This month is all about the relationship between your ideals and the execution of strategy. October starts with the Sun in your 9th House of Big Ideas and finishes with it shining in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. The entry of agreeable Venus into pragmatic Virgo and your 8th House of Shared Resources on October 3 puts a priority on efficiency, yet dashing Mars’ move into theoretical Sagittarius and your 11th House of Community on October 6 tends to value adherence to a cause above practicality.
A similar contradiction is illustrated on October 5, when mental Mercury joins dependable Saturn in the last degree of Libra in your 9th House, before both planets move into Scorpio in your 10th House later that day. You may be able to articulate a perfect plan for bringing peace and justice into your life, but you may then encounter limits imposed by your duties.
Fortunately, you can span the gap between your highest hopes and current realities thanks to a creative trine between earthbound Saturn and heavenly Neptune on October 10. This favorable alignment, which recurs on June 11 and July 13, 2013, widens your picture of reality until you find room for these seemingly opposing perspectives. You may not resolve the differences immediately, but you should begin to envision a future in which they can work together.
On October 15, the diplomatic instincts that the Libra New Moon gives you are enriched with a trine to promising Jupiter. The Sun’s entry into scrutinizing Scorpio on October 22 and the Taurus Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family on October 29 reveal the gulf between your personal and professional lives. The Sun’s conjunction with strict Saturn on October 25 requires you to set clear priorities, maintain a singular focus, and develop the patience of a saint.
Keep In Mind: You can balance utopian dreams with earthbound necessities if you develop the flexibility to adjust your behavior.
Career: Great Expectations
Big dreams about your career may arise during the first three weeks of the month while the Sun is in your visionary 9th House of Beliefs. Travel, higher education, teaching and people in faraway places are assets that can move you closer to achieving your goals. It’s possible, though, that being overly idealistic might raise expectations beyond practical limits. What you’re able to see with the Sun in Libra until October 22 are images of what’s to come, but it will take time to turn them into reality.
October 5 marks a significant turn in your professional life because serious Saturn starts its two-year stay in your 10th House of Career. This practical planet’s entry into intense Scorpio can reward you with higher levels of accomplishment when your ideas are rooted in strong feelings. However, focusing on essential tasks and eliminating unrealistic expectations makes the difference between being bogged down in unrewarding tasks and gaining more authority and respect.
The need to temper idealism with a dose of discipline is underscored when the Sun enters Scorpio on October 22. You could run into an obstacle when the Sun joins Saturn in your 10th House on October 25. You might have a difficult choice between making everyone happy and advancing your interests.
Fortunately, sociable Venus moves into gracious Libra on October 28, enabling you to use charm and people skills to help you express your ideas in a manner that is more appealing to others. Therefore, a combination of well-defined goals and an iron fist in a velvet glove can set you on a productive path toward professional fulfillment.
Love: Take Risks and Be Adventurous
October seems cool at first with the lovely Libra Sun lifting spirits in your 9th House of Expansion. But then on October 2 Libra’s romantic ruling planet Venus enters edgy Virgo and your 8th House of Intimacy where some complex negotiations in relationships are due.
First, though, there’s a day of romantic foolishness on October 3 that is more about escape than analysis. It’s fun to feel the freedom of not having to control your emotions but there is a risk of projecting fantasies on someone who may not live up to your expectations. This is another good reason why your willingness to carefully examine what you’re getting for what you give in partnerships is so important. It’s not playful or easy, but worth the complex discussions that may ensue.
If you’re single, this is still a month when you will benefit by taking a closer look at your desires and what you need to fulfill them. Some minor adjustments may be required and try not to resist the reasonable requests or useful advice of others. You get fresh wind in your sails with the Libra New Moon on October 15 that can turn your head toward travel, higher education and attract you to people from faraway places.
An adventurous spirit soars on October 28 and 29 with a more curious mind and the energy to push yourself into unfamiliar territory. The dynamic Aries Full Moon on October 29 kicks up your independent side, making you restless for change. Have fun but note that taking chances then can produce surprising results.
(Source: The Huffington Post)