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By:  Janet Amid

“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken”

Dear Readers,

OCT 2016

The Fall Season brings with it a passing of time, as the world and all of nature, in its ultimate glory, brings forth a sense of reality and truth. As the trees shed their leaves, and the sweet smell of wonder permeates around us, and the cosmos continues on its yearly course, we are indeed reminded that change is imminent within each and every one of us.

Full Moon October 16 in the Mars-ruled sign of Aries – Generally a fiery Aries Full Moon causes us as individuals to react dramatically, leaving us anxious and restless. These feelings will be more overwhelming than most other times since the Full Moon directs our emotions and character. On the flip side, a Full Moon brings clarity and objectivity. This particular Full Moon opposite Jupiter may cause us to feel unsettled while trying to balance it all. It’s square to transiting Pluto may help to break down barriers, leaving us in a place of having to deal matters head on. Those most affected by The Full Moon are Cancers, Aries, and Libra. Depending on where it is planted in your chart is based on time of birth. Bear in mind, it will affect us all. So be aware of reactions.

Mars in Capricorn – With Mars, the planet of energy, traveling through Capricorn, we all have a plan. It’s all about strategy. Getting the job done. Finalizing. Taking control. Utilitarian. As it travels through Capricorn conjunct Pluto, it creates a powerful vortex of energy. A great month to get things done, to clean house, figuratively as well as literally. As it squares the Full Moon however on the 16th, we may feel a sense of urgency and/or restlessness. Be careful when driving, do not take chances. Those most affected are Cancers, Aries, and Libra. Depending on where it is planted in your chart is based on time of birth. Bear in mind, it will affect us all. So be aware of reactions.

New Moon on October 30 – Breaking down Barriers – Sometimes things become more clearer as well as intense under the illumination of the New Moon – emotions open up, we are deeply energized when dealing with ourselves as well as others. New Moon in Scorpio brings with it the energies of full commitment coming from the heart, and their exact opposite: breaking up and braking hearts. This New Moon supports dedication and commitment to whatever you would like. These energies support what you really want, and not what you tell yourself that you want.

Jupiter in Libra – Jupiter’s entrance into the union sign of Libra is exciting. It has taken twelve years for Jupiter to revisit us in Libra amplifying partnerships on all levels. Some key concepts for Jupiter in Libra: Relationships, , harmony, balance, knowledge and growth through diversity of relationship dynamics – idealized or true love, friend or foe, united or divided, contrasting or complimentary, knowledge of the many within the one, or the one within the many. The truth of connecting; widening your circle of contacts; friendly competition, freedom within partnership; open lines of communication, the teacher who is partner; growth of creativity, finances, resources, potentials.

Pinning it down to the essential concept, Jupiter now expands on our relationship quest and experience, orienting through the sign of Libra, the mirror – the reflected other. The Libra archetype represents the projected and constructed persona – that which we view as outside of ourselves – the coveted and much sought after “other” – a deliciously alluring objective viewed as full of promise. As it harmonizes with Saturn in Sagittarius, we may suddenly see a huge positive shift in our economy. The infrastructure of our country may begin to see a huge light at the end of a big tunnel. This is a great well awaited transit!

Venus in Scorpio – Moving into Sagittarius on October 18 – With Venus is in Scorpio, passion is ignited! We see ourselves more concerned with money, security, and our feelings are dialed up. As Venus moves into Sagittarius it takes on a more Pollyanna stance. Where Venus in Scorpio is intense, Sagittarius she is light and fun. Where Venus in Scorpio wants to possess and control, Sagittarius wants to run free and experience everything the world has to offer (and more) preferably with other free spirits.

Venus in Sagittarius is setting off on the road less traveled broadening horizons through travel and philosophy and ideas and cultures. Those born under Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, Leo, & Aquarius, are affected favorably. Of course depending on your birth time will determine where it falls into your charts.


Aries: March 21-April 20 ) – Taking time out for all that encompasses you, career, partnerships, work and personal and getting it right, this is your mantra for the month of October. During this period with so much activity taking place, specifically Mars your ruler, hovering over the Zenith part of your chart, recognition through your hard work seems to pay off. To your credit, and not much in your nature, much can be said about patience and perseverance. In addition, take heed when dealing with home/family related matters. Be the one that implements, but also the one that listens.

Taurus April 21- May 21) – This month, you may find yourself seeking outside the box, answering questions that have been lingering, being receptive to change, specifically when it relates to partners. Along with transiting Jupiter at your heels, this months Full Moon may trigger a much needed shift in how you interact. You may find yourself to be more in-tuned than ever. Also,needing to set necessary limits with those around you is a must. Trust your gut. It will never fail you.

Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- For the next few weeks or so, importance is placed on work and home. Your need to do it all may cause you to feel overwhelmed and totally exasperated. It’s important to realize that during this cycle, you’ll need to pace yourself while still accomplishing your tasks. A smart move, with Saturn in your area of relationships, time to focus on partners.

Cancer ( June 22-July 23)- The framework of your life at this time seems to be focused on how you see yourself, and how those closest to you may be seeing you. Specifically speaking, family related issues could be exhausting your schedule, however tit’s up to you to take the reigns. Take a time to focus on your given priorities, while trying to remedy the situation at hand. As your approach the end of the month, much of this anxiety will have cleared out.

Leo ( July 24-Aug 23)- So much of your life depends on what you give to other people, as your heart runs over with sentiment. This is clearly a time to pay better attention attention to your own needs and priorities. Changes are imminent, but much for the better. In addition, Leo’s generally do everything in a big way, so it’s time top curtail your spending. More importantly, take care when dealing with property or business matters. Read between the lines.

Virgo ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- It has been said that the secret of life is consistency, and you for one are always constant. However, major planetary influences in your life signifies that one chapter in your life has now closed, now it’s on to the next chapter. Relationships, business and personal, during this time, may go through a major transition. This is a strong cycle for you, where you draw the line. Also be aware of money matters that need your immediate attention.

Libra ( Sept 24-Oct 23)- Now that so much activity is taking place in your own sign, it’s up to you to go with the flow. Keep long term goals and perspectives well at hand, the knowledge that you gain during this cycle will allow you to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You’re actually in a pretty good cycle right now, a good time to get yourself back in the groove.

Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22)- It’s all about letting go of matters that have held you back, and hopefully allowing you to move forward. This is about clarity on every level. Get yourself situated then you should be in fine form and ready to meet any of the challenges ahead. Also, your area of friendships may go through a turning point. You may find yourself feeling a bit more obligated than usual, as the demands from others could cause you to retreat back into your head.

Sagittarius ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- This is actually a great period in your life as the planets favor you, both personal and work related. This is your time to actually take the bull by the horns. It’s all about you! You may actually have the presence of mind to make changes in the work place, a much needed feat. Also, your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level balances.

Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal Sun, providing you with the wherewithal to make changes you should make. Specifically speaking,your monies may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit unsettled causing you to question yourself. By the end of this month you will feel as though you are able to take any endeavor on.

Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Pay special attention to your own instincts, focus on what really matters. This can and will be a prosperous month for you as long as you want the talk. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin, more so in areas of family and job. It’s up to you to follow the path. It will lead you in the right direction.

Pisces ( Feb 20- March 20)- For many of you, this is a much need time for introspection, however, the influence of the planets in transit may have you twirling in so many different directions. This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage.

Astrological Tips: Best days to entertain – October, 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31

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