You’re looking pretty good!
There are no extremely big astrological dramas this month, you might be pleased to hear. That means it’s likely there are going to be fewer dramas down here on earth. It’s not going to be 100% smooth sailing of course – after all, is it ever? But overall, the month ahead is looking pretty reasonable.
Let’s run down the major aspects of the month ahead.
Well, with all the aforementioned notwithstanding, the month kicks off with a bit of a clash!
We get Venus, the planet of love, clashing with Pluto comma the paranoid planet.
This could be a little bit tough on some people. Most affected will be people born under the signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn – or people with those signs rising.
If you find yourself getting a little bit over-wrought, have a word with yourself, take a breath, and walk away until you can behave rationally.
And more about Pluto…
Also in the first week of the month, we get Pluto, also known as the bully of the Zodiac, finally changing directions.
Pluto has been retrograde since April, which has meant we have been going over old ground in terms of fire and fury in our lives, in terms of detoxifying, rebirthing and transforming our lives. That sense of going over and over old ground stops here now though. Pluto is moving forward again.
Wherever Pluto goes, the earth gets scorched. So here we are, with Pluto moving forward through our chart, burning things up!
If you think that sounds quite intense, you’re right! Pluto is a very intense planet. However the good news is that normally he works on a psychological or intangible level. So whatever Pluto brings, is usually quite subtle, even if it is in some ways life changing.
Mars is on the move and what that means…
Another big change in the first week of the month is the move of the planet Mars from Virgo into Libra.
Mars in Virgo was all about the details. It was about fighting to get things absolutely right. It was about crossing the t’s and dotting the eye.
Now we get Mars moving into the partnership sign of Libra.
On the one hand it means we are all going to be just that little bit more likely to raise our voice at our partner… This is a transit which asks us to sort through any relationship issues we are having.
It’s also a time when we are going to make our voices heard in terms of fighting for justice.
And it’s a time when we are more likely to try harder to find a balance in our lives, one way or another.
More lessons to learn
I know I said that October will be easier, but another quite fleeting alignment to watch out for early on in the month is the Sun squaring Saturn. This is going to take place on October 7, pretty much wherever you are in the world.
The Sun is all about ego and Saturn forces people back into line.
If you’re feeling as though someone is being a bit rough on you around October 7, just check to see that maybe they don’t have a point.
Saturn is the great teacher of the zodiac, and normally if we are getting a hard time under Saturn alignment like this, we have something to learn.
What about love? Aka Venus?