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Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for your context. It’s akin to bringing an umbrella with you when rain is expected, but it also helps us to not take the weather personally. When we proactively manifest these symbols then the world doesn’t have to do it for us. Choose to be con(with)-siderate(the stars).
Well, October is not for the faint of heart. It’s not totally scary, but it’s definitely hairy if we’re not paying close attention and ‘living defensively.’ Caution is needed throughout the month to avoid the pitfalls. While diligence is also needed to utilize all the opportunities for adjustments and growth. So, let’s all be poised and prepared and make the most of it.
Venus trines Neptune on the 1st at 10:14 am (pacific), lending a tranquil feel to the day. Take some time to relax and process all that has been going on lately, particularly emotionally. Work on unwinding.
The Sun sextiles Saturn on the 4th at 9:59 am (pacific), giving us a chance to take stock of our progress. Now is a good time to readjust our goalposts and infuse some more determination into the tasks at hand. Don’t get discouraged.
Venus sextiles Pluto on the 5th at 2:20 pm (pacific), stirring up some deeper levels of dissatisfaction and prompting us to keep trimming things down to the essentials. If it’s not serving you, let it go.
Mars squares Jupiter on the 5th at 2:45 pm (pacific), pushing us to balance all of our ambitious plans with the realistic energy levels and resources available. It’s not a good time to be spreading ourselves too thin; however, we have to keep pushing through obstacles to get closer to the larger aspirations. Consistent and persistent is the name of this game.
Mercury moves into Libra on the 7th at 12:56 am (pacific), where he will stay until the 24th. This will prompt more sociability from us and find us seeking out trusted companions to help process our thoughts. Talk it out and pay attention to what is reflected back.
The Sun squares Pluto on the 7th at 12:31 pm (pacific), highlighting areas that require more trimming and clearing. This could help us release other people’s visions of ourselves that have been confounding us or hurting our feelings. We must be true to ourselves, while avoiding stepping on any toes.
Mercury conjoins Jupiter on the 11th at 2:46 am (pacific), giving ample room to balance the big picture and all the details. Make plans and partnerships; think big with an eye on individual steps. Brainstorming through lots of options would be wise.
Mars sextiles Neptune on the 11th at 10:04 am (pacific), tending to make us more lethargic and a little dreamy. Ideally, we can take some time to unwind from the grind and catch up on our energy levels.
Mercury squares Mars on the 13th at 2:00 pm (pacific), throwing some dangerous sparks onto dry tinder. The key is to be cautious with our words and our vehicles and wary of other people’s carelessness. This could be good for cutting through the noise in our minds and getting to the core of certain issues.
Mercury sextiles Saturn on the 14th at 11:47 am (pacific), opening the door for us to take the measure of our growth and make adjustments where necessary. Focus on the progress, not what’s left to be done, and work on giving acknowledgment where due.
The Sun opposes Uranus on the 15th at 3:43 am (pacific), tossing a big dose of crazy into the air. Be flexible and prepared for weird things to happen without warning. Or, embrace it and do something unusual or exotic.
Mercury squares Pluto on the 15th at 7:28 pm (pacific), dredging our minds to see what under-funk may float to the surface. Work with it by having some deep truth talk with loved ones and see what can be released into the recycling bin.
The Full Moon is on the 15th at 9:23 pm (pacific) in 23 degrees of Aries. This is a super intense lunation that could have us all bouncing off the walls and all over the place. The strategy would be to leave room for the strange and unusual while working to purge ourselves of the unnecessary. Leave plenty of room for other people’s issues and work on connecting more authentically with everyone.
Venus moves into Sagittarius on the 18th at 12:01 am (pacific), where she will stay until November 11th. This warrants some travel and adventure, or at least studying something bizarre. Keep yourselves stimulated and explore.
Mars conjoins Pluto on the 19th at 4:18 am (pacific), dragging all sorts of old energies and frustrations to the surface. First and foremost, be careful with everything. But do try to uncover and dispose of old energies and maybe have some old motivations get re-inspired.
Mercury opposes Uranus on the 20th at 12:48 am (pacific), shaking, rattling, and rolling us all around. Watch your words and avoid people who are spinning out. Do something kooky to channel this vibration.
The Sun moves into Scorpio on the 22nd at 4:46 pm (pacific). This go-around focuses on whittling down old emotional buildup and making room for more enthusiasm and even excitement. Look within for inspiration.
Mercury moves into Scorpio on the 24th at 1:47 pm (pacific), where he will stay until November 12th. This is asking us to take a mental plunge into our emotional depths to see what passions can be revivified and what else can be cleansed and purged. Ask for help where needed.
Venus squares Neptune on the 25th at 6:55 pm (pacific), pushing us to relax from the tumult of humanity and maybe escape into nature for a breather. Either that or listening to some soothing music or other entertainment could go a long way.
Mercury conjoins the Sun on the 27th at 9:17 am (pacific), asking us to recalibrate the heart-mind alignment. Put some time aside to do some deep breathing and to reset our internal narrative more towards the present.
Mars squares Uranus on the 28th at 9:05 pm (pacific), sending us into an excitement spiral, or maybe just a spiral. Either way, be careful while still working on getting excited about big, bold, and new breakthroughs in being.
Venus conjoins Saturn on the 29th at 5:45 pm (pacific), prompting us to give credit where it’s due and to make note of further projects to attend to. The key here is to stay motivated by focusing on the wins more than the losses and the work remaining to be done.
Mercury trines Neptune on the 30th at 5:58 am (pacific), opening the door to some relaxation of the mind. Take some time alone to stew in the back parts of the mind instead of running the frontal lobe in silly circles. Let it unwind.
The New Moon is on the 30th at 10:38 am (pacific) in 7 degrees of Scorpio. This lunation should be decently mellow as long as our minds are not too worked up. Focus on refreshing our enthusiasm for learning about ourselves and existing in general.
So, yeah. October is a little freaky really, but, if navigated well, could be awfully rewarding. Mostly, it requires us to think outside of the box about how we approach challenges and opportunities. Be creative and careful and it could be super awesome. Go, team, go!