This Month in Astrology – October 2019
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This Month’s Highlights
Horoscopes for the Month
Void of Course Dates this Month
The New Moon near the end of September in the sign of Libra continues to affect us in October, setting the tone. This lunation had an optimistic and cooperative feel. It promised opportunities for taking charge of our relationships and giving them their due attention, as well as chances to work on our negotiation and partnering skills. This is a time for the resolution of conflicts.
Pluto turns direct on the 3rd. Intensity is with us in the days (and perhaps weeks for the sensitive) surrounding this date with a strong focus on ambition and the need to feel empowered. Over the coming weeks and months, the power to make deep changes in our lives becomes less internalized and more insistent and direct. We are less likely to brood over changes that we feel have been thrust upon us and more likely to make necessary changes.
The Full Moon on the 13th occurs in the sign of Aries, reminding us to consider how we are honoring ourselves in the context of our close relationships. New revelations can occur now, particularly in the areas of our physical bodies, leadership skills, our ability to initiate and begin new things, and our close partnerships. With this lunation square Pluto, we can struggle with our ambitions or pressure to oversee our career or responsibilities, but we’re persistent and resilient.
Jupiter forms a minor challenging aspect to Uranus, and we can experience feelings of restlessness if our dreams are no longer fulfilling or inspiring us. Watch for impractical ventures and unusual tangents with weak staying power. This aspect is the third and final one in a set of three that first perfected in January.
The New Moon occurs in the sign of Scorpio on the 27th. We are encouraged to move away from our comfort zone and to welcome new ways to live, heal, and transform. It’s a time for taking a good look at what we may have chosen to sweep under the carpet. Taking the time to understand others’ motives can enrich our feelings of intimacy, forgiveness, and a sense of meaning. We might want to use this cycle to focus on and develop one special project or relationship in order to help add purposefulness and depth to our lives. Intimate relationships need a brand new approach, and we can see this more clearly now.
Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Scorpio on October 31st. This cycle lasts until November 20th and is an excellent period for getting in touch with our instincts, motivations, and “dark” side. Rational approaches to decision-making are often valued, but now is the time to explore our more intimate and emotional natures and how these affect our decision-making processes. We are more sensitive and our emotional “radar” is strong. We should watch that we don’t get into a paranoid frame of mind, or read too much negativity into what others say. As well, there can be some delays, slowdowns, or backtracking during this period.
|Oct 3||2:39 AM||Pluto Direct||20° 38'D|
|Oct 3||4:14 AM||Mercury enters Scorpio|
|Oct 4||12:22 AM||Mars enters Libra|
|Oct 8||1:06 PM||Venus enters Scorpio|
|Oct 13||5:08 PM||Full Moon in Aries||20° 14'|
|Oct 14||1:25 AM||Jupiter sesquiquadrate Uranus|| 20° 11’
|Oct 17||1:44 AM||Jupiter semi-sextile Pluto|| 20° 41’
|Oct 18||8:03 PM||Pluto quintile Chiron||20° 41’
|Oct 23||1:20 PM||Sun enters Scorpio|
|Oct 27||11:38 PM||New Moon in Scorpio||4° 25'|
|Oct 31||11:41 AM||Mercury Retrograde||27°38'|
(See the full table for 2019)
See also the Astrology of 2020.
See also: This Week in Astrology week to week for more detail.
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
Overview horoscopes will fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I usually write them over the course of a few days, and I always start with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Aries:
This month, other people in your life, and particularly those closest to you, have much to reveal about you and your direction, dear Aries. It may not be explicit, and in fact, your own intuition is at play as you respond to others' feedback and actions, but the message will nevertheless be clear if you choose to listen to it. New energy comes to a partnership, or the month might even bring a new relationship into your life. For many, this is a time for recognizing how important a particular person is in your life. There can be valuable advice or counseling figuring strongly now.
From the 8th forward, relationships are changing. October is a good time for repairing your relationships and for reminders of your need for closeness, support, feedback, and companionship. The Full Moon on the 13th occurs in your sign, and this can bring a personal or relationship matter to a head. There can be personal triumphs and fascinating discoveries about your life plan, body, image, and attitude or outlook. This can also be a time when a close relationship makes headlines in your life. Nevertheless, you're likely to embrace the joy of independence in some manner now. Finding the right balance is in reach.
