By Kaye Berjot –
In October we have a new moon in Aries, and a full moon in Libra indicating a great deal of conversation concerning you and others. Trust is a major theme throughout the month as we are called upon to trust our motives and to rely on our intuitive self to make the right moves. In addition there is a theme surrounding relationships when multiple planets gather in the sign of Libra, and then make their way into Scorpio causing dynamics to shift and change. Although retrograde, Neptune is available to provide inspiration as you rewrite your future to include your deepest desires while removing fears. For the month of October, please note the incorporation of the planets and signs that are being referenced to provide you with the daily astrology. Don’t be shy check out www.astro.com to take a look at your own natal charts. Find out how particular areas in your life are being influenced by planetary changes. If you want to know more about the dates and times for the Moon VoC, check out www.moontracks.com.
Sunday, October 1
Today the Moon and the Sun make a lovely trine in Aquarius and Libra indicating that communications can flow freely. A healthy dialogue can stimulate fruitful actions that can lead you down less disruptive paths. These stabilizing energies just might be the catalyst needed to help you and others understand what it really means to be kindred spirits. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, The Sun, Uranus and Venus, Aries, Virgo, Aquarius and Libra. Moon VoC 5:12 AM until 8:26 AM Moon enters Pisces.
Monday, October 2
Escape is futile when retrograde Neptune and a conjunct Venus and Mars oppose each other creating a little bit of friction in Pisces and Virgo. An unhealthy illusion is not able to stand when faced with cold hard facts. Either you change the way you interpret the facts, or accept the facts as they are presented. Regardless of which path you choose, you could be impacted emotionally and mentally when the Moon is in Aquarius. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, Venus, Mars, The Moon, Pisces, Virgo, and Aquarius.
Tuesday, October 3
As the moon meets up with Neptune in Pisces in creates a lovely trine with Jupiter at the latter degrees of Libra indicating you have removed certain boundaries that have prohibited progress. Your admiration for peace when it comes to others could have impeded the balance that you seek for yourself. This could have caused you to not follow your own advice. Let it be a lesson to yourself, you don’t always have to be the example to others of what it means to fall down. What you can be is the example of what it means to stand tall, even when faced with adversity. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, Jupiter, The Moon, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Virgo, Pisces, Libra, Sagittarius, and Cancer.
Wednesday, October 4
Controlling your emotions while chasing your ambitions can seem like an arduous task, especially when your emotional self appears to be hidden. What if it were your ambitions that were stored away in a closet bursting to be seen and recognized? Take a look at the T-Square with Saturn, The Moon, Mars and Venus. How long would you allow them to be hidden? Perhaps it’s time to allow those things to guide you rather the unconscious fears of the past. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Chiron, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Virgo, Pisces, Cancer and Sagittarius. Moon VoC 1:19 AM until 2:39 PM moon enters Aries.
Thursday, October 5
As the moon enters Aries it opposes the conjunction between the Sun and Mercury in Libra. The balance you seek between you and others can also be found within yourself, meaning that you have the ability to create positive outcomes by redirecting your energy to suit your own wellbeing. You can’t be a leader by following others dreams. Sometimes you have to understand the difference of what is yours, what is theirs and what is ours. Planets and signs at play: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Virgo, Pisces, Aries, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Full Moon 1:40 PM in Aries.
Friday, October 6
As the Moon meets up with retrograde Uranus it trines Saturn indicating positive reinforcement. When turbulence arrives you can ride the waves of chaos, or you can move to the side and allow it to blow past you. Not every situation requires the same reaction because you can’t predict others responses to change. Heck in many cases, you can’t predict your own reactions; therefore, it’s best to concentrate on what you’re able to do rather than to focus on what others are capable of doing. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Uranus, Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, The Sun, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Virgo, Aries, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Moon VoC 4:38 PM until 5:56 PM moon enters Taurus.
Saturday, October 7
As the moon makes its way into Taurus it opposes Jupiter in Libra through a conjunction with Uranus. By being diligent with the seeds that you plant, you will benefit when the time comes. The season will prove to you that there are many ways to accomplish your goals; if you rely on only one way, you could severely limit the many opportunities that could lead you to the next step. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, The Moon, Pluto, Jupiter, Taurus, Aries, Libra and Capricorn.
Sunday, October 8
There is an astrological kite in the air today. Mars and Venus are conjunct and oppose a retrograde Neptune. It could feel like you’re running in place without knowing what you’re gearing up for. It’s important to understand what strides you’re trying to make, otherwise you’ll burn up your fuel idling in neutral which would indicate that you won’t have enough gas when you shift into drive. The squares involving Mercury, The Sun, Pluto, Mars, Venus and Saturn are saying that you’re not ready to drive just yet. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Neptune, Pluto, Mars, Venus, Mercury, The Sun, Saturn, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo, and Libra. Moon VoC 7:45 AM until 7:44 PM moon enters Gemini.
