October Astrology 2018
October Relationship Alert Venus retrograde in Sexy Scorpio Squaring off with Mars in Aquarius
Monday morning the first of October is a bit on the slow side with the moon void of course then moving into the emotional sign of Cancer. In addition, Pluto just went direct a few hours before the page turned on the calendar to October. This means that the month begins with the intensity of Pluto with the focused laser quality charging up your manifestations. Definitely want to be conscious of what your thoughts and emotions are, as the Pluto charge can bring into existence what you are thinking about.
The first week of October heralds the big astrology monthly news, which is… drum roll… Venus going retrograde in Scorpio on the 5th at 10 degrees of Scorpio digging in deep for a time out for romantic ventures. If you have personal planets at 10 degrees then Venus will set your chart vibrating. Venus is considered the lessor benefic of the zodiacal bodies, with Jupiter given the first place. Venus retrograde is not a negative energy if all is going well in your world and you are happy with who you are with, what you have, and what you are doing. However if that is not the case, then Venus retrograde in Scorpio demands looking at life through the magnifying glass to see what is not normally looked at to make shifts and changes for the better.
Explosive insights of ones wishes and desires happen with the new moon in Libra . The Libra new moon is October 8th 2018 at 15 degrees of Libra. There are two significant aspects dominate this message; one is the tight square between Venus and Mars, the tension between romantic relationships, and the battle between what we desire and how much we are willing to work to have it. The second major message is between the Libra new moon and Neptune in Pisces at an angle called the inconjunct, which represents connecting in an uncomfortable way. It is an aspect of adjustment. Neptune in Pisces opens the door to the realm of spirit, creativity of imagination, and the vibration of unconditional love. The new moon in Libra is concerned with the human element of personal relationships, fairness and justice, and the human qualities of kindness, beauty and appreciation of art. Infusing our live with kind relationships and understanding how another person thinks and feels to treat others with fairness is just part of this message. How to bring compassion and love to relationships including compassion for yourself especially if there is a gap between where you are, or who you are with and where you want to be or who you want to be with.
Jupiter passes its shadow point from where it went retrograde in March 2018. Situations or dreams that were swirling around you in March can pop back up to the surface. The vision that you set back then, can stir again and be reawakened.
The sun moves into deep passionate Scorpio Tuesday October 23rd with the Taurus full moon the next day. The next two weeks will have a Venus energy, as she rules the Taurus moon. This day is intense as Uranus in Taurus is conjunct the moon and opposite the Sun. Uranus likes to shake up the norm, wherever one has been sleepwalking through life, doing life on routine without thinking if what you are doing is authentic to your unique life and gifts, Uranus brings a sudden event that can rock your oh so predictable life. So it is with this full moon. The Scorpio Taurus axis is concerned with intimacy and sharing. How much do you share with others and how much to you keep to yourself. It can be a simple as sharing on social media sites to the more complex arraignments you have with your intimate partner.
To further complicate this full moon message is the Sun and Moon, and Venus but not quite as tight are square the moons nodes, which is called at the bendings. This generally is not a good sign as it diminishes the natural strength of the planets. Issues around global finances can surface, whether it is connected to the breakup of the UK with the European union or major jitters and movements in the global stock market. In May we had a brief taste of what to expect with the 7 year passage of Uranus in Taurus, this in another glimpse that will put a microscope on how you want to live your life in relationship to money. Are your possessions worth the sacrifice you make in giving your life to your job? Who are you living your life for anyway? Uranus and Neptune are at a phase, crescent, that represents the struggle to emerge and is connected with the Taurus full moon.
The crescent phase of or Uranus Neptune is on and off for several months and is 7 years after the conjunction that occurred when Uranus first went into Aries in 2011. That new phase is about Uranus opening up the possibility of a world with more compassion and selfless love for others and to bring about technology that will help the oceans and bodies of water on the planet. Connected with the Taurus full moon, the push and pull between ownership and sharing, water resource issues will rise to the surface in the news media.
October 31st, Halloween, has two planets shifting signs ushering in a change in the planetary weather pattern. Mercury moves in to knowledge seeking and I know it Sagittarius and Venus dips back into her territory of Libra. She is still retrograde and will move direct from the sign she rules. If you have been concerned over your love life peaceful solutions and kind understanding resolves the situation.
