October

A heavy start to the month will be worth ploughing through since the finish will be a great success. The Libra Sun for three weeks really yearns for harmony, balance, good manners and the chance to socialise and indulge. However Mars and Venus in earthy Virgo combined with Pluto in earthy Capricorn will set a different agenda, being more concerned with solid results from hard work and not above a hint of manipulation. Putting your shoulder to the wheel and not giving up till you see real progress will be the main motto. You may have to get your hands dirty but the end result will be worth it. Don’t let anyone push you around or let irritations and setbacks towards the 11th send you into the glooms.

What will add a dollop of cheer is Jupiter moving into Scorpio for the year ahead from the 10th, which should attract money and closer connections. And gradually as Venus on the 14th and then Mars a week later move into Libra, the mood should lighten. Just after midmonth Uranus will blow away a few cobwebs, rattle the bars of cages and insist on more freedom. The triumph towards the month’s end comes from the Sun conjunct Jupiter on the 26th which should bring a morale boost and positive outcomes.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Mars in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn – requires grit and perseverance, but considerable effort will make progress.

3: Venus in Virgo trine Pluto – sociable, seductively charming, persuasive.

5: Venus conjunct Mars – passionately enthusiastic, probably about projects.

Full Moon in Aries – pulled in two directions.

8: Venus in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius – separated in love, work before pleasure.

Sun conjunct Mercury in Libra – talking and thinking fast.

9: Mercury square Pluto – stubborn, deep-thinking, negative, tricky discussions.

10: Sun square Pluto – slow in days before, having to push against resistance and not allow others to get the upper hand.

Jupiter into Scorpio until November 2018 – good for joint finances, intimate relationships, and attracting secrets.

11: Mars square Saturn – accident prone, setbacks, irritations, requires gritted teeth and self-control.

13: Mercury sextile Saturn – practical, sensible chats

14: Venus into Libra till November 7th – diplomatic, sociable.

15: Mercury opposition Uranus in Aries – outspoken, fast-thinking, bright ideas.

16: Sun sextile Saturn – down-to-earth, good for planning.

17: Mercury into Scorpio till November 5th – good at attracting confidences, persuasive, has a sting in the tail.

18: Mercury conjunct Jupiter – confident, upbeat, positive chats.

19: Sun opposition Uranus – sudden surprises and change, uncompromising

New Moon in Libra – focussed.

22: Mars into Libra till December 9th – keen on fairness, argumentative when pushed.

23: Sun into Scorpio for four weeks – emotionally intense, private, deep-thinking, can be vengeful if hurt.

24: Mercury trine Neptune in Pisces – kind, vague, intuitive.

26: Sun conjunct Jupiter – lucky, expansive, a morale boost, can be lazy.

28: Venus square Pluto – sexy, possessive, sociable.

Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive.

Jupiter in Libra until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio until early November 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into Taurus for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

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