Mars Visualization with Satellite Imagery Overlay. Photo by Kevin Gill, flickr.com/photos/53460575@N03/8145809230
October is a huge month astrologically. Thereâ€™s so much going on in the sky that Iâ€™m not going to go into each sign this month. The planets will hit pretty intensely, so getting a general overview should be more helpful. As always, to understand what area of life will be most impacted, get a birth chart based on date, time, and place of your birth.
We start the month with a full moon on the 1st and we end the month with the blue full moon on the 31st. (There are three definitions of blue moon. Iâ€™m going with this one.)
This blue moon is happening during the period of Halloween, Autumn Equinox, All Saints, All Souls, Dia de los Muertos, and the pagan holiday, Samhain. All of these traditions mark the time of the year when the veil between the material and the spiritual worlds is at its thinnest. This is the best time to honor ancestors, engage in inner healing or shadow work, and work on psychic development. Itâ€™s also the best time to contact spirits. SĂ©ance anyone?
In general, full moons in astrology are periods when projects and stages of life come to fruition. The period around this lunar stage is one of letting go and ending. And remember, we have two in October. Thatâ€™s a lot of letting go. Since the blue moon is a full moon on steroids, it could help you make that final push to complete a project thatâ€™s been in progress for a while. And of course, full moons, especially blue moons, heighten emotions. Buckle up!
Mars, the planet of courage, combat, and impulsivity will be retrograde in Aries all month. During this period, the red planet will get closer to the sun than usual.