The irony is real. I'm posting here about The Social Dilemma. Obviously we experience the realness of it every day. Last night we watched the film and it confirms something I've been thinking and feeling for months. Kids and any future generations, our physical safety and mental well being, our whole world, and particularly young adults who have higher suicide, anxiety, depression and self harm rates are all in jeopardy. I haven't got it all figured out yet, but I'm making changes.
I don't want to contribute to this massive problem. What are your thoughts?
Today I'm figuring out my next steps such as changing my email, maybe moving my blog, and immediately taking facebook off my phone. I'm not saying I won't miss it. But my kid who works in tech and many other people I know have little or no interaction on social media. I can do it too. To be part of the solution.
Watch the film. Don't click those links and notifications.
Think out of the box.
Here's your weekly forecast as we move toward Full Moon, the first of two in October.
Sunday: Mercury moves to Scorpio at 3:41 am EDT. These degrees of Scorpio and Libra will be retraced during a retrograde starting in a couple of weeks. You may notice present business and decisions revisited, revised or delayed in mid October and early November. For now, know that Mercury in Scorpio is set on uncovering what's hidden, solving mysteries, researching and persisting for answers and information. Discussions will hold powerful meaning, intensify, and reveal. Aquarius Moon today is opposite Venus in Leo overnight tonight, influencing Monday as well. Venus in Leo is generous while Moon in Aquarius feels for the good of all. Philanthropy, fundraising, drawing people together (safely) and acting out of kindness and goodness are favored. Notice if you're drawn that way. Wear Pink
Monday: "We have got to get it together, we have got to get it together, now." Do you know that song? It comes to mind for this week and this day. I can't say why or how this will play out exactly. But let's take the chorus as an example of today's aspects. If you need to get it together in personal life, Venus aligns with Mars retrograde in fire signs Leo and Aries. The impulse and instinct to work things out and break a negative pattern, especially one associated with some sort of abuse or self centeredness, may finally arise. This alignment happens tonight. Do be cautious though if someone has been physically or emotionally abusive in some way. That person may not deserve your attention or a second chance. Mars retrograde leads to examining aggression. In some cases the retrograde can make things even worse. Trust your gut. Taking things slow is not the strength of a fire sign, generally, but while Mars is retro, be willing to take a snail's pace. The Moon opposed Venus overnight, which may lead to generosity and open hearts. On the other hand, this could point out differences in how you feel versus how a larger group feels. Is your heart in what you're doing or involved in? It's an important consideration. Both Venus and Leo relate to the heart. The Moon also aligns with Mars retrograde. Today, there's a call to action that may be overdue. Again, though, take it slow and avoid anything rash or too fast. A huge theme and a way to guide yourself is to see and feel how female, male and collective energies combine. Void Moon from 3:18 am through most of the east coast's morning. The Moon moves to Pisces at 11:34 am EDT and forms a trine with Mercury in Scorpio for healthy and meaningful communication. Today's color is Light Blue.
Tuesday: Saturn stations direct at 1:11 am EDT. There's still quite a bit of slow down, and reason to move thoughtfully, but some delays may come off hold in a week or so. Saturn will dance back through a few degrees of Capricorn and by the end of the year, back into Aquarius. We have some very interesting and uncommon things coming up, my friends. Saturn is part of the equation, and Saturn relates to authority, wisdom, maturing, lessons, and structures. Mars retro squares Saturn at 5:50 pm EDT. It could be harsh. Avoid jumping into anything. Stay out of harm's way, especially if you know someone could cause harm or deplete you. Enormous or overwhelming challenge will arise for some. The less one can accept and go with slowing down, moving cautiously and waiting things out, the more frustrating and potentially volcanic, this will be. Mars squared Saturn under different circumstances on August 24th and will do so again on January 13th with both planets direct. I daresay we're more likely to be able to act on solutions then. The Moon is in Pisces today and will be Full on Thursday in Aries. Emotions are likely to heighten and peak. Pisces Moon and Jupiter in Capricorn may soothe our spirits tonight. Ground in the here and now. Above all, avoid getting ahead of yourself, overthinking or letting anxiety take over. Here, now, breathing, quieting. Today's color is Green.
Wednesday: Full Moon's rising. It's exact on Thursday at 5:05 pm EDT in Aries, sign of rebirth. Impulsive and compelling desires and wants are something to be highly aware of and question. If you are pushed or coerced, decline. Opportunities come and go. It's not time to jump into anything you might regret or that could cause harm. Pisces Moon meets Neptune and aligns with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn between 7:50 am and 1:30 pm EDT. Pluto's retrograde ends in a few days. Changes in structures and authority are likely and upcoming. This process is muddy, slow, and serious. Capricorn relates to organizations like governments, construction, business and regulations. The earth is implicated. The earth itself. Be mindful of how what we do impacts the environment. In all my years of writing astrology (21!), I have never seen the planets speak more clearly and reflect what's happening in the world more obviously. Void Moon 1:30 to 10:47 pm EDT. Find some time to go outside and enjoy or take extra rest. These are not reliable or productive leaning hours. Keep empathy and boundaries in balance. Today's color is Gold.
Thursday: October 1st. Aries Moon is Full at 5:05 pm EDT, and it is the first of two Full Moons this month. The second is known as a Blue Moon, a term that has more than one connotation. Whatever is rising inside you, or externally, it comes up with a vengeance to be very aware of and careful about. The Mars/Saturn square is still active. It can bring up resentment, anger, negativity, rebellion, and destruction that this Full Moon may also fuel. It's fine to be outraged, but how you act on it can worsen matters. It's normal to feel anger or frustration. Remind yourself that patience is your friend. Healthy outlets for expression and blowing off steam are necessities during this Full Moon. Aries is war, Libra is peace and that's where the Sun is. The juxtaposition and pulls of both are at high points today and this week. Call upon the peaceful warrior and the meaning of that to help you through this week. Bursts of fiery energy may come. Make sure what you do with that is very intentional and will accomplish what you really want. Otherwise, other side channels are a more appropriate release or action. Be mindful and careful of your head, eyes, and anxiety levels. Today's color is White.
Friday: October 2nd. Aries Moon squares Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn and meets Mars just before midnight. Full Moon themes and events play out. Watch. Observe. Resist impulsiveness. If you're in a position of authority and must make decisions, call upon your guides for intuition and right action. Right action is a good term for all of us to follow. Squares are challenges that require effort and balance. Look for consensus. Consult your wisest colleagues or advisors. I believe today will require patience, effort, and the highest form of good judgement. We are in the midst of re-creation, and the world didn't get to this place overnight. What can you do to help make things better, more positive, more constructive. Also, what can you not to to aggravate a situation or condition? Tonight, anything could be a little or a lot over the top. Keep matters cool and calm. Escape to a quiet place. It's a better night to stay in and though adventure or excitement may call, you have the option to decline. Venus moves to Virgo at 4:48 pm EDT. Venus is earthy, constructive and also a bit critical of partners and those we love when in Virgo. Today's color is Black.
Saturday: Breathe. The Moon starts waning. There's a bit of relief as the Moon enters Taurus at 11:12 am EDT. First, overnight, the Moon squared Saturn before leaving Capricorn. This square is a continuation of the whole week's aspects. It's a struggle and a lot of work, it may involve demands, and also may show us what's right whether we like it or not. This feels to me like medicine you don't want to take. Rules, regulations, restructure, who's in authority and balance of power are some themes. Taurus Moon in harmony with Venus feels good though. It's comfy, warm, physical, fun, and loving. Take in all the pleasures of the senses. Give yourself time and opportunity to enjoy nature and life. Wear Brown.
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