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Jupiter in Libra blesses October this year. He amplifies all the best of Libra, peace, fairness, balance, partnerships, beauty, and, hopefully, ignores the negatives – indecisiveness, inability to express anger, and codependent behavior. The first three weeks of October will be special ones.
All the planets except for Uranus and Neptune are in direct motion so it is a month to move forward with your life and goals.
Enjoy this beautiful month.
October 1 – Moon in Libra. We can start the new month with a calm feeling. Today is a day to devote to aesthetics, a day to bring beauty into your life. You can plant bulbs, flowering bushes, and decorate your home with flowers. Let your fantasies become real. Go out with your partner or a good friend and have the evening of your dreams.
October 2 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 3:43 pm. It’s a lazy, lie in bed kind of Sunday. Give yourself the luxury of a carefree day. Visit art galleries and buy yourself something new to put on your wall. Wait until the late afternoon to take care of your personal business.
October 3 – Moon in Scorpio. Today and tomorrow are prime days for planting if there’s any that you want to do. You’ll do best if you pick a task that’s meaningful for you rather than if someone tells you what to do. It may be time to tackle the things you put on hold last month. You have the energy and drive to do it now.
October 4 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 9:04 pm. Today is a great day to take the steps that move your career to the next level. You’ll have focus and imagination, a great blend. If there are matters that have been dangling and that need negotiations to complete, you can do that today. Ask the people who owe you money to pay you back.
October 5 – Moon in Sagittarius. Think big when you make decisions. Try to see the whole situation and where you can opt for expansion. Try to move forward and not be stagnant as you look ahead. Research and make arrangements for a trip to study something that is work related. Get outdoors and get some exercise.
October 6 – Moon in Sagittarius. Keep focused on your work plans and how to make them happen. There’s a lightness to the day when work can become a joy. Clean up any mistakes or misunderstandings that are left over from last month’s retrogrades and eclipses. Make sure to take care of tomorrow’s important business.
October 7 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 4:40 pm. Mercury enters Libra to bring a more balanced view to your mind. It becomes easier to see both sides of the situation under consideration. The Sun and Pluto square off and add tension to the day. You’ll have to decide if you want to compromise or keep going the same way. Wait until tomorrow to act on the really crucial things.
October 8 – Moon in Capricorn. It will be hard to relax today so ride the energy and keep on working. Slow and steady wins the race. Whatever it is that you are doing, keep it up and you’ll be happy with the results by the end of the day. You need to do everything your way but must try not to be judgmental when others do things their way.
October 9 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 12:51 pm. You can rest this afternoon but you really want to take advantage of this morning’s energy, it’s the kind which can lead to accomplishment. Do the weekend chores in the afternoon and then plan out the rest of the holiday weekend. Contact some elderly friends and take them out for a meal.
October 10 – Moon in Aquarius. Make an effort to join in a community endeavor that helps others. Give some time to the political party of your choice. Group efforts are more effective than solo ones. Give some thoughts to your vision of the future and what you can do to make it happen. Relax with some good reading material.
October 11 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 7:49 pm. It’s a good day to write and speak as your words flow effortlessly, so get that writing project done, or at least started. You have the imagination to express your thoughts in an interesting way. Donate your time to someone who needs a ride or some shopping done, something fixed, or just a friendly face to talk to.
October 12 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 8:43 am. You want to help today and won’t mind doing what’s asked of you. You’ll be happy to go with the flow and not make waves. Listen to your inner voice and talk to your spirit guides. It’s a fertile day for tending to your plants. Take time to meditate.
October 13 – Moon in Pisces. Try to remember last night’s dreams and see if you can translate the messages in them. There’s an artistic feeling to the day and you can live your fantasies with happiness. Try to avoid arguments when someone wants to rush you or have you do things their way. Stand your ground.
October 14 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries, 11:08 am. Chill out in the morning and finish planting your bulbs. Your energy picks up in the afternoon and you’ll be racing around to follow your impulses. It’s a day to settle any disputes that have been lingering on. Get out and about tonight. It’s not an early-to-bed night.
October 15 – Moon in Aries. The Sun and Uranus connect and push the issue of me versus me and you. It will be a crazy day so don’t try to stick to a schedule or have any expectations. Don’t finalize deals or make crucial decisions. Surprises will pop out of every corner. Enjoy the excitement of the day and the wild ride.
