Weekly Horoscope

Check Your Chart, for the Week of 22 October, 2018

by John Rutherford, Astrologer. Reading Your Horoscopes since 1971.

            It won’t seem like much, not that much at the time, these things rarely do, but Tuesday night’s Full Moon is the most consequential of our Lifetime! Yes, technically, it is exact Wednesday morning; picky, picky, Astrological Aspects always build as the approach, so there.

Yes, it is a Full Moon alignment with Uranus, a smallish Giant Planet, the only one tipped over, so he’s kinda crazy. Some weird stuff will jump out at people, accidents and angers will flare, and Prima Donnas will Prance and do their All About Me Dance, but, so what?

Yes, Venus is retrograde and not yet aligned with the Sun; that’s Friday, when she starts to seethe. Besides, she’s supposed to be nice and sweet, right? (Not always, you cookbook Astrologers.) And, she and the Sun are in a soft, stabilising aspect to Saturn, the Bad Guy, so that’s a good thing, right? Oh, babe, how wrong!

Not directly related is the Sun itself, currently deepening into Solar Minimum. Because the Sun is so big, it has its own G-class star cycle, somewhat modulated by the Giant Planets and the Galactic Centre. At Minimum, the Sun can’t push the random scrambles of Cosmic Rays away. Also at Minimum, the Sun’s atmosphere gets easily shredded, spewing more Primitive-Making Protons, and we all get more dull and stupid.

I have bored many of you with talk about Giant Planet Complexes over the last 2 years. They affect the Social Fabric, the greater Social Order of things. They affect one’s Personal Life through the Greater Context of one’s Social Group, one’s family, one’s working and activity realm, from one’s neighbourhood to Social Culture and all the way out to the World’s View. We are not yet through a series of GP Complexes that coalesced into a Giant Planet Super Complex (involving, integrating all 4 Giants) last January.

The US is the world’s biggest Industrial-Military Complex (about 800 military bases in 70 countries; more money spent than the next 12 major countries combined) and, therefore, the world’s Economic Leader. The US is also the world’s greatest historical polluter, of many noxious things, not just GHGs. After Nuclear War, there is no greater threat to the lives of billions of people, to what we call civilisation, to us as a species, than Global Warming.

And, it all comes down to whether a few more than usual get off their duffs to vote in the US midterms on the 6th of November. Like no other time in decades, cold and callous fascist (1 $, 1 vote), authoritarian, and racist sympathies are on the rise.Like no other midterm, those Primitive Forces have been emboldened around the world.

Voter suppression of 100s of 1000s is being attempted again. Right Wing threats and intimidation are peaking. “They make mobs, we make jobs” is in stark clash with “They are the Mob, taking our jobs”, and health, and money, and medical, and Social Security. This is more than weak T through Kushner delivering his Media Hit List to the Saudi Mad Prince, who keeps denying any knowledge and is now suspect by all.

This vote depends on the mood and feelings, not logic, of voters who’s last residual Taste-in-the-Mouth will be flavoured by what comes out of this week’s Full Moon. Rise of the Radical Right depends on it. The last great bastion of Global Democracy depends on it.

It leaves me feeling scared, humbled and helpless, depending on the whims of so few bombarded by the World’s most powerful Propaganda Machine.


This Week: Giant Uranus, the Crazed Diva, is closest to Mother Earth, and is still aspecting Giant Neptune, the Distracting Drainer. These 2 fracture what is, conjure what isn’t. Uranus reveals what Neptune tried desperately to hide on the 13th. And, both influence the Full Moon’s aspect to the Jupiter / Saturn midpoint, those 2 still feeling their clash on September 3rd. These 2 Biggest of the Giants hold the greatest sway, representing all the goes with Law and Order, who rules and how, government and the courts, etc.; pick any organisation, from family to federal.

So, this Solar Aspect puts on Grand Display the power of the Giant Planet Super Complex from January. And, the Sun with retrograde Venus find lasting ‘benefit’, i.e. endurance, by a stabilising aspect to tough and demanding Saturn. Simply, what rises and gets expressed this midweek, and overall in this October, we will have to live with for a very long time.

Reach out for allies. Build ‘bridges’, open up ways to cross the Great Divides. Choose most carefully. Too many only have a narrowed Self Interest, stuck in their Comfort Cocoon.


