October 2016 opens with a New Moon and ends with a New Moon!
On October 1, 2016, the New Moon falls on 8° Libra.
(North and South America: this New Moon falls on September 30, 2016).
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October 2016 resonates on the intense energy of the previous month, September 2016, with two eclipses. October 2016 is the month of sobering up and rebellion.
The whole month of October 2016 is colored by a mutable T-square between Neptune at 9 ° Pisces, Saturn at 11º Sagittarius and the North Node in Virgo 12º.
The heavy stress that was caused by the square between Saturn and Neptune slowly fades away. There is room for optimism, but the second half of the month shows heightened tension in the world when Mars in Capricorn will challenge the planetary giants Uranus, Saturn and Pluto.
Since September 26, 2016 Pluto in Capricorn has resumed its direct path around the Sun after a long period of retrogradation. This period began on April 18, 2016. Pluto rises again like a phoenix from the ashes to make a new start. This past period should be regarded as an initial period of transformation processes which have have taken place in ourselves. From the moment we spread our wings to enter a new phase.
From October 16th, 2016, Pluto in Capricorn is back on track at 15º Capricorn!
Mars and Pluto are astrological connected. Mars travels from September 28, 2016 through Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn challenges Jupiter in Libra in the first two weeks of October 2016.
On October 6, 2016 Mars 5º Capricorn forms an exact square with Jupiter in Libra.
Because of this planetary challenge, we want to know where we stand. We won’t be swallowing impossible lies anymore. Less and less people take things for granted. Enough is enough!
The journey of Mars through Capricorn lasts until November 9, 2016.
Until October 7, 2016 will Mercury remain through the analytic realm of Virgo. Because of Mercury in Virgo, the period from the end of July 2016 to October 7, 2016 was colored by criticism and cynicism. In the first week of October 2016 details will be sorted out especially in the area of health care and pharmaceutical industry.
On October 7 2016, we can rejoice at the Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids are not as big as the Geminids Meteor Shower last month. There are an average of 10 shooting stars per hour. The meteors come from comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was discovered in 1900. The Draconids are visible in the early morning. The Draconids come each year to visit us from 6 to 10 October, but on 7 October, the highlight takes place in the constellation Draco.
From October 8, 2016 to October 24, 2016 Mercury travels through the harmonious Libra. Building on the Mercury period through Virgo last month when it came to reviewing, revising past and present commitments, we are faced with restoring confidence and clear decision.
On October 8, 2016 Saturn in Sagittarius squares the North Node in
Virgo at 12º. This position shows that current social conditions and institutions thwart personal plans. In this era of reformation everything should go better, but in many cases the opposite is the case. When the North Node reaches the fire sign Leo next year may 2017, things get better.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 is a special day. The Sun and Uranus will exact opposite each other at 23º on the axis Libra / Aries. The blue-green revolutionary is "close" to Earth. Because of the enormous distance Uranus is only visible as a tiny blue-green dot through a powerful telescope.
On planet Earth, this opposition manifest as an independent attitude and dislike of regulations.
Jupiter in Libra and Neptune in Pisces form a quincunx from October 15 to November 2, 2016. With this difficult connection, we witness the growth of a global awareness of deceit by the media, political and economic exploitation and religious and cultural indoctrination. The massive confusion, disenchantment and disillusionment in the established order will lead that many will follow their own path and seek out their own truth. Nothing sacred will hold.
On October 16, 2016, we have the Full Moon in Aries. This Full Moon at 23º Aries is the first Super Moon of 2016 in a row this year.
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From October 18, 2016 until November 11, 2016, Venus travels through the fiery realm of Sagittarius, the House of Jupiter. Until November 12, 2016, we see everything bigger, in broader perspective in economic terms and in all types of relationships. In short, everything that has to do with money and beauty. With Venus in Sagittarius we're eagerly looking for the ultimate, the most beautiful and ideal in these areas of life.
In the second half of October 2016, Mars slowly moves closer to Pluto in Capricorn. This intense planetary sphere begins from October 16, 2016 and lasts until about October 23, 2016.
On October 20, a tense T-square will be formed between Mercury at 22º Libra, Mars at 15º in Capricorn and Uranus at 22º in Aries. This is truly a "now or never" aspect pattern. This aspect pattern will break up and assert its will.
On October 20, 2016, an exact conjunction takes place between Mars and Pluto at 15º Capricorn.
An explosive powerful primal energy that can lead to outbreaks of violence or subversive actions on earth. All in all, a very dangerous day.
Also today, the annual Orionids Meteor rain takes place. The 'falling stars' are dust particles from Halley's Comet. Each year the Orionids come to visit from October 2nd to November 7th. This year, the Orionids are visible in the night of 21 October to the morning of October 22, 2016.
Our rapid messenger Mercury travels from October 24 2016 to November 12, 2016 through the intense force field of Scorpio. During this period, people are emotional, react strongly, the wording is more intuitive, but also sharper. Social taboos will be broken.
On October 29, 2016, our red warrior Mars forms an exact square with Uranus in Aries at 21º Capricorn. The violent impact lasts from October 26 to October 31, 2016.
Mars in Capricorn fires Saturn in Sagittarius. No more beating about the bush, but action! The problem is that action is not always guaranteed, because there is opposition. The result is frustration, anger and physical violence.
Also on October 29, 2016, Venus and Saturn merge at 14º in Sagittarius.
For the second time this year. This influence starts on October 27 and will last until October 31, 2016. This conjunction could indicate the death a famous personality or leader.
Relationships built on sand have no solid foundation and will have a rough time.
On October 30, 2016, the second New Moon in October 2016 takes place. The Moon at Scorpio 7º stands between the Earth and the Sun and is not visible from Earth. October 2016 is thus completed with a second New Moon.
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On the last day of October we celebrate Halloween or All Hallows Eve or Samhain.
It is the ritual Celtic New Year! Samhain represents the dormant season of the country and marks both the end and the beginning of the new year.
It is the moment when the veil between the worlds of the dead and the living is very thin. It is possible to make contact with the other world and the souls who have passed.
Wishing you all a steady month of October!