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October Astrology and Health

Greetings, 

As the warmth of summer fades, I notice I am spending more time inside, both literally and figuratively. You may have been feeling this also. If you haven’t, you will soon as some of the planetary energies are encouraging an inward journey. 

The main astrological event that will usher us into a more contemplative mindset is Venus going retrograde on October 5 – November 16. When a planet goes retrograde, it slows down, so much so that it appears to be moving backward, since it’s motion is so much slower in comparison to the other planets. When a planet goes retrograde, it is an opportunity to go within and process the issues related to that planet.

Venus governs love, beauty, relationships, harmony, creativity, balance, and appreciation. During this retrograde period, we can contemplate our relationships. Is there someone we have been avoiding, or someone we need to make amends with? It is also a good time to reconnect with ourselves and show some self appreciation. Have you been putting off getting that massage? Maybe we need to buy something nice for ourselves, or redecorate our bedroom to make it more cozy. Rather than jumping out to start a new relationship, it is more appropriate during this time to focus and deepen our understanding of our existing relationships. Considering the importance of love and harmony, and the fact that Venus only goes retrograde every couple of years, it is quite a significant event. 

We can get more specific on the meaning of this retrograde by examining the sign that Venus is retrograding in. Venus is in Scorpio until October 30, and then enters Libra.  Wherever you have Libra and Scorpio on your chart is the area you can focus on. The Scorpio influence brings in the need to examine our finances and our attitudes about money. If you’re like me and not as organized with your finances as you would like to be, maybe it’s time to consider a software to help you stay more organized. I am considering using Quickbooks to be more organized and to avoid the frenzy at tax time as I gather all my information. It’s also a good time to review our jointly held finances and assess what is working and what is not working. Scorpio loves to investigate and discover, so it is the perfect opportunity to reconcile your bank statements and find any errors. 

When Venus enters Libra, the sign it naturally rules, we will have the opportunity to explore the karma we have created with individuals in our life.  Karma is relieved through understanding, so we can avoid a lot of pain and suffering if we process and understand the bonds we have formed with others. If you are confused, you might consider an Astrological Synastry Reading, which compares your astrology chart with another person. It reveals how the planets are interacting and how to best deal with tensions and disagreements. Likewise, we can see what is needed to keep the romance sizzling in our intimate partnerships. 

When Venus goes direct on November 16 it will be time to take action on the issues we have been reflecting upon. 

On October 8 we have a new Moon in Libra. A new moon is the opportunity to start fresh, set goals, and envision our dreams becoming reality. With the influence of Libra, it is encouraging us to set goals regarding our relationships with others and ourselves. Maybe we set a goal to go to the gym twice and week and get a massage once a month. If you have been neglecting your partner, you could set a goal of one date night a week. You can look at the house where Libra resides to get further clarification as to what goals to focus upon. 

I realize I have been negligent about taking care of myself, particularly my lower back. I tried a new therapy called Tuina acupuncture. I was pleasantly surprised. It was the most amazing therapy I have ever experienced! My back has never felt better, and I felt like I released years worth of strain and pain in my back. For those who live in Kansas City, check out Dr. Xiao at

ACTION INCENTIVE: If you send us an email and let us know where you plan to tack action this month in the areas of Venus that I discussed, we will choose one person from the respondents and offer a discounted service or a special metaphysical freebie!

Healthy Tips: With colder weather approaching, a hot cup of coffee sounds delicious. However, the high amount of caffeine can be over stimulating. There is a drink called Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane and Chaga from Four Sigmatic. The Chaga boosts immunity and Lions Mane helps with mental clarity. No icky mushroom taste either! 

Pumpkin is a wonderful healthy food, especially for the stomach, so indulge in this smoothie! 

It’s pumpkin time. Try this delicious pumpkin smoothie: 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

(1 large serving)

1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
 1 frozen banana

1/2-1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or other dairy-free milk

1 scoop unflavored (or vanilla) protein powder* – optional

2-3 TBSP agave or maple syrup, to taste

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ginger

Small pinch of cloves

Small pinch of salt

Ice – optional

September Astrology

Powerful Astrology in September 

Uranus left Aries and entered the sign of Taurus on May 15th. This means a new focus on the Earth! Uranus can bring sudden and unexpected events. 

Uranus definitely brought a surprise event in August, when Monsanto lost the first major court case brought against it regarding their toxic herbicide RoundUp. The court found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer, was responsible for the cancer contracted by a school worker who sprayed it on the school grounds every summer. It was hard to believe that this giant corporation was finally brought to justice after polluting the earth for so many years. Thank you Uranus for upsetting this unethical corporation. 

Another big event that will help with cleansing both our bodies and the earth, is the New Moon in Virgo on September 9th. Since the New Moon is a good time to put forth intentions, and Virgos love purity, we can include things like doing a juice fast or other body cleanse. Virgo reminds us of the need to be of service to others, so we may find a way to share our talents to help another person. 

