Weekly Astro: September 30th – October 6th
Pluto Goes Direct
With Pluto going direct in Capricorn and Mercury entering Scorpio, this will feel like the beginning of Scorpio season, even though we’re a few weeks away from the Sun entering that sign. If last week was difficult and full of external work, deadlines, and responsibilities, this week will feel heavily emotional, intense, and may feature a confrontation or two.
Watch out for over processing your feelings, putting too much focus on your own personal read on a situation, and generally tiring yourself out. You don’t need to overextend yourself just to make the peace.
Dates to look out for:
- October 3rd, 2019: Pluto direct in Capricorn
- October 3rd, 2019: Mercury enters Scorpio
- October 4th, 2019: Mars enters Libra
This week will be a slow and deliberate start to the month of October, with planets beginning to move into Scorpio and Pluto arising from its sleep. It may not feel like much is happening on the surface, but underneath, the ground is shaking, awakening in order to be transformed.
Pluto moves direct in Capricorn on October 3rd, and for those of you born between April 9th- 16th, this means you will start to feel the pressure of Pluto’s weight in your life. With Pluto square your natal sun, the last year has been about change brought through conflict. Perhaps you lost friends that you thought has your back but turned out to be less than loyal, or you left a job on what you thought was good terms but later turned sour. Certain avenues have been closed—and with good reason. Now is your time to step into your power.
For all of us Aries, the last few months of 2019 are about taking the necessary steps in order to actualize your vision. January of next year finds both Saturn and Pluto in your tenth house of vocation, so you will be asked to confront the mediocrity you have accepted in your life thus far. It’s better to shed those layers now then wait for that time of reckoning.
Mercury moves into Scorpio on the 3rd of October as well, ensuring that this week is about taking your process and your transformation seriously. The connections you have made this year have brought you to a new place: a better understanding of your own motivations. With that understanding, you can use your agency to set better boundaries.
Mars moves into Libra the next day, meaning that this insight is to be used in how you relate. Be careful in how you handle the energy of this day—you may get into unnecessary conflicts in order to prove a point that could be finessed had you waited a day. All the information you are receiving is vitally important, and you are absolutely correct in wanting to take some space in order to integrate—just make sure you communicate those needs with grace and compassion.
You’ll start to feel the beginnings of Scorpio season this week, Taurus, which for you means that you’ll be focusing on your health, home, and happiness in relationship. After the dynamic month of September, you’re ready for a week when you can take it easy and focus on the things that make you feel calm, settled, and secure. This first week of October is just such a time, so make the most of it.
On October 3rd, you will have Mercury moving into your house of relationships and connections, which means you may be doing some processing around this time about new developments in your partnerships. This could be romantic, this could be about work—but either way, there will be something up to discuss. You may want to have some space to focus on your work, or someone you care about might have something to ask of you.
This is a good time to listen to the people in your life that you care about and make sure that they feel heard. If you’d like for your concerns to be appreciated and integrated, you have to offer the same space to those you love.
Single Taureans may start to feel the desire to find a partner now, since Scorpio season means relationship season for you. Mercury moving into your 7th house of partnership means that Venus will be following next week, and this will put an emphasis on relationships in your mind. If you aren’t looking for connections right now, you might be inspired to start a new collaborative project or meet someone new that inspires you.
On the 4th you’ll have Mars moving into your 6th house of work and daily rituals, which means that once you have things settled in your intimate relationships, you’ll want to focus on your health. You may feel inspired to start a new exercise routine or try a new morning ritual. Feeling grounded in your body is the goal.
This will be a delightful week for you to implement some of the ideas you’ve been cooking up with Mercury and Venus in your 5th house, dear Gemini. Libra season is about romance, creativity, and dreaming for you—make sure you take some time this week to listen to what inspires you right now. You should be stepping into what gives you the joy and inspiration you need in order to approach the world from a sense of curiosity and trust.
Mercury is about to move into the house of work and health on October 3rd of this week, so now is the time to some alone time and tune in. After October 3rd, you’ll be ready to take all that inspiration and put it into practice—maybe starting a new work routine, taking on a ritual practice, or centering your spiritual connection to those you love.
On October 4th, Mars will move into your fifth house, meaning this will be an excellent time to re-ignite some connections. If you already have special people in your life that you like to share your love and energy with, make sure to shower them with affection on this day. If you are looking to find someone new, look to October 4th as the starting point for a season that will surely bring some new energy into your life. Romance, love, creativity, and compassion are all sure to blossom in your life now. Just make sure you have the time to enjoy the offering.
