Thursday, Oct. 13: Gemini is where the moon lives most of today and while there she is, first, in perfect harmony with Mercury in Libra and later in a stressful but totally wonderful connection with Uranus in Taurus. An exciting person or project comes to light. It was Oct. 13, 1812, that Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock was killed during the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.
Friday, Oct. 14: A pause in the humdrum of daily life gives us a chance to sort out what we really value. Happy birthday to the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe during the Second World War, a man who went on to serve two terms as president of the United States. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born Oct. 14, 1890.
Saturday, Oct. 15: You may feel as if today is two different days – starting at midnight until noon with the moon in Gemini and noon to the end of Saturday with the moon in her home sign of Cancer. We first saw her as co-star of “Laverne & Shirley.” She then became a director with huge successes like “Big,” “Awakenings” and “A League of Their Own.” Penny Marshall was born Oct. 15, 1943, and died Dec. 17, 2018.
Sunday, Oct. 16: Dreaming and imagining get much accomplished today – more than any activity, they produce tangible results. Still, make notes for activities in the future. On Oct. 16, 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, won gold and silver at the Mexico Olympics. On the awards podium, both raised their fists and bowed their heads in the Black Power salute.
Monday, Oct. 17: A couple of days where Mars figures in important ways begins today with Mars and the sun in perfect harmony. It’s rare that solving problems by competing works well, but today’s that day. One of the great heroes of the War of 1812 died on Oct. 17, 1868. After walking an estimated 32 kilometres in 1813 to warn the British about an American invasion, Laura Secord survived for many years and died at age 93.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Tonight, Venus is at 24 degrees of Libra while Mars is at 24 degrees of Gemini. It’s full of energy. It’ sexy. It’s a trine. Enjoy it. Born Oct. 18, 1917, he would twice become Canada’s prime minister. First after stirring up a mania that seemed to go coast to coast, then in 1974 when Canada wanted him back. Today, Pierre Elliott Trudeau would have been 105 years old.
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Twice a year, every year, we are confronted with our most erotic selves. Today is one of those days. Fortunately, today is also a time when we can forgive both others and ourselves. Happy birthday number 85 to psychedelic artist Peter Max, most famous for his Beatles album covers and posters.