October 2020 astrology includes two important retrogrades by Mercury and Mars that need to be managed. This month may show a period where we’re focused on looking back, reflecting and revising, and trying to understand and grow as we make use of the astrology transits.
To focus on the upcoming astrology
Monthly Astrology Transits for transits, we’ve created a detailed overview for you below.
You can expect to find when the planets are changing signs, when we’ll experience the New Moon and Full Moon for the month, when a planet turns retrograde or direct, and when major aspects will occur between planets. Plus what they mean!
If you want to keep track of the planets every month, make sure to check out the free astrology calendar, which allows you to download the October 2020 astrology calendar to your phone or your computer. You can also follow the planets every week with the free weekly video forecast!
Let’s dive in.October 2020
October 1, 2020
Full Moon in Aries
The Aries Full Moon is traditionally a time for emotions to drive us to act. We can be fueled by instincts, and motivated by unconscious desires.
This Aries Full Moon is a little tricky because the natural ruling planet for Aries is Mars, and Mars is retrograde in this sign for this Full Moon. This can mean that actions are focused on second chances and do-overs. It also means emotional energy is much higher, and we need to keep ourselves busy to use it up.
October 2, 2020
Venus Enters Virgo
Venus, the planet of love, moves into Virgo, and love becomes more practical. Small gestures can make a big difference in showing just how much you care with your loved ones.
This can also be a good period for getting organized and making lists since Virgoloves structure and order. This sign also wants to focus on smaller projects, so break big ones down into smaller ones.
This transit lasts until October 27th, 2020.
Make sure to check out: How Your Venus Sign Can Help You Connect During Social Distancing
October 4, 2020
Pluto Direct in Capricorn
Pluto retrograde began in April in Capricorn, and this has been a period of adjusting to massive transformations of the status quo, and getting clear on the direction we’re going in.
With Pluto moving forward again, we can get back to working on new transformations, and can dig deeper below the surface to make them strong and lasting.
October 7, 2020
Mercury (Scorpio) opposite Uranus (Taurus)
The Mercury (Scorpio) opposite Uranus (Taurus) aspect can speed up mental energy, and we may find it difficult to get focused. Brilliant flashes of insight can come quickly, but we may have a hard time knowing what to do with it.
Think before you speak, and take time to listen to what others have to say. Be respectful in your communication, and keep track of your ideas before you forget about them.
October 9, 2020
Mars (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn)
Mars (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn) can bring out a lot of frustrated energy, and any anger, annoyances, and rage you’ve got bottled up can burst through to the surface. This can lead to accidents, injuries, and headaches.
Try to use the energy in a productive way. There’s an excess of energy, so put it to good use, and make sure you’re keeping both your mind and body busy. Have healthy outlets for stress too.
October 10, 2020
Venus (Virgo) trine Uranus (Taurus)
Venus (Virgo) trine Uranus (Taurus) puts the planet of love with the planet of change at a beneficial angle. Open up to new people, and make acquaintances with those you’d normally never think you could connect with. This can be a great aspect to broaden your social circle.
In relationships, take a different approach to solve issues, and have a positive attitude about experimentation to make the boring more fun with this trine.
October 11, 2020
Sun (Libra) square Jupiter (Capricorn)
Sun (Libra) square Jupiter (Capricorn) can bring out laziness and excess. All of us may prefer to sleep it and overdo it with the chocolate! That may not kill you for one day, but try not to make a habit of it.
We can feel really good under this aspect, so we do have to be careful about pushing our luck. If you can use the energy to help inspire you without going too far, this can be highly beneficial.
October 12, 2020
- Jupiter (Capricorn) s*xtile Neptune (Pisces)
- Mercury (Scorpio) s*xtile Venus (Virgo)
Two pleasant aspects this day! With Jupiter s*xtile Neptune, this has been going on throughout 2020, and this is the final time the aspect is exact. It’s a great time for creativity, and this aspect promotes growth and harmony.
Mercury s*xtile Venus helps us find the right ways of communicating and expressing ourselves while also respecting what others have to say. This is also a creative aspect, so this day can be fabulous for creative projects and ventures. Go pursue some!
October 13, 2020
- Sun (Libra) opposite Mars (Aries)
- Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio
The final Mercury retrograde for 2020 kicks off in Scorpio, and this can uncover what lies beneath, resurrect old grievances, and make for a lot of angst. On the plus side, it is good for solving mysteries, working on karma, and pursuing transformations.
This transit lasts until November 3rd, 2020, but Mercury does not retrograde entirely in Scorpio. Mercury retrogrades into Libra on September 27th, 2020, and spends the end of the retrograde targeting relationships and our ability to connect and compromise.
