October 2018 Astrology Forecast
The day-by-day astrology forecast for October 2018
October 1: The first part of the day moves lazily along under a waning, void of course Gemini Moon. Minds drift from one interest to another. Few opinions seem firm and little of consequence is decided. During the early afternoon the Moon enters Cancer, ushering in a more determined mood. A lunar sextile to Uranus adds spontaneity and a sense of imminent adventure to the late afternoon hours. This is a good time for networking with friends or checking social media for new developments. Some hopes fade as evening dusk gathers. The Moon is at odds with Saturn. There could be delays during the commute or other serious matters to deal with. Because the Moon is moving into a challenging angle with the Sun later tonight, it’s best to take it easy.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:00AM-2:00PM Moon enters Cancer.
October 2: Nighttime restlessness and pre-dawn anxiety are fueled by the Last Quarter Moon in Cancer. As dawn arrives, affection and appreciation are keenly felt. The Moon is in delightful trines with loving Venus and magical Neptune. Charitable impulses gather strength during the afternoon. Lend a helping hand. Delve into artistic and mystical interests. Tonight brings a round of intellectual and emotional challenges. The Moon is again in the thick of the astro action, energizing a taut square between Mercury and Pluto. Many folks are quick to fly into a rage due to the slightest provocation. If you decide to intercede, choose your words with great care. Use kindness and compassion to defuse tensions. Maintain comfortable boundaries.
Moon in Cancer, Last Quarter Moon in Cancer 5:45AM, Mercury square Pluto.
October 3: Last night’s tensions are mostly forgotten by daybreak. The Cancer Moon is void of course well before sunrise, perhaps leaving some nagging issues unresolved. Because the Moon orbits without making any aspects until late afternoon, the day has a laid back but lackluster feel. Memories and old emotional patterns echo during momentary lapses of attention. Some feelings can be disquieting. As usual with void of course Moons, it’s best to stay grounded, follow routines and hold off on making major decisions, purchases and investments. Home may provide a safe harbor during the daylight hours. The Moon enters Leo in the course of the evening commute. A testing lunar square with Uranus follows. Be alert. Drive defensively. Breathe deeply and relax. Driving routes as well as life paths could take unexpected detours. Improvise as is necessary.
Moon in Cancer v/c 4:33AM-5:12PM Moon enters Leo.
October 4: There’s excitement in the early morning air. The playful Leo Moon facilitates enjoying life. Light-hearted play takes a pause as a late morning lunar square to Venus increases awareness of others. Venus has stationed in Scorpio and is about to turn retrograde. A rivalry or petty jealousy could contribute to a sense of wanting something more from a partner. The mood soon passes but it’s worth noting the current state of relationships. Do your best to understand your feelings and longings as well as the desires of others. Many of us need to give more freely. Others are hesitant to ask for what they need. The lunchtime is perfect for talking things over as the Moon’s sextile with the Libra Sun promotes warm, caring ties. The second half of the day is comparatively quiet but nicely supportive of creative projects.
Moon in Leo.
October 5: Minds are focused and hopes are high early today. However, as the workday commute is getting under way the waning Leo Moon goes void of course. Because we are late in the Moon’s cycle this is a day best suited for either continuing or completing a work in progress. Do not start anything new. Keep “it” simple. Scarce energy and reduced powers of concentration suggest it’s better to take a “less is more” approach. Don’t overreach. During the mid-afternoon loving Venus begins a six week long retrograde. People from the past may soon reappear. It’s also a good window of time for repaying or collecting on debts. Tonight sees the Moon enter meticulous Virgo. An earth sign Grand Trine comprised of the Moon, Uranus and Saturn bodes well for personal as well as professional matters.
Moon in Leo v/c 7:34AM-7:19PM Moon enters Virgo, Venus Retrograde.
October 6: With an eye on details, the waning Virgo Moon nudges folks to neaten, clean and polish their living space. Unusually high levels of empathy, concern and consideration can catch some people off guard. The buoyant midday hours are especially good for socializing, shopping and running errands. Lunching with pals or a surprise reunion can be a delight. Hearts are open and sentimentality is strong. However, have an eye on the weather forecast if you plan to go out tonight. A lunar opposition with Neptune increases the risks associated with fog, floods and inclement weather. Dress appropriately and drive carefully. Movies and concerts are excellent diversions. Intimate conversations turn to weightier matters such as shared ambitions and esoteric spiritual truths as midnight nears.
Moon in Virgo.
