October 2018

Starwise Forecast for October 2018

Dear Friends, clients and subscribers,

I’ve been writing this forecast in an overdue effort to get it to my Chinese translator while listening all day to the Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testimonies today.

As I listened while moving through the month ahead I couldn’t help feeling that at least some of the intense emotional, especially Scorpionic, aspects challenging us this next month are going to be relatable to whatever proves to be the aftermath of this day.

Of course those of you in other nations are either witnesses and parties to the drama playing out here, and I’ve been hearing reports on international media of conversations stimulated by what is happening here, or you will likely have your own versions of these Astrological challenges.

For those of you who may have missed it, you might like to check out some of my ideas about all of this in my last article: A Rebalancing of the Scales of Power.

And remember, October Birthday people are entitles to the 10% discount on Readings this month.

We enter October with a Waning Moon until the New Moon on the 8th.

2 – Mercury in Libra, which would tend to want to be restrained, logical and diplomatic, will be at odds with, square to, Pluto. So it will likely be difficult to maintain that restrained, logical, diplomacy in light of some deep Plutonian unconscious instincts and desires within yourself, or within other individuals, or within the greater collective.

5 – Venus stations turning retrograde, until November 16th.

9 – Mercury goes from airy Libra into watery Scorpio, until the 30th.

10 – A bit of a tense day.

First Mercury in Scorpio will oppose Uranus in Taurus. Mercury opposite Uranus always creates a propensity for heightened mental, nervous tensions. Involving the signs Scorpio and Taurus the themes may be passions and desires, hidden secrets and agendas, and material security and stability needs. This could lead to impulsive, exaggerated thoughts or statements involving those themes.

Later in the day Venus in Scorpio will square Mars in Aquarius. Venus in Scorpio tends towards an over involvement in passion. Mars, although the planet of will power and energy, in Aquarius he tends to move into a more emotionally detached airy mental realm. Having these planets in tension is likely to add to the Scorpio/Taurus tension earlier in the day. Adding to this is the fact that Venus rules Taurus, Mars rules Scorpio, and Uranus rules Aquarius, seeming to assert that something significant is to be confronted and dealt with on this day. The intensity of these themes, however, will continue on the next day.

11 – The Sun in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn. Well, referring back to yesterday, Pluto rules Scorpio, continuing a certain Scorpionic thematic trend. The Sun in Libra, however, involves more of a conscious identity that would tend to seek harmony and diplomacy in relationships, but can also overly avoid disharmony and conflicts. Pluto, however, is less inclined to such tendencies and may indeed force a Libran mind-set to face and confront such tendencies. Perhaps, this will be especially significant in the aftermath of whatever got stirred up yesterday.

12 – A little stabilizing relief following the two previous days. Mercury will sextile, harmonize with, Saturn. Positive Saturn aspects tend to bring a kind of ‘reality check’, aided by such qualities as dedication and responsibility.

15 – Mercury conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. Mercury in Scorpio tends to think a lot about sex. Venus in Scorpio tends to allow love to be the servant of passion. It will be interesting to see how this alignment plays out.

19 – Two Mercury aspects on this day. First a harmonious one, then a tense one.

The harmonious one will be Mercury trining Neptune. This always engenders the ability to open your Mercurial mental understanding and communications to positive Neptunian qualities, such as compassion, unconditional love, and spirituality. Neptune being in Pisces now, the sign it rules, can be particularly healing. Mercury being in Scorpio this can be particularly healing towards whatever Scorpionic issues and energies have been activated though recent previous Scorpio aspects this month.

Later in the day Mercury in Scorpio will square Mars in Aquarius. A similar tension to what took place on the 10th. On this day this could engender a temptation to mentally detach from some of the positive feelings brought forward earlier in the day.

22 – Mercury will sextile, harmonize with, Pluto. This should create the opportunity to deeply ponder the deepest motives and instincts that are running through yourself, or others, or society.

23 – The Sun goes into the month of Scorpio. So the theme of Scorpionic issues already present this month will have an even brighter conscious Solar light brought to bear upon these things.

In fact, the first major challenge to this new Sun in Scorpio identity will take place later this day. The Sun in Scorpio will oppose Uranus in Taurus. So, this new month of Scorpio will be immediately challenged by Uranian perhaps, surprise, disruptive, eventually potentially liberating from old patterns, but likely not in a fun and easy manner energies.

24 – First some harmony then deeply added potency to the Sun/Uranus opposition of the day before. Enjoy the harmony in the midst of the overriding tension of these days.

First the harmony: Venus will sextile, harmonize with, Saturn. This always gives some steadiness, loyalty and commitment to your emotional affections and feelings.

Later in the day, however, we have the Sun in Scorpio opposing the Moon in Taurus Full Moon. This takes place, however, one hour after the Moon conjuncts Uranus, which is still opposing the Sun. So, the annual Sun/Moon, Scorpio/Taurus tension will have added Uranian ‘all bets are off’ energies adding to the Lunar unconscious instinctual Taurean earth energies, challenging the conscious Scorpio emotional identifications. Things that have been building for some time could peak today.

26 – The Sun conjuncts Venus in Scorpio. So that Solar conscious Scorpio energy will be brought to bear upon Venusian emotional Scorpionic energies.

27 – The Sun in Scorpio will sextile, harmonize with, Saturn in Capricorn. Some, I believe, well appreciated Saturnian grounding, focusing, responsible, disciplined capacity to commit that intense emotional, passionate Scorpio energy in relation to a sense of ‘reality as it is.’

29 – Mercury will make it’s last Scorpio aspect for this month, as it conjuncts Jupiter in Scorpio. Now these planets when positively aspected can engender a strong, healthy sexuality, and an ability to do well financially. But, when they are difficultly aspected they are prone to excess. Conjuncting each other they will certainly have the ability to go either way.

30 – Mercury moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius, until December 1st.

31 – Halloween will have some Venus tension starting out as she opposes Uranus. This can create some disruptive rash impulsiveness in the affectionate sphere, especially where it is deemed necessary for emotional freedom.

Later in the day, however, Venus will move from Scorpio back into Libra for a couple of weeks, allowing some airy Libran charm to assuage some of those charged Scorpionic emotions that have been being activated.

Steffan Vanel

Hilarion Books