The Sun opposite Mars aspect can bring out some fiery tempers with Mars ruling aggression. External factors may come into play, and we may be more easily provoked into doing or saying something that we regret later, so some self-control is important.
This energy is great for anything that requires physical endurance. If you don’t have any projects like that, maybe just go for a run!
October 15, 2020
Sun (Libra) square Pluto (Capricorn)
This aspect can bring out struggles over power and control. We may feel that we know best and don’t want to hear from anyone else, but this can create more problems than it solves.
It’s likely that there is something within that needs to be addressed, and when we do that, we can grow within our own power instead of looking for it outside of ourselves.
October 16, 2020
New Moon in Libra
The New Moon in Libra is one that focuses on peace, harmony, and balance. It wants all of us to get along, make compromises, and consider one another. Libra wants everything to be pleasant and calm.
The Mars retrograde may have other plans since it’s at odds with the Libra energy, and we may experience situations on the outside that try to disrupt the harmony and connections we want. It’s important not to let those situations completely take over and remember what matters.
Being balanced, with both your focus on yourself and your focus on others, can be of great help.
October 18, 2020
- Sun (Libra) square Saturn (Capricorn)
- Venus (Virgo) opposite Neptune (Pisces)
These aspects might make this day highly unproductive! Sun square Saturn can make discipline hard to find, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed and stressed out. Sometimes you just need to take a break from it all.
Venus opposite Neptune makes for active imaginations that can take over, and it can be hard to grasp reality. Boundaries may falter in relationships, but this can leave you vulnerable, so try to protect yourself. Take some time to get lost in something whimsical and sweet.
October 19, 2020
- Mars (Aries) square Jupiter (Capricorn)
- Venus (Virgo) trine Jupiter (Capricorn)
Two Jupiter aspects today! Jupiter is the happy planet, so our moods are likely to be positive. We can feel so good, and Venus trine Jupiter brings some luck to our side.
Mars square Jupiter can help with making our own luck if we don’t push it too hard. On the other hand, we may be lazier with this aspect, so we do have to be mindful of what motivates us and use that productively.
October 21, 2020
Venus (Virgo) trine Pluto (Capricorn)
This aspect helps with strengthening emotional bonds and intimacy in relationships. You may feel passion is easier to find, and you can be more willing to share everything with others.
At the same time, you want others to share with you, and you can be more protective and seductive.
October 22, 2020
Sun Enters Scorpio
Scorpio season kicks off, and we can dive into the depths of life, uncover what’s hidden in the dark, and face fears with light. Scorpio season may be intense as it begins, but we can use that energy to build strength. Get serious, dig deep, and get below the surface.
This transit lasts until November 21st, 2020.
October 24, 2020
Venus (Virgo) trine Saturn (Capricorn)
This aspect allows us to enjoy being disciplined and getting things done. You may feel more ambitious and driven to succeed, and goals can be pursued with enthusiasm.
In relationships, you can be more responsible with your loved ones, and bring stabilizing energy.
October 25, 2020
Sun (Scorpio) conjunct Mercury (Scorpio)
This aspect brings the Sun conjunct with Mercury in Scorpio while Mercury is retrograde. This is something called the Inferior Conjunction, and it’s actually considered a beneficial time during Mercury retrograde. You can use it to start something new that you can focus on for the next 6-8 weeks.
In Scorpio, it may be best to do research, work on a mutually-beneficial project, start a transformation, or search for a solution.
October 27, 2020
- Mercury retrograde enters Libra
- Venus enters Libra
Big Libra day! Mercury retrogrades back into Libra, exiting Scorpio, and this can bring relationship issues and relationship karma out. We have to work on finding healthier connections and eliminate baggage that is getting in the way.
With Venus entering Libra, this can help, and Venus can get us in a better mood for compromise and harmony. Remember the things you love about the people in your life, and remember what you enjoy in your relationships.
Mercury retrogrades in Libra until November 3rd, 2020, and exits Libra November 10th, 2020. Venus is in Libra until November 21st, 2020.
October 31, 2020
- Full Moon in Taurus
- Sun (Scorpio) opposite Uranus (Taurus)
The Full Moon in Taurus can help increase sensuality, and we can work to be more grounded and present. Confidence may sway depending on what others think, so you have to focus on what you think instead.
This Sun-Uranus aspect can make us feel more rebellious, restless, and craving change. That is possible, however we need to curb impatience and impulsive energy to get control. It can be a great aspect to break out from a rut or stop something that has been stagnant and stuck for some time.