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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
With a crown of stars in the form of sweet little planets in Libra gathered in your first house as you begin October, you are feeling optimistic and energetic. The new moon that arrived on September 28 was in Libra, at five degrees, the only new moon of the year that will appear in your sign. This new moon will allow you to have maximum control over events now, so you need not be concerned about whether your opinions will clash with others—it’s your perspective that counts and what others will want to hear.
As a Libra, you are the arbiter of culture, art, literature, cuisine, fashion, and design, and are particularly talented in understanding and anticipating the pulse and changing tastes of the public—often before there’s general awareness about where trends are heading. If you are a lawyer, as many Libras are, you use your uncanny ability to anticipate societal changes and leanings to judge how a jury is likely to view a case you are presenting.
That new moon of September 28 was a beneficial one, because a new moon in Libra favored you, and will continue to favor you, above all others in early October. Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, was in perfect angle and degree (at 17 degrees) to Venus, your ruling planet, and so both will take good care of you. The aspects at the time of the new moon set a template that will continue in the weeks and months to come.
Take the first step toward a dream dear to you. Jupiter is not only the planet of good fortune, but it is also called the planet of miracles. Plant a seed with optimism, because with Jupiter so strongly supportive of you, you are likely to have what you want providing you start now, in early October. Taking a baby step is fine—the point is to start when you have a favorable new moon, as you do, now.
If your birthday falls on September 28, plus or minus five days, that new moon of late last month, although important for all Libras, will be doubly favorable for you. The same is true if you have Libra rising at five degrees, or a natal moon or planet in Libra, Gemini, or Aquarius at 5 degrees, plus or minus five degrees.
Every Libra will have reason to be excited, but on top of everything else, if your birthday falls on October 11, plus or minus four days, you will have extraordinary help from Jupiter—more than you expect. Those born after October 11 will find the coming months of October and November exciting.
This month, you will have the advantage of Mars in Libra for the first time in two years, from October 3 until November 18. Having Mars in your sign is enormous protection. Mars will give you over-the-top energy and drive, and the confidence to tackle any goal, no matter how complex.
Does your birthday fall before October 11? You already had special, direct help from Jupiter, and at the time you may have unconsciously started a new project or relationship. Think as far back as last year, November 8, 2018. That new project or relationship will likely grow big and strong, thanks to the favorable aid Jupiter has given you.
This month, you will have the advantage of Mars in Libra for the first time in two years, from October 3 until November 18. Having Mars in your sign is enormous protection. Mars will give you over-the-top energy and drive, and the confidence to tackle any goal, no matter how complex. This is the time to plant a seed courageously. You won’t have Mars in Libra again until September 2021. Use it now, and the force will be with you.
At the full moon, on October 13, you will only have eyes for your partner. That person could be your steady date or spouse. If you don’t have a romantic partner, then your attention will be on your business partner, a collaborator or expert you signed, such as an agent, manager, publicist, writing partner, accountant, lawyer, or another person you work with in a close, collaborative way.
It seems your partner in love or business will have news, and all indications are that it will make you happy. This full moon will be beautifully oriented to Jupiter, the planet of gifts and luck, in your communication sector, and Jupiter also will be outstandingly harmonious to the Sun. Additionally, a friend may help you in a substantial way, and you may see evidence that your career is going well too, at the October 13 full moon (influential for four days, plus or minus this date).
This full moon would be the perfect time to launch an app, piece of software, or podcast, or to publish a book or cover story, to give a lecture, or to serve on a panel or judge a contest. If you have a manuscript, this is the time to hire an agent. This full moon will light your seventh house of partnership, so it seems you will need a partner, like an agent or business partner or your spouse or sibling to make your goal a success.
The full moon is in Aries, so the project is entrepreneurial and new in some way. If you are a graduate student at a university and ready to defend your thesis, present at this time—it will be a lucky full moon for you.
It is true that Pluto and Saturn will be in hard angle to the Sun and full moon of October 13. Pluto and Saturn are both in your fourth house of home and family (referring specifically to your parents, or those you think of as parents). This could mean that you want to move to a new house to have more space or to be closer to your job, but your landlord—and there that could be Pluto speaking—may want to hold you to the letter of the lease, making it expensive for you to a break it and leave.
If you are trying to sell a house or condo, you may find that the buyer will pressure you to make particular repairs or insist you lower your price. Or you could have a prospective buyer willing to meet your asking price, but the bank won’t approve a mortgage due to a shaky credit rating. There are many possible examples, but I offer you these to spark ideas.
Meanwhile, Venus will oppose Uranus at the time of the full moon too, from the two financial houses of your chart. As you know, Venus is your ruler. This aspect might create a need to write a check, which is the last thing you need right now.
Alternatively, it might be that you are busy with your career and find it too difficult to think about moving to a new house right now. If that is true for you, it may help to know that your best chance to move will come up soon, in late December or if not then, almost certainly in January. That is the time you will have a plethora of planets in your home and family sector along with home-related eclipses December 25 and January 10.
A difficult new moon is due on October 27, in Scorpio, at four degrees. What concerns me about this new moon in your earnings sector is that Uranus, the planet of sudden, unpredictable news, will directly oppose the Sun and new moon. (The Sun and new moon always arrive together, in conjunction, so in this case, Uranus will direct his rays at both the Sun and new moon at once.)
