October Forecast

Buckle up for the wild ride that is October! If September was like the distant rumble of an impending storm, then October is the storm. Between individual and collective planetary impact, October is just one celestial throat punch after another.

Major Transits

Kicking off the month with a Full Moon in Aries on the 1st! This Full Moon is a 6-month wrap up from the last time there was a New Moon in Aries. Over the last 6 months, this lunar cycle has been oriented around egocentric endeavors, selfishness, anger, aggression, lust, impulsivity, and inner-child work. For some, this lunar cycle highlighted finding balance between reactivity and inactivity. For others, this lunar cycle was heavily connected to healing the inner-child, especially with Chiron Retrograde in mind. The lunar cycle may have also been a time where lust versus love came into review. The Full Moon may even highlight how to balance a “me” versus “we” mentality. After all, selfishness is perfectly acceptable to a certain degree. Under the Full Moon in Aries, it’s time to reflect upon then release these lessons.

On the 2nd, Venus moves into the critical, perfectionistic Virgo. Venus in Virgo is going to evaluate the molehills in our relationships with others, values, and money. When it comes to relationships, Venus in Virgo is going to want to put in the work. Between Libra Season and Venus in Virgo, there is a desire to work on any and all relationships to the fullest extent. This desire to perfect can also bring on some nit-pickiness and cool critiques. After all, Venus in Virgo is keen on upholding our own relationship standards. But Venus in Virgo will first try to perfect, then forget if a relationship isn’t working out! In other words, know when to throw the towel in. Martyrdom never makes for a fulfilling relationship! When it comes to values and money, Venus in Virgo is ideal for building a concrete, air-tight budget. Now is the time to plan ahead, save, and re-prioritize your spending.

Expect to have a sigh of relief when Pluto stations direct in Capricorn on the 4th! With old man Saturn, benevolent Jupiter, and now tiny Pluto all direct in Capricorn, expect major expansion. With Pluto direct, it’s the equivalent of slamming some doors shut for good. Expect significant, long-awaited endings with Pluto stationing direct. Collectively, this could allude to an economic period coming to close, and more importantly the definitive ending of political period. Collectively, this could also allude to the ending or a major shift in humanitarian growth. For all the spiritualists out there, Pluto may also imply the shift from the 3D to the 5D. Individually, Pluto will be affecting the same House(s) as Saturn and Jupiter. So, consider Pluto the ending of all lessons taught by Saturn and a chapter closing with Jupiter. With each ending comes a new beginning. Pluto is essentially weeding out all that is desolate, which will allow room for abundance to grow.

On the 12th, Jupiter in Capricorn will sextile Neptune Rx in Pisces. Jupiter in Capricorn is futuristic, methodical grow and expansion. Jupiter in Capricorn could allude to fulfilling work-related and financial goals. Jupiter in Capricorn can also point to working on goals related to power, status, and control. Neptune Rx in Pisces is bringing a much-needed dose of clarity to the table. But this clarity is served with a side of gentle love. As these two celestial bodies sextile, this infers that the planets are harmoniously connecting at a 60-degree angle. This transit is inherently positive. Neptune Rx will provide some much-needed truth about whatever Jupiter is trying to expand upon. Utilize this transit to have an honest, yet compassionate conversation with yourself about your futuristic goals. Whatever truths or moments of clarity arise at this time, take it for what it is. These moments may provide valuable insight about what your next move should be, or if re-direction is needed.

Shortly after, Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio on the 13th. While Mercury was in Libra, it was opposing Mars Rx in Aries, creating a simmering energy of agitation that was thinly veiled with the notion of keeping the peace. No more. When Mercury stations Retrograde in the investigative Scorpio, there’s going to be a profound, if obsessive, desire to explore what had been simmering below the surface. Mercury Rx in Scorpio is psychologically productive. The necessary conversations will be had, maybe unexpectedly and explosively. Mercury in Scorpio is going to nag, obsess, and press incessantly. Conversations and mindsets will become dogmatic. Thoughts, worries, and stresses may become relentless. Conversations may press for the truth, for secrets to be revealed. Mercury Rx in Scorpio is going to force the repressed Mars Rx agitation into fruition. When this energy unfolds, it will be extreme in manner, emotion, and information.

