October is a full to the brim month! Four planets end retrograde, one turns retrograde, and both the new moon (in Libra, October 6) and the full moon (in Aries, October 20) are turbo-charged by Mars and Pluto.
Mercury in Libra continues retrograde to October 18. All the “re” words apply, i.e.: revisit, reassess, renegotiate, and revise. All the usual advice is worth remembering. Play it safe, double check everything, put added flexibility into play, don’t let the small stuff get the better of you. Hold off on important decisions if possible or aim for short-term or temporary. In Libra this time, Mercury retrograde puts added attention on the balancing act, on contracts and legal matters, finances (costs, expenses, investments) and partnership issues. The month ahead can produce a domino effect. It can be one thing after another, or one thing hinging on another. Mercury retrograde can see you tap a creative wellspring. It is also well used for observation and introspection. Pay close attention to what you notice is mirrored back to you. It holds a message of value.
Moving past the roadblock, Mercury turns a corner with Pluto on October 1 and moves onto an upswing with Jupiter (trine) on October 3. That good trend extends through October 4.
Whatever is launched, activated, instigated, or revitalized on October 6 to 9 does so with greater than usual punch or potential. The dynamic new moon in Libra (October 6) gains added steam from Mars (by conjunction) and the end of Pluto retrograde. Venus treks into Sagittarius on October 7. Ceres in Gemini stations retrograde on October 8. Mercury retrograde teams up (conjunction aspect) with the sun and Mars on October 9. This day marks the midpoint peak of Mercury retrograde. Whether subtle or obvious, Mercury retrograde now shifts onto another implementation phase or stage. Wrapping up the several day run, Saturn in Aquarius ends retrograde on October 10.
October 15 to 22 marks the second action week of the month. The sun’s trine to Jupiter on October 15 sets up a good weekend for making the most of it. Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18 and Mars trines Jupiter on this same day. Whenever Jupiter is active, it puts more of everything on the go, on the increase. October 20 delivers a particularly punched up full moon in Aries, thanks to Mars square Pluto. One way or another, karmic or actual, these transits will definitely push the agenda forward.
October 22 to the end of the month brings a shift of momentum. The sun enters Scorpio on October 22. Venus squares Neptune on October 26. Watch for something more to be revealed, to be cleared up or away. The sun squares Saturn on October 30. Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio on this same day. October 31, Mercury’s trine to Jupiter, (the last of 3 such meetings in a 6-week span) finishes the month as it started – that is to say, in full swing!
October 6: New Moon in Libra, 4:05 am (13:24 Libra)
October 20: Full Moon in Aries, 7:56 am (27:26 Aries)
Mercury retrograde in Libra to October 18 (8:16 am)
October 6: Pluto in Capricorn ends retrograde, (11:28 am)
October 7: Venus enters Sagittarius, (4:20 am)
October 8: Ceres stations retrograde, (6:32 pm)
October 10: Saturn in Aquarius ends retrograde, (7:16 pm)
October 17: Jupiter in Aquarius ends retrograde, (10:29 pm)
October 18: Mercury in Libra ends retrograde (8:16 am)
October 22: Sun into Scorpio, 9:51 pm
October 30: Mars into Scorpio, 7:20 am
**Please note all times listed are PDT, please check your local time.
Dates to watch: Oct 1- 10, 15 – 18, 10 – 22 26, 29 – 31
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
The balancing act draws more attention while Mercury tours retrograde in Libra. How much are you willing to give, to accept, to live with? More observation, refinement and flexibility are key. Pick worthy battles. Stay open minded, but don’t override what you feel. On the other hand, don’t hesitate to change your opinion, or to ditch a rule, plan or involvement when your inner guidance tells you to.
