Your handy Astro Facts: The Full Moon (15° Aries) is on 10/8 at 6:51a with a Total Lunar Eclipse. The New Moon (0° Scorpio) is on 10/23 at 5:57p with a partial Solar Eclipse. Mercury goes retrograde on 10/4 (2° Scorpio) at 1:02p thru 10/25. The Sun enters Scorpio on 10/23 and Mars enters Capricorn on 10/26. Unless noted All times are EDT - Daylight Savings Time ends on 11/2 this year. Read October’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23 Happy Birthday Libra Loves. You Venus Kissed ones can look forward to an exciting personal new year! Finances are powerfully flowing because of your smart career and work choices, the community is on your side providing even more opportunities, and your mind is on fire with new projects and ideas. On top of this partners jump at the chance to join in and help you create even more success. How nice is all this! Challenges may come from family dynamics (you don’t always have to be the peace-keeper!), or limiting concepts you still carry around like a clanky Halloween skeleton. It’s time to let those old dry bones go! In October your ruler sweet Venus is in Libra (thru 10/24) so YOU are the bowl of cherries everyone wants to put whipped cream on and gobble up! This is your personal power time – use this magnetic energy to your benefit. At the same time be aware Mercury turns retro on 10/4 in your financial resources zone, then backs into Libra on 10/10. It would be wise to carefully review or even hold off on any major financial moves or large purchases until Mercury turns direct on 10/25. (Further Merc Retro details in Intro.) Offsetting this, is huge Jupiter traveling in your networking and friendship space who reaches out to motivational Mars in your mental/communication zone with a third shining ray to Uranus in your partnership sphere. This sparkling connection brings an optimistic attitude and people to help inspire you even further.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, October is a power packed month for you! Ruler Pluto is on a direct path now in your mental/communication zone, so your brain power is back on track too. However Mercury goes retro in Scorpio on 10/4 so your mind gets dragged into deep waters again. Later in the month the New Moon is in Scorpio on 10/23 with a Solar Eclipse (see Intro for more info). The new Moon in your sign is a time to set intentions for the next cycle of your life, while a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio brings out shadows you must acknowledge. Combined with Mercury turning inward, this is an ideal time for deep soul searching and honest analysis of your plans and goals. Spiritual connections are strong now so it’s also a wonderful time to go on a sacred retreat, and to pay attention to your dreams which have more potent messages now. In the midst of all this, optimistic Jupiter continues to shine in your career zone and send positive rays to co-ruler Mars activating your financial sector, with a third beam to Uranus in your work zone. Unexpected opportunities could pop up leading you to a brighter future. Helping this trend is Venus, who enters Scorpio on 10/23 focusing her magnetic attraction on you!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, October begins with Mars saddled up and galloping in your sign. Motivational Mars brings extra added vigor and strength to accomplish anything you set your sights on! Mars also reaches out to ruler Jupiter shining brightly in your higher mind sphere, with a shout-out to cell tower Uranus all helping you tune into new creative concepts. In other astro news Pluto just went direct in your income zone after a 5 month backup, so stalled finances get a forward boost. Venus joins the Sun in your networking zone, so your circle of friends and community connections is sweeter than usual – lots of support out there for you now! Any challenges come from home base, family situations could slow you down a bit. If they do, go along with the flow because significant new structures download soon and it’s all connected, even if you can’t quite see it yet. Along with this Mental Mercury backs up from 10/4 thru 10/25. Mercury begins his retro phase in your dreamtime zone adding to the “you can’t see it yet” concept. Another good reason to relax and trust that all is as it should be, even if your tiny mind tells you otherwise.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Cappies, The Moon shines in Capricorn as October begins and joins transformer Pluto moving forward again in your sign. Cycles renew, the path ahead is clearer and you sense better structures falling into place. Sweet Venus connects with the Libra Sun spreading grace in your career/outer world zone. You love your world more and the world loves you back! At the same time you are a bit spaced out, miss important details and feel like you’re losing track of time. You may have to work even harder to stay focused when Mercury turns retrograde from 10/4. Merc. turns around in your networking connections and friendship zone, so if your social network gets a fog bomb, and/or your friends seem to vanish in the mist, not to worry things will clear out later. It’s a good time to review plans for a new website, blog, Facebook page or community project, etc. but it’s not a great time to launch one. If this is in the works for you wait until after 10/25 when Mercury goes direct. Muscular Mars enters Capricorn on 10/26 which is another good reason to wait. You’ll have added energy and concepts off in the mist now will manifest with vigor then!
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, The good news in October is that jolly Jupiter continues to shine brightly in your relationship space and also forms a triangle beam to Mars in your friendship/community connections zone, along with ruler Uranus in your mental/ communication zone. This powerful triumvirate means people step up to the plate for you and help pitch your bright ideas to those who need to hear them. At the same time Venus and the Sun glow sweetly on your higher mind terrain making it easier to spread the word around and market your concepts. In less sparkling news, Mercury turns retro in your career zone on 10/4 so the new, more solid structures you’ve been building seem to slip off base while your income reservoir stagnates. Not to worry, this too shall pass. Best advice is to maintain an upbeat attitude and if this is not easy, reach out to your best buds for advice, support and good times!
