There will be a lunar eclipse on Friday, October 18, at 4:38pm at 25°45´ Aries. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian symbols by "a man possessed of more gifts than he can hold." Eclipses are always turning points in our lives beyond which nothing will ever be the same. Lunar eclipses always point us to the future. In this case, all that we are is returning to us. We are remembering that we are not just divine beings having a human experience but divine beings returning to having a divine experience. As we rediscover all that we are and all our skills, our lives will expand and new horizons will unravel.
Mercury is retrograde October 21 until November 10, when it will reach 2°30´ Scorpio. Its shadow period (the time taken to return to the exact same degree it started its retrogradation on) lasts until November 25. Mercury travels this month between 18°24´ and 11°19´ Scorpio. During this time, our communications become deeper. People from the past may reemerge. We could revisit activities and locations we had forgotten about, and unfinished work requires our attention. Our minds become more interested in metaphysical truths and understanding mysteries of the past.
Uranus remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period remains until April 3, 2014. The degrees it travels this month (10°37´–9°28´ Aries) are represented in the Sabian symbols by "the ruler of a nation" and "a teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images." As we become more and more anchored in our personal mastery, our ancient wisdom returns to us. No longer slaves to the past, we become rainbow bridges, redefining the past from the future.