An intense Astrology awaits us throughout October 2022, a month full of surprises, fast shifts, and Soul growth, during which the second Eclipse Portal of the year opens.
In addition, during the upcoming weeks, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto station direct, Mars stations retrograde, and Jupiter comes back to Pisces after being in Aries since May. The Aries Full Moon is going to be conjunct asteroid Chiron, offering us chances for intense emotional processing and inner work.
By the end of the month, we are entering Eclipse season, a time of significant acceleration of the collective and individual evolutionary pace. A Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on the South Node of the Moon will open new doors and bring fated changes in our lives. Jupiter retrogrades back to Pisces shortly after, supporting our spiritual journey and our willingness to explore the higher meaning of what we are going through.
Let’s see in more detail the Astrology of October 2022.
Mercury stations direct in Virgo
Oct 2, 2022, 05:07 AM ET
Shortly after the calendar month begins, Mercury stations direct in its Earth domicile. This is a time to gather the insights and ideas we got during the retrograde, and organize them in a way that allows us to take action more consciously and maturely.
Mercury stations direct in the sign Virgo, however, the post-shadow phase will continue in Libra, as the retrograde started in that sign. From now on, we have a chance to establish adjustments in our communication style that facilitate a better experience of relationships and change our standards and boundaries according to the new information that emerges.
Pluto stations direct in Capricorn
Oct 8, 2022, 5:55 PM ET
Pluto stations direct at 26º06’ of Capricorn while approaching the end of its journey through the sign, that began in 2008. When Pluto is stationary, the imperative to evolve and alchemize outdated patterns is stronger, both for the collective and for each individual.
This shift invites us to take conscious action to align with the truth that has been slowly emerging and becoming clearer while Pluto was retrograde. Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn exposes what is false, corrupt, and decaying in the systems and structures we are relying upon, ruthlessly bringing it to our attention and challenging us to confront it.
Full Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron
Oct 9, 2022, 4:54 PM ET
The Aries Moon opposes the Sun and Venus in Libra, bringing up tension between our urge to freely and spontaneously follow our desires and our need to be nurtured and supported by our connections with others. Chiron is conjunct to the Full Moon and opposing the Sun and Venus.
This configuration is likely to bring to our attention wounds we haven’t fully processed. Fears, doubts, and insecurities surrounding our personal strength, leadership skills, and self-assertion capacity may emerge. We are being encouraged to trust that we can be in relationships without abandoning ourselves, to trust that we can have ourselves and we can have others too.
Sun & Venus enters Scorpio, Saturn stations direct in Aquarius
Oct 23, 2022, 06:36 AM ET & Oct 23, 2022, 03:52 AM ET & Oct 23, 2022, 12:07 AM ET
October 23 is an intense day and we experience three important energetic shifts. Today both the Sun and Venus enter intense Scorpio, increasing our need to penetrate below the surface and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, others, and human nature. Scorpio season brings the spotlight on birth, death, and rebirth cycles, and the Sun here illuminates something we normally don’t see or don’t want to see.
Venus also entering the sign invites us to deepen our relationships, bring them to a new level, and aim at those potent transformations and healing that can only happen through a profound connection with another human being.
Meanwhile, Saturn stationing direct in Aquarius in an almost exact square to Uranus in Taurus marks a turning point in our maturation and deconditioning process. This shift is an opportunity for us to implement tangible changes and adjustments in our lives according to what we learned and understood during Saturn’s retrograde phase and the previous squares between Saturn and Uranus.
Their alignment brings our attention to how our conditioned responses and fears are holding us back from building and creating the future we desire, marking the last phase of a revolutionary shift in social structures and collective values.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio conjunct Venus
Oct 25, 2022, 06:48 AM ET
This Partial Solar Eclipse in Scorpio conjunct Venus, connected to the South Node of the Moon, inaugurates the second Eclipse season of 2022. As the Eclipse is happening on the Lunar South Node, representing our karmic past, purging unprocessed grief and emotions will be required to allow a new beginning to take place.
This New Moon Solar Eclipse marks the start of a journey colored by emotional intensity, tenacity, and rawness, during which we may find ourselves trying to discover the most unconscious intentions, motivations, and desires driving ourselves and others. Issues around intimacy, trust, and vulnerability are likely to be exposed, particularly in our most intimate relationships.
Jupiter comes back to Pisces
Oct 28, 2022, 01:10 AM ET
Retrograde Jupiter comes back to its ancient domicile of Pisces after being in Aries since May 10 and remains in the sign until December 20. Retrograde Jupiter in Pisces is an opportunity to revisit, review, resolve, and reinterpret the experiences we had while Jupiter was direct in the sign, during the first few months of the calendar year.
This shift is an opportunity to renew our relationship with our spiritual practices, question our attachment to beliefs and guiding philosophies, and acknowledge how our way of making sense of our experiences has been changing. Retrograde Jupiter in Pisces is a chance to deepen our connection to our intuition as our primary compass and guidance system.
Mercury enters Scorpio
Oct 29, 2022, 3:22 PM ET
The prominence of Scorpio energy increases, as Mercury joins Venus and the Sun in the sign. Our mental processes will be sharper and, during the upcoming weeks, we are likely to speak less and observe more.
While Mercury will be transiting this sign, our minds will be more perceptive, suspicious, and attuned to undercurrents, we may feel an inclination to be more reserved, but also to expose uncomfortable truths. Small talk won’t feel appealing: we are likely to prefer to dedicate our time and attention to studying or deepening our understanding of topics and subjects we are passionate about.
Mars stations retrograde in Gemini
Oct 30, 2022, 09:26 AM ET
As the month comes to an end, Mars begins its retrograde cycle in Gemini. This shift invites reconsideration and revision of the intentions and motivations that fuel our actions, our communications, and our learning choices. Mars retrograde in Gemini internalizes our focus and invites us to ponder the true nature of our desires.
This transit will inspire us to reconsider how we invest our life force, how we direct our physical and mental energies, and in what direction our choices are actually leading us. Mars will remain in retrograde motion until the end of the year, and station direct only on January 12, 2023.
October 2022 Astrology Forecast: Our Invitation
Throughout October 2022, we are likely to experience increased pressure to transform and make radical changes in how we live our lives, our priorities, our values, and our beliefs. By the end of the month, we will be in the Eclipse Window, the two-week period between two Eclipses, a portal full of karmic shifts, unexpected twists of fate, chaotic energy, and quantum leaps.
Meanwhile, the Saturn-Uranus square will be very active throughout the whole time, especially around the time of Saturn’s shift of motion. On a collective level, we can expect some disruptions and instability, as well as an increase in the revolutionary energy calling for radical and lasting change.
Their alignment increases the tension between our attempts to overcome past patterns and their familiar pull. It represents an ongoing invitation to work on deconditioning, gain awareness of what is holding us back from growing, and listen to the true rhythms of our bodies.
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