October 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends  

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) 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.


October 2016


RUNE OF THE MONTH: Nauthiz, “necessity”. The need for consciousness is stressed this month. In these changing times, there is an urgent need for efforts and persistence. Faced with drama, conflicts and constraints, we are required to become stronger, more stable, more balanced and deeper. Tapping into our magic to create a different reality for ourselves by focusing on what we really want, helps us overcome distress.


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Uranus remains retrograde this whole month between 23º05’ and 21º53’ Aries, until December 29. Its shadow period continues until April 15, 2017. These degrees are symbolized by: “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia”, “A pregnant woman wearing a light summer dress”, and “The gate to the garden of all fulfilled desires”. Uranus being the higher octave of Mercury, when retrograde is even more intense. Electronics could be seriously disturbed. The winds of freedom could blow stronger than at any other time. Many could wish to let go of the matrix of limited relationships, quit jobs that feel like slavery and release realities that stifle their uniqueness. As more and more people claim their mastery, truths emerge, abundance flows, new projects abound and dreams come true.


Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 18. Its shadow period continues until March 11, 2017. The degree it travels in October (9º53’-9º21’ Pisces) is symbolized by the following image: “An aviator pursues his journey, flying through ground-obscuring clouds”. As the consciousness of our light grows, so does darkness squished out of remote corners become more visible. Yet, it is important to not fall prey to false illusions appearing real. The more we keep our consciousness focused on the realities we want, the easier our journey forward and upward will be.


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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • From Saturday 10/1 at 10:43 PM till Sunday 10/2 at 12:43 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From Tuesday 10/4 at 6:04 PM till Wednesday 10/5 at 1:26 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • From Thursday 10/6 at 11:26 PM till Friday 10/7 at 1:40 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • On Sunday 10/9 between 9:51 AM and 11:33 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • From Tuesday 10/11 at 4:49 PM till Wednesday 10/12 at 5:43 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • On Friday 10/14 between 0:13 AM and 8:08 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Saturday 10/15 at 9:23 PM till Sunday 10/16 at 8:04 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Monday 10/17 at 7:46 AM till Tuesday 10/18 at 7:30 AM: When the Moon enters Gemini.
  • On Thursday 10/20 between 4:16 AM and 8:28 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • On Saturday 10/22 between 12:14 PM and 12:34 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Monday 10/24 between 5:21 AM and 8:16 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • From Wednesday 10/26 at 11:33 AM and Thursday 10/27 at 6:51 AM : when the Moon enters Libra.
  • On Saturday 10/29 between 3:09 AM and 7:01 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From Monday 10/31 at 7:44 PM till Tuesday 11/1 at 7:43 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.


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 Libra until Sunday 10/2 at 12:42 PM + between Thursday 10/27 at 6:51 AM and Saturday 10/29 at 7:00 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 Sunday 10/2 at 12:43 PM and Wednesday 10/5 at 1:25 AM + between Saturday 10/29 at 7:01 PM and Tuesday 11/1 at 7:42 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 Wednesday 10/5 at 1:26 AM and Friday 10/7 at 1:39 PM: 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 Friday 10/7 at 1:40 PM and Sunday 10/9 at 11:32 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 Sunday 10/9 at 11:33 PM and Wednesday 10/12 at 5:42 AM: 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 Wednesday 10/12 at 5:43 AM and Friday 10/14 at 8:07 AM: 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 Friday 10/14 at 8:08 AM and Sunday 10/16 at 8:03 AM: 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 Sunday 10/16 at 8:04 AM and Tuesday 10/18 at 7:29 AM: 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…


Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 10/18 at 7:30 AM and Thursday 10/20 at 8:27 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 Thursday 10/20 at 8/28 AM and Saturday 10/22 at 12:33 PM: 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 Saturday 10/22 at 12:34 PM and Monday 10/24 at 8:15 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 Monday 10/24 at 8:16 PM and Thursday 10/27 at 6:50 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….


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This month’s intentional meditation starts on Saturday 10/15 with the Full Moon in Aries. Make sure that at 9:33 PM, you have taken 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.


On Sunday 10/30, on the New Moon in Scorpio, 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 10:38 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

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Saturday 10/1: Venus Trine Neptune (10:14 AM)

A very romantic day with enhanced serenity, enchantment and compassion. We truly feel the oneness of all of creation and understand others with heartfelt sensitivity. A wonderful day for meditation, artistic creativity and a deep appreciation for beauty.

Tuesday 10/4: Sun Sextile Saturn (9:59 AM)

Hard work and a structured focus, enable us to further our ambitions. Excellent for backlogged work and any project requiring persistence and discipline. As our duties require both strength of character and stability, we could feel more lonely than usual.


Wednesday 10/5: Venus Sextile Pluto (2:20 PM), Mars Square Jupiter (2:45 PM)

A day to avoid any kind of excesses, arrogance and manipulation. Moderation, as well as cooperation with others, help channel our vital energy into positive goals.


