October brings some balance to the year’s proceedings. It is a month when it is easier to see both sides of the story and make compromises. It is a time when extremes are balanced out, when the pendulum swings the other way. Libra is ruled by Venus the goddess of love and harmony in her most attractive aspect. She is a powerful symbol of magnetic attraction: so during October you are likely to attract what you focus your attention on – so be particularly careful what you wish for.
Evaluating relationships will also be a major theme as Venus and expansive Jupiter are travelling through emotionally intense Scorpio, deepening your feelings and revealing the hidden side. The new moon in Libra on the 9th offers an excellent opportunity for re-calibrating; realigning with your highest ideals in areas of your life that are not quite as you would like them to be. This Libra new moon gives a positive impetus to creative projects which you could take advantage of. Your values and what you hold most dear come into focus as the challenging Taurus moon fills up on the 24th.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
October shines a revealing light on relationships, especially around the Libra new moon on the 9th. Communication is well aspected, with many opportunities to get your point of view across. Mercury’s move into Scorpio on the 10th brings a financial issue to the surface.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
October turns the focus to your health and wellbeing; the Sun and Mercury both occupy the sign of Libra urging you to achieve balance in all the important areas. The new moon on the 9th offers favourable new insights. The full moon in your sign on the 24th presents a new challenge.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
Interesting developments take shape during October as you push ahead in business and work matters. Mercury, your ruling planet, is in strategic Libra until the 9th helping you weigh the options objectively. The powerful Taurus full moon on the 24th tests your plans.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
October sees motivational warhorse Mars firing up the financial area of your chart. Whilst there may be some challenges ahead new ideas and loads of creative energy are at your disposal to deal effectively with them. The new moon on the 9th triggers major changes on the domestic front and the chance for a bright beginning.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
Communication is thoughtful and balanced during October as the Sun and Mercury pass though the sign of the weighing scales. The Libra new moon on the 9th is favourable for new friendships and romantic relationships, now you have the chance to put the past behind you and start over.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
During October both the Sun and Mercury highlight the financial area of your chart. Good communication is the key to resolving projects and bringing forward innovation. The Libra new moon on the 9th is particularly beneficial as you find that your words have the power to achieve whatever you set your intention on.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
With magical Mercury waving his wand in your sign it’s ideal for attracting new friends and relationships. Mystical Neptune also connects with irresistible beauty Venus helping you feel at your radiant best, particularly around the time of your personal new moon on the 9th.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
October puts the emphasis on your home and family life. The Libra Sun helps you to understand that the best way forward at the moment is to walk a proverbial mile in your opponent’s boots. If that is out of the question tune in to the harmonious Venus-Neptune energies for resolution.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
Dynamic Mars in quirky Aquarius focusses your mind on unusual ways of getting your message across this month, tune your mind to this frequency, enjoy and impress your contacts. This is also an excellent opportunity to connect with loved ones in a more refined and unconditional way.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
During October the Libran Sun illuminates your chart at the highest point helping you to find diplomatic solutions to challenging situations. Apply your energies to constructive pursuits – you have the determination and staying power to plan and organise tasks, particularly around the new moon on the 9th.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
October is an opportune time to get your left-field points of view across and convince others that they aren’t crazy. Mercury is positively placed in sensible Libra and the harmonious new moon on the 9th helps you win through. Fortuitous Jupiter is also favourably aspecting your best endeavours.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
A different dynamic is abroad as your co-ruler, mystical Neptune, connects with the planet of love and beauty, Venus. Faraway places and romantic hideaways beckon as your focus turns to fun and adventure. The Taurus full moon on the 24th is motivational.