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
Communication planet has been retrograde, i.e. in retreat since September 10th. It’s been quite a chaotic Mercury retrograde phase so the turning point on the 2nd could bring a sense of relief.
This is often a date when news or information comes to light. Mercury turns direct in Virgo, the star sign that rules children, lovers, creativity & entertainment in your horoscope.
You may hear from someone who’s been quiet recently. Or, perhaps a creative blocks shifts or the tickets you want for a show materialise. Reach out to other people on or around this date and reopen the lines of communication.
Full Moon Aries
This month’s Full Moon falls in the first sign of the zodiac Aries on the 9th. The Sun opposes the Moon during the Full Moon phase which can require a balancing act.
This may be true for you as the Sun in Libra highlights your work & health, your lifestyle & routine. Whereas, the Moon in Aries is in the most hidden sector of your horoscope and is about retreat & solitude, inner work & sacrifice.
You may be volunteering on or around the Full Moon phase or want to serve other people in some shape or form. Alternatively, you may be the one who needs more care and attention.
What’s important to note is that your ruling planet Venus never moves far away from the Sun this month. During the Full Moon, Venus sits next to the Sun and their conjunction perfects on the 22nd. This may mean you’re around a person of influence. Or, perhaps you can align yourself with someone in a leadership position. Consider what this might mean for you.
Venus likes to be in Libra as this is about peace, balance & harmony and creating a lifestyle that works for you. At work, focus on creating a team around you with people whose skills complement one another. Prioritise your health and find the right expert or health practitioner to help you or heal you.
The mid-month period is an ideal time to tap into the wheel of fortune especially regarding finances and your future path. The 14th & 19th could be stand-out dates for work and money, an ideal time to sign a contract or set up a meeting or interview.
There is a proviso, however, as you may need to change your plans on the 19th/20th. This could mean saying no to a travel or study opportunity and prioritising your career or finances instead.
Scorpio Solar Eclipse
On the 23rd, the Sun & your ruler Venus dive deep into Scorpio, one of the emotional and intense water signs. This is your opposite star sign highlighting relationships and partnership in your life.
Things could turn dramatic as soon as the Sun & Venus dip their toes into Scorpio, thanks to a Solar Eclipse on the 25th. This is part of the eclipse cycle that began in November 2021 and completes in October 2023.
For you, this is about personal transformation, also significant changes in your one-to-ones, both personal and professional. During an eclipse cycle, the wheel of fortune kicks in bringing both highs and lows.
A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with extra oomph and things can start quickly and dramatically on a New Moon. Check out the eclipse do’s and don’ts below but know that a Solar Eclipse is encouraging you to close a door on the past and start over.
You may be playing a key role within someone else’s life during this period. A few days after the eclipse, expansive Jupiter moves back into Pisces and your friendship and group sector where it remains until December 20th. Think about how people power can boost your life as October comes to a close.
Finally, at the end of the month, the planet of action and drive Mars turns retrograde on the 30th. Mars will remain on go slow until January 12, 2023. Mars is currently in Gemini and your personal money sector so you’re wise to get on top of finances before the end of October.
This may be linked to what’s happening with Saturn, the planet of authority and responsibility. On the 23rd, Saturn turns direct in Aquarius and your career and vocation sector. Over the next few months, Saturn is going to complete its journey through this part of your horoscope. Come March 2023, Saturn will move on.
Therefore, it might be wise to consider what you’re completing. A project could be hard-work but if it’s worth it financially, it’s probably best to hang on in there. What you’re not wise to do is to promise more than you can deliver.
Also, be aware that lies and untruths are a key theme regarding money throughout October. This is because of a Mars-Neptune square aspect that perfects on the 12th and will be active again next month.
Mars retrograde is a time to take your foot off the accelerator and not push too hard. Instead, it’s an ideal time for planning & reworking your strategy ready to leap into action mid-January 2023.
As Mars is your partner planet, this may be linked to what your other half earns or their values. You may significantly change what money means to you over the next couple of months.
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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