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Astrology Forecast October 2023

Astrology Forecast October 2023

In episode 420 we give an overview of the monthly astrology forecast for October 2023, which features eclipses and lots of Pluto aspects, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Nicholas Polimenakos.

At the beginning of the month we see the end of the Venus and Mercury retrograde periods, with Venus finally departing from Leo and moving into Virgo, and Mercury departing from Virgo and moving into Libra.

In October we move into eclipse season, with the first in a new series of solar eclipses in the sign of Libra, and the last of a series of lunar eclipses in the sign of Taurus.

Pluto stations direct in Capricorn this month and begins heading towards a return to Aquarius early next year, and this also marks the final pass of the Pluto return of the United States.

We spend the first hour of the show talking about the astrology of recent stories in the news, including new birth times for Dua Lipa and Elon Musk, the end of the writers strike, and the synastry between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.

Then in the second and third hour of the show we do a deep dive into the astrology of October, and talk about the major transits coming up this month.

This episode is available in audio and video versions below.

Northwest Astrological Conference

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Chris, Austin, and Nicholas




Auspicious Election for October

The most auspicious astrological dates this month are:

🪐 October 1 at 11:25 AM with Sagittarius rising

🪐 October 2 at 12:20 AM with Cancer rising

For more auspicious dates this month see our Auspicious Elections podcast:


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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:02 Quick overview of October astrology
  • 00:02:32 Welcoming Nicholas and Austin
  • 00:05:24 Astrology news segment begins
  • 00:05:44 Dua Lipa’s new birth chart
  • 00:13:09 Elon Musk’s birth time
  • 00:26:17 Writers Guild and other strikes
  • 00:37:55 Floods around Full Moon in Pisces
  • 00:45:22 Mr. Beast and Jupiter in Pisces
  • 00:56:00 Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce
  • 01:06:01 Northwest Astrological Conference
  • 01:13:55 October astrology forecast begins
  • 01:14:05 Pluto themes: an intense month
  • 01:17:45 Mercury and Venus retrogrades over
  • 01:27:50 Venus opposite Saturn October 8-10
  • 01:36:24 Mars square Pluto October 7 & 8
  • 01:47:37 Pluto stations direct in Capricorn October 10
  • 02:00:26 Mars ingresses into Scorpio October 12
  • 02:00:52 Solar Eclipse in Libra October 14
  • 02:21:25 Mercury cazimi square Pluto October 20
  • 02:24:00 Venus trine Jupiter October 21
  • 02:29:10 Auspicious election for October
  • 02:33:55 Lunar eclipse in Taurus October 28
  • 02:40:51 Mercury conjunct Mars opposite Jupiter October 28
  • 02:52:48 Venus trine Uranus October 31
  • 03:01:45 End cards

Watch the Video Version of This Episode

Watch the video version of our October astrology forecast on YouTube:


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 420 transcript

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