September 29th New Moon
The Libra New Moon that sets the stage for the current cycle makes an exact sesquiquadrate aspect to Neptune, also aspecting Uranus in Pisces, so that higher mind is a large factor. With Mercury retrograde in the same sign, we are intended to be looking more closely into everything that happens to us, and taking a reflective stance on life in general.
October 7th First Quarter Moon
This is a powerful First Quarter Moon, with the Moon exactly conjunct Jupiter, and Jupiter still trined by Saturn, while Saturn and Uranus near opposition. In addition to these powerful indications, Chiron and the North Node are in close conjunction, aspected by Saturn and squared by Venus. We are likely to be more aware than usual of old wounds regarding both group affiliation and control, and relationship, and of the choices that we make that have the power to transcend them.
October 14th Full Moon
In another potent configuration, this Full Moon closely aspects Neptune, bringing to the fore once again the confusion of these times and also their fundimentally spiritual nature. In addition, this Full Moon also conjuncts the recently named trans-Plutonian dwarf planet, Eris. This archetypal energy represents a warrior-like defensive stance against established power. At this time too, the Uranus – Saturn opposition is very active, reflecting the same values of taking a stand against a dysfunctional status quo. We will find ourselves speaking truth to power at this mid-month time, and perhaps reveling in the discontinuity of speeches to events. We can and will occupy either side of the polarity, raging against the machine or trying to reconcile our ideals and our revolutionary goals with practical concerns.
October 21st Last Quarter Moon
This Last Quarter Moon aspects Pluto in the last degrees of Sagittarius. Pluto is getting ready to re-enter Capricorn come November (on the 26th) and we might get a preview of the action there. Banking institutions are one place that will likely feel the effects of this important transit next month.
October 28th New Moon
This Scorpio New Moon comes just before Halloween, the Scorpio holiday, and features Mars square Chiron and also aspecting Saturn and Uranus in the final stages of the first pass of their opposition, which completes on November 4th. This New Moon time period is therefore an exciting one, with an exciting November ahead. Saturn and Uranus oppose each other exactly a total of five times over the next few years, and Pluto joins in by 2010, exact in 2012, making these next few years extremely dramatic ones, as many astrologers have indicated. We are getting the first taste of these amazing configurations in this fall time frame.