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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - OCTOBER, 2021
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN LIBRA: Most affected are Libra and All Air signs. The month in the sign of Libra began on Sept. 22. FOR LIBRA: All Venus themes such as beauty, love, stability, loyalty or disloyalty, romance and patience will rule supreme until October 22. A more heightened awareness of the social atmosphere, social grace of one’s self or of others, decisiveness and balance. The best side of Libra is seen in their polite manner, their ability to charm and their desire for justice to the underdog. The key is to know how to work on the delicate balances in Life, when to behave with diplomacy, to display empathy and tolerance and, when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Be more aware of your social attitude– try not to be judgmental, regardless of the actions by others. Relationships will become more important this month, especially the relationship with yours self. Celebrate this month with respect for the Air around you, air within you; experience the transformational power of Pranamaya (breath control-techniques) found in Yoga.
OCTOBER 6 – NEW MOON IN LIBRA: Most affected are Libra and All Air Signs. FOR LIBRA: The New Moon occurs at 7:05 AM, EDT. This New Moon is in your sign and it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins now; write down a list of your goals for action, putting your priority of accomplishing the most important ones near the top of the list. A Special message for Libra: This is a good time to commit to new personal goals that express positive energy, positive changes for you.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: As a time of new beginnings, this New Moon presents an excellent opportunity for us to formulate some goals regarding the Air quality were we live. Consider, think about the keywords for this Air sign: Beauty, Love, loyalty stability, social grace, charm, tactfulness, diplomacy, sympathy, empathy, romance and patience.
With this potent Libra energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. Some of lessons of Libra involve learning to make peace with those around us, less or no judgments as well as in our personal environment(s), establishing a sense balance in our lives, and recognizing the value of partnerships. This is an ideal time to work on these skills. It is also a time to work on re-balancing our relationships and to recognize our partners as teammates rather than adversaries. Love, peace and harmony are the goals, but there’s a fine balancing act involved along the way that requires some commitment and effort. This New Moon can bring a closer view on our close personal relationships, with some perspectives becoming very urgent and important desire(s). Negotiations may be especially effective, as we are inclined to assert our needs in ways that don’t offend others. With Mars also involved, it adds more power and energy to our quest.
OCTOBER 6 – PLUTO TURNS DIRECT IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Scorpio, Libra and Capricorn. FOR SCORPIO: Your ruling planet, Pluto, had become retrograde last April of this year and now turns direct, back to its recourse. Here are some of the returning, ruling characteristics: Loyalty, concentration, courage, ease or intensity. While it was in retro you may have felt a bit dark at times. That is now over; you should feel the return to your familiar self. The good of having gone inward was to reach inner-light, self –reflection on yourself and areas in your Life that needed to change. So, what did you find out about yourself?
FOR ALL SIGNS: Pluto is retrograde every year for approximately five months. Pluto began it's retrograde cycle in 2021, from April 27th to October 6th, 20 and now begins it’s recourse. The presence and growth of fear may have stemmed mostly from this, now past retrograde. Pluto’s retrograde cycle itself, however, was an excellent period for research and gaining new insight into all people’s self-destructive tendencies, our needs for control, and search for the truth. All we have to do is to look within ourselves. Outward pressures may ease or appear different now with Pluto returning to its’ recourse.. Over the past months since April, we may have observed how we used our personal power. So, consider, ask yourself: How and what did I do with that power? Did I hurt anyone? Did I hurt or lowered myself or not?
OCTOBER 7 – VENUS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Taurus and Libra. FOR SAGITTARIUS: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A Special Message for Sagittarius: Consider that you may have to find a new way of communicating to your partner. It may be high time to address some untruths and revisit some old wounds; clean them or remove them. It is a good time to get away with your partner for some private, quality time. Single? Embrace and explore the relationship with yourself.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until November 5, 2021. The new, romantic energy now shifts from intensity of the last six months to buoyant, even cheerfulness. Considering that it is a Fire sign, Sagittarius also has its intense moments. However, its’ energy is considerably less focused on heavy drama; and, while some of the other signs are most concerned with intimacy with a specific, one person, Sagittarius’ love is that of a more Universal kind. Romantic adventures, as well as a straightforward approach to love, are on the agenda. Truth and higher meaning are things that take priority with Sagittarius.