Do your relationships feel fulfilling, supportive, and headed towards long-term connection? Is this the connection that you need in order to build a connection with your roots and ancestry? Are you feeling held, grounded, and inspired by the love in your life?
You will have the answers this week, as Pluto goes direct in your seventh house of partnership on October 3rd. This is the house of romantic, professional, and spiritual partnership, as well as the house of direct antagonism and enemies. All the people that have a major impact on your life live here.
With so much of your focus pulled to your relationships this week, remember that the important lesson here is to recognize which connections mirror for you the energy you want to step into. Those who you keep in your circle have a big impact on where you see yourself becoming, and what you think you’re capable of. You’re Cancer. You are heart centered and connected to the ancestors: only ride or dies need apply.
This week also sees you reconnecting to your family. Mars moves into your fourth house on October 4th, and you will want to feel the security and comfort of (chosen) family ties. Because you are evaluating your relationships in your life for longevity and true connection, you will look to your family for inspiration. These are the people who taught you what love is. Call them up, visit, and rekindle those relationships so you invite that warm, grounding energy back into your space.
Your body is trying to communicate with you, Leo. You may see its messages as roadblocks to be pushed through, but actually, listening to the felt sense is where your greatest work lies right now.
Pluto goes direct in Capricorn on October 3rd, and begins the journey towards the Pluto-Saturn conjunction of 2020: this will happen in your 6th house of health. Hidden within the aches and pains of your tired muscles and lower energy capacity is the emotional journey you must begin in this time. Your body is a vessel for your energy, spirit, soul, and mind: it holds the unconscious metaphors that have yet to be released.
Study how you feel inside this vessel the same way you would a work of art. Each moment, each nerve from the top of the head to the bottom of your toes is connected in a single purpose: to actualize your will on this realm. Make sure to pay attention to its messages—especially on October 4th, when Mars moves into your house of communication.
You have every opportunity to shift your daily routines in order to better accommodate your needs now. Once you have a better understanding of how to treat and care for your physical vehicle in this realm, you’ll be in a much better position to actualize your intentions.
The first week of October is your last week to make a big impact in your assets: your energy resources, your financial stability, and your sense of self-worth. You have both Venus and Mercury in your 2nd house of material wealth until October 3rd, when Mercury moves into the house of communications.
If you have any resource details to take care of—renegotiating bills, asking for a raise, or making time in your schedule for yourself, now is the time to do it. You will experience much more ease in asking for what you need right now and have the foresight to know what you need right now.
This week is about learning to trust your curiosity and inner wisdom that springs from innocence. Pluto moves direct in your house of creativity and inspiration, so your lesson for 2020 is to step into trust. Not an easy task for a Virgo—but a necessary one for your personal development. Your power will rise from what you find most difficult—to let go and trust the universe. Whether you have a tight grip on every decision, or whether you let go and let be, your outcome will be the same: we all have a destiny to fulfill.
Let your own lessons manifest with due time, and trust that what is yours will be yours. The fear of losing control is exactly what needs to be addressed now— by learning to let it go.
This year will mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life. The Pluto-Saturn conjunction of 2020 happens in your house of home, family, and connection to ancestry, which means you are stepping into your own power now. All the work you have done to set yourself in the proper place for personal growth, the career you have built around your inspiration, and the supportive and fulfilling connection you have made all come to fruition at this time.
On October 3rd, Pluto goes direct in your 4th house and this will be a reminder that you need to settle any doubts you have about your home. Are you in a place that feels grounding and supportive? Are you able to rest and rejuvenate when you enter your home? Do you feel enriched and grounded by your connection to family, chosen or blood?
Make sure to correct any situations that are not in alignment with your needs right now, der Libra. You want lay strong, concrete foundations for January 2020: anything not in alignment will be lost at that time.
Your strength now comes from your flexibility and openness to change, Scorpio. Pluto, your ruling planet, goes direct in your 3rd house of communication on October 3rd, which means new information is needed for change. Neighbors, siblings, acquaintances and new friends are the ones that will bring you the opportunities you need now.
You are working on re-aligning your energy with your spirit now, focusing on releasing the trauma that has held you back in previous years. The fear of intimacy and being seen and the guardedness around your energy and time have all been highly effective in keeping you safe and secure. But now comes a moment of great change, and with it, openness and flexibility. You will have the perfect chance to make new connections after October 3rd, when Mercury moves into your first house. Mercury rules communication and information and will grace you with ease and reciprocity in your connections. Be clear about what it is you need now, and direct in your communication about it now. No one can connect you with the resources you need if you don’t tell them what it is you need right now.
