October could turn out to be the pivotal month of the year. There’s so much big astrology taking place echoing what’s coming in 2023. Here’s what’s most significant for you to take note of:
Mercury Turns Direct
As soon as the month begins, communication planet Mercury turns direct on the 2nd. It’s been quite a chaotic few weeks since Mercury turned retrograde on September 10th. Plus, Mercury’s been retrograde for some of the time in Virgo and your communication sector, a double whammy of potential communication chaos.
Therefore, this is a green light for you. Listen out for news or information that comes to light and do whatever you can to reopen the lines of communication. Virgo rules siblings and neighbours in your horoscope, also transport & connections. Get things fixed and reach out to try and find an agreement.
Once Mercury returns to Libra on the 11th, turn your attention to home and family affairs. Mercury turned retrograde in Libra mid-September and this is the time to plug back in, get things moving and sort things out.
Full Moon Aries
One day before Mercury returns to Libra, there’s a powerful Full Moon in Aries and your career and vocation sector on th 9th. This Full Moon cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac highlighting the foundations of your life.
You may be acutely aware of the work/life balance. Or, perhaps you feel pulled in different directions. This would be a positive time to make an intuitive decision around work & home. Consider what needs to change so you feel that you’re moving in the right direction.
There may be different aspects of your life to weigh up, perhaps financial, perhaps emotional. During the Full Moon, there’s a powerful air sign connection in the heavens, linking your home & family, money & finances, your past & connections from the past.
Create systems in your life that work, use your networks and connections to help the ones you love and bring people together in your life in the spirit of camaraderie and collaboration.
During the Full Moon, the Sun sits next to Venus in Libra and your home and family sector. These two key planetary bodies remain side-by-side until the 22nd when there’s an exact conjunction.
This is about entertaining, catching up with relatives, enjoying your home, decorating and making things cosy & comfortable. You might be spending more money than usual on these key areas of your life.
Solar Eclipse Scorpio
On the 23rd, both the Sun & Venus enters Scorpio, a fellow water sign. Scorpio rules all the good things in life in your horoscope, such as children, romance, entertainment, creative projects, luck & fun.
Whenever planets are in Scorpio, you’re diving in deep. You could become obsessed about one of these key areas in your life and throw yourself wholeheartedly into events.
This might be a truly creative experience for you. Or, perhaps a passionate love affair grabs you and won’t let go.
This is potentially a powerful month for your one-to-one relationships as the planet of transformation Pluto turns direct in Capricorn and your relationship sector on the 8th. This could flag up an ending. Or, a relationship or partnership that’s all consuming.
The 19th & 20th could also be pivotal for your close relationships when the Sun & Venus in Libra clash with Pluto. What’s coming to an end? Where can you take a step back from a relationship or partnership that’s based on power or control?
Fast forward to the 25th and there’s a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio and Pluto is the modern ruler of this star sign. Eclipses are powerful as they’re linked to the karmic nodes and the wheel of destiny turning.
A Solar Eclipse is effectively a New Moon with oomph. However, eclipse lore states that you often have to close one door in your life before you can open a new door.
This eclipse is part of the eclipse cycle that began in November 2021 and completes in October 2023. Next month, there’ll be a partner eclipse, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. There’s a strong indication that whatever’s new in your life, you’re going to be diving in deep.
At the end of the month, on the 30th, the planet of drive and ambition Mars turns retrograde in Gemini and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Mars remains on go slow until January 12, 2023.
This could be an introspective retrograde phase for you and it’s important that you don’t fall into over-thinking. Yes, you might benefit from some time out to study, research or learn. Yet, be wary of losing yourself and be careful your mind doesn’t dominate.
It can be a fine line between exploration and wandering & agonising over the right decision to make. Yet, the planets are encouraging you to expand your world, to turn outwards as well as inwards.
Big planet Jupiter moves back into Pisces, another water sign, on the 28th where it remains until December 20th. This takes your focus off your career and vocation and more onto learning and education.
Consider what this means for you. Do you want to find hope & faith in life? Where can you turn to find a deeper sense of meaning and purpose?
The last couple of months of 2022 may be the ideal time to take a step back so you can explore what next. Certainly, it’s not a time to be rushing through life. Instead, go with the flow and see where life leads you.
Eclipse Do’s & Don’ts
Eclipse season kicks in this month & next as the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle continues. Here are some eclipse tips:
- Try not to fear an eclipse – they are a reminder that you’re not always in control.
- Ideally, don’t choose an eclipse date to launch a project or start something new.
- Wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Eclipse symbolism is shadowy and hidden.
- Once the eclipse shadow lifts, then you can try to take advantage of any changes that have occurred.
- Know that the eclipses are closely linked to the karmic nodes & wheel of destiny – sometimes, they offer a turning point ready or not.
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