In recap this month begins with Pluto newly direct; a great help for will power and determination for whatever you want to manifest for your life. The Libra New moon on the 8th shifts the energy to Venus and she goes retrograde on the 5th reevaluating what you love, want, desire in your life. It also is intimately connected to whatever houses in your chart that Venus rules, so look at your personal chart to find what houses the signs of Taurus and Libra are in. Social event, getting out and enjoying music, festivals, art and easy gatherings are abundant. When the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd followed by the full moon in Taurus the next day whatever cracks are in your relationships are no longer ignored. The intensity can bring you closer together or decide you need a break. The month ends at Halloween with the Moon in Leo, Venus in Libra, and Mercury in Sagittarius. This combination is sure to bring out fancy costumes for kids and the kid within us, along with plenty of tall tales and light hearted joking around.
October Astrology 2017
October is a very busy month astrology wise and you may find that your month is also filled with a fast pace keeping up with all that you want to include in your life.
The month begins with a new cycle between Venus and Mars the same day as the full moon in Aries. The full moon brings up the desire to stand for what you want and believe is just and fair along with a passionate plea to help those who have been hurt, traumatized or a victim of circumstances. There is a strong Neptune once again in the full moon chart, as there was in September. However this time it can be easier to overlook, as if the constant news of trouble and despair has pushed the compassionate heart to retreat to focusing on what is directly in front and the immediate tasks of day to day life filters out some of the worlds problems. With the full moon in Aries opposite the Sun in Libra the quest to find the right balance between doing for others and doing for yourself is imminent.
Venus and Mars have joined together in Virgo. This is a time when relationships will find value in the minutia in life, the daily life of doing. If you want your partner to work with you in a project, or help out more in the grunge work around your living space this is a time to renegotiate or talk about the benefits of working together. If you are considering a business partnership it is a good time to find someone who has the same or complimentary style to connect with. This is a new beginning between the feminine and the masculine aspect of ourselves. If you have felt a divide between what you want, and what you are willing to do to get what you want, we have a window from the cosmic time clock to focus your intention to understand the duality within and rearrange your priorities.
Venus and Mars together in Virgo wants to discover the imperfections of day to day life and fix the problems before they move into the sign of Libra by the end of the month. Venus loves being in Libra, time for friends, social gatherings and pretty surroundings. Mars treads gently in Libra, or at least tries to understand why it isn’t always a good thing to be confrontational when you want someone to concede to your desire. Libra teaches Mars to walk in the other persons shoes before making rash moves.
October 10th Jupiter enters Scorpio for a year (see the full scoop here) and a not so subtle shift happens to take our attention towards transforming our love life, professional life, and spiritual life. You will begin to see signs that will offer you the opportunity to go deeper into living your life with passion and purpose. Workshops that have psychological exploratory messages will become more prolific. Extreme sports that have life or death consequences will draw more dare devils to them. Dreams become rich in mythological symbols. Shamanism will draw more people to explore ancient ways of healing and self-awareness. The call for death with dignity will become louder. Suicide and drug overdoses will be given more media and a call to reach out and help those individuals. Jupiter in Scorpio, in a nutshell, is a time that you can embrace with gusto to discover who you are beyond who you think you are, your past lives, and the power of letting go of the old to create a life that you are exciting about living.
New moon in Libra
This new moon is exactly opposite the wild and unpredictable planet of Uranus. This new moon, just a few days away from the sun entering Scorpio, is a kick ass time to embrace any change that you have been reluctant to make. Especially around relationships. If you have outgrown a relationship then you may distance yourself from them, Libra says do it in a kind way.
If you haven’t seen someone for a while an old friend can come back into the picture. And this is an opening to meet new people especially if they are connected in some way to the Scorpio opening of changing your life. Neptune is involved once again in a subtle way. On the one hand this is a warning to beware of individuals with hidden agendas. On the higher side it is the spiritual world that surrounds you everywhere but is kept hidden. There will be a thinner veil between the material world and the spirit world as Jupiter travels through Scorpio for the next 12 months, and this new moon is suggesting that being able to connect with your guides and helpers from the other side will be available to those who are receptive.
The month finishes with a new cycle of Sun with Jupiter. Hope, enthusiasm and a new found rush of energy to finish the year off with a calendar full of activities and projects to engage in. The universe will give clues on what the next 2 years will bring. It may be that the last weekend in October has you dreaming of all the accomplishments you want to master in 2018 and 2019 along with planning trips and spiritual retreats that tug on your souls longing.
2016 October Astrology
The month begins with the new moon in Libra, the first new moon with Jupiter in Libra in 12 years. It is synchronistic that the start of Jupiter in Libra and the first new moon that happens after Jupiter went into Libra is also the Libra new moon.
What does this mean? That the pull to seek more harmony, love, peace and balance in life will be magnified tenfold. What you can expect to see happen is all the places in your life where things are not in harmony, not in balance and where peace and kindness is missing.
