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A Dance of Mind & Heart in Vedic Astrology

Dancing with Mind and Heart

October will show us how balanced we are with a month-long dance between mind and heart, intellect and emotion, understanding and feeling, and reason and intuition.

This happens about once a year when Mercury and Venus change signs in a whirlwind of ups and downs that bring both frustration and opportunity to realign ourselves in our relationships and life purpose.

Spiritually, it is a time when the thinking mind and feeling heart can finally come together (at least for a couple of weeks), and we not only know but can act upon what we need to change in ourselves and in our relationship with others.

Astrologically, it’s all about the Vedic signs that Mercury and Venus are dancing through.

Mercury begins October in its most perfect and exalted Vedic sign of Virgo! It stays there for the first two weeks of the month, and everyone (except for a few people in high places) has access to the higher mental functions. Our minds should be brilliant, fast, and analytical so tackle those mental realms!

Geminis and Virgos will especially be giddy with Mercurial happiness, so just put up with them.

Then (heavy music please), Venus enters the Vedic sign of Virgo on October 9th. As much as Mercury loves Virgo, Venus hates Virgo. Venus is debilitated in this sign. Feelings are now subordinated to the rational mind. Emotions are harder to access and express. And even if you were capable of an intimate emotional action, you would analyze it to death before it happened.

We will often misanalyse a relationship with Venus in Virgo, or filter our emotions through our mind. Now it is a great time, however, to get relationship counseling but again be aware that you will think you have it all figured out – but not really.

Libras and Taurus people will not be especially happy with Venus in Virgo, but good news is coming.

On October 13th, Mercury leaves its cherished sign of Virgo and enters into Venus’ sign of Libra. At the same time, Venus is stuck in Mercury’s sign of Virgo for the rest of the month.

But that is good news. With Mercury in the sign of Venus (Libra) and Venus in the sign of Mercury (Virgo) for the rest of October, both planets are happy. It’s like having your friend house-sit for you while you stay in their house.

In astrology, this planetary switch of the signs is called a “house exchange” and now everyone feels at home and the planets can behave well.

Geminis, Virgos, Libras, and Taurus folk can enjoy the dance for the last half of this month.

Remember: Our trickiest days for balancing mind and heart are October 9-13 and November 1-2.

For the rest of this beautiful October, however, let Mercury and Venus do their annual Two-Step into the future.


OCTOBER 26 – Mark this date!


Saturn finally enters the Vedic sign of Sagittarius after 2 ½ years on October 26th. Everyone gets a life change. Find out all about the upcoming 2 ½ years in our newsletter next month when we look at what Saturn is bringing to everyone’s life.