October 2018 Astrological dates includes a Venus Retrograde. As more planets transit to Scorpio, the veil between life and death is at it’s thinnest. Changes made during this time will have depth and weight.
Moon Squares the Sun – Tuesday 10/2/2018 5:45AM EST
This waning moon in the Water sign of Cancer is a great time to let go of emotional baggage. Waning moons serve to release. Moon and Sun Squares are stressful aspects. For help practical tools to navigate the square, check out this article.
Venus Stations Retrograde – Friday 10/5/2018 3:05PM
This Venus Retrograde is a double whammy. The Planet of Love is in it’s fall in Scorpio because it rules Taurus. So not only is Venus appearing to move backwards, but this is not a happy placement for Venus. Venus moves backwards in the Fixed and unrelenting Water sign of Scorpio for most of this retrograde cycle.
New Moon in Libra – Monday 10/8/2018 11:47PM
While we’re already re-evaluating relationships with the Venus Retrograde, This New Moon in Libra offers us a unique opportunity to reassess our priorities in relationships. Think of the new moon as a “Relationships under construction” and try to focus on what you would like to manifest in terms of love, relationships, and values.
Mercury Enters Scorpio – Tuesday 10/9/2018 8:41PM
Mercury moves into the Fixed and mysterious Water sign of Scorpio. Mercury becomes a detective and becomes increasingly resourceful. The Planet of Communication is seeking deep truths and unearthing secrets. Mercury impacts information and our thinking depending on the Zodiac sign that it is in.
Moon Squares the Sun – Tuesday 10/16/2018 2:02PM
This waxing moon is in the Cardinal and reliable Earth sign of Capricorn. Although the Moon is in it’s Fall in Capricorn, this is an excellent time to focus on building a steady foundation for success. Capricorn is practical, so use the tension to grow and stable and realistic career structure.
Sun Enters Scorpio – Tuesday 10/23/2018 7:23AM
The Sun moves into Scorpio. As a Fixed Sign, Scorpio cements the Fall. Scorpio is a water sign ruled by Pluto and traditionally Mars. Scorpio is resourceful, secretive, curious, and cuts to the core. When the Sun is in a Fixed Sign, the New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Moons are also in Fixed Signs.
Full Moon in Taurus – Wednesday 10/24/2018 12:45PM
The Sun and moon are directly opposite in the Fixed Signs of Scorpio and Taurus. Resistance to change is at it’s strongest. This Earth and Water celestial opposition stimulates a battle between what we have and what we desire.
Samhain All Hallows Eve – Wednesday 10/31/2018
Celebrated on October 31st – November 2nd, Samhain is a transformative feast that marks the beginning of the end in many ways. The Celts celebrated Samhain with Fires to honor the end of the Fall and the beginning of the Winter. In other traditions, Halloween is a celebration of Ancestors that have passed away. Most agree that the veil between the Spirit world and the Earth is at its thinnest at this time.
Mercury Enters Sagittarius – Wednesday 10/31/2018 0:39AM
Mercury moves into the Mutable and expansive Fire Zodiac Sign Sagittarius. Mercury, the Planet of Communication will be driven to think big in this Jupiter ruled sign. Sagittarius represents long term travel, ideals, and higher education. The struggle is to focus.
Venus Enters Libra – Wednesday 1031/2018 3:42PM
Venus returns to her home sign Libra while in Retrograde. This is a time of reprieve from Retrograding in Scorpio. Look for healing and a culmination of this season’s Venus Retrograde’s lessons.
Moon Squares the Sun – Wednesday 10/31/2018 12:40PM EST
This waning moon in the Air and Fixed Sign of Leo pushes us to look in our hearts. Combined with the other transits of the day, the Moon Sun square urges us to confront truths.
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