justice is tinged with significant skepticism and maybe even some of Scorpio's paranoid tendencies. This week's search for truth may be strongly motivated by a feeling that there is something missing. We may also struggle with a feeling that we are somehow unmoored. The atmosphere of the last few weeks has been fraught with determined individual independence and some difficulty building collaborative cooperation. What we may be missing are the meaningful connections fostered by cooperative effort, which would help us feel more grounded. Although we seem to be more willing to build bridges of cooperation, this week's skepticism keeps us from fully committing to honest, candid, and open sharing. We may also be tempted to keep important details to ourselves or engage in some form of deception, in order to keep our options open. With all of that said, this week's New Moon conjuncts Ceres, offering helpful support to organize our efforts to rebuild bridges of communication that may have been damaged by the past few weeks of determined independence and conflict. Ceres can help us to nurture the tender shoots of cooperation as well as keep us organized in our effort to find common ground. In essence, this week is about rebuilding relationships, rebuilding trust, and rebuilding a sense of security based on a stronger connection to the truth.

The Moon is VOC for most of the day Sunday but the Sun's conjunction with Ceres helps to keep us organized and grounded. Monday's New Moon brings an awareness of the need to rebuild our connections and establish a cooperative framework for moving forward. Another VOC Moon on Tuesday has us following the line of least resistance and keeps us particularly skeptical of others. Also, Mercury arrives in Scorpio on Tuesday evening, which may keep us less inclined to open up to others. By Wednesday, we seem to be ready to do what needs to be done in order to establish productive lines of communication and lay the ground work needed in order to work in a more cooperative manner. However, a pessimistic atmosphere on Thursday has us trying to 'keep our cards close to the vest' and avoid making too many commitments. The feeling that 'something is missing' has us looking for better answers on Friday. If we can maintain enough patience, there are excellent 'bridge building'opportunities. Saturday brings increasing determination to understand how to find just what is missing in our lives and in our relationships.

Sunday October 07, 2018

The Moon is VOC today from 7:02 AM PDT until 6:09 PM PDT. Once the Moon arrives in Libra this evening, unsteady insecurity begins to grow, ahead of tomorrow's New Moon ( 8:46 PM PDT 15° Libra). However, the Sun's conjunction with Ceres provides remarkable grounding throughout the day, which helps us to see how we may begin to steady our course and 'right the ship' to move forward. Even though may be begin to recognize some sense of loss or simply a feeling that something is missing, we recognize that we can — essentially — rebuild on a much more stable foundation.

Monday October 08, 2018

Despite the considerable activity today, there is a feeling of being 'unmoored in some way, more inclined to take the line of least resistance than to hold tightly to determined principles. On the other hand, we finally have an atmosphere where cooperation seems more desirable than combativeness. Today's New Moon (8:46 PM PDT 15° Libra) suggests a grand rebuilding along lines that are more collaborative than confrontational. The New Moon's conjunction with Ceres offers helpful organizational capabilities that provide a solid foundation for productive cooperation. However, we may still need to deal with some significant resistance to establishing fully candid, honest, and open sharing. Whether it is resentment or simple lack of trust, we may find that we have a hard time 'laying all our cards on the table' even though we're in a more cooperative mood.

Tuesday October 09, 2018

The Moon is VOC nearly all day today, until 9:09 PM PDT. Mercury arrives in Scorpio ahead of the Moon this evening, even further shifting the tone of conversation away from direct and candid communication. However, we may find that positions and attitudes are changing in surprising ways as we become more cautious in our approach. Although there may be significant impatience with our self and others, we aren't inclined to engage in combat. In fact, we may find that we are grudgingly inclined to shift our position in order to reach agreement and move forward. There may be lasting implications of changing our minds and, even when we do shift our position, we may not easily set aside the feelings that accompany any shifts.

Wednesday October 10, 2018

The organizational, rebuilding elements of Monday's New Moon become more apparent today. We are challenged to build bridges of communication. Even though there are significant obstacles to reaching agreement, the determination to move ahead is the overriding priority today. We continue to have some difficulty in fully revealing our overall position — a level of 'caginess' or perhaps deception, that keeps us from fully communicating whatever conclusions we come to. Nonetheless, even if we try to 'hedge our bets' the imperative to rebuild in some way, or perhaps repair our relationship connections, keeps us engaged in the process.

