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Welcome to the first full week of October pronouncements from Auchterlonie on Astrology. This is the week of the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn on Saturday, Oct 5.

Welcome to the first full week of October pronouncements from Auchterlonie on Astrology.

This is the week of the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn on Saturday, Oct 5. It’s an especially hard First Quarter Moon with lots of activity in the sky as we move towards the Full Moon in Aries, which doesn’t occur until Sunday, Oct. 13.

Thursday, Oct. 3 sees the Moon continue in Sagittarius as Pluto turns from retrograde to Direct Motion in the early morning. Pluto has been retrograde since April 24, so five months of step two in a deep and personal matter is now able to take a third step, and hopefully a step in the right direction now that we know our inner motives better.

The Andy Griffith Show was first aired from Mayberry, North Carolina on Oct. 3, 1960. Gwen Stefani celebrates the big 5-0 today.

Friday, Oct. 4, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn early Friday morning and Mars moves into Libra early as well. So while emotions go from fiery to earthy, our physical drive changes subtly from earthy to airy. And the Moon and Mars also make a Square aspect in the middle of the afternoon, suggesting a showdown which may leave some feeling drained. Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian Calendar on this date in 1582. It’s the calendar we still use today. And Susan Sarandon celebrates number 73 today as well.

Saturday, Oct. 5, is the day of the First Quarter Moon in Capricorn – an especially difficult Quarter Moon because it’s the First, but also because Libra (the Sun) and Capricorn (the Moon) are Cardinal Signs of the Zodiac, meaning they are prone to exert themselves strongly. Also, the Moon is nearly perfectly in the same spot in the sky as Saturn and Pluto – adding elements of questions involving security and motivation in need of resolution. The date of Oct. 5, 1582 does not exist in Poland, Portugal, and Spain because of the switch to the Gregorian calendar the day before. And Super Mario Lemieux was born Oct. 5, 1965.

Sunday, Oct. 6, the Moon is in the same place in the sky as Pluto in Capricorn this afternoon suggesting a day of serious emotions and deep connections to willpower. Things lighten up tonight when the Moon moves in the Sign of the Water Bearer – Aquarius. Aquarius, like Gemini and Libra is an Air Sign. It is the Air Sign that rejuvenates the air by making it moist again. Faith Hill married Tim McGraw on this day in 1996. And inventor George Westinghouse was born Oct. 6, 1846.

Monday, Oct. 7 is a day of surprises and challenges. Surprises as Mercury in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus in the early a.m. hours. A hidden cost is revealed? A windfall comes to light? Both? The challenges are thanks to the Sun in Libra Square to Saturn in Capricorn. There is nothing to fear if you are not kidding yourself. Happy Birthday to Fox News – 23 today. And on a brighter note – to Yo Yo Ma, celebrating number 64.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Moon in Aquarius is busy until this afternoon when it gets a sweet boost from Jupiter in Sagittarius. News of a trip or a gift for somebody! And Venus moves from her home sign of Libra into Scorpio about the same time. It’s a subtle change that will play out over the next few weeks. Oct. 8, 1956 saw Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitch the first perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers. One year later, on this same day, the Dodgers announced they were moving to Los Angeles.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces in the noon hour, setting up a busy day of mixed influences, from positive relationship developments to stressed-out energy reserves, but with the Sun and Pluto making a connection late tonight, a stressful situation can be resolved for good. Leif Erikson became the first European to set foot in North America on Oct. 8, in the year 1000. The Beatles’ John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1940.

Next week is the week of the Full Moon in Aries and more. Remember, we are all made of stardust. Shine on!

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