First and foremost, it is about an inner reconciliation and the ability to rise like a phoenix from the ashes over complicated matters, says Sitara.
|Sun||8° Libra – 9° Scorpio|
|Moon||10° Aquarius – 26° Pisces|
|Mercury||2° Libra – 23° Scorpio|
|Venus||13° Virgo – 22° Libra|
|Mars||16° Virgo – 6° Libra|
|Jupiter||28° Libra – 5° Scorpio|
|Saturn||22°– 25° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde||26° – 25° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||27° – 26° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||12° Pisces|
|North Node||22° – 20° Leo|
|Lilith||26° – 29° Sagittarius|
|Full Moon, 5th, 20.41 h GMT||13° Aries|
|New Moon, 19th, 21.13 h GMT||27° Libra|
Mood of the Moment
Also this month is still determined by the Jupiter-Uranus opposition, which insists on a new beginning and an orientation on the valuable and the good instead of the difficult and the bad. In addition, there’s Jupiter changing signs. In Libra, it was primarily a year about working on relationships. In Scorpio, the subject of relationships becomes secondary – primarily, it is about one’s own patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviour that (inter alia) cause such relationship patterns to begin with. However, the emphasis is not on the drama and the problems that may come to light. Rather, with Jupiter, one’s own attention is increasingly directed to the treasure which is hidden under, behind, and in these problems. It is this treasure trove that is to be unearthed in the next twelve months.
By focusing on the value rather than on the problem, it becomes easier to generally open up more. This does not mean that one can’t also analyse shrewdly and investigate profoundly. But, first and foremost, it is about an inner reconciliation and the ability to rise like a phoenix from the ashes over complicated matters.
Aries: Enjoy and maintain your relationships. Let the question of who is right simply drop. Instead, remember the heartfelt joy that you feel during certain encounters. In the second half of the month, a big change is at hand, and this presents you with some hustle and bustle. You are troubled. It is about giving up part of your independence in favour of commonality and commitment. Both together to the same extent is not possible. Dare to make the leap.
Taurus: In the first half of the month you are on your own ground. Even if not everything goes smoothly, things are tangible and clear. Physical changes could be uncomfortable, since it is hard to calculate them. In the second half of October there will be more ease but because of that you will also have less control and overview. Imagine life now like a dance, maybe akin to a child on the beach or in the forest – movement without guidelines, just in the moment, open and creative.
Gemini: A pleasant month, as long as you keep your ease. This can be difficult around mid-month because surprising situations develop in which you think you have to prove yourself. Leave it! Be aware what’s going on, but don’t rise to provocation. You also don’t need to carry out any glorious about-turns. Consider suggestions when they fit with your ideas, but if not, feel free to reject them. Softly going with the flow is advised for October.
Cancer: October’s theme is independence. In the first half of the month, it is easier to stand up for your freedom. But look closely at what you mean by freedom. What do you really want and in which area? Assert yourself there where you need more independence. You know, no one else will do it for you. In the second half of the month, the freedom of others might appear as a problem to you. It is better if you use the resulting space for yourself and thereby keep your dignity.
Leo: As for many others, the same goes for you too – don’t rise to provocation. In the first half of October, smouldering conflicts could erupt. You have the strength to fight. But do you want that? Realize that you have the choice, and play out the various possibilities in the mind before you act. There may be surprises in the second half of the month. Respond flexibly while keeping an eye out for those who are willing to go with you. Whosoever doesn’t suit you, needn’t be in your boat.
Virgo: A good start to the month. From the second week onwards it is about verification. False ideas or unsustainable claims reveal themselves. Now is the time for finetuning. Some things can be tweaked, some can be patiently waited out and accepted with a certain degree of humility until a path shows up to change it. And some things have to be completely eliminated. The situation eases in the last third of October. You have coped with a lot, now rest and let yourself be carried.
Libra: Pluto gives you a good start into October. With his courage and strength, you succeed well through this multi-faceted month. Other resources are your diplomacy and your charm. But don’t rely on that alone, because you are now advised to find new creative ways to assert yourself. In conversations, you need improvisational talents, because often others react completely surprisingly. While you are mostly able to remain playful, sometimes you also have to bring up the big guns.
Scorpio: Actually, everything is going really well, it’s just that sometimes you lack the nuances in conversations, which affects your relationships. Since Jupiter runs from now on for a year through your sign and merges with Mercury, you will be able to iron out some things. Jupiter brings happiness. And fortunately, at the same time Saturn supports you, which gives you grounding and helps you remain in your centre. The last third of October is expansive in every respect. Spread out the wings and have the guts to do something!
Sagittarius: This month the signs change. From now on, the focus shifts for one year to ‘research work’. Depending on your present stance, it is about the exploration of the past or of structures (external or internal, on the physical or psychological level) or in the spiritual sphere. An active exploration of what connects man, world and God. In the latter case it is about what you really are – beyond time and space, beyond body, mind and spirit.
Capricorn: This October, there’s a reward in the relationship area. The deeper you involve yourself, the better. Then small clashes will be hardly relevant but simply are part of it. Your empathy can now deepen enormously, if you take distance from the usual always having-to-be-on-the top attitude. Instead, cherish the joy of meeting and exchanging. Let relationships develop at their own pace. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone, not even to yourself.
Aquarius: The Jupiter-Uranus Opposition is about larger contexts and not about your personal affairs. Look again and again from high up at situations, in particular when they are difficult. Extend your perspective; both temporally and spatially you are only on a minuscule tiny spot. Instead of trying to prove to yourself and others that what is happening is immensely important, let yourself drop into the broader perspective. From there you can relax and be playful.
Pisces: There could be tensions in your personal relationships now. This does not have to be, because the tensions are based on the fact that you are trying to reconcile energies that are currently not compatible with each other. It is better if you take a little distance, do your own thing and allow others to do the same. Wherever you meet, enjoy it. Where not, let go. In October, you can’t force the river. At the end of the month the meeting is all the more beautiful and communication starts to flow again.
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