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Week of October 17th

Sun at 25 Libra (in it’s fall, no Sun Magick now)
Mercury DIRECT at 10 Libra
Venus at 23 Libra (rulership, great for Venus Magick!)
Mars at 24 Gemini
Jupiter RETROGRADE 1 Aries
Saturn RETROGRADE 18 Aquarius (rulership)
Uranus RETROGRADE at 17 Taurus
Neptune RETROGRADE at 23 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto at 26 Capricorn
North Node at 13 Taurus

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We begin this week with a fallow, 4th quarter Moon. We are wrapping things up, finishing projects and adjusting to new conditions. This is the last week of the Sun traveling through Libra, and with the Sun and Venus squaring Pluto, we are facing the toxic sides of our relationships. There’s a New Moon ECLIPSE in Scorpio coming next Tuesday, October 25th as well. All of this happening while Saturn, Mars and Pluto stand still in the sky.

Rest and give yourself time to reflect on how you’d like the upcoming Moon cycle to go. If you’d like a personal reading on how this Scorpio cycle will effect you, you can book a short reading with me here for $45.

Wednesday, October 19th: Moon in Leo, and everyone wants attention. Sun/Venus both square Pluto in the morning, revealing the underbelly of relationships. Be gentle when discussing issues with anyone today. Repressed emotions and fears rise to the surface, driving us towards security. Also, Mercury opposes Chiron giving voice to the health and healing of deep emotional wounds. It’s a transformative day.

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Week of October 25th

Sun at 1 Scorpio
Mercury DIRECT at 13 Libra
Venus at 19 Sagittarius
Mars at 26 Libra (detriment, no Mars Magick now)
Jupiter at 22 Aquarius
Saturn at 7 Aquarius (rulership)
Neptune RETROGRADE at 20 Pisces (rulership)
Pluto at 24 Capricorn
North Node at 1 Gemini

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We begin this week in the third quarter of the Moon, turning into a fallow Moon on Thursday. The Sun has moved into Scorpio, and Halloween is upon us! With this waning Moon, we have an opportunity to release psychological blocks – specifically beliefs that stand in the way of our personal power. That’s the top tier Scorpio stuff. After Thursday, we are wrapping things up, finishing projects and adjusting to new conditions.

With Scorpio season and the Fall, our mood changes and we become more self-reflective, focused, and perceptive. Scorpio is regeneration, healing, transformation, rebirth, sex, and the occult. For the next month we will be raising our self esteem, spiritual connection, and definement of space.

Monday, October 25th: Moon void-of-course in Gemini, then into Cancer at 2:00pm Pacific. Don’t sign anything or make big decisions during the void period, just follow already made plans. There are three LOVELY trines today too, with Jupiter, Mars and the Sun. These trines bring an industrious, happy and expansive vibe to the day. The Gemini Moon increases the desire for social connection, and brings lots of activity in general.

Tuesday, October 26th: Moon in Cancer makes a couple aspects, but the big news today is Venus in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces. Disillusionment can show up, so don’t make any quick judgements about people or situations. Let things unfold a little more. Try not to overindulge in anything too. The Cancer Moon brings a need for solitude and reflection, so nurture yourself. Moon in Cancer is in her rulership, and insights into our feelings can be very healing at the time.

Wednesday, October 27th: Moon in Cancer makes five different aspects, including an opposition with Pluto around 3:00pm. This could bring repressed emotions and fears to the surface, driving us towards security. If something comes up, just be aware of what’s going on and take care of yourself. The only true security is within you and your decisions. Use your instincts. Try to hang out at home and eat a good meal.

Thursday,  October 28th: Moon in Leo enters her 4th quarter, and we begin a week of rest and reflection. The Moon makes a couple of squares, and one tough opposition with Saturn in Aquarius around 4:00pm. However, any hard edges to the day will be softened by Venus in Sagittarius sextile to Jupiter in Aquarius. This is a fabulous aspect, encouraging all of us to relax, have fun, make art, and celebrate life.

Friday,  October 29thMoon in Leo makes a couple minor aspects with the Uranus and Mercury, but the main energy of the day is LEO, and “what are you going to wear for Halloween”. Make an impact. It’s a heart-centered day, excellent for rendevous and parties. Great evening to go on dates or see performances.

Saturday, October 30thMoon void-of-course in Leo, then into Virgo at 11:09am Pacific. Don’t sign any agreements or buy anything important before 11:00am. Lots of Moon aspects today, plus Mars the Warrior moves into his natural home of Scorpio in the early morning. Men will feel more at ease and confident, and all of us will have a renewed strength to set boundaries and empower ourselves. There’s also big square between the Sun in Scorpio and Saturn in Aquarius in the predawn hours. This can bring tension with authority figures for the next several days.

