Work & Routine
Seek balance in your life throughout October, especially around your work & routine, your lifestyle & your health. This is where there’s peak energy but not always easy. Here’s the line-up of planetary bodies in this sector of your horoscope:
- Mercury (communication) – all month, retrograde until the 18th
- the Sun (essence/ego) – until the 23rd
- Mars (action/drive) – until the 30th
This is full-on planetary energy especially with Mars in pole position. Mars is a great planet for action and fitness but can be linked to stress and argumentative behaviour. Plus, with talk planet Mercury retrograde until the 18th, you may find yourself in a situation that’s out of balance or frustrating. Prioritise your well-being, don’t overload your schedule and monitor your stress levels carefully.
There’s a New Moon in Libra, the star sign of balance on the 6th. This could be a turning point for you with regard to these key areas of life – work & health. New Moons symbolise new beginnings. You might be able to apply for a new job, role or position. You may be able to switch things around so life’s a little easier. Mars is strong on the 8th/9th and you may have to fight to get what you want.
The Full Moon on the 20th is a time of culmination. This could be when a stressful period completes. Or, perhaps new opportunities open up for you. If you’re waiting on test results or a health diagnosis, the turning point is likely to be the 18th when Mercury turns direct.
If you’re looking for a new job, a promotion or a new position, the 18th is once again a promising date. This is when big planet Jupiter turns direct in Aquarius and your career and vocation sector. It promises freedom and new opportunities.
- Lucky work dates: 4th, 15th, 18th & 28th
- Tricky work dates: 1st, 17th & 22nd
For most of the month, focus on your life in the here and now and take one day at time. Do the best you can with what you have. Libra is about being of service to others. Volunteering or caring for other people could offer you a great sense of fulfilment in the month ahead.
Power & Relationships
As October begins, your planet Venus remains in sexy Scorpio until the 7th. It’s in mutual reception with Mars in Libra, your partner planet until then. This is promising for alliances, partnership and getting the right people on your side. You could be trading or swapping skills.
Scorpio season kicks in big-time on the 23rd when the Sun enters Scorpio. This is your opposite star sign and relationships are likely to become more important from this date onwards. Your partner planet Mars enters Scorpio on the 30th and November could be pulsating with passion.
Power games are Scorpio’s bag so you may have to step up your game. If you find yourself in a situation where other people hold all the power, respond by being equally strong rather than let them get away with things.
Some of you may have some big choices to make this month around travel or study. This is because the slower-moving planet Pluto turns direct in Capricorn and this sector of your horoscope on the 6th. Pluto makes a positive planetary aspect to your ruler Venus on the 2nd, a date when you may get the right person to help you.
Otherwise, you could be weighing up what you can and can’t do this month or have to reconsider your plans. The tricky work dates above are also applicable here as Pluto’s involved. Try not to slip into impossibility if things aren’t working out.
Another key date for your future path is the 11th when Saturn turns direct in Aquarius and your career and vocation sector. This could require extra commitment from you and a new stage in responsibility. Or, perhaps one path comes to an end. It can go either way.
If something does close or shut down or break down, know that lucky Jupiter will step in on the 18th and could bring a brand spanking new opportunity your way. Or, at the very least, some freedom from a tense situation.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments until the communication planet is back up to speed on October 18th. Here are some more tips:
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- take a step back, do less not more
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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