Sun Sign Trends
There are several Astrology Sun Signs that won’t be especially activated in October. Because there are no planets transiting through these Sun Signs this month, Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, and Sagittarius are less likely to experience much drama this month, except for personal aspects, which are outside the scope of this column.
Librans will be active socially until the challenging Full Moon on Oct 24th, after which things quiet down. Venus, ruler of Libra, goes retrograde in Scorpio on October 6th, confounding diplomacy for the rest of 2018. #MeToo may have setbacks as well, but will recover.
Uranus in Taurus
Taurans will experience a lot of unexpected changes with Uranus in their sign until mid-2025, so do not make commitments lightly, Taurus, or you may not be able to keep them because you can’t see what’s coming! Saturn trines Uranus this month, so combining realism and innovation can yield constructive results. Uranus also squares the Moon’s Nodes which suggests that many proffered changes may not support our “destiny path” after all, or at least not in the intended way or timeframe. Also, because Uranus conjuncts the Full Moon on the 24th and opposes the Sun, we ALL can expect an extra chaotic Full Moon period this month, especially for Taurans. (CAUTION: With Venus conjunct Sun opposed Uranus/Moon at Full Moon, protect yourself, my Sisters, against unwanted pregnancies.)
The North Node (NN) in Leo suggests that projects begun by Leos within the last 18 months may wrap up this month, move into a new phase, or be shelved for awhile. Your focus is about to change from “outgoing” to “private” as NN enters Cancer (family and hearth) in November. Finish up this month and get ready to move on to new horizons with a new perspective.
The South Node is in Aquarius for its final month too, encouraging reminiscing about events from the past, reconnecting with old acquaintances, and revisiting past lessons. Aquarians are especially active physically this month and into November, due to the presence of energetic Mars in their sign, making it a good time for an exercise or athletic program (but DON’T overdo it!) It’s time to build, remodel, reduce, move, travel, or stand up for oneself. Use your energy wisely, while toning down possible surges of anger, ego, argument, arrogance or selfishness. This too will pass.
Pisceans may find themselves supersensitive and feeling vulnerable because their sign’s ruler, Neptune, will be languishing in Pisces through 2025. Spiritual and creative instincts are being activated, especially for Pisces artists and musicians. Neptune develops our inner and other-worldly talents, but is hard-pressed to make its impact felt in the material world, so “success” is subtle for these folks. However, intuition, meditation, channeling, ceremony, art and music are encouraged now. Mystical experiences are possible now. Chiron in the final degrees of Pisces squares transiting Saturn, so rules and regulations are questioned, frustration is felt, and “alternate facts” are offered. Chiron also trines Jupiter as ethics, principles and spirituality aspire toward a “higher-minded” future for sincere people.
The Sun Signs most impacted by multiple planets in their sign now are Scorpio and Capricorn. Scorpio hosts only positive planets – Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter – which bestow blessings, enhance relationships, sharpen mental abilities, and bring abundance and happiness. October is a lucky month for Scorpios, so make the most of it!
Meanwhile Capricorns are heavy-laden with both malefics in their sign – Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler and strict task-master, and Pluto, the “karmic avenger”. These won’t doom all Capricorns, but any benefits will be hard-won. Hard work is favored (Saturn) and integrity is required (Pluto)! Where “Caps” have NOT attended to detail or acted responsibly, they may find themselves being held accountable. Consequences may result – actual or psychological. But for the conscientious, there could be accomplishments, even rewards… although delayed. Saturn remains in Capricorn until the end of 2020 and Pluto won’t pass into individualistic Aquarius until 2024. Although difficult, Saturn and Pluto deepen us, driving us to self-reflection and self-correction. But without accountability or doing the “inner work”, lazy Capricorns may suffer.
The National Chart
As October begins, transiting Mercury, then the Sun a week later, conjoins our National Saturn in the 10th house of government. This marks a good time for implementing government plans, but vague ideas may backfire. It’s time for precision, not broad brush strokes. So this Administration’s not-well-thought-out plans will likely stall.
Also in early October Jupiter enters the 12th house of secrecy and containment, signaling behind-the-scenes talks, a lessening of global influence, plus possible impeachment of some of our leaders during this national “dimming of the light”. Jupiter (luck and abundance) will transit the National 12th house for ~3 months, like a speeding train entering a dark tunnel. The USA can expect to emerge in early 2019. Luckily, this is an extremely fast sweep of the 12th house, but it may mark more pressure for impeachment.