There’s so much happening this month in the star sign Libra, one of the social signs of the zodiac and linked to communication in your horoscope. Here’s the planetary line-up:
- Mercury (communication) – all month, retrograde until the 18th
- Mars (action/drive) – until the 30th
- Sun (essence/ego) – until the 23rd
When communication planet Mercury is retrograde in your communication sector, plans can go awry. It’s a classic case of communication breakdown, post going missing or technological hiccups. Give yourself plenty of time to sort things out, especially if you have lots of online communications taking place.
Transport too falls under the Mercury retrograde umbrella, so ensure your mode of transport is working well and don’t try to get anywhere last minute. Be prepared.
Libra is also your community sector, linked to siblings, neighbours and people local to you. It might be an exceptionally busy month with lots of to-ing and fro-ing, especially if you’re involved in a community venture close to home.
Mars is on fire this month, especially close to the New Moon on the 6th. This could initiate an important conversation or be the start of important negotiations. Mars favours ambition and drive on the 8th & 9th and you may have to fight for what you want. Mars’ flip side is a competitive or argumentative situation.
Mars is also active around the Full Moon on the 20th. This Full Moon, however, promises freedom as it highlights the star sign Aries and your travel and study sector. If you’re feeling bored with your routine or current situation, the Full Moon could stoke the fires of adventure.
Love & Relationships
Love and relationships are also part of the picture and this could be a important month for your one-to-ones. Two key planets are now in Aquarius and your relationship sector. Both turn direct in October, Saturn on the 11th & Jupiter on the 18th. This indicates that a key relationship may need to change significantly and this relates to both personal & professional partnerships.
Saturn can indicate an ending or an ultimatum around commitment. Jupiter brings freedom or someone new into your life.
Ideally, wait until the 18th, the major green light in October, before making any key decisions. This is when both Jupiter & Mercury turn direct on the same day. This could bring the truth to light or new information. You might meet a teacher or guru figure or someone else who can help broaden your experience of life.
- Lucky relationship dates: 4th, 15th, 18th & 28th
Home & Family
Events at home or within your family could play a key role this month. Here’s what’s happening in Scorpio and this sector of your horoscope:
- Venus (love/relating) – until the 7th
- Sun (essence/ego) – from the 23rd
- Mars (action/drive) – from the 30th
This means there’s likely to be a lot happening at home, especially towards the end of the month. You may be involved in home renovations or a big family event. Or, perhaps you’re considering living somewhere new or changing around your living arrangements or surroundings.
Scorpio is a deep and intense star sign, so expect some heart-to-hearts with family members. Don your detective hat to find answers to your questions and dive in deep. Don’t be scared of tackling a taboo issue.
Work & Health
One more planet turns direct in October, the slower-moving planet Pluto. Pluto is currently in Capricorn and your work and routine sector. Usually, where Pluto’s concerned, it’s a case of all or nothing and Pluto is intense this month as it turns direct on the 6th. Work may feel relentless because of this. Or, perhaps you’re currently unemployed or out of work.
Put all this together, and it’s important to get real about work, your health and lifestyle. Notice what’s stopping you leading the life you choose or who or what is getting in the way. For some of you, this might be a time when you want to put a job on hold or end a permanent contract. Eliminate stress from your life as best you can.
- Tricky work or health dates: 1st, 17th & 22nd
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments until the communication planet is back up to speed on October 18th. Here are some more tips:
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- take a step back, do less not more
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research ready to act when Mercury turns direct
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