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Astrology Transits October 2023–Balance & Reflection

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless — Rodney Yee

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From disorder, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

I put two quotes up this month, because both seem to fit the current energy. I don’t remember a time when we have had so much uncertainty and unexpected events seem to happen out of the blue. The Sun is in Libra until October 23. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, so there is the desire and the energy to embrace others, make peace and tune into the equilibrium of the cosmos.

However, simultaneous with the peaceful Libra energy is the fiery energy of Mars in Libra, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, with two eclipses. That is enough to stir things up. Mars calls for action, Uranus stirs things up and breaks chains and Pluto wants total control and/or transformation. My advice for this month is to create a web of peace, beauty and harmony around yourself (Libra). Then when the disruptive energy of Mars, Uranus and Pluto becomes strong from time to time, you have a place of calm, harmony and simplicity to retreat to. However, for maximum spiritual growth, let yourself be open to the transformative message of Pluto, Scorpio and the solar and lunar eclipses.

For everyone with planets near 27 degrees Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer, remember that everything in your life is up for review. The more you can transform what is no longer working the easier and more beneficial these challenging transits will be.

October 1: Mars Quincunx Uranus at 23 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars is the planet of action. It allows us to be assertive, action-oriented and direct. Uranus wants us to express ourselves authentically and to honor our individuality. The quincunx aspect brings a disconnect between the two. Mars in Libra quincunx Uranus creates a sense of frustration and impatience. Rather than letting yourself become impulsive and irritated, use Mars quincunx Uranus to generate new ideas, and to break through obstacles in innovative ways.

October 3: Venus Quincunx Neptune at 26 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Pull back from actively making decisions when Venus is quincunx Neptune. Venus in Leo will push you to put yourself front and center, while Neptune wants to withdraw from the world. Use this energy to watch an inspirational film or to have an at-home spa day.

October 4: Mercury Enters Libra. Mercury in Libra begins a more social time. Relationship matters are highlighted. Diplomacy and compromise should come a little easier now.

October 6: Venus Quincunx Pluto at 28 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Venus quincunx Pluto brings intense interactions with others. An adjustment (quincunx) needs to be made between your ego needs (Venus in Leo) and someone else’s need to control (Pluto). Tread lightly now.

October 7: Sun Quincunx Jupiter at 14 Degrees Libra/Taurus. With both the Sun and Jupiter in Venus-ruled signs, Jupiter’s natural optimism helps smooth over any rough spots today. Since everyone will be feeling more optimistic, you can make headway in negotiations.

October 8: Venus Enters Virgo. Venus in Virgo until November 8 brings a certain amount of discernment to everyday matters relating to money saving and spending, relationship issues and organizational issues. This is also a good time to organize your house or garage and to get rid of the clutter.

October 10:  Venus Opposition Saturn at 1 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. You may be torn between pleasure (Venus) and duty (Saturn) when Venus is opposition Saturn. Be wary of engaging in a “pity party” or feelings of unworthiness. Instead, this aspect is wonderful for tackling jobs you have pushed aside and just doing them. You will feel an enhanced sense of accomplishment when the job is complete.

October 11: Sun Opposition Chiron at 17 Degrees Libra/Aries and Venus at 2 Degrees Virgo Sesiquiquadrate Chiron at 17 Degrees Aries. With both the Sun and Venus making an aspect to Chiron, you may find yourself going down memory lane. As you do so, give yourself permission to let go of painful, unhelpful associations. Insights you gain now will help you heal and move on.

October 12-13: Mars Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Mars in Scorpio trine Saturn calls for discipline and endurance. You may have erratic bursts of energy that just wear you out. Its much better to focus your energy in a steady, attentive way. You can accomplish a lot by doing so.

October 14: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 21 Libra. Eclipse quincunx Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus and Opposition North Node at 25 Degrees Aries. The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra is about new beginnings and about relationship, partnership, advisors and even contract negotiations. The Sun and Moon are in an adjustment aspect with Uranus, which in itself is a harbinger of change. Eclipses shake things up, as does Uranus. Ask yourself: “What has become stagnant in my life? How can I breathe new life and excitement into outworn ideas, places and things.

The Libra Solar Eclipse is in opposition to the North Node in Aries. Ask yourself whether you are “going along to get along.” This Solar Eclipse in Libra is about finding harmony between your passive, peace loving side and your fiery warrior side. Libra energy always brings this dynamic to the forefront to be looked at again and again.

