Mercury enters Scorpio – October 3, 2019 (09:14 GMT+1)
Mercury, the planet of communication, is on the move this week as it enters the water sign of Scorpio, the sign of secrets, mystery, power, taboo issues and all things hidden.
In the depths of Scorpio, Mercury is brilliant for research, studying, detective work, thinking deep, heart-to-hearts and all forms of intense communication.
In the coming weeks, use your mind to explore new realms and have those conversations that really matter. Mercury won’t leave Scorpio until December 9th which means we’re entering in to our next Mercury retrograde phase.
The planet of communication is diving in to the star sign of deep emotions for a lengthy stay. Here’s Mercury’s sequence of events over the next two months.
Mercury enters Scorpio – October 3, 2019
Mercury enters its shadow phase – October 12, 2019
Mercury turns retrograde [27 Scorpio 38] – October 31, 2019
Sun conjunct Mercury R [18 Scorpio 55] – November 11, 2019
Mercury turns direct [11 Scorpio 36] – November 20, 2019
Mercury out of its shadow phase – December 7, 2019
Mercury leaves Scorpio – December 9, 2019
The most important dates are the Mercury retrograde phase from October 31st until November 20th. This is not the ideal time to sign & seal a contract or make a major decision or investment. Instead, think of this as a phase to ‘be’ more rather than ‘do’ more.
Once Mercury turns retrograde, then it’s time to turn your thoughts inward. You may find you’re playing a waiting game and have to be patient. Get ready to play a strategic game or go backwards and retrace your steps.
Mercury in Scorpio is a navel-gazing combination, a time for soul-searching, research and donning your detective hat. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is an opportunity to delve deep into personal growth and transformational activities.
Some people will be waxing lyrical, others engaged in deep philosophical thought and the odd few will be so introspective that communication may be scarce.
Secrets may be uncovered or withheld while Mercury penetrates deep within the sign of Scorpio and there’ll be more than one puzzle or mystery to unravel.
You may find it hard to voice what you feel or fully understand what you’re thinking. Yet, be willing to enter into unknown territory and listen carefully for insight and new perceptions. Here are the areas of your life where Mercury’s going in deep:
Scorpio – personal goals & self image
Sagittarius – solitude & secrets
Capricorn – friends & wider society
Aquarius – career & status
Pisces – travel & study
Aries – joint finances & sexuality
Taurus – love & relationships
Gemini – job & health
Cancer – birth i.e. kids, romance, creative project
Leo – home & family
Virgo – local community & ideas
Libra – money & values
Mercury in Scorpio’s gifts may be hidden at first but they’re usually worth digging a little deeper for.
As October begins, the inner planets are boosting the star sign Libra. Talk planet Mercury is here until the 3rd and Venus, the planet of relating, until the 8th. Libra rules your joint finances and shared resources and money negotiations will be foreground in your close relationships.
There are two other key planets in Libra. The Sun is here until the 23rd and action planet, Mars, enters Libra on the 4th. Mars remains in your joint finance sector until November 19th.
The Sun and Mars bring energy and drive to the mix, an indication that it’s a top month to sort out your finances.
Libra is the sign of balance, so ensure you know what’s going out and what’s coming in. Reassess all your financial transactions, to ensure you’re getting the best deals. Be thorough in your undertakings and prioritise money matters, both personally and professionally.
The Libra activity peaks around the time of the Full Moon on the 13th. This Full Moon cuts across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac and the financial foundations of your horoscope. Full Moons are a great time to make key decisions and trust your intuition.
Boundaries & Loss
This Full Moon could be intense as it pulls in power planet, Pluto. Sometimes, when Pluto’s involved, you have to let go of something or close the door on a project or plan that’s not worked out. Consider where it would be timely to cut your losses and move on.
Certainly, October seems to be a sound month to put firm boundaries in place to enhance your future financial security. Pluto is in Capricorn along with Saturn, Both slower-moving planets clash with the inner planets in Libra on the following dates: the 1st, 7th, 14th and 27th.
This could flag up a deficit and you’re wise to pay close attention to money matters. Try not to miss any payments and create new systems that help you keep close tabs on all things financial.
Libra doesn’t only rule money in your horoscope but taboo matters too. It can be linked to issues around power & control, sex & sexuality, death & rebirth. Dig a little deeper this month and look at where else in life you’re wise to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.
