Think. Talk. Act.
With the astrological insights covering the next few weeks, I will focus on the current transits of Mercury and Mars; these dynamics influence the patterns of tones and textures in your thinking/communications and actions/will.
Our dear Mercury stopped Retrograding on September 15th. As October begins, Mercury, the astrological influencer of your mind and communications, will be out of its post-retrograde shadow - allowing you to move forward from the re-visiting and re-hashing of plans mode you may have been experiencing into a dance routine that brings more mental clarity. Whatever Mercurial matters (realms of your psyche experienced in words, cognitive processes, communications, travel, plans, etc.) you’ve been with since August and September can now present you with a more solid basis for understanding your decisions and planning.
Mars influences our will and the aspects of ourselves that want to take action, execute plans, and go after what we want. If you want to learn more about how this aspect personally affects you, look to what house and sign Mars is in your natal/birth astrology chart. The energy of the zodiac sign Mars is in your birth chart indicates how you take action in your day and life. Some astrology signs, such as the Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), will ignite the Martian energy into movement, resulting in an “I am just going to go for it,” whatever the “it” may be. However, Mars in Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) can add a layer of taking action from a more sensitive/intuitive place and following your gut instincts - feeling it out to see if it “feels” right.
Currently, Mars is in Libra, a secondary Air sign (Gemini is the first, and Aquarius is the third). Libra connects us to our relationships, sharing with others and being concerned for their well-being. With Mar’s action influenced by its current transit through Libra, there tends to be a need to find ways to act that bring balance to what's happening around you. What you are putting your energy towards is more likely to keep you connected to others. There is also an aspect of indecisiveness that comes with the Libra energy - the ability to find merit in the reason for both sides of things; decisions are more complex with Libra’s influence. When it comes to taking action, these next couple of weeks could come with decisions that have you thoroughly thinking of all the aspects before making the call to action. It is just the way it is with Libra!
We can see how Mercury (our languaging mind) and Mars (our drive for action) can influence us to get to the next places in our lives. Their up-and-coming transits will be helpful in this pursuit. Also, both planets will connect with Pluto in the next few weeks, allowing a more profound transformative shift to the everyday areas where you engage your mind and energy.
Mercury opposes Neptune
Mercury opposes Neptune on the 1st through the 3rd. Neptune connects to the soul aspect of ourselves in the greater universe, and as it opposes Mercury, it can challenge the everyday world in which your mind is engaged. Neptune’s influence dissolves the boundaries we create in this earthly life to form a more meaningful, soulful existence. The energy of Neptune wants to melt away and dissolve linear systems into watery depths of wonderment and whimsy. One way to understand this influence: Have you ever reached a point at a given time in your life where you weren’t interested in the same things anymore? These feelings often get attributed to depression, but it’s also the aspect of Neptune helping you shift towards more meaningful things. In the in-between stage, the things that used to bring you joy don’t seem to anymore. As time passes, new things that you hadn’t been able to see yet start emerging. The key is not to get trapped in what’s not having your attention anymore, which can feel like depression.
These first three days of October may offer similar feelings but on a lesser scale. If you have difficulty getting grounded with tasks that require mental focus, see what more significant aspects of your existence are calling to be more integrated within you. Your everyday affairs may need some soul integration, allowing these activities to become more aligned with what’s soulful and truly meaningful to you.
As Mercury influences your thinking, you may feel a little spacey in your mind during this opposition from Neptune transit. If you’ve got your mind set on things you want to do and then feel like there is something you would rather be doing - follow this knowing. Neptune’s instincts can get us to be in the right place at the right time for something more meaningful, magical, and serendipitous to happen. These moments often come when we don’t allow our mind to talk us out of our gut instincts at the moment. While you have to tend to the daily needs of your charges, surrender and trust your instinctual knowing!
Mercury Trine Pluto
3rd - 7th
As Mercury’s oppositional position with Neptune fades in its influence on the 3rd, Mercury will orbit into a Trine aspect with Pluto on the same day through the 7th. Trines between planets allow for the ease and flow of the astrological energetic influences of the planets involved to work in harmony. From here, opportunities come your way. In other words, Mercury’s mental influence connects with Pluto’s transformative power to create a more potent energy expression of new thoughts and ideas.
Pluto’s influence in our lives helps us become more aware of habits, patterns, and reactions to life that have us responding from our subconscious realms. Pluto’s transits at certain times make us more aware of these. Sometimes, it’s not what we want to see, but ultimately, it is best for our growth and transformation and allows new life aspects to emerge. It creates a death and birth process, where letting things go brings something new into your life.
During the 3rd through the 7th, with the Trine between Mercury and Pluto, there is more support to help you get out of old ways of thinking and shift into new places of awareness. Pluto’s influence can also give you more power to your voice. These are great days to schedule a meeting or an interview if you want to communicate well and impress others. It’s also a potent time to think things through honestly. Pluto’s trine brings positive power to communication and thinking.
Mars square Pluto
7th - 10th
As the old saying goes, “Actions speak louder than words”. Following these mind-influencing Mercury transits, Mars, the take-action planet, begins to make transits with both Pluto and Saturn, getting your new thoughts into taking action in the second week of October.
From the 7th through the 10th, Mars will make a Square with Pluto, challenging your old ways of doing things while looking for a new pathway of expression and action. As described under the Mercury/Pluto Trine section, Pluto urges us to transform through a death and birth process. When presented in a Square aspect with Mars, you may find yourself in an internal conflict regarding a habitual way of responding to things that don’t feel right. This discomfort won’t abate unless you find new ways to respond. It could arise from an external circumstance that internally triggers you.
Pay close attention to your internal responses to situations you may have from Oct 7th - 10th. Squares in astrology encourage us to grow as we make our way out of patterns of doing things that keep us stuck in the past. Pluto Square Mars energy can be intense as it brings awareness to old psychological patterns that need to shift for you to align better with your present self. In these moments, it may feel like we have no choice but to change and grow!
Mars Trine Saturn
12th - 15th
As we round off the first half of October, Mars moves into an opportune Trine with Saturn, adding a layer of groundedness to how you move about in your day. Any Intense internal conflicts that may have come up for you during the Mars/Pluto Square transit (7th - 10th) may have come with urges to change what’s no longer working for you. This Mars Trine Saturn transit from the 12th - 15th can allow you to feel more supported towards creating a reliable new structure for yourself with more ease and flow.
Saturn’s influence helps us stay connected to reality and the practical side. There can be a feeling of restriction that doesn’t allow you to tend to all the irons in the pot but instead has your attention centered on the most important things to work on. Mars has fast energy, and Saturn is slow. A Trine between Mars and Saturn can allow you to balance the need to act on something with the need to take it slow to allow and make sure you’re covering all your bases.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based
on your astrology birth chart and life situations.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.