A Note from Susan Miller
October is due to be a unique month that will not be easy for any of us. The planets will be in a frenzy, the likes of which I have rarely seen. If you feel you’ve seen enough surprises this year, I am sorry to report that there will be a slew of them in October. Warrior Mars is one of the prime instigators, but surprise-a-minute Uranus will play a leading part, too. Saturn, Pluto, and Mercury will stir the pot as well and add to the turmoil.
When the planets get this way, it is because they want to shake up the status quo and force us to confront languishing situations that many of us would prefer not to address. As you see, there is method in the planets’ madness. One thing you can rely on is that when planets are in harsh angle to each other, the universe brings enormous energy so that you can deal with what happens. Sweet aspects—trines and positive, happy conjunctions—are always prized, but they make us a little lazy. Squares and oppositions are the hard aspects, but they sure do bring high energy. The universe will always give you the tools you need when it brings you a challenge.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
You have come to October, the month that journalists have noted always brings a big October surprise. The aspect that causes that is Uranus in a conjunction, square, or opposition to the Sun or other major planet. This month, right on time, we have a huge October surprise due on October 31, Halloween. The planets are thumping around the heavens, and we will feel their heavy footsteps. They are angry, and they will be picking fights with one another. We will feel their energy here on Earth, and if you feel you’ve had quite enough surprises in world events and don’t want any more, thank you, well, they are barreling our way anyway. Everyone will feel the effects of October’s rambunctious planets.
You are ruled by Uranus, so you are usually fine with sudden news. You are a fixed sign, so admittedly, you like to keep to a routine, but you have come to embrace change, too. Both my daughters have a heavy presence of Aquarius in their natal charts—as one example, both have the moon in Aquarius in early degrees, among other planets in that sign. This gives them both a shading of Aquarius, so said another way, both of my children display qualities of your sign.
Here is my point: Whenever I would be hit with sudden, reverse news that would rattle me to my bones, they would remind me, “Change is good, Mommy. You always said that to us! You will see it’s true, and you were right to teach us that.” It’s funny hearing my own words echoed back to me, and I would laugh. Of course, change happens for a reason, so it’s best to always go with it. This month will keep us all on our toes, and we will get to use our resourcefulness, adaptability, flexibility, and openness to new conditions and methods.
It will bring a slew of surprises, not just on the October 31 full moon but all through the month. In all my years doing astrology, I have never seen a month quite like this one. Let’s have a detailed look at what you can expect.