A lot depends this month on your career and Jupiter in Sagittarius plays its part during the Full Moon. Jupiter is one of your ruling planets and currently strong in your career and vocation sector.
Keep your eyes firmly fixed on your future goals, play big in life and set up new experiences and adventures that enhance your status and reputation.
In fact, if you play your cards right mid-month, you could find that a new opportunity is just what you need to sort out a financial issue in one fell swoop.
Keep aiming high and ensure your positive nature helps you overcome any fear, lack or scarcity. Your attitude can make a huge difference moving forwards.
Deep Love Vibes
Also, this month, planets in Scorpio are luring you and calling you away from everyday affairs. Scorpio is a fellow water sign. You often feel in your element when the inner planets move through this sector of your horoscope.
Scorpio rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. Mercury’s here from the 3rd onwards and is joined by Venus on the 8th. As Mercury is your partner planet and Venus the planet of love and relating, this would be a great month to get away with a loved one, to book a trip or second honeymoon.
If you’re looking for love, think foreign climes and holiday romance. Either that or you meet someone when you’re on a course or at a place of study. Scorpio rules all things foreign and educational in your horoscope.
The period from the 14th onwards promises new connections, peaking from the 15th to the 21st. This is potentially a romantic period in the month, also a time when you’re improving your self or increasing your knowledge thanks to your friends or the groups you’re involved in.
Stretch Your Comfort Zone
The Scorpio activity peaks in the last week of October. This is when the Sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd, followed by a stunning New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th, a symbol of new beginnings. Sign up for something new and different late October and stretch your comfort zone.
Certainly, this is a time to consider doing things differently and embracing all that’s new and unique. This has a lot to do with Uranus, the planet of change, currently in Taurus and your study and communication sector. Uranus is active this month on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
As Uranus is a restless factor, this is one reason why wanderlust is likely to kick in. Be aware that things may not progress in a straightforward manner so get ready to be flexible and adaptable.
Your star sign is one of the mutable signs and your ability to change course quickly is one of your strengths. Keep your options open and be prepared to move fast when necessary.
Note too that Mercury, the planet of communication, turns retrograde on the last day of October, the 31st, and remains on go slow until November 20th. If you can take time out during this period, it would be a great time to do so.
Yes, you need to be extra vigilant if you’re travelling and do double check documents for trips or courses. Yet, you can make the most of Mercury diving deep into Scorpio and your travel and study sector by going with it.
Seek out mystery, find what’s extraordinary and push back the boundaries of your experiences. Your journey into the unknown starts here.
There’s a forward-moving feel to October for you as the planets start to make their way towards the peak of your horoscope. In fact, on the 3rd, communication planet, Mercury reaches Scorpio and your career and vocation sector.
Therefore, you might have new ideas and plans for your future path, for what next as the month begins. Mercury in Scorpio is deeply analytical and great for research and planning.
It’s a good month to set up meetings and interviews, write a CV or business plan and generally get things moving, whatever your next steps.
Also, get the right people on your side and use your network or connections. Venus, the planet of relating, joins Mercury in Scorpio on the 8th where it remains until the end of the month. There might be people in your life you’re looking up to, especially a woman in a powerful position.
With both Mercury and Venus hooking up in Scorpio, this is a month when connections matter. Don’t just rely on contacts, however. Ensure you know what you’re doing and make learning and study a key part of your success.
On the 23rd, the Sun enters Scorpio followed five days later by a stunning New Moon in Scorpio and your career and vocation sector. Consider your status and reputation and make the right moves. New Moons are great for new beginnings.
Plus, on the 30th, Mercury and Venus unite in Scorpio – again, think connections. This period in the month is when things could happen and fast.
Uranus’ Restless Vibe
The trajectory of your career or vocational path this month, however, may not be straightforward. This has a lot to do with your co-ruler, Uranus, currently in Taurus down at the base of your horoscope.
Uranus is the planet of change, restless and unpredictable. While Uranus is in your home and family sector, you may feel rootless or be on the move more than usual.
Plus, Uranus opposes key planets in Scorpio on the following dates, the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon. This brings something new to the Scorpio influence.
On the one hand, it suggests you’re wise to be flexible and adaptable and go wherever life leads you. On the other hand, you might find it harder than usual to stay focused or keep on track with your current plans, job or projects.
In fact, when Uranus is active, you often crave freedom and space. This could play out as a freelance role or choosing to work for yourself or to work from home.
