The cosmic themes for October are healthy relationships, emotional power and serendipity.
Mercury goes direct on the 2nd of October, in Virgo, giving us a feeling that the changes we made to our work and health during the retrograde can support us going forward. Jupiter and Venus are in a tango on the 3rd highlighting the need to balance independence with relationship commitments. When Mercury re-enters Libra on the 11/12th we will have more clarity and harmony around relationships, especially with Venus in Libra throughout the month helping us to see the beauty in others.
The relationship energy of October peaks at the Full Moon in Aries on the 9th/10th when we can see what we truly need in relationships and assess someone’s capacity to reciprocate to us. When we understand that people show love in different ways, we can find peace in accepting that they may never be able to give to us the way we need, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love us. There is a very healing energy with this Full Moon where we can go deeper into our wounds around self-love to know whether we are seeking relationships as a complementary force or a way to fill a bottomless void.
On the same day as the Full Moon, Pluto goes direct after its usual six months in retrograde. Saturn follows suit on the 23rd/24th bringing relief to our mental processes. If we spent time reflecting, processing and healing during the retrogrades, we can expect obsessive and harsh thinking to ease, to feel more optimistic about the next phase in our lives and take real, committed action toward a long-term goal that will give us a huge sense of accomplishment.
In a similar vein, Mars going retrograde in Gemini on the 25th teaches us the value of doing things differently. From now until early January, we are going to receive Divine downloads which come in the form of ideas on how we can do life better, in a way that enhances our independence. We will also be gathering confidence at this time to connect with our higher mind so we know exactly which ideas are best to act on when Mars goes direct in mid-January.
On the same day as Mars retrograde, we have a New Moon solar eclipse in Scorpio. Eclipses are intense energy portals that bring situations to a head and can result in serendipitous timing. As this is a south node eclipse, we have an opportunity to leave behind fear, emotional pain and obsessive mental patterns, especially around relationships, so we can move into a greater feeling of peace within ourselves. This energy will peak at the Full Moon lunar eclipse in November, so any preparation we can do now in terms of healing, releasing and purging, will serve us well for this upcoming eclipse season.
On the 28th Jupiter, still in retrograde, moves back into Pisces for the final time for 12 years, harkening us back to a period in March and April where we had to let go of something, or someone, that held great potential for our lives. We can see that we are stronger for this lesson from Jupiter and understand why things needed to happen the way they did. If we can celebrate the lesson of trust in Divine timing and surrender from this period we will be well positioned for the kick-ass potential of Jupiter when he moves forward again in late November.
Woah, what a month October is set to be! So much potent activity in the cosmos. Let’s have a look at this energy from the perspective of each sign. Read your Sun, Moon and Rising for a full picture of your month ahead. Enjoy!
This month you are learning how to successfully navigate this world as a soul in human form and develop a sense of mastery in your physical and material world. In particular, how you can feel more grounded in your physical body and more stable with your money. You are curious about the world and may find yourself in different social circles this month or wanting to travel to learning about different cultures or ways of experiencing what this world has to offer. It’s a really good month to commence a course of study, attend seminars or other events about which you have an interest or hobby. This month, you gain deeper wisdom from opening up to new experiences and operating from a learning mindset.
The ultimate feeling of contentment is blessing you this month, Taurus. This is a wonderful time to feel grateful for everything you have worked for and created in your life. Everything is coming together in the most perfect way – your plans for your finances, your family life, your health and anything else you guided to bring into your physical reality. You have done the work to create stability and abundance in your life and this is your reward for co-creating with the universe. Give yourself permission to feel content and happy knowing that whatever is showing up in your life is a manifestation of the inner world you have curated.
This month you are confident, creative and passionately pursuing what you desire. It is time to leave doubt and insecurity behind and make things happen in your own, unique way. This month you have full permission from the cosmos to show your wild, fiery, sexual, brash self this month. Express your passion, creativity and boldness without caring how others perceive you. Anyone who can’t handle you does not belong in your inner circle this month. Someone special may see this side of you for the first time, but they absolutely love it! You may decide to let your wild woman out more often. You can accomplish anything this month with your enthusiasm and visionary leadership.
October is all about reciprocity, Cancer. You have a tendency to be very giving and generous with your love to the point of over-giving. This can create imbalance in relationships as some people may not know how to reciprocate, especially with those that don’t know how to love themselves. You don’t need to prove your worth by continuing to give to people that can’t return your love. Sometimes an equal exchange of energy in relationships means moving on or letting go, even temporarily. Someone from the past who didn’t have the capacity to give to a relationship the way you deserve may come back into your life this month with an offer. Use your intuitive discernment to decide if, or how much, you will give to this person. There is no need to lower your vibration just to make it work, but there is merit in exchanging energy with this person in a measured way.
