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Your Celestial Compass for October 3-9,2022
​Sandra Helton (Copyright 2022)

As much as responses to the heavens varies from person to person as each strives to evolve, concentrated energy from the solar system and stars creates group responses and mass events to the degree that millions are experiencing not just similar circumstances but also stresses now as well as accumulation of what has been in our recent history. 

Yes, there’s the idea that Mercury retrograding for three weeks causes predictable responses, however, what’s the response when six planets are retrograde? Thinking of a major crowded highway gives an idea of how collectively we react and manage. People are jammed together all trying to reach destinations, all in various modes of transport, all going to different places for different reasons and yet, there they are experiencing the same event – jammed together. Last week was busy from various endeavors of humankind venturing into space, from voluntary launches to deliver satellites into orbit to the historic Dart drone sent sailing into an asteroid to break it into smaller pieces thus diverting a collision of it with our home planet. Also, various international events have felt necessary to sort through potential dangers regarding boundaries and diverting war. Another historic event was the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and now England and its realms have King Charles III. The collective energy has felt like a race and in some ways it has been and is. Recently I was listening to a comedian and the end of his joke was about “we’re all in this together” that the line itself resulted in immediate laughter and understanding of its meaning as if, yeah sure. Outside of the pandemic it does indeed speak truth to the actions we’ve all gone through that have a common denominator, just like the jammed highway. Regardless of differences and differing destinations, we often wind up linked tightly in the way of being in “this” together at this time in history. It’s good to record your own sense of it all.

So much has and is happening including such as a very big sunspot which hasn’t been this huge in years and it just rotated over the Sun’s northeastern limb that is generating strong X-class solar flares. This is very magnetic and will throw out high solar activity for the next two weeks. It’s energy that stirs much on the planet including for those sensitive to it, neurologically and for the heart, for the aged and premature infants. All can certainly be okay though it’s good to note your own sensitivities that might be in relation to it and not feel rushed or pulled to over-do.

Pluto is officially direct in Capricorn on Saturday that is a slow methodical turn toward reworking matters that have been convoluted during the year. You can begin to regroup and revise matters, especially with business and your lifestyle as it sustains you. This affects governments and government leaders that will begin to turn directions, some reverting to the past while others trying to reform constructively.

The Aries Full Moon happens Sunday that is a major vibration reminding you of your true nature and all things that make you tick. This is a great day for contemplating your persona and personal strengths. What’s important to do is best finished prior to this time so that you can rest into the knowledge of what you’ve put into place. This can be intense as it’s a kind of push toward being who you are as an authentic spirit.

  • Monday, October 3, Moon in Capricorn
  • Tuesday, October 4, Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius
  • Wednesday, October 5, Moon in Aquarius
  • Thursday, October 6, Moon in Aquarius/Pisces
  • Friday, October 7, Moon in Pisces
  • Saturday, October 8, Moon in Pisces/Aries
  • Sunday, October 9, Full Moon in Aries

Key words for the week:

​Revise; fullness; individuality

Affirmation for the week:

(I compose these affirmations based on current planet, luminary and star placements in the heavens.)

“My individuality is a spark of my divine essence of the present.”

​In Review:
September 26-October 2, 2022

Just into the New Moon cycle you have all this and next week to build and start anew and, all areas of connecting to others is positively enhanced through Mercury conjunct Venus and Monday and trine Pluto on Tuesday.

Venus opposite Jupiter is an on and off energy that has been a major challenge and happens this week on Saturday having influence over ones self-image and values. 

Venus will transit into Libra from September 29 to October 23 that pushes the envelope of personal understanding. Mercury retrograde conjunct Venus in Libra and Venus opposing Jupiter gives revelations and/or delusion depending on willingness to look in the mirror.

Keep in mind these are times in our history that call for sorting fact from fiction, reality versus delusion and cultivating discernment rather than judgment. A big energy right now can easily be idealism versus delusion and much relates to relationships of any nature from direct partnerships to numerous other associations. It’s good to walk through the garden rather than jaunt and experience a distorted view of what’s around you.

Mercury is direct on Sunday, October 2 that begins to smooth out what’s been complicated. It’s good to move along without over indulging to compensate for what you may have felt was confining or limiting. A day at a time is a good motto.
Additional insights:

May 10, Jupiter moves into Aries where it remains until October 28 that revs up ideas and goals with the aim of advancing ideals that in general is good unless you tend to be impulsive and then there might be a tendency to overshoot. This is also about money that instigates spending and taking the initiative even if a bit risky. Gambling isn’t the way to go unless you’re willing to believe in what you’re doing either way it goes. New projects and your independence are important though keep in mind the influence of the solar and lunar eclipse axis in Taurus and Scorpio that’s also about finances and Mercury’s involvement. Much can be done with conviction and looking at the long-term process. 

Notes about 2022:
Remaining in the same signs during 2022 are Pluto in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, Uranus in Taurus, Saturn in Aquarius from its recent position in Capricorn and Jupiter in Pisces. Major angles along with eclipses will create for many a tendency to resist and be willful which to a degree is positive as it pertains to striving to maintain stability, although the other side to that is becoming stuck in sameness and a stubborn mind. It’s good to define for yourself the difference between being rigid and structured versus building structure itself. While sounding somewhat obscure right now, more will be discussed along the way as we move through the energies just now beginning to unfold. The four eclipses in 2022 will be on the axis of Taurus-Scorpio that is fixed signs, meaning strong and tenacious.​