Try not to be overly impulsive when Uranus’ dominates. Yet, at the same time, don’t be too rigid with yourself if you’re unsure of your current path in life or your career options are unclear.
Wide Open Spaces
Also, there is a big pull to see the world or save the world in your current astrology. This is because of the emphasis on the star sign, Libra, throughout October. Libra is a fellow air sign.
In your horoscope, Libra rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. This adds to the restless feel of your astrology.
The Sun is always in Libra during this time of year but is joined by Mars, the action planet, from the 4th onwards. Mars remains in Libra until November 20th. This is dynamic and go-getting. Mars’ ambition is geared towards travel and study, knowledge and learning, seeking out new experiences.
As your career sector is strong this month, you might choose to volunteer abroad or be travelling more with your current job or work. The Libra factor is why study is recommended in the month ahead.
The Full Moon on the 13th is when the Libra energy peaks and it would be a great weekend to get away, go somewhere different or do something that broadens your outlook on life.
Foreign connections are the theme, whether you immerse yourself in a new culture or work alongside people from different backgrounds and countries. Say Yes to any invitation that comes your way this month, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Expand your horizons.
Endings & Letting Go
There is also a possibility that something needs to come to an end this month, if you’re to make the most of the opportunities opening up in front of you.
This has a lot to do with the fact that your ruling planet, Saturn, is in Capricorn, your previous star sign, along with Pluto. These two planets can slow you down and both planets have a theme of endings or letting go.
Capricorn is the most hidden sector of your horoscope, sometimes linked to the past, karma or your inner self. Be vigilant about your thoughts this month and don’t let negativity take hold.
Saturn and Pluto both clash with key planets in Libra on the following dates, the 1st, 7th, 24th and 27th. Notice what’s holding you back, whether an obstacle is real or one that you can overcome.
This may be connected to your close relationships or your personal life. For example, you might be moving away from someone you love to pursue your career or a new opportunity.
In some cases, the Saturn/Pluto combination could stop you pursuing your dreams or goals. Take the time to work things out carefully this month. Use logic and rationality to decide your next steps.
Also, turn to a friend or listen to a friend’s advice on or around the Full Moon. If one relationship is challenging you or coming to an end, allow yourself to be inspired and/or comforted by other people. Jupiter remains in Sagittarius and your friendship sector, the source of positive and uplifting vibes.
Use The Timing Of Astrology
When it comes to your work and career, make your important moves sooner rather than later. This is because communication planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on October 31st and remains on go slow until November 20th. You’re wise to sign and seal any important deals this month rather than next.
Be aware that when Mercury’s in retreat, there’s a stop-start feel to your ability to make progress. You could hear about a new job or project this month, for example, but there’s a delay in starting it. Use the timing of Mercury retrograde to your benefit.
Finally, do make the most of your opportunities this month and don’t be your own worst enemy. Keep moving steadily forwards, even if at times you take two steps forward and one step back.
The planets are peaking in Libra at the top of your horoscope in October, which is great news for your career and vocation, your status and reputation. Always during October, the Sun is in Libra where it remains until the 23rd.
This month, however, is different because Mars, the planet of action and drive, is also in Libra from the 4th until mid-November.
Therefore, this is a top month to focus on your future path, aim high and rev up your ambitious nature. In fact, you may be so busy with your career or long-term goals that your personal life suffers. Certainly, it’s important to think carefully about the work/life balance and decide where your priorities lie.
Instead of solely speeding ahead with career and big picture goals, find time to communicate with your loved ones so they’re supportive if you’re extra busy. This is important because of what’s happening with the slower-moving planets, Saturn and Pluto, in Capricorn.
Saturn is your ruling planet and has been in Capricorn for the last couple of years. It moves on from Capricorn next year, 2020, but for now it’s about personal mastery and self-discipline.
Saturn clashes with the Sun in Libra on the 7th and Mars in Libra on the 27th. You may find that external events slow you down at times during October. Or perhaps, you’re aware that you need to put firm boundaries in place to take care of yourself.
A lot depends on your current situation and whether you are extremely busy or you’re twiddling your thumbs. Saturn can be expressed as fear and doubting yourself, so take necessary precautions to keep your mood stable and celebrate your wins.
Balancing The Scales
Pluto is active this month too, as it turns direct in Capricorn on the 3rd. In fact, Pluto never leaves 20 degrees Capricorn throughout October which is significant if your birthday falls on January 11th. Pluto represents power and intensity. At its best, it gives you laser focus and lends you super powers.