October 20: Sun and Mercury Square Pluto at 27 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Those of you with the Sun or other planets between 22 degrees of the cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer) and 2 degrees of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo) will feel this square the most. In fact, since Pluto has hovered around 27 degrees of Capricorn for at least two years, you have felt the energy every time a planet transits over Pluto. Pluto calls for extreme transformation. When the Sun transits Pluto you are urged to consider making deep changes. Look to the house where your Sun and Moon fall to understand the area of your life that needs to change.

Under Mercury square Pluto, keep an open mind, let the other person speak and try to learn from the other person’s viewpoint. Power plays and ego trips can come out of the blue when the Sun and Mercury are square Pluto.

October 22: Mercury Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at Zero Degrees Scorpio. Planets are emboldened and are stronger when at zero degrees of any sign. Your powers of concentration are enhanced under Mercury trine Saturn. Mercury can sometimes cause scattered thoughts. However, when Mercury is trine Saturn you are able to focus deeply for maximum results.

October 22: Venus Trine Jupiter at 12 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Venus at 12 Degrees Virgo Sesquiquadrate Pluto at 28 Degrees Capricorn. Venus trine Jupiter is one of those sweetheart transits that help to even out the more challenging energy. Combine that with Venus Sesquiquadrate Pluto, which feels a little intense, and you have a day with positive high energy with a few blips along the way. It’s mostly beneficial – enjoy!

October 23: Sun Enters Scorpio. The energy changes dramatically, when the Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. The Scorpio energy provides a higher level of intensity and individual courage is enhanced. Scorpio is known for mystery and introspection with the ability to dig below the surface and show the flaws. Use this time to bring your subconscious desires to the surface for manifestation.

October 24: Sun Trine Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Saturn brings rewards for hard work, responsibility and discipline. Now is one of those times when you can set realistic and achievable goals that have a good chance of manifestation. Put in a little extra effort now to reap your rewards for past efforts.

October 28: Full Moon Partial Eclipse at 5 Degrees Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars and Mercury and Mars Opposition Jupiter at 11 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. This eclipse is the last one in a series of eclipses that occur on the Taurus/Scorpio axis. This eclipse will unearth any feelings of discontent around money and security (Taurus) and bring out deep hidden fears (Scorpio). Though that doesn’t sound so great, it actually is a perfect time to get in touch with your security needs and to more deeply understand your hidden motivations around money and security.

October 31: Venus Trine Uranus at 21 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Some exciting and unexpected news or events can happen when Venus is trine Uranus. If you like to gamble a wee bit, buy a few lottery tickets. Just remember that Uranus is a wild card, so nothing is for sure.

Moon Movement During October 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

October 1:        Moon in Taurus

October 3:        Moon enters Gemini

October 5:        Moon enters Cancer

October 7:        Moon enters Leo

October 10:      Moon enters Virgo

October 12:      Moon enters Libra

October 14:      New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse at 21 Degrees Libra

October 15:      Moon enters Scorpio

October 17:      Moon enters Sagittarius

October 19:      Moon enters Capricorn

October 22:      Moon enters Aquarius

October 24:      Moon enters Pisces

October 26:      Moon enters Aries

October 28:      Moon enters Taurus


STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.  Reserve your spot by emailing me at


I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits September 2023 – Harvest

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is often a feeling of melancholy when the Sun moves into Virgo. The days are gradually become shorter and shorter and our attention turns to all those tasks, connections and communications unsaid or not completed during the summer. It is time for the harvest, both literally and figuratively. Now is an opportune time to review the last four months. Give yourself credit for what has been accomplished and make plans for the next four months.

Four planets change motion between August 23 and September 16. Mercury and Uranus retrograde indicate that things may not turn out exactly as expected. Clear communication is needed (Mercury retrograde) as is the ability to go with the flow (Uranus retrograde). Events are changeable and not easily controlled. Uranus brings surprises, inspiration and breakthroughs. Tune into the positive energy by letting go of fixed ideas and controlling tendencies. Here is a quick summary of the retrograde planets from May 11 until the end of January 2024.

  • Venus Retrograde: From July 23 to September 4.
  • Mercury Retrograde: From August 24 to September 16.
  • Pluto Retrograde: From May 11 to October 22.
  • Saturn Retrograde: From June 18 to November 4.
  • Uranus Retrograde From August 30 to January 28, 2024
  • Neptune Retrograde: From July 1 to December 6.
  • Jupiter Retrograde: From September 5 to December 31.


August 30: Uranus Turns Retrograde at 23 Degrees Taurus. Uranus is retrograde in Taurus until January 28, 2004. Planets move closer to the Sun when retrograde so their effects become stronger. Uranus is the planet of change and sudden reversals. The stock market has fluctuated wildly with Uranus in Taurus. Such stock market swings may intensify when Uranus is retrograde. It is best not to panic on downturns or become overly optimistic on upturns. It’s just Uranus doing its thing.


