October 2017 Energetic Forecast

Planetary Shifts This Month

September 29th - Mercury in Libra -  We now shift fromanalysis, perfectionism and critical thinking to art, harmony, justice, beauty , social networking and mediating. It can sometimes bring gossip, flip flopping on decisions or abdicating on making one, and meddling. 

October 5th - Full Moon in Aries - See Below

October 10th - Jupiter in Scorpio ! -  Jupiter expands the traits of the sign it's in for one year. The next year then will be very Scorpionic.  This means depth, emotions, intimacy and sexuality, secrets, trauma and taboos, great healing is possible at a core level. It can be a great time to seek healing and therapy.  We will likely see a lot more talk and protests, and books and films about all of these themes.  It's also a good year to deepen your relationships with others, delve deeper into your psyche and your sexuality, and your spirituality. Great year for tarot and mediumship ;)

October 14th - Venus in Libra - In love with love. In love with beauty, fashion, manners, talking, gentle lovers, romantic, polished demeanour with others, wanting to make things work, and hate conflict and to be offended. 

October 17th - Mercury in Scorpio -  This is the deep conversation, the probing question, the psychotherapist or occultist. Mercury in Scorpio we will be able to get to the bottom of things with others, be very intimate and truthful if we allow ourselves this level of intimacy. If not it can mean jealousy, vindictiveness, spying, prying, or stalking...choose the former!

October 19th - New Moon in Libra - See below

October 22nd - Mars in  Libra -  This is one of the weakest spots for Mars. This placement means people are passive and anxious to make a decision. They forever weigh things and can never take a stand. Once in a while you are forced to take a firm stance under this influence, meaning legal matters, or moral matters. But most often it will be a period of indecision, passivity, apathy, fickleness and flop flopping for the underdog ( which will change very time you ask) It also leads to gossip and the meddling side of this sign, because it lacks the confidence and will. 

October 23rd- Sun in Scorpio

All Month - Neptune Retrograde - This will last until November 22nd. We are entering a period where our sensitivities, dream life, psychic abilities and ability to receive information and energy around us is heightened. You may feel this is wonderful and give you a sense of connected-ness to yourself , or you may find this overwhelming and feel foggy minded by it. Meditation and a calm life will help if it's the latter.

Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn - All Month - Pluto will retrograde from April 20th to September 28th. Pluto is the transformer of the solar system, so it will provoke inner transformation while in retrograde. What might that look like ? You may feel afraid to let go and allow things to change. You may have power and authority issues come up - either other's control over you, or your own sense of personal control and power. This can extend to the victim/ abuser dynamic if we aren't careful. You will want to look at areas where you don't sue your personal power at all, or wisely, and areas of your life where you give away your power, and the need to stand up to abuse or bullying etc. Noticing the theme here?  It is a time for healing in order to move forward this next few months .

Full Moon in Aries October 5th

Major Aspects of this Full Moon

The Sun and Moon are always in opposition on a full moon so that's a given we feel the pull of these two light bodies and the inner and outer sides of ourselves. That's why we look to the other aspects it makes to see what quality it gives this time.  

This Full Moon  falls on the 12thdegree of Aries  

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Aries12 degrees : A TRIANGULARLY SHAPED FLIGHT OF WILD GEESE


KEYNOTE: An idealistic reliance upon a mental image of universal order.

The wild goose is the mystical bird, hamsa, of Hindu tradition. This word, which has recurred in various cultures (the Hansa League of Germanic cities in the late Middle Ages, and El Hanza, the founder of the occult Brotherhood of the Druzes in Lebanon, during the era of the Crusades), has always had at least an undertone of integration at an expansionistic level, spiritual or economic. The Hindu hamsa was the symbol of man’s transcendent soul. What previous interpretations of this Sabian symbol have failed to grasp is that the flight of geese presents not only a remarkably geometrical V-shape moving through the sky, but also that this flight is seasonal and therefore attuned to planetary rhythms. Thus, it symbolizes cosmic order, in contrast with the social-political order within a nation which is represented by its ruler. It is order made visual on the background of the clear sky. It is a “celestial” type of order, even though it is earth-born birds which reveal it by their ability to keep their flight structured. The symbol therefore refers to the Soul-consciousness as visualized by the heaven-oriented mind. Yet this soul-consciousness can be called transcendent because it has not yet become “incarnated.”

