October opens at full throttle, at the peak of a metamorphic Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square. Amazingly, there are six major astrological events Oct. 1-5! These include a healing Saturn-Chiron trine, a relationship-spurring Libra New Moon, and a paradigm-rocking Saturn-Uranus quincunx.
The sky intensifies again on the 18th and 21st, with a lunar eclipse and Mercury turning retrograde. The month also ends powerfully, with events including a healing Chiron-Pluto sextile and a Double Yod Key.
10/1: Sun-Uranus-Pluto T-square peaks
10/1: Vesta-Saturn-Chiron-Pluto Cradle peaks
10/2: Saturn trine Chiron
10/4: Libra New Moon
10/5: Saturn quincunx Uranus
10/18: Lunar Eclipse (Aries Full Moon)
10/21: Mercury Retrograde begins
10/21: Sun enters Scorpio
10/28: Chiron sextile Pluto
10/30: Sun-Mars-Juno-Uranus Double Yod Key peaks
The Story So Far
As October opens, we have three retrograde planets: Neptune thru 11/13, Chiron thru 11/19 and Uranus thru 12/17. And the pervasive energies of revolutionary transformation (a Uranus-Pluto square), as well as universal love, compassion and spiritual awakening (Neptune in Pisces), remain powerful for years to come!
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during these times. “Business as usual” is the best strategy for these periods, which occur when the Moon has made its last major Ptolemaic aspect but has not yet moved into the next sign.
10/1, 12:49 am – 2:53 pm (Virgo)
10/3, 2:58 pm – 11:01 pm (Libra)
10/5, 6:28 pm – 10/6, 4:34 am (Scorpio)
10/8, 12:54 am – 8:23 am (Sagittarius)
10/10, 6:11 am – 11:19 am (Capricorn)
10/11, 8:05 pm – 10/12, 2:01 pm (Aquarius)
10/14, 4:29 pm – 5:07 pm (Pisces)
10/16, 3:15 am – 9:19 pm (Aries)
10/18. 7:38 pm – 10/19, 3:28 am (Taurus)
10/20, 5:02 pm – 10/21, 12:16 pm (Gemini)
10/23, 2:10 am – 11:37 pm (Cancer)
10/25, 4:31 pm – 10/26, 12:13 pm (Leo)
10/28, 8:26 am – 11:46 pm (Virgo)
10/30, 10:49 pm – 10/31, 8:23 am (Libra)
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Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’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 will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.