New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects. Activate something that will ideally lead you to more. This is the phase where INTENT is critical. Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there. You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.
This focus: How are you finding balance? How are you negotiating? How are you finding your center and your inner authentic self? What needs housekeeping between you and your partner(s)?
How is joy seeping in your daily life?
9/28 Venus enters Pisces
9/30 Venus Square Pluto. Love of power. The power of love. Love of money. The power of money. What do you value? What does it say about love?
Crescent Moon Phase
October 1, 2019
Crescent: We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new. Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago. We can collect some data now. Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything. Who called you? Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy. A parking ticket? An argument with a spouse? A refund check from the phone company? All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe. How can this information help you?
Focus on: What information are you getting that is deep? How does this deeper knowledge inform your decisions about balance and fairness? How is the rule of law informing your understanding of fairness? How are sex, death and taxes informing your desire for balance?
10/2: Pluto Direct 20 Cap 38 at 11:38pm (See separate post)
10/3: Mercury enters Scorpio
10/3: Mars enters Libra
First Quarter Moon
October 5, 2019
First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something. We pursue again. We make another call or we see someone. We mail something. We stir the pot again. This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away. Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them? Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects. Some independence may need to be exerted.
Focus on:What are actions are you taking that present you to your world? What actions are you taking in public that speaks to kindness? Who is your “partner” in the public eye?
10/6: Mercury oppose Uranus. Brilliant although chaotic thinking. Break outs and break through in thoughts.
10/7: Sun square Saturn Hard work and discipline need attention. Sloughs need not apply.
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As we know Pluto is retrograde for six months every year. On October 2, Pluto will station direct since turning retrograde on April 24.
Normally, we would assess what transformations have taken place in the last 6 months, consider what still needs a serious makeover and how it might make sense between now and the next retrograde.But this station direct is a wee bit different.Last month we discussed that once Saturn turned direct (September 18th) we should expect everything to speed up and for things to move fast as Saturn heads for its conjunction with Pluto on January 12.Now it is Pluto’s time to turn around and head for the rendezvous with Saturn.This is the first time these two have been together since 1982 and the first time they have been together in Capricorn since 1518.
The build up to this aspect will not be subtle. A few months before the 1518 aspect, Martin Luther nailed his theses on a church door and started the reformation. Are you a protestant? Well it started on that aspect. Now here we are and the question is, who is getting reformed now? Also about six months after the 1518 aspect King Charles of Spain authorized slave trade from Africa. That is the darker side of Pluto & Saturn in the commerce sign of Capricorn. Let’s pray to whatever we consider holy that we do not repeat that mistake.
Last month we discussed all the aspects going on between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in 2020. Now Jupiter and Saturn are both direct and once Pluto turns direct on October 2 we should all prepare to move fast and hit that clear air turbulence we discussed earlier. Will an oxygen mask fall into your lap? If your eyes and heart are open, you’ll see it.
Just for a second pass let’s look at the dates again:
January 12, Saturn Conjunct Pluto 22 Capricorn 46
March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius
April 4, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 53
April 25, Pluto retrograde 24 Cap 59
May 10, Saturn retrograde 1 Aquarius 57
May 14, Jupiter retrograde 27 Cap 14
June 30, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 06
July 1, Saturn re-enters Capricorn
(July 1, –onward three planets stay close to a triple conjunction)
September 12, Jupiter direct 17 Cap 24
September 28, Saturn stations direct 25 Cap 20
October 4, Pluto stations direct 22 Cap 29
November 12, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 22 Cap 51
December 16, Saturn re-enters Aquarius
December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius
December 21, Jupiter conjunct Saturn 00 Aquarius 29
All of these aspects and dates may seem overwhelming and believe me they are hard to just type but they tell the story that is in our future for the next 15 months. It is a bumpy period filled with many moments where we are between a rock and a hard place. Many of us will be feeling like we are put into a mill and grinded down. Obviously some people will feel it more than others especially anyone with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn around 22 -25 degrees. The early degree Aquarians will also be coming into focus at the end of 2020 but we’ll save that discussion for later next year
As October begins, the inner planets are boosting the star sign Libra. Talk planet Mercury is here until the 3rd and Venus, the planet of relating, until the 8th. Libra rules your joint finances and shared resources and money negotiations will be foreground in your close relationships.