As you know, new moons are times to work with your vision board, journal or whatever other tools you use for creative visualization. The first 2 ½ days are the most potent times to set it forth. However when you focus on what you want to create that is in the domain of Libra, relationships, art, social connections, beauty, fairness, balance, partnerships, what you set forth on your vision board it will continue to pull into your life those wishes until the next Libra cycle in 2017.
The full moon on October 16th is a super full moon. It is very volatile as it is opposite the planet Uranus, known for its sudden unpredictable changes, and Eris the Goddess of discord. In addition the time of the full moon there are 4 planets are aligned with powerful fixed starts. The Sun is conjunct a fixed star of fortune called Spica, Saturn with Rastaban, (the dragons eyes, keen insight and perception) and Uranus is with Baten Kaitos, (associated with shipwrecks and migration, ability to rise out of difficulties or move past tragedies ) Pluto with Vega (creating order and peace in turbulent times).
You will feel the intensity of the full moon from Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th. It is a time when you can capture the qualities that you want to have in your life. To have more Luck and wealth (Spica) insight and perception, (Rastaban) move past the difficult times of life (Baten Kaitos) and create stability (Vega) meditate with these energies and consciously pull them into your body during the time of this full moon…
There are three other new phases this month, which are times of accessing the gifts that the planets of these new phases represent. The first is Mars conjunct Pluto, the second is the Sun conjunct Mercury and the last is Venus conjunct Saturn.
Mars conjunct Pluto happens every two years; it is a new cycle of extreme effort and energy. It is exact on October 19th, the new phase; (time of beginning something new) is for three months. Many athletes have this in their charts, as do others who view life as a competition. If you feel you need an extra push of motivation to get yourself in the lead this is the energy you want to connect with. If you want to start an exercise program, or any athletic hobby, this is your baby to do it on.
The sun is conjunct mercury several times a year as it is part of our Mercury retrograde cycles. October 27th it is conjunct again and a time of connecting with universal wisdom to access knowledge from the collective unconscious, or in other words, take time to sit and reflect on a situation that you want wisdom on. Flashes of insight happen during these times. It also represents a time to do something that you want to stay hidden or unknown to others, if you want to plan a surprise party or event this is the time to set it in motion.
Venus conjunct Saturn is October 29th, a time of being serious about what you want and need in your relationships. This conjunction with Saturn is special as it gives contradictory messages. At first glance it is saying that it is a time to check the fences, are others overstepping and squashing your spirit? Taking advantage of your kindness? Or is it time to give more and take less? Using what you have is also the message here. Looking further into the depth of the placement, 14 degrees Sagittarius it is connected with the nodes of Uranus, unpredictability, excitement and change. Relationships can break up or you can meet a new person is much different than what you are used to. In any case, this is a time when less is more, trimming away the excess consumerism in favor of having only what you truly love and enjoy abounds. This cycle happens every 10 -12 months depending on whether Venus is retrograde in any given year. The phase of planting the seed for this cycle is for 6 weeks.
The month finishes with the New moon in Scorpio on the 30th. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio and it is in a very strong position in Capricorn (exaltation). This is further support from the universe that will give the fuel to catapult your visualizations into manifestations. However it comes with the caveat, be careful what you ask for….
The asteroid Europa is involved with Uranus and Eris in the Scorpio new moon chart which is closely connected to the chart of the European Union, news about the EU and the impact of the Brexit vote will undoubtedly make headlines once again.
On a personal level the Scorpio new moon is a time to reconnect with your passion and purpose. What excites you? What would you want to wake up to with the feeling of “I can’t wait to get back to …”? Feeling passionate about something is what Scorpio brings us, it doesn’t need to be connected to work, or love, or any specific part of life. It is the eternal quest of what am I living for? What is worth dying for?
October brings us great opportunities for shifting and change. Accepting the gifts from the universe expands self love and moves you towards your highest and greatest good.
October Astrology 2015
Think of October as the big bang month. There will be plenty of shifts and changes to go around. If by chance your life is restful and without drama you can peek your head into another s life to see what all the fuss is about.
Mercury is retrograde from the 4th through the 25th. Mercury begins retracing its steps from deep thinking Scorpio back into even keel what is your side of the story Libra where it will be until November 8th. When you consider the shadow of the retrograde time the whole month of October we are dealing with the communication planet reminding us to take care of what we already began. That is no big deal in and of itself as Mercury is retrograde three times a year.
The astrological jolt comes in from the Lunar eclipse on the 8th .