Monday, October 9
The Moon arrives in Gemini carrying vital information to be shared with Mars and Venus in Virgo. Your intellectual sound system is back on line allowing you to actually understand what is being heard and felt. That is because the moon as acting as a conduit for Mars, Venus and Neptune allowing for more effective communication. Rather than going head to head in an opposition, these planets are going around leveraging a trine and a square. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo.
Tuesday, October 10
It’s a good thing Jupiter is still in Libra because the Sun, Mercury and the Moon can use a little bit of balance when there is a conflict on how to start over. It is never easy to push the reset button because everyone feels that they are losing something just like not pushing reset leads to resentment that you are not thinking wisely. It’s clear that one of the individuals involved was withholding important information in hopes of influencing the other’s actions. Saturn in Sagittarius will have you know that you can’t decide influence one another’s life lessons by withholding tasks. Planets and signs at Play: The Sun, Mercury, The Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Aries, Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Moon VoC 4:24 PM until 9:38 PM moon enters Cancer.
Wednesday, October 11
Jupiter enters Scorpio today and trines the Moon in Cancer. If you asked for a big dose of change your prayers have been answered. Figuring out how to navigate change however is a different scenario. You have to be patient because you are just now understanding that patience is a virtue which requires you to react differently when faced with competing goals. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Cancer, Aries, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
Thursday, October 12
Today the Moon squares a conjunct Sun, Mercury and loosely aspect Jupiter, which can create a ripple effect across your emotional wellbeing. Be mindful of your words because they could betray your values causing you to revert back to old patterns that use guilt as a form of love. Be mindful that guilt is not a stable stepping stone. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Neptune, Pluto, The Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo and Libra. Moon VoC 10:00 PM until 12:41 AM moon enters Leo.
Friday, October 13
The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are in the hot seat today because they are being called to the carpet by the Moon, Neptune and Pluto. Their saving grace just so happens to be Saturn. This is because Saturn is the voice of reason and in this case the voice of knowledge. Having experience in a particular matter doesn’t require you to always be the voice, sometimes it takes more courage to just allow others to make their choices without you interfering. Consider this a lesson for you and for them. Planets and signs at play: The Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, Cancer and Leo.
Saturday, October 14
Today it would be really easy to focus on Pluto in Capricorn because Uranus, The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are glaring in its general direction. All of them are asking about change and the promises that change awarded. With that said, we are going to focus on Saturn and the stability that it affords. Knowing when to withdraw from a battle is key when you know that you can’t positively impact change. However knowing when to stay the course when it impacts change within yourself is the most important lesson that you can garner from any chaotic situation that arises. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, The Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto, Capricorn, Jupiter, Scorpio and Aries. Moon VoC 11:27 PM until tomorrow.
Sunday, October 15
Flying towards a place of uncertainty is never easy, yet when you’re grounded on the balance rock of Libra it should provide you with clarity of choices. Unfortunately teeter tottering between other people’s values and your own values never provides clarity, as it’s necessary to choose a path. Every year around this time, you are faced with the need to make a choice. It’s never easy. It’s always hard. Do your best to choose the path that will provide you with a minimal amount of heartburn. Planets and signs at play: The Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, The Moon, North Node, Saturn, Aries, Sagittarius, Libra and Leo. Moon VoC until 5:19 moon enters Virgo.
Monday, October 16
There is a T-Square involving Pluto, Uranus, The Sun, Mercury and Jupiter creating a little bit of stress and changing the dynamics within relationships. As you change your relationships must adapt, and in some cases they break and fall apart. It’s okay for that to happen, as it just means that you’ve learned whatever lesson the relationship was meant to bring. Planets and signs at play: Pluto, Uranus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Libra, Scorpio, Aries, Virgo and Capricorn.
Tuesday, October 17
As the moon meets up with a conjunct Mars and Venus, Pluto and Saturn are activated causing you to seek emotional healing. You could be eager to push towards freedom while resisting the influence of others. It seems as though everyone is demanding something of you, but when they do that it means that you have no time for yourself. Do what you can, yet save some space for you too. You’re just as important as they are. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, Moon, Mars, Venus, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Aries, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Libra, Scorpio and Virgo. Moon VoC 5:26 AM until 11:35 AM moon enters Libra.
Wednesday, October 18
Today isn’t as tense as yesterday; thank goodness! Although there are still demands being made on your time, you’re able to communicate in a way that allows others to fully understand your motives. Not only have you been seen, you’ve been heard. Squares have a tendency to apply just enough pressure to allow you to do the right thing because we as people have a tendency to react only when necessary. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mercury, The Sun, The Moon, Venus, Mars, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aries.
