October 2015 Newsletter
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT time) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Kano “Inner Peace”. There cannot be outer peace, in the world, in our personal lives, if we haven’t found it in our own heart. Inner peace comes from contentment with what we have, concentrating on what works in our lives, feeling gratitude for what we have, using our gifts joyously and generously, giving ourselves enough sleep, good food, exercise without excess, as well as time in nature, in silence and solitude, to regenerate at deeper levels. Inner peace goes hand in hand with inner balance. Most tend to think that their greatest mission in life is something extraordinary that brings them both fame and wealth. It really could be to just live in serenity and happiness.
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Mercury turns direct on 10/9 at 0º54’ Libra. Its shadow period remains until October 24. This degree is symbolized by: “In a collection of perfect specimens of many biological forms, a butterfly displays the beauty of its wings, its body impaled by a fine dart”. As we revisited an old romance and had a chance to see in a clearer light all our relationships, we are able to hold in our mind’s eye the perfection that we may seek. A time to know what we want in a deep emotional link without any compromise. Feelings of harmony, balance, beauty and love are the only good reasons for entering a relationship.
Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until December 25. Its shadow period lasts until April 11, 2016. The degrees it travels this month (18º56’-17º44’ Aries) are symbolized by “The magic carpet of oriental imagery” and “An empty hammock stretched between two trees”. As we continue our journey into the unknown, reconstructing ourselves at a cellular level, from the base up, we are also weaving into our new crystalline structure the pure wisdom of our ancestors and away from the technologies that have taken our lives over, the stillness provided by nature.
Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 18. Its shadow period lasts until March 8, 2016. In September, it travels from 7º38’ to 7º07’ Pisces. The image associated to this degree is: “A girl blowing a bugle”. A time of re-awakening to our truth, and remembering, as well as asserting, our uniqueness. A month to tap into our inner talents and manifest our dreams.
The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- On Tuesday 10/1 between 3:44 AM and 1:03 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Saturday 10/3 between 10:18 AM and 5:22 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- From Monday 10/5 at 4:04 AM and Tuesday 10/6 at 1:31 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Wednesday 10/7 at 2:10 PM and Thursday 10/8 at 12:50 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- From Friday 10/9 at 3:12 PM and Sunday 10/11 at 1:46 AM (kindly note that Saturday 10/10 is void all day): when the Moon enters Libra.
- From Monday 10/12 at 5:06 PM till Tuesday 10/13 at 2:38 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- From Wednesday 10/14 at 5:58 PM till Friday 10/16 at 2:18 AM (kindly note that Thursday 10/15 is void all day): when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Sunday 10/18 between 1:48 AM and 11:52 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Tuesday 10/20 between 1:31 PM and 6:38 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- On Thursday 10/22 between 9:22 PM and 10:18 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- On Saturday 10/24 between 4:18 AM and 11:22 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- On Monday 10/26 between 5:25 AM and 11:07 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- On Wednesday 10/28 between 8:20 Am and 11:24 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- From Friday 10/30 at 7:52 PM till Saturday 10/31 at 2:09 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Gemini between Thursday 10/1 at 1:03 PM and Saturday 10/3 at 5:21 PM + between Wednesday 10/28 at 11:24 PM and Saturday 10/31 at 2:08 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Saturday 10/3 at 5:22 PM and Tuesday 10/6 at 1:30 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Tuesday 10/6 at 1:31 AM and Thursday 10/8 at 12:49 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Thursday 10/8 at 12:50 PM and Sunday 10/11 at 1:45 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Sunday 10/11 at 1:46 AM and Tuesday 10/13 at 2:37 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Tuesday 10/13 at 2:38 PM and Friday 10/16 at 2:17 AM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 10/16 at 2:18 AM and Sunday 10/18 at 11:51 AM : Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 10/18 at 11:52 AM and Tuesday 10/20 at 6:37 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Tuesday 10/20 at 6:38 PM and Thursday 10/22 at 10:17 PM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Thursday 10/22 at 10/18 PM and Saturday 10/24 at 11:21 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Saturday 10/24 at 11:22 PM and Monday 10/26 at 11:06 PM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Monday 10/26 at 11:07 PM and Wednesday 10/28 at 11:23 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
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This month and next month’s intentional meditations are particularly powerful since they coincide with two eclipses. This new cycle began on September 27 when you took out as many blank sheets as you had intentions, and placed them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by Full Moon (in this case a powerful lunar eclipse) in Aries. On the New Moon in Libra on Monday 10/12. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 5:06 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Our next intentional meditation cycle will begin with the Full Moon in Taurus at exactly 5:05 AM, take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Scorpio on November 11.
