October is going to a month of transformation and renewal, especially regarding our social and romantic relationships.
Venus goes Retrograde in the sign of Scorpio on the 5th and will remain so until November 16th. Scorpio and Venus do not get along, especially when it is in its retrograde motion. Things are not compatible because Venus is harmonious and peace-seeking, while Scorpio heralds chaos in order to find deeper meaning, as well ego-ruled. This is where Persephone makes her way to the Underworld, where her husband Hades dwells. The Goddess of flowers and the Spring transforms into the Goddess of death and darkness. While this is going to be a difficult transmit for many, for some it may prove to be lifechanging in all of the right ways. However, that is not until after the descent into the deeper realms of understanding is made.
When Venus is in Scorpio, things can get rather heavy. This is where manipulation and domination come to play. While the increased libido isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it can be when our passions go to waste and are not channeled properly or transmuted into something more. While many fear this placement, it can prove to be quite magical for the alchemist who transforms the hardships they receive into growth that caters to an evolution within themselves, or their relationships. That being said, this is not a favorable time to start new relationships, to dive into flings, or to avoid the truth. Instead, a renewed union or even a search for resolution for the sake of reconciliation is favored.
A few days later, on October 8th we are graced with a New Moon in Libra. As Libra rules over Venus, this will greatly amplify the planet’s retrograde and help kick start things. The theme is balance – where is it lacking and how do we empower or restore it? Any imbalances within your social or romantic relationships will be highlighted this time and amplified by emotional outbursts and feeling out of sorts as both sides of the coin are taken into consideration – the good and the bad. Ways in which we can make ourselves feel better are through retail therapy or redesigning our home. The Libra New Moon also encourages to notice the beauty that is all around us and to appreciate it, to allow it to inspire us as well as encourage us to cultivate more beauty in our lives.
The very next day on October 9th, Mercury moves into Scorpio where it will remain for the next three weeks. When Mercury is graced by serious, intense, and deep Scorpio, it inspires us to express our passionate nature as well as to dive deep into what intrigues us. However, it can also bring forth manipulation and empower the ego, just as in Venus, but, the focus is more on communication and also widens out to our social circle rather than remaining within our intimate relationships. This is a time to mean what you say, to have honest, direct, and clear communication and to also decide what it is that we truly want to invest our time in. However, it is also a time to be weary of ill intentions, or for being coaxed into doing things for others that brings no benefit to us, and only serves them – to be mindful of manipulating personalities as well as with obsession, jealousy, and envy.
Two weeks later on October 23rd, the Sun resides within Scorpio. All of this intensity is sure to make this month rather chaotic and also deeply transforming. When the Sun is in Scorpio, this is a time when things are shaken up right before the close of the year. This is where many things crumble, or are restored, secrets are made, or exposed and intensity is at its height. This is an opportune time to forgive the past, even ourselves, to heal old wounds and to find purge what no longer serves us.
The very next day, these themes are illuminated with a Taurus Full Moon on October 24th. While Taurus is favored when ruling over the Moon, it actually puts a magnifying glass over the imbalances that the Libra New Moon had asked us to investigate. This is a time of letting go and facing the mirror of truth in understanding what it is within us that clings to what no longer serves us, as well as personalities or emotional habit patterns which contribute to the chaos we deal with. This won’t be an easy Moon for many, especially those who are deep within their shadow work and refuse to face the light.
The month comes to a close with Mercury moving into Sagittarius on October 31st. This is going to make Halloween definitely an exciting one as we all get extra creative when choosing that perfect costume and taking part in exuberant festivities.
Mercury has a lot of fun in Sagittarius and inspires us to reach beyond our limits where ideas and adventure are concerned. However, it is also not in sync as we often miss important details and act impulsively on a whim. This is where carelessness and restlessness come to play and can work against us if we don’t direct the energy correctly.
WHAT DOES OCTOBER HAVE IN STORE FOR YOUR ZODIAC SUN SIGN?
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GENERAL / SELF
Queen of Cups
October is full of Mars energy, which is your home planet, however, many of the planets are under rule by Scorpio – the sign you’re constantly battling for domination of Mars. This can go one of two ways for you: allow the transformation that Scorpio demands to take place, or, resist and battle the whole month with trying to run against the grain.
From what the other cards show in the different aspects of your life, this month should actually run rather smooth for you, but, that is only if you decide to take into consideration the influence the cosmos are giving you. If not, then you might be in store for an explosive time with some very important people in your life. Someone may have been bottling something up that has been bugging them for a while now, and it might take more than obvious clues to understand what exactly it is, any avoidance on the matter will only make things worse.
I do feel that Venus RX in Scorpio is going to rock your World, and your relationships are going to be heavily influenced by the Goddess of Love, Balance, and Value this month in order to shake things up that were lacking these qualities in the past.