Mercury continues in dynamic aspect to Pluto (square) to the start of November. This transit keeps your radar sharp and reading between the lines. Progressively, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on what is of value, and who is worthy of your time and attention. As is typical of Mercury retrograde, expect to reconnect with folks you haven’t seen in awhile. Unexpected expenses are typical too. Libra transits also put added attention on legal matters and contracts. Mercury’s retrograde tour is well used spent reassessing or revising contracts, financial goals, and relationship commitments.
The month ahead is good for getting better educated and informed. Keeping you well occupied, Mercury maintains alignments with Pluto (square) and Jupiter (trine) for the entire month ahead. You should find you can get a lot further ahead with research, studies, plans, projects, and ambitions. On the hunt for more and better? Looking to get something new off the ground? There’s opportunity sprinkled throughout the month. The new moon in Libra on October 6 coincides with the end of Pluto retrograde. Mercury retrograde conjunct the sun on October 9 marks the midpoint peak of the retrograde cycle and also starts a next trend setting and connect-the-dots phase. Supplying fresh fuel, Mars in Libra acts as a trigger for both. Even though Mars is in its detriment in Libra (not its best sign transit), it is not a weak placement. What fires up, starts strong (that could be a dilemma, an inner or outer conflict). Saturn ends retrograde on October 10. Jupiter ends retrograde October 17 and Mercury does the same on October 18. Mars enters Scorpio on October 30 and Mercury trines Jupiter on October 31. Start to finish, the whole month is sure to keep you and the action on the dial-up.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
Mars continues in Libra to the end of the month (October 30). Mercury in Libra continues in retrograde to October 18. Along with the sun in Libra, the coming weeks put added attention on a relationship dilemma, finances, and/or health. A decision hangs in the balance. While the minus column has more of your attention, know the transits are working their way along a corrective track. They’ll keep you weighing pros and cons, keep you on the search for better and more. You know you can’t skirt around it anymore. That is a signpost of progress.
It’s time to take a deeper look at it, to take it a step or few further, to get yourself better committed and onto track. Some things are falling into place, some things can feel beyond reach. You are likely to sense that you are working along a shortening timeline, and that there is a growing need to figure out what moves you are going to make. That’s Mercury/Pluto (in square aspect) applying added pressure while also increasing your desire and drive. It is a transit that has been in the works for a few weeks now and continues to the start of November. Mercury/Jupiter (in trine aspect) expands your thinking and helps you to get your priorities straight. Normally your sign needs to acclimatize before making change, but this Mercury/Jupiter transit loans you a duck to water feel. What is emerging now, grows on you quite naturally.
October 6 delivers a punched up new moon in Libra. Drawing extra turbo from Mars in Libra and the end of Pluto retrograde, watch for a relationship matter, contract, or work-related issue to hit full steam ahead. The days that follow keep the action going strong, especially through October 10. Noting that Mercury is still retrograde, these few days could thrust you into added expense, more investment or involvement. October 9 can set you onto a next phase or stage.
Saturn ends retrograde on October 10, Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17, and Mercury retrograde ends on October 18. All three aim to clear what’s been standing in your way. They set the backdrop for the full moon in Aries on October 20. Watch for something to fire up or flare up. Mars/Pluto reach a major correction or track-shift. Expect the full moon action to keep packing a punch over the next day or so. It could be the breakthrough you have been aiming for. If it is something difficult, it was likely inevitable and if you are honest with yourself, you knew you were going to have to face it at some point. There can still be uncertainty or unresolved pieces to contend with, but overall, the last week of the month is great for forging ahead.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
Mercury retrograde is in effect to October 18, but don’t expect to stay in a holding pattern. There’s plenty of forward-moving action from the stars this month.
October can keep you consumed with matters of heart and of wallet. While those two categories are top of the checklist most of the time, they are now more so than usual. This is due to planets transiting in the sign of Libra, namely the sun, Mars (to October 30) and Mercury, which continues in retrograde motion to October 18. Mercury retrograde is good for introspection and for feeling your way along. Quality time devoted to education or a creative endeavour, spruce up projects, loved ones, and to your personal happiness is also time well spent. A trip or a romantic getaway can be too. Venus in Scorpio (to October 6) keeps you nicely focused on the task at hand. Working smarter not harder is another item on the checklist. You can find your observational skill sharpens, that you tune in or read between the lines quite easily. Others can serve as a mirror to reflect upon.
