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CORRECTION: Replacing the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs in the "Pluto, the Sun, and Venus" section:

With the Sun and Venus in the thirtieth degree of Libra, we are being  tested on our ability to stay in balance, to cooperate, to be just and  equitable, and to bring harmony to situations where there is discord.  Meanwhile, with Pluto in Capricorn, we are challenged  to act with integrity, to align with our higher purpose, and to be  conscientious, self-reliant, humble, and responsible.
This week, as Pluto in Capricorn squares Venus and the Sun  in Libra, we could experience significant changes in these areas. The  Sun-Venus conjunction, which occurs on Saturday, October 22, occurs when  both planets are in  the critical "anaretic" degree of Libra, and both are still square  Pluto. This increases the impact of the square aspect, since the  anaretic degree represents an opportunity to complete issues. This  degree is said to bring about experiences that test how well  we have learned the lessons of the sign.

Written and Narrated by Pam Younghans.

Astrological Overview: October 17 - 23, 2022

Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Aspects of Note this Week:

All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.)

MON: Mars sextile Eris, Sun opposite Eris, Venus quincunx Neptune, Sun trine Mars
TUE: Venus opposite Eris, Venus trine Mars
WED: Sun square Pluto, Mercury opposite Chiron, Venus square Pluto, Moon in Leo square Uranus and opposite Saturn
THU: No major aspects are exact today
FRI: No major aspects are exact today
SAT: Mercury quincunx Uranus, Sun conjunct Venus, Mercury trine Saturn, Saturn stations direct
SUN: Venus enters Scorpio, Sun enters Scorpio, Venus quincunx Jupiter, Sun quincunx Jupiter


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About the Author

Pam YounghansPam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years.

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