Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jera “perseverance”. Nothing happens in one day. It is the repeated action leading towards one goal that helps us reach our destination. With consistent hard work, we harvest what we sowed. And if we don’t fulfill our dreams, we need to question our efforts or lack thereof.
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Uranus remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period lasts until April 23rd 2019. The degrees covered this month (1º27’-0º16’ Taurus) are symbolized by: “An electrical storm” and “A clear mountain stream”. Sudden, unexpected financial changes could lead to more clarity on what we really need. New lucrative ideas open different horizons, creating a dynamic flow in our lives.
Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 25. Its shadow period lasts until March 16, 2019. The degrees covered this month (14º27’-13º52’ Pisces) are symbolized by: “An officer instructing his men before a simulated assault under a barrage of live shells” and “A lady wrapped in a large stole of fox fur”. Issues surrounding our treatment of water, oceans, seas, rivers and lakes as well as marine life and animals with fur, could return to the forefront. The veil between dimensions is thinner than usual.
Venus turns retrograde on October 5 at 19º49’ Scorpio and will remain so until November 16 when it will have reached 25º17’ Libra. Its shadow period lasts until December 18. Relationships in general are reassessed during this period. A lost love could be re-ignited. We might have second thoughts about an emotional engagement, or feel the need to make changes in an existing romance. A source of income is likely to change. We could reconnect with ideas we had left on the back-burner and find that they bring a renewed sense of abundance.
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- On Wednesday 10/3 between 1:33 AM and 2:12 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- On Friday 10/5 between 4:34 AM and 4:19 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- On Sunday 10/7 between 7:03 AM and 6:10 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- On Tuesday 10/9 between 1:50 AM and 9:09 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- From Thursday 10/11 at 4:12 PM till Friday 10/12 at 2:53 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- From Saturday 10/13 at 5:58 PM till Sunday 10/14 at 2:17 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- From Tuesday 10/16 at 2:49 PM till Wednesday 10/17 at 0:36 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- On Friday 10/19 between 5:27 AM and 1:20 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- On Sunday 10/21 between 4:47 PM and 11:58 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- From Tuesday 10/23 at 11:18 AM till Wednesday 10/24 at 7:33 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Friday 10/26 between 7:49 AM and 12:41 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From Saturday 10/27 at 9:37 PM till Sunday 10/28 at 4:27 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Tuesday 10/30 between 7:31 PM and 7:42 PM: when the Moon enters Leo
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Cancer between Monday 10/1 at 11:00 AM and Wednesday 10/3 at 2:11 PM + between Sunday 10/28 at 4:27 PM and Tuesday 10/30 at 7:41 PM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Wednesday 10/3 at 2:12 PM and Friday 10/5 at 4:18 PM + between Tuesday 10/30 at 7:42 PM and Thursday 11/1 at 10:47 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Friday 10/5 at 4:19 PM and Sunday 10/7 at 6:09 PM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Sunday 10/7 at 6:10 PM and Tuesday 10/9 at 9:08 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Tuesday 10/9 at 9:09 PM and Friday 10/12 at 2:52 AM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 10/12 at 2:53 AM and Sunday 10/14 at 12:16 PM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).
Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 10/14 at 12:17 PM and Wednesday 10/17 at 0:35 AM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 10/17 at 0:36 AM and Friday 10/19 at 1:19 PM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Friday 10/19 at 1:20 PM and Sunday 10/21 at 11:57 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Sunday 10/21 at 11:58 PM and Wednesday 10/24 at 7:32 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 10/24 at 7:33 AM and Friday 10/26 at 12:40 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Friday 10/26 at 12:41 PM and Sunday 10/28 at 4:26 PM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
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This month’s intentional meditation started on Monday 9/24 when we took out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and placed them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they would bask in the light of the Full Moon in Aries. Once that moment had passed, we gathered our Full Moon charged blank sheets and placed them in a folder.
On Monday 10/8 on the New Moon in Libra, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 8:47 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Next month’s intentional meditation, starts on Wednesday 10/24. Take out as many blank sheets of papers as you will have. intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony, or in a garden so that they bask in the light of the Full Moon in Taurus at exactly 9:45 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.
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Tuesday 10/2: Mercury Square Pluto (5:01 PM)
A day to stay quiet, keep our opinions to ourselves and, in the face of strong opposition or manipulative individuals, choose compromise without losing our integrity. Deep, solitary thinking is encouraged.
