November 2012 Full & New Moons: Solar Eclipse in Scorpio & Lunar Eclipse in Gemini
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
November 13th 2012 Solar Eclipse in Scorpio
A solar eclipse occurs at 8:02AM ET at 21 degree 57 minutes of Scorpio. A solar eclipse is essentially an amped up new moon. In Scorpio, we'll be feeling good with the transformations that are taking place in our lives and in the world around us. Since Mercury will be retrograde at the same time and will enter Scorpio the next day, that optimism may not be very realistic. We can face sobering reality with more ease though. In fact, we want reality, no fluff or fantasy. Scorpio also rules other people's money, which could show some positive developments as far as individual's and government's financial problems. Overall, this will be an eclipse to watch, because it's in the middle of Mercury retrograde, and joins Saturn now in Scorpio as well. Should be interesting. If you're a Scorpio Sun, Moon, or late Scorpio rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
November 28th 2012 Lunar Eclipse in Gemini
A lunar eclipse occurs at 9:46AM ET at 6 degrees 41 minutes of Gemini. A lunar eclipse is essentially an amped up full moon. In Gemini, we could see more revolting amongst the youth. They're tired of the way things are going, and want it to end, now. Sobering news could come out regarding the state of our youth, schools, education, and communities. You could see more fighting between neighbors and neighborhoods warring. Words spoken are dripping with emotion, and we may get more upset over the things that people say. This eclipse is sextile (easy aspect) transit (moving) Uranus in Aries, so there could be some positive unexpected news or sudden developments that come along with this eclipse. If you're a Gemini Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on October 3rd, and work relations go more smoothly. You may make improvements to your work environment, and if you’re looking for a new job, you could have an easier time finding one. You need to watch for getting lazy with work and not wanting to get things done in a timely manner. If you work in an artistic field, you could be more inspired. This is also a good time for improving your health (though you do need to watch for a major sweet tooth) and dealing with pets. Venus moves in Libra, the sign opposing yours, on October 28th, and you want to spend more time with loved ones, the people that you’re closest to, and spend less time alone. You can mend any problems in your relationships, and it’s good for forming a new partnership or negotiating contracts.
Saturn enters a new sign on October 5th, the sign of Scorpio. With Saturn in Scorpio for Aries, if you haven’t been responsible when it comes to other people’s money (debts, loans, taxes, joint finances), then Saturn will make you pay. If you need to deal with any of that, you’ll have a harder time and it’ll take longer. You’ll also have to deal with unresolved issues that you’ve shoved away deep inside of you. Those issues will come out and create problems for you if you continue to refuse to face them. Saturn in this sign can be quite trying for you, Aries, so it’s best to be prepared for a long couple of years. Towards the end, things should improve, and if you want to work positively with this placement, then you need to strip down to your soul, get real with yourself, and work hard to transform yourself for the better. If you do that, Saturn will end up rewarding you. If you don’t, he’ll punish you.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on the same day, October 5th. You’ll become more focused on serious subjects, want to dig deeper into people and ideas, and not be satisfied with accepting things as-is. You’ll think more about how you can change yourself and your life, and it’s good for planning changes. The Sun joins Mercury and Saturn in Scorpio on October 22nd, and you’ll feel most like yourself when you’re being researching, exploring taboo subjects, and behaving seriously. You won’t feel as light-hearted or enthusiastic as usual.
Mars, your ruler, enters fellow fire sign Sagittarius on October 6th, and you’ll have more energy and drive for learning new things and expanding your view of the world. You want to go to places you’ve never been, meet people from foreign lands, and explore ideas you’ve never thought of. You feel more adventurous and more strongly tied to your beliefs. Mercury leaves Scorpio and joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th. Your mind lightens and becomes more optimistic, and you’re more enthusiastic about learning, writing, and publishing. If you’re a writer, this is a good time for you. This can also be good for dealing with contracts.
Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th. A retrograde occurs when a sign appears to be moving backwards from our view here on Earth. In Gemini, you may feel like you have a harder time grasping new ideas, or that there is a lack of them for you. Your mind may slow down and you have a harder time with intellectual pursuits. Those of you in school may see a small decline. If you have a sibling, you could have minor problems, or issues could come up with a neighbor or in your neighborhood. This may not be good for technology and electronics in your life, and communicating in general isn’t as easy for you.
A new moon occurs in Libra, your opposing sign, on October 15th. You could have a new opportunity present itself for a partner, or for you through a partner. You may spend more time with your loved ones or get closer to someone. You could meet someone new and begin a relationship quickly. You may seem more compromising and fair. A full moon occurs in October, on October 29th, in the sign after yours, Taurus. With this full moon, you may settle a financial dispute or end a financial agreement. You could end a gig you’ve been doing for extra cash, or feel more strapped. You’re also more emotional with this moon, especially when it comes to what people think about you, and your self-esteem may fluctuate greatly. You’re also emotionally tied to your physical possessions.
TAURUS OCTOBER 2012
Your ruler, Venus, enters fellow earth sign Virgo on October 3rd. This is a good time for romance, and you may feel more romantic and want to date. If you’re attached, it’s good to make it feel like it did when you first began dating. If single, you may find it easier to meet people and have more suitors than usual. If you have children, they’re easier to deal with, and you may feel more creative or inspired by the arts. If you’re in a creative field, this is a good time for you. Venus moves into Libra on October 28th, and you could have an easier time dealing with your job. It’s easier dealing with bosses and coworkers, and your work doesn’t feel as daunting. Conversely, you could become lazier and not want to work at all, but you don’t want to let that happen, because if you do more work, you’ll get more rewards. This is a good time to look for a new job, deal with your health, or get a new pet.
