The month of October 2018 shows two important facts:
Pluto in Capricorn goes direct after five months in retrograde and Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio.

In the aftermath of the Eclipses and the many retrograde planets this Summer, the last part of 2018 is all about dissolving blockades and obstacles.
Pluto in Capricorn wants change, reform and transformation. Major shifts are experienced by many, both individually and collectively.
Since April 22, 2018, a process of transformation has been taking place within which necessary changes are made.
The time has come to continue with intended plans of reform.

Personal freedom and individual development is very important in this period of our evolution.
In the first half of October 2018, the red Warrior Mars is still conjunct the South Node in Aquarius.
Mars is the archetypal male dominant energy.
Mars in Aquarius wants to fight for humanitarian principles, without regard to gender, race, religion, country of origin or political opinion.
Mars conjunct the South Node in Aquarius arouses a deep collective desire to manifest ourselves independently. To be masters of our own destiny.
Especially in the beginning of October 2018, this energy can lead to violence, separatism, polarization, fundamentalism, violence and alienation, partly due to the influence of direct Pluto in Capricorn.
Mars has now abandoned the shadow period of retrogradation.
The period between 11 and October 18 2018 can therefore be very challenging, because many wants to know where they stand. The time for waiting is over!

As Mars embodies the male principle, Venus embodies the female principle.
From October 5, 2018 to November 15, 2018 Aphrodite Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, goes retrograde in the mysterious waters of Scorpio, but its shadow period lasts until December 18, 2018. Venus goes retrograde at 10º Scorpio and declines to 25º Libra.
Venus rules everything you love and value.
Many feels misunderstood by this moralizing society.
Partly due to the influence of retrograde Venus in Scorpio, there will be many demonstrations, manifestations and resistance to traditional relationships.
This is a period of evaluation and reevaluating relationships, ideas on what value means and solving existing problems and considering what is valued. But also letting go of everything that is not valuable anymore of we no longer need.
Read more about retrograde Venus under NEWS on this website.

On October 8, 2018 we welcome the annual Draconid Meteor Shower in the constellation of Draco. The Draconids are not as big as the Geminids of last month.
On average, we will see 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 to us every year from 6 to October 10, but on October 8, 2018 the peak will take place

On October 9, 2018 there’s the New Moon in Libra.
The theme of this New Moon is to bring balance and more harmony in our lives and in our relationships.
However, harmony in the relationship is possible, when there is inner harmony.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.

From October 11, 2018 our swift messenger Mercury will join the sleeping Venus in the mysterious waters of Scorpio.
Until October 31, 2018, the energy of Mercury in Scorpio is profound, observing and investigating, especially when it comes to emotions, desires and interpersonal relationships.

Neptune remains retrograde in October 2018. Until November 25, 2018, we will face issues related to water management, oceans, seas and rivers and finding solutions that can protect us from the rising sea level.

Jupiter by Scorpio has led to an increase in changing climatic conditions such as extreme flooding and extreme drought.
Jupiter in Scorpio forces us to face the facts, we can no longer close our eyes.
The consequences of climate change are clearly noticeable: the atmospheric warming and the acidification of our seas and oceans lead to super storms and increases the intensity of rainfall. Natural disasters such as tsunamis, floods, storms and hurricanes as a result of global warming are becoming increasingly common. We have all seen the consequences of extreme flooding and extreme drought. We see the impact of climate change on biodiversity, agriculture, health, water management, transport and the global economy.

On October 21, 2018, the annual Orionid Meteors rain takes place in the constellation of Orion.
The ‘shooting stars’ are dust particles that come from Halley’s comet.
Every year the Orionids visit us from October 2 to November 7.
This year the Orionids are visible in the night from October 21 until the morning of October 22, 2018.

On October 24, 2018 the Sun enters the water sign Scorpio.
The Sun in Scorpio shines its light upon all hidden things, our desires, passion, motivation, secrets and underlying principles in the next four weeks.
It is an ‘all or nothing’ energy that makes us look at important issues such as relationships, career and life from a persuasive angle.
This plutonic energy wants to feed the soul and set the heart on fire. This energy wants to make everything disappear that no longer serves the progress of life. And even though it can be difficult to let go of the old and familiar, letting go opens doors to the deeper meaning of life!

On October 24, 2018 the Full Moon is in Taurus.
During this Full Moon, Uranus is in conjunction with the Full Moon and opposites the Sun in Scorpio. The theme of this Full Moon is freedom in relationships.
The blue-green planet is ‘closest’ to the Earth during this period.
However, Uranus will only be visible through a strong telescope in view of its long distance, like a small blue-green dot.
Read more about this intense Full Moon under NEWS on this website.

As of October 29, 2018, Mercury begins its shadow period 27° in Scorpio.
From November 17, 2018 Mercury goes retrograde for the third time this year.
It is advisable to make copies or backups copies of computer files and make changes where necessary.

October 2018 ends with All Saints Day or Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve or Samhain. The ritual Celtic New Year! Samhain symbolizes the dormant season of the country and marks the end and the beginning of the new year.
It is the moment when the veil between the dead and the living is very thin making it possible to make contact with the other world and the souls who have passed.

On this special day, October 31, 2018, retrograde Venus at 0º in Scorpio opposites Uranus in Taurus, on the threshold of Libra.
Especially at the last degree in Scorpio, Venus demands involvement, but Uranus wants freedom.
Therefore, Halloween 2018 is about relationships.
On this special day, unexpected events can cause upheaval in personal, economic and political life.
Challenges can be exciting, but are a measure of the quality of the relationship.

I wish you all a beautiful October month!

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