Sunday,  October 31st: Moon in Virgo isn’t the sexiest placement for Halloween fun, but we can still have a good time, it just might feel more “orderly” and planned out. There will be more tricks than treats with the Moon’s trine with Uranus in Taurus in the late morning. Of course today is good for tidying up the house, running errands, and getting ready for the week ahead. Halloween arrives with a fun Mercury trine Jupiter.

Scorpio: Week of Halloween


Sun at 5 Scorpio.
Mercury at 27 Scorpio.
Mars at 14 Libra and Venus at 25 Scorpio.
Jupiter at 22 Sagittarius.
Saturn at 15 Capricorn, Pluto at 20 Capricorn.
Uranus, Neptune retrograde.

The intensity of Scorpio is visible in the California fires and the current posturing on the political stage. Saturn and Pluto have barely moved from their Direct positions, which brings more stubbornness and guardedness to the climate.

Meanwhile, we had a New Moon In Scorpio on Sunday. This officially ushers in the witchy season. The veil between the worlds is thin and we can see spirits. Scorpio dives deep into our dreams, secrets and psychology; unearthing healing truths that make us feel triumphant or morose. There’s no middle ground with Scorpio, and we must depend on our instincts and primal nature to walk this underground path.

Scorpio is psychology, ambition, passion, sex, intensity, control, sensitivity, moodiness and suspicion. Practice forgiveness whenever possible and embrace authenticity in yourself and others.

Tuesday, 10/29: Moon void, then into Sagittarius. The Moon is making conjunctions with Venus and Mercury in Scorpio today, which are great aspects for focusing your mind. Mercury brings up issues that have been neglected or hidden. Creative and insightful day.

Wednesday, 10/30: Moon in Sagittarius. Uplifted mood today! You can safely speak your truth and make progress with people. Mercury and Venus form a conjunction in Scorpio, also bringing the desire to get on solid footing with people. If you find yourself ruminating on the motivations of others, either ask them point blank or let it go.

Thursday, 10/31 HALLOWEEN: We start the day off with a Moon-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius; bringing elevated spirits and the party vibe. Follow already established plans though, because Mercury stations retrograde around 8:30am bringing a lot of unpredictability to the day.

Friday, 11/1: Moon in Capricorn. After all the partying and soul retrieval this week, it’s time to refocus on working hard. Venus enters Sagittarius tonight, lightening the mood and reigniting the fun. Good evening for money spells.

Saturday, 11/2: Moon in Capricorn. It’s a day of errands, house cleaning, and getting our ducks in a row. Good day to plant bulbs or anything needing root development and a solid foundation.

Sunday, 11/3: Moon into Aquarius and daylight savings time! We fall back an hour, giving us extra time for projects and people we enjoy. Be of service today, and write down your insights and ideas.

Astro week of September 24


September 24th – Full Moon at 2 deg Aries at 7:52pm Pacific.  Starting this week off with the beautiful Harvest Moon. The emphasis is on balance – in our personal lives and partnerships. How do we take care of ourselves and our responsibilities, and share our lives with others? That is the question for all of us. Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, is conjunct the South Node, helping us let go of past patterns and habits that no longer serve us.

Tuesday, Sept. 25th – Moon in Aries, full moon is still in effect. More tests and lessons manifest; especially with the Sun (vision) square Saturn (responsibility). Best way to handle these energies is to focus on YOU, be present with intuitive flashes and let go of the past.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th – Moon void-of-course in Aries ALL DAY! Keep yourself grounded and continue working on things already begun. Get out in nature today and/or be creative.

Thursday, Sept. 27th – Moon in Taurus and Sun trine Mars. It’s easy to manifest ideas and communicate effectively today. Lots of satisfying forward progress can be made, and if you’ve been waiting for a good time to negotiate something, today is the day.

Friday, Sept 28th – Moon in Taurus, void after 3:36pm Pacific. Excellent day for romance, but make your plans early and expect impulsiveness in the evening. The Moon opposes Jupiter in Scorpio which is intense, but can also bring deep wisdom to any romantic tensions.

Saturday, Sept. 29th – Moon in Gemini, Sun in Libra and Mars in Aquarius. GRAND AIR TRINE. Beautiful aspect allowing for huge, positive movement towards wishes fulfilled. Our actions (Mars) are in alignment with our vision (Sun) connecting with us emotionally (Moon), and all in Air signs giving us ideas and clarity. We feel achievement, inner harmony and activation. Pluto stationing overhead helps us evolve and transform into a new version of ourselves.

September 30th – Pluto turns Direct at 18’45 CAP.  A truly remarkable weekend. We will feel this aspect in subtle ways over the coming weeks. Pluto stations can be intense because the events surrounding it often reflect our personal evolutions. The last station was April 22, and Pluto has been retrograde (going backwards) since then. This planet (yes I said PLANET), brings up old, toxic energy to be purged and healed.

