~OCT – Mercury turns direct – Fall Begins~

~October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again. Hal Borland
New Moon October 11 in Libra – Start Fresh – Begin New, Positive Habits
This months New Moon in Libra provides us with the opportunity to start fresh, a new cycle for planting the seeds of good intentions.The New Moon in the sign of Libra the archetypal sign of balance, harmony and partnerships brings forth a sense of clearing. Letting go and freeing ourselves up enough to make the necessary changes in life. Over the next few weeks or so the
New Moon brings forth a need to learn, to unite with others who share our hearts desire. This period in our lives involves new techniques, balancing new perspectives/angles and obtaining harmony within out ideals.
It’s harmonious balance with the transiting planets creates a nice vortex or platform to work from. However those born under Cancer, Capricorn and Aries may feel a sense of unrest. Although wherever these planets land in your birth chart with also be affected. Nonetheless, A New Moon provides a new start for many of us. Use it wisely.
*Full Moon October 27 in Taurus – Emotions may flare, but at a more steadier rate ~
The Full Moon in Taurus on October 27 puts the focus back on the fixed signs, if only temporarily, reminding us what’s worth hanging onto and what we need to release as we head into a period with so much change, and anything in Taurus hates change.
The Moon is usually very comfortable in earthy Taurus, but here again, its opposition to the Sun in Scorpio can make for unrest. While Taurus is generally known as easy going and good-natured, when the Bull gets mad, it takes a long time to cool down, Scorpio hides, fumes and then detonates.
Keep in mind that all three of these signs are on the possessive side and given to occasional bouts of jealousy. In other words, this is a very bad moment to prod these folks, because you could find yourself amputated from their lives.
Thankfully, Venus rules this Full Moon, and in the sign of Virgo can be less radical and more analytical. We can use all the help we can get finding the compassionate compromise to smooth troubled waters. Again as it trines Mars, Venus and Neptune we are in good company as welcome the Full Moon with open arms.
*Not an easy month/ cycle for Cancers ( as they are ruled by the Moon), or Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. Again much depends on where it lands in your birth charts.
Mercury the planet of Chat direct October 9 -
With Mercury the planet of communication moving into a direct motion we find ourselves less encumbered and more open to speaking our minds. This is a good time to get back on the right path and synchronizer thoughts. Mercury in retrograde since September 17, 2015 in the sign of Libra has affected us in areas of partnerships, both personal and business related. Those born under the sign of Gemini, Virgo and Libra were affected the most. Specifically speaking, wherever Mercury is placed in your own chart based on your time of birth will determine where you were affected.
Venus in Virgo till Nov 9- Venus does not like to be in Virgo because it feels restricted. Although a very good sign for structure, care taking, healthcare, or culinary, when it comes to romance it struggles because of its pickiness. The heart may be in the right place but actions speak louder than words. Venus in Virgo will allow us to pay attention to things we need to pay attention to. Details perhaps? As it conflicts with transiting Saturn we find ourselves feeling torn between independence/freedom and coloring inside the lines. Those born under Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius are most affected. However wherever Venus falls in your astrological chart based on your time of birth will determine its intensity and how it affects you personally.
Mars in Virgo till Nov 13 – Mars is the planet of action, activity, motivation and perseverance. When transiting in the sign of Virgo it has a tendency to be methodical, analytical, and very particular. It’s conjunction to transiting
Venus lends itself in a very tidy manner. Everything we do stays within the parameters of where it should be. However those born under Pisces, Gemini, in Sagittarius may feel a bit encumbered as well as restricted. Nonetheless Mars in Virgo will help keep is organized as we prepare for the holidays ahead.
Jupiter in Virgo – Jupiter the planet of opportunity, now in the sign of Virgo will remain here for one year. It’s last occurrence was 12 years ago in 2003. It takes 12 years for Jupiter to transit each sign, as it remains in that sign for one year.
The coming year is a big one for the Virgin, not only in what it brings immediately, but also in what it heralds for the years to follow. Jupiter, monarch of the Heavens, favors the Virgin with his majestic transit from August 12, 2015 through 2016. There will be advance study, travel, opportunity and changes of ideas, specifically in areas of health care, attitudes and opinion. For many of you, it will be onward and upward. Seek the teachings you need. Also relationships may be taken more seriously as Virgo demands perfection on all levels. Also, we may find ourselves more engrossed with financial stability. Those born under Sagittarius and Gemini will experience changes in work, others born under Pisces may feel a sense of purging, while Virgo’s may undergo a complete transformation. For others, much of what occurs depends on where Jupiter falls into your birth chart. This is determined by your time of birth.
Specific Days – Oct 6 and 7 – Uranus in Pisces opposite Mars in Virgo – Crazy Month as we find ourselves feeling a bit over whelmed and off center. Logic versus the senses. Time to pull back without reacting. Also, a good time to focus on health care.
