October 2021

The stars align to create a stunning month for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. This is taking something that is an ordinary focus at this time of year and expanding it out to create something a lot more extraordinary. Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, the solar spotlight is always on your human connections and interactions at this time of year. However, while Mercury, the planet of communication is often here along with the Sun, there is rarely any planetary activity in your communication sector at this time of year. As Mercury can often spend as little as 14 days in your communication sector each year, this can be a fleeting advantage at best. This year you not only have Mercury here for the whole month but Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system are in your communication sector. With Saturn in retrograde motion until 11th October, Jupiter until 18th October and Mercury until 19th October there is a lot of focus on reconnecting and on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Things take an even more extraordinary turn when the dwarf planet Ceres turns retrograde in your relationship sector on 9th October. Just having planetary activity in your relationship sector at this time of year is rare but to turn retrograde while the other three are in retrograde motion means that a coming together of planets across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts has the doors open to the past and second chances on all fronts. Meanwhile, while a lot has been banked across the income, work and career fronts over recent months the pace has dialled back and you will find less is required from you to maintain the same momentum. This will make it easier to find the right balance between work and play.

October 2021

While there is a lot of nostalgia in the air this month and that includes on both the romantic and relationship fronts, this will be especially so in the early part of the month. Chiron, the planet of healing and the dwarf planet Eris are both in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and will be for the rest of the year. Starting the month with Venus, the planet of love in a nostalgic part of your chart is not only amplifying a sense of romantic nostalgia but is making it easier to access the doors open to the past and second chances. However, while those doors will remain open for the rest of the year, Venus’ departure from a nostalgic part of your chart and return to Sagittarius will also open new doors. Once in Sagittarius, Venus is here until early next month and while she is looking to the future and opening new doors she will also move into a friendly aspect to both planets in your romantic sector as she moves through. This will give you the best of both worlds, with the love gods holding the doors open to the past and second chances but also to new beginnings. The Moon’s return to your romantic sector from 18th October to 21st October will amplify a sense of romantic nostalgia but a friendly aspect to Venus will also see these romantically charged lunar vibes amplify a sense of anticipation as well. Meanwhile, while Venus’ return to Sagittarius will have a big impact on the planets in your romantic sector and on the spirit of romance and with Eris in your romantic sector for decades that will always be the case, this year this will also have implications on the relationship front. This year there is planetary activity in your relationship sector, which is rare for this time of year and it is just a day after Venus’ return to Sagittarius that the dwarf planet Ceres will turn retrograde in your relationship sector. As Venus is returning to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations, this gives her plenty of resources to work with.

October 2021

While it appears to be business as usual as you move into the new month, from the start there will be a sense of change in the air and the first signs that something is starting to wake up or come out of hibernation. There has been no planetary activity in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence where the focus is on what you do with and how you manage the money you have since the end of July and there won’t be until the middle months of 2022. This has left Pluto as the only planet in either of your two money houses but in retrograde motion in your income sector, he hasn’t been in a hurry to make things happen. There might not be much movement on the income front but a parade of planets through your career sector over recent months has helped to both boost your confidence and to leave you with the sense of professional direction and momentum that ongoing income potential can benefit from. The first signs of change will come when Pluto turns direct on 7th October, something that will take the brakes off and shift the planet of change and revolution’s focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead. However, as a slow outer planet it will take weeks to get moving and with the Sun not returning until just before Christmas each year, is never in a hurry. It is when the Moon moves through from 12th October to 14th October that this will not only sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger but will give you a sense that the tide has turned. This is also likely to leave you with a sense of anticipation or that it wasn’t just Pluto’s direct turn that has been hinting at change ahead. The difference is that this isn’t just the Moon’s first visit since Pluto’s retrograde turn but the last before Venus, the planet of money’s return early next month and where instead of the 24 days she will normally spend here, won’t leave until March.

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