October is a very transformative month. Alchemy is the proves and the reward, but it also entails the undoing, in shedding what is no longer needed so to hold the magic of rebirth. This month requires a lot of soul-work and changing in what the heart desires, which will help direct us towards a more authentic way of living, loving, and doing.
On October 2nd Pluto turns direct. This kickstarts the shift in the alchemic process that reveals our heart’s true desires and gets the wheels turning in how we are to act upon them. What we used to crave no longer seems as appealing, or perhaps there is more to gain from something we had thought we already achieved. Pluto brings more work to the table, but also promises the sweet rewards that are to come from our efforts.
The very next on October 3rd, Mercury enters Scorpio for 9 whole weeks as it goes retrograde on Halloween. This is a time of deeper and more intense communication – our conversations are more intimate and venture into the darker parts of the mind, such as expressing our fears and obsessions of certain topics. Our interests may also be a bit tabooer, or perhaps focused on the occult, divination, or even considering learning about a new religion or spiritual study.
Just like a domino effect, we have another cosmic shift on October 3rd when Mars enters the sign of balance, Libra. This isn’t the most favorable position for Mars, as its aggressive and take-charge energy is quieted down and we are more focused on peacekeeping and how to create a more harmonious environment. This is where we tend to settle or submit to more aggressive forces because of wanting to avoid conflict at all costs.
One October 8th, Venus joins ranks with Mercury and enters Scorpio. This is not a very good position for Venus at all, as it puts love and relationships on edge. We are more possessive of our loved ones and might even grow jealous rather easy if we see their affections are focused elsewhere, or if they happen to get too much attention from others. We may encounter power struggles within our relationships as we want to dominate one another.
A few days later on October 13th we have an incredibly brave and action-oriented Full Moon in Aries. This is the boost we need so to complete projects or put more focus and energy into issues which need resolutions. The Full Moon in Aries shines a spotlight on things in our lives which need to be addressed and tackled head-on – good or bad – there is work to be done.
On October 23rd the Sun enters Scorpio where it empowers Mercury and Venus, bringing some massive intensity in our lives for the rest of the month. This is a time of transformation, in shaking off those dead leaves and letting go of the dead things in our lives that no longer serve any purpose, or outdated experiences which we have been clinging onto.
The New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th gives the energies within October a massive cosmic boost. This is a big day in letting go, clearing out the old and letting go of the past. Transformation is the name and game of this Moon, and its alchemic powers touch our lives, offering the magical boost we need in order to make some final changes.
October 31st is of course Halloween, but it seems there may be more tricks this year than treats as we also have Mercury going retrograde, and in Scorpio, nonetheless. This is a time of penetrating deep within our minds and even reconsidering our career or lifepath we’ve chosen in the material sense – even with close friendships as well. Everything to do with communication, career, transportation, and connection is undergoing a transformative process – but it is all for the greater good as we are understanding more depth and truth in what we need, so to bring in the best out of life. Negatively, this can be a time of self-destruction if the choices we had made governing those aspects mentioned were not good for us in the long run. Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio is helping us understand our power, and how to wield it for good.
What does October have in store for your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
5 of Rods
October may prove to be a bit of a challenging month for you, however, the obstacles and the drama that has been placed upon your path are all for a good reason – because when shit happens, shift happens. There are changes to be made, but first, you have to set the tone and then stabilize your foundation in order for these changes to occur. You are action-oriented, and you will do the work required, however, you may also have a tendency to buckle under the pressure because there is so much of it and coming from different sources as well.
Remember, Aries, without chaos there can be no true creativity. You are overwhelmed by so many forces that seem almost too big for you, which can be quite intimidating for even someone as confident and courageous as you.
This month you are to learn the art of letting go, of sacrifice, and of channeling the spiritual and more softer sides of yourself so to transform a situation. There is goodness to be had, as the rewards will far out-weigh the tribulations, and so you need to carry that confidence backed with a strong sense of hope for October.
GENERAL / SELF
0 the Fool
Opportunity knocks this month, Taurus, and you are eager to answer. You feel optimistic and might even feel a bit riskier in taking a chance. Before you push forward though, you need to slow down. However, you are stubborn and when something feels right, you can be quite spontaneous and will ignore the caution signs around you.