OCTOBER 10 – SATURN TURNS DIRECT (IN AQUARIUS): Most affected are Capricorn, Libra and Aquarius. FOR CAPRICORN: Saturn, your ruling planet turned retrograde last May of this Year and now returns to its’ recourse. You may have felt the weight of your responsibilities and now welcome, experience the heavy weight lifting. Take a deep breath; a sigh of relief or prepare for what it next. As you may feel a resurgence of energy, your ready to roll up your sleeves to continue or start anew, begin again.
FOR ALL SIGNS: We may have felt a little disconnected, which may have lead to a temporary drop in motivation. Pending decisions can also weigh on our minds. Also, we may have felt less energetic due to this lack of motivation period. This was all due to a change in our perspective. However, as we can now accustom ourselves to the return shift, the retrograde cycle was an opportunity for review and reassessment. Actions to reconnect with purpose of our structures, limits, and duties may have helped this process. Slowing down still makes sense. Expansion or additions to our existing responsibilities and projects may have been stressful. We need to reduce and simplify. Delays may have occurred but these delays gave purpose by giving us the chance to correct our errors and define or refine our work. Editing our current projects or returning to old projects can be very successful now. Beginning or creating brand new major projects may not have been favored. Now is the time to continue to simplify and restructure.
OCTOBER 18 – JUPITER TURNS DIRECT IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius, Libra and Aquarius. FOR SAGITTARIUS: Jupiter, your ruling planet now returns for its’ recourse. All of Jupiter’s characteristics return to their usual powers: Higher consciousness, Universal ego, expansion, superiority, oneness, leadership, higher learning, opportunity, generosity, honesty, open-mindedness and tremendous vision. A special message for Sagittarius: You can now get back on track with important life schedules and business that may have been slowed down by annoyances, distractions. Social events can bring together old and new friends. Partnerships in your life can bring luck, success with their focus and charm.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Earlier this year, Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity and expansion turned retrograde on June 20t and now returns to it’s recourse. Jupiter was retrograde in the signs of Pisces and Aquarius (from June 20 to October 18th, 2021).
Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge, and our understanding. Jupiter represents optimism, growth, generosity, and abundance. As Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius, Jupiter generally urges us to increase our cultural and spiritual awareness, to expand our higher minds, to broaden our experiences, and to have faith in the Universe. Also, Jupiter enters Aquarius on December 19, 2020, stayed in this Air sign until May 13, 2021, and then continued its transit from July 28 until December 28, 2021.
Now in Aquarius, Jupiter expands our awareness of our place in the community and the needs of all. Jupiter in Aquarius encourages fairness, impartiality, individuality, and humanitarianism. We can reap rewards through being more inclusive and just. We’re opening our minds to progress and we can see many sides to any given argument. With Jupiter in Aquarius, we attract the best fortune when we are tolerant and fair, inventive, impartial, and cooperative. We function at our best when we have freedom of choice, when we can break through some barriers, and when we think outside of the box.
We value social development and positive, helpful action(s). Our attitudes and values concerning religion, moral conduct, education, and politics are visionary, progressive and very original.
Also, because Jupiter’s nature can be extravagant, we must guard against “too much.” This applies no matter what sign Jupiter is currently visiting. Jupiter’s zeal can supersede moderation at times. It can expand the more negative qualities of any sign, just as it can expand the positive traits.
This is a powerful cycle in which to feel more grateful for one another, and at the same time, hold on to a spirit of growth and improvement. It’s also a fantastic period in which to improve our social skills. Sharing, teaching, mentoring, guiding can be satisfying. We see beyond class, religion, and other labels. We can connect with ideas, beliefs, and practices that have a Universal nature. Causes and movements are in stronger focus as we seek to effect change and overturn worn-out traditions that are holding us back from growing. It’s a time when we feel more fulfilled as we lift others up. In fact, we may do our best work or make the most progress when we’re working toward the benefit of others or society. The ancients call it, Seva.
OCTOBER 18 – MERCURY TURNS DIRECT (IN LIBRA): Most affected are Gemini, Virgo and Libra.
FOR ALL SIGNS: As Mercury begins direct motion, its’ cycle begins slowly then it picks up speed. In about a week or so things begin to feel more balanced in matters related to communications, the written, typed, tweeted, text word, travel, energy and electro-magnetic energy related to your neurological system. You can now go forward with new agreements or signing important documents. Expect some fall out from this, most recent MIR. This means that some things were not meant to last, it is best to accept the changes and move on. The best in understanding the aftermath is to see the opportunities from this retrograde that may have held you down, slowed you down and perhaps changed you or something in your Life for the better.