October 6 to 10 can put you/it in drive in some significant way. The new moon in Libra (October 6) gains significant added turbo from Mars, Mercury retrograde, and Pluto stationing direct (ending a 5-month retrograde cycle). When a planet changes course, from retrograde to direct or vice versa, there can be a pause before go. Three planets change direction within days of each other: Pluto ends retrograde on October 6, Ceres turns retrograde on October 8, and Saturn ends retrograde on October 10. Additionally, Venus treks into Sagittarius and the sun teams up with Mars on October 7. October 9 marks the midpoint peak of Mercury retrograde. That’s when Mercury retrograde conjuncts the sun and launches into a next phase. Mercury retrograde is also conjunct Mars on this same day. It is not the time to skirt around it but to tackle it head on. It is a good day for getting outdoors, for physical activity, spontaneous choices, and shopping excursions.
Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. Both precede the full moon in Aries on October 20. Pluto, a driving force of the new moon on October 6, also exerts its influence on the full moon, Mars too. The sun’s entrance into Scorpio on October 22 is accompanied by Mercury in full swing (trine Ceres). Despite some uncertainty (Venus square Neptune on October 26) and some continuing pressure (sun square Saturn on October 30) the whole month is designed to get you up and rolling as you need to and want to be. Mercury trine Jupiter on October 31 ends the month on the upswing.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
What if? If only. The past can be on your mind more than usual while Mercury retrograde continues (to October 18). The month opens with push comes to shove or added cost (emotional or financial) as Mercury retrograde squares Pluto. Whether you face it by force or by choice, once over the hump, you are onto smoother sailing. In fact, October 3, 4 hold good prospect and can set you onto an opportunity upswing. Things can fall into place readily and well.
The whole month ahead is set up for making a significant turnaround, for getting it off the ground and up and running. Both the new moon in Libra (October 6) and the full moon in Aries (October 20) hold extra punch.
The new moon is accompanied by Mars in Libra (conjunction) and by Pluto ending its five-month retrograde. This new moon is a “call to action” mandate. It is especially propelling for those born on or near July 8. It calls for courage and creative enterprise. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Something ventured, plenty to be gained. Look to Venus in Sagittarius, starting October 7, to set bigger wheels in motion. Mercury reaches the midpoint peak of its retrograde cycle on October 9. In conjunction with the sun and Mars, this date marks the start of a next phase, for what is already in the works and also for new initiatives. Go to bat for yourself. Don your best fighting spirit and watch the good it does for you. Of course, it is important to respond rather than react, to keep your wits about you, not to let yourself get triggered by raw or impetuous emotions. A hothead approach does not serve anyone’s better interests. Mars and Mercury in Libra call for diplomacy, and for the weighing of pros and cons. Use your smarts, play it wise. Consider potential costs, repercussions, or the domino effect before putting all your eggs in the basket. Also in the stellar line-up are two more significant contributors. Ceres, stationing retrograde on October 8 can uncover something more. This planetary shift can redirect the conversation, plan, thinking, or trend. Saturn, ending retrograde on October 10, can remove a block or holdup, shifts a mindset. That’s a lot of planetary track switches over a few short days. Play it moment by moment. Over the week that follows, you could find yourself on a positive move along. Some things can smooth out and/or fall into place better than you anticipate.
Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. Both are “green light” transits. They gain extra fuel from Sun/Pluto (square) and Mars/Jupiter (trine) and set the stage for a particularly intense full moon in Aries on October 20 (and 21). This full moon could be hard hitting, especially for those born on or near July 22. Throughout the month, for each tough-go transit, there’s an ease-up or opportunity transit that follows. The sun in Scorpio, starting October 22, Mars in Scorpio, starting October 30 and Mercury’s trine to Jupiter on October 31 should help you to reach higher ground.
