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The Astrology Forecast for the Week of October 3, 2022 – October 9, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of October 3, 2022 through October 9, 2022 features Mercury forming a lovely trine to Pluto, Pluto turning direct in Capricorn, and a Full Moon in Aries.

The good news is that the cosmos slows down for the first week of October.  But make sure you get plenty of rest, because the rest of the month is ferocious.  Get prepared!

Cosmic Overview

I recently received a call from a friend.  She is relatively astrologically knowledgeable, but she told me during the call that the energy was wonky because all these planets are retrograde (at the time – Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were retrograde). She blamed the planets for why situations were not working well in her life. 

Another friend, who is more metaphysically inclined, told me that the world was in a disturbed state because all these planets are retrograde.  I must admit, I rolled my eyes at this one.  The world has been in a disturbed state since, well, since forever. 

The main issue is that often we blame the planets (or other people) for our problems, rather than take responsibility for the choices we make in our lives. 

Even today, I had a client question me if things will improve in her life when Pluto turns direct on October 8th. 

So, I thought I would explain a few things in this weekly update.

Let me begin with Pluto.  Pluto takes approximately 250 years to go around the Sun. He’s a slow mover, and even though his orbit is elliptical, meaning he spends more time in some signs than others, he still crawls through the zodiac. 

Pluto went retrograde on April 29th and turns direct on October 8th.  That is a little over 5 months that he spends retrograde, and if you include the ever-popular planetary shadow obsessions, he is pretty much in retrograde watch for the entire year. That’s right – he went into shadow in early January of 2022 and will go out of shadow in January of 2023, only to return to being in shadow a few days later. 

I will be perfectly honest.  I do not pay attention to the outer planets when they retrograde, because what’s the point?  Pluto is still Pluto, and he reflects collective issues, not personal ones.  He represents our urge towards survival and the elimination, destruction, amputation, and eventual rebuilding of the sign he is moving through.  In Capricorn, Pluto is concerned with the destruction and elimination of corrupt leaders, which has steadily been going on since Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008. 

Now, I pay attention to when Pluto stations in aspect to an inner planet (The Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), because it seems to trigger the transformation of the planet, he aspects. By stationing, I mean on the same degree as the other planet, and I only use hard aspects (conjunction, square opposition).

So, what retrograde planets do I pay attention to?

Simply put, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.  They are personal planets that reflect issues we deal with daily.  Mercury is how we understand life and communicate that understanding to others. Venus is our urge for relationships, and Mars is our ability to go out into the world and get what we desire. However, I will also say that I do not believe these planets DO anything to us.  When these three planets are retrograde, they reflect periods where we should review the areas of life ruled by those planets.  We all need times of reflection to ensure that we are on the right path, and these planets give us the ability to course correct if necessary.

In closing, don’t fear retrogrades and don’t blame them for situations that occur in your life. Instead, use them for what they are — times when we should pay close attention to the themes of the planets.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Moon moves through Capricorn. Normally, it would be a day to take care of your duties and responsibilities.  However, the Moon trines Uranus, and you should shake up your routine and try different things.  On Monday evening, the Moon trines Mercury. If you need to have a serious conversation with someone, this is an auspicious time to do so.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Moon enters Aquarius shortly after dawn and makes lovely aspects to Jupiter and Venus.  It’s an excellent day to broaden your social circle and connect with your network. In business matters, financial opportunities that may seem risky might prove lucrative.  Just do your research before acting.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Aquarius and squares Uranus and conjoins Saturn.  Sudden changes or unexpected situations may rattle your cage.  You may go through moments of insecurity or self-doubt.  Push away negative thoughts when they surface. The good news is that this evening, the Moon trines Mars, and your energy levels should return to normal.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mercury in Virgo trines Pluto. It’s an excellent day to look at your life and discover exactly what makes you tick. Understanding your motivations may help you succeed, because you’ve done the necessary inner work. You will be concerned with the deeper elements of your life.  You can use this energy as a catalyst for change.

Friday, October 7, 2022

The Moon moves through Pisces, sextiles Uranus and squares Mars. Unexpected situations may bring a bit of excitement into your life. You may feel energized, alive, and fascinated by new opportunities. Friday evening, be on guard, as the Moon tangles with Mars. You may find yourself at odds with someone and easily triggered.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Moon moves out of Pisces and into Aries, and it quickly applies to a conjunction with lucky Jupiter. Your energy levels will increase throughout the day, and your mood should be positive and optimistic. If you need to get things done, today is the day to do it.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Full Moon in Aries occurs at 4:55 PM EDT/1:55 PM PDT.  The Full Moon in Aries is a two-week cycle of letting go of personal attributes that we may not like about ourselves or are no longer effective.  Are there any individual behaviors that you would like to let go of?  Oh, and news flash – we all have them! Since Mars is in Gemini, you can also look at how you communicate with others, and whether your communication style hinders your interpersonal relationships. This work is not easy, but the fruits of your internal work will pay off in the end.

Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 22, 2022 – August 28, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of August 22, 2022 through August 28, 2022 features four major aspects (Mercury trine Pluto, Venus square Uranus, the Sun square Mars, and Venus oppose Saturn), two sign changes (The Sun moves into Virgo and Mercury moves into Libra), Uranus turns retrograde, and a New Moon in Virgo occurs on Saturday.

Lot’s of changes happen this week.  Let’s dive in!