OCTOBER 20 – FULL MOON IN ARIES: Most affected are Aries and All Fire Signs. FOR ARIES: The Full Moon is in your sign now; time to consider what to surrender, to release and to let go. A Full Moon is the end of a cycle that began from the last New Moon. It is time to take a break from the cycle of life that you have been recently on. A Special message for Aries: You may have to ask more questions before heading back to your drawing board or computer, so that you can work on improving your product or project.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Fire Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. The Full Moon in Aries urges us to strike a balance between meeting our personal needs and attending to the needs of a significant other, and between independence or autonomy and dependence or companionship and compatibility.
Through the energy of the Sun currently in the sign of Libra, we are aware of the need for relationships and all that comes with that – compromising, negotiating, graciousness, and balancing. The Aries Moon, on the other hand, is self-starter, leading, and personally courageous. The Libra Sun is diplomatic, equality-minded, and fair-minded. However, the Aries Moon values authenticity more than tact and is energized by independent action. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict, so prepare.
This Full Moon is also about emotional expressions. Something may have been building inside of us, likely of a personal nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos demands that we let it out, albeit, fairly. Over the upcoming weeks, we will discover what this declaration means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We will feel the need to express them. Of course, we might want to observe ourselves and find some caution while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us may be new to others and possibly, not particularly rational. Also, as there is a ‘square’ with Pluto near this Full Moon, there can be pressures and a bit of paranoia with our realizations and the courage and passion for taking such action. We may struggle with obstacles, but we are brave, determined, and resourceful.
OCTOBER 22 – SUN ENTERS SCORPIO: Most affected are Scorpio and All Water Signs.
OCTOBER 30 – MARS ENTERS SCORPIO: Most affected are Scorpio and Aries. FOR SCORPIO: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and impatience is now in your sign. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A Special Message for Scorpio: While in retro, the planets may have affected your life by clogging your spirit and creating friction among family and friends. Now that most of the retro planets have turned direct including your ruling planet, Pluto, the truth is presented and known - as it is - and not in the way that you ‘know it’. The truth will be revealed as the actual truth, supreme. If you practice taking deep breathes, for the first couple of weeks of November, then you will be in a much better place, with reason and calm for new discussions.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until December 13, 2021. While in the sign of Scorpio, Mars can be driven and focused on getting what it wants. We are persevering, single-minded, and strong. The desire to experience our emotional depths, as well as the urge to penetrate the surface of life in order to explore deeper levels of existence, is powerful. We are fascinated with what others tend to repress or hide, and are drawn to experiencing and understanding these things. We may be less inclined to avoid important issues now. THE GOOD: In some ways, during this transit, some people are attracted to crisis, as they may see crisis as transformative and emotionally exciting. We would rather feel extreme emotions than nothing at all, as mediocrity or the “middle road” is felt to be unsatisfying. THE CHALLENGE: Is to observe and recognize yourself, ourselves in NOT becoming too willful in getting what we want. The secret is to ask the Universe for what you NEED and not for what you want.
ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - SEPTEMBER, 2021
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN VIRGO: Most Affected are Virgo and All Earth Signs. For Virgo: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details and wealth will rule supreme until September 22. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word, personal health and the health industry. The best side of Virgo is seen in their gracious manner and their well thought-out strategies with solutions to problems. The key is to know when to behave with confidence, when to let go to allow the child within your heart to have a say and, to leave justice in the hands of the Universe.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Celebrate this month with respect and action towards the Earth beneath you, the Earth within you; experience the stealthy strength poses found in Yoga as in the Warrior poses; as they also represent the Earth. Best Sacred Geometry: Hexahedron (Earth). Best Yantra: The color Gold.
SEPTEMBER 6 – NEW MOON IN VIRGO: Most affected are Virgo and All Earth Signs. FOR VIRGO: This New Moon is in your sign and it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins now; write down a list of your goals for action, putting your priority of accomplishing the most important ones near the top of the list. Some changes are needed and are necessary so be prepared to work for these changes. September 9 is an optimal day for most business and money transactions to go your way.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: As a time of new beginnings, this New Moon presents an excellent opportunity for us to formulate some goals regarding the Earth. We might think about the keywords for this very particular and Earthy sign, such as analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful and conscientious. This New Moon is an excellent time to commit to personal goals.