The last week of October can bring an important focus on money, business, and your intimate life. Especially from the 19-21, others are responsive, and some of the usual barriers and boundaries dissolve in a relationship.
Some matters related to career, financial, and intimacy are unblocking this month. As October advances, your attention turns to the hidden elements of life, and your focus is more and more specialized. You are picking up a lot more from your environment than usual, and you see motives, subtleties, and power dynamics in your relationships. You're not as patient with conversations, information, or learning that feels frivolous or superficial this month. It's a fabulous time for investigation and research. Talking about your feelings or confidential matters can be a sweet release, and you might learn something important in the process. For some, this can be a time for coming to a satisfying agreement or deal involving money or support. Even so, there can be twists that keep you on your toes, or you are discovering or rediscovering desires and interests. A novel approach to money and belongings may be necessary. Tune into the need to make positive changes and improvements. Disruptions remind you to throw out old attitudes and habits that have been limiting you or holding you back from growing.
Finances may improve through unusual, hidden, or unexpected channels, and you're tuning in quite beautifully to trends that can help generate business ideas and approaches, especially around the 19-21. You're learning the benefits of being patient with the people in your life. While you tend to work best independently most of the time, October is suitable for doing some collaborating. Others can be sounding boards for business or monetary strategies. Verbalizing a fear may help take away much of its power! It's a great time for being around others, as there can be some happy and encouraging exchanges. Close relationships and partnerships benefit significantly from sharing ideas and plans. People have useful or inspiring things to share with you.
You could get a sobering reminder of rules or limits around the 25-27, prompting a fresh start or new beginning. It gives you the chance to make useful edits and adjustments. Mercury's retrograde turn on the 31st is another reason to slow down and review. You may need to return to projects you thought were complete.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Taurus:
While work and mundane affairs are in sharp focus in October, dear Taurus, social matters assume increasing importance to you as the month advances. You can work longer hours than usual, or push harder in health and fitness routines. Even so, the month, and especially the 19-21, can be powerful for attracting or enhancing a close relationship.
Mid-month can be challenging as you juggle mundane tasks in your daily life and your need for rest and recuperation. It's difficult to rely on others at work or to count on a schedule. The Full Moon on the 13th illuminates a private matter - something that has been left unresolved and now needs settling. Your increased attention to your work, chores, health, and habits is beneficial these days, but now you need to take extra time for rest and reflection and find ways to balance things out. Your desire for independence and freedom is strong as well, which can sometimes conflict with your compelling urge to pair up and enjoy companionship.
There are some encouraging indicators for forward movement with your close connections in October. You're set to gain some clarity on a partnership, travel, educational, legal, and promotional matters. Faith in a system or conviction for a particular belief could return, and your desire to explore the world increases. Keep in mind, however, that Mercury will turn retrograde in your partnership sector on the last day of October, and its three-week backward turn can slow some things down.
While it's true that you're enjoying stronger pushes towards independence this year, you're inclined to seek out others for opinions, feedback, and decisions this month, and it's a useful process at this time. You might also attract helpful, conversational, and interesting people into your life. This is not about having others make decisions for you, but rather for benefiting from collaboration and learning about your ideas through stimulating conversations and feedback. You're in particularly good shape for public relations, connecting with a counselor or lawyer, and meeting with clients.
October is an excellent time to take on challenging projects that you may have been putting off for lack of energy or time. Positively, you have more initiative and enthusiasm for work projects, and you can apply yourself with more vigor. You might also step up or begin a health and fitness program.
You are highly intuitive, and your powers of attraction are high this month. You may be arriving at a place of understanding about recent events, and especially surrounding your relationships. Even with some ups and downs, you are companionable, and others tend to be on your side in October. There is divine energy with you for brainstorming or connecting with someone through the mind. There can be illuminating conversations with or about a partner. You're open to facing matters and dealing with them. If you skim the surface of problems, you'll pass by on the opportunities for discovery and growth. You're discovering or redefining some of your ideas through another person or a partner. Even so, you seem to know when it's best to let things go and simply enjoy one another.
