Heavenly Headlines

October 2020

Starting in less than amiable humour on the back of a tetchy finish to September with the Mars square Saturn, there’s a blocked, frustrating Mars square Pluto on the 9th and marginally less stuck Pluto square Sun on the 15th. So it’ll be another challenging and discontented month requiring grit, perseverance and endless patience which won’t be in plentiful supply. All of which is a shame since the Libra Sun until the 22nd craves harmony and balance and on the upside there are a few Jupiter highlights along the way to boost morale and bring much needed luck.

Venus in quiet, understated Virgo until the 28th will bring a mood of service and helpfulness.

Mercury in Scorpio goes retrograde for three weeks from the 14th which will bring the usual hitches and glitches on the communication front. But even that won’t damp enthusiasm round the 19th when there’s a confidence and social high to lift spirits. The final days of Sun in emotionally intense and secretive Scorpio will roll along smoothly until the Uranus opposition on the 31st which will bring surprises and a hint of rebellion.


1: Full Moon in Aries – pulled in two directions.

2: Venus into Virgo until the 29th – duty before pleasure, lending a helping hand.

4: Pluto direct in Capricorn – a subtle shift, may help practical plans and money but only slightly.

7: Mercury in Scorpio opposition Uranus – inventive, bright ideas, outspoken.

9: Mars in Aries square Pluto – blocked, frustrating, risky, infuriating, powerless. Will bring courage and persistence and situations which require both.

10: Venus in Virgo trine Uranus – sociable, flirtation, light hearted.

11: Sun in Libra square Jupiter – expansive, lazy, lucky.

12: Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune – charitable, sentimental, idealistic.

Mercury in Scorpio sextile Venus – charming, sweet words.

13: Sun opposition Mars – high energy, argumentative.

14: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and after the 28th in Libra until November 4th – trivial and irksome delays and mishaps.

15: Sun square Pluto – challenging circumstances, requires effort to overcome obstacles.

16: New Moon in Libra – need to be in focus and make plans.

18: Sun square Saturn – marginally downbeat, reality check, fix mistakes, delays.

Venus opposition Neptune – dreamy, unrealistic in love, disappointment.

19: Mars square Jupiter – a surge of enthusiasm and positivity, not realistic but good for morale.

Venus trine Jupiter – sociable, frivolous, extravagant.

20: Mercury opposition Uranus – overly direct in comments, inventive.

21: Venus trine Pluto – persuasive, seductive, charming

22: Sun into Scorpio for four weeks – intensely determined, possessive, emotional.

24: Venus trine Saturn – charming in a business-like way, sophisticated, cool in love but realistic.

25: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, chatty.

28 Mercury reverses into Libra until November 10th – fair-minded, indecisive.

Venus into Libra until November 21st – sociable, keen to main harmonious relationships, superficial.

31: Full Moon in Taurus – pulled in two directions

Sun opposition Uranus – can be disruptive or exciting with sudden changes, not co-operative.


Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2nd 2019 to December 19 2020. Capricorn is money-minded, ambitious, traditional, practical. In astrology it rules business and governmental systems. Can be creative.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till March 22 2020, and again and again July 2nd to December 17th – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence. Puts a toe into Aquarius in late March for three months, and moves in for two years plus from December onwards – it is serious thinking, helpful for science, steadier emotionally though cold.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.