LEO July 22 – August 22
Mercury retrograde continues to October 18, but don’t let it hold you back! (You won’t be able to anyway.) It is an opportune month to go exploring. An instant rapport, taking to it like a duck to water are clues to destiny in the making and/or a karmic recall. Already immersed? The month ahead rollout gets you much further ahead/along.
What sets into play has strong vitality. Once the corner has been turned, the ice broken, the limit or the resistance surpassed, it’s full swing, go the distance time.
Five planets change direction this month. Here’s the list: Pluto ends retrograde on the new moon October 6. Ceres stations retrograde, October 8. Saturn ends retrograde, October 10. Jupiter ends retrograde, October 17. Mercury ends retrograde, October 18. As if that isn’t enough to pick you up and move you, know that Pluto and Mars accompany both the new moon in Libra on October 6, and the full moon in Aries on October 20. Mars is the action planet. Pluto is the powerhouse transformer planet. Both the new moon and the full moon set major wheels in motion, this regarding plans, projects, work, health, finances, and relationship issues. October 9 marks the midpoint peak of Mercury retrograde. This date marks the start of a next phase or stage. It’s a good day to fire it up, to speak your mind or your heart.
The sun enters Scorpio on October 22. Mars enters Scorpio on October 30. Both are good for a personal regroup, for getting down to brass tacks regarding what and who is most worthy of your time, attention, and wallet. It’s a good idea to cut back on the extras or the marginal, and to re-prioritize. The last week of the month has its ups and downs but Mercury’s trine to Jupiter on October 31 suggests overall, that you are on a good move along.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
The stars are on the move this month! Five planets switch direction, starting with the end of Pluto’s five-month retrograde tour on the new moon in Libra on October 6. This new moon holds more than the usual punch, thanks not only to Pluto, but also to the extra fuel supplied by Mars in Libra. Watch for something more to fire up, to inspire, provoke, or springboard you. By all means, set your mind and your heart to task. Invest in yourself, in your well-being (health, wealth).
Despite Mercury retrograde, the new moon is good for new initiatives, especially for something that is already in the works (i.e. a second try, a next round, another interview, etc.) To the plus, Mars and the new moon (and the days that follow) can keep you driven and loan you added courage, especially when it comes to fighting for justice, equality, more respect, a better price or paycheck.
Ceres in Gemini turns retrograde on October 8. This transit can change your plans, your mind or perspective. In alignment with the sun by (inferior) conjunction, Mercury reaches the midpoint peak of its retrograde cycle on October 9. This begins a new or next phase regarding investments and the balancing act (finances, relationships, improvement and enhancement plans). Mars continues to act as feature mover and shaker. You can be a dynamo when you want to be. Drive and determination look good on you. The end of Saturn retrograde on October 10, also shifts the mindset or momentum; moves you past a block or holdup.
Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. Toss Mars into the mix yet again (trine Jupiter on October 18; square Pluto on October 21) and a high heat full moon in Aries on October 20 (in square aspect to Pluto) and to be sure, it will be a full tilt action week. Don’t take unnecessary risks with your safety. Please use extra caution when on the road, with sharp instruments, and with folks who might be losing their cool. To the plus, these transits can set you up for a significant breakthrough. A Mercury/Jupiter trine ends the month (October 31). Hopefully this transit puts you on the upswing.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
October’s stars keep you feisty and well on the go with one thing after another. Perhaps you have already hit the ground running. Mars in Libra keeps the action stirred up all month. Note the following trigger dates: Mercury/Mars (conjunction, October 9), Mars/Jupiter (trine, October 18) and Mars/Pluto (square, October 21). That’s not all! Mars supplies added thrust to the new moon in Libra on October 6 (and October 7). Pluto stationing direct (ending retrograde) also amplifies the potency of this new moon.
