October 5th features an enthusiastic square between Mars in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra. Ambition and focused passion will be expanded by Jupiter’s optimism and opportunities. This is a bold, powerful energy that encourages success. But it's lacking sensitivity.
On October 7th, Mercury enters Libra, adding more information, new social contacts, and balanced discussions to the mix. However, this day also features a square between Pluto in Capricorn and the Libra Sun, which is decidedly unbalanced. The initial social discussion or contact (courtesy of Mercury) may be quite challenging, as compulsive power plays, jealousy and domination keep things interesting. Combined with Mars/Jupiter, October 5th to 7th will be a lively time. There’s potential to accomplish much, but you’ll have to stay sharp and walk the fine line between compromise and sacrifice, ambition and ruthlessness.
On October 8th, Saturn in Sagittarius squares the South Node in Pisces and North Node in Virgo. A square to the Nodes is a pressing issue that must be resolved, because it's blocking the path forward (North Node). Rules and focus will be pivotal issues. The task will be different for everyone, depending on their charts. But in general, the theme is focusing on the correct area by choosing to release what’s been undermining you, and develop what has real potential. A block or delay is a clear sign that you need to pay attention to a Saturn issue. Are you acknowledging your responsibilities? Are you doing the necessary work? Are you confronting the truth? Saturn in Sagittarius is about learning and then manifesting those lessons in a productive way.
Mars and Pluto in your career sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your relationship sector. Mars/Jupiter pump up the excitement, passion and/or competition in a partnership, while Sun/Pluto can reveal a more ruthless energy. Developments in your career/professional image/business partnership can be positive, as you push to make things happen. But be aware of power struggles. Fortunately, Mercury into your relationship sector increases your ability to compromise.
Saturn in your sector of opportunities squares the Nodes, suggesting that travel, education, legal or publishing rules/limits will be key. You’ll be urged to get specific, get real or make it work in your daily environment. Too, small details may have to be viewed in a larger context. Health may be a concern.
Mars and Pluto in your sector of opportunities square Jupiter and the Sun in your sector of routine. Mars/Jupiter can be motivating and energizing, but can also increase your workload (or the expectations placed on you). Sun/Pluto suggests tensions with co-workers, or struggles dealing with an unbalanced workload, while Mercury into your sector of routine indicates an exchange of information, or discussions about what needs to be done. A discussion can trigger your awareness of an imbalance, but can also hold the solution.
Saturn in your sector of shared resources squares the Nodes, urging you to focus on a financial or intimacy issue. Debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or personal boundaries must be addressed if you want to develop something that’s important to you. A new romance, creative/artistic project or issue involving children/pregnancy might not move forward until you deal with some uncomfortable truths.
Mars and Pluto in your sector of shared resources square Jupiter and the Sun in your sector of self-expression. Mars/Jupiter can increase your passion, urge to play, celebrate, spend or indulge. Sun/Pluto can trigger deeper issues involving overcompensation, or fears of losing what you want. Mercury into your sector of self-expression can introduce a surface conversation/flirtation that triggers deeper compulsions.
Saturn in your partnership sector squares the Nodes, bringing a personal or professional relationship to a turning point. Decisions involving career/family or work/personal life will be featured. Now is the time to decide if your future goals/commitments match theirs.
Mars and Pluto in your partnership sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your domestic sector. Progress in a domestic partnership can be significant, as relocation, plans for the future, or domestic expansion take a leap forward. Part of the progress may involve an argument that pushes one or both people off the fence. Mercury into your domestic sector can open up family/partnership discussions, but Sun/Pluto can stir up fear of change mixed with the increasing awareness of an imbalance between partners. Don’t avoid uncomfortable discussions - the time is ripe to address them.
Saturn in your sector of routine squares the Nodes, bringing a health or work issue into the spotlight. An obligation to yourself or someone else needs to be identified, quantified and discussed. This could involve a medical test/diagnosis, signed document or work discussion.
Mars and Pluto in your sector of routine square Jupiter and the Sun in your communication sector. Mars/Jupiter can pump up enthusiastic promises and assertive declarations. Mercury into your communication sector increases the flow of intel, new contacts or opportunities to discuss. But Sun/Pluto adds an element of defensiveness - someone may challenge the validity of what you’re proposing, or you may find it difficultto present solutions/compromises.
Saturn in your sector of self-expression squares the Nodes, urging you to get serious about a personal goal. New romance, creative/artistic work, or issues involving children/pregnancy may be up for a reality check. Themes could include available financial resources, or the work that’s needed to manifest emotional and financial security (or independence).
Mars and Pluto in your sector of self-expression square Jupiter and the Sun in your sector of personal resources. Mars/Jupiter can present a financial opportunity, or an impulse buy. There may be a big, unexpected purchase. Too, you could suddenly decide to throw caution to the winds and take a romantic or creative risk. Mercury into your sector of personal resources gets you thinking/talking about what you really need, while Sun/Pluto can increase your determination to go after it. Emotionally or financially, you won’t be in the mood to compromise.
