October Horoscope for Aries
(March 21st – April 19th)
Relationships are the focus this month, it’s time to adjust the balance between yourself and others and not expect everyone to know what makes you happy. By the way – that’s your job. If you need something, ask for it and do remember that others are going through their own challenges. When it comes to your career, you’ve got new options on the table and many of them will bring you great rewards.
Aries is noble in motivation and character. They strive to lift their desires above common pleasures by focusing on high ideals. This helps them overcome adversity and challenges because they believe the impossible is possible. Blessed with an enormous heart, they seek adventure, experience, and a feeling of exaltation that only comes when you can put aside your own needs and improve the life of someone else. Of course this noble yearning to change what’s wrong in the world, has its downside. Reality must be identified and embraced if one wants to negotiate the world and change it. Greatness demands faith, but it also requires a practical approach to what needs to get done. An Aries that combines the two is an Aries to be reckoned with.
With the Full Moon on October 5th, this Mars ruled sign is in its element. The issues that are brought to a head come from the first and 7th house -- you vs. relationships. Your challenge is to balance your needs with those of others, especially your partnerships. With the Moon in your 1st house of self, your sensitivity level has risen and you may feel more needy than usual. That said, those who usually help you through “a moment’, they’re having one of their own. Don’t give in to your co-dependent side, instead lean toward your strength and ability to take care of your own needs. When you do, things get done with less effort than you first imagined. Encourage your partner to be honest, and say even the things you don’t want to hear. It’s the only way to build a strong and lasting relationship. If you’re single, this is not an easy time to meet someone; if you do, they’ll be either stuck or in a personal crisis. This is always dangerous for the hero of the zodiac, so make sure you don’t switch to rescue mode and forget about yourself. To move an existing relationship forward, you’ll have to work out the problems you already have. With Saturn in square to Venus and Mars you won’t be able to skip any of the issues, so don’t even try. After the 15th Venus leaves Virgo and enters Libra. The universe takes the brakes off and you feel you’re finally moving forward.
The Venus Mars conjunction is full of inspiration, desire and new connections. It has put a new idea into play and that has forced you to shift your vision and adjust your goals. Don’t see this as a dilemma, it’s just a time of change and as with any major shift, one has to both grasp opportunity and be cautious. Identify the potential problems and use your amazing instincts – that first voice that whispers in your ear, to guide you forward. You set the pace; don’t give in to the demands of others or a chaotic moment. When you can do this, the moment is yours.
Jupiter the planet of abundance and expansion is leaving Libra and entering the sign of Scorpio on October 11th. It’s remains in a sign for one year and its presence is always a welcomed event. Jupiter rules expansion, opportunity and abundance. Jupiter and Scorpio are a powerful combination. Scorpio rules your 8th house of other people’s resources, sex and transformation – all things you love. In fact, you have a lot in common with the Scorpion energy; Mars used to rule both signs before Pluto was discovered in 1930. So yes, the good news is you should be swinging from the chandeliers by the end of the month, because what you love most is surrendering to love and releasing control to a passion. And that’s not all, Jupiter brings money, inheritance, financial opportunity, or investments from others – it will be a lucrative year.
Saturn does more this month than slow you down; it’s also in trine to the Moon and Uranus. The Moon rules your emotions and your 4th house of the home and Uranus rules your individuality, friendships and sense of freedom. The Moon and Uranus together can make you feel erratic and eager for excitement. Thank goodness Saturn is there to help stabilize this crazy dynamics; new ideas will be grasped and used for your benefit. Uranus is also making an opposition to Jupiter, which means your beliefs are going through a review. We change as we gain more experience, but we don’t always take the time to adjust our old perceptions. This is that time. If by chance you’re a survivor of the recent hurricanes, or any other great disaster, this aspect will make you realize just how strong and independent you are. If it didn’t kill you, it made you stronger and a new path has your name on it. See this moment as a turning point, not the end of the road.
The sign of spirituality and higher consciousness is also in the picture – Neptune is in opposition to Venus and Mars. This adds a greater degree of fantasy and idealism to whatever picture you are painting at the moment. This is happening in your 6th house of work and your twelve house of the unconscious. You’re being pushed to aim high, to not diminish your talents or your passion but try for the impossible. You feel connected to your dreams and they inspire you. Allow yourself the full expression of your fantasies; take a journey to the stars and beyond, but then return to reality. This interesting configuration gets more power from Pluto as it trines Venus and Mars until Venus enters Libra and ends the dynamics. However, while it’s in full force you feel the strength and beauty of your truth, you know what is possible and what is not. And you need to take that feeling and carry it with you always.
Mercury the planet of communication enters Scorpio on the 18th and joins Jupiter. This is great for getting your message across both personally and in business. Your word has power now and others pay attention. Great time to give a talk, to rally the team together and get them inspired. By the 24th the Sun joins Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio and the trio leaves you feeling invincible. As I have said that’s a blessing and a curse. Confidence is the key to success and getting things done. However, if you totally disregard reality, you’ll get into trouble, especially when the host is Scorpio, the keeper of all dark desires. So be ready to be tempted, sexually, financially or otherwise. Say no to whatever takes you off your path. Now is a time for commitment and you’ll need all your strength to get the job done.