So what does an astrologer learn from this? If I had started this study earlier I probably would have noted the aspects and chosen not to travel on that day at all. But by the time I decided to check the planets I'd already bought my ticket so off I went. Anyway, I will make a note of this and hopefully remember not to schedule a trip the next time the moon is squaring Mercury and especially not when the sun is trining Neptune - which will be in about 4 months.
Keeping a journal detailing what you have experienced on the days the planets are making their various aspects is a wonderful way of developing your awareness of what the planets cycles mean for you personally. Even if you are not able to avoid the difficulty, knowing it makes sense astrologically can make you feel a bit better. (Seeing that difficult aspect coming did remind me to take a book along which made the wait so much easier.)
Some of the planetary aspects to watch for this week:
Monday, October 29. Mercury, the ruler of travel, will now square Neptune, the planet of dreams and confusion. Plus it's the day of the Full Moon! Yowza, the line up of planets tonight looks like a repeat/intensification of what we just went through! It's true the moon will be in Taurus which tends to be grounding, but it can't totally undo the effects of the Mercury-Neptune square. Make lists, carry a map and double check your facts. Beware of space aliens and UFO's.
Halloween night Venus in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. Original costumes and unlikely partnerships win the top prize.
Saturday, November 3. Venus then moves on to square Pluto in Capricorn. Focus on the next week's election could cause tempers to flare. Note to self: Don't try to change anybody's vote.
The harsh heavenly aspects coming up next week do point to some trials here on the earth. With Neptune at the first degree of Pisces and then Saturn at the first degrees of Scorpio I think we're being guided to look within to know what's real and who to trust. Events that don't add up in the physical plane may make sense to us from a spiritual perspective.
With all the confusion going on don't forget to vote!
Rosada, EXT 2340