Libra (23 September – 23 October)
The focus is on you in October, Libra, and it’s becoming increasingly important to put yourself and your own needs first.
This isn’t always easy for you as being a Libra, your nature is to compromise and to take other peoples’ needs into account as yours is the sign of relating.
Yet the stars are backing up the fact that right now, self care is a priority and it’s important to focus on your well-being and do what’s right for you.
There are different reasons for this but one of them is the movement of your ruling planet Venus as it leaves behind sociable Leo and enters quiet Virgo on the 8th. This is a big shift for you because Venus has been in Leo and your friends sector for almost five months, since early June.
So whether you’ve been busy socially or whether your friendships and group connections have been in a state of flux, there’s going to be less emphasis on this part of your chart. If you’ve been relying heavily on your friends or you’ve invested in your social life recently, for some reason or other it’s time to take a step back.
Venus remains in Virgo throughout October and this is the most hidden sector of your chart. It’s about privacy and at some level solitude. Yet being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely and perhaps this is something for you to learn whilst Venus retreats into the shadows.
You might actively choose to spend more time relaxing, on retreat, being quiet or perhaps it’s a chore for you, a struggle. Yet either way this is where the emphasis is at throughout October and there are some important lessons for you to learn with regard to self-reliance and looking after no. 1.
There are two other planets in this sector of your chart, one is Mars, the planet of action and your partner planet and the other is Jupiter, the planet of opportunity and abundance. You might decide with your partner that you want to take a back seat in life for a while or spend more time together as a couple if you’ve been lacking quality time.
Remember too that last month’s eclipse cut across the Aries/Libra axis of your chart on September 28th so it depends very much on what happened then as to this month’s events. The reverberations continue as you will recognise on or around the 12th and 25th. You can’t expect relationships to be stable and steady just yet.
Back to Jupiter however and Jupiter promises riches and abundance wherever it resides in your chart so this is even more reason to focus on your inner life and to explore a spiritual path in life. There are hidden riches waiting to be discovered.
Jupiter is a protective planet too so this is about getting the help or support you need and turning to the ones you love to look after you. On the 11th, there’s a stunning planetary aspect between Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.
Capricorn rules your home and family, your past and where you come from. There might be some reason this month why you decide to take a trip down memory lane and venture back into your past. You may want to deal with emotional baggage or let go of someone or something that holds you back. You might be feeling sentimental about the past and awash with memories.
Together the Jupiter/Pluto combination indicates that it’s through your home and family or your past connections where support and help can be found. You might be repaid for a favour from the past or be reminded that family connections run deep.
The 17th and 25th are also key dates for the emphasis on Virgo and this most hidden sector of your chart as Jupiter teams up with Mars and Venus respectively. This feels giving whether you’re the recipient of good news or you want to reach out to someone close with an open heart.
Secrets and confidences are part of this picture and sometimes you have to take a caring role or ask others to look after you.
Yet this month isn’t all about what’s happening behind the scenes or on an inner level because Mercury, the communication planet, is very much active in your sign of Libra. The important date here is the 9th when Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde or on go slow.
Take life slowly as the month begins but note who appears or what information comes to light on or around the 9th. This is the green light you’re waiting for whether it coincides with good news or you feel ready to speak up and ask for what you want.
This confirms that the focus is on you and once Mercury moves to direct motion, you might feel a shift in your confidence or energy. There’s often plenty to talk about once Mercury picks up speed and this is prime time to focus on your personal goals and ambitions, your image and appearance.
If you work in an industry where your name or face plays a key role in your success, this is promising for your profile. Other people sit up and listen when you have Mercury strong in your sign.
Plus there’s a New Moon in your sign of Libra on the 13th, a brilliant date to initiate a new project and to get the answers you seek. Agreements and deals can be made now thanks to Mercury’s positive link to Saturn, the planet of commitment in your communication sector.
Money matters too feel easier now Saturn has finally departed Scorpio and your personal money sector. You might even breathe a sigh of relief as Saturn has finally pushed off.
Once the Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd and there’s a powerful Full Moon cutting across the Taurus/Scorpio axis and your financial sectors, you can move forward with confidence. The Full Moon promises completion, achievement, reward and is a brilliant date to renegotiate money matters.
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