Sitara sees the beginning of a profound mental and emotional development…
|Sun||8° Libra – 9° Scorpio|
|Moon||20° Leo – 6° Libra|
|Mercury, retrograde from 15th||2° – 11° Scorpio|
|Venus||22° Scorpio – 26° Sagittarius|
|Mars||21° Leo – 10° Virgo|
|Jupiter||18° – 20° Cancer|
|Saturn||10° – 14° Scorpio|
|Chiron, retrograde||10° – 9° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde from 13th||11° – 9° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||3° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||9° Capricorn|
|North Node||8° Scorpio|
|Lilith||13° – 16° Cancer|
|New Moon, 5th, 0.36 h GMT||12° Libra|
|Full Moon, 18th, 23.39 h GMT||26° Aries|
Mood of the Moment
October and November 2013 form a unit. This is most evident to those who were born at the beginning or end of either month. But also for all others there’s the beginning of a profound mental and emotional development, coming to a close by the end of November at its earliest. Mentally it is about thought patterns, and the emotional patterns are being put to the test in the emotional realm. In both areas we are looking for our own truth.
Wishful thinking, entrenched mental or emotional tracks and rigid ideas are becoming increasingly more conscious, until we are convinced that it is better to let them go. The more we dare to enter into areas where our dogmas don’t function, the more liberated will we emerge from this process. It is entirely counter-productive to bury the head in the sand or to kid oneself.
This month it’s mainly about being alert and to deal in a responsible way when we realize we’ve lost track. When things grind to a halt in any area, it means to stop and explore what spiritual or emotional attitude needs to change for the blockage to dissolve. Exchange and feedback from others help catapult us out of fixed patterns, even if they sometimes exacerbate the challenge.
In this arduous process we are supported by Mars in Virgo, who is able to vehemently clean up and establish clarity, and Venus in Sagittarius who humours us with joy, wit and adventurous spirit.
Aries: In the first half of the month you tend to overshoot the target; you want to change too much too fast, and involve other people too little. As of mid-October the energy tones down, yet is dynamic. Especially in relationships you’re imaginative and powerful, which gives you a positive or even fascinating charisma. Nevertheless, uncertainties, doubts and sensitivities creep up during the last third of the month. Switch back a little, be considerate and calm.
Taurus: In October it’s about essential questions and broadening your horizon. To do this you may travel, read, attend events, browse the Internet, look inside – whatever you can think of and what could be fun. Yet it should be something that you know little about or haven’t done in a long time, so new perspectives can open up. Some things will initially confuse or unsettle you, but much will be a pleasant surprise. Be open, stay playful, give yourself a whirl!
Gemini: You are now moving into an intense transformation process that will last until early December. Your world will expand and your perceptions deepen. At the same time you must also accept that there is little progress in certain areas, or progress already started might even regress. Stay tuned, face up to it, but take into account that it’s a slow process. The main theme is personal responsibility: do your best, be honest and don’t expect miracles – but if they do happen – all for the better.
Cancer: In the next two months your relationships will change dramatically, in particular your attitude and behaviour within relationships. You will learn a lot about the value of honesty and sincerity. The way in which you share your opinion can and should be loving and kind but must not conceal the content. Until the end of November you have the chance to learn how to address even difficult issues so that you will be heard. You develop more security, authenticity and self-esteem.
Leo: During the first half of the month, you are giving yourself and others a hard time because of your desires and high standards. Withdrawal from tense situations is now the best way – combined with vigorous physical activity: go hiking, go to the gym, or embark on a bike tour. It is also important to ask yourself what is really imperative to you and start communicating that in the second half of the month. You’re now more confident and relaxed and therefore radiate openness and friendliness.
Virgo: Since last fall you’re much more in harmony with yourself. On the one hand it’s now about increasing power, on the other hand about learning how to deal with this strength. Especially during the last third of the month this isn’t always easy, particularly because you don’t really know what you want, where to go, and whether your own ideas about the circumstances are at all reasonable. Invest your energy only fully into that which you are totally convinced of. If you are still hesitant, trust your feelings and bide your time.
Libra: You’re already feeling the impending fourth Uranus-Pluto square, which is pushing for liberation and emergence of the new. On top of that your planet Venus moves into Sagittarius and awakens the adventurer in you. Explore the challenges and opportunities for expansion. Anything that opens up new dimensions for you and promises further development is now right – even at the cost of temporary orientation and stability that makes you feel discontent. End of the month you’ll have your old swing back and a new impetus at that.
Scorpio: Now starts a fundamental reorientation that will last for three months. It is based mainly on the release and renewal of ideas, beliefs, concepts and opinions. In October, the emphasis is on questioning habits and recognising the limitations of the usual thought patterns. This may also have an effect on your way of communicating and render you temporarily monosyllabic. End of October, Mars, Jupiter and the Sun provide an upswing and open you up to new perspectives.
Sagittarius: October characterizes a predominantly female energy. It opens your heart, your receptivity to beauty and your willingness to involve yourself emotionally with other people. Sometimes this can make you uncertain or confused and you also tend to believe that only you are the one who gives. But your innate generosity and kindness will prevail again quickly and you relax into the joy of living this affectionate and friendly energy. Discover new ways of coming into contact with others.
Capricorn: Over the last nine months you have become softer, less strict with yourself and others. Now starts a new process where for two months you will learn more about communication. How can you really reach people, how really understand them? First of all, it is important to clearly identify if communication isn’t working. Don’t brush it aside when you realize that nothing goes. Address it, inquire, don’t be satisfied with flat replies – be precise and search for how to bridge the gap.
Aquarius: Now and in November you will deal with communication, especially if you are born in late January. Also your ideas and values are changing. During this month the orientation towards yourself and your own goals will take you less far than the search for a common focus. In the second half of October establish new connections through shared interests and ideals that will also help you in times of crisis, even if united actions aren’t yet possible.
Pisces: Since last autumn, especially Pisces of the middle have gained stability. Now new worlds of imagination are opening up for all Pisces. However, healthy skepticism is appropriate – it’s useless to believe everything wide-eyed just because it sounds fantastic; expect this to be tested next month. In the last third of the month it is difficult to become proactive. Let yourself be inspired by others and absorb their initiatives. Once you get off the stick, you’ll have fun.
Sitara became Osho’s disciple in 1979. She settled in Germany and for 12 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also via phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de