There is a lot happening this month and fortunately all of it good. There will of course be times when planets move into opposition, but for the most part this is fairly low key and fleeting. What we do have this month is planets moving in both directions, as in moving forward and back.
This is especially so in Libra, where the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October each year. Both the Sun and Mercury, here until the 10th October, are moving forward. However, after turning retrograde on the 6th October, nearly four weeks after leaving Libra, Venus is on her way back. While she won’t return until the 1st November, just the fact that she is on the way back means that while the Sun will leave on the 24th October, the Libra ruled part of your chart will remain active through to early December. It is having Ceres here until early next month, that will ensure there is no drop off between the Sun’s departure and Venus’ return.
This is important, for it will keep the Libra ruled area of your chart active all month and that will have implications beyond this area of your chart. For while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in Libra, there is rarely any planetary activity in either Gemini or Aquarius, the other two Air ruled areas of your chart. Why that matters, is that when you have planets in fellow elemental signs they are also at a friendly aspect. Here the planets are able to work together and support each other. The most active months of any year in Gemini are May and June and in Aquarius, are in January and February of each year.
Yet for the first time since 1986 the Sun returned to Libra last month to find Mars in Aquarius and on the 30th September, both the Moon and Juno, queen of commitment returned to Gemini. You not only begin the month with the Moon in Gemini, but planetary activity that just 24 hours before didn’t exist. This matters for the Sun, Mercury and Ceres in Gemini. It matters to Mars and the South Node in Aquarius and it matters to the Moon and Juno in Gemini. More importantly, it matters collectively. This creates a triad of support and a situation where the whole is greater that the sum of its individual parts.
Your Monthly Horoscopes and Monthly Horoscope Reports will give you all the information on what areas of your chart are being impacted, where, how and when and your Monthly Reports will get right down into the details. However, here is an example of what this means and how these different areas of your chart work together.
For Virgo – Gemini rules your career sector, Libra your income sector and Aquarius your work sector
For Taurus and Capricorn, the other two Earth signs, you have the same three areas of chart in play, though arranged differently. For Taurus, Gemini rules your income sector, Libra your work sector and Aquarius your career sector.
For the Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) this is what is known as the ‘social triad’ with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius ruling your communication, relationship and friendship sectors.
Beyond the specific areas of your chart that this rules in your chart, this creates a sense of harmony that gives the month as a whole a positive feeling. While Mars is in Aquarius until the 16th November and there is planetary activity in Libra until the 3rd December, Juno is only in Gemini until the 24th October. This is a short opportunity to fire things up.
This month’s New Moon falls in Libra on the 9th October. This is always an opportunity for new beginnings and this is likely to have a ripple effect, with the Moon moving into a positive aspect to Mars in Aquarius and Juno in Gemini as well.
During the course of the month the Sun and Mercury will both leave Libra and return to Scorpio, where they will both meet up with Jupiter and Venus. Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion has been in Scorpio since October 2017, but due to leave on the 9th November, this is his last full month. Venus, here since the 9th September, will turn retrograde on the 6th October and as the planets in Libra continue to move forwards towards Scorpio, she will begin to move back towards Scorpio. They are in effect swapping seats.
Mercury will return to Scorpio on the 9th October, exactly a month before Jupiter leaves and exactly a month after Venus returned for what should have been a 24 day visit. With Venus in retrograde motion by then, Mercury will not only bring a chance to get your head in the game, but will continue to provide Jupiter with the support to keep moving things forward. While Mercury will leave on the 31st October, with the Sun returning on the 24th October, he’ll be there to keep Jupiter company until he leaves.
Mercury is the only planet that will align with Jupiter before he leaves Scorpio. However, their alignment on the 29th/30th October is not Jupiter’s only alignment this year, just the last here in Scorpio.
Mercury is actually having a lot to do with Jupiter, not only here but in Sagittarius. Mercury is the only planet that will align with Jupiter in Scorpio and he is also the first planet to reach Sagittarius, before Mercury returns and it will be there that they align next month as well. Mercury will leave Scorpio and return to Sagittarius on the 31st October, nine days before Jupiter is due to do the same. This might be too late in the month to have any real impact on anything other than the final hours of the month, but it does mean you’ll be poised, ready to start November with your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open from the get go, just days before Jupiter is due to return.
In the meantime, Pluto’s direct turn in Capricorn on the 1st October will finally turn all the focus there onto the future. However, with the Sun not returning until December and Venus and Mercury until the New Year, there will be little, if any urgency. With Saturn having turned direct here early last month, he will be ready to move things forward, but even at top speed he is a planet that promotes slow and steady. This is being accentuated by the fact that Saturn’s main ally over recent months Uranus, is spending his last full month in retrograde motion in Taurus.
With Juno retrograding back into Taurus on the 24th October, this will increase the focus there on the past. Saturn and Uranus will continue to work together, but across the Taurus and Capricorn ruled areas of your chart, there is a lack of urgency. With Saturn in Capricorn until December 2020, Pluto until 2024 and Uranus in Taurus until 2026 (apart from a short break from November 2018 to March 2019), none are in any kind of a hurry. It is here in Taurus that we have this month’s Full Moon, on the 25th October.
Your Monthly Horoscopes and Monthly Horoscope Reports will give you all the information on what areas of your chart are being impacted, where, how and when and your Monthly Reports will get right down into the details. However, as an example for Aries, Taurus rules your income sector and Capricorn your work sector. For Leo, Taurus rules your career sector and Capricorn your work sector, while for Scorpio, Taurus rules your relationship sector and Capricorn your communication sector.
This is also the South Node’s last full month in Aquarius and the North Node’s last full month in Leo, where they have been stationed since May 2017. This has determined where the eclipses of the last few months have played out, the last being a total lunar eclipse in Aquarius at the end of July and solar eclipse in Leo in August. Early next month the North Node will return to Cancer and the South Node to Capricorn.
Chiron, planet of healing retrograded out of Aries and back into Pisces on the 26th September, something that is having a big impact on both fronts. Chiron had returned to Aries in April, a month before Uranus left. Yet with Uranus not retrograding back in until next month, this means that Eris is spending her first full month on her own in Aries in eight years. Eris is the warrior princess of the cosmos and the female equivalent to Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos. In Aries since 1926 and here for another three decades, the dwarf planet Eris is the force responsible for your warrior spirit in the Aries ruled area of your chart. For the first time in eight years this is a chance to reconnect with what it is that really drives you and in some cases, a chance to return to a truth you may have forgotten or has become covered up over the coming years.
Again, your Monthly Horoscopes and Monthly Horoscope Reports will give you all the information on what areas of your chart are being impacted, where, how and when and your Monthly Reports will get right down into the details. However, as an example for Cancer, this is on the career front, for Libra, this is on the relationship front and for Virgo, on the financial front.
In the meantime, this has not only been a chance for Chiron, planet of healing to go back and support dreamy Neptune in his last full month in retrograde motion in Pisces, but Jupiter in his last full month in fellow Water sign Scorpio and the planets as they return.
As we move into the final three months of the year, there are a lot of planets coming together to support each other and a lot of planets going back to areas of your chart they have been in – e.g. Chiron having returned to Pisces after leaving in April, Juno retrograding back into Taurus on the 24th October and Venus retrograding back into Libra on the 1st November. The only planet that is truly moving into virgin territory is Mercury, who returns to Sagittarius on the 31st October, ahead of Jupiter’s return on the 9th November.
Your Monthly Horoscopes and Monthly Horoscope Reports will give you all the information on what areas of your chart are being impacted, where, how and when and your Monthly Reports will get right down into the details.
All the very best for the coming month.
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