October moves the zodiac sign of Libra into the spotlight. This energy change invites concentration and reflection on what needs to be done to find more balance and stability within our lives. Venus, the planet of love and relationship, is also in Libra until the 23rd, offering a great opportunity to connect with friends and partners; it’s also a perfect time to iron out any past disagreements. Virgo Mercury ends the retrograde phase on the 3rd – any delays or setbacks to projects and plans should now be over, and life can more or less return to normal. Warrior planet Mars remains in curious Gemini all month, stirring up our need for communication and networking. Powerful Mars in Gemini wants to find out things and learn new subjects, many of us will take the plunge in search of truth, wisdom and untapped resources. The Aries full moon on the 9th brings a peak in physical energy and enhanced activity, the drive to find expression in a dynamic way will be strong. The new moon falls in the intense sign of Scorpio on the 25th; Scorpio is all about getting to the core of issues and understanding our authentic truth, this can be an emotional time with feelings running deep.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
October begins with a powerful energy surge as the full moon arrives in your sign on the 9th. Vitality will be at its peak, but try to remember to take time out for rest and relaxation. Relationships are also in the limelight as the Sun and love planet Venus are highlighting your opposite sign. Take care with any disagreements, try to use your intuition before you act.
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 and Venus both demand a better balance in your daily life. The intensely emotional Scorpio new moon in your opposite sign on the 25th demands that you dig deep and connect with your most intimate desires and the shadow side of life.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Important breakthroughs come to the surface during October as your curiosity and creative spark reaches a highpoint. Mars in your sign is giving you the energy and vitality to push ahead in business and work matters. Mercury moving direct on the 3rd clears up any misunderstandings and offers some deep and lasting insight. Be open to new possibilities in love and romance.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
Domestic issues are your top priorities during this month as you strive to create peace and harmony within your home and with your family. The Sun and Venus in Libra are in ideal positions for this to be a very successful venture. The dynamic Aries Full moon on the 9th is highlighting the career sector of your chart, you may also have to be courageous and fight for what you want.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
Your interactions are thoughtful and balanced during October as the Sun and Venus work together in the sign of the scales. This planetary aspect mainly strengthens your communicating ability so that you should be able to see both sides of any discussion. The powerful and highly intense Scorpio new moon on the 25th offers intuitive energy for solving any domestic problems.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
You can breathe a sigh of relief as Mercury, your ruler, moves into direct motion on the 3rd. Any setbacks or delays that you have encountered should now start to move forward. Communication is balanced and well thought out as the radiant Sun passes though the sign of the scales. Financial issues may also crop up now – deep thinking and forward planning is essential.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
It’s your birthday month and Venus, your ruling planet, is well placed in your sign to offer a truly exceptional time as friendships and harmonious partnerships are all well aspected. The powerful Aries full moon on the 9th offers a boost to your courage and self-confidence. Energetic Mars is in curious Gemini all month, spurring you on to new adventures.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
The powerful Aries full moon on the 9th of October offers you a totally new way of working. This period is ripe for learning and exploration. Expansive Jupiter is also in Aries, indicating that any new project that you start now will turn out to be highly successful. The new moon in your sign on the 25th demands that you dig deep for answers to important questions.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
During October the Libran Sun and then love planet Venus both illuminate the sector of your chart that governs friendships, groups, idealism and your relationship to the collective. This is a high energy time; don’t be surprised if themes around humanitarian issues and larger social structures are your driving force. The Aries full moon boosts your creativity.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
This month the radiant Libran Sun and the love planet Venus both illuminate the highest point of your chart, indicating that you are able to find diplomatic solutions to challenging situations, particularly in the workplace. The Aries full moon on the 9th presents a challenge, but the positive energy of the Scorpio new moon on the 25th favours interactions with others.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
October is a powerful time for you to press on with innovative plans for the future. The Mercury retrograde may have caused some setbacks and delays, but after the 3rd things should start to progress nicely. The powerful new moon in Scorpio on the 25th falls in your career sector and helps facilitate new projects that require your concentration and endurance.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
This month highlights the need for balance and stability in your investments, finances and resources. The Libra Sun and Venus urge you to take a step back and work out what’s best for the future. The deep and intense new moon in Scorpio on the 25th offers you an excellent opportunity to communicate your innermost needs and wants to those around you.
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