Friday 10/5: Venus turns retrograde (12:05 PM till November 16)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Tuesday 10/9: Mercury enters Scorpio (5:41 PM till November 1)
During the next 3 weeks, our reflect on deeper matters. We are interested in metaphysical and scientific topics, as well as solving mysteries. Our ability to concentrate and be passionate about what we are studying, is intensified.
Wednesday 10/10: Mercury Opposition Uranus (10:35 AM), Venus Square Mars (7:29 PM)
A day to expect the unexpected. People suddenly change their minds. Plans are disrupted. Unforeseen situations arise. News we didn’t anticipate are disturbing. Impulsive reactions only make things worse. Important to stay as leveled as possible and go with the flow. An emotional rejection should not be taken too dramatically, as things might change again at a later date. The calmer and the more grounded in our truth we remain, the better our chances of weathering these situations, are.
Thursday 10/11: Sun Square Pluto (9:07 PM)
Ultimatums are not advised today. Our plans could meet with much resistance. We could be come face to face with very controlling, manipulative, power-hungry individuals. Forceful action only backfire. Best to compromise without losing our integrity and lie low.
Friday 10/12: Mercury Sextile Saturn (1:20 AM)
A good day to review our short and long-term goals. We should feel particularly disciplined, focused and grounded. Communications are serious and structured. We meet professional challenges with well-organized work but also creative ideas.
Friday 10/19: Mercury Trine Neptune (2:48 AM), Mercury Square Mars (10:23 AM)
While anger, frustration or impatience disrupt our communications causing rejection and unnecessary conflict, this, on the other hand is an inspired day for artists, healers and channelers. Our imagination is stronger than usual and access to the other side of the veil is easier than normal.. A day best spent alone in the enchanted world of our dreams.
Monday 10/22: Mercury Sextile Pluto (12:11 PM)
Willfulness, pushing our ideas at all costs, or manipulation, tend to backfire. Best for investigating metaphysical or scientific topics, cooperating and keeping our opinions to ourselves. Our ability to X-ray situations and people is profound, so is our capacity to find creative solutions to challenges at hand.
Tuesday 10/23: Sun enters Scorpio (4:23 AM till November 23), Sun Opposition Uranus (5:46 PM)
During the next 4 weeks, our concentration and attraction to solving mysteries are enhanced. We seek deep answers to our questions. Our ability to discern what is true from what isn’t, is greater than usual. Today, more specifically, let us expect the unexpected. The more we are able to be present from moment to moment, the more freedom we shall experience.
Wednesday 10/24: Venus Sextile Saturn (5:52 AM)
A good day for reassessing our relationships. We face the reality of a romance with realism, changing what needs to be, accepting what we cannot change, or, if we can do neither, getting out altogether. If not in a relationship, we become very grounded in our real needs, and expectations. A great day for an engagement or marriage which has every chance of becoming enduring.
Friday 10/26: Sun Conjunct Venus (7:15 AM)
A day of easy and pleasant social activities. We express genuine affection towards others, events flow harmoniously, and we feel a sense of peace and balance in all our interactions. Great for having friends over for a nice, leisurely evening.
Saturday 10/27: Sun Sextile Saturn (7:52 PM)
Excellent for completing backlogged work. We are serious, structured and grounded. Perfect for a project requiring discipline, hard work and persistence. We seek the company of mature people, the achievements of whom we respect and admire.
Monday 10/29: Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (4:05 AM)
By focusing on the silver lining of every dark cloud, we create many positive opportunities for ourselves. Our outlook is enthusiastic, and our self-confidence, at an all times’ high. By believing in the goodness of all life and expecting benevolent outcomes, we attract wonderful experiences into our life. We speak with warmth, tolerance and generosity. Learning a foreign language, studying religion or the law, applying for a university degree or starting a long distance journey, are all favored today.
Tuesday 10/30: Mercury enters Sagittarius (9:30 PM till Dec 2)
During this coming month, we should feel happier, trusting in the goodness and benevolence of life. We express ourselves with more confidence, and focus on the positive. A wonderful period of time for traveling, especially to a foreign country, learning a new language or developing our understanding of the laws of abundance. Cultural, religious, philosophical and legal studies are favored.
Wednesday 10/31: Venus Opposition Uranus (1:45 AM), Venus enters Libra (12:42 PM till December 3)
Today we seek partnerships. Yet despite our desire for beauty, peace and harmony in our relationships, a strong streak of independence could brutally make us alienate others. More than ever is it important to strike a balance between our needs for intimacy and our desire for freedom. Money is fluctuating, either because of an unexpected loss of income, or a sudden financial windfall.
Wishing you a wonderful month of October!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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