The list of planetary action continues. Venus enters Sagittarius on October 7. Ceres in Gemini stations retrograde on October 8. In conjunction with the sun and Mars, Mercury reaches the midpoint peak of its retrograde cycle on October 9. Saturn ends its five-month retrograde tour on October 10. In other words, October 6 to 10 keeps the action going strong, both inwardly (evaluation process, inner dialogue) and outwardly (circumstances in play).
Mercury retrograde can take you through an important reassessment or regroup. It can be excellent for creative projects and endeavours, research, studies, for getting back in touch, and for feeling your way along. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18, but it will continue in Libra to November 2. Expect to stay driven and well on the go. There are times when you’ll feel feistier than usual. There are times when a bit of competition can be good, especially when it prompts you to up your game. Use this transit to make yourself look and sound your best. Mercury in Libra favours enhancements of all kinds.
The full moon in Aries on October 20 can be especially catapulting for those born on or near October 16 to 21. To the plus, you could turn a major corner and/or find yourself on an opportunity upswing. If the full moon presents challenges for you, know that you can’t stop evolution but that you can get on board with it. What is challenging, changed, or swept away is making space for something better. There are times when you can’t make sense or can’t see ahead. That’s when it is time to pump up on faith that there is a bigger picture agenda for you. Mars in Scorpio, starting October 30, helps you to get a better fix on what’s necessary, expedient, and wise. The last week of the month is a mixed bag, but the month ends with Mercury in trine to Jupiter on October 31 and the moon in trine to Uranus. That should be good for an uplift of some kind!
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
Mercury retrograde can work in unseen or undercurrent ways. As is typical of the cycle, it can surprise you with the unexpected. Heed the usual precautions – i.e., double check everything you do, play it safe with your health and wealth, don’t hesitate to revise as the moment dictates.
You’ll gain a strong headwind from the new moon in Libra on October 6. This is thanks to Mars (conjunction) supplying added fuel, and the end of Pluto retrograde. In fact, for the most part, the stars should keep you/keep it going strong from October 3 to 10. Mercury retrograde teams up with Mars and the sun on October 9. This marks the midpoint peak of the retrograde cycle and the start of a next implementation phase or stage. Subtle or strong, this transit juices up motivation that continues to spur you on.
October 13 onward, the stars are on another run or escalation track. For the most part (and despite all the action), the going is smooth. You should see things fall into place, especially October 15.
Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. On this same day, Mars trine Jupiter pus more on the increase or on go.
The Aries full moon on October 20 is in dynamic alignment (opposition) with Mars. Watch for the full moon to trigger matters to do with work, health, repair projects or upgrades, or a contract matter (legal, financial, actual, karmic.) October 21, Mars surpasses a roadblock and/or turns a corner with Pluto. This full moon could bring news, clue you in, or help you to find a solution, a better answer or avenue, to solve a problem, or to fill in a missing blank. Don’t hesitate to see a medical professional or to get your eyes checked, etc. It can also be time to ditch a job or someone who isn’t holding up their end of the bargain, to tackle a project, or upgrade your media or transportation, to sign on for something you have been putting off for a while. The last week of the month can keep the uncertainty or pressure going, but such is life! Mars begins a six-week tour of Scorpio on October 30. Mercury’s trine to Jupiter (October 31) ends the month on an upbeat.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
You can find yourself on a rethink regarding a friendship or an investment of time or money. While Mercury tours retrograde (to October 18), goals, plans, or circumstances can change, good intentions can fall by the wayside too. Added flexibility is wise. As is typical of the cycle, you can reconnect unexpectedly. On the plus side, Mercury retrograde can give you a second chance, a second look, or the opportunity to go back and finish off something that was left incomplete. The next few weeks (to October 18) are also well used for a temporary sidetrack, timeout, or regroup.
Despite Mercury retrograde, it is a month when you are sure to cover plenty of ground. Both the new moon in Libra on October 6 and the full moon in Aries on October 20 are hot-wired with Mars and Pluto.
