MONTH OF October
Ready to bring those crisp edges back, Taurus? The stars are lined up to support your efforts this month—for the most part—whether you’re doing a deep clean and declutter, mapping out a project plan or starting healthy habits. With the Sun in Libra and your sixth house of well-being and organization until October 22, you’ll want to prioritize the practical. A great day to start? Consider the October 6 Libra new moon.
To power up your efficiency efforts, energizer Mars is making its biennial visit to Libra from September 14 to October 30. You’re ready to tackle whatever “problem spot” you set your sights on—and to be as proactive and solution-oriented as possible. But you’ll need to pace yourself and work around some obstacles because Mercury, the planet of technology, communication and travel, will be in its low-power retrograde—also in Libra—until October 18. Staying on top of the details will take extra effort!
Since mid-August, all five of the slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) have been retrograde. You may have felt like important plans stalled or slowed down. This month, these heavenly bodies start to turn direct (forward) again: Pluto on October 6, Saturn on October 10, Mercury and Jupiter on October 18. As the pace picks up, so will your schedule.
But no need to go it alone, Taurus! When Scorpio season begins on October 22, you have four weeks of powered-up partnership energy. But first, take the October 20 Aries full moon to rest and really integrate all the energy you’ve been carrying. A situation you’ve been waffling over since April could come to an important conclusion. You might also say goodbye to one chapter of your life so you can welcome a fresh one with a clean slate.
The Sun is in Libra until October 22
Prepare to optimize your life as the Libra Sun activates your healthy, organized sixth house until October 22. As a methodical earth sign, you really do function best with a simple, streamlined routine, and this month gives you ideal conditions for creating that. Chaos will fade (mostly) into the rearview as you plan and prioritize. Pinpoint the parts of your life that have gotten unwieldy—then delegate, declutter or dive in for a cleanup mission.
With warrior Mars doing its half-marathon through this sporty sector of your chart until October 30, your athletic and competitive side could emerge. But since #NoLimits Mars has a tendency to overdo it, make sure you stretch before and after workouts and avoid extreme dietary changes. Caution: Pressure can rise with Mars in this intense and perfectionist zone. Make time to relax and replenish your energy stores. Otherwise, stress levels could flare, weakening your immune system. Wash your hands, mask up indoors, restock vitamins and supplements—whatever extra steps feel right to you.
Employees and helpful people are also associated with the sixth house. With Mars here, you could be revved up to delegate duties to a rockstar intern or service provider. But there could also be stressful moments, especially if you try to rush the process while Mercury is retrograde until October 18. Go slowly with hiring or accepting any job offers this month, and take time to nail every single detail.
The October 6 Libra new moon helps you plan and prioritize
The Libra new moon on October 6 is particularly prime for starting a new habit, work project or wellness practice. With holiday hedonism on the horizon, regular exercise and clean eating will help balance out the impending temptations that will be way too good to resist.
Want to get more in tune with the rhythms of your spending patterns, health and time management? There’s an app for that; install a few! (But back up your data first since Mercury is retrograde.) The sixth house rules service, so look for volunteer opportunities or initiate a giving drive at work. Since pets also fall under this new moon’s domain, pay attention to the unconditionally loving critters in your life. If you’re thinking of adopting, start your search!
Your ambitions get supercharged today because this year’s Libra new moon will make an exact meetup with energizer Mars. You’ll be ready to clean up your eating habits, start an exercise routine and get into belated back-to-school mode. What are your big goals for the rest of the year, Bull? A whopping SIX planets are in air signs today, activating the most grounding and financially focused part of your charts. Anything you begin now could blossom into something profitable between now and the April 16, 2022, Libra full moon.
Pluto also turns direct on October 6
On October 6, transformational Pluto will end a five-month retrograde in Capricorn that began on April 27, driving some of your projects into the “underworld” and making it hard to get your message to a wider audience. In truth, this was an excellent time to go behind the scenes to learn, tinker and test a few iterations of your visionary plans. Sure, you may have encountered a few skeptics, even haters, along the way. But you’ve also learned something important: Stay true to your message while continuing to educate yourself and ask the important questions. That means questioning your own assumptions and mindset too. Soon enough, your exciting and inspired ideas will start to move and flow. If you’re pondering a return to school or starting a business, potent Pluto moving forward in this sector can catalyze your plans.
Saturn retrograde ends on October 10
On October 10, structured Saturn wakes up from a four-month retrograde in Aquarius that began on May 23, which throttled or thwarted some of your professional plans. You may have been forced to go back to the drawing board, or to scale back to a more realistic rollout. But there was a silver lining to Saturn’s slowdown: You could step back and assess your goals from a more objective distance, trimming any excess or scaling back to something more manageable (and less stressful!). With the ringed taskmaster now marching on-beat through your tenth house of ambition and leadership, you’re ready to get back to business. And since Saturn is here until March 2023, look ahead to where you’d like to be in the next 12 to 18 months, then reverse-engineer your plans from there.
Jupiter and Mercury both end their retrograde on October 18
Your health AND wealth are about to take a turn for the better, Taurus! On October 18, expansive Jupiter wakes up from a four-month retrograde nap in Aquarius and your tenth house of career and leadership. Since June 20, one of your grand ideas could have suddenly been derailed off the fast track. But that all ends today as the bountiful red-spotted giant blasts full-steam ahead again.
