October is a gentler month for you, dear Aries. A major focus this month is your relationships, companionability, and intimacy. Even so, it’s one of your more ambitious months of the year. Your competitive, enterprising nature comes to the fore, and you readily throw yourself into pursuing your goals. This can be a time of increased activity in your career, but you may also feel a strong desire to take the lead and act independently. In your personal life, however, you’re in an entirely different frame of mind. Collaboration and cooperation are in focus.
You bring more energy and innovation to your working life this month. You’re self-motivated and prefer not to answer to others. Working independently and at your own pace makes the most sense now if it can be managed. You may be arousing opposition or generating competition. You may want to make it clear that you’re most interested in besting yourself than beating out the competition. You have more courage to get something off the ground, and you’re up for a challenge. You’re keeping things fresh and stimulating your own creativity by making small changes. This is a time when you don’t accept stagnation, so take advantage.
The year ahead is strong for connecting with partners, counseling, advising, and getting legal help. This month, you get a big taste of this energy. The 4-5 is particularly strong for useful advice and the power of teaming up and combining your talents with someone. You might benefit from keeping someone’s confidence around the 10-11 or you may receive recognition for work you’ve done in the past. Healing activities are in focus.
The 15-16 can be tricky. The Sun’s annual opposition to Uranus, currently in your sign, occurs around the time of a Full Moon in your sign. This tends to highlight your needs for both partnership and independence and the disruptions in your life that occur as a result of this inner conflict. You may need to find the right balance, which is not easy. Innovate rather than react. Surprising events and emotions are quite likely now.
There can be a clearer window into a financial or intimate matter around the 26-27 and a chance to take charge and start fresh on your findings after the 30th. The 29th highlights decisions related to relationships, money, publishing, and higher education and seeing these things from a particularly practical perspective.
You’re particularly motivated to do a good job this month, dear Taurus, and you might thoroughly enjoy helping out others. You’re more conscientious as a result and take pride in solving problems, acquiring or honing skills, and taking care of business. Even so, you’re also quite committed to exploring beyond your routines in October, and if opportunities don’t naturally arise to do so, you’ll create them!
This is a great month for picking up new practical skills, finding new work, or throwing more of yourself into your current job. It’s also a fine time for improving your daily habits and health. You’re eager now, and it shows. Others appreciate your efforts. A pleasant or helpful connection may be made on the job or while fulfilling your health goals and daily routines. The 15-16, however, can be a little disruptive on the work front. You could be feeling that you are at the mercy of others’ schedules, unreliability, or rebellious moves. There could be something from your past that re-emerges, and a personal truth coming to light. You may very well discover what you’ve been missing in your life, and this sets you on a path towards is discovery. However, be cautious about following sudden impulses.
October is very strong for getting others into your corner. You’re diplomatic and accommodating. For many, it’s quite easy to find a companion for even the smallest of activities. You might often find yourself in the position of peacemaker or mediator. This trait is prominent until the 18th.
You are more attached than usual to your opinions, beliefs, traditions, and ideas this month. This can certainly contribute to some problems in your relationships, as you may create a stir from time to time. There is good energy with you for pursuing new interests and activities. Competitive activities can be attractive now.
Relationships come into stronger focus in the latter part of the month. The need for companionship might increase now. There can be more seriousness in your relationships, and perhaps some jealousies to deal with. Being realistic about your financial situation is necessary around the 29th. Knowing where you stand is empowering; avoiding the issue only serves to undermine you. A loan might come through, but whatever does emerge now comes with increased responsibility. The New Moon on the 30th helps you start fresh in a partnership or brings a new relationship into your life.
This is a potentially active relationship month, dear Gemini. You’re very focused on connecting on all sorts of levels and quite successful at it. You’re also quite willing to take care of others. You’re expressive this month – very happy to be the center of attention – but you’re also very accommodating and perfectly willing to let someone special take center stage as well.
Good experiences on the job are likely this month. You are finding new ways to get along with others, and people are valuing your services. A relationship-oriented aspect occurs on the 10-11, when your ruler, Mercury, aligns with your partnership ruler, Jupiter, in your sector of romance and play! This is an opportunity period for getting closer to someone. Enjoying art, play, entertainment, and leisure activities can be rewarding now. This is a good time to get your feelings out into the open. Even so, Venus moves through your sector of work, health, and service at this time (until the 18th), and you have your eye on improvements surroundings these themes. Confidence builds after the 18th, and you draw people in more readily. They also have your full attention now.
