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ESSENCE OF MONTH

OCTOBER MANTRA: I Transform

Change is clearly in the air by the time we reach October, and this one has no shortage of intensity that will push us into our hidden and transforming underworlds. As we begin October, the Chinese Rooster is ruling the month, still tingeing us with a bit of Virgoan need to find cocky wholeness and refinement. As we reach the 8th, the Dog month will arrive, doubling down on the Year of the Dog already in progress. This will bring the fight for equality to a major battle. Both Libra and Dog are the crusaders for the underdog, seeing the importance of evening the scales of injustice. Snark runs very high with our animal of devotion, and he will not let us back down from our ethical compass. On top of this, the ruling planet of Libra (our solar season through the 22nd), Venus, is in power seeking and surgically precise Scorpio. There are going to be some definite behind closed doors strategies taking place as polar sides of issues battle things out. Venus also turns to retrograde on the 5th, motioning us into a deep review of how, where, and why power has blocked us (and society) from issues of equality and beauty. Relationships will be called toward some deep work, that if embraced, could uproot and transform, for the better, the health of your balance. If it’s too much, it will eradicate things that just cannot sustain the balance you need.

Looking at the numbers for October, this month always holds the 1 (with the booster of the 0). 1 is about new beginnings. September always leads us to endings as the 9th month. In October we get a fresh slate to push into new phases of life, but ones that are about the inner landscape as it lies in the darker half of the year. The 0 of October acts as a gateway to dream up new potential. It is whole and open at the same time. It gifts the ability to reach into the void of what does not yet exist, magically pulling dreams into being. In front of it, the 1 is about the self and new starts. It is about your personal agenda and assertion in life. It is about the spark that ignites breath and life. You can use this to go into your inner world, your sense of personal balance and design, and decide what you want to see, thus bringing things from the shadow into creation. This year’s October also holds the energy of 3, of diversity, expression, and fun. A needed boost of lightness to a year and month that hold plenty of deep work. The concoction of all of this is to push into your shadows and into your hidden depth to create new and positive elegance, things to exchange, in your life. As you do this, you will naturally attract others reaching into their shadows for creation, willing to exchange and share what they can give into the world.

SOLAR & LUNAR SEASONS OF OCTOBER

LIBRA SEASON (Autumn Equinox, September 22nd): Our season of balanced exchange.
Welcome to the darker half of the year and the quarter of autumn. The sun’s move into Libra brings a time of sharing, gathering, and dancing between light warmth and darkening chills. There’s something deeply romantic about this time of year that has us longing for the kind of intellectual and aesthetic harmony that poetry is made of. Libra Season is all about fairness, the dances we engage within relationships, and harmonizing our lives to the lives of others. The light half of the year is about our growth and development, and now as leaves change colors and fall from their branches, we are inspired to let go of self in order to be part of the bigger picture, to compromise and shift. This is a step that’s necessary for getting ready to go through metaphoric deaths that bring intimacy, intensity, and powerful transformation (that we’ll see next season). If we don’t learn how to engage with the give and take in life, we won’t be ready to go deep in Scorpio’s mid-autumn phase.

The ruler of Libra, Venus, will be in Scorpio all season. There are eerie notes of getting intimate with others in October’s Libra Season. With numbers and Chinese astrology for the year, we can expect that our ability to balance and exchange will be put to the test at deeper parts of our souls this year. We can expect to learn a lot about our own inner demons around relationships and possessiveness. Some stubbornness will need to be uprooted in order to see what’s being blocked around our airy elegance.

The evening of October 8th brings us to our yearly Libra New Moon. A time to form new seeds of intent around relationships, harmonizing, and balance in our lives. How do you want to exchange, compromise, and engage in the dance of relationships over the next year? How can living in accordance with your own ability to relate, attract others who do it similarly? Some tension from Pluto in Capricorn will have us pushing into relational integrity in the outer world. How have you been fair in sharing your outer world power and successes? A nice angle from Mars in Aquarius will help us break free from old patterns that are no longer serving our relational needs. Venus retrograde in Scorpio will urge us to do deep inner work to uproot histories of repressed or overly exerted power in our sense of equality. Goddess Ceres is also conjunct this moon, adding an ability to either create abundance of relational growth, or droughts. This will depend on if we are fairly compromising in our exchanges.

