Libra Horoscope for October 2014
By Susan Miller
No matter what you expect birthday month to bring, it will probably bring something else. October is a month chock-full of all sorts of energies, but with a little luck, you will end the month sunny side up and looking forward to your coming year with zest. Two eclipses are due this month: first, a total eclipse of the (full) moon in the sign found 180 degrees from yours, in Aries 15 degrees on October 8, accenting your partner in love or business. The next one will be a new moon solar eclipse on October 23, in Scorpio, accenting your earned income. If you recall the April eclipses, those were very difficult. These this month will be less dramatic and more helpful.
Eclipses are the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to get our attention and to get us moving in new directions. If any part of life has become stale or dysfunctional, an eclipse will get you out of your rut so that you can find new elements to add to your life, to replace anything that was lost. Let's first look at the October 8 eclipse.
At first, I feel you will be shocked by events near October 8, because this eclipse will be conjunct the moon and oppose the Sun and your ruling planet, Venus. This is a full moon, so something may be culminating or ending, although in time something new will likely begin. Full moon eclipses are like three full moons rolled into one, so you may feel emotional or nostalgic at this time.
You seem to be thinking about your committed partner, in an established love relationship or marriage. Or, you may be thinking of a business partner or other collaborator with whom you work closely each day, such as an agent, publicist, writing partner, manager, representative, or a professional like a lawyer or doctor. Any time Uranus is conjunct the moon, it makes for a jittery, nervous response. Your domestic situation may be in flux, or your job. No matter what comes up, stay optimistic, because in a moment I will show you why. You have some stellar aspects coming up that will clearly give you an upbeat feeling. A loving universe is protecting you, so don't ever forget that.
This month will give you a lot to deal with, so it will be very important to keep your own health strong. If anything seems wrong, get medical advice immediately. That includes dental conditions - this eclipse is in Aries, ruling all that takes place in the head, including teeth, headaches, or any changes in vision. In truth, any part of you may show signs of needing medical attention, but this is nothing to be scared about. Eclipses are your friends because they show you latent situations you would have never known existed so that you can get help quickly.
Many planets are involved so that many parts of your life are being brought into the discussion, including the well-being of a child you have now or new pregnancy. You may be worried about your partner's health, or in another way the eclipse may deliver news, he/she may be going through a hard patch in life in terms of a job or family / home situation. Or conversely (and I hope it's not this way things will go), you may uncover news suddenly and unexpectedly and be horrified by your partner's behavior toward you. You may feel disrespected and betrayed. Eclipses usually bring information to the surface that you had not been privy to previously, and when you have that news, it seems to change everything. Eclipses change timetables and schedules, for they demand instant attention to all that is being presented to you at the time. Stay flexible and keep your schedule open and elastic. Think back to the April 15 eclipse this year - if you felt that one, this new one, October 8, will bring discussions to a new level and may possibly put the question to rest. All eclipses are joined together like pearls on a necklace.
Not all total eclipses of the moon deliver their news on time. Some eclipses do one month to the day later, plus or minus five days, bringing you to November 8, but this only happens in about 20 percent of readers' experiences. Most eclipses do deliver news on time. If your birthday falls on October 8, plus or minus five days, you will feel this eclipse quite directly, but if your birthday falls far from this date, you will not. The closer your birthday falls to October 8, the more the eclipse will affect you.
Here is why you should remain upbeat about your outlook. A beautiful golden triangle will appear just two days after the eclipse. Jupiter, giver of good fortune, will be in one corner of the triangle, in Leo, situated in your house of friendship. This suggests a friend will be very helpful to you. Meanwhile, at the same time, action Mars will be in Sagittarius, in your house of travel, siblings, and legal agreements. Taking a short trip to see a friend would do you a world of good, so consider that possibility. You may also hear good news about your sister or brother, or get special help from your sibling. Finally, Uranus in Aries will complete the golden fire-sign triangle, based in your partnership sector. (If you have problems with one partner, this may be someone else.) You are an air sign, so fire and air go together perfectly. This golden triangle could deliver a breakthrough or very good news just when you need it the most.
