Aries (21 March – 19 April)
As October begins, your ruling planet Mars remains in the earth sign Virgo until the 22nd. Virgo rules your work and routine, your health and lifestyle and it’s worth paying attention to the basics of life. The better you feel physically and the more organised you are, the more you can get done.
Mars isn’t the only planet in this part of your chart at the start of the month. The planet of relating Venus is also in Virgo until the 14th and something quite unique happens this month on the 5th. This is the only date in 2017 when the lovers of the heavens, Mars and Venus, come together in the zodiac.
Mars is your ruler and Venus is your partner planet so this could be a top date for love and relationships. Admittedly, both planets are in Virgo, a sign that can be prim and proper, but perhaps it’s about drawing up new rules or guidelines in a relationship, or being respectful and of service to one another.
You might find that someone comes into your life early in October who can help you in some way. This could be through your work or someone whose work you read, who inspires you as their writing touches your heart.
Power planet Pluto is part of the picture early in October as it teams up with Mars and Venus on the 1st and 3rd respectively. This is about work, your career and where you’re heading in life. All three planets are in earth signs, linked to security, both emotional and financial. This is a powerful combination so do what you can to improve your status and boost your reputation. It’s a go-for-it period in the month.
The trickiest date for work and/or health could be the 11th, as this is the day when your ruler Mars encounters Saturn, the planet of limitation and obstacles. You might have to push extra hard to keep going on or around this date. It could be wise to back off and wait for an easier time to get ahead. Sometimes if things aren’t working out, your best option is to try again at a later date.
Relationships are key to your success throughout October, and this means professionally as well as personally. The Sun is in Libra and your relationship sector until the 23rd, communication planet Mercury is here until the 17th and love planet Venus enters Libra on the 14th.
So you can’t avoid your 1-to-1’s now and in fact, it’s worth paying more attention to your relationships than usual. You can learn a lot from other people and it’s a good month to practise compromise and to find a balance in relationships.
Your vitality and energy isn’t always strong when the Sun is in your opposite sign of Libra. You end up giving a lot away so take care that you don’t run yourself ragged now. Let other people pick up the slack and work at partnership as this is where success and support lies.
The Full Moon on the 5th highlights the Libra-Aries axis of the zodiac and with the Moon in your sign, this too promises to be powerful. Note it’s the same date as the Venus-Mars conjunction so look out for good news for a partner or someone who chooses you and sees your potential.
Relationships are on something of a bumpy course, however, at times throughout October, because both the Sun and Mercury clash with the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto. The 8th/9th/10th could be challenging, for example, and any ultimatum issue is likely to be final.
The 15th too feels unpredictable when it comes to your 1-to-1’s and this vibe continues at the New Moon on the 19th. This month’s New Moon lights up your relationship and partnership sector which traditionally denotes the chance for a fresh start when it comes to love or a joint venture.
However, erratic Uranus is in on the act so this adds a feel of the unexpected. If any relationship or partnership in your life is wobbly already this month, it might be best to let go and move on.
The importance of relationships doesn’t fade this month because Venus enters Libra on the 14th followed by your ruler Mars on the 22nd. This is where to focus a good part of your energy until the last month of the year.
The big news this month however is Jupiter’s move into Scorpio. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and good fortune, it represents expansion and luck and it spends one year in each sign of the zodiac. On October 10th, Jupiter leaves the air sign Libra and enters the water sign Scorpio.
This highlights the sector of your chart which rules money but more specifically joint finances and shared resources. This includes mortgages, taxes, savings or debts, insurances, alimony, money owed and money loaned. It’s about the flow of money and the knowledge that money equals power.
Two dates are especially important with regard to money. The first is the 18th when communication planet Mercury teams up with Jupiter in Scorpio and the second is the 26th when the Sun and Jupiter come together in Scorpio. These dates promise a lot and this can be about wealth in the form of a bonus, gift or inheritance, or it may be linked to past connections, to family or property.
You could decide to take some big risks with money now, learn more about your money mindset or investigate new ways to increase your earnings. Stocks and shares are a Jupiter in Scorpio activity because Jupiter favours entrepreneurial activities. This is the planet of risk-taking, envisioning and the bigger picture.
Jupiter is not essentially linked to selfish behaviour although for some, this will be about building wealth and the potential for greed. At its best, Jupiter is the planet of generosity and 100% aligned with the philosophy that there’s enough in the world for everyone.
The metaphysical realm is also linked to Jupiter’s journey through Scorpio. So this is a perfect time in your life for spiritual work, healing or studying knowledge that goes beyond the everyday.