The Uranus-Pluto Square continues to be turbulent but helped by other harmonious configurations we can expect a positive end result, says Sitara.
|Sun||8° Libra – 8° Scorpio|
|Moon||26° Sagittarius – 20° Aquarius|
|Mercury, retrograde 4th, direct 26th||2° Scorpio – 20° Libra|
|Venus||1° Libra – 10° Scorpio|
|Mars||12° Sagittarius – 4° Capricorn|
|Jupiter||16° – 20° Leo|
|Saturn||21° – 24° Scorpio|
|Chiron, retrograde||14° – 13° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||15° – 14° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||5° Pisces|
|North Node||19° Libra|
|Lilith||24° – 27° Leo|
|Full Moon, 8th, 10.52 h GMT||15° Aries|
|New Moon, 23rd, 21.58 h GMT||0° Scorpio|
Mood of the Moment
Expect more turbulence in the first half of the month triggered by the Uranus-Pluto square. First it will affect our aims and goals, but after the full moon also our emotional life and close relationships. Luckily all this is embedded in a series of harmonious configurations, so we can expect a positive end result. The whole month is coloured by Venus, thus there’s hope that everyone will by now have enough of discord and conflict.
If your actions are motivated by ethical goals, great advances can be made by breaking through the conventional boundaries in many areas. From the second third of the month onwards steps should be taken to revise goals, and reestablish the ways of relating and communicating. The whole month long we’ll be in the communication process that began at the end of September, and, together with others, we’ll struggle to reach solutions. This process can also play out on an interior level. However, we can make clarifying things and reaching the best decision more difficult than it need be. What is important is maintaining an optimistic view, as this broadens our personal perspective, opening up more opportunities. At the end of October Mars in Capricorn delivers clear facts, softened and made gentle by Neptune’s forgiving influence.
Aries: This month offers many positive opportunities; however, you must be ready to make compromises and look beyond yourself. Cooperation is your key and at the same time your challenge. Offer your energies to a higher purpose, otherwise outer circumstances will continually lead to reversals for you. You may feel unjustly treated then, but you yourself are the cause of the adversity. Other people are different than you are, so try looking at matters through their eyes.
Taurus: At the beginning of October an obstacle will require you to be flexible. Take the whole thing more lightly. At the latest by the middle of the month you’ll be more in balance. Sharing and opening up is the way forward, and in regard to your relationships you can make a real quantum leap now. But also in the area of creativity there are new opportunities. In the last week of October still more surrender will be required of you – to life, to love and to that which you’ve recognised as the priceless pearl within.
Gemini: This month the focus is still on relationships and how to hold to your truth, while at the same time giving enough consideration to the needs of others. Above all, the present lesson is to learn to see others more clearly. For this your talent for communication comes in handy. Ask those people you find difficult to get on with how they’re doing and what they’re feeling. Listen to what they say and, without interpreting it, keep what you hear in mind.
Cancer: Quite a dynamic start to October! The full moon in Aries in combination with Uranus provides excitement and demands quick decisions. You are challenged to make a powerful new start. From the middle of the month it’s more about your bonds with others, with emphasis on communication. Understanding what people mean is not easy, especially when someone habitually avoids mentioning elephants in the room. Dare to be direct, but keep it friendly.
Leo: Relationship issues characterise this month, which is about renewal and expansion. Your trust and warmth of heart are authentic and a big advantage. However, it’s important to distinguish these from the romantic notions that prevent you from rightly assessing people and situations around you – which leads to friction because others then feel they’re not being seen. In the last week of the month your perception deepens, which also deepens your relationships; openings, exchanges and fulfilment are then within grasp.
Virgo: Look on October as a process that’s deepening your understanding, and where facing unresolved relationship issues has a central place. This refers to relationships with partners, friends, colleagues, bosses, neighbours, relatives or spiritual teachers. Value yourself more; usually this automatically leads to getting on better with others. You’re not really in harmony with yourself at the moment, and that makes you impatient and irritable. A little more optimism would make everything much easier.
Libra: A number of planets in Libra offer chances for fruitful and respectful relating with others. However, the first half of the month can bring great challenges as Uranus and Pluto are again demanding radical change. But from the middle of October onwards all will get easier. Your confidence will grow, and with it your ability to further your new aims powerfully, backed up by clear thinking. Retrograde Mercury may bring some misunderstandings, which, however, you can iron out with diplomacy.
Scorpio: October starts at a giddy speed, and you may tend to steamroller other people. Time to examine your communication patterns, even though you might not feel the benefit of doing so until November. The last week of October, which is the Scorpio time, will bring you gifts of an open heart, peace and relaxation. It’s easy now for you to leave behind old ideas, fears and reservations and trust a new energy flow making you more human and, at the same time, carrying you more clearly along your spiritual path.
Sagittarius: The cosmos is your benefactor! In the first weeks of the month you can safely tackle greater challenges. Mars, Uranus and Jupiter are gifting you power, trust, courage, inventiveness, enthusiasm and inner freedom. This enormously positive beginning continues with many little happy twists of circumstances and openings until the end of October. Also, your imaginative power and your intellectual grasp are now in a process of expanding and the results will show in November. Champion your ideals!
Capricorn: The first half of October requires vigilance, both to your own reactions as well as those of others. Power issues can easily become destructive now. For this reason it’s better to hold back a bit and wait. At the end of the month Mars enters your sign, and although increasing your fighting spirit, is more interested in using the energy than in dominating. Enjoy your forcefulness but cultivate tolerance and empathy at the same time. This will ground your strength.
Aquarius: Acting in accord with your feelings is the challenge of the month. For this you must first recognize what you’re actually feeling, and secondly you must get off the starting blocks and take action. Neither feelings nor concrete action are the real strengths of an Aquarius, who feel more at home in the realm of ideas. But the full moon in Aries will help you take the jump. People who like you can be of great help when it comes to manifesting emotional affairs. However, you will have to open up to them first.
Pisces: At the end of the month you’ll find the reward waiting for you for all the difficulties you will have overcome until then. It’s not anything really dramatic that’s coming upon you, but still things could be a bit dicey. The most important thing, when you’re feeling helpless and drained of energy, is not to take it all that seriously. It can happen and, as you know, it too passes. At the end of October a new situation will arise in which you feel supported by others and carried by your own energy. And this feeling is more deep and fundamental than your temporary bouts of weakness.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de