This month there seems to be a lot to get off our chests, mull over and brainstorm. The reason being? Mercury. This little ball of quicksilver is super active and governs all things communication, including writing, your neighbourhood and zee internet. It also rules the signing of contracts and siblings so expect these topics to be hot tamales. A word to the wise... Mercury has many faces so be sure not to become entangled with those who have two of them ie; gossip, malice or out and out bullshit. Never a good look. October is definitely the month to work on your message with truth and integrity. Best hop to it.
Aaaaaand then there is Venus. Blessed star. She’s in a bit of a tangle this month and into the next. Remember all those retrograde planets a few months ago? Always one to make an entrance, Venus is being fashionably late and deciding to retrace her steps from the 6th of October until November 16th. She will progress from the deep and pensive waters of Scorpio back into the egalitarian cool of Libra. This unusual astrological event may bring back memories from October 2010 when she last crossed this part of the sky. The final two weeks in particular are not the best times to get get hot and heavy with someone who’s looky looky - no touchy, extend beyond our means financially, go wild with a new look or let our jealousy get the better of us. Venus retrograde is wonderful, however, for returning something to its former glory, restoring it with love and care and seeing the beauty or value in something that has been discarded. Ourselves included.
Venus retrograde key themes:
On the 3rd of the month talk planet Mercury has a tête-à-tête with provocative Pluto. Conversations are laden with undercurrents and possible power plays so count to ten before you hit the nuke button if you value the other person. Great for redefining boundaries though.
Venus begins her 40 days and 40 nights retreat on October 6th until November the 16th. Take on board that others may be more than a little jangled at this time as she meets up with our planet of change, Uranus, during this transit. Kindness goes a long way now.
Ahhh, hug it out.
The week of the 9th to the 16th of the month packs a punch. Mars finally leaves its shadow point where it has been crossing since June the 26th of this year, freeing us from the false starts and crossed wires that have plagued us since then. The pace of life picks up.
The October New Moon falls in the sign of Libra on the 9th of the month. The ruler of this Moon, Venus, newly retrograde, is in a much more contemplative mood so whatever fresh starts are borne around companionship or the achieving and maintaining of balance and harmony in our lives may take until next month to really anchor. This Moon is square to passionate Pluto and Venus is also days away from locking horns with Mars so be mindful not to get dragged into others drama or forcing your own agenda.
Mercury moves into penetrative Scorpio on the 10th of October where it will stay until the 31st of the month. Here our minds are turned to the more hidden aspects of our characters. Having difficult conversations or really getting to the heart of what is on peoples minds will be heightened. The very same day it opposes revolutionary Uranus tipping the status quo completely on its head. Exciting breakthroughs are as on the cards as giving someone the royal salute. Your choice today baby.
Venus squares off to action stations Mars on the 11th of the month. This is all hot under the collar type stuff and our desire natures can be a tad wild. Avoid coming on too strong and overspending. Mercury angles the nodes on the same day giving us a long hard think about our future direction. If in doubt, chat with those you most respect.
The gorgeous Sun squares off to powerful Pluto on October the 12th. Topics of ego, responsibilities and how much energy to expend upon a particular task arise. Luckily talk planet Mercury comes to a reasonable solution with steady Saturn, softening the connection.
On the 15th of the month Mercury and Venus intertwine. Both of these planets have been in the spotlight and together they make beautiful music, sweet conversations and create opportunities to do with love and money. Lovely.
On October the 19th chatty Mercury and fisty cuffs Mars have a whack at each other. Rashness in speech and action is clearly to be side-stepped. Avoid being a lead foot behind the wheel to boot. Temper directness with diplomacy.
Mercury once again makes a connection to transformative Pluto on October the 22nd but this time they work more in harmony. Gather around you those who wish to see you rise, evolve and embrace a better way of being. Become the Phoenix and soar. Others may call upon you to teach or educate.