Thursday October 11, 2018

Although we may begin the day with skeptical pessimism and even a lack of confidence, there are plenty of tools available to overcome the challenges and make 'stepping stones out of stumbling blocks'. Any deception we have employed is becoming more cumbersome and begins to get in our way today, creating unnecessary complications. By the time the Moon conjuncts Jupiter this afternoon, pessimism has been abated, even if we maintain some healthy skepticism. The Moon goes VOC following the conjunction with Jupiter and there is some potential for our emotions to boil over with residual frustration — especially if our attempts at deception have unraveled.

Friday October 12, 2018

Although we may face fewer obstacles today, the feeling that there is something missing may be debilitating. We may even experience a sense of deprivation or loss. Even so, we are likely to quickly turn our focus towards correcting the situation somehow, either through planning or active acquisition of raw materials needed for future expansion. Nonetheless, we need to maintain at least some measure of skepticism and not simply rush to fill the hole with whatever is nearest or easiest to access. With just a small amount of patience, we can begin to see new and marvelously innovative solutions arising from both our intuition as well as our determined research.

Saturday October 13, 2018

We are challenged to really begin to dig in to the heightened levels of skepticism today. One element of the current retrograde Venus is the potential for increased levels of paranoia — which may certainly be a byproduct of skeptical thinking. We seem to be looking for an unreasonable level of certainty without even feeling a strong need for the security that certainty might bring. Although we may realize that, in fact, there are no guarantees, we still seem determined to go deeper in a search for truth in order to find what we feel we are missing in our lives or our situation. There are indeed spectacular opportunities today to find greater wisdom through the search for truth that we are pursuing. The Moon goes VOC this evening at 5:58 PM PDT.

Today is Tuesday October 16, 2018

Weekly Summary: OCTOBER 14 - OCTOBER 20

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference."

— Jane Goodall

The current, waxing lunar cycle keeps us focused on the process of rebuilding our connection to the world around us without abandoning our own individuality. Venus continues her retrograde motion, keeping us on edge, skeptical, and potentially suspicious of others who we may actually need in some way. We find ourselves on an incredibly steep learning curve this week as we reach the 1st quarter phase of this lunar cycle. We may find that our demand for freedom keeps us stuck if we aren't inclined to allow others the same freedom that we're demanding. When we try to work towards a 'greater good for the greatest number', we may find ourselves more concerned about keeping order and restraining outliers instead of looking for ways to expand our understanding of exactly what is the "Greater Good". While our mission may be to seek a vast expanse of viewpoints, rebuild connections, and expand cooperation, we find ourselves hamstrung by defensiveness and suspicion — skeptical and lacking trust. The more we believe we see and understand, the more we may be inclined to isolate with a feeling of superiority. Mercury conjuncts Venus and moves into a square to Mars later in the week, which expands the conversation but may only end up increasing the frustration if we are trying to get others to go along. We'll do better spending our time trying to understand what others are really telling us rather than changing minds. The more that we can listen with empathy the more success we will have in finding common ground and easing our own frustration.

Perfectionism and literal understanding makes it difficult to hear what others are trying to tell us on Sunday. The more viewpoints we can understand, the more productive we will be. Monday brings a temptation to seek distractions in order to escape the tension. We reach the 1st quarter of this challenging lunar cycle on Tuesday. Even though we're trying to rebuild our sense of connection with others, the restless, shifting atmosphere keeps us coming back to suspicion and judgement. The steepness of the learning curve is especially apparent on Wednesday as we are challenged to expand our perspective rather than maintain order by cracking down on 'outliers'. Conversation heats up on Thursday but may only lead to frustration if we don't believe we are getting clear information. By Friday, we seem to be more inclined to skepticism rather than trust. Nonetheless, intuition is helpful to sort out the details of what we can believe and what we can ignore. Saturday brings increased awareness of our need for supportive associates. If we can't find a supportive environment, we may wind up extremely defensive.

