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NEW Daily Astrology October 22, 2021 Mars challenges Pluto

Mars in Libra connects with Pluto in Capricorn now in a challenging position at 12:19 am ET.

This can feel like an intense time but this is also a really smart time to think about solutions to problems, to fix and change tension in the world.

Developing a strategy to create balance toward truth and justice would be a positive use of this time.

We are at a fork in the road about what we’re working toward in our lives, and we have the power to create major changes by the decisions we make followed by actions to achieve those goals. It’s an important time to weight pros and cons of the way forward to make best decisions.

Actions create change.

Decisions followed by actions can change the world. If we really want to create positive balance and change, facing the truth is necessary to measure where we really stand.

This configuration indicates aggressive ego battles where the teeter totter between balance and imbalance of power can be intense.

Biases can be an issue now, and those defending their egos and reputations may be less than honest, to achieve their goals.

Mars and Pluto are both the co-rulers of Scorpio and symbolize highly destructive, explosive, active and reactive forces and when they are in conflict it’s like the power of a volcano.


It is wise to be conscious of how those in authoritative positions, abuse power now, especially in their relations to others and how they treat people. What people say and how they behave will reveal a lot about who they are. What people are doing behind the scenes may also be revealed now.

It wouldn’t be surprising to hear of some major event related to political and corporate power during this time. We could see evidence of injustice, crime and corruption by powerful people that needs to be revealed and dealt with for truth and justice to regain balance.

With Mars in Libra it is truth and justice that are priorities fought for by Mars the warrior.

Financial power and wealth creating great conflict is possible, and egos will likely be on full display.

Violence is certainly attributed with these two power players as well and Mars indicates machinery and weaponry as associated to military power.

We could also hear of an act that causes a strong change in the reputation of someone in a leadership position, or a celebrity, athlete or military person associated to politics and business now and we could also hear intense talk or demonstrations about sexuality.

Arguments and disagreements with bosses and leaders could escalate tensions, but focusing on solutions to fix problems can create positive change toward improvements.

Sometimes the most powerful decision you can make, and the most powerful thing you can do is to say, “No.”

Strategic decisions are indicated as creating powerful, potent changes now.

Love wins battles and truth brings balance to the world.

A yoga practice incorporating the warrior pose to tap into balance, strength and stamina would be well suited.

NEW Daily Astrology October 20, 2021 Full Moon in Aries

Today we have the Full Moon in Aries at 11:00 am ET.

This Full Moon is opposite the Sun and Mars in Libra indicating an extra potent, energetic, and potentially aggressive Full Moon.

Full Moon’s always represent a heightened awareness of emotions and how we feel about our lives and what’s going on in the world. The Full Moon in Aries symbolizes a time where a new awareness of your identity is revealed.

There is great potential for personal breakthroughs, realizations and revelations about yourself with a Full Moon in Aries.

With the Sun in Libra it is our relationships to other people that can shine a light on who we know ourselves to be. Others act as a mirror, where you see who they are in relation to you, helps you to see yourself in a new light. An emotional exchange leading toward this Full Moon in Aries can be the catalyst to you awakening to see the real you. It is common that people will compare themselves to others as a measure of who they are.

Aries also represents self empowerment, leadership qualities and a desire to succeed. The Full Moon in Aries indicates an awareness of how far we’ve come to develop and define who we are in the image we choose for ourselves.

Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars the warrior. We could see strong reactions, attitudes and behavior as people are more inclined to assert their identity. A stronger will to defend and protect the identity, the self, the ego whenever it is bruised or attacked by the actions, attitudes, behavior or words of another is likely to be increased.

With Mars in a difficult position to Pluto in Capricorn, this time could mark strong reactions to political decisions by leaders that are causing major imbalances in people’s lives. A sudden, explosive, transformative type of energy is indicated with the Full Moon in Aries connecting with Mars, and Pluto is the higher octave of Mars energy.

Mars also represents survival instincts and in Libra as the scales of measure we reminded of not only our relationships but also the balances and imbalances of money in our lives and how that makes us feel empowered or disempowered. With the pressure from the political and financial realm now, people are making decisions by weighing the pros and cons according to their survival instincts. Money and freedom are the two major tools that are being used to influence people’s thoughts, decisions and actions now.

As we are all facing major decisions now that affect our lives in significant ways, emotions can feel extra intense in our relationships now.

Impatience and short tempers are also likely to be evident as we approach this Full Moon. Strong reactions are quite possible.

Exercise and athleticism is a positive way to tap into the energy of this day to find personal balance. With strong Mars energy now, virile, sexual energy is likely to be heightened for many.

La Palma Volcano Archangel Michael

It’s day 30 since the volcano in La Palma started erupting. This is the most active I’ve seen the volcano so far. It’s incredible.

I recently learned of the flag of La Palma, which depicts Archangel Michael on a Tower with the scales of Justice and a crown. Quite a fitting symbol for the times.

Today Mercury stations direct in Libra (the scales) after having been Retrograde for the past few weeks.

Also today, Jupiter stations Direct in Aquarius and connects with Mars in Libra at 10:36 pm ET at 22 degrees 20 arc minutes. Mars connecting with Jupiter can indicate big explosive energy. Mars is also associated with the Tower in the Tarot.

I wonder if the volcano will intensify as we get closer to the Full Moon in fiery Aries coming up on October 20th.

Here are some LIVE views of the volcano. I can honestly watch these for hours.