Angie – Dallas, Texas
October opens with Mercury still retrograde in Libra and remaining so until the 9th. Proceed with caution and pay attention to details. Mercury aims to play tricks on us with electronic snafus and miscommunications that can transform from molehills into mountains. We really are damned if we do and damned if we don't when it comes to Mercury retrograde periods.
Before Mercury goes direct this tricky fellow is sextile (sixty degrees) Saturn on October 6. Saturn lends a bit of stability to Mercury which is a welcome relief to Mercury gone wild. This happens again on the 13th. It is time to get organized and find our way through confusing situations.
Once Mercury goes direct October 9 the goof-ups should unwind. However, dear readers, you may want to hold off on starting anything new until after the new Moon October 12.
The Sun in Libra bounces off Pluto from ninety degrees away, October 6, showing us power and control out of whack. This is a stressful time but we can take steps to deal with relationships that are both pleasant and unpleasant.
October 6 is a busy day as Mars is opposite Neptune. This is not a time to act silly or do foolish things. Just because you want to be Superman on Halloween does not mean you can fly.
In other big happenings, Jupiter in Virgo comes to trine (120 degrees) Pluto in Capricorn October 11. While the aspect is exact on the 11th we will feel the influence of this beneficial connection all month long.
Jupiter and Pluto at this angle really helps us straighten out messy situations. A key word for this transit would be "reform". What do we need to reform in our lives? What can be made better? This is really auspicious for earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, but all of us are sure to receive some benefit from the events of this month and this transit. Mars trines Pluto October 15 and crosses Jupiter October 17 adding extra oomph to the process.
Get ready for the unexpected October 11/12 when the Sun in Libra opposes Uranus, still retrograde in Aries. Let go of expectations and roll with the changes. You have no choice but to do so and in the long run it will all be fine. Do watch for accidents. Mercury follows the Sun to oppose Uranus October 25. This is sure to be another day of unexpected events.
Venus moves through Virgo October 8 - November 8. Lucky Virgo is looking extra sexy during these days. Perhaps Virgo will find love amid the cleaning supplies at the big box store. The rest of us feel sensible about love and our feelings. Gifts will be practical. I bet French maid costumes will be very popular on Halloween. Sensible but fashionable shoes will be in vogue.
However, we have to get past the Venus/Saturn square October 10. Remember back in mid July when even the hottest honey seemed like yesterday's news. Right around October 10 we will look at our significant other and wonder, "What the hell was I thinking when I hooked my wagon to this one?" It will get better shortly so I suggest that all of us cut honey some slack and don't make any big moves based on looking at that greener grass across the street.
Venus is trine Pluto October 23 and conjunct Jupiter October 25. Love feels deep and enduring now. It is a good time to do good business and maybe mix a bit of pleasure with business. Karma or fate seem to be part of our relationships. This is a great time to make the most of our connections and make them better than in the past. Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are smart to make the most of opportunities that come now.
The next lunar cycle begins with the new Moon October 12 in Libra at nineteen degrees at 7:06 pm CDT. This new Moon has our focus on our partnerships and personal connections. Harness your diplomatic jeans (no, I don't mean genes) and make situations workout or come to fruition. Find reliable people to help accomplish goals and tasks in the coming twenty-eight days. Make the most of your sphere of influence and let others know your news. Public relations should generally go well. Since this new Moon is opposite Uranus, use social media and unique methods to accomplish hopes and dreams. I am sure we will see a deluge of commercials from dating companies during this time.
The peak of the cycle begins with the full Moon October 27 at 7:05 am CDT at three degrees Taurus. Since this full Moon happens in Taurus on the Taurus/Scorpio axis with Scorpio being the opposite sign, we will all deal with choices that involve the give and take of our power versus the power of those around us. This is especially true for those of us born during the first few days of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. We are going to be balancing our choices and noticing that someone just may be trying to take something from us that we do not want to give away. Financial matters, sharing, and intimacy are sure to be on the menu for us to deal with during this time. As an astrologer, clients seem to get a wake-up call around full Moons. They are usually upset due to the emotions that come around a full Moon. Roll with the punches and don't sell yourself short on this full Moon.
Mercury, still in Libra, is square (ninety degrees) Pluto in Capricorn October 22. We feel this stress for a few days before and after. Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are especially jazzed to make changes. The days around this time can feel dark as we come to terms with issues that are not of the fairy tale nature. In fact the fairy tale may feel like it has gone awry now. But just as you deal with upsets the air clears and something good comes to light. Upsetting information shows us where we have not been paying attention in our lives.
The Sun moves through Scorpio October 23 - November 22. Scorpio is passionate and intense and extreme. Scorpio is about the stuff of life that is secret or hidden. Many of us will deal with our passion and what we desire during these days. This can be a healing time or one of backbiting and hanging onto vengeance. Go inward and discover the good, the great, and the not so great attributes you embody.
The Sun moving through Scorpio is not so easy for Aquarius, Taurus, or Leo. However, Cancer and Pisces can roll with the tidal wave of desire, emotions, and even manipulation that the Sun moving through Scorpio can bring to our doors.
The last planetary aspect of October is the Sun trine Neptune October 30. This inspiring aspect promotes creativity and idealism. If you waited until the last minute to design your costume for Halloween, it is sure to be a knockout.
Last but not least, the nodes of the Moon change signs October 10. The nodes of the Moon consist of what is called the North node and the South node. They are points that reference the relationship between the Sun and the Moon and the Earth when we are born. The South node are the characteristics that we bring into this life that we do not necessarily need any more while the North node of the Moon are the attributes we are wise to develop.
Since March 2014 the nodes were in Libra (North node) and Aries (South node). This has provided a backdrop for us to balance our needs and behaviors with the needs and behaviors of others.
Once the nodes move into Virgo and Pisces, we will be compelled to use practical matters to move through life. We must avoid falling into the indulgence of worrying instead of taking action; drugs instead of healthy behavior. This Virgo feels that many of us will question the validity of the medical system that does not work for many of us. We will actually question any system that is inefficient and look to ways to improve those areas of our lives. Many of us will begin programs and healthy behaviors that improve our emotional, physical, and spiritual well being. If you find yourself taking a "whatever" attitude you are not using this influence to help yourself and will fall into a place of self deception and delusion. Are those remedies really helping? Do those dogmatic rules fit into life and create happiness or division now? These are the types of questions to ponder while the nodes move through the Virgo/Pisces axis for the next 18 months. Pull out of confusion with solutions.
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