October 16 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 11:04 am. Today’s full Moon in Aries may have made it hard to sleep last night. You will recognize the inner conflict that takes away your peace of mind and have the courage to face it. Rest in the afternoon and let things settle down and come back to equilibrium. Feed your sensual self.
October 17 – Moon in Taurus, VC 10:46 am. You have time today to deal with matters of the material world. Get that haircut or massage, replace outgrown or worn out clothes, and get rid of clutter. Buy tickets for a concert you want to attend. Buy new art to put on your walls. Take a long walk in nature.
October 18 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 10:30 am. Use the early morning hours to get everything placed just as you like it. Venus enters Sagittarius and brings more fun and adventure into your life. She urges you to do more on your own and not be dependent on your partner. It’s a day to take care of all your communications.
October 19 – Moon in Gemini. Today is a day of transformation. Something in your life will end and morph into its next form. Let go of the old patterns and move forward. You can make the most changes in the area of career and public recognition. You’ll be adept in handling the realm of thoughts and ideas so let your mind roam free without censoring yourself.
October 20 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 7:16 am until 11:28 am when it enters Cancer. Take advantage of these last two days that have Libra’s amazing ability to negotiate and find a fair compromise. You’ll use your emotional intelligence in the afternoon to lead you towards a peaceful solution. Take a loved one or dear friend out to eat tonight.
October 21 – Moon in Cancer. Today is the last full day of Libra. You will feel the pull towards withdrawing from social life and staying closer to home. Take care of family business and do what you need to do to keep your assets secure. Cook childhood comfort foods tonight.
October 22 –Moon in Cancer, VC from 3:14 pm until 3:34 pm when it enters Leo. The Sun enters Scorpio at 7:46 pm. Spend part of the day visiting farm stands and markets to buy produce that you can put away for the winter. You’ll get pleasure out of the old fashioned tasks of cooking up sauces and jams and chutneys. The energy of the day is unstable so keep it simple.
October 23 – Moon in Leo. This is the weekend day to play and have fun. Take your kids, or someone else’s, out for a Fall festival and to play in the leaves. Make it a special day. All will go well if you take a chance on love. Be generous with your hugs and kisses and tell the people close to you how much you love them.
October 24 – Moon in Leo, VC from 8:21 am until 11:16 pm when it enters Virgo. The whole day is under a void moon so you may want to continue with your playing. Do what has already been set in motion instead of trying to start anything. Mercury enters Scorpio and turns your mind inward and gives you the concentration to delve deeply into a matter.
October 25 – Moon in Virgo. Today is the day to catch up, clean up, and also work methodically towards your goals. You can tackle the detailed, boring work that must be done. The energy has changed, and with the early dark comes time for introspection. Escape into a world of fantasy whether through media or in your mind.
October 26 – Moon in Virgo, VC 2:33 pm. Today is a lucky day. Venus and Jupiter, the two planets that bestow blessings, are dancing together and want to give you good things. You need to use good judgement about how to take a measured risk and then just go for it. Any trips you plan will go well so aim for travel to far away exotic places.
October 27 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 9:51 am. Mercury and the Sun meet and bring you many original thoughts. The ideas may just pop into your head or feel as if they are emerging from the depths of your psyche. Listen to them and write them down. You can find another way to look at your problems. You can fulfill social obligations this afternoon and evening.
October 28 – Moon in Libra. It will be harder to devote the day to work as you feel the urge to talk to people. Get all the important things done today and you can rest tomorrow. Think about redecorating and how to get rid of the things that no longer bring you pleasure. Have a nice evening with your partner or close friend.
October 29 – Moon VC Libra. The moon is void all day so accept that the universe is giving you a day off and don’t try to get much done. You might feel uneasy and edgy since Mars and Uranus are in a tense stance, so stay calm and breathe deeply. Venus and Saturn come together and show you the bottom line facts about your relationship and about your money. It time to see and speak the truth.
October 30 – Moon in Scorpio. Today’s new Moon has you thinking about the mystery of life and death. It is a time to consider letting go of desires and surrendering to a bigger force. You’ll have great imagination and can enjoy the spookiness of the weekend’s parties. Spend some time by yourself so you can examine your inner world.
October 31 – Moon in Scorpio. This is the perfect moon for Halloween. The veil between the worlds is thin and you may encounter “real” ghosts as well as costumed ones. Keep your mind open to the strange thoughts that enter it. If you do the work that has personal meaning for you, you’ll get much more done. Enjoy the little goblins and princesses that show up at your door tonight.