October 2016

Starwise Forecast for October 2016

We enter October on a waxing Moon, until the Full Moon on the 15th.

1 – We start October with a nice harmonious trine between Venus and Neptune. Neptune is considered the higher ‘octave’ of Venus and this kind of aspect always engenders a potential lifting of personal emotional, affectional energies to that higher Neptunian quality of true unconditional love and compassion.

4 – The Sun in Libra sextiles, harmonizes with, Saturn in Sagittarius. The Solar conscious Libran diplomatic identity coming into a good Saturnian commitment towards Sagittarian moral idealism.

5 – A mixed day. We start with Venus sextiling, harmonizing with, Pluto. Pluto always involves transformation and penetrating to the core insights. Here our Venusian emotional, affectional energies can more easily submit themselves to those kinds of processes.

Later in the day, however, Mars in Capricorn squares Jupiter in Libra. Mars in Capricorn is great for work. Jupiter in Libra is great for partnership. On this day, however they clash. requiring compromise and mutual recognition.

7 – Mercury goes from Virgo into Libra, until October 24th.

The Sun in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn. As on the 5th, we have Libran (partnership) energies in tension with Capricorn materially, practically focused energies. This time this tension entails conflict between the Solar Conscious identity associated with these Libran ideals, and the Plutonian deep, hidden, or secretly transformative energies engaged with the practical determining structures of our society and of ourselves.

11 – Mercury conjuncts Jupiter in Libra. A great time to communicate your ideals for relationship to a partner.

Later in the day Mars in Capricorn sextiles, harmonizes with Neptune in Pisces. Now that hard-working, ambitious Mars can feel blessed in service to spirituality, healing, imagination or compassionate goals and ideals.

13 – Mercury in Libra squares Mars in Capricorn. Similar to the 5th and 7th, but here it is the mental understandings and communications of partnerships and diplomatic engagements that will feel at odds with plain hard-working ambition.

14 – Mercury trines, harmonizes with, Saturn. Some nice grounding, discipline and commitment become available towards understandings and communications. Should be helpful following the challenges of the day before.

15 – A rather tense, ‘pumped-up’, Full Moon day. The Full Moon is not until late in the evening here on the West Coast of the U.S. We start the day, however, with the Sun in Libra moving into opposition with Uranus in Aries. With three planets in cardinal signs at odds with Libra it is a bit of a tough month for Libran aesthetic idealism toward harmony and diplomacy in relationships. (Sounds like the peak of an election season!)

Today it is the Solar conscious Libran idealism at odds with Uranian revolutionary, freedom seeking, energized by Arian fiery, willful, potentially impulsive courageousness.

The Moon conjuncts this Uranus one hour before she opposes the Sun in the Full Moon. This Full Moon always entails polarization between conscious Libran relational identity, and unconscious, instinctive, courageous but self-oriented needs and focuses. Here the unconscious instinctive is also united with the similarly potentially impulsive, freedom seeking Uranus.

An hour before the Moon conjuncts Uranus we have Mercury in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Similar to the 7th, but today it is those Mercurial understandings and communications that will be at odds with the Plutonian Lord of the underworld.

As I said, a rather intense Full Moon day.

18 – Venus goes from watery Scorpio into fiery Sagittarius, until November 11th.

19 – Mars in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Here that hardworking, personally ambitious Mars in Capricorn can find a way to feel that he is really engaged in the deepest profound transformations of the function structures of our societies and of ourselves.

20 – Mercury in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. More Libran tension. Here, similar to the 15th, we have the Mercurial understandings and communications around partnerships and diplomacies feeling at odds with the Uranian revolutionary ‘zeitgeist’ of these times.

22 – The Sun goes from Libra into the month of Scorpio.

24 – Mercury goes from Libra into Scorpio, until November 12th.

25 – Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces. Venusian, Sagittarian idealism and travel urges needing to confront and accept emotional sensitivities and vulnerabilities of others, or of oneself, or both.

26 – Following the Neptunian challenges of the day before, on this day that Venusian Sagittarian idealism can find support by accepting ideals related to partnerships as she sextiles, harmonizes with Jupiter in Libra.

27 – The Sun in Scorpio conjuncts Mercury in Scorpio. An alignment of Scorpionic emotional needs and desires in both a solar, conscious identification, and Mercurial understandings and communications of those, at times, hidden Scorpionic desires and motives.

28 – Mars in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries. The practically ambitious Mars in Capricorn feeling at odds with the unconventional freedom seeking, revolutionary urges of Uranus in Aries.

29 – Venus conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius. Sagittarius can always s benefit from some Saturnian ‘reality check’. Saturn, the planet of commitment, and Sagittarius, one of the two most non-committal signs in the Zodiac. Here it is our Venusian emotional, affectional natures, which are having to submit to that stern Saturnian taskmaster. Hopefully, she will see that deep focus and commitments can actually help to create a supportive base for Sagittarian ideals and explorative adventures.

30 – First Mercury in Scorpio trines, harmonizes with, Neptune in Pisces. That moody, at times sexually/imaginatively obsessed Mercurial thinking in Scorpio can be elevated by a Higher Neptunian, transpersonal qualities of spiritual aspiration, compassion and healing.

Later we have the Sun/Moon, New Moon conjunction in Scorpio. This is the annual day of the year to align your conscious and unconscious Scorpionic feelings and desires.

31 – The Moon will still be in Scorpio on this Halloween. That should suit the mood.

Steffan Vanel

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