Things begin to loosen up and move forward now that Mercury’s gone direct. We may feel like we lost our personal power over the past few weeks, but today’s animal spirit card assures us that the time is now to reclaim anything you felt you lost. Speak out. Communication is power. Read on…
The day begins with the moon in Capricorn. This is incredible timing, giving you a long cycle to process the lessons you’ve tackled these last few days. It’s a great day to slow your roll and unwind a bit.
With the moon transiting through Capricorn, there are therapeutic lunar aspects to Neptune and Pluto. These aspects heighten your senses. It’s all about finding the perfect plan and taking care of your physical body. Financial and romantic needs are satisfied as well. Make sure that you’re aiming for your goals with a step-by-step process.
It isn’t about how quickly you get things done right now. Instead, this is a great time to step back and dig into the creative process. This energy can pull at your sense of guilt, so it also means you have to release any judgment of yourself. The priority is to be true to your personal needs. With today’s extremely grounding vibe, it’s a good chance to look at your dreams in terms of the long game. Take the viewpoint of the student and remove the pressure from your shoulders.
By turning direct at the point it did yesterday, Mercury has narrowly avoided both the exact opposition to Neptune and full participation in the forming Mars-Neptune square. Essentially, this allows us to begin to move towards clearer thinking and productive communication today. Yesterday’s confusion or indecision may have shaken our confidence but a more reliable sense of direction begins to develop today. Nonetheless, we should proceed with some caution and self-control in order to avoid succumbing to the current lunar cycle’s inclination toward lurching blindly forward. There are creative breakthroughs in the offing but also the potential for some significant chaos if we insist on trying to push the river.
Today is the 276th day of 2022
80 days until the Winter Solstice
88 days Mercury Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
89 days until 2023
Sun is in Libra
Moon is in Capricorn
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Libra
Mars is in Gemini
Jupiter is Rx in Aries
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is Rx in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is Rx in Aries
Ceres is in Virgo
Pallas is in Cancer
Juno is Rx in Pisces
Vesta is Rx in Aquarius
North Node is Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Leo
Part of Fortune is in Capricorn
Ascendant is in Libra
Midheaven is in Cancer
DAILY ANIMAL SPIRIT CARD
44 | Panther spirit | Reclaim your power.
It takes courage to face challenges and right now, Panther Spirit is here to say that you are braver than you think. Now is the time to take a risk and step into a different aspect of your being.
Speak as you have never spoken before, act as you have always dreamed you might have the courage to act, love fearlessly and fully, and expect to feel the adrenaline rush as you are initiated into a new, braver, bolder self.
Panther Spirit says the time for dreaming about what you want to do is giving way to that first courageous act toward reclaiming your Panther Spirit and power. Your new identity may feel strange at first, but you have what it takes and your soul wants this. Be bold!
XII | DEATH
The Death card is not about the literal death of any person. It may represent the death of something else, like a project, plan, or relationship. This card also points to a time of harvest, symbolized in classical decks by the reaping skeleton. Unless the fruits of summer are harvested, they are lost to winter’s harshness, and the people do not eat. As the scythe cuts the cords that link us to the past, it liberates us to go forward without fear, because we have nothing left to lose. Everything being pruned away is recycled for the fertility of the future, so that nothing is really ever lost, despite seasonal cycles of gain and loss.
In more modern Tarot decks, we see Death mounted on a horse and wearing black armor. The emphasis in these decks is on the punishment of sin, as in the way the medieval Plagu (which the Death image was based on) was used to explain the wrath of God. Luckily, in modern times, we are not so encumbered with such a guilt-ridden philosophy.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
10/2/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN CAPRICORN: You might have a strong need for being useful to society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.
10/9/2022 FULL HUNTER’S MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster than is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
A Full Moon usually brings things to a head. It’s often a highly charged time emotionally and with this Full Moon being in combative Aries, it has the potential for a few things getting out of control. Aries is the sign not known for patience – or for restraint. If we look at the meanings associated with Aries, we can begin to appreciate that there may be more than strong feelings associated with this Full Moon.
Being direct and pushing right ahead tend to be the traits we associate with Aries, so this Full Moon is a sign that tempers may be short and issues may provoke a hair-trigger response. Sometimes you need a big argument to clear the air – and at the time of the Full Moon in Aries, that’s more likely to happen than not. However, Aries is not all about the big fight and if you’ve been trying to make progress with a few things – but seem to have come up against some blockages – the Full Moon in Aries may mark the moment when you can start to move forwards and take action.
Of course, those two outcomes may be related because Aries indicates a time when people (and events) charge ahead regardless of the consequences. Events may happen fast under this Full Moon – and that may happen in our personal lives – and in the wider world too. The image that comes to mind is of people at loggerheads, largely because the person in charge, really isn’t listening to any alternative view and may not even care about any downside that is caused to other people – either personally or in a wider sense.
10/17/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family, and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation, you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
10/25/2022 NEW MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deeply as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.
The position of the Moon in Scorpio is very passionate and mysterious. All accumulated in the subconscious is put forward to the fore: passion, jealousy, aggression, the thirst for power, and the desire to win. Instincts now take precedence. During these periods, more fights and psychological pressure. However, this time allows a person to more easily know the depths of his soul, to exceed his possibilities – a sudden transformation, the awakening of the soul, and important spiritual discoveries are close. Do not try to hide the facts, but do not disclose all your plans, do not be too tense, and do not try to implement secret designs. Beware of resentment of someone from others. It’s easier to start things that require more courage, and determination. However, it is more difficult for criminals to cope with themselves, they are more inclined to extremes. These are the days of martial arts, the soldiers of the Spirit. More experienced people are more aware of how to take control of enslaving passions.