The Sun moves into ever watchful Scorpio on the 23rd of the month until November 22nd, bringing the total number of planets in this soulful sign to four. Forming deep bonds and owning our power are in the collective conscience now. Happy Birthday Scorps!
The Full Moon in luscious Taurus on the 24th of the month falls bang on firecracker Uranus. How decidedly un-Taurean. Taurus and its opposing sign Scorpio are risk and change averse and this planet encourages both. Expect our notions of safety and security to be challenged now but do not fear the changes being presented. The ruler of this moon, Venus, meets with serious Saturn, bringing encouragement and focus. Life is a series of evolutions and without new perspective we would just wither away, our potential untouched. This is where your future self meets your present. Welcome them in with loving arms.
On the 26th of October gentle Venus is warmed by the gaze of the Sun. This is a very romantic, uplifting combination and heightens creativity and sociability.Those normally shy or lonely may find the courage to get out there a little more now. Let life reveal itself and keep an open mind.
On the 28th of the month the dynamic Sun connects with grounded Saturn and tends to our hopes and dreams. Where are you heading? What do you want to see take hold and grow in your life? Have a long hard think and get to making it happen today.
The final few days of this very busy month are once again the domain of imaginative Mercury and sensual Venus.
Mercury and the ever optimistic Jupiter meet up on the 29th of October and once again conversations about our future and our heartfelt desires are all around us. This is a very expansive energy but do be careful not to promise something you have no intention on delivering and avoid embellishing the facts or gossip. No one likes a motor mouth.
The 31st of the month sees October out with fanfare as Mercury shifts signs into visionary Sagittarius all the way into December. This takes the aforementioned expansive energy into overdrive and urges us to wish upon a star. It will also kiss the North Node, the point of our destiny, encouraging to hitch our wagon to that star. The eye of the Centaur is focussed, determined and undistracted. Lock in to the bullseye, aim and shoot.
Lush Venus opposes groundbreaking Uranus and slips back into Libra on the final day of October, shaking up what and who we are expected to be in terms of love, relating and attracting what we really want into our lives. Knee jerk reactions are likely around freedom, money, individuality and passion. An all out revolt could be waged if you try and fight the tide of change flowing into your life so ultimatum issuing should be taken with extreme caution.
This month has been all about our integrity. Our WORD. And the effect it has upon those who know us best. Our view on the most intimate part of our lives has been altered in some way. We are more honest and have been shown, for good or not so much, whom we can trust. Who remains loyal? We have been called to the waters edge and are beckoned to shed our skin and jump in. Upon exiting, in November, we emerge cleaner, more raw, real and ultimately much more refreshed. I’m in. Dare you take the plunge?
Catch you on the flip side lovers. xxxx
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Ahhhhh September. Finally you are here. Truth be told I’ve been looking forward to a reprieve from all the madness of eclipse season. With the majority of planets in earth signs for most of this month expect to see a shift from desire to practicalities. Work and functionality will also appeal. The planet of responsibility and longevity, Saturn, begins to inch forward once again after turning its gaze inward since April. Wisdom gleaned over the past few months in all matters career, productivity and reputation will be implemented now. Head down, tush up. Its time to get to work!
Conversations prove fruitful on September the 3rd if you’re wanting to get your message heard. People are responsive after some patience, humility and a teensy bit of buttering up. Eyelash flutter.
Saturn turns direct on the 6th of the month, turning our energies outward once again in the area of achievement, foundations and honouring our word. Reliability may have been hard to come by over the last 5 months with a string of broken promises but expect people to walk their talk more now. Or be expected to do so! Mercury comes home in the sign of Virgo on the very same day highlighting diligence and attention to detail. You may want to care more for your body at this time too. Healthy mind et all. It stays there until September 21.
There is a lovely connection between communicative Mercury, revolutionary Uranus and stable Saturn on the 7th of September. Progressive ideas are met with the right support to take root and grow. Those in authority are more responsive to change as long as you’ve done your homework. Also on this date there is a link between the analytical Virgo Sun and idealistic Neptune. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s and know the difference between what is achievable and what is a drain on your energies. Nevertheless, it is a day to dream.