Friday 10/7: Mercury enters Libra (0:56 AM till 10/24), Sun Square Pluto (12:31 PM)

During the next three weeks, we express ourselves with a need for more harmony, balance, fairness and peace. Very good for artists and designers. Excellent also for any activity relating to beauty. Today, more specifically, we could feel pressured by people and circumstances. Ultimatums do not work. Important to cooperate without loosing our dignity or our integrity.


Tuesday 10/11: Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (2:46 AM), Mars Sextile Neptune (10:04 AM)

A day of expansive thoughts and communications. We feel confident, are open to the world and filled with positive energy. Excellent for traveling, teaching, learning foreign languages and taking an interest in another culture. Our imagination is daring and creative but, unless backed with practical work, our visions may fade into nothingness.


Thursday 10/13: Mercury Square Mars (2:00 PM)

Tempers could flare up easily today. Important to be careful while driving or operating any sharp objects. People could feel easily angered, insulted or rejected. A simple conversation could escalate into conflict. Mental challenges or dynamic physical exercises help channel today’s volatile energies.


Friday 10/14: Mercury Sextile Saturn (11:47 AM)

Not an imaginative day, but one very good for disciplined hard work. Our outlook is serious. We are focused on getting ahead in our career and have very little time or energy for superficial encounters. We prefer aloneness to meaningless conversations.

Saturday 10/15: Sun Opposition Uranus (3:43 AM), Mercury Square Pluto (7:28 PM), Full Moon in Aries (9:23 PM)

Tempers could flare up easily. Power games, manipulations lead to sudden, unexpected breaks in relationships. Egos are stronger than usual. Best to avoid conflicts and lay low in grace and dignity. Regarding the Full Moon in Aries, kindly refer to the Moon in Signs segment.


Tuesday 10/18: Venus enters Sagittarius (0:01 AM till 11/11)

During the coming 3 weeks, we are more adventurous in our feelings. We could fall in love with another country/culture or a person from another country/culture. Our hearts are open to the world with great tolerance and enthusiasm towards differences in languages or faith.


Wednesday 10/19: Mars Conjunct Pluto (4:18 AM)

Today, we feel a powerful drive to complete a cycle of action. We also have a deep need to fulfill our potential and assert our power. We relate to the truth of people whom we see more acutely than ever, cooperating willingly with some, and furiously rebelling against others. A profound sense of urgency compels us to move forward with passion and intensity.


Thursday 10/20: Mercury Opposition Uranus (0:48 AM)

Sudden situations could create unexpected disturbances. People we thought we knew could act in crazy and unreliable ways. Words pronounced impulsively could lead to brutal break-ups. A day when cherished concepts are majorly challenged in the light of strange, new information. We could receive in a way we least expect an answer to a problem we had been trying to solve for a long time.


Saturday 10/22: Sun enters Scorpio (4:46 PM till 11/21)

A month to get in touch with our power, passion and depth. Profound self-awareness, as well as any self-transformation requiring both persistence and emotional intensity, are favored.


Monday 10/24: Mercury enters Scorpio (1:47 PM till 11/12)

During the next 3 weeks, we are drawn to solving the mysteries of life. Science, a deeper understanding of sexuality, as well as esoteric and metaphysical wisdom feel particularly attractive.


Tuesday 10/25: Venus Square Neptune (6:55 PM)

A romantic situation seeming too good to be true could just be so. We could be prone to daydreaming and unrealistic expectations. We could fall prey to illusions as a person we are attracted to does not tell us the whole truth or is downright deceitful. The emotional vulnerability we feel today, is however excellent for artistic creation and the development of a deeper sense of compassion. We gain a truer inner understanding of the oneness of all life.


Wednesday 10/26: Venus Sextile Jupiter (8:19 AM)

We feel very generous towards those less fortunate than ourselves. Excellent for a lively party, expansive social contacts and exciting travels as long as we remain reasonable. An item could be more expensive than it is worth. If we aren’t careful enough, over confidence and exuberance could backfire. With a deep grasp of the principles of abundance, we could create much money today.


Thursday 10/27: Sun Conjunct Mercury (9:17 AM)

A great day for setting goals, writing e-mails, making phone calls, connecting with friends and expressing ourselves with ease and grace. Our social contacts are light and positive. While experiencing something we have never done before, we could meet interesting, new people.


Friday 10/28: Mars Square Uranus (9:05 PM)

Caution should be exercised while driving, dealing with electricity or operating sharp objects. Not a good day to take foolish risks. Impatience, eccentricity, willful energy could manifest unexpectedly and suddenly. Challenges encountered today should be handled creatively.


Saturday 10/29: Venus Conjunct Saturn (5:45 PM)

A day to reassess our relationships with a large dose of reality. A solid love relationship becomes more committed, a shaky one is likely to reveal its unsustainability. Single people could become clearer on what they really want in a deep connection and be more willing to have the discipline to manifest their dream.


Sunday 10/30: Mercury Trine Neptune (5:58 AM), New Moon in Scorpio (10:38 AM)

A very meditative, peaceful day. Great for healers, channelers, writers, painters and creative artists in general. Not so good however for signing legal papers, or anything requiring attention to details as we could miss some of the finer print. Regarding the New Moon in Scorpio, kindly refer to the Moon in signs paragraph.


Wishing you a wonderful 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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