This is a week of YES. This is a week of moving from burdens, delays and overwhelm into a mode of “Let’s see how we can make this happen.” After which hunches, talk and messages abandon niceties and dive below the surface, where the real work -- and real bugaboos -- lie.

Everyone’s flexing new muscles. It’s coming more easily to be unhesitatingly, unapologetically yourself, to express your real nature (instead of the pose you’ve been maintaining to get by), and to push yourself forward courageously, and maybe with something approaching childlike abandon. (Okay, so some people are still short of that last bit.)

All of that comes to the fore with Mars, planet of action, making a growth aspect to Jupiter, who subtly but exponentially enlarges everything he touches. Watch for daring, even flamboyant action to get past those burdens, delays and overwhelm (That could include lion-like protectiveness toward situations or people who have your heart.) Taking a deep breath and taking one tiny act could snowball into more than you that was possible. Situations could also spiral into absolute drama, too, unfortunately, so approach your local vortex with caution.

Fortunately, the atmosphere is generally warm and cheery, aided by love goddess Venus making her own easy link to expansive Jupiter.  People are inclined toward sociability and helpfulness. Friendships are flowing. Relationships are blooming. Matters you value deeply are growing. Figuring out what to do next is not a solo sport right now; other people are involved.

Charisma and animal magnetism are in high supply. Mars and Venus, archetypes of the masculine and the feminine, are at extremes in their polarity. The masculine (Mars in Leo) is super courageous, leading and assertive. The feminine (Venus in Scorpio) is hyper magnetic and receptive.

This combination is a signature for courtship. We’re all in a mating dance now. Whether it’s a raise, a promotion, a job, a date, a sexual favor, a chunk of money or more, one side of each equation has something the other side wants, badly.

Actually, each side has something the other wants. With the cosmic lovers making a clashing aspect, something’s got to give. Action is imperative. Moves will be made to snare the desired prize, or at least to knock a situation out of stasis. Getting angry, blowing up or letting off steam could play a tole, but even with that, the planetary line-up is likely to lend a certain charm to week’s scuffles, demands and ultimatums. Taking things “to the next level” will be an unfortunately rampant phrase. If you can get past the cliche, it will have applicability to much in your life.

On an inner level, this hard aspect delivers the rocket fuel needed to turn a desire into reality. The blast is the foundation piece for manifestation that is so often overlooked. It’s lacking, for example, in a misguided segment of the film “The Secret,” when a young woman gazes longingly at a jeweled necklace in a shop window until (insert magic harp sound cue here) the baubles materialize around her neck. We may well set our eye on something we crave as much as she did that necklace, but we won’t simply stand and long. When our heart signals what it wants, our drive will spring after it. We might walk inside and find out the price. Take on extra work to pay for the necklace. Tell a wealthy benefactor we’d like it, please. The point is, we’ll do something.

At the week’s end, cosmic messenger Mercury leaves the graceful intellect of Libra and plummets into the steamy waters of Scorpio for a 10-week stay. (The reason for the length is that he’ll be turning retrograde next month, but more on that later.)  The unspoken will convey more, and carry more weight than, actual words. Telepathy will abound. The air will be thick with secrets - some coming to light, others merely hints and whispers and hushes. Trust your guidance system. Keep it clean, charged and plugged in, and banish all those little green men from under your bed, the closet and your house.  Info is yours for the having.

Monday:  The first full day of fall gives plenty of space to contemplate the season ahead -- and all the complicated energies roiling inside you. The overnight hours kick you into gear, race your engine, and then leave you at high idle for the rest of the day. The Moon goes void of course (what that means) for 24 hours at 3:15 AM EDT. Throughout the day, prepare to be taunted into acting and reacting, but remember that little comes of any surface events that appear to take shape today. Better to follow the inevitable pokes, twitches, gut wrenches and raised eyebrows into your being. What part of you is resonating, and why?

Tuesday:   The Moon is void of course (what that means) until 3:53 AM EDT. She shifts into nimble Gemini and all that contemplation and hanging in the air sends minds, mouths and texting fingers racing. It feels good. You feel good. Even better, the path to action is uncluttered, for a change. Throw yourself exuberantly into a task and watch it take off. So what if you slip into daydreaming, or romanticizing; just don’t cross over to outright lies. Stay firm in a position of personal power. Remember the quote after last weeks’ mooncast, from my dear departed friend Fruitbat: “What you think of me is none of my business.” If you’d like insight into a problem or an answer to a question, ask for a dream about it. Be sure to specify that it use symbols you understand and that you remember it. And put writing materials by your bed.

Wednesday:  The dreamworld is a landscape of distant lightning bolts. They open the door to a different way of looking at things, to an option you hadn’t previously noticed, to a development that could turn your world upside down. (Don’t ask whether that’s good or bad. It just is.) Did you ask for dream insight? It’s lurking in the images and thoughts swirling through your mind. Throughout the day messages have a guided, magical, even heaven-sent quality. Ask to be led into the most beneficial direction, and to allow the most beneficial information to flow through you. That approach will get you smoothly through the day’s choicepoint, when you face your equivalent to the young woman in “The Secret” ogling the emerald necklace in the shop window. You have the means and the gumption to take the necessary action to make your intentions real.

Thursday:  The early morning hours have a mild pitchfork quality, nudging, nudging, nudging you to put on your big kid pants and get going already. A clearer idea of what exactly to do launches the day, and then the Moon goes void of course (what that means) from 8:22 AM to 3:35 PM EDT.  Let that clarified vision simmer during the void. Follow impulses to reach out, to connect, to shelve work and hang out with people whose company you enjoy. Life can feel blessed if you let it. There may also be a slightly exciting, slightly unnerving, slightly destabilizing undercurrent in relationships, or maybe just one of special concern.  Butterflies in your stomach, perhaps? They may well play a role in whipping up the second winds blowing through mid to late evening.

Friday:  Today has only three aspects, and boy, are they choice. They set off the long-term, ongoing restructuring imperative that is rocking us all, internally and collectively. Today is a study in processing and assimilating where you are with that imperative. How do you feel about this point in your metamorphosis? How else can you break loose, gain move freedom of movement, or act more autonomously and boldly? The answers are surprisingly easy and stabilizing. Acting responsibly toward yourself is a key.

Saturday: The dreamworld is an amusement park tonight. It’s full of fun and laughter, your favorite gams, rides and treats, wonderful company and funhouse mirrors. The experience works some kind of helpful, gentle magic on your frame of reference. The rest of the day brings a paradox. mental certainty and calm (a settling of that chatter is always welcome, isn’t it?), but also combustion in matters close to your heart. Sparks are igniting impassioned action, some of which could go over the top. Dates and social gatherings won’t be boring.

Sunday:  You may hear a message (in your head or from an outside source) that is not to your liking, but it is your friend in disguise, spawning thinking, action and probably the transmission of an important piece of information in an important connection. All talk is becoming more deep, profound and meaningful as communication god Mercury moves into Scorpio for the next two and a half months. Maintain a positive outlook, especially toward your own prospects. The day is not likely to progress happily from Point A to Point B to C. Roadblocks and reroutings are likely, andyou may even hit a No Entry sign or two. You have a choice in how you respond and proceed. No compromising, please. Stay in your integrity and power and the actual events lose significance.

For another take on this week’s events, listen to Kathy’s five-minute podcast.

About Kathy Biehl
Kathy Biehl is a professional astrologer and Aquarian who has lived on the bridge between intuition and the rational mind for more than 30 years. Visit for her podcasts, recordings and information about her services. You can also find her on Facebook, and at the Professional Aquarian YouTube channel.

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