October is always an important month for you, with the planets that were in Aries during your birthday month and at the start of this new solar year now on the other side of the sky. Halfway between your last birthday month and the next, the halfway point in your current solar year can be a time of questioning but also an opportunity for a reset. Those same planets that were at your side six months ago are now staring at you from across the other side of the sky, questioning intentions and resolutions made then. Yet this is a point in the year that can be more empowering than at the start of a new solar year because you are no longer operating on blind faith. Meanwhile, there is a lot of focus on your relationships but in a wider context on personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building in general. There are so many planets involved and they are all working together from across your communication, friendship and relationship sectors that this is covering all your human connections. With planets on all three fronts spending at least part of the month in both direct and retrograde motion, this includes the potential for new beginnings but also for second chances or for reconnecting with the past. The latter is especially so in the first 19 days of the month. This month also offers a break from some busy months, either on the job front or whatever it is that keeps you busy before new movement and developments on the career front next month. The planet ready to take advantage of this break is Venus, who on 8th October will return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. Last year Venus didn’t return until December but as well as bringing with her a new desire for adventure she opens the doors to some adventurous months. While Venus is only here until early next month, a parade of planets will follow in her footsteps over the coming months. That includes Mars, who making his first visit in two years will spend Christmas, New Year and the holiday period here.
While the focus is still very much on your relationships this month, as it was last month as well, things take an unexpected romantic turn, especially for this early in the year. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your relationship sector, so the solar spotlight is always on your relationships at this time of year. Venus’ early return means that the planet of love has been and gone but not before playing her part by giving you an early sense of what you want from your relationships. It is also the norm to have Mercury, the planet of communication spend at least part of October in your relationship sector. Instead, a retrograde turn late last month will keep Mercury here for the whole month and until turning direct on 19th October, his focus will be on giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. The Sun will leave your relationship sector on 23rd October and even Mars, making his first visit in two years will leave on 31st October. However, even after turning direct Mercury will be slow to pick up speed and won’t finally leave your relationship sector, ending all planetary activity on the relationship front until later next year, until early November. It is during the heart of all this focus on relationships and just a day after a New Moon in your relationship sector on 7th October that things take an unexpected romantic turn. This is thanks to Venus’s return to an adventurous part of your chart on 8th October. Last year Venus didn’t return until December and was still here as you moved into 2021, with the planet of love making a quick turnaround. Venus’ return will always bring the spirit of romance and adventure together and especially as she will move into a friendly aspect to both planets in your romantic sector before leaving early next month.
Since Uranus’ return to your income sector in 2019 and until he leaves in 2026 there has been continuous planetary activity on this side of the financial fence while on the other side, money matters are only active for several weeks or for a few short months at a time. This will always happen when Uranus is in retrograde motion and while there will still be competition between the two they won’t be competing for the same ground. In retrograde motion now for the rest of the year, Uranus is more focused on untapped income potential and on retracing steps he has already taken. This doesn’t mean that there is won’t be income opportunities or breakthroughs but this is more likely to come from what has already been invested. When the Moon returns to your income sector each month, as well as sharpening your nose for money and acting as a trigger, an alignment with Uranus can trigger unexpected, serendipitous or eureka moments. As the Moon will move through from 21st October to 23rd October, this is when you most need to have your antennas up. Especially as it is just as the Moon leaves that the Sun will return to your financial sector, turning the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters. This is not the first time that the focus will be on this side of the financial fence with Venus, the planet of money starting the month here. Venus’ return last month put the focus on money matters for the first time this year and until leaving on 8th October, she is on a mission to fuel your financial confidence, update your expectations and attract positive outcomes. Meanwhile, while the Sun’s return to your financial sector on 23rd October is the point in every year when the solar spotlight will shift onto your financial situation and money matters, Mars’ return on 31st October will see the warrior planet of the cosmos return for the first time in two years to help you fight to take your financial power back.