Nota Bene: Lovely Tuesday, when Primitive Protons dropped, letting a Catch Up happen the day before. Then, they went high on the weekend, and it was back to feeling on the Chain Gang for the 2 days before.

            I’ve long suspected something in the background of what’s called late Leo to early-mid Virgo. Astronomers found it, Hyperion, the largest and most massive structure in the early Universe, one million billion Solar masses, located in Sextans.

            Earth’s magnetic field sings with a symphony of ultra-low frequency sounds.

            Contact johnrutherford@shaw.ca  or call (604) 553-3112 for your Natal Horoscope. Remember, all Planetary Aspect energies build in the hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as Planetary Aspects approach.


Monday, 22 October. (bright Moon boring in Aries. The Sun in Libra hard aspects Neptune in Pisces. 29 Cardinal, 14 Mutable)

It’s mostly a confused or denied important info day, so take off, do mindless chores. Do not push for or commit to anything until more relevant perspectives are revealed, likely tomorrow.

(Mercury in Scorpio hard aspects Saturn in Capricorn. 19 Fixed, 4 Cardinal)

Did you read the above? Wait for it, think about it, give more consideration. Better to clear your mind, meditate, than work on incomplete data. Strictly, facts first, or stay wilfully dense.


Tuesday – Wednesday, 23-24 October. (Full Moon dumps Big Surprises in Taurus. The Sun in Scorpio soft aspects Mars / Neptune, then opposes Uranus in Taurus hard aspecting Jupiter / Saturn. 0 Fixed, 15 Mutable)

Giant Planet Complex powered up by the Sun. This shakes the Fundamentals, like an open Klan Rally, from the top to the Foundation. Few get spared, many angered (by design?). This is a Power Move of the highest, forcing an agenda to control the Social Order, or at least making the Biggest Mess possible to arrest attention.

(retrograde Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. 4 degrees and 19 degrees of All Signs)

Before Venus gets burned and turns nasty, she’s on for one last appeal. She’s very persuasive but don’t buy in, it’s selfish pleadingfor sympathy and loyalty, with no returns for others.


Thursday, 25 October. (bright Moon snappy in Taurus. The Sun in Scorpio hard aspects Venus / Uranus, soft aspects Saturn / Uranus. 2 Fixed, 17 Mutable)

This could be fabulous if directed toward dressing up, tuning up or organising others, or is it all for Vanity? If you can’t give freely, help openly, a smarmy style soon finds the dumpster, you’ve gone too far, a rift endures.


Friday, 26 October. (Moon indulgent in Taurus. Retrograde Venus aligns with the Sun in Scorpio. 3 Fixed, 18 Mutable)

Ooch! Like something hot, stay lively, move briskly, don’t stop or hesitate. If it strikes your fancy, go for it. If not, loitering becomes the crime so, politely, diplomatically scoot. This shifts overall Personal Perspectives from Love to War, possible to pissed, tolerant to revenge.


Saturday, 27 October. (Moon searching in Gemini. The Sun in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. 4 degrees and 19 degrees of All Signs)

This too supports, reinforces the midweek Madness. With Venus, this stokes its dying embers. Take that Bonfire of Vanities and scatter the sparks. If carefully placed, many propagate.


Is your Number up?  Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.

The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.  The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralize the Signs at right angles.  For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.

The Planetary Aspect is where action is released.  It’s the Excuse.  Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  If the degree for any day is close to any degree of Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS IS YOUR DAY.  Pay extra ATTENTION.

You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have none.  As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the forecast tells about the important things in your life.  The daily forecasts tell you when.  The overall story comes through over time.  Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.

The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth place.  We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.

The Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant      relate to matters in your environment.            Use it to see what’s in your “face”.
Mid-heaven    relate to matters in your personal life.            Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Heaven, Help Us!  The forecast is the mood of the moment.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

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If you have comments or questions, LET ME KNOW.

Check Your Four Personal Points every week to see if any of them is targeted, and…


Your Horoscope is the picture of the Heavens for the moment you were born.  Using the latest advances in Astronomy and Astrology, you can get a Horoscope reading with accurate, up-to-date detail.  Contact me at johnrutherford@shaw.ca  or call (604) 553-3112.