Jupiter only visits each sign every 12 years or so, and it’s completing this lap through Aquarius on December 28. Use the next two months to make up for lost time and set your dreams on course. With Saturn also surging forward in Aquarius now, you’re really ready to step up your game again. The rest of 2021 suddenly looks extra promising if you prioritize and play your cards right.
That same day, Mercury, the planet of communication, travel and technology, will end a three-week retrograde in Libra and your orderly sixth house. From the decision makers to your support squad, your relationships will start to fall back into place—along with your ambitious plans. Now that’s more like it!
Take it easy at the Aries full moon on October 20
Is it time to bid adieu to a painful but potent chapter of your life? Healing conclusions and transitions are in the spotlight this October 20, when the year’s only Aries full moon beams into your twelfth house of spirituality, hidden agendas and endings. This could be a powerful portal into an important change that’s been brewing since the April 11 Aries new moon, if not longer. Does some part of your life need to be wrapped up before another can begin? There could be huge realizations now and an inevitable push to let go of something you’ve been trying desperately to control. Surrender, Taurus—and listen to the universe instead of forcing an agenda. A powerful creative or spiritual moment could arrive at this full moon. Remain receptive, opening up to the universe’s guidance, which could come through strong intuitive flashes and signs.
Mars-Pluto square on October 22
One day that could find you racked with indecision—and stressed about it—is October 22, when anxious Mars locks into a high-pressure square with power-tripping Pluto. Mars is in Libra and your analytical sixth house, which could drive up anxiety and make you feel overwhelmed by all the details. Pluto in your expansive ninth house could serve up big schemes and dreams. But putting an actual plan in place, which is usually a Taurus specialty, might fall apart. Your inner control freak will want to micromanage the process—or your mind will spin through all the reasons this “can’t work.” Is this a fear of success…or of failure? Maybe both. Either way, don’t let the intensity get the best of you. Examine the concerns that arise and conduct due diligence. But don’t empower the intense fear or emotion behind those factors.
Scorpio season starts October 22
Relationships take center stage starting October 22, when the Sun starts its monthlong visit to Scorpio and your seventh house of partnerships. With your zone of dynamic duos heating up for a month, forget about using that old “I’ll just do it all myself!” strategy. The stars will insist that you encircle yourself with a few true-blue souls who have your back through it all. Note to you, tireless Taurus: Scorpio is your opposite sign, meaning the Sun is at its farthest distance in the sky from yours. You may feel fatigued while your “solar power” is temporarily diminished. The solution? Practice the underrated art of asking for support!
Mars enters Scorpio on October 30, heating up your partnerships
Interpersonal relationships get a jolt of kinetic energy on October 30, when red-hot Mars blazes into Scorpio and your relationship house until December 13. A business or romantic bond could hit the fast track…or go bust. Mars only visits this zone of your chart every two years, so get ready for a biennial moment of truth. For couples who’ve been fighting, things could get ugly if you’re not careful. That said, lusty Mars could invite some steamy makeup sessions. Have you been on the fence about a commitment? If you decide to go all in, don’t be surprised if things move quickly to official terrain, perhaps involving a ring or some other binding commitment.
There’s potent commitment energy in the air this month for you, Taurus! For the first week of October, your galactic guardian, graceful and sensual Venus, is rounding out her journey through Scorpio and your committed-relationship zone.
On October 7, Venus sails into Sagittarius and your smoldering eighth house until November 5, making for one scintillating and sexy month! Once the Sun moves into Scorpio on October 22, commitments could get seriously intensified.
Unfortunately, it won’t be all tangled bedsheets and intense tete-a-tetes. Over in your detail-minded, hypercritical sixth house, passionate Mars in Libra could be stirring up anxiety and self-doubt all month. And with Mercury retrograde in Libra until October 18, you could really get stuck in your head, overthinking every detail or fixating on someone’s so-called flaws. Under this influence, you could be tempted to play life coach with your love interest or partner. Be careful that you don’t fall into the trap of trying to fix anyone, including yourself. Perfect isn’t what people want. Remember that, and keep it real, Taurus!
Just in time for Halloween, this energy lifts. Fierce Mars will move on to Scorpio on October 30, heating up your seventh house of commitments until December 13. Once the red planet relocates to your relationship zone, your energy will get channeled into adding spicy adventures to your twosome time. The last couple days of the month could be seriously sexy—with things moving to official status or a more committed level fast.
It’s all in the details, Taurus! With energizer Mars in Libra and your organized, administrative sixth house until October 30, you’re revved up to get everything put in place. The Libra new moon on October 6 is a great day to declutter, map out an org chart or look into hiring someone who can make your life fun more efficiently. Implementing new processes and systems can also be helpful. But make your lists and check them thrice because Mercury, the ruler of information, technology and electronics, is retrograde in Libra until October 18. You could easily lose important data, so back it up to the cloud. Hold off on buying any new electronics unless absolutely necessary.
Use the first couple weeks of October to look at your processes and systems with an unflinching eye and to get radically organized so you can power through the end of this year with success. With expansive Jupiter and structured Saturn ending their long retrogrades in your career house this month, things are really looking up! After October 18, you could start to feel totally clear about your goals. The final quarter of 2021 could be your most successful. Prepare for liftoff!
Love Days: 4, 8
Money Days: 24, 14
Luck Days: 21, 12
Off Days: 19, 6, 10
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