This is an amazing month for you Virgo, one in which your ruler, Mercury, will be retrograding through your sector of values and resources, connected also to issues of self and other, even as you are revising and revisioning in some important ways your own creative self-expression. You are seeking those personal manifestations of what you ultimately desire that can be seen to closely accord, long-term, with your most profound bottom-line principles. As far as partners, you are receiving spiritual as well as practical inspiration, although there is always the danger of over-idealization. Finances may become questioned, either in the way that you are handling them, or evaluating your progress, or even perhaps the extent to which you accord them power in your life. You are experiencing startling insights and surprising revelations almost daily. This affects as well your goals for the future. You are exploring the limits of what you can see yourself achieving in these directions, were you to operate entirely without fear of the unknown. Pretty soon, you might find yourself actually coming from that internal space, purely and completely; damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of October begins with three planets transiting in Libra, namely the Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Their influence may highlight your income, financial situation, your values, and more extensively your sense of self-worth. You could feel a renewed sense of duty towards yourself, your passions, and your creativity at the beginning of the month. Mercury square Pluto in Capricorn as the month begins could highlight where you’ve let yourself down — especially in regards to your personal projects. There is no reason to be hard on yourself. You could end up obsessing over your personal autonomy or the logistical components of a certain creative path which might be productive or may end up leaving you feeling frustrated.
The New Moon in Libra on the 6th signals the beginning of a fresh cycle connected to your income and your financial autonomy. You may start to have a new attitude towards what is possible and your relation to work and the resources that are available to you at this time could be shifting. There is a huge cycle of transformational Pluto associated with this New Moon so that it might be in your own best interest to accept these changes as they come. Your intuition is well-developed also at this time with Uranus in the mix of energies, and surprise events may abound. Both Pluto and Uranus being involved sounds like peaceful revolution and you might want to ride the wave.
Venus entering Sagittarius on the 7th could further highlight the beginning of a more dynamic period in your domestic life. The second weekend of October comes with a host of configurations that could help you let go of things that are weighing you down. Venus conjunct the South Node as she ingresses could represent your opportunity to do a thorough house cleaning and get rid of the objects and things around your house that are weighing you down. Mercury conjunct the Sun and Mars may bring a vitalizing influence to financial matters and more extensive solutions for shared assets.
Saturn stations direct in Aquarius on the 10th which should help you have a pretty good idea of what you have to work with in the following weeks. You may be able to deal with logistical issues that had remained on the backburner earlier this Summer as Saturn slowly starts to gain forward traction.
The middle of October is relatively smooth with supportive aspects for logistics and daily routine. Venus sextile Saturn may help for organizational matters at home or at work. Your finances could directly be affected by how well you are able to streamline your schedule. The Sun in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius on the 15th could bring some good news or renewed momentum. There is some pressure indicated around the 17th of October as the Sun comes into a square with Pluto in Capricorn. Your desire to succeed may be strong at this time but it may be harder to divide your attention between your obligations and your personal desires. There may be an issue surrounding shared resources or an intimate partnership that is slowly simmering to a boiling point.
Jupiter stations direct in Aquarius on the 18th and Mercury follows suit the same day in Libra, signaling the end of the Mercury Retrograde’s major phase. This could bring a culmination of a situation in the days leading to the Full Moon on the 20th.
With the Full Moon in Aries on the 20th, you could feel a new sense of autonomy emerging or the ability to assert your needs in ways that challenge the status quo in your collaborations or intimate partnerships. You may feel a strong urge to deal with things on your own while also being aware of the benefits that come from your associations. This is a challenging time in the month that must be navigated mindfully at the risk of getting caught in power struggles. Pluto in Capricorn is again emphasized by a T-square, while Mars in Libra squaring Pluto could lead to ultimatums or exaggerated actions. Otherwise, there is a lot of energy available in the later part of the month for your personal creative projects and for dealing with your finances.
The Sun enters Scorpio on the 22nd bringing attention to communication, writing, and research opportunities in the following month. Your ability to learn and retain information may be increased and it's a good time to put your thoughts on paper.
The last week of October continues to bring positive influences for the logistical and organizational aspects of your life. Venus square Neptune in Pisces on the 26th could bring a romantic veil onto your partnerships. However, you may not be seeing a situation as clearly as you think. The square between the Sun and Saturn on the 30th should shake you out of your reveries and bring you grit to deal with your work and everything else you want to get done.
October is colored by relational dynamics that could be revealing especially if you chose to take the high road and use diplomacy in all your dealings.
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