There is likely to be a sense of deja vu in the air this month, for while Mars' epic 8 month visit to your relationship sector, that only ended at the end of July, put a huge amount of focus on your relationships in the first 7 months of the year, you are right back there. After both Mercury and the Sun's return to your relationship sector last month, as is the case at this time every year, this would have seen you very quickly and easily get back into the swing of things, so much so that this is likely to be a continuation rather than a fresh start. While you will move into the month with the Sun and Venus in your relationship sector and with Mercury been and gone, not one to miss his retrograde turn on the 5th October this will see the planet of communication retrograde back in for a double dip visit, from the 11th October. In retrograde motion until the 26th October, after the Sun finishes his annual relationship review on the 24th October and after Venus leaves on the same day, this will see Mercury take an active role in finally bringing things home. By the end of the month you should know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, all the resources to ensure the communication lines are open and the means to walk the talk. Meanwhile, as important as Mercury's double dip visit to your relationship sector will be, his position in your financial sector in the early days of the month is equally important, for while the Sun and Venus won't return until the 24th October, this gives you a smart head for money and a chance to get your head in the game before your annual financial review even begins. Mercury will begin his retrograde phase in your financial sector, giving you a chance to pull back and return to the drawing board. This comes just as powerful financial forces that have been in play for 2 years now, are reaching a point where they're ready to be brought home. This creates a month where relationship and money matters are likely to dominate, but a passion for adventure will never be too far from the surface or matters of the heart too far from your mind.
October is always the busiest and most work focused month of any year, that is until you experienced what you have in the first 7 months of the year, which was Mars' epic 8 month visit, his longest in 3 decades. While the Sun, Mercury and Venus all returned to your work sector last month and while this is usually when things get moving for the year, with so much water having already passed under the bridge, this is more a continuation of what has been in play for the majority of the year, with a chance now to bring things home. The Sun and Venus will both leave your work sector on the 24th October, bringing a balanced view of work matters all month, with the Sun's reality checks being balanced by Venus' desires and expectations and a clear sense of where your heart stands. This will give you a good read on things when Mercury, who left your work sector late last month, retrogrades back in for a double dip visit on the 11th October. In retrograde motion until the 26th October, this will even open the door to second chances. Mercury will stay on in your work sector until the 9th November, leaving the Sun and Venus free to shift their focus to your relationships on the 24th October, as is the case at this time every year. This will create a situation where while Mercury will begin the month in your relationship sector and the Sun and Venus begin the month in your work sector, they'll change places by the end of the month, between them keeping work and relationship matters in play all month. Until Mercury retrogrades out of your relationship sector on the 11th September and especially from the 5th October when he turns retrograde, this is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice. In the meantime, Mars will spend the whole month in your financial sector, firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit.
While October is always a month when finding a balance between work and play can be a challenge, it is especially so as you draw closer to the Sun's departure from a playful part of your chart on the 24th October and his return to your work sector. It's not just that the solar focus shifts at this time each year, but with Venus and Mercury travelling close to the Sun and to their own timetable, there is often a crossover, where playful forces haven't quite run their course before work forces come into play. This year there is not only a crossover but a complete mirroring, with playful and romantic forces in play the whole month and work forces as well. You will begin the month with Mercury not only in his early days in your work sector, but returning at a time when powerful forces in play on the work front over the last few days are finally coming together. This will have your head in work mode, while the Sun and Venus' position in your romantic and creative sector until the 24th October is keeping the focus on matters of the heart. Yet by the end of the month there will be a complete reversal, with the Sun and Venus ending the month in your work sector and Mercury ending the month back in your romantic and creative sector. This is due to Mercury's retrograde turn on the 5th October, which because it happens in his early days in your work sector, will see him retrograde back into a playful part of your chart, cementing the playful and romantic forces in play. Yet like a bell that can't be unrung and with so much developing behind the scenes on the work front, there'll be no going back. In short, you have one of the most important months of the year for matters of the heart and for work matters and a need to balance the two. In the meantime, with Mars in your relationship sector until the 27th October, before throwing his lot in with financial forces in play, relationship and money matters will also need your attention this month.