The new moon will appear in your financial second house of earned income and savings, so you may receive news that you are losing one source of income or will not receive money such as child support, venture capital—you get the idea—that you usually expect. Or it could be that your source of income is steady and stable, but that you may have an unexpected expense or loss that temporarily rattles you.
A new moon in Scorpio is always linked to Pluto or Mars. Alas, Pluto and Mars will be at loggerheads, at a 90-degree square on October 27 too, so you may face a financial obstacle that you need to find the key to unlocking. If someone has been stealing from your business, you will discover the truth at this time and can put a stop to it. This is a new moon, not a full moon, so being that a new moon opens a new path, it may take time to resolve whatever comes up. Take your time and be methodical, for a new moon’s obstacles suggest you will have the time to fix it, and it may take weeks or even months, depending on the complexity of the situation.
It may be that your financial situation is robust, but that you are concerned over the heath of your mother or father or the person you think of as a parent. Keep an eye on your parents, call frequently, and make it a point to know what is going on in their lives in case you are called on to lend a hand.
Simultaneously to all this, the new moon falls in your solar second house of earned income, but the moon rules your solar tenth house of career. In this case, if things work out this way, you may see changes in management or hear an announcement you did not see coming. Whatever comes up, your reputation will stay secure—it seems that you will need to adjust to a change of some kind. (I am not saying that it is easy to adjust, so in no way am I being dismissive here. I want to underscore that your reputation will remain strong no matter what happens.)
The new moon of October 27 has some good points too, in that Venus, your ruler, will receive powerful, positive vibrations from Pluto in your home sector, suggesting if there is a problem with your plans to move house or you have a concern over the health of a parent, you will be able to find a solution. There’s also every indication that if you run short of money, a sympathetic parent will be standing by to help you by giving you the money you need.
Mercury is about to go retrograde October 31 until November 20, and that is another reason you will need to have as much done in the early part of the month as you can. Press forward with vigor as you start the month. You will begin to feel the slowdown of Mercury as soon as October 21. Mercury will retrograde in Scorpio and may delay a payment you are expecting. You will receive the payment eventually, but it will take time. You won’t notice a delay until you are close to October 21, so try to be paid early on.
As you see, much of late October will center your thinking on financial matters. You will need flexibility, so don’t overschedule your calendar. A light schedule in the last week of October will allow you the time to move in any direction that you might need to take. Everyone, of every sign, will feel the tensions of this unpredictable new moon of October 27, so you are not alone.
If you find yourself in a financial jam, your family loves you and will be ready to help you, even if they have never helped you financially before. Let that knowledge be warm comfort to you.
Remember too, that you have Mars in Libra, allowing you to start an entirely new two-year cycle. Influential VIPs will want to hear what you have to say, so speak up and press forward. You will be received warmly and welcomed into all the right offices.
Ever since Uranus, the unpredictable planet, entered Taurus permanently on November 6, 2018, to stay until November 7, 2025, as a Libra, you have had to adjust to a new set of financial circumstances. Uranus can make you experience an occasional high expense that knocks you out or brings in more money than you ever hoped you’d see. Wild swings like this are common when you have Uranus in the house of other people’s money as you do.
This month appears to bring a financial challenge in the last week of the month, at the new moon in Scorpio, on October 27, when Uranus will send angry beams to the Sun and new moon. News about money that you expect to arrive might not, but something else will. No one can say how you will react to this change, but it does look like you will be temporarily unnerved by the sudden financial news.
Even so, all month you will have extraordinary help from Mars in Libra, putting you front and center, in control and in the driver’s seat. Mars does not come to Libra often—it takes Mars nearly two years to revolve around the Sun, so it won’t be until September 2021 until you see Mars in Libra again. When Mars finally does arrive in your sign, VIPs and family will listen to what you have to say, and your persuasiveness will win them over, and that includes even the staunchest critic.
Your biggest expense appears to be directed toward your family or regarding a home or property matter. You may be about to lease or buy a house, or buy furniture, but your family or your mate could have conflicting opinions about your plans. This means you might have to spend as much time defending your ideas as you will implementing them. Alternatively, your rollercoaster financial situation may be due to the economic environment in your region and could make you feel temporarily stuck or unsure of what to do.
The old adage, “when in doubt, do nothing,” could turn out to be wise advice now, for concurrent to all this happening in the last week of October, Mercury will go retrograde in your personal financial sector. Mistakes proliferate during these periods, so check your bank and credit card statements to ascertain that it reflects no unauthorized activity.
With challenging aspects coming at October’s end, you will do best by having your most urgent deals and activities done early in the month. In this regard, you are in luck.
As you enter October, you will have the new moon, Sun, Mercury, and your ruler Venus—all in your sign Libra—to support you as you enter your new birthday year. That is a remarkable amount of planetary energy to support your every wish. Planets are forever on the move, however, so this advantage will begin to evaporate by the third week of October. Early in the month, you will have an open road to accomplish things your way.
Mars, one of the most important planets to have on our side, will enter October 3 and stay until November 18. Even though you will gradually see most of the planets in Libra start to disburse by the third week in October, you will have Mars in your corner until November 18, and that’s a great asset. Use all the planetary energy you have when you have it—that means start early in the month and see anyone who will see you!
At the October 13 full moon, you will only have both adoring eyes on your partner. It’s the sweetest moment of the month, so celebrate your relationship by taking a little trip into the country to enjoy fresh air, nature’s beauty, but most of all, to enjoy each other.