October 2015 – You Need Other People

Important astrological energies for the month of October 2015:

  • Mercury in Libra turns stationary direct on October 9, 2015. It went retrograde on September 17, 2015.
  • Jupiter in Virgo forms a trine to Pluto in Capricorn on October 11, 2015. This is the first trine in this series. The other two trines occur on March 16, 2016 and June 26, 2016.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Libra occurs on October 12, 2015.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus occurs on October 27, 2015.

You Need Other People

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

There is a synergy during the beginning and the end of October. The month begins with Venus forming a quincunx to Ceres on October 3rd. And the month ends with Ceres re-entering the sign of Aquarius. The similarity with these energies is that you feel responsible for people in your environment. You want to do things to help them. This is especially true right now because Venus is in Leo. So, before you go out to help other people, pull back a little today to determine if your environment is providing you a safe harbor when you come home to relax. With Ceres in Capricorn you feel as if you need to work in order to support other people in your life. But the really issue here is not how much support you’re giving others, but how much support you have when you come home and need a safe harbor to relax. If you can’t find that safe harbor, it’s time to make changes so you can have the sacred space you need.

This need to have a safe harbor and sacred space becomes more important on October 6th as Mars forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde. You need to relax because it’s difficult to focus. Your energy may feel scattered if you try to do too many things. It may be difficult to concentrate on paperwork, especially with anything that involves numbers. Today is a day to regroup and do things which increase your sense of well-being.

Before Venus enters the sign of Virgo on October 8th, Mercury retrograde forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node. This is important since Mercury will go direct on October 9th and form another conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on October 10th. With Mercury retrograde forming a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node, take time to understand the direction of your life and your relationships with other people. Make certain that you communicate your needs so that other people understand what is important in your life.

When Venus enters the sign of Virgo on October 8th, you feel a sense of déjà vu. Actually, that’s not surprising. Venus initially entered the sign of Virgo on July 18, 2015 and turned retrograde at 00°46’ on July 25th. It re-entered the sign of Leo in retrograde motion on July 31, 2015. As Venus re-enters the sign of Virgo, think about your budget and make certain that you’re on the right track. You may have overspent during the time period that Venus was in Leo thinking that you could make up for it later. Now is the time to make up for it.

This is also a time period to consider your health and take care of your body. If you have any ailments that you don’t understand, take the time to have them checked out. This is not the time to self-medicate. You also need to be very careful with any medication because you might have some strong reactions.

Mercury in Libra turns stationary direct at 00°53 on October 9th. Mercury initially went retrograde on September 17, 2015. While Mercury was in retrograde motion, you really needed to consider your relationships with others. Perhaps these were people who were important in your life and now you find they aren’t quite important. Perhaps you thought that other people supported your ventures and now you see that they never really did. Or, perhaps the opposite happened and you found support from people you never expected.

With Mercury direct in Libra continue focusing on relationships in your life. As Mercury forms the second conjunction to the Moon’s North Node on October 10th, it’s important that you include people in your future plans. This is not the time to try and do things all alone. You need other people in your life.

This is especially true with Venus forming the square to Saturn on the same day. There’s a tendency to be very critical about the actions that you want to take in life. You keep reviewing everything to make certain you’re not making a mistake. But, the biggest mistake you could make is in trying to do things on your own. You need to include other people in your plans. They may be able to offer some important insight.

On October 11th, Jupiter in Virgo forms a trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This is the first time that this trine will occur in this series. It will occur again on March 16, 2016 and June 26, 2016. With both Jupiter and Pluto in earth signs it’s very important that you approach life by being fiscally responsible as well as prudent in your actions. In some ways, both these planets represent the importance of upholding the law and maintaining a balance in society. Jupiter tries to see the law as it is most important to society in general. Pluto tries to uphold the law by making certain that enforcement occurs.

This trine could make life easier for you because you tend to know what the rules are when Jupiter and Pluto meet. You may want to push the boundaries but you can’t. On the other hand, you may feel stifled by other people as they try to tell you want to do and how to live your life. The most important thing is for you to create rules that you can live by in a society where other people are just as important.

The new Moon with Sun and Moon in Libra occurs on October 12th, the day after Jupiter and Pluto form their trine. This new Moon emphasizes the importance of relationships in your life. At the same time, it is separating from a cardinal T-square created by a square to Pluto and an opposition to Uranus retrograde. It’s also separating from a quincunx to Chiron retrograde. You may feel as if you’re ready to leave relationships that aren’t healthy in your life. You may also understand how important it is that other people value your concerns and well-being. Because the unexpected can happen when Uranus retrograde and Pluto are involved, it’s important to avoid arguments with others. That could lead to violence. Any arguments will not solve your problems but only make them worse.

When Mercury forms a sextile to Saturn on October 13th it will be easier to determine which people are important in your life and which ones just want to use you. You’ll understand the importance of listening to what people mean when they speak. And, you’ll also realize which individuals are willing to give you support as you reach for your goals.

With Mars forming a trine to Pluto on October 15th, you’ll find that you have a lot of energy to achieve your goals, especially since both planets are in earth signs. You’ll know how to move forward with your life. You’ll even be able to balance your expectations with real achievements. Just don’t try to do so much that you exhaust all your energies.