September 1: Mars Quincunx Saturn at 3 Degrees Libra/Pisces. Adjustments must be made when a planet is in a quincunx aspect. Mars quincunx Saturn is perhaps more challenging than most quincunx aspects. Mars wants action and it wants it now. Saturn wants to use a slower, more conservative, more thought-out approach. When the signs of Libra and Pisces are involved, it is even more problematic. Libra has a hard time making decisions. Pisces often doesn’t know why a decision has to be made at all. Put off major decisions until after September 4, when Mercury trine Jupiter makes decision making much easier.


September 4: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Words flow and optimism is high when Mercury is trine Jupiter. Mercury trine Jupiter is especially conductive to handling money and business communication.


September 4: Venus Turns Direct at 12 Degrees Leo. Venus direct in Leo is a signal to move ahead with relationship and financial matters (Venus). However, if you happen to be in a challenging relationship,, practice self-love when making such relationship decisions; especially if you have been sacrificing yourself to keep the relationship going.


September 5: Jupiter Turns Retrograde at 15 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter is retrograde in Taurus until January 1, 2024. Use Jupiter retrograde in Taurus to reflect on your values, goals and relationships. Ask yourself: “Am I living my life in a way that aligns with my core values?” “What role does money and security play in my life?”

Because Uranus is also transiting retrograde in Taurus, there may be more fluctuations in money and relationship matters than usual. Use this time to put yourself on a secure financial foundation (Taurus). The fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will especially feel this energy.


September 8: Sun Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Sun trine Jupiter brings a short-lived, but welcome, sense of feeling good about yourself, optimism, and harmony. Because Sun and Jupiter are both in earth signs there is an added bonus of feeling grounded. Enjoy.


September 8: Mars at 7 Libra Sesiquiquadrate Uranus at 23 Degrees Taurus. Be careful of accidents, confrontational people and generally an unexpected atmosphere of chaos, anger, tension and ego conflicts. Use this aspect positively by taking steps to liberate yourself from unwanted conditions. Those of you with planets in Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus will feel this energy the most.


September 14:  New Moon at 22 Degrees Virgo. Sun and Moon (New Moon) Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus. The New Moon in Virgo Trine Uranus is right in step with this month’s “Harvest” theme. Look back over the summer and see where adjustments need to be made (quincunx aspects). Set your intentions for the month, and even the year, and release them into the ethers. Retrograde Jupiter and Uranus in a wide conjunction trine the New Moon urges you to: “Let go and trust.” Jupiter brings abundance and Uranus brings sudden breakthroughs. Your wishes can manifest when the time is right.

September 15: Sun Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Try something new and get moving when the Sun is trine Uranus. A general feeling of restlessness abounds, which requires action and expanding your outlook and horizons. This would be an excellent time to take up a new study that challenges your mind and fixed ideas. Stay tuned for more information on a Zoom astrology class that I am putting together.


September 16: Mercury Turns Direct. We all breathe a sigh of relief when Mercury turns direct. Time to take action on all those things you wanted to do when Mercury was retrograde.


September 17: Venus Square Jupiter at 15 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  Venus square Jupiter is traditionally a transit of expansion, optimism and general well -being. Relationships are easier now, and finances improve. Avoid overspending when Venus is square Jupiter.


September 19: Sun Opposition Neptune at 26 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn. It’s best not to engage in important conversations now. Mercury is still in its retrograde direct shadow period and confusion and delusion reign when the Sun is opposition Neptune. Pluto trine the Sun brings out aggression and the need to control. Instead, engage in deep introspection (Pluto) and spiritual clearing practices (Neptune).


September 19: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 15 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter spells frustration. Mars is screaming that it wants action and it wants it now. It may show a fit of anger in the process. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so it is only adding fuel to the flame. Planets in quincunx aspect cannot see or hear each other so it becomes challenging to resolve conflicts.


September 21: Sun Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn.  Sun trine Pluto in earth signs is excellent for accomplishment. You are motivated, focused and grounded.


September 23: Sun Enters Libra. The overall focus is now on relationship matters and the need for more balance in your life.


September 24: Sun Quincunx Saturn at 1 Degrees Libra/Pisces. When the Sun is quincunx Saturn, the challenge is to make an adjustment (quincunx) regarding your ego needs (Sun) and your tendency to denigrate and unfairly criticize yourself (Saturn). We all tend to criticize ourselves more when the Sun is in Libra. Instead, acknowledge your faults, but show compassion and love for yourself.