Good news or word on health may arrive, and focusing on activities that help advance your practical goals, such as a resume or a project, can be particularly useful and fruitful. Intimate relationships can open up, and you might come to a pleasing agreement with someone you work or spend your days with. Taking a new and open approach to life is the key now.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Gemini:
Pleasure, love, and creative expression continue to figure strongly in your life this month, dear Gemini. Romantic relationships can be stimulating, maybe even a little over-stimulating at times. It can be a spirit-feeding, pleasurable time in your life overall, with an increasing focus on getting work, errands, and health matters in tip-top shape. The 15th, 19-21, and 29-30 are strong for making connections through work or health routines. Your sense of well-being can be especially strong now.
The 13th can mark an important culmination or turning point in a friendship. It can also be a time for making pleasant connections. Watch, however, for romanticizing something (or someone) from the past if it takes up psychic space that might be better reserved for new and happy energy. Love affairs, children, friends, and group associations are areas of life that can involve revelations or unveilings. Your true feelings about a matter can surface, or you see a situation in a new light. Aim to restore some level of balance to your life by including friends, considering communal needs, and enjoying the benefits of teams and groups, even if you're exceptionally wrapped up in your personal or romantic life these days.
You're feeling more confident and motivated to take charge of your life this month, especially with your daily routines, health, habits, and finances. You're also in good shape for sorting things out, organizing, and taking care of details. It may not be a month of much notoriety or big decisions. Still, it's a handy period for preparation, editing, learning new skills, and finding information that helps your health or work. If you can tame the tendency to fret, worry, and overthink things now, you can get a lot of things done. It's a great time to shape up your daily routines. Even so, it makes sense to be flexible in the face of changes in these areas.
Energetic Mars spends the better part of the month in your creative and romantic sector. Pleasure, self-expression, and entertainment can be areas of life that are stimulating, energizing, and animated. From the 4th, you're in a vigorous, stimulating period, particularly for competitive activities, games, hobbies, dating, children, romance, and creative pursuits. This transit can support your efforts to pursue your heart's desire, particularly if you've needed more courage to go after what you want confidently. You're more confident, involved, and spirited. You more often seize opportunities as they arise this month. Romance can become heated, and this can be stimulating or challenging.
Still, you're likely to enjoy warm, happy exchanges with others that lift your spirits. You want to start fresh or breathe new life into your creative or romantic world, and your interactions are positive and focused on a bright future. Someone in your life can boost your confidence or inspire you to improve.
You seem to come to solutions instinctively and not necessarily in logical ways, applying your creativity to practical matters. You have a stronger desire to make and produce beautiful things, and you may be thinking about ways to turn dreams into products, systems, or plans. You are motivated to be more productive and useful in your communications, and others tend to appreciate your insight, particularly people with whom you work or spend frequent time.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Cancer:
Home and family life are in strong focus this month, dear Cancer. Domestic life is busy, and it's an excellent time for home projects as well as for strengthening ties with those closest to you. Even so, changes in your family dynamic or home life are likely--activity is essential, too, or else pent-up energy can stir up some problems. You can get a whole lot done when you're focused!
Your romantic or creative life begins to assume more importance as October progresses, and while there can be some social drama in your life this month, for the most part, you're likely to have a good time. The Full Moon on the 13th can bring recognition or the culmination of an important project. As the month advances, you pull out of yourself more frequently.
The month is active for your relationships. There can be a breakthrough in a close relationship, and more clarity is likely to come to a connection. Mercury moves into your creative sector on the 3rd and Venus on the 8th, making it a great time for sharing games or ideas with others, especially since you've been more withdrawn than usual lately. You are putting more heart into expressing yourself, learning, and connecting, and others are receptive. Hobbies are exciting, and new interests or opportunities to enjoy yourself can present themselves.
Your attention is directed towards your worldly goals or reputation mid-month. While October is important for taking charge and latching onto a solid direction for making improvements to your support system and domestic world, a Full Moon challenges your excuses to stay out of the limelight or to avoid specific responsibilities. It may be that a reward, award, or culmination of a project can occur now, and this pulls you out of your shell. There is a necessary and proper focus on your home and family life right now, but the benefits begin to drop off if you overdo it. Seek balance now for best results.
