By Alison Feiner
The second half of September was quite a powerful turning point with a Solar eclipse on the 13th, Saturn moving into Sagittarius on the 19th, Pluto changing direction and Mars moving into Virgo on the 26th and a super moon lunar eclipse in Aries on the 28th. This was reflected in the change of prime minister for Australia on the 15th and recent chaos in the stock markets which often coincides with eclipse season.
At the start of October Mercury is still retrograde in the sign of Libra, turning direct on October 10th. This is often a time of mixed messages or poor communication. Virgo energy is building in October with Jupiter and Mars already there, and Venus and the Moon moving into the sign on the 9th October. The Sun in Libra is emphasising equality and partnerships but the Virgo energy will bring discernment with a tendency to be over critical (especially on the 11th when Venus squares Saturn). On the positive side this could be a good time to look after your health and relationship by exercising or eating well together.
The new Moon in Libra on the 13th is opposite Uranus which brings sudden or unexpected new beginnings. On the 17th Venus opposes Neptune bringing possible romance but also some confusion. It’s probably better to wait till after the 17th to sign any agreements. The next day would be better as Mars joins Jupiter indicating beneficial actions.
Avoid burning any bridges on the 23rd as Mercury squares off with powerful and manipulative Pluto. This energy could have you saying more than you intended or being on the wrong end of malicious gossip. The Sun moves into Scorpio the next day bring more intensity to the mix.
Usually when Venus and Jupiter meet up it is a feel good time, however Venus and Jupiter both hate being in Virgo, so when they meet on the 26th the blessings will be mixed. Also on that day Mercury opposes Uranus bringing the unexpected message or a sudden change of mind.
At the end of the month Mars and then Venus both pass the degree where the Solar eclipse was on September 13th. This may trigger aftershocks for those who have planets or chart points at 20deg Virgo. Take a break and relax with the family on the last weekend as the Sun trines dreamy Neptune and the Moon goes into family friendly Cancer.