Key themes: introspection, home, family, intimate relationships, self-affirmation, creativity, resources

October begins with Mercury going direct in the sign of Virgo. For the past 9 days or so, you’ve been deep in your inner realms, and maybe even connecting with past wounds and traumas. Things will begin to calm down now. You’ll be able to see that what happened before isn’t necessarily happening right now.

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 the dynamics of power and control within your home and family. Pluto has been slowly helping you root out this darkness, and tap into more life affirming dynamics. When it turns direct, you’ll be able to take on a more conscious and empowered approach to this.

This month, the Full Moon will happen in Aries, on the 9th at 4:55pm EST. A light will be shining on the transformations occurring in how you exist within your commitments. Embrace the conflicts that come up time and again within your intimate relationships. This will help you shift the patterns that keep you stuck, and also understand yourself and others more deeply.

Mercury will re-enter your sign on the 10th, taking you back to the things you were experiencing or thinking about surrounding your personal power, who you are and wish to be, and how you present yourself to the world between August 26th and September 22nd. Let yourself go slow with this, but dare to be bold about who you are.

Saturn also goes direct this month on the 23rd in the sign of Aquarius, where the magic of your creative self-expressions and your ability to play and give into romance resides. This will be an opportunity to bring even more structure to your creative projects, and to factor in more moments of joy into your life. Make sure that your leisurely activities are really serving you, your rest and your pleasure.

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. There will be a lot of external shifts and inner reflections when it comes to your material security and the way you make a living. Let yourself be moved by this even if it brings discomfort. Instead of worrying, give into the sustainable pleasures that help you feel abundant.

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 your body’s wisdom, your natural rhythm, and how you choose to move throughout your day. Pay attention to what feels good, what enhances your energy levels, and what leaves you depleted.

Mercury will join Venus and the Sun in Scorpio on the 29th, inviting you to move towards the things that help ground you. Do more of whatever calms your nervous system, and more of what enhances your ability to feel secure within your body and your psyche.

On the 30th, Mars will go retrograde in Gemini for the next two and a half months, inspiring you to push your inner horizons. This is a time of expansion. Don’t fight it. Spend time outside of your comfort zone. Spend time with people that widen your perspectives and leave you feeling like life is full of possibilities.