MONTH OF October
Can we have now a do-over please? Virgo season (and for a lot of, your birthday month) was, um, challenged this 12 months. With six retrograde planets in September—including your ruler Mercury in YOUR sign—this was an unlucky “gift” that kept on giving. Taking could be more accurate!
But here you’re, still standing, and perhaps a bit wiser from whatever lessons you were served. October is a recent scene, as three of those retrograde planets correct course. It starts with Mercury on October 2, powering forward in Virgo. If you happen to’ve been holding back on sharing your ideas or they’ve gotten a mixed reception, people should start warming as much as you again. Pluto and Saturn also end their retrogrades this month, which is able to improve matters in your personal life.
Scorpio season brings a far more social energy on October 23, because the Sun moves into your third house of communication and concepts. A Scorpio solar eclipse on October 25 could bring a recent kindred spirit into your sphere, or a sudden opportunity for writing, speaking or sharing about your good concepts.
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Relationship and profession changes are afoot right before Halloween. On October 28, expansive Jupiter backs into Pisces and your committed partnership zone, and Mars turns retrograde on October 30 in your skilled sector. Between now and the tip of the 12 months, you might be weighing some recent options or approaches. Keep an open mind—and if it’s worthwhile to press pause on something moving too quickly, don’t feel bad about saying so.
Halloween will feature an Aquarius moon in your sixth house of wellness. Enjoy a number of tricks, but keep the treats on the healthy side—not that we want to inform a Virgo that. If any sign could sneak a dark leafy green right into a decadent baked good, it could be yours!
Money moves! It’s Libra season until October 23
The Sun is making its annual visit to Libra and your grounded second house until October 23— a smart cycle that helps you place a correct plan in place. As a Virgo, you kinda need that before you go running off willy-nilly! For Virgo business owners, this must be a fruitful season for early holiday sales.
Mercury retrograde ends on October 2
Finally, you may get back in the motive force’s seat again, Virgo. October 2 ends a stressful Mercury retrograde cycle that began on September 9, disrupting technology, communication and travel plans. And let’s not even TALK in regards to the havoc it wreaked on Virgo season!
Adding insult to injury, you’ve been hosting Mercury retrograde in your personal sign since September 23. Prior to that, Mercury was rogue in Libra, which created confusion around money, work and technology for you. For the last week-ish, Mercury has been backsliding through Virgo, making you are feeling wildly misunderstood and thwarted around a private project. You might have been bickering with everyone or on the outs along with your usual supporters.
Luckily, you simply must endure a pair days of this madness in October. As Mercury resumes direct (forward) motion today, you may get back to your ambitious and exciting plans without all of the consternation. That said, Mercury’s shadow phase will linger until October 16, so that you’ll proceed to feel its dissipating effects. But with the clever communication planet in Virgo until October 10, profit from the subsequent week to get your ideas back out that and your requests top of mind with decision-makers!
Pluto retrograde ends on October 8
Your desire to share your gifts resurfaces on October 8 as transformational Pluto wakes up from a five-month retrograde through Capricorn and your fifth house of creativity, passion and self-expression.
While Pluto was backspinning (a cycle that began on April 29) you could have dipped below the radar, hiding your radiance while feeling self-conscious. If you happen to were struck by a bout of stage fright or performance anxiety, Pluto’s return to forward motion reminds you that you’ve got something meaningful to supply to the world! As a substitute of worrying about doing it “perfectly,” give attention to the lives you’ll change along with your gifts and skills.
A love affair or relationship can have undergone intense cycles during Pluto’s retrograde. Perhaps an ex surfaced, otherwise you needed to work through some old fears and baggage in your current union. If it’s been a dance of “come here, now go away,” that’s little question been exhausting! You deserve a break from that confusion, Virgo, and as Pluto corrects course, clarity returns. Must you cut ties or stick around and work through a difficult dynamic? That answer will soon develop into clear.
Lunar lust? Aries full moon October 9
Quite a lot of hidden details get illuminated on October 9, when the Aries full moon sends its potent beams into your eighth house of intimacy, privacy and secrets. Are you in or are you out? This full moon in your zone of extremes is able to move you out of the grey area. The eighth house rules joint ventures, and this one could bring a proposal to the table—either for business or love. Could you merge your resources and skills for mutual gain? You may resolve to make things officially official.
This lunation could have “power duo” written throughout it. But not so fast, Virgo, because Venus, the planet of romance and harmony, is opposite the complete moon today. As thrilling as this intensity is, you furthermore mght need a specific amount of stability. Be sure you’ve thought this through on a practical level too. The guts might want what it wants, but a feasible future is nothing to attenuate.
Scorpio season (October 23) and the Scorpio solar eclipse (October 25)
For the subsequent month, the Sun will heat up your third house of communication, sparking productive conversations and filling your social calendar. Whatever answers you’re in search of, you’ll find them in books, podcasts, events—and more importantly, from chatting up the people you meet there. Your mind is hungry for intel, making this an awesome time to enroll in a course or restock your audiobook library. The third house rules neighborhoods, and Scorpio season could send you on a seek for a community that suits your vibe or off to explore fresh local terrain as an alternative of hitting the standard hotspots.
Brace yourself for giant news or an exciting connection at October 25 Scorpio recent moon, which happens to be a game-changing solar eclipse. Got an idea you’ve been attempting to get off the bottom? This lunar lift could spark a conversation that sets the wheels in motion. Over the subsequent six months, a creative concept could turn right into a viral media project or creative collaboration.