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, Your career is on the move in October! Mars gallops through your outer world/career zone which activates mighty Jupiter to spread more opportunity in your work space, and motivates Uranus to attract more income. Whoo Hoo! Meanwhile Venus and the Sun glow in your deeper (intimate) connections zone bringing yummy energy for you and those you love! A nice month for you. Communicator Mercury makes a move this month, turning retro on 10/4 in your higher mind territory. This is the zone of spreading the word – things like publishing, media and broadcasting ideas, so if you’ve been trying to market yourself things could stall. This is also the travel and legal zone, so delays may occur. Not to worry, things will turn around after 10/25 when Merc moves forward again. A mystical Solar Eclipse at the Scorpio New Moon on 10/23 occurs in this same space. It’s a good idea to take some time this month to more deeply explore goals you have set for yourself and take an honest look at the best ways to manifest them.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Rams, October brings different energy to your path. The Full Moon is in Aries on 10/8, a time to celebrate and rejoice being you. However this Full Aries Moon also has a total Lunar Eclipse, not a common occurrence! Lunar eclipses create openings to other dimensions, so if your dreams are more insistent now and you have been feeling distracted and spacey this is why. At the same time the Aries Moon lines up with cell tower Uranus, and reaches out to mighty Jupiter along with your ruler – motivational Mars. This fiery triangle activates the eclipse energies in very positive ways which can help you tap into creative concepts beyond anything you conceived before! Meanwhile Venus and the Sun grace your relationship zone which means your partners in life (both love and business) walk by your side to lend support and good advice. So if it is challenging to stay focused on your worldly agenda, take some time off, let others pick up the slack while you tune into different dimensions to find a new world. When Mars enters earthy Capricorn on 10/26 you’ll feel more grounded and stable again. See Intro for more info on the Lunar Eclipse and Mars.
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, October dawns with ruler Venus joining the Sun in lovely Libra, bringing a nice glow to your daily agenda. You always strive for balance between work and other parts of your life, wanting to spend as much time and energy with family, friends and your creative fun projects as you do on the job. Venus only visits your work zone once a year so listen to the words of wisdom she whispers to you now and you’ll hear good advice on how to make and maintain this delicate balance. Jolly Jupiter in your home space helps out. His large and happy presence reminds you how much you enjoy your family and can help bring out the best in them. Messenger Mercury just entered your relationship zone where he’ll eventually join Saturn, who for the last 2 years has been urging you to set better boundaries in your relationships from life mate, to business partners and any long term significant relationships across the board. Mercury goes retro on 10/4, so if communication get tangled, best idea is to back off and wait a bit until Merc turns direct again on 10/25. There is a Solar Eclipse at the Scorpio New Moon on 10/23 which puts even more focus on relationships. Another good reason to spend time reviewing your partners’ deeper motivations versus jumping head first into a can of scorpions!
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gems, October’s astro energy has a mixed vibe for you. Venus and the Sun are in fellow air sign Libra dancing in your creativity and fun zone. Their lovely duet brings out the best in you. Mighty Jupiter glows in your mental and communication zone and beams harmoniously to Mars pumping up your relationships space and also to Uranus vibrating in your networking zone. So you meet all the right people and make connections geared to polish your facets to a gleaming shine! Ruler Mercury just entered Scorpio and your work zone to help you focus better on your daily tasks. But on 10/4 Merc turns retro, so your concentration may start to wander too. On 10/10 Mercury backs into Libra to confer with Venus and the Sun. Your mind follows and returns to thoughts of creative fun. If coming up with creative concepts is connected to your day job, great! If not, you become like a distracted kitten chasing anything shiny that rolls across your path. Since it is one of your life long tasks to learn multitasking WHILE you maintain excellent focus, this month is an excellent time to practice. Good image: An entertaining street mime juggling like a pro!
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, October beings with the Moon in hard edged Capricorn in your relationship space. On her cyclical journey, she joins transformer Pluto who has been urging you to redefine and set better boundaries in your relationships across the board from family, to love and business partners. The Moon reminds you, that when you remember to set good boundaries life becomes more balanced, peaceful and happier which is your ultimate goal! At the same time rammy Mars pushes through your work space, so demands on the job may pull you out of balance and activate the “set your boundaries” theme again. Luckily Venus has your back. She joins the Libra Sun glowing in your home and family space, bringing calm, sweet vibes to sooth away any tension. Mighty Jupiter helps out too by pumping up your income. Now when those bills come in you’ve got the cash to cover them – how relaxing is that?
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, October is often one of your favorite months with good reason. Your ruler, the Sun, is always in Libra which brings a lovely shine to your mental state. This October sweet Venus dances in Libra too adding even more creative grace to your communication style. At the same time mighty Jupiter in Leo continues to bring positive focus your way, and sends strong rays to Mars in your creativity zone and also to Uranus beaming in your “get out the word” sphere. This powerful triumvirate activates the kind of energy you have been waiting for! So don’t be shy, get out there and show them what you’ve got! Only drawback this month is that mental Mercury in steamy Scorpio turns retro on 10/4 (thru 10/25). Mercury backs up in your home zone, so some of your homies might not be on your same wavelength. Mercury returns to Libra on 10/10 which helps you remember to use your diplomatic powers of persuasion, versus your lordly Leo demanding style. Always a good thing for you to keep in mind.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22 Dear Virgo, October’s astro energy brings you a “shaken, not stirred” blend. Venus is currently gracing your income zone where she joins the Sun to help your finances shine! Ruler Mercury begins the month in Scorpio helping deepen your mental focus. However, soon after on 10/4, Mercury turns retro which creates distraction and could deepen your mind too much – down into gooey OCD territory. (Not a happy place for Virgo to go!) At the same time rammy Mars pushes through your home and family zone, so your homies’ rambunctious energy causes more distraction. Hummm, what’s a good Virgo to do? Here’s a good idea. Re-read the memo from last month which said, “Your own personal creative style has always been your strength.” You are the problem solver who accomplishes wonders, yet other more egotistical partners often take the credit. How’s that working for you? It’s time to take a deeper look at this repetitive dynamic. If you are willing to do this, when Mercury moves forward again on 10/25 the answer to changing this pattern becomes clear.