Venus enters Sagittarius on October 18th, applying the Sag themes of growth, optimism and adventure to relationship, financial and self-esteem issues. This is a next-step influence, with new possibilities on the horizon. This transit is given extra sparkle due to Venus’ mutual reception with Jupiter (ruler of Sag) in Libra (ruled by Venus). Relationship growth is a biggie, and not just romantic relationships. All mutual exchanges can benefit.
October 19th sees the conjunction of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. External action meets internal transformation, for a truly powerful union. What manifests will be a direct result of your conscious actions. The last conjunction between Mars/Pluto occurred on November 10th, 2014. The next conjunction will happen on April 26th, 2018. Each conjunction brings results of what began (roughly) two years before. You may start a new chapter that builds on your efforts from the past, two years. Or, you may experience a demolition, and have to start fresh. The opposition between Mercury in Libra and Uranus Rx (on October 20th) follows with a shock of information/understanding. The surprise can motivate, liberate or upset you.
October 22nd sees the Sun’s ingress into Scorpio. The season of deeper waters and undeniable truths will help everyone process the upheaval from the 19th and 20th. Scorpio season urges us to look inwards and (if necessary) withdraw in order to heal, understand, regenerate.
Venus into your sector of opportunities can attract, in the areas of long-distance romance, travel, education, legal matters or publishing. The key will be your desire to consider new possibilities. Growth in partnerships will be hi-lighted.
Mars/Pluto in your career sector draws your attention to ambition or ruthlessness. A line will be crossed regarding your dealings with authority, or your expression of authority. The turning point will conclude one career chapter and propel you into a new one. The true power dynamics of a situation will be revealed - your self-aware actions could harness this energy, or you could be overwhelmed by it. Meanwhile, Mercury opposing Uranus in your sign can trigger a clarifying conversation/realization in a business or romantic partnership. The balance between you and another could shift in a surprising direction. Too, there could be a sudden reversal as someone does the complete opposite of what was previously discussed.
The Sun into your sector of shared resources will activate issues around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. It will be your choice to examine or ignore the deeper truths behind these issues. Some of what’s hidden may be uncomfortable, but this could also be about getting closer to someone.
Venus into your sector of shared resources can increase physical/emotional intimacy, or put a positive spin on debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances. The urge to acquire more, share more or get closer can sweeten an existing situation, but watch that expectations/spending don’t exceed reality. Adjusting the balance around how you give, or ho much you want to share, may be an issue.
Mars/Pluto in your sector of opportunities suggests wrapping something up in the areas of long-distance travel, education, legal matters, publishing or exploration. At the same time, a new door to the future will open. Initiative or anger can fire up an ideal, belief or adventure, but use extra caution if you’re travelling or dealing with legal issues. Unchecked Mars/Pluto can be destructive. Mercury/Uranus presents a sharp discovery/conversation about work, co-workers, or health. Issues may conclude abruptly as you get your answer or solution.
The Sun into your relationship sector turns the spotlight on partnership issues (romantic or business). Attached or single, your awareness of the exchange between you and another will increase. Themes will include authenticity, possessiveness and the reality that lies beneath the surface of the one-on-one dance.
Venus into your relationship sector sweetens an existing partnership. Too, someone new and intriguing could catch your eye. In general, you’ll feel ready to expand your concept of what partnershipshave to offer. You may be more in the mood for a playmate than a serious commitment, but this attitude can freshen up an existing relationship that’s grown a bit stale.
Mars/Pluto in your sector of shared resources indicates a turning point around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. A positive situation can intensify, when passion and commitment uncover new strengths. Good for investing, financially or emotionally. Then again, if you’ve mishandled your resources or are not happy with a relationship, this can be a finish line/time to pay. Mercury/Uranus indicates that the deeper Mars/Pluto eruption may trigger a public announcement or revelation. You could be ready to take a risk and say what you really feel, or your words could be in the spotlight.
The Sun into your sector of routine emphasizes work, health and daily obligations. The reality beneath your routine will be an issue - going through the motions versus a commitment to authentic, empowering habits.
Venus into your sector of routine can make things a bit easier for you in the areas of health, exercise, work or daily obligations. Others may help you, or be more receptive to your assistance. Too, you could feel an increased sense of optimism around a diet, exercise or medical issue. Watch for resonance in your domestic sphere - positive growth in your daily habits can increase positive scenarios with family. Home improvements or a relocation can progress nicely.