October is always a month when there is a lot of focus on home and family matters, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of the month here and this year is no exception. However, when Mercury first returned to your home and family sector last month it was just over 5 weeks after Mars wrapped up his epic 8 month visit, his longest in 3 decades. By the time Mercury and then the Sun and Venus returned, it was to a situation where most things were already out in the open, you would have known by then what you had to deal with and have probably already made a huge amount of progress. You would think that would make an annual update redundant, but there is obviously a lot still to explore, for while Mercury left your home and family sector late last month he'll retrograde back in from the 11th October for a double dip visit. With the Sun and Venus here until the 24th October and Mercury, who won't turn direct until the 26th October, staying on until early next month, this is a chance to finish what Mars started and with so much traction already gained, to really bring things home. Whatever you want to do, accomplish or deal with on the home, family and/or property fronts, this is the month to do it. In the meantime, while the Sun will return to a more playful, romantic and creatively charged area of your chart on the 24th October bringing Venus, planet of love with him, this is something that will be in play all month and has been building for several months. This is when, after 2 years in your romantic and creative sector, Saturn is ready to bring things home, with matters of the heart taking on a life and a power all of their own. Yet with Mars in your work sector until the 27th October and a total lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 8th October, you also have a busy and professionally focused month on your hands, unusually so for this time of year. This will bring a need to find a balance between work and play and the right work/life balance, especially with your relationships needing a lot more attention in the later days of the month.
As lucky Jupiter spends his first full month on his own in your sign he's taking a more background role, for on his own until Venus returns next June to begin the process of bringing things home, it is now more about the journey towards taking your power back and claiming the future in both hands. In the meantime the Sun, Mercury and Venus, who all played such an important role in getting your new solar year and a new Jupiter cycle off the ground, have all moved on, putting the focus on communication, home and family matters this month, with a real crossover between the two. As is always the case at this time every year, the Sun will spend until the 24th October in your communication sector, before turning his attention to home and family matters. This year there is a real crossover between the two, with Mercury already getting home and family matters moving before the month even began, yet retrograding back into your communication sector on the 11th October in order to give your communications every possible assistance. At the same time the Sun and Venus will return the favour, returning to your home and family sector on the 24th October to help bring together what has already begun. This makes this an especially important month for communication, home and family matters. This comes in a month where there is likely to be a real shift in focus towards the end of the month, which will create a challenge to find a balance between work and play. For while Mars will spend the majority of the month fuelling your romantic and creative passions, on the 27th October he'll return to your work sector, kicking off your busiest and most important months of the year for work matters. Yet there are signs that you're not going to get away with letting life become all work and no play.
The focus will always be on income matters at this time of year, as well as a waking up to what you're worth and deserve across all the currencies in your life. This is when your inner toddler steps up and starts declaring that it's not fair, making it hard to miss out or languish at the bottom of your own priority list. Not only does this leave you willing to stand your ground when it comes to earning what you deserve, but in any situation where you're not treated fairly or equally. The Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of October in your income sector, so this is when the solar spotlight will always shift to not just income matters but all the currencies in your life. This year you have Venus closely aligned to the Sun, so much so that they will both leave, joined at the hip on the 24th October. At the same time, while Mercury's departure from your income sector late last month has left you with a smart head for money, you'll get a top up when he retrogrades back in for a double dip visit on the 11th October. This is a case of good timing, for Mercury's smart head for money and the hindsight his retrograde phase provides, will kick in just 3 days after a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 8th October is likely to bring both income and financial matters to a head or to a tipping or turning point. Before returning to your income sector and putting his money hat back on, Mercury will begin the month in your communication sector, where he's working with you to ensure the communication lines are open. Turning retrograde on the 5th October, until retrograding back into your income sector on the 11th October, Mercury will be focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. This is the last Mercury retrograde phase of 2014, so there is a need to make it count. In the meantime, this is a good month to get things done around the house or get things moving on the home, family and/or property fronts, with Mars in your home and family sector until the 27th October.
