Choose Your Battles Wisely: Astrology Forecast October 22nd – 29th, 2023

October 23rd, 2023

By Lorna Bevan

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

On October 10th, Pluto turning direct followed by the Libra Solar eclipse on October 14th lit the fuse to a powder keg in world affairs. This week the Full Moon Eclipse at 5° Taurus on October 28 2023 intensifies the polarisation.

Eclipses deliver pressurised concentrated experiences when crises – organic or manufactured – often erupt -this is not head stuff but felt somatically in your body. A lot happens in a short time.

The Libra eclipse brought events which epitomised the Libran esoteric mantra:” I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force”. From October 23rd, anticipate a visceral struggle between plutonic Scorpio and practical Taurean sensibilities. With Sun, Mercury, Mars, Haumea and Ceres in Scorpio opposite Jupiter and volatile Uranus in Taurus bringing aggressive changes to the balance of power between nations and a carve up on the markets, align with what you know and need to build a more solid and sustainable foundation.

The karmic Node of Fate is conjunct Disruptor Eris in warrior Aries square Pluto. The eclipsed Sun trine Saturn delivers a reality check. Jupiter conjunct the Moon in Taurus brings the possibility of wisdom and caution – turn away from taking sides, from media negativity and distortions and stay in your own lane.

As outer physical crises intensify, it’s never been so important to look at your life, to uncover the ways in which the brainwashing of Western over culture operates and make the biggest, most courageous changes you’re capable of.

Hold a calm zero point consistently, pay attention to what aligns and what drops away.? Zero judgment on what is dismantling and dropping away, both externally and internally.

It’s time to clean up and get your act together:

  • stabilise to become more resilient by recalibrating aspects of your life that are no longer fit for purpose
  • close the door behind you on what is not working, has never worked or isn’t worth the struggle.
  • pay attention to those creaking floorboards, weak links and shifting tectonic plates wherever they are in your life – it’s time to let them fall apart, break and shatter.
  • stop letting outdated negative beliefs sabotage you emotionally
  • manage your material world and stop undervaluing your skills
  • future proof your personal support systems
  • engage with this moment by consuming less and relating more
  • choose your information sources wisely then filter for truth

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Chandra Symbol Lunar Eclipse 6 Taurus:

A pink diamond.

“The heart feels everything. It burns with a fever. Inside the burning something marvellous is forming. Grace permits the realization of the heart’s desires. You become a vessel to demonstrate, to share the beauty, the love, and the light. Yet all of this is implicit, is inherent, is inward. It is not seen by outer eyes. You are warming through slowly, contemplatively, those qualities of soul that are best entered upon free from reflection. The inner life is rich beyond measure with seeds which will be fertilized and are given forth in the fullness of time, with a consummate touch of having been through the fire to attain what is true and lasting.”

~ Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale

Aries Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

Last week’s eclipse started a domino effect of changes to your relationships. This week the Taurus Full Moon eclipse on the 28th is all about your income and resources. Think about the beliefs you hold around money. Where did they originate and are they serving you by getting you the results you want? Are you undervaluing your skills and experience? Are you undercharging or under earning? Are you in debt?

Do an audit of the resources that can support you, if you use them to their full potential.

Taurus Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

The lunar eclipse in your own sign on October 28th will be the last of a series of transformational eclipses across Taurus/Scorpio since November 2021.In that time, your beliefs about yourself and your potential have strengthened and evolved through circumstances changing around you. Knowing that you have benefactor Jupiter and maverick Uranus on your side in Taurus expanding your options and possibilities,this is no time to be a shrinking violet.

Time for a big leap of faith.

Gemini Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

Expect the Taurus lunar eclipse on October 28th to be intense and emotional. It’s the last in a series that began in November 2021 and has been waking you up to the world behind the world-to see behind the veils. Your spiritual beliefs may have changed quite considerably and now you’re wondering how to live them out in reality. As a Gemini, working collaboratively brings out your best ideas so, once the eclipse dust has settled, look around to find your tribes and fellow travellers.

What in you is waiting to be expressed?

Cancer Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

In these eclipse weeks, change seems to be non-stop and you may be feeling overwhelmed. Knowing this, reduce your commitments and empty your schedule as much as possible and build in time with people you care about. On October 23rd, the Sun enters fellow Water sign Scorpio to join Mercury, Mars and Ceres. On the 28th the very last of the Taurus/Scorpio eclipses prompts you to look at the groups, networks and tribes you associate with in a different light. Some attachments are coming to a natural parting of the ways, others are going to go from strength to strength.

