October two Full Moons—in courageous Aries on October 1, and patient Taurus on the 31—bookend a series of cosmic events which are so global in nature that it's impossible to avoid some degree of consequences. Preemptive, prudent planning at Pluto's direct station October 4 advises stocking up on supplies and reviewing/renewing safety protocols. Mercury opposes Uranus twice during October: first on October 7 and again during Mercury's retrograde in Scorpio October 19. The danger of interruption to technology infrastructure is high, as is the possibility of equipment breakdowns. Do not skimp on backups or settle for Band-Aids when it comes to your communication devices.
The square of combative retrograde Mars in Aries square Pluto in controlling Capricorn at the Last Quarter Moon in Cancer October 9 triggers fear of scarcity, and reactions around that fear may become unpleasant. Strong Cardinal squares of the Libra Sun to Capricorn-transiting Jupiter on the 11, Pluto on the 15, and Saturn on the 18 demand justice and fight to dominate and subdue the forces of fear. New Moon in fairness and balance-loving Libra October 16 supports and strengthens calls for equity; retrograde Mars in aggressive Aries square Jupiter in status-quo loving Capricorn October 18 promises extreme reactions if those calls aren't heeded by those in power.
With all this external unrest, Venus in analytical, purity-seeking Virgo seeks to cleanse and detoxify our social environment. Venus trine Uranus October 10 revolts against ecological atrocities, opposite Neptune October 18 discerns deceitful distortions threatening to destroy our common dreams, and trine Jupiter October 19, Pluto October 21, and Saturn October 24 offers a new vision of sacrificial service for our common good. Scorpio Sun's opposition to Uranus in Taurus on Halloween triggers unexpected dangers—stay home, and don't take candy from strangers this year.