Artwork by  Bill Elis

Artwork by Bill Elis

Astrology by Lisa Stardust


This week kicks off with major planetary action and changes. Mercury enters Scorpio on October 3rd, giving us the chance to assess information in an inquisitive way. Communication will now become deep and intense. Pluto, who’s been retrograde in Capricorn since April 24th, turns direct on the 3rd and clears up power struggles we’ve encountered over the past months. Mars enters Libra on the 4th, taking on a more passive role in how we take action in our lives. The 5th brings the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn, which will cause frustrations to rise. Try to unwind and relax through meditation and breath work, if possible on the 5th to decompress. October 6th serves as a karmic day for all, when the Libra Sun squares off with the Nodes of Destiny. We may feel a bit of an ego sting on the 6th, as we are being cosmically pushed to end situations and people we may not be ready to let go of. The Sun and Saturn, who’s in Capricorn, share a tense connection on the 7th, reiterating the karmic loss from the 6th. Mercury and Uranus, who’s retrograde in Taurus, oppose each other on the 6th. This connection will inspire us to break free from the norm and embrace our new lifestyles. Venus enters Scorpio on October 8th, forcing us to embrace our desires without remorse. We end the week with Mars and healing asteroid Chiron, who’s retrograde in Aries, allowing us to make amends with the past.


March 21 - April 19

Healing old wounds isn’t easy; however, this week you may be able to change your perspective on the past through mindful transformation. Through guided meditation, you’ll be able to unlock your subconscious fears and squash them at the same time. By looking at your fears directly in the eye, you’ll see how little power they hold over you. Going forward, you’ll be able to live free of past pain and anger. 


April 20 - May 20

This week is a tad more challenging than expected, as you are faced with conflicting emotions for your loved ones. The issue stems from them projecting their insecurities onto you, which in return is making you lash out. The best way to handle this intense energy is to take a healing bath at night with Himalayan or Epsom salt with rose petals and amethyst crystals to cleanse your aura. 


May 21 - June 20

Passions run deep this week, which is why it’s an ideal time to invest your energy in a hobby, rather than interpersonal relationship issues. You have the opportunity to evolve your interests and take them to the next level. The universe is gifting you the rare opportunity to embrace your pleasures and incorporate them into your daily vibe. A great suggestion would be to start gardening to alleviate earthly stresses. 


June 21 - July 22

You have the emotional fortitude to defend others, including yourself. But, you are learning that while you stick your neck out for those you care deeply about, no one is reciprocating on these sentiments. Instead of hiding away and not confronting others, have a discussion with them (sans drama and tears) and explain your expectations from them. This way they will understand how you feel and hopefully change their attitude.


July 23 - August 22

Your fiery heart has a lot to express this week. A conflict with a friend or family member will reach a boiling point midweek. Therefore, it’s best to get your sentiments and frustrations out beforehand. The best advice for your tenacious spirit is to think before you speak. Write a letter with the intention of not sending it. You’ll be able to filter out the negativity and make up swiftly. 


August 23 - September 22

You’ve never thought that you would be able to live off of your dreams. All of your hard work has led you to this auspicious, amazing, and prosperous time in your life. Now, it’s time to consider doubling your money in a practical and realistic way. Reinvesting in yourself and business will  only double your profits. Think thoroughly and thoughtfully to boost your income. Success is on your side. 


September 23 - October 22

This is your time to shine and to take your power back. Never before have you felt stronger—which is why it’s essential that you use your vitality and power for good. You can help change the world by lending your support to causes that matter to you. Your unwavering loyalty to your beliefs (and to those you are defending) will only help to bring awareness to injustices throughout the world.


October 23 - November 21

While you’re normally expressive of personal

issues you may have with others, you’re now taking a step back with the objective to avoid conflict. Before you “hide your heart away,” let your emotions out. You don’t have to be argumentative, but you can be assertive in declaring your sentiments to others. Be honest with your feelings. Speak from the heart. Rember, passive aggressiveness is not your style—but truthfulness is.


November 22 - December 21

You’re not in the mood to be complacent with your friends and peers anymore. This will require you to let go of relationships that are no longer serving your highest potential. Keep in mind, you’re not saying “goodbye” forever, just for now. It’s important to keep yourself surrounded by positivity and kindness—not negativity. Try to surround yourself with people who lift you up and don’t aim to bring you down.


December 22 - January 19

You have the strength and vitality to fight for your heart’s desires. Make sure you are clear on your intentions before you put all of your energy into achieving your goals. What you’ll find is that you wish to change the path you’ve chosen right before you reach the end zone. Honoring your truest innate ideals is challenging, only because you’re unsure of what you want. Think before you commit. 


January 20 - February 18

It’s never too late to right past wrongs. This week, you can apologize and make amends with those who you have wronged (and vice versa). As long as you open your heart to forgiveness and want to create a future together with your friend, lover, or family member then you can achieve atonement and mend fences. Embrace the chance and opportunity to create a new beginning with those you love.


February 19 - March 20

Your intuition is at a high right now, which is both good and bad. You’ll be able to understand the motives of others on a soul level—but your anxiety may reach a high. It’s hard for an empath to be clear minded all the time, which is why it’s essential to incorporate yoga or tai chi into your repertoire to allow your mind time to focus on other spiritual energies.