Key Themes: self-esteem, social group, long-term goals, “memento mori”, closure
Pisces, Mercury retrograde has challenged you to reassess issues of cooperation, compromise, and respect in relationships. What did you learn over the past three weeks, Pisces? It’s time to methodically integrate these lessons to improve your relationships as Mercury in Virgo goes direct on October 2nd. When the planet of Communication re-enters diplomatic Libra on October 10th, remember the power of your breath for calming the mind and bringing grace to the dark parts of your psyche, especially when others mirror your vulnerabilities. Mercury’s transit in Libra until November 29th is also a great time to balance your shared financial ventures.
Retrograde season continues to wane as Pluto in Capricorn stations direct on October 8th, after a 6-month retrograde in your sector of friendships and future goals. Pisces, have your attitudes towards your social group and long-term goals transformed since the Spring? With Pluto retrograde, you may have reconnected to a deeper sense of mission, and as the planet of Transformation slowly begins direct motion, be discerning of people who empower the vision you have for the world from those who steal away your power.
Luna shines in its fullest expression on October 9th with the fiery Full Moon in Aries, illuminating your sector of money and self-esteem. With this Full Moon, celebrate the times you’ve acted courageously and leaped outside your comfort zone since April 2022. Every lesson learned from each step made to claim your self-worth is a valuable asset for your inner warrior.
After a 5-month retrograde, Saturn in progressive Aquarius stations direct on October 23rd. With Saturn retrograde, you may have felt a heightened weight of your subconscious fears and perceived limitations. Pisces, what did you learn about taking responsibility for your emotions? What helps you feel safe to let go and surrender? Pisces, the weight of the world was never yours to hold in the first place. With Saturn direct, consider integrating structures for containing and grounding your vast sensitivity and psychic energy.
A few hours later, both Venus and the Sun enter fellow water sign Scorpio, activating your sector of travel and philosophy. It’s Scorpio season until November 22nd, Pisces! As the Scorpio Sun merges with the planet of Love and Connection, you may have an increased desire for passionate encounters, perhaps even foreign or unusual sexual experiences that invigorate the intensity of the present moment.
This crystallizes with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in magnetic Scorpio on October 25th. How would it feel if you lived every moment as your last? What would be of utmost importance to you, Pisces? This New Moon provides a powerful portal to weave these answers into the fabric of your life’s philosophy. As Pema Chodron wrote, “To live is to be willing to die over and over again.” The Scorpio New Moon also coincides with the Lunar Samhain, a day in which the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest. Our unity to all there implies that we are living not just for us, but also for those who came before us, Pisces. When Mercury enters witchy Scorpio on October 29th through November 17th, “memento mori” can be a transformative omen to clarify your priorities and sharpen the meaning of your existence.
Your traditional ruler Jupiter retrogrades into imaginative Pisces on October 29th, activating your sector of personality until December 20th. While you’ve been expanding your self-confidence, Jupiter retrograde provides an opportunity to bring closure to old ways of projecting your self-image. Pisces, you are highly adaptable to the energies around you, so much so that you may get confused about who you are at times. Imagine how abundant it would feel if you had faith that you are loved, no matter what?
From October 30th through January 12th, 2023, Mars stations for its first of three retrogrades in Gemini in your sector of home and family. Intellectual Gemini challenges your easy-going nature and, with Mars retrograde, you may find it difficult to assert yourself in productive ways in your domestic environment. Pisces, how does your body tell you when your boundaries have been crossed and that you need to protect yourself and your loved ones? Pay attention to these cues from your nervous system during this Mars transit.