Whether you are a September or an October born Libran, with the Sun not leaving until 23rd October, this is your birthday month and with it a chance for new beginnings and a fresh start. Every day that we wake up we have an opportunity for a do over but when the Sun is back in Libra and there is a brand new solar year stretching out in front of you this is a lot easier to do. This year it might feel like you have one foot on the brake and another on the gas, wanting to rush into things but also that there is something holding you back. However, it doesn’t just feel like you have one foot on the brake and another on the gas for you actually do. Along with the Sun, you also begin the month with Mercury and Mars in Libra, bringing brains and drive together to help you make decisions and then act on them. However, while Mars is impulsive and impatient, with Mercury in retrograde motion until 19th October one has their foot on the brake and the other on the gas. What you are feeling is the influence of planets that might appear to be working at odds but are in fact giving you enormous control. A car with an accelerator but no brake or with a brake but no accelerator would be undrivable. It is the interplay between the two and with the Sun giving you a clear view of the road ahead, this is one year when you are firmly in the driver’s seat. Sometimes the larger cosmic conditions during your birthday month can provide clues to what you can expect from the coming year and that is the case this year. On show from the start is a focus on the more playful and adventurous side of life’s fence, something that rarely gets any cosmic attention at this time of year but is very much a sign of things to come. What could be underestimated are the small signs that things are taking a positive turn on the income and job fronts when in reality, this is the area that is set to explode with potential over the next 12 months.
Having any planet in Libra will have a direct impact on both romantic and relationship matters but rarely at the same time. Because the Sun is always in Libra at this time of year, your birthday month will always have an impact on the planets in your relationship sector and there will always be a Full Moon at some point. With continuous planetary activity in your relationship sector year after year, it is a given that moving into your new solar year will put the spotlight on a balance between your personal and relationship needs. What is not the norm is to have planetary activity in your romantic sector at this time of year. While the Sun and the rest of the planets moving through Libra will clash with planets on the relationship front, this year they are in for a treat when they also move into a friendly aspect to Saturn and Jupiter in your romantic sector. This happens for Venus, the planet of love as she moved through Libra and you not only start the month with the Sun, Mercury and Mars all here but having all formed a friendly aspect to Saturn. Even having Mercury in retrograde motion in Libra until 19th October will be an advantage. With Saturn in retrograde motion in your romantic sector until 11th October and Jupiter until 18th October, Mercury will make it easier to embrace the doors open to the past and second chances. This will also be an advantage on the relationship front, for with both planets there also in retrograde motion, this will give the planet of communication a better chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This will be especially so when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from 18th October to 21st October, ensuring you are emotionally engaged as Mercury turns direct on 19th October.
With Uranus in retrograde motion in your financial sector and not turning direct until early next year, while there is continual planetary activity on that side of the financial fence, this has moved into review mode. With Uranus here from 2019 to 2026, this is a chance to not so much take a break but pull back and instead of having to constantly reinvent the wheel, work with what is already on the table as he tracks back over ground already covered. This is a chance to shore up your position but also to give income matters some much needed attention because on the income side of the financial fence there isn’t year round planetary activity. Until Venus returned to your income sector last month there had been no planetary activity on this side of the financial fence since 2020 and as the planet of money, she is the perfect planet to get the ball rolling. Until she leaves on 8th October, Venus is not only on a mission to make her remaining time here as lucrative as possible but on leaving the planets that will follow in her footsteps a mandate. If all Venus does is leave you wanting and expecting more then she has done her job. Venus doesn’t have to see things through, with the Sun returning on 23rd October to turn the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options at what is usually the first sign of new income potential in any year. However, the real chance for turning desires into reality comes when Mars returns to your income sector on 31st October for the first time in two years. Until leaving in December, the warrior planet of the cosmos will declare war on glass ceilings, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined, as he urges you to fight for what you deserve, with Mercury returning early next month with the smart head for money needed to focus more on the details. Knowing that lies ahead, Venus doesn’t have to do much other than convince you of what’s possible. The Moon will move through your income sector from 8th October to 9th October, returning to sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger just as Venus leaves.