Yep. There's nothing like a full moon to get people wondering about whether the lights up in the sky have effects on those of us living below. I've noticed an upswing in people doing new and full moon rituals and holding meetings for their intentions and that's a beautiful thing. However, it's important to remember that while the moon and her cycles are extremely important, that's not all of what's going on.
Our Creator put a lot of celestial bodies in the firmament, and it is our job to raise our awareness to how we can use these energies to rise to our highest purpose.
The full moon of October 1st was in the sign of Aries. It tells us to TAKE ACTION. There is an area of life for each of us, depending on our birth charts, that will be particularly activated and incentivized. You need to know you ASCENDING SIGN in order to determine that.
As I said at the top of this post, the moon is just one part of the story. This month is filled with incentivizing forces, and it's imperative for us to be aware of them. On October 4th, Pluto will come out of the long retrograde period, which began at the end of April. Look for things that have been stalled since then to get restarted, whether for good or not for good. This is something that happens every year. I often call it "Back to School," or "Back to Work." Either way, it's time to take those things you've been thinking about and put them in a more tangible form.
Venus enters Virgo on October 2nd. This is a good energy for tidying things up and making them pretty - you know, changing your environment and making it more about fall and winter than spring and summer. It's also a lovely time to go through your list of friends and get back in touch with people you may not have been in contact with since the pandemic started. Venus will remain in Virgo until October 29th.
Then, of course...there's Mercury retrograde. I don't know about you, but I already feel this one coming. Electronics are breaking down and doing weird things, and I keep putting things in dumb places, making it hard to find them again. The retrograde begins officially on October 13th. Between now and then, prepare by tending to anything you have that deals with transportation, electronic equipment, making travel arrangements, and signing contracts. You can deal with these matters during the retrograde period, so there's no need to crawl under a rock. However, the frustrations you can feel with this annoying influence might make you wish you had.
Mercury will be in Scorpio during this retrograde, and will even slip back into Libra. If you have any planets or points of your chart in those signs, you'll feel this retrograde in spades. Just like the full moon, the "house," or area of life where these signs are will tell you more about how the retrograde will affect you. Check your own chart, or if you don't know how, schedule an appointment and I'll get you acquainted!
This October is going to be all about the November election, but let's not get into that! I will simply tell you that the Mercury retrograde will end on...get ready...
November 3rd! I'm not going there.
In general, the best I can tell you is get ready to start things up with Pluto's push...and prepare for Mercury retrograde, remembering all the great things you can do while Mercury looks like it's moving in reverse. Finish a project, write, read, study, and really ponder a big decision before you make it!
It's also a perfect time for a reading of your astrology chart, do deep work with a regression session, or take an inner journey with breathwork.
Book an appointment, and empower yourself now.