October 2019 Astrology Forecast

This is an intense month with plenty of Pluto/Scorpio energy prevailing. Pluto stations direct on October 3 after a five-month retrograde period. Pluto represents regeneration, transformation, truth, power, control, fear, so these issues become more acute during this time. Pluto often applies pressure to force us to face our demons so the best thing we can do is to look directly into the eyes of our shadow self. The more willing we are to deal with our demons, the greater our potential for profound change. Mercury’s entry into Pluto ruled Scorpio also on October 3 should help us to mentally tune into this transit. Under this influence we become more perceptive; more willing to think the unthinkable; more able to express deep emotions.

Mars enters Libra on October 4 where it will remain until November 19. As Libra is opposite to Mars’s ruling sign Aries, this is considered a difficult placement – technically said to be in detriment. And we can see why, after all, Mars is gung-ho, not concerned with social niceties, plays it to win and wants to be first. Libra is all about cooperation, being polite, thinking of others and compromise. Working at its best, Mars in Libra is motivated to find a win-win situation for all. During this transit we can make allies if we let go of competitiveness. At its worst, this transit can manifest as playing nice to get our own way – an iron fist in a velvet glove so to speak. Positively however, this is the perfect time to stand up and be heard when it comes to issues of equality and fairness. If relationships are free of conflict, this transit can also see some displays of passion – even if cooled somewhat by Libra’s elegant air.

On October 5, we have the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn squaring the Sun in Libra. As the Moon is also conjunct the South Node and Saturn, we may feel stuck, inclined to put up walls or aware of our limitations. We need to take care that our perceived problems don’t get in the way of our relationships.

Venus enters Scorpio on October 8 and as Scorpio’s co-ruler Mars in still in Libra, the cosmic couple are now in mutual reception. Both planets are in signs that they find naturally difficult but there’s a line of communication between them that eases the tension. It’s like staying at your neighbour’s house and not knowing how to work the TV remote. Instead of getting frustrated, all you need to do is get them on the phone. Venus and Mars can ease each other’s troubles by always being on call for one another during this time. If we feel frustrated, we need to drop into our hearts and be honest with ourselves. If we feel envious or jealous, we need to put our energies into finding our balance and forging better relationships with others. Generally, Venus in Scorpio has the potential to deepen our relationships and increase intimacy – as long as we avoid power games and manipulation to get our way.

We may feel more vulnerable than we would like when Mars opposes Chiron on October 9. Our inner warrior could feel wounded or our courage is lacking. We could also feel worn down by having to balance our wants and desires with those of other people. This challenge increases in intensity as we reach the Full Moon in Aries on October 13. We need to make a decision or come to a conclusion and our emotions are on a hair trigger – not least because the Full Moon is tightly square Pluto. We must face those fears and get to the core truth. The trine from the Moon to Jupiter however promises that despite intense pressure, there is potential for beneficial developments around this time, particularly if we’ve been feeling uninspired. Note that Mercury has now moved into the shadow zone of its upcoming retrograde. Some conversations we are having now may need to be reviewed, rethought or talked over again.

October 21 is the next turn of the lunar cycle as we have the Last Quarter Moon in Cancer on this date. The Moon is widely opposite Pluto so yes the same issues continue to reverberate. The Moon in Cancer may want to retreat but the Sun in Libra tries to keep us engaged. We can’t stop talking to one another, can’t stop caring, even if the issues we face are scary. As if he’s heard us, Mars then squares the Nodal axis, also on October 21. This tells us that we must be brave because the actions we take now are connected with the evolution of the soul. We can’t stay stuck in the past. We must move forwards. Sometimes we have to lead by example.

The Sun then enters Scorpio on October 23. It’s the light in the dark; the illumination of all the stuff we normally try to hide away. What is in the spotlight now is the need for change, closure, endings. Issues of personal power come up during this period. We are more powerful when we have nothing to hide. Expose your secrets.

Mars square Saturn brings us up short on October 27. Expect roadworks, blocks, the boss being in a bad mood, feeling frustrated that you can’t do what you want to do. The greatest trouble we have when these two get together is that we keep pushing until something breaks. Patience is key! Still, this transit can be extremely useful for learning the art of fortitude. Hard work is the best way we can channel any frustration that arises.

The end of the month sees the New Moon in Scorpio on October 28 directly opposite Uranus in Taurus. New starts around this time may be characterised by unexpected events or sudden awakening. Fixed sign Scorpio doesn’t much care for things being unpredictable though as it likes to keep everything under tight control. We may feel uncomfortable but with Uranus involved, we could receive radical new insight that changes our perspective. All that said, Mercury stations retrograde in Scorpio on October 31 suggesting that we need to look more deeply at our fears and explore our unconscious motivations. It’s perfect for Halloween which is naturally a time when we playfully expose our deepest fears of death and inner darkness. Mercury however isn’t playing. Mercury wants us to really think about this stuff. Yes, it’s deep but it’s time for an emotional clear out.

