Aquarius Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

AQUARIUS

Hello October!

You’re looking pretty good!

For your eyes only

There is a New Moon in your 10th House this month which means it’s the ideal time for you to give your working life a shake-up. What do you want to achieve professionally or even personally, before the year ends? Are you on track and if not, are you willing to try that bit harder? It’ll be worth it!

What else?

There are no extremely big astrological dramas this month, you might be pleased to hear. That means it’s likely there are going to be fewer dramas down here on earth. It’s not going to be 100% smooth sailing of course – after all, is it ever? But overall, the month ahead is looking pretty reasonable.

Let’s run down the major aspects of the month ahead.

Well, with all the aforementioned notwithstanding, the month kicks off with a bit of a clash! We get Venus, the planet of love, clashing with Pluto, the paranoid planet.

This could be a little bit tough on some people. Most affected will be people born under the signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn – or people with those signs rising.

If you find yourself getting a little bit over-wrought, have a word with yourself, take a breath, and walk away until you can behave rationally.

And more about Pluto…

Also in the first week of the month, we get Pluto, also known as the bully of the Zodiac, finally changing directions.

Pluto has been retrograde since April, which has meant we have been going over old ground in terms of fire and fury in our lives, in terms of detoxifying, rebirthing and transforming our lives. That sense of going over and over old ground stops here now though. Pluto is moving forward again.

Wherever Pluto goes, the earth gets scorched. So here we are, with Pluto moving forward through our chart, burning things up!

If you think that sounds quite intense, you’re right! Pluto is a very intense planet. However the good news is that normally he works on a psychological or intangible level. So whatever Pluto brings, is usually quite subtle, even if it is in some ways life changing.

Here is a reminder of where Pluto is for you.

Note that this cycle lasts until 2024!

You can go about your daily life and let the madness just keep on exploding, or you can have a serious think about where you need to detox a few situations or even a few relationships. And now is a great time to do that. Where in your daily life and re your health do you know that you’re letting yourself down? And where are you letting the bitter taste of fear cause you problems? The aim is to bring something fresh and new to a situation which has gone a bit … er … rancid.

Mars is on the move and what that means…

Another big change in the first week of the month is the move of the planet Mars from Virgo into Libra. Mars in Virgo was all about the details. It was about fighting to get things absolutely right. It was about crossing the Ts and dotting the Is.

Now we get Mars moving into the partnership sign of Libra.

On the one hand it means we are all going to be just that little bit more likely to raise our voice at our partner… This is a transit which asks us to sort through any relationship issues we are having.

It’s also a time when we are going to make our voices heard in terms of fighting for justice.

And it’s a time when we are more likely to try harder to find a balance in our lives, one way or another.

Note that Mars in Libra is a little bit weak, which could be good for most of us. If a planet is a bit weak, there’s a chance it will be slightly less aggressive. We could find there is a greater reluctance than usual for people to engage in conflict while Mars is in Libra. The only problem is that sometimes, this actually flips and people wage war just so they’re not seen as chickens! We will have to wait and see. However if you decide that in October you will argue with style, and be aggressively gorgeous, you will get the most this cycle has to offer. Or at least part of the most!

One last point; Mars here can be so polite it verges on passive aggressive. Don’t be that passive aggressive person!

Here is where Mars is for you.

Even if you feel like you worked out what you think about Life’s Big Questions a long time ago, prepare to have a rethink. Mars in your 9th house of Life’s Big Questions means you will be asked to redefine your views – it will give you a chance to think about where you stand on issues such as fate and free will, destiny and life-after-death. Open yourself up to doing what you can – reading, travel, study – to open your mind up. Just make sure that once you (re)formulate your answers to Life’s Questions, that you don’t go ramming your point of view down others’ throats.

More lessons to learn

I know I said that October will be easier, but another quite fleeting alignment to watch out for early on in the month is the Sun squaring Saturn. This is going to take place on October 7, pretty much wherever you are in the world.

The Sun is all about ego and Saturn forces people back into line.

If you’re feeling as though someone is being a bit rough on you around October 7, just check to see that maybe they don’t have a point.

Saturn is the great teacher of the zodiac, and normally if we are getting a hard time under Saturn alignment like this, we have something to learn.

What about love? Aka Venus?

On October 8, it’s settling down and being sweeter as the beautiful planet of love, Venus, moves out of Libra into Scorpio.

Just like Mars is not that thrilled to be in the sign of Libra, Venus is not that thrilled to be in the sign of Scorpio.

In other words, Venus is a bit weaker in the month of October, too, like Mars. Loving too much, emotions which run so deep they hurt and sinning are all risks now.

That said, Venus in Scorpio has its pluses. For example, it’s quite sexy. Think; seductive witch.

The bottom line, though, is that when Venus is weak, it can be a little bit tricky for us humans down here on earth. We may not be able to express our affection for someone as much as we would like to for example.

That said, as Venus moves through the sign of Scorpio, she’s making some pretty good connections.

