October 2015
Mercury Direct October 9

Times are changing and we are preparing to close out the last nine years starting Jan 2016. Watch October for clues/signs of the types of things/people that will be changing or leaving in 2016. The energy supports clearing out ideas, plans, laws, and people that have served their purpose allowing us to move forward rejuvenated. Discussions about endings or changing plans/directions both personally and in business will be featured world-wide. Some may pop up in October only to be pushed aside or delayed for some reason. If so, watch for them to come back again in 2016 and, at that time, demand attention. I see some of the changes/endings involving foreign affairs, military, money markets, and financial institutions. There is also a circle of energy highlighting institutions of higher education. Some could be headline news.

Individually, watch for October to give you a clue as to the events/happenings that will involve you next year that are related to your personal number vibration.

In October:

Oct 5 and 6 – intense and high energy that could be hard to handle. Oct 8 – Venus shifts into VIRGO bringing caution to love and blessings to VIRGO
Oct 9 – MERCURY stations DIRECT.. whew… Prepare to move forward with contracts, new business, new relationships
Oct 11 – Unexpected opportunities – this is favorable time for most people. Be watchful late night, however, as the energy is abrupt, unpredictable and excitable ahead of the New Moon tomorrow
Oct 12 – NEW MOON in LIBRA at 10 deg at 8pmET, energy is high - Columbus Day
Oct 15 – Energy is high and can be used for positive change – moon is VOID all day, expect the unexpected
Oct 16 – Misunderstandings are likely especially in the evening hours
Oct 17 – This could be your lucky day before it is over
Oct 22 - Travel could be challenging – Egos battle for top place
Oct 25 – Travel and communication are tested, tempers flare
Oct 26 – VOID MOON all day Energy is high and demanding
Oct 27 – FULL MOON in TAURUS 3 degrees at 8:05amET


Oct 01: The moon is VOID 6:44am until 4:03pmET when it enters GEMINI. Conversations increase as well as all communications. Be careful, though, as Mercury is still retrograde and mix-ups can occur easily, i.e. sending to the wrong person! Expect the unexpected.

Oct 02: The moon is in GEMINI and indecision is highlighted, especially for GEMINI sun signs/ascendants and VIRGO sun signs/ascendantsThere seems to be something in the air that makes everyone a little chatty or jittery. Catch up on emails and phone calls. SAGITTARIUS may feel left out.

Oct 03: The moon still in GEMINI starts the day. It is quieter in the morning. At 1:18pmET the moon enters VOID until 8:22pmET when it moves into sensitive CANCER. Expect delays or changes this afternoon and always the unexpected during a VOID period.

Oct 04: With moon still in CANCER, staying home seems lke a great idea. Invite friends over and enjoy watching a game or cooking or simply hanging out. Feelings are ultra-sensitive so being tuned in to the feelings of others will increase the happiness factor today. CAPRICORN simply shake their heads.

Oct 05 The moon is in CANCER but moves quickly into VOID at 7:04amET and will be VOID ALL DAY UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING. Any appointments you have or travel plans, should be confirmed as there is a high probability something will be delayed or cancelled. This is a more laid back day if you have the time to enjoy it.

Oct 06: The moon moves into LEO at 4:31amET accompanied by very intense energies which may have been felt overnight and will continue into tomorrow. Bubble may burst or fantasies destroyed. Maintain emotional balance. Avoid ego conflicts. Things could easily be blown out of proportion so be more patient than usual. SCORPIO, ARIES and PISCES sun signs need to stay below the radar today!

Oct 7: The moon continues in LEO and offers a "come down" day from the energy of the past two days. Rest if you can and enjoy the day. The moon will be VOID at 5:10pmET and remain VOID overnight and until tomorrow afternoon. AGAIN, expect the unexpected.

Oct 8: The moon is VOID until 3:50pmET when it moves into VIRGO, a sign known to be quite critical or analytical. VENUS MOVES INTO VIRGO ALSO THIS AFTERNOON, bringing a little luck to VIRGO sun signs and Ascendants. This is a great day to take care of personal care things like hair cuts, mani/pedis, car cleaning, house cleaning, etc. The energy may feel prickly due to the stationing of Mercury.

Oct 9: The moon in VIRGO and MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT at 10:58amET. One may feel a bit cranky today but it will ease by evening. There could be breakdowns in communications/transportation/electronics as Mercury stations. Avoid signing contracts today if possible. The moon moves into VOID at 6:12pmET and will remain VOID until SUNDAY MORNING! This will be a long VOID period - be prepared for delays or cancellations if you are traveling tonight or tomorrow.

Oct 10: the moon is VOID all day and in the evening the energy hits a rough spot. It could emotionally frustrating today unless you make a list and stick to what's on the list! Otherwise, find a relaxing way to spend the day. Expect delays and cancellations.

Noons incluing VOID of Course Moons (VOC or VOID)

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 adifferent 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 --- good and bad – and be prepared for delays or cancellations.

Retrograde Planets

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.