On the 8th of the month sensual Venus gets into a bit of hot water with fiesty Mars. Clashes of values, physical needs and temperaments are likely. It can also get a bit "boom chica wow wow "so you know what to do with that.
A hotbed of astro activity begins on the 9th until the 11th of September beginning with the Virgo New Moon and Venus’ move into the deep waters of Scorpio. In our sign of grace, order and service, this moon is a highly creative one, thanks to links from dynamic Jupiter and intense Pluto. There will be a need to find an outlet for our innermost wish to transform our life into a more authentic version of itself. This can be sexual, artistic or physical in nature. Thwarted, expect to see the shadow energies of suspicion and resentment rear their pretty little heads. Lions and tigers and bears…oh my! This is heightened by the Scorpio flavour our love and values planet will have on and off until January of next year. Venus isn’t entirely comfortable here and is preparing for her retrograde in October so passions will run hot but potentially be a little compulsive. Breathe in strength and dignity and breathe out the green eyed monster.
Themes from May could reemerge on the 11th of September all the way into November 2018. Mars moves back into the sign of Aquarius after its recent retro wobble giving us a second chance at asserting our need for individuality and freedom. We will be much more inclined to follow through on an idea now and will yearn to find those of a like mind. The Sun’s warm light combines with Pluto and lucky Jupiter, giving the confidence to do so.
The 12th of September until the 16th of the month is very much the domain of loving Venus and chatty Mercury. Venus tangoes with wildcard Uranus spurring unusual attractions and unexpected spending. Thankfully it calms down the next day, on the 13th, after Saturn brings a dose of grounding. Phew. If something gets lost in translation; think texts, emails, paperwork on the 14th, try again on the 16th of September when the message will get through loud and clear. An early fumble could result in a touchdown.
Be aware of some rather tumultuous astro weather on the 18th of September. An old grievance from May 11 to the 16th of this year could resurface. This would involve two very differing opinions. Knee jerk reactions are likely so keep calm and carry on.
The Sun meets intelligent Mercury in its ruling sign of Virgo on the 21st of the month. This is a brilliant day for not only brainstorming but coming up with a viable plan in the application of those ideas. Make hay whilst the sun shines.
Libra energy ushers in from the 22nd of the month with Mercury and then the following day, the Sun, occupying that part of the sky. Mercury stays until October 9th and the Sun until October the 23rd. Diplomacy and tact are highly valued now as is the subject of relationships. These are not only romantic but also work, familial and social.
After an initial run in with serious Saturn things calm down and are supported by some wonderful links to enthusiastic Mars on the 24th and then again on the 27th. The urge to be with those you love and admire will be strong.
The monthly Full Moon falls in the famously independent sign of Aries on the 25th of September.
This is a restless, passionate and surprisingly vulnerable Moon due to various aspects to Saturn, Mars and Mercury. Any feelings that arise of being unable to ask for what you want, a lack of support or being emotionally isolated are best channelled into doing what you love for all the right reasons, spending quality time alone and active self care. The ruler of this Moon, the aforementioned Mars, meets with the South Node on the 26th of the month, triggering outmoded beliefs to do with masculinity, what we are willing to fight for and where and with whom we place our energies. You may find you walk away from something you’ve fought long and hard for because it is actually better for you in the long term. Those from your past can reappear at this time as well so pop on your best dress or invisible cape depending upon how how feel!
Last but by no means least, transformative Pluto moves forward on the 30th of September. This is the classic phoenix rising from the ashes. Since April the 22nd this planet has turned your attention to how you wield your power or who wields theirs over you. You may have had one part of your life completely dominate and now is the time to take stock and step back into the drivers seat. Pluto gives us the most remarkable ability to sift through the ashes and rise once again. Stand tall. Stand proud. You've earned your wings. Use them wisely. xxx
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