October starts off with a powerful full moon in the fiery sign of Aries, this is not the best placement for the watery moon. In fiery Aries thoughts turn to letting off steam, that’s probably how a lot of us feel about the current situation. Aries is the sign of the warrior armed with courage and ready for a fight. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is still in the retrograde phase, so we see the warrior planet is clashing with authority, rules and regulations, causing anger, frustration and many heated arguments. Fortunately the balanced sign of Libra is in the spotlight, helping us to weigh up any challenging situation that we may find ourselves in. Libra is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and during October, as she travels through this discerning sign, you might need to spend time evaluating your partnerships and relationships by taking the opportunity to make some adjustments where necessary. The new moon in Libra on the 16th offers an excellent opportunity to check out your sense of balance, take time to reflect – are you giving more than you are receiving? Your ideals and beliefs come into focus at the second October full moon in Taurus on the 31st – Halloween! This is a passionate and creative full moon, ripe with possibilities and learning experiences. Intimate relationship matters, personal comfort levels and values will all figure prominently during the weeks to come.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
October begins with a powerful energy surge as the full moon arrives in your sign. Vitality will be at its peak, but try to remember to take time out for rest and relaxation. Relationships are also in the limelight, especially around the Libra new moon in your opposite sign on the 16th; patience is key!
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
October turns the focus to your health and wellbeing; a nutrition and fitness review may well be needed now as the Libra Sun demands a better balance in your daily life. The full moon in your sign on the 31st offers some favourable new insights into many aspects of your life, particularly on how you come across to others.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Important breakthroughs come to the surface during October as your creativity reaches a highpoint and you are able push ahead in business and work matters. Mercury in intuitive Scorpio offers some deep and lasting insight. Be open to new possibilities as love and romance are high on the agenda around the time of the Libra new moon on the 16th.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
This month sees dynamic Mars highlighting the career sector of your chart. Although Mars is retrograde there may well be some challenges ahead. The Libra new moon on the 16th offers innovative and creative energy for solving any domestic problems. Venus arrives in Virgo on the 6th giving your communication skills a positive boost.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
Your interactions are thoughtful and balanced during October as the Sun passes though the sign of the scales. Finances come to the forefront as Venus arrives in Virgo on the 3rd, and the new moon on the 16th is favourable for all round insight and positive gain. What can you do to improve yourself?
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
Communication is balanced and well thought out during this month as the radiant Sun passes though the sign of the scales. Mercury in Scorpio favours deep thinking and forward planning, this is essential for providing new solutions and innovations. Venus arrives in your sign on the 3rd, you are feeling your very best as you open up to the possibility of a new romance.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
The 1st of October offers up an Aries full moon to challenge and test you; issues around courage and self-confidence will surface now. Mercury is busy in your financial sector as new plans need to be drawn up concerning your earning potential. You should feel at your very best around the time of your personal new moon on the 16th.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
The powerful Aries full moon on the 1st of October offers a totally new way of working, this period is ripe for learning and exploration. Mercury is powerful in your sign, demanding that you dig deep for answers to important questions. Try to sort out any issues that concern you before the retrograde period begins on the 14th.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
October starts with Venus arriving in the part of your chart that governs all forms of education and higher learning, it’s the perfect time for expanding your mind – and possibly your heart! An exciting work opportunity comes into the picture around the Taurus full moon on the 31st.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
During October the Libran Sun illuminates your chart and helps you to find diplomatic solutions to challenging situations. The positive energy of the new moon on the 16th favours interactions with others. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised as love and romance beckon around the time of the full moon on the 31st
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
October is a powerful time for you to get your controversial points of view across to others; Mercury is well placed in deep thinking Scorpio and the harmonious new moon on the 16th ensures that you find a positive way to win through. The Taurus full moon on the 31st brings a domestic issue to the surface.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
This month brings a very different dynamic as Neptune in your sign positively aspects Venus, the planet of love and desire. The Libra new moon on the 16th offers new ideas regarding your finances. The full moon in Taurus on the 31st offers an excellent opportunity for you to communicate your innermost needs and wants.
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