The Sun moves through the same part of your chart at the same time every year and Venus and Mercury will travel through at around the same time but not to the same specific timetable. However, several factors make this year a little different. The first is that Venus is racing ahead, arriving ahead of the Sun and firing things up in advantage. This is activating areas of your chart much earlier in the year than you would normally expect. The second is that Mercury is doing the very opposite, with a retrograde turn late last month keeping him in your financial sector all month and long after the Sun leaves on 23rd October. The third factor is Mars, who last year was not only on the opposite side of the sky in your income sector in October but through the whole second half of 2020. This year Mars is in your financial sector until 31st October, where he will continue to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit in a quest to see you take your financial power back for another 10 days after the Sun takes the solar spotlight off your financial situation and money matters. Meanwhile, Venus left your financial sector last month with her desires and expectations banked, she begins the month in an adventurous part of your chart. This is when the Sun will return on 23rd October and Mars on 31st October, with a chance to turn what begins the month as a desire for adventure into reality. Meanwhile, the fact that Venus is racing ahead will have a positive impact professionally and financially when she returns to your career sector on 8th October. Last year Venus didn’t return until December and with the Sun not returning until later next month, she is able to get in first as she has already done on the financial and adventurous fronts. As the planet of money, Venus will be keen to work with the planets in your income sector but also to take advantage of a Full Moon there on 21st October.
With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors, a lot of focus is on the Moon’s visits to both but also on Venus, the planet of love’s final days in an adventurous part of your chart. The Moon will return to your romantic and relationship sectors every four weeks, so will always visit both each month and with no planetary activity in either, this is even more important this month. This makes the fact that the Moon will visit both twice an added advantage and is only possible because it returns to both early in the month and as this is a 31 day month, has time to circle back. The month begins with the Moon in your romantic sector and with Venus, the planet of love not leaving an adventurous part of your chart until 8th October, their friendly aspect gets the month off to not only a romantically charged start but with the spirit of romance and adventure freshly fuelled. The Moon will leave on 1st October but this will get the month off to a romantically charged start, before it returns to do the same from 26th October to 28th October. Meanwhile, while the Moon returns to your relationship sector every four weeks, its return from 3rd October to 5th October is more than just a chance to become more emotionally engaged. This will not only be the Moon’s first visit since the Sun left your relationship sector but coming full circle from last month’s New Moon will be a chance to revisit some of the intentions made then. The Sun left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you but in the 10 days between his departure and the Moon’s return things have had a chance to settle. The Moon will then return to your relationship sector again on 31st October, with a chance to check in and to once again become more emotionally engaged. During both visits, the Moon will form a friendly aspect to Uranus in your communication sector, with a chance to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your financial sector, the solar spotlight is always on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year. Unlike your income sector, where there is continual planetary activity all year but for a large majority of that time in a fairly low key way, your financial sector will only be active for a few months at most, with a need to pack everything into that time. This is the side of the financial fence where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have and this is where the solar spotlight will always be at this time of year. This year things got off to an early start when Venus returned in August to focus less on financial housekeeping and more on fuelling your financial confidence and updating your expectations. There are also more resources this year, due to the fact that Mars is making his first visit in two years and until leaving on 31st October, as well as fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit is on a mission to see you take your financial power back. Mercury, who returned at the end of August for what should have been a 14 to 15 day chance to work with his smart head for money to get your head in the game, will spend the whole of October here thanks to a retrograde turn late last month. Until his direct turn on 19th October, Mercury is giving you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board but is also acting as a brake for Mars’ potentially impulsive approach. With the Sun leaving on 23rd October, Mars on 31st October and Mercury early next month, this is a month where there is a need for maximum investment and attention. Meanwhile, when Venus returns to your career sector on 8th October she will draw on the minor planets in your income sector as she returns to steer the remaining months of this professional year in a lucrative direction.