There is so much to notice as the day unfolds! In fact, Mercury is all up in our business both emotionally and spiritually. An enlightening aspect between the planet of communication and intense Pluto gives us some perspective on life’s bigger lessons. This could even bring forth some surprising and unexpected news. It’s an aspect that you can’t really prepare for, but it does have some influence when making plans moving ahead. We may expect some helpful clarity from the Mercury-Pluto trine but our challenge is found in understanding the context of what we see. The transformation of our overall environment disturbs our sense of continuity, making it difficult to make use of what we know or have learned from our past experiences. Nonetheless, this is an especially powerful atmosphere, offering a great deal of individual control in guiding our own direction and progress. Honestly acknowledging our vulnerabilities and weaknesses will give us extra ability to access our strengths.
Mercury is in the sign of Virgo, which can mean that your thoughts are geared toward more disheartening subjects in general because there is some type of death going on in your life right now. It can mean that you’re letting go of what no longer serves you. On a romantic level, this aspect can indicate a breakup. If you’ve been vacillating about a partnership, today is the day to come clean and air your grievances.
Venus in Libra and a minor frustration with the North Node of Destiny hold some tension through a square early in the day, making it hard for partners to see eye to eye. The truth is you know what you want to do about this. If someone isn’t your ride or die, you might as well kick them out the door, especially since both these aspects are intensely stubborn in their own way.
Today is the 279th day of 2022
77 days until the Winter Solstice
85 days until Mercury Rx (12/29/2022-1/18/2023)
86 days until 2023
Sun is in Libra
Moon is in Aquarius
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 in Aquarius
North Node is Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Leo
Part of Fortune is in Pisces
Ascendant is in Libra
Midheaven is in Cancer
DAILY ANIMAL SPIRIT
55 | Snake spirit | Time to heal.
No matter how much you may have lost, or how you have been disappointed, you are called by Snake Spirit to shed the past and practice radical self-acceptance now.
Only by forgiving yourself can you move on, regardless of whether anyone else is ready for healing. When your tender new skin first becomes exposed, you may feel uncomfortable; love yourself and remain vulnerable anyway.
You have been weak, but now you are becoming strong and developing wisdom, and you will do better in the future.
Snake Spirit reminds you that hearts can be so easily wounded; apologies and amends go a long way. Self-forgiveness for your role in what happened can help you heal.
Remember, it is the one who has been wounded who often has the greatest power to help others heal.
DAILY MAJOR ARCANA TAROT
VII | JUSTICE
The Justice Tarot card relates to karmic justice, legal matters, and cause and effect. In a general context, Justice is showing you that all actions have consequences. So look at your present circumstances in that context, how have your own actions contributed to where you find yourself today? Are there any karmic lessons that you should be learning from your current situation? This Major Arcana card is also a signifier of legal matters being resolved in a fair and balanced matter. This is usually a favorable omen if you are involved in a legal dispute. Justice is concerned with truth and integrity, so you may find yourself compelled to speak the truth and that you more than ever value honesty and integrity in others. Justice also relates to balance. It may signify that circumstances may arise that could throw you off balance. These circumstances may or may not be beyond your control or of your own making. Either way, you must try to keep yourself on an even keel as events unfold. The Justice card can also indicate that you have a choice to make as you will be weighing up all your options and balancing the scales.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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 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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