Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for October
The full Harvest Moon in Aries, (September 29th) opens us to October with a powerful thrust. This is a time of emotional intensity as the moon highlights the exact Pluto/Uranus alignment. Many feel vulnerable to the emotional tides as we sail through the uncertainty of systems breaking down. Unexpected earth events may arise suddenly as massive shifts of the earth and humanity are now upon us. Yet this is the time we are waiting for, to step into the powerful heart awakening, breaking out and through into the new, pioneering solutions, with new views of who we are. We are transforming our views of food, economy, government, community, relationship, in a world that has become totally interrelated.
Venus and Mars are tensional also, straining relationship. The collective masculine and feminine have a stand off. In our personal relationships it is time for greater compassion. When Venus enters Virgo on the 2nd, aligning with the Royal heart of Leo, the star, Regulus, it sets the stage for the first Presidential debate. Venus will transmit the shining light of the “King Maker”. What we value is now Virgoan, careful, humble, communicating with clear detail, with thoughtfulness for the common person. A storm of debate and clashing views is upon us. The economy and issues around stewardship of resources and finances face scrutiny. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 6th, releasing pent up energy. Views become clearer.
Jupiter in the communicative and social sign of Gemini increases and expands the field of information and connections. The challenge is feeling scattered, not being grounded. As Saturn enters Scorpio on the 5th, we have the potential to go beyond the surface of Gemini, realize what motivates our behavior, and get at what has been hidden or secret. Our intentions and commitments can deepen. Personally, with Saturn in Scorpio, we face issues in relationship, our deep emotional needs and feelings, especially the unspoken, and our shared values. It is our job now to experience and release this deep level and come to new collaborative ground.
For those who create from the imagination, this is an excellent time it to give practical form (Wonderful for open studios.)
The new moon takes place on the 15th in Libra. Libra calls for quiet equilibrium on the one hand and engaged social interaction on the other. Set an intention to bring in balance, which nurtures your life force. At the new moon, watch for fiery activity across the globe.
The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22 as we move toward winter. October 29th is the full moon in Taurus, aligning with Saturn, highlighting the seriousness of these times. We scrutinize the global situation. The elections on November 6, will experience obstacles. Like the Bush Gore election of 2000, Mercury will be retrograde by the closing of the polls. This alerts us to great challenges and miscalculations in the election. We will see!
Twelve opportunities for September:
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): The month begins with unexpected situations in relationships. Another’s needs may clash with yours. Find ways to step back with thoughtfulness before responding. Remember that your life is now launching (or about to) into new beginnings, so keep yourself in alignment with your future vision. This month requires you to let things settle, like fog dispersing so you can really see the view.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This month your sense of self and creative expression is strong. Be patient in relationship and listen. Others have strong needs and deep feelings. Speak when you are absolutely clear. Your heart is open. There is deep longing and love present. Mid October is an excellent time for seeding new habits and work projects. Your creative process is more finely tuned and goes through transformation.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This month, have faith in yourself. Trust your natural expression and leadership. Watch spreading yourself too thin. You are now getting to your central core value and direction that can hold you steady as new opportunities and people enter your life. Stay with the deepening of focus that is taking place.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): You may feel that there is a quake in your life, shaking your ground. Challenge yourself to take a risk. Move out in your life in new ways. Keep letting go of past encumbrances, old ways of thinking of yourself. Mid October reseed your vision. Take things one step at a time for best results. Love and creative energy is around the corner.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This is the time to detach from worry and dramatic scenarios. Step back with observing eyes and know that change is taking place. Let harmony and peace be key words, your mantra at the beginning of the month. Carving out quiet times during the day bring clear sight to your relationship dynamics. Mid month brings love and friendship.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): October carries a sweetness for you. You open your heart to others. Your great sensitivity at this time can bring wisdom and insight or overwhelm, so take good care of yourself. October is a time for focusing with persistence. Mental tasks and careful detail work goes well. You can now communicate your feelings gracefully and clearly.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This month moves you into your balancing act. Be the calm eye of all the energies coursing through your life. As you express yourself be aware of any conflicting feelings within, like love and fear. Which drives you? Trust your instincts and be yourself, moving with the flow. At the new moon situations lighten and brighten. Important dreams fill your sleep
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): There has been a lot of intense feelings, challenges, and frustrations. Be patient as things will soon shift. It’s hard to see clearly now, so take your time, walk by the sea. Imagine worries floating off you like clouds passing. Quiet moments this month refuel you. The shift to a more expanded optimism takes place after the 15th.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): You are particularly tuned into your partner now with your faith and positive view. As you experience the deep feelings around you, you are like a grounding rod, moving the energy. You are connecting to another dimension of being and your perception of subtle energies becomes keener, especially as you create quiet time.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You shine forth this month as well as feeling your old self dissolving. You are balanced between old ways and an impulse for freedom, awakening, and new life. You are in a sacred passage. Just step back and observe the intensity around you. Channel strong passions through your creativity. You won’t have the full view right now, but continue to hold your vision.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Unexpected communication brings up the past. You are balanced between deep feelings past memories stir and new energetic directions now formulating in your mind. You are able to communicate succinctly and eloquently the collective feelings. This is a good time to clarify your work and what you are inspiring toward.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Love is strong, with many feelings and great intensity. Take your time in responding to others as you care for yourself. This is a special time of transformation in and through relationship(s). At the new Moon seed a vision. The energy is shifting and a clearer direction arrives. Your view expands. Home is the haven for you right now.