Important energies for the month of October 2014:
- Mercury in Scorpio turns stationary retrograde on October 4, 2014.
- Mars forms the energy of a fire grand trine by forming a trine to Uranus retrograde on October 5, 2014 and a trine to Jupiter on October 8, 2014.
- Total lunar eclipse with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries occurs on October 8, 2014.
- Venus in Libra creates the energy of a cardinal T-square by forming a square to Pluto in Capricorn on October 8, 2014 and an opposition to Uranus retrograde on October 11, 2014.
- Mercury retrograde re-enters the sign of Libra on October 10, 2014. Mercury turned retrograde on October 4, 2014 and will turn direct on October 25, 2014.
- Solar partial eclipse with Sun and Moon in Scorpio occurs on October 23, 2014.
- Mercury in Libra turns stationary direct on October 25, 2014.
The Power of Communications
By Misty Kuceris @2014
Perhaps the astrological energies that are going to occur in October were being felt during the month of September 2014. Or, perhaps these energies are too similar, although not a mirror image, of what occurred in April 2014. The world is in crisis with the Ebola outbreak in Africa; the violence in the Middle East, the Ukraine, and even China; and the erratic weather patterns in various parts of the United States as well as the world, especially with droughts and earth pattern changes. Meanwhile, consumerism continues to reach higher peaks as new I-phones come to market and smartwatches are the next item consumers must have.
The sad truth is that unless we can bring back some sanity during the month of October, we may find these same patterns escalating in April and October 2015. Perhaps, through understanding and using the power of communication, we can bring back some of this sanity.
Perhaps it’s the universe having a laugh by starting the month of October with Venus forming a quincunx to Neptune retrograde on October 3rd. Venus is what you want: Your reality. Neptune is what you dream: Your illusions. When these two planets form a quincunx you need to understand the difference between reality and illusion. You may want something, but it may not be in your best interest. You may not need it. Or, what you see as beauty may be an illusion. Venus also involves money and relationships. You may think that you’ve found that soulmate of your dreams when actually you’ve attracted someone who will help you resolve karma that has been preventing you from moving forward in your life. Or, you may be asked to sign a contract that involves a lot money and you need to be very cautious. Either people are deceiving you or omitting important information that prevents you from making an informed decision.
On October 4th, Mars forms a square to Chiron retrograde and Mercury turns stationary retrograde. Usually you want to initiate action. But with Mars forming a square to Chiron retrograde and Mercury turning stationary retrograde, you need to hold back and wait. You actually need to take a look around you and see what’s really going on in your life. You’ll be very sensitive to your surroundings and you may even feel slighted by the actions of other people. Yet, they aren’t intending to create any problems. You’re just misinterpreting their actions. So, if possible, avoid any direct confrontations that could lead to arguments.
Meanwhile, Mercury only went up to 2 degrees in the sign of Scorpio and now it’s turning stationary retrograde. When Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio, you want to keep information private. You don’t want to share too much with other people. But, that’s going to be difficult during this Mercury retrograde because it will re-enter the sign of Libra in a few days and you’ll be forced to re-open some discussions that you wanted to avoid. What you really need to do today is look at those private areas of your life to see if you’ve been keeping secrets that can actually hurt your relationships with other people. If you have, you’ll need to consider the best way to let that information surface so you can move on with your life.
When Mars forms a trine to Uranus retrograde on October 5th, it starts the energy of a grand fire trine that will conclude on October 8th when Mars forms a trine to Jupiter. As Mars forms the trine to Uranus retrograde on October 5th, the day can go either way. It could be one where the energy is so disruptive that it’s hard to get anything done. Or, it could bring new energy into your life and you feel as if you can achieve anything. It’s important to think before you act. Because this is the start of a fire grand trine, you need to be careful not to become like Icarus who flew so close to the Sun that his wings burned. You can take some tremendous risks today as long as understand just what that risk entails.
Helping you in this understanding will be the conjunction that Ceres forms to Saturn on October 5th. You’ll be able to pull from inner strength and really understand your environment. While you may want to compromise, you’ll also have the inner reserve to know when to stick up for your principles and not give everything away. Since both Ceres and Saturn deal with forms of agriculture, this could be a good day to plant some seeds which could grow into something more powerful later.
The third eclipse of the year occurs on October 8th. This is a total lunar eclipse. The previous lunar eclipse that occurred on April 15th was also a total lunar eclipse. It is the second lunar eclipse of the year. This eclipse is part of the Saros 127 cycle. It will be seen in its entirety from the Pacific Ocean and one-third of the western portion of Northern America. Although Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will not see any of the eclipse, other parts of the world where it is not seen in totality will see parts of the eclipse.
The eclipse that occurs on October 8th is important both astrologically and astronomically. It is part of a tetrad: A series of four total lunar eclipses that occur in a row during a two-year period. The first total lunar eclipse in this tetrad occurred on April 15, 2014. The two other eclipses in this tetrad will occur on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015. These eclipses have also been called blood Moons recently by John Hagee and others who believe these total lunar eclipses represent significant moments in Israel’s history. One fascinating aside note: The October full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon. But it has also been called the blood Moon. And, lunar eclipses always occur at the time of a full Moon. But, calling a total lunar eclipse a blood Moon is accurate because the Moon turns a deep red for about an hour or so as the eclipse begins to occur.