The next eclipse will be very favorable. A new moon solar eclipse will open a door, and this one will help you earn a good salary or get a raise. It will be in beautiful angle to Mars, so again a sibling or family member may be instrumental in helping you find opportunity. Venus will enter arm-in-arm with this solar eclipse, indicating that you will be concentrating on this chance to make money - good! Neptune will also be close enough to beam the gift of creativity. If you have the kind of job that pays you for your artistic ideas, Neptune will be your best friend, so you may be hired to create or to support talent, say, like you would as a producer, publicist, or agent.
Mercury will retrograde almost all month, from October 4 to October 26, a sign you should not move too quickly on any offer. Take your time. Mercury will start out retrograding in Scorpio but within six days slide backward into Libra, suggesting you will feel this retrograde more strongly than other signs. You will do best by going back to earlier situations, such as a project that you had put aside for lack of time, or a job you almost took, but for some reason it fell through at the last minute. You may be able to reactivate those types of situations quite successfully.
Mercury retrograde periods make us misunderstand others' communications. We become forgetful and leave our treasured items, like sunglasses or wallet, in public transportation, like an airplane, taxi, or other conveyance. You will find higher-ups are indecisive and hard to reach, so if you are due vacation time, you might as well take a few days off, for nothing earth shatteringly important will take place in October.
Be sure not to sign any contracts this month, and do not buy any expensive items, but especially not anything electronic, such as a new computer, smart phone, flat screen TV, or kitchen appliances, like a new refrigerator or washer-dryer. Hold off on buying a car or closing on a house. All these types of activities will be better done in November.
Mars will remain in Sagittarius all month, and that means you will have plenty of chances to leave town and perhaps take a drive into the countryside. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you may be able to enjoy fall foliage over an enchanting weekend with friends or your one-and-only. You have so many days that would be great for a drive! October 9 and 10 will be ideal days, when Mars and Jupiter, and the next day, the Sun and Jupiter, (respectively) will make golden contact. These dates will bode so very well for travel. If you can spare the time, keep your mini-vacation going over the weekend, October 11-12.
If you can continue to travel over Monday, October 13, even better - your ruler, Venus (the planet that just wants to have fun), will be in perfect angle to good fortune Jupiter. You may want to go with a friend, a great idea. This day shimmers so brightly that you can use it for almost any purpose, and be confident things will go your way.
If you need to meet with an authority figure, do so on October 15 when the Sun and Mars will be in sync. Although Mercury will still be retrograde, you can find accord on this day, so it would be perfect for an exploratory meeting.
When it comes to love, I feel your best weekend will be over October 18-19, when Mars and his lover Venus will flirt with each other in the evening sky. This is a rare aspect and ideal for you, as Venus will be in Libra, and Mars, in fire-sign Sagittarius. Again, travel may be the perfect anecdote to a relationship that may have become a little dull or predictable - a trip could give it the shot of excitement you need. If you can book a bed and breakfast in a particularly beautiful location, and take Monday, October 20 off too, you will be glad you did. On October 20, Mercury (travel) will be in superb angle to Jupiter.
I also like October 25-27, for on October 27, Venus, your ruler, will be in direct contact with glamorous Neptune, giving a perfect setting for romance. Although this peaks on October 27, you will feel the energy building over the prior weekend, October 25-26.
Travel as much as you can before Mars leaves Sagittarius, for once it enters Capricorn, you will want to concentrate on your home. Mars will be in Capricorn from October 25 to December 4. By October 25, Mercury will go direct, setting up a better environment for you to make choices for your home. It appears that you will be working on spiffing up your home in time for guests to come visiting at the year-end holidays. That's a great idea. You will also get another shot at fixing up your home after the December 21 new moon, extending your focus on your home or other property you may own, or to focus on one of your parents. This trend will grow and be very big by January.
As you see, you have a big month ahead, dear Libra. Happy Birthday!
When you hear the word "eclipse" you may suddenly stand on guard, but that's only because the lunar eclipse that came by April 15 in Libra was quite difficult. Its twin eclipse is due October 8, and if your birthday falls close to this date, the full moon lunar eclipse in your opposite sign of Aries will affect you. Although this month's eclipse will be an easier one to assimilate, it will, like most eclipses, have shock effect. This time your attention will be drawn to your romantic or business partner. Something will set you off, and what you decide to do about what you hear in quite a casual, offhand way will be completely up to you.
