In the Northern Hemisphere, October is the month that really ushers within the autumn season. If you’re somebody who craves the thrill fall brings, with promise of turning leaves and even hints of the vacations to come, it’s time to rejoice—you’ve made it! The constant warmth of summer time is over, and it’s all cool climate and scorching drinks from right here. Yet in case you’re on the other aspect of that fence (like me) and the considered chilly climate brings dread, nicely then, the lengthy countdown to spring has begun.
In astrology, we think about this a cardinal time of yr—cardinal means “leading.” The Sun is within the cardinal signal of Libra from September 22nd till October 23rd, which suggests we’re in for giant seasonal (and energetic) modifications.
Here’s what’s occurring within the planets this month, which might influence your life and yoga apply.
Venus goes retrograde October 5 by way of November 16
As Venus seems to flip round within the sky and head again towards the signal of Libra, many people will discover that previous, unresolved points with who we love, the method we love, and the way we let ourselves be beloved, will start to slowly nudge their method into our consciousness.
Venus guidelines love (and in addition intimacy, pleasure, affection and possessiveness). This retrograde finds Venus shifting between each Scorpio and Libra. In the signal of Scorpio, Venus asks us to look under the floor at something we’ve been blind to; in Libra, Venus asks us to look at our insincerities and the methods through which we compromise.
While this sounds difficult and really nicely could also be, the excellent news about retrograding planets is that they bestow us with the time and area to consider. In the case of Venus, romantic love shall be up for consideration, and so will every little thing we worth. This is as a result of Venus guidelines each Libra (which is all about partnership) and Taurus (which is all about abundance). So, put together for a customized mixture of each themes to arrive at the doorstep, prepared to be studied.
To allow you to do this prep work, ask your self: What do you worth? What do you’re keen on? Do you think about the individuals you’re keen on to be extra worthwhile than you? Venus will deliver you the knowledge you want to do some therapeutic round all of it. This is an effective time to apply heart-opening yoga poses. After all, love and self-worth are often felt probably the most deeply in our coronary heart area.
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New Moon in Libra October eight
This New Moon is completely timed (and themed) to assist help our Venus retrograde work. The themes of this Moon will embrace sustaining stability between feelings and id. Do you abandon your self when another person with stronger wants and preferences exhibits up? Do you stay in a state of indecision since you don’t need to face the repercussion of a “bad choice?” Libra is about relationships, so this can be a highly effective time to get to the basis of relational issues.
The Sun and Moon make some essential connections to different planets throughout this New Moon as properly. Ceres, the asteroid goddess of bodily self-care, abundance, cash, and food, is right here reminding us that we can’t have high quality relationships that nourish us until we follow enough self-care. Are we mothering ourselves within the methods our personal moms didn’t or couldn’t? If not, now’s the time to begin.
What’s extra, troublesome connections to Pluto and Neptune remind us that love isn’t all sunshine and roses. Idealizations really feel good, however they’re flimsy. Solid, lasting love comes on the worth of open honesty concerning the baggage we convey into our relationships. If we don’t course of the uncomfortable stuff in our present partnerships, it is going to journey with us into each relationship we now have.
New Moons are a time of genesis, creation and formulation. Get nonetheless and quiet as you wait in your solutions to come. Take deep, sluggish breaths as you follow, to help the move of data out of your internal steerage. The extra info we’ve about what we would like to create, the higher.
Sun Moves into Scorpio October 23
When this occurs, we’ll have had a number of weeks of Venus in Scorpio, so this energetic shift ought to really feel comparatively acquainted. But do keep in mind that the Sun in Scorpio emphasizes any urges we’ve got to open up and discover the depths of our personal psychology (and that of others, too).
While the Sun is within the signal of Scorpio, be very curious concerning the elements of your apply that you simply don’t take pleasure in. Ask your self why—and make it a private problem to examine your resistances. This inquiry may take you into new and by no means explored locations inside your self, and Scorpio approves of that.
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Full Moon in Taurus October 24
The very subsequent day, we have now a strong Full Moon within the (shall I say cussed?) signal of Taurus. Full Moons are a potent time to free ourselves from previous and rancid feelings, however let me inform you: Those issues aren’t all the time straightforward to let go of, they usually might sound particularly troublesome to launch this month, due to the opposite connections this moon makes.
The Moon in Taurus is immediately throughout from the Sun in Scorpio they usually each make a sq. to the Nodes of the Moon, all within the fastened indicators. The fastened indicators in astrology (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) could be immovable of their concepts, emotions, and convictions. This is an effective time to discover any crystallized locations inside your soul and psyche which might be aching to chill out and dissolve a bit.
Taurus guidelines many issues, together with “the resources I have,” and Scorpio, on this respect, guidelines “the resources we share.” So, look particularly for any stagnant concepts or principals you might have involving cash or abundance, and the methods you keep away from evolving in these areas.
Uranus is part of this story, too, with an in depth connection to the Moon. Remember the Moon guidelines our feelings and Uranus shakes issues up. Of course, we get emotional about our cash! Of course, change is horrifying! Uranus will problem all of these locations the place we’re greedy tight.
This is an effective time to incorporate Lion’s Breath into your apply. Using your breath to transfer stagnant power up and out of our our bodies is one thing Taurus can get behind.
The most necessary factor to keep in mind this month is that even in locations of discomfort, we’re robust. Even when relationship and cash challenges us, we’re robust. We can take a look at these modern-day checks as an extension of our yoga apply. We are studying endurance; we’re studying to maintain a pose for just some extra breaths, even when it will get onerous. It’s this improvement of stamina that really brings us the capability for progress.
About the Author
Natha Campanella is a Certified Life Coach, skilled astrologer, and podcaster. More than simply analyzing astrological archetypes, she provides dynamic interpretations of complete life tales by opening home windows straight into the private, household, and relationship dynamics of her shoppers. She goals to rework the individuals she works with by serving to them make which means of the presents, burdens, and numerous complexities of being human. You can discover her on nathacampanella.com, Instagram, and Facebook.