Saturn will enters the sign of Scorpio on October 5th. Since Scorpio is the sign opposing yours, Saturn in Scorpio for Taurus will bring issues into your close relationships. You may long for more commitment from your partners, both in business and in your personal life. If you’re dating someone, you may decide to move in together or get engaged. If you’re living with someone, you may decide to get married. If you’re already married, you may experience a trying period with your partner, one that tests your relationship and your commitment to them. With Saturn in Scorpio, Taurus, the main lesson is about learning how you feel about commitment, what it means for you, and having more committed relationships in your life. You’re definitely not up for anything that’s casual or superficial. You want to really be close with people, and won’t settle for anything less (and if you do settle for anything less, you’ll be miserable). Any relationships you have that aren’t healthy for you will likely be eliminated over the next couple of years. While it may be upsetting to you initially, long-term it’s the best thing for you, and you should emerge from this period with a stronger sense of what you want from your loved ones, and stronger relationships with those that stick around. You’ll also likely forge a stronger relationship with yourself, if you tend to put other people first or put too much stock in being in a relationship. You have to love yourself first, and if you don’t, Saturn will force you.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you’ll have more conversations with people that you’re close to. You’ll feel like you can open up more with someone one-on-one. It’s good for negotiating contracts and working on business deals. The Sun also enters Scorpio this month on the 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re with your loved ones. You won’t want to spend much time alone, and will come across more compromising and graceful.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you’ll want to put more focus towards the serious aspects of your life. You won’t want to take things as they are, and will dig below the surface of everything. You’re more researching, obsessive, and controlling. Watch for being power hungry. Mercury leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on October 29th, and you can focus better on any task. When you set your mind to something, you won’t stop until you’ve done it. Nothing gets by you either, and you pick up on little things.
Jupiter turns retrograde, when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth, on October 4th in Gemini. You may have less opportunities to make money, or feel more strapped financially. If you’ve been going overboard, you’ll have to reign yourself in and be smarter with your money.
On October 15th, a new moon occurs in Libra. You can get more work done, may start a new work project, or be offered a new job. You could get a new pet, start a new health regimen, or find a new doctor. A full moon occurs October 29th. This full moon occurs in your sign, Taurus, and you might feel far more emotional than usual, and need to get more in touch with your feelings. Your intuition and sensitivity is higher. You may see many endings in your life coming about, and see things that you've worked hard on for a long time come to fruition.
GEMINI OCTOBER 2012
On October 3rd, Venus enters Virgo, and you may feel like sprucing up your home in some way, perhaps by doing some remodeling, and simply buy buying a new piece of furniture. You’ll feel more comfortable at home and at ease with yourself, and have an easier time dealing with your family. You could settle a dispute with a family member. Venus moves into fellow air sign Libra on October 28th, and you’ll be in the mood for some romance. If single, you’ll want to find love, and have an easier time getting dates. If attached, you’ll want to bring some romance into your relationship to make it feel brand new again. Dealings with children go smoother, and if you’re artistically inclined, you’ll feel more inspired.
Saturn begins a tour in a new sign on October 5th when it enters the sign of Scorpio. Saturn in Scorpio for Gemini could bring up issues with work. You may find your work environment less satisfying, too stifling, boring, and you want a change. A change could be forced upon you and you lose your job, or you could feel more insecure about whether or not you can keep your job during this time. Basically, with Saturn, you always need to make sure that you’re doing the right thing, making the right choices, and being responsible. If you’ve been unhappy with your work life, if you chose a job for the wrong reasons, if you haven’t been behaving responsibly with your work duties, then you’re going to have problems. Conversely, if you’ve been smart and responsible, maybe working hard towards having a particular job, then you could actually get it with Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn rewards hard work and smart planning. With Saturn here, you could also see issues creep up with your health, so again, if you’re not living a healthy lifestyle, you could see problems. Smokers, drinkers, and binge-eaters beware. Saturn will want you to be as healthy as you can be, so this is a good time for taking on a healthier lifestyle, and any issues that arise will be to force you to be smarter with your health. If you do, you’ll emerge from this period a lean, mean, ass-kicking machine.
Mercury, your ruler, also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you’ll have more communications at work or about work. You’ll have more projects to work on and be busier in your daily life. The Sun joins Mercury and Saturn in Scorpio on October 22nd, and you’ll feel better when you’re focusing on work, getting small tasks done, trying to live healthier, and staying busy.
On October 6th, Mars enters your opposing sign, Sagittarius. You have more energy for relationships, and want to spend time with people one-on-one. If you’re not in a committed relationship, you’ll have more drive to be in one. If you are in one, you may have more arguments with your partner, and you may seem more competitive. It’ll be in a playful way though, and not usually in a way that is detrimental to the relationship (unless you’re already a hothead). Mercury moves into Sagittarius on October 29th, and you can communicate better in a one-on-one setting, handle negotiations, and are more compromising.
Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our view here on Earth. In your sign, Gemini, you may feel there is a lack of opportunities all around in your life. You want to make things happen, but have a harder time doing so, feeling a little off, and the energy may not be overt, but subtle. Geminis born June 5th - 9th may have the greatest difficulty around the turn retrograde.
