October 2019: The dark mysterious dwarf planet Pluto, as it is now called after being unceremoniously downgraded from planet status by the IAU, has never suffered the indignity of being demoted by astrologers. We still use Pluto as we always have since its discovery. Most professional astrologers have not changed its status as the ruler of the 8th House and Sign Scorpio or interpretation of its influence.

Energetically, Pluto is very complex yet surprisingly simple. It is everything to do with destruction and recreation. Its energies relate to the cycles of transformation commonly represented by birth and death but more correctly not an ending as death suggests; more a rebirth from the ashes as the phoenix finely represents as a symbol for Pluto. It can be but is not always symbolic of an ending as it is more an experience where one feels transformed afterward.

Pluto represents our foundations in life, our base of operations and understanding of how a small part affects a whole. It makes us aware of those finer small details of life that all contribute to a good foundation for supporting a healthy, whole life. Pluto is the poster child of ecology, recycling, and the entire green movement. Pluto conserves when it can but only for an ultimate reuse as its energy is entirely transformative, although over a longer period of time than other planetary cycles. Think years not months or days.

October begins with Pluto moving forward again after being retrograde the past several months so for many people they will find this month should bring increased activities involving continued or beginning renovation, repurposing, reinventing, and resetting goals and directions taken in life. In Capricorn it will have us look at our practical foundations and attend to any needs there such as in the home, finances, new appliances or utilities, excavation, pouring foundations, and any way to make the home and property more stable and secure.

Here are the monthly horoscope forecasts for your entertainment. Click on your sign or any sign below.

Aries the Ram – March 21 to April 20

Taurus the Bull – April 21 to May 21

Gemini the Twins – May 22 to June 21

Cancer the Crab – June 22 to July 22

Leo the Lion – July 23 to August 22

Virgo the Virgin – August 23 to September 23

Libra the Scales – September 24 to October 23

Scorpio the Scorpion – October 24 to November 22

Sagittarius the Archer – November 23 to December 21

Capricorn the Goat-Fish – December 22 to January 20

Aquarius the Water-Bearer – January 21 to February 19

Pisces the Fishes – February 20 to March 20

Astrology has been popular off and on for over 5000 years and has evolved over 5 millennia to become 3 separate primary branches. Ayurvedic (or Vedic) astrology, perhaps the progenitor of all modern astrological systems, is one of the oldest forms and is generally practiced and followed in India and Hindu cultures around the world. Chinese astrology is derived from Ayurvedic astrology and is widely followed in countries with large Asian populations, originating in China. Western astrology was developed through Persian and Greco-Roman influences over the last 2500 years, with these ancient cultures applying their own names and interpretations of the signs and planets now so familiar.

Historically, most every indigenous culture worldwide developed their own unique form of astrology, often independently from other cultures, such as Celtic astrology, North American First Nations animal medicine astrology, Egyptian, Mayan and Aztec astrology.

Although all 3 primary systems of astrology are quite different from one another, it’s interesting to note that they correspond with the 3 primary branches of medicine; Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and modern allopathic (Western) medicine. In the Americas, Europe and parts of Oceania, Western astrology is most widely followed.