The new moon of Oct 27, exact at pm PT falls in the Hindu festival of lights - Diwali - the celebration of the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Starting Oct 25, Diwali's a five day festival when family and friends come together, homes are cleaned and freshly painted, and lamps called diyas light up the night. This is a time to set intentions for increased health, wealth and happiness in your life and the lives of those you love. The new moon falls in the area of the sky called Swati nakshatra , star of self-actualization.
Swati is symbolized by a young sprout blowing in the wind and holds a tenacious power to thrive in times of instability. There's a flexible and unbreakable spirit within Swati that grows stronger against incredible odds. The planet of hope and idealism enters high-minded Sagittarius, its Mulatrikona sign and luckiest position in the Zodiac.
In Vedic astrology, Jupiter is called "guru," as it teaches spiritual truth and compassion. But take heed, the days surrounding this planetary transit could be turbulent and surprising. Learn more about how the auspicious transit of Jupiter into Sagittarius will affect you. The heavy influence of Saturn with the tail of the shadow snake, Ketu , in a formation called Kala Sarpa Yoga Serpent of Time continues to accelerate karmic cleansing and transformation on a global level.
Issues of climate change, political corruption, and general uncertainty have been growing, as outdated systems fall away. A sense of hopelessness can go hand in hand with intense astrological weather, so take advantage of this auspicious new moon. In dark times, the power of light grows, just as candlelight seems to brighten when the lights go out. The new moon of Diwali glows with an inner light of hope, determination, and gratitude. To learn more about how these influences affect you, book a Vedic Astrology Reading.
Louis Dyer. On Oct 13, the earth will be showered with divinely blessed moonlight. This nourishing full moon exact at pm PT will increase happiness, prosperity, and fulfillment for those who gaze upon it.
The full moon falls in Pisces, in the Vedic star of Revati , a nakshatra of nourishment and wealth. You won't believe what the science of Astrology can uncover. Studying your astrological sign can reveal detailed information about who you truly are. It's unbelievable how accurate it is! How will September 28th's New Moon impact each of the Zodiac signs? Of all the signs, Aries is the most likely to have love on the mind. You may find your heart bursting with loving energy.
This is an excellent time to send some heart emojis and line yourself up a date, but be warned, Aries. The New Moon energy might make you come off a little bit strong. Take it easy, be sure to listen actively, and don't try to rush into anything too serious too quickly. For Taurus, the drive to hit the bar or go to a party will be higher than at any time in recent months.
That's because both the moon and Venus, your ruling planet, will be in Libra.
You may be a bit more of a chatterbox at work, school, at home, and at other social functions than people are accustomed to. This is a good time to talk to neighbors that you may not have met yet or invite a coworker out for a drink. Like Libra, Gemini is an air sign. This New Moon in Libra will leave you feeling enriched with positive, loving energy.
You may be a little bouncier than usual this weekend. You may also feel a bit like an intellectual juggernaut. If there's a big that you've been wanting to read or a new subject you've been wanting to study, now's the time to pick it up! Don't hold back, Gemini.
I'm going to take a guess at something, Cancer - your home life has been a little tough lately. Maybe you got passed up for a promotion at work, money is tight, your relationship is rocky, and things just aren't feeling right. The New Moon feels that painful energy and wants to do something about it.
Saturday's New Moon in Libra will provide you with a warm, kind celestial energy to forge new bonds with your family and make your love grow stronger. Spend time outside with your family this weekend, visit a zoo or a botanical garden. Maybe even take an autumn hike. You've probably spent most of the year feeling opposite of Cancer sorry Cancer friends! You've probably felt like you're on a roll lately, and the New Moon in Libra won't be stopping that roll any time soon. This weekend will be a good time for a road trip or a new adventure someplace.
If you're a little more restricted, even something simple like a hike or reading a book in the park can satisfy your need for a little adventure.
Virgo, we've been talking this whole article about touchy feely crap, but for you, it may be best to set aside all the emotional stuff and think more practically about your financial life. If you've been inspired to make money moves in the past few months, stay the course.
Thursday night into Friday morning, September 19 to 20, , the bright star appearing to the lower left of the waning gibbous Moon will be Aldebaran. The Moon will reach its highest in the sky 69 degrees above the southern horizon on Friday morning at AM and morning twilight will begin at AM. On Friday night, September 20, , the Moon will appear to have shifted to the other side of Aldebaran.
Sometime around Saturday, September 21, , Sep UTC with 5 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes uncertainty , Near Earth Object SM21 , between 15 and 33 meters 48 to feet in size, will pass the Earth at between 3. Monday morning, September 23, , at AM EDT, will be the autumnal equinox, the astronomical end of summer and start of fall.
Sometime around September 24, , will be when the bright planet Venus will begin to be above the horizon about 30 minutes after sunset a reasonable approximation of when it will begin to be visible. To see Venus as the evening star, you will need a very clear view of the western horizon.
More difficult to see will be the planet Mercury, appearing to the left of Venus. Venus moved from the morning sky to the evening sky on August 14, , when it passed on the far side of Sun as seen from the Earth. Mercury passed on the far side of the Sun as seen from the Earth on September 3, Venus will not be above the horizon at the time evening twilight ends until the end of October. On Thursday morning, September 26, , the bright star near the waning crescent Moon will be Regulus. The day of or the day after the New Moon marks the start of the new month for most lunisolar calendars.
Sundown on Sunday, September 29, , marks the start of Tishrei in the Hebrew calendar. The first and second days of Tishrei are Rosh Hashanah, the tenth day of Tishrei is Yom Kippur, and the fifteenth day of Tishrei close to the full Moon after next on October 13, is the start of Sukkot. The ninth month of the Chinese calendar starts on Sunday, September 29, at midnight in China's time zone, which is 12 hours ahead of EDT.
In the Islamic calendar the months start with the first sighting of the waxing crescent Moon after the New Moon. Monday evening, September 30, , will probably mark the beginning of Safar, although there are several different religious or national committees and organizations that make independent determinations of when the crescent Moon is first observed and the new month starts.
On Wednesday evening, October 2, , the bright star appearing about 8 degrees to the lower left of the waxing crescent Moon will be Antares. On Thursday evening, October 3, , the bright planet Jupiter will appear just a few degrees to the lower right of the waxing crescent Moon. On Friday evening, October 4, , from east to west, Saturn, the Moon, Jupiter, and Antares will appear in a rough line across the south-southwest. On Saturday evening, October 5, , the planet Saturn will appear to the right of the first quarter Moon.
Mars is emerging in the morning after having passed around the far side of the Sun as seen from the Earth on September 2, What's Up? Looking for more stargazing tips? Check out our monthly What's Up video.