The Daily Astro for October 31, 2013
by Valerie Sylvester
This one’s going to be fast and furious (like today’s energies), as I have no time today on this dank and rainy pre-Halloween afternoon. Basically, the trends of the last few days continue. Lots of “scary monsters and super creeps” slip-sliding around. The day starts with a “throw out your dead” aspect, Mars in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces, at 2:08 AM EDT, so all the zombies get reanimated–and “just when you thought it was safe”. The Moon semi-squares Saturn at 5:38 AM EDT, so watch out for the Crypt Keeper, he’s not in a particularly jolly mood. Something’s weighing on us this morning and yes, the devil is in the details. Zombies don’t run too fast, but they’re determined little bastards, so play by the rules. Mars trine Pluto at 6:43 AM EDT finds us grinding away at difficult tasks and taking no prisoners. Just slam that stake into that vampire and keep moving–don’t look back. The Moon enters Libra at 8:22 AM EDT, which would normally help balance things out, but the evil horde is relentless as Mars in Virgo inconjuncts Uranus in Aries at 8:55 AM EDT. Aggressively fussbudget weirdness abounds–lots of jerky movements and odd things popping up right in front of your nose. It’s like psycho death-ray aliens have landed, wreaking havoc, and some pain in the ass is yelling at you to finish mopping the floor so you can put down the welcome mat for them. Adding to the general jumpiness is a Moon/Uranus contraparallel at 7:57 AM EDT (it’s a nice aspect for jumping out of your skin when someone yells “BOO!” though).
The Moon inconjuncts Neptune at 1:10 PM EDT, which is a fine and dandy combo for passive-aggressive behavior marathons or dressing up like Stevie Nicks at a lace festival. We’re not quite sure what we’re supposed to do and are too polite to ask anyone, so we try to be inconspicuous. Mercury semi-square Venus at 7:48 PM EDT can make things a little awkward for Halloween gatherings. Avoid nasty/catty remarks and don’t attend parties dressed as hoof-in-mouth disease. If you stay up late, you’ll get blasted with the 4th pass of the exact Uranus-Pluto square (exact tomorrow at 6:30 AM EDT). The Moon joins in too, squaring Pluto at 1:26 PM EDT and opposing Uranus at 1:27 AM EDT. This can indicate serious Dr. Demento behavior. It won’t be too hard for things to get out of hand, especially if people have been indulging in various substances. Erratic behavior or violent acts may mar some holiday celebrations. I’d say it’s a good idea to crash early and avoid the night stalkers.