October urges you to follow your heart, but you need to take your brain with you! You need to formulate a plan, and when you feel up in the clouds, don’t forget to also bring your feet down to ground sometimes as well. As you can be lead to magical places this month, you still need to take a leap in order to get there, and that there is solid ground to land on.
Others might even tell you that you are chasing a pipe-dream, and that what you are trying to achieve isn’t reachable. However, while the naysayers are to be put in their place with the reality that you can do this, you still need to consider some of the advice they bring as well. Make sure all of your bases are checked.
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Blades
Only fools rush in, Gemini, and albeit you are a Fool – that is when your heart has truly been touched. This doesn’t mean that you are foolish, but rather you aren’t swaying to the direction that larges forces are trying to push onto you and are instead following the beat of your own drum. However, you do this swiftly, and without any second thought which might make you crash in as you rush.
You are given an insight into something this month that can provoke sudden changes and an eagerness to welcome new energy such as a different perspective about something which has been seen as something else before. You may receive a bit of backlash as well, as some are not too fond of this new direction, and feel you should reconsider. However, while they do offer sound advice to consider, you need to listen to yourself and feed into what you feel rather than what others try to persuade you to feel.
October is a transformative month for many signs, and it seems that it is no different for you, but on a lighter scale and promising of valuable rewards. Stand against the adversity this month, and follow that inner-calling.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Rods
You have been feeling so overburdened with much going on, Cancer, and it has been difficult. October asks that you release the things which are really not yours to carry. This might be a hard process at first, as you have obligated yourself to do so for far too long. However, the rewards of what is to take the place of what you let go of, will be well worth it.
It might not be a simple process either, as you might be taking care of your elders, or perhaps overcompensating for someone who claims they are not self-sufficient or capable of handling what they need you to. You have to remember, though, that it is not your responsibility, and these things which you are doing are only enabling others to be more dependent on you.
October also throws caution to thing when it comes to taking on too much, as you may be presented with many different opportunities, invitations, and such. It may be hard to choose, or perhaps you have a hard time saying no or knowing your own boundaries and limitations. Don’t put too much on your shoulders and make experiences which are to be enjoyed, feel like an obligation.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Coins
You are in the spirit of building, Leo, and October offers you stable ground to work on. You can feel a strong surge of energy throughout this month that is aligned with your vision, allowing for everything to flow from the tools and resources you need, to every step and action met with a positive reaction.
You also have much to learn this month as well and so a lot of the effort that you put into a project, or a new vision, might not receive quick rewards, but will be forthcoming and far greater than you had anticipated. This is a month of research and being receptive to the teachings you are given. You may consider yourself an apprentice in the area you are focused on.
October may also bring about a new course of study or hobby which brings you much personal joy, helping you cope from something difficult and to find the strength to once again believe in yourself, and empower for an effective change that will transform things in a very positive way.
The tools you need are available, and so this month urges you to master the use of them, and then to put them to work.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Blades
October offers a massive shift to take place in your life, and while it may first feel rather harsh, blunt, and that you are being stripped from something you had once held dear, you will soon realize that you needed this release, as better opportunities are available.
You are being cleansed this month, and with this cosmic cleanse comes a gift of new insight and the ability to bring something better into your life, that promotes your heart’s desires and greater visions. This is something which amplifies the energy for new possibilities and gives you a sense of rebirth, seeing life with color again.
It may be hard at first, as you have something you had thought was right for you, ripped away. You need to look ahead, what lies beyond this, and you will see that without this you are truly free. As they say, you truly never know how heavy something was until you lift it off your shoulders, and with that you will realize that this shift needed to take place. There is a greater cause for it, and so October gives you a blessing in disguise.
GENERAL / SELF
King of Coins
Happy Birthday, Libra!
October offers you stability, by identifying areas in your life that have kept you imbalanced and struggling to create harmony. There are forces you have been trying to maintain which are too volatile for you, and while you had been focused on maintaining peace because of fear in rocking the boat, you may experience that boat being rocked against your own accord. This is all for a higher purpose, as October is a month of shifting into a better environment that caters to your truest needs and desires, rather than steering away from that and molding into things that are being thrown at you instead.
There are issues in your life that have needed resolution for some time now, and this month you are going to receive the tools and insights on how to go about implementing them. This may cause you to give up on certain things you had thought you needed, but actually contributed to restricting you from something better.
