STARGAZING — Week of October 1st through October 7th, 2018

Oct 1, 2018 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing


There are two disturbing aspects this week that could cause a disturbance as well as a retrograde that effects housing and finances. This energy could finally dislodge anything you are hanging on to. It’s truly time to “Let go and let God.” Cheer up, relax, and take a deep breath. The New Moon next Monday brings you new beginnings.

Just know that it’s time to clean up any old business since 2011. Compassion and forgiveness practices are a good thing to do now. You can also do behind the scenes preparation for those new areas of your life that will have better action next year.

Perhaps you need to pull back and look within. The biggest news of October is Venus turning retrograde until November 16th. Relationships are up for review. Do you really need an abusive relationship or friend? What about your job, boss and peers? Financial needs, your budget, and your long-term investments need adjustment for future needs. Or maybe it is just time to make yourself or your home look nicer

The energies on Tuesday carry a level of stress when your desires conflict with some old, outdated habits. It’s time to face up and deal with the conflicts. Pluto is on the prowl Tuesday evening. Please remember that just because you think something does not mean you have to voice it.

On Friday Venus begins her retrograde cycle in deeply and intensely emotional Scorpio and then moves back into balancing Libra at Halloween, bringing in more balance and focus. Conflicts can rise between lovers or with social relationships. Take notice and think of a “double Jeopardy” day. Although the next few weeks is not a time to begin a new relationship, get married, or try to sell your home, the up side is you have the opportunity to resolve some social relationships from the past.

Since a Venus cycle is about 8 years, you could be resolving issues from 1996, 2002, 2010, and perhaps even further back. The double jeopardy is that Venus is out of her element in Scorpio, where her loving energies clash with Pluto. His energies are crisis, upsets, and deep transformation. Except for a two-week rest period, Venus is in Scorpio through early January, 2019. If you are planning a wedding or house sale or renovation, your best bet is to plan these events sometime in mid-January.

On Sunday, the Moon is in its quiet void-of-course phase. Tend to mundane tasks and/or take care of your inner, spiritual needs since this is the darkness before the New Moon on Monday.