Aquarius - October 2018
How are you, Aquarius?! October is a good time to take an autumn break, as the Sun spends the first three weeks of the month warming up your house of travel! Dreams of sunny skies and beautiful scenery will invade your thoughts now, as getting away to experience new and exciting places tops your priority list. If it isn’t possible to take a break, it will be important for your soul happiness that you at least have a change of scene and get to see a different corner of the world. You will want to impress others with your knowledge of many different subjects; politics, philosophy and the law will be especially attractive. The new Moon on the 9th is an excellent time to begin a new higher education course or work on your spiritual development; connections with Pluto here will enhance your psychic awareness and sensitivity to the feelings of those around you.
With Venus turning retrograde on the 6th in your career sector, aims and aspirations will need some work this month. Venus in reverse tends to turn everything we thought we loved and wanted right on its head, so don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel a lack of motivation or interest in career plans over the next two months. Creative projects may be put on hold, and you could struggle to find inspiration for new ventures. Venus meets with Saturn and Uranus until the end of the month, a mixed combination of energies offering you opportunities to connect to people with very specialist skills in your area of work, but at the same time creating some problems around your work/home life balance. Problems here will run until early December, and choices must be made around what is most important to you. Venus and Mars also come into conflict during the days up to the 14th, a time when you may back out of a work commitment you made in mid-September, as you change your mind about what you want.
Neptune connects with Mercury from your house of money between the 16th and 25th of October, a positive and compassionate aspect, fabulous for making extra pennies from creative writing, musical and drama projects; you may also find yourself involved in dealing with the media now. Chiron also makes a brief return to this area of your chart, a place he last visited in April, and that black hole that seemed to consume all your cash prior to the summer will seem to reappear. This is only a temporary glitch in your plan to be more in control of financial life, there is a just little more work to do on taking ownership for your financial circumstances. Chiron and Jupiter form a wonderful trine throughout October, which is fortunate for all kinds of healing, and could send you into a completely different direction in your career, towards work involving caring for and sustaining others.
The north node is still trekking through your sign this month, pushing you out into the world to assert your independence and be confident in making your own choices. The nodes cross the full Moon of the 24th, an indication of potential domestic upheavals; commitments to family members at this time will prevent you attending to your own personal ambitions. The nodes also square the Sun during the last week in October, a collection of aspects which could bring important news from a relative you haven’t seen for some months. If bridges need to be built, this is a perfect time to build them, and you are the person to do it! Have a brilliant month!