There are 7 planets in Earth signs and 3 planets in Water signs this month. Mother nature is definitely showering us with water, as hurricanes are occurring throughout different parts of the world. The 7 planets in Earth signs may be linked to the revelation in the news that glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, was found in dozens of food products including cheerios, oatmeal, crackers, Doritos, and the list goes on. The Earth is tired and it’s shouting back. 

We can take advantage of the grand trine in Earth signs this month by visualizing our desires coming to fruition. Earth helps us ground ourselves and bring our ideas into reality. So take out those vision boards and let the work begin! The fact that Mercury and Mars are now direct will also help move the energy in all areas of our lives. 

Meanwhile, Uranus opposes Venus. This can bring unexpected romantic love. Boring relationships will get a kick in the butt from Uranus to spice things up, have some fun and get out of boring routines. It’s a good time to take a weekend getaway with your partner and have a new adventure. 

I will focus on predictions for Earth signs this month since they are highly charged with activity. 

Taurus

September 6th, Mercury is posited in the 5th house, along with the Sun. This is a fun month for you! The 5th house reminds practical Taurus to have some adventure and get away from work to enjoy life. If you have children, find time to engage in some creative endeavors together. The 5th house also may stir you to start that business you have dreamed about. Entrepreneurs already in business may find a new product or strategy to increase their sales. The New Moon on September 9th will be in your 5th house as well. Use the Moon energy to set intentions for yourself. 

September 10th brings Venus moving into your 7th house of partnership and marriage. This is a good time to forge deeper relationships with those special people in your life. 

Mars moves into your 10th house of career on the 11th. Taureans love to be productive, so this Mars energy will ignite you even more. Be careful not to overdo it, while still gaining an advantage over your competitors.  

The month closes with the full Moon in your 12th house, pulling you inward. You would be wise to explore your inner realms by meditating, interpreting your dreams, and making time for quiet reflection time. 

Virgo

Your ruler Mercury is posited in the first house, alongside the Sun. Service oriented Virgos would do well to spend some time on themselves for a change, and indulge in some self-development. The New Moon on the 9th also takes place the 1st house, signaling a new beginning. Think about what you really in life, and set those intentions! 

The planet Venus in your second house of money may entice practical Virgos to actually be frivolous with your money. It can also signal good financial prospects for you. On September 10th Venus moves into the 3rd house, next to Jupiter, putting the emphasis on all forms of communication. Since communication is second nature to you Virgos,  thanks to your ruler Mercury, this is a good time to begin or finish writing a book, or simply speak out! 

Work oriented Virgos will enjoy Mars moving through your 6th house of work and service. This is an opportunity to get in some extra exercise, and do some volunteer work. Just don’t overwork yourself! 

September 22nd the Sun moves into the balancing sign of Libra in your second house. This is a good time to balance your checkbook, and focus on ways to work smarter, not harder. Libra reminds us of the need for balance in all areas of life, and for you Virgo, that especially means in your work life. 

Opposite the 2nd house is the 8th house, where the Full Moon will occur on the 24th. Now you can focus on joint finances, rather than just your own money matters. You may also be inclined to delve into some spiritual study. 

Capricorn

The 9th house of mind expansion, foreign travel and spiritual study is highlighted for you this month. The planet Mercury and the Sun are in your 9th house, along with the new Moon on the 9th. This signals a possible trip, interaction with foreigners, learning and teaching opportunities. 

September 10th Venus and Jupiter are in your 11th house, bringing into focus old and new friends, and a potential widening of your social groups. The idea of life purpose will be strong, and so it’s a good time to seek out like minded individuals and groups. 

Mars moves into your 2nd house on the 11th, prompting you to perhaps overspend, or take measures to earn more money. You worker bees of the zodiac knows how to be productive, so think about working harder, not smarter. 

On the 22nd of the month the Sun moves into the 10th house, bringing your career into focus. Work oriented Capricorns will enjoy the extra momentum in their career house, allowing them to gain more authority and possible advancement. 

The month closes out with the full Moon in the 4th house, opposing your Sun in the 10th. You will feel some tension until you balance the demands you face at work and home. A festering issue with a family member may come to a head with the full Moon. 

How have we at Intuitive School and Discover Your Life Purpose taken advantage of the plentiful Earth energies this month? We accepted the offer to be part of a new radio platform, Oneness Radio! This new station will be launching soon, so watch for upcoming details.  Our sixty minute show “Spirits Journey” will air Sundays at 6 pm Pacific time, 8 pm Central. The first half of the show will be in English, and the second half will be in Spanish. We will explore all types of metaphysical topics on this journey into the realm beyond the physical. 

See you on the inside! 

Patrick and Kathryn Andries