SCORPIO SEASON (October 23rd – November 21st) Our season of death and uprooting the hidden realms.
A move into mid-autumn takes us to the underworld and the most darkly powerful yin realm of the year: the only yin sign in the season of darkness moving toward further darkness. Scorpio season brings out intensity as we face our hidden issues of power and control. It is a sign and season of sexuality, of intimacy, of death, of transformation, of wealth and debt (shared resources), of psychology, and of conservation of our inner resources – how we share or withhold. Jupiter has been in this part of the zodiac since last October, expanding into and seeking the truth in these matters. We’ve each personally, as well as the world as a whole, pushed into this in powerful ways. October holds some of the last days of this transit, and the Scorpio portion of this month will show us some final truths around power before Jupiter moves into Sagittarius early next month. Halloween and Day of the Dead show us that the veil between living and dead is thin at this season and we can reach out to those who are passed, but still processing to move from death to spirit. Maybe some of them need this in order to truly move on. Maybe you can let go of your own grip to help them in this. It’s also a time to go through figurative deaths: to witness and be witnessed in blocks in order to find greater access to personal or mutual empowerment in life. Alchemy is the magic power that Scorpio is capable of introducing into our lives. What do you hide from others and why? What do you withhold from others and why? What have you found taken from you in violating or traumatic ways? This season is one to find new vitality and creativity in how to process this and heal it by seeing it more clearly and moving it through you. Just as Scorpio is bringing new vibration and impulsive seed energy to these things in our our lives, we are more comfortable leaning in as our opposite Taurus energy of self-worth and value is ripe and full at the October 24th Taurus Full Moon.

The Taurus Full Moon will show you where and how you’ve fully developed and found rhythm in your five senses, and how those have been utilized to mold and form your personal values and material value in the world. This energy of the material is personal, such as income and ownership, whereas Scorpio’s connection to worth is in the realm of how we share it and find power or abuse due to that. This full moon is going to highlight the fact that we have some big shifts we’ve been pushing into around what we personally value. Uranus, planet of breaking down old constructs and innovating for new ways, moved into Taurus in the spring, right around May’s Taurus New Moon. As we each begin to push our newly cultivated Taurus energy into the outer world, things around technology, progressive co-ownership, and the masses vs the 1% will really start to rumble. How have you been shifting your sense of personal value to find more freedom in the world and around shackles to the realm of banks and financial stresses? How are friendships, groups, and collaboration feeling more valuable in your life? How are you going to incite change around the movements of the world through your own sensibilities? Venus will sit on the sun at this full moon, adding a reflective layer that will bring elegant solutions to how we compromise and exchange our newly ripened values. A square to the north and south nodes of the moon will push us in dynamic ways to own our authority and stature in how we can do this.


ARIES

March 21 - April 19

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): As we entered your opposing season of Libra on September 22nd, all the time you've had over the past 6-months to focus on self development and growth, has come to a full point of ripeness. It's now that that wholeness is being felt and helping you to know that it's time to give more, listen more, and be in harmonious relationship with others. You enter the dark half of the year with Libra, but it's through this sign's balance of light and dark, warm and cold, that you willingly dance toward the darkness of the autumn season. It's in this season that partnering, equalizing, balancing, and fairness will help you to find your personal elegance. Watch for ways to be more conscious of and willing to compromise with others to get more done in the world. This is your time to reignite ways to build trust with important others in your life. Partnerships and relationships of all kinds should be nurtured and tended to. Know that your trust in self is at its peak now, so you can use that to know who and what to trust in others. Your instincts are on point. Once you decide to trust another, really trust them.

LUNAR CYCLE
*During each solar season, there will be a new moon (when the sun and moon are in the same sign). This is a time of seed creation, new sparks, and fresh vibrating impulses. Until the following new moon, 29 days later, we fill these seeds in with greater context and DNA. The days following the new moon are the best to identify the themes of what's bubbling up and to make intentions with the darkest richest nights of the growing cycle. The proceeding full moon will tell you which seeds (internally) feel like they are catching. We can let go of some seeds at this time or decide to keep them safely incubating in our inner worlds. By the time we come to the final days of the lunar cycle, during the balsamic moon, we can feel into cosmic energy to find prophetic visions of how these seeds may turn out.

In a larger cycle, the full moon of each season will show which season's seeds have reached full ripeness, and ready to be pushed into the world and exchanged on as well as which seeds that we've been working on for six months, didn't ripen and need to be let go. These will be the seeds that formed six months earlier in the opposite sign's solar season and new moon. The magic of this is that once one energy is full, we become more willing to lean into the polar energy as we release the ripened energy. This is the thing that keeps us balanced and progressing in a rhythmic way.

