October Horoscope 2016
First Week – Oct 1 – 9th
All that remains
What to expect: A culmination
What to watch out for: Disappointment
What will it affect? Perceptions, relationships, money, past hurts, hopes and dreams
I once had a teacher who felt that disappointment was the worst of all negative emotions. It can stop you in your tracks and send you down the path of resentment, triggering our deepest fears and false beliefs. Out of disappointment we may lose hope, desert a plan and give up, feeling certain that goodness is not meant for us. On October 1-3rd we have a rare opportunity to look past disappointment Our worlds may be shaken. Catastrophe may have taken hold. But we can peer into disappointment and glimpse the wisdom of Japanese poet and samurai Misuta Masahide: “My barn, having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.” Though mercury is in a difficult position with Chiron bringing up past hurts and making it difficult to let things go, Venus, Neptune and the north node help us to see past the smolder, inspiring us with the beauty of all that remains. Sometimes what remains is far more precious than what was standing in front of us.
Why? Mercury Opposition Chiron, Venus Trine Neptune, Venus Sextile North Node
Balancing Ambition and Relationship
What to expect: Getting lots done
What to watch out for: Other feeling ignored
What will it affect? Communication, passions and goals, relationships
October 4th is a good day to put your head down and get to work. We’ll have the support of the planets for disciplined and concentrated efforts. We’ll also feel a certain amount of passion and purpose in all that we do. However, our focus may get us in trouble with our partnerships. A conflict will definitely occur by Oct 5th. Even though we are thinking about our relationships and that all we do is for them, we feel at odds with our partners. We are thinking about the future but, at the moment, our inattentiveness will bring forth the insecurities in our relationships and jealousies may arise.
Why? Sun Sextile Transiting Saturn, Mercury Sextile Transiting Vesta, Pallas Square Transiting Juno
Prone to Mistakes
What to expect: Over optimism
What to watch out for: rash actions and decisions
What will it affect? Relationships, money, ambitions, beliefs
On Oct 5th stay away from unrealistic endeavours. This may be hard to do. There is a high level of optimism surrounding our ambitions, our beliefs about money and our ideas of fairness. Though we may be aiming for a sense of balance, we believe we can achieve more than is possible. There is something transformative that is pushing us over that edge. Our creativity is piqued and we want to transcend, and there just doesn’t seem to be any middle of the road path to it. So though we may feel like we are being cautious, our actions could still lead to disequilibrium. The caution is to remain open to error.
Why? Venus Sextile Pluto, Mars Square Jupiter
What to expect: A need to get our point across
What to watch out for: Rudeness and interruptions
What will it affect? Communications, relationships, use of power
As mercury moves into Libra on Oct 7th, conversations move to relations. Love relations, business relations, relations centered on justice.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you felt compelled to cut them off and force your perspective? Though we are not sure why, at times we want to do this at all costs. We don’t let the other person finish their story, and often even being unaware that we are doing it. The problem is we have an over reaching desire to express who we are and the experiences we have had. We are conflicted with meeting our needs and with opening space for others to have their needs met. The best way to use this energy is to be aware of our urge to dominate, be open to interruptions and to make sure we are asserting ourselves on all sides. This is the best way to get our needs met and our ideas heard.
Why? Sun Square Transiting Pluto, Mercury Entering Libra, Venus square Pallas
Second Week Oct 10 – 16
Lots of Spark
What to expect: Enjoyment
What to watch out for: Feeling like it feels too good
What will it affect? Relationships, communication, visions and dreams,
October 11th really hits the sweet spot. It’s like the initial spark of a relationship when both partners talk endlessly. The conversation delights, enlightens and builds the connection. This is because Mercury and Jupiter join up with each other in Libra, the relationship sign. But it gets better. Venus, the goddess of love, and Juno, the marriage asteroid, are compelled to collide. The merger will be dazzling. We want to share, merge, possess. We want to lose where we start and another ends. We want our joining with another to form a superpower. Together we can do anything. Together we build each other, ourselves and our resources. Scorpio is also the sign of shared resources and nothing makes a relationship feel more solid than the ability to build shared capital. Added to the mix is mars in the ambitious Capricorn sextile and Neptune in visionary Pisces. Hours will pass as though minutes with us dreaming, envisioning our lives and building plans to achieve those dreams.