Under these supercharged eclipse moonbeams, you could possibly meet a kindred spirit type and choose to explore the synergy, testing your chemistry on a joint project. With magnetic Venus exactly connected to the Sun and moon, a quick friendship or perhaps a romance could develop! Didn’t see that one coming, did you? That’s how eclipses work—and heads up, there’s a second one coming on November 8 in Taurus and your ninth house of travel, education and risk-taking. An excellent larger opportunity may very well be heading your way, so don’t sign on for anything too binding for those who aren’t one hundred pc certain. Keep your options open!
Healthy improvements: Saturn retrograde ends
Your eagle eye gets even sharper starting October 23, when Saturn wakes up from a four-month retrograde in Aquarius and your sixth house of health, organization and work. With the taskmaster planet powering forward on this methodical zone, you come back to your analytical ways. Virgo, you may be as frugal as you’re fancy-free, and Saturn retrograde can have made it tough to keep on with any type of austerity plan.
If you happen to’ve fallen off the wellness wagon, get back to healthy eating, exercise and regular self-care. On the flip side, you could possibly have gotten way too extreme with rigid routines and perfectionistic standards. In that case, you’ll find the liberty to loosen up a bit of.
Tough Saturn has been in Aquarius since December 2020, and it’s here until March 2023. You might have endured a few health or medical issues up to now couple years, which prompted you to take your wellbeing seriously. Saturn is here to assist you to prioritize. If you happen to don’t say no to some things, you may’t say yes to what truly matters.
Jupiter retrograde backs into Pisces on October 28
On October 28, lucky and expansive Jupiter makes its third and final visit to Pisces and your relationship sector, staying until December 20. Jupiter has been visiting this a part of your chart in a three-part act since May 2021. This May 10, Jupiter moved ahead into Aries and your intimacy zone, setting off an excellent deeper exploration of your bonds. The energy can have been intense, private and focused on a number of key connections. With Jupiter in Pisces again, you’ll proceed to explore and grow in your relationships. Nonetheless, the energy could also be a bit lighter—a welcome break from the intensity!
Pace your career: Mars turns retrograde October 30
This October 30. motion planet Mars turns retrograde in Gemini, hitting the brakes in your lofty goals and skilled ascent. Have you ever been burning the candle at each ends or freaking out in regards to the future? It’s time to decelerate a bit of.
Mars will reverse through your tenth house of profession and responsibility from October 30 until January 13. Tackle less and give attention to ending the projects you’ve already began. Weed out the tasks which might be draining your energy and provides your best to endeavors that may pay dividends.
Perhaps you’ve recently been on fire at work. Your motivation could sputter a bit once Mars starts to backpedal. But don’t worry. As a substitute of gunning for a promotion or getting ultra-competitive, recraft your pitches and show that you simply’re on this for a marathon, not a sprint. Less hierarchy and more cooperation will convey to people who you’re a real leader. Stay patient and be willing to take feedback, even when it means making a number of revisions—or prioritizing one other project for those who can’t reach consensus around this one just yet.
Getting serious in regards to the future? Whether it’s your personal or a shared one, the love planets have you ever pondering ahead just like the true Virgo planner that you simply are. Luckily, they’ll also assist you to deeply savor the current tense in all its sensual glory. Until October 23, each the Sun and romantic Venus are in Libra and your second house of practical luxuries. Not only does this make you type of a money magnet (bring it on!), it adds and sensual and affectionate glow to the primary three weeks of the month.
Meanwhile, Mars is on an extra-long trek (August 20 to March 25) through Aries and your tenth house of future planning and profession. It could feel essential to lock down relationships and speak about where “things are going,” especially for those who’re single or feel just like the clock is ticking on one in all your #couplegoals. An attraction to a coworker could spark.
But note, once Mars turns retrograde one October 30, budding relationships could wilt a bit of, and keenness can cool even for comfortable couples. Between now and January 12, there could be more bickering or competitiveness, or difficulty reaching consensus. Singles may feel especially frustrated by the logistics of meeting someone in the course of the (seemingly countless) isolation mandated by the pandemic. Hang tight until the early recent 12 months, when Mars will turn direct (forward) again.
Time with great friends could make up for the difficulty starting October 23, when the Sun and Venus shift into Scorpio and activate your third house of communication and community. Take a more lighthearted, “in the future at a time” approach when you may. If enthusiastic about the longer term feels too heavy, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding holiday gatherings, culture and intellectually stimulating events. Follow your curiosity and hey, you never know who you could possibly meet along the way in which!
Get ‘er done, Virgo! For the primary three weeks of the month, the Sun is chugging along in Libra and your second house of productivity. During Virgo season last month, you had cosmic permission to take pleasure in a bit of extra playtime, but October is all about getting all the way down to business and tending to the nuts and bolts of your work and funds. To maintain things fun, set small goals after which reward your progress along the way in which. Surely there’s a decadent treat or two that may keep you motivated!
Raising your flag even higher, energizer Mars is in Gemini and your tenth house of profession, activating your ambitions all the way in which until March 25, 2023. Nonetheless, Mars will turn retrograde (backward) from October 30 until January 12. Pace yourself to avoid burnout and bad decisions. Haste definitely makes waste now.
Love Days: 2, 7
Money Days: 14, 23
Luck Days: 11, 21
Off Days: 9, 19, 5
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