It would seem that October 2016 may be one of those months that goes down into the history books. Maybe not world history but more likely in our own personal history books and journals.
Astrologers seem to be feeling both excitement and trepidation over October 2016. One thing that seems unanimous is that the third week of October from the 17th to the 23rd would be a good time to call in sick, disappear, make yourself scarce and just get the hell out of the way of the symbolic chairs which may be flying during the proverbial bar room brawl and wait it out until the dust settles.
Brutal, yank-you-out-of-humdrum-change seems to be the name of the game here. There’s also the Black Moon which the Eastern Hemisphere will experience on the 30th or 31st which will coincide with Halloween. Catholics celebrate All Saints Day on November 1st, but that’s not a coincidence. It’s just a newer incarnation of the pagan festival of All Hollow’s Eve when the veils between dimensions thinned and old pagan and Druidic priests and priestesses (they called it Samhain) were able to peer over to the other side.
Of note is the trigger-happy Mars-Pluto conjunction on Oct. 19th. Carl Boudreau writes:
“The conjunction will be a powerfully disruptive event in and of itself. Both Pluto and Mars will be in forward motion. The conjunction is taking place in cardinal signs. Also, this is the first (and only) time the conjunction will be exact. These factors suggest a powerful detonation. The Mars/Pluto conjunction will build on the aftershocks of the eclipses. The general excess of lunar energy will further multiply its psychosocial side effects. The Mars/Pluto conjunction on October 19, then, looks like a high impact Mars/Pluto encounter. It will doubtless generate some very upsetting headlines in the runup, during, and in the aftermath of the blast. The natural and man-made disasters, the violent confrontations, the bitter public controversies it inflames will be impressive, I think. But the potentially catastrophic effects will be the least of it. They are likely to be limited in number and localized. The conjunction’s effects on our politics, however, will be intense and pervasive and, in all likelihood, will affect most of us quite personally.”
If you need to change yourself or your life for the better, putting things off when you know you should just deal with it, this is the time to do it, in a good way. You may end up being swept up with roaring, thunderous waves and currents, but if you hang tight to a log, kick off your shoes, keep your head above the water, the river may just take you to places you’ve only dreamt of.