By: Astro Butterfly
The latest James Bond movie “No time to die” was initially scheduled to be released in April 2020. But March 2020 happened, cinemas closed, and the movie was withdrawn from release.
On September 30th, 2021 the ultimate action hero is back – and even if I am not a big action movies fan, I definitely see this as a good omen.
Does the astrology of the month reflect this? Yes it does. Mars is the star planet of the month – not only does it play the lead role in both lunations (New Moon and Full Moon) but it ALSO starts its next 2-year cycle around the Sun.
When the Sun meets Mars for a new hero’s journey, there is a recalibration of spirit (Sun) with the principle of action (Mars).
Sun is the divine purpose and Mars is how we operate this purpose in the 3rd world, how we make things happen. Something new is lit inside of us. Since Mars is burned by the Sun, our renewed intentions may not be very clear just yet, however rest assured that the seed is being planted.
In October we ALSO have a record of 4 planets resuming direct motion. Mercury is still retrograde in the first half of the month, but the good news is that Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter all go direct this month.Things will become clearer as we move through the month, and a veil is lifted when Mercury goes direct on October 18th, bringing a sense of clarity and relief.
Retrogrades are important, because they are our opportunities to recalibrate… but there comes a time when analyzing and introspecting have run their course, meaning it is now time for ACTION.
Let’s take a look at the most important transits of the month:
October 1st-October 3rd, 2021 – Sun And Mars Opposite Chiron
From October 1st to October 3rd, 2021 Sun and Mars in Libra oppose Chiron (at 10° Aries). Hard aspects between the Sun, Mars and Chiron trigger our feelings of inadequacy, and may challenge the expression of our yang energy.
We may feel unworthy, crippled and exposed – as if there is something wrong about who we are (Sun), what drives us and what we want (Mars).
Of course, like with any Chiron transit, this is also our opportunity to transcend these wounds. Who we are matters, since we can only be here for a reason. What we want matters, otherwise the seed wouldn’t be planted.
But we have to come to terms with the possible rejection that may result from putting ourselves out there, and being vulnerable.
October 6th, 2021 – New Moon In Libra
On October 6th, 2021 we have a New Moon at 13° Libra. The New Moon is conjunct Mars.
This is a very intentional New Moon, and even if Mars in Libra is still interested in a win-win outcome, Mars will spend less time thinking things through and he will just go for it – “it” being whatever you want to manifest.
This can be something connected to the area of your life (house) where the New Moon happens in your chart. Make sure you take advantage of this very potent, manifesting energy.
October 6th, 2021 – Pluto Goes Direct
On October 6th, 2021 Pluto goes direct at 24° Capricorn. If in the last 5 months Pluto retrograde gave us the opportunity to work in the shadow of our subconscious, when Pluto goes direct we want to bring this awareness of our inner transformation into the outer realm as well.
October 7th, 2021 – Venus Enters Sagittarius
On October 7th, 2021 Venus leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. This transition from Scorpio to Venus is the transition from digging a whole in the ground, to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Venus in Scorpio has been an excellent opportunity to work with our feelings at a more subconscious level and do some uncomfortable, but necessary, shadow work.
But as much as there is great value in understanding what’s in the empty part of the glass, acknowledging that the glass is never really empty comes to give a whole new meaning to our existence – Venus in Sagittarius will propel us to hope, dream big, and get us out there into the wild wild world.
October 9th, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Mercury Conjunct Mars
On October 9th, the Sun is conjunct Mercury and Mars at 16° Libra, so we have a triple Sun-Mercury-Mars conjunction. While it is not that rare to have 3 personal planets in the same sign, to have them all meet at the same degree is indeed significant.
This is a very important alignment that not only marks the beginning of the upcoming 116 day Mercury-Sun cycle and 2-year Sun-Mars cycle, but the beginning of a special alignment between the Sun, Mercury, and Mars.
When these Sun cycles begin (Sun conjunct a 2nd planet, e.g. Sun conjunct Mercury) we get the opportunity to work with 1 area of our psyche – for example our thinking (Mercury), feelings (Venus), actions (Mars) etc.
But when our thoughts (Mercury) also align with our actions (Mars) a very potent manifesting energy is put into motion. We become intentional about what we want to create. We walk the talk.
October 10th, 2021 – Saturn Goes Direct
On October 10th, 2021 Saturn goes direct at 6° Aquarius. Now that we have understood what is no longer working in our life, Saturn’s direct motion is our opportunity to make the necessary adjustments.
The change in motion itself is very catarchic, and will help us get unstuck in the areas of our life ruled by Saturn – that’s the houses where we have Capricorn and Aquarius on the cusp.
October 18th, 2021 – Jupiter Goes Direct
Good news! On October 18th, 2021 Jupiter goes direct at 22° Aquarius. Jupiter will be spending a few more months in Aquarius, before moving (for good) into Pisces. This is our chance to “get it right” and find the driving purpose behind the area of our life (house) where Aquarius sits in our chart.
October 18th, 2021 – Mercury Goes Direct
… and the really good news, Mercury goes direct as well on October 18th, at 10° Libra.
Both Mercury and Jupiter rule our thinking processes – both Mercury and Jupiter turning direct on the same day is quite something – so you can definitely expect clarity and answers. A veil will be lifted and it will become clear where you stand.
October 20th, 2021 – Full Moon In Aries
Continuing the theme of action initiated by the New Moon in Libra, our October Full Moon at 27° Aries is as fiery and as cardinal as it can be. The Full Moon in Aries is opposite Mars and square Pluto, so it’s an explosive one for sure.
Whatever has been brewing in the first 2 weeks of the lunar cycle will reach a climax. This Full Moon will shake us to the core – and (especially if you have planets in the last decan of cardinal signs) you want to be very mindful of what you do with what emerges from this.
October 23th, 2021 – Sun Enters Scorpio
Welcome to the Scorpio season! The Scorpio season is our yearly opportunity to get in touch with the powerful Scorpionic energy of renewal and transformation.
We all have areas of life that need pruning or reinventing – and when the Sun is in Scorpio we can become intentional about what we want to change in our lives – and then take the necessary action.
October 30th, 2021 – Mars In Scorpio
Speaking about taking the necessary action. October saved us the best for last. On October 30th, Mars enters its domicile sign, Scorpio. Mars is the planet of action, and Scorpio gives it the depth and drive to conduct this Martian impulse to achieve whatever we set our sights on.
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