October Forecast Intro:
Will Greece drag the world into the financial undertow? As we continue through Libra month, the economic world is precariously balanced. Will the scales slide to the extreme?
How we conceptualize reality is how we experience reality. The recent market nose-dive provides a ready example of this fact.
Co-operation, co-creation, fair-play, equality, and relationship harmony are Libra’s desire, but when the sign is emphasized as it is now, it is Libra’s task. Quite often, instead of living in peace, we find ourselves living in conflict with the one-sidedness of living, loving, and give and take. We do battle with competing needs, enmeshments, projected expectations, and social injustice.
Taskmaster Saturn has put us through the Libra grind for the past couple of years. On Sept 29, Venus, planet of net-worth and self-worth, conjoined with Saturn. This planetary pairing prompts serious evaluations. It tests relationship viability and commitment levels and puts a serious spin on finances too. (The Greece Prime Minister met with fellow EU leaders for yet another critical round of talks.) On Oct 6, as Mercury and Saturn conjoin, the initial fact gathering, bargaining, and negotiation time runs out, and a sober new reality sets in. When Mercury and Saturn align, we take the fine thin line of reality even more seriously. We are confronted with sober news and tough decisions. It is a time to formalize an agreement, sign a contract, take an official stand, etch it in stone, etc. Positively, it is a time to implement new strategies for success. In order to do so, we must aim precisely at the target. The timing is critical.
As the sun conjoins with Saturn on Oct 13 we come to a fuller consciousness of our existing reality – not our projected version of it – and the work that lies ahead.
Mars, continuing in Leo through November 8, boosts our can-do. In order to create the best case scenario, we have to offer up our best too. Confidence and courage are the keys to manifesting the reality we seek. Mars squaring Jupiter on Oct 2 puts the play into motion. This aspect is mobilizing, enterprising, and enlarging in scope. With so much at stake, now’s the time to take a leap of faith and implement major initiatives. There’s no time to waste.
The full moon in Aries on Oct 11 can bring relationship polarizations to an extreme. Witness the situation in Greece as the people continue to react and rebel against the austerity measures they are asked to undertake. Somewhere a compromise has to be reached, a deal has to be made. With the moon making a favourable aspect to Mars in Leo, and the Sun conjoined with Saturn, it is likely that this full moon and the days that follow will be a definitive history making-moment for the situation in Greece. It can be in our personal lives too. Facing it head on, a single moment could be the “it” moment that solidifies it all. The potential to accomplish a major win/win, to make a major turnaround, to achieve a successful outcome, is entirely possible.
On the full moon Oct 11, Venus in Scorpio occupies the exact degree of the super new moon on October 26. It’s all about money, sex, and politics. It is about facing shadow, consumption, and waste; what is lost and what is gained, what is morally or materially bankrupt, what needs to be abandoned and what needs to reformed. It is about our obsessions; about confronting the power struggles that exist within us and that envelop us too. It is about finding our passion, about merging deeper and about emerging from the depths of our self-undoing too. From full moon Oct 11 through the new moon Oct 26 and into November, the journey is potent, profound, and transforming.
The Sun and Saturn conjoin on Oct 13; Venus opposes Jupiter on Oct 14 across the Scorpio/Taurus axis; Mercury, ruler of the south node, opposes Jupiter, ruler of the north node, on Oct 17. When compelling and empowering Scorpio is emphasized, there is no more skirting around, it’s all or nothing time.
As the month finishes out and November begins, Jupiter in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn. When it comes to facing what must be done, the burden can be great, so too the rewards.
