Astrology of October 2008
by Henry Seltzer (
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Pisces Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Mutable Water. Your ruling planets are Neptune and Jupiter.

Change is in the air for you this month, Pisces. You have been exploring your options lately, and now in many ways you see your path more clearly opening up before you. In moving forward you must also exercise caution, because your priorities may shift as Mercury changes direction on the 15th and once again as it finally regains lost ground on the 28th. Ideas for a better future and for making a clean break with the past might have to yield to conflicting practical concerns, or perhaps vice-versa. It is good to remember, always, that whatever course you decide upon, the universe backs you up one hundred percent once you have come to a decision that aligns with your own deep intuition.

As the month begins, you are riding the wave of the energy for change represented by the recent Libra New Moon which took place in your sector of intimacy and personal evolution. This is an important time for you to face up to new beginnings that are not only possible but necessary and that speak to you from a deep place within you of compassion and interconnection with all of life. You are encouraging your independent sense of yourself to flourish, without regard to the prevailing consensus thinking that may or may not recognize you as the entirely unique being that you are. With Mercury retrograde in this same part of your chart you might find yourself in a more internal and reflective space than usual, tuning in to the interior lands within your soul that are ever-present but perhaps overlooked in the hurly-burly of this marketplace society. At the time of the First Quarter Moon, taking place on Tuesday, October 7th, you are energized to make changes in the way that you look at future plans, although with Mercury conjunct the Sun and retrograde it is well to look before you leap, no matter how great the temptation. The days surrounding the Full Moon of Tuesday, October 14th, represents another peak of the retrograde energy, and a time when you might be more ready to share with others the ideas that have been percolating around in your brain. You are a stand for yourself at this time, dealing with your own security needs in your own way, although still very aware of the effect of partnership in your life. The last two weeks of the month will be spent in gathering up the seedpods of wisdom that you can take from events that have recently transpired. You are entering into a period of time where competing concerns will intersect, of self and other, and also with regard to your desire for security and staying the course versus an almost irresistible urge for freedom, independence and spontaneity. The Scorpio New Moon near the end of the month will launch you into these tumultuous waters with a good attitude and hopefully the necessary preparation so that your canoe moves smoothly through to your ultimate benefit.