Fw: October Astrology Report
- OCTOBER ASTROLOGY REPORT
© September 2003 Roxana Muise
October holds 18 dynamic aspects: one conjunction, one opposition,
one shadow point, four squares, four ingresses, three occultations,
one retrograde station, one direct station, one full Moon and one new
Moon. Vibrant, forceful, stimulative waves govern this months shared
energy patterns, all vying for attention. People will respond to
confident leadership, however it is up to each person to discern
truth. A more cooperative mood arises by October 9th, and throughout
the rest of the month a more supportive atmosphere is possible. Both
at the month's beginning and ending we will see a cooperative spirit
between nurturance and security issues.
10/4 Mercury ESP (Ending Shadow Point) 26:19 Virgo, 1:10 PM.
The past month and a half has provided an arena for scrutinizing
health and service pursuits. In trying out different patterns in
these areas, you have gained experience that has revealed new options
for living. Now you may implement these options to help you to map
out a more satisfying life direction.
10/6 Sun squares Saturn 12:53 Libra/Cancer, 6:40 AM. People
hunger and thirst for responsible and reliable leaders to show them
how to repair difficulties in their life patterns. Talk is cheap, but
those who provide living examples can win their trust. Be among those
who address principles instead of details they are the real problem
Moon occults Mars 0:42 Pisces, 8:38 AM. Honesty will be
supported, and dishonesty will be revealed. Inner processes may
suddenly become public, and outer behavior may be intensified by
inner turmoil, as emotional patterns may become disconnected. Watch
over and show consideration to those who appear vulnerable. If you
feel exposed to distractive or disruptive influences, delay action
until you can center yourself.
Mercury enters Libra 6:28 PM. Communicate your
creative ideas and work with others on team activities. Apply
yourself in coordinating goals of fairness, and recognize individual
excellence even if it requires you to adjust your previous opinions
and observations. Cooperative mediation can result in success.
10/9 Venus enters Scorpio 11:56 AM. Strong, deep feelings
arise. Instead of irrational or precipitous actions, take the time to
apply patience. Issues of self-control may drain your energy. Find a
trusted friend or professional to consult with one who can suggest
constructive options without judging you.
10/10 Full Moon 16:35 Aries/Libra west coast 12:27 AM; 3:27
AM. Bringing projects to fruition may be troubled with setbacks.
These delays may be blessings in disguise. Overlooked or forgotten
components in the projects that may weaken your position can become
apparent. West coast environments center on the interaction between
foundation or groundwork and their effects on public image. East
coast issues deal with individual values and their effects on
companions or associates. Here again, patience and diligence are
needed to keep the processes flowing and open to more effective
10/14 Mercury squares Saturn 13:07 Libra/Cancer, 7:49 AM.
Challenge meets every communication and all commerce. A shakeout
period accompanies projects concerned with intellectual properties or
collaborations between peers. Many projects will fail unless created
with care and built on sound principles. This is a good time to build
trust, and to enlist in educational courses. Reciprocal agreements
can create powerful relationships.
10/17 Venus squares Neptune Rx 10:24 Scorpio/Aquarius, 8:30
PM. Spiritual projects may attract mature or conscious people,
presenting opportunities for the growth and development for all.
Intuitive views of future prospects open now. Choose carefully where
you put your trust value only that which brings the greatest hope for
future achievement. Moderation is imperative.
10/22 Neptune turns direct 10:24 Aquarius, 6:55 PM. This is
a magical time, where one step in a new direction can lead to either
optimism and expansion, or self-control and new responsibilities.
Small adjustments can make the difference between clear vision and
10/23 Sun enters Scorpio 1:09 PM. Shining light in dark
places makes it difficult to keep secrets and to hide from the truth.
Introversion and extroversion may surprisingly switch places in a
smooth conversion. Creative imagination can be identified and
10/24 Mercury enters Scorpio, and Chiron (13:14 Capricorn)
opposes Saturn (13:14 Cancer), 4:20 AM. Another shift in perspective
is possible. Approach your goals with new perspectives. Connectivity
is not easily accomplished, however. You may feel alone on your path,
with no more than wise vision from the past to guide you. Avoid
getting caught up in negative thought patterns. Use this time to
become aware of your weaknesses and build your inner strength.
10/25 Sun conjoins (superior), and occults Mercury 1:34
Scorpio, 2:58 AM. Practical, linear thinking and common sense may be
suspended briefly, but long enough for new patterns to insert
themselves. A flow of uncommon and exceptional ideas may become
apparent that can lead to transformation and the beginning of a new
New Moon 1:41 Scorpio, west coast 5:50 AM; east coast
8:50 AM. Begin anew, with open minds and hearts. This begins a
period of potential rebirth, through developing the ability to think
outside of recognized parameters. To those aspected, nothing will
respond in the same patterns to the old ways of thinking. This can
lead to frustration for those unwilling to change, and glorious
liberation for those willing to embrace extraordinary possibilities.
On the west coast, open communication and creative options support
personal processes. The east coast environment favors behind the
scenes processes supported by transformed talents and values, and
transcended principles and honorable action.
Saturn turns retrograde 13:14 Cancer, 4:43 PM. The
opportunity to develop and enhance structural projects concerned with
domestic issues depends on successfully cleaning up programs that
failed to satisfy needs. Some problems cannot be solved using old,
outdated methodologies. This retrograde period can be used to
investigate new constructive approaches.
10/26 Moon occults Venus 21:12 Scorpio, 11:53 AM. An
interruption in the internalized energy flow allows you to identify
and make modifications in your desires. Needs attempt to supersede
wishes, cravings and longings just long enough to instill a bit of
guilt. The trick here is to avoid getting caught up in emotional
games. Compare your necessities against your passions. Necessities
tend to win, unless they can be delayed or placed on temporary hold.
