Your compassionate nature can sometimes leave you struggling to speak your mind. However, a union of expressive Mercury and authentic Saturn on October 5 demands honesty even in delicate situations. This conjunction occurs in your 8th House of Intimacy, just before both planets move into passionate Scorpio and your 9th House of Higher Truth, where being honest is as important as being kind.
Exuberant Mars fires into courageous Sagittarius and your 10th House of Career on October 6, which rewards you for boldly expressing yourself. Sure, you might rub someone the wrong way, but it’s better than keeping silent or agreeing to activities that go against your beliefs. Fortunately, a harmonious trine between strict Saturn and gentle Neptune on October 10 — the first in a series that concludes on July 19, 2013 — provides a perfect balance between necessity and empathy so you can still take care of business without losing touch with your heart.
The equitable Libra New Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing also favors frankness over pleasantries on October 15. Normally, the sign of the Scales is willing to waffle to avoid unpleasantness, yet a trine to this Sun-Moon conjunction from open-minded Jupiter in lighthearted Gemini allows you to take even difficult messages in stride.
The Sun’s entry into resolute Scorpio on October 22 reinforces the 9th House theme of living up to your word and your principles regardless of the cost. On October 29, the Taurus Full Moon in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment trines incisive Pluto. This forces you to recognize what habits to let go of so you can concentrate your efforts where they have the most impact.
Keep In Mind: Confidence in the value of what you have to say will give you the authority to broach difficult subjects without arousing resistance.
Career: Find Your Higher Purpose
You might find yourself trying to find a middle position between two very different ideas during the first three weeks of October. The harmony-seeking Libra Sun occupies your 8th House of Others’ Values until October 22. While making peace could be a constructive way to demonstrate your worth, it’s a delicate position to be in. Having your own goals and opinions ensures that you won’t lose your sense of professional direction.
Old dreams or goals may start to emerge when Jupiter, your traditional ruling planet, turns retrograde in Gemini and your 4th House of the Past. This could inspire you, renewing a sense of hope about what you can accomplish, but it might become a distraction if there isn’t some practical thinking to back up these feelings.
Still, on October 6 energetic Mars blasts into adventurous Sagittarius and your 10th House of Career. New responsibilities can fall on you, which is fine as long as they are in harmony with your long-term goals. Working hard to manage problems that don’t advance your interests is more likely to be tiring than rewarding. But if you’re battling for cause that matters to you, the passion you will feel can help you operate effectively.
The need to connect your actions with a higher purpose is restated by the Sun’s entry into passionate Scorpio and your 9th House of Beliefs on October 22. Emotions drive you forward when you care or wear you out when you don’t. Commitment or a turning point arrives with the Sun’s conjunction to serious Saturn on October 25, when patience and discipline help to overcome almost any obstacle.
Love: Trust Your Gut
Your personal life should get a lift this month when alluring Venus enters your 7th House of Partners on October 2. The presence of the love planet in this part of your chart can grace a current relationship with more pleasure or make you a stronger candidate to attract someone new.
Venus’ opposition to your mystical ruling planet Neptune on October 3 could fill you with romantic bliss or lead you off to a fantasy land that can break like a bubble when reality returns. Still, sweet Venus will continue her journey in your 7th House of Relationships to focus attention on improving alliances until the 28th.
Critical individuals may overemphasize your flaws but the point is not to put you down. Ideally, you and your significant other will be able to discuss in detail what you both need to enhance your partnership. If you’re single, this alluring transit can pull someone new into your life but making some adjustments is the price you’ll need to pay to turn it into an enduring experience.
The Sun’s move into watery Scorpio on October 22 is favorable to your sensitive Pisces Sun. You can dive more deeply into your feelings in a way that helps to transform old wounds into fuel for future growth. Facing the complexity of emotions isn’t easy, especially when words cannot fully explain them. Yet trusting your gut instincts makes more sense in this environment. Your ability to judge others and to put relationships on a healthier and more equitable foundation is sure to grow.
(Source: The Huffington Post)