New Moon in Libra on 10/4/13
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on 10/18/13
Mercury stations retrograde in Scorpio from 10/21/13 – 11/10/13
Uranus square Pluto exact on 10/31/13
The first week of October 2013 is no less dynamic than previous months, as the Uranus-Pluto square is triggered by the New Moon in Libra on 10/4/13 at 8:36 PM EDT. Though Libra is usually a peace loving and diplomatic sign, it will demand justice, fairness and balance under the powerful influence of Uranus-Pluto, which is all about radical reform, revolution and overturning the status quo. This New Moon is great for new beginnings in areas of relating to others, however, there may be all or nothing themes early this month as perceived injustices will be aggressively addressed.
Uranus and Pluto last came together in a conjunction aspect in the mid sixties. They are together again in the challenging square aspect from 2012 – 2015, urging us to manifest the seeds that were planted back in the tumultuous sixties era. During the 2012 through 2015 time period, there will be seven exact square aspects between these outer planets. We will feel the effects or see the effects played out on the world stage, as the next aspect occurs on 10/31/13….in effect most of the month and early next month. Astrological square aspects incite assertive action to meet challenges head on, or they create hurdles to overcome through intensely focused ambition.
We have a powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on 10/18/13 at 7:39 PM EDT. Eclipses usually herald major endings and/or beginnings, depending on where they occur in our natal birth charts. There are twelve houses depicting twelve areas of our life experiences in totality. The eclipsed sector of our chart is where we will be called to be more assertive and courageous. Aries energy likes to take charge and initiate. It is bold and pioneering. It can also be impulsive and reckless if its shadow side is evoked. The Full Moon Eclipse Aries – Libra polarity suggests themes of aggression versus collaboration, or leadership versus indecisive cooperation. At its best, we strive for balance between leadership and diplomacy with the utmost integrity.
Shortly after the Lunar Eclipse, Mars in Virgo will oppose Neptune in Pisces on 10/19 – 10/20/13, suggesting unclear motives or action. On the other hand, this is a wonderful time to ground intuition and imagination in a practical manner, as mid to late month, Mars will be transiting the earth sign Virgo. Virgo excels at managing the details of life.
Mercury, the messenger planet, will station retrograde in deep and intense Scorpio for three weeks on 10/21/13 through 11/10/13. It will align closely with Saturn in Scorpio on 10/8 and 10/29/13. Mercury- Saturn together in Scorpio suggest communications will be serious, deep and investigative. This is an excellent time to get detailed mental work done. However, during a retrograde cycle, it is advised to revise, reconsider, re-do and finish up old projects . It is not the best time to buy electronics, launch new ventures or sign long term contracts. The Scorpio emphasis puts the spotlight on power, finances and intense emotions. Due to this retrograde cycle, Mercury will be in Scorpio until 12/5/13. The collective mindset is serious and deeply thoughtful.
Stay tuned for next month as we have a powerful Solar Eclipse in Scorpio in November.