The week begins with the first quarter moon in Capricorn on Sunday, October 2. It would be in your best interest to consider letting go of the stagnant past to move forward with determination and maturity. Capricorn is not a sign who likes to waste a second more on dead-ends and lost causes, so consider this lunation your incentive to keep moving forward! This is the perfect lunar phase for Mercury to station direct in Virgo too. Now direct after the last few weeks of chaos, miscommunication, and mishaps, Mercury in Virgo is refreshed. Lucky for us, Mercury is both exalted and domicile in Virgo, so stationing direct will make us feel more self-assured. Mercury in Virgo excels in cleaning up messes through effective communication and thorough strategizing. Use the post-shadow period to finalize your retrograde lessons once and for all!
A few days later, asteroid goddess Vesta will also station direct in Aquarius. Vesta is the asteroid that represents the hearth and home as well as the divine light within each of us. Throughout the retrograde period, Vesta in Aquarius reconsidered the uniqueness of our personal lives, desires for family, and how we can tend to our unconventional light. As Vesta stations direct in Aquarius, there is an innate acceptance of the atypical or weird aspects that are sacred to us and our home lives.
Then the sun in Libra will square Pallas in Cancer while Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on Thursday, October 6.
Sun square Pallas suggests a tension between the Venusian-ruled ego and the Lunar-ruled asteroid of strategy. Weighing the pros and cons to make the most logical decision is necessary, however, the asteroid’s subtle yet intuitive influence encourages relying on a sixth sense when coming to a decision. The catch is not getting too caught up in a head versus heart mentality.
Luckily, the trine indicates that a hidden truth or mystery may come to light! Since Pluto retrograde is still deeply reflective of what could be destroyed, transformed, or reborn, there is potential to uncover another layer. Now that Mercury is direct, it is possible to feel more certain of using discernment or quick judgment instead of becoming wrapped up in analysis paralysis. Use this earthy trine to adapt quickly and rationally to maintain your inner authority with whatever comes to light.
A day later, the sun in Libra will oppose Chiron retrograde in Aries while Pallas in Cancer sextiles the North Node in Taurus.
Wounds relating to codependence, independence, and relationships may surface during the opposition. From an egotistical standpoint, we are ideally connected or committed to something else that sustains our vitality. However, the Wounded Warrior suggests that there is innate pain of assertion, aggression, and independence associated with seemingly reciprocal arrangements. It is important to feel secure with whatever you are associated with or committed to. The right relationship or arrangement will encourage independence, not take away from it!
Meanwhile, listening to our intuitive cues and relying on our nurturing skills is destined to come to fruition during the sextile. Pallas and the North Node can work together to intuitively form a stable, formidable foundation that can allow us to feel secure in our abundance and comfort.
At the end of the week, Pallas in Cancer will square Chiron retrograde in Aries while Pluto stations direct in Capricorn.
Trust yourself! The square implies a tension between the intuitive strategist and the Wounded Warrior, indicating that there might be some unresolved issues with making a pertinent decision. Perhaps relying on your gut feelings or instincts did not pay off in the past, which will further influence the indecision of the square. Moving forward while relying on innate cues is not easy, especially if you are unsure of how to assert yourself or feel confident in your abilities. The square can be the perfect opportunity to work on taking the lead without fear of failure.
Finally, the lord of the underworld stations direct once again! The last few months have been a deeply introspective process as Pluto retrograde in Capricorn encourages the collective to discover the hidden power struggles with structures, authority figures, responsibility, and even a hierarchy. Now direct, the transformative properties are coming to light since Pluto in Capricorn empowers our ability to transcend the mundane.
Weekly Transit Watch
- October 2 – First Quarter Moon in Capricorn, Mercury stations direct in Virgo
- October 5 – Vesta stations direct in Aquarius
- October 6 – Sun in Libra squares Pallas in Cancer, Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
- October 7 – Sun in Libra opposes Chiron retrograde in Aries, Pallas in Cancer sextiles North Node in Taurus
- October 8 – Pallas in Cancer squares Chiron retrograde in Aries, Pluto stations direct in Capricorn
Are you ready for Mercury retrograde to be over, Aries? Prepare for Mercury to station direct in Virgo on Sunday! Although direct, you will need to review what you should be accountable for with your work, health, and habits in the post-shadow phase.
The wait is over! Taurus, expect to feel some reprieve when Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday. Now that the post-shadow period is here, you may want to reconsider what you need to feel truly happy and even loved! Joy will be in the details.
Unscramble your life, Gemini. Luckily, Mercury will finally station direct in Virgo on Sunday. However, you will need to make the most of the post-shadow period to feel organized with your work-life balance, orderly in your home life, and heard by your loved ones.
What has come out in conversation, Cancer? The last few weeks might have been revealing, so you should consider how you want to move forward when Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday. Consider this post-shadow period as the perfect time to smooth over any issues.
Rework your finances when Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday. Leo, you can use this post-shadow period to nail down the details of your money matters, budget, and goals. What you value might also be subject to change during this period.
Who are you, Virgo? Mercury is finally stationing direct in your sign on Sunday, suggesting that you might feel more self-assured as you move forward. Let go of any negative self-beliefs and consider the post-shadow period as an opportunity to accept and love yourself for who you are!
Release your inner critic, Libra. Now that Mercury is stationing direct in Virgo on Sunday, you should let go of any lingering analysis paralysis. The post-shadow period is the perfect time to adjust your subconscious views of your world and yourself. Focus on self-compassion!
Who and what do you believe in, Scorpio? Mercury retrograde may have shown you your true calling or even the true colors of some friends. Since Mercury will be direct in Virgo on Sunday, you may want to use this post-shadow period as the time to edit your dreams and community.
What do you want to be known for, Sagittarius? The last few weeks may have put your reputation and accomplishments into perspective. As Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday, you may want to adjust what you do or your associations to be the best you can be!
Figure out how you want to move forward, Capricorn. You may have had second doubts about your travel opportunities, educational path, or soul’s journey over the last few weeks. Since Mercury will be direct in Virgo on Sunday, you might feel more decisive as you forge forward.
Do you feel empowered, Aquarius? Ideally, you are engaging in powerful financial opportunities and intimate relationships after Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday. This post-shadow period will show you how to transform your psychological and fiscal investments.
Commit, Pisces! You might have felt unsure of your relationships and commitments during Mercury retrograde. But it is time to decide on who or what you want to stick with for the long-haul when Mercury stations direct in Virgo on Sunday.
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