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Drama Anxiety Imbalances

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.

Panchanga October 2021

Key dates in October compiled by Keiko Shanti. (

- All times listed are UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
- Mean nodes are used.

1 October
Mercury Rx re-enters Virgo 9:32 pm (until 2 November 2021)
Mercury is exalted in Virgo.

2 October
Venus enters Scorpio at 4:17 am (until Oct. 30, 2021).

3 October
Jupiter Rx aspects Mercury Rx 28Cap30 -> 28Vir30 11:55 pm.

5 October
Rahu moves to Krittika Nakshatra (until 14 June 2022).

6 October
New Moon 19 deg 15 Virgo, Hasta Nakshatra 11:05 am.

7 October

8 October
Sun-Mars conjunction 20 deg 54 Virgo, Hasta Nakshatra 3:02 am.

9 October
Sun-Mercury conjunction 22 deg 26 Virgo, Hasta Nakshatra 4:17 pm.
Mars Mercury conjunction 22 deg 06 Virgo, Hasta Nakshatra 10:47 pm.
Sun, Mars, Mercury Rx within one degree of each other from 9:34 am until 10 October 2021 3:33 am 21-22 deg, Virgo.

10/11 October
Venus Ketu conjunction 9 deg 42 Scorpio, Anuradha Nakshatra 0:11 am.
Saturn turns direct 12 deg 43 Capricorn, Shravana Nakshatra 2:43 am (until 4 June 2022).

13 October
Durga Ashtami

15 October
Dussehra/Vijaya Dashami
Jupiter Rx aspects Sun 28Cap11 -> 28Vir11 11:44 pm.

17 October
Sun enters Libra at 7:43 am (until 16 November 2021).
Sun is debilitated in Libra.

18 October
Jupiter turns direct 28 deg 10 Capricorn, Dhanishta Nakshatra 5:15 am (until 28 July 2022).
Mercury turns direct 15 deg 58 Virgo 3:17 pm.

20 October
Full Moon 3 deg 16 Aries, Ashwini Nakshatra 2:56 pm.

21 October
Mars enters Libra 8:32 pm (until 5 December 2021)./dd>
24 October
Karva Chauth

29 October
Saturn in Pushkara Bhaga (13deg00 to 13deg59 Capricorn) 8:08 am until November 19, 2021 1:16 pm.

30 October
Saturn aspects Sun 13Cap01 -> 13Lib01 10:53 am.
Venus enters Sagittarius 10:41 am (until December 8, 2021).
Venus goes through Gandanta from 29 October 4:25 pm until 31 October 2021 7:03 am.

Drama Anxiety Imbalances

Multiple Challenging Conjunctions

8 to 9 October - Mars Mercury Sun in Virgo
10 -11 October – Venus Ketu in Scorpio

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.

Three Retrogrades Turn Direct

10/11 October – Saturn
17/18 October Mercury
18 October Jupiter

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.

Two Debilitations

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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