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Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Leo

Astrology Transits October 2019 – Balance and Transformation

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. – Thomas Merton

The month of October begins with the Sun, Venus and Mercury in the sign of Libra.  Libra is known as the sign of balance.  However, this is not quite right.  Libra is the sign that is striving toward balance.  It is true that Libra has a hard time making up their minds.  This is because they very much want their decisions to be fair and balanced.  Once a Libra has made up their mind, they are able to move forward quickly and decisively.  In the meantime, it can be painful to their friends and loved ones to watch their weighing and balancing.

The energy begins to shift on October 3 when Mercury enters Scorpio.  Mercury is joined by Venus entering Scorpio on October 8.  Finally, the Sun enters Scorpio on October 23.  The personal planets in the intense, secretive and instinctive sign of Scorpio nudge us to dig deeper into the motivations of ourselves and others.  Look for secrets and the dark, deep truth to be revealed during these Scorpio transits.  Such an interesting planetary synchronicity during the US impeachment inquiry and the Brexit machinations!

October 3: Pluto Turns Direct at 20 Degrees Capricorn.  Pluto retrograde in Capricorn since April 24, 2019 now begins the slow process of turning direct.  Pluto moves at a snail’s pace (250 years to go around the zodiac) so many of you will not have been aware of Pluto’s retrograde motion.

However, if it is sitting on any of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars), you will most certainly have felt its slow, grinding, profound effect.  Also, those with planets in Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra are now tuned into Pluto’s transformative vibrations.  Pluto’s long retrograde this spring and summer had a deep, life-changing effect on your life.  You were forced to slow down and to take a contemplative look at your life.  Those life areas that have become problematic or are no longer needed are transforming in some way or may even be removed from your life.

Pluto direct urges you to make those changes in your life that you know, in some hidden part of yourself, must be made.  Such changes are quite often difficult and emotionally stressful to make. But make them you must, if you want your life to progress in a productive way.

October 3: Mercury enters Scorpio.  Mercury in Libra had an easy time of it.  Light-hearted, collaborative discussions were easy when airy Mercury was in the equally airy sign of Libra.  Mercury in Scorpio is much different.  Now, the focus is on rooting out deeply buried secrets and on solving life mysteries.  Use this energy to further your understanding of your own deeply buried traumas and secrets.  A note of caution is warranted however.  Keep those things close that you do not want revealed to others.  This is truly a time when “loose lips sink ships.” (This is especially true when Mercury goes retrograde on October 31.)

On the US political front look for all kinds of buried information to be revealed to the public.  Old, supposedly solved, events will be brought out into the open to be rehashed once again.

October 4:  Mars enters Libra. Mars’ aggressive, active, pugnacious stance is somewhat softened during its journey through Libra.  Mars here is more apt to show some diplomacy or to retreat rather than declare all-out war and to escalate conflicts.  However, never forget that Libra is the sign of “the iron fist in the velvet glove.”  Mars here may seem uncharacteristically mild, but it may be biding its time until it can strike in a more effective way.

On the positive side, Mars in Libra is excellent for resolving contentious issues.  Mars makes it easier to speak up about unfair issues and Libra adds the desire and need for diplomacy.

October 8: Venus enters Scorpio.  Venus moves out of her home sign of Libra into the intense, passionate, deep sign of Scorpio.  Issues around jealousy and the resulting dramatic scenes can result.  Positively, Venus in Scorpio can help you re-connect to your romantic partner in a deeper, more committed way.  Mars in Libra and Venus in Scorpio are in mutual reception (in each other’s sign), which enhances the expression of both planets.

October 13: Full Moon at 20 Degrees Aries/Libra.  Now is the time to evaluate where you have been, where you want to go and what you want to accomplish in the coming lunar month.  Ask yourself:  “What do I want to accomplish in the next 28 days?”  “What do I need to let go of or adjust in order to accomplish my new monthly goals?”  The sign of Aries adds a fiery, active vibe to this full Moon.  The active Aries energy pushes you out of your comfort zone to help you accomplish previously unreachable goals.



October 23:  The Sun enters Scorpio.  Happy Birthday to all Scorpios.  When the Sun is in your sign it is time to shine.  Enjoy!

October 27: New Moon at 20 Degrees Scorpio. This Scorpio Sun/Moon conjunction in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus can feel chaotic and dicey, especially for the fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo). Both Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs that do not like change, while Uranus is the poster child for unexpected, out-of-the-blue change.  Power struggles, both internal and external, can ensue.

At the same time, Mars in Libra is square Saturn in Capricorn.  Tread lightly and wait for a less intensely charged time to bring up any problematic issues, especially those relating to power, control and sexual issues.



October 31:  Mercury Turns Retrograde at 27 Degrees Scorpio. Old issues relating to trust (or mistrust), abandonment, commitment and sex are in focus under a Scorpio Mercury retrograde.  The self-growth question is: “How have I been sabotaging myself?”  This is not a time to share your deepest thoughts and feelings with others.  Keep your own counsel until after November 21 when Mercury turns direct.


Consider getting an astrology reading during September (or order an astrology gift certificate for your Libra or Scorpio friend or loved one).  I will look at the transits, progressions and solar return (year ahead) and interpret them for your greatest understanding.  All readings are by telephone, Skype or Zoom and payment is by Paypal.  Sign up here



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Many of you have inquired about my astrology readings.  My full readings cover your current solar return year ahead, the current transits and your progressions. My astrology readings are $150 for one-hour readings and $75.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading.   Readings are via telephone and via Zoom online.  Payment is through Paypal.

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