The past couple of months were intense, the energy was intense and there was a rapid waves of letting go and dealing with past wounds.
September started a new period of energy, one where we have new opportunities to grow and become the person we desire, without the old baggage.
It was a month of change and starting to face what we needed to face within us, to feel and let go of, so we can grab the opportunities that this new period presents. This month is a month of new beginnings, a month when you can relax, sit back and let yourself be guided. It’s a month of birthing new identities and reconnecting with ourselves.
The big theme of this month is relationships and joy. It’s a month when you will have to think about how to introduce more joy into your life and create new, better relationships.
In October we all graduate to new level of energy and with this graduation we have a chance to lay new foundation, approach our dreams, hopes, wishes with fresh perspective. As we build up this new layer and see our lives from a new vantage point, our attention is going to turn to the relationships in our lives and who we surround ourselves with.
This is due to the fact that Venus, the planet of love, relationships, and all matters of the heart, turns retrograde on October 5th. Venus retrograde is rare, so we will tend to notice the shift in energy when and as it happens. Venus retrograde shines a light on our relationships and helps us to cleanse away any pains surrounding the heart.
During this time, we are encouraged to dig deep into our heart center in order to clear, open, and welcome a new understanding of love into our lives.
While this is the main theme of Venus Retrograde, from October to November 2018, we are also going to be encouraged to focus on the joy of connection.
In fact, digging a little deeper, this Venus retrograde is going to be highlighting where we are lacking joy in our lives. While there are many ways to find joy, Venus is mainly focused on finding joy through connection. During her time in retrograde, Venus is going to be highlighting the need for positive and loving connections in our lives.
She is going to be shining a light on the connections that are working and the connections that are no longer working.
Through the month of October, pay attention to how joyous you feel. What can you do to bring more joy into your life? Where can you build more joyful connections? On October 8th there is also a fresh New Moon in the sign of Libra. This New Moon will feel open, expansive, and full of opportunity. It is going to highlight this idea of a fresh start and will help all of us to look at our lives with new perspective.
This will be a wonderful New Moon especially for opening doors and going after new opportunities.
If you have been feeling like doors have been shutting all around you, this New Moon will bring the opening of a window. After an intense Aries Full Moon at the end of September, this New Moon will really help to bring a lighter, fresher energy that will definitely be enjoyed.
October also brings a Full Moon on the 24th in the sign of Taurus. This continues the theme of building and assessing the relationships in our lives. This Full Moon is going to also really encourage us to take the lessons of Venus retrograde to heart, and will help us to release any relationships that are no longer serving us.
Overall, October brings a chance to see our lives with a fresh new perspective. We are encouraged to work on our hearts and to open our eyes for more joy and connection. We are going to be encouraged to build and create with others, but to also create security and stability when it comes to pursuing our own dreams and wishes. October is one of those months where you can sit back and really allow yourself to be guided. It is a month of possibility, opportunity, and for opening your heart.
If there is an identity you have been thinking of shifting to this month is a perfect period for identity shifts, rebirth and becoming the best version of yourself.