Planets are in a changeable mood in October can be very challenging due to their unsettled nature. Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury are going direct, Challenging conjunctions of Mars Sun and Mercury plus Venus Ketu. Sun and Jupiter will be debilitated. Lots of drama. Therefore, we will need to practice restraint and watch our choices during this time.
- All times listed are UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
- Mean nodes are used.
The stress factor turns high as multiple conjunctions happen simultaneously between 8 to 11 October. Mars first conjoins with Sun, then Mercury and then they are all together within a degree. It seems like one big event yet – each has a separate time when they conjoin (see Panchanga above for details). Aries, Scorpio, Gemini Virgo must take care. Sun is consuming their energy, so Leo remains relatively unscathed.
Venus Ketu conjunction in Scorpio is equally intense. Venus is unhappy in Scorpio, Scorpio Lord Mars is in its challenging conjunction, Ketu is the co-ruler of Scorpio. Ketu enjoys the conjunction, but it will bother Venus. Taurus Libra get most affected; they can face personal rejections, anger issues and need to remain detached – if they face something, decide how you will deal with it and then deal with it. Not during the conjunctions. Venus is the significator of relationships, and we may have to deal with intense relationship issues that don’t seem to be going anywhere – tough to resolve. It is best is to wait as time will give you solutions but trying to resolve them during the Venus Ketu conjunction is not helpful.
Note I have given two dates for Mercury and Jupiter as they may differ depending on which part of the world you are in.
Saturn and Jupiter have been retrograding for a long time. While Mercury retrograde is shorter than Saturn and Jupiter, all three go direct close to each other in October.
Saturn mounts his pressure as it is a slow-moving planet and is getting stationary – he can block projects make us feel as if we are in a pressure-cooker ready to burst. However, as he starts moving directly, life starts moving again, the block gets removed.
We will need to wait for Jupiter and Mercury to go direct before this confusing and beguiling energy passes.
All of us must pack our patience and take delays as part of life. Travel during this time should be only for urgent reasons. We will have lots of residue energy that Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury will release, making us move forward easily and quickly but only after completing the retrogression.
Jupiter is debilitated all month, and Sun gets debilitated from 17 October.
Jupiter is being supported by Saturn and cancelling its debilitation. Sagittarius and Pisces can feel a lack of confidence. They need to resolve financial aspects. Jupiter does not make conjunction with Saturn, so it is not so challenging.
Sun makes its annual debilitation where he feels weak and unsure. Sun needs support in Libra, but Venus is not helping this year, and there is a further drama of Sun-Mars and Mercury in November. Leo should watch their health during debilitation and generally take care.
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