Thursday, October 19
The Sun, The Moon, Jupiter and Mercury are having a party in Libra and Scorpio. It’s a brand new day and retrograde Neptune is pretty pleased. Today could be the day that you rewrite your entire future meaning that whatever held true in the past no longer fits. Out with the old, and in with the new. Planets and signs at play: The Sun, the Moon, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Aries, Pisces, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio and Libra. Moon VoC 1:12 PM until 7:41 PM moon enters Scorpio. New Moon 2:12 PM in Libra
Friday, October 20
Today looks a lot like yesterday. As you continue with the rewrite of your story, you are envisioning things that you never thought possible. Any dreams that you put on the backburner now have the opportunity to come to light. It’s one of those moments when you recognize that you’d better start delivering or stop asking. Either way it’s a choice. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, Moon, Sun, Venus, Mars, Aries, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Libra and Virgo.
Saturday, October 21
When you get what you’ve asked for, don’t doubt that you deserve it. When lots of planets meet up in Scorpio, there is a bit of a transformative change that occurs and sometimes it can seem jarring. In this case, the change should be welcome since you’ve given it careful consideration. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, the Sun, Pisces, Scorpio and Libra.
Sunday, October 22
With the moon in Scorpio sextiling Mars your intuitive side could be on high alert. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, go check out a yoga class or have a glass of wine to calm your nerves. If that doesn’t work phone a friend who can help you put things into perspective. Planets and signs at play: Mars, the Moon, Virgo and Scorpio. Moon VoC 5:35 AM until 5:56 AM moon enters Sagittarius.
Monday, October 23
With the Sun at 0 degree Scorpio a light shines in the darkness indicating a change in perspective. It’s possible that the grass is greener on the other side because you can see the signs of prosperity more clearly than you ever have before. There is something to be said about speaking your truth into existence. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, The Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Pisces and Scorpio.
Tuesday, October 24
The Moon bumps up against Saturn in Sagittarius today, creating a harmonious aspect with Uranus. Finally you have the time to devote to learning more about how you interact and play with others. The realization that you can’t force others to see things your way was a painstaking experience; yet you gained some valuable insight that will take you quite far as you spend time figuring out your next move. Planets and signs at play: Uranus, The Moon, Saturn, Mars, Aries, Sagittarius and Libra. Moon VoC 10:44 AM until 6:12 PM moon enters Capricorn.
Wednesday, October 25
The Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are congregating in Scorpio again as they make a positive aspect to the Moon in Capricorn. Feeling grounded creates a beautiful tone as things begin to settle down. Although Mars is creating a little bit of a stressful aspect it’s only doing so to add momentum. You have to be determined to reach your goals; sometimes that takes encouragement from others. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, the Sun, Mars, Libra, Scorpio and Capricorn.
Thursday, October 26
Something or someone is doing their best to influence your emotions. That’s easier said than done because you’ve changed the way you experience their unconscious vibrations. It’s as though you’ve place a barrier in the way so that any harmful aspects ricochet off. You’ve done a lot of soul searching and you are doing your best to protect what you’ve found. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, Pluto, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. Moon VoC 11:22 PM until tomorrow.
Friday, October 27
As the moon makes its way out of Capricorn, it has a boost of energy thanks to Mars. The ability to nurture yourself sometimes comes at a price; yet it’s a price that you should be willing to pay. Contrary to popular belief it’s not a sacrifice, it’s a choice. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Pluto, Mars, Libra and Capricorn. Moon VoC until 6:58 AM moon enters Aquarius.
Saturday, October 28
You know what you want from your entourage, and you know what you are willing to give in order to be a part of the team. You might have to stretch yourself in uncomfortable ways to prove yourself; yet it’s something that you’re willing to do because the effort is worth it. Planets and signs at play: The Moon, Mercury, The Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Libra, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Sunday, October 29
You aren’t holding back your desires when the Sun and Jupiter conjunct in Scorpio. When you dream big you provide yourself with opportunities that have a real possibility of manifesting. Make sure to be encouraging with your words and thoughts since they have meaning. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, Mercury, The Sun, Jupiter, Pisces and Scorpio. Moon VoC 10:21 AM until 5:46 PM moon enters Pisces.
Monday, October 30
The Moon and Neptune are emotionally in sync as they make positive aspects to Pluto, Mercury, The Sun and Jupiter. This is a great day to present a diamond in the ruff. If you’ve uncovered a real gem, you could very well have an audience that wants to hear all about it. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, the Moon, Mercury, The Sun, Jupiter, Pluto, Pisces, Capricorn and Scorpio. Moon VoC begins 3:07 PM.
Tuesday, October 31
As the moon makes its way towards Chiron, you could experience a veritable break through. Not only have you convinced others that you are the right person to carry the message, you’ve also convinced yourself. That in and of itself deserves a pat on the back. Planets and signs at play: Neptune, the Moon, Chiron, Pluto, Mercury, The Sun, Jupiter, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
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 things to do are to meditate, sit still and listen to your higher guidance. Sitting still does not mean to physically sit still, although that can be beneficial.
Kaye Berjot is an Astrological Coach and Mentor who has studied astrology for over two decades. Her focus is Chiron, the wounded healer.