News from Susan Miller
I am so happy to send you my October forecast because it is an unusual one. Despite the fact that Mercury will be retrograde until October 18 (almost always an annoying aspect causing delays and mix-ups), you can nevertheless look forward to a splendid month, filled with many magnificent aspects sprinkled throughout October. I feel these coming jewel-like aspects will be so strong, you may not be ruffled too much by Mercury retrograde. After all, you do have experience with little Mercury and can outwit many of his antics.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
October will start with plenty for you to do. You will likely have a full schedule, and work could be busier than any other time this year. You might say that September was hectic for you, but last month, you also had time for fun and romance, if you took full advantage of the opportunities on tap. In October, there will be more work to be done, as well as the chance to be highly productive. Four heavenly bodies are moving through your sixth house of work-a-day matters, causing a flurry of activity, but you seem to be happy to be valued and appreciated. Libra, the dominant sign this month, is the partnership sign, so you may work with someone one-on-one.
On October 6, the new moon in Libra will arrive and bring new work assignments. You may immediately realize that the new projects represent work that could turn out to be useful for establishing your reputation in your field. You are in a fortunate situation now that you have both lucky Jupiter and teacher Saturn in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement in 2021. This is another indication that opportunities to make a name for yourself are bubbling up in your professional life. This month’s new moon of October 6 will establish a direct link between the work you are doing now and your eventual rise to a higher status in your firm or field. Work hard, for you should be ready to make your move in February.
The new moon in Libra on October 6 will put Venus front and center, and here, Venus will have a second function—she will rule the new moon in Libra, as well as Taurus. One special day, coming several days before the new moon, October 2, will bring Venus and Pluto into a friendly conversation, linking your seventh house of close, committed partnerships to your ninth house of long-distance travel. This makes the weekend of October 2-3 ideal for a trip with your one and only. This aspect moves slowly, so it will be operative during the October 6 new moon, too.
You will have Jupiter sending Mercury helpful signals during the first week of October too, suggesting that business will be brisk and that you could make good money this month. Saturn, at the pinnacle point of your horoscope, will be close enough to send a significant, beautiful, stabilizing beam to the new moon, October 6. This is an aspect that could easily make you feel calm and secure when you see opportunities pop up like bright red poppies in a meadow.
Keep in mind that Mercury will be retrograde until October 18, a trend that started last month on September 26. There could be several changes to the projects you are working on at the office, so be flexible when those changes show up. It is alternatively possible that a member of your staff will announce a departure, causing a bit of mayhem until you find a suitable replacement. In anticipation of this, keep résumés on file or a list of temporary workers you can call on if you need to hire someone quickly.
You should not make any new hires while Mercury is retrograde, but you can interview candidates and allow for a trial employment period. Avoid signing a contract or buying electronic items during the retrograde. Leave a space of days after October 18, the date Mercury goes direct, as you need to give Mercury a little time to regulate its direct orbit.
Important changes could occur in your life as present situations wind down to make room for the new, and those changes may be coming sooner than you might think. Before you get to February, your best career month of 2022, you will need to get through a difficult new moon next month in your opposite sign of Scorpio, November 4, and you’ll also experience two eclipses. The first one will be a lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 19, and after that, a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 3.
Circle October 28 when Venus, your ruling planet in Sagittarius, will receive shimmering beams from good-fortune Jupiter in Aquarius. This should bring a fantastic opportunity to elevate your career.
For now, keep your eye on the troublesome new moon in Taurus next month, November 4, that will ask you to decide about a close relationship in love or business. Sometimes an eclipse will take the decision out of your hands if you or the other person in the relationship is unhappy. Eclipses tend to cleanse situations, doing for you what you may be hesitant to do for yourself. This eclipse will directly touch you if your birthday falls on or within five days of May 17.
The solar eclipse of December 3 will fall in Sagittarius, so you may make adjustments to your investment portfolio. It might be best to do your research first, especially at eclipse time—don’t rush, and be sure you have thought things through carefully. The economy may rock and roll in November, so stay clued in. I am not a financial astrologer, so I am simply saying that November will have lots of cross currents, and it will be hard to tell truth from fiction. Rely on your financial advisor for advice.