Sunday October 14, 2018

The Moon is VOC until 12:16 PM PDT, although there is a square to Chiron this morning which is trying to tell us to "Seek first to understand" . Literal understanding and determined perfectionism could easily keep us from delving deeper with honest and open willingness in order to fully understand where others are coming from. The more that we can value the perspectives of others, the closer we will get to the heart of the matter — whatever it is that we're trying to sort out. The strain may be intense and any weak spots may show up through health issues. Nonetheless, by seeking to understand the widest expanse of viewpoints, we can make important strides today.

Monday October 15, 2018

We may be tempted to seek distraction and indulgence today, in order to escape the tension and impatience we may feel by too many choices or too little cooperation. Sharp intellect and clear-eyed insights may only leave us feeling isolated or superior. Quite often, the most intelligent among us are undercut by the inability to get others to understand. A strong sense of responsibility is at work which keeps us determined to hold our position — whether or not others are willing to agree or just go along. Rather than indulging in suspicions that have us battling shadows, we'll find more satisfaction working quietly on our own to do what we can.

Tuesday October 16, 2018

We reach the 1st quarter lunar phase today, in a stubbornly determined and ego-based desire for freedom for ourselves but very little willingness to give others freedom to find their own way. Although we may desperately wish to find our way to tolerance, patience and understanding, there is a restless shifting of attention that seems to keep us coming back to judgements and impatience. The Moon goes VOC at 2:49 PM PDT this afternoon, after which there are even fewer opportunities to actually take control and exert our will The Moon's evening trine to Chiron offers us the opportunity to open up to better understanding of others — whether we agree with them or not.

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Today's Aquarian Moon instills an intense desire for freedom but we seem to be stuck in a vice where we aren't inclined to offer that freedom to others. Attention to detail only brings defensiveness and the tendency to miss the forest for the trees. The utopian vision of Aquarius may not offer quite enough room for the level of individual expression in the case where order is threatened. Even though we may aspire to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number, we may spend more time trying to bring the 'outliers' into line, rather than expand our understanding of the 'greater good'. Today may feel like we are on an extraordinarily steep learning curve in our pursuit of understanding exactly how to find that 'greater good'.

Thursday October 18, 2018

Although we may encounter an extraordinarily conversational approach today, we may quickly come to recognize that 'talk is cheap' It isn't easy (or wise, perhaps) to take today's conversations at face value — we're prone to look for deeper meaning and hidden agendas. As well, some may be inclined to "protest too much" in an effort to obscure real vulnerability. We may do well to remember that we are in the waxing phase of a lunar cycle that is aimed towards rebuilding. We need to have patience and try to dissipate our frustration when we don't feel as though we can get a straight answer or a clear picture. In this atmosphere, frustration could easily boil over in violence and extreme defensiveness.

Friday October 19, 2018

The Moon is VOC until 1:20 PM PDT. Mercury's square to Mars today keeps the conversation flowing and — somehow — we seem to get a clearer picture and better understanding. However, we may or may not like what we see once clarity begins to dawn. The so-called devil is in details, we may either find intuitive guidance to assemble the details into a meaningful picture or we may become overwhelmed by too many pieces that don't seem to fit right. The key seems to be how well we connect with what is both inside of us — our experience and intuition — and the information that others choose to share. Trust of others may be the most important factor in how much progress we are able to make today. The retrograde Venus continues to keep us feeling the need to stay on guard and skeptical. Nonetheless, our own honesty will go further than we may believe in helping us to trust others.

Saturday October 20, 2018

The need for, and essence of, cooperation and collaborative effort is highlighted today. Those with whom we associate become increasingly significant as we effectively begin to lay the groundwork for next Wednesday's Full Moon (9:45 AM PDT 1° Taurus/Scorpio). Without the necessary support from those in our environment, we may become extraordinarily defensive here. It will go much easier for us if we have been able to find supportive alliances that are build on respect and an honest give and take. Intuition is strong today and we will do well to listen closely to what that 'still small voice' is telling us about who to trust and who to ignore. Nonetheless, curiosity is also intensified and we may be quite easily distracted by meaningless details and mirages.

Weekly Summary: OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 27

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Saturday October 27, 2018