October 7: A late morning sextile between the Virgo Moon and Jupiter lifts spirits and puts some folks in travel mode. Errands, a trip to the mall, picking pumpkins or fall foliage excursions are all good options. However, it’s best to put off major purchases until after tomorrow’s New Moon. A lazier mood takes hold well before noon when the waning Moon goes void of course. Sunday drivers slow their pace. Plans could be curtailed in the interest of ease. Others are more than happy to sleep in and relax at home. The tranquility can be rejuvenating. The Moon arrives in Libra after dark. Here she urges greater awareness of others. Late night discussions may address perceived shortcomings. Don’t just think and talk about failures. Figure out ways of strengthening strained ties and rebuilding those that have been broken.
Moon in Virgo v/c 10:03AM-9:10PM Moon enters Libra.
October 8: Harmonious relationships are a concern on this New Moon day. The Moon is in Libra, the sociable sign of marriage and all other working one on one relationships. A midday lunar trine to Mars in Aquarius highlights the empowering potential of working with likeminded people. The sum total of a team united in purpose is greater than the individual parts. Lunchtime is fabulous for networking, meetings and planning sessions. The actual New Moon in Libra is exact just minutes before midnight. This conjunction of the Moon and Sun makes the beginning of a fresh activity cycle. For plans to succeed, cooperation is essential in the coming weeks.
Moon in Libra, New Moon in Libra 11:47PM.
October 9: Well before sunrise the Libra Moon goes void of course. She stays that way until midnight. As a result the return to work and school is rather low key and for some, unenthusiastic. Do what you have to do. For many, the bare minimum is enough. Mental Mercury is passing through the last degree of Libra, leading some folks to think about long ago events and “what if” scenarios. Words could come from one or more former colleagues. Tonight sees Mercury enter Scorpio, stiffening willpower and sharpening powers of observation. Abide by basic void of course Moon rules. Make no final decisions, large investments or purchases. Put off important meetings and interviews. Excursions into the subconscious self, creative pursuits and going with the flow are all recommended.
Moon in Libra v/c 4:50AM-12:00AM.
October 10: The Scorpio Moon charts a busy course amongst contentious stars today. Luna is conjunct Mercury and Venus, and at odds with Uranus, Mars and her own Nodes. Love is the answer but peer pressure and the demands of more self-centered individuals are likely sources of frustration. Mercury’s early afternoon opposition to Uranus raises the risk of impulsively saying or doing something regrettable. Plans may have to change. Stay as cool and calm as you can. Retrograding Venus is also at odds with Mars, increasing the likelihood of a lover’s quarrel or an outbreak of jealousy. This evening’s Moon/Venus conjunction is a healing balm for some souls, provided love is given freely, without strings or ulterior motives.
Moon in Libra v/c 12:00AM-12:09AM Moon enters Scorpio, Mercury opposite Uranus, Venus square Mars.
October 11: Today has excellent potential. The Scorpio Moon is favorably aligned with Pluto this morning, creating a “can do” confidence that is easily shared with partners. Researchers, shoppers and investigators find what they’re looking for. Hunches are on the mark. The productive atmosphere continues into the second half of the day. By late afternoon the Moon is approaching a conjunction with optimistic Jupiter. Confidence in self and others is justifiably high. Greater cooperation is facilitated. The need to work with and for others is amplified by a pending square between the Libra Sun and Pluto. Those who only think of themselves are in for a major comeuppance. Abide by the Golden Rule if you want to make the most of current opportunities.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 7:12PM-12:00AM.
October 12: Night owls may run into rough and tumble opposition from partners as the Libra Sun confronts Pluto. Wise souls identify, talk about and achieve unity over shared interests. By sunrise the waxing Moon enters the friendly and more relaxed environs of Sagittarius. Moods naturally become brighter and more hopeful. If a creative endeavor or community project catches your fancy, get involved. Networking with forward-thinking associates leads to new opportunities. Tonight’s social atmosphere has a vibrant, upbeat air. Expect beliefs to be passionately held and frankly stated.
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:00AM-5:53AM Moon enters Sagittarius, Sun square Pluto, Mercury sextile Saturn.
October 13: Morning moods are mystical, imaginative and maybe a little lazy. The freedom-loving Sagittarius Moon is locked in a square with Neptune. There is a temptation to procrastinate and overindulge. Many souls are perfectly content to sleep in or relax, lingering over a book with a cup of tea or coffee. More ambitious spirits search for idyllic escapes. The weather could cause delays. Dress appropriately if you head out early. The balance of the day sees the Moon edging into a comfortable sextile with the Libra Sun. Games and sporting contests are friendly yet competitive. The easy-going atmosphere continues into tonight, a fine one for social gatherings.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 8:58PM-12:00AM.