There are two other key planets in Libra. The Sun is here until the 23rd and action planet, Mars, enters Libra on the 4th. Mars remains in your joint finance sector until November 19th.
The Sun and Mars bring energy and drive to the mix, an indication that it’s a top month to sort out your finances.
Libra is the sign of balance, so ensure you know what’s going out and what’s coming in. Reassess all your financial transactions, to ensure you’re getting the best deals. Be thorough in your undertakings and prioritise money matters, both personally and professionally.
The Libra activity peaks around the time of the Full Moon on the 13th. This Full Moon cuts across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac and the financial foundations of your horoscope. Full Moons are a great time to make key decisions and trust your intuition.
Boundaries & Loss
This Full Moon could be intense as it pulls in power planet, Pluto. Sometimes, when Pluto’s involved, you have to let go of something or close the door on a project or plan that’s not worked out. Consider where it would be timely to cut your losses and move on.
Certainly, October seems to be a sound month to put firm boundaries in place to enhance your future financial security. Pluto is in Capricorn along with Saturn, Both slower-moving planets clash with the inner planets in Libra on the following dates: the 1st, 7th, 14th and 27th.
This could flag up a deficit and you’re wise to pay close attention to money matters. Try not to miss any payments and create new systems that help you keep close tabs on all things financial.
Libra doesn’t only rule money in your horoscope but taboo matters too. It can be linked to issues around power & control, sex & sexuality, death & rebirth. Dig a little deeper this month and look at where else in life you’re wise to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.
A lot depends this month on your career and Jupiter in Sagittarius plays its part during the Full Moon. Jupiter is one of your ruling planets and currently strong in your career and vocation sector.
Keep your eyes firmly fixed on your future goals, play big in life and set up new experiences and adventures that enhance your status and reputation.
In fact, if you play your cards right mid-month, you could find that a new opportunity is just what you need to sort out a financial issue in one fell swoop.
Keep aiming high and ensure your positive nature helps you overcome any fear, lack or scarcity. Your attitude can make a huge difference moving forwards.
Deep Love Vibes
Also, this month, planets in Scorpio are luring you and calling you away from everyday affairs. Scorpio is a fellow water sign. You often feel in your element when the inner planets move through this sector of your horoscope.
Scorpio rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. Mercury’s here from the 3rd onwards and is joined by Venus on the 8th. As Mercury is your partner planet and Venus the planet of love and relating, this would be a great month to get away with a loved one, to book a trip or second honeymoon.
If you’re looking for love, think foreign climes and holiday romance. Either that or you meet someone when you’re on a course or at a place of study. Scorpio rules all things foreign and educational in your horoscope.
The period from the 14th onwards promises new connections, peaking from the 15th to the 21st. This is potentially a romantic period in the month, also a time when you’re improving your self or increasing your knowledge thanks to your friends or the groups you’re involved in.
Stretch Your Comfort Zone
The Scorpio activity peaks in the last week of October. This is when the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd, followed by a stunning New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th, a symbol of new beginnings. Sign up for something new and different late October and stretch your comfort zone.
Certainly, this is a time to consider doing things differently and embracing all that’s new and unique. This has a lot to do with Uranus, the planet of change, currently in Taurus and your study and communication sector. Uranus is active this month on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
As Uranus is a restless factor, this is one reason why wanderlust is likely to kick in. Be aware that things may not progress in a straightforward manner so get ready to be flexible and adaptable.
Your star sign is one of the mutable signs and your ability to change course quickly is one of your strengths. Keep your options open and be prepared to move fast when necessary.
Note too that Mercury, the planet of communication, turns retrograde on the last day of October, the 31st, and remains on go slow until November 20th. If you can take time out during this period, it would be a great time to do so.
Yes, you need to be extra vigilant if you’re travelling and do double check documents for trips or courses. Yet, you can make the most of Mercury diving deep into Scorpio and your travel and study sector by going with it.
Seek out mystery, find what’s extraordinary and push back the boundaries of your experiences. Your journey into the unknown starts here.
There’s a forward-moving feel to October for you as the planets start to make their way towards the peak of your horoscope. In fact, on the 3rd, communication planet, Mercury reaches Scorpio and your career and vocation sector.
Therefore, you might have new ideas and plans for your future path, for what next as the month begins. Mercury in Scorpio is deeply analytical and great for research and planning.
It’s a good month to set up meetings and interviews, write a CV or business plan and generally get things moving, whatever your next steps.