The Queen of Cups offers deep, emotional love, and is extremely nurturing, but she can also rear her head towards jealousy and allow her emotions to run uncontrolled if she is not treated with the respect and appreciation she deserves for all she does. This is your month to clear things up and to make things right again in your World
GENERAL / SELF
X the Wheel of Fortune
October is going to be an extremely significant month of change for you, Taurus. This could be a change in perspective which leads to environmental changes, or perhaps it is something long over-due that is finally manifesting for you. Whatever it may be, even if they do happen to be unexpected changes that take you by surprise, it is much like a twist of fate, and it is welcomed and truly beneficial for you.
The Taurus Full Moon on October 24th is going to be a very magical time for you. I feel this is when things will shift in your World, whereas you might have felt that the fates were working against you, you finally start to feel they are now working in your favor. This is true for many different aspects of your life this month, and as we get into the other cards, we will find exactly how.
October invites you to set forth on long-term plans that bring about little to no obstacles and allow you to truly whistle away while you work.
GENERAL / SELF
XV the Devil
Things have been quite tricky for you these past few months, Gemini, and it seems that when you finally get ahead, something else falls out of place and causes you to take two steps back. However, this time you are finally get a big break – that is of course if you act accordingly and do not succumb to the temptation of falling back to old ways that had caused many of blockages you faced in the past. Its time to turn a new leaf and to realize what it is exactly that is cause to you feeling so restrained.
There is something in your life, perhaps a person, habit, or even a perspective, that is rather toxic and does not serve you. You might not realize this because you have convinced yourself that within this misery, you are happy. Maybe you have adapted so much to negative circumstances that you’ve grown comfortable within this misery . But how much longer can you take of this? You will come to realize that change needs take place in order to finally free yourself from this, but this change is something that first needs to stem from within in order for you to finally set your self free.
Release is the name and game for October, and with that release comes transformation that will alter your life forever. You might have to deal with powers that are much bigger than you, but rather than rebelling against authority, you need to understand its place within your life, and integrate the meaning behind it all.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Disks
Even though October is mostly dominated by Water, you might still feel a bit out of sorts, Cancer. That is because you have a lot going on, a lot to integrate and a lot to change. These are things that need to happen within, such as your perspective, ideals, and expectations you have for others, as well as within your environment. Of course as we get into the other aspects and cards of this month’s forecast, we will determine exactly where these stem from, and how you can make the best of the guidance given.
You might be feeling singled out, on your own, or that others misunderstand you, which causes you to also feel alienated. This is nothing fun, but, with a good pause, and holding back a bit, you can find a way to improve this.
GENERAL / SELF
King of Wands
Leo, you are one of the most honorable signs of the zodiac – constantly looking out for others and backing each action with integrity. However, sometimes you go overboard and end up doing too much. Of course you want to ensure that others are cared for, and you love to be that one person anyone can turn to, however, you might be taking on more than you can actually handle, which may result in lacking in certain areas that need your undivided attention and focus. Basically, you can’t take on too many projects at once and expect to finish them on time, or to ensure that you will be able to apply the energy each one entails from you. It’s time to delegate tasks to others – basically, start the project and then leave it to capable hands to finish. You are an inspiring force, and that may be all that you need to do.
Its okay to say no to certain things, as well as to get others to do the work as well. You will still be loved by your peers. You need to speak up this month – where you are mostly undemanding of others, you be responsible for everything.
While there are a lot of planets being ruled by Scorpio right now, which is an opposing sign, it doesn’t seem that things will affect you as negatively as you’d think. While there are some issues you need to address in certain aspects of your life, as the other cards will pin point, October should be a rather pleasant month for you overall. Just don’t get in over your head and take on too many things at once, which could end up giving you the label of being unreliable when you don’t have the ability to complete them all.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Pentacles
October is going to be a very powerful month for you, Virgo. You will find a sense of independence as well as resolution to certain things you had felt stuck on before. You are relied upon by many to find solutions, for you have the ability to take the logical and pragmatic approach which others are not able to perceive on their own. This makes you not only valuable, but also appreciated by those who depend on you.
However, while you may be able to accomplish a lot this month, and also feel on top of the World… there are some things in certain areas of your life, as the other cards will foretell, which may leave you feeling a bit short on the happiness scale. Perhaps something is lacking, missing, or even going down the wrong direction than you had planned. So while things do seem right in the World, there are other things that could use some improvement. Although this does feeling like there is a little rain on your parade, that dark cloud has a purpose to be there, and so you need to use your skills of finding resolution within that area.
I do feel most of your happiness is being felt at home – you had fixed something recently which allowed more freedom financially, as well as restoring order where you had felt a bit of chaos.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Wands
Happy Birthday Libra!
You are going to be one busy bee this month and are being pulled in so many different directions. I know it’s not easy for you, but practicing the art of saying, No, as well as setting boundaries is something that you need to master. While October does seem to be rather kind to you, there are certain situations which are going to call upon you to strengthen that backbone and to be more selective in where your invest your time and energy.
You always ensure your birthday month is celebrated and full of fun. However, you don’t want to get carried away with too many festivities and end up missing out on important opportunities that need your time more so than simply having fun. You need to ensure that you are putting responsibility before the party.