October 14: The laid back, void of course Sagittarius Moon is perfect for Sunday sightseeing and other informal affairs. Gracefully expand your horizons. As the Dalai Lama recommends, “Once a year go some place you’ve never been before.” Today the journey could be physical, to an actual location or it may take the form of exposure to a new way of thinking. The wide world beckons on computer screens as well as hand held devices. When the Moon arrives in earthy Capricorn during the late afternoon, she’s in a trine to the technology planet, Uranus. Infatuation with gadgets, apps and the latest technology pays practical as well as intellectual dividends. Intuitive faculties are also razor sharp. After dark, a lunar conjunction with sober Saturn is the signal to slow down and prepare for the busy week ahead.
Moon in Sagittarius v/c 12:00AM-3:17PM Moon enters Capricorn.
October 15: The working week begins under promising skies. Mental faculties are sharp and morning traffic flows smoothly. The industrious Capricorn Moon is favorably aligned with Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, a celestial “whistle while you work” signature. Mercury is conjunct retrograde Venus, facilitating pleasing social ties and fruitful second looks at agreements as well as outlays of time and money. Past experience can be instructive. A long lost pal may reappear. Those who diligently put in a day’s work make excellent progress. An evening lunar sextile to Neptune could see ambitions fulfilled, giving good reasons for celebrating and expressing heartfelt gratitude. The more easy-going vibes make the night a fine one for leaving workplace cares behind. Relax and be recharged.
Moon in Capricorn, Mercury conjunct Venus.
October 16: Hidden stresses come to the surface most anytime today. Remember, human nature predisposes us to look elsewhere and blame problems on others. With this afternoon’s First Quarter Capricorn Moon close to Pluto, projecting suppressed feelings can be tempting. On the other hand, unfazed seekers of self-understanding find the same energy fertile ground for soul growth. In practical terms, cooperating with partners is the best way to capitalize on the Cosmic offerings. Resolutely commit to honoring and if possible, meeting the needs of others. During the late afternoon mutually beneficial options become available. The Moon goes void of course during the early evening, setting the stage for a quiet night.
Moon in Capricorn, First Quarter Moon in Capricorn 2:02PM, Moon in Capricorn v/c 5:49PM-12:00AM.
October 17: The waxing Moon enters Aquarius during the wee hours of the morning. Passing by her own South Node, the Moon triggers memories and dreams of old friends and times gone by. Some remembrances can be disturbing. Early birds may awaken with a jolt. A pre-dawn lunar square with Uranus raises unanswerable questions. Other uncertainties can cause worry. Shrug off stresses with deep breathing, yoga and any relaxation technique you find helpful. What will be, will be, but pay close attention during your morning commute. The latter part of the day is mellower. However, some challenges remain. The outgoing Moon is at odds with Venus this evening, still retrograding in secretive Scorpio. Friendly overtures may be rebuffed. Don’t take it personally. If a person appears standoffish, respect their privacy needs. Love wisely and discreetly.
Moon in Capricorn v/c 12:00AM-3:36AM-Moon enters Aquarius.
October 18: Now waxing and less than a week away from full, the Aquarius Moon moves many folks into being pro-active. Her early morning conjunction with Mars encourages bold steps and selfless, community-minded service. Give a friend a helping hand. The robust energy is especially useful for organizers and networkers. Strategic planning sessions are also facilitated. A pending trine between mental Mercury and idealistic Neptune inspires visionary thinking. If you participate in a meeting or discussion today, respectfully entertain imaginative and ingenious ideas. It’s time to think outside the box of stifling convention.
Moon in Aquarius.
October 19: The Moon is in egalitarian Aquarius as the day begins. The early morning hours are well suited for visionary thinking and planning. However, keep an eye on expenses. By the start of most business hours a void of course Moon period has begun. The resulting loss of momentum is compounded by an early afternoon square between Mercury and Mars. False starts, bad timing and personality conflicts add to the sense of discontent. Rather than press ahead under such uncertain trends, bide your time. By late afternoon the Moon enters Pisces, breathing new life into the now re-energized day. A lunar sextile to Uranus prompts informal, spur of the moment get togethers. Be spontaneous and enjoy a satisfying evening with loyal pals.
