October 2020 has it all: tense cardinal squares, intense New and Full Moons, a Mercury retrograde – but also, Jupiter sextile Neptune and other supporting aspects that will help you come with creative solutions to old problems.
October is another memorable month of a memorable year. 2020 is far from being over. The 2020 saga continues.
In fact, in Q4, things get even more interesting. One thing is for sure, you won’t get bored in October.
But let’s take a look at the most important astrological events of the month:
October 2nd, 2020 – Venus Enters Virgo
On October 2nd, 2020 Venus enters Virgo. Your feelings become less dramatic and more down-to-earth.
Venus will make supporting aspects to Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. During this transit, we will find it easier to contain our feelings and make them work in our favor.
October 4th, 2020 – Pluto Goes Direct
On October 4th, 2020 Pluto goes direct. Whenever a slow-moving planet changes direction, its energy is stronger than otherwise.
On October 4th the Plutonic energy will be at its peak. Expect intense, black-and-white thoughts, feelings, and events that will trigger your survival instinct, as well as your desire to win and have power and control.
October 8th, 2020 – Mars Square Pluto, Mercury Opposite Uranus
October 8th, 2020 is one of those intense days of the month. What else would you expect from Mars retrograde square Pluto AND Mercury opposite Uranus?
I’ll say it again: intensity. Mars is the planet of action. Pluto is the planet of collective action – if Mars is what you want, Pluto is what the Universe wants. When we have a square, we have a problem.
What you want (Mars) is at odds with what the Universe wants. A square is an intense aspect that requires resolution. You can’t just hide away from the square – you have to deal with it. Should you just push harder (Mars) or let go and surrender (Pluto)?
There is no ‘correct’ answer. For some people the answer is: slow down; you can’t have it all. For other people, the answer is: take action now; you can get much farther than you believed it was possible before.
The creative tension between Mercury and Uranus will help you see both sides of the story.
October 11th-18th, 2020 – Sun Square Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn
Between October 11th and October 18th, the Sun in Libra is square Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. This is one of the last cardinal squares of the year. It’s you (the Sun) vs. the whole world (3 slow-moving planets in Capricorn).
This square can give you a feeling of spiritual claustrophobia. It’s like ‘being you’ is not acceptable anymore. You will of course resist change at first “This is who I am, I’m not going to change”.
Yes, the divine spark of light that is YOU will never change, and it will always shine bright. You are a divine child of the Universe.
But your self-concept, that mask you put on without even knowing it, MUST change. You don’t have to ‘submit’ to the world. You don’t have to give up who you are. But you must seek the more authentic version of yourself, and this is what this cardinal square is going to help you with.
October 12th – Jupiter Sextile Neptune
In the midst of Mars retrograde, and just before Mercury goes retrograde, what would the world need? Jupiter sextile Neptune, thank you, Universe!
Jupiter sextile Neptune is a supporting aspect. Think of it as a “helping hand”.
It will not necessarily bring a miracle (although when Neptune is involved, we cannot exclude this possibility), but it will be there for you, giving you the faith, hope, and the “6th sense intuition” when you need it the most.
Deep inside, we already have all the answers. We all have that inner compass; but when we live too much in our minds, we forget about it. We disconnect from our inner guidance.
Thankfully, Jupiter and Neptune (the 2 spiritual, benevolent, and intuitive planets of our solar system) will help us reconnect with that inner guidance. And from that place, we will know what to do.
October 13-14th, 2020 – Mercury Goes Retrograde; Sun Opposite Mars
October 13th-14th are some of the most eventful days of the month. Not only does Mercury go retrograde (at 11° Scorpio), but the Sun is also opposite Mars, which means we are right in the middle of the Mars cycle.
When in the middle of its retrograde cycle, Mars is at the closest to Earth as he is ever going to be in the next 2 years. Right now, Mars is at his brightest – he cannot be ignored. Y
our wants and needs can no longer be ignored either. Sun opposite Mars gives you a strong clarity and desire to succeed, but Mercury retrograde suggests that you may not have found the best solution yet.
Don’t worry, you will eventually find it. This is not a time to take quick action – this is a time to take the right action. Give it time and listen to what Mercury retrograde is trying to whisper to you.
October 16th, 2020 – New Moon In Libra
On October 16th, 2020, we have a New Moon at 23° Libra. The New Moon is square Saturn and Pluto.
This is one of the more difficult New Moons of the year, but it is one of the most action-packed also. Nobody said it will be easy. We need stress, we need adrenaline, we need a little push to take action.
October 18th, 2020 – Venus Opposite Neptune
On October 18th, 2020 Venus (at 18° Virgo) is opposite Neptune in Pisces. This is one of those romantic, but confusing inferences that will ask you to question your value, feelings, and relationships.
Questioning doesn’t mean there is something wrong with your feelings, values, or relationships. It means there are better answers, better paths, and better solutions out there, that reflect the person you’ve become. Being confused is a necessary part of the process.
October 22nd, 2020 – Sun Enters Scorpio
On October 22nd, 2020 the Sun enters Scorpio. Happy birthday to all Scorpios out there! This is the time of the year when we start seeking deeper, more intimate connections with other people and with the world in general.
The Scorpio season is usually one of the most intense times of the year, but believe it or not, this particular Scorpio season is less intense than the lovey-dovey Libra season. No more difficult oppositions to Mars retrograde. No more squares to the planets in Capricorn.
Just some good quality Scorpio time.
October 27th, 2020 – Venus Enters Libra
Great news! On October 27th, 2020 Venus enters one of her favorite signs, Libra. And when Venus is happy, everyone is happy.
The first 2 weeks of the transit are the most fortunate, with the last week being a bit more tense and challenging, when Venus will square Pluto and Saturn, thankfully, not for long.
October 28th, 2020 – Mercury Re-enters Libra
On October 28th, 2020 Mercury retrograde re-enters Libra, engaging into, yet another square with Saturn.
This is a sobering, frustrating transit that will ask you to revise some old thinking patterns that no longer serve you. This is a time to be really honest with yourself. What is that thing that is no longer working?
When you admit there is a problem, you’re half-way through the solution. Saturn is tough, but it is also solution-oriented – and it will help you to come with some well-thought-through plans to get you unstuck.
October 31st, 2020 – Full Moon In Taurus
October started with a BANG – a Full Moon in Aries – and it will end with a BANG – a Full Moon in Taurus.
The Full Moon is at 8° Taurus is one of the most “interesting” Full Moons of the year, since it is exactly conjunct Uranus, the planet of surprises. In fact, the Moon-Uranus conjunction is so tight (the Moon is at 8°40’, and Uranus at 8°41’), that literally anything can happen.
While you may find the Full Moon developments quite disrupting, keep in mind that Uranus is the planet of the sky/ higher guidance. At this Full Moon, the Universe will be speaking directly to you. It will tell you a very important message. However strange or odd it may seem.
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
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