October Astrology Report

October 2021 - Astrology Self-Care for Business Owners

astrology astrology forecast october Oct 01, 2021

by Tenae Stewart, The Witch of Lupine Hollow

Happy October! It’s officially the witchiest time of the year and I know so many of us are excited for sweater weather, pumpkin everything, summoning the dead… you know, fall stuff.

Most of our transits this month are happening in Libra, an air sign that is represented by the symbol of the scales and the archetype of the Lover – that is, romantic love, platonic love, and humanitarian love. Libra is one of the signs most associated with justice and has a very intellectual, analytical approach to the world. Yet Libra is also associated with love, romance, and beauty, all domains of the sign’s ruler, Venus. This is a great time for some rebranding, making new connections in your business, or starting a new charitable fund.

At the start of the month, we have the sun, Mercury, and Mars all in Libra and we’ll have the new moon in Libra on October 6, as well. The most notable aspect of this is that Mercury is currently retrograde in Libra, with the retrograde lasting until October 18 and Mercury remaining in the sign of the scales through November 5.

Mercury Rx is one of the most well-known aspects of astrology because everybody tends to feel it. All of the planets retrograde at some point, but Mercury is the most frequent, happening three times a year for three weeks at a time. Mercury rules communication, technology, and transportation, so when it turns retrograde, all of these areas are impacted. Miscommunications, technology breakdowns, and travel delays are all common during Mercury retrograde, as well as the reappearance of old habits, ideas, relationships, and unresolved issues.

This particular Mercury Rx is likely to impact your close relationships since Libra rules relationships and partnerships. This could mean big, impactful conversations with your spouse, lover, best friend, or business partner – and potentially some misunderstandings with them as well.

But here’s the thing: Mercury Rx is not just here to mess with your life. In fact, it’s here to help and serve you. Mercury Rx is an opportunity to reflect, reevaluate, and reconfigure anything in your life that isn’t working. This time around, we’re especially reevaluating how we communicate in the context of our most intimate connections.

Specifically, this Mercury Rx in Libra is activating a particular area of your own astrological chart depending on your rising or ascendant sign, which can help you get even more nuanced insight on what area and in which relationships this will show up in your life:

  • Aries Rising: Reevaluate the way you speak and show love to the people closest to you.
  • Taurus Rising: Reevaluate the way you voice your needs on a day-to-day basis.
  • Gemini Rising: Reevaluate the way you show love and caring to your children – or your inner child.
  • Cancer Rising: Reevaluate the way you show love to your family – or reflect on the way you were shown love in your childhood home.
  • Leo Rising: Reevaluate the way you show love to your closest friends or siblings.
  • Virgo Rising: Reevaluate the way you speak to and about your own body, money, and worthiness – time for some self-love affirmations.
  • Libra Rising: Reevaluate the way you speak to and show love to your SELF.
  • Scorpio Rising: Reevaluate the way you voice your intuitive hits to those closest to you.
  • Sagittarius Rising: Reevaluate the way you voice your needs to your community.
  • Capricorn Rising: Reevaluate the way you voice your needs at work or to your colleagues.
  • Aquarius Rising: Reevaluate the way you share your wisdom – you have so much wisdom and experience that will be so valuable to others.
  • Pisces Rising: Reevaluate the way you speak about your shadows – being in conversation with your closest loved ones about them will be very healing.

Meanwhile, we also have Mars in Libra through October 29. This transit is significant because Mars is the ruler of Aries and Venus is the ruler of Libra, so these two signs and planets are opposites. With Mars transiting a sign ruled by Venus, there is the potential for incredible balance and harmony – but equal potential for dysfunction and confusion.

You might experience this transit as deeply passionate and abundant, bringing lots of love, pleasure, money, and gratitude your way. You might experience this transit as a lot of stops and starts, feelings kind of stuck and unable to make a decision one way or another. More likely, you’ll experience this transit as both/and, a wide spectrum from opportunity to frustration.

After all, Libra is the sign of duality and brings us an opportunity this month to reflect on how everything in life can be both/and.


Tenae Stewart is a practicing cottage witch, astrologer, a self-love and empowerment coach, and a published author. She is on a mission to bring the potent power of witchcraft into mainstream spiritual and wellness culture and to empower modern women to discover their inner witch! Tenae believes that witchcraft should be simple and empowering and her brand, The Witch of Lupine Hollow, is all about embodying simplicity in magick, ritual, and self-love practices. Tenae’s book, The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care is out now!

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