While your attention to family, home life, or your inner world doesn't always vibe with a partner or friend, you'll find ways to balance things out. There are plenty of chances for generating good feelings this month, particularly around the 15th and 19-21. Your particular kind of gentleness is more appealing to others than usual. You could find that you're particularly in tune on creative levels. It's easier to enjoy yourself when you let go of negative thoughts or expectations. You're also in good shape for thinking or talking through problems and making meaningful discoveries as you do. You're putting more love and energy into your pursuits, and it's a highly successful approach. You may recognize that you need to work on the inside or on your home base to attract more positivity into your life.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Leo:
There's a busy pace to the month, dear Leo, but as October advances, you'll be finding ways to settle in and get comfortable. You are reaching out to others and enjoying the connections you're making, and perhaps quite fired up over a personal interest. Chores and errands can be numerous, and you might have to deal with transportation problems and communication breakdowns on top of it, but there is also good energy for resolving long-standing issues. The month brings a stronger desire to enjoy the peace and security of family life, and less interest in venturing far from home, as well as attractive opportunities to bond with those closest to you.
You're in better shape this month for managing your domestic life, work, and health. A work project or a job can move forward, or you regain the motivation to pursue a work or health pursuit. Either way, you're feeling more energetic and ready to take on a challenge. Keep in mind that Mercury will turn retrograde in your home sector on the 31st, and some of the pursuits you begin from mid-month onward can encounter delays or require a rethink later.
Talks with family or roommates are set to increase. Family and home life can be big topics both in your conversations and reflections. There can be much mental activity at home, possibly with learning or work, and there can be interesting tidbits coming your way through loved ones. You're likely to need some personal space to arrive at decisions, and you're inclined to dig deep as you make them, considering your heart and emotional needs more than usual. Helpful conversations with family can figure strongly, and you can break some ground on sensitive matters. You could arrive at a new commitment, plan, or set-up on the domestic front. You're especially interested in strengthening or repairing family, home, or living arrangements now.
At times this month, comfort seems pitted against independence or freedom as bodies in your sector of home and family oppose Uranus in your career sector. It may be better to adjust to interruptions rather than fight them. Disruptions have a way of pulling up unacknowledged needs, and the desire for more stimulation or independence in your worldly affairs may be at the root of some of them.
You might connect with someone special or an original idea that benefits you this month. You can feel inspired to pursue a learning or mental challenge, or you're setting up goals in these areas that motivate you.
The Full Moon on the 13th encourages more attention to broader goals, opening your eyes to the need to get a breath of fresh air or a change in perspective and break from the routine. Your focus on errands, paperwork, and learning is productive in October, but if you ignore the need to feed your soul, you'll feel out of balance. This lunation reminds you of this. You have added motivation, courage, and initiative regarding making connections, learning, personal interests, and mental pursuits virtually all month. Arguments over ideas and opinions could be more frequent now, however, and you should certainly watch for impatience while communicating and moving about.
The New Moon on the 27th brings fresh energy to focus on your personal affairs. The need to slow down is reiterated by Mercury's retrograde turn on the 31st.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Virgo:
October is a money month for you, dear Virgo, but as it progresses, a theme of learning and connecting increases, eventually taking over! It's a time for taking charge of your finances and generating new ideas about how to spend wisely. You want to improve on your resources, but you're also inclined to take some risks, and you want to enjoy your rewards! It can be challenging to accommodate all your needs at once, but you seem to be able to manage it. Valuable advice or new knowledge can help you tremendously in October. Independent activities are highly favored. You'll find yourself diversifying and making more contact as the month advances.
You're regaining your enthusiasm for certain mental interests, hobbies, learning, and creative projects. Romantic feelings, your dating life, personal interests and projects, and creative pursuits are areas of life that get a nice boost this month. There can be opportunities to learn new things or expand your mind. You're in particularly good shape for dreaming up new ideas for projects, and you can feel thoroughly enthused about what you're learning or communicating. Love can develop -- or you can enhance it -- through words and communications. There can be more frequent and pleasurable short trips and general "busy-ness."
As the month advances, you're more and more inclined to reach out and connect. Siblings, acquaintances, or classmates may come into stronger focus in your life. You're eager to write, study, speak, and share ideas. You can surprise yourself by sharing something that you have kept to yourself in the past. Something is likely to inspire you to change your learning focus or to write about a topic you hadn't considered before.