Communications of all kinds are emphasized, but especially those involving creative contacts, children, and romantic interests, and they are generally favorable. It’s also a good time for self-promotion efforts, particularly through your creativity and clever ideas.
While there is much focus on getting along with others in October, you find it very easy to throw yourself into your own special projects and interests. It’s difficult to find you in a state of boredom this month. Research and analysis can be fruitful and enjoyable. You are inclined to want to investigate matters. You might find yourself drawn to push the usual boundaries, which can be profound in healthy ways but could lead you down the wrong path if you’re not mindful of your limits. The tendency is to push yourself too far now. Keep this in check, and it’s all good.
The 15-16 can point to startling revelations, discoveries, and feelings surrounding your social and romantic life. These will get you thinking and possibly moving towards positive change, even if at first there can be a little chaos. There’s a wildcard factor active now as Uranus is at its closest approach to the earth at the time of a Full Moon. It’s an inventive and creative time but might also feel like a whirlwind.
The last week of the month is particularly strong for ideas and plans surrounding work and health. There can be a significant realization of responsibility, or a sense of joy in committing to someone or something, around the 29th. This occurs at the time of a Balsamic Moon, however. Realizations no less important, but the need to finalize an important matter at a later date arises.
Family and home life are in larger focus for you this month, dear Cancer. The domestic side of you is in swing, but you’re also expressing some interest in branching out and taking a few personal risks. You can bring special creativity and warmth to your personal life in October.
There can be a competitive feel to your partnerships as Mars moves in opposition to your sign all month, and you may be putting more energy into your relationships than usual. Watch for a tendency to instigate or rile up a significant other, or to treat a partner as a rival. There can be a tendency for you or a partner to be touchy or for arguments to emerge seemingly out of nowhere. You’re at your best when you work with someone towards a common goal. The best way to use this energy to your advantage is to allow others to inspire and motivate you. Team up and take action so that excess energy is turned outwards. This can be a passionate, revealing time.
Helping you out is Venus in harmony with your sign until the 18th. This position does wonders for your personal appeal. Relationships can be formed or enhanced on the 5th.
The 10-11 is an opportunity period for family relationships, good news about home or real estate, improved living arrangements, and personal magnetism. Creativity soars and relationships may reach a whole new level. New long-term endeavors might get their start now.
Disruptions and surprises around the 15-16 tend to have to do with your career, home life, reputation, or long-term goals. There can be sudden revelations and decisions. While this may lead to better conditions, do watch for a tendency to break all the rules without thinking of the consequences. Stay open and flexible, and try to take changes of plans in stride.
Improved working conditions are possible from the 18th forward. You might thoroughly enjoy the work you do or the services you provide. You get along well with the people with whom you share your day. There can be increased respect for your work and efforts. The Sun’s move into your romance and creativity sector on the 23rd is quickly followed by Mercury the next day. Your social life is busy and active. Leisure time is particularly satisfying.
You can be super-motivated this month to reach health and work goals, dear Leo. You’ll stop at nothing to improve on past performance. You tend to want to set your own pace and goals, and you thrive on the small challenges you create for yourself now. You’ll do best if you pursue your goals in a structured or organized manner.
You’re particularly interested in efficiency and innovative methods and can be impatient with frivolities while Mars visits your solar sixth house – all month and then until November 9th. A potential problem is pushing yourself too hard, as you are not always aware of the long hours you put in. Challenge yourself but don’t stress yourself out for best results now. There is a fine line between determination and obsession.
This is also a time for thoroughly enjoying the comforts of home and the familiarity of family and loved ones with Venus in your solar fourth house until the 18th, after which you’re open to getting out and about, showing off a little, and taking more personal risks.
You can discover powerful new programs or methods for improving your health or work this month through research and word of mouth, particularly around the 10-11 and 14th. This is also a good time for reaching out to others, sharing ideas, writing, and scoping out various prospects and ideas. Your ideas or work may gain some recognition now. Putting your feelers out makes a lot of sense this month. There can be some disruptions or surprises on the 15-16 surrounding matters of travel, publishing, and studies. You could come to a sudden awareness of a new perspective on a project. If plans change suddenly, try to remain as flexible and open-minded as possible, as changes can lead to improvements or discoveries that you might not have made otherwise. However, try not to make decisions blindly now.
Not long after Venus moves into your creative, expressive solar fifth house on the 18th, the Sun and Mercury transit your domestic solar fourth on the 23rd and 24th. There can be wonderful discoveries and realizations about your home, family, or living arrangements in the last week of October. The desire to reach out to someone you love is big. There can be a meaningful conversation or news that makes you quite hopeful about a family situation, or that serves to motivate you to push forward with domestic plans.