LUNAR SEEDS
On October 8th we begin a new lunar cycle with the Libra New Moon. This cycle will take you through a month of creating seeds and sparks, leading you toward new paths around balance, harmony, and exchange in your life. You may begin to focus on others more as this season of relationship helps you to better see the compromises that lead to a more elegant life. This may also spark in you, a need to create harmony in your physical surroundings with new visions of how to create spaces that flow better, colors that make you feel more at ease, and ways of arranging things that tap into higher principles of design. Notice how you begin to listen better to others, converse in deeper dialogue, and realize that you have a lot that you can offer to the most important others in your life. Find beautiful exchanges and loosen your grip on self-focus.

LUNAR RIPENING
Aries Seeds Are Ready For Exchange: Just as Libra energy, the energy of compromise and relationships, is finding renewal in our lives, its opposite energy of Aries has come to a place of full ripeness. This is your personal full moon of the year with your most self-centering, self-focused seeds coming to a place of being ripe and ready to be pushed into the world. What have you felt most passionate about over the past six months? It's likely that these were seeds that held a lot of pressure and responsibility. As you start pushing the things you've been working on, on a very personal level, into the world, you'll start to see that you've honed much authority and expertise that is attractive to others.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Look at your life from a 10,000 ft. perspective right now. Can you spot the opportunities, the potential for growth and enterprise? Can you see the general direction you need to head in order to broaden your horizons and give yourself wiser life perspective? Doors to a bigger life are opening to you right now, but it will take stepping outside of your comfort zone to take advantage of what's on offer. Make sure to cross t's and dot i's as details, that can come back to bite you, easily go unchecked in the phase.


TAURUS

April 20 - May 20

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): On September 22nd, Libra Season ushered us into the darker half of the year with the Autumn Equinox. For you, this brings renewed attention and desires to bring balance and beauty to your work life and daily rhythms. A little more elegance is felt as you loosen your grip on control, benefitting your day-to-day patterns. Work partnerships, work that involves partnerships/design/fairness, or the work that a partner does, could suddenly become more important in your life. Feel the subtle vibrations surfacing and use the harmonious displays in nature to help you find greater balance and equality in your daily habits, rituals, and processes.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Push into the pressures and the alignments needed in your life right now. These are solidifying your position and place in the world. It's possible that you are carrying a lot on your shoulders, but you have trained for this time of position in the world for the past 15 years.



GEMINI

May 21 - June 20

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): On September 22nd, Libra Season graced your life as the Autumn Equinox arrived. Libra is the holder of equal dark and light, and thus holds your personal expression of balanced energy. In your chart, this gets a new burst of fresh energy in how you want to create, lead, and play. An elegance and romance encompasses your creative output: your ability to bring style and heart to things harmonious and balanced. As your Aries seeds, the opposite energy and house ruler, find fullness through Self at this time, they give you greater permission to renew trust in others. For you, this could be in partnering in creative ways, compromising in your leaderships style to trust in co-leading, creating through design that is balanced and elegant, or finding greater romantic stirrings in relationships through play and creative activity together.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
There are things about your life right now that you are seeing with great progressive vision. You are looking toward the future and innovating to create that future place. This can mean rebelling against outmoded structures in your life. It's part of a cycle of life that may bring out your inner genius before you move into a new phase of surrender and release, just around the corner. Enjoy this time of heightened excitement and co-creation.


CANCER

June 21 - June 20

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Autumn Equinox on September 22nd welcomed us into the darker half of the year as well as into Libra's Season of harmonizing, balance, and equality. In your chart, we find this sign of balance ruling over how you nurture, grow deep and protected roots, and tend to home and family. Your nurturing and imaginative ways are getting a reboot with this season and you may become focused on how to bring elegance, design, and harmony into your domestic bliss. It's through family that you likely see your most elegant self, able to compromise and relate in beautifully airy ways. Use this to reignite some passion and romantic stirrings at home: set a beautiful table, create a spaces that holds special flow and energy, or arrange a floral piece to warm up your home. You can reconnect to your own inner balance through how you are initiating grater home and family balance this season.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Are you going through absolute exhaustion right now? There is a purpose to this. It's signaling that you need to let go of some things, to surrender and ask for something bigger to help you to do this. By doing this, powerful compassion can come to your surface, and through that, a certain flow and moments of inspired visions for what's coming next can be seen. Moments of inspiration may bring a feeling of wanting to initiate things, but it's not time yet. These are only meant to help you let go of baggage that needs to be released. You need to rest, dream, sleep, heal, and explore your shadows and secrets. Sometime over the next 18 months, you will step into a huge new long-term cycle, just be patient and move with the healing vibes that are around you.