The Full Moon on the 13th can awaken you to areas of your life that have fallen out of balance. You are especially sensitive to issues surrounding values, respect, feelings of worth, money, valuables, business, or personal possessions at this time. You might gain new information about shared resources or debts and loans, or there can be a startling discovery about your feelings for someone (or theirs for you). Epiphanies now encourage you to concentrate on managing your resources and energies more effectively.
You can experience a stronger desire for financial independence in October, or you're especially motivated to pursue a more substantial income or to take action on money-making ideas. Feel the increased courage to earn what you need and deserve.
If you're feeling tense, a partner or friend's gentle touch or conversation can help you relax. There can be breakthrough thinking, insight, and discussion this month, particularly around the 15th and 19-21. Solving problems, finding patterns, and involving yourself in something absorbing and meaningful to you can figure strongly. You can experience a very pleasing sense that you're moving forward, which seems to open up your options. You can feel accomplished and hopeful in business and a stronger feeling of connectedness in your personal life. There can be a sense that you're growing and heading in the right direction with family.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Libra:
As the month begins, you are at once busy peacemaking and building bridges with others and tending to your personal needs, dear Libra. By the 4th, however, you're digging in your heels and pursuing your desires more heartily. Your own needs become paramount, and if you're not getting what you need, you're likely to take a stand now.
In a general sense, things are playing in your favor in October. With Mars in your sign most of the month, your independence and freedom are especially crucial to you. Your desire nature is potent, and at times, you may need to tone it down a little. However, if you use this period well, you'll have all the courage necessary to make your dreams happen. You might reach a turning point in a partnership toward mid-month, or unrest becomes apparent, and changes are needed. Later in October, getting comfortable is a stronger drive. Some of you are inclined to indulge yourself with a big purchase.
Home-related projects move forward and solving problems in your personal life can be empowering. There is an active (and building) emphasis on your practical affairs, money, resources, and talents. You may be planning or mapping out strategies for improving your relationship with money, or you could be coming up with fabulous ideas about how to use your resources more efficiently.
While the month is useful for discovering new methods or things that excite you, try not to jump into (or out of) things too quickly. The more innovative, the more you're attracted! The key is to control quick impulses but to keep your mind open to making changes and improvements that will benefit you or lighten your load.
You're in a flattering, boosting personal cycle, although the Full Moon on the 13th reminds you of your need for others to be the best you can be. You can be excited about bringing something to a new level or breaking new ground. Revelations and epiphanies are likely.
Pace yourself, particularly around the 26-28. Otherwise, follow your heart, especially from the 19-21, when your intuition is excellent for business and health. A psychic rapport experienced with people around you is possible now, particularly in your working relationships or daily life.
Business ideas can be visionary. You're sensing trends, wants, and needs, and money could come from unusual or hidden sources. You're in great shape for updating ideas and plans, mainly related to money or home matters, and for devoting special time to a project or studies. You are willing to put in the research. Communication or transportation options might open up to you this month.
Managed well, with Mars in your sign most of the month, it can be a rewarding time for going after what you want directly and confidently. You are more decisive and assertive now. Partners may be on the same page as you. The last week of October is quieter and perhaps a little slower for you. On the last day of the month, Mercury turns retrograde in your resources sector, suggesting a rethink on some recent initiatives.
Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Scorpio:
October usually begins quietly for you, dear Scorpio, and this year is no exception. Even so, Mercury moves into your sign on the 3rd and Venus on the 8th, and you're engaged, noticed, and heard! Your inner world is especially active and at times, chaotic this month. Try to treat this period as a time for gathering your energies and closing important projects as you prepare for new beginnings. You'll be juggling attention to the outside world, friends, invitations, and other such interactions. Still, you have a lot to process and digest, especially after Mars enters your privacy sector on the 4th.
Your mental energies are quickened with Mercury in your sign most of the month, favoring any task that involves getting your point across effectively! Your romantic life becomes considerably more straightforward after the 8th, or at least your wants and desires from your relationships, pastimes, and pleasures are less complicated. There can be some fuss about work or deadlines around the 13th, but shortly after this, you're feeling more in your natural element. While a health or work matter vies for your attention around this time, there is an increasing need for some time out. Don't fight it, by all means. Listen to your body's signals.
