Biz StarCast – October 2023 Edition

by Leslie Tagorda

October 2023 Biz StarCast – Trust and Let Go

It’s another eclipse season this month, with a Libra solar eclipse and a Taurus lunar eclipse, out of polarity and both ruled by Venus. Venus brings in peace, beauty, truth and attracts what she needs to thrive. But Venus isn’t just a peace keeper. She is also a fierce warrior who will defend her own and grant victory.

Yet she can only fight and fly towards her success if she isn’t weighed down.

In this busy month, it’s a time to be the Warrior Goddess. To face your fears, to slay your outdated relationships and to grant victory over limiting beliefs of worthiness.

Venus uses her sword, like Mars that cuts and separates. Separates the old to make space for the new. Cuts the chains that weigh and trap us to create liberation.

This month on your awakening journey, you heal the wounds of family enmeshment so you can choose better collaborations in your Work. You bring awareness to the wounds of scarcity and worthlessness so you can choose your value.

I’m not going to lie, it’s not going to be a month where you can rest on your laurels or bury your head in the sand.

It’s an active month with 2 eclipses and all inner planets full speed ahead shifting signs and inner energetic alignment.

You’re going to sweat, you’re going to dig, you’re going to excavate and you are going to trust. And in return for all the space that is now created, you’re going to flex your sweet trust of success, truth and empowerment.

Thank you, October. I mean it.

October Cosmic Shifts:

  • Mercury enters Libra (Oct 4)
  • Venus enters Virgo (Oct 8)
  • Mars enters Scorpio (Oct 11)
  • Mercury enters Scorpio (Oct 21)
  • Sun enters Scorpio (Oct 23)
  • Pluto Retrograde ends Capricorn 27° (Oct 28)

Lunations

  • New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse Libra 21° (Oct 14)
  • Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse Taurus 5° (Oct 28)

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Planetary Purpose
In a pinch and want to remember which days are best for which task? Go with the planetary days.

  • Sunday (Sun): Create, radiate, source
    Do what you love!
  • Monday (Moon): Feel, intuit, nourish, care
    Define how you want to feel and listen to your intuition to plan your week.
  • Tuesday – Mars: Act, motivate, initiate, lead
    Take action on your tasks on this productive day.
  • Wednesday – Mercury: Think, speak, write, communicate, share info
    Get on social, send an informative email, share your voice.
  • Thursday – Jupiter: Believe, expand, teach, gratitude, promote
    Work on your website, send a press release, and promote your business.
  • Friday – Venus: Connect, combine, appreciate, beautify, soften
    Focus on money, relationships, beauty and appreciation.
  • Saturday – Saturn: Mastery, boundaries, “no”
    Take time for yourself to fill your cup.

How to use these cosmic energies:

  • These are the collective cosmic energies available to us all.
  • There is nothing to be fearful of. Get curious about what we need to learn.
  • For larger shifts, you’ll feel the energy a week leading up to and away from.

To personalize energies:

  • With conjunctions/meetings or lunar activations, look to the degree of the activation and find where that degree lives on your natal chart.
  • Your astrological house in which the degree occurs is where in your business or life more information is available for that cosmic shift.

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Week of October 1 – October 7, 2023

This week promises an inspiring journey through the cosmos. Tune into your intuition, as Mercury’s alignment with Neptune invites you to flow effortlessly in your daily routines. Embrace the transformation of your mindset, recognizing the power of your thoughts, and watch them evolve. As Mercury enters Libra, it’s time to build communicative bridges in your relationships, sparking connections over shared ideals. Whether it’s intuition, thoughts, or relationships, take inspired actions this week to unlock your true potential. The universe is calling you to trust, transform, and connect as you step boldly into the days ahead.