September 25: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Virgo/Jupiter. I love how the planets mix the challenging energy with the easy, “coasting” energy. Mercury trine Jupiter is one of those coasting aspects where communication (Mercury) flows easily (trine with Jupiter) and a general feeling of optimism and well-being abounds (Jupiter). Retrograde Jupiter asks us to transmute past fears and worries into a more positive vibe.


September 27: Mercury Quincunx Chiron at 18 Degrees Virgo/Aries. Old wounds come up for examination when Mercury is quincunx Chiron. Today can bring painful events and worries into focus. Be kind to yourself and others.


September 29: Full Moon at 6 Degrees Aries.  This Full Moon in Aries in opposition to the Sun in Libra speaks to partnership and relationship matters. Ask yourself: “Who am I in relationship to others in my life?” “How can I find a balance between my needs and the needs of others?”

Venus square Uranus brings a need for freedom, excitement and change, which can lead to problems in romantic relationships. Instead, Find something new and exciting to do. Or learn about some weird or unusual phenomena (UFOs, Sasquatch, astrology, dowsing?).  Enjoy experimenting with new clothing styles and colors. Venus square Uranus is excellent for updating and refreshing your image.

September 30:  Mercury Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Restlessness and a need for mental stimulation are hallmarks of Mercury trine Uranus. Read a book that requires thought about an unusual subject or watch a mind-expanding documentary.


STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.


Moon Movement During September 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.


September 1:    Moon enters Aries

September 3:    Moon enters Taurus

September 5:    Moon enters Gemini

September 8:    Moon enters Cancer

September 10:  Moon enters Leo

September 13:  Moon enters Virgo

September 14:  New Moon at 21 Degrees 58 Minutes Virgo

September 15:  Moon enters Libra

September 18:  Moon enters Scorpio

September 20:  Moon enters Sagittarius

September 22:  Moon enters Capricorn

September 24:  Moon enters Aquarius

September 26:  Moon enters Pisces

September 28:  Moon enters Aries

September 29:  Full Moon at 6 Degrees 0 Minutes Aries

September 30:  Moon enters Taurus



I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.


Beginning Astrology Class – Putting It All Together

I have found that there is a huge gap between taking a beginning astrology class and being able to actually interpret an astrology chart. This series of 8 astrology classes is designed to change that.  Each class is 1-1/2 hours long. In the first hour, I will teach you about the planets, houses, signs and all kinds of other astrological knowledge. The last half hour of each class is devoted to interpreting your individual charts. The magic is that you will get actual hands-on experience interpreting each other’s charts. We all learn by doing.


Thursday, February 17 through April 7, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Mountain Time; the starting time is flexible if the class agrees to a different time.

Online via Zoom

$280 for 8 weeks, payable through Paypal (you don’t need to join Paypal to pay)


This class is for total newbies, and for those who know some astrology, but have a hard time putting it all together.

We will start with the basics including:

  • What is a zodiac chart?
  • What are the astrological houses and what do they mean?
  • How do the signs express in the houses and what do the signs mean?
  • What do the planets do and what do they mean in a chart?
  • What are planetary transits and how do they affect you?

By the end of the class, you will be able to read and understand your birth chart and to have a basic understanding of how transits affect you.

The last 30 minutes of each class will be devoted to looking at your individual astrology charts and to answering your astrological questions.

I need at least eight people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are the more we learn from each other, but class is limited to eight people to allow for more individual interaction. 

Please email me at at to sign up for the class.  Please send me your birth date, birth time and birthplace. Please also contact me if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby Burkhalter
Astrology by Ruby


Astrology Classes – What We Offer is designed to be a resource for those who are passionate about astrology, but are frustrated because they wish they knew more. There is so much to learn—and sometimes concepts just seem so darn confusing. What is a planet? Is the sun a planet? What is a sign and how is a sign different from a planet? Houses? What are houses? And why do we need houses when we already have planets and signs? And on and on …..questions, questions and more questions!!

I hope to give you some answers and to have fun while we learn together:

Some of the resources I wish to provde for you are:

  • An online beginning astrology classes. Please send me an email if you are interested.
  • Listing resources to other available astrology classes
  • Tips on what you should look for in evaluating an astroogy class
  • Astrology websites I have found helpful
  • Astrology book reviews
  • Astrology software (free and the best commercial)
  • Having fun with current media and entertainment events
  • Taking a look at different current planetary configurations and how they might affect you.

and last, but not least, each month I will be offering:

  • A free one-on-one 30 minute tutoring session to one lucky person. Click here to register to win)