The downside of Pluto is obsession to the point of wipe-out. Again, this flags up a cautionary note that the Libra scales are urging you to find a healthy work/life balance. Take care of your body, mind and spirit and adopt a holistic approach to your well-being.
The Full Moon on the 13th is pivotal in this respect. It cuts across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your horoscope. Plus, it pulls in Pluto to the mix and this feels intense. You may have a big decision to make mid-month about your career or vocation, where you live or your family situation.
The stars suggest that you’re wise to prioritise your work and career, your future goals. During the Full Moon, however, you may feel pulled in different directions and something’s got to give. Trust your intuition during the Full Moon period. Do what feels right and combine that with common sense, logic and rationality.
The People In Your Life
A personal relationship could be up for review at the time of the Full Moon as the Moon is the symbol for your partner in astrology. Therefore, the lunations, the Full and New Moons often coincide with significant developments in your 1-to-1’s.
Ensure that any relationship or partnership is right for you mid-month. Make adjustments and do what’s best for the both of you.
Friends too are there for fun, laughter, support and advice. In fact, friendship is a big theme throughout October. This is because Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Scorpio and this sector of your horoscope on the 3rd, followed by Venus, the planet of relating, on the 8th.
This is a sociable combination. It’s great for widening your social circle whether that’s on your own or with your partner. If you’re looking for love, ask your friends for an introduction as friendship and love are linked.
The period from the 20th to the 25th feels particularly romantic and connecting. Also, the 15th. Have those all-important conversations to secure a friendship or romantic relationship.
Plus, it is important to ask those key questions before the end of the month. This is because, on the 31st, Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio and remains on go slow until November 20th. Sometimes, when Mercury’s in retreat, misunderstandings crop up and it’s harder to get to the truth of a situation.
While Mercury’s in Scorpio throughout October, dig deep to get to the bottom of a mystery or puzzle. Spend quality times with friends and find out what they’re thinking or feeling. You might have to be persistent with someone close but it’s worth it to be there for the ones you love.
The Sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd followed by a New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th. This is gorgeous for new beginnings, whether you’re keen to join a group, club or society. Network and make the right kind of connections.
A Lively Romance
Romance could be lively at times too, thanks to Uranus in Taurus and your romance sector. Uranus is the planet of change and unpredictability and is active this month on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
New love could spring to life and quickly with Uranus in action. Also, there’s a lovely Mercury/Venus connection in Scorpio on the 30th. Yet, Uranus is the opposite of steady and stable. Therefore, ring the changes when it comes to love and work at keeping your love life fresh and exciting.
Children too could be a key feature of the month, whether they need your attention more than usual or they’re older and their love lives are resonant of Uranus, ie. wild and exciting.
All in all, it’s a good month to throw yourself into life, both personally and professionally. Plus, both areas complement each other, i.e. who you know can boost your career and reputation and people you meet through work can become good friends.
The Libra scales are in evidence this month. For you, this flags up your friendship and group sector. Talk planet, Mercury, is in Libra until the 3rd and Venus, the planet of relating, until the 8th. These are both sociable planet/sign placings which suggests a lively start to the month.
There’s more, however, because the Sun is in Libra until the 23rd and action planet, Mars, enters Libra on the 4th, where it remains until mid-November.
This creates a lot of energy in one of the most social sectors of your horoscope. This fits for you if you’re a typical Sagittarius, because you’re one of the more extrovert signs and you enjoy a wide circle of friends and varied activities.
If you’ve been thinking about joining a club, group or society, it’s an ideal time to do so. If you want to widen your social circle, again put time and energy into your friendships. Also, create friendships that are mutually supportive rather than being a one-way influence.
The Full Moon on the 13th is particularly sociable for you. And, on the same day, there’s a gorgeous Sun-Jupiter planetary connection. Jupiter’s your ruling planet and this creates a feel-good vibe, being around friends who make you feel good and whom you can influence in return. It’s all about networking, connections and positive vibes.
There are a couple of provisos when it comes to these areas of your life. Firstly, Mars can be an argumentative influence so take care that you don’t spend too much time around people who are temperamental or difficult.
Instead, channel Mars’ energy into peace-loving activity as Mars in Libra is a positive Mars for collective and collaborative ventures.