October 2, 2023

10/2 – Flow with your intuition – Mercury opposite Neptune Rx at 8:34 AM PT | 11:34 AM ET. Mercury in its home of earthy Virgo illuminates your daily practice with a dose of inspirational intuitive flow. When they work in tandem, the axis of Virgo and Pisces create infinite flow in your creative process and routines. When they are in Neptune and Mercury, this aspect gives your attentive detailed work a sense of mysticism. If you are open to the signs that your intuition is constantly sending you, today will feel amplified, as if your doors are wide open to receive it all. These downloads may not make sense at first, but if you stop trying to figure it out and playfully get curious, you will get an insight into your most effective creative processes. This may sound subtle, yet you get to decide today on how you can think things through. Would you rather struggle with the details or go with the flow and be inspired to do easier?

➡️ What intuitive technique will you decide to trust now?

October 3, 2023

10/3 – Thoughts are powerful – Mercury trine Pluto Rx at 12:20 PM PT | 3:20 PM ET. It’s a day like today where you see the transformation of all the mindset work you have done. You may have fallen into needing to do it because of shadows or wounds you experienced. Or you may have tapped into the next level by consciously addressing your mindset blocks. Regardless of how you relate to mindset work, today you will note the fruits of your labor. Your thoughts are powerful and you are the master of your thoughts.

➡️ What thought patterns have now transformed?

October 4, 2023

10/4 – Bridge communicative relationships – Mercury enters Libra at 5:09 PM PT | 8:09 PM ET. After an extended stay in its home of Virgo, Mercury sails into Libra to get chatty over relationships and connections through the shared love of beautiful ideas, facilitating group dynamics, and who’s who. Now through October 21, Mercury dashes through Libra. While Mercury is in Libra your thoughts are on connecting to the right people that help us along our business journey and how to engage in group dynamics through dialog. This includes ideal customers, affiliates, business partners, anyone with whom you have a commitment through a contract or money exchange. Mercury in Libra is about understanding and expressing your social needs around those Libra themes in both your life and Work.

➡️ What relationships can you spark over shared ideals?

Have Mercury in Libra natally? You’re a persuasive communicator, with the ability to tap into your charm and friendly demeanor to win people over effortlessly. With an eye towards collaborations, you have a super-power for gathering people and working in partnerships. Skilled at seeing multiple perspectives, you are able to express your thoughts with tact and consideration and have a natural ability to find common ground. Not one to jump to any conclusions, you will often spend time and attention gathering as much information as possible about everyone with whom you come into contact. Be aware of when you’re compromising to keep the peace instead of pushing a conversation along to move through conflict.

Week of October 8 – October 14, 2023

Prepare for a dynamic week filled with cosmic shifts and transformation. As Mars squares Pluto, internal restructuring is underway. Embrace discomfort as it prompts you to confront deep-seated fears and desires, unlocking personal power. This is your moment to step into your true strength and make a lasting impact. Channel your energy into inspired action, as frustration evolves into a catalyst for growth.

Venus entering Virgo encourages discernment in social interactions and investments. Seek evidence for your choices and invest in wellness and efficiency. Your relationships, life, and business can thrive with sensible investments.

Venus opposing Saturn challenges your beliefs about health and habits. Embrace preventative care and balance your life’s elements. Break free from unsustainable structures and build a strong foundation for success.

Mars enters Scorpio, empowering inner and outer work. Trust your innate drive and magnetize your business with authenticity. Stand by your emotional boundaries, streamlining expectations for better results.

The New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra liberates you from past relationship patterns. Break free from enmeshment, embrace your true self, and let go of old survival tactics. Make space for your authentic self to emerge and invite trusting, aligned collaborations into your life.

This week, focus on letting go, allowing transformation, and creating space for true success. The universe supports your journey towards empowerment and liberation.”

Take these celestial energies as a call to action, and embark on a week of personal and professional transformation. Your potential is limitless as you break free and soar to new heights.

