Between October 11th and October 18th, the Sun in Libra is square Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. This is one of the last cardinal squares of the year. It’s you (the Sun) vs. the whole world (3 slow-moving planets… Jupiter the planet of faith and joy…Pluto, the planet of transformation, passion and power and Saturn, the planet of discipline… all in the sign of Capricorn). Cardinal signs usher in change. This square can give you a feeling of spiritual claustrophobia. It’s like ‘being you’ is not acceptable anymore. You will of course resist change at first “This is who I am, I’m not going to change”. Know that the divine spark of light that is YOU will never change, and it will always shine bright. You are a divine gift of the Universe. But your self-concept, that mask you put on without even knowing it, MUST change. You don’t have to ‘submit’ to the world. You don’t have to give up who you are. But you must seek out the more authentic version of yourself, and this is what this cardinal square is going to help you with. On October 12th Jupiter will sextile Neptune. This is a beautiful aspect. Think of it as a “helping hand.” Jupiter is the planet of gifts and expansive energy and Neptune represents our intuition. This will be a time of “faith and hope.” This will feel like a ray of light that will help us reconnect with inner guidance. Get out of our heads and “tune in” to our intuition for that internal guidance needed to move forward. Follow your inner compass. Mark the dates of October 13th-14thon your calendar. These are some of the most eventful days of the month. Not only does Mercury turn Retrograde, but the Sun will be opposite of Mars, the warrior. Mercury is the planet of communication of all types. When it goes retrograde, we are forced to reexamine, rewrite, and review all forms of communication. This can also be seen as miscommunication of text, news and media. The Sun opposite Mars means that this is the exact middle of the Mars cycle. We are half way through this fiery energy of change. We will now have more clarity with what needs action for change in our life….BUT, now is not the time for Quick action! Thanks to Mercury Retrograde, there is confusion with communication. Use caution and direct your energy to move forward in a methodical way. On October 16th we have a New Moon in Libra. This is one of the more difficult New Moons of the year, but it is one of the most action-packed also. Nobody said it will be easy. We need stress, we need adrenaline, we need a little push to take action. Set your intentions for protection, not growth. This is a time of pruning, preservation and protection. It’s difficult to plant seeds in barren soil.