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
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
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
The Sabian Symbol for 26' Libra is : AN EAGLE AND A LARGE WHITE DOVE CHANGE INTO EACH OTHER.
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.