Oct 21 – 27, 2013 THE WEEK IN CHINESE ASTROLOGY
October 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
Mon Oct 21 is a Metal Monkey (white Monkey) day when communication planet MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE at 3:29 am PDT. Mercury will be retrograde until November 10. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks three times a year. During a Mercury retrograde cycle is easy to get lost when driving, misplace keys and documents, and have problems with technology. This Mercury retrograde is the last one in this Water Snake year, so it can be a fortunate cycle to review your life. If you have not created time for meditation and contemplation during this Snake year, this Mercury retrograde can be your time to rest and slow down before activities start for the holidays. Monkey day luck is strong for Monkey, Rat, Dragon, and Snake and during Monkey hours 3 pm – 5 pm.
Tues Oct 22 is a Metal Phoenix (Rooster) day when Mercury conjuncts Saturn to be thorough in your communication. Slow down and be precise, just the way Phoenix likes it. Phoenix correlates to the Western sign Virgo. But no need to be too serious today as the Moon is opposite Venus for a bit of indulgence, socializing, and a nice meal. Phoenix day luck is strong for Phoenix, Ox, Dragon, and Snake and during Phoenix hours 5 pm – 7 pm.
Wed Oct 23 is a double Water Dog day; a Water Dog day in this Water Dog month. Remember to keep the integrity of the spiritual Water Dog and not get involved in any shady dealings! Dog values honesty, loyalty, and integrity. Uphold these values, especially in relationships, to achieve success. As this Water Snake year ends, secrets are revealed and falsehoods are exposed. Sun trines Neptune for emotional understanding and insights. Dog day luck is strong for Dog, Rabbit, Tiger, and Horse and during Dog hours 7 pm – 9 pm.
Thurs Oct 24 is a Water Pig day when the Moon trines Neptune for increased empathy and sensitivity. Sun and Moon sextile Mars for fortitude of character and courage, which are both Pig traits. Uranus square Pluto for rebellion and change. Pig day luck is strong for Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep and during Pig hours 9 pm – 11 pm.
Fri Oct 25 is a Wood Rat day with many harmonious trines. Moon trines Mercury and Saturn to be in touch with your feelings yet keep feelings under control, Sun trines Neptune for idealism, Mercury trines Jupiter to get organized during Mercury retrograde, and Mars trines Pluto for transformation. Moon conjuncts Jupiter to live large, enjoy life, and expand your circle. Rat day luck is strong for Rat, Ox, Dragon, and Monkey, and during Rat hours 11 pm – 1 am.
Sat Oct 26 is a Wood Ox day on waning half Moon, a time for balance. Sun conjuncts Mercury and Saturn to be more serious today. That’s fine with hard-working and mature Ox. Ox correlates to the Western sign Capricorn. Mars is opposite Neptune so stay steady and do not be discouraged. Slow down if there are misunderstandings. Ox day luck strong for Ox, Rat, Snake, and Phoenix (Rooster) and during Ox hours 1 am – 3 am.
Sun Oct 27 is a fire Tiger (red Tiger) day when feelings and emotions are passionate. The Moon squares Mercury and trines Uranus for a new adventure and action. No one wants to be bored today. The ongoing Uranus square Pluto brings out the rebel in Tiger’s nature. Mercury trines Jupiter bringing communication ease during Mercury retrograde. Tiger day luck is strong for Tiger, Dog, Horse, and Pig and during Tiger hours 3 am – 5 am.
Good luck and have a great week!