Stargazing — Week of Oct. 1st through Oct. 8th, 2023

Oct 3, 2023 | Stargazing

There are two eclipses in October, and they serve as the transition between outgoing eclipses in Scorpio and Taurus, and incoming eclipses in Aries and Libra. The spiritual destiny nodes moved into Aries and Libra last July to set the stage for this energy shift. 

At the beginning of the month, Mercury is at the center of astrological events. On October 2nd, it forms an opposition to Neptune in Pisces from the final degrees of Virgo, and creates a trine to Pluto in Capricorn before entering Libra on Thursday, October 5th

On the physical level, Aries wants independence and to pioneer a new path. Libra wants the comfort of relationships. The trick is to balance the two. Esoterically, Aries communicates right action and Libra revolutionizes your value system so you can live in a higher balance.

As October opens the energies flow along with a mostly positive vibration until we approach the weekend. Then the energies will turn a bit more stressful and tense, when manipulation and power struggles could flare up. 

If you can balance logic and creativity, then you can make some powerful breakthroughs that are both innovative and visionary. Mercury opposes Neptune in the morning of Monday October 2nd. Go easy on making important decisions because your mental intellect does not combine well with your intuition.  However, you will gain greater insights by tapping into your own intuition, rather than depending on others.

 Also, be careful of drivers who are not paying attention. Hold off on any deep level conversations until October 3rd, when talkative Mercury is in harmony with deep feelings Pluto. Tuesday is the perfect time to look for a new job opportunity or opening as well as to ask your boss for a raise. 

Mercury enters relationship sign Libra on Wednesday, October 4th through the 22nd. This supports conversations about all types of relationships. Libra is the sign of diplomacy, so this helps you in difficult conversations. The day is productive and energetic.

These days highly stimulate visions and imagination. It is an excellent time for creative activities and active dreaming, whereas it might occasionally be somewhat challenging to assess reality correctly because of all the daydreaming tendencies. 

Mars in Libra conjoins the South Node of the Moon and moves into tension with Pluto over the weekend, becoming exact on Monday, October 9th. 2023 has enjoyed and incredible amount pf weekends filled with positive vibrations; so count your blessings when dealing with anger and blame energies that will be present on this particular weekend.

Back away quickly at the first sign of drama, and don’t allow yourself to get sucked into other peoples negative moods and toxicity.  Some of you can now unleash enormous power and accomplish great things with this turbulent energy.

After a super-long stay in Leo,  Venus moves into Virgo on Sunday. The feeling of glamour will fade from the world, replaced by a renewed vigor to begin a nutritious diet and get healthy and fit from the inside out instead of from the outside in.