By Kaye Berjot
October starts out with the New Moon energy of Libra that occurred on the last day of September. This means that the energy will flow through the entire month like a breath of fresh air. It also means that there will be a lot of work that needs to be done, so it’s not a month to take a break! Throughout the month there will be some intense T-squares that will challenge you to push through any limitations. You will question, you will rethink, and you will rearm yourself. Mercury will come out of shadow at the end of the first week of the month, and with that you will find some clarity, or at least you’ll gain information that you didn’t have before. Your emotional heartstrings will be pulled with this energy, and on the 14th of the month, the day before the Full Moon, you’ll feel a release of energy that will push you into action. During the tail end of the month there will be an amazing Grand Fire Trine, a double T-square, and some humbling moments that are sure to make you breathe a sigh of relief. There comes a moment when all of the planets are on deck, which means that they are all in action, cleaning house. Venus will be the only planet not involved in the action, because she will be making sure that every planet clears out their spaces, so that she, along with Jupiter, can paint a new canvas. October is a month that can change you, because it moves from the energy of Libra to the energy of Scorpio, which is the sign of death and rebirth. Happy Halloween!
** Please see the end of the month for information about the Moon Void of Course (VoC). **
Saturday, October 1
Today starts out with a continuation of yesterday’s New Moon energy in Libra. All of the planets are on hand for a big conversation. The Moon, Sun, and Jupiter are seeking stabilizing energy, and are demanding change. Mercury, however wants you to hold off on making any sudden moves for another week because he’s still covering old ground.
Sunday, October 2
There’s a tense conversation taking place between the Moon, Uranus, and Pluto. There could be an emotional tug of war taking place. You are changing the way you view authority by realizing that you are the ultimate decision maker in your life. If others try to pull on your emotional heart strings, thank them for showing you a direction, even if it’s not the right direction for you. Make sure you choose wisely for yourself. Moon VoC 12:44 AM until 2:44 PM in Scorpio.
Monday, October 3
The Moon positively aspects Mars today, and the story of your life is unfolding at a pace that is exciting, yet mildly uncomfortable, due to the stress points with Jupiter and the Sun. A little bit of comfortability is expected when you have so many opportunities coming your way. You don’t have to choose them all, just try to pick out one or two that have a real future.
Tuesday, October 4
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
The Moon has a short conversation with Venus, Pluto, and retrograde Neptune. How emotionally involved have you become with certain scenarios, and how much do you want to nurture change? Pick what you want to provide energy and effort to in the long run. These are not short initiatives that are taking place, these are long-term goals that are being strategized, therefore make sure that your heart and values are in the right place. Moon VoC 8:05 PM until tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, October 5
Oh yeah! The Moon and Mercury are having a tête-à-tête, and this is the closest that you’ve come to having real mental clarity since Mercury went retrograde last month. You don’t have all of the answers just yet, since Mercury is still in shadow, yet there is a sense of relief. You were absolutely right to change course when you did, because following the path that others wanted you to follow could have landed you in places that you had no business being in. Moon VoC ends 3:27 AM in Sagittarius.
Thursday, October 6
Does it seem a little like Groundhog Day, or that somehow the day is repeating itself? Well it’s not, although there seems to be some tension from recent decisions today, yet it isn’t the same. The Moon and Saturn are nestled together, and positively aspect the Sun and Jupiter, and loosely aspect Mercury, indicating that you are emotionally satisfied with what you’ve learned. It’s like there was an unveiling of the truth, and you had a front row seat.
Friday, October 7
Mercury is finally exiting his shadow…yippie! As he gets closer to the planet of expansion he comes bearing gifts. Jupiter, the planet of good luck is all about that, and may have a thing or two to say to Pluto and Mars that could very well change a few of your strategies, which would allow you to balance things out more evenly in your favor. Moon Voc 1:27 AM until 3:41 PM in Capricorn.
Saturday, October 8
With the Moon in Capricorn nestled against Mars and Pluto we have the urge to get work done. You might want to declutter, and only focus on the things that you cherish the most. There’s no time like the present to balance out your life, now that Mercury has provided you with a good dose of reality.
Sunday, October 9
The Moon makes a harsh angle to Uranus retrograde this morning. Don’t let that scare you. There‘s no need to become all frayed at the edges. Venus and Neptune Retrograde are encouraging this much needed change, so just go with it. Moon VoC 11:52 AM until tomorrow morning.
