Virgo Forecast for October 2014
By Susan Miller
This month a lot of news will come to you, although not all of it will be immediately easy to digest and understand. Sit back and observe what will be going on, for as events unfold, more information will be forthcoming. As you are met with delays and postponements, go with the flow in October, for it would be wrong to press your agenda forward. Conditions will be rapidly changing, and with a whole new set of circumstances emerging, you will need time to strategize what steps you need to take next.
Part of the reason for the confusing atmosphere in October is that all month, Mercury, your ruling planet, will be retrograde, October 4 to October 26. Eclipse season is back too, bringing a full moon lunar eclipse in Aries on October 8, and a solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 23. Eclipses always add to the general commotion of any month. As the eclipses appear and deliver their news, it will take time for you to sort out your options to know the right steps to take. The theme of the month is "go slowly." Be thoughtful and reflective, and do not jump to conclusions, for not all information will be given to you at once. As events unfold this month, in future weeks, the road ahead will become clearer, so be patient.
Let's start with Mercury retrograde. Mercury is your guardian planet, so its activities during any month are always important to you, as that is the planet that takes good care of you. A ruling planet bestows talents, so you can thank Mercury for your crackling sharp intelligence, high level of productivity, and ability to deal with rapidly changing situations like a pro. You are a mutable sign, known to be flexible and able to come up with plenty of alternative solutions. If Plan A proves not to work, you are quick to turn your attention to Plan B. This month all those talents will allow you to master any situation that comes up and turn things to your favor.
Mercury is the planet that gives us our objectivity, with all the emotion taken out of the situation. Mercury rules communication, perception, negotiation, and commerce - all the elements we all need to keep the world spinning. When Mercury is retrograde, the planet shuts down for a three-and-a-half-week nap, and the rest of us on earth are left to cope as best we can without Mercury's help. This time Mercury will begin to retrograde in your third house of travel in Scorpio but quickly backslide into Libra, a financial house - specifically your second house of earned income and salary - where Mercury will spend most of its time. This means you may have checks that are late to arrive, so send a gentle reminder statement.
If you are behind in billing your clients, Mercury retrograde will help you catch up. If you never filed your taxes, you can see your accountant and get it all done. Whatever comes up now may relate to the earlier eclipse, April 15. After October 8, see if you can find the direct link between the April eclipse and the one coming October 8. It is very possible that if you suffered financial stress in April, that this eclipse may help you reverse things, and put a matter involving money to rest.
When the October 8 full moon eclipse arrives, something will end, for it will be a full moon eclipse. (Eclipses always fall on a new or full moon and increase a normal new or full moon's strength threefold. In other words, eclipses are like new and full moons on steroids.) This eclipse will light your second house of earned income, and conjunct Uranus and oppose the transiting Sun and Venus. Something involving money that you seem not to know about will come to the surface and you will not be able to get things back to where they were earlier - don't even try. It is very likely you will be surprised and possibly even shocked by what you hear, but the nature of the news is impossible to know in advance when unpredictable Uranus is involved. It could be good news, but you need not plan for good news!
The moon rules your domestic situation, so you may suddenly need money to pay for a repair, renovation, or purchase / lease of property, or you may want to write a check to help a parent. Alternatively, if a friend owes you money, you will either see it now or have to work out a payment plan with her. Often when a full moon lunar eclipse occurs in a financial house, it suggests the way you made your money will end and another source will come to take its place, either immediately or in time. I feel you will be shocked by news initially but will recover quickly.
The reason I feel you will recover is that, remarkably, a golden triangle will appear in the sky, all in fire signs, with these planets at the three points: Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, in Leo from your twelfth house behind-the-scenes sector; Mars in Sagittarius, from your home and family sector; and Uranus from your eighth house of other people's money, covering mortgage, cash gifts, inheritance, company perks and benefits, bonus, commission, credit, bank loans, and so forth. All three of these areas will work together as a unit to help you. It's also possible that an assignment that you've had is over, and it all feels so abrupt, perhaps because you will miss the team you worked with every day.
