It’s that time of year when the veils between the worlds are thinnest, and we are confronted with the necessity of letting go of certain attachments that we have, even if that is attachment to the thread by which we hang on to our treasured sense of sanity. Sometimes, as the song by Seal goes…we’re “never gonna survive, unless we are a little crazy”.
Saturn in Scorpio
As of October 5th Saturn is finally exiting the sign of Libra after what was considered by many Libra folk (myself included) to be somewhat of a grueling past 3 year experience. But you don’t have to be a Libra to have experienced difficult endings, divorces, or disagreements during this time, or to appreciate how imminent Saturn’s current pivotal shift is from one sign to the next…
Let’s see, what did we learn from Saturn in Libra, where it is supposedly “exalted”…? Did we collectively and personally live up to the standards of excellence so attributed to disciplined Saturn in the air sign of relationships? We heard a lot of arguments about gay marriage, and saw a lot of reality TV shows highlighting peoples’ dysfunctional relationships overall. A lot people got into some strange snafus with business partners, friends, lovers, and spouses, and realized that something was severely out of balance. Certain other things may have gone from kinky or bizarre to full-on deranged and so far gone that hopefully the past was laid to rest. Legal battles over child custody rights, justice for past assaults, and the urge of opposing parties to reconcile their differences were brought to our attention. Quite a few people discovered that being single was better than being tied down in situations that did not serve their best interests or wellbeing. The “old ball and chain” finally broke its hold on a large scale, and it was more hardcore and heart-breaking than the hardest hard-asses out there could bear. Unfortunately some people have continued to remain locked into unhappy marital or other committed partnerships and circumstances that just recently went from bad to worse. A minority of people actually became more solid, committed, or secure in their relationships overall, or found someone new with whom they could spend a significant amount of time.
We are all at the edge of a crucial moment now. This moment may last for only a few more days, and can be viewed as a choice point in time. The choice will be whether we are going to drag the unhappy memories and patterns with us into the future, allowing them to hinder our progress and happiness, or whether we are going to move deeper into a sense of self-autonomy and self-respect. This particular transit will not occur for another 28 years. Scorpios, Scorpio Rising or Scorpio Moon people reading this, take heart…for Saturn in your sign will take on a completely different sort of note. It will be ok and you will survive, most likely! The transit of Saturn in Scorpio is from October 5th 2012 until September 17, 2015.
Saturn through Scorpio centers around uncovering or dealing with dark secrets, deeper commitments with shared assets, and responsible sex. Saturn in Scorpio puts Saturn in mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn, which will be a helpful influence, highlighting the positive and life-giving possibilities of Pluto’s transformative nature. If ever there was a time to purify and purge ourselves of negativity and toxins from both outer and inner environments it will be while Saturn transits Scorpio. There may be new herbal remedies or special methods to help us do that. Hopefully we will find new solutions to old problems, including epidemics and sexually transmitted diseases. It is hopeful that our banking systems will become more responsible and fair in their dealings, and we will be collectively educated about how to better manage money and grow our savings. There will be a rise in popularity of teachers and teachings in general, perhaps with scientists and spiritual leaders particularly receiving a great deal of attention through books and other media. The sign of Scorpio can be a natural spy as well as psychologist, so we will also learn some surprising things not only about ourselves but about others and the world we live in.
On October the 4th Jupiter went Retrograde until the end of January of 2013. This cycle occurs every 13 months, lasting for about 4 months at a time. When Retrograde the attributes associated with Jupiter tend to cause introspection and effort rather than expressing its usual buoyancy, daring, optimism, abundance and generosity, Jupiter takes on a sort of serious or Saturnian energy. In the sign of Gemini, Jupiter strongly connects us with family, and the number and type of aspects occurring during this transit suggest that there will be karmic ties and obligations to attend, particularly with close family members and women, regardless of what our own gender is.