Monday, October 10
The Moon in Aquarius positively aspects Jupiter and Mercury today. Don’t get carried away with emotion. Yes, excitement is in the air, so love yourself enough to allow that excitement to warm you up like a warm bubble bath, rather than a pot of boiling water. Moon VoC ends 1:34 AM in Aquarius.
Tuesday, October 11
You are emotionally charged, and raring to go. Mercury sits in Jupiter’s lap today, and couldn’t be happier. There are so many stories that Mercury has to tell, and the planet of good luck is just eating it up. Libra is of course very happy with all of this comradery, because she loves a good story, especially ones that promise long lasting relationships and surprisingly creative partnerships. Moon VoC 6:50 PM until tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, October 12
Making big moves can be frightening; just because it’s Halloween month, don’t you dare get a case of “I’m scared.” Although Uranus is retrograde in Aries and squares the Sun, he’s actually functioning in a less chaotic way. This is Uranus the innovator at work, and not Uranus who drops the other shoe. Just relax. Moon VoC until 7:44 AM in Pisces.
Thursday, October 13
Hmm, so today the Moon in Pisces has a meeting scheduled with retrograde Neptune. Sometimes meetings like this can take you on a walk down memory lane. If you go too far down that lane you could find yourself lost in a place that you shouldn’t be. The memory is only there to remind you of where you no longer need to be. There’s no need to swim in tainted waters.
Friday, October 14
Yowza, that was a close call! Yesterday you almost got swept away in a dream. The Moon, Chiron, and Venus are having an amazing conversation today. Together they are celebrating a job well done. Somehow you allowed your wounds to be your guide, and you made it through a troubling situation with grace and finesse. VoC 2:14 AM to 10:09 AM in Aries.
Saturday, October 15
Ok, remember how yesterday was celebration day? Today is the aftermath, which means that it’s time to throw out those old painful Neptunian memories, so that you never have to revisit them again. If you can try to get it done before the Full Moon occurs, this way you won’t have to spend the next couple of weeks emptying out old items. You can instead spend it cleansing your energy field. Full Moon in Aries 11:25 PM. VoC 11:24 PM until 10:04 AM.
Sunday, October 16
Venus, the planet of love has a front row seat at the event of the year. Every planet in the sky is doing something productive. What others might see as a tense conversation; she sees as a welcome sight. Why, you might ask? Because you’re providing her with a blank canvas, so that now she can make just about anything happen, especially when Jupiter, the planet of abundance is sitting in her native sign of Libra for a year. Wink. VoC until 10:04 AM in Taurus.
Monday, October 17
With the Moon in Taurus, you’re feeling more grounded. After the marathon cleaning spree during the Full Moon, no one would blame you if you wanted to take the day off. Mars and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn aren’t going to let you off that easily, so gather up some additional energy, and as Capricorns would say, get to work. VoC 9:48 AM until tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 18
The Jupiter/Mercury conjunction has separated. This allows Jupiter the opportunity to gain a better understanding on which areas of your life need balancing, and quite honestly, a little bit of attention, prior to February 2017. VoC 9:31 AM in Gemini.
Wednesday, October 19
The Moon in Gemini positively aspects Jupiter today, while squaring Neptune, and opposing Venus and Saturn. You could have the urge to talk a great deal about your values, especially now that Venus is in Sagittarius. What’s interesting is that you might have a reaction to one of those values that seems a bit odd. Did you just speak into existence an emotional attachment you never knew you had?
Thursday, October 20
Nothing but blue skies today. Yeah, there’s rumblings of movement, yet those rumblings don’t seem like thunder. That’s because the Moon is having beneficial conversations with Mercury, the Sun, and Uranus. Because our emotions are constantly changing, it’s nice to be able to have them somewhat stable. VoC 6:18 AM until 10:29 AM in Cancer.
Friday, October 21
There are a few T-Squares in the sky today, involving the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Mercury, the Sun, and Uranus. There are a couple of ways that you can manage this; you can look to Jupiter to find the way through, or you could look to the Pluto and Mars conjunction in Capricorn. Jupiter will tell you that there are plenty of options to develop relationships, yet he will counsel you to look towards the Mars – Pluto conjunction, and just go and do the work already. After all, the faster you’re able to complete the work, the quicker he will be at opening doors.
Saturday, October 22
The skies are lit up! There are two Grand Squares taking place, so what was a T-Square yesterday has grown into something that could take you over the edge. There is so much noise that you can’t seem to listen to all of the voices; it’s like everyone is talking at once. With that said, what would happen if you changed the frequency? Would all of those voices start singing in unison? Each with its own melody to contribute…hmm, let’s try that. VoC 2:15 PM until 2:35 PM in Leo.
