October Femastrology 2018
By Astrologer and Psychic, Victoria Bearden
October opens up Pandora’s box of dark secrets and sexy mysteries! Venus, the planet of love, beauty, relationships, and money is going retrograde in Scorpio. Picture Botticelli’s Venus with her hair dyed black and vampire fangs. This planetary event will occur on October 5, 2018 and last until November 17, 2018. This is the big news, as Venus goes retrograde less frequently than the other planets, about every 19 months, and lasts for about 40 days. Scorpio makes it quite intense, dredging up uncomfortable truths about our relationships and values. The skeletons in the closet are getting restless. The last time Venus was retrograde in Scorpio was October of 2010, as it takes 8 years to go through all the signs. Many of use might have an opportunity to review and resolve unfinished emotional business that started back then. Of course, you ex-lovers are quite likely to come to mind, or come to town. This does not necessarily mean you need to get back with them. It’s mostly an important “review” to help you move forward with your life.
Venus Retrograde has its benefits, and its pitfalls. If you are ready to delve into your inner psyche to gain insight into core emotions, this planetary cycle is for you. Collectively, we are given the opportunity to face our darker emotional experiences, when love turns into rejection, obsession, revenge, and jealousy. It’s great for unusual, edgy creativity. One strange perk: bad relationships often get worse, and then end. This is not the greatest time to get married or start a new romance, according to traditional astrology. It is a time of testing for other kinds of relationships as well, as people’s hidden motives can be revealed. People will tend to be more obsessive, possessive, power-hungry, and secretive. Since Venus is also associated with money and shared resources, caution should be exercised with important financial dealings and contracts. Needless to say, there will be plenty of controversy involving sexual and financial misconduct in the news.
There’s a New Moon at 15° Libra on October 8, 2018. The New Moon is the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth. It is also known as “the Dark of the Moon” and represents a time to retreat into our Inner Self to recharge our batteries. It’s the silence right before the new music starts playing. Since Air Sign Libra is linked to all aspects of relating, this New Moon is perfect for any and all activities that support cooperation, networking, and partnering. Venus ruled Libra is great for creative insight and activities as well. The Sun and Moon in Libra will make a tense square to Pluto in Capricorn, challenging us to integrate our need for control with our need for compromise.
The Sun enters Water Sign Scorpio on October 23, 2018. This is the time of year when the veil between the two worlds is said to be thin. Great for seances and ghost hunting. Scorpio is the Sign of the Shaman, a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural realms. The Scorpion can take us to the hidden depths of our Shadow side so we can learn and heal. The Eagle gives us the courage to fly to the heights to gain perspective. And the Phoenix defies death and is reborn. Scorpio stands at the gate to the mysteries of birth, sex, and death. They say Scorpios make the best detectives, criminologists, accountants, and counselors because they understand and do not fear the dark side of human nature. Bet you wish you were a Scorpio!
There’s a Full Moon at 01° Taurus on October 24, 2018, at 9:45 am PDT. Full Moons represent the high point of the lunar phase, when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth’s perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon. Full Moons are known to stimulate both psychic and emotional awareness. The Full Moon in Taurus will align with Uranus, the planet of change, opposite the Sun and Retrograde Venus in Scorpio. This will be wild, unusual, revealing, and highly emotional energy! Hold on to your hats. Some stunning revelations could come up around this Full Moon, so pay attention.
Opportunity Days: October 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 20, 21, 25, 28, and 30
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