Specific Days – October 10- Venus in Virgo Square Saturn in Sag at the exact degree – Relationships may be in a chaotic state, as anything goes during this transit. Partnerships through business may be strained, as communication can be lost. Coast, and do not react.
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- This months New Moon provides a strong opportunity to make things right with your partner. it’s all about accountability. As emotions may run high,this months Full Moon in your money house cautions therapeutic spending. Also, a stellium of planetary influences in the sign of Virgo trigger a sudden impulse for health and fitness. Your desire to do it right actually comes at a perfect time. However wait until Mercury has gone direct, then jump right in.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- So much as be said regarding matters of the heart as the influences of planets in Virgo trigger strong love connections. Get it right or go home, That’s you motto. Also, the Full Moon in your own sign on the 27th sheds some light on you. Time to get yourself back in the swing of things after a three year emotionally crippling cycle. In addition, the New move in your health house is all about taking care of you. Also, a good time to invest in some creative endeavors. Culinary perhaps?
GEMINI ( May 21- June 20) – With so much activity taking place in your area of home, and as your desire to seek more perfection becomes clearer in time you see yourself more constructive, and more willing to take on tasks that have been neglected. Also, your mind may be working overtime as the Full Moon in your area of thought brings the past into the present. A signal to you that you have left over residue that needs your immediate attention. Also, a New Moon in Libra traveling in your area of fun highlights love matters, new or existing. Also, a good period to try your hand at speculation. You may be luckier than you realize.
CANCER -( June 21 – July 20)- It’s all about beautifying, creating something spectacular out of your immediate surroundings with this months New Moon accenting your sanctuary. Also, relationships, both work and personal may be going through a shift as you begin to sift through various issues surrounding each one individually. Full Moon in Taurus in sync with your own sign brings to light a sense of clarity with those closest to you. In addition a great month for chatting, as three major planets occupying your 3rd house of communication adds lift to your words.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22)- Recognition is yours for the asking as the Full Moon hovering over the Zenith part of your chart, your career inspires you to seek all that you can. In addition to the New Moon traveling through the area of conversation and creativity brings joviality to your words. Also with the stellium of planets in Virgo transiting your money house you may be inspired to become more conservative when it comes to spending. Time to take a personal inventory.
VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22)- As Jupiter, Mars, and Venus now occurring in your own sign may provide you with the wherewithal to take on any task that is asked of you. Also the transiting Full Moon in your ninth house of higher aspirations and thought may amplify decision-making on a higher level. In addition to all of this, your financial situation may improve greatly within the next few weeks as you strive to make rhyme or reason out of what it is you have. Personal possessions as well as money related concerns take type priority.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22)- Anytime a new takes place in your own sign you find yourself sort of on a high as you desire to take the bull by the horns is well indicated. This aspect provides inertia as well as determination. In addition to this the Full Moon in your eighth house of money is all about preservation in making everything right for yourself as well as for partners. In addition to this major planetary activity occupying your 12th house of thought increases your sense of intuition while also creating some clarity. Just be aware that sometimes this aspect trigger obsessiveness.
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21) – Emotions may run high this month as the Full Moon occupying your area partnerships may trigger unsuspecting feelings. Also reactions that occur during the cycle a taper down after the Full Moon past. In addition to all of this the New Moon aspect in that private sector of your chart may unleash your intuition. Time to tap in to what you already know. Though your dance card is already full, and your need for personal space is great, Venus the planet of love, Mars the planet of activity and Jupiter the planet of abundance now in your area friendships/coworkers brings forth a desire to hang out and to be surrounded by family and friends.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20) – You are in the groove right now as Jupiter now highlighting your career house inspires you for greatness. Specifically speaking this is your time to get yourself out and to show what you have. Also with the Full Moon taking place in your area of health you find yourself more disciplined than ever, however emotions run high so you have to be careful of impulse eating. The power of suggestion is around you it’s all about you taking control. Also the New Moon occupying your area friendships is all about entertaining. Time for some fun!
CAPRICORN -( DEC 21- Jan 19) – The New Moon in Libra at the top of your chart, your profession/career may be getting a huge boost this week. Also the Full Moon in your fifth house of love affairs may trigger some impulse. Better to check things out before jumping into unsafe waters as emotions run high. In addition to all of this, Venus the planet of love, Mars the planet of action, in Jupiter the planet of expansion/luck now occupying your area of higher aspirations inspires you to seek out. Luck is in your favor time to step out of the box.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- So much activity occurring in your area of home, you may see yourself creating more space for yourself. Also, money matters, specifically with regards to others, may be unpredictable at this time. Better to be safe than sorry. To be cautious than frivolous. In addition, the New Moon in trine to your Sun occupying your area of introspection and higher learning accents you .
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- This months New Moon highlights money matters, a good cycle in which you find yourself becoming more caught up with earning potential. Full Moon in Taurus traveling in your area of chat/communication accents family and friends. A good period to express your inner self. Also strong influences in your partnership house accent how you relate to others and how they actually perceive you!
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out our web site at www.JanetAmid.com