Cody Channel, one of our talented resident astrologers, gives us the lowdown on the astrology of October and what we’ve been dealing with lately. Whether your star sign is Libra or something else, read on to discover how the general horoscope for this month will affect us all. (To go really deep, book a private Astrology reading with Cody HERE.)
PLUTO STATIONS DIRECT!
We all are collectively feeling a much greater, stronger workflow and we’re feeling like we have more energy to actually tackle things. Partially this is due to the fall Equinox and it also has to do with Pluto going direct. Pluto going direct is already such an intense planetary energy; it’s the energy that has to prod all the way to the very source of your problems, your fears, and rip them open. Almost like peeling the onion and becoming the phoenix effect of Scorpio. Really digging all the way in to the core issue of something and letting it free by trial and error. There’s never a sure, tried and true way, especially with the way that our civilization is set up to heal and transmute pain and suffering. Because of Pluto going direct, we’re not able to actually see what’s wrong. When Pluto is retrograde, we’re so caught up in this emotional purging and in our emotions, that we actually can’t see what’s happening.
RAHU (THE "DRAGON'S HEAD") AND KETU (THE "DRAGON'S TALE")
Right now, we’re all kind of collectively coming to, and it’s perfect because we’re in the middle of our Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn eclipse series. Rahu and Ketu are the nodes of the moon and their placements are actually expressing this opening up to our matriarchy and the possibility of completely clearing our womb energy and using our feminine energy for what it’s meant to do. Our collective feminine energy hasn’t been working well because of the toxic environment that the overwhelmingly masculine corporate patriarchy that we live in has created. So, the “dragon’s tale” (Ketu) is in Capricorn, which is basically helping us to dissolve these really old systemic and intense energies that are repressing our people. This Pluto going direct is really going to shine a light on even more disgusting political events. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m an astrologer, but I have a lot of hunches that often come true.
When Pluto is retrograde people can keep secrets and get caught up in the darker side of things, versus the lighter side. Pluto is giving the gift of transformation and being reborn after kind of paying for your sins. Really a retribution, a total transmutation of darkness. This planet going so active in Capricorn is a huge thing too. We have Saturn there and the south node, Ketu. All of this energy together is a big shift. All of us should be very aware, this is not a time to back down. As you may know, Chiron has been in Aries and it will be there for the next 7 years. We really need to focus on being outwardly active with our thoughts and desires when it comes to healing and when it comes to doing our part on this earth. We can no longer hold back, so Chiron in Aries is a symbol of this wild woman or wild man, someone said earlier it’s like a cowboy on a horse. When you mix Aries and Chiron, it really is like a cowboy on a horse. Getting everything possible into the open and not holding anything in. People with anything Aries or Capricorn, right now you’re going to be feeling incredibly intense.
CAPRICORN/CANCER AXIS = BIG SHIFTS
I think every sign is equally good and fine, but right now Capricorn might be getting hit a little hard. If you happen to be a Capricorn, you’re gonna want to be one of the good guys, and you’re going to want to make sure you understand the high vibration of the sign. This means creating materialization of your goals and inspire those around you. Not to create materialization of your goals at the expense of another. I’m excited for people to really start speaking up.
With the north node in Cancer though, let’s focus more on the positive. What do you know about emotions? What do you know about ancestral healing? What do you know about your emotional needs? Do you understand your moon? (I have a workshop for that!) More importantly, this is the biggest time for you to get through what’s blocking you emotionally. Emotions are the ruler of Cancer, so what do you know about your emotions right now? You have about 6 more months in this dynamic that’s changing in June. Then Rahu/Ketu go into Gemini/Sagittarius, which will be a whole other can of worms. Right now, we’re gonna have another new moon and solar eclipse at the end of the year on this Cancer/Capricorn axis. Everything we’ve been working toward this year will come to a culmination.
I think it’s important for everyone to start doing spells to attract what you want for the world and for yourself, just start practicing. I’ve been doing spells in my freezer and in my garden. Everyone should be doing that; I don’t think it’s dangerous. I think it’s really important for everyone right now to be building their intuition because that is the main tool of the Aquarian age that needs to be mastered, so you might as well start now. It’s just the beginning of a new age, so there’s a lot of chaos. Something’s gonna shift pretty majorly, and it will be in our lifetime.
URANUS AND CHIRON RETROGRADE
We’ve got Uranus in Taurus, moving quite slowly. Uranus and Chiron are both retrograde right now. Chiron goes direct on December 12, and Uranus goes direct on January 10, 2020. Since Uranus is the awakener, that energy is still not all there yet. I think we all have to be more comfortable with that feeling of uncertainty. The last time Uranus was in Taurus we had the Great Depression and the stock market crash. It’s already 5 degrees in and it’s retrograde, so I feel like we are on the heels of something. I don’t like to be fatalistic but I think whether you’re into astrology or you’re spiritual or not, it seems obvious that something’s about to happen. We just need to be very with it and aware right now.
JUPITER IN SAGITTARIUS = BIG LUCK
Jupiter is still in Sagittarius, and it’s one of the best and luckiest times to manifest your desires for the next four months. Right now it’s at 19 degrees. Basically, this is the dreamy period. There’s all this darkness going on and truths coming to light, but you have to understand how multifaceted you are and how multifaceted the universe is and how you can always switch gears. I recommend finding some of the teachers that you really look up to right now, and writing down some big lofty dreams and goals. And starting to work with watching your words and watching how you are basically casting spells every day with what you say. Sagittarius and Jupiter together are very much a Law of Attraction type energy, which is a super positive form of spirituality. Lovingly speak things into existence and manifest your desires.