Astrology 101 – October Forecast

Astrological Forecast for October 2011

By Bob Mulligan

This year the whole month of October is an anomaly. Usually, while the Sun transits Libra, our major focus is polishing our interpersonal skills; we spend quality time relating. We do that this year, but with a twist.Now we work deep within ourselves; the most empowering relationships are built on understanding. With Neptune (planet of culture) finishing up its last passage through Aquarius in our life time, we are completing a period of uniting our feelings with our intuitions. Venus (the ruling planet of the moment) is close to Saturn at the beginning of the month; we are pensive. We are focused inward all month. This is a time of deep self-analysis and coming to terms with self-imposed limitations. Jupiter Trines Pluto all month (coming exact on October 28th); these are the two gods controlling wealth, growth, and organization. We see changes come about in commerce and in our private lives. Because the Sun and Moon Oppose Jupiter and Sextile Pluto at this time, energy builds all month and then finally releases during the last few days. Although there is much turbulence, we will see a new foundation for society being put into place during the month. Coherence emerges from chaos.

The Full Moon is on the 11th at 10:06 PM EDT. Every year when the Sun is in Libra (sign of relationships)and Opposes the Moon in Aries (sign of self) we get a chance to balance our needs against the requirements of our primary relationships. This year the Sun (our ego) is Conjunct Saturn (lord of karma) and we have an opportunity to jettison old patterns that have held us back. This is harvest time. With Venus in Scorpio Opposite Jupiter in Taurus, passions and appetites are powerful. This can be a time of grand release from our past.

The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd. We start a new solar month with the opportunity to achieve a further integration of our feminine forces as the Moon (mother) applies to a Sextile of Venus (mate). Our practical habits coalesce around our individual love impulse in a supporting manner; we strive for harmony; this will be the big achievement of the month. There are many aspects showing luck, strife, and self-analysis. This journey through Scorpio shows the most promise of any month this year for personal growth.

The New Moon is on the 26th at 3:57 PM EDT. This is a time of endings and beginnings. It is one of the most important turning points we have seen with the New Moon Opposite Jupiter and Sextile Pluto. We are offered a chance to transform our basic ways and live continually from our higher consciousness. Venus and Mercury are applying to the Square of Mars. These are all personal planets and they are in fixed signs showing the depth of our emotional struggles. The big danger is that we will be pulled off course and become stubborn and petty. If we stay spiritually minded and intensely practical we can make rapid advancement in every aspect of life.


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About the Author: Bob Mulligan, an astrologer with clients and students all over the world, is a celebrated astrologer, since 1974. Bob sees clients and operates THE MASTERY OF ASTROLOGY™ correspondence school. Both his chart interpretation program INDRA, and book, “BETWEEN ASTROLOGERS AND CLIENTS” receive praises. He is available for personal appointments, astrology classes, and astrological material. Call him at 239-261-2840 or by e-mail bobmulliga@aol.com. Visit his web site, http://theastrologycompany.com. Bob writes an astrological forecast for the day, week, and month for Happiness Series.