On October 15th, a new moon occurs in Libra. You may feel more gregarious and friendly, want to spent time on a hobby, take up a new hobby, start a new creative project, begin dating someone new, throw a party, or go to a big social gathering. If you have children, an opportunity could come up for them. A full moon occurs on October 29th in Taurus. This could bring about a profound spiritual change for you. You may have to deal with an old issue from your own past or karmic baggage from a past life that you need to eliminate from your life now. A skeleton could come out of the closet that you need to deal with. You also need to watch for being vulnerable to people with bad intentions. Emotionally, you’ll be far more sensitive and feel like withdrawing from the world.
CANCER OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters Virgo on October 3rd, and you have an easier time communicating with people. While you’re not normally someone who can say what’s on your mind freely, you have an easier time of it with Venus here. You can speak, write, read, and learn new subjects easier. You may find the arts to be more mentally stimulating. If you have a sibling, things could go smoother with them, and you can settle a dispute with them. Venus enters Libra on October 28th, and you want to make your home more special. You may buy something new, do some redecorating, or try to get a new place. You may want to spend more time with family, and dealings with them go smoother as well.
Saturn will enter a new sign on October 5th, fellow water sign Scorpio. Saturn in Scorpio for Cancer impacts the love of all kinds that you have in your life. If you’re single, you’ll feel less like casual dating and want to have real, committed love from someone. You won’t be able to have a superficial relationship with anyone. If you’re attached, you’ll either want more commitment in your relationship and grow closer together, or you’ll find that it’s not what you thought it was or not what you really want and things end. You may need to learn self-love if you’re not good to yourself. If you have children, you’ll experience serious problems with them if you haven’t been a good parent. You can feel less inspired by your hobbies, and give them up temporarily, instead wanting to be more serious. Saturn can take the love right out of your life and make you feel alone here. If that happens to you, it’s because you haven’t been doing things right. You haven’t treated your loved ones well, you’ve allowed your loved ones to treat you poorly, you’ve allowed other people to walk all over you, you’ve picked all the wrong people to be close to for all the wrong reasons, you haven’t been true to yourself or treated yourself with care. When it’s over in a couple of years, you should feel a greater self-love, and most importantly, you’ll know what love is for you. That’s essentially the purpose of this Saturn transit. Those of you under 30 will likely be affected the most, and this is often the time when you stop behaving like an idiot when it comes to love and have more grown up relationships. If you’ve done the right thing all along and already know all about love, then this transit could help you bring more love into your life that is deep, profound, and makes you better.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you’ll want to focus more on your hobbies and the things that you enjoy. Your mind is lighter and more gregarious, and you’re more flirtatious. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re taking time off from work to have some fun, and you seem more friendly and outgoing.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you’ll be able to get a lot more work done. You’ll have the drive and energy to deal with projects, daily chores, and small tasks, so if you’ve got a long to-do list, you’ll plow through it now. If you’re looking for a new job, you could find one. If you’re trying to make improvements with your health, you may start now with a healthier diet or exercise routine. Mercury joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and you’ll be able to focus better on your tasks, have more communications at or about work, and make better plans.
Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th in Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. You may feel like you have less opportunities to eliminate things from your life that you no longer want or need. They could pile up and feel like they’re crowding you, though you may not realize it consciously and only see it manifest as an uneasiness about starting new things, nervousness, or inability to commit.
On October 15th, a new moon occurs in Libra, and you could decide to do something new to your home, sell your home, or move. An opportunity could come up for a relative or for yourself through a relative. On October 29th, a full moon occurs in Taurus. You may see one or more friendships come to an end. You could decide to leave a group that you belong to. You may give up on a dream, or see one come to fruition.
LEO OCTOBER 2012
Venus leaves your sign and moves into Virgo on October 3rd. Dealings with your finances go smoother, and you may get the opportunity to make more money through a raise, new job, or side business, or you could better handle your finances so you feel like you have more. You do need to watch your spending, because you’re more inclined to spend more than you should. Leave those credit cards at home and only take as much cash as you need when you go out. Your self esteem may be higher, and you feel more in touch with your senses. Venus enters Libra in October 28th, and you have an easier time communicating with people, dealing with intellectual matters, dealing with siblings or your community. You may have to purchase a new electronic or something for your car.
Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5th, its new home for the new couple of years. Saturn in Scorpio for Leo brings about issues with your home and family. If you haven’t been taking care of your home, it’ll start falling apart. If you’re in over your head, circumstances may force you out of it. If you have underlying issues that you haven’t wanted to face with your family, they’ll be brought out into the light and you’ll have to deal with them. Saturn makes you confront the things you don’t want to confront to make you grow as a person. Whatever isn’t right with your home or family, he’ll try to make you fix, and it’s usually unpleasant. The goal is to make you have a solid sense of what family means, is, and should be for you. This transit may be especially hard for you because Saturn is lighting up your spiritual foundation in Scorpio. It’s the very basis of your life and self, the core of who you are and what your life is built on, the roots of the tree. If the roots are rotting, what happens to the tree? That’s what you have to think about with your life with Saturn in Scorpio. If the roots of your life are rotting, you’re going to have to fix that. Fighting against it will only make it much worse. Going with it should allow you to come out of this period with a rock solid inner foundation that gives you an incredible strength as you move forward with the rest of your life.
