Wheel of Light Astrology by Rio Olesky - October 2019
Four planets will transit into Scorpio this month, including the Full Moon on the 27th. Scorpio is the sign of transformation. This is the time of year when we should be engaged in some type of introspective review of our lives. Anything that reveals itself to be old, outdated, boring or stagnant needs to be released. Anything that still has meaning should be retained. This leaves room to create new things in your life. These things could be internal, such as how we process and deal with deep, emotional situations. It could also be external, such as how we deal with intimate social situations or how we deal with money.
Scorpio is the most intense and quite likely the most complex of the 12 signs. When off-center, it can obsessively hang on and not release that which has served its purpose. This can lead to explosive outbursts, physical illness and periodic crises in our lives. In order to get centered at this time, we should review old relationships that ended badly, financial decisions that were not well though out, and old emotions that need to be purged from our psyche. We may have a hard time letting go, but it can lead to conscious reprogramming of behaviors that are not leading to happiness or meaning in our lives. This is a time to do a lot of deep inner healing.
One specific aspect that can particularly present with challenges at this time is Uranus in Taurusopposing all four of the planets in Scorpio. Uranus represents radical change. If we are centered the changes are often inspired and can lead to creative, innovative changes that are revolutionary and lead to personal liberation. Being off-center, without internal inspiration Uranian change can lead to feelings of alienation without any clear purpose or direction. If we are centered, however, we can use these transits to make qualitative improvements in our relationship, finances and relationship to the universe in general.
The biggest challenge to the Uranian opposition is: are we inspired by a drive for authentic expression of self that is in keeping with those values that give our lives the greatest meaning and significance? If so, we need to start this process by noting those places in our life in which we have traded away growth through transformational change for the purpose of maintaining our sense of emotional and material security. Without looking at this consciously, there are liable to be unexpected changes that undermine, rather than strengthen, our sense of well-being.
Collectively this could be a time of unexpected changes in the financial order and security of the world. Unexpected events could roil the financial markets of the world and undermine trust both domestically and internationally. If the world leaders take advantage of these transits, however, they could find innovative ways out of problems that have existed for some time. Similarly our social interaction could shift in ways that may feel radical but in fact can bring a deepening of a relationship bond as we feel more seen and accepted as the authentic person we are.
Although this is a month that offers possibilities for major changes and transformations, there is one factor that could quantify the nature of those shifts. Both Scorpio and Taurus are “fixed” signs.This means that they both prefer stability to change. As a water sign, Scorpio is inherentlysecurity-oriented. As an earth sign, Taurus is oriented to safety and comfort on the material plane. Fixed signs tend to be habit oriented. The habits themselves are grounded in values. If we don’t have the meaning in our lives that we seek, it could mean that we have to update our values. Those are the foundation of a meaningful life. Once they are changed, we can alter our routines with the expectation that our lives will overall improve. This month is a wonderful opportunity to clarify, transform and update.
Aries: The full Moon in Aries on the 13th could impel you to be more emotionally expressive. If you are too forceful in that you could encounter resistance from others who may feel threatened by your honesty or intensity. Failing to share authentically, however, could cause you to feel blocked, alienated or betrayed. A way for you to transform this month is by externalizing what you may normally keep inside.
Taurus: This could be a month of slow, gradual progress in areas involving work or physical healing. This could also be a time of romantic relationships feeling stable, yet exciting as they change in ways that strengthen the friendship between you as feelings of devotion are expressed. Lots of creative inspiration in both social and artistic areas.