Updated: Oct 19, 2021
October 2021 Ascendifi Astrology Almanac
October 1st – Mars In Libra Opposite Chiron in Aries
Cardinal energy builds resiliency
Mars in Libra- a fight for justice is opposite rx Chiron in Aries- personal wounding that activates an ability to find your own way. Mars is the fuel of the aspect and Chiron is wounded, life is beating him down and feels too much of a fight, and when it nearly kills him he recovers his gifts. We can all feel for Chiron, and see in ourselves the bridges between wounds and finding the light in them. A square between rx Mercury and Pluto also in Cardinal signs intensifies a pursuit in resolving this pressure and finding the truth beneath it. By being honest with ourselves and sitting with our pain we can gain clarity to later find solutions.
Cardinal signs turn the page. They are the signs of the zodiac that transition us into a new season. The time has come to act on what feels right to you. What would make things right in your inner-world? There is decisive action either being made or needing to. Forge a new way without haste, hold gratitude for the new heights your about to watch yourself soar to.
The same day the Sun forms a trine and the Moon a sextile to Lilith in Gemini, casting acknowledgment on the inner silenced voice and suppressed information. Wounding opens voyages for uncovering truth and cultivates the resiliency to be able to build change from the ground up. Lilith hanging around the North Node in Gemini brings her spirit into collective destiny, more on her later this month.
October 6th – New Moon in Libra
The New Moon in Libra is shining a light on the shadows of our relationships. If things are not in balance, if the energy exchange is not an equal give and take, we may find ourselves feeling frustrated and hopeless. Themes of codependency, not getting what you want, and fearing the other person will respond in the same way as our previous partners/caregivers did are being shown to us. Sometimes exploring these themes can feel like salt on a wound. It is easier to shove it down and act as you have before. But that will only give you the same result. We must first change how we react, respond, and deal with things before we can expect another to. We cannot force someone to act how we want; we cannot force someone to make choices as we would. Even if we are trying to control out of love and protection. Even if we are trying to control since we have been through the same pain. Everyone has their own path and one of the most difficult parts of a relationship is realizing we cannot shield the ones we love from pain. Trying to do so is stunting their healing and preventing them to learn the lessons they are here to do. All we can do is support them and try to guide them through support. Guiding and controlling are different.
If we are controlling others or feel we are being controlled, the blame can always be put somewhere else. This can make both parties feel guilt and shame. We can no longer blame others because we do not have balance in our life and relationship. Either it is something we are not doing (not taking time for ourselves, not sticking to the schedule we need to get things done, overextending to make others happy) or we are not setting the boundaries with others. Others cannot give us what we need if we do not ask for it. We cannot expect them to magically know. The balance you seek may simply be to verbalize your needs to others, and to not fear their reaction. When setting your intentions tonight, try to keep it things you can control. Find the change within you.
October 6th – Pluto Direct in Capricorn
Pluto, the planet of transformation, stations direct after being Retrograde since April 27, 2021. The last five months have consisted of deep inner healing, such as extreme changes on how you view your career and personal relationships. You may have been battling with repressed memories, old programming, and structures in your personal life and the world around you. Dealing and working through these emotions during the Retrograde might have been extremely difficult. Structures in your family dynamic might have become very aware to you as you began to question the truth. Now that Pluto is direct, it is up to you to make the changes that are needed to move forward. You’ve felt and dealt with the ugly emotions but now it is time to act. If there are still messages you don’t want to see or handle, you will begin to see them repeating – almost screaming in your face to change. Do not avoid these situations as it will only halt your journey.
October 7th – Venus Enters Sagittarius
Venus leaves Scorpio where a massive purge and transmutation took place within the heart. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, its energy lifts people up; it is massive, strong, and benevolent. Sagittarius is sovereign. Having a mutable nature that makes them never completely settled allows them to solve complex problems and connect with anyone. The heart in Sagittarius is forever seeking, forever growing and expanding. Unless they find a place their heart can be free to roam they will be restless and run. This is why Scorpio energy is needed first, to clear the past so the present can be experienced freely.
This transit through Sag will also be significant with releasing the baggage of the past with Venus passing over the South Node on October 11. This clearing sets us free and gives us optimism for what can be new. During this time we too seek a grand adventure and someone to expand our horizons with like never before.
October 8th -- Sun Conjunct Mars Masculine energy and the inner-mother
Sun conjunct Mars in Libra sets a balance of the scales for the masculine. Mercury in Libra approaches this fated meet up but in “reverse”. There is a lot of energy about making peace. Making peace with how we identify our sense of self (sun), how we assert ourselves in our lives (mars), and how we have come to understand (mercury) those masculine energies.
