Astro-Weather: Monthly overview—October 2010

By Guy Spiro

October will continue September’s trends. Saturn continues to move away from the square to Pluto, and, by the end of the month, can be considered to be almost out of orb. This will further render conservatism out of gas, increasingly impotent and possibly even irrelevant. The chickens will be coming home to roost, and liberality should really begin to realize its ascendancy.

The positive Jupiter-Uranus-Neptune complex remains in place, continuing to support the shift of the center of U.S. society to the left. The benefits of this should be starting to be undeniably apparent. Far left, can you please, please behave? Moderates, can you grow a set?

We must not waste the opportunity that these times represent. Midterm U.S. elections will come into focus through the month, and it will be something to behold, with liberals poised to take more seats in both houses.

If conservatives have continued to behave in 2010 as they did in 2009, they will receive a beating for the generations, and will lose power in areas long thought to be invincibly theirs. One could almost feel sorry for them, if not remembering how they acted when they had the power. But again, how will the left behave?

On more personal levels, October continues the string of intense and high-energy months we’ve been having recently. The month starts out with a bang with high cautionary energies running from the first right up to the new moon on the seventh. By the new moon itself, most of the preceding cautionary energy will be subsiding. But the coming full moon, exact on the 22nd, is very intense with cautionary energies both related to it and independent of it.

Venus turns retrograde early on the eighth, and backs up in our sky until Nov. 18, throwing a monkey wrench into relationships. See the retrograde pages at the beginning of the book for more about these periods.

There are one or more major energies, both positive and cautionary, on most other days this month as well, and, as always, it will be a good idea to read ahead and make plans for dealing with them. There are also a few days having several-hour moon-void-of-course periods to be aware of and work around.

The moon is said to be void of course between the time it makes its last major aspect in a sign and its entry into the next sign. During these times, plans that are made, ideas that are had, projects that are started and major purchases almost always fall through or go wrong. This energy can be overcome, but it takes two or three times the normal amount of effort, and most people most of the time will not put out that much. Please watch these times and verify this for yourself.

Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (, has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit for more information. Spiro’s daily overviews appear in each weekly issue of The Rock River Times.

From the Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2010, issue

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