Libra - October 2018
Happy Birthday, Libra! October is a time for reflecting on what you have achieved in the past solar year, and working out what needs to happen next in order for you to stay true to your life goals. You should find that you have more energy for completing personal projects, and your natural confidence and charisma will lead you into many opportunities to show off your talents, to those you want to impress. The new Moon of the 9th is fabulous for changing your lifestyle in some way so that it better fits in with your current needs; starting a new diet or fitness programme, changing the way you look or giving up smoking are all well-favoured activities. The Moon does form a tense connection with Pluto at this time, however, so expect resistance to your plans in the form of jealous or possessive loved ones. Difficulties with parents could also arise now; it will be out of these difficulties that your determination to make those important life changes will arise.
Mars continues his determined track through your house of romance throughout the month, hence romantic liaisons are likely to be straight to the point, with not a lot of time for flirting or dithering! He is still linked with Lilith too until the 14th, and this passionate combination of energies is really pushing you to express your wilder, more impulsive side in affairs of the heart right now. Throwing caution to the wind and not being afraid to express your emotions is what this is all about, and the sense of freedom this brings will be incredibly empowering for you. You do need to take care though that you continue to respect others’ boundaries and recognise their needs when you are talking about love. Creatively, you will be reaching into some deep, dark places for your inspiration, and in this process you will find immensely unique and precious ideas.
Support for financial worries comes from Venus in October, as she spends the whole month in this area of your solar chart. She will be trying her best to send good fortune and money-making opportunities into your world, but she does turn retrograde on the 6th, and this could create some issues around impulsive spending on random items which you don’t really need! Take care around important financial decisions now, choices we make when planets are retrograde tend to come undone somehow later on, because we don’t have all the facts and can’t see the bigger picture. Material comforts could also be a big thing for you now, as you seek security through possessions. Venus and Saturn join together until the end of October in a sextile which began in mid-September and domestic projects involving renovation or repair which began then should finally reach an end. These have probably taken more time, stress and money than you anticipated.
Family life will begin to feel a little less overbearing this month, as Pluto turns direct in your domestic zone on the 1st. The intense emotional atmosphere which has plagued you for the last three months should lift a little, inasmuch as you will finally feel you know what to constructively do with all those feelings. Pluto and Mercury meet twice in October as Mercury speeds through the heavens, their initial encounter during the first week of the month. This is a time of brutally honest home truths among family members, a cathartic but possibly also uncomfortable experience. Their next meeting between the 17th and 24th is more helpful, and will involve positive discussions of a financial nature with a relative. Enjoy your October!