On October 5th, Mercury also enters Scorpio, and you have more communications with your family, about your family, in your home, or about your home. There’s more activity going on with your family and in your home. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel most comfortable at home and with your family. Your personality may be more nurturing, encouraging, and mothering.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you’re focused on your ego needs. You’ll tend to put yourself first over everyone else, which is good sometimes, and bad sometimes. You’ll be less driven with work and want to play more instead, dedicating more time to your hobbies, social events, and just goofing off. If you’re artistic, this is a good period for you. If you have children, they may be more argumentative. If you’re single, you’ll likely find that you have more opportunities for dating; if you’re attached, you’ll feel like amping up the romance. Mercury leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on October 29th, and you’ll be more playful more engaging in social situations. If you’re a writer, this is a good time for you.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Gemini on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. You may feel less happy with your friendships, with the groups you belong to, and with your dreams for your future. It’s not total pessimism, but rather a subtle dissatisfaction lurking underneath.
A new moon occurs in Libra on October 15th, and you may begin a new project or start writing something new. A sibling could have a new opportunity, or you have a new opportunity through a sibling. You could buy a new car, take a short trip, have an important conversation, or get some good news. A full moon occurs in Taurus on October 29th. All of the hard work that you’ve put into your career could pay off. You’re rewarded for all of the hard, smart work you’ve put in and make advancements or get recognition and be in the spotlight for it. You could be in the public eye in some way. Something could end for a parent, boss, or mentor. Your emotions are more on display as well, and you hide them less.
VIRGO OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters your sign, Virgo, on October 3rd. You feel more confident, sociable, and can have a good time. You may want to improve your physical self with some new clothes, a new haircut, a new diet, or joining a gym. You may also have a stronger sweet tooth, so it may be necessary to join that gym. You’re in touch with your senses and feel more sensual as a result, as well as in touch with your femininity (whether you’re male or female). You seem more attractive to people, charming and graceful, compromising and fair. You can feel more romantic, meet someone who catches your interest, and be more flirtatious. Venus moves into Libra on October 28th. Dealings with your finances go smoother, and you may need to plan for a big purchase. Your self esteem in higher, and you want to improve your security and increase your worth.
Saturn is moving into a new sign for the next couple of years, Scorpio, starting on October 5th. While the energy of Saturn tends to frustrate most people, Virgo is a sign that doesn’t mind it as much. You understand that everything worth having requires hard work, discipline, planning, and sacrifice, so Saturn isn’t as hard for you to deal with as it is for other signs. With Saturn in Scorpio for Virgo, you’ll have to deal with issues with communicating. If you’re normally someone who keeps it all in, he’ll make you unload. If you’re normally someone who unloads, he’ll make you keep it all in. If you have difficulty with reading or writing, he’ll make you improve. If you have something like a speech impediment, you’ll have to work on it. Some people may even develop speech impediments during this transit, but it should go away when it’s done. Children with this transit can be diagnosed with a learning disability. Your mind and how you treat it will be important; if you abuse it, you’ll suffer. Some may suffer from mental illness during this transit as well, and it would be from living in your head or not confronting mental abuse/neglect/instability/trauma. If you have a sibling, any issues you have with them or they have with you come out. This transit came force you to mend any issues and have a stronger relationship, or sever ties completely if it’s too unhealthy. You may also find all manner of electronics and technology breaking down on you constantly, from your computer to your cell phone to your car. You could have trouble with short trips, getting into accidents, always getting lost, or developing motion sickness. You could have problems come up in your neighborhood or with a neighbor. If you’re a writer, you’ll need to watch for writer’s block. In general, Saturn in Scorpio is probably going to play with your head, and the severity will depend on your current mental state. If you’re a mentally healthy, happy, stable person, then you can use this transit to strengthen that even more. If you’re not, be prepared.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and your mind quickens and you have many more communications than usual. More projects get written on your to-do list, and you’re in need of constant mental stimulation. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel best when you’re communicating with others and engaging your mind. You may seem more intellectual, scattered, and sociable.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you have more energy at home than anywhere else. You may suddenly decide it’s time to get to all of those home improvement projects you’ve had on the backburner. This can be a good time to move if you’re looking to. You want to spend more time with your family, though you may have more arguments with them as well. Mercury joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and you have more communications when you’re at home as opposed to anywhere else. You can have important conversations with family members, discuss contracts for a new home or lease, and do your best thinking at home.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Gemini on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our view on Earth. You may feel you have less opportunities when it comes to your career and making advancements in your life path. You can keep moving forward, but it’s at a snail’s crawl.
A new moon occurs in Libra on October 15th. You could make a big purchase, begin a new money-making venture, or plan out a better budget. On October 29th, a full moon occurs in Taurus. You may end a legal dispute, finish a course, come home if you’re living far away, or finish a big writing project.
LIBRA OCTOBER 2012
Venus, your ruler, enters Virgo, the sign before yours, on October 3rd. You have an easier time releasing things from your life, getting rid of the old to make way for the new. Old issues don’t bother you as much, and you feel comfortable behind-the-scenes or alone. If you’re single and meet someone, you could feel a karmic connection to them, and could meet them at a hospital, or someone who is a doctor, nurse, or works in a confined place (like a hospital or prison). Venus goes into your sign, Libra, on October 28th, and you feel more romantic, charming, and graceful. You’re attractive to others, and people are drawn to you. It’s a good time to give yourself a makeover, indulge, and get in touch with your senses.
