October 2019 Astrology Forecast:
Overall, October is an easy month. On October 11, Mercury moves into the shadow prior to his October 31-November 20 retrograde cycle in intense Scorpio. During the pre-retrograde shadow period, you get hints about what you will be working with during the retrograde (think emotions, old emotional wounds, what needs to be eliminated ranging from people who do not belong in your life to what does not need to be in your colon. The full moon on the 13th has you feeling pulled apart between independence, sharing, and responsibilities.
On Tuesday evening Pacific time, early Wednesday for eastern USA time zones, Pluto ends his retrograde cycle that started last April. That means that the three planets that will be near each other in Capricorn next year have ended what was a disruptive summer for many people. It’s time to get moving again. There are two other significant shifts on Wednesday the 3rd.
Mercury moves into Scorpio for an extra long time due to the coming Mercury retrograde cycle that starts on Halloween. Scorpio takes you down to the very depths of your emotional being to heal, release and get in touch with your fears and/or vulnerable side. Although you may feel uncomfortable with this deeply personal and private energy, it does help you release any self-defeating behaviors so that you can be more powerful in the world. As a contradiction to this introspective energy, ambitious Mars moves into relationship sign Libra until November 18th. This energy wants you to get out of your cave to share with people, be social, and enhance your relationships.
The moon moves into Capricorn for the weekend, suggesting you tend to practical matters and accomplish something tangible. You may also be called to help someone else which is good as long as you have healthy boundaries.
Late on Sunday evening Pacific Time, Mercury opposes Uranus. This is a highly restless energy which can present problems falling asleep or suddenly wake you up- a good night to calmly meditate before starting an active work week. Monday early afternoon has the Sun challenging Saturn. You may simply be tired from the night before, or you may find that you need to practice healthy boundaries. On Tuesday, love & money Venus moves into feeling-oriented Scorpio for the rest of October. Combined with Mercury already in Scorpio, you can have deep level conversations with people you trust. Sex, death, taxes, hidden things, obsessions and financial planning are good Scorpio topics.
Wednesday through Friday are softer under a gentle Pisces moon. Music, movies, and meditation are all good things to do under this divine feminine energy. The moon moves into Aries Saturday, so do something physical. The only challenge on Saturday is Venus opposing Uranus. Venus wants to be in love and Uranus wants to be free. Venus wants to be comfortable and Uranus wants to travel into uncharted territory.
The Full Moon is on Sunday the 13th at 2:08 PM PDT (21 degrees Aries-Libra). There is an abundance of action planets now- Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn. The full moon in Aries represents individuality and independence. It is where you must pull yourself up by the proverbial bootstraps and pioneer a new path. At the same time, the sun in Libra seeks comfort through sharing and relationships. Ideally, you balance your need for self-expression and partnership. The challenge comes from “let go and let God” Pluto and boundary-setting Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn has you looking at the long-term future and Pluto is asking you to release that which is not going to the future with you. Don’t feel like something is wrong if you are feeling pulled apart at the seams; it’s just the universe helping you to realign yourself.
The moon moves into hard working Taurus Monday until early evening Wednesday, urging you to get something productive accomplished. The only challenge to this, and it is a nice challenge, is Mercury making harmony to visionary Neptune on Tuesday afternoon. Communicate your higher vision or allow time for daydreaming. The moon moves into Gemini on Thursday and Friday. That’s great for short, quick projects, conversations or activities that do not require much focus. Saturday is quietly pleasant under a nurturing Cancer moon. Comfort food, anyone?
The week starts on a comfortable note, with the moon in nurturing Cancer on Sunday. Adding to this is loving Venus making harmony with spiritual Neptune on Monday at 12:41 PM Pacific Time. Share your ideals in relationships. Tend to you “to do” list Wednesday afternoon through Thursday under an efficient, hard-working Virgo moon. The sun also moves into Scorpio on Wednesday, adding a bit of emotional intensity to the purifying Virgo moon. Make time to play on Friday and Saturday under a social Libra moon. Friday evening is the better day for sharing with Saturday having some minor emotional bumps.
The New Moon is on Sunday October 27 at 8:38 PM PDT (5 degrees Scorpio). There is no telling how this intense Scorpio new moon will play out because it is on the opposite side of the sky as “expect the unexpected” Uranus in Taurus. There is an abundance of planets in the fixed signs, which means that endurance is good but flexibility and adaptability are difficult. Add to that an emphasis on the water element, and deep, hidden emotions are coming to the surface. It is important to pay attention to those irrational emotions because they are attempting to cleanse and heal that which has been stuck in a hidden place too long. Sunday morning also has a challenge between action oriented Mars and slow-but-sure Saturn. Part of you wants to get moving and another part of you cannot get your mojo going. With Mercury turning retrograde October 31-November 20, hidden emotions rise to the surface, and that can include other things coming to the surface (think politics).
The sun opposes Uranus at 1:14 AM PDT on Monday as part of Sunday’s new moon. This can disrupt sleep patterns or just give you too much to think about when you should be sleeping.Wednesday is good for communicating in relationships as talkative Mercury aligns with relationship planet Venus. However, you don’t want to make carved in stone decisions now because Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on October 31st, Halloween. Practice mental flexibility and openness to options under this not so adaptable energy.
Mercury is retrograde in private Scorpio until the 20th. It is a good time to communicate deeper emotions and look at your financial plan as the communications planet moves backwards in the sign of sex, death and taxes. At the same time, relationship planet Venus is moving through “I’m ready for a party” Sagittarius until the 25th. Plan to mix private time with public. Check back for details.