October 8th features a superior conjunction between the Libra Sun and Mercury. This is a culmination in the Sun/Mercury dance. The last conjunction (when Mercury was Rx in Virgo) occurred on August 26th, and marked the start of the cycle. These two dates may be connected.
October 9th sees Sun/Mercury square Pluto in Capricorn, which will make this culmination particularly intense. The answer or result will involve a struggle for control, truth or the assertion that one person is right. But the struggle may be covert, with pleasant words and smiles on the surface.
October 10th sees the start of Jupiter’s one year transit of Scorpio. Jupiter’s expansion in this all-or-nothing sign can open up extreme behaviour, obsessions or success. Jupiter will amplify existing potentials, so much depends on what’s happening in the Scorpio-occupied house(s) of your chart. Either way, this is not a light-hearted transit: total commitment is demanded. To make the most of it, be prepared to honestly acknowledge your Shadow and dedicate yourself to something healthy and empowering. This applies whether you’re exploring ugly issues (sometimes this is necessary) or growing your financial and emotional power. The key is understanding the difference between Scorpio’s healthy (courage, authentic power) and distorted (manipulation, wallowing in self-destruction) sides.
Venus in Virgo squares Saturn on October 8th, opposes Chiron on October 10th, and Mars in Virgo squares Saturn on October 11th. Mars then opposes Chiron on October 15th. These aspects can be particularly challenging, as what you want (Venus) and what you do to get it (Mars) trigger wounds and limits. The flaw or lack of something will be hi-lighted, and there will be no quick fix. It’s important to acknowledged what’s broken while understanding that the path to improvement may involve moving on, forgiving or stepping away entirely. An opposition between Mercury in Libra and Uranus Rx (also on October 15th) coincides with the Mars/Chiron opposition - painful actions and shocking words will make for a tricky combo.
On October 14th, Venus enters Libra, the sign she rules. This can smooth some of the above edges, as relationships and all social interactions get a shot of diplomacy and cooperation. Various aspects to Venus will emphasize existing imbalances, but in general, this transit can make it easier to relate, say the nice thing (rather than the right thing) and smile (even if you don’t feel like it).
Sun/Mercury in your partnership sector square Pluto, delivering a challenging relationship answer or powerful understanding that reveals deeper power dynamics. Competition or manipulation may come to light through tense conversations. This can involve a personal or business partnership.
Jupiter into your sector of shared resources can build on the above, as uncomfortable discussions trigger developments in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Positive and negative potentials in these areas will grow. This means there could be more debt(if spending is not under control) or the discovery of hidden resources. Intimacy can increase, but so can jealousy and possessiveness. Much depends on what’s happening beneath the surface, and how you approach matters involving sharing, merging and relinquishing control.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your sector of routine can trigger hidden wounds and vulnerabilities. Work or health can be compromised by what you’re ignoring or not fully aware of - added pressure may limit your actions while adding extra work - make an effort to fully acknowledge what’s going on behind the scenes. While there’s no immediate fix available, you can prioritize what can be improved, and what you have to let go of. Mercury’s opposition to Uranus in your sign will make it impossible to avoid the above issues, as an abrupt announcement or clarification draws your attention to what’s broken or ineffective. Work relationships or a partnership imbalance may be themes.
Venus’ move into your relationship sector can provide some relief, with an increase incooperation and your ability to attract.
Sun/Mercury in your sector of routine square Pluto, uncovering an imbalance at work, or a flaw in your work habits/solutions. Too, you could be presented with challenging information about health. Added pressure to deliver an answer/solution can create anxiety, especially if your methods are challenged. Use the tension to focus on what can be improved - now’s the time to make effective corrections.
Jupiter into your partnership sector can expand an existing relationship, or trigger a new one. Profound intimacy and deep honesty are some of the developments you have to look forward to, as long as you’re ready to dive beneath the surface and embrace everything (good, bad and ugly). If an existing relationship is ready to end, this transit could open the exit doors for both of you. This is more likely if one or both partners need more intensity or authenticity.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your sector of self-expression can reveal an insecurity or failure in the areas of new romance, artistic creation or performance. Putting yourself out there may not be as successful as you’d hoped, and you may find that your actions are limited by financial constraints or deeper fears/control issues. Nonetheless, if you risk nothing you gain nothing. How will know what you’re capable of unless you push those limits? The Mercury/Uranus opposition can deliver an immediate and surprising answer or reaction to the above, as the problem is abruptly clarified. Watch for a diagnosis or critique.
Venus’ move into your sector of routine can ease you forward with improved co-worker relationships or extra help/cooperation in the areas of work, health or daily activities.
