The Astrology of October 2022 – Solar Eclipse And Mars Retrograde In Gemini
October 2022 has it all: a Solar Eclipse, Mars retrograde and a record of 4 planets changing direction. If this was not enough, the Saturn-Uranus square is in its tightest orb this month (less than 1 degree). Saturn square Uranus is an uncompromising, high-friction energy that on the one hand promotes change (Uranus) and on … Continue reading The Astrology of October 2022 – Solar Eclipse And Mars Retrograde In Gemini → The post The Astrology of October 2022 – Solar Eclipse And Mars Retrograde In Gemini appeared first on .
October 2022 has it all: a Solar Eclipse, Mars retrograde and a record of 4 planets changing direction.
If this was not enough, the Saturn-Uranus square is in its tightest orb this month (less than 1 degree). Saturn square Uranus is an uncompromising, high-friction energy that on the one hand promotes change (Uranus) and on the other hand, resists it (Saturn).
In October we can expect lots of twists and turns, as well as fated events that will propel us on a new path.
The key word for October 2022? Intensity.
But let’s take a look at the most important astrological events of the month:
October 2nd, 2022 – Mercury Goes Direct
On October 2nd, 2022, Mercury goes direct at 24° Virgo. Normally, Mercury direct is a reason for celebration. Things finally start to clear up, right?
Not quite. Mercury direct is opposite Neptune and square Mars. Mercury square Mars gives us a strong push to move forward. At the same time, Mercury is opposite Neptune, so we can’t see where we’re headed.
A good metaphor for this Mercury station is walking blindfolded. One advantage of being blindfolded is that we’re no longer distracted by ‘noise’ – and this is when we can tune it and listen.
October 9th, 2022 – Full Moon In Aries
On October 9th, 2022, we have a Full Moon at 16° Aries.
The Full Moon is conjunct Chiron and is opposite Venus. This is an emotionally charged Full Moon that will expose our deepest wounds. Venus, in domicile in Libra, is there to support us in the healing process.
October 9th, 2022 – Pluto Goes Direct
On October 9th, 2022, Pluto goes direct at 26° Capricorn. When an outer planet like Pluto changes direction, its energy is stronger than usual.
On October 9th (plus minus 2 days) the Plutonic energy will be at its peak. This is when we can expect intense thoughts, feelings, and events that will trigger us at a core level.
Pluto transits feel cathartic and purifying – they ask us to remove what’s out of alignment, so we can create space for new life to grow.
October 11th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Libra
On October 11th, 2022 Mercury re-enters Libra, technically clearing out the opposition to Neptune.
Things finally become clearer. Mercury is still in shadow for a few more days (until October 17th) but most of us will experience a sense of clarity and relief pretty much straight away.
October 22nd, 2022 – Venus Conjunct Sun
On October 22nd, 2022 Venus is conjunct Sun at 29° Libra.
We are now in the middle of the Sun-Venus cycle. Even if this is a conjunction, the transit feels like a Venus “Full Moon”. This is when the initiatives or the intentions we set back in January (when Venus started a new cycle) will come to fruition.
Since the conjunction happens in a relationship sign, Venus conjunct Sun will likely bring important relationship events.
October 23rd, 2022 – Sun Enters Scorpio
On October 23rd, 2022 the Sun enters Scorpio. Happy birthday to all Scorpios out there!
If you’re not a Scorpio, this is that time of the year when you’re invited to wear your spooky Halloween costume and experience what it’s like to be a Scorpio