Did you score a career triumph at the end of last month? If you did, expect the finishing touches to be put on on Oct 3, when Mercury in your work house will trine Neptune in your career house. You may tie up any outstanding paperwork at this time. Good thing too cause the new moon falls shortly after, on October 5th, in your house of true love, and my is it a doozy! It’s opposing Uranus in your house of hopes and dreams and squaring Pluto in your 8th house of other people’s money. You may fight with a lover over money, or funding on a creative project could go sour. Alternatively, you may be struggling with whether or not you want that best guy (or girl) friend of yours to be something more…can your relationship go from platonic to romantic? One particular day to keep an eye on is October 13th, when the Sun in your house of love and creativity will square Jupiter in your house of income. Again, money is in the picture- you may have to spend a bunch on a child or creative endeavor, or perhaps your love isn’t bringing home his share of the bacon. This is not a new influence, as Uranus and Pluto have been in a square since June 2012. You may have been trying to get funding for a long term dream, or perhaps a friendship is going through a transformation. Whatever is going on, expect it to continue to morph and change over the years until 2015. You may have some resolution on the 18th, when a lunar eclipse in Aries falls in this same house of hopes and dreams/friendship. A project or commitment close to your heart should culminate at this time, especially if you have a planet or point at 26 degrees of Aries. Alternatively, a friend may make a big announcement. Moving on, your ruler, Mercury, is set to cause all kinds of problems this month. Mercury will conjunct Saturn on the 8th and 30th in your house of work and health. Saturn has been moving through this sector since October 2012. It can often be a relief when Saturn changes sign. It takes 2 1/2 years to move through each house, and by the end of the transit most people are ready for it to move on already! You previously had Saturn in your 5th house, which can be a real bummer. The 5th house rules love, creativity, and most importantly FUN, so you may have felt a little somber at times. Now, Saturn is in your 6th house, which isn’t much of a picnic either! I certainly hope Saturn isn’t bringing to light any medical issues, although that can certainly happen (I discovered a long-term medical issue when Saturn transited my solar 6th house). Most likely you are feeling an increased pressure at work. When I had Saturn transiting my natal 6th house, I found myself working full time and going to grad school full-time. I worked all day and night, including weekends, and for about 9 months it seemed I barely had time to brush my teeth! Mercury conjunct Saturn could manifest in a few different ways, as Mercury is both your ruler and also rules your 4th house of home. You or a family member may fall ill, or a work project could go off the rails. To make matters worse, Mercury will go retrograde in your work house on the 21st, and won’t go direct until November 12th. Mercury retrogrades always affect you the most since it’s your ruler. You may have to re-do work that you thought was finished, or you may encounter staffing or office changes on the job. Alternatively, you may wish to examine your health routines to make sure you’ll doing all you can to stay healthy and fit. If joining a gym is on the agenda, please wait until after Mercury goes direct to make a commitment. Same goes for any job hunting. Any commitment you make at this time will need to be revised, as you’ll find the conditions won’t be what you were hoping for. Now for some good news- Venus moves into your house of committed partnerships on the 8th, injecting new love and life into a romantic relationship. Whether you’re newly dating or been married for a decade, this is sure to put a little pep in your step. Even better, on the 17th, Venus will trine Uranus in your 3rd house of travel and communication. You might say “I love you” for the first time, or perhaps receive a hand-written poem from a lover. Although it’s a little close to Mercury retrograde for my liking, this could be a wonderful time to take a short trip to a nearby B&B for some romantic relaxation. One day to watch out for though is October 10- on this day Venus will square Neptune in your house of career. Work demands may trump pleasure on this day, or perhaps your boss scolds you for taking time off to be with your boo. Home matters will get an energetic boost when Mars moves into this area on the 16th. You might decide to move or do renovations, or perhaps you have family visiting from out of town. On the 20th, Mars will oppose Neptune in your career house, once more pitting your personal house against your career house. You might be so focused on home drama that you’re neglecting work obligations. Luckily on the 31st, Mars will trine Pluto in your house of other people’s money, and a home loan or re-financing option may come through. Alternatively, you could receive an inheritance you didn’t see coming, or a family member comes into a windfall. Happy Halloween to you!
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