The movement of planets: Given below are the positions of planets for the month. Please note –
- The purpose of giving the positions of the planets in different constellations is to give you in a glance a general direction of planets in the sky and if a planet will be visible. For example one can see that the sun is in the direction of Virgo constellation. Therefore, any planet in this direction would not be easily visible.
- You may also note that the ‘actual’ position of the sun is quite different than that ones sun-sign indicates.
- I nor my good friends believe that positions of planets can in anyway influence ones live, other than giving you viewing pleasure.
Sun remain in Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) all through the month.
Mercury (Budha) is in Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) and moves to Libra, the Scale (Tula) on Oct 22nd and then remains in this constellation rest of the month. It is in inferior conjunction with the Sun on Oct 9.
Venus (Shukra) is in Leo, the Lion (Simha) and moves to Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) on Oct 9 and then remains in this constellation rest of the month.
Mars (Mangal) too is in Leo, the Lion this month and moves to Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) on Oct 12 and then remains in this constellation rest of the month.
Jupiter (Guru) is in Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) and moves to Libra, the Scale (Tula) on Oct 15 .
Saturn (Shani) is in Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Bearer, (Sarpa-Dhar) and remains in this constellation all through the month.
Phases of the Moon (timings in IST hh:mm) Full moon: 06-Oct 00:10 Last quarter: 12-Oct 17:55 New moon: 20-Oct 00:42 First quarter: 28-Oct 03:52
Oct 05 Th 21:45 Venus-Mars: 0.2° N 07 Sa 00:12Uranus-Moon: 3.9° N 09 Mo 02:03 Mercury Superior Conj. 09 Mo 11:21 Moon Perigee: 366900 km 09 Mo 23:35 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.6° S 11 We 23:51 Moon North Dec.: 19.6° N 12 Th 17:55 Last Quarter 14 Sa 01:59 Moon-Beehive: 3° N 15 Su 03:40 Moon Ascending Node 15 Su 16:24 Moon-Regulus: 0.2° S 17 Tu 15:34 Moon-Mars: 1.9° S 18 We 05:51 Moon-Venus: 2.1° S 19 Th 22:54 Uranus Opposition 20 Fr 00:42 New Moon 21 Sa 16:24 Orionid Shower: See below 24 Tu 17:24 Moon-Saturn: 3.6° S 25 We 07:55 Moon Apogee: 405200 km 25 We 23:43 Moon South Dec.: 19.7° S 26 Th 23:32 Jupiter Conjunction 28 Sa 03:52 First Quarter 29 Su 12:11 Moon Descending Node
Orionids (From IMO Site) Active from October 2nd to November 7th The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. Radiant: 06:20 +15.5° Velocity: 67km/sec) - Parent Object: 1P/Halley
(Disclaimer: Please note that the Indian names of the stars, constellations, and planets given in parenthesis for the purpose to remind the reader that India has a rich astronomical tradition. I do not subscribe to astrology.)
Indian names of planets, constellations and stars
Mercury – Budha बुध
Venus- Shukra शुक्र
Mars – Mangal मंगळ मंगल
Jupiter – Guru or Bruhaspati गुरू ब्रुहस्पती
Saturn – Shani शनी
Taurus Vrishabha वृषभ
Leo Simha सिंह
Libra Tula तुला
Virgo Kannya कन्या
Scorpius Vruschik वृश्चिक
Antares Jyestha ज्येष्ठा
Regulus Magha – मघा