Greetings, Pisces! Venus and Mars are all loved up in your house of relationships during the first fortnight in October, making this a wonderful time for finding, keeping and appreciating romantic partners! Your desire for someone with whom to share your life will probably be quite powerful during these days, and romantic encounters will be passionate, affectionate and free from unnecessary flirtation and banter. You will want to get straight to the point and will need your loved one to be in the same frame of mind! Venus and Pluto in a fabulous but intensely emotional trine between the 2nd and 9th could find you love with a friend or someone you know as a casual acquaintance; this will be a rather possessive period even just for platonic relationships, as feelings seem overwhelming. Watch out also for Chiron’s interference between the 7th and 15th, making it difficult to express your needs, as guilt prevents you from putting yourself first.
This month’s lunar activity centres around your finances this month, and we begin with a full Moon on the 5th in the part of your chart that deals with your income and any other money that you have earned for yourself. With Pluto and Mercury causing trouble here, a financial crisis is likely, but the Moon will show you the problem in its entirety which is a good starting point for working out how to find a resolution. The new Moon on the 19th affects your loans, credit cards and other debts, and provides an opportunity for you to consolidate an existing bill or take out a new payment plan which will put you in a stronger position. This is also a good time to apply for tax credits and benefits. Just watch for Mercury and Uranus, in opposition here between the 11th and 20th, and causing disagreements with financial institutions or family members about money you have lent or borrowed.
Saturn and Lilith continue to battle for the upper hand in your career sector this month, as feelings of responsibility to your employer, customers or colleagues conflict with a deep desire to be true to yourself and your own personal aspirations. Saturn clashes with Mars from the 3rd to 21st, a stressful link which will overwork you and probably send you some extra responsibilities in the process. Feeling undervalued is a key hallmark of this aspect, but don’t be too concerned if your efforts go unnoticed; your reputation precedes you and in due course your actions will be recognised. More positive vibrations are generated when Saturn and Mercury link up between the 12th and 20th, and someone in your work place steps in to support you in your bid for financial investment or help with a research project. This is also an excellent period for working with charitable institutions or on humanitarian causes which aim to assist vulnerable groups in society.
Now that Pluto is making slow but steady progress through your house of friends again, the recent emotion and drama around friendships should begin to ease, with everyone getting along in a much more mature manner. Pluto and Mercury form a rather nice sextile after the 22nd, which will encourage you to join a new club or society, possibly connected to spiritual or religious matters, or involving a study group where like-minded others discuss subjects close to your heart. Neptune also sends positive vibrations to add healing and forgiveness in difficult friendships where you have felt let down or isolated. Important and honest conversations with a sibling may also be necessary from the 25th into early November. Have a wonderful October!