Astrology October 2013: Intensity and Change
By Kathryn Andren Mina and Starman, Joseph Mina
“The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.” Dan Millman, author
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” John C. Maxwell, author & leadership facilitator
The season of change is upon us. The change of weather, turning of the leaves and even the page of the calendar remind us of life’s inevitable march through time. Yet seasonal change is but one small aspect of the greater cycle of change now taking place. “Unprecedented” is one word that readily comes to mind.
Accelerated change is not for the faint of heart. Planetary cycles over the past 5 years have moved the growth needle to the high end of the intensity scale. As 2014 looms on the horizon, the energetic door for October may prove to be a strong catalyst for the coming 18 months. It’s during that time Uranus/Pluto will reach the culmination of its intensity. Yes, the world is changing in profound ways, an effect that will ripple through the sea of consciousness for decades to come.
The October Astrology features a New Moon in Libra, Full Moon in Aries, Mercury Retrograde starting on October 21 and plenty of action with the personal planets.
October begins with Sun in tight aspect to Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Over the next year, every 10 days after the Equinox or Solstice, the Sun brings added intensity and emphasis to this epic Uranus Pluto dynamic. Time for “turning a corner” is emphasized for making radical change.
First week of October, Venus moves away from Saturn while Mercury joins it. Early October is a time to communicate yourself from your inner authority. There is an opportunity to connect to a place of deep emotional strength. Contemplate what are efficient ways to share resources and create commerce. As Saturn lingers on the north nodal point, and Mercury passes it three times, this month is an opportunity to command your destiny.
Here are the other significant benchmarks for this month:
October 4 New Moon at 11° Libra
New Moon times are generally a time of reflection; an opportunity to start over or begin something new. This Libra New Moon is directly aligned with the Uranus Pluto square. This potent line up suggests new ways of asserting individuality as well as reorganizing power in relationships. Speaking of relationships, the love planets Mars and Venus are in close square relationship thru Oct 7. Be mindful and compassionate with your loved ones, as things may feel a little rough around the edges.
Helpful inner reflection questions during this lunation: How can I create a more connected relationship with those close to me? How can I use the transformative fuel of Uranus and Pluto to effect positive change in my life? What does my inner masculine and feminine want me to know? How can I create more harmony and connection between these parts of me?
Oct 6 and 7 Moon meets Mercury and Saturn: Express yourself and be mindful of emotional intensity and sensitivity.
Oct 11 Moon meets Pluto: whenever the Moon comes into direct aspect with Pluto, emotions move to greater depths, and sometimes eruptions. Be mindful this day to be more contemplative and reflect on how you want to express your true power in this rapidly evolving world.
Oct 17 Moon meets Uranus in Aries: expect emotional surprises this day. New beginnings seemingly offer promise and unexpected twists and turns. However, the square to Pluto implies the potential for deception and intensity. Know what you are looking at…be clear and specific.