You are likely to devote a lot of your energy to creative works, a romantic pursuit, or hobby this month, dear Virgo. There can be a competitive feel to your relationships now. Your ambition is stimulated, and you’re playing to win! Even your more casual pursuits tend to have an edge to them in October. This can be a favorable time for competitive sports or games and increased physical activity.
The month is strong for gaining your footing, building your resources, and developing your talents. There can be competing energies between the drive for security and a need to put yourself out there. For the most part, however, you can make this work. You have the power of words and a charming manner on your side with Venus in your communications sector until the 18th. As well, there is a fuller appreciation for your surroundings and personal environment and increased contentment as a result. You might choose to write out your wishes or feelings with great success during this period. Small gestures and reaching out to others can be especially rewarding. The 10-11 is an opportunity period for finances, gifts, bonuses, family relationships, recognition for your work or natural talents, and stellar money-making or project ideas with long-term appeal and profitability.
Planets are moving beyond your sign, and Mercury is the last to do so on the 7th. This feels comfortable. While a congregation of planets in your sign is useful for personal initiatives, you often fare better when the focus is on your projects, loved ones, and work. There is also a pleasant feeling of moving forward, slowly but surely, this month.
The 15-16 can stimulate sudden decisions and epiphanies, as well as the need to liberate yourself of certain obligations and burdens. This period could stir up old financial or relationship problems. The tendency now is to react quickly, but you might want to get in touch with your heart’s desire before taking action.
Home life improves from the 18th forward, although it’s not without its fair share of responsibilities. There can be progress made on the home front, and if you are working at or on the home, you are more interested in applying yourself to something that will have value over the long-term. Work done now can be especially fruitful down the road, although brand new beginnings are best saved until after the New Moon on the 30th. Focus on identifying priorities in the days leading up to this lunation. As well, there can be valuable insight or ideas surfacing on the 26-27 about projects, interests, and studies that help clear the path for new beginnings.
The month ahead is a strong yet gentle one for you, dear Libra. You’re in the driver’s seat. Yes, this is true in a general sense, but with the Sun in your sign until the 23rd, you’re feeling super confident and changes made now seem to have visible, quick results.
The biggest area of passion and possible upheaval this month is likely to involve your private world, family life, and home matters. You’re ambitious about these things now, desiring to make deep changes that will last. There can also be bigger emotions felt at home than elsewhere – tempers may be prominent. The trick is to avoid impatience and impulsiveness. Strategize for best results. You may want to rule the roost now, and this can be successful as long as you’re a gentle leader!
While you’ll be pursuing personal interests and craving more independence this month – and you’re quite successful on these fronts – this can also be an important time for house cleaning of some variety. This can be either (or both) on figurative and literal levels. Home renovations or small improvements are possible now. You’re looking for more efficiency and functionality. Acknowledging and resolving problems with family or people you live with can be in focus. Look for the root of issues instead of seeking out cosmetic fixes. There may be bigger demands on your time and energy on the domestic front.
From the 7th, you can be far more sociable, communicative, and clear in your decisions. The tendency to focus (and perhaps dwell) on the past lifts. You are forward-looking and while you tend to enjoy collaboration by nature, you’re in the mood or position to make executive decisions from the 7-24.
The 10-11 is wonderful for communications and opportunities to learn, teach, and advance. Family, work, and health matters can get a nice boost. Your personal appeal is strong. It’s a superb time to make a presentation or ask for what you want. You’re given the benefit of the doubt. While the nature of a Full Moon is emotional, the Full Moon on the 16th is good for seeking out harmony. Getting there may involve some ups and downs. Until the 18th, you’re attracting attention as well as support, gifts, and company.
There is sweetness to your approach from the 18th forward. The last week of the month finds you seeking out predictability, comfort, and security. The culmination of a financial or business project, or new opportunities revolving around personal income, can be in focus on the 26-28, launching one of the best periods of the year for money matters. A good idea can blossom now.
October begins quietly and picks up pace as it progresses for you, dear Scorpio. All month, however, at least one major player is in your sign, so you are never without special attention and initiative, but until October 23rd, there is a withdrawn quality to your personality. This is all good – it’s a natural time of the solar cycle for you to reflect and move a little more slowly than usual. This allows you to catch up emotionally with recent events and circumstances.