Mars, the action planet, is conjunct the new moon in Aries on October 6. That can put an extra tiger in your tank. Pluto ends retrograde on this day too. When a planet changes direction, it works as an amplification or stoking influence. It moves slowly to begin with as it rebuilds its speed. Over the days that follow the new moon, Venus enters Sagittarius on October 7, Ceres stations retrograde on October 8, Mercury conjuncts the sun and Mars on October 9, and Saturn ends retrograde on October 10. All that stellar rollout should keep you/it in full swing! You can feel a sense of heading onto a next page. (You are.) Venus in Sagittarius heightens your intuition and launches an attraction cycle. It is excellent for self-promotion, getting your message across, for travel, education, or a move, a fresh launch, and for the seeking of new adventure.
The sun’s trine to Jupiter on October 15 also starts a run of forward-moving stars. Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17, Mercury ends retrograde on October 18, and the full steam ahead full moon in Aries blasts off on October 20 with Mars square Pluto in tow. The sun advances into Scorpio just two days later. Once in action its dynamo time!
The last week of the month is somewhat of a mixed bag with some uncertainty and some grind in the mix. Finishing off the month, Mars enters Scorpio on October 30 and Mercury trines Jupiter for the last of three alignments over a 6-week period. All’s well that ends well.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
Mercury retrograde is always well spent to reassess, renegotiate, reconnect and/or revise. Go back to it or to them, give it another look or another try. There is an opportunity to make a significant gain or to position yourself at a better advantage. Thinking about a career change, or about making a significant change to your relationship or financial status? You are wise to feel your way along, to listen to your intuition, to inner impressions and signals. It can take time for circumstances to play out, for goals to be more fully realized. Having said that, four planets end retrograde this month and both the new moon and the full moon are infused with added fuel.
Start to finish, October’s stars keep the action dialed up. October 1, Mercury/Pluto turn a corner and the moon surpasses a block or pressure point with Saturn. By October 3, 4, Mercury/Jupiter hit full swing on opportunity. These dates are good for talks, travel, workshops, adventure, research and/or the hunt for better and more. The new moon in Libra on October 6 is conjunct Mars and accompanied by the end of Pluto retrograde. Expect to see the action in full throttle through October 10. The new moon puts the spotlight on an evaluation or renegotiation regarding an important contract, actual or karmic in nature, this to do with career, finances, and/or a key relationship. Venus advances into Sagittarius on October 7. Mercury reaches the midpoint of the retrograde cycle and launches into a next phase or stage on October 9. Saturn ends retrograde on October 10.
October 13 to 22 marks the second peak of activity for the month. Kicking it off, the sun’s trine to Jupiter on October 15 can set you/it onto an upswing. October 13 to 15 are good for travel and/or for setting bigger wheels in motion. Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. Mars trine Jupiter on this same day can be quite encouraging or uplifting. The full moon in Aries on October 20 gains extra punch from Mars square Pluto. You can’t stop a freight train! There will be no holding back on this one! Despite the risk, the uncertainty or the factors in play that are as yet still unknown, you stand to gain. The last week of the month can unwrap it further. The sun turns a corner with Saturn, your ruling planet, and Mars enters Scorpio on October 30. Mercury trines Jupiter on October 31 to finish the month on an upswing.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
It’s a month to get back in touch or back to it. Whether it is a place, a project, or a good intention, to revisit or resume is well timed. Mercury travels retrograde in Libra to October 18. The transit can see you tap from a creative wellspring. Communication tracks and social matters run well, especially October 3, 4, and 31. These dates are also favourable for travel, entertainment, buying, selling, and pleasure seeking.
For the most part, good ideas and conversation can flow, common ground can be readily found. Of course, the usual advice is to be heeded when Mercury tours retrograde. Don’t bank on a promise or expectation, double check all you do. Mars tours Libra through October 30. There can be a legal matter to navigate or the necessity to re-establish equality or a better balance. When it comes to relationships, investments, or the money chase, it is always good to be on the lookout for ways to grow and improve.