I caution you. And for those who have read up on or experienced “Twin Flame” relationships, this is the kind of intensity that can scare us. There may even be tears or a catch in our throat as we share our feeling. There is also a possibility for a deep love or un-lovability wound to be healed. Dynamic duos are formed or re-formed at this time.
Why? Sun Trine Pallas, Mercury Conjunction Jupiter, Venus Conjunction Juno, Trine Transiting Chiron, Mars Sextile Transiting Neptune.
Need to Freely Explore
What to expect: Conflicting desires
What to watch out for: Possessiveness
What will it affect? Communication, nurturing needs, inner child
On October 12th we have the energy and motivation to get moving on whatever we have envisioned over the last couple of days. Partnership issues and conflicts may call for the need for reconciliation and to build the bridge for better relating. Though disagreements are likely, we have a stern but fair approach with mercury in Libra squaring mars in Capricorn. We are not perfect, and our ability to hear and remain open to grievances will go far to deepen our relationships. By the 13th we start to feel the need for freedom. Like a child exploring the world, we want to remain close, but not helmed in. Allowing for this freedom fills a deep need, but also allows for growth.
Why? Mars Trine North Node, Chiron Trine Juno, Mercury square Mars. Ceres Entering Aries,
Full Moon at 23°Ar14′
What to expect: A need to explore
What to watch out for: Manipulations
What will it affect? Relationships, independence needs, innovation
The Aries full moon blows our minds wide open and sends us on an expedition of who we are and how we relate to others. On one hand our minds open to the varied perspectives. We delight in the shades of grey, the abstraction of thought, the mind bending possibilities. We are unafraid and unfettered as we plow into new terrain. Exploring and leaving behind the safety of the values we once knew, the beliefs we held dear and all that we thought we wanted. On the other hand we feel moved to defend our freedoms. We feel adamant – fiercely passionate that we can find our own way. However, manipulations and power tactics will not be taken lightly.
Why? Mercury Sextile Transiting Saturn, Sun Opposition Uranus, Mercury Square Pluto, Vesta Square Transiting Ceres, Venus Trine Transiting Vesta, Full Moon at 23°Ar14′
Third Week – Oct 17 – 23
What to expect: A desire to travel
What to watch out for: testing our limits
What will it affect? Relationships, fun and challenge, mind expansion
By Oct 18th a pattern starts will emerge and positive thoughts will gain ground. As Venus moves into Sagittarius we open to expanding ideals. We are ready to learn and adventure brings us into alignment with our values. In fact we may be a little excessive in our need for excitement and adventure – adventure hems on extremes. With Mars meeting up with Pluto on Oct 19th, we have a need to summit Mount Everest or conquer the Alaskan wild. We sit perched on a dangerous mountain with loose rocks, thin air and inclement weather off in the distance. Or, isolated in the wild with only berries, our survival skills and the agreement of nature, we stand resolved. We know that others have perished on this journey, but somehow we need this. We get pleasure from it. We challenge ourselves beyond our limits and are transformed, one way or another.
Why? Mercury Trine Transiting Pallas, Venus Entering Sagittarius, Vesta Entering Leo
What to expect: Realizations
What to watch out for: Insecurities
What will it affect? Relationships, nurturance needs, our ego’s
It’s best to get a journal and write out your thoughts by Oct 20th. Our minds may be racing so fast that the use of point form, acronyms, texts, or some form of short hand may be needed. Right now we are challenged to evolve our definition of relationships. We’re grappling with many realizations, many of which are centred on how we connect and bond with others. Just what are our needs? How do we get close without feeling smothered? At this time we are likely to go into a childlike processing method. We may feel that the only way we can maintain a sense of self with others is if we view others as an extension of ourselves. Yet this isn’t fair. We have a resistance to our own needs in a new world. We rebel inside wanting our freedom, but also wanting our “baby blankie”. This is a time when we will be challenged to “grow-up.”
