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Astro Overview for October 2020

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Astro Overview for October 2020

Mercury and Venus, two of the most important personal planets, each go through two important astral events this month. Mercury begins to retrograde in Scorpio and eventually goes back into Libra, while Venus enters Virgo and then Libra. But this October’s cosmic events do not stop here, which is why we invite you to read the following general commentary of the most important astral events of the month:

Venus enters Virgo: refining relations

The first astral event of this month is the entry of Venus into Virgo. If within relationships we have so far shown theatricality and we have sought to draw attention to ourselves, now we are more concerned with refining and perfecting them. We want to correct what we think are shortcomings of those around us, to turn our defects into qualities through our peers. On the other hand, there is a risk of becoming annoying, of asking too much of those around us.

Mercury (Scorpio) opposition Uranus retrograde (Taurus): shocking statements

During or around October 7, the effect of the opposition between Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus retrograde in Taurus is felt. This makes us less predictable in how we communicate. On the one hand, we could end up shocking others, giving voice to the opinions of many, but which no one has had the courage to say out loud. On the other hand, there is a risk of shocking only for attention, of saying things that go out of our usual pattern just for the sake of popularity among certain groups.

Mars retrograde (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn): actions that cause intense reactions

During or around October 9, the tense square of Mars retrograde in Aries with Pluto in Capricorn is perfected, which is why unexpected, aggressive events could occur and target the "status quo" of different relationships or situations. This imminent force for change comes either from the outside or from within, through our words or gestures. Whatever the situation, it is certain that something needs to change to improve our direction.

Venus (Virgo) trine Uranus retrograde (Taurus): productive relationships

During or around October 10, the effect of the harmonious trine formed by Venus from Virgo and retrograde Uranus from Taurus is felt. Through it, all sorts of surprises appear in relationships. In the case of some of us, the professional ones can be the target of this astral configuration or maybe the personal ones, but especially the couple relationship, are the ones that feel it the most. However, at first, these changes may not be perceived as positive in the first phase.

Jupiter (Capricorn) sextile Neptune retrograde (Pisces): practical sense and intuition

Throughout the month, but most notably during or around October 12, we may feel the harmonious sextile formed by Jupiter from Capricorn and retrograde Neptune from Pisces. Overall, what can be said about this astral configuration is that it gives us a practical sense and creativity, with a tough of heightened intuition. In addition, we combine them happily in these weeks, which helps us professionally and personally. We know exactly what we want and how to achieve our goals.

Mercury retrogrades through Scorpio: complex feelings

From October 14 onwards, Mercury retrogrades through the sign of Scorpio, which means that in the coming weeks, we may experience all sorts of feelings. If we are not careful enough how we manage them, they may upset our inner universe and affect our emotional balance. Therefore, it is recommended not to be afraid to process what we feel, to become aware of what is hidden behind seemingly inexplicable moods.

Venus (Virgo) opposition Neptune retrograde (Pisces): illusions in relationships

During or around October 18, Venus in Virgo joins an opposition with Neptun retrograde in Pisces. Because of this astral configuration, we may be more prone than usual to illusions in relationships, regardless of their nature, whether professional or personal. It is therefore important to consider what risks we expose ourselves to to if we have full confidence in certain people. Otherwise, we may experience situations that are difficult to overcome, both relationally and in other sectors.

Mars retrograde (Aries) square Jupiter (Capricorn) and Venus (Virgo) trine Jupiter (Capricorn): challenges and successes in relationships

During or around October 19, two astral aspects are perfected: a tense square between Mars retrograde in Aries and Jupiter in Capricorn and a harmonious trine between Venus in Virgo and Jupiter in Capricorn. The first can cause some relationships to slow down or even devolve because of various statements, whereas the other helps to restore harmony in these relationships. Therefore, it is important to avoid causing damage that can no longer be repaired.

Mercury retrograde (Scorpio) opposition Uranus retrograde (Taurus): more shocking statements

During or around October 20, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio joins an opposition with Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Basically, the same aspect of October 7 is reiterated, and we are advised to steer clear of shocking for the same of attention. There is nothing wrong with becoming a spokesperson for those who cannot or do not have the courage to support their cause, but we will not solve anything if we embark on making certain comments just to get into the spotlight.

Venus (Virgo) trine Pluto and Saturn (Capricorn): potentially lucrative relations

During or around October 21 and 24, Venus in Virgo adheres to a harmonious trine with Pluto and then with Saturn in Capricorn. This astral configuration is extremely beneficial to those who are involved or about to start a partnership, as it enhances the results and ensures good productivity. Thus, on the cards is an interval of days in which we collaborate well with those around us, regardless of whether we form a professional or sentimental relationship.

Mercury retrogrades through Libra and Venus enters Libra: poor communication, intense feelings

From October 28 onwards, Mercury retrogrades through the sign of Libra, a sign that Venus enters on the same day. So, from the end of this month onwards, we may have a hard time communicating with certain people in our lives, but it seems that this does not change our feelings towards them or the atmosphere in our relationship with them. It also helps that we show more tact and diplomacy, since Venus is in its diurnal domicile in Libra.

As can be seen from the paragraphs above, the second month of 2020’s autumn is particularly dynamic and resourceful in terms of astral aspects, which gives us the opportunity to make changes, to adopt new attitudes, to make plans and to make progress in relation to plans we could focus on until now. In this way, 2020 will not end up being a year of missed opportunities.

Planetary Motion and Astrological Events

  • The Sun transits Libra until October, 22, 11:59 p.m., when it enters Scorpio;
  • Full Moon in Aries on October, 1, 10:05 p.m., New Moon in Libra on October, 16, 8:31 p.m.;
  • Mercury moves through Scorpio until October 14, 2:04 a.m., when it starts to retrograde and move backwards through this sign until October 28, 1:33 a.m., at which point it goes back into Libra;
  • Venus continues to move through Leo until October 2, 8:47 p.m., when it enters Virgo, which it transits until October 1:41 a.m., when it progresses into the sign of Libra;
  • Mars retrogrades through Aries;
  • Jupiter transits the sign of the Capricorn;
  • Saturn moves through Capricorn;
  • Uranus retrogrades through;
  • Neptun retrogrades through Pisces;
  • Pluto retrogrades through Capricorn until October 3, 1:31 p.m., when it starts moving directly through this sign.

Anca Simina Martin

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Astro Tips & Tricks

When the Moon transits through the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), it's recommended that you focus on the household chores you've already begun. It's important that you follow your schedule and take them one at a time.

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