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Are you feeling at peace with your financial situation? Libra season is the time for you to look at your income, spending habits, and budget, and figure out a balance that works for you. You work hard—you’re the sign of service, Virgo—and you deserve to feel valued for your hard work and paid accordingly, so use Libra season’s fantastic energy for negotiation and ask for a raise! But, be very careful of envy and obsession on October 1: Venus in Libra squares off with the lord of the underworld, Pluto, in Capricorn. While you may make a serious power move at this time, you also have to watch out for manipulative behavior. If you have a sense that something shady is going on, bring in an unbiased third party to help mediate.

Despite air sign Libra’s usual light and breezy energy, October will be intense: Pluto, the planet of power, ends its retrograde on October 3, whipping up a heavy energy in your love life and in your creative pursuits. Things feel dire—something momentous has been lost, but something tremendous is taking its place. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, and your creative cycle and sex life are feeling the hit. Passion is in the air and you’re craving depth in your relationships. Helping communication move along is messenger planet Mercury entering incisive Scorpio on October 3, boosting your intuition and boosting connection in general. Action planet Mars enters Libra on October 4, helping you tackle issues concerning your finances. Tough Mars in diplomatic Libra will assist you in creating security and comfort in your life.

Your ruling planet Mercury opposes Uranus in Taurus on October 7, bringing shocking news—but maybe a eureka moment or two as well. Stay open-minded! A brilliant adventure may begin, even though an unexpected change brings an end to a conversation or idea. Also on October 7, the sun clashes with Saturn, creating a grouchy energy—this isn't the day for romance, but Venus enters Scorpio on October 8, which brings a more flirtatious energy. Venus in Scorpio encourages kind communication, and some romantic musings to your inbox. A surprising message arrives as Venus opposes Uranus on October 12, and this may actually signal an ending or a change. The truth is that you’ve been bored and craving mental stimulation, and this change will bring you exactly that, so long as you can stay open-minded and not cling to the past!

The full moon in Aries lands on October 13, bringing a climax to a situation that's been brewing, especially concerning your finances. This is a sensitive full moon for you, finding you processing deep emotions around change and endings, and confronting your fears of the unknown. Aries is courageous, a pioneer: This full moon finds you at the end of an important transformation where you’ll have to be brave as you leave behind what is familiar. This full moon clears old emotional baggage. If you haven't made time to mourn the past, this is a perfect full moon to do so. Also on this day, the sun makes a helpful connection with Jupiter in Sagittarius, which will certainly help as you move through this intensely emotional energy—an optimistic mood flows despite the heavy atmosphere.

Messenger Mercury gets work done as it connects with taskmaster Saturn on October 14, helping you get focused on your creative projects and creating a supportive energy for making plans and commitments. The sun also clashes with Pluto on October 14, which could bring about some ego clashes; however, a passionate energy flows, which you can use to your advantage for tremendous change if you can set your ego aside. A big shift in your love life may take place too and, luckily, helpful connections between your ruling planet Mercury and Neptune on October 15, and Pluto on October 19, will inspire empathetic communication and bring you the information you’ve been looking for. Venus connects with Saturn on October 20, encouraging a supportive atmosphere before Venus connects with Neptune on October 21, creating a whirlwind of romantic energy—this is a fantastic time for intimacy!

Scorpio season begins on October 23, finding the sun shining down on the communication sector of your chart! Sweet Venus connects with power planet Pluto on October 25, creating an especially sexy atmosphere. But watch out for tempers as warrior Mars clashes with restrictive Saturn on October 27: You're not getting everything you want, but you are being given time to focus on getting your responsibilities in order. It might be time to change directions or rethink your strategy—if you're hitting a wall or facing rejection, take notes on what needs to change, and be proactive.

  • Write down your intentions and revisit them frequently as you evaluate any obstacles you’re facing this month.
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A fresh start in communication arrives with the new moon in Scorpio on October 27. A new conversation is beginning. This is a lovely new moon to reconnect with your siblings or get involved in your neighborhood somehow. Exciting new ideas are being dreamed up! Surprising news comes as the sun opposes Uranus on October 30: An old plan doesn't work anymore, and it's time to shift directions. A journey you were considering taking might be reconsidered at this time as new information comes to the surface.

A more social, easygoing energy flows as chatty Mercury meets darling Venus on October 30—some juicy gossip may even come your way! But, many of the ideas and plans you come up with this month will be reconsidered in November as Mercury retrograde begins on October 31. Mercury, your ruling planet, rules communication and commerce, so its retrograde isn't a great time for travel, making agreements or signing contracts, or making important purchases due to delays and miscommunications. This is an introspective period for you. Revisit old haunts, and call up old friends. You're sure to run into some interesting people from your past. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio wants you to dig deep and listen to your inner voice. Scorpio is the detective of the zodiac—leave no stone in your soul unturned. Good luck this month, Virgo, and see you in November!

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