An exceptionally busy, chatty, high-energy month will speed along with five planets – Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars – in scattered, communicative and workaholic Virgo. Jupiter and Neptune will also be in evidence, pitching hopes up, creating illusions, delusions and some disappointments as over confidence proves not to be built on solid foundations. Whatever else happens it won’t be dull or slow moving. But it will be a time of highs and lows, peaks and troughs with an adventurous spirit around.

From mid-month there will be a gradual slide towards sociable, well-balanced Libra, headed by Mercury and Venus, both pouring oil on troubled waters and seeing all sides to every situation. The Sun joins in after the 23rd and Mars in early October. Libra is a sign of moderation, though often swings from extreme to extreme to find the middle way.


1: Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus – bright ideas, outspoken. Venus in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn – cool, sophisticated, charming and practical.

2: Sun conjunct Mars – high energy, argumentative.

Venus square Jupiter – indulgent, frivolous.

3: Mercury in Virgo conjunct Mars – sharp tongued, heated chats

4: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking and thinking fast.

Venus opposition Neptune – dreamy, romantic, but not realistic.

5: Mercury trine Saturn – down to earth. Practical chats.

6: Mercury square Jupiter – promise more than can deliver, over confident, upbeat.

Sun trine Saturn – sensible, realistic, good for planning and organising.

7: Venus trine Pluto – sociable, seductive, persuasive.

Mercury opposition Neptune – vague, evasive, confused.

8: Sun square Jupiter – expansive, lazy, expect results with no effort, can be lucky but can also over promise and not deliver.

9: Mercury trine Pluto – persuasive, deep thinking.

Mars trine Saturn – shoulders to the wheel, hard-working, disciplined.

10: Sun opposition Neptune – vague, low energy, plans not make progress.

12: Mars square Jupiter – adventurous, but too much so, taking risks, gambling

13: Mercury conjunct Venus – sweet words, diplomatic.

Sun trine Pluto – get it together, past lessons learned and not to be repeated, making solid progress.

14: Full Moon in Pisces – pulled in two directions.

Mars opposition Neptune – can be glamorous and attract publicity, but can also undermine forward gear and make plans dissolve.

Mercury into Libra until October 3rd – fair-minded, see all sides to arguments, indecisive, tactful.

Venus into Libra until October 8th – sociable, extravagant, likes harmony and elegance.

18: Saturn direct in Capricorn – subtle shift, practical plans make more progress.

19: Mars trine Pluto – requires deep understanding and considerable effort to push ahead with a project but usually works.

21: Jupiter square Neptune – head in the clouds, wonderful dreams but can be unrealistic and lead to disappointment. Watch for financial over-confidence.

22: Mercury square Saturn – negative, look on the downside, see flaws, practical.

23: Sun into Libra for four weeks – less workaholic, more sociable, aiming for balance, understanding the other’s needs and viewpoint.

24: Mercury sextile Jupiter – positive attitude, upbeat chats.

25: Venus square Saturn – cool romantically, separation, too much work.

26: Mercury square Pluto -intense discussions, stubborn, overly negative.

28: New Moon in Libra – new beginnings

Venus sextile Jupiter – sociable, frivolous, indulgent.



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

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 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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