October boasts some creative, magical moments – but with two difficult lunations also in the schedule, it won’t be an easy ride throughout. The month begins with two sign changes: Mars arrives in Libra on October 3rd, urging a drive to make peace rather than war. However, on the same day, Mercury enters Scorpio, clouding judgement with strong emotions; whether head or heart wins out will be a major question this month. A bout of brilliance or even genius gets an airing on October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus, so logic gets an early lead on emotions.
On October 8th, Venus slinks into Scorpio, stirring passions and igniting jealousy and suspicion among lovers. A few days later on the 12th, Venus opposes Uranus in an aspect which can bring romantic magic but more often than not brings instability and surprises of the wrong kind. The following day, October 13th, sees an unusually selfish Aries Full Moon – this energy is take, take, take, plus some bonus aggression, thanks to a square to Pluto so not ideal for those in love.
Nonetheless, the second part of October looks easier. On October 15th and 21st respectively, Mercury and then Venus trine gentle Neptune. The first aspect sparks imagination and creativity, the second manifests pure love, idealism and spirituality. This could be a week to remember – but make the most of it. The Scorpio New Moon on the 27th promises transformation, but at a possibly painful price. Meanwhile, a Mars-Saturn square on the same day makes everything that much more difficult.