Astrology for Healers and Therapists – October 2022

Before I look at this month’s charts I must point out that the interpretation is mainly for therapists dealing with problematic situations. That is why I seem to emphasise the problem or negative side of life rather than the positive. Of course the charts indicate a general situation but the leaning must be for those clients or patients who are struggling in some way.

First do please note that the following is using the WESTERN FOUR ELEMENT system based in western magical and astrological understanding. The individual therapist must make the translation to the Eastern Five Element system that is usual in Shiatsu and Acupuncture theory. If you have forgotten the explanation about Elemental and Modal make up then do refresh your memory by looking back at the Introduction to Astrology for Healers and Therapists.

I look at the charts for the Sundays in October when the Sun is nearing the mid heaven for that day. Obviously this is for Haye Mill, so you will have to accept the approximation for your own geographical position but the interpretation should not vary too much from this one. It is a way of following the general trends throughout the month. Notice there are 5 Sundays in this month once again.

For some time now there has been a sense of destiny or fate, with choices limited or seemingly non-existent.  Last month was not only in line with this but the epitome of it. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth and all its consequences is one undoubted interpretation.

So onwards.

The week beginning the 2nd October

Venus has moved into Libra and the ‘bundle’ on the Sun has opened out, losing strength.  A T-Square on the Moon prevails at the weekend but another T-Square settles on Mars for some time.  This is not a Grand Cross but a double T-Square.  Mercury is static for a while before it starts to move forwards once again across the heavens.

Cardinal has gained to signs at the expense of Mutable, whilst Earth has lost a sign to Air. 

Cardinal 5 – Fixed 2 – Mutable 3

Fire 1 – Earth 4 – Air 4 – Water 1

There is a moment of suspended thinking.  People have got used to just going with the flow or reacting that it is going to be strange to think for oneself again.  The inner or hidden self is going to take a bit of a battering before accepting the situation and moving forwards once more.

Counsellors – Clients are going to be super-sensitive this week so be very careful with any challenge

Healers – From the sublime to the ridiculous.  It will be like hitting a brick wall with any therapy this week.

The week beginning 9th October

The T-Square on Mars still remains but the Sun has formed a line of ease with Saturn. Mercury opposes Jupiter as well as Neptune but is moving forwards once more.  Pluto has also turned from being retrograde to normal forward motion. So there remains four retrograde planets.  The Sun / Venus weak conjunction quickly loses its opposition to the Moon.

The Modal scene remains unchanged from last week but Earth has lost a sign to Fire.

Cardinal 5 – Fixed 2 – Mutable 3

Fire 2 – Earth 3 – Air 4 – Water 1     

Anger and frustration will be very apparent this week with considerable difficulty in voicing personal issues.  It would seem to hinge on petty details that seem so insignificant against the wider picture.

Counsellors – There will be plenty of words spoken with Clients but little real progress if not challenge appropriately.  Don’t be fooled.

Healers – With a bit of thought your healing endeavours will proceed a pace.  Don’t rely on just intuition or technique.

The week beginning 16th October

Mercury has moved into Libra and the T-Square on Mars has disappeared.  The Sun/Venus conjunction is challenged by Pluto but forms a line of ease with Mars.  Mercury has lost its opposition with Neptune and Mars its line of ease with Saturn.

Cardinal has gained a sign from Mutable and both Air and Water gained a sign each as Fire and Earth loses one each.

Cardinal 6 – Fixed 2 – Mutable 2

Fire 1 – Earth 2 – Air 5 – Water 2

As the air gradually clears of personal issues angst reduces in strength, but there still are elements of being caught up in greater things beyond one’s control.

Counsellors –  You will be on the defensive this week as Clients push their agendas forward.  Try to stall.

Healers – Things could easily become too cerebral and thought out from last week, so try to keep a balance.

The week beginning 23rd October 

The Sun and Venus have moved into Scorpio and no longer have a line of ease with Saturn.  Saturn is static in the heavens.  Mercury no longer challenges Jupiter but has formed a line of ease with Saturn.  Mars is beginning to challenge Jupiter. 

Cardinal has lost two signs to Fixed, whilst Earth has lost a sign to Water.

Cardinal 4 – Fixed 4 – Mutable – 2

Fire 1 – Earth 2 – Air 4 – Water – 3

Self interest begins to raise its head again with a sense of going deliberately head to head with that past fated quality.  Broad shoulders are going to be required if people keep this up.

Counsellors – Clients are likely to ‘score points’ in any argument or discussion.  Concede and go on for goodness sake otherwise you will lose professional respect.

Healers – There is a growing danger of becoming woolly and not grounded.  Try to be a bit more objective in any approach.

The week beginning 30th October

Mercury has moved into Scorpio and weakly entered the Sun/Venus conjunction.  The conjunction only challenges Pluto, which now has formed a line of ease with Jupiter, which has moved into Pisces.  Saturn is moving forwards across the heavens once more but Mars is static. 

Cardinal has lost two signs, one to Fixed and the other to Mutable.  Fire has lost its only sign and Air has lost two signs so Earth has gained one and Water gained two.

Cardinal 2 – Fixed 5 – Mutable 3

Fire 0 – Earth 3 – Air 2 – Water 5

There appears to be an emotional reaction that results in insular activity and thought.  It will be a challenging atmosphere for a while as heels are dug in and battle lines drawn.

Counsellors – Emotions will rule the day with little thought to consequences. You will have your work cut out this week.

Healers – That Water element is going to rule things for now.  Conditions are also likely to become ‘stuck’.

Fun and games again this month!