Important astrological energies for the month of October:
- Full Moon with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries occurs on October 13, 2019.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Scorpio occurs on October 27, 2019.
- Mercury in Scorpio turns retrograde on October 31, 2019. It will remain retrograde until November 20, 2019.
October 2019: Relationships Need Trust
By Misty Kuceris ©2019
The month of October 2019 starts with Venus forming a square to Pluto retrograde on October 1st. Venus and Pluto often are considered to have a symbiotic relationship with each other. Both govern the passions of our lives. Venus represents the passions that we feel towards love; Pluto the passions we feel towards expressing our inner selves. At the same time, both planets can also represents the physical passion that people feel when they are attracted to another individual or a specific cause.
When Venus forms a square to Pluto retrograde, you feel passionate about situations in your life. At the same time, you may also feel distress about these passions. They drive you, but they also get in the way of you moving slowly in life. Other people may feel that you are pushing yourself too hard or you are pushing them too much.
Venus and Pluto also represent aspects of financial matters in mundane astrology. It’s important that you watch your budget and don’t let your passion make financial decisions. It’s also important that you create a long-term financial plan so you don’t get stuck with financial problems later.
A few days after Venus forms the square to Pluto retrograde, Pluto turns direct on October 3rd and Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio. Pluto went retrograde on April 24th. Because Pluto is a planet that represents the need to internalize your feelings and understand your subconscious motivations, you may not have felt Pluto’s retrograde energy. Now that Pluto is turning direct, you may feel that you can tune into your personal power and achieve more. It’s a subtle feeling, perhaps one you don’t even notice.
As Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio, secrets become very important. You’re willing to listen but you’re not willing to divulge. Communications slow down at this time because it becomes more important to understand a situation before speaking. While Mercury in Scorpio is seen as difficult because of the need to maintain secrets, it can actually be a useful time period for you because you feel the need to research information to make certain that it’s accurate.
As Mars enters the sign of Libra on October 4th, you find that other people become more important in your life. You want relationships to work out. You want to find ways to negotiate situations rather than just rush into them. This could be a good day to try and resolve personal relationships because you have a better understanding of the other person’s point of view.
When Mercury forms the quincunx to Chiron retrograde on October 5th, you feel that you need to be very careful with your words. You don’t want to hurt anyone else. At the same time, people may misinterpret what you say. This is not a good day to share too much information. If possible just listen to what others have to say.
October 7th is another day where listening is important as Mercury. Yet, you may not feel like hearing what the other person has to say because Mercury is forming an opposition to Uranus retrograde. When this aspect occurs, you tend to say things without thinking. You just blurt out the information. This may put the other person on guard because they feel you’re not respecting their point of view. If you can take the time to listen to what they have to say, you may discover a new perspective which can actually help you in the long run.
When Venus enters the sign of Scorpio on October 8th, it forms a mutual reception with Mars in Libra. A mutual reception is when two planets are in each others rulership signs. Mars rules Scorpio and Venus rules Libra. Therefore, these two planets are in mutual reception.
Mutual reception is important because it means the planets are able to find cooperative ways to operate together. Normally Venus isn’t comfortable in the sign of Scorpio. There’s this desire to keep secrets which can create problems in relationships. However, with this mutual reception, there is a desire to cooperate in relationships and find ways to understand the importance of the relationship. You understand the importance of privacy. You want to protect the people you love. At the same time, you realize that without engaging in relationships it’s more difficult to achieve your goals in life.
Later in the day, Mars forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde and Ceres forms a square to Neptune and some interesting dynamics can occur today.
When Mars forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde, you need to be cautious that you don’t put yourself into harmful situations. There’s a desire to help other people but you don’t want to help them to the point of hurting yourself.
With Ceres forming the square to Neptune, you may not get all the facts you need. It’s very important that you don’t put yourself into any compromising situations. You need to move slowly until you discover the truth. If possible, hold back with any agreements until you know you have all the facts.
