Perspectives from the Sky – Astrological Forecast October 2020
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
October’s astrological perspective begins with a slow dance into Election/Eclipses/Aquarius Age.
September ended with gravity wielding serious Saturn going Direct in Capricorn. This is equivalent to a feeling of Time marching on with or without our approval. “Ready or not, here I come.”
September 29th is the day Saturn goes from Retrograde to Direct, which puts its often heavy heart moving forward as is required.
Saturn can also make one feel alone and/or heavily burdened by responsibility.
On the same day as Saturn’s shift in direction to Direct, the usually slow-moving Saturn is crashed into by fast and bold Mars in Aries. Mars has the tendency to go off the handle, and to push forward against anything or anyone in its way.And Saturn tends to be rather dug in and not open to being moved.
This is an “accident ready to happen.” Anger, frustration, disaster can be experienced around this day. And both Trump and Biden have those powerfully transformational planets affecting them through their birth charts.
Trump’s natal Venus in Cancer is opposed now by heavy and controlling Saturn and squared by Mars in Aries. Venus in Cancer seeks safety and comfort. Saturn and Mars cannot allow such peaceful contentedness. Biden’s Jupiter in Cancer is also exactly opposed by Saturn. He will be thwarted from any desires for deep soul connection.
Do NOT push any big agendas this week. At the least you will likely feel frustrated and angry, and at the most a serious conflict will arise.
Power Struggles & Mercury Goes Retrograde
On October 1st there is a Full Moon in Aries, seeking a balance between peaceful relating and forceful activity. Let the balance find you, it is there to be experienced.
War or Peace is a likely question this month of October. Civil rights issues, Covid, and the stock market/economy will remain as serious subjects to work with through this year at the least.
On Sunday October 4th, Pluto ominously also shifts from Retrograde to Direct.
Remember that all the challenges we now face in 2020 came after the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in January this year. Eclipse Season was another planetary culprit that helped bring on all the important issues we have been working through this year.
On October 9th, Mars in forceful Aries makes an intense square to Pluto. And Pluto is in raw form since it just changes into Direct motion on October 4th. This could be a most intense week with Mars in Aries triggering the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. Powerful transformation continues to be a priority in our collective lives. We need to grow in consciousness to be an important way-shower for the Age of Aquarius.
If Trump or any of “his people” try to create a crisis that seeks to bring the winning vote for him this year, it could create a strong explosive energy in retaliation. “Wag the dog” wars are not just imagination. They have been carried out before by many presidents/dictators who seek to keep their jobs.
This Mars square Pluto explosiveness looks like a theme for October: power and power struggles.
To make our lives even more volatile, Mercury goes Retrograde on October 13th.
You know the drill: no big decisions or starting big projects. Be alert to dreams, daydreams, or visits with people of your past.
Chaos vs. Order
On October 16th there is a New Moon on Libra square to all the transiting Capricorn planets.
Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter in Capricorn will challenge the peace of Libra, as we move toward an important turning point election. Sometimes the mundane trivialities of life can be comforting.
On October 18th, Mars squares Jupiter, triggering the ongoing impact this year of Jupiter square Pluto.
Chaos and order continue as important theme this year. At their worst they are anarchy versus fascism.
On October 22nd, the Sun goes into Scorpio, deepening our soul’s voyage at this time. Scorpio does not do light and cheery, but it does go deep and passionate, sometimes secretive, always at the core of experience.
Samhain – The Thinning of the Veil
Eclipse Season has begun now and it puts Samhain on its back. Samhain, or its modern version of Halloween, is on October 31st.
Just a few days before the Election, it is a great time to take advantage of Samhain – being the time when the veil between the material world and soul world is the thinnest. Visits to spirits who have died are “easier” than usual. Sit by the fire, clear your energy field, and give strong intention to make the connection.
Easy to see how this thinning veil between worlds would make Halloween. Ancestors were understandingly afraid of the deceased they connected with. Hence scary monsters to dress up into.
See you next month, likely the most intense and powerful of the year.
An astrological and spiritual guide and counselor, Leo’s specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a fulltime professional for 30 years.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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