Saturn will begin a tour through a new sign starting October 5th. Saturn in Scorpio for Libra means your focus will be on your finances for the new couple of years. You may feel like you don’t have enough money, even if you do. You’ll be more insecure about your financial situation, no matter how rich or how poor you actually are. You’ll work harder to secure your financial future and make plans to improve your financial status. You may take on more work solely for the purpose of making more money. If you’re someone who has been terrible with money, built up a lot of debt, been reckless and irresponsible, you may pay for it now with bankruptcy, foreclosure, or creditors never letting you breathe. This is a period where you need to be a saver, not a spender, and those of you who are already frugal may become downright cheap, especially when it comes to items that aren’t completely necessary. If you’re responsible when it comes to your finances, then you can build up your financial security even more and set yourself up well for your future. This is great for long-term financial planning. You’ll also work on your values and value system. You’ll need to look at the value system you’ve taken on and assess whether or not it’s really working well for you. If your values are destructive, Saturn will force you to see it, and it won’t be pretty. Saturn may also try put some focus on your self-esteem during this time. If you have low self-esteem, he might make you feel even worse for a while, trying to bring you down completely so you can build yourself back up stronger. Confidence in general will likely be lower though, until the end of this transit, when you feel more confident and in control.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you’ve have more communications regarding your finances. It’s good to make a budget, deal with your finances more online, make online purchases, or buy electronics. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel more confident and secure, and could be presented with a new opportunity to make more money through a new job, raise, or side business.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and your mind becomes more active. You come up with ideas faster and can process information quickly. You might decide to pick up something new to learn. You have more communications with people and dealings with technology. If you’re prone to headaches, you may see an increase in the frequency/intensity. Mercury joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and your mind becomes even faster, sharper, and you pick up on everything quickly. You have a lot to say and plenty of people to say it to, and everyone comes to you for advice.
Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th in Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our viewpoint on Earth. You may feel like you have less opportunities to expand your view of the world. The world seems a little smaller and less friendly. It’s not overt, but something that’s quietly always there.
A new moon occurs in your sign, Libra, on October 15th. This is a great time to start a new project. You may be presented with a new opportunity, have higher energy and enthusiasm, feel stronger and pioneering, wanting to try new things that you wouldn’t normally. A full moon occurs on October 29th in Taurus. You might end a financial partnership, reassess your joint finances, settle a debt or loan, or finish a transformation. You may also feel like your emotions run deeper, are more powerful and intense, and you get stuck in dark moods periodically.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters earth sign Virgo on October 3rd, and your have an easier time dealing with your friends. You could make new friends, especially with people who share the same interests and values as you do. Things also go smoother with any groups you belong to, or you could join a new group. You feel better about your dreams for your future, and you can make advancements there. If single, you could meet someone through a friend or group, or begin dating a friend. Venus moves into Libra on October 28th, and you want to spend more time alone, away from other people, feeling better when you’re alone. You can handle old issues easily and let go of old baggage.
Scorpio, this is a big month for you, mainly because Saturn will enter your sign on October 5th. Saturn in Scorpio for Scorpios will be big. Whenever Saturn moves into your sign, its more pronounced for you than everyone else. The energy of Saturn isn’t uncomfortable for you because you’re okay with intensity, depth, seriousness, and changes. With Saturn in your sign, change is the main theme over the next couple of years. It’s all about looking at yourself in the cold light of day, facing the reality of who you’ve let yourself become, and seeing all of the flaws. You have to take a hard, honest assessment of yourself. Everything that you’ve been irresponsible with, you’ll pay for. Everything you’ve been avoiding, you’ll have to confront. All of the things you’ve kept from yourself, you’ll be forced to deal with. This is a time for you to become truly responsible, mature, hard-working, and focused. When Saturn was in Libra, you had the opportunity to get rid of a lot to make room for the new ventures you can begin with Saturn in Scorpio. The positive manifestation of this transit is if you got rid of all of that baggage when Saturn was in Libra and you begin new, long-term projects and goals now. You’re embarking on a new cycle of your life, and you have the chance to start over. If you run from that, Saturn will punish you. If you continue to be reckless, Saturn will punish you. If you refuse to work hard and smart, Saturn will punish you. You have to make yourself the best self you can be, and make your life as good as you can make it. If you do that, the outcome will far exceed your expectations. Saturn gives big rewards when you work with him.
Mercury also enters your sign on October 5th, and your mind is more active, you have more communications, you want to learn something new, and you’re more curious and sociable. The Sun enters your sign on October 22nd, and you have greater vitality and strength, want to put yourself out there in the spotlight, crave attention, and feel more gregarious and warm. Happy birthday to October-born Scorpios!
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you have more focus on your finances. This is a good time to make more money, and you may have many opportunities to do so, almost like luck. You need to watch your spending as well, because money could burn a hole in your pocket. Your self esteem should be higher, and you want to increase your worth. Mercury leaves your sign and enters Sagittarius on October 29th, and you make more plans for your budget, spend money on technology or using technology, and get financial advice.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Gemini on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. Changes you’re trying to make may go slower now, and you may find subtle resistance to any changes you try to make. You may also have less opportunities to settle any debts, loans, or tax or financial disputes.
A new moon in Libra occurs on October 15th, and you can release old baggage, making way for new beginnings. You may find out a new secret, or get an opportunity for work behind-the-scenes. A full moon occurs in Taurus, the sign opposing yours, on October 29th. You may see a lot of action happening with your close relationships. You put them under a microscope for closer examination to see what’s not working and needs to be fixed. You might fix them, or you might sever ties. A romantic relationship can end or be brought to another level. You may end a partnership. You could have problems with someone opposing you.
