October 16-31 2017 Astrology Forecast: Uranus Rocks the Libra New Moon!

Libra New Moon W UranusUranus rocks a Libra New Moon in the second half of October, firing up quick-change energy for new beginnings. Other highlights include a rare and intense Triple Thor’s Hammer, an aspect pattern with two “Fingers of God,” and much more!

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10/16 (Mon)

You can enjoy smoothly energized industriousness as the Sun sextiles Saturn (23°16′ Libra-Sagittarius). This aspect can be especially helpful in your relationships and creativity.

10/17 (Tue)

Mercury transits Scorpio today through 11/4. This can help you probe deeply into whatever interests you. You can also use this placement to speak with uncensored honesty. Just remember that, in human communications, the truth itself is not sufficient. Feel into the other person’s emotions, and strive to communicate in a way that helps them embrace your message with minimal resistance.

Stay on top of your impulse control as Mars quincunxes Uranus (26°37′ Virgo-Aries). If anger or the impulse to act violently arises, take a deep breath and consider what negative consequences might follow. Mars’ placement in analytical Virgo will help you with this.

On the high side, this aspect can help you take immediate action on your intuitive flashes. You can also get innovative with your sexuality, exercise routine or leadership style.

10/18 (Wed)

2017 10 23 Dbl Yod Key Ve Ce Jun Ne V3Double Yod Key Begins: Venus-Ceres-Juno-Neptune

What effect are your most important relationships having on your …

  • abundance,
  • psychological well-being,
  • spirituality, and
  • creativity?

That’s the central question being posed by a Double Yod Key that includes Venus, Ceres, Juno and Neptune.

Libran Venus represents both relationship and creativity. The asteroid goddess Juno symbolizes committed partnership, doubling down on the relationship theme. Ceres can represent both abundance and sorrow. Neptune stands in for spiritual connection and inspired creativity.

This aspect pattern is made up of two Yods. Each Yod contains two 150° quincunxes and a 60° sextile. Also known as a “Finger of God,” this aspect pattern calls for adjustment to support harmonious alignment.

This aspect pattern begins today (10/18), peaks on 10/23 and ends on 10/27. During this time, consider the relationships that most influence you. Are they emotionally supportive? Do they help magnify your abundance – not just financially, but in whatever you find valuable?  Are they cheerleading your efforts to express yourself creatively and deepen your spiritual awakening?

Your answers can help you decide what relationship adjustments are needed. The spectrum of possibilities ranges from completely eliminating that person from your life to engaging with them more deeply. We’re all powerfully influenced by the people we associate with. Choose well!

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Learning and communication are potently amplified by a Mercury-Jupiter conjunction (1°41′ Scorpio). Because it’s in Scorpio, it’s a great time to uncover hidden mysteries and dive deep into research. You can also share challenging truths, even if some consider them taboo. This can inspire others to accelerate their transformation!

Is a healing challenge arising under a Sun-Chiron quincunx (5°18′ Libra-Pisces)? What adjustment will bring you into a deeper state of harmony and wholeness? Many have found my free Healing Invocation helpful for this. You can also help others make life-improving adjustments as a healer or mentor.

10/19 (Thu)

10 19 17 New MoonLibra New Moon

A New Moon is exact at 3:12 PM EDT (26°35′ Libra). Any Libra New Moon is excellent for new beginnings in relationship and creativity. This could involves starting something brand-new, or energizing an existing situation.

Individual Aspects

The most powerful aspect coloring this lunation is a nearly exact opposition from Uranus. This encourages you to be your authentic human self – in your relationships, in your creativity, and in all other areas of life.

No matter how weird or different you may be, fly your freak flag proudly! This highly prominent Uranus also encourages you to follow your intuitive flashes, and to serve others using those special gifts you most love to use.

The Sun and Moon conjoin the Mercury-Jupiter conjunction that was exact yesterday. This adds even more energy to the opportunity they represent for potently amplified learning and communication.


A month-long Mars-Saturn-Chiron T-square, which continues through 10/29, also aspects this New Moon. The Sun and Moon don’t directly align with the T-square, but instead connect by various aspects: a semi-sextile to Mars, a sextile to Saturn, and a quincunx to Chiron. Nevertheless, the New Moon energy adds extra power to this waning aspect pattern.

I interpreted this T-square in my last two forecasts. But because it’s energized by this New Moon, I’ll tell you about it one more time:

All three of these no-nonsense planets are known for their intensity. This could manifest as physical health challenges or the triggering of old emotional wounds. These could create difficulties with assertiveness, leadership or sexuality.

When harnessed positively, this T-square can support deep healing of these issues. Tremendous power is available for healing all kinds of old wounds!

