The Lady's 180

The Lady's 180

This Thursday a rare thing takes place- both Venus and Jupiter station direct the very same day.  This end to both of the benefic’s retrogrades also happens to happen in signs in which each is very powerful.  It’s a fine omen for the second half of the season, and should make for a nice week for a number of folks.

Just a few days after this celestial about-face, we’ll see the Moon go fat and full in Taurus, with Saturday night’s big moon catching and concretizing the beneficial energy from Venus and Jupiter’s direct stations.

If there’s a fly in the ointment, it’s Mercury and Mars’ conjunction in Sagittarius, which shortens tempers and sharpens words.  It’s no dire omen but it demands a rather busy pace, and may see impatience block our view of the big-picture.

Over The Shoulder Smolder

The Queen of Heaven, after more than a month’s retreat, does an about face at the end of Libra, ending her month and a half of retrograde motion.  This is for the most part a bright and righteously pleasant energy, unleashing equilibrium and making the pleasures problematized by the last few months accessible again.

While Venus’ direct station in Libra brings the end to the actual retrograde part of Venus’ shimmy this Fall, it doesn’t quite finish the cycle of the passion’s transformation.  The Morning Star will spend the rest of November regaining her poise and confidence in LIbra before plunging once more into Scorpio’s complex cluster of tunnels on Nov. 29th.  Nonetheless, her re-entry into said bowels will be considerably easier after this Fall’s colonic.

Scales On Top Of Scales…

Venus’ direct station in Libra has a variety of implications on a number of levels. First and foremost, it ends Venus’ retrograde, whose tangled passions we’ve been within the webwork of for the last few months. On that level, a return of balance to the emotions and finances are a likely manifestation. But beneath and beyond this, Venus’ direct station in the sign that she rules will also push us to consider balance on a much deeper level level, scales piled up on scales, the entire precarious structure weighed and judged. For one of the harsher aspects of balance is the adjustment of justice. Because of this, it will not be all harmony broadcast throughout the aethyrs, but also a call for the right relationships which are the only real foundation for enduring harmony. No peace without justice, yall.

Set Sail

The 18th is rather special, as it is not only Venus who stations direct in her own domicile, but Jupiter as well. Jupiter went retrograde in August after a brief foray into Aries, and was back in Pisces by September.  Jupiter’s retrograde motion over the past several months has turned growtth inward, asking ground covered and lessons learned to be examined and integrated.   His direct station this Thursday brings an end to this period of assimilation and contraction, signaling the beginning of a new season of expansion.  So set sail once more upon reality strange waters, for strange continents and even odder discoveries await.  For a surreal walk through Jupiter’s time in Pisces, consider perusing “Welcome To The Estuary” and “Vortex Tales.”

I Wanna Go Fast

Mercury moves closer to conjunction with Mars all week long, finally makig the meeting on Saturday.  This particularly configuration likes to talk, think and do fast, and if things lag, you might see a temper tantrum or two result.  Make use of the dynamic energy pushed onward by this one, but don’t fall into the error of impatience- it doesn’t actually makes things go faster.

Fat And Full

The week’s energies solidify with the Full Moon in Taurus over the weekend, kneading the week’s energies into the kind of bread you can sink your damn teeth into.


Horoscopes are helpful, but shouldn’t be mistaken for all of the clarity that astrology has to offer.   Reading your Sun, Moon and Ascendant is suggested.  Take a special look at the Moon if you were born at night.

Aries: The Ram

Venus’ direct station in Libra this Thursday looks over your relationships, highlighting a series of important adjustments in your interpersonal contracts.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces signals an end to the last few months confusion, revealing forgotten treasure chests within the issues you’ve been submerged in.

Taurus: The Bull

Venus’ direct station this week provides a coherence and connection to your life that’s likely been lacking for the last month and a half.  The details begin falling into place.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces sees opportunities for expansion bloom in your social sphere.

Gemini: The Twins

Venus’ direct station sees the old lady of Heaven wink and sprinkle a little majik on you, blessing your creative endeavors and lending you a bit of the grace and poise you’ve been lacking.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station spotlights professional opportunities which have gone into dormancy since the end of summer. Gears click into place and the slow grind towards a breakthrough again.

Cancer: The Crab

Venus’ direct station spotlights the balance, or lack there of, in your living situation. Expect to see things finding a harmony they’ve been missing, or at least a clear understanding of how to bring things to that more balanced state. Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces sees consternation concerning your longer term direction begin to evaporate as you accept the road the current makes for you.

Leo: The Lion

Venus’ direct station brings a bit of balance to your teetering mind, providing a bit of grace in everyday interactions that you’ve been missing.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces sees new financial arrangements beginning to take shape. Money owed begins to move.

Virgo:  The Virgin

Venus’ direct station encourages a balanced mind in regard to financial affairs, setting a more even course than the one you’ve been sailing.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces this week sees positive moments within partnerships, with the consequences of personal growth revealing itself.

Libra:  The Scales

Venus’ direct station in your sign brings the celestial call for balance directly to you. Take the time to find your footing and enjoy the capacity for poise and grace you were born with.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces looks over the health of your body as well as your finances, pointing out fixes for ongoing issues.

Scorpio:  The Scorpion

Venus’ direct station sees the elusive currents of your subconscious mellow a bit, calling a temporary truce between you and your mind. Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station signals a bloom of creative energy, yours to spend as you so choose.

Sagittarius:  The Archer

Venus’ direct station brings a certain harmony to your social sphere, triggering benefits from friends and contacts.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station will likely do wonders for your disposition, as the planet’s energy renews your energy and sense of self. It’s time to start moving forward again.

Capricorn:  The Goat

Venus’ direct station brings some equilibrium to your professional life, catching you at a positive turning point.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces highlights the opportunities you’ve been walking by everyday without noticing. There’s gold in them there streets.

Aquarius:  The Water Bearer

Venus’ direct station sees your longer term priorities stabilizing, solidifying your perspective on the future.  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in Pisces sees your financial situation ready to move forward as the latent changes which have been trying to happen for the last 6 months come closer to catalyzing.

Pisces:  The Fish

Venus’ direct station will likely provde you enhanced access to other people’s resources as well as outlining the importance of kindergarten lessons like “sharing.”  Meanwhile, Jupiter’s direct station in your sign sees you, after several months of reconsideration, ready to accept and direct more of who you are. This expansion of self-awareness likely triggers commensurate action in your professional sphere.

Sol in Scorpio, Luna in Aries

If you find yourself a little confused by the strange waters of the season, or interested in a personalized map of those yet to come, consider a consultation.  Send inquiries

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.


  1. Shaun Buehler 12 years ago

    The most interesting astrological ‘scopes you will ever encounter. Top notch guy to boot.

  2. Dianecox Samadhi 12 years ago

    Phew….what a relief, bit of time for a breahter after the last few months of dying and rebirthing….

  3. Nici Nobles 12 years ago

    THAT is skill, my friend. Very good.

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