Motivation, justification, desire, or need spurs you on October 6 to 10. The new moon in Libra (October 6) gains extra turbo from Mars (conjunction) and the end of Pluto retrograde. Despite Mercury continuing in retrograde, seize opportunity when you see it flash at you. Venus in Sagittarius, starting October 7 can set bigger wheels in motion. Mars continues to be a prime mover and shaker, meeting with the sun on October 7 and the midpoint of Mercury retrograde on October 9. Whether it is you, them, or it, expect the day’s action to hit full steam/full throttle. The end of Saturn retrograde on October 10 also removes the resistance, block, or hold-up.
October 13 to 22 keeps the action dialed up and moving along. October 15 the sun’s trine to Jupiter marks the day as full of opportunity. Go there; do it, say it, buy, it, cash in; aim wherever you like or simply enjoy yourself, it’s all good. Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. That good roll is likely to extend through the first portion of the next week. Mercury ends retrograde on October 18 and Mars trines Jupiter on the same day.
Heating it up from October 19 to 21, the full moon in Aries (October 20) gains extra turbo from Mars square Pluto. You could make a significant breakthrough with someone, or with a legal matter, a problem, project, investment, or decision that has been hard to resolve or navigate. On a word of caution, be careful as regards driving, exercising, or using sharp instruments (words included). The last week of the month can be somewhat of a mixed bag. Progressively, you should gain clarity or feel you are getting a better handle on things. The sun enters Scorpio on October 22. Mars enters Scorpio on October 30. Both help you to get a better lock on your priorities and what is in your better interests. Mercury’s trine to Jupiter on October 31 finishes the month on the upbeat.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
Continuing to October 18, Mercury retrograde can see you question yourself, the advice you have been given, or the expectations you have. As is typical of the cycle, you can find yourself on a backtrack, or second-guessing decisions regarding finances and investments of time, money, and matters of the heart. No matter how much you try to keep a good tab on expenses, they can add up quickly. There’s not much you can do about rising costs, unexpected extras, or about some situations or people. When it comes to relationship knots, aim to ride it out instead. Added patience and due diligence is always wise during Mercury retrograde.
October 3, 4, your days can be full the brim. Overall, the going should be good. Plans and prospects can shape up well. Some things seem to have a life of their own. The dynamic new moon in Libra on October 6 sets an excellent backdrop for trying on or diving into something new. Venus treks into Sagittarius on October 7, Ceres stations retrograde on October 8, Mercury teams up with the sun and Mars on October 9, and Saturn ends retrograde on October 10. That’s a lot of stellar energy to work with! You should feel ready to tackle it head on. Take your best shot, give it your all. Get the show on the road. These transits can pick you and move you to a whole other place or other level.
October 13 to 22 is also good for gaining extra mileage. The sun trines Jupiter on October 15. It’s an excellent day for travel, adventure, sports, research, mobilization, marketing, speculative ventures and/or trying your luck. Jupiter ends retrograde on October 17. Mars trines Jupiter and Mercury ends retrograde on October 18. That’s a significant buildup of momentum setting the stage for the full moon in Aries on October 20. A full moon in Aries holds enough punch on its own. This one gains significant extra turbo from Mars square Pluto. There could be something or someone to confront. You could be especially reactive (emotional) or have a reaction (physical). It is important not to race too far ahead, to jump to conclusions or to let anger or excitable emotions get the better of you. Observe, listen, evaluate, and consider first. October 22 can be an empowering day, thanks to the sun entering Scorpio and both Mercury and Pluto loaning you good radar and good timing.
Despite uncertainty, or the push to get through it in the last week, the month ends on the upswing with Mars entering Scorpio on October 29 and a Mercury/Jupiter trine on October 31.
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