As we move ever closer to 2020, your focus circles back again to how you feel about your stability and your ability to meet your needs, dear Sag. For you, the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto will fall in your house of resources and material wealth. This is a sign that your fears about income, stability, and grounding will be at the forefront of your transformation in this time.
The world is changing around us, and for you this means changing how you think about your worth within this system. Ease of movement, travel, and exploration may have gotten more difficult this year, as you are asked to focus on building up your resources in one place. You’d like to reach steady footing, but the ground seems impossible to find.
What is needed is some help from your friends, comrades, loved ones, and chosen family. You are learning the lesson that you are not alone, even when you feel like no one is witnessing your struggle. In every moment, you are playing your part in the organic whole of human consciousness.
Your struggle to find security speaks to the larger chaos transforming around us all. What is the new value system that is emerging from the old? What do we care about, and how do we center that care in times of need? The answer, for you, lies in seeing the value of the community you have built around you. It is time for us all to recognize that we have more power when we act together, and for you this is especially true.
You need your friends and family to hold you down now. Ask for help when you need it and express your gratitude to those that have witnessed you along the way. Remember that this time of uncertainty is already passing, as you invest your time and energy in the connections that will hold you during times of need.
This will be especially true after October 4th, when Mars moves into your house of community and kinship. You may make a new connection this week that will confirm that you are on the right path and are meeting the people that support your vision.
If you had plans to move or relocate, they should be finalized by October 4th of this week, when Mars moves out of your ninth house of travel. September saw you adjusting to a new setting, learning a new environment, and growing into your own: this energy is still available for the first week of October.
By October 4th, all planets will have moved into your house of self-actualization and vocation, meaning your focus will shift to settling into your goals for your career. Every time you move to a new place, your vision for yourself and your capacity also needs to shift. New places, whether they be a new job, new classes at school, or a literal move to a new location, offer new opportunities. People that you meet now may show you a completely new avenue for self-expression, or a new application of your skills that you didn’t realize was possible.
Now is the time to stay flexible and open to what opportunities arise, as there will be plenty. Pluto goes direct in your first house on October 3rd at the same time that Mercury moves into your eleventh house of friendships, so this tells me that new connections are key to your transformation at this time.
Let someone inspire you to take a new direction. Be flexible and open to feedback from others. You have a lot to learn from those around you at this time, as there will be opportunity for creativity and connection this week.
Now is the time to get the ball rolling on your plans for a new adventure, Aquarius. This is the week to figure out what you’re doing for the next four months, how you’re going to prepare for the next chapter of your life, and what loose ends need to be tied up.
Mercury is moving into your tenth house of self-actualization on October 3rd, the same day that Pluto goes direct in your twelfth house of unconscious motivations, so you have ample opportunity to connect your goals with your emotional development. There are a lot of memories about loss, your past mistakes, and childhood trauma coming up now for you to deal with, at the same time that you are making plans for a move or trip.
Moving to a new place can bring up a lot of old fears about inadequacy and self-worth. You remember all the difficult times you’ve had when you’ve tried do something new, how challenging it can be to make new friend groups, and the distance you feel from your family and home.
But these memories are coming up for self-transformation, not for self-sabotage. Don’t hold back from your next step because of fear. Revisit these memories in order to apply new understanding to old patterns. You don’t have to replay the same story over and over again. Learn from those fears and make the changes that are necessary, so they don’t play out again when you transition to a new space.
This first week of October will be about your relationships: the ones you’ve kept, the ones you’ve let slip away, and the new ones you’ve recently made. September was all about establishing and refining partnership for you: single Pisces felt the pull of desire to be connected in an intimate way, while those of you who are partnered did some groundwork and evaluation on your current affairs.
Reflecting on how the people you let into your life transform your space and inner life is key to understanding who is of value in your life right now. As a Pisces, you are very sensitive to the people in your life and very susceptible to their influence. It is very important for you to be careful about who you let in, because those closest to you have a significant impact on your development at this time.
Pluto goes direct in your house of community and friendships on October 3rd, while Mars moves into your house of inner transformation on the 4th. You should be deliberate and intentional about your energy at this time. Pluto is refining your ability to actualize you r energy in this environment through your connection to community, so any false friends and superficial connections will fall away at this time.
It can feel difficult to move with these changes, as its painful to see people go, sometimes through no action on your part. The truth is that you won’t be able to hold on to connections that just aren’t meant for you anymore. Let it go with grace, and trust that space is being opened up for you to invite new energy into your life.