October Astrology: See what the celestial bodies are up to

Having started the cosmic weather report over a year ago, but taking a hiatus for a super long time, I’m so excited to announce it’s resurrection. 

It was completely out of my mind but as I’m writing this, I realize that Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter being retrograde along with Mercury in shadow plays a huge role in this decision to recommit to these astro weather reports.

When we have planets in retrograde (they’re not really moving backwards. They’re stationary but because the Earth is in constant motion, it appears the planets are going backwards.), we are being called to revisit past projects or even on a psychological level to see what can be revamped to enhance our quality of living. 

While retrograde planets usually have a negative connotation, it’s what’s needed so we can reevaluate what we truly want. Because only when we do find our heart’s desires, we get back on the track we’re destined to be on. 

Which is why the theme for October is transformation. Quite fitting considering the Sun will enter Scorpio on the 23rd, the sign of death and rebirth. 

So, let’s get started to see what the celestial bodies have in store for you. 

Pluto goes direct 10/6

Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, which has been retrograde for nearly six months is finally stationing to go direct. 

So, if you’ve been feeling out of sorts for the past half year, now you know why. You were being called to dig deep into the crevices of your psyche to purge all the junk you were hoarding. 

Whatever toxic behaviors, thinking patterns, or emotional scars that were hindering your growth had an obnoxious spotlight glaring on them so you could take the steps to say good riddance. 

Now, that does not mean that on the 6th, you’ll be peachy keen and completely healed from the past. Evolution takes time. And Pluto, being one of the slowest moving planets, loves to take his sweet ass time. 

So be gentle with yourself. If you’re not 100% healed (I’m not sure that we ever can be. We just learn to grow from our pain while building an immunity to suffering.), don’t beat yourself up over it. 

Not to mention, this retrograde phase was to highlight what needed to go. Now that Pluto is stationing direct, you’ll gain the motivation for forward momentum. 

Which means, you’ll be able to conquer what was hiding you back. Have compassion for yourself during this transition. Take your time to lick your wounds so you can get the ball rolling towards your desires. 

And with the help of the Libra New Moon the same day as Pluto stationing direct, you have greater influence and power from the Divine forces to aid you away from codependency of your past. 

Libra New Moon 10/6

While Wiccan beliefs that new moons are a time for manifesting, I follow the wisdom of our ancestors. No disrespect to Wicca. I’ve manifested with the new moon in the past but found it wasn’t that effective for me. 

The ancients believed that in this period of darkness, we should be crawling into the subconscious and unravel what’s lurking in there. And it just coincides with Pluto stationing direct today so beautifully. 

Libra is about balance and justice. It’s also an air sign that uses intellect and diplomacy to achieve their goals. 

Which makes it even more synchronistic with Pluto coming out of the shadows. Because this is a time to create a symphonic harmony in your life through psychological purging . 

Use your cerebral capacities to connect your mind to your heart. I can’t stress this enough, but it takes time. And if you need a break from your own mind, by all means, take a reprieve. 

And if you’re feeling things are going great for you, please remember that there is no good or bad. It is what it is. 

You have the ability to change your perception at any given moment. And that makes this new moon the perfect opportunity to purge the remaining debris you have locked in your emotional closet. 

For a new moon ritual on how to release, you can check THIS out. 

If you’re sick of doing all the inner work because quite frankly, its daunting as f*ck, there’s a silver lining. Venus is entering Sag so you’ll be feeling more lighthearted and playful. 

Venus enters Sag 10/7

As Venus makes her way into Sag, make the effort to socialize and veer out of your comfort zone. This transit will be fun as f*ck, full of spontaneity, and loads of laughter. 

Sag, being the wanderlust and adventurer of the zodiac, loves exploration of the mind and physical places. Venus, ruling over the arts, beauty, pleasure, finances, and of course, love, can make this transit one worth remembering. 

If you’ve been meaning to check out the new art exhibit, but have no one to go with, you may find that you possess the mojo to go by yourself. Or you’ve been wanting to dye your hair a certain color but have been apprehensive, well, you just may do it on a whim. Or maybe you want to travel to some exotic locale and you find yourself making the travel arrangements for it. 

