Key themes: respectful intimacy, mental health, career, finances, pleasure.

October begins with Mercury going direct in the sign of Virgo. For the past 9 days or so, you’ve been considering your energetic mergings, especially the ones that consume you. Now you’ll be able to work towards an intimacy that’s careful and respectful, and you’ll be able to cut ties with the ones that don’t allow for this to occur.

On the 8th, Pluto also goes direct, in the sign of Capricorn, where it’s been for the past 14 years. During its retrograde, you got a chance to see how you deal with endings and matters of the past, and how they affects your psyche. Pluto’s slow, so this realization isn’t something so evident, it happens at a very steady pace. When it turns direct, it’ll be easier for you to embrace your spiritual nature, and to connect with deeply buried emotions that need to be processed and released.

This month, the Full Moon will happen in Aries, on the 9th at 4:55pm EST. A light will be shining on your communications and daily interactions. Pay attention to your inner dialogue, and work on making it more self-affirming. Discover yourself in your exchanges instead of disregarding yourself for what you haven’t yet communicated or accomplished. Life is a process, and you hold the intuition to know when and where to open the doors that can lead you to the next stage of your life.

Mercury will re-enter Libra on the 10th, taking you back to the things you were experiencing or thinking about surrounding your beliefs, what inspires you, and the paradigms that have the power to support you between August 26th and September 22nd. Remember that you can’t move forward if you’re hanging on to ideas that no longer light you up.

Saturn also goes direct this month on the 23rd in the sign of Aquarius, making it easier for you to trust your inner drive. Allow yourself to go against the current if you have to. You may even need to go against what you once were, that which you know you no longer are. Remember that your energy and your time are precious, use it while you have it.

Also on the 23rd, Venus enters the sign of Scorpio, followed by the Sun, and on the 25th we welcome the second eclipse season of the year with a New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in the sign of Scorpio. Things are shifting within your career and long-term goals. You may not have much clarity as to where these changes may lead you. Don’t despair, be there to hold space, and start making moves towards the kind of professional freedom you desire.

On the 28th, Jupiter retrograde will re-enter the sign of Pisces, bringing back some of the wisdom we began to tap into at the beginning of May. In your case, it has to do with spending your resources on what matters, and building a life of abundance with what you have. Make this time about untangling yourself from what drains you, and investing your energy in what sustains you.

Mercury will join Venus and the Sun in Scorpio on the 29th, inviting you to use your words as if they were healing magic. Ask to be liberated by the things that have your energy under arrest.

On the 30th, Mars will go retrograde in Gemini for the next two and a half months, helping you tap into the things that stir your passion and your life force. Surrendering to your body’s desire for pleasure can be a revolutionary act. This is a very creative time for you, remember to be yourself.