Neptune hangs over the start and finish of the month which will bring a sympathetic though confused and low energy mood, despite the best efforts of the hard-working Virgo Sun until the 22nd and Mars also in Virgo from the 5th till late October. So there’ll be patches of pushing on with chores, getting details sorted out; and other times of drift and daydream. Luckily Mercury goes direct early on to get rid of recent tiresome irritations and delays and by the 9th a Sun trine to Pluto should get certain matters under control. Saturn holds forth towards midmonth, requiring a realistic approach and an acceptance that mistakes need to be fixed. Luckily Venus in fun-loving Leo for three weeks will sprinkle a little stardust and romance around as well. The fair-minded and extravagant Libra Sun picks up on for the final week into October which is more relationship-oriented than self-sufficient Virgo. Though Mars remains and is joined by Venus so it won’t all be indulgence and hand-holding. Duty will still call. An exuberant, risk-taking Jupiter opposition Uranus on the 28th will bring a swoosh of enthusiasm though common sense may be lacking.


2: Mars in Leo trine Uranus in Aries – innovative, experimental, excitable, uncompromising.

3: Mercury conjunct Mars in Leo – argumentative, exaggerates, dramatic.

5: Sun in Virgo opposition Neptune – untypical muddle and slump.

Mars into Virgo till October 22nd – nose to the grindstone, perfectionist, good for specialised work.

Mercury direct in Leo – communications glitches disappear.

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

9: Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn – back in control, getting it together, over past mistakes and forging ahead.

10: Mercury into Virgo till 30th – good for detail, practical discussions, critical.

13: Venus trine Saturn in Sagittarius – cool, sophisticated, business-like charm.

14: Sun square Saturn – delays, obstacles, can be discouraging but also helpful in getting rid of illusions.

15: Venus sextile Jupiter in Libra – frivolous, sociable, indulgent.

16: Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo – snappy, irritable, heated chats.

18: Venus trine Uranus – flirtatious, social fun.

20: Venus into Virgo till October 14th – being helpful easier than being romantic.

Mercury opposition Neptune – muddled, evasive, slippery in discussions

New Moon in Virgo – in focus, moving ahead.

22: Mercury trine Pluto – persuasive, deep thinking.

Sun into Libra for four weeks – wanting balance, prefer one-to-one partnerships, cool, chatty, ambitious.

24: Mars opposition Neptune – low energy, slight sense of panic about plans not working, can attract glamour and publicity.

25: Mercury square Saturn – negative, serious chats

28: Jupiter opposition Uranus – relief from tension, freedom, not always sensible, over-confident.

Pluto direct in Capricorn – only subtle shift but good for business/finance.

30: Venus opposition Neptune – romantic but can be disappointing in love as dreams don’t come true

Mercury into Libra until October 17 – good for negotiating better agreements, indecisive since dilemmas will be thought round from every angle before decisions reached, tactful.


Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio for a year.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into Taurus for seven years.

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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