Whether you are a September or an October born Libran this is your month, with the Sun spending the majority of the month in your sign, before leaving and wrapping up your birthday month on the 24th October. With Venus leaving your sign on the same day, she'll be closely aligned with the Sun for the majority of the month, giving you a clear sense of what you want from your new solar year and thanks to the 8 months that Mars spent here, from December 2013 to July 2014, you've got the resources, momentum, passion and determination to walk the talk. Mercury, who returned to your sign just over 5 weeks after Mars wrapped up his longest visit in 3 decades, left late last month, but sensing the importance of tapping into the reserves and resources Mars left you with, he'll retrograde back in for a double dip visit from the 11th October. With your birthday month still having another 13 days to run by that point, this will be a chance to head back to the drawing board, a rethink or even a change of mind as you gain a mix of hindsight and foresight. In the meantime, while the Sun and Venus won't return to your income sector until the 24th October, as Mercury will begin the month here his smart head for money will give you a jump on things. It's been 2 years now since Saturn returned to your income sector, so this is about working with powerful forces already in play. It's a solar eclipse in your income sector on the 24th October, the same day that the Sun and Venus return and literally in their very early hours, that will not only act as a trigger for anything already at a tipping point, but create a chance to draw a major line in the sand, declaring that it's game on. This is not the only eclipse this month, with a total lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 8th October bringing relationship matters to a head. This makes it important to make communication a priority from the get go.
While October is a month that you usually need to approach slowly and where, in the closing days of your current solar year there is a need to pace yourself, there isn't the mystery or the clear line in the sand that is normally there. For while the Sun and Venus won't return to your sign until the 24th October, which is when your birthday month and new solar year kicks off, as you'll move into the new month with Mercury already in your sign and Mars having recently moved through, the future is something that is already here, you have your head around and you should already know what excites and motivates you. This could have created a danger of missing the importance of this review period and how important it is to slow down, find time to reflect, to hear yourself think and for navel gazing. I say could have, for while Mercury left your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review and returned to your sign late last month, his retrograde turn on the 5th October will see him return on the 11th October. This creates a situation where Mercury returned to your sign late last month, giving you a chance to get your head focused on the future and where you're going and then have second thoughts, giving you a chance to return to the drawing board armed with hindsight and clues to what the future holds. You already know what excites and motivates you, thanks to Mars' visit that only ended in mid September. With the dust covers already off the new solar year you're moving into no mystery, this leaves you better informed when it comes to knowing what doors to keep open, which to close and what you need to be preparing for. In the meantime, while your most important professional year in over a decade continues to unfold, but in a more behind the scenes way, in your income sector until the 27th October Mars will be looking for ways to capitalise on this financially.
With Jupiter in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery from August 2014 to August 2015, a sense of adventure, curiosity and wanderlust is a theme that is constantly in play, providing a backdrop to the ever changing cosmic conditions, constantly reminding you that it's all about the journey. This comes in a month where there shouldn't be too many serious or challenging agendas to deal with and instead you have a month that has a lot of focus on team, friendship, social and networking matters and as the month progresses, where you're able to begin the wind down of your current solar year. This is a month where there will always be a lot of social focus, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking. This year the Sun is joined by Venus and while the Sun focuses in a more realistic way, working to bring things out in the open, she will focus more on bringing fun, social and serendipitous forces into play. With Mercury been and gone and the Sun and Venus both leaving on the 24th October, this could have seen this social focus run its course by the end of the month but while Mercury, planet of communication left your friendship sector late last month, his retrograde turn on the 5th October will see him retrograde back in for a double dip visit from the 11th October. This will open the door to second chances and an opportunity to make up for lost time. Meanwhile, the march of the year continues and on the 24th October the Sun will begin the month long wind down of your current solar year, bringing a need to slow down and find time to hear yourself think. That might be easier said than done, for with Mars already in your sign he'll have no time for navel gazing, as he fuels your drives, passions and fighting spirit.
