Monthly General Astrology Forecast October 2020
By our fabulous astrologer Elena
Want to see some real magic?
Fly by the light of the Blue Moon this Halloween
Happy birthday, Scorpio!
It’s a Blue Moon month with one of them falling on Halloween! Feeling a little well, spooky? Time to activate that inner witch or wizard and work a little magic this October!
It all begins with the full Moon in Aries which temporarily banishes any uncertainty caused by the Mars retro in here. It’s both a reality check and a call to action. We need to be in the moment and once we see what we now need to do, we need to act. The present is a gift. And this full moon is exactly that. Don’t procrastinate. Like all lunar transits – this one won’t hang around. And neither should you!
Make time inner beauty
The 2nd sees a fresh focus on wellbeing, beautifying our daily routines and treating our bodies like the temples they are as Venus arrives in pristine Virgo. Yes, your body is something to worship no matter what your present feelings are about it. It got you this far didn’t it? Show it some real love. Not by overindulging it but by feeding it the best food and positive thoughts. And by moving it by doing anything which energises it and your soul.
New ways to do this and also to de-stress is that has been a problem could arise from the Mercury/Uranus opposition on the 7th and Venus trine Uranus in its ruling sign of Taurus on the 11th. This could also refer to ‘healthier’ finances for us all. And opting for what adds real value to our lives rather than wasting our resources of what doesn’t.
Bring in a new love balance
The earth signs are all active at the start of the month with Pluto heading direct in Capricorn from the 5th. However – Mercury heads retrograde in Scorpio from the 14th. Put those retro rules in place now. No matter what sign you are ruled by, pay particular attention to loans, mortgages, your salary, credit, benefits and joint business and marital assets. Do not enter into new agreements in these areas now unless you absolutely cannot avoid it. Renegotiations and refinancing is very much on the table however.
This week also brings us a new Supermoon in Libra which will make a tense angle to newly direct Pluto in Capricorn. So, this points to new beginnings around relationships – past, present or potential. Professional and/or personal. But the square to Pluto as well as the Merc retro in Pluto’s ruling sign tells us we may have to stand firm on the T&C’s in some way. It’s time to step into our power and to know our value and what we are bringing to the table. And not to allow ourselves to be undersold, no matter how much we may want to be part of a double act. It must be an equal one.
Say what you want with a bit of burlesque
The 18th – 21st brings us a series of fabulous angles between Venus in Virgo, Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. And also the Sun in Libra to retro beauty Ceres in Aquarius. She’s all a bit Dita von Teese in here. Time to show out in other words. If we come from a place of wanting wellbeing as our outcome inspired results could be the takeout. Especially around partnership or career matters that were already in motion before Mercury began its moondance. This could just see us moving on up in love or with long term work agreements.
Happy birthday to all Scorpio fire birds!
Phoenix – get ready to glow! The 22nd marks the start of Scorpio’s birthday season and sees Vesta move from Leo and arrive in Virgo. Scorpios can expect a thrilling ride in the coming year around relationships as their self-worth and insights into who or what they truly need to make love work, propels them into new ways of relating. For them, the love evolution starts here.
Vesta in Virgo has us all looking at our daily responsibilities – to ourselves and others. In ancient Rome, the Vestal Virgins had to keep the sacred flame alight. If it went out, they were beaten. Luckily nowadays, your boss isn’t allowed to do that if your report is late. The Vestals remained in service to the temple and the Pontifix Maximus for 28 years. (Yes, that’s a Saturn cycle – no coincidence there!). At which point they were set free and unusually in Rome, were not then under the control of any man. Unlike married women who were under the ‘rule’ of their husbands.
Our bodies, ourselves
What comes under our rule? Our bodies of course. So, with the ruler of Virgo retrograde, we may be changing how we treat our bodies. Also, we may be looking at what we need to do vs. what rules others set around this. Fair or unfair? That is the question Vesta wants us to answer. Especially around the 24th when Venus in Virgo trines the planet which rules those at the top and ‘old boy’ thinking – Capricorn. Time for a new balance with our bodies (ditch the yo-yo dieting or media pressure madness) and between the rule makers.
The time to put forward any ideas for change is from the 28th when Venus enters ruling Libra. And retro Mercury makes a return visit to this house. If you’ve been thinking about new ways any kind of partnership can work, now is the time to talk through or initiate any changes. Don’t hang on to ‘That’s the way it’s always been’. Love wants us to evolve and grow. Yes, this often involves looking back to move forward. At seeing what has worked and letting go of anything that didn’t get us the results we wanted.
Love magic is what we can weave under the Blue Moon of Halloween in Venus’s other ruling sign of Taurus. Our spell ingredients are love, sensuality, value and the desire for a new and better future as this full Moon conjuncts Uranus in here. Create a new love future now as the doors between what has been and what is possible swing wide. That’s real magic.
In a nutshell: Scorpios are all aglow this birthday. Time to weave a little magic this Halloween which results in us embracing new partnership possibilities. Old loves could get a makeover and new ones look very different.
1 Oct 2020 FULL MOON IN ARIES (Aries)
2 Oct 2020 VENUS ENTERS VIRGO (Virgo)
5 Oct 2020 PLUTO DIRECT IN CAPRICORN (Capricorn)
7 Oct 2020 MERCURY IN SCORPIO OPPOSITION URANUS IN TAURUS (Scorpio to Taurus)
11 Oct 2020 VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS (Virgo to Taurus)
14 Oct 2020 MERCURY RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO (Scorpio)
14 Oct 2020 SUN IN LIBRA OPPOSITION RETROGRADE MARS IN ARIES (Libra to Aries)
16 Oct 2020 NEW SUPERMOON IN LIBRA (Libra)
16 Oct 2020 NEW SUPERMOON IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN (Libra to Capricorn)
18 Oct 2020 VENUS IN VIRGO OPPOSITION NEPTUNE IN PISCES (Virgo to Pisces)
19 Oct 2020 VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE JUPITER IN CAPRICORN (Virgo to Capricorn)
19 Oct 2020 RETROGRADE MERCURY CONJUNCT JUNO IN SCORPIO (Scorpio)
21 Oct 2020 VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN (Virgo to Capricorn)
21 Oct 2020 SUN IN LIBRA TRINE CERES IN AQUARIUS (Libra to Aquarius)
22 Oct 2020 SUN ENTERS SCORPIO (Scorpio)
22 Oct 2020 VESTA ENTERS VIRGO (Virgo)
24 Oct 2020 VENUS IN VIRGO TRINE SATURN IN CAPRICORN (Virgo to Capricorn)
25 Oct 2020 SUN CONJUNCT RETROGRADE MERCURY IN SCORPIO (Scorpio)
28 Oct 2020 RETROGRADE MERCURY RE-ENTERS LIBRA (Libra)
28 Oct 2020 VENUS ENTERS LIBRA (Libra)
31 Oct 2020 SUN IN SCORPIO OPPOSITION URANUS IN TAURUS (Scorpio to Taurus)
31 Oct 2020 FULL MOON IN TAURUS (Taurus)
31 Oct 2020 FULL MOON IN TAURUS CONJUNCT URANUS (Taurus)