SAGITTARIUS OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters Virgo on October 3rd, and you may find things working out for you easier with your ambitions and career. You feel better about the life path that you’ve laid out for yourself. Dealings with parents, bosses, and mentors go well. You also present yourself well, more aware of your image and how you come across, and try to present yourself with grace and charm. Venus moves into Libra on October 28th, and you have an easier time dealing with your friends, making new friends, groups you belong to, joining new groups, causes you’re working towards, and your dreams for your future.
On October 5th, Saturn moves into a new sign, the sign of Scorpio, which is the sign just before yours. Saturn in Scorpio for Sagittarius means you’re in for a heavy period over the next couple of years. This isn’t an easy transit, but it doesn’t have to be terrible if you don’t fight it. You need to look at your life and honestly evaluate what you need to get rid of, what isn’t working and hasn’t been for a long time, what has become unhealthy, or what serves no purpose except to hold you back. This could be physical things, items you hold on to, a place, something with your physical body (like weight); it could be mental things, disruptive thought patterns; or, most likely, it’s mental things, with old emotional issues and baggage, unhealthy life patterns you keep repeating over and over again, and general unhealthy emotional states. Some of you may suffer from mental illness, especially depression. This would be a manifestation for those who fight it, continuing to repress everything as much as they can. You can’t hide anything during this transit, especially from yourself. Anything hidden will be dealt with. If you manifest this transit positively, you can work through old issues and let them go, allowing you to move on without that baggage anymore. All kinds of realizations can be made, and real clarity can be had. This is a great time for therapy, and you can make great strides if you actually try to work on what you need to let go of. It’s preparation for when Saturn enters your sign in a few years, because if you can clear out everything that needs to be gone now, you leave plenty of room for you to bring on new ventures and basically start a new life when Saturn moves into Sagittarius. That transit can be a great one for you, unless you fight Saturn in Scorpio now. Then you won’t get to start a new, baggage-free life, and will have more consequences to deal with. This is one of the harder locations for Saturn to be in for you, but it comes with one of the biggest rewards when the transit is over if you work with him.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you keep things to yourself, more shy about sharing your opinions and thoughts. You think best on your own, and find being around others to be mentally draining. You may find out a secret. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel best when you’re alone. You need more alone time to recharge and maintain your strength. You do your best work in the background and want to stay out of the spotlight.
Mars enters your sign, Sagittarius, on October 6th. Your energy increases, you feel more enthusiastic and want to try more new things, though you may not stick with anything for very long. You’re more impulsive, have a shorter temper, and need to watch for accidents and headaches, especially if you don’t have an outlet for the energy. Make sure you’re keeping yourself as busy as possible. Mercury leaves Scorpio and joins Mars in your sign on October 29th, and your mind will become more active as well. You’ll be more engaging, have more communications, and have a lot on your mind. You’ll need both physical and mental outlets for all of this energy.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Gemini, the sign opposing yours, on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our view on Earth. You may feel more stifled in your relationships, and have less opportunities to repair issues. It won’t be something that is plainly obvious, and is something you feel subconsciously.
A new moon occurs in Libra on October 15th. You could make a new friend, have an opportunity come up for a friend or for you through a friend, join a new group, take up a new cause, realize a dream, or be in front of a group. A full moon occurs in Taurus on October 29th, and you could finish a long-term work project, leave your job, end an unhealthy habit, or solve a health problem.
CAPRICORN OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters fellow earth sign Virgo on October 3rd, and if you have to travel, it should go well, especially if it’s to somewhere far away. You may want to expand your world in some way, and have an easier time doing so. You could be more attracted to other cultures and foreign lands. You may start a new writing project, or begin a new course. Venus leaves Virgo and enters Libra on October 28th, and dealings go smoother with your career. Any work you do should be received well. If you work in a creative or beauty field, things go even better for you. Just watch for getting lazy and squandering the energy. Do more work, and you’ll have more rewards.
On October 5th, Saturn, your ruler, enters a new sign, water sign Scorpio, where he will stay for the next couple of years. Saturn in Scorpio for Capricorn signals a difficult time for your hopes, dreams, and wishes for the future. Many of you may give up on your dreams for one reason or another, and believe that dreaming isn’t something you should be doing because it isn’t logical, practical, or attainable. Something could happen that puts your dreams on hold, and you feel like you’ll never get there. What you should do is if you’re questioning, or if something happens that stalls your plans, reassess the situation and see what you’re not being realistic about. It’s likely that the dream isn’t unrealistic, but something about your plan is and needs to be tweaked. If you can make your plans smart and keep working hard instead of giving up, Saturn will reward you. This is also a difficult time for friendships, and for many of you, one or more of your current friends will leave your life for one reason or another. While it’s distressing at first, know that any that do exit your life do so for a reason. They weren’t as nice to you as you thought, they didn’t care as much about you as they should, they took you for granted, they weren’t good people, etc. You should emerge from this period with a new perspective on what it means to be a friend, what you want from your friends, and what your expectations are from a friendship. Any friendships that make it through this period will be stronger and long-lasting.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you come up with your best ideas when you have a group of people to bounce them off of. Your ideas are more eccentric, and you’re attracted to original thinking. You think more about your hopes and dreams. You have more communications with your friends than anyone else. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel best when you’re with your friends or in a group. You don’t want to be alone or with someone one-on-one. You embrace your individuality and aren’t as tied to convention as you usually are.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and your energy is lower. You don’t have as much drive as usual, and it takes more work to get things done. You could get sick, so be good to your immune system. You find other people to be draining, and need to spend time alone to rejuvenate yourself. Mercury leaves Scorpio and joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and you become more quiet and soft-spoken. You keep your thoughts to yourself and do your best thinking alone.