Sun/Mercury in your sector of self-expression square Pluto, pushing you to speak out, seek attention or reveal your feelings. While the goal may be positive, stay alert to what’s driving you. Hidden issues involving jealousy, compulsions or fear of losing control can trigger words/conversations with a manipulative edge. Too, you may not enjoy the attention you receive.
Jupiter into your sector of routine can increase your workload and your attention to health/diet/exercise. More on your plate may be positive (a new job, increased energy) or challenging (emphasized health issues or increased obligations). Either way, you’ll be looking at how you can get more from your daily routines and self-care - it’s time to go deeper and commit yourself completely to a powerful, intensive approach to daily life.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in domestic sector can trigger awkward family issues or wounds, as career disappointments (or fear of failure) come up. Your home base may not feel as secure as you’l like, and there can be extra pressure from a partner to step up. Home business, relocation or renovation may be other areas where you have to deal with delays and frustrations. The Mercury/Uranus opposition can alert you to what you’re missing (via external prompts) or can push you to speak out impulsively. Be especially careful with your words, as they can have an unforeseen impact on your public reputation. If you’re feeling disrespected or ignored, know that there’s nothing you can say or do, in the moment, to “fix” it. Instead, focus on your long-term goals and stick to what you know is true/solid. In some cases, events may open your eyes to a necessary change in your relationship with those in authority.
Venus’ move into your sector of self-expression can lighten the mood by increasing reasons to celebrate. Or, there could be a new, flirtatious attraction. Venus can also encourage you to develop your talents.
Sun/Mercury in your domestic sector square Pluto, triggering an answer or concluding conversation with a partner that churns up deeper issues. The imbalance of power, or one partner’s attempt to dominate, may be key issues. Too, you could learn quite a bit about your projected shadow. Is there something you’re not admitting to?
Jupiter into your sector of self-expression suggests positive potential for children/pregnancy, new romance or performance/artistic work. What you want may or may not manifest (much depends on how realistic your goals are), but an increased craving will certainly be there. You can use this energy surge to create something authentic while increasing personal freedom and pride - this means expressing your deepest urges in healthy, productive ways. For some, the urge to play/indulge will increase - this transit can trigger extremes of behaviour, so take note ofthe difference between enjoyment versus overindulgence.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your communication sector will reveal restrictions on what you can say. Your words can stir up painful issues or embarrassing inaccuracies. Too, you may be confronted with limits around a previously encouraging conversation or piece of information. Don’t try to push past the restriction or deny the error - focus on what you can do and say to honestly address the issue. The Mercury/Uranus opposition suggests an abrupt discovery involving domestic and/or career issues may contribute.
Venus’ move into your domestic sector can ease some of the above as home becomes a place of retreat and/or support. You may need to pull back and take comfort in what’s familiar. Venus also supports small home improvements and family celebrations.
Sun/Mercury in your communication sector square Pluto, triggering an answer, understanding or conversation with challenging undertones. You may be pushed to prove your ideas or deliver results (that seem unfair) in a work or health matter. Too, you could be the one doing the pushing, as you attempt to exert control by hammering your point home or insisting on a certain outcome. Something that you learn could reveal deeper unpleasantries. Discussions with siblings could also be featured. In all cases, stay aware of the shadow behind the words (yours or theirs). There is more to the story, and if you’re attempting to manipulate, know that this can backfire.
Jupiter into your domestic sector can signal a relocation or expansion of your family. Home improvements are a possibility, as is increased intimacy and security in a domestic partnership. You can uncover more emotional or financial resources in the areas that are closest to you. However, since Jupiter expands everything, any negative domestic issues will also be amplified - past memories/experiences may bubble up.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your sector of personal resources can hi-light a financial shortfall or something that you’re lacking. You may want to fill that void, but you’ll have to be selective about how you do it - your options will be temporarily limited, and self-sufficiency and patience are called for. Joint finances or debts may have to be addressed. The Mercury/Uranus opposition can draw your attention to the above with a surprising request or discovery - you may uncover more than you bargained for, and the information will be valuable.
Venus’ move into your communication sector infuses all conversations/interactions with grace, cooperation and charm. Reaching out to others should be easier, and you can attract with your flirtatious words or ability to say the right thing at the right time.
Sun/Mercury in your sector of personal resources square Pluto, suggesting a thought or conversation with obsessive qualities. Craving for something/someone will push you to speak out about what you feel you must have. Or, you could fixate on this, internally. Consider what the desire represents - chances are, you have the ability to provide this for yourself (you already have the resources). In some cases, discussions about salary or emotional requirements will be challenging due to hidden power plays. If you’re not getting what you feel reflects your worth, this is the time to speak up.