October 8th – Ceres Retrograde in Gemini
This merge of masculine philosophies takes place in the sky as Ceres turns within. Ceres, the mother archetype stations retrograde and the stage is set to ask ourselves how our outward approach to life relates to our experiences with the mother archetype.
How was the mother experienced and how do we in-tern mother ourselves? Are we struggling to maintain the energy needed to get what we desire because of resentment or grief? Are we overly critical and set expectations for ourselves that are unrealistic? At the same time, do not take ‘mother’ too literally, our experiences are important but higher consciousness is seeing the symbolism. This can be turning our focus on if we internally support our own accomplishments and have grace with our folly and mistakes. ‘Mothering’ is nurturing our bodies and minds so we can be at peace. This energy can be used to reevaluate and separate from the psyche of the mother in the most helpful way.
October 10th – Saturn Direct in Aquarius
Saturn is now direct in Aquarius after being retrograde since May 23, 2021. Themes of this Retrograde dealt with the way we try to control all areas of our life. We have struggled asking others for help, allowing ourselves to receive it, and admitting that we cannot do it all on our own. The Aquarius spotlight is on bringing humanity forward and getting involved with the community to help the collective. These could have brought up emotions of rejection and isolation. Working through these emotions will allow us to open to our hearts to those around us. It allows us to see that others can shine bright right next to us, in their own way. Their light doesn’t dim ours it can add to it. When we are able to collaborate with others - magic happen, doorways unlock, and the potential is huge.
October 12th – First Quarter Moon in Capricorn
The First Quarter Moon in Capricorn squares the Sun in Libra as we ask ourselves what do we have to do to get it right? As our relationships energetically changed during the New Moon we may have shifted from blame to acceptance. Acceptance that we don’t have all the answers. Acceptance that we make mistakes. Acceptance that starting something new or changing our ways is extremely difficult. Acceptance that setting boundaries changes the relationship with people. Acceptance to let people in to help. Acceptance that all of this is ok. Acceptance that we are not perfect, and neither is our partner. Since Capricorn and Libra are both cardinal signs who are open to change and realignment, you may find it easier to shift your perspective and see through a different lens. The answers you seek are here and you are more open to refinement of your plan and your path. Capricorn is here to remind you can achieve whatever you want if you have a plan, Libra is here to remind you have a community to help you fulfill your plan. Ground yourself in the energy that you can do it. Faith and patience may run thin sometimes, but isn’t that a perfect time to surrender?
October 16- Lilith opposite Venus
A forming Sun square Pluto creates an atmosphere for self-transformation. This transformation is influenced by aspects currently formed between Lilith, Venus, and Chiron. Lilith symbolizes the dark space that not only breeds creation but destruction. She is the blind spot of instinct that cannot be rejected or explained away by reason. In opposition to Venus in Sagittarius, Lilith reminds us to trust ourselves in love. That we must not compromise ourselves in the name of ‘love’ and that true love only exists when we are able to be free in it. Love is not control.
Lilith sextiles Chiron as if she fuels it with her power and asks us if we can recognize the wisdom and strength we found when life got lonely in the past and we had to spend time with ourselves. Have you been in a situation where you could not see something until having gone through that difficult time?
While sitting opposite of Lilith, Venus forms a harmonious aspect with Chiron bringing the healing. You had to clear this out of your system. You had to find that solace within yourself, not because you deserve pain or suffering but because you deserve to see the power you have beyond it. This power is so often hidden from us because so many facets of life have us seeking on the outside as if we are lost needing to be found. Those paradigms may just be existing off that energy of believing we are lost. You are never lost, it is your life.
October 18th – Jupiter Direct in Aquarius
Jupiter stations direct in Aquarius after being retrograde since June 20, 2021. Themes of Jupiter Retrograde involved turning inward to overcome what we have deemed in our minds is impossible. What is keeping us from living a life of abundance? Now that Jupiter is direct, we can watch the possibilities come into fruition. The manifestation of what we need and the direction we want our life to go in is here. We have understood the sore spots we still had that dealt with jealously and feeling out of alignment. When things get tough, we have a plan to keep us in check. We know what we need to do to bring ourselves back to center. Since Jupiter is the planet of luck, we will begin to see our luck manifest before us. We feel excited and hopeful for the future. We trust our intuition. We know we are being divinely guided and supported. We know that our dreams will impact so many beautiful souls who need us. We have belief in ourselves, our dreams, our goals, and our plan to get there. Take in this unstoppable energy and go change the world.