Also, be wary around loaning money or getting involved with a rich crowd, for example. This is because the slower-moving planets, Saturn and Pluto, are currently in Capricorn and your personal money sector.
On the 1st, 7th, 14th and 28th, they clash with key planets in Libra. To keep your money safe, it’s important to put firm boundaries in place. Consider carefully what you get involved in financially and think things through logically and rationally before leaping in.
Pluto is especially powerful throughout October as it turns direct on the 3rd and plays a pivotal role in the Full Moon on the 13th. This means that Pluto never moves far away from 20 degrees Capricorn and its planetary energy is intense. Notice where money’s disappearing in your life and try not to let negativity block the flow of abundance.
This is significant because on the 17th there’s a rare semi-sextile aspect between your planet Jupiter in Sagittarius and Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter’s working alongside Pluto bringing its positivity, belief and feel-good vibes to Pluto’s themes of loss, power & control or intensity.
This is a good time to raise your vibe, whatever that means for you. Actively include positive affirmations in your life and don’t allow fear or scarcity to take hold. Jupiter’s influence is there for you, a reminder to trust your luck.
If you’re in tune with your Sagittarius birthright, you know that luck and opportunity work in your favour, sometimes at the 11th hour. However, you need to cultivate a positive attitude and trust in your natural instincts.
Plus, if you are going through a tough time financially with Saturn and Pluto kicking in, know that your planet Jupiter will move into Capricorn and your personal money sector early December. As it remains in one star sign for a year, what you put in place now could pay off royally before long.
Dive In Deep
Also, this month, it’s important to create some time and space for your personal projects. It would be easy only to get involved in what’s going on in the world or in your social life. Yet, there’s a strong influence building in your previous star sign, Scorpio.
The planet ruling the mind, Mercury, is here from the 3rd, followed by Venus, the planet of love and relating from the 8th. Mercury in particular turns your focus inwards. It can be a time of deep thought and analysis, ideal for research and studying.
Know too that Mercury remains in Scorpio until December 9th, as it turns retrograde on October 31st and remains on go slow until November 20th. This Mercury is diving in deep in to the psyche and the hidden places.
You might be exploring the metaphysical realm, be talking to spirits or be on a psychic or spiritual path. You might choose to explore therapy or become a coach or counsellor yourself.
The Sun’s move into Scorpio takes place on the 23rd, followed by a New Moon in Scorpio on the 28th. This would be ideal for taking time out, giving yourself space to reflect deeply. Don’t get so caught up being busy that you lose sight of a deeper sense of purpose, meaning or fulfilment.
Changes At Work
In some way, this is linked to your work or what you do on a daily level. Uranus, the planet of change, is currently in Taurus and your work and health sector. Uranus is active this month on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
This could bring changes to your schedule or a desire to do things differently. Uranus favours freelance work, freedom and space. Listen carefully to your body, your mind and spirit.
Tap in to what’s needed and be vigilant about self care. Also, be there for the ones you love because when planets are in Scorpio, you may be called to step into a caring role.
Love & Patience
Love feels mysterious this month with Venus, the planet of love, diving deep into Scorpio. Sometimes, this flags up an affair or private liaison. Or perhaps, you’re learning a lot about yourself and what you want and need when it comes to love and relationships.
There’s a Mercury/Venus connection on the 30th which could prove insightful. However, with your partner planet, Mercury turning retrograde the following day, the 31st, this isn’t the time to rush love. Instead, favour patience and a soul-mate connection.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, starts a long journey through water sign, Scorpio, on the 3rd. In fact, Mercury remains in Scorpio until December 9th.
Immediately, this tells you that Mercury will soon be entering its next retrograde phase, as it normally whizzes through each sign of the zodiac in a couple of weeks.
Intense Study & Deep Communication
Mercury in Scorpio is about to dive deep into your communication sector. Therefore, this is an ideal month to get your detective hat on, do research, analyse & go in deep, solve a mystery or puzzle.
Mercury rules the mind and this would be a wonderful opportunity to study in-depth, learn something new, teach or pass on your knowledge.
Enjoy the workings of your mind, without it becoming intense or obsessive. This is the flip side of Mercury in Scorpio, a tendency to become too introspective, analytical or critical. Channel this deep and focused Mercury into activities that can grow and flourish and not tire you out or wear you down.
This tips over into your relationships too. The other planet entering Scorpio early in October is Venus, the planet of love and relating. Venus is here from the 8th and Venus is joined by the Sun in Scorpio on the 23rd.