Jupiter into your communication sector can open the floodgates regarding writing and speaking. You’ll have more to communicate, and it may not all be pleasant - deep honesty makes many people uncomfortable. Too, you could become entranced by a new subject, idea or area of study. This is not the time to hold back - immerse yourself in whatever catches your interest.
Aspects to Mars and Venus in your sign can trigger a painful relationship moment, while making you aware of unavoidable domestic responsibilities. What you’re trying to manifest may not come easily, and your efforts could trigger someone else’s insecurities. Feelings of inadequacy cannot be erased with a neat fix, and some of what you’re facing may involve your letting go rather than making things better. At the same time, you’ll have to accept that your increased efforts and patience in one area (home, family, renovations or a domestic relationship) are necessary. The Mercury/Uranus opposition can open your eyes to a particularly painful issue involving finances or intimacy.
Venus’ move into your sector of personal resources can take the edge off financial worries/emotional insecurity, with increased attraction energy that brings you what you want. There could be a financial gift, a small increase in earnings or an opportunity to feel better about yourself. Venus can restore the balance between what you’re craving versus what you already have.
Sun/Mercury in your sign square Pluto, pushing you to speak out or decide, although the push may feel invasive. Family issues, challenges from a family member, or buried impulses may drive you to say more than intended. Too, there could be a discovery about something from the past.
Jupiter into your sector of personal resources can boost your potential to earn more or spend more. The urge to expand your security base will be there, and much depends on how you use it. You can become proactive about getting more from your job or business, while feeling more confident that you’re worth it. But if you’re feeling a lack of something, this energy can cause you to overdo it and substitute material indulgences for genuine security.
Aspects to Mars and Venus in your hidden sector suggest the disappointment of a dream, secret desire or unrealized potential. This does not have to be an absolute “No” but there will be a reality check on what you haven’t fully clarified or brought out into the open. Painful confrontations with reality will force you to look closely at what you’re trying to manifest. Mercury in your sign opposing Uranus can see you making an unexpected declaration, or receiving some surprising news.
Venus’ move into your sign can ease some of the above discomfort, as you’re gifted with increased charm, attraction power and and self-esteem. This transit is about enjoying your natural talents (since Venus rules your sign) - you won’t have to make an effort to attract, you can simply be yourself. It’s time to appreciate your ability to relate to almost anyone, while putting your best face forward.
Sun/Mercury in your hidden sector square Pluto, churning up secrets or deeper realizations. A comment, discussion or discovery could have a profound impact, as it peels back a final layer and exposes what’s authentic. While this may be uncomfortable, you’ll learn the truth.
Jupiter into your sign gifts you with more: more desire, more optimism to expand, more energy to go deeper. Is it time to commit yourself thoroughly to something? You approach everything with all-or-nothing intensity, and Jupiter will increase this. To your benefit, efforts can bring huge rewards and an increase in personal power. On the negative side, an unhealthy obsession can grow - try to maintain some sense of perspective, and make sure the waters you’re diving into are not toxic.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your social sector suggest painful issues with a friend, group or your relationship to the public. What’s revealed can make you feel vulnerable or insecure, and your ability to act/react may be limited. Your best approach is a careful step forward (your actions may be open to judgement). The Mercury/Uranus opposition can fuel the above with a startling reveal or abrupt public exposure of a secret.
Venus’ move into your hidden sector can see you pulling back in response to the above. Allow yourself time to regroup and concentrate on what’s most precious to you (and no one else). For the time being, don’t concern yourself with what others are saying or thinking.
Sun/Mercury in your social sector square Pluto, triggering public displays/announcements with friends or groups. The message that’s delivered or received will be powerful, but could put you on the spot or make you feel attacked. Too, you may be the one who’s forcefully making your point. Undercurrents of jealousy or insecurity (financial or emotional) can up the stakes, turning a social moment into a power struggle.
Jupiter into your hidden sector can stir up background issues that slowly but steadily leak out and dominate. What’s hidden can overwhelm you, as it takes on exaggerated importance. Your best approach to this is fearless honesty as you confront the issue - don’t ignore it in hopes it will fade away. Too, this transit can encourage positive but untapped potentials - an ultimate goal or desire can be activated. You’ll be urged to dive deeply into this area, with a no-limits approach.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your career sector can hi-light painful moments with those in authority. You may be caught off guard with lack of preparation, or a critique of your professional image/efforts. The square to Saturn in your sign suggests you’re capable of digging in and making some improvements - just be aware that in a big-picture sense, you won’t be able to make everything all better. It’s possible that your current path needs adjusting, or your relationship with someone in authority can only be improved so much. In some cases, a personal relationship (with someone you work with) can cause difficulties in your professional life. The opposition between Mercury and Uranus can bring the above issues to light with an unpleasant public jolt. Aim to be as polite and professional as possible, because your reactions will be in the spotlight.
