Autumn is now upon us in all her glory! And so we begin...
October 3rd: After 5 months in retrograde, Pluto goes direct! This year, Pluto went into retrograde on April 24th and helped expose past emotional wounds and the shadow sides of the psyche. Secrets are often revealed (or rather, awkwardly exposed) within 48 hours of Pluto Direct. If you have been withholding information, prepare as it may suddenly come to light in the most unexpected of ways.
October 6th: If wanting to attract long-term wealth, begin the Opulence Ritual today.
October 7th-13th: As Mercury and Venus are conjunct this month in the sign of Scorpio, the Waxing Moon starting 10/07 will be a powerful time for relationship rituals. Whether to ritual is to welcome/receive new love, solidify commitment or alternatively, to eliminate love, the root cause of relationship issues can easily be revealed, healed, or conquered.
October 11th: Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow begins, which means you can expect miscommunications and technical glitches to begin to ramp up. Moving databases? Taking your car in for repairs? Submitting new construction plans for approval? Avoid unpleasant delays and make sure to complete everything necessary by October 11th! Avoid sudden impulses when it comes to travel, new technology (don’t buy that new iPhone yet!), or changing jobs. Projects or jobs left behind after October 11th will result in regret and distress, especially as Venus in Scorpio (10/08/19-11/01/19) questions our perception of how we make a living. Projects or jobs started between October 11th - November 5th will be short-lived and full of miscommunication, misunderstandings, and empty promises.
October 13th: Full Moon in Aries will be ideal for Attainment Rituals and general self-improvement. Always ideal for a Sacred Full Moon Ritual or to bless and protect your home. Additional recommended rituals for this Full Moon is the Wise Woman Abundance Ritual or the Viking Courage Ritual.
October 23rd: Sun enters Scorpio and allows us to get more in touch with our mystical and sensual side. Something to watch out for: do not dwell on other people's drama or the 'who is doing what' with their lives. Challenge yourself to drop unhealthy habits, and instead focus on self-improvement!
October 27th: Dark Moon in Libra will make us question our place on this Earth, our relationships and how we earn a living. With the moon at perigee the night before, you may feel overly emotional and sensitive. Find some time to ground yourself and not let your (temporary) emotions get the best of you. Be gentle with loved ones, especially romantic partners. Ideal night to perform the Spiritual Protection Ritual - also excellent to perform the following morning. If unsettling energies are surrounding you, this is the time to do a Banishing Ritual. Is the thinning of the veil causing your home to feel like a shopping mall for spirits? This is the night to do a Home Banishing Ritual.
October 28th: Perform the Mercury Retrograde Ritual to counteract potential maladies.
October 29th-30th: We welcome the Witch's New Moon shortly before Samhain. If you will be doing an Ancestral Communication Ritual on October 31st, the Witch's New Moon will be an excellent time to make sure you have all the necessary supplies, such as photographs and offerings.
October 31st: Mercury goes (fully) retrograde on Samhain/Halloween night! Time to slow down and pay close attention to the 'What to Avoid' from this list. Whether you are planning to attend a Halloween party or a private Ancestral Communication Ritual, plan ahead! Delays, unexpected glitches, and miscommunications are to be expected.
Note: Mercury Retrograde has no impact on spirit communication or ancestral rituals. Confidently move forward with ancestral communication rituals, or anything else your heart desires. Just be sure to have a spare matchbook on hand, as Mercury Retrograde can make you forget that the old lighter you have lying around is very low on lighter fluid.