October 8, 2023

10/8 – Intensified integrated action – Mars square Pluto Rx at 6:05 PM PT | 9:05 PM ET. For at least a week leading up to and away from this exact square off there is an intense stirring for restructuring from within. It’s a time like this where things begin to feel uncomfortable internally. It involves facing deep seated fears, desires, or issues that are ready to be addressed and resolved to bring about more personal power. Do not repress your voice or sugarcoat your message for fear of ruffling any feathers; that won’t work in an energy like this. This is the energy you’ve been waiting for, changemaker. You can no longer hold yourself back. Shift, evolve, and center yourself for maximum impact. You’ll feel the intensity and energy of your desire for personal justice building. Tension has likely catalyzed you to look within. Whether you have been feeling angry and frustrated, or energized and motivated, know that these vitalities are different expressions of the same potent energy. If you’ve been finding yourself on the lower side, holding frustration, anxiety or anger, I want to remind you it’s okay to be angry. Anger is a product of repressed action. This energy is activating your need to purge what is rousing that anger and frustration, so you can move into personal growth. When life prevents you from doing what you want, frustration can quickly build into anger. But that also means you may be coming up to the brink of inspired action!

Especially activating for late Cardinal energies (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn)

➡️ What inner spark is creating empowered change now?

10/8 – Connecting through wholeness – Venus enters Virgo at 6:11 PM PT | 9:11 PM ET Now through November 8, Venus — your ability to connect and attract — will be gliding through the sign of Virgo. In Virgo, Venus’s attraction power comes from synthesizing your evidence, attending to the simple pleasures of detailed work done and clean, simple living. While Venus is in Virgo, you are more discerning when it comes to your social interactions and how you spend your valuable money. You desire evidence that your time and resources will be well spent. If you are looking to invest, invest in things and experiences that will help you get more organized, effective, healthy and whole. Perhaps look into a wellness retreat, or a business coach, or a robot vacuum to double your effectiveness and make time for restoration. If you have planets or angles in Virgo, over the next few weeks, look for lucky streaks as Venus shares her glow and attraction on your natal planets.

➡️ What new wellness or systems oriented, sensible investments are you drawn to improve your relationships, life or business?

October 9, 2023

10/9 – Choose Homeostasis – Venus opposite Saturn Rx at 11:11 PM PT | 2:11 AM +1 ET. For a few days around this exact meeting, people may show their true colors around their beliefs about their health and habits. Do you deserve to take care of yourself as a preventative medicine? Do you see health as a luxury? It may come to a critical deciding point where you need to choose healthy habits to build your business. A choice to build healthy habits now before your health (or the health of your business) becomes a problem, a restriction, or a demand for your attention. Think about it as preventative care, a homeostasis of balancing interdependent elements in your life, like hiring help before you are desperate for it, looking at your books regularly, only saying yes to projects that feel aligned. This feeling may come as a surprise to you. Yet, you need to decide now if you are going to run your business from emergency to emergency, or you have to let go of an unsustainable structure. The space you create by saying goodbye will allow you to focus on the things that matter. Allow yourself to build a healthy and strong foundation.

➡️ What preventative care can I choose to fortify my mind, body, spirit, and business before I really need it?

October 11, 2023

10/11 – Activate with mystery and magic – Mars enters Scorpio at 9:04 PM PT | 12:04 AM +1 ET. Now through November 24, Mars spends its time in its traditional home sign of Scorpio. Mars is now adding physical magnetism and power drive to do the inner work in your Work. Use this energy to do your inner work, things like acting on your intuitive hits, seeking feedback on your work, challenging limiting beliefs. And use this energy to do your outerwork, motivating and taking action on the most impactful tasks. Trust as you act on this inner power that you become more authentically you, trusting in your own innate drive. The effect is profound. As you become a better version of you, you become an irresistible force that magnetizes your business.

Have Mars in Scorpio natally? If you have a natal Mars in Scorpio, you get motivated by transformation and power. TBH, you have a certain sex appeal and presence that can’t be denied. Recognize and harness this power without manipulation. Not everyone has this power. If you have planets or angles in Scorpio, as Mars drives through, expect a boost of energy activating your natal energies over the next 6 weeks.

➡️ What inner trusting work will you initiate this season?

October 13, 2023

10/13 – Kindly act on boundaries – Mars trine Saturn Rx at 5:29 AM PT | 8:29 PM ET. You are being asked to easily stand by your boundaries in what you do, or in your relationships. You will have a better ability to accomplish what you set after if you streamline and create clear expectations, especially emotional expectations.

➡️ What boundaries do you now stand by to protect your emotions?

