It’s mid-October and I’m finally recapping September’s eclipses. That sounds about right. Most people I’ve been talking to felt the powerful change-initiating energy of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses last month. It took me a while to absorb what it was really all about. In part, I think it was a time for people to question what they wanted for themselves. If you were having trouble making up your mind, circumstances probably helped to move the process along. Maybe something you thought you wanted almost became real and you backed away, realizing oops, never mind, that wasn’t it at all. Or maybe you lost something you really did want and set your resolve to work to regain it or create something anew, and make it even better this time.
Because the Eclipses occurred during Mercury Retrograde, I think there was a familiar feel to doors that were opening or closing. Some people re-learned lessons that had been forgotten or reaffirmed the reason why they’d been working so darn hard at something. The September 1 Eclipse was in Virgo, which kept people “on task” with the work that is most meaningful to them. I also think we were able to see what we all had in common, to some extent. The Lunar Eclipse on September 16 was in Pisces, a sign that represents universal connection. Many people felt a sense of loss (Pisces also symbolizes letting go) by the end of September, but had gained a stronger sense of who they were.
This month, we can take our self-realizations and start blazing some trails. We’ve got a high-powered Aries Full Moon on Saturday (October 15 for us Pacific Coasters) that can help us to stand boldly in our uniqueness, turn the spotlight on ourselves, and say, “Here I am, everyone. This is me. I am one of a kind.” This Full Moon is getting a huge shot of adrenaline from a conjunction with Uranus, planet of revolution, rebellion, and the unpredictable. Talk about a great time to celebrate diversity, let your freak flag fly, and courageously stand up for your rights! Aries is a sign ruling both passion and anger. The volatility of Uranus combined with the raw emotional overtones of the Full Moon mean that we could be in for some hot-headed arguments this weekend. Speaking of which, I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or not that the third presidential debate will be held three days after this Full Moon, when much of its intensity will have dissipated.
Meanwhile, the day after the Full Moon, Mars will be conjunct Pluto, which just happens to be squaring Uranus. Remember the Uranus-Pluto square? If not, this Full Moon can give you a refresher. Think back to some of your bigger challenges from 2012-2015. Don’t worry, though, this time you have some experience under your belt. The point is, it is an excellent time to feel your power and believe in yourself. Give yourself the encouragement you need to take a step towards your unique purpose (Hint: if you get scared thinking about it, that may just be it).
If you haven’t read them already, your horoscopes have been waiting for you. Enjoy October. You have astrological permission this month to take charge and move forward. The rest is up to you.