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Tuesday 10/6: Sun Square Pluto (7:12 AM), Mars Sextile Saturn (4:00 PM), Mars Opposition Neptune (7:53 PM):
A day to avoid power games and general sticky situations with manipulative and out of integrity people. Enlisting the support of others doesn’t come easily today. The best way to deal with this transit is to keep ourselves to ourselves, stay grounded in our truth and independently work diligently towards our goals, with great focus and integrity.
Thursday 10/8: Venus enters Virgo (10:30 AM till Dec 4)
During the next 2 months, we express our love selflessly, in a practical way and with a need for purity. We could become more sensitive than usual to animals, as well as more caring towards them. A wonderful time to get involved in crafts and giving new life to old furniture, as well as simplifying and beautifying our homes to make them more efficient.
Friday 10/9: Mercury turns direct (7:58 AM)
Today, there could still be lost keys, miscommunications, missed planes and scheduled appointments that never take place… Tomorrow, communication returns to normal.
Saturday 10/10: Venus Square Saturn (5:31 PM)
We could feel lonelier today than usual. Emotional support doesn’t come easily. We could experience a sense of separatedness, grief, loss and general coldness. Not a good day for either social activities, or financial matters. A wonderful day to lie low and work steadily towards improving our security.
Sunday 10/11: Sun Opposition Uranus (8:49 PM)
A day to expect the unexpected. Unusual events and original new friends could disrupt our plans. A greater need than usual for personal freedom, independent action and manifesting our uniqueness is present. A day to break away from limiting-limited thoughts, circumstances and people, and expand in exciting ways both our social circle, and our sphere of activities.
Tuesday 10/13: Mercury Sextile Saturn (2:55 AM)
A great day to complete all our backlogged work and further our career goals. Excellent for concrete and intelligent planning. We are hard working, focused, efficient, grounded and disciplined. Communications are serious and lead to concrete results. Attention to details is more rewarding than ever.
Thursday 10/15: Mars Trine Pluto (8:31 PM)
A day of positive, driven, forceful action. We move flowingly past old challenges, making constructive changes in both our lives and our environment. People in position of power willingly help us achieve our goals. Our convictions are easily believed and acted upon by others.
Friday 10/16: Venus Opposition Neptune (7:54 PM)
A day best spent in silence and solitude. Disappointment could blur our romantic life. We could feel more vulnerable than usual to hurt and confusion. A person close to our heart could be misleading or downright dishonest. Important to avoid denial and imagination. Best to stick to the facts in both our spiritual and emotional life.
Saturday 10/17: Mars Conjunct Jupiter (3:40 PM)
A great day for shopping, exploring philosophical matters, gathering with interesting people, starting a new course or traveling. We assert ourselves with positive and dynamic energy. Our actions are fueled by a need for adventure, meaning and freedom. We are driven to manifesting more abundance in our lives.
Thursday 10/22: Mercury Square Pluto (2:20 PM)
A day to lie low, keep our opinions to ourselves and possibly mull over them in seclusion and peace. Others may misunderstand our motivations and passively block our actions. Cooperation is created with difficulty. In order to manifest some level of harmony, we may have to compromise more than we are willing to.
Friday 10/23: Venus Trine Pluto (0:40 AM), Sun enters Scorpio (10:47 AM till November 22)
A wonderful day for a passionate date. Our feelings run deeper than usual. We seek emotional fusion, intensity and physical intimacy on all levels of the body, mind, heart and spirit. The next month is ruled by a need to be full involved in all that we believe in. Wonderful for an inner work leaving no stone unturned, and for diving deeply into an exploration of metaphysical truths.
Sunday 10/25: Venus Conjunct Jupiter (1:03 PM), Mercury Opposition Uranus (3:59 PM)
A wonderful day for traveling, attending a concert, a lively party or an elegant social event. The people we meet today are exciting, open minded and dynamic. Cherished thoughts and beliefs could be majorly challenged today. If we are flexible enough to welcome new ideas, this could open the road to activities proving extremely freeing in the long run. Not a good idea to respond impulsively to unexpected news or situations. Any negative or rigid response could place us unnecessarily in harm’s way. Important to be extra careful when driving or operating sharp objects.
Friday 10/30: Sun Trine Neptune (2:06 PM)
A good day for mellow daydreaming. Wonderful for reading an imaginative novel, watching a feel-good movie and devote time to meditation, yoga or art. We feel particularly inspired. Artists could create today some of their most magical work. We could be drawn to spending time by or on water. Music is enchanting and creativity fills us with grace and beauty.
Wishing you a magical month of October!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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