October 2017

October Keyword: Cooperation
October Color: Pumpkin Spice

Harvest Full Moon: October 5 in Aries, 12 degrees
New Moon: October 19 in Libra, 26 Degrees

Mercury DIRECT: September 5
Pluto DIRECT: September 28

PLEASE help those hurt by the devastating events in September in any way you can. They need to know they are not alone and .. that there is HOPE for a better future.

October will bring change from the intensity of energies of August’s eclipses and September’s hurricanes and earthquake. The energy this month is not all smooth but a welcomed relief from the last two months. October is a “preview” or “subtle clue” month. It gives us a peak into what the theme will be next year, not just for the world, but for each of us individually. That is why I suggest keeping a record or making notes of the daily activities or important events in October.

Worldwide, October’s energy will enhance opportunities for team work, collaboration, and all types of joint efforts. This is a month for the world to show positive ways for compromises and team work to be successful. Being patient, compromising and promoting peace should be the theme. Remember what happens in October that relates to this energy regarding peace, patience and compromise will somehow color the world activities and events in 2018.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, positive and prosperous October!


Oct 1 – The first day is noted because starts the month with FRIENDLY ENERGY. It is powerful energy though, so exercise moderation in all things. Be careful with all electronics/electricity/transportation due to a possible overload. LEO sun signs may not enjoy it as much.

Oct 2 – The day has a slow start and never seems to really get going. It might be best to work from a task list to keep you focused on accomplishing a few projects! Sing when you can today. Watch the weather as there could be heavy precipitation.

Oct 3 –There is a bit of sweetness in the air created by financial (and romantic) success! Listen to music, write poetry. Enjoy it while it lasts!! The energy gets grumpy toward evening so get going early and end by midafternoon to enjoy the best of the day. Enjoy your children, your pets, your life! VIRGO hides.

Oct 4 – The moon is VOID all day until 4:40pmET when it enters ARIES. Be careful. Expect the unexpected, changes and delays. A few might be positive. The energy is building for the full moon and emotions are pushing for action. PATIENCE please.

Oct 5 – HARVEST FULL MOON in ARIES at 12 degrees – This is a tough energy because of the impatient, aggressive and explosive behaviors and events. Be very careful handling firearms, fighting fires etc. Keep tempers under control!! LIBRA sun signs roll their eyes!

Oct 6 – Stay focused on being calm. The energy from yesterday will continue to unfold today until this evening when everything folds into the arms of TAURUS. It is the sign of grounding, of being practical and yet very “psychic”. Pay attention to your feelings.

Oct 7 – A wonderful day for preparing big dinners, dining out, using your creative talents. Sing, go to a concert, go horseback riding or maybe paint a room. Enjoy the day – AVOID making major purchases as you might find a better bargain after today. SCORPIO is uneasy and escapes to its quiet place.

Oct 8 – So much to do and so little time to do them. Pace yourself starting early this morning and the day should smooth out very quickly. The biggest challenge is the fact the moon is VOID from 9:45amET to 9:44pmET..ugh.. it will take a lot to get going. Expect plans to change.

Oct 9 – Angry energy today. Stay home if you can. If you must work, be careful in conversations, driving, and all negotiations. UGH

Oct 10 – JUPITER enters SCORPIO (until Nov 2018). LIBRA sun signs/ascendants kiss Jupiter goodbye (until 2028!) and SCORPIO sun signs/ascendants throw out the welcome mat! The energy surrounding today is bumpy and grumpy. UGH

Oct 11 – The sensitivity in the air is almost overwhelming. Perhaps a day volunteering would be the best way to use the energy. Treat your stomach kindly today. CAPRICORN is put off by all the sensitivities.

Oct 12 – Let’s just say yesterday’s energy continues and today is rather cranky, boo hooey and just plain overloaded with hurt feelings. UGH

Oct 13 – The stage is ready and the spotlight is shining brightly on our leaders, the entertainment community, children and pets. This is a good day. The only blip I see is perhaps with those in power trying to keep the spotlight turned on them when, clearly, it needs to be turned off. AQUARIUS finds this ego stuff just too much to handle.