No doubt about it, change is in the air for you, including the source of your income. You already had several eclipses in your income houses in 2020 and two eclipses affecting your income this year in May and June, so you may have already received messages from the eclipses, or you may see the source of your income change before the year is out. Although as a Taurus, you tend to like things to stay “as is,” you will find that change is good, and you are ready for it.
The house that is being so strongly spotlighted now by the new moon October 6, your sixth house, also rules your health. Several parts of your chart cover health—the first house, for example, which covers strength and vitality. Your Sun is also a good indicator, and as a Taurus, you tend to have a robust constitution. The new moon this month will stimulate your sixth house, which rules the measures you take to stay healthy. They might include seeing your doctor and dentist for checkups, having major screenings done, streamlining your nutrition, or hiring a trainer (or joining an exercise class in real life or on YouTube). You might be motivated to do one or more of these options to be sure you stay in top shape.
One of your happiest days this month will be October 15 when Jupiter trines the Sun, connecting your two career houses. This is a rare aspect that only happens twice a year, and often loops in other houses. This will be a Friday, making it an ideal day for a client presentation, job interview, or to take a trip to see a client face to face to negotiate a deal.
The full moon of October 20 will fall in Aries, your twelfth house, which is a private, hidden part of your chart. The twelfth house symbolizes both the end of a cycle and the impending start of a new one. At this full moon, you may hear details of someone’s secret that had not been revealed to you previously, or it may be that a secret of yours may come out in the open. You may be dragging your little feathers on this day, perhaps tired after weeks of meeting deadlines at work. Allow yourself time to kick back, putter around the house, and treat yourself to extra sleep. Next month on November 19 you will have a full moon in Taurus, and it will be a lunar eclipse, so that will be a more important moment.
There will be another sterling way to use this full moon on October 20, for the twelfth house is one of great creativity when working in solitude. It is also the place where much research can be accomplished if you are working on a book or thesis. Depending on what you have on your agenda, you can use this full moon to your advantage if either of these two areas resonates with you.
No matter what comes up at the full moon October 20, the praise from clients or employers will be lavish as this full moon will receive some scintillating golden beams from Jupiter. With your career going so well, you may want to take a handful of vacation days and drive into the countryside to get a change of pace at a resort. With the full moon in athletic Aries, you might want to have access to sports, such as mountain climbing, biking, horseback riding, tennis, or basketball, or you may wish to hit a few rounds of golf.
I like October very much, even with the usual garden variety frustrations of Mercury retrograde. If you slow down and become more deliberate in all your actions, you will do fine with Mercury. There will be so many sweet aspects this month that may continually distract you with lovely news. Mercury retrograde will always be a little frustrating, but October is unusual in that there will be so many shining aspects. November is another story, and all signs, not just yours, will likely have some difficulties with it.
As noted above in your October report, the November 4 new moon might bring turbulence to a close relationship, and later, on November 19, we have a full moon lunar eclipse that may bring news and final choices for a relationship. The financial markets may go up and down in November, but stay calm until the dust settles—rely on the advice of your financial broker.
Circle on your calendar three stand-out days in October. The first will be October 18 when Mars trines Jupiter—clicking off a big opportunity for you to get ahead. Mars is the action planet, still in your work-a-day sector, and when Jupiter gets involved, you could earn more points for your rising reputation.
The last week of October has some of the best days of October, so find a way to use them.
Next comes October 28 when your ruling planet Venus in Sagittarius will receive shimmering beams from good-fortune Jupiter in Aquarius. Together, these two planets will create a sextile, indicating a fantastic opportunity for elevating your career. You might negotiate your compensation for a new job, including benefits. If you work in sales (and in actuality, we all do in one way or another), this will be your day. Your ruling planet is Venus, so when she meets with Jupiter, Venus’ stardust falls directly on you.
October ends with another spectacular day, October 31, when Mercury will trine Jupiter. Mercury rules your house of money, making this a great day for any financial agreement or negotiation, and because October 31 falls on a Sunday, it would also be a good time to take a busines trip. You could even try for a romantic getaway over the weekend.
While we are on the topic of October 31, will Halloween be a fun night out? Your chart will be so centered on your work and reputation that this month’s romance, fun, and friendship will take second place (but an opportunity could present itself). Your best shot at love comes earlier in the month while Venus, your ruler, tours Scorpio until October 7. One of my favorite days for you will be October 2 when Venus and Pluto will be in sync—you may want to take a fun trip with your one and only over that weekend.
