Sidereal Insights Astrology
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of the current planetary transits across the heavens from
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than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.
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October opens on the heels of Pluto’s return to direct motion in sidereal Sagittarius October 3rd. Retrograde Pluto wrought internal changes and transformations over the past several months, and now as he begins direct motion those internal changes find outward expression and manifestation.
Shortly after, Venus returns to her home sign of Libra emphasizing partnership and cooperation throughout much of the month of October. Business and money matters may be highlighted, as well as our personal value systems. Our sense of justice and fairness may be more active while Venus enjoys her stay here over the next three and 1/2 weeks.
The full moon on October 13th could bring an emotional ending to the forefront, possibly one which allows healing of some sort--physical or emotional healing, or the healing of an unconscious bias or belief, or even healing of a spiritual nature.
Watch for positive change to come out of the events of this full moon--big, transformative change, even--yet that may be easier to adjust to than you first expect. Whatever it is that changes is likely to be altered on a profoundly deep level--all the way to the core of it.
The sun arrives in Libra on the 18th, emphasizing a resurgence of need for cooperative efforts, a need for equity and fairness in dealing with each other.
The coming four weeks favor classic design and tasteful styles--we may want to surround ourselves with pleasing decor and furnishings, or dress smart or fashionably while the sun tours Libra.
Partnerships and cooperative efforts are well supported now, and we can make forward progress on joint projects during the coming four week window.
In the second half of October Mercury makes his move into sidereal Scorpio for a three week stay, a time when strategic thinking comes more easily to us--though we may need to guard against a tendency toward being unnecessarily suspicious of others.
Deep digging, research and exploring the psyche come naturally while Mercury is in Scorpio.
The 27th brings the new moon in sidereal Libra, giving us the perfect opportunity to reclaim balance in our lives in any areas where things have gotten out of balance--our personal relationships, our work-life balance, even the time we do or don’t take for self care.
This new moon holds a seed for the metamorphosis of identity, and for evaluating the impact of appearance and first impressions.
Venus also shifted gears in late October, moving into Scorpio where she is in detriment and at her weakest. Venus will stay in her weakened state until she leaves for Sagittarius later in the month of November, on the 21st .
At month end Mercury retrograde could bring secrets to light and reveal occult or hidden things, and signals a time for reviewing research findings or the results of investigations.
Financial dealing or debts could come into the open, and if the opportunity arises to review your financial picture as it relates to debts, taxes and investments, take it. Just don’t take on any new debts or make any new or major investments, or file new estate paperwork until after mercury resumes direct motion.
Scorpio is a deeply intimate sign, and has rulership over our psychological nature, sex, secrets and investigations. Mercury’s time here could be well used for psychological exploration and emotional healing, reexamining research, audits, and investigating cold cases, and letting go of grudges.
Take some time to prepare for Mercury’s retrograde before it arrives and you can have a much smoother experience. Check out the Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide for free tips on what you can to to prepare and how you can more easily navigate the weeks to come.
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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.
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