Alternatively, it sounds like you may be doing something home-oriented, like buying a house, and may need approval of a mortgage from a bank, or hope to renegotiate your present mortgage to get a lower, more attractive finance rate. If you are renovating your home, you may need to get a home improvement loan approved from your bank or a loan from your parents so you can put a down payment on a house. Any of these goals will be met, as it appears the money you need will very likely materialize. If you are young and simply hope to have your new, first apartment painted, it appears this will be possible too, and the funds will appear.
The next eclipse will be a solar new moon, and those are quite easy, for they open opportunities. The October 23 eclipse will be the best one of all of 2014. Falling in Scorpio, it will light your third house of travel now and in weeks ahead. If you do hit the road, the city you visit will be fairly close to you, reachable within a day's drive. It appears you may be having a romantic relationship in another city, and would explain the frequent trips. If you travel for business, go after this eclipse arrives, and you will likely find accord.
If your birthday falls on August 23, plus five days, you will benefit most from the October 23 solar eclipse. The same would be true if you have Virgo rising within five degree of 0 degrees, or a natal planet at 0 degrees Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, or Cancer, plus or minus five degrees, for that planet will be sensitized and you will likely benefit too.
Mercury, your ruler, will be retrograde all month, from October 4 to October 25, and mainly in your travel-oriented third house. It is possible you may decide to visit a location that you've not seen in years, and might have fond memories from childhood. You may hear news from a sibling, too, this month as a result of the October 23 eclipse, so keep alert - your brother or sister may have news.
The same house where the eclipse will arrive rules contracts as well, so you may be asked to sign papers after that eclipse arrives. Do so in November, as October would not be the best time to agree to anything, and that includes agreeing to a new job. The job description is likely to change, or something else about it will shift, and if you agree to it now, you may be disappointed with the results. Keep in mind that it's always best to get space between the date Mercury retrograde occurs and the date Mercury goes direct. This means you should not run up too close to the Mercury retrograde dates, say, October 2 or 3, or October 26 or 27. Leave lots of room as Mercury won't be fully operational anywhere near the start and finish dates.
Now let's look at special days that will be peppered throughout the month.
As said, the golden triangle will appear after the full moon total lunar eclipse. Key in October 9 and 10, a stunning day, when first on October 9, Mars will be in perfect angle to Jupiter. Actions have a likelihood of wonderful outcomes, so have a meeting and see if you can reach accord. On October 10, you have an even more stellar day, when the Sun and Jupiter meet in sweet angles, and you will get outstanding luck from an authority figure.
Financial news should be upbeat on October 13 or 14, when Venus collaborates closely with Jupiter. These two days will be superb days to talk about fees or salary, but again, you need to wait until November to make talks official by signing on paper.
October 15 will be a great day for meeting with an authority figure, for the mighty Sun and Mars will be in ideal angle, helping you make good financial decisions about money you may need to help a parent, or for a real estate goal.
The weekend of October 18-19 would be a sweet weekend for a party that you give at home, thanks to the collaboration of Venus and Mars. (The caveat is, you would have to give the party at home for best results, not in a club or restaurant.)
One of your very best days of the month will be October 20, when your guardian planet, Mercury, will send a missive to Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck. It's a gorgeous day that you can use for almost any purpose and be confident that things will go your way. Financial talks should go especially well, so keep that in mind. Because Mercury is retrograde, we will have a repeat of this four-star day, November 1, when again Mercury, going direct, will again reach out to Jupiter and create another lucky day for you.
You have seen me talk lots about your physical space, regarding your home or other property you may own, and your parents. That is because Mars will be in Sagittarius, touring your house of home and family until October 25, giving lots of energy to your push forward on home-related goals. This month, you can browse stores; collect estimates for costs of furniture, bedding, and linens; and then once Mercury goes direct, you can take action in November. On November 22, and continuing for two weeks, the new moon in Sagittarius in your house of home will kick off even more home improvement activity. It looks like by the time the year is done, you will have a very cozy home to celebrate in time for the year-end holidays.
The month will end on an enchanting note. Mars, the energy planet, will enter your fifth house of true love and enliven your social life in a glorious way. Mars will be in that house from October 25 to December 4, so get your wardrobe ready - you will be stepping out! You've not had this powerful level of help to jumpstart your love life since mid-November 2012 to December 25, 2012 - a very long time ago. Mars will help you become more likely to take steps to meet someone new if you are single, for Mars will always energize anything it touches. If you are attached, you will see more of each other and have more fun too. If you hope to conceive a baby, Mars in Capricorn may summon the stork carrying a little bundle of joy.