Saturn in your domestic sector squares the North Node in your sign/South Node in your partnership sector. A domestic partnership or family issue could reach a turning point, where you must decide on the your focus and responsibilities. A relationship could turn a corner, and an ending or new chapter will depend on you developing a facet of your identity/personal goals, and what this means to those around you. One domestic responsibility could be particularly irritating or disruptive. A partnership could end, but you will have seen this coming for awhile.
Mars and Pluto in your domestic sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your sign. Mars/Jupiter can give you a significant surge of energy, ambition and optimism, in a career, relationship or lifestyle matter. This is an “all systems go” influence, and domestic/family changes (such as relocation or shifts in family dynamics) can lead to something positive. Mercury into your sign fine-tunes your already significant compromising skills, but Sun/Pluto suggests those skills will be challenged to the max. A power play, challenge or compulsion can throw you off balance, while amplifying your urge to make something happen.
Saturn in your communication sector squares the Nodes, pointing to a specific conversation, official document or verbal commitment. The validity of what's being said/written might be in question. Or, it may be time to adjust your focus so you can take something a step beyond the ordinary. Developments in health, work or routine may be key.
Mars and Pluto in your communication sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your hidden sector. Mars/Jupiter suggest background or unacknowledged potential/assistance can fire your passion, your argument or your desire to get your point across. Mercury into your hidden sector suggests instinct and suggestion hold more value than logic, since all the information has not yet been revealed. But Sun/Pluto may urge you to come out and say it anyway - be aware of deeper objectives that are triggering the conversation. A document, email or decision will be rooted in something you can’t see.
Saturn in your sector of personal resources squares the Nodes, putting on you on notice that a financial or emotional responsibility must be attended to. Your self-sufficiency, savings or discipline will be the keys in developing something personal and taking it further. Issues involving a new romance, public performance or children/pregnancy may be emphasized.
Mars and Pluto in your sector of personal resources square Jupiter and the Sun in your social sector. Social expansion, issues with friends or group activities will be high-energy and exciting. You may have a chance to plunge into something new, or you may meet someone who opens new doors for you. Mercury into your social sector increases the amount of new contacts, but Sun/Pluto suggests that not everything may be friendly. Social ambitions will be emphasized, but watch for undercurrents of domination, or unacknowledged jealousy/competition in a friendship. On the positive side, this combination of influences is excellent for pursuing a personal goal/ideal, or making changes with a public impact.
Saturn in your sign squares the Nodes. A career or domestic situation may reach a minor crisis point, as you’re pushed to make a decision about past versus future. Your next step in your professional life may involve a reality check - the time is ripe to focus on a future goal that’s an upgrade, not a lateral move.
Mars and Pluto in your sign square Jupiter and the Sun in your career sector. Mars/Jupiter heightens your professional or personal ambition, and your confidence. An opportunity to impress others could present itself, or you’ll be pushing for growth in a newly developed area. Mercury into your career sector can open up discussions about a job search, your current job, or it can trigger discussions with those in authority. Sun/Pluto suggests some dealings with authority may be tense, but ultimately this can be a very productive time when you break through a limit, or show others that you’ve got what it takes. But use some caution - avoid inflaming a power struggle by refusing to compromise or back off. There will some resistance to your efforts, so use strategy rather than brute force.
Saturn in your hidden sector squares the Nodes, suggesting a background or unacknowledged issue will need to be confronted. Issues around travel, education, legal matters, legal documents, official statements or getting your words out to a wider audience may be blocked until you wrap up something from the past, tie up loose ends, or focus your energy.
Mars and Pluto in your hidden sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your sector of opportunities. Mars/Jupiter can boost the instinctive pull in a new direction - long- distance travel, education, exploration or legal matters are areas that offer new possibilities, even if you’re not 100% certain what lies ahead. Mercury into your opportunities sector can see you discussing/considering new options, but Sun/Pluto can produce tension as deep-seated fears or odd compulsions are stirred up. For some, there may be difficulties with justice, ethics and fairness.
Saturn in your social sector squares the Nodes, pinpointing an area of tension or choice in a friendship, group activity or public issue. You may need to decide who to trust, who to get closer to, or where to draw your boundaries. Being selective involves identifying who supports the ideals that are most important to you. Too, a recent mission or cause may reach a turning point, where you decide whether to let go or make a deeper commitment. Finances could be a deciding factor.
Mars and Pluto in your social sector square Jupiter and the Sun in your sector of shared resources. Mars/Jupiter can increase your desire to invest, spend or give more, perhaps on a whim. Financially or emotionally, you may be ready to dive right in. Mercury into your sector of shared resources suggests discussions/documents around intimacy or shared finances, but Sun/Pluto is a caution to stay aware of deeper motivations, or a shift in the balance of power that may result with a financial/emotional exchange. Whether you’re getting closer, incurring a loan or receiving assistance, the exchange will not be even.
Saturn in your career sector squares the South Node in your sign, North Node in your partnership sector. Career/future choices, or decisions about your authority, will be the themes. It may be time to make career shift, leave an unsatisfying job, or get serious about your future goals. Failure to attend to these responsibilities can delay your personal development, or cause tension in a relationship. Too, a new relationship may be a catalyst for pushing yourself further in these areas.