Why? Mercury Opposition Transiting Uranus, Sun Opposition Transiting Ceres
Practicing the “ask”
What to expect: awareness of our needs
What to watch out for: thinking other can mind read
What will it affect? Relationships, communication, nurturance needs
On Oct 22, the sun moves into Scorpio, moving us into a deeper examination of the unknown. Many of us have become uncomfortable with not knowing and are motivated to seek answers through investigation and analysis. Through this examination we may become aware of a need that we are comfortable with expressing. This also means we have a difficulty in asking others to meet that need. We feel embarrassed at having the need and if we are unpracticed in asking, may create conflict or strike up a fight in order to ‘make others responsible’ for knowing what we need. The best way to approach this energy is, as I always say, to spend time in reflection and to get clear about your discomfort. Once clarified, practice ways of moving through it in a fair manner in order to ask for what you need.
Why? Sun Entering Scorpio, Sun Square Vesta, Mercury Opposition Ceres
Last week – Oct 24th – 31
Prone to Dishonesty
What to expect: suspicions
What to watch out for: dishonesty
What will it affect? Relationships, business, communication
The days between Oct 24 and 25th it will be hard to trust anyone! Communications take on an intense and suspicious nature when Mercury moves into Scorpio. We might get obsessed or hung up on a particular word that was used and spend way too much time analyzing exactly what was meant! The problem is, there really is a tendency for dishonesty at this time. We are not imagining it! We are not getting all of the information and this makes it difficult to make solid decisions. The other way this may play out is that we are slapped in the face with the truth. We uncover something we would rather just as well bury again. This is particularly so with relationships and in relation to money.
Why? Mercury Entering Scorpio, Mercury Square Vesta, Venus Square Transiting Neptune
What to expect: having a good time
What to watch out for: not listening to your intuition
What will it affect? Money, business, pleasure
By Oct 26th we’ll feel as though we are turning a corner. The good thing is that we have an extremely favourably transit for having a good time. If you are planning to take a vacation, this is the week to do it! Venus will be in an extremely adventurous mood and, connecting with Jupiter in Libra, will feel like being social. It’s also a good time for an early Halloween party or any other type of social gathering.
A word of caution for those of us who may be thinking about mixing business and pleasure. Don’t! We may be having so much fun that we make agreements and deals that will not serve us later on. The problem is the timing will feel right. In many ways it is right. Things are becoming clearer. We are learning more. This is a great time to look at structures that we have established, proposals that have come to our desk, or any plans or projects that involve money. The focus needs to remain on the examination of viability. This is a good time for going through the numbers, the books and the budget. It’s a great time for running reports, getting the data and finding out the facts. Our concentration is good and we’ll be able to spot inconsistencies. We’ll also have a sense of practicality and will be able to be fair in our assessments of information. BUT, have you ever made a decision not knowing exactly why you are making it, knowing that it is wrong and even having all the information that tells you that you are making a mistake? On the 27th, even though we have the ability to accurately assess information, something gets in the way.
The problem with the energy at this time is that there may be something unsavory grounded in our self esteem that leads us astray. An internal saboteur. A gremlin that takes over the show, making us rash and impulsive, and prone to making decisions that may lead to big problems later on.
Why? Venus Square North Node. Venus Sextile Jupiter, Sun Conjunction Mercury, Venus Conjunction Saturn, Mars Square Uranus, Mars Sextile Transiting Chiron
New Moon in Scorpio
What to expect: Connection to spirit and leadership
What to watch out for: avoiding character flaws
What will it affect? Leadership, connection to spirit, communication
The New Moon on Oct 30th is in Scorpio. The theme of this New Moon is transcendence and unconditional love and leadership. This New Moon asks you to deepen your connection to spirit, our connection to each other and for those who have mastery, to lead the way. What’s special about this New Moon is that it really does embody the career of the “light worker”. Set intentions to deepen even more. To stand as an example for others and to be humbled when we believe we are more than what we really are. Even if we stumble, embarrass ourselves, or get caught in a lie or apparent scandal, we are brought face to face with ourselves. And how we respond and move forward determines our “reward in heaven” and the example that we set for others. Even in our shame, we can still be leaders based on how we handle it.
Why? New Moon at 7°Sc43′, Mercury Trine Neptune, Mercury Sextile North Node