This is a month of acknowledging what needs to be done, and taking action, through a mindset that is more aware of the bigger picture and focused on future success and stability.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Elixirs
Happy Birthday, Scorpio!
October gifts you with a pull from within that reaches for something far more valuable and meaningful in your life, causing a change of heart to settle into your life.
With your ruling planet, Pluto, going direct this month, it makes massive changes within your heart, aligning you with higher desires that resemble your spiritual growth and personal transformation you have recently (or more like are always) went through. You are changing your frequency this month and adapting to a higher one which connects with your soul’s purpose, that inspires your heart’s desires. Everything flows, as you follow this inner call and submit to the higher forces at play to take you there.
This may require a sacrifice on your part, some part of your ego – a relationship, situation, or an experience that had more of a surface-value to it and lacked the depth you crave, needs to be eliminated from your life, because only then will you have the freedom, and the room, to bring something in which correlates with the calling of your heart and soul.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Rods
Things are really speeding up in your life as you begin to see a massive showdown of your thoughts truly shaping your reality. October brings you long-awaited results, and with that a swift flow of things falling into all of the right places so you can jump onto the next level of things. This is quite an expansive month for you, Sagittarius, and while things are happening fast, in the way you like them to as it just builds onto your excitement – you still need to slow down a bit and pace yourself, or else you could experience a major burn out when you instead want to be fully present and amped – ready to move.
You may also be attracting a lot of people and this can be quite tiring if you’re not more selective with whom you spend your time with, or what events you partake in. Also, all of the scattered energies that they bring along with them could distract you and remove you from feeling more like yourself during a time where you need to be direct about what you want and need.
While October can be exciting full of adventure, you need to keep yourself at an even pace, Sag.
GENERAL / SELF
Queen of Coins
Capricorn, you have been there for everyone around you who has been in need – you have not turned your back on those who have called upon you, and you have done all that you can to help them. Despite all of this, it seems that when you call upon them to return the favor, they are nowhere to be found. Even though you stand on guard and help support those around you, there is no one you can turn to when you need someone to stand in your corner.
You might be helping the wrong people, or supporting the wrong cause, Capricorn. You might be drifting away from others, and writing them off because what you need them to do for you, isn’t truly of your best interests, and so they are giving you some tough love because they don’t want to enable a wrong choice that could negatively affect your life, and those within it.
October might give you a hard pill to swallow and a double dose of some harsh cold truth. You need it though, because the only way you will realize that you’re climbing the wrong mountain, is when you fall.
GENERAL / SELF
This year has been rather rough to you, Aquarius, but you needed this because through it all, you found your true self and was also revealed to a higher path that brings you closer to your most treasured goals and heart’s desires. It has not been easy, as you had to make certain changes in your life which resulted in some losses – however, it also brought about some major gains as well.
As the year ends, you are given the gifts that you need in order to plan for a more stable and also creatively authentic 2020 that caters to your renewed sense of self. Some of these might not feel like a gift but are in actuality a useful tool which will be seen as such after the dust has settled.
You might be up against a challenge this month, or an opposing force that seems a bit intimidating, and this might scare you away at first. You need to remember to act upon your truth – to speak from the heart and to act in a more subtle and creative way that reflects upon your higher self rather than acting in ways that this force tries to provoke form you.
GENERAL / SELF
VII the Chariot
October is going to be action-packed and fast-paced. Things are moving, and they are moving quickly, and so you better try to keep up. There are very good things unfolding in your life this month, and it is a good change because you have felt so depleted and uninspired in the past, mainly due to toxic connections with others that had kept you in a stationary experience.
You may receive an invitation or are wanting to start on a new project this month – it may already be in place – but it is progressing, and this is something big that requires commitment and continued effort on your part. It might even seem too big for you. However, it is actually perfect, and even though it does require a lot of hard work, understanding, and for you to be at your best self, it does entail a lot of rewards that will come from your determined efforts.
However, while things are going rather quickly, you need to keep an even pace. Don’t rush and make mistakes that could cost you down the road. You need to be present and aware of everything going on. October pushes you to be in tune with your reality for a change, which can prove to be a bit difficult for a sign as dreamy as you. A lot of grounding work may benefit you this month.