While events last month may have sent life into splatter mode, we have several opportunities in October to pick up the pieces, get organized and manifest our objectives. Venus, Mars and Jupiter all transit fastidious Virgo, compelling us to take up the tasks we have set for ourselves, empowered immensely by positive contacts as all three transit Pluto, now direct, in Capricorn. (Dates below!) The tenderness and affection that has been lacking over the prior months as Venus transited in retrograde, then a shell of her former self in retrograde shadow, concludes on the 10th. A final square to Saturn on the same day is one last test we’ll (or our partnerships) need to endure or overcome. From there the pervasive ick factor that has predominated quickly recedes into distant memory. It is a time to release situations past their expiration date or get serious and make a commitment. The ones that make it through were genuinely built to last and Pluto contacts will bestow alluring and passionate developments within relationships that survived the course. Some will experience this as positive material developments and find that it is easier to turn up income, gain money and resources from others, or even both. This is the good news. Oppositions to Neptune, meanwhile, obfuscate situations considerably, and particularly with Mars – Neptune there can be a crushing reality check if we have deceived ourselves or others. All this stuff ties into what we put into motion last February – March. The Pisces eclipse in March was a crucial turning point, and we’ll see fruits from our efforts or the results of decisions we made in that period now. It’s also possible the Neptune contacts are highly romantically charged, and there can be some really enchanting exchanges up ahead! Tune into how you feel during these contacts, and if the bubble bursts or you find yourself disillusioned or disappointed, much better to scrap it now than genuinely struggle next month when Saturn squares Neptune and demands a complete realignment where we have been delusional.
With the eclipses in the rear view mirror and Mercury direct from the 9th, this is a far more productive time in which to get the wheels turning on a crucial endeavors that had been way-sided or turned upside-down. Conjunctions from Virgo planets to Jupiter set the stage for auspicious beginnings and can provide opportunities to generate growth and prosperity. Clarity is crucial to success at this time. Virgo’s ability to get right into the nitty gritty, ask every question and scrutinize every last detail can be exhausting for those of us more on the free spirited side, but there is great value in embracing these attributes right now. If you really can’t manage the details, then get someone on your team who can! The method is nearly as important as the out come in this phase. The North Node also enters Virgo on the 11th, placing the evolutionary consciousness on efficient, stream lined organization and conscientious behavior and life style choices. More attention must be given to the management of both professional and personal habits as dissipation and tendencies towards drifting, grifting and day dreaming in particular will meet with bad auspices. This will become most apparent in about a year when the South Node connects to Neptune end October/early November next year. The evolutionary drive of this node placement is towards creating systems of total efficiency, in which nothing is superfluous, where everything is there for a precise reason. Discretion is necessary for growth. Coupled with Pluto, which also serves a purging, regenerative function, there is the possibility of really getting rid of negative habits, relationships or spiritual energy that is toxic, or holding us back somehow. This is the evolutionary intent anyway. Personally I would hope to see the Jupiter – Pluto trine specifically (which occurs three times in all between now and next Summer) to offer some advancements on an ecological level, aiding humanity to find ways to conserve resources through emerging technology and the reduction of waste, though of course you can use the transit(s) to find a way to play your own part 🙂 We got a taste of these themes during the Virgo eclipse last month.
Mercury towards the end of it’s retrograde cycle (ending Oct. 9) engages in a long conversation with Saturn, (from the 6th – 14th) so it seems negotiations at this point surround our objectives and long range goals. This is augmented by the positive presence of the North Node conjunct Mercury throughout the same period, with their exact conjunction occurring precisely as Mercury turns direct. Successful integration of the evolutionary directives of North Node Libra pays off nicely, assuming we took the cue. The ability to work with another in tandem – whether within a relationship, business or creative endeavor – now opens us to incredibly positive opportunities over the next month, with the New Moon in Libra revealing all the juicy details.