Oct 14 – VENUS ENTERS LIBRA for the rest of the month. This helps the artsy side of things as well as anything involving relationships and music. It is a nice evening for a romantic dinner/interlude. This will be helpful with the New Moon in Libra coming up on the 19th.

Oct 15 – Angry energy erupts quickly in the early AM. Hopefully this will dissipate before everyone is awake and having that first cup of coffee. I doubt it. Yuck. PISCES runs for cover and stays there for the next day or two!

Oct 16 – The yuck continues. This is the day for being picky, critical, judgmental. So, if that works for you, enjoy. Otherwise, be quiet and use the day to take care of responsibilities including personal things like haircuts, laundry and house cleaning.

Oct 17 – MERCURY moves into SCORPIO for the rest of the month. The thoughts are deep and probing. Be careful. Your secrets may be exposed! The energy is ramping up for the New Moon on the 19th! The moon is VOID from 7:27amET until 1:35pmET. Prepare for delays and hope for smooth sailing!

Oct 18 – MERCURY and JUPITER are holding hands so conversations will be “robust” and might even have a bit of embellishment to make matters interesting. Again, secrets, hidden agendas.. all could be in the limelight. ARIES does not find any of this fun.

Oct 19 – NEW MOON in LIBRA at 26 degrees. We now have a new cycle of energy starting today that will end in 4 weeks. It might be best to hold off on putting your signature on anything today. The SUN is not happy with URANUS and that could create unexpected problems especially involving money transactions.

Oct 20 – There is a deepened desire for power that developed overnight and continues today and tomorrow. It is focused more on ambitious goals, the desire to find ways to succeed. It give us the oomph to get going! And, this might just work out this way. Make your task list and start checking things off.

Oct 21 – A grand day for sure. Although everyone will feel a desire to be a little quieter, making doing some investigative work, or snooping, it is still a good day. Normally I would say TAURUS would not appreciate this energy but not today…it is a good day. Secrets exposed could present another story, however.

Oct 22 – MARS enters LIBRA joining VENUS. This is par excellent for love and creative projects. MARS takes two years to travel all 12 signs. So, the last time Mars was in LIBRA was in Nov/Dec 2015 and a few days in Jan2016. This brings an energy for strategic thinking into play. If you are a LIBRA sun sign/ascendant, then you will feel an infusion of energy. Use it wisely! If you have planets in LIBRA, expect those to be “lit up” during this transit of MARS.

Oct 23 – The SUN moves into SCORPIO. Wow, now we have the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in SCORPIO. Conversation should be deep and very serious. Legal investigations, probes into corruption, etc. will be highlighted now.

Oct 24 – Good day for conversations. ORIONIDS METEORS today. There is an energy for unpredictable happenings in the afternoon so be aware as you go out and about. PM meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled so double check!

Oct 25 – This is one of those “take care of business” kind of days. It is not a good day to go to court if you want to be given a lot of leniency or mercy. So, be prepared for a “just” outcome. CANCER finds this energy a bit too cool and stern.

Oct 26 – It is a rather “lean” day but overall, not bad. You will be able to handle responsibilities. It is a good day for budgeting. And it is a grand day for dental work. Go for it!

Oct 27 – Love may have a hard time today and this evening so keep everything simple and stick to the routine. The moon is VOID all day so expect the unexpected. Also expect delays and cancellations!

Oct 28 – A calmer day is a blessing. Today enjoy your friends and explore some odd or unusual places. Check out electronic devices. Keep an eye to the sky as airplanes are on the radar. LEO cannot find the throne nor the spotlight. Oct 29 – The mood is even in the morning, relaxing after lunch and rather quiet and peaceful in the evening. The threat of storms (even snow) might roll in but overall the day is nice.