Cosmic Overview

Each astrological season allows us to tap into energies that help us navigate our way through life. Over the last month, we have traveled through Leo season, which is about creativity, self-expression, self-understanding, and getting in touch with who we are.  This month, we move into the sign of Virgo, and although it’s not as glamorous or exciting as fiery Leo, it’s pivotal for self-development.

Virgo season is about life management. In the mystical Kabbalah, Virgo is called Elul, the month of Teshuvah. Teshuvah is the practice of reviewing the past year, recognizing the mistakes we’ve made, trying to do better in the future, and moving on.  The key is THE MOVING ON and managing your life in ways that serve your greater good. Also, since Virgo is a sign associated with health, it’s an auspicious time to get a checkup or being a health or exercise program.

Now, on with the forecast.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, August 22, 2022

We start the week off with the Sun moving into Virgo, which is given a boost by Mercury (the ruler of Virgo), forming a beneficial trine to Pluto.  Mercury trine Pluto helps us dig deep so we can take honesty inventory of our lives.  We can then make changes and transform our strategies into something useful and productive. If you seek inner answers to help you understand your life better, today is the day to do the work.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Moon moves through watery Cancer.  The Moon in Cancer likes to be domestic.  It’s an excellent day to take care of household responsibilities, cook an amazing meal, or redecorate. However, be mindful that you may feel things more intensely than you ordinarily would. Practice self-care if you feel overwhelmed.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Uranus, the great awakener planet, turns retrograde in Taurus. Ordinarily, Uranus likes to shake up the system, tear down the status quo, and force change – for better or worse. When Uranus turns retrograde, he calms down in the outer world, and turns inward, reflecting a period for us to focus on inner changes or ways we can shake up our own world. This is an excellent time to review long-term goals, create new strategies, or modify your objectives.  Uranus remains retrograde until the beginning of 2023.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Mercury moves out of Virgo and into Libra.  Many consider Mercury in Libra to be wishy washy or incapable of making decisions. And, although this may appear on the surface, Mercury in the sign of the scales needs to weigh the options and ideas of others so they can make informed decisions. It’s a great day to sign contracts, forge agreements, tend to legal matters, and work on unresolved relationship issues.  Just remember Mercury turns retrograde in Libra on September 9th.

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Moon spends the day void of course in Leo.  Avoid starting anything new or making any firm decisions until the Moon moves into Virgo at 8:25 PM EDT/5:25 PM PDT. Otherwise, nothing will come of the matters, and situations will fizzle out.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

It’s going to be a busy day, with Venus forming a tense square to Uranus and the Sun squaring Mars.  Relationship issues may surface during the early part of the day, which may prove problematic if you approach things with a stubborn mindset. To make matters more challenging, Venus square Uranus may feed into Sun square Mars, and you may butt heads with others and prideful ego issues may get in the way of rational thought. Try to be mindful and practice proactive behaviors.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

We close the week with Venus opposing Saturn. You may have trouble relating to the people around you, which could lead to feelings of loneliness. If you’ve been sacrificing your personal happiness to please others, then you may be forced to make changes so that you can get your own needs met. Try not to fall into self-pity, it’s a color that never looked good on anyone.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast for the Week of June 6, 2022 – June 12, 2022

The astrology forecast for the week of June 6, 2022 through June 12, 2022 features two major planetary aspects – Mercury trine Pluto and Venus conjoin Uranus.

And that’s it!

So, it’s going to be another slow week in the cosmos with all the activity of the week occurring on the weekend. Since it’s such a light week, let’s dive into the daily breakdown.

Daily Breakdown

Monday, June 6, 2022

We start the week off with the Moon moving through Virgo. It’s monthly tune-up time, and it’s a great time to look at your daily life and make changes and adjustments if necessary. The Moon in Virgo is also excellent for health checkups and starting an exercise or wellness program.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Virgo and forms a lovely trine to Uranus. It’s an excellent time to explore new activities and opportunities. Expect the unexpected, but since the aspect is a trine, surprises and changes may be to your benefit.  If new opportunities are presented, they will likely pay off.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Moon moves out of Virgo and into Libra right before noon, and the sign of Libra urges us to look at your relationships, and do what you can to improve them. Since the Moon opposes Jupiter, you will be in a positive state of mind, which can help you repair things if necessary.  You may also spend the day focusing on your goals and aspiration.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Moon continues to move through Libra and opposes Mars in Aries. You may find that you are at odds with others, especially if you find them uncooperative. You may feel aggravated and easily angered. Avoid reacting impulsively, and stay in your own lane as much as possible.

Friday, June 10, 2022

On Friday, we have our first aspect of the week, as Mercury forms a productive trine to Pluto in Capricorn.  You will be concerned with your inner world and ways to understand yourself better.  If you dig deep enough, you may discover potentials you never knew existed before.  Take advantage of latent talents, because they can help move you to the next level.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Venus conjoins Uranus in Taurus. You may feel a bit restless and crave some excitement in your life. If you’ve felt smothered in your relationships, there may be an urge to break free and do your own thing. It’s an excellent weekend to spend some time alone, working on yourself, and getting in touch with your inner being, your wants, and your desires.  Newfound self-discoveries may surprise you.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

We close the week with the Moon moving through Scorpio, and she forms a nasty square to Saturn. You may feel isolated, misunderstood, and have moments of insecurity and self-doubt.  Try to push away negative thoughts if they surface.  Later in the day, the Moon opposes Mercury, and communication issues with others may easily occur.

See you next week!