Aquarius (21 January – 18 February)
Action planet Mars is proceeding steadily through your star sign, Aquarius this month. Mars started out its lengthy journey through your personal sector mid-May 2018. It then turned retrograde in July and August and it’s only now starting to pick up speed once again.
In fact, it finally moves out of its shadow phase on the 8th. This is the date when Mars returns to the degree of the zodiac where it turned retrograde on June 26th. Nevertheless, in October Mars promises speedy resolution and a spring to your step.
You can get ahead when Mars is in your star sign and crack on with personal goals and projects. It’s excellent for being assertive when necessary and not letting other people undermine you.
This can come in handy early in the month, especially if you’re involved in any issue linked to the law, education or foreign connections. This is because the Sun is in your fellow air sign, Libra, until the 23rd and communication planet, Mercury, is here until the 10th.
Libra represents the scales of justice and this theme is about seeking equality and ensuring that what takes place is fair for everyone. You could be on something of a humanitarian mission this month with your lucky stars.
The New Moon takes place in Libra on the 9th, a symbol of new beginnings. This is an excellent date to take the initiative and start afresh. Libra’s linked to travel, study, the Law, the media and publishing so plenty of scope for what you turn your attention towards.
Do note, however, that Pluto is lurking during the New Moon and clashes with Mercury on the 3rd and the Sun on the 12th. This could link to something you haven’t seen, something that’s been hidden or not revealed to you. If you suspect you have a secret enemy, you may be right. Be savvy rather than overly confident if you’re aiming high early in the month.
In fact, aiming high is a key feature of October’s astrology for you and this is because of the emphasis on the star sign Scorpio. Talk planet Mercury is in Scorpio from the 10th to the 31st and the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd.
Scorpio is the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. Therefore, it represents your career and vocation, your status and reputation. It’s about where you’re heading in life and your future goals.
This may relate to something that’s been focal in your life over the past year while expansive Jupiter has been in Scorpio and remains here for one more month until November 8th. If you’ve played big in life or been in the limelight, this is Jupiter’s influence. Alternatively, you may have broken free from the 9-to-5 to pursue a free-wheeling lifestyle.
This month, you could be bringing a project to completion or be in talks or negotiations about what next. At the very least, it’s a significant month to consider where you’re heading and why. Line up some audacious goals for 2019.
Things peak close to the Full Moon on the 24th. This Full Moon cuts across the Scorpio/Taurus axis of the zodiac highlighting your foundations. It pulls in love planet Venus and your co-ruler, unpredictable Uranus.
Uranus is currently in Taurus and your home and family sector and this whole combination suggests the lure of the new or a fresh start. However, in true Full Moon style, you can rarely set out on a new path without first bringing one chapter to completion.
As Uranus is in the mix, this may come about in an unexpected way and you have to swiftly reprioritise what’s important and why. This could be connected to your home and family or a desire to follow your heart.
The key dates are the 26th and 29th when the Sun and Venus unite in Scorpio, followed by a Mercury and Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio. This is a compelling planetary combination which suggests that other people could have their hand in your success.
You might be hankering for the past or feel a sense of duty towards loved ones or family. It’s a heady mix which one way or another springs surprises. Decide how important security is to you and what you’re willing to give up to follow a long-term dream or goal.
Know too that Venus, the planet of love and relating, turns retrograde in Scorpio on the 5th and remains on go slow until November 15th. This is a secretive and temptress placing for Venus so look out for intrigues at work and be wary of mixing business and pleasure. If you do so, this could rebound in your life and change the landscape once Venus emerges from the dark into the light.
Consider for where you’re prepared to invest yourself fully and notice where obsession lies. Being an air sign, you’re not the most emotional of all the star signs, but that could change as Venus draws you deep into the underworld and the realm of emotion.
You might have some big decisions to make about where your priorities lie, especially during the last week of October. It’s potentially exciting but whatever happens comes with a whiff of danger and suspense.