Jupiter enters retrograde shadow this same day (October 12th) meaning the degrees it passes over now through the beginning of the retrograde cycle (beginning early January 2016) will be revisited between now and next August. Our personal scope of discovery, expansion and success is going to be a work in progress from here through next Summer. This is fine, we’re off to a fabulous start with all the Jupiter conjunctions this month and so many wonderful opportunities taking root this month! This is a sacred and magical season, and easily one of the best astrological months of the year, delve deep into what awakens within. HAPPY ALL HALLOWS!
DATES OF NOTE:
Sun square Pluto 13 Libra/Capricorn
Mercury RX sextile Saturn (1 Libra/Sagittarius)
Mars opposite Neptune (7 Virgo/Pisces)
Venus – Virgo
Mercury Direct 0’ 55” Libra
Venus square Saturn 1 Virgo/Sagittarius
Jupiter trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn
Sun opposite Uranus 18 Libra/Aries
New Moon 19’ 20” Libra
Jupiter 13’ 15” enters Retrograde Shadow
Mercury sextile Saturn 2 Libra/Sagittarius
Mars trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn
Venus opposite Neptune 7 Virgo/Pisces
Mars conjunct Jupiter 13 Virgo
Mercury square Pluto 13 Libra/Capricorn
Sun – Scorpio
Venus trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn
Venus conjunct Jupiter 15 Virgo
Mercury opposite Uranus 17 Libra/Aries
Full Moon 3’ 45” Taurus
Mars conjunct 20’ Virgo Eclipse Degree (activating)
Sun trine Neptune 7 Scorpio/Pisces
Venus conjunct 20’ Virgo Eclipse Degree (activating)
MONTHLY HOROSCOPES BY SIGN ~
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ARIES: A highly powerful connection between your work and professional sector on the 11th suggests you may be on the cusp of a huge promotion or major opportunity linked to your career. Hard work pays off brilliantly in this phase, and your maturity and skill on the job is really beginning to show. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th are spectacular for putting plans into motion. You’ll get tremendous support at these times. A great deal of energy is present in the work environment due to transits of Venus and Mars in Virgo, with a nice balance struck between the assertiveness required to accomplish your goals and a pleasurable, supportive ambience among colleagues or within a specific project you can cooperate on effectively. Jupiter of course amplifies all of this in a very positive way and a conjunction to Venus on the 25th may indicate a lucrative job may be on offer. Any uncertainty as to the future of a relationship (whether for business or pleasure) clears when Mercury returns to direct motion on the 9th. A New Moon in Libra impacts committed relationships a few days later on the 13th, and you’ll be ready to jump in to whatever is next. What occurs now is likely the result of a decision you made back in April.
TAURUS: Mercury direct on the 10th signals a return to the new normal where a job, your wellness or productivity is concerned. A New Moon on the 13th can put the finishing touches on longstanding negotiations for a new position or a therapeutic regiment to deal with a health issue. Venus moves into Virgo on the 9th, joining Jupiter and Mars in your house of creativity and True Romance. Coupled with the movement of the North Node into this arena on the 11th, a really stunning prospect of love could be on the horizon. The 11th, 15th, 17th, 23rd and especially the 25th are remarkable for a new association, self expression, fun and speculation are all highlighted as well. A Venus – Neptune opposition on the 16th is over the top romantic, too good to be true? A Full Moon in your sign on the 27th sets you on the way.
GEMINI: A great deal of energy is coming from within your home and through family or living mates. Venus (October 9th) and the North Node (October 11th) join Mars and Jupiter in the area of private, domestic life, affecting your base considerably. These are very good influences to attend to moving, renovation or redecoration projects, and with Jupiter trine Pluto on the 11th, a legacy, mortgage or loan can make a dream residential improvement a reality. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th are also very dynamic, giving you a real substantial advantage if you are negotiating a lease, mortgage, loan or equally the sale of property or real estate. Mercury resumes direct motion on the 9th, so you’ll feel less squirrelly and ready to take the plunge in a creative project or with a romantic association.