This month the universe is asking you to stop, reflect on your world from a different perspective and surrender to Divine timing! You will need to gain a deeper understanding of unseen factors in all situations this month, and your intuitive senses are powerful. You can see beyond surface factors to understand the bigger forces at play. Trust that sometimes situations or relationships need time for individual contemplation, forgiveness and illumination. Dreams provide insights and future visions this month, especially near the end of the month when Jupiter pops back into Pisces. Magical avenues open up when you expand your awareness beyond the physical and tangible world to the unseen, ethereal and world of soul, spirit and higher realms. New pathways and approaches come to light regarding your soul purpose and relationships. Take the higher love aspect with any conflict or disagreement no matter how right you think you are. Compassion is your super power this month!
You have the opportunity to bring balance to a significant situation in your life. This month you will come to understand the power of cause and effect. Are you living in cause, co-creating with the universe and accepting responsibility for your life, or effect, believing that things are out of your control and happen to you. You may believe you have been wronged or treated unfairly in a particular situation, but there is another side of the story that needs to be taken into consideration. You will know the spiritual truth of this situation when you combine your head and heart. When you say and do the right thing you can be assured that everything will be resolved to for the highest good of everyone involved and you can move on with your life stronger from the lessons.
There is a lot of forward movement for you this month, Libra! Especially when you can go with the cosmic flow and understand that any detours are Divinely guided and are part of the universe’s big plan for you. It is important to strike balance with your emotions this month too, by using them to guide your actions and not allowing the drama of others to take you off course. Take charge of your life and allow your intuition to guide your course, no matter what others may be advising. You know yourself and what is right for you better than anyone, so allow your own wisdom to carry you forward.
You are full of motivation and will have the energy to accomplish a significant task this month, especially if it involves a passion project, cause or mission. You’ve set your intention, the universe has given guidance and now is the time to take bold, excited action toward what you desire. You are in the driver’s seat this month, creating momentum toward a vision for your life that involves something, or someone, you have wanted for some time now. You are passionate, adventurous and fearless as you blaze a new trail and create that winning feeling in your life!
This month is all about connecting with groups of like-hearted and like-minded people who enrich your soul and make you feel truly accepted and celebrated for being you. Your spiritual awakening is in full motion now, and you are opening to higher guidance from the Divine to move your life forward in a meaningful way. Align your energy and interests with your spiritual beliefs as this is where your life takes on deeper meaning and keeps you on path to realise your greatest potential. Doing things with integrity and ‘by the book’ this month will be beneficial. A relationship may reach a new level of commitment in October, be it family, a friendship or with a special soul partner.
This month is likely to be a flurry of activity for you, Capricorn. You will need to use your discernment to know what information is trustworthy and what is not and therefore what tasks need your attention. You will have so many plates to spin that you may feel overwhelmed this month, but some of these plates are not your responsibility, so it’s ok to allow others to keep them spinning. This will free up time for you to have some happy distractions this month with lively social activities and conversations with friends and people who feed your soul with warmth and positivity. Don’t think that these distractions are stalling your momentum in any way, in fact, they are fuelling you for further forward movement.
You are extremely motivated for success in your work this month. You are working your way to a level of financial and material independence in October and this is a fertile time to put energy into creative and work projects that are aligned with your higher purpose and calling to serve the collective in a deeper way. This is not about working harder or longer, this month is all about working within your limits and opening up the lines of communication with the cosmos so you know exactly what the next step on your path is. It is important to maintain focus on the big picture for your life, and work with the universe to take guided action. This way, you are working smarter and making things happen in divine flow and timing, as each step builds confidence along your path. Helpful people will come in at the right time.
This month it is important for you to speak your mind and say your peace. Positive intention and ethical actions are essential to successfully managing challenges this month. There is no growth without conflict, however if people continue to take advantage of your good nature, it may be time to sever ties or communicate your disappointment. It will be important to clarify everyone’s role in a project for it to move forward harmoniously. You all seek the same outcome, but expectations may differ which means that not everyone is singing from the same song sheet. Stay true to your vision and communicate openly and assertively to ensure you get what you want.
These Soul Scopes are an intuitive fusion of Tarot, Astrology and Numerology. Marion practices Evolutionary Astrology which reveals the potential of cosmic forces that contribute to each person’s unique soul blueprint and evolutionary path in this life. Marion uses astrology to provide greater understanding of the universe and deep self-acceptance for all her clients. To book a personal reading with Marion, go to: https://www.themarionhutton.com/services/ For media appearances, collaborations and all other requests, email Marion directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org