The month of October is happy birthday time for many of you. The Sun shines down on your star sign Libra until the 23rd and the Sun is not the only planetary body in Libra. Here’s the pattern:
- Mercury (communication) until the 3rd
- Venus (your ruling planet) until the 8th
- Mars (action/drive) from the 4th onwards
When you have planets in your star sign, the focus is on you. It’s an ideal time in the year to consider your personal goals and aims, where you’re heading and why. This is the mid-point through the zodiacal year, six months since the Sun entered Aries on March 20th.
Therefore, consider how far you’ve come, what you’ve achieved and what you’re ready to let go of. Think of October as a key month to balance those Libra scales, so you feel more in harmony and in flow with life rather than constantly battling or taking on too much.
If you’re a typical Libra, you’re sociable and friendly and sometimes you find it hard to say No to invitations or requests. With so many planets vying for attention in your star sign this month, you would expect your social circle to widen even further. Therefore, take good care of yourself and prioritise your needs, especially if your life is busy.
Love & Teamwork
It’s an intriguing month for love too. It’s always lovely to have Venus, the planet of love and relating, in your star sign. She’s here until the 8th so make the most of this, although as you’ll hear later, it’s an intense start to the month.
Plus, Mars not only rules ambition and drive but passion and libido too. Therefore, with Mars in Libra from the 4th until November 19th, you’re entering in to a passionate phase in the year.
Also, once Venus leaves Libra on the 8th, she enters Scorpio, one of the star signs ruled by Mars. And, Mars is in your star sign until the end of October. Therefore, these two planets, the lovers of the heavens, are in mutual reception. This means that on their own, they aren’t particularly strong. Yet, when they work together, they complement each other and make a great team.
Consider what this means for you with regard to your love life, your close partnerships. This combination favours collaboration and support. In a good relationship or partnership, one person steps in so you can lean on them and they hold you strong. One of you may be more vulnerable or in need of help during this period.
Letting Go & Moving On
The Full Moon is the pivotal moment in the month for your 1-to-1’s as it cuts across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac. Full Moons are a time when emotions are heightened. This Full Moon feels particularly potent as it pulls in power planet, Pluto.
Therefore, there’s a theme of endings this month, saying goodbye to the past, letting go of a situation that’s no longer viable or isn’t working out. Pluto is strong this month. It clashes with your ruler Venus on the 1st and turns direct on the 3rd. In fact, Pluto never leaves 20 degrees Capricorn all month – it’s fixated on this part of the horoscope.
You might be parted from a loved one this month or find yourself in a new situation which requires reassessment, a shift in perspective. Love and money are also linked and money is a big theme for you throughout October.
The Capricorn planets, Pluto and Saturn, have been at the base of your horoscope for some time now. Saturn is in action this month on the 7th and 28th, clashing with key planets in your star sign, Libra. This may flag up an issue with a parent. Or perhaps, the end of a significant chapter in your own life.
Certainly, with so much emphasis on your star sign, Libra, you may realise that what you want is different to what other people want or need. Mars in your star sign brings you courage to make the decisions and moves that are right for you.
This is potentially an ambitious time of year, especially if you’re starting a new job, project or course. Big planet, Jupiter, is currently in Sagittarius which favours knowledge, learning and new experiences.
Jupiter kicks in mid-month on the 14th suggesting that the Full Moon will be pivotal for you. Ride your luck during this period and keep your gaze firmly focused on your future path.
Money also requires careful handling. Talk planet, Mercury, enters Scorpio on the 3rd followed by your planet, Venus, on the 8th. This is your personal money sector. Plus, you have Uranus, the unpredictable planet, in Taurus and your joint finance sector opposing Mercury on the 7th and Venus on the 12th.
This flags up a new wave for your finances and it’s important to keep up-to-date with new trends and keep close tabs on your money, especially online. Come the 23rd, the Sun enters Scorpio and there’s a stunning New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th. Uranus plays a key role once again.
Consider how you can break free from financial ties that bind you. Think about how you can pursue new money-making options that allow you to be independent. It’s a good month to balance the books and channel your energy and focus into finances. Get the right advice when Mercury and Venus unite on the 30th.
This is also important because Mercury turns retrograde on October 31st in Scorpio and remains on go slow until November 20th. Therefore, make your money moves sooner rather than later and don’t put off learning more or getting on top of your finances. Mercury retrograde is rarely a good time to make a major investment or sign or seal a deal.
Leap into action and use Uranus’ spontaneous energy to get you fired up. The period from the 20th to the 25th is gorgeous for playing your money cards well to bring you more security. This is linked to your home and family, your work and everyday routine.