Hello lovely ones and welcome to October 2016! After an intense month of eclipses, and the Autumn Equinox signifying the end of summer, this new month offers us a chance to catch our breath and gently move into the new season.
As September ended with a magical new moon in Libra (the miraculous aspects of which are very much in flow on October 1st) the first week to ten days of October is very much energized by the positive aspects of the new moon and should feel like a new chapter full of promise.
This sense of hope, optimism and balance will be assisted by the sun being in harmonious Libra for three weeks until the 23rd of the month.
And of course as Jupiter is now in full flow in Libra, the life areas governed by the Libra ruled part of each of our charts should start to benefit from Jupiter's powers.
More on this shortly but first here are the main cosmic dates for your diary.
October 4th: Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (positive, romantic, creative, spiritual aspect)
October 6th: Mercury is out of shadow retrograde!
October 11th: Mercury in Libra conjunct Jupiter in Libra (positive for communication, contracts, love)
October 15th: SUPER MOON Full moon in Aries (will post a detailed blog on this)
October 23rd: Sun moves into Scorpio
October 26th: Venus in Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Libra (positive/opportunity for abundance, romance)
October 29th: Venus in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius (positive for commitments of all sorts, contracts and love)
October 30th: New Moon in Scorpio (will post a detailed blog on this)
Let us turn now to the title of this blog.
October is a month where we can find ourselves setting sail on a new path.
The intensity of the eclipses would have brought sudden and dramatic change for many and these changes will be very much felt as a new chapter this month.
Eclipses are sometimes not felt straight away and it can take up to a month for them to really activate and impact upon our lives.
So watch out for the start of October (one month post the solar eclipse) and the middle of the month (one month post the lunar eclipse) to see what else the wind of changes of the eclipse season may be blowing your way...
After almost six months in Sagittarius (yes really! that's what his retrograde resulted in!) Mars is now in Capricorn and will be for the entire month, so expect the Capricorn ruled part of your chart (and therefore life areas) to be experiencing movement, momentum and action.
Soulstrology says that this month we will experience new doors opening in different areas of our lives.
We will start to make new connections and partnerships of all sorts.
The eclipses will be fully activated and whatever seemed stagnant or uncertain last month will now be final and clear.
We will begin to see the opportunities that Jupiter has in mind for us and we will get a taste of the miracles and expansion to come over the next year.
Bear in mind these miracles are unlikely to manifest right away (although it is possible depending on what else is going on in your chart) but you will see the seeds being planted.
Soulstrology says that this month our only job is to be open.
Rather than judging new possibilities or opportunities as not being right for us (perhaps relationships or jobs or other life changes) to instead to keep an open heart and mind.
To trust that in the complex journey of our soul's path in this lifetime there is rhyme and reason for the twists and turns and unexpected developments.
To have faith that sometimes miracles happen and amazing opportunities and doors can open and we can trust them to be as good as they seem!
But also to know that those changes and shifts which may not at first seem welcome may actually be blessings and opportunities in disguise, which lead us to alignment with our higher selves and ultimately brings us the happiness we desire.
This month choose the consciousness to view everything that happens as an opportunity.
An opportunity to grow, to create and to receive.
I am wishing you all an open minded, optimistic and opportunity laden month!