A Note from Susan Miller
October is due to be a unique month that will not be easy for any of us. The planets will be in a frenzy, the likes of which I have rarely seen. If you feel you’ve seen enough surprises this year, I am sorry to report that there will be a slew of them in October. Warrior Mars is one of the prime instigators, but surprise-a-minute Uranus will play a leading part, too. Saturn, Pluto, and Mercury will stir the pot as well and add to the turmoil.
When the planets get this way, it is because they want to shake up the status quo and force us to confront languishing situations that many of us would prefer not to address. As you see, there is method in the planets’ madness. One thing you can rely on is that when planets are in harsh angle to each other, the universe brings enormous energy so that you can deal with what happens. Sweet aspects—trines and positive, happy conjunctions—are always prized, but they make us a little lazy. Squares and oppositions are the hard aspects, but they sure do bring high energy. The universe will always give you the tools you need when it brings you a challenge.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
The month to come is not an ordinary month. There will be many strange twists and turns, and just when you thought you had everything organized and nailed down, something else will come up. We are all in this together, dear Pisces. No one, of any sign, is going to find the going easy in October. It will get easier by the second half of November, I promise. I have never seen so many planets pick arguments with each other—and when they throw pies at each other, we can feel the commotion in the air down below, here on Earth.
Financial management is taking a lot of your time, which is not usual for you. You are a good manager of money, and Forbes magazine says Pisces and Virgo turn out to be the wealthiest signs of the zodiac. I feel that’s because you put the emphasis on quality and pleasing your client base rather than finding clever ways to rake in a lot of cash.
Mars entered Aries, your financial solar second house, on June 27, and instead of staying his usual six weeks, Mars will remain in this money-oriented part of your chart for six months, until January 6, 2021. That can be hard to deal with, as Mars in this place is known to temporarily force up expenses. If you lost your job in the pandemic, you will have good aspects in November and even better ones in December. The coming solar eclipse of December 14 could have you winning a high profile prestigious job or, if self-employed, an illustrious client, and the money will follow. If you are working for an employer, a promotion or offer from a competitor could come up in December—it could be the best Santa will have to give you.
October is frustrating because in the middle of Mars’ visit to your second house of earned income, he will be retrograde for a portion of the time. Mars already started his backward slide on September 9 and will finally go direct November 13. In the meantime, payments you expected may be held up, or a job you are interviewing for might temporarily go on a freeze. Mars is the gas on the stove that gets things cooking, and without an active, robust Mars, you will find everything takes more time, energy, and money to fix, launch, or complete. It is a hard and fast rule in astrology never to have a product launch or open the doors of a new business or do anything important during Mars retrograde—those ventures simply tend not to succeed. It is not a good time to start a new romantic relationship, either.