October 18th – Mercury Direct in Libra
This Mercury Retrograde has been extremely intense, as the planet of communication finally stations direct. Libra represents balancing the scales, and this can be incredibly difficult. Our relationships with the ones closest to us got a fog light shined on them that might have made many people uncomfortable. In this department, you will begin to feel and heal through these emotions into the Full Moon. Everything has felt halted until we are able to decide what we want most. We can no longer play the victim in our relationships if we want to thrive. Criticism and manipulation will no longer be tolerated. We had a lot of time to look at ourselves in the mirror and figure out what part we play into those things. Are others simply mirroring the way we treat them? Are they mirroring how we treat ourselves? Is generational trauma spewing out of people’s mouths faster than we can even think? Does it all just lead to a throbbing headache and turn to something to numb it all? Those feelings have been worked through and now it’s time to change ourselves. Call people out when they offend you. Treat others how you want them to treat you. Remove anyone who makes you feel bad. Make space for love and it will come find you, no matter how alone you think you are – your higher self is always there for comfort. Mercury will stay in Post Shadow Phase until November 1st, 2021.
October 20th – Full Moon in Aries
The Full Moon in Aries illuminates the sky at 27 degrees. The New Moon was an awakening of what was happening in our current relationships, The Full Moon is a release of acting out roles that no longer serve us.
Aries is all about the self, while Libra is all about others. Aries wants attentiveness, Libra wants balance. We may find ourselves being pulled in different directions. How can we find the balance of keeping our own original, authentic identity (Aries) while coexisting with the ones we love (Libra)? How do we find the balance of not abandoning the needs of ourselves or others?
The roles we have taken on in life are up for review. To different people we can play certain roles. Some of these roles have been agreed to and are mutually beneficial. Other roles were cast on us without our acceptance. The roles we play can change over time, and our partners need to be able to adjust and grow with us. Many times, we agree to a role in our relationship but then things change, and the role no longer fulfills us, or maybe we are on the other end of this. Someone else wants to grow and change and that risks changing the relationship in its entirety. A change in relationship means a change in self. Are we able to allow growth for our partners role, allowing them to change and be who they are, even if it means our role changing as well? Many times, it is scary to watch the ones we love evolve, fear makes us think it could risk them not loving us or losing them when they reach higher protentional. We fear being left behind. Rejection and guilt bubble to the surface. If we do not let other grow, be who they need to be, and show up how they want to show up both sides loose.
October 23rd – Sun Enters Scorpio
The Sun enters Scorpio, a water sign ruled by Pluto and before its discovery, Mars. Pluto symbolizes transformation, death of the ‘egos’ past, and buried energy. Scorpio being the water element makes them intuitive and even sometimes psychic while their fixed nature gives them the gift of analysis and undying passion. Scorpio and its eighth astrological house is deeply psychological ruling over how we change through time and merge our assets with another.
Scorpio is thought to go through three phases- the scorpion, the eagle, and the phoenix. This season we can see where we lie through these phases. Are we the scorpion, protective, secretive and ready to sting? Are we the eagle seeing above matters, piercingly reading our environment from a position of separation and power? Or are we the phoenix, on the ground rising from our own ashes showing leadership and humility towards those around us?
October 29-- Sun square Saturn
The Sun in Scorpio bringing our awareness to the depths of our nature (the soul) forms a hard aspect with Saturn in Aquarius. We can feel as if our soul longing is being challenged by the existing currents of life. Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer, it wants nothing more than for life to be in flow and Saturn grants life’s key lessons. This aspect is crucial and can feel limiting but what it is able to do is get us to take action on what we can do amidst any fostering limitation and what is most important. Saturn in Aquarius is wanting us to learn the existential lessons that cannot be bypassed as long as you are a soul in a human body. What is not working? What makes living so hard? What makes the soul stir? Whoever or whatever is speaking limitation into our lives will have to be moved through to move forward.
Venus is also in sextile to Jupiter in Aquarius which is an aspect of aiding alignment in the aesthetics of Venus. This energy can help redirect you from what is not working to using that frustration as a creative muse.
October 30-- Mars enters Scorpio
Mars is Scorpio’s ancient ruler and the next few weeks we will experience the combination of Mars’ force with Scorpio’s strong intuition and all-pervading fixed nature. There really aren’t proper words for this level of intensity. People with this combination do not give up. They focus their drive on something and will go hard until they get it. They’re methodical about it too. This just might be the energy we need right now to do what was once thought to be impossible, to forge new depths into the unknown because of our own sheer will to do so. Where there is a will there is way holds so much weight right now. Willpower is a super power. Scorpio is also a water sign so emotions will be in the driver seat. Our emotions can drive us to do remarkable things but they can also make us stubborn towards anything not meshing with our emotional climate. Use this energy to work on your goals and keep this nature in mind if things don’t go as planned. Scorpio is unafraid of risks but detests the idea of betrayal. Mars can be rather impulsive, don’t let its fire go to your head.