Because this is a second stage in the third five-fold sequence begun with Phase 11, we have to consider what it pictures in contrast to the preceding symbol. A basic dualism of consciousness is thus suggested. We see arising a potential conflict between cosmic and social principles of order. The principle of COSMIC ORDER polarizes the all-too-human reliance on the social concept of law and order.
— www.mindfire.ca

This is a wake up and shake up full moon this time. Sun and Moon oppose as usual, but mercury is also opposing the Moon - think of communication problems or arguing.  The Sun and Mercury are also squaring Pluto so once again, tension, stress, conflicting emotions and difficult communications are on board. Moon in Aries in general likes to fight. They are very passionate and righteous, and if they are on your side you're lucky because they absolutely won't back down. If you're not on their side, then brace yourself for the fire and fury.  

Uranus is still opposing Jupiter as well - something that happens every 14 years. It could play out as a sudden beginning or sudden ending.  It can be a dramatic time of change inside us and externally.  So it is very interesting to look at the Sabian Symbol meaning idealising of a Universal order.  This has deep rings of meaning if we look at it.  In the midst of our changes or dramas this Full Moon, are we being idealistic about people or our own ideas? Arewe rigid or not seeing reality ? Could that be why we are having such a tough time ?  It can also be a challenge to redirect our perspective o a more Universal one as well. Instead of getting bogged down in details or old stories of distorted thinking we may have, step back and look p and see the Universal order of what's happening to you.  Maybe there is a large V formation in the sky if you look for it.  Perhaps you can see the beauty of the lessons you're going through. It can be a message to transcend our anger or petty side of any conflict and go deeper to your healing work - just yours - no one elses'. Moon in Aries after-all is the self - and thinking of yourself and your own identity, your own survival is going to play high on this agenda. So use this energy to direct it toward self healing and self awareness :)

 Full Moon Chart 

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This chart is drawn for Montreal so it applies specifically by degrees for this region, but the planets are the same anywhere. It is the rising sign that changes depending where on the planet you are. 

New Moon  in Libra - October 20th 

New moons are always the time to plant a wish or idea or intention that can manifest by the full moon.  It's a dark moon, or black moon and sits in the same sign as the sun. A new moon in Aquarius can bring out our inner rebel or renegade. We feel a desire to break free and be independent, follow our own ideas or create something new vs resurrect the old. 

Major Aspects to this New Moon

The New Moon  falls at 26' Libra



KEYNOTE: The interaction of the spiritual Will and of the Love principle when critical needs arise.

This sequence of symbols concluding the Libra phase of the cycle deals with problems met by the seeker for the fulfillment of a higher life of Relationship. Implied here is a kind of Yang-Yin interplay. When the circle encompassing both principles rotates fast, they appear to change into each other. Consciousness operates beyond duality, because the polarized energies of the Soul (or spirit). Will and Love, though ever distinct, work for a single purpose.

This is the first stage of the forty-second five-fold set of symbolic phases. It represents a new, higher approach to the use of polarized forces within the personality which has been ever so little transformed and operating within a new framework. The Keyword ADEPTNESS fits this phase — but there are many levels of “adept-ship”
— www.mindfire.com

The symbol for this New Moon is lovely and an antidote to the planetary aspects this month.  The high perceptive of the Eagle, the raw power, merging with the Dove of Peace. What more beautiful merger could there be ? 

The Sun and Moon are conjunct and this always gives extra power to both. They oppose Uranus along with Jupiter still - so this upheaval mode is continuing and the push and pull between honouring yourself vs accommodating relationships is very strong in us. Jupiter has moved into Scorpio though so now the game deepens - for good or bad.  Pluto is still squaring all these planets as well so the power plays, or the transformative potential of this time is great. So we have many choices to make regarding how we deal with this intense energy.  The best way to withstand any emotional or relationship intensity is to once again fly as high as the Eagle. Keep detaching until you can see the bigger picture and you KNOW what to do next, otherwise you can be in a minefield.  Mirror the Dove and try to find peace in yourself so you can stay peaceful in the face of others who are also just as stressed.  So the very thing that makes this New Moon challenging also make it beautiful if we stay centred. There are great heights you can reach in your insight and that increases your flow. You can detach enough to fly over everything like the Eagle. 

New Moon in Libra Chart

New Moon in Libra