On October 20 she’s harmonising with Saturn, and on October 21 with Neptune. Then on October 25 she is harmonising with Pluto.

Put all those dates in your diary if you want to have a good time with your beloved, meet someone new, and/or you have abundance you want to attract!

Also, here’s where Venus in Scorpio hits your chart

This month, Venus moves into your tenth house of work, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. Venus is in many ways, the Great Attractor. Wherever she appears in your chart is where you suddenly find yourself able to attract people to you, charming them as you go. Right now, Venus in your work zone means you can expect your professional life to pick up. If you’ve been waging wars with office politics, relax. You are entering a four-week period when you’ll find it much easier to negotiate your way to peaceful agreements with co-workers and clients alike. Alternatively, you can use this cycle to bring in more business as people find themselves quite simply being drawn to you. If you want to convince someone to invest in your ideas, don’t delay. Now is a great time to speak up. If you’re contemplating or actually having a romance at work, Venus’ move through your tenth house means the relationship gets a chance to blossom. Because this part of your chart is associated with the planet of age, you could easily find yourself being drawn to someone either a lot younger or older than you.

You also need to know that…

October 27 brings what’s probably the hardest aspect of the month. Mars, the aforementioned planet of anger and drive, is squaring Saturn, the difficult planet which shall not be moved.

Just be careful around this period if you feel like you’re banging head your head against a brick wall. There is a lot of change in the air at this time as well, thanks to a Sun/Uranus connection.

In other words, it’s a time to tread carefully as the month end.

Happy endings

Happily, on October 30 we have a lovely link between Mercury and Venus. This is literally just less than 24 hours before Mercury goes into another retrograde cycle. It makes it a very good time to tell someone how you feel , though there’s no telling how or when they will react!

October 31 sees the start of a new Mercury retrograde cycle. Everything old will be new again and vice versa.,
This time around Mercury retrograde is going to be in the sign of Scorpio , but I will leave more information about that until next month.

PS Interested in Mercury Retrograde? I have a new book about it coming out, co-authored with Kim Farnell. If you order before October 31, you will get some great free bonuses, including a mini-course explainer video that will teach you how to work out where Mercury is retrograde in your chart every time!

Where’s the Moon?

Here are the Full and New Moon times for October
Full Moon in Aries on October 13
London: 13 Oct at 20:07
Sydney: 14 Oct at 08:07
LA: 13 Oct at 14:07
In another location? Click here for your time zone.

Moon in Scorpio on October 28
London: 28 Oct at 03:38
Sydney: 28 Oct at 14:38
LA: 27 Oct at 20:38
In another location? Please click here for your time zone.

Full Moon in Aries

If you’re on the spiritual path, or you just want to make some magic in your life, then it’s great you’re reading this!

October brings the Full Moon in the sign of Aries – the first sign of the zodiac.
So, if you want to start a new lunar practise and keep it up for a year, this is the ideal time to make the commitment to working with the Full Moon every month for 12 months. Working with the monthly Full Moon will change your life for the better and boost your manifesting powers in ways which truly could astound you.

How to work with the monthly Full Moon…

1. Set aside time once a month just before Full Moon, ideally on the night that the Moon is at Her roundest (this month is great as the Full Moon is at night, but check the times on these pages every month. Sometimes the Full Moon is in the morning or afternoon, in which case you would ideally do your work the night before).

2. Think of at least one person you can forgive

3. Think of at least one thing you can forgive yourself for

4. Write down your forgiveness list (express yourself fully!) and then burn it

5. Say “Om Namo Narayani” which means “I surrender to the Divine” 3 times

If you do this every month, your life will start to change in amazing ways. There is awesome power in forgiveness and surrender!

The New Moon is in Scorpio…

The New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. Of course you also need to work towards your dreams. For help getting started with your New Moon wishes, intentions and commitments, pick up my 100% free New Moon kit.

In astrology, Scorpio represents the phoenix that rises from the ashes. So, no matter where you are sexually or when it comes to cash, this is the time to turn things around.

The Goddess associated with Scorpio is the Goddess of destruction, Kali, a very power energetic force. So when you play with Scorpio energies, you’re playing with powerful forces! If you’re game, the idea this month is to destroy dramas you have had with either sex or money.

The mantra is simple: “Om Kreem Kali”. Chant it at least 3 times (or 9, 27 or 108 times) on the night of the New Moon, as you ask Kali to free you from whatever is standing between you and your desires. Then be prepared – let me say it again; Kali is a powerful force!

Where the Moon is new for YOU

Let’s hope you’re feeling revved up about your career or studies because the New Moon taking place this month is flooding your professional life or your student life with potential and ambition. If you’re already on the right path in your working life, this lunation here can really amp things up. However, if you’re struggling professionally and not quite sure where to turn, use this New Moon as a marker. Over the coming four weeks, you need to really put yourself out there in terms of talking to experts who can help you get where you want to be career wise, and also in terms of very basic things like research your job market.

Have a great month!

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