Libra (23 September – 22 October)
Timing is the key to your success in the month ahead. This is because you have two major planetary factors taking place which require close attention. Both move on or shift around the 19th/20th.
Firstly, action planet, Mars, is currently in your star sign Libra, where it remains until the 19th. Usually, when you have Mars in your star sign, this adds drive and ambition to the mix. You tend to have lots of get-up-and-go as you fire into action.
However, Mars is currently running into difficulty with the outer planets. It clashed with Saturn on October 27th and this month it clashes with Pluto on the 5th. Any personal issue or problem may have kicked in during last month’s Full Moon on October 13th. This is intense astrology.
It can play out as follows – you’re taking on a lot and you’re keen to pursue new avenues linked to your personal goals and aims. When Mars runs into Saturn and Pluto, this slows you down. Therefore, take care that you’re not trying to do too much and look after your self in the process.
Or, there could be an issue with your home or family, even a situation from the past that’s reappeared. This is because Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn at the base of your horoscope ruling these specific areas of life. The Mars/Saturn/Pluto combination could flag up a falling out or a conflict that’s difficult to resolve.
Try not to let your anger get the better of you early in November, as the Mars-Pluto combination is explosive. Instead, wait until later in the month to get a handle on what’s happening and seek resolution. Mars teams up with Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 12th, the day of the Full Moon.
Jupiter is a hopeful and helpful influence. It lifts you above the emotional hold and intensity of Pluto to find a new way of looking at the situation. You might be required to take a philosophical stance on what’s happening or rise above petty squabbles. You may need to let go of resentment or close the door on the past. Either way, focus on the future and what’s bright and positive in your life.
Venus, your planet, will help in this respect. This is because Venus is in fire sign, Sagittarius, from the 1st to the 26th. This is a playful, lively and optimistic planet/sign placing. Sagittarius rules your communication sector and this enables you to find the silver lining in the cloud, the lightness amongst the dark.
You could benefit from studying or learning more this month. Venus in Sagittarius is the student and the teacher. Perhaps, you’re doing the lovely Libra thing of being there for other people and shining a light in their lives. When you’re happy and at your best, you make a wonderful coach, support and friend.
Venus-Jupiter Feel Good Vibes
Plus, later this month on the 24th, there’s a stunning Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius. Jupiter expands what it touches and this would be a wonderful time to play a significant role in your community or neighbourhood. You may choose to bring people together on or around this date.
Then, two days later, on the 26th, there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius, an excellent date to choose to launch a course or new project. You might be giving a presentation, learning a new language or be busy improving your own knowledge.
This whole combination promises good news, whether this comes via a sibling or neighbour. It could flag up an act of kindness, whether you’re the one receiving or giving. And, it’s potentially a lovely date to fall in love. Do something special with your other half or ask someone out on a date. It’s gorgeous astrology.
The other major planetary factor taking place this month involves Mercury, the planet of communication. Along with the Sun, Mercury is currently in Scorpio and your personal money sector. And, until the 20th, Mercury is retrograde, i.e. in retreat.
This means it’s not a good time to make a major investment or decision that affect you financially. Instead, what this is good for is research, fact-finding and getting to the bottom of a money-related issue.
Sometimes, you have to be patient when Mercury’s on go slow. And, you are wise to be extra vigilant around money so you don’t lose something that’s precious to you.
This month’s Full Moon on the 12th highlights the financial axis of the zodiac and this could be a time of revelation and insight. Full Moons naturally shed light on your situation as the Full Moon is at its brightest.
Plus, the day before the Full Moon, on the 11th, there’s a Sun/Mercury conjunction in Scorpio. This means that Mercury retrograde is in the heart of the Sun, a symbol of light and clarity. Use this Sun/Mercury conjunction to have those all-important conversations about money, trust your instincts and find out more.
Go on a journey of discovery, learn more about your money motivations and dig deep. You never know, you could discover hidden treasures in the attic or find money that was owed to you, which you weren’t even aware of. Mercury retrograde requires a new way of looking at things, so think laterally and outside of the box.
Once Mercury turns direct on the 20th, new information often comes to light or a stuck situation unsticks itself. As this coincides with Mars’ move into Scorpio on the 19th, this period in the month is the go-for-it time with regard to money and earnings.
Mars is in your personal money sector until early January 2020. This is great news for getting ahead and being proactive to ensure your financial progress and potential success. Also, be aware that this is about going it alone and not relying too heavily on other people.
In fact, when Mars clashes with Uranus in Taurus and your joint finance sector on the 24th, this could be the ideal time to cut ties and become financially independent.