Astrological Highlights for the Month of October    October 1st, 2002

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October is a month full of many shifts and changes. It is a good idea to have your chart updated to know where these changes will specifically be occurring for you. Todays Wisdom is a brief outline of these changes. I will be writing more complete Wisdom Teachings on some of these cycles as the month moves on.

Autumnal Equinox September 22nd “The beginning of fall”

Fall is officially here. Last Sunday, September 22nd the Sun moved into the Astrological sign of Libra marking the first day of autumn.

Did you know that all of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn) “lead” us into the seasons? The Wisdom for fall is that fall always signifies Change and the time to “begin the descent” into the dark time of the year. It is time to embrace the wisdom of letting go and releasing old worn out patterns or behaviors.  What other cycles are happening….. read more…

 Mercury Retrograde/Direct October 6th 

Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Libra and will move back into the sign of Virgo on Wednesday. It will then move direct on Sunday October 6th. The Wisdom needed during this week is, “what still needs rethinking and reorganizing before Mercury moves direct this Sunday, and what does “patience in my thinking” teach me?”

New Moon/Full Moon Cycle Plan and Power Cycle starts October 6th
Sunday October 6th begins the New Moon cycle at 13 degrees of Libra. Tuesday, October 21st is the Full Moon at 27 degrees Aries. Check your chart to see where this cycle will be affecting you personally. This starts our Plan and Power Cycle. The New Moon is a time to Plan and begin projects and the Full Moon is a Power time and a time for completion of the projects you initiated on the new moon cycle. More info on the moon cycle is available and archived at:

Venus Retrograde October 10th
Venus will go retrograde on Thursday October 10th in the sign of Scorpio. The wisdom needed during this time is reflection on personal power in relationships and getting balance and peace in your life. It will move direct on November 21st.

Saturn Retrograde October 11th
Saturn will retrograde on Friday, October 11th in the sign of Gemini. The wisdom needed during this time is reflection on responsibilities, patience and focused discipline regarding listening and communication. It will go direct on February 22, 2003.

Neptune Stations Direct October 20th
Neptune has been retrograde since May 13th, 2002 in the sign of Aquarius. It will move direct on Sunday, October 20th. Neptune is a planet of transcendence and deep healing. The wisdom of this cycle is about moving forward with healing your higher thoughts and bringing deeper compassion to your life through your higher mind.

“Quote For The Week”


Life is not a situation, but a process;

Not static, but dynamic.

It’s essential element is change, and

The great question facing each of us

Is whether we will channel that

Change in the directions we want

To go, shaping our destiny, or

Whether we will permit our activities

And our character to be determined by

Those random forces we call fate.

To the extent that we procrastinate,

We are following the second course.

~Edwin C Bliss