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The Wheel of Light

Monthly Newsletter - October 2019

Four planets will transit into Scorpio this month, including the Full Moon on the 27th. Scorpio is the sign of transformation. This is the time of year when we should be engaged in some type of introspective review of our lives. Anything that reveals itself to be old, outdated, boring or stagnant needs to be released. Anything that still has meaning should be retained. This leaves room to create new things in your life. These things could be internal, such as how we process and deal with deep, emotional situations. It could also be external, such as how we deal with intimate social situations or how we deal with money.

Scorpio is the most intense and quite likely the most complex of the 12 signs. When off-center, it can obsessively hang on and not release that which has served its purpose. This can lead to explosive outbursts, physical illness and periodic crises in our lives. In order to get centered at this time, we should review old relationships that ended badly, financial decisions that were not well though out, and old emotions that need to be purged from our psyche. We may have a hard time letting go, but it can lead to conscious reprogramming of behaviors that are not leading to happiness or meaning in our lives. This is a time to do a lot of deep inner healing.

One specific aspect that can particularly present with challenges at this time is Uranus in Taurus opposing all four of the planets in Scorpio. Uranus represents radical change. If we are centered the changes are often inspired and can lead to creative, innovative changes that are revolutionary and lead to personal liberation. Being off-center, without internal inspiration Uranian change can lead to feelings of alienation without any clear purpose or direction. If we are centered, however, we can use these transits to make qualitative improvements in our relationship, finances and relationship to the universe in general.

The biggest challenge to the Uranian opposition is: are we inspired by a drive for authentic expression of self that is in keeping with those values that give our lives the greatest meaning and significance? If so, we need to start this process by noting those places in our life in which we have traded away growth through transformational change for the purpose of maintaining our sense of emotional and material security. Without looking at this consciously, there are liable to be unexpected changes that undermine, rather than strengthen, our sense of well-being.

Collectively this could be a time of unexpected changes in the financial order and security of the world. Unexpected events could roil the financial markets of the world and undermine trust both domestically and internationally. If the world leaders take advantage of these transits, however, they could find innovative ways out of problems that have existed for some time. Similarly our social interaction could shift in ways that may feel radical but in fact can bring a deepening of a relationship bond as we feel more seen and accepted as the authentic person we are.

Although this is a month that offers possibilities for major changes and transformations, there is one factor that could quantify the nature of those shifts. Both Scorpio and Taurus are "fixed" signs. This means that they both prefer stability to change. As a water sign, Scorpio is inherently security oriented. As an earth sign, Taurus is oriented to safety and comfort on the material plane. Fixed signs tend to be habit oriented. The habits themselves are grounded in values. If we don't have the meaning in our lives that we seek, it could mean that we have to update our values. Those are the foundation of a meaningful life. Once they are changed, we can alter our routines with the with the expectation that our lives will overall improve. This month is a wonderful opportunity to clarify, transform and update.

AriesAries (March 21-April 20)
Aries: The full Moon in Aries on the 13th could impel you to be more emotionally expressive. If you are too forceful in that you could encounter resistance from others who may feel threatened by your honesty or intensity. Failing to share authentically,, however, could cause you to feel blocked, alienated or betrayed. A way for you to transformation this month is by externalizing what you may normally keep inside.

TaurusTaurus (April 21-May 21)
Taurus: This could be a month of slow, gradual progress in areas involving work or physical healing. This could also be a time ofromantic relationships feeling stable, yet exciting as they change in ways that strengthen the friendship between you as feelings of devotion are expressed. Lots of creative inspiration in both social and artistic areas.

GeminiGemini (May 22-June 21)
Gemini: This is a good to focus on finances, particularly those that involve other people. This could be a primary partner or business partner. It could involve one person or several. In any case, this is a good time for you and your partners to clarify their needs and intentions to each other. Use this as a basis to create new strategies which can lead to success and security for all concerned.

CancerCancer (June 22-July 22)
Cancer: The Full Moon in Aries on the 13th and the New Moon in Scorpio on the 27th are in signs ruled by the planet Mars. This implies that the energy available to you this month enables you to be more direct, assertive and self-affirming. Use the powerful opposition defined above to break out of old behaviors that keep you stifled or repressed and let others know who you really are, how you feel and what you think.

LeoLeo (July 23-August 23)
Leo: Early month could bring challenges around communication. You could feel as if others are not listening to you or you may be so demanding of recognition and agreement when you share ideas that others are tuning you out. Growth for you this month can come from developing the discipline to be clear and succinct in what you say even as you remember to be open minded and attentive to others.

VirgoVirgo (August 24-Sept 22)
Virgo: Financial challenges or unexpected changes can lead to creative solutions at this time. The focus is not changing your financial fortunes right away as much as clarifying your values, reallocating resources and creating a methodology that will provide prosperity, security and material well-being in the future.

LibraLibra (Sept 23-Oct 23)
Libra: The energetic changes that will occur when the planets move from Libra to Scorpio can be challenging to you. Libra likes things to be harmonious. As such you may often overlook or simply not address unpleasant issues. You value balance and equality. Scorpio prefers truth even it means disturbing the harmony. Your challenge as the month proceeds is to let go of the need to be nice and to be liked in order to create relationships based on emotional truth and honesty.

ScorpioScorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22)
Scorpio: The priority for you this month should be you! Updating and transforming attitudes, outlook and social interaction should be a prime concern. Failing to do so could leave you feeling stuck and secretive about sharing yourself with others. Even taking time for a makeover of something on the earth plane that would enable you to be honest with yourself about who you are and how you should present yourself socially.

SagittariusSagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Sagittarius: This is a good time for an adventure. Traveling to a new place, starting an art project or sharing yourself with new people in different types of social setting sare all ways of taking advantage of the energy available to you this month. Growth can come from feeling and expressing joy in your myriad activities.

CapricornCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20)
Capricorn: Lots of social energy available to you this month. Most of it could be oriented toward friends and colleagues. Growth can come from bringing your friends up to date about who you are. Not everyone may understand recent changes you've gone through, but there will be those who do and in either case, the connections are updated in a mostly pleasant way.

AquariusAquarius (Jan 21 to Feb 19)
Aquarius: This is a good time to seek perspective on your professional goals. Start by checking in with yourself. In so doing you could realize that you are feeling somewhat cramped or frustrated at work. Strive to implement inspired creative solutions. There may be challenging feedback from others. Growth can come from getting clear about what you are willing to compromise and what you're not.

PiscesPisces (Feb 20-March 20)
Pisces: This is a time to learn, grow and expand your consciousness. Being in school, taking classes, self-study or taking an inspiring journey would be ways to take advantage of the energies available to you this month. This could also be a good time to share what you know either in a classroom format or by writing.

Rio Olesky has been a professional astrologer since 1976. He is the author of A Manual for the Modern Mystic and Astrology and Consciousness and The Astroreader. He offers both private readings as well as classes for both beginning and intermediate students. Call Rio at 707-887-1820. Check out his website:

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