On October 16th, you need to be careful as Venus forms an opposition to Neptune retrograde. You may feel as if you just met the love of your life. But, not all is as it seems with this individual. You may be viewing the individual from your perception and not seeing the true person. Or, the individual may be so enamored with you that he or she is playing a role to win your approval and not really presenting the truth.

You also need to be very cautious with any transactions that involve financial dealings. You won’t see all the costs involved. You may over pay for an item. Or, you may find that other people haven’t been honest in their transactions with you. If you have to sign a contract today, have someone else review the documents to make certain everything is spelled out. If there is any confusion in the document, send it back and wait until October 23, 2015 when Venus forms a trine to Pluto to make your final decision.

October 17th is another day to be cautious, but this time for a different reason. Mars will form a conjunction to Jupiter and you’ll have so much energy that you don’t really know which way to turn. You’ll find that you are doing too much and your energy is scattered. The best way to approach this day is to list your goals and approach those goals slowly. Use “baby steps.” If you can approach your goals in small increments, you will be able to turn this high level of energy into a focused system.

Mercury will form a quincunx to Neptune retrograde on October 18th. This is the third time that Mercury forms the quincunx to Neptune retrograde in this sequence. The first time that Mercury formed the quincunx was on September 3rd when it was in direct motion. The second time that Mercury formed the quincunx was on September 29th when it was in retrograde motion. Once again, Mercury is now in direct motion.

If you had difficulty communicating with people last month, it may have been because they weren’t willing to listen to what you had to say. Or, it may have been that you were being deceived by their lies or their omissions. Or worse, you may have only heard what you wanted to hear and not what was being said. If you still aren’t getting the message clearly today, pull back. Don’t spend energy trying to explain yourself. Hold on to the thoughts and share them at a later time.

On October 22nd, Mercury forms a square to Pluto. This is the third time in this sequence that Mercury forms a square to Pluto. The first time this square occurred on September 9th, Mercury was direct and Pluto was retrograde. The second time this square occurred was on September 24th when Mercury was retrograde and Pluto was stationary retrograde. Pluto actually turned direct on the following day, September 25th. Now, on October 22nd, both Mercury and Pluto are direct.

This is a day to get your thoughts in order. You may be passionate about your goals to the point that you don’t take anything else into consideration. But, with Mercury in Libra, it’s important that you engage other people and listen to their input. You can’t do things alone. You need other people there for you. Try to remember that as you go through the day and you’ll be able to use this energy in the best possible way.

On October 23rd, Venus forms a trine to Pluto and one hour later Mars forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde. It’s very important that you use the confidence you feel today to achieve your goals without forcing those goals down other people’s throats. You have the ability to achieve a lot today, but you need to move slowly so you don’t alienate others. If you push too hard, other people will push back. But, if you take them into consideration, you’ll find they are willing to give you as much support as you need to get things done.

What is good about today is that the Sun is moving into the sign of Scorpio. This means that you’ll be able to understand your inner motivations. You’ll also be able to understand the needs of others. If you take the time to listen, you’ll find that a lot can be accomplished. And, listen to your inner guidance because you’ll be able to get a lot more done.

Be careful on October 24th as Mars forms a quincunx to Uranus retrograde. You don’t want to move too quickly or else you could find yourself in an accident or situation which you can’t take care of. This is a better time to assess your progress in life and see if you’re doing what brings joy to your life. Also, this is a good time to review your commitments. You may find that you’re doing too much and it’s time to let go of some of your obligations.

On October 25th, Mercury forms a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and Venus forms a conjunction to Jupiter. In addition, Mercury will be forming an opposition to Uranus retrograde. Normally Venus forming a conjunction to Jupiter can be a positive aspect because it means that your charisma is high and you can charm a lot of people into helping you. But, with Mercury forming a quincunx to Chiron retrograde and an opposition to Uranus retrograde, you need to choose your words carefully so others don’t misunderstand your intensions or use those words against you at a later time. This is also a good time to listen to what other people have to say so that you don’t jump into a situation without knowing all the facts.

As the full Moon occurs on October 27th, Venus forms an opposition to Chiron retrograde and a quincunx to Uranus retrograde later in the day. Although the two Venus aspects won’t be exact at the time of the full Moon, you will feel them very strongly because the Moon in Taurus is ruled by Venus. The Sun will be in Scorpio at this time. This is a full Moon where digging deep into your subconscious will help you understand how to proceed with relationships in your life. You may feel as if people aren’t giving you the respect that you deserve. Or, other people may feel that you are ignoring their needs. If you are willing to fight for your rights, make certain the battle is worth the price. You may even find that viewing relationships from compassion rather than anger can resolve some of the difficulties you’re encountering today.

What can possible help you is that Ceres also re-enters the sign of Aquarius a few hours after the full Moon occurs. When Ceres is in Aquarius, you don’t want to rely on anyone else for help. You want to do everything on your own. At the same time, you may feel responsible for other people in your life. You may feel that you have to give up some independence to give them support as they go through a difficult period. But the really lesson to learn from Ceres in the sign of Aquarius is that you can’t do everything on your own. While independence is important, it can only occur in your life when you find support from other people and realize that you need their help as much as they need your help.