Full Moon in Aries: Oct 11, 7:06 pm (18Aries 24)
Super New Moon in Scorpio: Oct 26, 12:56 pm
Oct 8: Venus enters Scorpio (10:50 pm)
Oct 13: Mercury enters Scorpio (3:52 am)
Oct 23: Sun enters Scorpio (11:30 am)
Oct 24: Juno enters Scorpio (8:32 pm)
Oct 26: Pallas Athena enters Aquarius (6:58 pm)
*All times listed are PDT
Dates to watch: Oct 2, 3, 6, 8 – 10, 13 – 18, 21 – 23, 26 – 30
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
So much is coming together for you now. The next few weeks brings a time-is-ripe moment. Mars, continuing in Leo through November 10, thrusts you on a successful personal track. That added can-do confidence puts a special glow around you. Watch for spotlight attention to come your way.
Creative initiatives can generate especially well, so aim for the top and go for what you want. Your public profile and professional popularity can grow substantially, especially in the week of the full moon, Oct 11.
Stay social active, accept all invitations. There are people to meet and important talks to have. A key person can enter your life now; the connection can be professional, social or romantic. It’s likely you’ll feel a significant impact from the get-go. This individual will stay prominent in your life for some time to come.
A relationship, relationship stand-off, legal matter, or professional association reaches an end now too. It can be an appropriate time to wrap it up, call it quits, say goodbye, and/or move on.
Opposition, competition, walls, or challenges are not as formidable as they appear to be. Have patience, play fair, stay organized, be strategic, and don’t struggle. Stay observant and watch for the tides shift. When they do, seize the moment. Karmic contracts are animated this month. A major contract or purchase can be in the offing too.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Some things simply can’t be put off any longer. Your stars suggest you have a number of major priorities to sort out now. Finances, work, health, tests, and dealings with authorities can put you under added pressure at month’s start. Perhaps a particular individual is making it more difficult for you. Things can look daunting initially, but perseverance and concentrated effort will build the right bridge. Once you have taken the first step, you should see immediate improvement. One breakthrough will lead to plenty more. Don’t waste time. Get a move on as soon as you can.
Oct 6 to Oct 13, can bring you to the end of a project, dilemma, or a struggle. It’s the right time to have a serious talk, to schedule a meeting, test, or interview, to sign a new bank agreement, or to hire an agent or advisor. Support is available from a number of sources. If it hasn’t been forthcoming or obvious to date, stay hopeful, look elsewhere.
The full moon Oct 11 could be an important seeding, breakout, or turnaround time. Keep observant, something new could be developing. You’ll see it/realize it more fully just after the full moon energizes. An obsession could get the better of your wallet or your heart. Today’s decisions and actions are significantly shaping to your future.
Once Venus, Oct 8, and Mercury, Oct 13, enter Scorpio, you can see a switch in your social life or finances. Too, you’ll turn a significant corner in the way you view and relate to yourself. Watch for the sun’s entrance into Scorpio on Oct 23 and the super new moon on Sept 26 to help you to define your wants and needs much clearer. By the end of the month your passion and chutzpah should start to sizzle. You’ll head on a better relationship track too.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Relationship and financial commitments are up for review now. Where do you stop and where does another begin? Are you living vicariously through your lover, your kids your or your job? What price are you paying to keep it all rolling? How can you stretch your dollar? Who and what are worthy of your attention, time, and money? It can be the right time to take an official stand, to legalize, formalize or incorporate. A marriage proposal can be in the works for some. Or perhaps it is one of your kids or someone close to you that is facing a milestone.
The high concentration in Libra through the first half of the month can do your professional, social, and love life great justice. Who you know is as important as what you know. The right alliances can move your career ahead. People can either take you where you want to go, or they can block you. It is essential now to figure out who has your best interest at heart.
Professional or legal advice can make all the difference. Appearances count too, so keep your presentation as polished as you can. Enhance your wardrobe or your advertising. You’ll see it is money well spent. Entertainment expenses can escalate this month too. Pleasure is a necessary component of a balanced life; Saturn in Libra asks for you to enjoy, but to stay within reason.
Among the many dates, Oct 6 and 13 can be auspicious days to sign a contract or broach a serious discussion. Throughout the month there are pros and cons to weigh and a variety of important decisions to make. The solidifying full moon Oct 11 is infused with great potential. An introduction, invitation, launch, first look/see or first try can be the start of something significant and lasting.
