In the Stars for October
The fall season is here yet again as the Sun moves through the air sign Libra. Harmony, balance, justice are the attributes of this air sign. Ruled by Venus this air sign encourages us to refine our communication skills like cooperation, negotiation and fairness. We want to aim for more grace and beauty in our surroundings. The colorful fall season shows us how nature maintains its balance throughout the four seasons in attunement with the Sun. The fall is the preparation for our energies to turn inward. Happy fall!
The Sun sign Libra stands for cooperative action. It is effective for teamwork, likes approval seeking, and is mentally motivated with impartial attitudes. People born Sept. 23-Oct. 22 are Librans who seek to be mild manned and peace loving. Although they like to debate aggressively or arbitrate with force they are not likely to resort to violence which they abhor. They are strategists who outsmart their opponents with subtle persuasion by planting seeds in others minds. They have an instinctive sense of fair play and justice with their judgments. They may have written the book the art of companionship, because romance and partnership are important to them and some feel lost without a partner at their side. They are likely be committed to their spouses. Because Venus rules this sign they love beauty, luxury and pleasing surroundings. Happy Birthday Libra! Those of you born early in October are having those power urges brought by Pluto squaring your Sun. This aspect may be like having to push forward to display your own sense of authority and it can bring about a transformation of your ego motivations. Uranus is also squaring your Sun bringing about unexpected events to stir up your sense of freedom and to inspire you towards the awareness of a new identity or radical changes within yourself.
The Planetary Transits for October
First week Oct. 1 – 8th, the Sun in Libra, Mercury and Jupiter in Libra, this week should continue to be pleasant, socializing and friendly if you are pursuing networking. Perhaps the Sun/Mercury/Jupiter transit is bringing about fairness and justice to areas that really need that clarity. The Full Moon on Oct. 5th in the charging fire sign Aries highlights the Harvest Moon festival- we can share in the joyful bounty of fruits and vegetables the colorful flavors of the fall season. Ample displays of apples, corn, gourds, and pumpkins make their appearance. Visit some local farms sharing their harvest with us in celebration of the final cycle of growth before winter.
Second week Oct. 9 -15th, some action forming squares on Oct. 9th between Mercury and Pluto in the early morning pushing things forward maybe the theme this on this Monday. Later in the evening the Sun squares Pluto and we want to be aware of any tensions in the air. Try not to push others around rather deal with your own inner pressures. Jupiter shifts into the intense water sign Scorpio starting its trek through Scorpio until Nov. 2018 when it moves into its own sign Sag. Jupiter in Scorpio can help us deepen our sense of our inner beliefs; bringing up those instinctual forces those that could be fixated on inert principles. Around us there can be an awareness of the secretive and somber energies at work different factions of society. Jupiter in Scorpio may be industrious for any type of concentrated work you want to expand the study of great for research, and some financial markets things that Jupiter in Scorpio rules like minerals, taxes, pharmacology, to name a few. Look for more on the tax code changing this coming year as Jupiter will seek to explore regenerative tendencies. For the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces benefit the most from Jupiter as it can expand new opportunities and advantages for the use of ones willpower. Oct. 11th may be a difficult day with the Moon in emotionally sensitive Cancer plus Mars in critical Virgo squaring Saturn in fearful Pisces. The Last Quarter Moon in Cancer Oct. 12th brings about an ending to this lunar cycle. Some decisions may be easy to make as the Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries; expect the obvious decisions fly in your face, or a day of unexpected results. However, the energy for the weekend mellows out the Moon in Leo lifts up the ambience to wanting to have more fun, and Venus shifts into its favorite sign Libra. Have fun this weekend. Venus in Libra encourages us to look at our values of art, beauty, social grace and skills in relationships.
Third week Oct. 16th – 22nd, Tues Oct. 17th, Mercury shifts into Scorpio where it strengthens the forces of research, discernment and for some more intuitive insights, Mercury transits Scorpio through the middle of November. During this time, we could turn to being more cunning, shrewd, sarcastic and secretive with our communication. The New Moon charges up the energy in the air sign Libra; this is the new lunar cycle which starts to help us grow new projects and plans. The Sun in Libra opposes Uranus in fire sign Aries, this could be a very energetic day, and for some Libra natives may feel the shock waves in distinct ways. Open up and as change comes into the flow. The Sun shifts into the mysterious water sign Scorpio Oct. 22nd and this moderates the energy down to the watery mystical secretive inner levels. Intuition and inner feeling are heightened during the Sun’s transit through Scorpio until Nov. 21rst when we shift into Sagittarius. Scorpio is a fixed water sign meaning it does not like to deter from its principles yet because it is the water element it can be unstable with its emotional desires. This is a good time to deepen ones resolve, work with inner forces and strengthen ones strategies and sharpen ones determined will power.
Last week Oct. 23rd– 29th looks pretty mellow and easy going. The First quarter Moon occurs Friday the 27th in the fixed air sign Aquarius. The Moon squares Uranus, and Jupiter and Sun conjoin this week causing action to be taking around your plans and ideas. This is basically an active day with ample opportunity to grow from. Then later in evening Venus squares Pluto bringing about changes to relationships, negotiations and business deals. The Mercury sextiles Pluto watch out for powerful words could be exchanged.
Oct. 31rst, the Moon transits through the mystical and imaginative water sign Pisces could make this night fun for partying and indulging. However, it can encourage creativity for those who dress up or are making their costumes. Halloween occurs while the Sun is in Scorpio which could be why we get in touch with displaying through costumes, the forces of death, transformation, metamorphosis, regeneration and rebirth as that is the cycle we are headed into during the fall and winter seasons.
Astrology through the celestial 12 sign Tropical zodiac is a way of studying the forces behind the manifestation of life on earth. This study can give us a way for making decisions on how to use the energies.
Peace and Blessings