As the month opens, we are under the influence of the Mercury retrograde until October 30. This retrograde is a good time to take care of past problems and old issues, and also to visit old friends and lovers. But it’s just not a good time to start a new project. • We also have a lunar eclipse on October 8, the Full Moon and solar eclipse on the 23rd—the New Moon. These eclipses focus on relationships and intimacy, much like the Mercury retrograde. The energies are very erratic on the 8th! Partnerships—both personal and in global politics—are tested this month. • Days to get up early and greet the sun are the 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 27th, and 28th! Days to stay in bed are the 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 23rd, and 25th.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). With the eclipse on the 8th taking place in Aries, relationships are highlighted for you this month. You want more freedom and personal expression, and it’s a good time to connect with people from your past for business or personal reasons. Bosses and coworkers could get on your nerves toward the end of the month. Try to take some time to get away from it all.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). You are focused on getting your work and your life in order this month. You have been (and still are) on a quest to achieve long-term goals, but this month you slow down a bit and take care of some details you have been neglecting. The solar eclipse on the 23rd could bring you some insight about new directions. Relationships are very active at the end of the month.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). With Mercury (your ruling planet) retrograde, this is an especially good time to step back and survey the landscape. You have been busy, so this gives you time to take a breath. You are ready for some freedom from your routines during the first half of the month. In the latter part of October, you are more serious about your endeavors. Start your new projects after
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Cancerians will be drawn to their own past and personal histories in October, as family energies are very strong this month. This can be a great time for a family reunion or just traveling back to an old neighborhood. With the eclipse on the 8th, there could be some good news about your work or career. You are ready to move forward at the end of the month, when you have extra energy to get your projects done.
LEO (July 23–August 22). You continue to be optimistic and open this month. You are generally in a good period until August 2015. Take some time this month to reflect back on what you have been working on. It’s a great time to get away for a much-needed vacation. You are back on track and working on your future plans after the 26th, when home and family take the spotlight.
VIRGO (August 23–Sepetmber 22). As the month opens, you are paying attention to your financial picture. This is a very good month to look at your portfolio or to get those piles of financial papers in order. With Mercury (your ruling planet) retrograde, you are ready to clean things up. Projects at home are still taking up some of your time. Family members can seem edgy, but it’s not about you. Make sure you take time for health and fitness routines.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). This has been a pretty heavy-duty year, with Saturn (planet of career and judgment) continuing to make her way through your sign. This continues to keep you focused on your assigned tasks. In October, you need some time to yourself, and a break from all of the work and expectations you have piled on yourself. By the end of the month, you are rested and ready to get back out there.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Happy Birthday to the Librans! This is your yearly cycle of personal review. And with Mercury retrograde in your sign this month, you will be examining the past year with a magnifying glass. Relationship energies are tense and edgy this month, especially around the 8th. Home and family become more important at the end of the month, but wait until after the 30th to start any projects.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). You continue to be busy and active this month as Mars, planet of action and adventure, moves through your sign. This is a great month to take care of old projects and get them out of your way. You are drawn to connecting with old friends this month. Your social calendar continues to be busy, but you want to slow that down by the end of the month.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). Your career sector is very active this month. And with Mercury retrograding through this part of your horoscope, you are reexamining some of your choices and decisions. Look for support from friends and coworkers if you feel overwhelmed. With the eclipse on the 8th, you are lightening your load at home. The past is holding you back. Mars, planet of action, enters your sign on October 26 for the next 45 days. Get ready, get set…!
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). You are feeling more open and lighthearted, despite the strong sense that you have to keep working at your task-oriented pace. During the Mercury retrograde this month, take some time to reexamine your current set of goals. Relationship energies continue to improve, whether you are single or connected. Make sure you give yourself the day off on October 8—you really need your freedom on that day. You will be back to your old driven self, but not until after November 4.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). Career activity seems to be on the top of your list this month. You need to express yourself in order to be distinguished from the rest of the pack. Your real feelings are on your sleeve and hard to mask. Seek the support of others in this process—it will really pay off after the end of the month. You need to get your point of view out there, but your presentation style is all-important! Support is just around the corner.