Painting – ‘Ships in the stillness of the night’ by Ivan Aivazovsky


01-Oct-19 Venus square Pluto 05:17:41 BST 20°Li38′ D 20°Cp38′ R
01-Oct-19 Neptune opposite Juno 13:07:56 BST 16°Pi44′ R 16°Vi44′ D
01-Oct-19 Saturn sextile Pallas 13:51:42 BST 14°Cp03′ D 14°Sc03′ D
03-Oct-19 Pluto stations Direct 07:38:56 BST 20°Cp38′ D
03-Oct-19 Mercury enters Scorpio 09:14:08 BST 00°Sc00′ D 00°Sc00′ D
04-Oct-19 Mars enters Libra 05:21:53 BST 00°Li00′ D 00°Li00′ D
05-Oct-19 First Quarter Moon in Capricorn 17:46:59 BST 12°Cp09′ D 12°Li09′ D
06-Oct-19 Sun square North Node 19:28:50 BST 13°Li12′ D 13°Cn12′ R
07-Oct-19 Jupiter square Juno 03:59:54 BST 19°Sg03′ D 19°Vi03′ D
07-Oct-19 Mercury opposite Uranus 07:16:53 BST 05°Sc26′ D 05°Ta26′ R
07-Oct-19 Neptune trine Pallas 17:56:46 BST 16°Pi35′ R 16°Sc35′ D
07-Oct-19 Sun square Saturn 20:06:49 BST 14°Li13′ D 14°Cp13′ D
08-Oct-19 Venus enters Scorpio 18:05:49 BST 00°Sc00′ D 00°Sc00′ D
09-Oct-19 Mars opposite Chiron 01:33:13 BST 03°Li07′ D 03°Ar07′ R
09-Oct-19 Neptune square Ceres 03:24:41 BST 16°Pi33′ R 16°Sg33′ D
10-Oct-19 Sun sextile Ceres 17:31:13 BST 17°Li04′ D 17°Sg04′ D
11-Oct-19 Pluto trine Juno 01:18:44 BST 20°Cp38′ D 20°Vi38′ D
12-Oct-19 Mercury trine North Node 16:49:06 BST 12°Sc28′ D 12°Cn28′ R
12-Oct-19 Venus opposite Uranus 23:06:41 BST 05°Sc13′ D 05°Ta13′ R
13-Oct-19 Sun sextile Jupiter 19:01:32 BST 20°Li06′ D 20°Sg06′ D
13-Oct-19 Full Moon in Aries 22:07:45 BST 20°Ar13′ D 20°Li13′ D
14-Oct-19 Jupiter sesquiquadrate Uranus 06:25:32 BST 20°Sg10′ D 05°Ta10′ R
14-Oct-19 Mercury sextile Saturn 07:55:54 BST 14°Sc27′ D 14°Cp27′ D
14-Oct-19 Sun square Pluto 08:37:42 BST 20°Li39′ D 20°Cp39′ D
15-Oct-19 Mercury trine Neptune 23:44:25 BST 16°Sc24′ D 16°Pi24′ R
17-Oct-19 Jupiter semi-sextile Pluto 06:44:32 BST 20°Sg40′ D 20°Cp40′ D
17-Oct-19 Pluto sextile Pallas 13:25:30 BST 20°Cp41′ D 20°Sc41′ D
17-Oct-19 Venus trine North Node 23:50:07 BST 11°Sc28′ D 11°Cn28′ R
19-Oct-19 Mercury sextile Pluto 23:20:53 BST 20°Sc42′ D 20°Cp42′ D
20-Oct-19 Venus sextile Saturn 14:58:19 BST 14°Sc45′ D 14°Cp45′ D
21-Oct-19 Last Quarter Moon in Cancer 13:39:11 BST 27°Cn48′ D 27°Li48′ D
21-Oct-19 Mercury conjunct Pallas 20:25:32 BST 22°Sc29′ D 22°Sc29′ D
21-Oct-19 Venus trine Neptune 20:39:47 BST 16°Sc17′ D 16°Pi17′ R
21-Oct-19 Mars square North Node 21:18:01 BST 11°Li24′ D 11°Cn24′ R
23-Oct-19 Sun enters Scorpio 18:19:37 BST 00°Sc00′ D 00°Sc00′ D
24-Oct-19 Mercury opposite Vesta 02:45:41 BST 24°Sc23′ D 24°Ta23′ R
25-Oct-19 Venus sextile Pluto 10:52:16 BST 20°Sc45′ D 20°Cp45′ D
25-Oct-19 Jupiter conjunct Ceres 18:32:02 BST 22°Sg10′ D 22°Sg10′ D
27-Oct-19 Mars square Saturn 14:30:44 UT 15°Li08′ D 15°Cp08′ D
27-Oct-19 Venus opposite Vesta 16:47:00 UT 23°Sc35′ D 23°Ta35′ R
28-Oct-19 New Moon in Scorpio 03:38:21 UT 04°Sc25′ D 04°Sc25′ D
28-Oct-19 Sun opposite Uranus 08:15:09 UT 04°Sc36′ D 04°Ta36′ R
29-Oct-19 Venus conjunct Pallas 09:37:43 UT 25°Sc42′ D 25°Sc42′ D
30-Oct-19 Mercury conjunct Venus 22:04:56 UT 27°Sc36′ D 27°Sc36′ D
31-Oct-19 Mercury stations Retrograde 15:41:20 UT 27°Sc38′ R
31-Oct-19 Venus sextile Juno 21:18:31 UT 28°Sc48′ D 28°Vi48′ D

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New Moon in Libra September 2019 – Justice

The New Moon occurs at 19:26 (BST) on September 28, 2019 at 05°Li20′.