LEO

July 23 - August 22

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Autumn Equinox welcomed us into the darker half of the year where rich depths are now being tapped. This is where sharing and gathering push on some of our hidden realms. For you, Libra, the ruling sign of early autumn, will connect you to renewed vitality in creating harmonious community, a sense of belonging in your your relationships, and romantic stirrings in your language and communications. Your most elegant ways are apparent in how you connect with your inner yin and yang halves, thus how you connect and find harmonious belonging in your outer community. Information and learning opportunities that you engage this season are things that will inform you of how to pollinate your mental elegance and find the wit in equality and fairness.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Your greatest job at this time is to clear old things from your life, to find personal centering and stillness in order to connect to new desires, boundaries, and paths in your life and identity. What do you want? What's your agenda right now? The great spirit of the eastern sunrises are listening, illuminating you with a new spark, and taking your orders.


VIRGO

August 23 - September 22

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): As Autumn Equinox arrived on the 22nd of September, and the dark half of the year was welcomed to your doorstep, the Libra solar season steped foot into your life. This sign is about seeing your light and dark sides at once. It's about finding balance between inner life and outer awareness. It's about compromise and fairness. For you, this gets expressed through new energy and focus on self-worth, what you value, what you give form to, and how you use your animal senses, your five senses, to find harmony and elegance in your life. It could be that a relationship or partnership brings out what you honor most in life, hence where you draw an income. It could be that your sensual ability to give balance and relationship to things allows your design aesthetic to be something that others will value in you. Explore how the material side of life relates to your sense of relationship this season. Notice how your use of harmonizing and deep revere for it, is what draws value to you.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
You are in a process of figuring out what you value and how you want to connect to the material world with more ease, pleasure, and slow sensual stimulation. Go slow, take time to smell the roses, and treat yourself to special things to let yourself know that you are worth the price. Bank on yourself and find a stronger voice to claim what should be yours, receiving graciously as you begin to slowly mold and find more ownership and pride in your purpose and work in the world.



LIBRA

September 23 - October 22

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Happy season of Self, Libra. Just as your relationship house, ruled by independent Aries, is finding actualization, your own sign that is the sign of relationships is getting revitalized with new seeding energy. It's your season to wake with a fresh sense of a new day, your personal spring season of the year when possibility, impulse, and passions are vibrating inside of you. Pay attention to the things that you feel excited about until October 23rd as they will be the foundation for the rest of your personal solar year. What do you want aesthetically, romantically, or in fairness? How can you be assertive in your needs, doing things to make yourself feel balanced and harmonized in your own center, thus attracting the kind of external harmony that you seek?

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Right now your spiritual curriculum is pushing on you to learn more about your sense of belonging, how you communicate and connect, and stimulating you to be curious and learn lots of new things. This is a perfect time to engage with community and solve your inner paradoxes through movement, connection, and communication.


SCORPIO

October 23 - November 21

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Libra Season marks the last stop in your personal astrological year. It's a season to decompress and release what no longer wants to be part of your life. Surrendering to something bigger is the path forward when things feel complex or foggy. Libra, the sign of balance and relationships, ruling this part of your chart, means that this part of your life collects a lot of clutter and baggage. It sits in your shadows, hence is difficult for you to see how you are working with the energy of relationship and harmonizing. It's also the part of your chart most closely linked to a more ethereal realm where cosmic guidance can come and be of assistance and compassion. Each year as the sun puts a spotlight on this part of your chart, you get to see with more clarity and creativity, how you heal and find great meaning in your life through using art or spirituality to understand beauty and equalizing in your life.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
A part of you is very focused on your private life, your foundations, and your security. You may be digging into your roots and family lineage right now. You may be tending to much needed nurturing of your soul and your home or family. This is your time to understand how you want to grow and mature in soulful, caring ways.



SAGITTARIUS

November 22 - December 21

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): As the sun graces the sign of harmonizing Libra, it will bring new life and vitality to how you collaborate, engage within groups, feel in your friendships, and ask why to things that you feel need progress. For you, this all has to do with a balancing act of keeping groups and visions of the future filled with fairness, beauty, and romantic stirrings of harmony. You are the voice that knows how to push the meter forward when it comes to humanity's sense of beauty and justice. You are unafraid of breaking down old ways of elegance that have become stale and willing to merge your skills with others to make way for new concepts of what is, or could be, fair in the world. Watch for new impulses and vibrations introducing you to fresh paths for your irreverent notions of beauty to follow.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
You are in a sort of interesting phase Sag. On one hand, your ruler, Jupiter, is ending his 12 year tour of your chart, currently uprooting things in the shadows of your life that need to be witnessed and processed. This uprooting is bringing greater empowerment and precision in how you are healing, finding compassion, and surrendering to bigger cosmic forces. On the other hand, your sign is also moving through spiritual lessons of how to hold command and the spotlight, how to be present, warm, and creative. This convergence can produce some amazing art—use your heart to lead the way.