MERCURY: September 17th - October 9th 2015
Here we go again! The planet ruler of communication, transportation, electronics, airplanes, electricity etc.. weakens and slows down. This is not a good time for new business but rather it is perfect for finishing up business that has been in the works for a while. It is best to wait to sign any new contracts until after Mercury returns to Direct motion. All things ruled by Mercury seem to get sticky, messed up, confused or even break down when it is retrograde. Replacing a piece of equipment during a Mercury retrograde usually take twice the effort to get half as much done. NEVER install new software, etc during this time. If you must, then be prepared for glitches, delays, etc. It is also wise to wait regarding personal relationships! Yeah... even if it feels like the person of your dreams... wait until Mercury is Direct before you pursue it. If you travel during this time, double check all reservations beforehand and just go prepared for delays. The flow of money usually slows down during this time. Hearing from people you have not heard from in quite some time usually happens during Mercury Retro. Also, going back to work for a former employer is a good thing during this time. Just remember, OLD stuff only... nothing new until after Mercury goes Direct!

VENUS: July 25th - September 6th 2015
We all know Mercury rules the FLOW of money, but VENUS rules money itself. It also rules the signs of Taurus and Libra, beauty and love. When Venus is retrograde it would be best to postpone any makeovers, i.e. facelifts, change in hair styles/colors, even house remodels. It would be wise to wait to make changes in money or bank accounts and even changes in relationships. Love may cool down and you may wonder where the relationship is going. In July Venus will be transiting in Virgo and Aug 1st it will return to Leo. Where it will be when it turns direct on Sep 6th. Be careful signing contracts involving money as you may not be getting what you could get if Venus was strong. A word to the wise.

NEPTUNE: June 12th - November 18th
Ruler of Pisces sun signs/ascendants. It rules our dreams and fantasies and gives us rose colored glasses to soften life's harsh realities. It also rules drugs (script and otherwise), investigations, oils, musicians, observatories, actors, "aliens", floods, shipping, secret matters, submarines, and anything related to water (water tanks, water lines, etc). When it is retrograde – the rose colored glasses come off allowing clear vision. We become acutely aware of the issues and the truth that was alluding us. This is a time when we can see the dividing line between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy. Your intuition is sharp and your perceptions are on target. This is a more positive type of retrograde as long as you are aware things will become clear and/or out in the open. This could push you to make changes. It's like pulling your head out of the sand and realizing you need to RUN because the enemy is almost upon you! This retrograde is probably one of the better ones unless you live in a fantasy world.

URANUS: July 26th - December 25th 2015
It rules the sign of Aquarius, electricity, automobiles, assassination attempts, earthquakes, radio and tv, astrology, Bohemian, and Russia to name a few. When it is retrograde, Uranus gives the topics/countries that it rules, time for review, reconsideration. It also holds back some of its strength in order to allow for this. It's like slowing down as you approach an intersection to give you time to make sure you know which direction you want to go. With Uranus in Aries (unexpected, impulsive), this is actually a good thing as it pulls the energy back to a more manageable level.

Transiting Planets

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 face-lift, 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 2015:

Jupiter LEAVES Leo in August 2015 when it enters Virgo for a year's visit. 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. Virgo suns are welcoming Jupiter in August 2015 and will have a year of this benefic planet transiting their sign. This is a positive energy for VIRGO sun signs. Keep your critical eye in check, though or you could be a little too much for people around you!! Keeping in mind the legal influence, you can also attract a legal situation if you use this energy in a negative way. For instance, receiving a speeding ticket, filing a lawsuit or being involved in one, or perhaps an inheritance/will etc. While Jupiter transits the sign of VIRGO there will be a focus worldwide on things ruled by VIRGO: Iraq, Army, chemists, dairy farmers, the Congo, Jerusalem, Los Angeles CA, chickens, doctors in general, Switzerland to name just a few things.

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. Scorpio sun signs are quite relieved as it finally exited Scorpio. It WILL return once again to Scorpio but only for very brief stay this summer and only effects 28 and 29 degrees of Scorpio. It is now Sagittarius' turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. Saturn's energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health issue that requires discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet 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, OR have a personal planet in Sagittarius, OR have Sagittarius rising OR have Sagittarius on your house of health (6th house). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini, 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 feel really burdensome – even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but you do not have to feel that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, 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, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 12 degrees to 20 degrees in 2015. It does retrograde during the year and in December 2015 it will have retrograded back to 16 degrees Aries from 20. If you have a planet in your astrological chart at 12-20 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2015. Libra sun signs born October 5 -15 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 want 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 challenging the signs of Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune, in Pisces, will move from 5 degrees to 7 degrees Pisces during 2015. 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, will transit 13, 14 and 15 degrees of Capricorn in 2015. Those born Jan 2-7, Apr 2-7, Jul 3 -9 and Oct 5-10 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 13, 14, or 15 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, 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. These may be headliners in 2015. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious and responsible. A very positive use of the energy would be to overhaul any area of your life that needs improvement. 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.

Be blessed always!