In October 2020, there are two full moons. The second one is called a Blue Moon, a rare astrological aspect (the next Blue moon occurs on August 31st 2023). On the other hand, in October Pluto turns direct in Capricorn, while Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio.

2nd October: Venus enters Virgo

Venus will transit Virgo starting today until 28th October. During this transit, you tend to have a pragmatic approach to relationships. On the other hand, you succeed to stay motivated during monotonous tasks. „Ordinary life goes on–that has saved many a man’s reason”. (Graham Greene)


2nd October: Full Moon in Aries

Sun in Libra opposites Moon in Aries. Today, you stop thinking too much before acting. Spontaneity is good and will help you to achieve your goals, as long as it doesn’t become something else: impulsivity. „Why not seize the pleasure at once? – how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” (Jane Austen)

october 2020 planetary overview

4th October: Pluto again direct in Capricorn

Pluto turned retrograde on April 25th, showing you that a deep inner transformation is necessary, in order to find your place in society. Now, you must show what you learned during these five months, projecting a better public image. „All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret“ (Gabriel García Márquez)

7th October: Mercury in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

9th October: Mars retrograde in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

10th October: Venus in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus

11th October: Sun in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn

12th October: Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces

12th October: Mercury in Scorpio sextile Venus in Virgo


14th October: Mercury turns retrograde

Mercury retrogrades in Scorpio until 28th October, then in Libra, until 3rd November. What we need to do now is to gain a good understanding of how we feel emotionally. „The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart“ (Helen Keller)


13th October: Sun in Libra opposite Mars retrograde in Aries

15th October: Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn


16th October: New Moon in Libra

Sun conjuncts Moon in Libra. This is a good day for starting a new relationship. Declare your love, propose marriage or at least arrange an appointment with someone you love! „The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” (C.G. Jung)

18th October: Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn

18th October: Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces

19th October: Mars in Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn

19th October: Venus in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn

20th October: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus

21st October: Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn


22nd October: Sun enters Scorpio

Sun entering this sign ruled by Pluto announces the best time for self-transformation. The American astrologer Ginger Chalford called Pluto „Planet of Magic and Power“. It is mainly the power to transform yourself, so that you become a person who can achieve his goals.


24th October: Venus in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn

25th October: Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio

28th October: Mercury retrograde enters Libra


28th October: Venus enters Libra

You are very obliging with others, ready to negotiate and to make compromises. You become more interested in Art. „A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece“ (Ludwig Erhard)


31st October: Sun in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus


31st October: Full Moon in Taurus and Blue Moon

Sun in Scorpio opposites Moon in Taurus. This is a Blue moon – the second full moon of October. This is what is called a monthly blue moon. A Full Moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days. So, when the Full Moon falls at the very beginning of a month, a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month. Today, you need to be grounded in the practical and material realities of life. Work and money are your priorities. „Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace“ (Steve Goodier)

Blue Moon – Definition and Calendar 


October 2020 Astronomy Calendar – Blue Moon and Meteor Showers 

November 2020 planetary overview