Therefore, when it comes to love and close connections, it’s a good month for some heart-to-hearts. Get to know someone better and ask pertinent questions, however taboo.
This is not the time to leave things unaired. Instead, wrestle with new concepts, be open-minded and willing to embrace new ideas and opinions.
Ready for Anything
For some of you, this could take you into unexplored territory, wherever you find yourself on a journey, either literal or metaphorical. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected, restless and freedom-loving. Uranus is currently in Taurus and your travel and study sector opposing key planets in Scorpio.
You’ll feel Uranus’ pull on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon in Scorpio. Some plans will change fast in October. Ensure you know where your passport is and that any travel documents are up-to-date.
The alternative is possible, that a trip gets cancelled or postponed. Be ready for anything and tap in to the side of your Virgo nature that can be flexible and adaptable. You’re one of the mutable star signs. Be willing to chop and change your plans when necessary in October.
There is another important reason for good communication this month, the chance to get to know someone new. This could be a romantic encounter and the positive relationship vibes kick in after the 14th, the day after the Full Moon.
Romance peaks for you during the New Moon on the 28th and during a stunning Mercury/Venus encounter two days later on the 30th.
Encourage loved ones to make new friends at this time, especially a child or good friend. Also, encourage other people to be open-minded and tolerant.
You’re likely to come in to contact with people from different cultures or backgrounds and this is where your communication skills will come in useful. You may even decide to learn a new language because of new opportunities opening up.
Most importantly, ensure you have those all-important conversations before the end of the month. Once Mercury is retrograde, misunderstandings and untruths are prevalent.
Connect with other people throughout October and ensure you have a good understanding or insight into anyone who plays a significant role in your life.
Money is also under the cosmic spotlight in October and it’s a good time to crack on with new money-making ideas or plans. Your planet Mercury starts the month in Libra and your personal money sector but quickly transitions into Scorpio on the 3rd. Yet, there are other planets in Libra and your personal money sector:
Venus (love & relating) until the 8th
The Sun (essence, ego) until the 23rd
Mars (action/drive) from the 4th onwards
As Libra is the sign of balance, it’s a top month to balance the books and pay attention to your accounts, your earnings and your outgoings. Weigh up what’s of value in your life, consider your self-worth and ensure you’re paid what you deserve.
Also, it’s a month when you might recognise where money is being wasted or disappearing down a black hole. The slower-moving planets, Saturn and Pluto, in Capricorn clash with key planets in Libra on the following dates, the 1st, 7th, 14th & 27th. This can throw up an impediment to the flow of money, so consider what this means for you.
You might choose to stop an outgoing payment if you’re not getting your money’s worth. Or perhaps, you recognise there are other ways to help people close to you, a child or lover perhaps, rather than doling out money.
Money Issues Peak
Money issues peak during the Full Moon on the 13th, which pulls in power planet Pluto. Full Moons are often a time of heightened emotions and this Full Moon feels decisive, a time when you see a situation with clarity.
Let go of an old habit, ring the changes and do things differently. This may also include setting someone free.
The planet of abundance, Jupiter, remains in Sagittarius and your home and family sector this month. Jupiter’s working in your favour, especially on or around the Full Moon.
Invest wisely during this period, look after the ones you love and make good money moves. This might include a property deal or changing your living arrangements to benefit everyone financially.
You might have some big decisions to make mid-month. Do what feels right even if it means experiencing short-term pain in exchange for long-term gain.
It’s an intriguing month ahead for you, Scorpio, when you’re wise to balance your commitments carefully. Ideally, have one foot out in the world and the other foot firmly placed at home or wherever you find quiet or solitude.
Traditionally, Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, when the Sun moves into your star sign. Up until then, the Sun is hidden away in your horoscope in the star sign, Libra. This year, the Sun is joined by your ruling planet, Mars, which enters Libra on the 4th and leaves on November 19th.
Mars in Libra doesn’t want to be out in the world. Instead, the focus is on your inner life, when you need more time and space to be quiet and reflective. This Mars is peace-loving and passive rather than aggressive.
Take care that you don’t channel any dissatisfaction inwards. Work actively on your inner state, whether you meditate, do yoga or follow a spiritual teaching. Learn how to keep your inner voice calm and use this period wisely for self-reflection.