Spontaneity is the ruler of this transit so take advantage of it, especially if you like to play by the rules. It’s time to make your own by venturing beyond your parameters. 

Saturn goes direct 10/10

Saturn, the Lord of karma is making his/her (I call Saturn the androgynous planet) way out of retro today. If the past four and a half months seemed to be ridiculously slow moving in your life while having issues pop up out of nowhere, well, that was Saturn. 

Saturn tends to be one of the most misunderstood planets in astrology. While everyone fears Saturn, especially a Saturn return (when Saturn transits back to the sign it was during your time of birth), it’s there to teach us. 

These lessons can be brutally painful (I got sober when Saturn transitted Sag. I have a stellium of five planets in Sag, including my sun and Saturn doesn’t like being in Sag because it’s too carefree of a sign for the master of discipline), but when you can evolve through the trials and tribulations, Saturn will reward you immensely. 

It won’t be instant gratification with Saturn, it’s slow moving because he/she wants you to be methodical and get your ducks in a row. And when you work through what you need to, Saturn will reward you with an indestructible internal foundation and of course, money. 

For the past four and a half months, Saturn was dishing out karma. We can see it from those who had their fall from grace and those who have prospered. 

If you feel like you haven’t reaped the fruits of your labor, worry not. Everyone has their own journey so you could have spent this time internalizing what needed to be processed. Now that Saturn is stationing direct, you can start to apply what you’ve learned for tangible results. 

Of course, no planet is more infamous for their retrogrades than Mercury so you’ve got some extra good news. 

Mercury goes direct 10/18

With the planet of communications stationing to go direct on the 18th, you can still expect to see some delays. Yes, you read that right. 

Mercury will still be in shadow so you’re not completely in the clear. Wait about two weeks if you’ve been postponing anything because of Mercury retro. 

If you’re not familiar with Mercury retrograde, Mercury rules over technology, travel, cars, communications, and siblings. 

When it’s in retro, you’re being asked to revise what may have been haphazardly done in the past. It’s asking you to take a fine tooth comb over your life and triple check your work to make sure things are done right. 

It’s also not a great time to start anything new because it’s about overcoming the past. Only when the issues from the past have been resolved, can you truly thrive. 

So, if you had a blast from the past make a reappearance, or an email get lost in the cyber world, or even experienced any car problems, well- Mercury instigated that. 

During a Mercury retrograde, things aren’t clear. There’s always fogginess. It’s like walking into a forest at night. You can’t see what’s in front of you. Because you’re not meant to. 

Mercury retrograde serves a purpose and an important one at that. So if you’re reading this as Mercury is still retro, go back over what may have not been taken care of. A bill that wasn’t paid, an oil change in your car, and if you’re inclined, the ex that you feel bad with how things ended- take this time to sort out the nuances of responsibilities so by the time November rolls around, you’ll feel lighter and freer. 

Not to mention, Jupiter also happens to go direct on the same day so you can expect to hone in on some forward movement and tons of fun. 

Jupiter goes direct 10/18

So, the last of the powerhouses is making his way forward which is a needed big sigh of relief. It’s not that Jupiter does not bestow us with blessings while he’s retro, it’s that a ton of inner work is required so that we can gain even more Jupiterian energy when he goes direct. 

Jupiter retro isn’t the lighthearted, life is one big party type of energy that we expect from him. Because he rules Sag in both ancient and tropical astrology, he governs over higher learning, knowledge, philosophy, religion, and one’s moral compass. Which are the areas that we all were impacted by. 

If you found yourself shaking up your belief system drastically, like being a devout Christian and steered away from that into spiritual pursuits, that’s courtesy of Jupiter. 

He also rules travel, but that’s not always physical. It can be a mental exploration. For instance, if you tend to be dogmatic, and have taken an honest look at where your shortcomings are, you have become more open to other people’s opinions. 

Jupiter retro is a great time for evolution and growth, but let’s face it- we’ll always associate Jupiter with luck, lots of luck. Which limits the capacity of how we can harness his power. 

He wants you to have fun but he also wants you to expand beyond the horizon because he’s the guru of the zodiac. 