Oct 30 – The month began with quiet energy and here we are again. It is a good time for creative talents to be expressed. Enjoy the children. Bake cookies. Read a book. At work help your co-workers. Show forgiveness and kindness to all those around you. VIRGO wants to serve not just give it away.

Oct 31 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! The moon in peaceful, shy PISCES is a good way to end the month. Since the moon is VOID after 5:08pmET, please be extra careful with children when you are out trick or treating tonight if you did not celebrate this past weekend. Be safe and TRICK OR TREAT!!

Noon Cycles

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON and be prepared for delays or cancellations or a surprising turn of events. This can be felt as positive or negative!

Eclipses in 2017

Feb 10 - LUNAR eclipse: in Leo at 22 degrees
Feb 26 - SOLAR eclipse: in Pisces at 8 degrees
Aug 06 - LUNAR eclipse: in Aquarius at 15 degrees
Aug 21 - SOLAR eclipse: in Leo at 28 degrees 53 minutes

Eclipses to come in 2018

Jan 31 - Lunar Eclipse in Leo 11 degrees
Feb 15 - Solar Eclipse in Aquarius 27 degrees
July 13 - Solar Eclipse in Cancer 20 degrees
July 27 - Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 4 degrees

Retrograde Planets in 2017

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood, or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Uranus Retrograde, in Aries, until Jan 2, 2018
It rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, automobiles, electronics, assassination attempts, earthquakes, radio and tv, unpredictable events, astrology, Bohemian, and Russia to name a few. When it is retrograde, Uranus gives the topics and also countries that it rules, time for review, reconsideration. It also holds back some of its strength in order to allow for this. That is a blessing as it calms the impulsive, aggressive energy that being in the sign of Aries can bring.

Neptune Retrograde, in Pisces, until November 22, 2017
Neptune rules the oceans, water, liquids, magic, angels, actors, music, and diseases from bites, stings, drugs or alcohol to list a few. It also rules the sign of Pisces. It is the planet of illusion or fantasy. The good news is that when retrogrades we can see people and situations more clearly. It is a reality check. Many times our eyes are suddenly opened and we can make objective decisions without the rose colored glasses. Of course then comes the “what was I thinking” part.

Transiting Planets in 2017

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of “feeling good” days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a facelift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2017:

Jupiter in Scorpio until November 2018
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. It has the ability to make things bigger or expanded or exaggerated. This can be positive or negative depending on what is being affected! I hope you feel and receive the blessings of positive energy. Go back to Oct 2005 to Nov 2006 what was going on in your life? This will give you an idea of how this energy of Jupiter in Scorpio unfolded for you. Hopefully, if that was a negative time for you, you learned something and can use this upcoming year in a positive way!

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017
The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. It is now Sagittarius’ turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. November born Sagittarius have this transit in their rear-view mirror now. Yay! Those born December 10 – 22 (and those with any planets in Sagittarius 21 degrees and higher) will at some point during 2017, feel this transit. By the end of this year Saturn will complete its transit of Sagittarius and move into the sign of Capricorn in December. Saturn’s energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even health issues that require discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, have personal planets in Sagittarius, have Sagittarius rising, have Sagittarius on your work/health house (6th). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini at 21 degrees or higher, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN, at times, feel really burdensome - even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it. Given the ability to focus and accomplish now, use Saturn’s positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus in Aries until 2018
Uranus will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 20 degrees to 28 degrees Aries. It will retrograde back to 24 degrees by the end of 2017. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 20 - 28 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2017. Libra sun signs born Oct 10 - 23 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly decide to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune in Pisces until 2025
Neptune will move from 9 degrees to 14 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2017 direct at 11 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto in Capricorn until 2024
Pluto will transit 16, 17, 18, 19 degrees of Capricorn in 2017. Those born Jan 6-11, Apr 5-10, Jul 8-12 and Oct 9-12 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 16-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2017, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiative and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force remain strong with you throughout 2017!