With Mars in your communications zone all month long, you are certainly not idle. In fact, you might often be meditating in motion. You can also feel especially passionate and ambitious about your projects, contacts, ideas, and studies. There can be a significant intellectual competition. You’re mentally wired, and you want to put ideas into action. You might feel impatient with idle chatter or with others’ slower pace or minds, making it imperative that you find ways to move at your own pace or work independently. You need something for yourself right now – as much as you like people, you have your limits! The inner entrepreneur can emerge this month. With the Sun’s position in your privacy sector and Mars in your communications sector, you may be giving off a “leave me alone” energy. While you do prize time to yourself now, it might be a good idea to let key people in your life know that it’s not about them. Helping you along in this respect is Venus in Scorpio in your sign until the 18th. Your image improves, people love your sense of style, and a partner can be entirely on your side.
The 10-11 is one of the better opportunity periods of the month, and for you, this is about new information about a previous mystery, creative insights, and personal punch. Your appeal is high, and people thoroughly enjoy your art, craft, or ideas. Other opportunity days include the creative and romantic 1st, the persuasive 5th, and the passionate (although extreme) 18-19. The 15-16 can bring difficult situations to a head related to work or perhaps more aptly, overwork.
From the 18th forward, you are attracting the good things in life. It’s a good time to get comfortable with the world of the five senses. The 23rd forward is even more powerful with the Sun “emerging” in your solar chart and a personal new year begins. The 26-28 is powerful for personal impact. Your need to be heard is significant, and you can pretty much count on others listening. Finally, a New Moon occurs in your sign on the 30th, and personal new beginnings are favored.
There is a social theme to the month ahead, dear Sagittarius, but your practical affairs are in good shape as well. Career matters fly along rather smoothly. Ambitions to improve your standing, security, and comfort levels are increasing.
Your ambitious and enterprising qualities can fuel motivation and determination this month, in fact. You are capable of quite a bit of work if you can foresee an improved financial position or a more secure state of being. While some of you may find yourself in the position to defend your values, possessions, or money, this energy might also translate in more positive terms – you could be working exceptionally hard at making your life better. Watch for possessiveness, but build your resources now.
The 10-11 is excellent for learning something valuable, making a friend, thinking in big terms, expanding a project or business, and making long-range plans. You’re likely to feel in an exceptionally generous and possibly philosophical mood. It’s a good time for making connections through networking or group associations. Negotiations should go very well. Purchases for family or the home that enhance the enjoyment of domestic life can figure strongly now.
Your love life and feeling nature are likely on the private side until the 18th. You may be looking back rather than enjoying the present or looking forward to the future on romantic levels. You might often find yourself in the position of supporter, helper, and confidante. The 15-16, however, can bring surprising, revealing, or startling feelings to the surface or events to your life. There could be a sudden decision to break out on your own, away from a friend, or into a new relationship. A rush of unavoidable feelings can prompt a complete turnaround.
From the 18th, Venus in your sign enhances your image and acts to showcase your more lovable qualities. It’s a time for attracting positive attention. From the 23rd, life is a little quieter as you find more time to slip into the background to enjoy private moments and times for rest and reflection. The 26-27 can see an idea or plan blossom. You might gain insight into an old issue, and this pushes you forward. New opportunities can emerge that turn your attention behind the scenes. The 29th is a time for seeing your capabilities clearly. There could also be a major revelation about your finances, a love relationship, or friendship.
You can be quite headstrong and independent this month, dear Capricorn. Your ambitions are stimulated. While you have a strong sense of the rules, the enterprising side of your nature emerges powerfully this month and you could find yourself challenging traditions.
You are at your best when employing strategies, but with Mars in your sign all month, you can be impatient with too much talk or long-drawn-out explanations. As long as you are determined to make the most of this period, it’s a great time for standing up for yourself and for new initiatives that require action and courage more than plans and deliberation. You can’t force confidence – confidence builds as self-mastery skills increase. This is why truly confident moves have wonderful results now and rash or pushy moves seem to have consequences.
Taking away some of the edge of Mars in Capricorn is the transit of Venus through your social sector until the 18th. You naturally gain approval from others now. You’re independent this month, but you are wise enough to value the group and cherished friends’ input. Diplomacy has its distinct benefits. Your style, gentleness, and artistry are particularly attractive to others during this cycle. The 10-11 is especially favorable for friends, teams, groups, networking, communications, and business income. There can be good news or connections made that advance your career or goals. There can be recognition for your performance or accomplishments.
