October Edition Astro Babble – Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“It is said that All Hallows’ Eve is when the veil between the worlds is thin. Whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.” Erin Morgenstern
Happy Fall! October is my favorite month of the year, not only because it’s my birthday (I’m a Libra!), I also relish the rich, fall landscapes, the changing trees, chilly weather and longer nights.
Halloween at month’s end is more than trick-or-treat and scary costumes, it is All-Hallows-Eve, representing the end of the pagan calendar, the night before the Spiritual New Year. This is a “death” and rebirth time, where we say goodbye to the past, and get ready to welcome new experiences. Expect to feel these hallowed vibrations all month; deeper stirrings, a desire to bring to closure to the old and in the process, perhaps, visit some ghosts from the past!
Other astro news: Mars and Jupiter join the building square between Pluto and Uranus. Here’s the equation: Warrior planet Mars + transformational Pluto in Capricorn Sq Uranus in Aries = major disruption, personally and on a global level. Add peaceful Libra in expansive Jupiter into the mix, and in the simplest of terms, it’s a standoff between war and peace.
Full Moon in Aries, October 15th: This Full Moon challenges several major planetary players, giving it extra intensity. Expect buttons to be pushed, as illumination and new clarity comes to different elements of your life. Although Aries wants action, to solve all problems NOW, this is a time to for conscious non-action, the willingness to reflect and commune, before you make your move. Use this time to integrate, gather your power and get clear.
New Moon in Scorpio, Oct 30th: The day before Halloween, this new moon has harmonious aspects, offering some relief from the planetary intensity. Although Scorpio energy can be deep and dark, here the more uplifting, transformative element of the sign applies. This is an opportune time to release past, stagnant energy, and clear the way for new, more positive beginnings. Definitely a ritual would be very powerful this day, or the next on Halloween.
Your October Horoscope:
Aries: The Full Moon in your sign mid-month heightens the planetary tango between Pluto, Uranus, Mars and Jupiter. Sound intense? Indeed, but there’s a couple of sweet spots in the mix: 1) Momentum in your career realm. 2) New openings in your relationship life. Forget the negatives and stay focused on what moves you forward. Your mantra: I’m part of the solution, not the problem. #ProblemSolvingSuperPowers
Taurus: All roads lead to the Full Moon in your relationship house at month’s end. This is a time where you’re considering all your relationships—with partners, friends, yourself and your spiritual path. One is not more important than the other, it’s how you make them work together that’s key. This may be a juggling act, but you’re totally up for it. Time to apply all your wisdom and life skills! #HealthyRelationshipsHealthyLife
Gemini: “Life’s a mystery, don’t take it too seriously!” With Pluto and Mars joining your 8th house of transformation, you may find yourself seeking answers to some very big questions. That’s great—but keep in mind that the Cosmos wasn’t build in a day (it took eons) and that sometimes it’s more fun to stay with the mystery than solve the problem. Creativity is highlighted now, perhaps this is where your answers lie. #CosmicPotter
Cancer: Boundaries, Cancer! Your relationship house is highlighted, as you look at next steps i.e. where/when/who you’re going to invest your oh-so-loving energy with. Commitment is key, and it’s important to be clear about what you want. Expect a few shakeups on the home front, all the better to get clear, and make some moves. I’ve used this hashtag before, and am doing so again, because you are so the: #QueenOfDragons
Leo: Cue lights, camera, and action: “To be or not to be?” (Long sigh) “What is the true meaning of life?” You, Leo, can be a drama queen, but this month me thinks you have a legitimate beef with the cosmos! So many mixed signals, you’re questioning your life and your destiny. All roads lead to service, this is your grounding force, and your reason for being now. Who would have thought? #ToThineOwnSelfBeTrue
Virgo: Last month was a slippery slope (hello Mercury Retrograde!), but October offers smoother sailing. You’ve learned a lot, and now is a time to put your learning into action. Forget the past and focus on forward movement. Time to align your finances with your bigger picture. Remember, money is energy, and the more aligned you are—with spirit and your beliefs--the more the possibilities. #InTheCosmicGroove
Libra: With expansive Jupiter in your corner, you are just beginning to experience its benefits and rewards. At the same time, you’re negotiating intense energy from Mars and Pluto in your career house. These forceful cosmic players are encouraging you to take the bull by the horns and make your mark on the world. Time to walk your talk. If being authentic makes you feel vulnerable, then you’re on the right track! #HappyBirthday (To read your birthday blog, click here!)
Scorpio: Do you listen to your dreams, Scorpio? The buried treasure that lies in your unconscious, the deeper layers of your soul and subconscious are whispering to you. Time to listen. The language of dreams is not linear, it’s more expressed through signs, symbols and archetypes. Don’t even try to make sense of your deeper promptings, instead play with them and see what they have to reveal to you. #DreamWalker
Sagittarius: What makes you tick Sag? This is the question of the month as your stars encourage you to dig in deep around your desires—especially on the career front. Desire is a funny thing—it can inspire you, or completely frustrate you and make you eat a whole lot of ice cream! Shake it off! Your vision and purpose have validity. Your cosmic secret weapon? Ah…duh, your amazing intuition. Trust it! #BenAndJerrysNoMore
Capricorn: With forward-moving, warrior planet Mars in your sign all month, expect to feel newly energized about getting things done! At the same time, Jupiter in Libra pulls you into a challenging relationship dance. Time to consider balance. Question: How you can stay empowered, while also finding compromise with friends and loved ones? Truly this must be the secret of the universe! #ChoosingMyBattles
Aquarius: Labor Pains? Well, it’s to be expected, Aquarius, as you’re in a birthing process with some very deep desires. Mars and Pluto in your house of the unconscious is initiating major movement and pushing (pun intended) out old, toxic energy to clear the way for some amazing rebirth. Birth can be a messy, so breathe into each step, each day, and give yourself permission to enjoy every moment! #Congratulations!
Pisces: It’s all business, this month, Pisces! Your house of career is highly stimulated, encouraging you to put structure to your career vision. It may be two steps forward, one step back, but know you are on the right path. Perhaps at heart you are an entrepreneur? Martha Stewart comes to mind. Love her or not, she’s an amazing role model about getting things done and reaping the rewards of one’s vision. #ItsAGoodThing