Key themes: personal myths, nurturing and renewing spaces, following your dreams, healthy interpersonal dynamics.

October begins with Mercury going direct in the sign of Virgo. For the past 9 days or so you’ve had no choice but to hold space for wonder. You’ve been able to see where your personal story may be keeping you from your creative potential. Now, it’s time to unlock yourself from the narratives that hold you back.

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 show up in the world, and how much that’s in alignment with your inner truth. Pluto’s slow, so this realization isn’t something so evident, it happens at a very steady pace. When it turns direct, you get a chance to cultivate new ways of harnessing your inner power.

This month, the Full Moon will happen in Aries, on the 9th at 4:55pm EST. A light will be shining on your roots, inviting you to connect with the land beneath your feet. Acknowledge the parts of yourself that are in need of re-parenting, in need of a little bit more care, protection and passionate love and affirmation. Check in on what’s missing at home for you to be able to surrender to the kind of rest and retreat your inner child is in need of.

Mercury will re-enter Libra on the 10th, taking you back to the things you were experiencing or thinking about surrounding your career, long-term goals, and social status between August 26th and September 22nd. There are things that aren’t meant to make it with you to the top. Keep feeling though, and keep moving towards your dreams.

Saturn also goes direct this month on the 23rd in the sign of Aquarius. This is your ruling planet, so you’ll be feeling freer. It’ll be easier for you to act, make decisions and move forward. Things will start to ease up when it comes to your material security, so go ahead and work on strengthening your financial structures.

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. Something is shifting within certain friendships and communities. Dynamics and changing, and it may be time to leave the spaces that feel draining. With some you can be there for the hard conversations, but respect yourself when you know it’s time to take distance.

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 being present within the details of your day. Instead of thinking of what you have to do next, put your focus and your energy into being there with every single thing you do, and everything that comes to meet you.

Mercury will join Venus and the Sun in Scorpio on the 29th, and you’ll be able to connect in the most intimate and healing levels with some new and old friends. But you’ll also be vulnerable to people that don’t have your best interest at heart, so stay vigilant.

On the 30th, Mars will go retrograde in Gemini for the next two and a half months, helping you get in touch with what you honestly want to put your energy into, and with how much energy you actually have to put into things. It’s great to have goals, but remember that rest can also figure into your list.