Even if this eclipse wasn’t part of the tetrad or a “Blood Moon,” it would be a very significant and powerful eclipse. This eclipse forms a square to Pluto. In addition, the Moon is forming a conjunction to Uranus retrograde while the Sun is forming an opposition to Uranus retrograde.
Addressing matters dealing with power issues is very important when a full Moon forms a square to Pluto. Other people may try to manipulate you to do things their way. They may try to entice you into action through false promises. They may try to flatter you into accepting their control over your life. Or, they may try to intimidate you with anger: They want to make you feel as if you’re wrong, they’re right. The lesson to learn from this square is that you need to determine what’s important in your life. You need to understand your ethical choices and find your moral ground. And, you need to take action based on your understanding of whom you really are and where you fit in society.
With the Moon forming a conjunction to Uranus retrograde and the Sun forming an opposition to Uranus retrograde, your emotions are at their highest peak. You feel is if energy is coming at you from all directions. You may even have unexpected events occur which make you questions some of your past actions. Finding your center of balance is very important so you don’t just react to unexpected circumstances. If the unexpected happens at this time, try to settle into your being, take a breath, and only after feeling your sense of balance again, move forward with the actions you need to take. Because of the volatile nature of these aspects during the time of the eclipse, don’t be surprised if the weather is very erratic with some many storms brewing and occurring around the world.
While Venus won’t form the square to Pluto until a few hours after the total lunar eclipse on October 8th, this energy will be part of the eclipse. As Venus forms the square, it will start the energy of a cardinal T-square which will conclude on October 11th when Venus forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Again, be careful when other people try to flatter you into taking actions that you normally would not take. Don’t let other people use fear to manipulate you. Stay true to your ideals. You may need to re-evaluate them, but that’s all right. And, because Venus also rules money, the stock market may be very volatile over the next few days until the cardinal T-square energy ends on October 11th.
Another energy that will also be part of this total lunar eclipse is the trine that Mars will form to Jupiter on October 8th. Mars started a fire grand trine on October 5th when it formed a trine to Uranus retrograde. At that time you may have felt like you could soar into the sky and achieve any goals. You may still feel that way today. But, you need to maintain focus so that you don’t move so quickly you end up taking risks that only hurt you later on. But, if you were able to find and understand your personal power when the day began, you will be able to harness this energy in a way that enables you to move forward with your life. And, if you let other people take over your power, you’ll find that the control they have over your life can last well into October 2015.
In the midst of the cardinal T-square created by Venus, Mercury retrograde re-enters the sign of Libra on October 10th, the sign which is usually ruled by Venus. And, Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on October 10th.
When Mercury retrograde re-enters the sign of Libra you need to re-evaluate your relationships with other people. Are they listening to you? Do they understand what you have to say? Do they accept you? You may find that it’s time to let go of relationships that don’t work. Or, you may find that by communicating with others you are actually able to start resolving things. Even if you don’t feel like communicating right now because Mercury is retrograde, take the time to write down your thoughts so that you can discuss them later. When Mercury turns direct, these discussions will be critical. But, you will be forced to deal with unresolved relationship matters during this Mercury retrograde period.
With Venus forming a quincunx to Chiron retrograde it’s not always easy to relate to other people. Don’t be surprised if you’re extremely sensitive to what they have to say. You may also wonder if they are really listening to what you mean. You may also feel that you’ve been the person who’s always taking care of everything while they’re just letting the relationship sit on hold. Part of your re-evaluation process does involve your needs and whether they are being met. Pay attention to your feelings today. If you are forced to deal with unresolved relationship matters, understanding and accepting your needs will help you.
As Venus forms the opposition to Uranus retrograde on October 11th, you find that you can finally make decisions in relationships. If you haven’t been accepted for whom you are, you can let go. Or, if you find that you can’t accept other people, you are ready to say good-bye.
Financially this can be a difficult time. The stock market will be very erratic and you need to be cautious with your money. This is not a time to spend, but you may have to spend cash on some form of emergency repair. If possible, try to get any electronic problems resolved before today. And, set aside some extra cash for those emergencies.
The first two weeks of October 2014 were very intense astrologically with highly volatile energies that dealt with your need to understand your personal power and not be manipulated into actions that you didn’t want to take. By the time October 14th rolls around, Venus forms a sextile to Jupiter and it’s as if the universe understands and determines that you need some reprieve from all the intensity you’ve felt.
Relationships are still in the forefront, but so are potentially opportunities that can help you feel more optimistic about life. People will be willing to get together just to have some fun in life. Financially you’ll feel more secure. Emotionally you’ll feel as if people are accepting you for whom you are. You’ll be able to discuss relationship matters that are important. You’ll also be able to resolve some financial matters that involve legal documents because you finally have all the information you need.
When Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node in Libra on October 15th, you feel as if you can achieve anything. You feel confident that you’re on the right track. You may even feel as if some new plans that you’re ready to implement can really bring big rewards. The most important aspect of today is that you really understand what you need from your relationships with other people. You feel that you can find that balance between supporting people you love and asking for their help as well.
There is another cosmic synergy that occurs as Mercury retrograde also forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on October 20th. This is the second time that Mercury forms this conjunction. The first time it occurred was on September 16th when Mercury was in direct motion. It will form this conjunction one more time when it is in direct motion on October 30th.
If at all possible, try to remember what you were doing on September 16th. Perhaps you were taking care of relationship problems, such as standing up for your rights. Or, perhaps you were trying to communicate your needs to other people. If something important did occur at that time, a similar situation will occur again on October 20th. And, if you don’t resolve that matter at this time, you’ll have another change to resolve it on October 30th when Mercury, in direct motion, forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node for the last time in this series.
It will help that Mercury retrograde also forms a sextile to Jupiter later in the day on October 20th. You’ll find more confidence to discuss matters that are important to you. You’ll be willing to express your point of view. And, this may open an avenue of discussions with family and friends that actually bring you closer to each other.
The energy shifts again on October 23rd when the Sun and Venus enter Scorpio and the last eclipse of the year occurs. This will be a solar partial eclipse which occurs at the time of a new Moon.
During the earlier part of the month you needed to deal with old relationship issues and trying to communicate your needs to other people. Now, with the Sun and Venus in Scorpio you want to pull back and perhaps even remove yourself from relationships. You want privacy. You don’t want to share your feelings. You’d rather keep your secrets. But, you need to be cautious because there is always a price to pay for secrets. You may find that people don’t trust you as much. Or, you may find they aren’t as willing to help you because they don’t understand what you’re going through.
As the evening hours, EDT, occur, the last eclipse, a solar partial eclipse, of the year occurs. While the total lunar eclipse, the blood Moon, was important for many political reasons, the solar partial eclipse is important on a deeply personal level. It occurs at the time of a new Moon. In this case both the Sun and Moon just entered the sign of Scorpio putting them at 0 degrees. The Moon is also at 0 degrees of Scorpio. If you live in Canada or the United States, you’ll be able to see this eclipse. It is part of Saros 153 cycle.
Because the eclipse is at 0 degrees of Scorpio and also conjunct Venus at 0 degrees, you’ll feel as if you’re dealing with new energy in your life. Either you’ll be asked to keep secrets or secrets will be revealed that can have a devastating effect in your life. Secrets have a way of creating difficulties in relationships and that may be the main lesson with this eclipse. You may find that people aren’t willing to communicate with you. Or, they may be trying to use fear to manipulate you. Since this eclipse forms a trine to Neptune retrograde, it’s very important for you to listen to your intuition. You may not fully understand what your intuition is saying, but at least you’ll pick up good clues.
Perhaps communications will improve as Mercury in Libra turns stationary direct on October 25th. Some of those concepts that you tried to share earlier will be easier to understand. You may even value the fact that you re-connected with some family members and friends. If you were having difficulties with your partners (either business, personal, or romantic) you may have been able to resolve those matters. Even if the resolutions meant changes in the relationships or separations, you were still able to find ways to make them work out for the best of all.
As Mars enters the sign of Capricorn on October 26th, you may feel that moving ahead in a steady manner is very important. Although Mars is in a cardinal sign, there is a desire to use this energy of strength and motion to climb the highest mountain and find a way to succeed. You’ll feel as if you can come up with some goals and create the right steps for achieving those goals. If you were trying to resolve problems, you’ll find it easier on this day.
A few hours before Ceres enters the sign of Sagittarius, Venus forms a trine to Neptune retrograde on October 27th. There is a desire to do well in the world. There is a need to find ways to bring more love and light into the world. But, you also need to be careful not to be so idealistic that you approach the world unrealistically.
On a positive note, you may come across your soulmate on this day. On a negative note, you may be so enthralled by people in your life that you let them take advantage of you. At least with Venus in Scorpio, you will be a little skeptical. If it’s too good to be true, intuitively you will know that. Just pay attention to your inner voice today.
When Ceres enters the sign of Sagittarius on October 27th, understanding long-term goals is very important. And, finding a way to bring spirit into your personal environment becomes very critical. You want to understand what’s going on in the world. You want to help other people achieve their goals. But, you also don’t want to be taken for granted. You want things to be done right.
As the month of October ends, Mercury, now in direct motion, forms its third conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on October 30th. The first time that it formed a conjunction was in direct motion on September 16th. The second time was on October 20th when Mercury was in retrograde motion.
Each time that this conjunction occurred, you had opportunities to discuss important matters with your family and friends. If you put off that discussion, you won’t be able to avoid it today. If you tried that discussion before and felt it wasn’t that successful, you’ll finally see some success today. Also, any long-term goals that you’ve been discussing with family and friends will start solidifying into plans of action. You’ll feel a clarity that you haven’t experience in quite a while. You’ll also feel as if success can occur with your ventures. Perhaps the most important realization that you’ll have is that there is power in communications.