The month begins with the Moon in freedom loving and non-traditional Aquarius. Then, over the course of the entire span of October, the waxes, and wanes all the way through the last portion of 12 zodiac signs back into Aries and closing out back to end. A full circle of life represented within one amazingly powerful month.
With so much happening around us in the universe and the holiday seasons in our sight, it’s no surprise that October is also the month of relationships.
If you’re wondering else is happening in the universe that affects your zodiac sign, here are some of the upcoming planetary changes for October 2017:
(These apply to everyone, however, if one of the planets is your planetary ruler it will have more of an effect on you.)
- October 1st the Sun conjuncts the New Moon, needs and wants will be reflected in harmony or opposition with one another. If your Sun sign and your moon sign are the same, expect to lean on habits and routine to get you through the day.
- October 1 – October 10th Jupiter transits Libra, this means taking a look at a situation from the perspective of another person. If you’ve ever been accused of being too judgmental, this season will help you to overcome that part of your personality.
- October 5th – Harvest Moon with Aries influence, means communicating your feelings more openly with others.
- October 1 – 10th, Sun is in Libra; then the Sun enters Scorpio, is a time of relationship building and then a time of withdrawing from relationships turning towards work and introspection.
- October 13th – Mercury enters Libra, decisions made at this time will be well thought out. Have too many options? Seek counsel and don’t rush into things.
- October 14th – Venus enters Libra, love, and relationships find help and support from the planet of love as the shift from Virgo enters into engaging and getting to know each other more.
- Saturn transits Sagittarius this month, adulting! Yay! Expect bursts of independence and growth in areas where you felt like you were too dependent on others.
- October 23rd – Mars enters Libra, you’ll ‘sense’ when a problem is on its way and have a gut reaction on how to handle the conflict before it happens.
Don’t forget to check out your zodiac sign below to see what else your monthly horoscope has in store for you for October 2017.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Past: Reversed, Death Card
Present: Upright, Queen of Swords
Future: Upright, Queen of Wands
Aries, a chain of events proved to you that more of the same won’t help you get where you need and know that you want to be. However, as much as you’re bold, you are also at times resistant to change. You may feel thankful for the lessons your experiences have taught you, but at the same time your heart has hardened to a degree and makes you a bit of a cynic. This attitude might be translating into your resistance to change. You could be asking yourself, “What does change matter? I’m just going to get more of the same no matter what life gives me?”
However, right now, it’s time to get bold. With Sun in Libra, Mars in Libra, and soon, Jupiter entering a period of Aries, you have the power in your hands to work through obstacles within yourself and outside of yourself. At the end of the transition, you’ll find yourself surprised and pleased with the outcomes once you do.
Light a red candle to invite the energy of Mars to assist you in empowerment.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Past: Reversed, Nine of Wands
Present: Upright, Strength
Future: Upright, Ten of Pentacles
Taurus, you are at a crossroads where a decision needs to be made. Perhaps one path seems more restrictive than the other so you’re reluctant to choose it even though it’s what you want.
You have the endurance you need to get through even the most challenging of circumstances. A situation that’s challenging will be met with your will to overcome.
There are financial benefits for you in the near future, where you will receive some sort of monetary acknowledgment of work you’ve done.
Light a green candle to invite the energy of Venus to assist you in matters of the home.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Past: Upright, Knight of Pentacles
Present: Reversed, Hierophant
Future: Upright, Seven of Swords
Gemini, you know you’ve messed up some things in the past, but now you’re trying to make it right. Although the boring and mundane tasks that you have to do now seem to not add up, these are building blocks to what you really want to see happen in your life.
Being the sign of the Twins, there’s also a side of you that’s feeling a bit restrained. You may wonder if this route really is the pathway to success. A part of you might also be toying with the idea of breaking out of the usual and going your own way.
You’ll be dealing with thoughts related to how to deal with a situation that used to work for you but feels like a bad fit right now. If you apply your will to do something new with some energy and effort a new door may open for you in the near future.
