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October opens on the heels of Pluto’s return to direct motion, just as Venus prepares for her own retrograde in Libra. Retrograde Pluto wrought internal changes and transformations, and now retrograde Venus arrives to help us reevaluate our new circumstances and priorities.


Now that Pluto is direct once again, you’ll feel your energy levels and stamina begin to return to normal, and you’ll notice the difference in your finances, too.

Mercury square Pluto


You could find yourself embroiled in tense conversation with a friend over finances or belongings as October opens when Mercury and Pluto square off on the 2nd.


Venus stations retrograde


On the 5th Venus retrogrades in your solar 12th House of privacy, retreat, and seclusion, beginning a six week long period when you can more easily practice self care through withdrawing from the world for rest, relaxation, and the enjoyment of private pursuits.


You may enjoy a spiritual revival in your private life, and spend time reevaluating your spiritual priorities, principles, and needs. You can also reconnect with solo activities which you enjoy while Venus is retrograde.


Mercury enters Libra


The next day, October 6th, Mercury enters Libra and your 12th House, joining Venus for a bit of private conversation and contemplation. Over the next three weeks you can find profound mental benefit from meditation practice as well as other spiritual practices such as confession, prayer, or mantra.


You may learn or share secrets with another person while Mercury tours your 12th House. If you do share secrets, be sure it’s something you wouldn’t mind becoming public knowledge at some future date, as Mercury is due to retrograde soon and you won’t want to have cause for regret later.  

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New Moon in Virgo


If someone from your workplace shares a secret near the October 8th new moon, you’ll want to hold it in highest confidence. Doing so could earn you a new friend.


Consider joining a club or association at this new moon, or go out and socialize with the intention of making friends–you could bring fresh energy to your social sector if you do.


Alternatively, you can use this new moon in Virgo to take your first step toward fulfilling a long held hope or dream of yours, an opportunity which comes just once a year.


Make your new start in the week just after this new moon–choose the 12th or 15th to make your initiation for best effect.


Venus square Mars, Mercury opposed Uranus


If you and a partner have a strained relationship lately, consider getting away together near the 10th, just the two of you. Take a trip to somewhere nearby that you both can relax and enjoy, and maybe spend more time in each others company with nothing to distraction you.


A sudden change of plans at work or a last minute schedule change could provide just the opportunity you need to get away.


Sun square Pluto


You may have to drop more money than you would like on a social event near the 11th. You may have a friend who expects to see you in attendance and no real way to excuse yourself and avoid the hit to your wallet.


Mercury sextile Saturn


Talk to a mentor privately on the 12th and you could come away with new ideas around self worth, personal values or even about how to rebuild your personal finances from scratch.

“If someone from your workplace shares a secret near the October 8th new moon, you’ll want to hold it in highest confidence. Doing so could earn you a new friend.”

Mercury conjunct retrograde Venus, Jupiter enters Scorpio


The 15th could leave you feeling a bit nostalgic, and tempted to simply hide away from the world and reminisce. Or. It’s possible  you’re engaged in private talks or negotiations. If so, those talks could go in your favor.


Jupiter moves into your sign the same day, dear Scorpio, bringing that much needed boost of good fortune with him for the coming twelve months. You hosted Saturn in your sign for more than two years, from November 2014 to November 2017, facing his tests and trials and hurdle after hurdle as he challenged you to grow up, to demonstrate discipline, and to accept responsibility for your behavior and your actions.


Now, Jupiter arrives to bestow his blessings on you for the coming year, and to offer some measure of protection from more challenging transits which may come up in that time. This could prove to be a very lucky year for you, dear Scorpio.


There can be a tendency to put on weight with this transit as you encounter many opportunities to enjoy yourself in coming year.  


Sun enters Libra


On the 18th of October the sun moves into Libra for his annual tour of your privacy sector. Through mid November your most private life will be in the spotlight, and you may find yourself more active behind the scenes and playing a supporting role to others.


This can be a time you’d rather spend in seclusion, enjoying time to yourself and working on solo projects.


Mercury square Mars, Mercury trine Neptune


You and a sibling or extended family member may privately  disagree near the 15th when Mars and Mercury square off over your privacy and communication sectors. You might not be seeing a parent or family matter clearly.


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Mercury sextile Pluto


Watch for financial news to arrive near the 22nd. This is likely to be good news for your wallet and could have a profound impact on your financial picture.


If you need help from a VIP or other person of influence, you can make your request near this date–just do so privately and with discretion.


Sun opposed Uranus


An unexpected happening may arise in the workplace the next day, the 23rd, and you can quietly step in behind the scenes to help mitigate any crisis which results.


Be careful of the risk of accidents near this date, especially to the feet. Take appropriate safety precautions as a safeguard.  


Full Moon in Aries, retrograde Venus sextile Saturn


At the full moon October 24th a work related project may be coming to a conclusion. Use the days just after this full moon to finalize your work and bring it to the boss. You could receive recognition in the form of financial compensation as a result of your diligent efforts and ingenuity.


If you’ve been thinking about requesting a raise, this may be the right time to make your request, highlighting your work and your excellent results in a private conversation with your boss.


Alternatively, there could be a risk of accident or injury or some other health crisis. Be proactive by taking extra time for safety precautions wherever necessary, especially if you work with or near electricity or explosive materials.


Sun conjunct retrograde Venus


Honor yourself though reconnecting with self care practices come the 26th, and take time out for yourself. Hide away in your private sanctuary and do something you truly enjoy.


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Mercury enters Scorpio, Sun sextile Saturn


Mercury will join Jupiter in your sign on the 27th, the same day he enters the shadow of his November retrograde. Normally Mercury spends only three weeks–sometimes less-in a sign, but his retrograde means he’ll be visiting Scorpio for ten long weeks, until after the new year.


You’ll want to take extra care with what you say and how you say it, and avoid engaging in gossip, spilling secrets–yours or someone else’s–or talking behind anyone’s back, as these things could come back to haunt you during a retrograde.


Instead, be thoughtful with your words and take time to double check all your communications while Mercury is here. Proofread emails, text messages, social media posts, everything–and do it two or three times, not just a cursory glance. Check recipients to make sure you’re replying to the right person, and review privacy settings on anything you post online. If ever something you say or type were to go awry and cause problems for you, Mercury retrograde would be the time.


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A mentor or father figure could help you out financially at this time, too, though it would likely come with the expectation of your discretion. This person may not want others to know.

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