The 15-16 can stimulate sudden events or surprising feelings in your personal life. Home and family matters may reach a turning point. Venus in your soul sector from the 18th forward points to a more private period for your love life or affections. It can also point to benefits to working behind the scenes or special enjoyment of solitude and periods for extra rest and healing. You may be seeing a relationship in a new light, perhaps through a more spiritual lens.
From the 26-27 forward, you’re in a great position to work with a business plan or new idea and run with it. The 29th is good for practical grounding. Personal responsibilities become clearer and your stronger understanding of where you stand makes planning all the better. This is a fabulous time to rid yourself of something that has been weighing you down.
October holds the potential for a nice balance between work and play, dear Aquarius. While in many ways you’re open to exploring, expanding, and experiencing new things, you have a lot of “work” to do on the inside. You can be very contemplative this month. You’ll benefit greatly from actively seeking out ways to heal and de-stress.
This can be a period when you don’t jump to assert yourself, as you first consider how this might impact others’ lives and your own. There can be some bottling up of anger or desires. There may very well be a solid reason for working behind the scenes now. As well, this can be a good month for cleaning up the past in order to begin anew later (Mars will transit your sign from November 9-December 19). Parts of you are on a symbolic retreat, and this is good for you. If you’ve been overdoing things, you can really feel it now.
Venus works some of its magic on your reputation and/or career and relationships with elders, bosses, parents, and teachers this month until the 18th. This is a solid time for a better image, support or sponsorship from a higher-upper, more enjoyment of your professional life and responsibilities, and true confidence in your performance.
The 10-11 is a beautiful time for learning or expanding a project, as well as activities related to promotion, publishing, education, communications, the law, and travel. There may be an opportunity for an experience that you’ve never had before, particularly related to studies. New ideas flow well. This can also be an almost magical time for financial and business matters.
The 15-16 can be disruptive but revealing as the Sun opposes your ruler, Uranus, and Uranus energy is particularly strong and potent. It’s a time for seeing yourself better through relationships with others and the world as a whole. Changes of plans can lead to new discoveries, perspectives, and insight that truly improve your life, so don’t dig in your heels too much. There can be an epiphany or moment of truth that can be a little uncomfortable but ultimately relieving. Be slightly more vigilant when it comes to communicating and commuting.
From the 18th, your social life gets a nice boost. Friends and acquaintances are more likely to appreciate and value you. From the 23rd, you’re in a more ambitious phase of the year, and this continues into November. The last week of the month is powerful for revelations about professional and life-path goals. Ideas bloom. The 29th brings clarity about a friendship or long-term goal. You have an easier time putting something behind you now. Social or romantic opportunities may be found through associates, group associations, friends, and networking. A question of accountability or commitment involving a friend or business goal can be in focus. The New Moon on the 30th gives you a boost to pursue your ambitions.
You can be very active with friends and groups this month, dear Pisces, but you’re also easily absorbed in your private life, ideally finding the right balance between the two. You might find that you achieve the most or are the most motivated through your involvement with a group or team. You may be more active with friends and associates, perhaps actively working towards a cherished cause or dream.
This is also a time when you’re not particularly content with simply dreaming, wishing, and hoping for better circumstances. You’ll want to take solid action towards realizing your goals and making improvements. There can be strong focus on new technology in October. You’re inventive and drawn to endeavors that are progressive and unique.
This is also a potentially strengthening month for close relationships. You’re clearer about who you care about and who has your back. Venus moves in harmony with your sign until the 18th, boosting your personal appeal. It also has the effect of stimulating your taste for the exotic. You might thoroughly enjoy cultural activities, studies, debates, and sharing your ideas with others. You are in an unusually good position to soothe and help others to heal around the 10-11. This can be a good time for taking in a show, throwing yourself into a creative project and sharing time with others. Sharing your feelings or intimate matters can be fun and rewarding. You might open up a topic that is usually taboo or left unspoken. Healthy, frank discussions boost your relationships.
The 15-16 can bring surprises with money and relationships. Ownership, sharing, power, and money matters can be at the root of challenges or the need to make changes becomes evident. Look for ways to innovate, update, and improve for best results. Accept that change is inevitable and understand that being proactive about it is in your best interests.
From the 18th forward, professional relationships can improve, and so can your reputation or image. Someone who’s in the position to help further your goals, promote you, or help you find a direction or calling can take special interest in you. Express your faith in yourself now for best results. The last week of the month stimulates your adventurous side. Even so, this can also be a time of increased professional responsibilities.
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