The New Moon in Libra on the 16th begins a new lunar cycle. New Moons are a time of new beginnings. With the new lunar phase, it’s best to set intentions that align with the Zodiac sign the lunar phase is occurring in. New Moon in Libra is ideal for setting intentions to seek peace, but not keeping the peace for the sake of it. Under the New Moon, begin to think about how you can invite peace, harmony, and balance into your life over the next 6-months. It may be helpful to see which House(s) are in Libra to gauge what kind of peace you’re working towards. For example, if your 1st House is in Libra, then the next 6-months may be working towards self-acceptance. This intention for self-acceptance can include aspects of becoming self-confident, working on your appearance, and correcting hyper-critical self-talk. Aside from intentions revolving around peace, the New Moon in Libra can also be ideal to set intentions with relationships. Relationship intentions could include finding balance, creating boundaries, working on reciprocity, making love a priority, and working on addressing issues within the relationship.

Say goodbye to Libra Season and hello to Scorpio Season, which begins on the 22nd! As the Sun moves into Scorpio, it’s time to full embrace all that is left in Retrograde season with perseverance, acceptance, and introspection. Scorpio is a fixed, feminine water sign ruled first by Pluto, second by Mars. While the Sun is in Scorpio, the fixed aspect will shine through as a dog unwilling to let go of his bone. The fixed aspect implies stubbornness, loyalty, pride, and even dogmatism. The desire to dive deep, to uncover will be felt tenfold. The feminine aspect implies intuition, psychic awareness, and empathizing. Scorpio Season gives us a sixth sense of inner knowing. This will also be felt tenfold with the Mercury Rx transit, as that will want to address the inner knowing. The water aspect of Scorpio Season is all-consuming, emotional turbulence. Brace yourself. Scorpio Season isn’t for the faint of heart.

On the 27th, Mercury Rx leaves Scorpio for Libra. Mercury Rx in Scorpio is relentless, unwilling to let go until all mysteries have been fully examined and solved. Mercury Rx in Libra is all about smoothing over the Scorpio influence. Now the question is, is how to bring back balance. Mercury Rx in Libra is going to allude to when keeping the peace isn’t worth it. The heavy Scorpio influence and Mars Rx is going to put the individual into focus. Mercury Rx in Libra is going to put the relationships into focus. The major turning point in this Mercurial Rx is going to be unearthing, accepting, then working on the disharmony in relationships. Mercury Rx in Libra will go back and forth on whether or not to keep the relationships – disharmony and all. Luckily Venus in Virgo can help one break free of stagnant, costly relationships that cannot be perfected any further.

On the same day, Venus moves into Libra. Venus in Libra is a happy, domicile placement as its the ruling planet in its ruling sign. Venus in Libra is a transit that can be used to instill some much-needed peace. After Venus in Virgo critiquing and Mercury Rx in Scorpio investigating, Venus and Mercury Rx in Libra can smooth everything over. It’s time to make reciprocity a priority again!

October’s final transit is on the 31st with a Full Moon in Taurus. The Full Moon in Taurus is a wrap-up of another 6-month lunar cycle. The Full Moon in Taurus is time to reflect on values, indulgences, hedonism, laziness, slow & steady mentalities. The Full Moon directly opposes Scorpio Sun, creating either tension or perfect balance in the cosmos. Under the Full Moon, it’s time to reflect on the slow, steady journey over the last 6 months. Have your finances, budgeting, or values improved? Have you steadily worked on long-term goals? Have you allowed yourself much-needed rest? Were you indulgent in earthy pleasures? Have you over-indulged in a hedonistic fashion? Regardless, enjoy this luxurious Full Moon. And, Happy Halloween!

Key Dates

  • 10/1: Full Moon in Aries
  • 10/2: Venus in Virgo
  • 10/4: Pluto stations direct in Capricorn
  • 10/12: Jupiter in Capricorn sextiles Neptune Rx in Pisces
  • 10/13: Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio
  • 10/16: New Moon in Libra
  • 10/22: Sun enters Scorpio
  • 10/27: Mercury Retrograde enters Libra, Venus enters Libra
  • 10/31: Full Moon in Taurus

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