While you may begin the month somewhat insular, as it progresses, you share and connect more and more. It's nevertheless a somewhat independent time for thinking -- you're a self-starter making executive decisions in October. In notable ways, life is becoming clearer, particularly with specific projects or regarding the news you've been waiting for that moves your studies or a venture forward. Motivation and energy levels take off as a result. Mind you, on the last day of October, Mercury in your sign turns retrograde for three weeks, and some of the new initiatives from mid-month forward require a rethink, redo, or involve some backtracking.
Planets moving into your sign give you a sense of new beginnings. They also oppose Uranus this year, which can keep you on your toes, and perhaps a little rattled at times. Some unpredictability in a key relationship can figure strongly. Activities that allow you more creative, spontaneous, and freeform expression can help you to channel the tremendous creative energy you are experiencing more constructively. Others may seem unreliable, or they may be throwing you for a loop from time to time, and the trick is to center yourself. Aim to focus on developing your independence rather than allow yourself to be at the mercy of others' moods. It's a powerful month to do so.
Be calm around the 27th, when a New Moon occurs in your sign, and all eyes are on you, but emotions can be up and down. As well, energy levels can be low much of the month, and you may want to wait for November to launch significant new beginnings. This lunation is a problematic one, suggesting that you take your time before pushing forward personal plans. An obstacle or bump in the road may temporarily delay a pursuit.
With Mars in the sign just behind yours virtually all month, consider that you require a little more rest than usual. It's an essential time for discovering what you truly desire, and which pursuits may not be as worthwhile for you. However, Venus in your sign from the 8th forward is excellent for your appeal and opportunities to enjoy yourself, particularly around the 19-21. As well, your eagle eye is in its glory this month. Your focal point is more often than not something positive and practical. Your practical world benefits from your wisdom, intuition, and experience.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Sagittarius:
There are several prompts this month to connect, mingle, and interact, dear Sagittarius, and equal nudges to go within, rest, and recuperate. You're likely to do some juggling in October, but you may also be able to manage a good balance! You are in demand and highly stimulated, especially from the 4th onward. New beginnings on the social front are a continued theme. This is a good time to join groups or associations that interest you, but be careful not to overdo it, as increasingly as the month advances, you're in need of extra privacy and rest.
From the 8th, although friends continue to figure prominently, romantic relationships can become confusing or complicated, or you may simply need more space to process your feelings. At times, you might actually enjoy the complications or cherish some time to yourself.
Jupiter is spending the last couple of months in your sign, so take advantage of any opportunities that this happy planet provides you. This month, while the Full Moon on the 13th brings its share of tensions, you're in a fine position for attracting both people and positive circumstances into your life. Romance can be exhilarating at this time, but do watch for pushing yourself too hard, which can have you see-sawing up and down. Your thinking is broad, and this helps you gain perspective, particularly on a friendship or long-term goal. A friend can provide you with a sounding board or a bit of feedback that helps you come to useful conclusions. You quickly gain support and cooperation from others. Mind you, the desire to break free from a limiting situation or mindset is intense. Events occurring now can lead to meaningful discoveries related to hobbies, creative pursuits, children, and long-term happiness goals. You're awakening to feelings you may have ignored or brushed to the side.
With Mars moving into your social sector on the 4th, many recent pressures on your work or long-term goals ease. It also means your social life is picking up the pace! And yes, there can be some pressures related to friends and personal projects, but the speed of your life is more natural than it has been. You may be taking the initiative socially or working energetically towards cherished dreams.
Planets begin heading into your privacy sector in October, starting with Mercury on the 3rd. There is a move towards more insular but also more intuitive thinking, and from the 8th when Venus follows suit, feelings, pleasures, and pastimes. You could be spending more time in your own little world. You may have a significant meeting or event that occurs behind the scenes or a new understanding of an issue that has weighed heavily on your conscience. You see things in a more positive and forgiving light, and this is powerful.
Also this month, matters related to your self-esteem, money, and income unblock or improve. Even so, consider ways to strengthen your sense of security through restructuring, budgeting, and organizing, or perhaps eliminating redundancies, so that you can feel more in control and back on track. Meanwhile, your social life or emotional world can be all over the place in spots. Worries about work can seep into your personal or social life at times, making it difficult to enjoy yourself. If you can find a way to take a creative escape from stress, you'll be in good shape.