Mars/Pluto in your relationship sector insist that it’s up to you, even if a partner seems to be making all the demands. Your actions will be key to moving a partnership further/deeper, or ending something. Use focus and discipline to deal with any power plays or anger. If you have a relationship goal in mind, know that the time is ripe for a major change. Mercury/Uranus cap it off with abrupt domestic and/or professional news. A sudden decision may change the course of your future, and your family’s future. Overall, this energy is uncompromising, which is why you need to adopt a tough, boundaries-are-set attitude.
The Sun in your sector of self-expression hi-lights what you want to create. Whether it’s a new life (children), artistic work, more romance or overall pleasure, this time of the year asks you to consider what might happen if you intensified your efforts/observations in these areas.
Venus into your sector of self-expression can boost your confidence, desire to play, and ability to attract. Fun, flirtations and celebrations are the themes, and your expansive communication/positive mindset will be key. Stay open to new contacts and synchronicity. Excellent selling, promoting or performing.
Mars/Pluto in your sector of routine can signify a finish line/fresh start around health, work scenarios or obligations. The structure of your daily life can reach a point of completion due to your hard work, or it may be time to tear it down and start over. The quality of your work, on yourself or for others, will be crucial. In some cases, a power struggle with a co-worker may come to a head. Mercury/Uranus follows with a snap decision, surprising conversation or rush of clarity. The light may be harsh, but the truth will be liberating. You may decide to jump into something brand new, or sever ties.
The Sun into your domestic sector spotlights home and family. Domestic issues are always rooted in the past. You don’t have to go digging, but an awareness of what’s really going on can help you make strategic decisions, and consciously respond rather than running on automatic pilot.
Venus into your domestic sector encourages home improvements, home expansion and a desire for positive family relationships. This influence won’t erase all domestic difficulties, but your expectations and perspective will broaden, which can help you rise above some tensions. Your urge for more security, harmony and happiness will increase, and that’s the first step towards making it happen. On a different note, watch for an increase in purchases - some may be necessary, and some may be indulgences.
Mars/Pluto in your sector of self-expression keeps the momentum going, regarding personal desires. Romance, celebration, creativity, or issues involving children/pregnancy can become areas of increased intensity and ambition: there’s something that you really want, and you may achieve it, or turn a corner and refocus your efforts. On the surface it may appear to be a “nice to have” but it means much more than that. Mercury/Uranus can push you to make a sudden decision regarding money or emotional security. What’s essential will become clear, even if it’s unexpected.
The Sun into your communication sector can increase the flow of emails, phone calls, discussions and brief meetings. This can be a busy time, with an emphasis on the authenticity of information that’s being exchanged.
Venus into your communication sector can sweeten exchanges with others. Contacts will be friendly, hopeful or flirtatious, and the mutual reception with Jupiter in your sign suggests that the time is right to reach out and contact those who can benefit you. Even if you don’t have a specific goal in mind, you never know who might cross your path.
Mars/Pluto in your domestic sector draws a line between the past and the present. You may see the results of a major domestic change, or it may be time to launch an overhaul of your home and family life. Too, conflicts with family can reach a peak. Mercury in your sign, opposing Uranus, can trigger your no-turning-back moment. A snap decision, relationship change, or clarifying conversation will leave no doubt as to where you’re going next.
The Sun into your sector of personal resources shines a light on earned money, values and self-esteem. Who and what appears to have increasing value in your life will becomeimportant. Can you continue and go deeper with the relationship/job/habit, or is it time to amputate?
Venus into your sector of personal resources can draw your attention to new sources of income, new goodies to buy, or more time where you feel loved and appreciated. Indulgences, spending and earning may appear straightforward on the surface, but a prominent theme/habit is actually connected to a background hope or potential that’s quietly growing. Consider if you’re feeding an ideal, dream or addiction.
Mars/Pluto in your communication sector can indicate the results of a concerted push for information, an ongoing discussion/argument, or your attempts to make yourself heard. A difficult truth can come out, or you may find yourself pushing relentlessly to win an argument. The next chapter could involve a new ambition/plan, fuelled by your determination. Issues with siblings can reveal some heavy truths. Mercury/Uranus continues the truth-telling, with a flash of insight or disruptive revelation. Secrets or facts that were overlooked may be key.
