The planets are peaking in Libra at the top of your horoscope in October, which is great news for your career and vocation, your status and reputation. Always during October, the Sun is in Libra where it remains until the 23rd.
This month, however, is different because Mars, the planet of action and drive, is also in Libra from the 4th until mid-November.
Therefore, this is a top month to focus on your future path, aim high and rev up your ambitious nature. In fact, you may be so busy with your career or long-term goals that your personal life suffers. Certainly, it’s important to think carefully about the work/life balance and decide where your priorities lie.
Instead of solely speeding ahead with career and big picture goals, find time to communicate with your loved ones so they’re supportive if you’re extra busy. This is important because of what’s happening with the slower-moving planets, Saturn and Pluto, in Capricorn.
Saturn is your ruling planet and has been in Capricorn for the last couple of years. It moves on from Capricorn next year, 2020, but for now it’s about personal mastery and self-discipline.
Saturn clashes with the Sun in Libra on the 7th and Mars in Libra on the 27th. You may find that external events slow you down at times during October. Or perhaps, you’re aware that you need to put firm boundaries in place to take care of yourself.
A lot depends on your current situation and whether you are extremely busy or you’re twiddling your thumbs. Saturn can be expressed as fear and doubting yourself, so take necessary precautions to keep your mood stable and celebrate your wins.
Balancing The Scales
Pluto is active this month too, as it turns direct in Capricorn on the 3rd. In fact, Pluto never leaves 20 degrees Capricorn throughout October which is significant if your birthday falls on January 11th. Pluto represents power and intensity. At its best, it gives you laser focus and lends you super powers.
The downside of Pluto is obsession to the point of wipe-out. Again, this flags up a cautionary note that the Libra scales are urging you to find a healthy work/life balance. Take care of your body, mind and spirit and adopt a holistic approach to your well-being.
The Full Moon on the 13th is pivotal in this respect. It cuts across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your horoscope. Plus, it pulls in Pluto to the mix and this feels intense. You may have a big decision to make mid-month about your career or vocation, where you live or your family situation.
The stars suggest that you’re wise to prioritise your work and career, your future goals. During the Full Moon, however, you may feel pulled in different directions and something’s got to give. Trust your intuition during the Full Moon period. Do what feels right and combine that with common sense, logic and rationality.
The People In Your Life
A personal relationship could be up for review at the time of the Full Moon as the Moon is the symbol for your partner in astrology. Therefore, the lunations, the Full and New Moons often coincide with significant developments in your 1-to-1’s.
Ensure that any relationship or partnership is right for you mid-month. Make adjustments and do what’s best for the both of you.
Friends too are there for fun, laughter, support and advice. In fact, friendship is a big theme throughout October. This is because Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Scorpio and this sector of your horoscope on the 3rd, followed by Venus, the planet of relating, on the 8th.
This is a sociable combination. It’s great for widening your social circle whether that’s on your own or with your partner. If you’re looking for love, ask your friends for an introduction as friendship and love are linked.
The period from the 20th to the 25th feels particularly romantic and connecting. Also, the 15th. Have those all-important conversations to secure a friendship or romantic relationship.
Plus, it is important to ask those key questions before the end of the month. This is because, on the 31st, Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio and remains on go slow until November 20th. Sometimes, when Mercury’s in retreat, misunderstandings crop up and it’s harder to get to the truth of a situation.
While Mercury’s in Scorpio throughout October, dig deep to get to the bottom of a mystery or puzzle. Spend quality times with friends and find out what they’re thinking or feeling. You might have to be persistent with someone close but it’s worth it to be there for the ones you love.
The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd followed by a New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th. This is gorgeous for new beginnings, whether you’re keen to join a group, club or society. Network and make the right kind of connections.
A Lively Romance
Romance could be lively at times too, thanks to Uranus in Taurus and your romance sector. Uranus is the planet of change and unpredictability and is active this month on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
New love could spring to life and quickly with Uranus in action. Also, there’s a lovely Mercury/Venus connection in Scorpio on the 30th. Yet, Uranus is the opposite of steady and stable. Therefore, ring the changes when it comes to love and work at keeping your love life fresh and exciting.
Children too could be a key feature of the month, whether they need your attention more than usual or they’re older and their love lives are resonant of Uranus, ie. wild and exciting.
All in all, it’s a good month to throw yourself into life, both personally and professionally. Plus, both areas complement each other, i.e. who you know can boost your career and reputation and people you meet through work can become good friends.