October 14, 2023M

10/14 – Liberating Relationship Patterns (Breaking free of Enmeshment) – The more you let go, the more you are free to call in those most trusting, worthy and aligned collaborations that nourish your success. – New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse Libra 21° at 10:55 AM PT | 1:55 PM ET.
This highly energetic, upheaval of an eclipse is shaking up your relationships and who you THOUGHT you were in relationship with, others and yourself. This is the time you’ve been working towards for the last 6 months. You are ready to let go once and for all to unlock a new cycle of collaborative relationships and client attraction.

Your previous relationship patterns shaped by societal, familial, cultural conditioning told you who you were, who you needed to be, and who you needed to please in order to survive. This at one time protected you, it served you so you could endure, but now it inhibits you from reaching your highest potential in both life and Work. Maybe you under price, or say yes all the time, or hide parts of yourself that seem unworthy. What interpersonal and identity traps are not allowing you to awaken, become liberated, or take off? These shadows of being are now excavated. And all the armor and protections you’ve built around yourself are no longer walls, but now tools of your trade as you dissolve away the survival and see what gifts it gave you.

Remember, even in your Work and business, the old family enmeshment dynamics are playing out in your professional relationships.

This Eclipse, make a conscious point to breakfree from these past relationship patterns to unlock your interpersonal success:

  • Lack of individuality: aka not being your true self and blending in
  • Emotional dependency: aka letting others determine your feeling, goals and experiences
  • Lack of decision making: aka you depend on others to make decisions
  • No boundaries: aka you don’t assert your needs or preferences
  • Conflict avoidance: aka you suppress your feelings to keep the peace
  • Isolation: aka you hide instead of making healthy valuable relationships
  • Emotional turbulence: aka intense emotions create instability with loved ones
  • Jealousy, envy and possessiveness: aka controlling behaviors of distrust

Although it’s a New Moon, the energy of this eclipse is so charged I encourage you to set no new intentions. You don’t need to do anything, simply let the breaking down, chipping away, letting go, making space for your true self to emerge. To “let” is to bring awareness to what needs letting go.
The more you resist the more tangled your unhealthy relationship patterns remain.

The more you let go, the more you are free to call in those most trusting, worthy and aligned collaborations that nourish your success.

➡️ What do you need to let go of to fly?

Week of October 15 – October 21, 2023

A week of cosmic clarity and transformation awaits. Mercury and the Sun unite for quick, clear thinking, allowing you to integrate recent experiences. Mercury’s square with Pluto unveils deep insights triggered by others’ words. Venus trines Jupiter, ushering in abundance and expansion as you trust in yourself. Mercury’s shift into Scorpio urges you to embrace and trust your intuition’s language for an Intuition Revolution. It’s a week to harness clarity, inner wisdom, and inspired action.

October 19, 2023

10/19 – Quick, clear thinking – Mercury conjunct Sun at 10:38 PM PT | 1:38 AM +1 ET. Mercury speeds through Libra to meet up with the Sun, joining forces in what is called a “Cazimi”. This Cazimi, like a New Moon phase between the Sun and Mercury, is a new beginning in their dance. With this meetup it reminds you to enjoy clarity and quick thinking. Lots of old experiences and memories have recently come to light, especially from the eclipse shakeup last week. In a new way you now get to decide how you will integrate these learnings into your changemaking Work.

➡️ What are you clear and certain of now?

October 20, 2023

10/20 – What deep thoughts are catalyzed? – Mercury square Pluto at 5:51 PM PT | 8:51 PM ET. This fleeting energy is revealing and intense. Deep knowing may come forth — a hidden gift if you are ready to understand how to use this energy. Pluto has the ability to dredge up what we try to hide, and Mercury enables us to express these hidden truths in a way that brings the unconscious to the conscious. Notice what people may say to you that triggers deep emotions. There is no need to take offense to outside communications, as they are the key to give you insight as to what needs to be revealed. If you’ve been working on mindset issues in your business, you may get the insight you need to uncover what it is that is truly holding you back from initiating your intentions. Be aware that we are all feeling this energy, so be kind to yourself and others. We are all uncovering something.

