October could turn out to be the pivotal month of the year. There’s so much big astrology taking place, some of it echoing what’s coming in 2023. Here’s what’s most significant for you to take note of:
Mercury Turns Direct
Mercury is your ruling planet and the fact that Mercury turns direct in your star sign Virgo has to be significant. This takes place on the 2nd after three weeks of Mercury retrograde mis-communication. Mercury started its retrograde phase on September 10th and it’s been unusually chaotic.
Virgo is the star sign that rules your personal goals & aims, your image & profile. Therefore, the cosmic green light is turned firmly towards you, a time to speak up, put yourself first and get back on track with your personal projects.
This could be a creative time too, especially on the 7th & 8th when Mercury in Virgo is trine Pluto in Capricorn and your creativity sector. Pluto turns direct on the 8th and this often intensifies Pluto’s power.
If you’ve been involved in an ongoing situation regarding a child, lover or creative project, you could be back firing on all cylinders during this period in the month.
However, it’s important to note that Pluto doesn’t always work out the way you want. Therefore, this could be a time when one chapter in your life comes to a definitive end. It may be helpful to know that Pluto will leave Capricorn in March 2023 where it’s been since 2008. A new chapter is about to begin.
Full Moon Aries
On the 11th, your ruler Mercury returns to Libra and your personal money sector. This is where Mercury turned retrograde on September 10th. Therefore, there could be a turning point regarding finances, values or your sense of self-worth. Perhaps, you’re back on track or ready to take a big risk.
This is when there’s a Full Moon cutting across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac on the 9th. Everything is amplified during this Full Moon and there’s a final Mercury-Jupiter opposition on the 12th.
Trust your intuition during the Full Moon around money and finances. It may be the time to take a big leap, to invest or spend your money on something you love.
Venus represents love and is one of the money planets. During the Full Moon, Venus sits next to the Sun in Libra and these two key planetary bodies are never far apart throughout October. On the 22nd, the Sun-Venus conjunction in Libra perfects.
This could coincide with a gift or bonus. Or, perhaps you’re the one treating the ones you love. The trickiest dates for money are potentially the 19th, 20th & 27th when planets in Libra clash with Pluto in Capricorn.
You may need to plug a black hole financially or stop a payment to sort out your finances. Think of this as a balancing act and creating a better sense of equilibrium around money & values.
Solar Eclipse Scorpio
On the 23rd, the Sun & Venus change star signs together and enter the intense water sign Scorpio. Your planet Mercury is playing catch up and enters Scorpio on the 29th.
Scorpio represents communication in your horoscope and it’s an ideal time for study & research, heart-to-hearts and deep conversation. You may feel strongly about things and want to put your words into text or speech. This may be about the conviction of your beliefs.
Scorpio rules your local neighbourhood and community, your siblings and the people you meet on your daily commute or tasks.
The astrology is urging you to dig a little deeper and get to know other people on a profound level. This isn’t about small talk but using communication to help and heal others. The opposite applies too and you may be the one seeking a talking cure.
Finally on the 30th, the planet of drive and ambition Mars turns retrograde in Gemini and your career and vocation sector. Mars has been in Gemini since August 20th and will remain here until March 25, 2023. For the last two months of the year, Mars is in reverse motion urging you to take your foot off the accelerator and slow things down.
Sometimes, you’re not the one in charge when Mars is in reverse. Or, you don’t get on with someone in a pivotal position regarding your career or vocation. It can be a tricky time for communication, especially with Mars in Gemini, the communication star sign.
Therefore, choose your words carefully, especially when it comes to your career and future path. Be aware that what you write or say could be used against you. Rein in your critical nature. Instead, use this period to plot and plan and rework your strategy. Get ready to unleash your drive and ambition in mid-January of next year.
Also, Saturn turns direct on the 23rd in Aquarius and your work sector. Therefore, you may sense that your priorities are changing. Or, perhaps what you want to do has to take a different direction. Saturn will leave Aquarius in March 2023, the same month that Mars leaves Gemini.
These two planetary factors could be linked. Notice who or what holds you back this month, which projects require completion and what you’re working towards.
Eclipse Do’s & Don’ts
Eclipse season kicks in this month & next as the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle continues. Here are some eclipse tips:
- Try not to fear an eclipse – they are a reminder that you’re not always in control.
- Ideally, don’t choose an eclipse date to launch a project or start something new.
- Wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Eclipse symbolism is shadowy and hidden.
- Once the eclipse shadow lifts, then you can try to take advantage of any changes that have occurred.
- Know that the eclipses are closely linked to the karmic nodes & wheel of destiny – sometimes, they offer a turning point ready or not.