October begins with a dramatic transit as Venus squares Pluto October 1. This is particularity intense as Pluto turns direct in the early morning hours of October 3. Venus-Pluto relates to obsessions, changes in relationships and money, and new information can be revealed in our personal lives and in the world.
Pluto's direct motion often coincides major world events and change in our own lives if this is aspecting something in your personal chart. Pluto's direct motion brings things to the surface that have been bubbling under for a long time. Pluto rules degeneration, decay and ultimately the rebuilding of something that must rise from the ashes of what Pluto has destroyed. Look for many things to move ahead now, especially legal and financial matters.
We are rapidly moving toward the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020, that will change our world. This transit will affect us all, especially those with Cardinal planets (Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra) at 21-23 degrees. This aspect will greatly affect the US natal chart, and I expect we will find ourselves in the greatest Constitutional crisis anyone has seen that is alive today. This will affect the charts of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump specifically. It will not however, be limited to either of these parties or the US, as we will see global and personal change on many levels. Saturn-Puto transits tend to bring about changes on very deep and profound level as anyone who has experienced a transit like this can attest to. Pluto destroys to rebuild from the ashes.
Mars enters Libra October 4. Action changes as Mars moves to the sign where it is considered at its detriment. A planet in the sign of its detriment tends to behave badly so to speak, and the date to watch is October 27, as Mars squares Saturn. This co-insides with a volatile new moon in Scorpio. Mars square Saturn will end some relationships if they are tottering on the edge. Otherwise, this can be a frustrating time when we become aware of personal limitations. Otherwise, Mars in Libra rules the 7th house of marriage, partnerships and courts. Mars Libra can act out in a passive aggressive manner and many people will react to this energy by trying to keep the peace rather than face a confrontation. October will be a month of marriage and divorce, new relationships beginning and others ending.
October 7, Mercury opposes Uranus and the Sun squares Saturn. Mercury-Uranus is indicative of sudden and unexpected events and news on both a personal and collective level. Watch for accidents, and we could hear of internet/communication issues, plane crashes, accidents or injury and earth related issues. Sun square Saturn is a day most are focused on responsibilities and with Saturn involved it will be a draining day, but accomplishment is possible. Look for major news events on or around this day.
October 8, Venus enters Scorpio, the first of the fast moving planets to enter this sign. As each of the personal planets enter Scorpio they will oppose Uranus in Taurus. Venus is considered at a disadvantage in this sign but nevertheless can be positive for water signs. Love energy becomes more intense in nature for the next four weeks.
October 12, Venus opposes Uranus. This opposition creates unexpected events and change in love and money. Look for unexpected events to occur, and this falls on the eve of the powerful full moon in Aries, making this part of the full moon energy.
October 13, the full moon in Aries peaks at 5:08 PM, EST and will be one of the most powerful this year. Aries rules the first house of self, and self interests will be front and center. New information can be revealed. This moon squares Pluto and Saturn, creating change and/or regeneration of existing conditions. Some things will end at this time, to begin anew. As Venus opposes Uranus we can expect sudden and unpredictable events concerning love and money/finance. This will be a powerful and volatile if not violent time on the world stage. In the US we can expect to hear news about finance, corruption and it could be a pivotal time for the impeachment hearings in Congress.
October 14, the Sun squares Pluto. Look out for power struggles and this is another transit of change, often with a feeling of forced change. Interactions with others can be intense and some things may end.
October 23, the Sun enters the fixed sign of Scorpio. This is the season where the weather typically changes and we move toward winter. With the Sun's entrance into Scorpio we now have 3 fast moving planets, or a stellium in the sign that rules the 8th house of change and transformation. Welcome to the Scorpio season!
October 27, the new moon falls at 4 degrees of Scorpio. Our concerns will be connected to 8th house matters: Money, debt, change, transformation, sex and secrets. This Moon opposes Uranus, along with the Sun. We can expected unexpected events, especially connected with love, relationships and finance. Mars squares Saturn, and this can seem like a frustrating few days when we are reminded of what our limitations are. If this is how you feel, wait a few days and this energy will soon pass.
You will be affected by this to a greater degree if you were born in the early degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo or have planets in these signs at 4-5 degrees. The Sun and Moon are conjunct, or together opposing Uranus at 5 degrees of Taurus. We can expect sudden and unexpected events with this transit that can involve women, money, sex and secrets, and new information suddenly revealed. Many people will break away from something (or someone) to begin or start something new. Look for world events concerning money, earth disasters, accidents, volatility, information uncovered.
October 31, Mercury turns retrograde at 27 degrees of Scorpio. This will be the final retrograde of the year, and it won't turn direct until November 20, at 11 degrees of Scorpio. Scorpio is the most intense of signs and look for issues connected with money, change and transformation, sex, secrets and debt. Retrograde Mercury is a time for re-doing and re-considering what we have done and learned. It is not the time to start new projects, get married or buy high ticket items.