Sabian Symbol

This New Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “An airplane sails high in the bright clear sky.”

All is well in this image. With my spiritual inclinations, I correlate the height of the airplane with elevated spiritual consciousness. A bright clear sky suggests unimpeded progress, with all systems go. A deeper level of awakening is always available if you’re still in a human body, no matter how far and high you fly. This image suggests easy access to ever-increasing inner ecstasy.

Looking at the image in a more worldly context, it simply suggests quick and easy forward motion in anything you’re doing. Very auspicious!

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Yod Begins: Venus-Pallas-Neptune2017 10 19 Yod Ve Pa Ne V2

Lots of creative inspiration is available to you under a Venus-Pallas-Neptune Yod. It starts today (10/19), peaks on 10/21 and ends on 10/24.

Activate your Muse by setting aside specific blocks of time for your artistic expression. If you’re encountering resistance, internally or externally, be appropriately assertive or strategic to keep time reserved for your creative play.

This Yod can also help you take a relationship to the next level. First get direction from your inner guidance, then use the same approach – appropriate assertiveness and strategy – to make the relationship more wonderful!

Let your freak flag fly and follow your gut feelings with the Sun opposing Uranus (26°31′ Libra-Aries). With the Sun in Libra, you can put special focus on revolutionizing your relationships and creativity.

10/20 (Fri)

2017 10 23 Th Me Pa Ce Sa Ch V2Triple Thor’s Hammer Begins

Clearing blocks to abundance and releasing old sorrows are two opportunities offered by a rare Triple Thor’s Hammer. This week-long aspect pattern begins today (10/20), peaks on 10/23 and ends on 10/26.

This complex aspect pattern is made up entirely of hard and semi-hard aspects, so be alert for some challenge in the mix. It includes Mercury, Pallas, Ceres, Saturn and Chiron.

Ceres is the focal point of the pattern. This asteroid goddess represents both abundance and sorrow. Whether you experience one or both, doing shadow work to heal your old wounds will be helpful.

Open and honest communication, both with your inner self and your fellow humans, will help you open to more prosperity and joy. Be strategic in your approach. A gentle, persistent assertiveness can help you break through the sticky spots!

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2017 10 31 T Sq Ves Ur Pl V2T-square begins: Vesta-Uranus-Pluto

You can help bring revolutionary transformation in support of a higher cause under a Vesta-Uranus-Pluto T-square. It begins today (10/20), peaks on 10/31 and ends on 11/10. This aspect pattern can also take your practice of sex magic to the next level.

You can be inspired to dive deep into mental creativity with Mercury quintile Pluto (4°50′ Scorpio-16°58′ Capricorn).

10/21 (Sat)

Yod Peaks: Venus-Pallas-Neptune

The Venus-Pallas-Neptune Yod that began on 10/19 peaks today (10/21) and ends on 10/24.

Today’s Pluto-Vesta square (16°59′ Capricorn-Libra) is part of a Vesta-Uranus-Pluto T-square. Please see that interpretation to understand this square in its larger context.

10/22 (Sun)

Mars transits Libra today through 12/9. This fires up additional energy to fuel your relationships and creativity.

10/23 (Mon)

Two Powerful Aspect Patterns Peak

If things feels especially intense, it could be because two hard aspect patterns are peaking today … and two more peak tomorrow! The Triple Thor’s Hammer that started on 10/20 peaks today (10/23) and ends on 10/26. And the Double Yod Key that started on 10/18 peaks today (10/23) and ends on 10/27.

The Sun enters Scorpio today at 1:27 AM EDT. For the next month, this energizes:

  • any relationship involving shared resources
  • sexual relationships
  • sacred sex
  • occult activities such as astrology, numerology, psychic perception and mediumship
  • investments, insurance and inheritance
  • death and rebirth on all levels: physical, emotional, psychological, mental and spiritual
  • shadow work

Your flow of inner wisdom can help you see what adjustments would help your relationships as Venus quincunxes Neptune (11°42′ Libra-Pisces). And setting aside time for creativity could open a river of inspiration!

This quincunx is also part of the Double Yod Key that peaks today and continues through 10/27. Please see that interpretation to understand this aspect in its larger context.

Creative inspiration, and the discipline to be productive with it, are available as Venus quintiles Saturn (11°53′ Libra-Sagittarius). Also keep your inner ear tuned for helpful insights about your relationships.

10/24 (Tue)

Two More Hard Aspect Patterns Peak

Two hard aspect patterns peak today, amplifying the intensity of two others that peaked yesterday.