Sometimes, when there are key planets in Libra, you need to be vigilant about self-care. Or perhaps, you’re caring for someone else in your life. Libra is, after all, the sign of relating.
Even though you may choose to spend more time on your own this month, ensure there are people in your life who can support and advise you. Talk to a friend, a counsellor or coach or, if you’re a believer, talk to God.
Pluto’s Role – Good Time Management
This is important because the key planets in Libra this month clash with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and your communication sector. The key dates are the 1st, 7th, 14th and 27th. Plus, your co-ruler, Pluto, turns direct on the 3rd. Therefore, it hardly moves at all this month remaining at 20 degrees Capricorn throughout October.
This means that Pluto’s planetary energy is intense, powerful, focused. This can be extremely helpful for studying, research work, analysis and strategising.
Pluto’s laser focus in your communication sector helps you stay on track with what you want to achieve. Another reason perhaps why you need more time to yourself to study, learn or teach.
It is important, however, that you don’t allow negative emotions or critics to get to you. Saturn and Pluto can be harsh taskmasters, pessimistic rather than uplifting.
Consider carefully what you read or listen to in the month ahead. If the news is depressing you, for example, switch off. If there’s someone in your life who moans incessantly, put boundaries in place so you’re able to keep your distance.
Also, think about how you’re spending your time. It’s here where Libra’s scales can be valuable for you, considering how you balance the hours in your day. If you spend too much time on social media, for example, get firm with yourself and create new plans and strategies to help your productivity and well-being.
If you’re on a long commute or daily trip, again consider how you might use your time well. For example, listen to podcasts or audio books. This is an important month to think about the information you’re receiving and to use your time wisely. This could also benefit you financially.
The Full Moon on the 13th is a peak time in this respect. As Pluto’s involved, you may be closing the door on a job or investment that’s not paying well. Realign your purpose with projects and plans that are meaningful, fulfilling and promise abundance.
The Focus Is On You
Plus, this month, the focus is on you for a great part of October. This is because Mercury, the communication planet, enters your star sign, Scorpio, on the 3rd, followed by Venus, the planet of love and relating, on the 8th. Mercury in your star sign is great for heart-to-hearts, insight, deep analysis and communication.
You might step in to the role of counsellor, coach or good friend more than usual. Hone your psychic skills and play to your strengths. Your star sign represents deep emotion and you’re often able to see things that other people can’t. Add to this courage to venture into unknown territory and it’s a peak time for new explorations and bold ventures.
Also, set new plans and ideas in motion sooner rather than later. The Sun enters your star sign, Scorpio, on the 23rd followed five days later by a stunning New Moon in your Scorpio on the 28th, a symbol of new beginnings.
This is your personal New Year, a chance to stop and reflect on what’s been and gone, reset your compass accordingly and set new intentions in place.
This New Moon takes place three days before Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio. In fact, the planet ruling communication and the mind will be in your star sign until December 9th.
From October 31st until November 20th, Mercury’s retrograde phase, you’ll be going deeper still. If this coincides with you taking some time out, you’re in tune with your stars. And, make your important moves before the last day of October.
Love is also intriguing during October with Venus in your star sign from the 8th onwards. This Venus is seductive, passionate and potentially transformational. Also, the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, are in each other’s star sign from the 8th onwards; Venus in Scorpio & Mars in Libra.
In astrology, this is called mutual reception and it suggests that working together with a key person in your life creates strength in the partnership. You complement each other by trading your skills or taking it in turns to be supportive and to uphold the other.
It’s likely to be a month when you’re seeking love and connection. Key dates for romance are the 15th and 21st when Neptune wafts her magic. Also, the 30th, when there’s a Mercury/Venus connection.
And, with Uranus, the planet of spontaneity, currently in Taurus and your relationship sector, there’s an ‘anything goes’ feel about love and relationships. Uranus is strong on the 7th, 12th and 28th, the day of the New Moon.
When Uranus is active, events often happen fast and out of the blue. It’s a good time to break away from a relationship that’s not working for you. Uranus rules freedom and independence, so these may be themes that are prevalent in your 1-to-1’s. It’s an ideal time to ring the changes in love, to set someone free and/or spice up your love life.
Reach out to others this month, especially if you’re spending a lot of time on your own. Alternatively, if you have little space to reflect and be quiet, then create time for this in your life. It’s in your personal space where balance is needed. Learn from Libra’s scales and honour Scorpio’s need for connection on a deep level.