The Sun is in the sign Libra for most of October. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign. The key words are “I balance “. It is ruled by Venus, and is about justice, fairness, balance, and truth.
10/3 is powerful, with Pluto going direct in Capricorn, after having been retrograde for some time. Mercury enters Scorpio, a sign of intense focus. The Moon in Sagittarius is conjunct to Jupiter, the planet of optimism and faith. The Moon once again squares Neptune in Pisces, with denial and fabrications being exposed.
10/5 is intense, a day of new beginnings, as well as a day of consolidation, with the Moon trine to Uranus, and sextile Neptune, and conjunct to Saturn.
10/7 is complex, with several aspects, this is a day that shakes things up, this can be good, but feel unsettling. Remember that quote “ Change is inevitable, struggle is an option”. 10/8 and 10/9 and 10/10 are harmonious. We celebrate Yom Kippur on 10/9.
The Full Moon on 10/13 has the Sun at 20 degrees of Libra opposing the Moon at 20 degrees of Aries. The Sun sextiles Jupiter in Sagittarius, while the Moon trines it. This is excellent for expansion, growth, and trusting your core wisdom. It’s an aspect of protection. The Moon squares to both Saturn and Pluto. I have a coffee mug with a Zen quote “ Let go, or be dragged”. Let go. Trust.
The Sun enters Scorpio on 10/23. Wheee! Here we go! Scorpio is the most intense sign of the zodiac, bar none. Look for world events to gain momentum now. 10/25 is a good day, with a number of harmonious aspects.
The New Moon on 10/27 is a powerhouse. Wow. Both the Sun and the Moon are conjunct in Scorpio, emotions will be high. Try not to engage with people around you that are triggering. Find your center and stay on it no matter what. September’s New Moon was rough for a lot of people. This one may be, in different ways.
The month closes with Halloween on 10/31, when Mercury goes retrograde for the final time this year. It goes direct on 11/21.
Fall is a time of harvesting. The trees go from brilliant foliage to dropping their leaves. I try to follow their example, of shedding, of gracefully releasing. Harvest the fruits of your spiritual work. Let go of what no longer grows your soul. October is a time of nature making some spectacular displays, the colors, the Orionids meteor showers on 10/24, the golden sunlight, it’s all breathtaking. Take a moment to connect to all that is. Try to find time for a walk in the woods. May you walk in beauty. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine