New Moon, Jupiter and Mercury form a powerful counterweight to power planets Pluto, Uranus and Mars. Sitara predicts that nobody will be bored this month!
|Sun||8° Libra – 9° Scorpio|
|Moon||8° Libra – 23° Scorpio|
|Mercury||21° Virgo – 13° Scorpio|
|Venus||9° Scorpio – 16° Sagittarius|
|Mars||2° – 24° Capricorn|
|Jupiter||4° – 11° Libra|
|Saturn||11°– 14° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde||22° – 21° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||23° – 22° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||10° – 9° Pisces|
|North Node||11° – 9° Virgo|
|Lilith||15° – 18° Scorpio|
|New Moon, 1st, 0.13 h GMT||8° Libra|
|Full Moon, 16th, 4.24 h GMT||23° Aries|
|New Moon, 30th, 17.39 h GMT||27° Scorpio|
Mood of the Moment
During October, Saturn and Neptune continue to act unsettling. But New Moon, Jupiter and Mercury in friendly Libra do their best to make life for all as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. They form a powerful counterweight to power planets Pluto, Uranus and Mars, which guarantees that nobody will be bored this month: Uranus with defiant unruliness, Pluto painting everything black-and-white, and Mars with openly aggressive demeanour. The three have a pronounced effect particularly in the second half of the month, and rob peace-loving minds of their sleep.
Fortunately, Mercury is in Libra until the 24th and can turn his communicative talents splendidly into skilful diplomatic manoeuvres. But also in Scorpio, after the 24th and united with the Sun, he will ensure for unpleasant truths to come to light – which will disarm those who’ve been rattling their sabres too loudly. The enormous positive potential of the three heavyweights only becomes apparent when innovative projects are tackled, which can then be highly effectively pulled off and brought to success. October ends as positively as it has begun, with a Scorpio New Moon that together with Mercury receives a soothing relaxing Trine from Neptune – which is hopefully able to smooth the waters again.
Aries: The month of October brings tremendous opportunities and makes a high energy level available to you. But the whole thing could become quite stormy and demands your full attention so you don’t end up in a deadlock. The first half of the month is still mellow, just be alert not to overestimate yourself. In the second half of the month your rebellious potential is activated, coupled with the desire for tabula rasa solutions. Both together can be very creative, but also very destructive. Make the best of it!
Taurus: The first half of October is marked by great intensity and wonderful openings at the same time. Let all the intensity flow into that which opens up for you. If instead you are still requesting more, you are overlooking the immense wealth already available to you. Also the second half of the month harbours an expansive potential. However, since Saturn has a say, it is particularly important to remain realistic and structured, even if there is a powerful desire to generously radiate now.
Gemini: From the second week on, Mercury is in Libra which gives more ease to everything. Reflect on your resources in the relationship realm, or develop resources in that area. Don’t remain hanging on to the surface because Pluto requires depth, particularly in the second half of the month. That’s when also Uranus is on board which brings new people, situations and activities into your life. Good thing that you’re flexible and inventive – hence you will manage to realize the full potential of this time.
Cancer: On the one hand your relationships need greater clarity now, on the other a wider context. Both means that you obtain a clearer picture about what connects you to others and then you can ask yourself whether this is sufficient for you. A working relationship must have two time levels connecting both people, meaning a common past, present and/or future. One time level is not good enough. Face reality and expand something where it appears worthwhile to you.
Leo: For you, October is always a month during which you should pay attention to your relationships or your creative expressions. This can become quite dramatic this year, in the sense of big ups and downs and surprising turns. It is a month with potential. In mid-October the time is ripe for the new. Whatever happens to you, engage deeply with it; remain relaxed and playful instead of giving your expectations too much weight. At the end of October honest and sensitive communication is important.
Virgo: Your October is under the aspect of Saturn and Neptune, the two conflicting energies that are so difficult to reconcile. Naturally Saturn is closer to you, the power that clarifies and regulates, awakening the willingness to take responsibility, to be patient and to focus on the essential. Neptune on the other hand represents your own longing and that of all spiritual seekers to become one, to heal and become whole. You need Saturn in the world, and Neptune to go beyond it. Roots and wings, both are yours.
Libra: The stars are well placed for the first half of the month. Nevertheless, it is important not to take too much on or have too many expectations. Remain in the middle as much as possible. This will also be beneficial for you in the second half of October, during which everything will turn out a tad more extreme or at the very least, exciting. Use the high energy to make new steps and to expand your action horizon. Communication now requires a great deal of patience. End of the month remain prosaic and clear. Other than that, a tumble from cloud nine is inevitable!
Scorpio: By staying calm and connected to the heart you will get through October just fine. Be human and don’t demand too much from yourself and others. Chiron supports you to cut back a bit when the urge for a make or break situation becomes too strong. That may be the case particularly in the second half of the month when warlike Mars muscles in. Ensure creative expressions which will then all the more bring beneficial results. The New Moon on the 30th opens new conceptual aspects.
Sagittarius: Your talent for improvisation is still in demand. While there are no dramas, you also don’t feel to have things really under control, which is unpleasant. In early October moderation is definitely more promising than any excess; you need patience and perseverance to reach your goal. From mid-October onwards, everything will be easier; you gain support, and whatever you are doing bears fruit. But look at your opponents carefully and verify whether they really suit you and are reliable.
Capricorn: Neptune doesn’t allow a clear line just yet. Because of the Libra emphasis of the month, a diplomatic limbo is already the better solution in most cases. Only you’re not a Libra and would rather have definite decisions! That desire can motivate you in the second half of October to crack down quickly and vehemently. This can work well if your steps are prepared way ahead of time and thought out accordingly. Otherwise you cause confusion and havoc which is of no use to anyone, not even to yourself.
Aquarius: The first half of the month is definitely the easier one. Get your projects moving now because you get a tailwind from Libra. As for everybody, the second half of the month is more difficult to manage. Also, you tend to irritability and quickly meet up with resistance. It’s either resistance triggering irritability, or your impatience triggering resistance. In either case you need more willingness to keep others in mind and a deeper understanding of their motives. Talking defuses the situation.
Pisces: For starters it is harvest time. Your actions are running nice and round and except for some minor misunderstandings others meet you openly and positively. From mid-month on situations will arise increasingly for which there are no easy solutions. Best is to slowly feel your way and be honest and clear in your relationships so no unnecessary complications arise. Accept your own limitations. End of the month trust your intuition. Generally, this time is ideal for relaxation and meditation.
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