When Pluto stations, or stands still in the sky, secrets are revealed and people struggle for power and control. All of this is highly visible on the national stage. Pluto is one of the rulers of Scorpio, and represents core, primal drives within us, like sex. Also the inescapable aspects of being human, like death. In this case however, the “death” is psychological rather than literal 🙂 We touch our potential, and transform into a higher version of ourselves.


Bauhaus School: Halloween

Spectacular creativity. Wish I could have been at this party!

Definitive Proof Nobody Did Costume Parties Like the Bauhaus


Photo by Karl Grill via The Charnel-House

Most people attribute Germany’s Bauhaus school with the following: being on the vanguard of minimalist design, the paring down of architecture to its most essential and non-ornamental elements, and the radical idea that useful objects could also be beautiful. What may be overlooked is the fact that the rigorous design school, founded by modernism’s grandsire Walter Gropius, also put on marvelous costume parties back in the 1920s. If you thought Bauhaus folk were good at designing coffee tables, just have a look at their costumes—as bewitching and sculptural as any other student project, but with an amazing flamboyance not oft ascribed to the movement.

These Bauhaus shindigs were nothing like typical Halloween parties, where everyone expects to find a few topical doppelgängers. Back in Weimar, competition among the creatives was fierce: students and teachers like artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Piet Mondian, László Moholy-Nagy; architect Mies van der Rohe; and furniture designer Marcel Breuer all tried to out-do one another by designing uniquely fantastical creations. According to Farkas Molnár, the late Hungarian architect who was a Bauhaus student in the early ’20s, the school’s renowned typography studios and cabinet-making workshops were taken very seriously, but “the greatest expenditures of energy, however, go into the costume parties.


Photo via The Charnel-House

“The essential difference between the fancy-dress balls organized by the artists of Paris, Berlin, Moscow and the ones here at the Bauhaus is that our costumes are truly original,” Molnár wrote in a 1925 essay entitled “Life at the Bauhaus.” “Everyone prepares his or her own. Never a one that has been seen before. Inhuman, or humanoid, but always new. You may see monstrously tall shapes stumbling about, colorful mechanical figures that yield not the slightest clue as to where the head is. Sweet girls inside a red cube. Here comes a witch and they are hoisted high up into the air; lights flash and scents are sprayed,” he continued.

The parties began as improvisational events, but later grew into large-scale productions with costumes and sets made by the school’s stage workshop. There was often a theme to the evenings. One party was called “Beard, Nose, and Heart,” and attendees were instructed to show up in clothing that was two-thirds white, and one-third spotted, checked or striped. However, it’s generally agreed that the apotheosis of the Bauhaus’ costumed revelry was the Metal Party of 1929, where guests donned costumes made from tin foil, frying pans, and spoons.Attendees entered that party by sliding down a chute into one of several rooms filled with silver balls.


Photo via The Charnel-House

The theater workshop responsible for many of these resplendent events was led by Oskar Schlemmer, a charismatic painter and choreographer best known for his Triadic Ballet, an avant-garde dance production that premiered in 1922. The three-part play with different colors and moods for each act was widely performed throughout the twenties, and became something of a poster child for the Bauhaus movement.

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Photos via The Charnel-House

The Triadic Ballet’s 18 costumes were designed by matching geometric forms with analogous parts of the human body: a cylinder for the neck, a circle for the heads. Schlemmer made no secret of the fact that he considered the stylized, artificial movements of marionettes to be aesthetically superior to the naturalistic movements of real humans. These elaborate costumes, which were generally too large for their wearers to sit down in, totally upped the ante at the Bauhaus school’s regular costume balls.

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Photos via The Charnel-House

Although there aren’t many photos of Bauhaus luminaries wearing the costumes they labored over in the name of socializing, thankfully Farkas Molnár has chronicled some of their style proclivities:


Photo via The Charnel-House

“Kandinsky prefers to appear decked out as an antenna, Itten as an amorphous monster, Feininger as two right triangles, Moholy-Nagy as a segment transpierced by a cross, Gropius as Le Corbusier, Muche as an apostle of Mazdaznan, Klee as the song of the blue tree,” Molnár wrote in 1925. “A rather grotesque menagerie…”


Photo via The Charnel-House

Walter Gropius used to dress up as Le Corbusier? It doesn’t really get better than that.


Photo via The Charnel-House

· Bauhaus Online [Official site]
· Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Costume Parties (1924-1926) [The Charnel-House]
· Exhibitionism: Bauhaus – Art As Life at the Barbican [Theatre of Fashion]
· All Bauhaus posts [Curbed National]
· The Ultimate Guide to Dressing Like an Architect for Halloween[Curbed National]