OCTOBER 2018, Monthly Planetary Overview
by Jennifer Angel
Be courageous! Leave the past behind, step out of your comfort zone and transform your life!
The close of September
The full Moon on the 24th in Aries, which was the Moon in Aries and Sun in Libra, both squared Saturn in Capricorn on the 25th. This focused your attention on responsibilities and what needed to be completed to keep your life headed in the right direction. On the 27th, a favorable connection between the Sun and Mars helped you stay focused on your goals.
Pluto came come out of retrograde on the 30th, in Capricorn, and allowed you to have a realistic look at your life to step forward and make positive changes. A powerful finish the month of September!
Week one – OCTOBER 01-07 October starts off with a confrontation between the Sun and Moon, which can set up a conflict between how you feel, what you want to do and what you feel you should do. The Moon moves fast so if use the energy over these next few days to get in touch with what’s happening in your life and around you, you can make sense of things. It’s important now to disregard what you don’t want in your life, so you can move forward on a more positive journey.
There is also another square between Mercury and Pluto on the same day, which reminds you to find the positive in people, and if you can’t find anything positive to talk about then perhaps, it’s best to say nothing.
Venus in Scorpio will enter its retrograde transit on October 5th right through to November 16th. This transit will focus your attention on relationships, and for some, monetary issues, which can present situations or opportunities. It can especially highlight anything from the past that needs to be resolved. The energy of Venus in Scorpio can get pretty intense so if you come head to head with an old issue then you are best to deal with it once and for all, no matter how sensitive, awkward or challenging.
Week two – OCTOBER 08-14
This week begins with the bright energy of a new Moon in Libra, which can help offset the intense energy of Venus retrograde in Scorpio. On the 9th, Mercury will make its move to Scorpio as well and during this time you can find that your discussions become more serious and deeper, especially when it relates to relationships.
The very next day, on the 10th, a conflict between love duo planets Mars and Venus, can place further attention on your relationships, however, as Mars is involved there could definitely be a passionate make-up. Friday the 12th beware of power struggles when the Sun squares Pluto and remember that not all things in life are worth going into battle for.
Week three – OCTOBER 15-21
Communication planet Mercury connects with love goddess Venus in Scorpio, and this can create a space that allows you to deal with a tricky or sensitive situation that relates to love, relationships or money. And even though it can be a somewhat confronting situation it will be best to get to the bottom of it.
On Friday the 19th, Mercury will then have a favorable interaction with Neptune. However, at the same time, will form a square with Mars so life can get confusing and unsettled. If things don’t go your way or perhaps someone else’s way, you want to watch out for irritable or even angry behavior and make sure you step sideways so you are not in the firing line.
Week four – OCTOBER 22-28
October 23, as the Sun makes its move from Libra to Scorpio you have a chance to heal the past in some way. Then on the next day, the 24th, full moon energy in Taurus focuses your attention on transformation, however, the Taurus energy is not always open to change so you will need to ‘feel the fear’ and do it anyway. Remember that when life gets messy that’s when life is changing. On the 26, when Venus and the Sun connect in Scorpio this added energy will help push you out of your comfort zone and straight into a new reality.
Week five – OCTOBER 29-31
The month of October concludes with some beneficial, almost destined, energy between the Scorpio Sun and Cancer Moon, which can provide an opportunity to let go of emotional baggage that could be holding you back from embracing the life you desire. And on the 30th, when Mercury enters Sagittarius, there’s a sense of adventure and optimism to embrace November