Last month, we have Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in retrograde. This October, we can expect three planets to station direct and they are Mercury, Pluto and Saturn. It will be a new cycle of energy flowing in this last few months of the year 2022.
Mercury will station direct in the sign of Virgo on 2 October 2022 at 5:08pm (GMT+8), and Mercury won’t be in retrograde until 29 December 2022 at 5:32pm (GMT+8). As such, you can expect better exchange of ideas and better communication in the process of work and daily living.
Pluto will also station direct in the sign of Capricorn on 9 October 2022 at 5:56am (GMT+8), speeding up the energy of control and transformation. When it is in retrograde, the energy is turned inwards and we are expected to realise that not everything is within our control. The only thing we have is our mind and how we choose to react to situations outside of us. With Pluto’s return to direct motion, it’s time to empower yourself to move forward in the coming change that will take place in your life, knowing that you are healed or in the process of healing. This healing can be in different forms – healing from broken relationships, healing from setbacks, and healing from injuries.
Then, on 10 October 2022 at 4:54am (GMT+8), the full moon will be in the sign of fiery and confrontational Aries. This usually marks the beginning of a new cycle in the astrological year for one to put new plans into action. If there is something that you would like to do next year, this is the best time to explore those ideas with people around you and start setting things in motion, and sow the seeds that you want to sow so you will reap the harvest later next year.
Of course, during the full moon in Aries, do your best to remain calm and cool headed because it is a sensitive time when any spark of tension from the words of others can ignite conflicts. You want to take control of your impulses especially in the area of spending and anger management.
Mercury will ingress into the sign of Libra on 11 October 2022 7:51am (GMT+8) and form an opposition to Jupiter in Aries and a trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This opens up to a lot of discussions, brainstorming and massive perspectives about issues. As the ideas come flooding in, it is tempting to be involved with just about anything. So it would be better if you take a step back and be objective with your goals. The Aries and Capricorn energy combined can be one of stubbornness. So if you have anything in mind that you have set for yourself, you will get down to it. But, if you get involved with too many ideas and projects, then it’s likely that it will be counterproductive. Watch your health and take good care of your physical body at the same time.
Saturn stations direct in the sign of Aquarius on 23 October 2022 at 12:08pm (GMT+8). Congratulations to those who survived Saturn retrograde! All the challenges you have been through since 5 June till now was karmic lessons taught to you in this lifetime. And now is the time to think back and see how much these lessons have shaped you and paved a way for you to better opportunities ahead.
Saturn and Uranus will form a tight Square aspect to each other as well and it will be in this manner until mid November 2022. Therefore, this period will see several irrevocable changes happening in the world. When Saturn-Uranus cycle occurs, there would usually be tensions and discomfort happening around the world and also in your life. I suspect that this would be the period when the impact of the impending recession becomes more apparent to even more people. So for this, it is wiser to be more conservative when you’re investing but do not stop investing in profitable markets.
Venus will ingress into Scorpio on 23 October 2022 at 3:52pm (GMT+8). The Sun will also enter the sign of Scorpio on 23 October 2022 at 6:36pm (GMT+8). This is the time when we see the shift of energy from the analytical Air element (Libra) into the that of the emotional Water element (Scorpio). We can expect a change of mood as we become more sensitive and aware of ourselves and our surroundings which bring us deeper understanding and greater perspectives.
Then on 25 October 2022 at 7pm (GMT+8), we will experience the partial Solar Eclipse that will occur on this date with the new moon in Scorpio. This begins a new chapter in our lives as fated events tend to occur after eclipses, which will catapult us to the next level of transformation. These events challenge our consciousness and forces us to make decisions about our lives which will be a turning point to us. The zodiac signs that will be more affected by this eclipse are fixed signs, such as Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius. Whether they are your sun, moon or rising sign, you need to take note of this new change that will soon impact you.
When Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio on 30 October 2022 at 3:33am (GMT+8), our thoughts and communications become deeper and more intense. While Mercury in Libra encourages us to find harmony and balance in our quest to arrive at a peaceful solution, Mercury in Scorpio is not going to let matters rest. Many of us will be tempted or even be willing to dig deeper into the truths of the issue at hand. Our thoughts will be more focused and deliberate during this period. We just have to watch our stubbornness level because that is what will hold us back from making the right decisions or taking the best action.
Last but not least, Mars will go retrograde on 30 October 2022 at 9:26pm (GMT+8). It will remain this way up until 13 January 2023 at 4:57am (GMT+8). With Mars going retrograde, there will be strong feelings of demotivation and lethargy. It could mental or physical lethargy, or both. Mars is the planet that governs our ambition, sex drive, passion and aggression.
So when Mars turns retrograde, the will to take massive action may feel challenging to the point of you having to question yourself about your intentions and ambitions. It is not a bad thing to go back to your drawing board every now and then and look at things you can improvise. But if you are letting this retrograde season hold you back from making decisions, then it could spell trouble for you later on. The retrogrades are there to ensure that you ask the right and powerful questions to yourself about your life and how you’d like to live it. If you find the answers, write them down. You know better.
In addition, Mars retrograde teaches us to not only re-evaluate our accomplishments but also to rest and take good care of our physical and mental wellbeing. Use this end of the year to get some good sleep and have regular exercises to revitalise your fitness. You will thank me later next year!
So, this is the forecast for the month of October 2022 and how the planetary transits affect you and your situations around you. With that said, I would like to highlight that astrology is nowhere near fortune telling. It is a form of metaphysics that provides you the compass or direction in life.
While astrology gives you validation and insights in the matters going on in your life, much of your outcome in life is determined by your conscious choice and decision. No matter how good a picture your birth chart paints about your life, if you do not know what to equip yourself to leverage on your innate good fortune, you will not be able to obtain the breakthrough or that desired outcome as shown on your birth chart. The only way is to get yourself a good astrologer to help coach you through your goals in your love life or career.
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