Also, get the right people on your side and use your network or connections. Venus, the planet of relating, joins Mercury in Scorpio on the 8th where it remains until the end of the month. There might be people in your life you’re looking up to, especially a woman in a powerful position.
With both Mercury and Venus hooking up in Scorpio, this is a month when connections matter. Don’t just rely on contacts, however. Ensure you know what you’re doing and make learning and study a key part of your success.
On the 23rd, the Sun enters Scorpio followed five days later by a stunning New Moon in Scorpio and your career and vocation sector. Consider your status and reputation and make the right moves. New Moons are great for new beginnings.
Plus, on the 30th, Mercury and Venus unite in Scorpio – again, think connections. This period in the month is when things could happen and fast.
Uranus’ Restless Vibe
The trajectory of your career or vocational path this month, however, may not be straightforward. This has a lot to do with your co-ruler, Uranus, currently in Taurus down at the base of your horoscope.
Uranus is the planet of change, restless and unpredictable. While Uranus is in your home and family sector, you may feel rootless or be on the move more than usual.
Plus, Uranus opposes key planets in Scorpio on the following dates, the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon. This brings something new to the Scorpio influence.
On the one hand, it suggests you’re wise to be flexible and adaptable and go wherever life leads you. On the other hand, you might find it harder than usual to stay focused or keep on track with your current plans, job or projects.
In fact, when Uranus is active, you often crave freedom and space. This could play out as a freelance role or choosing to work for yourself or to work from home.
Try not to be overly impulsive when Uranus’ dominates. Yet, at the same time, don’t be too rigid with yourself if you’re unsure of your current path in life or your career options are unclear.
Wide Open Spaces
Also, there is a big pull to see the world or save the world in your current astrology. This is because of the emphasis on the star sign, Libra, throughout October. Libra is a fellow air sign.
In your horoscope, Libra rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. This adds to the restless feel of your astrology.
The Sun is always in Libra during this time of year but is joined by Mars, the action planet, from the 4th onwards. Mars remains in Libra until November 20th. This is dynamic and go-getting. Mars’ ambition is geared towards travel and study, knowledge and learning, seeking out new experiences.
As your career sector is strong this month, you might choose to volunteer abroad or be travelling more with your current job or work. The Libra factor is why study is recommended in the month ahead.
The Full Moon on the 13th is when the Libra energy peaks and it would be a great weekend to get away, go somewhere different or do something that broadens your outlook on life.
Foreign connections are the theme, whether you immerse yourself in a new culture or work alongside people from different backgrounds and countries. Say Yes to any invitation that comes your way this month, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Expand your horizons.
Endings & Letting Go
There is also a possibility that something needs to come to an end this month, if you’re to make the most of the opportunities opening up in front of you.
This has a lot to do with the fact that your ruling planet, Saturn, is in Capricorn, your previous star sign, along with Pluto. These two planets can slow you down and both planets have a theme of endings or letting go.
Capricorn is the most hidden sector of your horoscope, sometimes linked to the past, karma or your inner self. Be vigilant about your thoughts this month and don’t let negativity take hold.
Saturn and Pluto both clash with key planets in Libra on the following dates, the 1st, 7th, 24th and 27th. Notice what’s holding you back, whether an obstacle is real or one that you can overcome.
This may be connected to your close relationships or your personal life. For example, you might be moving away from someone you love to pursue your career or a new opportunity.
In some cases, the Saturn/Pluto combination could stop you pursuing your dreams or goals. Take the time to work things out carefully this month. Use logic and rationality to decide your next steps.
Also, turn to a friend or listen to a friend’s advice on or around the Full Moon. If one relationship is challenging you or coming to an end, allow yourself to be inspired and/or comforted by other people. Jupiter remains in Sagittarius and your friendship sector, the source of positive and uplifting vibes.
Use The Timing Of Astrology
When it comes to your work and career, make your important moves sooner rather than later. This is because communication planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on October 31st and remains on go slow until November 20th. You’re wise to sign and seal any important deals this month rather than next.
Be aware that when Mercury’s in retreat, there’s a stop-start feel to your ability to make progress. You could hear about a new job or project this month, for example, but there’s a delay in starting it. Use the timing of Mercury retrograde to your benefit.
Finally, do make the most of your opportunities this month and don’t be your own worst enemy. Keep moving steadily forwards, even if at times you take two steps forward and one step back.