Once Venus, Oct 8, Mercury, Oct 13, and the sun, Oct 23, advance into Scorpio, it is time to stop fence-sitting or skirting, and to get down to the nitty-gritty work. By the super new moon Sept 26 you’ll be positioned at the start of a visible improvement or turnaround curve.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Family and home matters can keep you especially busy through mid month. Too, start of the month could find you stretched and in need of extra support or funds, especially so if you are in the process of changing your address, or are working through some other major life passage. The pressure can be off and on in this first week, but as the month advances, your stars will give you better traction. Oct 6 through 14 can be a good time to finalize family arrangements, financial and real estate matters, to make a purchase, sign a lease or to renew bank loans, etc.
Pressure or anticipation can build throughout the day as the moon grows full in Aries on Oct 11. Haste can be folly; you could miss or misplace something important. While loss or drain is possible, things can have a surprising way of coming together and/or working out for the best. Watch for hidden opportunity or a saving grace.
As Venus advances into Scorpio on Oct 8 and Mercury does the same on Oct 13, you’ll regain your passion, verve, and focus. Too, you should find that you can express yourself better, that you can throw your weight around more, and that you can command more desired attention. Your interest level should hold up better too. You’ll get more punch out of your interactions and activities. By mid month forward, better opportunities appear. You best choices will become clearer too. The super new moon on Oct 26 launches a favourable cycle for romance, professional advancement, or creative endeavour. Speculative ventures and pleasure pursuits can deliver the goods.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Mars in Leo keeps you energized and on the go through Nov 8. Patience mixed with persistence is the right way to play it through a tough situation or negotiation. Apply steady effort, add an extra measure of self-control and you will better your odds. You hold more influence than may be obvious. However, you can’t rush people or projects any faster than they are naturally going. Gentle persuasion will go much farther than the bulldozer approach. Share your enthusiasm, but give others the opportunity/space to rev up their own.
The eventful full moon Oct 11 could bring fresh opportunity to nail something or someone down. It is an auspicious time to launch a new business or business partnership; for an introduction or introductory phase; for a fresh start, a new marketing campaign; for contract signings, first meet and greets, business talks, etc. Watch also for an unexpected invitation, a surprise visitor, news. Synchronicity can move matters quickly along. Things that once seemed so complicated can suddenly become simple and straightforward. This decisive full moon is not about dragging it out. Rather, you should be able to wrap it up/settle it fast. Even though it is appropriate to make agreements and binding plans, try to factor in some wiggle room. Once you have set the course, it will set the foundation for major change.
Regarding finances, family or real estate matters, strategic planning, and implementation will be necessary, especially once Venus, Mercury, and the Sun advance into Scorpio. You’ll get more productive when you carve out more think time and privacy. By the time the super new moon in Scorpio energizes on Sept 26, it all hits home in some profound and significant way. This is the time when you can really get going on the new agendas; when ambitions, efforts and professional undertakings start to prove themselves in a more tangible way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Five planetary bodies in Libra at the month start keeps you entrenched in the immediacy of the moment. There may be more than one priority relationship or financial matter occupying your attention now. Beginnings, endings and renewals, it’s a lot to juggle all at once. With so much to accomplish now and so much pulling on you, you don’t have time to waste on yesterday’s emotional bog down.
Where you invest your time, heart, and money is of great importance. The doorway you choose to open or shut will define the shape of things for a long time to come. One thing is for certain though, fence-sitting is not allowed. You need to make choice and commit to it.
A new love affair can move onto a serious track right from the get-go. It’s a good time to sign a contract, get a loan, etc. It can also be an appropriate time to pool resources or job share, but make sure you define responsibilities clearly, and that everyone is on the same page.