The Sun into your sign says it’s your season. Overall, this solar energy means you have some increased power at your disposal - other transits hitting your chart can support or undermine this. As your birthday approaches over the next month, use this opportunity to take stock of the past year, and the one coming up. No matter what else is happening in the sky, your priority will always be absolute authenticity, within yourself and in how you relate to others. This is your source of strength.
Venus into your sign ups your charm, optimism and magnetism. You may not win the lottery, but you can certainly attract positive financial and relationship situations, just by being yourself. Social expansion, and connecting with the right people at the right time, is emphasized. You won’t have to think about this - just step out and follow whatever path looks interesting.
Mars/Pluto in your sector of personal resources brings the results of financial and emotional developments over the past two years. The effort you’ve put into saving, reconstructing your relationship to money, and creating solid support systems, can bear fruit. Too, if you’ve been ignoring the unmistakable signs that you need to change your financial habits and personal values, you’ll reach a point where the undermining of your security must be stopped. That may mean a relationship or job ending, or confrontation about money. Either way, the next chapter will involve your energy and ambitions, focused on building up your resources. New sources of income and self-esteem are available, but you have to take action. Mercury/Uranus can trigger a surprising meeting, discussion with friends, or abrupt change in public image.
The Sun into your hidden sector can nudge some background issues, dreams or hidden yearnings. It can be easy to overlook these quiet whispers - tuning into them will take more effort, but you could uncover something valuable.
Venus into your hidden sector can see you pulling back a bit, regarding strategic social or career relationships. Some may be put on hold, others may be up for your deeper consideration. Right now you are in a growth phase - accelerating towards the future. Some will support you, but others won’t be aligned with this new future you’re creating. The Sun into your social sector emphasizes this trend. It’s a general influence, but if you pay attention, you’ll notice a pull to observe others and note whether or not they show up for you when you need them.
Mars/Pluto in your sign can deliver the results of a two-year ambition or project (personal or career). These results can show you that you’re on the right track, or that you need to scrap it and start over. This aspect puts your motivation and (in some cases) anger at an all time high. You may be challenged, or you may do the challenging. You’ve got some serious firepower at your disposal, so act cautiously. If these energies are mishandled, destructive anger can be directed at you.
Mercury/Uranus can dish up some surprises involving home or work. A sudden announcement or change of plans can alter your future course
Venus into your social sector boosts your public appeal or desire to get together with friends It could bring a flirtation or two your way. Social gatherings and group activities can benefit you, with the emphasis on stepping outside your comfort zone. Broadening your social circle, or interacting with people who open your eyes to new truths are possibilities.
Mars/Pluto in your hidden sector may be felt as a background push to manifest a dream. If you’ve been actively trying to make something real, this aspect could deliver results. Or, it may be time to step away from something that is no longer valid and actively set about creating a new framework. Mercury/Uranus can add to the momentum with a sudden announcement/change of plans, in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
The Sun into your career sector hi-lights your future goals, and the authenticity of your current work. Pay attention to that deeper feeling of truth (you feel validated by your work) or the sense that your energy is being drained.
Venus into your career sector can be very good for your relationships with management, your professional image, job search or professional relationships in general. You can attract positive attention, but know that this is also about deeper potentials unfolding. One relationship in particular could bring more to the table. Professional contacts may seem light and fun, but you can receive significant wisdom, assistance and support if you’re open to this.
Mars/Pluto in your social sector marks a result or ending involving a friendship, group activity or your public image. Results will be based on the need for evolution in your social life, and how responsive you’ve been to this. In some cases, a simmering conflict with someone, or with a group, could finally emerge. The next phase is about your public actions, designed to build new connections between you and the collective. Mercury/Uranus can churn up some unexpected information, or an abrupt change of heart, involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy.
The Sun into your sector of opportunities hints that there’s more out there, if you’re courageous enough to step into the unknown. This doesn’t have to be a dramatic leap. It could simply involve taking a trip, learning something new or exploring something that catches your eye. The key will be strategic exploration. Does it resonate with you? Don’t just try anything new on for size.