October 22: A Season of Transformation

October 22: A Season of Transformation

The moon is square Mars Rx at 8:16 a.m.

The moon is sextile Neptune Rx at 8:23 a.m.

The moon is conjunct Jupiter at 10:44 a.m.

Thursday is another busy day for planetary aspects, beginning with an edgy moon/Mars square. The moon is currently in stoic Capricorn, adding a serious, reflective mood to the day. This square with Mars in flammable Aries may activate uncomfortable emotions and even disagreements for a little while.

A few minutes later, the moon forms an exact sextile with Neptune in Pisces, which may soften the hard moon/Mars square’s edge. This sextile encourages us to see the bigger picture and find a way to transcend the restrictions of limiting perceptions, which may be related to our current conflicts in some way.

Later in the morning, the moon conjoins Jupiter in determined Capricorn, which may add a hopeful, uplifting turn of events. This moon/Jupiter conjunction may feel subtle and low key, symbolizing an optimistic, yet realistic opportunity. With Capricorn’s diligence, we can see a path forward in our slow, gradual growth and progress.


The moon is conjunct Pluto at 3:40 p.m.

The sun enters Scorpio at 4:00 p.m.

Late afternoon, the Capricorn moon moves on to form another powerful conjunction, this time with transformative Pluto. This intense conjunction blends the sober awareness of the day with the profound forces of regeneration at work in our lives. We may come face-to-face with unavoidable truths for a little while today, causing us to reflect on their emotional impacts and lingering effects.

Shortly after, we have a seasonal shift as the sun leaves harmonious Libra to enter enigmatic Scorpio. We are now officially in Scorpio season for the next month, a deeply reflective and mysterious time of year. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, so during this season, our energy and focus become directed toward honing our intuition and exploring potent emotions.


The moon is trine Venus at 6:09 p.m.

The moon is conjunct Saturn at 9:35 p.m., and moon void of course begins

The reserved Capricorn moon forms an earth trine with Venus in composed Virgo, adding a note of emotional harmony and well-being to the evening. For a few hours, the receptive lunar mood flows with Venus beneficial powers, now giving us unexpected treasures. This aspect supports rest, recharging, and health practices, as we channel Venus in Virgo into our lives to tend to our self-care.

Thursday ends with a moon/Saturn conjunction in grounded Capricorn, which kicks off the moon void of course until the following morning. Like the moon/Pluto conjunction from earlier in the day, this lunar passage may shift us deeper into a reflection on more serious topics. We may feel a bit tired, withdrawn, or simply focused on an emotional commitment we’d like to strengthen.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.