➡️ What “triggers” your insights and knowing?

October 21, 2021

10/21 – Expansive mutual feelings – Venus trine Jupiter Rx at 9:32 PM PT | 12:32 AM +1 ET. For a day leading up to and away, there is abundance and expansiveness manifesting. You feel safe and secure, more than you have recently because you have learned to trust and believe in yourself and your ability. Even if this feeling is subtle, this yields a profound optimism in how you receive. Notice opportunities that are showing up to help you build your skills (mentorships?), build your connections (network events?), and build your wealth (diversifying your offerings?).

➡️ What is now supporting you?

10/ 21 – Perceive your intuition – Mercury enters Scorpio at 11:49 PM PT| 2:49 AM +1 ET. Now for only 2.5 weeks, Mercury is stepping on the gas and speeding through the zodiac. Trust your acquired spidey sense. You know how things really mess up when you’re not listening or understanding your intuition. Pay attention to how your intuition communicates to you. Sounds? Pictures? Pure downloads? Get familiar with its language and learn to trust it so you can superpower your business and save yourself from all those red flags. We are on our first steps in the march to an Intuition Revolution. Take your intuition out of the closet, put it on and don’t look back!

➡️ How do you experience your intuition?

Have Mercury in Scorpio natally? You are a messenger to Spirit and your intuition. When you learn to trust the innate understanding of your all knowing intuition, the better you will be. Your mind can be intense, wanting to reveal all the secrets within. You value seeing the complexity behind everything. You are a natural investigator that cuts through the bull. In your Work, value your intensity and your persistent ability to keep communicating til the truth is revealed. It’s on your side.

Week of October 22 – October 28, 2023

As we approach the final week of October, the cosmic energies are calling for profound transformation and empowerment. Mercury’s alignment with Saturn encourages us to focus our intuitive knowing, paving the way for strategic planning and clear communication. With the Sun entering Scorpio, it’s time to trust our inner wisdom and authenticity, unleashing our magnetic power. The Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus prompts us to release scarcity mindset and embrace our true worth. Pluto’s shift from retrograde signals a period of intense transformation and facing our shadows. As Mercury joins forces with Mars, assertiveness and clear boundaries become paramount. And a Venus-Uranus trine promises unexpected pleasures and breakthroughs. Embrace these cosmic influences to empower yourself, trust your intuition, and boldly step into a new chapter of your journey. It’s a week of deep shifts and opportunities for growth – seize them with confidence and determination!

October 22, 2023

10/22 – Focus your intuitive knowing – Mercury trine Saturn Rx in water signs at 9:12 AM PT | 12:12 PM ET. For a quick few days leading up to and away from this moment, you have focus and concentration that allows you to undertake a demanding mental and intuitive process. Maybe you want to strategize and intuit a nurture sequence, curriculum for your next offering, or even a messaging flow in your Work. With an energy like this, your deep concentration and intuition helps you clarify your thought leadership and how to express it in your Work. Be aware that less is more with this energy.

➡️ What messaging can benefit from deep intuitive connection?

October 23, 2023

10/23 – Season to transform and integrate – Sun enters Scorpio at 9:21 AM PT | 12:21 PM ET. Now through November 21, we celebrate Scorpio and the authentic deep power that comes from within. Scorpio’s power comes from trusting yourself, trusting your intuition, and trusting that you are more magnetic the more you trust yourself.

Scorpio can easily turn that trust into shadows of manipulation and secrecy. But in the highest light, Scorpio is about sharing her power and empowering others with authenticity, polarization (after all, we aren’t made for everyone), and deep emotional intuition.

In your Work and business, Scorpio is the power to uncover truths, create intimacy through trust, and break down all the fluff that keeps you from your inner authenticity. Call on your Scorpio energy to trust yourself, your intuition, to do the deep fixed research and uncover the ultimate authentic truth.

Of course, Scorpio is deeply rooted in healing, as it’s unafraid to excavate the depths to find the truth in shadow work and counseling. If you work with Scorpio power, expect to feel your pain and shadows as a way to move through them.

During this season, may you choose transformation, choose to trust your intuition, and choose to face your depths so that you can tap into your inner power to move your purpose forward.

