This Week in Astrology

This week and right throughout October is when the rubber meets the road. 2020’s hold my beer mode is not nearly done yet. An Aries full moon sandwiched between Saturn and Pluto turning direct, Merc and Venus shifting signs and Mars’ retrograde fully peaking through it all.

Saturn and Pluto’s wide ranging work on the world stage is showing itself, with more rot to be revealed as they exit retrograde mode. Saturn has been remaking structure and function on all levels and revealing the truth of rotten foundations. Pluto’s power games court chaos and destruction to test mettle. It is indeed life and death, as our sovereignty and presumptions of power are tested.

The landscape will keep on changing. No sooner do we adjust to the next new normal – a vile euphemism to suck it up – than another cataclysmic wave swamps the shore. By design, this forces us to rely on ourselves and the lattice we have weaved around us. We no longer trust the systems built to fail us or their selfish money hungry architects. We are called to Our Work. To show our humanity by fostering community and care.

The equinox was the next herald of this significant tipping point but it was no call to summon Chicken Little nor inhabit his histrionic gait. We were born for these changing times. Revolution is latticed into our bones as purpose hums in our marrow.

This week’s astro is designed to kick you in, start you up and get your motor running hot. Don’t waste it playing victim or looking for someone else wearing their undies on the outside. Sure there be dragons – and too a wild adventure of your own making to be had. Capes aloft, darklings.


The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent. If you ever want your soul to dance, you will at some point have to juggle lightning and taste the thunder.
~ Christopher Poindexter

I’ll be weaving this mad season into form as we dive deep and rise together at Thursday’s full mooner. Tix here, darklings.

Art by Eugenia Loli
Words c. Kerrie Basha 2020