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October

Libra, the sign of the scales of justice and relationships comes to the forefront with both the Sun and Mars there for three weeks. Balance will be the aim but that doesn’t mean to say there won’t be wobbles from extreme to extreme, one opposite to the other, before it’s found. Saturn and Pluto will also impede progress with setbacks, delays and no-win discussions and the stop-start mood will run into next month.

Venus joining Mercury in intensely emotional Scorpio will make for intimate moments, seductive persuasion and even a hint of jealousy. Scorpio is also money-minded so discreet negotiations and determined discussions should provide some rewards along the way.

Into the final week the Sun also moves into Scorpio for a relentless push and redoubled determination. Though there are accident prone and aggravating influences around as well as a jolting surprise or two.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn – charming, sociable, jealous, manipulative.

3: Pluto direct in Capricorn – subtle shift, more progress with financial and organisational matters.

Mercury into Scorpio until December 9th – deep thinking, persuasive, though also dogmatic, forceful way of speaking.

4: Mars into Libra until November 19th – energy into finding agreements, argumentative in relationships though also fair-minded.

7: Mercury square Uranus in Taurus – outspoken, lively, quick thinking

Sun in Libra square Saturn – downbeat, discouraging, delays, need to unpick mistakes.

8: Venus into Scorpio until November 1st – sexy, seductive, sociable but secretive about emotions, jealous.

12: Venus opposition Uranus – emotional surprises, flirtatious, dislike possessiveness, separation.

13: Sun sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius – lucky, confident, successful

Full Moon in Aries – pulled in opposite directions

14: Mercury sextile Saturn – sensible, practical chats

Sun square Pluto – slow going in days before, pushing against obstacles, some power struggles.

15: Mercury trine Neptune – vague, creative, dreamy, evasive.

19: Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive, good in negotiations

20: Venus sextile Saturn – sophisticated, cool charm.

21: Venus trine Neptune – romantic, dreamy, not realistic.

23: Sun into Scorpio for four weeks – intense, stubborn, enduring, emotional, jealous, unforgiving.

25: Venus sextile Pluto – sexy, seductive, sociable.

27: Mars square Saturn – accident prone, irritable, stuck

28: New Moon in Scorpio – new beginnings

Sun opposition Uranus – sudden surprises or changes, not co-operative, no compromise

30: Mercury conjunct Venus – sweet words, calm chats

31: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio till November 20th – irksome delays and communication glitches.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in its own sign Sagittarius for a year from November 8 2018 until December 2019. Sagittarius is sporting, active, well-travelled, likes foreign cultures and countries; can also be philosophical, thoughtful, well-informed and narrow-minded. Then into Capricorn for a year.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

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