After last month’s complex astrology, this month is much more dynamic although you might have to wait a week or so before you can make things happen.
Take your time early on in October, go with the flow and enjoy life as much as you can without worrying about what next.
Mercury, the communication planet, remains retrograde until the 9th and this means that the trickster of the heavens is up to mischief. It’s been a complex Mercury retrograde phase and rather than try and push ahead with key relationships and negotiations, bide your time if you can.
Use this phase as an important period of learning and consider what you want when it comes to love and relationships, plus work and business partnerships. Mercury is on go slow in your opposite sign of Libra so this is all about relating for you, your 1-to-1’s.
There’s another reason too why the first week of the month is important for love and relationships and this is because Venus, your partner planet, remains in Leo and your romance sector until the 8th. Venus has been in Leo for most of the last 5 months since early June and for some, this will have been a significant period for love.
Venus in Leo is heart-warming but whilst Venus was retrograde or on go slow from July 25th until September 6th, you might have felt differently. The first week of October is a time to love unconditionally or at least reconnect with your heart. Let other people take the lead as the month begins and be soft and gentle in love.
The middle of October is a major turning point for different reasons but most important for you is Mercury turning direct on the 9th. This often brings new information to light or you hear from someone who’s been absent or quiet.
If you’ve had concerns about any key relationship the weekend of the 9th-11th is perfect to reconnect and listen to one another’s point of view. This is the best period of the month if you want to get back on track with someone special in your life.
The other important factor for love and relationships is a powerful New Moon in Libra on the 13th. This heralds a new chapter, the chance to make a fresh start in love or in any significant 1-to-1. It’s also a perfect time for meeting someone new if you’re looking for love or seeking a business partner. On the same day Mercury aligns with Saturn and important agreements can be made.
Note too that during the New Moon, the Sun and Uranus oppose each other across the zodiac so this is prime time to end a relationship or partnership that’s no longer working for you. The middle of the month is crunch time for love and relationships and one way or another, you benefit by being decisive.
The middle of the month is powerful for working relationships too and this is a big month for you with regard to your work and reputation. Your ruling planet is Mars and at the end of September, Mars entered Virgo and your work sector where it remains throughout October.
This is an efficient Mars which benefits from good organisation and regular routine. Virgo is the sign of health as well as efficiency so if you want to get back on track with a fitness routine or healthy eating or sleeping well, here’s your opportunity.
Venus joins Mars in Virgo on the 8th so this is a good month to team up with a buddy or support partner to encourage each other to get fit or attend a relaxation class, whatever you want to do. Being accountable to another person helps you stick to your goals.
The big week for your work and career is the middle week as there’s a powerful Jupiter/Pluto connection on the 11th and Mars connects with these two key planets on the 16th and 17th. Jupiter and Pluto are working harmoniously together. They’re both in earth signs, Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn and both these rule work sectors in your own chart.
It’s a powerful combination and together this can boost your status, your reputation and this month is the time to make your mark. There’s power within this duo and self-belief will get you far. Jupiter is a protective influence so if your work is connected with helping others or benefiting the environment/the world, then this is even more powerful for you. It’s about making a difference and is brilliant for fundraising as Jupiter and Pluto together represent hidden riches.
The 17th and 25th are also key dates for you as first Mars is boosted by Jupiter and then Venus, all three planets in Virgo ruling your work, your everyday routine, your lifestyle and your health. Jupiter expands what it touches so this indicates that you’re about to get noticed. Someone will recognise that what you do is worthwhile, valuable or indispensable.
Especially on or around the 25th, look out for someone who backs you, who can help you take your success to the next level. Jupiter promises abundance, brilliant news if you’re looking for work, you’re pitching for a contract or you’ve recently set up your own business. Go all out to impress.
The Full Moon on the 27th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of your chart and highlights finances. Saturn left your joint finance sector last month and it’s not going back there at least for many years. Full Moons suggest completion, award, consolidation.
There’s a real sense of achievement this month especially if you’ve been putting in the hours and working hard of late. It’s through hard work that you create your own luck and once you’ve decided who’s in your life and who’s out, you can get on with the business of achieving your goals. Head down and work towards a successful outcome.