Libra (23 September – 23 October)
Your ruling planet Venus is picking up speed in fiery Aries this month. Venus in Aries is a strong energy, direct and go-getting. So wherever in your life you’ve felt held back or restricted, now’s the time to take the initiative and set new plans and ideas in motion.
There’s another reason why you can start to move forward now and this is because of communication planet Mercury. On the 3rd, Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde or on go slow. This is the planetary equivalent of a switch that flicks from off to on or new information that comes to light.
March and April may have been months when you had to drag your heels thanks to both Mercury and your ruler Venus retrograde at times. As May progresses, you could find that more than one door begins to open.
As the month begins, both Venus and Mercury are in Aries which is your relationship sector. So this hints at progress for your significant 1-to-1’s. You might hear from someone who’s been quiet recently or perhaps something hidden emerges which helps you better understand a person’s motivations.
It’s a good time for you to take the initiative in your relationships, whether you want to talk or you’re keen to start something new. Love planet Venus is back at the same point in the zodiac where it was in February. You may be retracing your steps from back then.
Certainly, there’s a theme of second chances this month so don’t give up and try again wherever you failed in the past. This is a positive time to find out what’s really going on and you gain nothing by holding back. Even an argument or confrontation could prove revealing and it’s better to know where you stand than be oblivious to what’s happening.
Communication planet Mercury turns direct close to unpredictable Uranus so there may be a few surprises now or perhaps an unexpected turn of events.
Either way, get your own feelings out into the open and be willing to hear what other people have to say. Events around the 25th could highlight whether a love relationship will last or not as Venus runs into all-or-nothing Pluto.
If you’re looking for love, this is a go-for-it month as Venus in your relationship sector is red-hot. Here too, a direct approach is favoured so don’t wait for someone else to proposition you. Be forthcoming and turn on the charm.
This is also a good month to make new connections and strengthen those partnerships that are already in place. Action planet Mars is in the sign of communication, Gemini, and when it teams up with opportunity planet Jupiter in your sign of Libra on the 12th, you can make huge advances through networking and contacts.
Gemini lights up your travel and study sectors so let your imagination run wild and line up some new experiences. The more you engage actively with life now, the better. This isn’t a time to play small. Instead, dare to live your life fully.
The New Moon on the 25th also takes place in Gemini, and you may be busier from the 20th onward. The New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings so an excellent date to set off on a new adventure or to book a holiday or sign up for a course.
Don’t let other people stop you now. Instead widen your social circle and venture into some new groups and associations. This is where inspiration can be found. The Saturn-Uranus connection on the 19th lights up people sectors of your chart. Whether you’re learning from others or teaching others, this combination highlights a steady flow of information.
You might decide to join a forum online or sign up for a course that will help you further your qualifications. This isn’t about doing things traditionally. It’s using what you know in a new or alternative environment. Start an online blog or share your skills globally via the magic of the internet.
If you don’t take some risks this month and stay put or rigid, you could miss out on some amazing new opportunities. Sometimes you have to reach a place of disillusionment before you discover what truly inspires you. Events on or near the 11th and 29th could show you how to move beyond a stuck situation.
Money matters too seem steady and you achieve more by joining forces with other people. The Sun is in Taurus and your joint finance sector until the 20th and communication planet Mercury re-enters Taurus on the 16th.
Again there’s a theme of second chances with regard to money and returning to a past situation or deal that didn’t work out last month. Be resilient and keep moving steadily forward.
This is the way to make progress when it comes to money. It’s here where you’re wise to stick to the tried and tested route to financial success rather than seek out a get-rich-quick opportunity.
The Full Moon on the 10th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac and this is a pivotal moment for you with regard to money matters and what you value highly in life. This could signal the turning point for a deal that’s been dragging on for some time.
Certainly, you’re likely to see your situation clearly during the Full Moon so dig a little deeper and trust your natural intuition. The month of May starts the wheels turning and over the next couple of months you can continue to make progress after a disrupted start to 2017.