Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
To say this could be a big month for love and passion is something of an understatement. As October begins, both your ruling planet Venus and your partner planet Mars are in your fellow earth sign Virgo, highlighting the romance sector of your horoscope. Mars is here until the 22nd and Venus until the 14th.
Plus, on the 5th, Venus and Mars are at the same point in the zodiac and this is the one time this year that the lovers of the heavens unite. To do so in your romance sector is special so use this gorgeous planetary energy to boost your relationships, to actively look for love, to have fun and then some. You could even decide to visit someone special in your life who lives far away and if you want to head off, do so right at the start of October.
Virgo doesn’t only rule love in your chart, it also represents children, creative projects, luck and entertainment. It’s all the things in life that you ‘give birth to’ and this is strong planetary energy for you to pursue happiness in any or all of these areas.
That’s not to say it’s a good idea to speculate now or take a big risk financially. This is especially so because Saturn is a bit of a bore this month and clashes with Venus on the 8th and Mars on the 11th. So rein in impulsive spending and find ways to enjoy yourself that don’t cost a fortune.
Your work and health sectors are emphasised this month right from word go. The Sun is in Libra and this part of your chart until the 23rd and communication planet Mercury is here up until the 17th.
So getting the balance right in your daily routine and your lifestyle is a big part of October’s astrology for you. This won’t always be easy, however, because any planet in Libra has to run the gauntlet of the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto.
The best advice with these two planets is to expect the unexpected and not to push yourself too hard, if you run up against any form of opposition.
The Full Moon on the 5th highlights the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac and this is a good time to focus on work and health. The light of the Moon is at its brightest and it often shines a light on the truth. This would be a good date to push for answers, whether you want to find out more about your health or you want to get to the bottom of job rumours.
The 9th/10th look potentially troublesome and these are good dates to adopt the policy that ‘less is more’. Don’t take on too much now and if you are feeling at all stressed or under the weather, pull back and reschedule any urgent activities.
The New Moon this month takes place on the 19th and it lights up this same sector of your chart, Libra, and work and health. Libra’s zodiac symbol is the scales so whenever Libra is strong for you, it’s about finding a healthy work/life balance and doing whatever is necessary to gain equilibrium in your life.
New Moons are great for new beginnings, so it would be a good date to apply for a job or to send out an important promotion. Uranus is never far away, however, so this might indicate technological problems or having to think outside the box. Be ready for anything and don’t demand that your schedule work like clockwork. It’s unlikely to happen in such a lively month.
Your ruling planet Venus enters Libra on the 14th and this will help smooth out any troubles. You have charm and diplomacy on your side when Venus moves into Libra, and this is the way forward, rather than getting angry or aggressive.
Action planet Mars also enters Libra on the 22nd and this is when you can start to push ahead. Yet keep your ideas and plans realistic and don’t rush anything. Your ruler Venus encounters Pluto on the 28th so it’s likely to be a stop-start month until the end.
The big news this month is Jupiter’s move into Scorpio. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and good fortune, it represents expansion and luck and it spends one year in each sign of the zodiac. On October 10th, Jupiter leaves the air sign Libra and enters the water sign Scorpio.
Jupiter’s move into Scorpio highlights your opposite sign and your relationship sector. This is gorgeous news if you’re looking for love, you’re keen to get married or alternatively you want to break free from a relationship that’s holding you back.
Jupiter is the freedom planet, it represents joy and happiness so it’s lining you up for a whole year in which to get your relationships right, i.e. find the relationship that works for you. Scorpio is an intense passionate sign so this isn’t about a casual romance. It’s full on, intimate, deep and when Scorpio’s involved, you either commit or quit.
Scorpio is linked to taboo matters, so this might include personal issues linked to sex, money, power or death & rebirth. Dare to venture into unknown territory and be bold in your relationships.
Do be conscious of the power of Scorpio and ensure that in any relationship or business partnership you focus on equality rather than allow one individual to dominate. There’s real potential for passion now as long as you don’t let it get out of control.
Two of the best dates this month are the 18th and 26th when first Mercury teams up with Jupiter followed by the Sun’s annual connection with the planet of luck and expansion on the 26th. Look out for someone new who comes into your life on or near to these dates and schmooze your network and connections. Being around people of influence can open doors for you in a big way.