CANCER: Residential matters get settled once and for all mid month, as Mercury resumes direct motion on the 10th, followed shortly thereafter by a New Moon in Libra on the 13th. You’ve signed the lease, got the key or found a flatmate who doesn’t drive you mad. It’s equally likely a residential move is featured, if so professional implications are probably the cause. A too good to be missed career opportunity may trigger such a relocation. Since Uranus is a big X Factor in this equation, anticipate the utterly unexpected and double it. A really remarkable development through your community and/or with a spouse or partner around the 11th is groundbreaking. Communication and learning are impacted, you might meet someone with immense passion and partnership potential through the course of your daily activities, or collaborate with a partner on a significant writing project. The scope of this is quite marvelous, and you get further indications on the 15th and 23rd.
LEO: Earnings potential continues to be strong and a work assignment or opportunity presented around the 11th can offer really substantial profits over the upcoming year. Coupled with a Full Moon in your house of profession on the 27th, (along with Venus and Mars occupying the house of money and possessions) there are very strong indications for advancement this month. Look also to the 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th for developments. These are very advantageous dates for negotiations related to salary and for strategically pursuing work related goals. Health and productivity are also positively affected. The movement of the North Node into the area of earned income on the 11th suggests you are evolving towards a state of financial independence. Other people’s money, loans and debts all hold a negative karmic implication in this phase and should be avoided. Communication delays see reprieve from the 10th, as Mercury resumes direct motion, followed closely by a New Moon in this area on the 13th. Plans and negotiations can resume now.
VIRGO: Financial clarity returns during the New Moon on the 13th, briefly preceded by Mercury station direct on the 10th. The Sun from Libra amplifies the positive vibrations attached to your earnings in this period. Venus in your sign from the 9th joins Mars (September 26th) and the North Node moving in on the 10th, suggesting you are well on your way to fulfilling a couple cherished personal dreams in this phase. Your genuine identity blossoms in this phase, and the results you can achieve can be remarkable. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and especially the 25th are optimal to move forward on a personal enterprise or put your best foot forward with a new love or for a promotion or within your industry. You illicit trust and your good will is apparent to those around you. Another very significant trend developing is the Jupiter – Pluto trine which occurs the first of three times on the 11th, signifying a very positive and powerful development in a love relationship, or with a child or personal self – expressive project if you are a creative type of person. A Full Moon on the 27th can bring the realization of an incredible holiday or vacation, you may otherwise be returning to school or teaching, publishing, etc. in this phase.
LIBRA: It’s a brand new start as you ring in your birthday, the details all fall into place as Mercury turns direct on the 9th while the Libra New Moon on the 13th sets the stage for your personal New Year. You are likely getting domestic and personal affairs in order this month. Very powerful aspects on the 11th, 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th in particular see you attending to very private matters at home or among those closest to you. There may be a home purchase or renovation in this phase, or a family member may play a big role in your life at this time. You draw great strength from the deepest reservoirs of your being and are learning to instinctively let go and trust your intuition. The shift of the North Node to this area on the 11th also indicates your evolutionary direction is focused towards a very spiritual undertaking. You are discovering the art of acting selflessly and derive incredible satisfaction from living from a spirit of true compassion. This transit also suggests you cultivate private time for yourself, and release yourself from the demands of others. Partnerships may be testing this month, you get better results for a relationship to take root from November 8th, as Venus transits your sign, love, though a Full Moon on the 27th brings an intimate relationship into view. A transformative experience through deep love is possible at this time.
SCORPIO: The resumption of Mercury to direct motion on the 9th, followed shortly thereafter by a New Moon in Libra on the 13th allow conclusion of any lingering issues from the past and clearing the way to move forward into a dazzling new future. Transits of Venus, Mars, Jupiter the North Node (October 11th) and the Sun (October 24th) suggest a vibrant social life, and work with groups, organizations and like minded people come into the frame at this time. A very hard working phase resolves, and you begin to see the fruits of your efforts. A Jupiter – Pluto trine on the 11th has exceptional implications in your social sphere and also suggests lucrative profits from a professional enterprise. Communication and networking are very productive in this phase. You make very valuable connections on the 15th, 17th and 23rd. A remarkable development in a love relationship or with a business partner during the Full Moon on Taurus on the 27th shows you precisely how far you have come over the prior year.
