Astrologically speaking Halloween, happens while the Sun is in Scorpio, the sign that rules sex, death and magic. Scorpionic urges include sacred sexuality, morbid fascinations, and rituals for power and knowledge, tempting every sign while the Sun travels through this arc of the zodiac.
October’s New Moon turns up the volume on the theme songs of our past. What you avoided in September could make this New Moon even rougher as Mercury joins 6 other retrograde planets.
Mercury, named for the Roman messenger god, rules travel, commerce and communication. Commerce and the attendant accounting and wealth aspects usually are associated with Virgo, one of the signs Mercury rules.
While we are bursting with the need to nurture and be nurtured, the eclipse leaves us feeling the child’s desire to be loved more than the parental longing to care for others. Into this already emotional tension comes the saturnine discipline trying to place societal limits on our teary inner child.
Joining Pluto in the goth retro party, Saturn, Venus and Jupiter are retrograde, adding to Pluto’s melancholy music about hidden power and death tolls with their own dark sounds.