Wave goodbye to the energy drainers.

Leo Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

On October 23rd, the Sun returns to Scorpio joining Mercury, Ceres and Mars at the very roots of your chart ahead of the Taurus lunar eclipse on the 28th.It’s an emotional time as your home, family and tribe are all going through permanent changes, with someone leaving and others arriving. At the same time, a project that is close to your heart delivers a rare opportunity for you to widen your horizons, whilst raising your profile.

Make no big decisions until mid-November and find ways to de-stress in the meantime.

Virgo Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

This week, we enter Scorpio’s realm of secrets and surprises with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Ceres all gathered in Pluto’s sign. Increasing the emotional intensity, the last in a series of Taurus/Scorpio eclipses rings the changes across your 9th/3rd Houses. Your mental circuitry and your world view need to be shaken up and events will conspire to nudge you out of your comfort zone. Take a trip or a course of study or enrol as a mentor or tutor in a subject close to your heart.

Time to blow the cobwebs away.

Libra Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

It’s certainly proved to be an intense birthday month for you and there’s more to come. The Sun leaves Libra to join Mars and Mercury in Scorpio on October 23rd.On the 28th, a powerful lunar eclipse in Taurus puts the state of your finances in the frame, completing a cycle that began in November 2021.Situations suddenly shifting around you could deliver a windfall, clear a debt or present you with an unexpected bill.

Feelings will run high, so wait until the eclipse dust settles before making any important decisions.

Scorpio Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

Starting on October 23rd when the Sun returns to Scorpio marking your personal new year, expect a month of expansion and growth. Not only are Mercury and Mars recharging your batteries but on the 28th a powerful lunar eclipse in Taurus calls time on one particular relationship-personal or professional. It’s bringing closure, one way or another. No matter how it plays out, you’ll notice a changing of the guard over the next few days, weeks and months.

“Let what comes come. Let what goes go. See what remains.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

On October 23rd, the Sun enters Scorpio joining Mercury and Mars in your deep 12th House. This is the engine room of your chart, home of your unconscious drives and defences, of your ancestral inheritance. Pay attention to your night time dreams, to hunches, to your intuition as a lunar eclipse across Taurus/Scorpio on the 28th suddenly changes aspects of your daily life. A workmate may leave, a manager retires or your role is totally redefined. This is the final closure to something that began back in November 2021.

Welcome it as it is freeing you up for a bigger stage.

Capricorn Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

In the midst of the turmoil on the world stage, circle October 22nd as a day to kick back and enjoy what your own life has to offer. Go out into the garden or into nature, set up an artist date and wander round a museum or gallery. Take a gamble on romance. Seize the moment as a lunar eclipse in Taurus on the 28th completes a cycle that started back in November 2021.Taurus is a compatible fellow Earth sign and with lucky Venus and Jupiter there, your creativity and generativity have been flowering during this time.

With the wind of the eclipse behind you, launch a project, a child or a charity.

Aquarius Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

As the Sun joins Mercury and Mars in Scorpio from October 23rd, your ambition and motivation build. This is the pinnacle of your chart, your angle of career and reputation where Pluto ruled Scorpio takes no prisoners, so no cutting corners. On the 28th, a powerful lunar eclipse in Taurus brings a reminder to balance the demands of work with life outside and at home. Something is ending, something in your family history is revealed or someone departs. In the weeks and months to come, a house move looks both likely and desirable.

Reworking your priorities.

Pisces Weekly Forecast: Oct 22-29, 2023

On October 23rd, the Sun enters Scorpio joining Mercury and Mars in this Water sign highly compatible with Pisces. Then on the 28th, a powerful lunar eclipse in Taurus raises the emotional stakes, bringing a cycle that began back in November 2021 to a close. Think about creative projects you’ve invested your time, love and energy in during this time, whether at work or at home or socially. At least one of them is reaching a natural end and the trick is knowing when to let go. If you have manuscript ready to publish, a website or new business to promote, polish it up.

Time the launch for when Saturn turns forward in Pisces on November 4th.

About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:

Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.

I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.

You can pick up my e-book “Bringing Your Astrology into the 21st Century: The 5D Planets” here.

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