As we approach the harvest time of year and the autumn balance between day and night, we have a golden opportunity to restore balance in our lives. We have come through some difficult astrological aspects reflected in economic hard times and emotionally trying stress.
Venus turns retrograde on October 8 (until November 17) between 13°13' and 4°19' Scorpio. This event gives us five weeks to re-create passion in our lives. An intense love affair could return from the past, or the flame in an existing relationship could be rekindled.
October  begins the last quarter of this year, which is a time for setting the energies of 2011  . This will have intense underlying energies; however, not as intense as January 2010 with its two master vibrations.
Venus is retrograde until November 17 between 3°43' Scorpio and 27°40' Libra. This gives us three last weeks to re-create passion in our lives. An intense love affair from the past could return, or the flame in an existing relationship could be rekindled.
November (23/5 ) brings a reprise of February's energies—but with underlying master messenger energies that keep you connected to who you are as you raise your consciousness to new levels of acceptance with respect to "expecting the unexpected." Remember that the old paradigm is gone; you are
Astronomy offers observations that parallel, enhance, and confirm astrological interpretations. Throughout November, for example, the planet Mercury is moving quickly, widening its distance (elongation) from the Sun over the entire month.
The turn of the seasons this month coincides with a lunar eclipse that occurs just fifteen hours before the Sun reaches its darkest point and enters the sign of Capricorn. We frequently experience total lunar eclipses, but seldom does this happen on the same day as the winter solstice.
You've completed a year, 2010, devoted to finding out and accepting who you truly are and whom you want to be. You've spent the year with experiences designed to help you clear old patterns, old beliefs, and old issues so that you can become.
We are blessed with a lunar eclipse on Tuesday December 21 at 12:13AM at 29°21' Gemini. This degree is represented in the Sabian symbols by the following image: "a parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds." This is a very special time to do a fire ceremony.