October brings beautiful weather, bright skies, and better energies while September ends with a positive New Moon (Sept 30) with Sun/Moon in Libra. It’s a lovely start for the month. Sun in Libra brings the beauty of air, expansion of mind, and the desire for balance, justice, and harmony. Jupiter (good fortune) aligns with the Sun, strengthening our ability to bring events into our life. With only 3 planets in retrograde-Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto—it’s easier to move forward. (Think of retrograde planets as a bit of an anchor, which slows our progress.)
The month also brings a great deal of energy with two New Moons, one Full Moon, and Halloween, which represents the opening of the doors between the worlds. New Moons act as a void–a space to pull in new energy to shape as the moon grows full. Along with the new energies, which are very intense, we’ll experience three openings for a flood of energy. Obviously, it’s important to work on our grounding skills!
The challenge of the month comes with T-squares, which appear fairly regularly. They can bring pressure to see aspects of life, which need changing. And it’s usually not in a wonderful way. On the positive, Sun and Jupiter in Libra bring balance and can help to find an equitable solution. (The current square is between Neptune (mysticism), Saturn (time, karma), and North Node, representing spiritual career and potential.)
Venus (beauty, art, material goods) is placed in Scorpio, intensifying passion, emotion, and jealousy in relationship. It can also symbolize beginnings, endings, or the motion of relationships into another form. Mars (male energy, assertion) sits in Capricorn with a focus on accumulating wealth, material goods, and altering career into a higher level. (Capricorn is an earth sign, representing ambition in the outer world.)
Saturn (time, discipline, karma) is placed in Sagittarius, continuing the emphasis on spiritual life and discipline. In combination with Mars, it’s wise to consider the best path for merging our spiritual discipline and physical career.
Neptune continues her journey through Pisces, opening us to a sea of love and expanding the reach of inner emotion. Uranus continues to call in the New Age with weird, amazing, and wacky energies and remains square to Pluto, pulling in old, dark energies that require transmutation.
The Moon and Mercury currently oppose Chiron, the wounded healer. It means our current thoughts and emotions can oppose our inner healing. It won’t last forever, and we’re familiar with it.
It’s a relatively, quiet month, and life should feel better, clearer, and more optimistic. It is important to take advantage of the good weather by moving into opportunity, making small and large changes, and creating a strong image of what is wanted in life.
The T-squares (and Uranus/Pluto) continue to push us out of our comfort zones and into a wilder universe. It’s not good or bad. It’s simply a demonstration of how true happiness may live in a different environment than playing safe.
It’s best to use the beautiful energy to dream and create as long as we don’t take it for granted. Everything changes often on Planet Earth, and we’re being propelled into larger changes and shifts. Continue listening to the inner self and lean on the universe for support. (It always works!)
NOTE: Use the ample energies of this time to stay with inner desires, find the rhythm of the inner self, and create harmony between the inner and outer world.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.