SAGITTARIUS: Mars (September 26th) and Venus (October 9th) come to occupy the professional arena of your chart, stimulating a very vibrant and energetic climate in which you can easily pursue and realize your career and vocational goals. A rare and powerful trine between Jupiter and Pluto can allow for substantial financial growth through your professional undertakings, a trend that begins now and continues to influence your chart through next June. The 11th and 15th are dynamite for making really substantial progress here. The 17th, 23rd and 25th are remarkable dates to elevate your profile and generate new sources of income. Paradoxically, you may be experiencing rather uncertain conditions at home and in relation to family members or your residence. There is this quality of flux in this arena and the issue is quite opaque or hard to really pin down. The 6th and 16th will point to feelings of ambiguity or uncertainty surrounding your personal life. Mercury direct from the 9th will signal better conditions for communicating and decision making. The 11th sees a sextile to Saturn in your sign and you can start to set the agenda for the upcoming months. All the details fall into place during the New Moon on the 13th. Associations begin to gel and you can effectively work with others at this time.
CAPRICORN: Confusion or uncertainty in your professional area lift mid month, with arrangements made and details coming into place around the time of the Libra New Moon on the 13th. Uranus is a major player in the configuration unfolding at this time, and there may be shift in your residential life to accommodate an offer that comes in. A seemingly sudden change at this time has likely been culminating over the last two years. Venus joining Mars in Virgo from the 9th adds to your force of attraction and persuasion. Your charisma is off the charts on the 15th and 23rd, you can make a remarkable impression at those time. Enterprises connected to travel, media, publishing, education or prospects associated with promoting yourself within your industry could not be more favorably implicated. The Jupiter – Pluto trine on the 11th speaks volumes to this and there is a rare and incredible opportunity to make a really bold move between now and next June. The conjunctions of Mars (Oct. 17th) and Venus (Oct. 25) to Jupiter are phenomenal dates to pursue these goals, initiatives, and new projects. Time for some R + R around the time of the Taurus Full Moon on the 27th. A pleasurable interlude will restore and rejuvenate you. The serendipity of True Love is also possible at this time.
AQUARIUS: A Libra New Moon on the 13th signals a return to the new normal regarding your publishing, travel or educational goals. You can sign the University papers, buy the airline ticket or prepare a new venture related to the media or promotion to success at this time. Mars joined Jupiter in Leo at the very end of last month, with Venus soon to follow on the 9th. A connection to Pluto by Jupiter can indicate an inheritance or legacy of some sort. Money seems to come in from a hidden resource in one form or another. If you have been conducting business strategically behind the scenes, you may begin to see profits from this venture at this time. The 15th, 23rd and 25th are also auspicious for negotiations and learning about a partner’s positive contribution to your household budget. North Node also moves into this area on the 11th. The theme of merger with another, either in terms of sharing resources and profit (such as in a business partnership, or in the realm of a committed relationship where you “marry” your income to you spouse’s to create greater whole from the parts), but also on a soul level of deepening of intimacy through trust and commitment, and this will be the thrust of your evolution over the next two years. Look to upcoming eclipse dates on the Pisces/Virgo axis, the next arrives in March of 2016.
PISCES: A partner connects you to a group or organization through which you may come to realize your most cherished dreams and aspirations, a really fascinating development that transpires on the 11th. This story unfolds between now and next June, but events now signal a really powerful shift for you socially. You are connecting with like minded people in this phase and working together find you can move mountains. Venus transiting the house of relationships from the 9th brings a harmonious and loving ambience to your partnership prospects. The 23rd (Venus trine Pluto) and 25th (Venus conjunct Jupiter!!!) offer sterling developments within committed relationships. Both the 17th and 25th can bring about very favorable introductions. Mars in opposition from Virgo is a bit more challenging, especially when Neptune from your sign comes into frame on the 6th and 16th. On these dates you may find it’s more challenging to express your viewpoint. It’s worthwhile to stand down and wait for the better opportunities that emerge on the 15th and 30th. Accept an invitation to a tremendous social event during the Full Moon in Taurus on the 27th. Connecting with kindred spirits is favored at this time.