Fortunately, you are often very quick to understand your priorities in October. Paying a little more attention to your private or inner world can be beneficial if it gives you the opportunity to think more deeply about certain matters.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Capricorn:
Others continue to take notice of you more than usual this month, dear Capricorn, and it's time to show them what you can do! There can be distinct opportunities to advance your career interests or improve your social life in October. There can be a new beginning of sorts happening on the career front and an important culmination of a matter related to work or home life. Some of you will enjoy increased recognition, an award, or even a promotion.
Energies begin shifting towards "happiness" goals rather than professional ones as the month advances and more attention falls on your solar sector of friendship, groups, dreams, and hopes. All month is strong for your social life to varying degrees. Some of you could meet a love interest through a group, social networking, or a friend. Don't hide yourself away at this time, but also be wary of overdoing your pursuit of pleasure.
People around you, particularly a partner, parent, or a superior at work, can be cantankerous around the 12-13. There can also be some shifting around and movement in your family life, as changes suddenly seem appropriate. The Full Moon on the 13th can remind you to rein things in if you've been overdoing your attention to the outside world. You're called upon to pay more attention to home, family, and feelings. It's just fine to continue to prioritize career and friendships for the time being, but do avoid letting this attention interfere with other important life departments. Consider that you should avoid taking your responsibilities so seriously that you lose yourself in them.
There are indications that things are looking up for you. Pluto turns direct in your sign, and you can feel particularly in charge. You are ready to take matters into your own hands and resolve issues. Opportunities can emerge to make long-lasting friendships or to make changes to your friendships and group associations that benefit you for some time to come. You can pick up some very useful information through others, and it's also a good time for sharing your knowledge. You have more enthusiasm for your dreams and plans. There can be wonderful conversations with friends and hopeful new projects on the horizon. A person or group association that is more creative, visionary, unusual, or unconventional can figure strongly in your life.
It won't be long before Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion (and what some might consider luck) enters your sign for a year-long stay. Choose this month and next to become clear about what it is you'd like to change, seek, or conquer.
At times this month, you can be bothered by situations or people who seem to be restricting you, or you could be dealing with distractions or changes of heart. Look for ways to refresh areas of your life that have become dull or lifeless. You could be feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, and you might worry about what others are thinking about you as well, which can be too much. Find ways to reduce stress.
The thoughtfulness or understanding of a friend might lift your spirits around the 19-21. Or, you might come to someone's aid, even with something as simple as a few kind words. There can be new insights that enable you to make the right choices for yourself. You may end up enhancing a bond with someone through a conversation. Interactions with friends can be helpful and healing. Terrific ideas can come through teamwork, networking, a friend, or associate. Cementing a bond with someone can figure strongly through special attention to how and what you communicate. You are especially aware, alert, and conscious of what's going on around you, perhaps because you sense that others are taking you especially seriously. Work or good deeds you've done in the past may pay off now.
Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Aquarius:
An adventurous spirit continues to drive you this month, dear Aquarius, with special attention on your solar ninth house. Influences in this area of your chart stimulate your need to break out of a routine or limiting pattern of behavior. Educational, publishing, or travel opportunities can present themselves. Your social life is mainly pleasant and easygoing in October. This month favors promotion of various types, group activities, learning, making valuable contacts, and venturing beyond your regular routine. As the month progresses, an energy shift towards career and responsibilities occurs. There can be recognition of your work or skills on the 19-21.
Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable now. You're making considerable progress with higher education, networking, travel, legal affairs, friendships, publishing, promotion, and long-term dreams and goals. You might be attracted to a new line of study or feel motivated to explore a topic more deeply. Be positive and open for best results.
Do your best not to over-think around the Full Moon on the 13th, and be careful what you allow yourself to believe, as others may not be giving you the full story. There can be a vital culmination on an educational level for some of you. This lunation encourages you to take care of your daily affairs so that you can branch out more confidently. Self-honesty can have a lovely, cleansing, and purging effect on you. Facing things that you've recently avoided brings a feeling of moving forward. Acknowledging complicated feelings can, most interestingly, untangle them just enough that you can fee freer. Aim to sort out what information is useful, and what matters are only serving to overload you and rob you of your peace of mind. If you've been putting off attention to mundane affairs, including errands and deadlines, you'll feel the need to correct the matter now.