When Venus forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde on October 10th, you need to continue to be cautious. Again, you don’t want to put yourself into any situations which can bring you harm. It’s good that Venus is in Scorpio because you tend to be skeptical of situations you don’t understand. You’re willing to engage with other people, but only if you feel you can trust them. And, with a quincunx what you think you know isn’t quite the situation. Things have a way of changing when you least expect it.
You need to continue to be cautious with relationships on October 12th as Mars forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde and Venus forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. So much information is coming your way that you can’t interpret it all.
With Mars forming the quincunx to Uranus retrograde, you don’t feel as if other people are letting you do what you want to do. You feel as if you’re not allowed to be yourself. You may even feel that other people are trying to control you.
As Venus moves into the opposition to Uranus retrograde, you’re ready to say, “Enough is enough.” You won’t put up with people who are not respecting you. You’re ready to walk away from relationships that aren’t built on trust. In the positive, this could be the day where you realize that being taken advantage of is not an option and you break free from difficult situations.
With the full Moon on October 13th, you’re ready to make changes in your life, especially in the areas of relationships since the Sun is in Libra and the Moon is in Aries. You realize that while relationships are important, your own individuality is even more important. You want to find that balance between loving yourself and loving others.
With the full Moon forming a square to Pluto, you also feel the energy of a cardinal T-square. What this means is that it’s important for you to feel empowered. You can do this by understanding how relationships in your life enable you to be the person you are. And, you can also do this by making changes in your relationships if other people are not respecting you and letting you feel your own sense of well-being and power.
On October 14th, Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn. This sextile is important because it’s the first of three sextiles that Mercury will make to Saturn. The second time that Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn is on November 13th when Mercury is retrograde and Saturn is direct. The last time Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn is on November 20th when both planets are direct. This triad sequence is occurring because Mercury will go retrograde on October 31st. So, while Mercury doesn’t go retrograde until the end of this month, you’ll actually start feeling the retrograde energy begin today, October 14th.
With Mercury forming this first sextile to Saturn, start thinking about ways that you can organize your life and develop strategies that can lead to success later. Review what you’ve done in the past and see if you want to continue in that direction. You don’t need to make any major decisions right now. Just jot down your ideas and spend the next month thinking about them.
Another triad sequence occurs on October 15th when Mercury forms a trine to Neptune retrograde. The second time this aspect occurs is on November 13th when Mercury and Neptune are both retrograde. The last time it occurs is on November 28th when both planets are direct.
Normally when Mercury is in Scorpio, you want to keep secrets. You don’t want to share all the intimate details of your life with other people. But, with Neptune involved it actually becomes more difficult to keep those secrets because Neptune dissolves boundaries. It can tear the curtain of secrets apart.
While your intimate details may not surface during this first trine to Neptune retrograde, you do want to think about what secrets you know and how important it is to conceal that information. You also want to understand what you’ll do if that information is revealed.
The positive aspect of this trine is that your mind is open to searching for creative ways to achieve results. Your intuition is elevated. You are able to see situations from a different perspective. Keep all of that in mind as you develop strategies for you future success.
Finally, the third triad sequence begins on October 19th when Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto. The second time this aspect occurs is on November 9th when Mercury is retrograde and Pluto is direct. The last time this aspect occurs is on December 3, 2019 when both planets are direct. Although Mercury will turn direct on November 20th, you won’t feel as if it’s out of retrograde motion until December 3rd when this final aspect occurs.
Because Mercury is in Scorpio and Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio, you’ll be able to delve into your subconscious mind and understand what’s important to you on a soul level. You’ll find ways to resolve problems over the next month. The first time that Mercury forms this sextile to Pluto you may not understand why something is bothering you. But you do understand that you need to keep searching for the answer. By the time this sextile occurs for its final time, you’ll realize what needs to be done in order for you to move on with your life and find your spiritual balance.
You feel as if you are in control of your life on October 20th when Venus forms a sextile to Saturn. This is a great day to resolve any relationship problems. It’s also a great day to review your financial situation and perhaps even create a new budget. If you do need to make a major purchase today, you’ll be able to find the best deal available. You’ll even receive rewards from other people for the efforts you put into any venture.
