October 2022 Author Highlighted Ephemeris from Astro.com
Many challenging transits suggest a volatile US bear market downturn with oil and energy issues exacerbated. My advice: take care and beware this month.
October 1 – 5: Mercury (blush) stations to turn direct (“D”) at 24° Virgo 5:07 a.m. Eastern Time. Mercury usually travels fast, about 1° per day. This station at 24° Virgo starts September 30. For one whole week Mercury, the ruler of commerce, trade, and communications, crawls to a snail’s pace. Markets may appear derailed and confused. Mercury is also in a 1° orb in opposition to Neptune (periwinkle) in Pisces, ruler of fog, confusion, and delusion. Neptune rules gas and oil. Opposition aspects are challenging and climactic. Expect drama and heavy trading in the oil and energy markets now.
October 2 – 12: Saturn (gray) is in partile (same degree) square to Uranus (sky blue). It’s the last *close to exact* meeting of this waning square transit. Remember, Saturn-Uranus cycles in hard alignment indicate big market nosedives. Saturn is our structure and foundations while Uranus stirs rebellion. Saturn while in revolutionary and innovative Aquarius has also restricted the technology sector. Uranus in money sign Taurus has incited financial upsets, particularly with cryptos. The square is a stressful orientation. Significant challenges to technology and crypto sectors are probable. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of money, currencies, and banks. Pressures in banking, mortgage and real estate sectors are a concern.
October 7: the Sun (bright yellow) is now within 30° of the South Node, as indicated by its opposite True North Node (green). This additional transit implies by now we’ve reached or are about to reach another market top per Anthony of Boston’s theories in “The Mars Hypothesis”, suggesting a double whammy for a continuing rolling bear market.
October 8: Pluto (mulberry) turns direct (“D”) at 5:56 p.m. Eastern Time. Pluto rules power and energy. We can feel a shift at this time relating to those sectors, especially mining. Trading and investing in these areas may see a marked increase. Just before Pluto turns direct, a growing Moon in Aries (light lime green) conjoins Jupiter (fuchsia) highlighting oil and gas.
October 9: the Full Moon (light lime green) is exact at 16° Aries at 4:55 p.m. Full Moons shine a spotlight on situations. Since the Moon *kisses* Jupiter (fuchsia) yesterday, and Jupiter rules expansion along with oil and gas, this is one clue prices may increase or we’ll see some issues cropping up in this sector. Note: Aries, ruled by Mars, can also relate to war.
October 11 – 15: Mars (rosé red) in Gemini squares Neptune (periwinkle) in Pisces. It’s the first of three times these two speak in exact square during the coming months, as Mars will turn retrograde (“R”) on October 30. The second square occurs next month on November 19. Recall that Mars rules personal actions, assertion and aggression. It’s also the planet that rules war, machinery, and military. Neptune oversees our dreams and ideals yet can also be illusive, delusional, foggy and add confusion. This square planetary pairing is known to enhance fears, deceit, and disappointment. It’s a time when Russia’s war against Ukraine and issues about oil, gas and energy futures notably in Europe can see increased tension and further distress the markets. Gemini and Pisces are mutable signs so they’re flexible yet highly changeable. I expect extreme market volatility during this transit and entire month. When we apply a 3° orb of influence, this challenging alignment lasts throughout October. I believe these five days will be some of the most intense for 2022.
October 19 – 24: the Sun (bright yellow) conjoins (aka *kisses*) Venus (pink) within a 0 – 1° orb as they reach exact conjunction on Saturday, October 22 at 5:17 p.m. Eastern Time. Note: options expire on Friday, October 21. The Sun lights up what it touches; in this case Venus, planet of money and relationships. Therefore, money, financials, banking and perhaps politics all surge to the forefront. The test with this transit comes from Pluto (mulberry) which makes a square configuration to both planets on October 19 – 20. Control, power, and conflicts about monetary or other policies are possible. Egos are involved as the Sun represents self, ego, and heads of government. Expect an intense buildup of election campaigning that will be center stage in the news media. Imbalance and stress that can roil US markets are stirred. All this is a more optimistic outlook than what Putin might do now. Btw, he was born with Sun in Libra.
October 23: Saturn (gray) turns direct (“D”) at 12:07 a.m. Eastern Time, followed by Venus (pink) and the Sun (bright yellow) entering Scorpio. Weighty fiscal concerns may intensify as Saturn slowly moves forward after being retrograde. As the Sun and Venus move into in Scorpio, issues of power, control and toxicity about money and figureheads strengthen. Since Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, trades in energy, metals and mining sectors may see a favorable bump.
October 25: Solar Eclipse 2° Scorpio New Moon at 6:49 a.m. Eastern Time. Solar Eclipses are considered huge portal openings to future possibilities. Scorpio ruled by Pluto suggests intense transformations continuing. Energy, power, metals and mining resources are still in focus. This eclipse reinforces the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates to “kill” the economy and markets. Mythic Pluto aka Lord of the Underworld is the celestial controller of riches and death.
October 28: Retrograde Jupiter (fuchsia) transits from zodiac sign Aries into Pisces at 1:10 a.m. Eastern Time. As Jupiter now joins Neptune (periwinkle) in Pisces, odds are good that oil and gas prices will rise. This is similar to April 2022 when they conjoined in Pisces. It’s a last hurrah of these two together in Pisces during our lifetime. Jupiter backtracks to 28° Pisces and then returns to Aries on December 20, 2022. A coinciding rise in oil and gas prices may end by January 2023.
October 29: Mercury (blush) enters Scorpio at 3:22 p.m. Eastern Time. Again, there’s an emphasis on commerce, trading and communications about all things involving Scorpio dynamisms. Take your inspiration and clues from events triggered on the October 25 Solar Eclipse at 2° Scorpio. While deep in Scorpio season, it will likely feel stinging for many.
October 30: Mars (rosé red) turns retrograde (“R”) at 25° Gemini. The planet of action and war remains within a 2-3° orb square to foggy Neptune (periwinkle) through all of November. Feelings of anger, frustration, tension and confusion aren’t good for encouraging sustainable growth or maintaining a joyful society.
© 2022 Trudy Carol