The full moon Oct 11 can force your hand in some definitive way, and rapidly so. Watch for finances or intimate relationships to move in a new direction. You could feel pressured into a difficult choice, but once the first step is put into play, watch for the ball to roll fast. Don’t hesitate to seek professional advice, support, or treatment.
The advance of Venus, Oct 8, and Mercury, Oct 13, into Scorpio can bring you more penetrating insights into those around you. Good relationships grow richer; undermining relationships can become even more of a chess game. (It will be time to jettison them, of course.) A sibling or close friend could need you more. Friends could become lovers.
The super new moon Oct 26 can be the start of an important learning curve re scholastic or marketing endeavours. It signals a new chapter for your social life. Watch for a newly forming social, business, or intimate relationship to become more important to you as time goes on.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
Five planetary positions in Libra at month’s start should find you at your creative best. Saturn in Libra brings circumstances to a ripening stage. You now have enough experience and information gathered to form your own opinions, to define your likes, wants, and needs, and to implement the steps that will get you more of what you feel you should have in your life. It is time to test drive your new consciousness. You’ll find carry you much further than the old programs. Take time to review your material, physical, career, and relationship goals. Write them down and to read them back to yourself from time to time.
The full moon in Aries Oct 11 can get things moving much faster than you may anticipate. An impulse or bare-it-all moment of truth could pay off well. Tossing caution to the wind can a successful gamble, but make sure you can live with the consequences first. You can be stuck with results of overconfidence or a push-come-to-shove moment for some time to come. Of course, if it feels right, it is a risk worth taking. You could say it’s the best move you have ever made.
Leaving your sign to enter Scorpio, Venus, Mercury and the sun extends your resourcefulness and drive, especially when it comes to financial priorities and intimate relationship needs. The super new moon on Oct 26 launches an empowerment cycle. Where there is a will, you’ll definitely find the way.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
You’ll feel it brewing inside you over this first week or so. Watch for something fresh or unexpected to cement it for you as the moon grows full in Aries on Oct 11. Play out an impulse, think creatively. Take action when you feel compelled to do so. Health wise, job wise, and financially too, significant improvement is within reach.
Watch for Venus and Mercury in Scorpio to be revitalizing and empowering. It’s a good month to aim for a higher professional profile, to get ambitious, and to pit yourself against a personal challenge. Along with Mars in Leo, through Nov 8, you should find that you can gain attention easily.
Watch for new financial, creative or romantic prospects to explore as the month advances. The shots will be yours to call. End of the month finds you on the move in some significant way. It’s a time of big agendas and major initiatives put into play. The risk factor can be high, but so too, the profits.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22~DEC 21)
Get connected and stay connected. Put yourself back in the loop. Aim to stay visible, upgrade your status, seek more professional recognition, get more community minded, participate, contribute, mix business and pleasure; share what you know. As you interface with the world, you’ll expand your opportunities. You’ll learn and grow significantly too. It’s a good month to organize a public event, to accept a designated role within an organization or association.
Be selective and aim for quality rather than quantity. Don’t waste your time on marginal activities or involvements. The natural course can see certain people or involvements falling by the wayside as other interests claim you. Oct 6 through 18 can be a ripe time to solidify agreements, arrangements; to meet with key people or authority figures, to broach important talks, sign contracts. The full moon Oct 11 can fire up a new incentive. Take a leap of faith and you should find your action-taking works out to the best possible. It can be an exciting time for love, creativity, risk-taking, and for happenings with your children. Too, the full moon can bring a win, or see you achieve something of significance.