Moon in Aquarius v/c 8:27AM-4:20PM Moon enters Pisces, Mercury trine Neptune, Mercury square Mars.
October 20: The waxing Pisces Moon arouses a great many sensitivities. Moods may vary, up and down, from moment to moment. Handle partners with care. A slight provocation can prompt a surprisingly strong emotional response. Interests may be short-lived as attention veers from one thing to another. Intuitive abilities are also boosted, especially during the evening hours when the Moon conjuncts mysterious Neptune. Listen to hunches and instinctive leanings. Mother Nature’s inspiring artistic touch resonates with wide-eyed innocents as well as more private, world weary types. Check out Venus, Mercury and Jupiter hovering in the western sky after sunset or Saturn and the silvery Moon well after nightfall. Films and concerts are also great diversions.
Moon in Pisces.
October 21: Propelled by the approaching Full Moon’s tidal flows, today’s upbeat energies foster learning experiences. The waxing Moon is in Pisces. Emotional undercurrents may swirl unpredictably but the desire to be on the move and exploring new horizons is a dominant theme. Lunar alignments with Pluto and Jupiter instill a deep thirst for understanding and knowledge. Jupiter’s influence also increases the thrill of living fully, boldly and bravely. Study, contemplation, teaching and competitive sports are each captivating in their own special way. Social gatherings are friendly, pleasant affairs. After this evening’s lunar trine to Jupiter, a void of course Moon period brings a gradual slowdown, ideal for a night of relaxation.
Moon in Pisces v/c 7:47PM-12:00AM.
October 22: Aggressive, impatient tendencies are on the rise. For one thing, the Moon is nearing its full phase. Another factor is the Sun’s approaching opposition to unpredictable Uranus. Keep your impulses under control this morning. The swelling Moon is at odds with Saturn. Pressing ahead without first consulting key partners is risky. Relationships need to be handled delicately, with respect, and appreciation. A break-up this week could be permanent. Luckily, Mercury and Pluto are working to keep the channels of communication open. Use them. The afternoon is the best time to negotiate longterm deals and other arrangements.
Moon in Pisces v/c 12:00AM-2:58AM Moon enters Aries, Mercury sextile Pluto.
October 23: The Sun enters Scorpio just minutes after sunrise. Autumn’s deep, pensive skies hold secrets as well as the promise of future rebirth. Everything comes in time but with the Moon in headstrong Aries and sextile Mars, there is little inclination to be patient this morning. Action is swift and decisive but the afternoon brings a different story. The Moon is testing Pluto. Their square can put partners at odds with each other. Complicating matters is tonight’s wild card solar opposition to Uranus. Surprises come in bunches. Concerns and complaints may well be justified. In some way we are all confronting circumstances beyond our control. Humility goes a long way towards easing tensions. Patience also helps.
Moon in Aries v/c 2:18PM-12:00AM, Venus sextile Saturn, Sun enters Scorpio.
October 24: Today’s noon hour Full “Hunter’s” Moon is wild and wonderful. The two values and wealth signs are highlighted. The Taurus Moon is conjunct retrograde Uranus and the Scorpio Sun is conjunct retrograde Venus. Tales of money, power and sex make headline news and are good fodder for talk shows. Some lovers are blissfully starstruck. Old friends may renew acquaintances while other couples suddenly split apart. Fortunately, helpful angles with Saturn suggest that more good things than problems will arise from this Full Moon configuration. More efficient use and equitable sharing of resources are among the possibilities. However, previous plans and schedules are subject to change. Delays are likely to be temporary. Good old common sense is invaluable if life gets chaotic. The morning’s excitement gradually subsides during the calmer second half of the day.
Moon in Aries v/c 12:00AM-10:33AM Moon enters Scorpio, Venus sextile Saturn, Full Moon in Taurus 12:45PM.
October 25: Some folks feel as though they’re walking on air this morning. The post full Taurus Moon is aligned with Neptune in a handy sextile, encouraging kind hearts and creative souls. Healers and artists in all mediums do excellent work. As afternoon unfolds the potential for unease grows. A lunar square with Mars tightens, reaching its peak impact during the evening. Resentments arise and frustrations grow due to bad timing and impatience. A lack of funds can contribute to irritability. Don’t take your anger out on an unsuspecting friend. While some folks are motivated to tackle big challenges, we all need to be courteous. The evening commute sees potential difficulties. Take it easy. Better solutions become apparent tonight, when talking things over with trusted pals is advisable.
Moon in Taurus.
