Astro-forecast for October 2019
“The Light That Moves To Rest”
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Since the last equinox (September 23) the Sun has travelled through Libra, the sign concerned with establishing balance and harmony. Libra has a strong sense for justice and fairness demonstrating a natural talent for mediating between opposing views until a workable assessment is established. Libra believes in a peaceful resolution of conflicts. A great example is Mahatma Gandhi, born October 2nd 1869, who employed nonviolent civil disobedience, eventually leading India to independence in 1947. Even though the British colonial government had passed a special emergency act that gave them the power to treat civil disobedience participants as criminals, Gandhi’s movement could not be stopped. He achieved his goal after many tests and trials, and of course many sacrifices. He is born with a Libra Sun opposite Chiron in Aries. Chiron, a planetoid discovered in 1977, has been associated with ‘the wounded healer’ archetype; the ‘wound’, when activated sparks great motivation for healing the self through healing the world. Chiron has a 50-year orbit. Gandhi was born exactly 150 years ago and would have his 3rd Chiron Return now! He started his movement when he had his 1st Chiron return in 1919. The ’wounded healer’ is journeying through Aries again until 2026. It appears that great change processes are ignited on a broader scale when Chiron is in Aries, the sign of new beginnings. Last time around, when Chiron was in Aries (1968 -1977) we had the protest movements against the Vietnam war, for gender equality and gay rights. We also had the birth of the ecological consciousness. Now we experience the climate change protest movement initiated by the sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The overall vibes have meanwhile shifted from the Mutable Cross to the Cardinal, meaning that we have moved away from the confusing energies of the Jupiter/ Neptune square and its last exact alignment on September 22. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are the four signs on the Mutable Cross and are associated with mental overload, anxiety and restlessness when in a stressful alignment. The cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Their energies are associated with new activities, impulsiveness and dynamic drives that have to be directed into the right channels. On the downside, cardinal signs might storm ahead without a plan. This could especially be the case, when Mars, symbol for energy and drive, enters Libra on October 4 (until November 20). It will be an energetically charged month, as the warrior planet is moving toward an exact opposition with Chiron in Aries on October 9, and then toward a square with the lunar nodes on October 22, with Saturn in Capricorn on October 28 and finally with Pluto in Capricorn on November 5. Mars in Libra has a strong desire for diplomacy and justice. When in a stressful position it will trigger a lot of suppressed anger and frustration and could activate the will to break with an old regime (square Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn) to initiate a new order. Nevertheless, Mars in Libra can be indecisive and likes to procrastinate because all the alternatives have to be weight before action is taken. It will be interesting to observe, if and which old systems are going to go and how the reshaping will take place!
The Full Moon chart of October 14th shows the Libra Sun opposite an Aries Moon while t-squaring the uncompromising Saturn/Pluto conjunction. The Sun has already been in orb with Saturn/Pluto since October 5 activating themes to do with the right use of power as well as messages about what power is, how to use it, and who gets to use it. The positive potential of Saturn-Pluto for individuals who link in with the energy is the accumulation of great courage in the face of darkness and danger combined with sustained effort and determination. Greta Thunberg’s birth horoscope has a Capricorn Stellium that is currently activated by the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. It correlates with her appearance at the UN climate action summit and her powerful speech addressed at political leaders who only “can talk about money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”
The New Moon in Scorpio on October 28th is exactly opposite rebel planet Uranus in Taurus. Change meets with resistance! This alignment signals a strong urge for breaking with traditions and reforming outgrown value systems. Mars in Libra is also exact square Saturn in Capricorn (see above) signifying the tension generated when one part wants to push forward and the other one is holding back. The deeper issue lies in the lack of perspective and the need to deal with uncertainties characteristic to the process of change.
Aries: With Mars journeying through Libra, suppressed anger or frustration could easily be activated especially toward the end of the month. Try to resolve and heal what hasn’t been clarified but take a diplomatic approach. The key is creating a balance between your need for freedom and your ability to commit and cooperate.
Taurus: This is a time where you have to look after your health and put in place a few helpful strategies, especially if you feel overworked. You may find that you have made too many sacrifices for the sake of peace and harmony. Be clear about your needs and find a way of re-negotiating your written and unwritten contracts.
Gemini: This is a good time of the year for having some fun and taking it easy. Follow your urge to express yourself artistically, especially through writing or music. Activate that playful inner child and go for it! You may also be interested in learning about health, more particularly the relationship between mind, body and soul.
Cancer: This is a brilliant time for home improvements and re-decorations. You may want your home to be a special place of beauty and harmony. On another note, you could delve into your own past and clear old hurts and unresolved relationship issues especially around the Full Moon period (October 14).
Leo: Communication plays a key role right now. Good networking skills are a fantastic asset to have and it is a great moment in time to reflect on your style of interaction. Not only is it important what you say but also how you say it and how others perceive your message. You have the ability to state your thoughts and ideas strongly and clearly.
Virgo: This is a period where it is essential to re-evaluate your priorities based on your values. Your life is going through changes. Things that were once important don’t seem to have the same attraction anymore while others have moved into the foreground. Find some special time for nurturing your body and soul.
Libra: This is the beginning of a new yearly cycle. Don’t forget to set your intentions. It is a great moment in time to be courageous and rise to new challenges. On the other hand, preserve your energies and be prepared for potential set-backs. Your energy level might oscillate between highs and lows. Trying to keep the balance might be easier said than done!
Scorpio: You might need more time now for yourself, moments when you can withdraw and contemplate on your life. Your perspective might be changing as you try to reconcile with parts of yourself that you have been neglecting. The intense vibes of the Full Moon could highlight power dynamics in your relationships.
Sagittarius: This is the right timing for getting involved in groups and support community projects that align with your own creative goals. You might be reaping the rewards of your work now. Others look to you for leadership and guidance. So, stay focused on the essentials!
Capricorn: A new balance has to be established between home and work, the inner and the outer. Your emphasis might shift towards focusing more on your place in the world and mutually beneficial relationships. This is your time in the lime light and to be noticed for your accomplishments. Conflicts with those in authority are possible toward the end of the month.
Aquarius: Being more flexible and open for the input of others benefits your personal growth. Then you can dream up a new vision, embrace new concepts, go on a journey or undertake some long-range planning. Flashes of insights might change your perspective on an old issue. The ghosts of the past want to be released!
Pisces: Stay tuned and evaluate your desires from the deepest part of your soul. Listen to your heart when in doubt. You have so many untapped resources waiting for you to be activated. Release those old fears of self-doubt including your fear of being misunderstood or not appreciated by others for who you really are.
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