CAPRICORN

December 22 - January 19

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Your roots, your private foundations, should be feeling stable and grown in positive ways. This is inspiring you to feel more secure to reach high in your life. Libra Season places a spotlight on your aspirations, worldly position, and place in the world. New vibrations are starting to be felt in how you can or want to use harmony, compromise, and relationships to reach great goals. Partners may become a focus, possibly reaching new status that raises your own. Your eye for beauty and balance could be leading you to want to design new things or craft greater justice and fairness in the world. Use this season to form seeds and become more conscious of how you want to build things in the world, including your place in it.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Cappy, you've had a hazy few years, possibly filled with some beautiful inspiration and illumination, but also heavy mists that have prevented you from truly moving forward. It's now time. Your ruler, Saturn, moved into a brand new long term cycle near the New Year as he entered your own sign for the first time in 27 years. Just months after this happened, he decided to do a little under the hood maintenance in a near 5 month retrograde—a needed check of your foundations, alignments, and overall integrity. It's likely that you have seen where needed repairs could use a little TLC, but now Saturn has stationed back to direct (September 6th) and it's time for you to build a whole new 29 year cycle in your life (especially after he's finished retracing the degrees he found cracks in during the retrograde - 9 degrees Capricorn/December 12th). The DNA of this new cycle is going to be contained in what you become passionate and impulsive in over the next year as Saturn resets your trajectories and outlook on life. Especially watch the Capricorn New Moon on January 6th, 2019 and the two following weeks.

Spiritually, you are in a phase of finding your personal wholeness, your daily rhythms that make you well and productive, and that ultimately show you that through your small day-to-day processes you craft things that are of use in the world, reflecting your deeper purpose in it.



AQUARIUS

January 20 - February 18

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Just as you've reached a place of feeling whole in your community, Libra Season comes to plant new seeds and desires to seek outside of your bubble a little more. Use the flourishing your've developed in your personal community and sense of self to have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. New paths and passions may appear that want to test your life perspective and sense of harmony in your visionary aim. Relationship, balance, and design are areas that you can tap into during this season to see new possibility and expansive ideals in your life.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
You are in a very karmic phase of life right now. One that has a tinge of midlife crisis to it—although a mini one. You see, the south node of the moon has been traversing your sign for the past 16 months. With 2 more to go, it's time to reflect back on how life has been asking you to compromise a lot more lately. A sense of losing yourself can be felt as the south node wants you to share and exchange much of what you've cultivated and developed in yourself over the past 9 years. It can be hard to shift from life allowing you to work on self development to a phase of releasing all of that fruitfulness that you've build up, into the world. Much in the realm of relationships has likely shifted since the winter of 2017. On top of that, your ruler, Uranus, who moves signs every 7 years, just moved to a new sign (Taurus) in the spring. Another layer of needing to get used to a new orientation is felt as you shift from self-focus and community to one of self-worth and home/family/security. To add to this, Uranus moved into retrograde in August and will be meandering until January 6th,2019. This means you are needing to do a lot of reflecting, reviewing, and inner seeking as this whole new phase of life is also pushing at you. If things feel confusing, exciting, or overwhelming, not to worry. This is a phase of getting used to a lot of big new things. Life will find a more rhythmic pace after your birthday season and the February 4th, 2019 Aquarius New Moon.


PISCES

February 19 - March 20

SOLAR SEASON
Libra Season (September 22 - October 22): Just as a wholeness is reached in your self-worth, new vibrations are calling out to you to initiate things around shared values: wealth/debt management, intimacy, uprooting blocks to your sense of power and control. It's through being in relationship with others, with the world, and ideas, that you find paths toward your hidden resources. Feel the elegance of the early autumn sunsets and let them inspire you to allow impulsive elegance to be revived in your life. New seeds are working to form. Relax into the relational mysteries and passions that surface.

LONG TERM ESSENCE (only changes when a big cycle shifts)
Over the past year or 16 months, some things may have come up that have made you need to uproot major blocks in your life. These things may have led you to see a psychologist, had illnesses surface, undergone surgeries, witnessed deaths (literal and metaphoric), recognized greater sexual needs, or nudged you to look at your financial picture in terms of debt or wealth building (via shared resources). Life has likely uprooted all of the most painful and difficult things that you've either blocked or hidden deep inside. Through this process though, you've been connecting to a more free flowing access to your life-force, your power, and a greater sense of control and strategy in your life. This phase is one that will show you what you are really made of.