One day before Halloween, on October 30, Mars will move into your opposite sign of Scorpio, and that will start to draw you away from heavy-duty office work and turn you toward your established romantic relationship or a business partnership, and a lot will be sorted and settled once and for all.
As you begin October, you will need to hit the ground running. Assignments will flow onto your desk in rapid succession, and you’ll have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and dig in. Remarkably, Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, will be back in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement (after a brief exit from May 13 until July 28) and will send shimmering rays to your sixth house of work projects, where the Sun and new moon will appear on October 6.
Jupiter has been in retrograde for months, so you may have been frustrated with the lack of growth in your career, despite working hard and smart. This situation was brought on by a weakened Jupiter that began June 20. Happily, Jupiter will turn direct this month on October 17. This is good news, for you will start to see professional progress after Jupiter starts moving forward.
That new moon in Libra on October 6 will offer you fresh work opportunities almost immediately. Mercury (ruling news) and his big brother Mars (energy) will also be orbiting close to the Sun and new moon. These celestial bodies will draw your attention to your to-do list. It will be fun to work on something new and different. If you give all your energy and attention to these projects in October, you will be able to elevate your reputation and career status. Voice your ideas without hesitation.
Mercury will be retrograde in your work-a-day sector during a large portion of October, a trend that started September 26 and will end October 18. This could mean a project you wanted to work on earlier that had to be put aside might now jump to life this month. With Mercury retrograde, don’t rush or become distracted. You need to hover over details more deliberately than ever.
All those celestial bodies—new moon, Sun, Mars, and Mercury—will be in Libra, the sign of partnership, so you may need to collaborate closely with another person to get your projects done. You seem so happy to do so, for your interaction with this person will likely be smooth and enjoyable. You might notice pressure from Saturn, the stern teacher, because Saturn will be well-positioned to the group of Libra celestial bodies in your work sector. This month, Saturn will motivate you to continually do better. You may impress clients and management, and if you are self-employed, you will later bring in new business based on what you learn.
Fitness and health will form part of the new moon’s message (October 6 and beyond). You might feel encouraged to refine your diet and gently add a little more exercise, such as hiking, bike riding, power walking, or lifting weights, and when you can, exercise with a friend. (Ask your doctor before you start a fitness regimen to make sure you don’t overdo.) While you are determined to improve your health, it’s also a good time to check in with your general practitioner for annual tests, see your dentist for a cleaning, and ask your eye doctor if you need a new prescription
You will have had an active month, so by the full moon, October 20 in Aries, you will want to slow down and give yourself some tender loving care. You may want to hibernate and perhaps want to sleep in over the weekend. Follow a leisurely pace. If you have small children, that may not be easy to do, so you might want to hire a babysitter to get a few hours of rest.
This full moon will light your twelfth house of secrets, so you may hear of a secret that someone has not shared with you or may have hoped you’d never discover. Or, conversely, you may have a secret that you need to keep under wraps—if so, be careful.
The twelfth house also rules the subconscious mind, so if you have been going to a professional therapist, you may now have a breakthrough and view a current dilemma with a more upbeat perspective. That eureka moment might help you find a sense of peace and calm. If you have been battling an addiction to a substance, this full moon may be the moment you reach out for help. Above all, at this point in the month, be good to yourself.
There is one more way that this helpful full moon may bring news. You may be asked to work on a strategy for a new product or service that will come out soon. For now, you will be drawing up plans, doing estimates, and so forth. Be mindful that you will have to keep what you’re doing away from prying eyes, lest a competitor gets wind of your project. It seems you will be ready to show the world this new item or service very soon, possibly by next month.
When it comes to love, Taurus who are attached will have the edge, for Venus will tour your solar seventh house of committed relationships until October 7. If you are attached, use this time to lavish attention on your partner. Until October 7, Venus will glide through your opposite sign of Scorpio, making your interaction with your partner smooth.
On Saturday, October 2, Venus and Pluto will work together to generate exciting passion. See if you can take a trip into the country together, and if you have children, see if your mother will babysit. Your planetary ruler is Venus, so this aspect seems tailor-made for you and will bring you over-the-top romance.
Two other magical days will happen near month’s end, October 28 and October 31. Both should boost your reputation. Either would be great days for a job interview, client presentation, and for generating praise for work well done earlier.