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

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

Hello, everyone!

I’m back from a very successful trip back East, where I picked up several new clients in both of my vocations:  astrology and accounting/taxes.  As someone highly influenced by Gemini, the sign of the twins, I always have two businesses that I run at the same time, and each, I’m happy to report, is flourishing.

During the last three weeks I’ve posted the Astro4Business weekly forecasts but not the daily updates.  I can tell from my Google Analytics visits stats, which fell about 50%, that my readers appreciate the daily updates so I will continue them.  It would be interesting to see how the stats would do with only the daily posts and not the weekly forecasts.  I’ll have a chance for that experiment in December when I go to London for 2 ½ weeks.  In the meantime, let me know: which do you enjoy more, daily or weekly, or do you regularly read them both?

This week we are firmly in the waning Moon part of the lunar cycle, the time to make adjustments, get our new products into circulation, and get ready to hand off our most recent projects.  We may not have accomplished everything we wanted to; we may need to adjust to the realities of what actually did get done.  This is a time when the ‘real world’ intersects with our own hopes and dreams and we may have to let go of some of our ambitions.

But as soon as we bring our expectations down to size, we will see how we can work constructively with others.  All is not lost and the results from sharing our efforts and our successes may be even more satisfying than trying to go it alone.  Let others in this week and let your project morph from your own creative expression to a joint endeavor.  Then when it’s time to hand it off next week, you’ll have ready hands available to take it to the next level.

There’s a whole lot of Scorpio energy in the air this week as well which is similar to this lunar phase.  Scorpio is a point of crisis at which we have to decide whether we will take other people’s values and desires into consideration or continue to set our own course based on our own skills and resources.  This is a crisis point because as much as other people’s resources can support and even bankroll our businesses, there are real consequences to this kind of interdependence.   So take every step carefully this week.  Think through the long-term ramifications of investing time and energy into more committed partnerships or alliances.  They may be favorable or not:  I’m just saying to go in with your eyes open and all cards on the table.

Be sure to check in each day this week as we explore these subjects more deeply, including that Venus Retrograde post I promised you a couple of weeks ago.

Do you have a question for Ellen? See the “Work with Ellen” tab at the top of this site for my Straight to the Point Response service.

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