No one can guess how you will feel, but the decision you need to make will be clear. If your partner needs assistance, which is possible, the news would come fast, and in an unexpected way. If it turns out that your partner is ill or has had a tough setback, you will want to help. Your career seems to be intertwined with what happens too. If your romantic or business partner has betrayed you, you will know what you have to do. It is always better to know than not know what has been happening behind the scenes without your knowledge, but at the time news comes up, it would be easy for you to feel you wish you didn't know. Keep your heath very strong this month as at the time of the October 8 eclipse a lot will be demanded of you.
Still, no matter what happens near October 8, you will be protected by a golden triangle, linking planets in fire signs, including Jupiter (luck), Mars (action), and Uranus (surprise). This golden triangle will click into place October 10, although you will feel the luck in the background earlier, as you go through the eclipse in your opposite sign of Aries.
The second eclipse, October 23 in Scorpio, will be far friendlier and will bring up financial considerations. You may get a new source of income, perhaps because you will get a job offer you cannot refuse, or you may decide to go back to work after having been home with children. Sometimes eclipses hit immediately; other times they take a month to manifest. The money you will be thinking about as a result of this eclipse is money you will earn, not money you would win or are given as a gift. This should make you feel proud when the opportunity strikes. Later, on October 27, Venus will signal Neptune, and you will do well if you work in a creative field - show your ideas to any VIP who will listen, for if you do, you may be hailed as a genius.
Most of the month, Mercury will be retrograde, so it's not a time to make major decisions or make big purchases - and especially avoid buying electronics. Use this month to travel close by, as Mars will enliven your third house of short trips. With fall foliage at a peak in many parts of north hemispheres, you may yearn to be enveloped in the beauty of nature. This same tour of Mars is putting a major focus on your sister or brother, so you may travel to see your sibling or you may be doing something together as a team, such as to plan an anniversary party for your parents. It's alternatively possible your sibling will be making important news in your family or in the world at large.
If you do travel, plan to be back on October 25, no later, as Mars will enter Capricorn, and your full focus will turn to home and hearth. You may want to redecorate and freshen up your home prior to the coming holidays, when guests will be sure to visit you. Or, you may want to tackle important repairs or do maintenance (like having your rug shampooed and windows washed) now while you have time. This trend will continue until December 4, so get cracking! Add touches of seasonal plants, and you will be all set. Your home can twinkle with beautiful style if you begin at the end of October.
One of your most social and joyous days of the month will be October 10, when Jupiter will contact the Sun in the most friendly way possible. It's a night to arrange dinner with one or more friends, or to attend a club meeting that has a fascinating program. This day will exceed your expectations, so be sure to give it a big gold star on your calendar.
For pure romance, circle the weekend of October 18-19 (and add Monday, October 20 too, if you can), for with Venus in Libra and her lover Mars in lovely communication, you won't be disappointed!
Dates to Note: LIBRA
Most important dates for love, meetings, or actions: 3, 4, 9, 10, 12-13, 15, 16, 17, 18-20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30, and 31.
The lunar eclipse of October 8 may bring shock waves concerning a close relationship, as it will fall in your opposite sign of Aries. If your birthday falls on or within four days of this date, you will feel the eclipse more strongly than those of your other Libra friends who have birthdays at different times of the month. Keep your schedule open, and also be sure to guard your health, as this eclipse could be draining.
The month's second eclipse, October 23, a new moon solar eclipse, will help you work on your financials and focus you on money matters.
Venus, your ruler, will be in Libra, until October 23, adding to your allure nearly all month.
The month's second eclipse, October 23, a solar new moon eclipse in Scorpio, will help you increase your cash flow and get a better grip on finances.
Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio / Libra from October 4 to 26. Expect delays and to have to backtrack a great deal this month.
Mars will be in Sagittarius all month until October 25, but before Mars leaves, you will be able to take trips to nearby locations to chill out after the eclipse. Your sister or brother may be in family news - check in.
Mars will begin to tour Capricorn on October 25 and focus you on your home and family until December 5. You may want to do repairs and generally work on getting your house looking beautiful for the coming year-end holidays, or you may be getting ready to sell or buy a house. Mars will help you get things done.
Two days that may feel like your days will be October 12-13, when your ruler Venus and Jupiter collaborate on your behalf.
The other day you may like will be October 27 when Venus and Neptune spin a dream of a day for love. You will feel this influence over the weekend of October 25-26 too.
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