Welcome to the month of October!
We start the month with the Sun in Virgo which then moves into the sign of Libra on the 17th October. This is its sign of debilitation where it will remain for the rest of the month. Try to remain positive with spirits high, as debilitation of Sun makes it easy to become under confident or demotivated when things seem to be slow. Sun represents our soul and it important to do activities that nourish the soul including meditation, helping others and maintaining your positive outlook.
Mercury will stay in Libra for the rest of the month but goes retrograde on the 14th October. This will be a significant transit as it indicates going back to revisit old issues. It can slow down effective communication, contracts that are in the pipeline and also cause misunderstandings with others. It is a time to be patient and not take rash decisions, avoid any big changes if possible this month as coupled with the debilitated Sun, it is likely there will be regrets or ‘useful hindsights’ later. However the ‘revisiting of issues’ will ultimately be positive as it will create better balance for the future through tying up loose ends.
Mercury representing teaching and learning, when retrograde in the sign of Libra can indicate some imbalance to the schooling system this month. It is hopeful that it will not be too drastic though as Jupiter, also the planet for teaching and wisdom, Guru, is in a good position in its own sign, and therefore provides some protection.
Mars is retrograde in its own sign of Aries and hence causing some problems with accidents/injuries and flare up of certain health conditions in the past few weeks for many of the signs. It will continue backwards and enter Pisces on the 4th October. It may feel like all the plans you had realigned yourself with are now falling out of place again. However do not be frustrated as this is not the case, it is a temporary blip and if you can exert a level of patience then you can ride this time out in a positive way. Stick to your goals, just reroute if you have to.
Venus is in Leo till the 23rd October after which it moves into Virgo – this is also its sign of debilitation. The last part of this month sees our expectations change of what we expect from others. Remember the grass is not always greener, and check what you have to offer others matches what you expect from them. Financial matters or purchasing luxury items may have to be temporarily be postponed. Relationships are going to be in the spotlight again especially with the mercury and mars retrograde also taking place. Be patient, see the bigger picture and try not to rise to petty issues. Venus in Virgo finds it hard to let go of issues before they are fully exhausted, but this can prove expensive.
Jupiter remains in its own sign of Sagittarius which is a saving grace to some of the planetary transitions that are happening this month. It is a time for you to push forward ahead as the positive energy is still around for things to happen, albeit with more efforts than normal.
Saturn is in its own sign but has now turned direct. This is a positive and it will seem as we are more in control of planning and management.
Rahu and Ketu are now transiting the signs of Taurus and Scorpio respectively and this will be slowly taking us towards more stability in the coming months.
Overall, October is a month to keep the optimism and spirits high even if it feels like things are going slightly backwards. Being persistent and planned in your approach are the key mantras for success. Relationships should be given the right attention and respect that they deserve in this period, but at the same time being conscious of heightened expectations.
Wishing everyone Power and Optimism.