October Skies 2017

October Skies 2017

The month of October is my favorite month of the year. The chill of Fall puts me in the mood to make holiday gift baskets and this year I have quite the baskets planned with homemade everything: mustard, crocheted scarves, sun-dried tomatoes, jelly, soap, candles, and a family favorite – waxed pinecone firestarters. I love making chili, snuggling on the couch, and getting outside to hike under the orange leaves. There is a lot of expansive Love Magic available this October, and one of the biggest astrological events of the year happens on October 10th when Jupiter makes a big shift into Scorpio. Take a look at the month, and please leave a comment with any questions or ideas for how to best utilize October.

Best days for social events and planning:  8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 24, 26, 30.
… and days to politely decline: 9, 10, 11, 15, 27, 31.

10/3: Healing love is in the air the first week of October when Venus trines Pluto. If you find yourself in the mood for deep, transformational healing, tonight is a great night for introspection with your beloved self. Ask yourself this: what is the most loving thing for me? How can I love myself better? I challenge you to write a love letter to yourself as well – an activity that has provided me with much healing and growth.

10/5 –A spirited Full Moon in Aries along with Venus conjunct Mars in the Skies can bring love magic to relationships today. It’s also the first day of Sukkot, a Jewish holiday that lasts for about seven days. Read more about the vibes of this moon here.

10/8 – Think twice and slow your roll today: Venus squares Saturn, while Sun conjuncts Mercury, and the Moon is in Gemini. You may be of a divided mind about important matters, you could find yourself involved in a lovers quarrel, or your better half may not be making responsible choices – all of which can have you frustrated. Staying mentally focused on yourself instead of others can help take the pressure off.

10/9 – Columbus Day –Intense changes are afoot as Mercury and the Sun both square Pluto. Everything you thought you knew is challenged. In certain cases, you might not even recognize the face looking back at you in the mirror. Exercise patience and compassion when possible, and let the Skies change before making big decisions.

10/10 – Venus will be opposite Chiron in the Skies when Jupiter enters Scorpio where it will stay for a year. This is a significant astrological event! Jupiter has been in Libra, and we have had opportunities to expand through partnerships. With Jupiter entering Scorpio today, themes of business, research, criminal investigations, finances, intuition, and anything taboo rise to the surface. Consider also that it’s time for you to write, perform, or develop your life’s work if it’s in these areas. In Stephen Arroyo’s book “Exploring Jupiter,” he notes several people who have Jupiter in Scorpio natally are known for “passionate emotional expression,” including Elvis Presley, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Hemingway, and Tolstoi.

10/11 – Mars squares Saturn, Mercury sextiles the North Node. Even the bad news can turn out good today. On one hand, grumpy bosses, setbacks at work, and inflammatory responses are possible. On the other, you may have a stroke of brilliance regarding your life path and purpose. Become the observer and let the day unfold before you say something you can’t take back.

10/12 – It’s a new day and whatever was causing you grief yesterday will come to pass today when Mercury sextiles Saturn. Accept (or issue) any apologies. Move forward with your new job description, new idea, and clarity around work issues.

10/14 –The Sun sextiles the North Node, and Venus enters Libra today: order is restored, beauty brings balance, and your vision is accurate.

10/15 – Mercury opposite Uranus, and Mars opposite Chiron today. There are more ducks quacking than kittens purring. Outlandish thoughts, setbacks in healing, and problems with rebels are all possible today. Take it easy, stay hydrated, don’t plan anything that would combine adversaries in the same room.

10/16 – As if by fate, the Sun sextiles Saturn on Boss’s Day, making it a great day to honor your boss. Patricia Bays Haroski initiated the concept of National Boss Day in 1958 to improve the employee/supervisor relationship. What are some things you can do to make the workplace a better place today?

10/17 – It’s time for financial planning, transformational work, and trusting your gut: Mercury enters intuitive Scorpio. Observe, become the detective, and read books that stretch your intelligence.

10/18 – Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. Be aware of mind games, shadow energy, and revenge in the world around you. Direct your energy instead towards power plays in business, expanding your horizons, and tapping into what you are most passionate about. Heads up: you might receive massive amounts of communications as well. Be sure to sort through everything to find the good luck charm. Today also marks Diwali (the Festival of Lights), as well as Alaska Da

10/19 – Sun opposite Uranus, New Moon in Libra. Do you know the saying ‘that came out of left field’? That applies today as something takes you by surprise. The New Moon in Libra offers a new way to process your emotions and rebalance your state of mind.

10/22 – Mars enters Libra where he will stay until January 2018. Mars brings initiation, energy, and fire to relationships, harmony, and the arts. To take advantage of this energy, start an art project that will end in January, revitalize a relationship by keeping the home fires burning, or learn how to be more aggressive, if need be, to maintain your position.

10/23 – Fire and Water: The Sun enters Scorpio today and Fall energies are set in motion. Things feel magnetic, intense, and sexy.

10/24 – Get inspired today when Mercury trines Neptune in the Skies. Use your imagination, get lost in thought, and enjoy the arts. A trip to the museum or theatre, or going to see a new band perform would do you a world of good.

10/26 – Enthusiasm and optimism resurface as the Sun conjuncts Jupiter today. Look for good news, good luck, and synchronicity. Go ahead – roll the dice, play the lotto, or take a risk.

10/27 – The ‘trick or treat’ vibe comes a little early this year as Venus squares Pluto, while Mercury sextiles Pluto. Dominant forces may win, hurt feelings are possible, and there are lots of mixed signals in the airwaves. Lay low and let the day pass before making any big decisions.


Tiffany Harelik