2017 10 24 T Sq Ce Pa JuT-square Peaks: Ceres-Pallas-Jupiter

As I wrote on 10/12, enhanced abundance is available from a Ceres-Pallas-Jupiter T-square that started on 10/12, peaks today (10/24) and ends on 11/6. Wealth is indicated by the harvest goddess Ceres, as well as Jupiter (expansion) in Scorpio (great wealth).

The key to unlocking it? The asteroid goddess Pallas, representing feminine assertiveness and strategic planning. Pallas is even in Taurus – the sign of money!

T-squares can be challenging, so you may need to overcome some obstacles on your way to increased prosperity. And remember that astrology is archetypally predictive, not concretely predictive. This means that no particular outcome can be guaranteed … but focusing on the reality you desire makes it more likely to manifest!

2017 10 24 Th Ce Sa Ch V2Thor’s Hammer Peaks: Ceres-Saturn-Chiron

Get ready to do some serious shadow work as a Ceres-Saturn-Chiron Thor’s Hammer peaks. It started on 10/10, peaks today (10/24) and ends on 11/13.

Chiron, the wounded healer, specializes in shadow work. Ceres can represent old unhealed sorrows. And Saturn is the stern taskmaster who urges you to buck up your courage and get on with the important work – even when it’s difficult.

Every old psychological wound that you face and heal deepens your spiritual awakening. This allows you to walk in the world with greater harmony, ease, grace and flow. You may find my free healing invocation helpful with this.

This Thor’s Hammer can also support your work as a mentor and healer, as you help others process their own challenging psychological material.

How are your committed partnerships feeling right now? With Neptune sextile Juno (11°41′ Pisces-Capricorn), the ones in alignment with your higher purpose should be enjoying significant flow and harmony. Committed partnerships that don’t serve your higher purpose may feel like they’re dissolving away. Check in with your inner wisdom for more specific guidance!

You can enjoy more ease and inspiration in your writing and speaking with Mercury trine Neptune (11°41′ Scorpio-Pisces).

10/25 (Wed)

No major astrology events.

10/26 (Thu)

A Sun-Jupiter conjunction (3°31′ Scorpio) adds even more energy to everything I discussed in my interpretation of Jupiter entering Scorpio.

10/27 (Fri)

What changes would make your relationships even more wonderful? It’s a great time to put them in motion with Venus square Pluto (17°4′ Libra-Capricorn). This challenging aspect may draw your attention to the changes that would be most helpful now.

This aspect can also provide lots of energy for creative projects. Release your inhibitions and dare to express what’s truly in your heart!

Your mind is powerfully supported to dive into the depths with Mercury sextile Pluto (17°4′ Scorpio-Capricorn). Investigation, detective work, and other probing pursuits are energized. This sextile can also add potency to your writing and speaking.

10/28 (Sat)

2017 11 1 Dbl Th Su Ce Sa Ch V2Double Thor’s Hammer Begins: Sun-Ceres-Saturn-Chiron

The Ceres-Saturn-Chiron Thor’s Hammer that peaked on 10/24 and continues thru 11/13 gets a shot in the arm today as it’s joined by the Sun. This creates a Double Thor’s Hammer with the Sun, Ceres, Saturn, and Chiron.

The Sun is in Scorpio, the sign of the psychologist. This amplifies the power of the three-planet Thor’s Hammer, but doesn’t fundamentally change its meaning. Here’s my interpretation of the Ceres-Saturn-Chiron Thor’s Hammer.

You can receive extra inspiration on how to move forward with your own personal transformation as the Sun quintiles Pluto (5°4′ Scorpio-17°4′ Capricorn).

10/29 (Sun)

No major astrology events.

10/30 (Mon)

No major astrology events.

10/31 (Tue)

T-square Peaks: Vesta-Uranus-Pluto

The Vesta-Uranus-Pluto T-square that started on 10/20 peaks today (10/31) and ends on 11/10.

Using the Law of Attraction to show the universe the particular abundance you desire is supported by a Neptune-Ceres quincunx (11°36′ Pisces-Leo). In this context, Neptune rules visualization and Ceres offers an abundant harvest!

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

October 15, 1:27 AM – 7:19 AM, Virgo
October 17, 7:27 AM – 1:35 PM, Libra
October 19, 3:12 PM – 9:41 PM, Scorpio
October 22, 7:35 AM – 7:57 AM, Sagittarius
October 24, 12:44 PM –  8:12 PM, Capricorn
October 27, 1:22 AM – 8:59 AM, Aquarius
October 29, 12:22 PM – 7:46 PM, Pisces
October 31, 5:08 PM – November 1, 2:43 AM, Aries

Whatever your Sun Sign, AstroShaman’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you’ll be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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