With two eclipses and Mercury retrograde, October is a month that requires careful navigation. That’s why I’ve posted my October monthly stars early to give you an advance preview of the cosmic action.
Astrology at it’s most simple is based on the theory: ‘As Above, So Below’ and some people take this a step further and believe that the stars and planets are within us. Once we’re in step with the natural laws of the universe, we are more allowing of what life brings our way and we’re in flow.
Whatever your own thoughts, good timing is your key to success and this is where astrology can guide you. Scroll down to find your Star Sign (also called Sun Sign) or click on the ‘Monthly’ page above.
Are you a fan of my monthly stars? Then this offer is for you. For the first time I am writing lengthy & luxurious 2015 stars which will launch on October 28th 2014. You can pre-order your copy of all 12 star signs before the end of October for the discounted rate of £10 down from £12. Click here to go directly to the order page which is also in the navigation bar directly above entitled “2015 Stars”.
A kite shape occurs in the heavens when there are three planets in the same element creating a triangle and one of those planets is opposed by a fourth planet which is the focal point of the kite. This time it’s a host of planets in Libra which are in wide opposition to Uranus in Aries.
The element that dominates the heavens this weekend is Leo, one of the fire signs. Fire signs are ‘sparky’, they leap into action impulsively full of enthusiasm. They get excited quickly and like fire they can blaze bright or blaze out of control. It’s a full on dynamic energy.
Love at the Coast
though i cannot find you
it would be easy imagining
this cool enclave of cliff
where the sea comes in at a rush
hissing under dark cliffs
green to a darker green
This week there’s a planetary pile-up in the heavens when the Sun and Venus moving in forward motion bump into Mercury moving retrograde and all three planetary bodies are conjunct the North Node which like Mercury retrograde moves in reverse motion.
These planetary events take place within a 24 hour period from the evening of Thursday 16th October to the evening of Friday 17th October (BST).
So what does this all mean? Well, the emphasis is on the sign of Libra as this is where these planetary bodies meet. Libra is the sign of relationships, the Sun rules your self, Venus rules relating and Mercury rules communication.
Here’s a story about what happened to me today, perfect for a day when Mercury is retrograding back into Libra and the Sun in Libra is moving towards a gorgeous sextile aspect with abundant Jupiter in a few hours time.
Libra is the sign that is represented by the scales which represent the balance of life and the inherent law of ‘give and take':
Aware of Mercury being retrograde from October 4th-25th, I was pleased to note that the actual contracts ran out on September 30th and this was the date I contacted our phone company to arrange the new contracts.
For those of you who don’t know, Mercury is the planet of communication and when it’s retrograde or on go slow in the heavens, you often find that technology plays up.
Astrologically this is because one of Mercury’s archetypes is the trickster and when the communication planet is giving the illusion of going backwards in the heavens, this smacks of communication chaos.
You can already see the Moon swelling in size every night as it grows bigger and moves closer to it’s Full Moon phase which this month also happens to be an eclipse.
Eclipses are game-changers when the scenery shifts and you look at your life from a different perspective. This change is already underway and one of the emerging themes of the week is letting go.
You often reach this point when you come to a crossroads, a T-junction in life and you can’t clearly see the way forward. It’s as if you’re faced with an impossible choice or you’ve hit a dead end and all you know is that something’s got to give. You recognise you’re on the verge of a difficult decision or you feel scared to let go, not knowing whether life will guide you.
Snail mail incoming… here are some must-know facts about Mercury Retrograde. Please read them carefully and take your time.
Mercury Retrograde means that the planet of communication (Mercury) is giving the illusion of moving backwards in the heavens. This planetary event takes place 3 times per year for 3 weeks at a time.
The next Mercury Retrograde period takes place from tomorrow, Saturday October 4th until Saturday October 25th.
Some people find that when Mercury is retrograde, it causes havoc with their appliances and their attempted phone calls to utility suppliers, things go missing (paperwork/important stuff), phones and computers go on the blink and transport can’t always be relied on.
Mars has been in Sagittarius since September 13th where it remains until October 26th (six weeks in all) but it’s this week that you’re going to see the best of Mars.
Grand Fire Trine
This is because Mars is currently completing a Grand Fire Trine in the skies. Mars in Sagittarius is trine to Uranus in Aries (October 5th) and Mars in Sagittarius is trine to Jupiter in Leo (October 8th).
This means that Mars, the planet of drive and determination, is triggering the Jupiter-Uranus trine which blazed bright in the skies just over a week ago (September 25th).
Hopefully there’ll be whoops of delight and thrills along the way and you don’t spend the whole ride hanging on tight with your eyes shut.
Lovely Venus is on the move this evening Monday 29th September [exact 21:52 BST] as she enters the sign of relating, Libra and it’s not surprising to find that Venus, Goddess of love, flourishes in the sign of relationships as this is her domain.
So far today I’ve been reminded of two weddings; the first between Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney which took place on Saturday in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice, with the civil ceremony happening today.
The second taking place tomorrow between dear friends who live in Greece and no doubt their day will be equally as romantic.
Venus in Libra is the happy-ever-after tale, the big wedding, the love story that makes us ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’. When you have Venus in Libra in your natal chart, there’s a side to your nature that secretly or otherwise adores and believes in romance. Either that or you have an eye for style and design and channel your Venusian charms into artistic endeavours. Venus in Libra is beauty personified.
So as we move forth into October’s choppy waters, be reminded that with Venus in Libra until October 23rd 2014 there’s a place for kindness, generosity, sweet-naturedness, tolerance and open-heartedness. Venus in Libra is about Love with a capital ‘L’ and not solely romantic love but love for mankind, nature, animals, life, colours, the air we breathe.
In other words, wherever you want to spread a little love, this is your perfect cosmic opportunity. Venus in Libra deserves nothing less than total devotion at the altar of love.