Venus will move into water-sign Scorpio and work very nicely with Mars the day before Mars heads for earth-sign Capricorn (October 24 versus October 25), so this is great news. Venus will be a big help in increasing your allure and will amp up your charisma from October 24 until November 16. Next month, while Mars and Venus are so beautifully angled, take steps to improve your appearance. Spend a little money on yourself, dear Virgo - it is your time to shine.
Watch your finances closely, for events might have a strong impact on your cash flow as a result of the total eclipse of the moon in Aries, October 8. This eclipse is tied to the one that occurred back on April 15, so if you can recall what happened then, you might have clues to the type of discussions will come up now. That eclipse in April was much more severe - this one should bring better news.
The October 8 eclipse is almost certain to bring shocking financial news, and because the moon will be under siege, make sure you do not loan money to anyone, especially not to a friend. On the plus side, Mars will be friendly to both Jupiter and to Uranus, so quick thinking can turn events in your favor. No doubt, news that may initially appear to be sudden and costly may be turned to become a blessing in disguise. October is a wild month, so things that would not normally happen in any other month are likely to happen now.)
Virgo is excellent in these types of situations, for you are known to keep your head while others are losing theirs. If events seem to be spinning out of control, take a breath and simply think outside the box. Your friendly planets suggest you can conquer this event and make it work for you. Jupiter will be in great angle to the Sun, so if you "lose" any money at this time, you stand a good chance of gaining back other funds, with a margin to spare, in the nick of time.
The second eclipse, a solar new moon eclipse October 23, may offer some relief from all the financial thinking you may need to do early in the month. You may take a quick trip to clear your mind or be asked to sign important papers. This is a lovely, friendly solar eclipse, but still, with your ruler, Mercury, in retrograde, you need to be wary about signing anything this month. Necessary information will be either missing or misleading, causing you to come to the wrong assumptions. Wait until mid-November to sign.
In the background, throughout the month, you seem to be very focused on your home. You may be doing repairs, painting, or renovating, or staging a full-scale renovation or move to a new address. This trend is already in place, having started last month, and will keep up until October 25. Aim to get home-and-property projects finished by late October, at which time a new influence will enter, one that will be wildly social and may bring a breathtaking romance. You won't want to be saddled with home-related obligations just when your social life will be amping up, October 25 to December 4. By then you will want to invite friends over and show off your decorating and entertainment skills.
One of your happiest, luckiest days will be when your ruler, Mercury and Jupiter collaborate on October 20. The moon will be in Virgo too, adding to your favor. Any meeting, interview, or presentation you make on this day will go exceedingly well, and more money to you should result. It's a four-star day - use it!
Dates to Note: VIRGO
Most important dates for love, meetings, or actions: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29.
Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio / Libra from October 4 to 26.
The October 8 eclipse may bring shocks about money. It's not a good time to negotiate the division of property in a divorce, as this eclipse falls in your eighth house of "other people's money" and could bring vehement disagreement about what is a fair split.
Fortunately, Jupiter will be in good angle to the eclipse on October 10, so you may have an eleventh hour epiphany about how to fix the situation. Circle October 10 as a potentially great day for any sort of financial talks.
One of your favorite days of the month will be when Mercury, your ruler, signals Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, October 20. It's a four-star day for you. Mercury is still retrograde, however, until October 25, so have talks and make plans, but don't sign off on them until November if possible.
Your house or apartment may be renovated or painted now - you seem to have much activity there from the start of the month to October 25. If you need to move, you have all the aspects you need to make that happen. When Mars signals Jupiter, earlier, October 9, you will have a great day to map out all that must be done.
The month's second eclipse, October 23, a new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio will bring welcome relief, and allow you to flee town for rest from all the activities that were happening this month earlier.
The month ends on a romantic note. Mars will enter Capricorn, a beautifully compatible placement for Mars to be for you, from October 25 to December 4. This will enliven your love life quite a bit - the most you've seen in two years! Get your dancing shoes on!
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