The month can be a time for renewing or reviving projects that you were working on behind the scenes or that were left unfinished. Planets begin to move into your solar tenth house of career and reputation, starting with Mercury on the 3rd. You're giving more and more thought to your responsibilities, plans, work, and status. You're also more accountable for what you communicate and more aware of how you are coming across when you speak or write. Others may recognize you for your ideas or intelligence, and this is rewarding. You might find yourself more frequently in the position to make decisions about your life direction and career.
There can be reminders to make changes to areas of your life that have become too predictable. Your ruler, Uranus, gets some nudges from planets opposing it in October. New insights into your career or life path are coming now, and it's important to listen not only to what your intuition is telling you but also to what seems to be coming from out of the blue. A progressive and innovative approach is called for, but shouldn't be pushed too hard or taken too far. Aim to be flexible since changes on the home front can take up large chunks of your time this month.
While you're particularly alert on business or practical levels this month, you also see things you don't typically see in your interactions with others. You can gain new information and valuable insights into your relationships, projects, and money situation. In leadership or professional roles, extra charm or intrigue surrounds you. Support from behind the scenes can figure strongly.
Monthly Horoscope Overview for October 2019 for Pisces:
Finances, close relationships, support, intimacy, and passion projects are in strong focus in October, dear Pisces. It's a month for settling outstanding accounts and collecting money owed. Relationships can be tricky, especially if you focus too intensely on problem areas, which is a real tendency! There can be some tensions regarding an intimate relationship, the distribution or sharing of money, attention to children, or power dynamics in a close relationship. However, there are also solutions to problems in these same areas, making it an excellent time for getting issues out into the open and putting them behind you.
A loan, bonus, refund, or mortgage may come through, and a partner, if applicable, might enjoy a pay raise this month. Your spirits lift considerably in the last week of the month, and regarding love and friendship, you're more inclined to put your faith in others rather than question their motives. The 19-21 is particularly fortunate for love, communication, travel, and making connections.
In particular areas of your life this month, you're feeling more in charge, especially with educational pursuits and friendships or group endeavors. New ideas and approaches to your social life can emerge and empower you. Starting with Mercury on the 3rd, planets entering your spirit sector ease self-expression and smooth out communications. Your outlook is positive, and you're seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problem areas. You find more pleasure in learning. You're feeling inspired and allowing new ideas to flow. You're likely to learn quite a few things that will help your career and social prospects. You have less tolerance for lifeless, dry interactions and subjects. Freedom of movement is especially important to you, and feelings of being tied to a particular place or routine can leave you feeling stifled. Aim to be flexible and avoid abrupt decisions or moves for best results.
Towards mid-month, there can be revelations related to money, ownership, valuables, values, talents, sharing of responsibilities, and power dynamics. You see a matter more clearly, and part of this is because you are honest with yourself. Whether it's an important revelation about business or a situation that calls for standing up for yourself, this is a time that demands necessary changes and adjustments. Through these refinements, you're establishing greater feelings of self-worth, value, security, and comfort. You're also getting in touch with needs that you were previously avoiding or too busy to notice.
Mars heads into your solar eighth house on the 4th, and you tend to go all in or not at all with a relationship or project. Watch for impatience and aim to get in touch with what energizes and drives you. Venus, on the other hand, spends most of October in an open, light sector of your solar chart. Especially around the 19-21, your powers of attraction are incredible. There is smooth, natural energy for seeking out and enjoying new experiences, as well as for reaching out to others. You may be doing more observing than sharing, but also enlightening discussions when you do engage. An opportunity to come to a greater understanding of a matter, a person, and even your life purpose emerges. You could also be feeling more confident as a result of your involvement in a team, or due to the contributions you make to a cause or group effort.
You're sure to enjoy some special opportunities to connect, converse, support, and solve problems this month. There may be a mystery to solve or a fabulous find. You can learn something of real value through research, and advances are made with support and business.
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October 2019 Aspects Time Line:
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This Month’s Ephemeris:
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
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