Often things that excite passion make life worth living.
10/30 Mercury squares Neptune Rx 10:25 Scorpio/Aquarius,
11:35 AM. Use your intuition and sensitivity to satisfy a deep
curiosity regarding the nature of mind. Spiritual awareness and
critical perception merge to address issues of consciousness and
reality. Make believe you are successful, and you are
literally "making a belief real." Use your ingenuity to support that
belief. An intense need to better oneself motivates people to
persevere, when they might be tempted to give up.
2003 October Symbology
© September 2003 Roxana Muise
October was named for the eighth month of the old Roman calendar.
October is associated with the altruistic Athena, Greek wisdom
goddess, and guardian of heroes. October is also sacred to the Roman
goddess Astraea. Daughter of Zeus and Themis, Astraea is honored as
the goddess of purity, justice and discipline. Astraea brought
patience and hope to the world of mortals, as they progressed into
ever more violent times. May we now invoke her benevolent energies?
October is also sacred to the great goddess, Hathor, whose joyful
religion lasted for over 3,000 years, embodies all the feminine
possibilities. Goddess of sensual pleasures, and the special guardian
spirit of all women and all female animals, Hathor is also identified
with the Greek Aphrodite, the spirit of guile and sexuality and the
Roman Venus, the spirit of charm and beauty, who governs the sign
The gemstones linked with October are the opal and the tourmaline.
The fire opal, Octobers most spectacular gemstone, may be worn as a
talisman of hope, for it embodies the colors of all precious stones.
The opal is said to avert painful times and misfortune when worn by
those born under the Sun sign of Libra (September 23 to October 23).
For the Scorpio part of October, the tourmaline balances the polarity
of its wearer and deflects negativity, especially when worn on the
forehead at the third eye or at the throat chakra. Tourmaline wands
are used in massage and in healing rituals.
October 2 is Mahatma Ghandis birthday. Born in Western India in 1869,
he developed a creed of passive resistance against injustice:
satyagraha, meaning truth force.
On October 4th, we celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
St. Francis had an affinity for animals and for all the elements of
creation he was a patron of natural conservation, and he understood
the natural cycles of Earth, as you will see in the selection below.
October 5 is Lailat al Miraj, the ascension of the prophet Muhammad.
Founder of Islam, he was born in Makkah, present-day Saudi Arabia
around 570 C.E.
In Judaism, this October is filled with celebrations of endings. Yom
Kippur, on October 5/6 means "Day of Atonement". It is the annual day
set aside for repentance. October 11 begins the 9-day festival of
Sukkoth (festival of the Tabernacle), which commemorates the booths
or shelters that God provided for the Children of Israel during their
time in the wilderness. Simhath Torah (October 19), which
means "Rejoicing of the Law", observes the turning of the yearly
cycle of the daily reading of the Torah, the Jewish holy Book of The
Law. October 19 marks the end of the Jewish High Holy Day season and
(Note: Please forgive my error: Sukkoth was mistakenly included in
September's Report, which was the date of Sukkoth in 2002.)
Watch the skies surrounding the night of October 21 for the gift of
Light and inspiration from the annual Orionids Meteor Shower.
October is also the gateway to the darker part of the year, and many
cultures celebrated the end of October in honor of those who have
died. The ancient Persians celebrated Mordad, dedicated to appeasing
the Angel of Death. The Hindus celebrate a festival of the dead
called Durga. The ancient Egyptians celebrated the Day of the Dead in
November, and the Mexicans and Peruvians commune with deceased
relatives during the "Days of the Dead" that span the end of October
and the first day of November. On October 31, Kali, the terrible
goddess is invoked to slay the demons within. Hallowe'en (Holy
Evening, or All Hallows Eve), called the Day of the Dead in Latin
cultures in the Americas, and All Souls Day in western Christian
cultures is when prayers for those loved ones who have left this
plane of existence are evoked. Their accomplishments and/or their
misdeeds are acknowledged, and their souls are remembered in prayer.
This sets the stage for All Saints Day, November first, when
Christian heroes and heroines are recognized and petitioned to assist
us mortals in their quest for a more blessed existence for our souls
October 31 is also the Eve of Samhain (pronounced Sow-wan), the
Celtic New Year's Eve, which celebrates the peak of the cycle of
rebirth. It is a magical time of shape shifting, when the veil
between the seen and the unseen is very thin, and mysteries are
revealed to the faithful. It is similar to its yearly opposite,
Beltane, with its occurrences elemental mischief and uncanny
This is also the season of the Scandinavian goddess, Skuld, the third
and last of the Fates, who ruled the processes of life. Skuld honors
the Crone, or the final wisdom path of the goddess, also known as
Cailleach. Cailleach is the Crone Aspect of the Great Goddess,
Creator of Storms, and Goddess of Sovereignty. The Cailleach Beara is
one of the oldest living mythological beings associated with Ireland,
and is born old at Samhain (Nov 1st) but grows ever younger over time
until she is a beautiful maiden at Beltane. Z. Budapest describes
Skuld as the Fate that allows transit to the other side of life.
Currently, there are more than 1728 different religions on Earth,
most of which have common doctrines, similar histories and
allegorical components of ancient beliefs. It is interesting to share
the parallels rather than to point out the differences. And most have
components that are timeless and valid in today's world.
Excerpt from St. Francis'Canticle of the Sun:
"...Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially
through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light
through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of
you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the
heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds
and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful,
and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you
brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and
Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds
us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and
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