Once Venus, Mercury, and the Sun advance into Scorpio, you’ll naturally reduce your public involvement or social life activities. It will be time to switch from external to internal referencing, to put more dedicated attention to your personal priorities and priority relationships. Along with the super new moon Oct 26, it is a time to delve deeper, to make a fuller commitment, to put all your eggs in the same basket. Take more personal time out to devote to studies, research, repair and healing, creative or spiritual development. Even more can be on brew at month’s end. Stay observant. Hidden factors and opportunities will reveal themselves. The super new moon also expands realizations, knowledge, and awareness. The last few days of October and the first few of November, Jupiter and Pluto form a harmonious (trine) alignment. You should find yourself at a secure and empowered plateau, and that you can manifest and accomplish well.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22~JAN 19)
Your present sign post reads “no turning back now”. You’ve now gained the experience and laid the right foundations. You’ve learned to modify and hone along the way. You are now at a time-is-ripe peak. An entire life cycle and karmic chapter is ending, at the same time, a new one is firing up. Both have been in the works for a long time. In your professional and personal life, it is time to step more fully forward. Let your aspirations and ambitions consume all of you. There is no place better for you to be.
Key people factor prominently now. They can be an essential background support, advisor, parent, authority figure, bridge builder, or partner. These relationships will continue to be instrumental for some time to come.
Partnerships, cooperative investments, and undertakings are appropriate now, but draw clear distinctions. What are you signing up for? Make sure everyone is clear. Once a commitment is made, it can be difficult to break. Also, try not to get distracted by outside opinions or the expectations of others. There can be those who put you under added pressure, who compete, delay, or block you. You know what you are capable of and what works best for you, stay on track with it. Peace and cooperation is the aim, but if the books are not balanced, by all means, fight for what’s right. As much as possible, don’t cater. The more you try to placate, the more people will siphon from you.
The full moon Oct 11 can see you take a major step forward. It can be a time of finalizations and a new profession direction or lifestyle. A contract signing could be the start of everything. Feel secure to lock in for the long term.
AQUARIUS (JAN 20~FEB 18)
This month’s stars suggest a new social life, career and/or romantic direction is opening up for you now. Present circumstances, activities, contracts, achievements lay the tracks for your long-range future. As the year finishes out, Saturn and Neptune in Aquarius facilitate an easier go of life in general. You should find transitions and undertakings run smoothly, that natural flow readily leads to you better opportunities, that cooperation and support is more easily come by.
Marriage or co-habiting can be in the works for some. Scholastic or professional milestones can be in the works too. The instigating full moon Oct 11 (through Oct 15) can launch you on your way and/or solidify something important. You could gain singled-out attention, a significant professional opportunity, an award, etc., a legal judgement in your favour, etc. Watch for news, a visit or an event of note, or something spontaneous or unexpected. It is a good day to interview, to mix business and pleasure, to seek public attention, to take a stab at something new. Let the moment guide you.
As Venus, Mercury, and the sun advance into empowering Scorpio, you’ll cross important thresholds. Along with the super new moon on Oct 26, so much can turn around for you now. New professional or personal life trajectory can be in the works. Stay ambitious, aim for what you want and don’t give up until you get it. It is all out there waiting for you.
Pisces (Feb 19~March 20)
Start of the month finds you juggling plenty. You can have a lot of financial irons in the fire. Some are particularly lucrative, they’ll reveal themselves shortly.
Oct 6 to 8 can deliver social, romantic, or professional synchronicity. Seize the moment as it arises. As the moon grows full in Aries on Oct 11 you’ll see what is most worthy and lucrative. This full moon can be a major launch-point for financial undertakings, a business partnership, or an intimate relationship. You can come to a conclusion, finish line, or formal agreement, of major importance. The days that follow can be significant and solidifying too. Oct 6 and 13 can bring you to significant threshold crossings, especially re key talks, bids, or negotiations. Some exit your life, others enter.
The second half of the month can be lucrative, transforming, generating, and empowering. It is the right time for your ambitious power-plays – put your all into it. Increase your marketing, scouting, and public profiling. It can only do you good. The super new moon launches you into a dynamic spread-your-wings/take flight/set yourself free cycle. Publish, perform, socialize, study, teach, travel, relocate, etc. Change a little, change it all. Consulting, speculative, and entrepreneur activities are favoured – take the ball and run with it.