You would think that after Mars' epic 8 month visit to your career sector finally ran its course at the end of July, that that would be your quota for the year, but that was a bonus and what you have now is your annual update, with a chance to tie up loose ends and bring things home. You will always find the Sun here at this time of year, always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your career sector, with Venus with him as you move into the new month, fuelling your professional desires and expectations. With both Mercury and Mars been and gone and the Sun and Venus both leaving on the 24th October, this should be it for the year, but the gods are managing to pull one last rabbit out of the hat. It's on the 11th October that Mercury makes a surprise double dip visit, with his retrograde turn on the 5th October allowing him to return to what he started and to also play a role in bringing things home. In retrograde motion until the 26th October, Mercury's intellectual savvy and hindsight gives you the perfect resources to look back over your professional year and before things finally run their course early next month, that you have crossed all your T's and dotted all your I's. This will see Mercury put his annual visit to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking on hold, something that the Sun and Venus will take up when they return on the 24th October. This will be at a point where it really is the end game as far as a professional push is concerned and while you'll be looking to tie up loose ends, you'll also be looking at life's other options. This makes the final week of the month important for both personal and professional networking. You may also find that at times during the month that your energy levels are low, with a need to pace yourself and also recognise when you need to step back, taking time out to recharge your batteries.
While Jupiter will keep the focus on your relationships, something that is your reality now until the planet of luck and expansion leaves your relationship sector next August, this is something that has now become the new normal and will become more a background theme. However, in a month where you need to continue to invest in both your personal and professional relationships, keeping the communication lines open is essential. What you will find this month is that a sense of adventure in the air will mask just how professionally focused things will become, as you reach an important point of the year for career matters. While the Sun and Venus won't return to your career sector until the 24th October and Mercury, who will begin the month here will retrograde back out to a more adventurous part of your chart on the 11th October, professional matters have reached a point where things are coming together anyway. It has been 2 years since Saturn first returned to your career sector and after relentlessly pushing things ever since, chances are you've gained more professional clout, momentum and muscles than you realise. After Mars' visit to your career sector, that ended mid September, you've got a lot of professional passions and fighting spirit that needs to be directed somewhere. This presents you with a dilemma this month, for while you need to remain professionally focused, this is also a month for keeping your options open, at least until the Sun and Venus return to your career sector on the 24th October. In the meantime, Mars is making this an important month for personal and professional networking and for being a team player, allowing you to channel your time and energy into team or group endeavours, where you're able to pool your resources. However, you are likely to find in the later days of the month that you start to need some alone time, needing the space to hear yourself think.
This is always a month where there is a lot of focus on money matters, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your financial sector. This year, with Mars having only wrapped up his epic 8 month visit to your financial sector in late July and Mercury having left late last month, leaving you with a smart head for money, you're at a point in the year where everything is out in the open and it's all about how you play things. With the Sun and Venus both leaving your financial sector on the 24th October, you're able to dovetail your annual financial reality checks with updating your financial desires and expectations, getting a sense of what's possible, where you're starting from and how to bridge the gap between the two. Yet just when you thought the money gods had pulled everything they had out of their bag of tricks, they have two more surprises to play. The first is a total lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 8th October, which has the power to trigger unexpected income opportunities. This will be good news for Mars, who in your career sector until the 27th October is pushing to gain as much professional traction as possible, fuelling your passions, drive, fighting spirit and work ethic. A lunar eclipse in your income sector is a ball that Mars is able to run with, creating the potential for unexpected developments on the income and career fronts, as well as giving financial matters a timely wakeup call. It's 3 days later that the money gods will deliver their final surprise for the year when on the 11th October, 13 days after leaving your financial sector, Mercury will retrograde back in for a double dip visit, bringing his smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight into play. Until then Mercury will be enjoying some time out in an adventurous part of your chart, opening your mind to your options ahead of the Sun and Venus' return on the 29th October.