10/15/12 New Moon in Libra
10/29/12 Full Moon in Taurus
More info on these lunations soon! 🙂
October Horoscopes 2012
As featured in Sonoma County’s Upbeat Times:
Aries (March 21st – April 20th)
It’s time to kick up your heels and let the good times roll! You might be thanking heavens this month for some the stellar adjustments that seem to be taking place on your behalf. Your relationships are much lighter than they’ve been, and if work has been on hold or unfulfilling for awhile, you are likely to receive new career and work opportunities that allow you to prosper. Take advantage of your current flow of cash & energy!
Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)
Unusual love encounters are likely for you during the month of October, and things are sure to be interesting in the romance department. As Saturn is entering your opposite sign for the next couple of years, this is an optimal time to make plans for your future and to decipher the status of your current relationships – what do you want? Health matters, whether your own or of those surrounding you are a subject of focus this month as well.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
It’s an exciting month for you in many respects. You’re busy, out meeting new people, and making your presence known. You might possibly be challenged to see things from another point of a view, which isn’t very hard for a mutable air sign such as yourself. Conversations take many unexpected twists and turns, taking you along with them. It could be a time that you’re becoming inwardly settled and secure, amidst the whirling chaos.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
You may either be feeling a need for deeper commitment within an existing partnership, or to find someone with whom you can share a relationship that is more stable and lasting than your previous ones. Family obligations may take prominence, but you also have support and some cozy areas to operate from. People may be looking to you a lot for guidance or assistance this month, and you have exactly what it takes come to the rescue.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
It looks like a lot of your attention will go toward your professional endeavors this month, and specifically how you may take charge of them in even more creative and clever ways than before. Your health could receive a boost of energy, assisting you in whatever you feel the need to accomplish. Enjoy the overall upbeat mood of the season, and although you don’t have to, try to get as much done as you can before November.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Things are going to go your way this month. You have great overall potential and financial opportunities now, so you might want to look for these and strike while the irons are hot. People are drawn to you, and it is going to be easy to highlight your finest qualities in whichever ways you choose. Maybe you decide to pick up a brush and paint or decide to help out a child or animal in need… whatever it is, it will be with creativity and grace.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Somewhere beneath that calm, somewhat conventional exterior is some kind of wild animal waiting to break loose – a rebel ready to break taboos and wreak (happy) havoc. Whether you’ve been working very hard lately or maybe secretly going mad, you might receive a lucky ticket this month for an escapade to an exotic land far away. Will the others see you again any time soon? Hard to say…your journey is leading you into a new you.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 22nd)
This is a great month for you to spend some time at your local library and museums, digging into the ancient past for wisdom, stories, entertainment, and perhaps evidence to confirm a deep hunch that you have about its connection to your own current life. It’s a time to dream, journal, and if you’re so inclined to seek out a spiritual guide or an elder to support your cause. Attending or leading workshops and presentations are beneficial too.
Sagittarius (November 23rd – December 21st)
I’m thinking that your month will resemble something like one of those televised explorations through the wilds of Austrailia, meeting face to face with poisonous insects, strange beasts and gnarly plants, as you shock the world with a combination of your charming mannerisms and your amazing survival skills. It may not be quite as dangerous, but it may evoke similar kinds of feelings. Just take one step at a time, and all will be well.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
It could be that this month you finally receive the recognition and rewards you deserve for much of the hard work you’ve put in over the past couple of years. The load you’ve been carrying is beginning to lighten, and you can see a new horizon. It may be that you’re thinking of what you need to do, or where you need to go from here…and that is a welcome change from the sense that you didn’t have a choice before. The sky’s the limit.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
You may soon be visited by a lover from afar, or find yourself delving into the mysteries of the love, magic, and the stars. It’s the kind of month that you’ll want to get away from regular routines (if they even exist for you), and to blaze new trails on the astral plane, invisible to average human eye. Telepathic texts and long distance hugs may lead up to intimate physical encounters within very short periods of time. You’re on a roll!
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
This may be the month that allows you to give or receive another chance of some kind. It could revolve around a close relationship, or possibly around your career. It may be that you are seeking inspiration to help get you moving in a certain direction, and this is a great time when you are likely to find it. If you have some important plans it may be best to keep them to yourself until they are executed. The results will be swifter and stronger.