pumpkins, scorpio moonOctober Action:

Oct 4: Mercury goes retrograde at 1:02 p.m. ET for the next few weeks. Even for those who don’t practice Yom Kippur, it is easier to keep a minimally scheduled day. The moon is void-of-course/voc* 2:32 p.m. ET.
More about Mercury Retrograde 

This is the season of eclipses- these are both powerful. Look for future posts or subscribe to Perfect Planner.

The  Aries Full Moon occurs on October 8 at 6:51 a.m. ET. It is also a Lunar Eclipse.
The Scorpio New Moon occurs on September 23 at 5:57 p.m. ET is also a Solar Eclipse.

Chiron is retrograde in Pisces. Chiron is the bridge between Saturn (the last planet of the physical realm) and Uranus (the Awakener and gateway to the transformational realm). To read more about the astrology of Chiron 

Uranus retrograde causes more shocks than when its direct, because we can’t see what’s bubbling under the surface until it erupts. When retrograde, a planet actually seems to retrace its steps and for Uranus, this means the past several months. It will be retrograde until December 21, so you may experience a sudden move, revelation or upset during this time, especially if you’ve planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Keep in mind that Uranus is known as the Awakener. Whatever happens, face it with eyes and heart wide open for the best results.

Neptune retrograde really ramps up its power in Pisces. Since its onset through this sign in early 2012, we have been invited to deepen into spiritual coexistence with our Blue Planet. Our Earth is changing, and our ability to adapt and accommodate has everything to do with our longterm survival as a species. Meditation and personal self-awareness is not a selfish act, but one that affects everyone. When retrograde, Neptune is like an undertow, continually pulling us back into the need for reflection and reconnection with Source.

Moon VOC (void of course) Defined:
We still experience long VOC (void-of-course) days. This is when the moon no longer makes any geometric aspect to another planet until she leaves that sign.

Since the moon has to do with emotions/moods, when she’s VOC, people don’t have an emotional attachment to the outcome of a project or purchase. That’s why it is not recommended to sign a contract, buy anything of value, schedule an important meeting or start a new project during the VOC.

HOWEVER, if the VOC moon touches a significant point in your PERSONAL horoscope, this could be a game changer. This is a karmic moment, which means you could be in a position to make a decision or start something that has a destined purpose. This is why it does matter to have dates checked by a professional if something important is at stake, unless you can make this calculation yourself.

Prolonged VOCs occur when all the outer planets are in low degrees of a sign. There is always a positive way to use the VOC energy but you can’t force it. Avoid shopping unless you know what you’re going to purchase ahead of time- however, it is common to find it out of stock.