The full moon eclipse on October 8th will reveal how well you understood what you learned from the message of the new moon. How good are you at being able to communicate with people you are in partnership with and see their side of the situation. Mutual cooperation and peaceful, nonviolent solutions were the message from the new moon. If understood then the eclipse will be no more than a ripple passing by in a soft breeze. However if reasonable communication is not your favored response to disagreements sudden outburst of aggressive behavior can create discord to unravel.
A polarization can become apparent between what you want versus what someone else may want. This will manifest in the micro and macrocosm of the universe. Whether in your love life, between the interest in companies, or in politics.
Venus is in Libra, her rulership and is the final despositor of the chart which means that harmony, compromise, peace and balance is the foundation from which solutions will arise.
The next big shift in energy happens on the 23rd when the sun enters Scorpio, Venus enters Scorpio and the new moon is a solar eclipse the same day. Whereas the full moon eclipse was palpable in feeling the building up of the energy a few days before the 8th, the solar eclipse can sneak up on you with all of a sudden an urge that you must find your passion and live life to your fullest potential and purpose. The sun, moon and Venus are connected to Pluto and Jupiter with an angle that represents magical mysteries. It is the septile, dividing the circle by 5 = 72 degrees. This is extremely creative. When you divide the circle by 5 you get the pentagram, a mystical symbol. In addition Saturn is connected to the new moon solar eclipse. The need to be serious about passion and purpose is palpable. Every month gives you a great chance to learn astrology.
Mercury moves direct on the 25th and Mars moves into its sign of exaltation Capricorn on the 26th.
We start the equinox on the 22nd, 10:29 at night Eastern time with the moon in Virgo, the moon will be in Virgo all day on the 23rd. and basically go into Libra at midnight with the new moon on the 24th at 2:14 a.m. And Libra moon on the 25th, early morning 26th until 10:29am Eastern, and the moon going into Scorpio. On the 25th—and this energy will be part of the process for the whole month with Jupiter trine Uranus. So we have a Jupiter trine Uranus energy. That’s exact. There always has to be one day, of course, where there is an exact moment that two planets are exactly square, trine, conjunct, etc. But the order of Jupiter and Uranus, meaning within a couple of degrees, will be through the whole cycle. The Jupiter and Uranus…and it’s a trine,
is getting into the flow, getting into the current.
One of the dwarf planets is named Makemake, and Makemake is at, in the sky right now, 0 degrees of Libra. So what does this mean?
That in the Libra ingress, when the sun ingresses the equinox, spring if you’re down under—of course, it’s spring for the rest of us above the equator where we have the fall equinox—that the new moon and the equinox chart will be infused with Makemake, the planet Makemake. And what is the next question that you should be thinking is “What the heck is Makemake?” And also remember the equinox chart is also infused with the fact that Pluto is going direct, which is that deep intensity of going within an inner drive to find that passion, passion of purpose. But Makemake is from the eastern island and Makemake is a…in the mythology is a creator god, creator of humanity.
When an astronomer discovers a planet, they leave it out in the void. They just put a number on it for a while, and then after there’s this collaboration and they say “Yes. It really is a planet…” or in this case a dwarf planet, then the discoverer gets to name the planet. And the planets are when we look as astrologers, we say, “There is no coincidence in the world.” Right? There is no coincidence. We actually have…there’s this feeling, an intuition that says, “There’s more going on than the arbitrary naming of a planet.”
That the universe itself has its own intelligence and it can speak through—I know this is a little out there, but just think of it as what if the universe has its own intelligence? We have our intelligence. What if the earth itself was a living creature in itself and the earth had its own intelligence? Right? We don’t think of the earth that way, but what if? What if the universe had its own body and the universe itself—different galaxies, different solar systems—what if they in themselves had their own consciousness—like the consciousness of the universe—and their own intelligence? And if there were no coincidences, right, synergistic? We look at the naming of the planet and go, “Okay. How is this related? How is this symbolically—what’s the message symbolically back to us as looking at charts in this cold creative world that we have with the universe?” And Makemake being a creator god symbolizes that with the new moon there and the
ingress chart—remember because there are only 28 hours away—that this can be a time that can have very deep creative principles, very deep creative principles. But it is of humanity; therefore, there may be a humanitarian crisis that erupts at this time. I mean there’s always some sort of humanitarian crisis. That’s true. But this energy is saying that it can be brought more to our attention just like the energy when we were talking about the Libra energy itself, that what’s fair, what’s just, there’s always stuff going on, but will be brought more to our attention now. And so the attention of the humanitarian crisis in any particular spot can rise up to the surface and we can become more
aware of it. What about our own humanitarian crisis? What about our own sense of our humanity? And we will be called to connect with our humanity; what is important within us. So that’s part of the Makemake.