Not only fighters or those prone to crime become more active, but also those who are involved in power structures: military, police, security structures, etc. Increased interest in magic, magic, and secret esoteric sciences. This period is favorable for artists because feelings, and passions are hot, and the subconscious provides many opportunities for self-expression. This period is less favorable for teachers: students are more interested in love affairs and evil jokes. Favorable time for signing documents, renting out a property, painting work premises, showing trust, solving problems, sending detailed inquiries, starting campaigns against competitors, and making important transactions. A good time for activities in the field of police control, surgery, research, exploration, meat trade, mining, investment management, and also in the area associated with funerals.
OCTOBER 2022 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
Oct 05 — Vesta goes direct in Aquarius
Finally, we’re able to move forward and start helping others in need, rather than just focusing on our inner growth. It’s a good time to do some volunteer work.
OCT 06 — MERCURY IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
A day of innovation during this powerful aspect, allows us to come up with the perfect solution to some of our most complex problems.
OCT 08 — PLUTO GOES DIRECT IN CAPRICORN
It’s time to confront the darkness and bring the truth to light, as true transformation can only come from comforting our past and letting it go.
OCT 09 — FULL MOON IN ARIES
This empowering full moon brings forth new beginnings by increasing the desire for independence, new experiences, and pushing past limitations.
OCT 10 — MERCURY ENTERS LIBRA
Back again in Libra for a final time this year, communications take on a friendlier, diplomatic tone as we look at issues from all sides. While it’s still not the best time to make decisions, we are focused on coming up with solutions that work for everyone.
OCT 11 — MARS IN GEMINI SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
Patience is a virtue that this aspect lacks. It’s easy to reach our boiling point and create some drama today.
OCT 11 — SUN IN LIBRA TRINE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
Work is easy to manage and overcome during this aspect, helping us finish boring tasks with ease.
OCT 12 — MERCURY IN LIBRA IN OPPOSITION TO JUPITER IN ARIES
This anxious aspect can make us overwhelmed with the number of projects and commitments we had taken on in our optimism. Can be difficult to delegate tasks or keep our heads above water.
OCT 13 — VENUS IN LIBRA TRINE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A great day for relationships of all kinds as this aspect brings steady affections and strong bonds to all partnerships. This is an ideal time to find our soulmate, make some long-term investments, or do something creative.
OCT 17 — SUN IN LIBRA TRINE MARS IN GEMINI
This aspect brings energy, self-esteem, and a major boost of courage to rise above difficult challenges with ease.
OCT 18 — VENUS IN LIBRA TRINE MARS IN GEMINI
A good day for negotiation as you team up to achieve a comment goal—just make sure to get it in writing.
OCT 19 — SUN IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
The fight for power and control can lead to petty fighting when everyone wants to be the leader of the pack.
OCT 19 — VENUS IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Secrets come out into the open during this challenging connection, bringing up feelings of betrayal, jealousy, and powerlessness.
OCT 22 — SATURN GOES DIRECT IN AQUARIUS
Moving forward, it’s time to take all the lessons we’ve learned while Saturn was in retrograde and use them to restructure our lives in unique ways.
OCT 22 — SUN IN LIBRA CONJUNCT VENUS IN LIBRA
A day of rest and relaxation as this aspect encourages us to let in the love.
OCT 22 — MERCURY IN LIBRA TRINE SATURN IN AQUARIUS
A good day to plot and brainstorm plans, but don’t put them into action just yet.
OCT 23 — SUN ENTERS SCORPIO
Things get a little darker when the sun enters mysterious Scorpio when the energy becomes intimate, deep, and a little intense for the next four weeks. However, once we allow ourselves to explore its depth, we can find transformative healing within.
OCT 23 — VENUS ENTERS SCORPIO
With the planet of love in spooky and mysterious Scorpio, it’s time to keep our circle close as we choose to spend time with our most trusted loved ones. It’s not the best time for starting new romances.
OCT 23 — JUNO GOES DIRECT IN PISCES
After a difficult retrograde, we’re ready to connect again on a deeper and more spiritual level, as partnerships become more sensitive, caring, and unselfish.
OCT 25 — NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN SCORPIO
During this powerful solar eclipse in vengeful Scorpio, it’s a great time to put an end to any lingering grudges and bad blood between estranged loved ones. Learn to let it go.
OCT 26 — MERCURY IN LIBRA TRINE MARS IN GEMINI
This is one of the last days for steady creativity and productivity before Mars goes retrograde—so use it wisely!
OCT 27 — JUPITER REENTERS PISCES
Issues that you thought were resolved back in May suddenly come back to be revised. The good news is that having the planet of abundance in its traditional home sign will help overcome the frustration from Mars’ retrograde.
OCT 27 — MERCURY IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
An argumentative aspect under which feuding is easy but getting actual work down is almost impossible.
OCT 30 — MARS GOES RETROGRADE IN GEMINI
Driven and action-packed Mars hit the brakes in chatty Gemini for the rest of the year, making the upcoming few months feel slower. Every aspect of our lives will be put on pause and create major delays—especially when it comes to communicating our thoughts and ideas. Use this as an opportunity to take a break.
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