Monthly Forecast for October 2017

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It wouldn’t be fair to say things slow down in October, but they do come at us at a more manageable pace. At least that’s true after the first week, which continues the Plutonian energy with a Mars/Pluto trine on the
1st, followed by the full moon in Aries on the 5th. Although there’s a lot of serious business to attend to, we may find this an energetic and outgoing time – especially around the weekend of the 6th – 8th. Sporting events, or a little healthy competition of your own, are suggested, but as long as you’re active, you’ll be in tune with the cosmic vibe.

A more serious, sober feel takes over in the week after the full moon, as Venus squares Saturn on the
8th, then the Sun and Mercury square Pluto on the 9th. It’s likely to feel that we’re at deadline on any number of issues – financial, romantic, political, and more. With Jupiter at the very end of Libra, we’ll be inclined to try diplomacy, but it may fail as he moves into Scorpio on the 10th.

Jupiter will spend the next year in Scorpio, where he takes on the complex character of this deep and intense sign. Jupiter in Scorpio often signifies advances in healing, both medical and energetic. Energy itself is often a focus, and we may use more energy while finding new ways of accessing the power we need to run the planet. Look for the growth of alternative power over the coming year.

Business and finance tend to be favored by Jupiter in Scorpio, and this is likely to be a good time for banks and other lenders, although those highlight only one aspect of the economy. When Jupiter was in Scorpio in 1993 – 1994, the economy was in expansion as the relatively high-flying 90s began (the stock market soared, but bonds tumbled). Things were less rosy in 2005 – 2006, when the overall economy was in a slowdown, but banks were lending money at a fast and furious rate – to the eventual detriment of everyone concerned. Economic optimism, even unfounded, is a potential manifestation of Jupiter in Scorpio.

A Sun/Uranus opposition at the new moon in Libra on the
19th could pit ‘me’ against ‘us’, as the drive for independence overrides our sense of relationship, proportion, and manners. This is a good time to plant the seeds of future progress in relationships, so mind your intentions. Some folks may find a partnership ending around this time, perhaps quite suddenly, but most of us will just feel a bit of strain. Some alone time could work wonders.

If the strain is too much, a Venus/Pluto square on the
27th could push us over the limit as we struggle to be in charge of ourselves, and maybe our partners. This is another aspect that can lend intensity and passion, or lead to power struggles.

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