by Roy Neal —
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.
We begin the month of October with Mercury going direct on Sunday, October 2nd in the sign of Virgo. However it should be noted that Mercury will not resume normal speed until Wednesday, October 5th. Waiting until you have all the facts before making major decisions is recommended.
A First Quarter Phase Moon occurs in Capricorn on Sunday, October 2nd. A cautious approach emotionally in personal and professional relationships is likely to evolve into a better understanding and acceptance as the Moon enters Aquarius on Tuesday, October 4th. Appreciation for individual needs and desires may be necessary in order to co-create experiences of mutual agreement and value.
The emphasis on relationships is highlighted in October as the Sun, Venus and later Mercury will be transiting the sign of Libra for a major portion of the month.
Mars will be transiting the sign of Gemini for all of October and the rest of the year. During the time while Mars is transiting Gemini we are advised to remember the three C’s: Connection, Communication and Co-creation. Our ability to speak our truth and honor our agreements will be tested in extraordinary ways.
Pluto goes direct on Saturday, October 8th in Capricorn. This change of direction signals that an internal process of transformation is nearing completion and we can now begin to move forward without the limiting fears and beliefs from the past.
A Full Moon in Aries on Sunday, October 9th further encourages us to embrace and express our authentic and energetic sense of self in all of our relationships with others.
Mercury enters Libra on Monday, October 10th. Our ability to successfully communicate and connect with others will require us to listen and learn about their life and experiences. However, it cannot be just an intellectual exercise and experience. We will ultimately need to grow our emotional availability to feel their pain as well as to feel and articulate our own.
This emotional process is likely to become more evident as the Moon enters Cancer on Saturday, October 15th and culminates on Monday, October 17th with the Last Quarter Phase Moon in the zodiac sign of Cancer. The needs of our friends and family members may require us to be more emotionally present and compassionate.
Authenticity in our way of expressing our feelings is encouraged as the Moon enters Leo late on Monday, October 17th and forms a number of stressful aspects with Saturn and Uranus on Wednesday, October 19th. A pragmatic and logical response to our life experience resumes as the Moon enters Virgo on Thursday, October 20th and continues its transit of that sign through Friday and Saturday.
Saturn returns to direct motion in Aquarius late on Saturday, October 22nd right before both the Sun and Venus enter the sign of Scorpio on Sunday, October 23rd. The theme now is: “Empowerment, Healing and Transformation” as a result of “Letting Go and Letting God” be the guiding force in the process of achieving our goals and objectives.
New beginnings in this empowered and spiritual way of living occur as we experience the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on Tuesday, October 25th.
The importance of aligning our consciousness with a daily spiritual practice is enhanced as Jupiter retrogrades back into the sign of Pisces late on Thursday, October 27th.
Mercury enters Scorpio on Saturday, October 29th. We now will have the Sun, Venus, and Mercury all transiting the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is a water sign ruled by the planet Pluto. Pluto is the planet that symbolizes power, transformation and death. Often the death of the old is necessary for the birth of the new.
The planet Mars goes retrograde in Gemini on Sunday, October 30th. Mars will remain retrograde for the rest of 2022 and will not go direct until January 12th 2023. This retrograde process may be more than a little bit challenging if you tend to be a human doing rather than a human being.
Activities and issues related to mental illness will demand our attention while Mars is transiting the sign of Gemini.
Creative problem-solving opportunities will be abundant.
Researching information regarding death and dying will be common during this Scorpio period. It is appropriate that we emotionally grieve our friends and family that have made their transition to the realm of spirit and celebrate the “Day of the Dead” on All Hallows Eve on Monday, October 31st.