Venus’ move into your social sector can ease things up a bit with a change in focus. Your public reputation can get a boost, as you connect with folks in a light and friendly way, while turning on the charm. Use Venus to reach others with your natural warmth and inclusivity - excellent for networking, or forgetting about difficult work issues and kicking back with friends.
Sun/Mercury in your career sector squares Pluto in your sign. Power struggles at work could come to a head, or you could have a discussion with/get results from management that challenges your personal power and drive for success. Depending on how you feel about your job, you could rise to the challenge or decide that it’s time to move on. Forceful competition will be a theme, and you might be put on the spot during an interview or work review.
Jupiter into your social sector can widen your social circle with new friends or groups, while improving your relationship to the public. Excellent if you’re trying to promote a business, network or simply meet new people. You could become immersed in a new social cause or activity that demands a lot from you, in terms of energy and emotional commitment.
Aspects to Venus and Mars in your sector of opportunities suggest difficulties around travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing. You could feel exposed or unprepared as you deal with the unknown. Hidden restrictions or fears could temporarily prevent you from moving ahead, and the Mercury/Uranus opposition suggests surprising announcements at work could be involved. Too, there could be stressful moments with public speaking or having to display your knowledge. While you may not be prepared for everything that hits, it will helpful if you acknowledge were you feel weakest, while taking into account any limits in your blindspot that may impact you. Now’s the time to confront what you haven’t been acknowledging.
Venus’ move into your career sector can take the edge of career difficulties. Watch for an improvement in all professional relationships. This will be based to an extent on your ability to “play the game” - smile and say the polite thing. This is about your long-term strategies and future goals.
Sun/Mercury in your sector of opportunities squares Pluto, indicating that travel, legal matters, education or publishing can present difficult moments. You may be pushing for an answer that’s not forthcoming, or someone may challenge you with information that makes you feel powerless. Sensing that there’s more to the story, you may continue to dig for the truth or justice. Be cautious with this influence - even if you have the best intentions, pushing too hard can result in someone else feeling threatened, although this may occur behind the scenes. You won’t be fully aware of what’s going on, so keep all communication as polite and upfront as possible.
Jupiter into your career sector can bring positive attention in all business matters. Success, ambition and the desire for work that’s profoundly satisfying are features of this transit. This means if you’re stuck in a job that’s not right for you, Jupiter will magnify existing difficulties while pushing you towards something better. Your readiness to throw yourself into an authentic professional life (one that resonates to your core) will activate the energy of abundance in this transit.
Aspects to Mars and Venus in your sector of shared resources can trigger insecurities in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. What you want may not be available from another, or you may discover a flaw that draws your attention to deeper dissatisfaction. Efforts to make changes/get closer/maintain control will be limited, and this goes forfears as well. There is something that you have no control over, and it may be up to others to provide the solution. Your task is to manage that lack of control with patience, resilience and acceptance of your current circumstances. If you owe money, this is the time to get organized and figure out a payment plan. If you haven’t been honouring boundaries (yours or theirs) it’s time to draw a line and slow down. The Mercury/Uranus opposition suggests some of the above may suddenly be revealed with an official announcement or flash of clarity that changes the balance of your faith.
Venus’ move into your sector of opportunities can offer a breath of fresh air, as more possibilities in the above scenarios open up. Your issue won’t be neatly solved, but you can discover assistance, encouragement or a receptive audience in new areas. What’s unexplored or just beyond your current threshold can hold something positive. And, you could find that your faith is renewed in unexpected ways.
Sun/Mercury in your sector of shared resources suggests uncomfortable discussions or discoveries about debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Deeper truths may come out, and you could end up revealing or discovering more than you’re comfortable with. Research and physiological exploration are supported, but the drive to uncover the truth can become obsessive.
Jupiter into your sector of opportunities can open your eyes to something new in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. The urge to explore or learn can intensify, along with your faith in the future. What’s calling may ask a lot of you - it’s not something you can casually sample. Uncharted waters will be deeper than anticipated, but the only way forward is to dive in.
Aspects to Mars and Venus in your partnership sector can trigger painful relationship moments. A significant person may trigger your sensitivities with their actions, and you may find that this interaction draws your attention to limits in your future. Your power will be restricted in this scenario, so focus on looking after yourself and acknowledging your wounds. Watch for the temptation to project or martyr yourself. The Mercury/Uranus opposition can abruptly reveal a secret or buried issue, regarding the above.
Venus’ move into your sector of shared resources can draw your attention to deeper issues of financial or emotional imbalance. On the plus side, Venus suggests some positive financial or relationship developments, but much depends on how you’ve beenhandling what you share or owe. Venus can also encourage you to develop hidden resources and strategies.