Your ruler, the Sun, is in the sign of balance, Libra, until the 23rd. Libra is one of the lively air signs so you can expect a lively time. You may be constantly seeking balance in the first three weeks of October.
This is great for communication and all things marketing, sales or gossipy. The air signs rule the networks, so connect with other people, make new friends and reach out. Wherever you want to extend your circle, use your voice, either personally or professionally.
New Work Rules
In fact, you may be itching to do something new this month for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Uranus, the planet of change, is in Taurus and your career and vocation sector.
Uranus is volatile and restless, more suited to freelance work or self-employment than the 9-to-5. Uranus’ planetary energy kicks in on the 7th, 12th and 28th.
Plus, you have two of the slower-moving planets, Saturn and Pluto, in Capricorn and your work and routine sector. These two planets have been in this part of your horoscope for some time. Work may feel relentless because of this. Or perhaps, you’re currently unemployed or out of work.
Usually, where Pluto is concerned, it’s a case of all or nothing. Pluto, is intense this month as it turns direct on the 3rd. This means Pluto never leaves 20 degrees Capricorn throughout October.
There are key dates when you may encounter problems or issues at work. The Sun, your ruler, clashes with Saturn on the 7th and Pluto on the 14th, the day after the Full Moon on the 13th. Saturn and Pluto are also strong on the 1st and 27th.
Put all this together, and it’s important to get real about work, your health and lifestyle. Notice what’s stopping you leading the life you choose or who or what is getting in the way. For some of you, this might be a time when you want to put a job on hold or end a permanent contract.
An Adventurous Full Moon
The Full Moon on the 13th highlights the star sign, Aries, and your travel and study sector. If you’re feeling bored with your current routine or situation, the Full Moon could stoke the fires of adventure.
Plus, Uranus is an impulsive influence and active on the day of the New Moon on the 28th. Therefore, both lunations this month may prove dramatic.
Home & Family Negotiations
Also, events at home or within your family play their part. Communication planet, Mercury, enters Scorpio and this sector of your horoscope on the 3rd followed by Venus, the planet of relating on the 8th.
Come the last week of October and your ruler, the Sun, also graces Scorpio from the 23rd onwards.
This means there’s likely to be a lot happening at home, whether there are more negotiations, meetings or get-togethers than usual. Or perhaps, you’re considering living somewhere new or changing around your living arrangements or surroundings.
Scorpio is a deep and intense star sign, so expect some real heart-to-hearts this month with family members. If someone has a particular issue or problem, aim to sort things out and find a solution or resolution sooner rather than later.
This has a lot to do with the fact that Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on October 31st and remains on go slow until November 20th.
Once Mercury’s in retreat, it’s harder to get things sorted and it’s not an ideal time to sign or seal a contract or make a major home or family-related decision.
Therefore, use the Scorpio energy throughout October and don your detective hat to find answers to your questions. This may be linked to your work and health or a similar situation for a family member.
Money too is in the mix and you need to work alongside your family to pool resources and share what you own. This works both ways – it can help your personal situation or you might be the one stepping in to lead the way.
Even though the New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th falls only a few days before Mercury’s change in direction, it’s still lively for new beginnings. Notice who reaches out to you on or around the 28th and which people you can rely on the most.
If things do become too intense or introspective throughout October, then tap into the Libra planetary vibe which is strong throughout the month.
Mercury dips into Libra until the 3rd, but Lady Love, Venus, is in Libra until the 8th and action planet, Mars, enters Libra on the 4th where it remains until mid-November.
This is about support in your community, being social and having a good network of friends around you. It’s not just about support and advice, however, it’s about having fun.
If you want to meet someone new, reach out while Venus is in Libra. Plus, the day after the Full Moon on the 14th, there’s a gorgeous Sun-Jupiter connection and Jupiter is in Sagittarius and your romance sector.
Therefore, work your connections and create closeness in your personal relationships. Be around people who make you laugh and lift your spirits.
There will be times throughout October when you have to dig deep in your close relationships, especially with the person who plays devil’s advocate or the person who insists on arguing every point.
Balance is needed in your close relationships, which means finding lightness in love and friendship, to balance out any troubling or testing connections, whether personal or professional.