With Venus forming a trine to Neptune retrograde and Mars forming a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis on October 21st, you start reviewing your relationships with others and how those relationships fit into your daily life.
Venus forming a trine to Neptune retrograde can bring loving people into your life, perhaps even a soulmate. At the same time, it can also indicate that your perceptions of relationships are a little too idealistic and may need a reality check. Move slowly with any new relationship and just wait a few days before you make any commitments, especially commitments that involved financial matters.
Where the aspect of Mars forming the square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis helps is that you’re able to find a balance between your home life and your professional world. You understand that as you move in the external world, it’s important that you private world is safe and secure. Family becomes more important as you strive for professional success.
When the Sun enters the sign of Scorpio on October 23rd, you realize that spending time with intimate friends and family is more important than conquering the world. You want to be quiet. You want to review situations in your life. You’re willing to listen to what other people say while realizing the importance of keeping their information private.
When Venus forms a sextile to Pluto and Ceres forms a conjunction to Jupiter on October 25th, you feel as if you can achieve anything. You understand your needs. You feel optimistic about your choices in life.
Venus forming a sextile to Pluto gives you a sense of energy as well as a sense of trust in your own abilities. While you welcome help from others, you realize that you don’t need their help. You can do things on your own.
As Ceres moves into the conjunction to Jupiter, you continue to realize just how much you can achieve. You are willing to go after your goals and do whatever it takes. You don’t let other people stand in your way although you do welcome those individuals who want to help you.
Before the new Moon occurs on October 27, 2019, Mars forms a square to Saturn. This energy will also be felt in the new Moon chart. Don’t be at all surprised if you feel some conflict between your personal relationships and work. Other people in your life may feel you’re spending too much time working and not enough time with them. This is where you want to re-evaluate your priorities: How to succeed in business without alienating others.
As the new Moon occurs, you realize that your intimate relationships are important. But you also want to succeed in your professional life. You don’t want to lose any momentum you’ve gained in that area.
New Moons are time periods where you re-evaluate your emotional needs to determine how you want to move forward with your life. With both the Sun and Moon in Scorpio, you realize that intimate relationships are very important. You want to spend time with people you love.
At the same time, you want to be successful with any ventures you’ve undertaken. You feel driven to succeed. That Scorpio energy enables you to push yourself beyond your limits if you need to.
But you also need to be cautious because this new Moon forms an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Unexpected situations may occur which cause you to re-evaluate everything you thought you knew. People may not share the same perspective that you do. You may even find separations occur which you didn’t expect. One thing about this new Moon is that it’s a very spiritual and karmic new Moon. That means that if you’re in the wrong place or with the wrong people, there will be separations from either that place or those people. However, if you’re in the right place, you’ll receive unexpected rewards.
When Mars forms a quincunx to Neptune retrograde on October 28th, you may feel as if you just need to pull back from the world and rest. You’ve been doing a lot this month. Mars rules your physical vitality and Neptune retrograde rules a desire to remove yourself from the world. That’s why you’ll feel low energy today. Do the best you can to rest. Don’t try to do anything that is too strenuous.
Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Scorpio on October 31st. It will remain retrograde until November 20th. Although Mercury turns retrograde today, you may have actually felt the energy of Mercury retrograde as early as October 14th when Mercury formed the first of three sextiles to Saturn in the triad sequence.
Because of the three triad sequences that Mercury will create with Saturn, Neptune retrograde, and Pluto, this Mercury retrograde period will be a time of developing strategies while consider your dreams and understand your subconscious motivations in life. You’ll need to review your past in order to know how you want to move into your future. With Mercury in Scorpio, your intuition may be elevated but at the same time you’ll need to deal with family secrets that must be revealed so you can heal from any past traumas. With all this going on, this Mercury time period will be one where you can find your spiritual balance if you are willing to heal from past trauma.
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