Home & Family
It’s Libra season until the 23rd and this is where there’s currently a lot of planetary activity. Libra is the star sign at the base of your horoscope. It’s linked to your home and family, also your past and where you come from. Here’s the planetary line-up:
- Mercury (communication) – all month, retrograde until the 18th
- Mars (action/drive) – until the 30th
- Sun (essence/ego) – until the 23rd
It’s a complex planetary picture as Mercury is on go slow until the 18th. This can flag up misunderstandings or untruths linked to family life. Home projects or a property move could be delayed. Yet, there are significant turning point.
Firstly, there’s a New Moon on the 6th, a symbol of new beginnings. This New Moon is punchy as Mars is caught up in the mix and active on the 8th & 9th. Be wary of arguments or getting into a fight. At the same time, be assertive and fight to get your needs met.
The Full Moon on the 20th could be a significant turning point for you. The Moon is in Aries and your career and future sector, while the Sun is in Libra. This cuts across the foundations of your horoscope and is often a time of culmination or completion.
News coming to light or someone speaking up on the 18th when Mercury turns direct could be the key that turns the lock and gets things moving.
Plus, on the same day, the planet of opportunity Jupiter turns direct in Aquarius and your joint finance sector. This could coincide with a gift or good news about a loan, mortgage or inheritance.
- Lucky dates for home & finances: 4th, 15th, 18th & 28th
Romance & Children
The inner planets are moving through Scorpio at different times of the month. Scorpio rules deep emotions whether you’re exploring your psyche or stepping into a role as counsellor, therapist or analyst. Here’s the pattern:
- Venus (love/relating) – until the 7th
- Sun (essence/ego) – from the 23rd
- Mars (action/libido) – from the 30th
These planetary shifts could bring a soulmate connection your way, especially when Venus is in Scorpio up until the 7th. New romance could flourish quickly, whether in your own life or for your child, an ex or past lover.
Either way, there’s going to be a lot of strong emotion around during Scorpio season and you’re going to be feeling it. There will be some wins, perhaps news of a birth or pregnancy or a creative project that goes well.
Scorpio rules entertainment and luck. Therefore, trust your natural intuition if you’re choosing lottery numbers or entering a competition.
Plus, there’s a suggestion this month that you’re being called forth to make up your mind about love. Consider who in your life needs more of you or needs you to be there for them.
Relationships have been under challenging stars in your horoscope for some time now. That doesn’t mean to say you can’t be in a committed loving relationship but there is an all-or-nothing feel about love.
This is because of the slower-moving planet Pluto in Capricorn and your relationship sector. Pluto turns direct on the 6th so there’s intensity in your one-to-one’s and it’s not a month to sweep things under the carpet.
Pluto clashes with planets in Libra and your home and family sector so there may be an issue with the in-laws or a step family, for example.
Also, your partner planet Saturn turns direct in Aquarius and your joint finance sector on the 11th. Someone in your life may have a lot of power now or be making a move on your money & security. Deal with any challenges head on.
- Tricky relationship dates – 1st, 17th & 22nd.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments until the communication planet is back up to speed on October 18th. Here are some more tips:
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- take a step back, do less not more
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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