October 2022 Astrology
Pluto goes direct in October. This is the planet that rules Scorpio and the 8th house. When it’s direct after having been retrograde, it gives us the feeling that we can take our power back, and seize opportunities that empower us and that we’ve been waiting on. The last 5 months were spent doing a lot of inner psychological work. Perhaps you actively worked on your mental and emotional wellbeing or subtle effects took place, but now we’re ready to take a stand for ourselves.
There’s a lot of astrological, cosmic energy stirring and changing leading up to Halloween this year.
October 22- Venus
Venus will align with the Sun and the energy of Venus changes. She turns from a morning star into an evening star. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, culture, and money. When she’s positioned as the morning star that energy radiates outward into the world, when she becomes the evening star her energy gets directed internally toward the self and she shines from within. What do you need to do to be more loving and compassionate with yourself? What lights you up, what makes you feel beautiful?
Venus will also shift into the sign of Scorpio on October 23rd. Venus and the Sun will both be in sultry, mysterious, emotionally sensitive, and intuitive Scorpio. Relationships and money are likely to go through intense, big changes.
October 23- Saturn Direct
Saturn went retrograde in early June. The lord of Karma and time had us reflecting and putting in effort to clear our debts and take on challenges that could ultimately lead to new opportunities if we passed all the tests and persevered. With Saturn moving forward, we too find ourselves discovering the rewards of our hard work over the summer. It’s kind of great timing, because as we’re in harvest season, we can list the ways our hard work paid off and show gratitude for all we’ve reaped.
October 23- Sun in Scorpio
The Sun shifts gears into Scorpio. Scorpio rules over the “spooky” season, the “season the witch.” Scorpio territory draws us inwards, it calls out the skeletons from the closet for examination. The energy is intense, curious, mysterious, and seductive. We may feel our psychic senses more turned on and instinct and intuition guiding us. When we take the time to evaluate our perceptions we may experience change and growth, letting go of old patterns, and becoming a newer version of ourselves. This is is the sign of the Phoenix rising from the ashes. What no longer serves us burns down and we bring in more of what serves our highest good. Learn more about Scorpio here: https://www.starbridgemom.com/zodiac-series.html#/
October 25 – Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
This eclipse is one of the cosmic highlights of October. Last April and May we had eclipses (more info here about eclipses: https://www.starbridgemom.com/blog/category/eclipse#/ and about the other 2022 eclipses: https://www.starbridgemom.com/blog/april-energy-update#/ )
The eclipse this October is opening a transformation portal. Issues we had surface during the Spring eclipses might come up for more evaluation. Be ready to make decisions about the direction of your life. Be ready to have your perceptions challenged and ask yourself, ask your heart, if you actually believe in what you think you do. Past stuff will probably come up to be worked on finished, or released. Eclipses clear space for change, and Scorpio is all about transformation.
Other themes this eclipse will stir around is your sex life, shared resources, your inner world, self-discovery, power issues, values, money, and relationships (because it’s going to be rubbing up against Venus in Scorpio). All of this sounds life-changing and it might be for some of you. Eclipses are the fuck around and find out of astrological events, they bring up what needs to be looked at and worked on, quickly, and then leap forward into what we need to do for the next chapter of our lives. They shake and wake us up, slap us around a bit, and get us moving. That’s not usually very comfortable for most people, when we’re creatures of habit and routine and keeping the status quo. Eclipses don’t negotiate with us or wipe our tears away, they tell us to get up and do something about it and honestly, the best word of advice is surrender.
October 28 – Jupiter re-enters Pisces
The jovial, expansive planet of luck and abundance is moving ahead and back into the sign of Pisces. Earlier this year Jupiter entered Pisces, read more here: https://www.starbridgemom.com/blog/jupiter-neptune-alignment-2022#/ and https://www.starbridgemom.com/blog/sun-jupiter-day-of-miracles#/ and https://www.starbridgemom.com/blog/222222-manifest-your-dreams#/
Halloween this year is going to be fueled with more mysticism, spirituality, idealism, and you’ll likely have some interesting dreams, too. With the eclipse happening and the move of our biggest planet into Pisces territory you may want to ready yourself for spiritual growth and maybe even spiritual encounters leading up to or on Samhain. Be open, be ready to receive downloads or contact, but also make sure to practice spiritual sovereignty (learn more here: https://www.starbridgemom.com/yes.html#/ ).
Ask yourself what was going on last April? What themes were part of your life? It’s likely those will come up so you can resolve or clean up anything left undone from that time. Also, with Jupiter in Pisces, creativity will feel boundless. You may feel more inspired to create, daydream, or you might just need to sleep more and work things out through your dreams.
October 29 – Mercury enters Scorpio
The fast moving planet of communication finds itself in the watery undercurrents of Scorpio this Halloween season. Anything in the shadows is going to be sussed out and talked about. You may feel like holding onto your deepest, darkest secrets or hearing all about other people’s secrets. You may uncover hidden information. With the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Scorpio, your inner mystic and psychic comes out to play. What’s in your shadow that needs to be worked on? What does your intuition say? There’s a lot going on that might not be said, but with all this Scorpio energy, we’re going to feel our ways through what lingers between the lines.
With the veil thinning, too, Samhain around the corner, you may find yourself more receptive to communicating with the spirit world. Perhaps there’s a loved one you wish to talk with or that wants to communicate with you in some way, this is the time to do work with the spirit world or find a trained medium that can help you navigate the spirit world.
October 30 – Mars Rx
Every two years Mars goes retrograde. Mars, not mercury, Mercury gets all the attention when we talk about retrogrades, but all planets have their time of appearing to move backwards. Mars will be in Gemini and although Mars is a go getter, competitive and driven, and Gemini is all about gathering information, talking, and curiously taking on the world, you may feel more burned out with it all. You might not feel as productive.
Keep a good routine, especially exercise routine to help you stay focused and feel productive. During this retrograde you’re likely going to feel unmotivated. However, listen to your body. When you need to rest, slow down and rest.
You may needing time to slow down and think about the actions you’ve taken this year, too. Which is good timing, because with new year’s not too far off, you can write your goals and plan of action from a place rest and reflection. With Mars in Gemini, make sure to not let your words get you into trouble. Slow down, reflect, and make the effort to stay positive.
October 31 – First quarter moon in Aquarius
Halloween is about to get eccentric and quirky. The moon will be stationed at the midpoint between the solar eclipse and the blood moon eclipse coming in November. Feel free to express an alter ego this Halloween and make a statement with your costume. Aquarius is innovative, unique, stubborn, smart, and a thinker. You may feel inspired to make some last minute changes to your costume. Aquarius is outside the box, so be ready for everyone to be embracing the “weirder” side this Halloween. Aquarius also has a lot to do with paranormal, astrology, and extraterrestrial events, who knows what might happen this night? Throughout history there seems to be more reports of strange occurrences on Halloween, and Aquarius is here for it.
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