This is a particular month of enormous transformative intention, Cancer. You are delving into the depths of your psyche to come up with the pearl of wisdom that will serve as your talisman to guide you into greater integration and a better sense of life purpose. The ingredients for this expansive exploration of your possibilities has elements within the dark and hidden places within your psyche that nevertheless contain their own phosphorescent glow when properly harvested. Your ongoing transformation of values includes your relationships, communicative outreach, and public statement and might also involve writing or journaling as this serves to further. Increasingly, your work in the world corresponds to inner principles rather than to consensus thinking or early conditioning. Your spiritual evolution advances in stages signaled by the weekend lunations throughout October taking place on the 2nd, the 9th, and the 17th. The Full Moon of Sunday, October 9th might be a particularly sensitive time, when inner wounding rears its head for potential healing. The Scorpio New Moon of the 25th delivers a fresh start in creative self-expression that represents a summary the monthly cycle up to this point in time.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The Libra New Moon from September 25th kicked off a thirty-day lunation cycle for things related to your home and family life, influencing the first three weeks of October. This is a time to not only listen to your intuition but also honor your need for security and connection. It may be a good time to prioritize comfort in your domestic setting and bring attention to your support system whether that involves close friends, siblings or parents. You might also yourself be playing a supportive role for a family member and you could have to find the right equilibrium between your personal objectives and the needs of a family member. You may also have the opportunity in the first three quarters of October to shed light on unconscious patterns that slow you down or undermine your progress; it might be a good time to adjust your objectives to ensure that they are still aligned with what you really want. You may have to ask yourself difficult questions of why and for whom you are following a certain path. The answers you come up with may surprise you.
On the 2nd, Mercury stations direct in Virgo which brings considerable support for written work and communication over the remainder of the month. There is a two-week period while Mercury is traversing its lost zodiacal ground, eventually straightening out by the 17th. This is also the Moon’s First Quarter, signaling a change in the direction of your thoughts and feelings. Ideas involving partners could come up for you now. You may have felt confused or anxious about a learning journey or regarding your ability to communicate clearly with others but with Mercury now moving direct and slowly regaining its lost ground, you are beginning to clarify your aims and your ideas.
Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn on the 8th, the day before the Full Moon culminates in Aries, is a significant moment for you. You could be in the process of realizing how much of your early parental care and guidance has shaped your ambitions and you might be able to let go of some of these internalized expectations. Pluto turning direct in Capricorn signals the end of a difficult yet transformational era regarding how you approach others and what you want from your relationships.
On the 9th, the Aries Full Moon lights your way toward a better comprehension of your career goals, and the way that these also depend on what you hold inside. Because you have a prominent position of Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at this time as well, conjuncted by the Full Moon, it is possible that issues of inner wounding could come up for you for the purpose of becoming more greatly integrated into your conscious understanding.
The week of October 9th could also be very dynamic and bring other important progress in your domestic and professional life. You may need more space than usual to reflect on your goals and desires but this introspective moment could also be quite productive. Your relationships are emphasized now and through the subsequent days.
From the 18th through the 20th, Venus and the Sun in Libra, together in the Full Moon configuration, form a square with Pluto in Capricorn, which may bring power struggles to surface in your personal or your professional relationships. It may be revelatory for you when you can spot manipulative tactics coming from someone so that you might need to reinstate your boundaries or defuse a situation.
The Sun and Venus begin to conjunct in Libra on the 17th, which is also the Moon’s Last Quarter, and thus a quite significant timing. On the 22nd this aspect becomes exact, and they ingress together into the sign of Scorpio on the 23rd. This is an important transition for you this month. Themes surrounding relationships, pleasure, and values are undergoing an important reset as Venus meets the solar rays of the Sun and become purified. This is also the transition of Venus from morning to evening star.
On the 25th, the partial Solar Eclipse and Scorpio New Moon occurs, sending an important reset in the part of your chart that relates to your self-expression, your creative self and your passions. You may feel your desires changing at this time looking to bring what you love to the collectivity and find more productive ways to be of service to the world.
Jupiter re-enters Pisces in his retrograde motion on the 28th where he was transiting for the first five months of the year. At that time there might have been learning or travel opportunities. Therefore, in the in the next few weeks you could find yourself consolidating what had started earlier in the year in terms of these initiatives. You will definitely become more interested in your beliefs, worldview, and issues of higher mind. Jupiter returning to Pisces could help you find cohesion within a certain philosophical, educational, or spiritual framework.
The month of October finds also at its close the phenomenon of Mars turning retrograde in Gemini. This takes place on the 30th. Mars will be moving backward through the sign of the twins until mid-January, and stays in the Gemini sign until late March. This period of Mars Retrograde and its aftermath could highlight a greater need within you for retreat, reflection and introspection over the coming months.
Your Solar Return Chart is a powerful technique for examining the themes and issues that will arise for you during your solar year - the year that runs from birthday to birthday. Often the turning point represented by your birthday time of the year brings a new phase of your life into existence, and the Solar Return chart helps you to examine this new perspective on your life and what your year may bring.
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