This week begins with a full moon in Pisces on Monday evening, but not before Mercury in Libra makes a trine to Jupiter in Aquarius. The combination of these two aspects offers a clarifying energy upon an otherwise muddy week. Clarity, in this case, has less to do with having all the facts straight and all the logistics ironed out, and more to do with recognising the fragile and unpredictable nature of the world upon which we map our timelines. Mercury in Libra creates space for multiple versions of the same story, for perspectives that might differ from our own. This space harmonises with Jupiter in Aquarius’s impulse to know more, to be each other’s teachers, and make way for further possibilities. The Pisces full moon follows suit, certain that whatever happens, it’s neither the end nor the beginning of who we are and what we’re capable of doing together.
Of course, for those of us a little tired of trying to do very much of anything given the health of our Earth and the people on it, Mars in Libra mirrors us in the stars — moving a little slower, practicing greater discernment, surveying the scene from all sides before proceeding. But, moving slower isn’t the same as being idle, a reminder that the Sun in cardinal Libra will be happy to offer us come Wednesday. With Mars in Libra and Venus in Scorpio in mutual reception, Venus’ opposition to Uranus on Thursday and Mars’ trine to Saturn on Saturday are both sure to get our wheels turning. The direction those wheels turn, though — to say nothing of the amount of dust they kick up — is between us, our impulse control, and our accomplices.
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The attack on Amess, from Johnson's Conservative Party, comes five years after the murder of Jo Cox, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, and has prompted a review of the security of elected politicians.Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at about midday on Friday (October 15) in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, during a meeting with constituents.Police arrested a 25-year-old British man at the scene on suspicion of murder, adding it is believed he acted alone.In a statement early on Saturday, police said the early investigation had revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism.Johnson, interior minister Priti Patel, and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer were among those to lay flowers in tribute to Amess at the scene of the murder.Johnson and Starmer stood side by side in a moment of silence before leaving. On Friday, Johnson said Britain had lost a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague.As tributes poured in for Amess, politicians described the attack as an assault on democracy. Patel has said she will review the safety of elected politicians.
The MP whose sister Jo Cox was murdered said her partner has asked her to step down after Sir David Amess was killed. Kim Leadbeater, Labour MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, said she felt “frightened” following the attack on the Tory MP at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, in Essex, on Friday.
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. An Atlas V rocket blasted off before dawn, sending Lucy on a roundabout orbital journey spanning nearly 4 billion miles (6.3 billion kilometers).
Claudio Ranieri begins his Watford rescue mission when Liverpool travel to Vicarage Road in the lunchtime kick-off today. Ranieri turns 70 next week but, as he starts his 21st job as a manager, the Italian insists he has the spirit and desire to revive a Hornets side facing a tough run of fixtures. As the Premier League returns after the international break, Liverpool can go top with a win with leaders Chelsea not playing until later.
‘Every time you commit an antisocial act, push an acorn into the ground’: Rebecca Solnit on Orwell’s lessons from nature. When the American writer went in search of trees and roses planted by George Orwell in a Hertfordshire garden, she uncovered questions of legacy and peace
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A teenager triggered a large scale police operation after a restaurant owner mistook a toy gun he was carrying for a real weapon. A witness raised the alarm after seeing the 15 year old, who was wearing a camouflage outfit and holding what appeared to be a rifle, running up and down the street in the southern German town of Lindau. "Of course, we had to go immediately," an officer from Lindau police told Lindauer Zeitung.
Oisin Murphy admits to Newmarket pub ‘fracas’ before breath test positive‘I need to deal with the bad days better and not turn to alcohol’Rider set to be crowned champion for third season in a row Oisin Murphy has been at the centre of media attention this week as the jockeys’ championship builds to Saturday’s climax. Photograph: Steve Davies/racingfotos.com/Rex/Shutterstock