Jupiter turns retrograde in Gemini on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. You may feel like you have less opportunities with your work, and feel things have stalled. Your work environment may feel more stifling, and you feel claustrophobic there. It’s not an overt influence, but something that creeps up on you.
On October 15th, a new moon occurs in air sign Libra. You could finish a work project, accomplish a long-term goal, or be presented with a new opportunity by your boss, parent, or mentor. You could get a promotion or a new, better job. You may be recognized for your hard work or be put in the spotlight. You feel more focused and driven. On October 29th, a full moon occurs in fellow earth sign Taurus. If you’re in a love relationship, it could either be taken to the next level, or come to an end. If single, you could fall in love with someone with whom you have a karmic connection. If you have children, something may end with them. If you’re trying to get pregnant, that could happen now. You could finish a long-term creative project, give up a hobby, or feel more inspired. Your emotions will inspire you, and you can use that to create.
AQUARIUS OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters a new sign on October 3rd, earth sign Virgo, and you may find it easier to implement changes in your life. You could be inspired to make a transformation for the better. Dealings with joint finances, debts, loans, or inheritances go smoother. You want to connect with other people in a deep, intimate way, shunning superficiality and desiring strong bonds. Venus moves into fellow air sign Libra on October 28th, and you feel a little lighter and less serious. You want to broaden your world, explore, learn more about other ways of living, do some traveling, or pick up something new. Dealings with the law go smoother.
On October 5th, Saturn begins a tour through a new sign, water sign Scorpio. Saturn in Scorpio for Aquarius means big things for your career, life path, and life foundation. If you’ve been working hard and smart, Saturn will reward you in your career, and you can realize your life’s ambitions over the next couple of years. If you haven’t been working hard and smart, you can have setbacks, have to switch careers, and pay for irresponsibility. You can lose your entire career if you haven’t been doing things right, or reach new levels if you have. It’s up to you. You’ll put more focus on your life path, the direction your life is going in. If you’ve been trying to take things in the right direction, it will continue going smoothly, and you’ll make headway. If you haven’t, you may feel more lost than ever, unsure of what to do and how to change it. By the end of this transit, you should have a clearer idea of what you want from your life long-term, and you can make a solid, realistic plan for yourself. The foundation you’ve built your life on will also be tested, and if you’ve built a house of cards, it will come tumbling down, along with everything else. If you’re on shaky ground, it’ll give underneath you. If you’ve been trying to strengthen your foundation, you’ll make it stronger with this transit, and by the time it’s over, you can have a foundation so strong, it’ll endure for a long time. Also watch for issues coming up with parents, bosses, and mentors. You also may need to confront your issues regarding tradition/convention/the norm vs. unconventional/originality/eccentricity. Aquarians love to challenge social norms and go against the grain, but with Saturn in Scorpio, you may be forced to confront why you feel that way, what made you this way, and to gain some tolerance of the norm.
Mercury also enters Scorpio on October 5th, and you’ll have more communications in your career/about your career. You may talk with a boss, parent, or mentor about how you should proceed in life. If your career involves communications or technology somehow, this is a good period for you. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re working at achieving a goal. You may seem more focused, driven, ambitious, and disciplined.
Mars enters Sagittarius on October 6th, and you want to spend more time with your friends, and can make many new friends or reconnect with old ones. You spend more time in groups or join a new group. You may take up a cause that you’re passionate about and work hard to make other people passionate about it too. Mercury leaves Scorpio and joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and you have more communications with your friends or in groups. You come up with your best ideas in a group, and are more innovative with your approaches and ideas.
Jupiter turns retrograde in fellow air sign Gemini on October 4th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our viewpoint on Earth. You may feel like you have less opportunities to have some fun in your life and let loose. It could be that you’re working more hours or have more responsibility as home, and you need to learn to juggle better.
A new moon occurs in Libra on October 15th. You may get the chance to travel, start a new course, begin a new writing project, and overall feel more optimistic and adventurous. On October 29th, a full moon occurs in Taurus. You could see things come up with your home and family. A long-standing family dispute cold come to a head. Problems with your home could creep up, get worse, and you could move altogether. You may feel more emotional during this time, though you may not show it very much, and something stirs within you deeply that wants you to be more strongly connected to your spirituality.
PISCES OCTOBER 2012
Venus enters your opposing sign, Virgo, on October 3rd, and you have an easier time dealing with your loved ones. You can repair any damage done in your relationships, and get closer to people. This is a good time for entering into a new relationship (if single) or rejuvenating an existing relationship (if attached). You could also form a business partnership that is profitable for both of you. If you have people who oppose you, you can diffuse them easier. Venus moves into air sign Libra on October 28th, and you may have an easier time dealing with the more serious aspects of you life. You may want to grow closer to people, and desire more intimacy. If you have to deal with debts, loans, inheritances, or joint finances, it should be smoother. You have an easier time dealing with old issues that you hold deep inside.