So if you haven’t taken the time yet, do some soul searching because soon enough, you’ll flourish more than you can imagine with his help. Once he gets his wheels back in motion, you’ll be glad you did. 

Also, with the upcoming full moon, you can increase the potency with a manifesting ritual. 

Aries Full Moon 10/20

With the full moon in Aries, this is a perfect opportunity to start fresh and create the life you daydream about. 

Because Aries is the first of the twelve zodiac signs, it’s all about you and what you want. Not what’s expected of you. 

Take a breather and really focus on what pulls at your heartstrings. Find what makes your inner fire blaze with eternal passion. Reinvent yourself. 

With all of the planets now out of retro and with the help of the new moon in Libra just two weeks ago, you have the forces with you. On your side. To help you accomplish what you truly want. 

Sometimes we think what we want is something vastly different from the lives we live. Which inevitably hinders our growth. So it’s important to take a deep dive. 

Use THIS as a guide (ADD FULL MOON) to help you in your manifestation journey. 

It’s such an important time to manifest not only because Aries is the first of the zodiac, but the sun will be entering Scorpio, the sign of death and rebirth.  

Sun enters Scorpio 10/23

As transformation abounds with Scorpio, sudden changes can occur. While you’re still reeling from the effects of the full moon, Scorpio season brings a level of intensity that may seem unpleasant. 

There is no good or bad with this. Though, at times, it can feel that way. Especially if you’re not used to it. Which is why it can seem less than desirable. 

Not to mention, as Scorpio season ends, eclipse season is underway, bringing fated changes. November and December will be the game changing months for the collective, particularly our country. And 2022, with Pluto returning to its exact degree when our nation was born, we can expect upheaval. But that’s for another time. 

Which is why Scorpio season needs to be cherished and not taken for granted. Expect secrets to rise to the surface- whether from the government, those who are close to you, or even secrets you keep from yourself. Because if you’re caught off guard, well, it will seem like the rug was pulled out from under you. 

If you’ve ever been caught in a strong current and managed to find your way back to the surface and frantically grasp for air, only to process what happened later- that’s what Scorpio season can feel like. 

Because it can be emotionally tumultuous. But again, it will only feel this way if you’re not prepared or don’t know how to process it. If you’re reading this, it’s a pretty surefire sign that you’re capable of working through intensity. 

As I said earlier, Scorpio is about death, rebirth, sex, the taboo, and sudden changes. And these are things most people don’t speak about because we live in a society that ignores the reality of life. 

All you gotta do is be ok with what surfaces for you during this season- your sexual desires, talking about the taboo, willing to die a metaphorical death, and you’ll come out like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. 

This is all so fitting considering that Mars is entering its home sign of Scorpio in just a week. 

Mars enters Scorpio 10/30

With Mars, the warrior planet coming into its home sign of Scorpio, you’re going to feel the fire lit under your butt to really (I mean really and truly) tap into the parts of yourself you haven’t explored. 

It’s beautiful to see the bits and pieces of yourself you were keeping trapped, hoping to never see. So relish this time because with Mars aiding you, you have the ability to make an incredible transformation within your own psyche. 

You’ll have the passion and motivation to go after what you want. Not only that, the stamina will be there too. So it won’t just be daydreaming about your aspirations, you’ll actually put in the work. 

Now, of course there’s always a duality. So if this energy isn’t used constructively, well, you can be a bit overzealous in your pursuits. 

It can be difficult to achieve a symphonic harmony, so check in with yourself every now and then. Especially because Mars is easily angered. 

The huge silver lining in this is because Mars is in its home sign and Scorpio is one of the most intuitive signs, you can easily tap into the energy of others and see if something is off. 

And if it is, take a step back from obsessing over what you want. All you gotta do is focus on working towards what you want with tenacity and have fun while doing it!

There you have it…the October cosmic weather report. It’s gonna be a slow start but will gain momentum towards the middle of the month. So hang in tight. 

Hope you enjoyed this and be sure to share this with anyone that can benefit from the cosmic weather report. 

How are you going to transform yourself in October? Let me know in the comments below. 

See ya soon…in the meantime, stay zenspired!

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