I’m a little late this month, but hopefully it’s better late than never! This list of October 2017’s astrological events is for witches and pagans who are interested in what’s going on in the cosmos. All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard) and should be adjusted for your own time zone. Please note that this list is not even close to being exhaustive, but compiled by me to list events that are of magickal importance. This information is great to copy into your Book of Shadows if you maintain one; if you are looking for something more extensive my guide to lunar trackers is on the site here. I hope that you find it helpful; blessed be!
Planetary Movement, October 2017
10th: Jupiter enters Scorpio 9:20 AM
14th: Venus enters Libra 6:11 AM
17th: Mercury enters Scorpio 3:59 AM
22nd: Mars enters Libra 2:29 PM
23rd: Sun enters Scorpio 1:27 AM
Moon Cycle, October 2017
3rd: Moon enters Aries 4:40 PM
5th: Full Moon in Aries 2:40 PM
5th: Moon void-of-course 6:38 PM, enters Taurus 7:56 PM
17th: Moon enters Libra 1:35 PM
19th: New Moon in Libra 3:12 PM; Moon void-of-course 3:12 PM; Moon enters Scorpio 9:41 PM
How to Use This Information
Planetary movement information can be helpful when performing magick, as well as looking at your own mood, or when getting into the deeper aspects of astrology.
The Sun entering Scorpio is the start of Scorpio season, the beginning of that zodiac sign’s time of the year. Additionally, three planets will be in Scorpio and two will be in Libra.
Jupiter moving into Scorpio is a biggest shift this month because Jupiter spends about a year in each sign; it will stay in Scorpio until November 8th 2018. The last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was November 2005-6. Jupiter is the ‘great expander’ and is considered the ‘lucky planet.’
Think of Venus in Libra or Mercury in Scorpio as simple addition problems. Fiery Scorpio + Communicative Mercury = possible saying something super mean. Scorpios are known for their ‘stinging’ tongues. However, Balanced Libra + Romantic Venus = balance in romantic relationships or non-romantic partnerships.
Information on the moon cycle can be helpful when planning rituals for either the New or Full Moon. I will cover this information in my monthly Full and New Moon posts as well, but I thought it would be helpful to have it all in one place nice and early for planning purposes. For more detail in the Moon’s sign changes throughout the month and void-of-course times I highly recommend Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Datebook or Witches’ Calendar, both of which have all of that information in detail. Here I only noted the times surrounding the Full and New Moons that witches might find relevant.
“Cosmic Sway (Mabon)” by April Elliott Kent in Llewellyn’s 2017 Sabbats Almanac
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Datebook
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