October 26: The Scorpio Sun’s late-morning conjunction with Venus puts most folks in a friendly, cheerful mood. Because the Sun/Venus pairing is also testing unpredictable Uranus, there are likely to be powerful undercurrents in play. Some smiles may cover up larger than life relationship dramas. The Taurus Moon is also making an opposition with Jupiter and Mercury. Just as there are two sides to every coin there are multiple ways of looking at every issue. A midday void of course Moon period is a good time to sort out options, weigh opinions and look for facts. Listen carefully to partners. By late afternoon the Moon is in restless Gemini. Minds and hearts yearn to be free of entanglements. An evening of fun is tempting but be sure you give loved ones the quality time and tender attention they deserve.
Moon in Taurus v/c 10:49AM-3:41PM Moon enters Gemini, Sun conjunct Venus.
October 27: The waning Gemini Moon supports analyzing and categorizing facts and feelings. However, thinkers must also factor in the mysterious energies of nebulous Neptune. The Moon’s afternoon square to the mystery planet colors the first half of the day. Thoughts may wander through otherworldly reveries and associations. Psychic impressions can also work their way into open minds. Lethargy may affect some for a while but late afternoon brings a push to attend to serious concerns. The Sun is nearing a sextile to Saturn, the planet of necessity and responsibility. Tonight’s get togethers are likely to include discussions of serious matters. Most folks favor traditional conservative values. A lunar trine to Mars keeps talk animated and passionate right into the midnight hour.
Moon in Gemini, Sun sextile Saturn.
October 28: The stars have the day off. The Gemini Moon travels void of course from just after midnight until evening. The relaxed atmospherics support meandering minds. It’s a good time to catch up on messages and paperwork. Unhurried walks and automobile excursions or just whiling away a few lazy hours also fit the planetary blueprint. After nightfall things take a livelier turn. The Moon enters her own sign of Cancer and quickly forms aspects with Uranus and Venus. A spontaneous gathering of friends or clan, or a romantic dinner by candlelight can be great fun. Visiting favorite old haunts and joyful social reunions are also probable. Enjoy yourself but avoid making it a late night. Be sure to get some rest.
Moon in Gemini v/c 12:37AM-7:27PM Moon enters Cancer.
October 29: Spirits burn brightly this morning. The Cancer Moon and Scorpio Sun are in harmony while mental Mercury is aligned with ever-optimistic Jupiter. These are great omens for beginning the new day and the working week. Confidence is high, emotional intelligence is at a peak. Tune in to and take advantage of your body’s physical wisdom. Notice how you’re feeling, how your body responds to different thoughts, foods and outside stimulation. Follow the most enlivening impulses and attractions. Maternal instincts are also powerful. Mama bears are protective of their cubs and turf. Keep this in mind when dealing with co-workers and other associates. The evening’s lunar trine to Neptune is great for settling into a comfy spot and enjoying the television. Artistic types may be in the mood to create.
Moon in Cancer, Mercury conjunct Jupiter.
October 30: A lunar opposition to Pluto during the wee hours of the morning could bring bouts of indigestion and restlessness. By daybreak moods are more peaceful but there may be unresolved loose ends and lingering discontent needing to be cleared up. The situation is complicated. The Cancer Moon is trine Jupiter and Mercury, a throughly helpful alignment for thinking and communicating with clarity. Confusion arises because Mercury occupies a sensitive point in the sky and the Moon is also at odds with Uranus and Venus. Fear of hurting a friend ’s feelings and facing unknown consequences can lead some folks to hold their tongue. Truth telling cuts through any uncertainty. The evening is the best time for a heart to heart talk. Be kind, use tact, and let the chips fall where they will.
Moon in Cancer v/c 10:31PM-10:42PM Moon enters Leo.
October 31: Venus’ powerful early morning opposition to Uranus may resuscitate a partnership or plan that collapsed back in early September. As always, much depends on focus and intention. With Mercury newly arrived in Sagittarius, there are reasons to continue talking and be hopeful. The Last Quarter Leo Moon can set off noon hour fireworks. Be wary of bossy overlords and needy narcissists. Where respect is both given and received, all goes well. Some people are stubbornly unsatisfied, no matter what is offered, said or done. Venus retrogrades into her own sign of Libra this afternoon. A long ago love may reappear or a lesson learned in the past could be relevant to a current challenge. Tonight’s Halloween celebrants feel young at heart under the playful Leo Moon.
Moon in Leo, Mercury enters Sagittarius, Venus opposite Uranus, Venus enters Libra.