Key themes: self-discovery, intimacy, finances, career, daily routines.

October begins with Mercury going direct in the sign of Virgo. For the past 9 days or so, you’ve been re-examining who you are and how you wish to present yourself to the world. Now you’ll have the energy and the direction to start to put this into practice at your own pace.

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 the chance to see how you use your creativity and your self-expression, how much you own it and allow yourself to be inventive. 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 recognize all that you have to give, and how you can use your gifts in ways that can empower yourself and your community.

This month, the Full Moon will happen in Aries, on the 9th at 4:55pm EST. A light will be shining on your intimate spaces, where you share and exchange yourself, your energy and your resources with others. Aries opens doors, helping you to release something that’s been stuck in your system far too long. This is part of your healing process. Do what you can to aid this release, while being patient and tender with yourself and the vulnerability it requires.

Mercury will re-enter Libra on the 10th, taking you back to the things you were experiencing or thinking about surrounding money, finances, resources and self-worth between August 26th and September 22nd. You will now be able to take more conscious actions and decisions.

Saturn also goes direct this month on the 23rd in the sign of Aquarius, where the magic of your rituals, practices and processes reside. It’ll be easier for you to create a sound structure for the details that make up your day-to-day life. So make room for the practices that help keep your body and mind healthy.

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. Be patient with what is required of you. It may be hard to get a handle on your precious time and energy during the following weeks. Even if your schedule is too full, make sure to give yourself a small and renewing escape from your regular programming each day.

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 who you share yourself with and how. It has to do with seeing beyond the more evident differences between you both, in order to connect with the spaces where you’re more aligned.

Mercury will join Venus and the Sun in Scorpio on the 29th, and you may be faced with some deep and intimate conversations. Some agreements may have to be made, and others may come to an end. Be there for it, even if things get messy.

On the 30th, Mars will go retrograde in Gemini for the next two and a half months, helping you tap into your will power and the ability to make the difficult decisions when it comes to your profession and social status. Know what to prioritize so you can avoid burning out.