Also, this New Moon’s trine to Uranus suggests we’re not only open to the new, but we’re also open to embracing change. We’re ready to make something special of our work, routines, or tasks and likely finding new methods that change the way we do things. It’s a powerful time for practical solutions and innovation in our jobs, health, self-care programs, and habits. It is also an excellent time to meditate upon some more of the POSITIVE characteristics of Virgo. Key words are: Light, mental agility, communication(s), silence, genuineness, details and thought that is deep and true. The NEGATIVE or shadow side to this are: No light, too much thought, too much communication and expression, miss-use of the verbal, written and spoken words.
SEPTEMBER 10 – VENUS ENTERS SCORPIO: Most affected are Scorpio, Taurus and Libra. FOR SCORPIO: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A special message for Scorpio: If you focus on your health, with a serious, steady, un-interrupted approach for the next three weeks, your health will improve; miracles do happen. For improvements to your finances, be ready, take action on September 9 – 12. For a highlight in romance, look to the Full Moon on September 20.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until October 7, 2021. Deeply passionate relations are the main focus with Venus in Scorpio. Superficial flirtations and the lesser contacts are not enough now, as we may desire a deeper contact with someone special. ‘Special’, meaning that it can be extreme and intense, and that it is also unforgettable. It is a passionate, sensual, and intense energy. Our relationships are tremensely important to us. And it may be all that we think about – during this time. The dark or shadow side to this is fear. Being fearful can bring new troubles. Fear in feeling too vulnerable or giving up our own power to others. Scorpio can be a “all or nothing” energy, and relationships tend to be somewhat dramatic. Disdain for mediocrity and superficiality can compel us to create crises in order to feel alive and important to ourselves (or appear that way to others). Creating crises or drama is unnecessary and not a good thing to do. Fear is an imbalance and should not be used as an excuse to go to extremes. Consider your choices carefully.
SEPTEMBER 14 – MARS ENTERS LIBRA: Most affected are Libra, Aries and Virgo. FOR LIBRA: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and impatience is now in your sign. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A special message for Libra: You and a partner may not be in sync with one another on September 23; stay focused during a vital conversation with all involved. It is very important that you make important decisions before September 27. Otherwise, wait until after October 18.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until October 30, 2021. We tend to use our charm ‘as a means to an end’ under the influence of this transit. We may see many different sides to an issue; we can be vacillating and indecisive about how to act. We don’t want to be the “bad guy”, and we should not resort to force. Instead, we attempt to win arguments with flair. We may be indirect in approach and inclined towards engaging in mental debates and we may display aggressive yet passionate expressions to others. Also, passive-aggressiveness is the negative or shadow side of this energy. It would be better to maintain balance with time and energy spent on anyone or anything.
SEPTEMBER 20 – FULL MOON IN PISCES: Most affected are Pisces and All Water Signs. FOR PISCES: The Full Moon is in your sign now; as you are generally a very sensitive soul, you may be feeling the Full Moon’s affects two days before, certainly during and a couple days afterwards. A Full Moon is the end of a cycle that began from the last New Moon. It is time to take a break from the cycle of life that you have been recently on. The best time to do this would be September 11 through the 14th. Unwanted change may occur to your financial picture; double-check everything important in your life before September 10. Otherwise, without a break, by the time this Full Mon arrives you may feel depleted. Remain positive and know that you are not alone.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Water Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. With the Full Moon in Pisces, the key to balance in our current lives lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our daily, mundane, real lives. This is a potent, intense, and revealing time. Our discoveries and epiphanies are exciting and passionate, but we may also deal with overblown expectations. It’s important to observe for too much fantasy. Instead, we can allow our dreams to inspire and to motivate us.
SEPTEMBER 22 – SUN ENTERS LIBRA: Most affected are Libra and All Air Signs.
SEPTEMBER 27 – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE: Most affected are Gemini, Virgo and Libra.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit always occurs every three months for a period of three weeks. Beginning on this date, for the next three weeks, lay low in matters of communications, travel, and purchases relating to electrical gadgets of communications; the cell phone, the computer, an automobile and other electrical equipment or machinery. The written, spoken, and typed word may have to be RE-written, RE-spoken, RE-typed. Generally, not a good time to commit with your word or sign important documents as when MIR turns direct in three weeks there will be changes. Also, the same may be for scheduling anything. Some changes may be for the better, or more likely, some of it may fall apart before or by the next MIR (in 3 months).
Ren is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 24 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.