October 2018 has brought the winds of change to our inner worlds for many but our outer worlds haven’t caught up yet. October’s energies are bringing personal transformation.
October brings a lot of complex energy including Pluto moving forward, on September 30, after a retrograde period. Pluto, ruler of Scorpio, represents subconscious forces and the underworld and is all about transformation. “Pluto stationing direct (forward) again invites you to explore who you are at soul level in a deep and passionate way,” says astrologist and numerologist Tania Gabrielle.
Mars at full speed
To get an idea of how October will progress from the energetic perspective, it’s helpful to look back at Mars. This planet of action, aggression and war, was retrograde from late June through August 27, and gains speed early in October, making life move along at a fast clip.
By October 8, Mars resumes full speed, according to the mathematical tables of planetary movements (ephemeris), notes Susan Miller of Astrology Zone in one of her monthly October horoscope forecasts. For more about Mars and its slowdown in retrograde, see our forecast blogs for June 2018 (under “Mars turns off gas”) and July 2018 energy (under “Feeling Mars retrograde”).
Life will also feel lighter on October 8 when the new moon stations in Libra, the sign of beauty. The moon will be square to Pluto and quincunx to Neptune, encouraging you to take a deeper look at one aspect of your life, notes Pandora Astrology in its October 2018 forecast.
The new moon in Libra may bring a renewal to former relationships with family or ex-lovers, and returning to old jobs or commitments, astrologist and numerologist Maria Shaw says
Watch out on October 10 when Mercury, the planet representing communication, opposes Uranus, the planet of unanticipated events, Miller notes. On this day, avoid things associated with communications, when conflict and interpersonal relationships may run hot.
Integrating inner changes that haven’t shown up yet
During the month of October, others may simply opt out to avoid conflict. Are you also going through a shift in your identity now? Many people are, says intuitive Lee Harris. He highlights the fast speed of the cosmic energy from May to August 2018, caused internal changes for many people. These were changes with contracts, whether in their business life or personally with “soul contracts.” Sensitives, empaths, spiritual seekers and those spiritually aligned or conscious undergoing these internal changes are still adjusting or absorbing these changes. “Now we are no longer colliding with people,” whether family members or loved ones, Harris says.
But the effects of these rapid changes are still lingering. While the inner transformations are recognized within those who are spiritually aware, the changes won’t likely be recognized yet by those around us. “But it’s always not that apparent to other people in our life. So we might have gone through an internal shift which may manifest in our outer reality at a later date,” Harris says in his October 2018 energy video.
He says a rebirth is happening now for some more than others, and this rebirth may cause us to get irritated with certain people or situations. “What are you going to do about it?” Harris asks.
Seize this time to shift out of old patterns and old identities even if it means taking two steps back to go forward. Harris calls it “ego contraction.” You may make the internal vow to pursue something, such as a new relationship, only to have your fragile ego flare up with old tapes to present doubts that question your ability to do so or if it would hurt you more than it benefits you. “This is the voice of the old pain that has been in the way of you moving forward. It rises to the surface to be cleared, once you decide to take the steps toward something new,” notes Harris’ October monthly summary.
This friction is part of the process, Harris says, which you can clear to lead you into a new reality which many of us are magnetizing now. (Those readers wondering more about the “old tapes” and ego flare ups can take a look at our Inner Child blog entitled “Is Your Inner Child Holding you Back?”)
On October 23, the Sun moves into the watery, fixed sign of Scorpio, bringing the darkest part of the year. “This is a great time for introspection and regeneration…Death is in the air as the nights grow colder still and darkness begins to settle in after the equinox has passed,” notes Pandora Astrology in their monthly forecast for October 2018.
Mixed feelings may run rampant on the full moon in earthy Taurus on October 24. There’s a lot going on. The full moon in Taurus could bring snafus in travel and communications as Uranus conjoins the moon while opposing both the Sun and Venus, notes Susan Miller. She cautions to listen more and say less at this time, especially within your relationships.
Mercury conjuncts Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, on October 29. For many, October 29 will be a wonderful day, career wise or personally: great for travel, signing contracts, and enjoying relationships. The period leading up to this, the weekend of October 27-28, is also positive.
October opens the veil with the other side
Scorpio’s influence is a mainstay during October and many will be in greater touch with their emotions and the “other side.” It’s a well-known belief across many cultures that late October and October 31—Halloween, Day of the Dead (October 31 through November 2), etc.—is the thinnest time of year emotionally for people when the veil between this world and the next is the most open.
Overall for what October will bring you from the numerology perspective based on the personal year you are in, with instructions on how to calculate your personal year, see numerologist Felecia’s Bender blog at AstroStyle with on “October Numerology: First Glimpse at the Energy of the Coming Year.”
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Resources used in this report include:
Astrology Zone by Susan Miller, https://www.astrologyzone.com/
AstroStyle article by Felecia Bender, http://astrostyle.com/october-2018-numerology/
Tania Gabrielle, http://taniagabrielle.com/
Lee Harris Energy, https://www.leeharrisenergy.com/
Pandora Astrology, https://www.pandoraastrology.com/
Maria Shaw, https://www.mariashaw.com/