After the Libra new moon in late September, we enter October coming from a place of balance and harmony. But of course, with Libra’s harmony, comes a level of necessary upheaval—and turning points—before we find equilibrium.
It also doesn’t help that Scorpio’s transformative energy is going to be taking over—particularly on Halloween, when Mercury turns retrograde in the occult-loving water sign.
On October 3, Pluto (planet of transformation) stations direct after turning retrograde in April. This brings powerful developments and revelations, changing the shape and structure of our life.
As Mercury (planet of communication) in Scorpio enters its pre-retrograde shadow in early October, you might want to get your Mercury retrograde survival kit ready
We’ll see Mercury truly turn retrograde on October 31 (Halloween!) until November 20. You’ll need to be versatile in order to understand the transformative message here.
As we move mid-month, the energy builds with a potent Aries full moon on October 13. With the moon in Aries (the sign that represents the self) in opposition to the sun in Libra, (the sign of relationships) and current aspects, there’s a need for balance in personal needs between partners in relationships. This will call for detachment.
Full moons mark endings and culminations. But every end is a new beginning—this lunation clashes with Pluto and connects harmoniously with Jupiter (planet of luck) suggesting breakthroughs opening new pathways to greater freedom and stability.
On October 23, we welcome Scorpio season: the four-week period that deeply roots in emotional release and transformation. Not all the upcoming changes will be easy or pleasant, but the only way out is through.
As the month ends, on October 27, a Scorpio new moon ushers in a powerful new beginning—particularly in the process of resurrection. Additionally, Mercury slows down to a halt and stations retrograde on October 31—suggesting that surfacing information could change everything. But if you let go of perceptions, you can reveal a deeper, sweeter truth.