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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