Four Winds Report for Oct. 31, 2016


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Today is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Hebrew date is 29 Tishrei 5777
Islamic date is 30 Muharram 1438

Mayan Tzolk’in Day is 10 Ok
Mayan Long Count is
Julian Day is 2457693

Today’s Birthdays: John Keats (1795-1821), Julia Lee (1902-1958), Muriel Duckworth (1908-2009), Michael Collins (1930), John Candy (1950-1994), Peter Jackson (1961), Rob Schneider (1963), Adam Bouska (1983).

“Many have original minds who do not think it — they are led away by custom — Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel.”
— John Keats

Special Comment: The World of the Spirits is With Us

If you missed last night’s comment on the thinning of the veil and the Scorpio New Moon, you may read that here. We also have an oldie for you — the telling of some of my adventures with the world of what we call ‘ghosts’ as an astrologer. From time to time clients come to me with concerns involving the dead or the here-beyond, and this article is about some of the assignments I’ve accepted. It’s called Tales From the Other Side of Astrology.

PS — I’ve referred to “Spanish” tradition associated with Halloween and Days of the Dead. This article by our beloved Jeanne Treadway tells the story more completely — and, I reckon, more accurately.

Moon Phase: Moon is in New phase and enters Waxing Crescent phase on Nov. 3 at 1:50 pm PDT / 4:50 pm EDT (20:49:39 UTC).
Next Full Moon is in Taurus on Nov. 14 at 5:52 am PST / 8:52 am EST (13:51:59 UTC).
Next New Moon is in Sagittarius on Nov. 29 at 4:18 am PST / 7:18 am EST (12:18:09 UTC).
Moon Sign: Moon is in Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Nov. 1 at 7:43 am PDT / 10:43 am EDT (14:43:00 UTC).
Sun Degree: 09-10 Scorpio.

Planetary Stations and Sign Changes
In our solar system, all the points we track remain in their signs today.

Interesting Selected Aspects | Data by Serennu
— Mars square Haumea at 1:45 am PDT / 5:45 am EDT (08:44:50 UTC).
— Sun sextile Psyche at 6:21 am PDT / 9:21 am EDT (13:21:23 UTC), and Orcus at at 2:32 pm PDT / 5:32 pm EDT (21:31:52 UTC).
— Mercury sextile North Node at 7:37 am PDT / 10:37 am EDT (14:37:03 UTC).

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If Your Birthday is Oct. 31
(The Day of Attentiveness) | Get Your Scorpio Birthday Reading | All Other Signs
You’ve taken the important first steps toward your goal. You have done more than ‘set intentions’ — you seem to have begun taking action. All you need to do now is keep going. That may seem easier said than done, though not if you apply the principle of making some progress every day, and more progress on certain days. Your one-word mantra is momentum.

Written in the Planets
Haumea, named for a Hawai’ian fertility goddess, might be considered the hidden factor in the Uranus-Eris conjunction (the digital age, identity chaos, social upheaval). For many months, slow-moving Haumea has been (and remains) at the opposition point in Libra. She’s hovered quietly opposite the pair for a while, and now Mars is calling attention to her. Once you get past the chaos of Uranus-Eris and of nobody having having a clue who they are, there is a birthing process going on. You might say that includes emergence into the pulse of compassion that beats through the heart of humanity. We can accomplish this much more easily with a conscious maintaining of awareness, and using that as incentive to act and to choose. Tonight, as the world of the spirits seeps into ours, reach into your heart, find that rhythm and dance.


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3 thoughts on “Four Winds Report for Oct. 31, 2016

  1. Michael Mayes

    This inspired the ending to a stand-up bit I’m preparing to perform soon. I tried my hand at stand-up a couple years ago, it’s something I’m getting back into. I’ll share it:
    …But yeah I kind of take a different approach to dating. It’s a radical approach, not a lot of people do it these days. But what I do, you see, is actually be my self. If you believe in a self, which some people don’t. Some people think we’re all so confused we don’t know who we are. Which would explain why everybody is either having an identity crisis or clinging to an identity like there’s no tomorrow. Which some people don’t believe in by the way; tomorrow. I don’t know how we make it through time, we’re so conflicted with each other. I’m not scared of conflict though. I’ll kill a motherfucker. Joke. I mean, I could, I’ve got that in me. We all do to varying degrees. Even the Buddha himself said “if you see me motherfucker you better kill me!” He knew.

  2. Lizzy

    Thank you for this great daily astrology almanac! The Keats lines are wonderful – and inspire me to go back to doing what I love best, bringing out the creativity that many people have locked inside them, or have only partially realised. I’ll put that quote somewhere safe, to possibly use again.
    I absolutely loved reading your ghost stories, Eric! As a classic Brit – I grew up in a haunted house. I had some creepy experiences at times – which freaked me out – but it was my mum who was the really psychic one in the family – and saw things the rest of us never saw. Last April, right after her funeral, she appeared to me in the wonderful bouquet I had had made for her – I was on my way back to Italy that morning, and was totally heartbroken about leaving, hugging the enormous vase holding the flowers, which was in the kitchen where she had spent so much of her life. Apart from dreams – she has only appeared to me that one time – and I know that it was because I was in such need of comfort at that moment. Think I’ve probably written about this here before. Good to write about it – thank you.

  3. Lizzy

    And thanks for the wonderful Monday morning (Cancer) horoscope, dear Eric – “You might count the benefits of pleasure and recreation in your assessment of what you have to accomplish” – so grateful for the (still much needed) encouragement you keep giving here about this stuff.

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