Over the past several months, a number of you have reached out to me for sessions because you have discovered or uncovered some big, life-changing truth. The diagnosis of an illness, an incredible opportunity, a revealed secret, or a truth about who you are and how you need to show up differently in the world. These are times of discovery, and this month is no exception. Dig deep into your psyche, feel the resonance of truth in your heart, and you will be free.
On October 2, Pluto stations direct, giving us the go-ahead to put a spotlight on corruption in government, religion, and other institutions (Capricorn’s domain). It also gives you an opportunity to come out of hiding in some way in your life. On October 3, Mercury enters Scorpio and assists with this effort. It will start to slow down and enter its shadow phase on October 15 and then station retrograde on October 31.
This Mercury retrograde period could reveal more truth. Feel all the feelings, and know that any struggle will pass. Know, too, that any elation will also pass. This retrograde cycle could present you with key life decisions. Do you stay or go? Those kinds of decisions. Clarify your intentions and clear distractions. This mercury retrograde could be quite emotional, but you won’t likely feel it until the very end of the month. Until then, buckle up! You’re in for a ride.
The Full Moon on October 13 makes a T-square to Pluto, the planet of power and transformation. Mark your calendar for this one, as it will tug your heartstrings and could lead to lasting changes in your love life. The Moon in Aries opposes the Sun in Libra. This axis line is about self and others. It’s about being in relationships without losing yourself. It’s about finding balance within the power structures of your relationships without dominating others or, conversely, abdicating your power. The T-square with Pluto punctuates these themes. If you are an Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn, this will likely affect you more strongly than other signs.
On October 20 and 21, Venus applies aspects to Saturn and Neptune, helping restore balance to relationships and helping clear any anxiety you may have felt throughout the month in general.
On October 23, the Sun enters Scorpio, and the New Moon on October 27 clears a canvas for you to tap into your creativity. What would you like to make happen in your life next year? Imagine the possibilities.
Moments of turbulence throughout the month may feel like tremors in your life. Establish new grounding and center yourself. Try to focus on the present moment, rather than worry about the future or revisit the past. Understand you may not be able to change the circumstances of your life, but you can change your responses to them. Above all, stay positive! Miracles can and do occur. Just look at where you are right now! How many miracles have paved the path you’ve traveled? These are miraculous times, and often chaos precedes the creation of something magnificent.