Money and values are important topics this month. This is because the Sun is in Libra and your personal money sector until the 23rd. Plus, your ruling planet Mercury’s here from the 5th to the 22nd and action planet Mars is in Libra until the 12th. Therefore, as soon as October begins, it’s time to get things organised and sorted where money and finances are concerned.
This powerful astrology peaks on the 14th. This is the date of a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra and your money sector. This is the second eclipse in a new eclipse cycle focusing on the financial axis of your horoscope. The first took place in Aries and your joint finance sector on April 20th. Therefore, the two dates may be linked.
The Solar Eclipse on the 14th shines a light on your money, possessions and values. As eclipses often coincide with change, you might be shifting your money mindset or want to do things differently regarding your future security and your financial situation.
Sometimes, life steps into bring change your way and it’s always worth noting an eclipse date and being prepared for it. The eclipse itself is not the best time to make a major financial move, especially as this eclipse is square to Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation.
Admittedly, Pluto only perfects its square to the Sun on the 21st. Yet, this is the same day as your ruling planet Mercury squares Pluto. Money could be an issue surrounding a child or lover. Or, perhaps someone lets you down financially. Certainly, you’re wise to think twice before making a major purchase or investment.
Plus, power planet Pluto switches direction in your fellow earth sign Capricorn on the 11th, three days before the eclipse. Capricorn rules love affairs in your horoscope, also children and pregnancy, entertainment, luck and your creative projects.
There’s intensity here and October’s likely to be a month when your emotions are more attached or activated than usual. You could feel strongly about people, events and personal matters. Relationships could hit fever pitch, so keep tight hold on both your money and your emotions.
Scorpio season encourages you to dive in deep as there are hidden riches to be found when you delve beneath the surface. Admittedly, this could be a time when secrets emerge or you find out things that you don’t particularly like. Yet, on the whole, it’s worth putting on your detective hat and engaging fully with fact-finding and solving mysteries.
Scorpio rules communication in your horoscope and this month, Scorpio season begins early. Here’s the pattern:
Planets in Scorpio:
- Mars (action/drive) – from October 12th
- Mercury (communication) – from October 22nd
- Sun (identity) – from October 23rd
As Scorpio rules your communication and community sector, it’s a good month to throw yourself into life close to home and reach out and connect with other people.
Push aside any fear or doubt and make your mark. Scorpio season is good news for you around public speaking, sales and marketing and sharing what you know.
You could go back to school and educate yourself or gain new qualifications. Or, perhaps you start a blog or podcast or write for your local paper. You could leap into a community matter or take action in your local neighbourhood. This is about finding your voice and speaking your truth.
On the 29th, there’s a Mercury-Mars conjunction in Scorpio. This combination is forthright and direct and it’s the time to ask those questions you’ve been avoiding. Confront other people if necessary, be bold and courageous.
There’s a lot of hot air during this period in the month as big planet Jupiter opposes Mercury and Mars from your fellow earth sign Taurus. This is about your faith, your religion, your principles and beliefs.
Plus, this forthright line-up of planets link into the second eclipse in October on the 28th. This is when travel and study issues are under the cosmic spotlight.
These key areas have been ripe for change over the last two years as the eclipse cycle highlighted the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac since November 2021. You may have been back and forth travelling. Or, perhaps you’ve changed your study plans and qualifications have been a hot topic.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse falls on the 28th and it’s the last eclipse in the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle. You could receive important news about a course or trip. Or be ready to make a final decision regarding these key areas of your life.
Eclipse symbolism often hints that something has to end or be given up before you can move on and embrace a new chapter. Keep your eyes open and be ready for a new signpost or turning point. What’s coming to an end, where are you ready to finally make a commitment?
Rest of the Month’s Astrology
October is a month of powerful eclipses. Yet, events early in October are equally significant.
Firstly, your ruling planet Mercury completes its long journey through your star sign Virgo on the 5th. Mercury’s been in your personal sector since late July and was retrograde in August and September. What are you finishing off as the month begins? What important personal decision have you made and you’re ready to say yes? Get things signed and sealed and make the right moves.
Plus, the planet of love and relating Venus finishes her journey through Leo and one of the most hidden sectors of your horoscope. Perhaps, love has been a private theme for you, unrequited, personal or complicated. Once Venus moves into your star sign Virgo on the 9th, it’s time to embrace love fully and recognise your true value and self-worth. No more hiding away.
Eclipse Do’s & Don’ts
It’s a double whammy of eclipses this month. The Aries/Libra eclipse cycle continues while the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle comes to an end. Here are some eclipse tips:
- Try not to fear an eclipse – they are a reminder that you’re not in control.
- Ideally, don’t choose an eclipse date to launch a project or start something new.
- Wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Eclipse symbolism is shadowy and hidden.
- Once the eclipse shadow lifts, then you can aim to take advantage of any changes that have occurred.
- Know that eclipses are closely linked to the karmic nodes and wheel of destiny – they often act as a signpost or turning point.
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