How’s it going, Taurus?! Mercury is feeling efficient in your house of work for the first fortnight in October, so roll up those sleeves and get busy! This is a time for communicating your thoughts and opinions in the work place, hence you may find you are dealing with more e-mails, calls and team discussions than you normally would in the course of a day. Your computer system might also be upgraded, offering you a more streamline way of connecting with others. Mercury in conjunction with the Sun between the 3rd and 17th will send your creative ideas to a new and very impressive level, so if you want to make your mark, do it now for maximum effect. Mercury and Saturn will also link up from the 11th to 20th, an excellent connection for securing investment for business ventures or working on research projects of all kinds. The new Moon of the 19th also sends you a fantastic job offer or opportunity to try something new.
Neptune’s influence on friendships is causing frustration right now, as it continues to be very difficult to ascertain what friends really want from you. You may feel as though everyone you know is broken and needs to be mended, and despite your desire to help this can also be an incredibly draining experience. Chiron adds healing vibrations from this part of your chart, and his lingering opposition to Mars during the days of the 3rd to 21st will carry harsh words into your friendships, as you finally feel it’s time to say what you think in a challenging disagreement. It won’t be easy, guilt is a terrible thing and will plague you as you understand that this particular friend has a lot of issues to deal with. But you’re important too, and the time has come for you to put yourself at the front for a change.
Pluto is finally settling into direct motion again in your house of learning as the month presses on, and you should find it easier to absorb new information and continue with your studies. That obsessive feeling around needing to know every minute detail of every single subject will also begin to seep back in, and your interest in all things psychological, spiritual and dark and secretive will be reignited too. There are opportunities within this transit to really transform your way of looking at the world, and to enhance your psychic awareness a great deal. The full Moon of the 5th will help you here, encouraging you to relax and meditate. Pluto’s sextile with Mercury and Neptune after the 22nd is also fabulous for coming to an agreement over a fundamental difference of opinion with a partner, ex-partner or in a legal matter.
October is a wonderful month for romance, as Mars and Venus get together in your house of love and leisure. Their conjunction during the first fortnight of the month is a passionate and exciting one, and if there is someone out there for you, you are sure to charm them with your charisma! It’s a good time to go for what you want, as the attractive likeability of Venus merges nicely with Mars’s forthright and honest approach. Just make sure that your enthusiasm doesn’t run away with you, particularly if the situation calls for you to underplay your feelings. Venus and Neptune in opposition during the first week of the month is also one to watch; this aspect will send highly romantic and idealistic vibrations into your world, and it will be much harder to recognise which feelings are genuine. Have a lovely month!