For all the Scorpio Luminaries, the most healing and intimate of solar returns (birthday) to you.

➡️ What deep healing and trust will you bring forth to empower your business?

October 28, 2023

10/28/23 – Leaving Scarcity Behind – Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse Taurus 5° at 1:24 PM PT | 4:24 PM ET. This year’s Full Moon Taurus is a partial lunar eclipse, a Full Moon amped up a few notches, so you can bring to light and resolve Taurean themes around worthiness, value, money and sustainability.

Eclipse seasons are renowned for shaking things up, throwing wild cards into the mix, and revealing more layers of reality that you are meant to resolve over the next 6 months. With this Taurus lunar eclipse, ripe with planetary face offs, you are being asked to make a few bold choices that continue the letting go theme you’ve started a month ago with the Aries Full Moon. On this letting go journey you are ready to recognize and resolve how scarcity mindset and lack still permeate your life and Work.

Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter are all involved in the planetary face off adding to the vibe allowing you to stand up for your rights, speak up for your worth, and release limiting self beliefs. This is an elevated energetic and emotional time, don’t hold back, as it’s in the expression of these energies where you can excavate these deeply held beliefs around your worthiness.

RITUAL: Because this is a Taurus Moon, you know you are here to move your body, shake it, stomp it, spin it, throw it alllll out until you feel clear and energetically light in your mind and body.

10/28 Feel into the intensity of transformation – Pluto Retrograde ends Capricorn 27° at 6:09 PM PT | 9:09 PM ET. Pluto shifts gears and appears to move forward in the sky again but it will be a few weeks until Pluto’s intensity lifts. While retrograde is over the last few weeks have likely been intense and the next few weeks will continue this intensity because Pluto takes their time moving from this one degree point. It’s these changes in direction that we feel Pluto’s pull and power the most intensely. Especially if you have natal planets and energies in the late degrees of Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

Pluto spends about 50% of the year in reverse, and because this dwarf planet is so far removed from us on Earth, its effects are subtle – yet profound.

The week up to and away from this shift is where we will feel the power of Pluto the most intensely. The key to working with Pluto is to dive into the intensity. If you try to avoid the intensity, Pluto will only turn up the heat. Notice what shadows want to come into the light. Befriend these shadows, get to know them, their hurts and work through them. That is how you transform.

The small area between Aquarius 0° and Capricorn 27° is where Pluto will highlight. If you have any natal planets or angles in late degrees of Cardinal (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) or Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) signs as well as the earliest degrees of Fixed (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) or Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) you will feel the intensity of your natal energies wanting to transform in your life and Work.

➡️ What truths are now brought to light and able to be empowered?

Be grateful that Pluto takes his time with this deep transformation. The sooner you embrace and go through the fears and shames that hold you back, the sooner you will break down these energies and be left with authentic power.

Pluto Retrograde schedule

  • 5/1 Stations Retrograde Aquarius 0°
  • 7/21 Sun opposite Pluto Capricorn 29°
  • 10/28 Stations Direct Capricorn 27°

Week of October 29 – November 4, 2023

October 29, 2023

10/29 – Express your power – Mercury conjunct Mars in Scorpio at 7:22 AM PT | 10:22 AM ET. Are you stating your needs? Are they getting met? You may get frustrated or angry when your priorities are not at the top? This begins a new cycle of asserting yourself. Ultimately it is your responsibility to share expectations, policies, and responsibilities. Having expectations clear and at the center isn’t mean, it’s constructive to projects and relationships going smoothly. Advocate in your power, you can still be assertive as well as kind. The word is mightier than the sword. Your customers and people will appreciate your new cycle of power and clarity.

➡️ What needs to be said to galvanize your boundaries?

October 31, 2023

10/31 Receive and enjoy the surprise – Venus trines with Uranus in Earth signs saying it’s safe to receive surprises of pleasure, abundance and gain. Wind falls are great, whether it’s a compliment, or a dream client paying your highest rate! Enjoy this time, about a day before and after this exact meet up.

➡️ What creative, social or money breakthroughs come to you now?

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