THE HOODWITCH WEEKLY HOROSCOPES~ OCTOBER 21, 2016

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Astrology by Amelia Quint

Saturday, October 22, 3:14 PM              Moon void in Cancer

Saturday, October 22, 3:34 PM              Moon enters Leo

Monday, October 24, 8:21 AM                Moon void in Leo

Monday, October 24, 11:24 PM              Moon enters Virgo

Wednesday, October 26, 2:33 PM          Moon void in Virgo

Thursday, October 27, 9:51 AM              Moon enters Libra

"The Pythia, a virgin from the local village selected in ceremonies that established her as Apollo's choice, sits atop the sacred tripod as the Delphic oracle. To the left is the omphalos, the most sacred object at Delphi, regarded as the center of the earth. A plinth on the right bears an inscription describing Apollo's conquest of Delphi with the Cretans, who became his first priests.  The prophetess went to the tripod on the sacred seventh day of each month, the day of Apollo's birth, nine months of the year, to await the god's inspiration; her inspired utterances were later interpreted by a priest. The ancient Greeks considered the Delphic oracle--both Apollo's divine prophecy and the prophetess through whom it was spoken--the final authority on almost any matter, whether religious, political, or social." Camillo Miola, oil on canvas "The Oracle", 1880

"The Pythia, a virgin from the local village selected in ceremonies that established her as Apollo's choice, sits atop the sacred tripod as the Delphic oracle. To the left is the omphalos, the most sacred object at Delphi, regarded as the center of the earth. A plinth on the right bears an inscription describing Apollo's conquest of Delphi with the Cretans, who became his first priests. 

The prophetess went to the tripod on the sacred seventh day of each month, the day of Apollo's birth, nine months of the year, to await the god's inspiration; her inspired utterances were later interpreted by a priest. The ancient Greeks considered the Delphic oracle--both Apollo's divine prophecy and the prophetess through whom it was spoken--the final authority on almost any matter, whether religious, political, or social."

Camillo Miola, oil on canvas "The Oracle", 1880

Consulting the Oracle, John William Waterhouse

Consulting the Oracle, John William Waterhouse

 

Moon Phase: Waning

Under the waning moon, work magick to diminish that which you no longer desire, to conceal that which you wish to keep secret, or to wrap up loose ends. Banishing and binding rituals are powerful now, as are uncrossing and protection spells.

 

During these signs, work magick around the following:

Leo- creativity, play, fame, confidence

Virgo- healing, habits, devotion, virtue

Libra- relationships, beauty, social justice, integrity

 

Aries

Witches, rejoice—when the sun enters Scorpio on Saturday, it finally starts to feel like Halloween! Scorpio is your spooky eighth house, where hidden desires and dark secrets reside. If you’re not ready, it can feel like you’re getting aired, but embrace the dark side. The vibe intensifies on Monday when Mercury enters Scorpio, turning your thoughts towards psychic connections, hauntings, and primal urges. Aries, consider that it’s your psyche that’s being haunted, not your house. What old inner monologues is it time to send into the great beyond once and for all?

 

An awkward conversation between Jupiter in your relationship sector and Neptune in your spirituality zone on Sunday will probably be the impetus for any soul-searching. You’re typically down-to-earth, but something about this encounter feels like the cosmos at work. The answers you’re seeking arrive on Thursday, when the Sun and Mercury align in Scorpio to send you an ultralight beam of information about your place in the universe. Listen up.

 

Taurus

You’re a sensual being, Taurus, and we love you for it—but how do you react when the spiritual realm comes knocking? That’s exactly what happens this week, when the cosmos plays Trick or Treat with you a few days early. The sun enters magickal Scorpio on Saturday, just opposite your sign, so this is a completely different vibe than what you’re used to. Chance encounters with close friends, lovers, and colleagues pique your curiosity about your place in the cosmos, especially when Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday. Just don’t obsess on them, and you’ll be okay.

 

If things feel weird, Sunday’s dissonant chord between Jupiter in your habits zone and Neptune in your friendship sector is to blame. Sometimes people cross your path to teach you uncomfortable things about yourself, and this is one of those times. Recognize them as the mirror they are, and look on yourself without fear. By the time the Sun and Mercury align in Scorpio on Thursday, you’ll see yourself in a whole new light.

