There are numerous astrological cycles affecting us at any given time. There are lengthier cycles that create changes which evolve over decades. There are shorter cycles that complete in a year or less.
The longer cycles impact societies and the growth or decline of generations of people. The shorter cycles impact us daily, monthly and yearly. They are indicative of what we create through our day to day actions.
The shorter planetary cycles offer us the opportunity for greater personal change through repetitive positive or negative choices.
We currently are being impacted by one of the shorter cycles. During the months of October and November, there is a Venus cycle that occurs approximately every 18 months.
This cycle gives us an opportunity to examine the correlation between our inner beliefs/ values/ stories and our outer relationship with people, situations and possessions.
In other words, we have an opportunity to look at what we have collectively and personally manifested, in an interconnected, relational way.
Usually, when we think of relationships our mind goes to romantic, friend, family, or work relationships. However, to do a thorough check in we need to also look at our relationship to prosperity, health and on a bigger scale to the community and the world.
In order to do that first, we have to play with the idea that everything is interwoven and relational including the past, present and future.
Relational means we look at the connection between two or more things or people. Regarding this current Venus cycle, we are looking for an external situation or relationship that reflects an internal related value/belief and story.
Before we go further it is important to not automatically think that a tough situation is a bad thing. Often more challenging relationships and situations are catalysts for leaps in our evolution.
However, sometimes a challenging situation or relationship is indicative of a habitual pattern we’ve gotten into or inherited.
To work consciously with this astrological cycle during the months of October and November pay attention to what arises regarding the quality of your life, for example, your health (mental, emotional and physical); significant relationships (all types); or prosperity.
For the most part, are you getting external messages regarding the above areas that are positive and nourishing? If your answer is no, ponder what internal limiting belief or self-value this reflects.
By connecting the internal dots with the external dots a picture emerges which enables us to become clearer and more creative. The only person we then have to figure out and manage is us which is so much easier than trying to control, fix, or change other people.
Remember to look for people and resources who can help. Part of understanding that everything is interconnected and “in relationship” means, that if we are truly committed to looking for clarity and help, we will find it.
For the next two months commit to improving the quality of your internal and external relationships. Be kind and give to yourself what you would to others and vice versa.
Enjoy your month! Catherine♥
Once a year the new moon (for the period of a month) will highlight a particular area of your life. When I refer to a month I’m referencing the lunar not calendar month.
Working consciously with the new moon helps you to be in harmony with nature and your own unique timing and flow.
DID YOU KNOW at the time of a new moon the sun and moon are conjunct meaning they are at the same degree in a particular sign. This is why new moon periods are considered ideal times for starting a project – imagine dynamic and magnetic energy fusing together.
The New Moon is on October 8, 2018, at 15°of Libra (9: 47 pm MDT) the Full Moon is on October 24, 2018, at 1° of Taurus (10:46 am MDT).
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If you don’t know your ascendant read the description based on your Sun sign (month you were born) please see Sun Sign dates at end of the article.
If you know your ascendant/rising sign read the description for the house the new moon falls in according to your ascendant. (to determine ascendant you need to know the time of day you were born).
Please remember this is not a complete picture of all the cycles taking place in your life. Have Fun!!!!! Interested in studying astrology or booking an astrological or hypnotherapy session call or email Catherine at 780 447-3667 firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is a list of where the October 8th new moon falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.
Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7
Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6
Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #5
Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4
Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3
Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2
Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1
Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12
Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for#11
Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10
Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9
Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #8
Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.
#1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.
Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign’s) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.
#2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.
Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?
#3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.
Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your perception of you and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?
#4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.
Suggestions: There is a focus on the family which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Question whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you?
#5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.
Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.
#6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.
Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.
#7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.
Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?
#8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical / psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.
Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – Your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.
Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.
#9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.
Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.
#10 Keywords: profession, destiny, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.
Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life) for example parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor, and question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).
#11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.
Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.
#12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.
Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.
SUN SIGN DATES: Aries: March 19/ 20 – April 19, Taurus: April 19 – May 20, Gemini: May 20 – June 20, Cancer: June 20- July 22, Leo: July 22 – August 22, Virgo: August 22 – September 22, Libra: September 22- October 22, Scorpio: October 22- November 21, Sagittarius: November 21- December 21, Capricorn: December 21 – January 20, Aquarius: January 20, – February 18/19 Pisces: February 18/ 19 – March 19/ 20.
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