These are intense times.  The proroguing of the UK government has been ruled as unlawful, pulling the Queen herself into a messy position. Currently our sovereign has Pluto conjunct her Ascendant so between Boris Johnson’s attempts to deceive her over proroguing, David Cameron’s blabbing over personal conversations, not to mention her son’s involvement with the infamous Epstein, Her Majesty certainly seems to be feeling the weight of the Lord of the Underworld. In an extremely rare admission of emotion, the Queen has mentioned she is ‘displeased’ (this was in connection to David Cameron). Privately, I imagine she is raging with the whole darn lot of them.

With the final conjunction this year between the South Node and Saturn also taking place on the same day as the New Moon, the beginning of this lunar cycle is overshadowed by Saturn’s demands that we deal with important karmic business. Collectively we are all facing the results of past decisions, experiencing consequences, moving into a state of realisation as to where we need to take responsibility. It may be hard work but it’s necessary as we are clearing the way before the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January. But for some, these aspects may feel harder if they have been trying to dodge karma and consequence. Boris Johnson now must face an angry parliament and Trump is about to face impeachment proceedings.

I’m noting that in the UK it was a female judge, Lady Hale, who decided the prorogation of parliament had been unlawful. And, in the US, it was another woman, Nancy Pelosi, who has begun the impeachment enquiry on Trump. Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg gave all the politicians a good and thorough scolding. Her rallying cry and furious glares said everything many of us have been wanting to say for a long time! All these shifts express the energies of the North Node in Cancer which can symbolise women and children. It’s their voices that are challenging the Capricorn patriarchy, the system, conservatism. The Climate Strike poster that said ‘You know it’s time for change when your children act like leaders and your leaders act like children’ is like a direct channel of the Nodal placements right now.

The Sabian symbol for the South Node-Saturn conjunction is ‘An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long-Forgotten Culture’. Interesting considering how fossil fuels are the topic of debate in the climate crisis. This symbol also points to historic moments in time and reminds us that great empires (the long-forgotten cultures) can indeed fall. Note too that minor planet Ceres is now out of bounds and therefore Mother Earth and her followers are no longer playing by the common rules.

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So, the Saturn-South Node conjunction ticks loudly in the New Moon chart. The New Moon itself is in the sign of Libra. Most often we talk about relationships when we think of Libra and yes, this is the time of year when how well we work together emotionally and professionally is in the spotlight. But given the current circumstances, it would be remiss to leave out how Libra is also connected to justice, equality, fairness for all. With stern Saturn not letting anyone shirk their responsibilities, the New Moon feels tinged with legalities. It feels like Justice herself is presiding over our affairs and she doesn’t miss a trick. No one can pull the wool over anyone’s eyes under these influences. We can’t come to an agreement – either with ourselves or with another, until we have acknowledged and dealt with the past. We must see things as they are, not how we would like them to be. Some serious objectivity is required.

The New Moon is opposite Chiron, so it feels painful. We must address where compromises are needed. We need to look at what is broken. There’s got to be some give and take. A quincunx to Uranus brings anxiety but the potential for new perspectives if we can get past the hurt and fear.

There’s also an interesting asteroid duo conjunct the New Moon namely, Humpty Dumpty (Yes really!) and Isis. Isis had to piece her husband together again after he was torn limb from limb and his parts spread across the planet by his jealous brother. So, we have something broken that can’t be put back together again and someone who insists on trying anyway. We can see then where we may have a problem trying to fix something that can no longer be fixed. With the New Moon in Libra, we are drawn to keep the peace, to be polite, smile sweetly and say, “yes dear, it’s all fine”. But Chiron opposite is yelling in pain and we can’t just stick a band aid over his mouth. We need to acknowledge our pain – our own and each other’s.

The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is: –

A Man Watches His Ideals Taking A Concrete Form Before His Inner Vision

The symbol reminds us of the power of the mind. It’s time to get clear about our intentions, especially with Saturn’s powerful presence in this chart. It’s like the skies are saying, no more bullsh*t! Get crystal clear about what is happening in your life and in the world. With Venus, ruler of this New Moon chart, square to the Nodes, Saturn and Pluto, it may seem as though there are some compelling reasons why we should stick with what we know, show caution, be diplomatic. But the Queen of Heaven is in her palace in Libra. When we drop into our hearts, there we will find the truth. Now is the time to act with the highest integrity. Focus on what is most important and honour your values. Create healing alliances. Through this, we can right the scales of justice and find our equilibrium.

Asteroid Isis 42
Asteroid Humpty Dumpty 17627

Painting – from a fresco in the Sala di Costantino, Raphael Rooms by Raphael

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