 


Gemini

It might be the season of the witch, but everyday is Halloween for you, Gemini. When the sun enters Scorpio, it activates your sixth house of routines, reminding you that you thrive when there’s an element of mystery in your daily grind. When your ruling planet—Mercury—enters Scorpio on Monday, your conversations and thoughts turn towards the macabre. You’re usually lighthearted, but Scorpio is serious business. Channel that into reviving your health practices and starting personal rituals that make you feel magickal, no matter what time of year it is.

 

If there was to be a problem here, it would be an awkward alignment of Jupiter in your pleasure sector to Neptune in your career zone on Sunday. Jupiter wants to play, but Neptune dreams of professional success. Luckily, you’re a master of finding solutions to tricky problems, and this one’s no different. Once the sun aligns with Mercury in Scorpio on Thursday, you’ll know what to do. As long as you’re taking care of yourself, you’ll find your way.



Cancer

You’re something of a romantic, and with Scorpio in the pleasure sector of your horoscope, there’s nothing you romanticize more than the mysterious allure of Halloween. When the sun enters Scorpio on Saturday, feel free to surrender to the call of ghosts, the thinning of the veil, and your inner witch. Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday, magnifying the effect. Mercury and the fifth house are both associated with creativity, so try being your own medium and channeling any inspiration into writing, music, or art.

 

Home is definitely where your heart is, but when Jupiter in your origins zone tugs at Neptune in your expansion sector on Sunday, you feel torn between staying or going. Even if the struggle is a spiritual one—maybe you’re ready to leave a certain childhood memory behind for good—it’s still tough. Luckily, the sun aligns with Mercury in Scorpio on Thursday to send you a genius idea that helps you resolve any lingering tension. Play helps you access it.



Leo

You’re used to being in the spotlight, but this week, the cosmos is inviting you to explore the shadows. Your ruling planet— the sun—enters brooding Scorpio on Saturday, activating the base of your chart, where your deepest psychological motivations dwell. Think about origins: your physical location, your childhood, and all the things that influenced you during your formative years. Mercury’s entry into Scorpio on Monday brings with it a wave of insight into why you do the things you do. Pay close attention to little things like social media posts or chats with friends, as they might have clues about your inner self.

 

On Sunday, tensions between Jupiter in your communication sector and Neptune in your secrets zone are high. Jupiter wants to shout everything from the rooftops, but Neptune knows some things are best left in the dark. Chances are this will reveal a crucial point of your psychological excavation, so stay on high alert. You’ll know the right thing to do when the sun and Mercury align in Scorpio on Thursday.



Virgo

Secrets suit you, Virgo, and that’s rarely been more true than this week. Mysterious Scorpio is your third house of communication, so you know the value of keeping projects under wraps. When the sun enters Scorpio on Saturday and spotlights that sector, you might be called on to do some personal reconnaissance. Mercury’s entry into Scorpio on Monday amplifies that vibe, making you a formidable detective. Look for patterns in the details—even the smallest detail could unlock a vault you’ve been fumbling with for ages.

 

If there was to be a problem here, it would be the awkward conversation going on the background between Jupiter in your wealth sector and Pisces in your partnership zone. One way or another, your worth and your associates clash. Do you feel that you aren’t being paid what you’re worth? Or, are your friends still making jokes that subtly undermine your self-esteem? You’re valuable, and it’s okay to remind people you love that’s true, especially when the sun and Mercury align in Scorpio on Thursday.

Libra

You’re best known for being a peacemaker, but this week, you might have to say a few fighting words. When the sun enters Scorpio on Saturday, it activates your second house of value, reminding you that you’re worth protecting at all costs. Yes, Scorpio is the Halloween sign, but it also has an amazing business acumen that—combined with the second house—gives you the ability to manifest some serious cash if you need (or want) it. Go out and get what you deserve. The cosmos will meet you more than halfway on Monday, when Mercury enters Scorpio too.

 

Sunday brings a little weirdness, as Jupiter in your sign tugs at Neptune in your health and habits sector. Jupiter wants to go full steam ahead, but Neptune can leave you feeling like you’re in a haze. Do what you do best and strike a compromise between the two. Luckily, the sun meets Mercury in Scorpio on Thursday to bring you a message about your financial situation that takes your mind off things, at least temporarily.