Saturn will move into a new sign on October 5th, fellow water sign Scorpio, to stay for the next couple of years. Saturn in Scorpio for Pisces means you’ll have to deal with your beliefs. Those of you who have strong beliefs that are destructive or based on something that isn’t real will have your entire belief structure torn down. Fanatics are moved to question in ways they never did before, and you’re forced to open your eyes and not be a blind follower. Even if you’re a nonbeliever, you may have issues, questioning your non-belief. If you’re not one of these people and are solid with your beliefs, you’ll become one with them even more, and they’ll contribute to a stronger foundation for your life, as well as a stronger sense of self. This transit could also impact learning, if you’re in school or going to head back to school. Some of you may decide to go back during this transit to help improve your life, especially if you were someone who didn’t take school seriously when you were young. Any lawbreakers may have to pay the piper now, and if you have to deal with the law, be prepared for a long battle. You could use the law against someone, or someone may use it against you.
On October 5th, Mercury also enters Scorpio, and you have more communications in general. You may begin writing something new, and if you’re a writer, this is a good time for you. It’s a good period for learning and dealing with legal contracts, and you could plan a trip. The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, and you feel best when you’re expanding your view of the world and exposing yourself to new ways of living. You’re more open-minded and adventurous, and you’re positive and optimistic.
Mars enters fire sign Sagittarius on October 6th, and you’re more driven in in your life. You set clear goals and work methodically to achieve them. You base your worth on how much you’ve accomplished in your life and what your status in life is. You’re ambitious, sometimes to a fault. You could be more sacrificing of what you want for the things that you believe that you need. You may seem more cold and calculating. Mercury joins Mars in Sagittarius on October 29th, and you have more communications regarding your career. You may form a new plan for how you want things to proceed, and if you work in a communications or technological field, this is a good time for you.
Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th in Gemini. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. You may feel like you have less opportunities to improve your living situation. If you’re trying to move, you could have less options, and if you’re trying to sell, you could have less interest. You could also have less optimism regarding your family and dealings with them. The energy to this is subtle, and you may not consciously be aware of it.
A new moon occurs on October 15th in Libra, and you could complete a transformation that makes your life better. You could settle a debt, get a loan or inheritance, or figure out your joint finances. You could have an opportunity to forge better intimacy with loved ones. You may need to do a lot of research for a project. On October 29th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Taurus. You may complete a project, especially one that is tied to writing, communicating, your community, or school. Something could end for a sibling, in your neighborhood, or with a neighbor. You’re more emotionally tied to your thoughts, and you try to convey them more verbally or through writing.
I love thigh-high tights and stockings. It's one of my things. I hate full tights, which is odd because I've always been pretty thin, but I still find them too binding, and really hate binding clothes. But I love tights, so enter thigh-highs. They're a natural extension of the sock love I had growing up (I was obsessed with red socks for a long time, and saw them as my secret power source). The other day, I was ordering some more from Sock Dreams, a site I lurve (if you're obsessed with socks and tights, you have to lurve them too), and I was struck with the idea to write a post about why you love the things that you love from an astrological standpoint, because we're all into different things, as different as our natal charts, and my socks and tights obsession is a good example to use.
I'm a Libra Sun, so something fashion-related makes sense. I'm not really a girly-girl though, so pink skirts certainly wouldn't fit the bill. I have a Pisces Moon, and Pisces rules feet, so socks would fit well. With my Venus in Virgo, I love practical items, and it's hard to get more practical than a sock. Add to that my Jupiter in Aquarius, which makes me drawn to the unusual, and I don't think a socks/tights obsession is entirely normal (but perfectly healthy . . . right?), and Aquarius rules your lower legs. And as much as I love and wear black tights (Pluto on my ascendant), my favorites are color, lace, and stripes.
So the formula? Sun + Moon + Venus + Jupiter = your loves. What are yours?
The basics: A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Mercury turns retrograde most often because it's nearest to us, about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
With Mercury retrograde, we experience a shadow and a storm. The shadow period starts when Mercury first hits the point in the zodiac it will turn direct at, and ends when it last hits the point in the zodiac it will turn retrograde at. Most people don't feel the effects of Mercury retrograde until it enters the storm period though. The storm period of Mercury retrograde is when Mercury is moving at its slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is a fast-moving planet and hates it when he's moving slowly. There's usually two storm periods, one around the time Mercury turns retrograde, and one around when it turns direct.
The shadow of this Mercury retrograde begins October 18th and ends December 14th, lasting eight weeks. The first storm period will be from November 1st - 11th, and the second will be from November 24th - December 1st. The exact retrograde begins November 6th at 6:04PM ET and ends November 26th at 5:48PM ET.
This retrograde begins in Sagittarius, and it'll be the last one in fire signs for a few years. Mercury turns retrograde early in the sign at 4 degrees, so November-born Sagittarians will feel the beginning of this retrograde most. This won't be a good time for schools/learning, especially colleges and universities. Travel could be impacted, with more delays/cancellations than usual, or something strange happening that halts travel. There may be more fighting amongst people of different cultures, clashing of beliefs. We could see a scandal with a writer or in the publishing industry. Legal debates could be going on, reconsidering different laws and whether or not they should stand.
Mercury retrogrades backwards into Scorpio on November 14th. Scorpio rules other people's money (like taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances) and transformations (like death, sex, pregnancy). Now the thing with this part is that Saturn is already in Scorpio by this time as well, so the problems that come up may be even bigger, as a result of irresponsibility. It wouldn't surprise me a bit to see a country or two collapse economically (or come close to it). This retrograde ends at 18 degrees Scorpio, so those Scorpios born around November 8th - 12th may feel the turn direct most.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Mercury will be retrograding in of your own natal chart, and any aspects Mercury will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others.