Hello Dear Ones,
If you like treasure maps and mysteries this is the month for you! In October the energy deepens, and we go into those dark hidden places so many of us don’t want to go. This is thanks to the energy of Scorpio which kicks in full steam when the Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd. But, until that happens, we’re under the guiding light of Libra whose main goal is to bring harmony and peace into our lives through the power of relationship.
The month begins with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Libra. But very early on the 3rd (MT) powerful Pluto turns direct from its perch in stern and practical Capricorn. This is your first clue that the energy is shifting and beginning to deepen. It’s time to pay attention.
The next clue occurs on the same day (October 3rd) when two planets enter different signs. Bright and early Mercury moves into steamy Scorpio and later, Mars goes into Libra.
Mercury will retrograde in Scorpio during November and the ground you’re covering now may be a point of reflection later, so pay attention to how the month unfolds and what you’re doing so this can be an enlightening period for you. Mercury, as always, keeps us on our toes. Mark your calendars for November 11th, when it will make a rare transit across the face of the Sun.
In the meantime, over the next week, Mercury will come into an opposition with wild and crazy Uranus making it an exciting time for problem solving, and/or crazy making. Interactions with siblings and neighbors make it interesting. Write, write, write. Catch all those fabulous ideas.
Also, on the 3rd Mars enters Libra. Mars is debilitated in the sign of the scales. Personal agendas are thwarted and give way to cooperative efforts. We may see this play out on the political stage.
The 4th brings prudence and pragmatism with the Capricorn Moon but this all shifts on the 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus. Sudden changes are possible as are computer glitches and flashes of brilliance or breakdown. Be sure to back up your data before this happens and certainly before Mercury’s retrograde in November.
Be cautious with your financial and love matters. Guard your valuables. The next few days see difficult dealings for both men and women as Mars and Venus make sensitive connections. Values shift on October 8th when Venus enters Scorpio. Secrets abound as do jealousies. Issues related to women predominate.
Mars opposes wounded healer Chiron from the 8th to the 10th sensitizing actions. Use your intuition when making decisions. Cherish the men and the warriors in your life. Values and priorities continue to morph and on the 12th things change swiftly when Venus opposes change-agent Uranus.
Energy builds toward the Aries Full Moon on the 13th. This Moon is a reminder that what you want and who you are is important. With a trine between the Moon and Jupiter expand your horizons! But be careful not to overdo.
Important international and national messages make the news with the Full Moon and especially on the 14th when the Sun squares Pluto. Structures and authorities are threatened. Leaders scramble for control. On the 15th Mercury trines Neptune with some sweet talking in a bid for damage control. Keep your wits about you and watch for inspiration.
The waning Moon settles the energy though the 18th could be a little over the top as the Moon opposes Jupiter.
On the 21st love and money matters flow smoothly as Venus and Neptune trine with the watery Cancer Moon. Water predominates now and emotions flow. This becomes more so when the Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd leading us into the primordial soup of passion and desire that is Scorpio’s hallmark.
It takes a while to adjust to the deepening waters and the 25th is particularly tender as the Moon opposes Chiron and the Sun inconjuncts it leading to a balanced plan on the 26th. The Moon is darkening and stirrings from the unconscious may float to the surface.
The Scorpio New Moon on the 27th presents a powerful opportunity for sudden and lasting change. The Sun and Moon exactly oppose change-agent Uranus destabilizing relationships and financial matters for good and for worst. You can do marvelous things with conscious intent.
There’s a lot happening at this New Moon! Venus and Mercury are conjunct while Mars squares Saturn. Patient passion for your project or person will win out. Persist!
The New Moon energy lasts over the next few days. It’s a good time to rest and catch up with yourself.
The month ends with a time shift as we “gain” an hour and get our morning time back. Mercury turns retrograde and we enter the festivities, and the pain, of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanks for reading. I’ll see you back here in November.