 

 

Scorpio

It’s official: as of Saturday, Scorpio season is finally here! It’s your time to shine as the sun slides into your shadowy sign, revealing the new and improved you in all its luminescent glory. This is your personal new year, so even if your phone isn’t blowing up, know that there’s a change going on deep inside your cells. You’re shedding your skin, become supple and new again, able to dance and slither your way into your next adventure. Mercury into your sign on Monday makes you a conduit for divine knowledge if you’re open to it. Yes, it’s everyday communication, but it’s also kundalini rising.

 

On Sunday, be patient with tension between Jupiter in your secrets zone and Neptune in your pleasure sector. Both influences support a visit from the muse or a passionate encounter, but signals get crossed. Stay the course, because whatever comes out of it will be worth the effort. When the sun aligns with Mercury in your sign on Thursday, you’ll see how it all lines up.

 

Sagittarius

Do you believe in magick, Sagittarius? If you ever had a doubt, the sun’s entry into Scorpio on Sunday makes damn sure that you’re connected to spirits, source, and the mysteries of life. Scorpio is your twelfth house of intuition, so you’re used to having access to alternate planes of existence; however, Saturn in your sign has you feeling more skeptical than usual. Somehow all of this has to do with karma: with Saturn and the twelfth house, you reap what you sow. Don’t like your harvest? Time to alter your approach. You’ll know what to do when Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday, switching your sixth sense back on.

 

You might feel a little off-balance when your ruling planet—Jupiter—in your long-term vision sector strikes a dissonant chord with Neptune at the base of your chart on Sunday. Jupiter has big hopes and dreams, but Neptune is afraid to make them a reality. What are you really scared of, Sagittarius? You figure it out on Thursday, when the sun and Mercury align in Scorpio to send you a message about your soul’s purpose. It might be heavy, but so it the head that wears the crown.

 

Capricorn

How many astrologers have told you “it’s lonely at the top,” Capricorn? While that’s true, the trick is why. The sun’s entry into Scorpio activates the group sector of your horoscope, shining a bright light on how you interact with others. Mercury follows the sun into Scorpio on Monday, highlighting how you communicate. What you’ll find is that your leadership style carries the focused intensity of Scorpio, which can be abrasive to those who don’t want to face their repressed demons. A conversation with you is a dance with the devil—this week, you revel in that.

 

The week’s weirdest aspect might work in your favor, when Jupiter at the top of your horoscope tugs at Neptune in your communication zone, sending you creative inspiration straight from the muses. The sun and Mercury align in Scorpio on Thursday with message on how to put it into action. You’ll get by with a little help from your friends, as long as you stay true to your powerful Scorpionic manner of relating.

 

Aquarius

Everyone knows you as the extraterrestrial of the zodiac, but that’s only because you’ve made a career out of being otherworldly. On Saturday, the sun enters magickal Scorpio, illuminating your tenth house of publicity. Suddenly, everyone knows you’re more than just a weirdo—you’re a witch! The curiosity intensifies when Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday. Expect lots of invitations, social notifications, and strangers striking up conversation. Enjoy the moment, Aquarius, because everyone’s under your spell.

 

If there was to be a problem here, it would be Sunday’s dissonant chord between Jupiter in your expansion sector and Neptune in your value zone. Jupiter is ready to explore new words, but Neptune is insecure and afraid of getting hurt. Aquarius, you have to value yourself enough to put your personal growth first. When the sun and Mercury align in Scorpio on Thursday, you’ll feel more confident than ever—but a spiritual bath never hurt either!



Pisces

Your brand of mysticism is more rite of spring than Day of the Dead, but with Scorpio as your expansive ninth house, you couldn’t be more to explore the dark side. When the sun enters Scorpio on Saturday, use the illuminating rays to reveal bits of information you’ve always wanted to learn. Sex magick, ancestor work, and ghosts are all fair game! Mercury enters Scorpio on Thursday, amplifying your curiosity—as well as your studying prowess. It’s a great time to take an occult course or go on a retreat. Shamanic journeys and day trips also qualify!

 

Things get weird on Sunday, when Jupiter in your taboo sector has an awkward conversation with your ruling planet—Neptune—in your sign. If there’s something you’re trying to hide from, it’s going to confront you, no way around it. The best way to work with this energy is to face down your demons head on, before they have a chance to throw you off balance. By the time the Sun and Mercury meet in Scorpio on Thursday, you’ll be ready to travel far outside your comfort zone.

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