Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Hello, everyone.

This week we continue with the waxing phase of the Moon.  Although we will be actively pursuing our projects and goals, there is only one major feature this week, an aspect between the Sun and Mercury.

Phases of the Moon

This week we move from the crescent phase firmly into the first quarter Moon phase.  This is the waxing phase of the cycle, a time when products or projects conceived at the New Moon begin to take form.  With the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Sagittarius on Monday and Tuesday, keep your eyes open for opportunities from near and far to augment your initial idea.  You may find inspiration from multiple sources feed into your plan.

When we reach the first quarter Moon phase on Thursday, we may be asked to switch gears.  The Capricorn Moon brings a practical, down-to-earth sensibility and we may have to curtail our original plan.  If a choice between two alternatives presents itself, go with the more ambitious yet most practical alternative.  And then take action; doing anything is better than doing nothing during this lunar phase.

By Sunday the Moon in Aquarius really revs up the growth cycle of your project.  This is the full-steam-ahead phase which requires commitment and striving to make your idea more than imagination.  It’s time for a concrete product to take shape that will be ready by the Full Moon on the 22nd.


On Saturday the Sun in Libra joins with Mercury.  The Sun represents you, the leader of your team, and Mercury represents communications, information technology, and thinking processes.  This is an excellent day for a meeting of minds.  If you gather your team you’re sure to learn something new.  Bring everyone together and listen; you’ll be able to think on your feet and respond creatively to any new information.  Then come up with assignments for further research and implementation.

That’s it for the week!  Have a great one and let me know how it goes!

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For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – October 2010

For more info on the business descriptions of the planets mentioned this week, see

The Sun

The Moon