Sunday, October 23
It’s like Groundhog Day, and you’re back at Friday, yet it’s Sunday. What looks the same, is not the same. You’re not the same. When the Moon arrived in Leo you changed, and although you aren’t able to put it into words exactly how you changed, you are fully understanding and appreciative of the fact that you have. Saturn is breathing a sigh of relief.
Monday, October 24
Oh Yeah!! We’ve got a Grand Fire Trine occurring in Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. If you’re singing “ain’t nobody gonna break my stride, ain’t nobody gonna slow me down,” that’d be the right song to sing. With these three signs, you have the curiosity to cast the net wide, and to explore as far and wide as your passions will take you. VoC 7:22 AM until 10:17 PM in Virgo.
Tuesday, October 25
After all the excitement of yesterday, the Moon is in Virgo, and is asking questions of Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius. Just remember that your emotions change all the time, even when in earth signs like Virgo. Don’t allow fear and overthinking to stop you from reinvention. If Saturn and Venus didn’t want you to strike out in this direction, then they would have put the kibosh on this strategy while they were cleaning out the cupboards.
Wednesday, October 26
Oy vey, when the Moon meets up with the North Node in Virgo, you had best believe that this is a “sit at the kitchen table moment,” meaning that no one can want this change more than you do. No one will have as much information about your situation as you will. You’re going to have to trust and believe that you have what it takes to build your dreams, even during the most stressful times. So, grab a cup of tea, and a piece of intoxicating humble pie. VoC 1:34 PM until tomorrow morning.
Thursday, October 27
You have your marching orders, according to the Moon and Mars. When Mars and Pluto are in Capricorn the only option is to build. Do the work, eat the pie, do some more work, and then drink some tea (or a nice glass of wine). This isn’t make-believe that you are constructing. This is real life, and it requires that you take an active part in creating, restructuring, and rebuilding. Jupiter in Libra shows you that you don’t have to do it on your own. VoC until 8:52 AM in Libra.
Friday, October 28
The Moon runs smack dab into Jupiter today. That’s because the square to Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, and the Moon’s sextile to Venus and Saturn have your intuitions in overdrive. You are emotional, driven, and passionate about this masterpiece that you’re creating. That’s a good thing. Wink.
Saturday, October 29
It’s time to pay some attention to that trine taking place between Uranus retrograde in Aries, and the Venus-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius. It’s almost like everything that you’ve learned would bring you comfort and stability has been turned upside down. Some of these lessons were tough pills to swallow. They stung, they made your eyes water, and made you want to curl up under the covers and sleep; yet you survived. If there isn’t a tear in your eye for the accomplishments that you’ve made, then you’re not giving yourself enough credit. VoC 6:10 AM until 9:02 PM in Scorpio.
Sunday, October 30
There’s a New Moon at 11:39 AM in Scorpio. It is snuggled up with the Sun and Mercury, creating a positive aspect to Neptune. This is one of those days when you want to stay curled up with friends, watching movies that you’ve watched a hundred times before; Goonies, Stranger Things, Ghostbusters…it doesn’t really matter, because all you really crave is a hug, and a hug is exactly what you’ll get. You’re getting a hug from the three amigos. Enjoy!
Monday, October 31
As the Moon breaks off from its slumber party with Mercury and the Sun, you could feel a little melancholy. Yet the positive aspect to a retrograde Neptune provides you with a little faith in humanity. As you make your way towards Father Time (Saturn) in Sagittarius, just know that anything that fell away was meant to fall away. VoC 9:45 PM until tomorrow morning.
The Moon Void of Course (VoC) is the time period from when the Moon makes its last aspect in one sign before moving into the next sign. The Moon is the fastest-moving planet, and transitions from one sign into the next every 1-3 days. What that means is that the Moon is constantly in motion, it’s never retrograde, so it’s inevitable that she will connect with “something,” i.e. another planet or transit, until the moment that she doesn’t. During the moments when she doesn’t connect, we call it the Moon Void of Course. When these events occur, the best thing to do is to meditate, sit still, and listen to your higher guidance. Sitting still does not mean to physically sit still, although it can be beneficial.
Kaye Berjot is a transformational astrologer who focuses on Chiron, the wounded healer. Listen to podcasts and get more astrological insights at askkaye.com.