Play & New Love
It’s important this month to remember that this is Libra season, even if your ruling planet, Mercury, only dips its toe in Libra up until the 3rd. Libra is an air sign, the same element as your star sign, Gemini. You need people in your life and all air signs require activities or work that stimulate your lively mind.
Plus, Libra rules a great sector of your horoscope. It’s about play rather than work and the things you enjoy doing, the people you enjoy being with. This includes lovers as well as children, creative projects, entertainment and social activities.
There’s a lucky vibe to Libra, a time when you want to maximise your potential and believe that anything’s possible.
Even though your planet Mercury dives out of Libra early this month, the Sun is here until the 23rd and action planet, Mars, enters Libra on the 4th where it remains until mid-November.
Make the most of this and ensure you have a healthy work/life balance and you prioritise the good things in life, whatever makes you happy.
Plus, if you are in love or looking for love, Libra season can be wonderfully romantic for you. Venus, the planet of love and relating, is in Libra until the 8th.
Mars rules passion and the Sun in Libra teams up with Jupiter in Sagittarius and your relationship sector on the 13th, the day of the Full Moon.
Put all this together and there’s potential for passion, love and romance in your horoscope. Here too, you’re wise to channel your energy and focus and make the most of your 1-to-1’s.
You do still need to keep a close eye on money matters this month – key dates are the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 14th and 27th. This is perhaps nothing new as you have the tough planets, Saturn and Pluto, currently moving through Capricorn and your joint finance sector.
This month could feel intense if you’re dealing with a money issue, because Pluto turns direct on the 3rd and rarely moves at all throughout October. In fact, it remains at 20 degrees Capricorn. Ideally, try to remove yourself from any situation where other people have control of your money.
Also, be realistic when it comes to your own outgoings or expenses. If you recognise a drain on your finances, perhaps because of a loan or wanting to help out someone close, be vigilant.
Decide whether saying No is actually the best medicine. Certainly, this isn’t a good month to ignore a debt situation or keep paying out a regular amount of money that’s not bringing a good investment.
It’s the Full Moon which is pivotal in this respect on the 13th as Pluto is caught up in the emotional charge. During the Full Moon, emotions run high but you often see your situation clearly. Put firm boundaries in place around money and/or choose to work hard.
Work is a key feature of the month ahead because of what’s happening with your planet, Mercury. Mercury enters Scorpio and one of the work sectors of your horoscope on the 3rd and it won’t leave this sector until December 9th.
Immediately, this tells you that Mercury is about to enter its next retrograde phase. On October 31st, Mercury switches direction and remains retrograde or on go slow until November 20th.
Therefore, when it comes to your work, your lifestyle and health, crack on with new plans and put new habits in place sooner rather than later.
Once Mercury is retrograde, you can find that your plans change suddenly and it’s not the ideal time to start anything new. The other planets moving through Scorpio this month are:
- Venus (love & relating) from the 8th
- The Sun (essence, ego) from the 23rd.
Plus, there’s a New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th, only a few days before Mercury’s change of direction. This New Moon is lively as it falls close to a Mercury/Venus conjunction on the 30th. And, Uranus opposes the Sun on the day of the New Moon.
This means choose your alliances, your allies carefully. Team work is essential in your working life in the month ahead, also getting the right team on your side to boost your health or fitness. Uranus in Taurus can bring the unexpected.
Therefore, there may be events which take place that make you feel the Mercury retrograde phase is kicking in early. Uranus is a key signature on the 7th and 12th as well as the 28th.
For some of you, this could mean a change of job or a realisation that it’s time to do things differently. If work or a lack of work is proving stressful, focus on your well-being and take good care of yourself. Learn to delegate well and lean on a partner, whether personal or professional.
Hard Work Brings Reward
Work and money are linked in your horoscope and you could realise that a period of hard work will help you out of a tight financial spot. If you know that getting your head down for a couple of months ticks a lot of boxes, then do i.
At its best Mercury in Scorpio helps you to focus, concentrate and get on with the job at hand. You might be busy but raking it in financially – one good reason to prioritise work and boost your reputation or status in the process.
If you’re a Gemini with a plan, October’s a great month to set your plan in action, especially if the results will prove successful for your health, fitness, work or routine.