The Libra New Moon on October 8th is going to serve as a very important time for you to focus on not only your priorities but also intentions you want to set for the rest of the year. This is also the perfect and most opportune time to consider where you need to apply more balance in your life. This could revolve around your relationships with others when reviewing who caters to your need for balance and harmony, and what influences are more destructive. Again, the art of saying No is going to serve you better than avoiding conflict for the sakes of not rocking the boat.
GENERAL / SELF
King of Swords
With so many planets under the influence of your sign, I would say that this is your month to shine, Scorpio. Although you do have some difficulties to address, and as we read into the other cards we will determine which areas of your life these stem from, October should actually be rather kind to you. The important thing to remember is to use logic and reason before allowing your intensity and emotions to get the best of you. This is a month of figuring things out, taking the high road, and widening your vision for the future as well as focusing on the details which contribute to it.
You may also need to call on some help this month from someone of authority or who has more knowledge in a situation than you do. Perhaps a lawyer, or a counsellor – someone to mediate an issue between you and a situation, or another person. An outsider’s observation and perspective will help you far more than what you can achieve on your own, as well as avoid any delay.
I do feel that communication should run rather freely this month, while in some areas there are blockages you will have to face in regards to blockages or misunderstandings, but all in all, the facts will be received and acknowledged, and a final ruling/answer given.
There is going to be resolution this month to something that truly benefits you for the long-term, as well as a clash of egos which can end up changing up the course of your path if you don’t lay the ego to rest.
GENERAL / SELF
Page of Cups
You are feeling extra sensitive this month, as something has triggered you. October is going to be a rather emotions month for you, Sagittarius, but, if channeled right then it can serve you in creative or artistic ways which are truly beneficial.
You might be lacking focus this month but feel more intuitive and creative. It would be wise to lay off on important decisions right now and to instead focus on how you can channel these energies to your benefit, rather than allowing them to run away with you.
Someone may call upon you for guidance and support. Perhaps they need your healing hand or find themselves torn over making an important decision. I do feel that this is going to be something of an emotional nature, and with you having this mindset during October, it shouldn’t be too hard to relate to them and express compassion when lending your advice, which is exactly what they need.
All in all, October will benefit from your softness and vulnerability this month, so do as a Sagittarius does famously, and wear your heart on your sleeve.
You will more than likely feel more connected to yourself as well around Halloween when Mercury moves into your sign. This should serve incredibly well if you happen to be hosting any celebrations or organizing a get together for holiday.
GENERAL / SELF
IX the Hermit
October calls upon you to walk that higher path, Capricorn. You are going to receive insight and clarity this month that is going to lay to rest old issues and also open new doorways. You feel more in tune with yourself and the World around you. You have integrated the past and are able to make sense of the circumstances that will occur. This gives you the ability to make the most of everything that you endure – good or bad.
Your past efforts have been recognized, and it may have been a long journey to get to this point, and so you feel content with the way things have turned out. You might be drawn to take a look back at the past, but it is only for a deeper understanding of the events that occurred to bring you where you are, as well as to gain wisdom. I do feel that Saturn may be influencing you quite a bit this month since it had gone direct in September. Perhaps you are receiving the rewards for your efforts and are experiencing a karmic exchange.
The Taurus Full Moon on October 24th will be quite magical for you in terms of receiving the results of your efforts – this amplifies and compliments the effects of Saturn and so the influence from the Lord of Karma peaks around this time.
This is a month to be thankful for what you have, where you’ve been, and to be excited for where you are going.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Cups
October offers the chance for a reconciliation this month, and we will determine exactly what area of your life this will happen from what the other cards foretell. I can say that this is going to be a good thing but may take quite a bit of work on your part to ensure it does flow.
This month also calls on to you work hard and play later. Don’t fall short on your responsibilities, and if you are needing some inspiration to get the ball rolling, then you might have to work for that as well. Basically, as they say – inspiration comes to those who are already working. You can’t remain stagnant and dwell upon any negative circumstances and expect the sun to shine through the clouds all on its own.
There is a connection you are drawn to this month as well, and while it may excite you, you have to ensure that you are not crossing the line or taking on more work in the end than you need to – that is in sorting out drama that could arise from it. Basically, follow your heart but be sure to take your brain with you!
I do feel that this Venus RX in Scorpio is going to affect you pretty deeply this month, both good and bad, but it really depends on how you go about it to reap more benefits than trouble.
GENERAL / SELF
Balance is the key this month, Pisces. It is important that you focus on grounding this month and try not to get too lost in the clouds. I know that within these past few months you have experienced the unsettling truths about certain things when reality came to smack you awake, and so October asks that you find your footing, so you can not only bring about resolutions but also find more clarity and sharpen your vision for the future.
If you have felt fatigued or exhausted, then count on October to restore your vitality. You feel that you have a better understanding of your path and know what your next move should be. This is reassuring as well as rewarding, because you have felt that you were stuck in the fog in the past.
October might start off with some conflict, as you go about putting out the fires you have been struggling with, but as it comes to a close you should feel much better about how things are moving along. October promises that harmony and balance will be restored.