Light a purple candle to invite the energy of Mercury to assist you in communication.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Past: Reversed, The Devil
Present: Upright, Ace of Rods
Future: Reversed, The Lovers
Cancer, there are some habits or situations that are bringing you down and it’s time to make big changes. You may have resisted letting what others to get into your own lifestyle choices, but there’s a chance that your ability to resist is wearing thin.
You may find a new environment or project that absorbs your time and attention to help you avoid the people you care about but aren’t good influences for you. Your need for change is also mirroring in your other relationships. So, before it’s too late, make your moves and follow your gut.
Light a white candle to invite the energy of the Moon to assist in emotional clarity.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Past: Reversed, The Chariot
Present: Upright, Knight of Swords
Future: Reversed, Ace of Swords
Leo, in the recent past, the direction you’re headed in makes you feel like things have gotten out of hand and you’re no longer in the driver’s seat. You may feel like someone else is calling the shots, or perhaps you are not sure what direction to take and no one to really talk to about your thoughts.
Presently, there is a desire that makes you want to move forward regardless of how you’re feeling. There are no obstacles, and perhaps no one is showing up to support or shun you at this time.
With Mercury in Libra, and Jupiter transiting Libra, take a step back and plan out your next steps. Rather than rush into a decision, channel your energy into something truly productive and thought out.
Light a yellow candle to invite the energy of Sun to assist you self-manifestation.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Past: Upright, Queen of Rods
Present: Upright, Hierophant
Future: Upright, Ten of Wands
Virgo, you may have recently joined an organization or have become a part of a team that you really feel connected to and have a sense of belonging. There are some issues with doing things that have always been done a certain way. A part of you might have ideas and plans that you think could work but they don’t align with the norm.
At this time, it’s best to stick with what works. If there’s an opportunity for change, the door will open for you without your need to knock.
Light a purple candle to invite the energy of Mercury to assist you in compassion.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Past: Upright, Five of Swords
Present: Reversed, Knight of Swords
Future: Reversed, Temperance
Sagittarius, a situation or an argument with someone you care about has you feeling like you had the final say, but there’s some resentment left behind that you’re unaware of. What’s rubbing others the wrong way is that there’s a part of you that appears to happy when there is someone who is miserable. The strange dynamic is drawing the attention of someone who values you and wants what’s best for you in the long run.
Time to take a step back and reevaluate the situation you’re in. With Sun in Libra, open yourself up to asking more engaging questions. See how others are doing and ask how others are feeling in order to find where you may need to talk things over.
Light a blue candle to invite the energy of Jupiter to assist you in good fortune.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Past: Upright, The Moon
Present: Reversed, Six of Cups
Future: Upright, The World
Libra, there are things that you perceive that isn’t necessarily factual but based on your intuition. Although your instincts are often right, there are times when your fear gets in the way.
A past time still has a hold on you and it’s preventing you from seeing as clearly as you could. Although it’s great to be reflective about the past, it’s not good to stare at it too long, or else it can become your present. There’s an opportunity for closure, and it’s time to shut all doors to things that are ready to be retired once and for all.
Light a green candle to invite the energy of Venus to assist you in romance and fertility.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Past: Reversed, Knight of Pentacles
Present: Upright, Temperance
Future: Reversed, Ace of Pentacles
Scorpio, you are bored about something that used to be exciting but now it’s just a thing you do and has little meaning left for you. The situation may fit your needs for now, and provide some stability to a degree, but it doesn’t fit in with your future plans.
Take advantage of your current situation and use the energy that you have towards manifesting your goals. Now that there isn’t a need to be creative where you’ve established a routine, you can use your energy towards the next thing you want to build.
Light a red candle to invite the energy of Mars to assist you in vitality.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Past: Reversed, King of Pentacles
Present: Reversed, Ace of Swords
Future: Reversed, Page of Pentacles
There is someone in your life that is the meaning of dependability. This person is someone you’ve been able to depend on and even get financial support out of from time-to-time. However, this isn’t a relationship that you want to continue in a romantic sense, and there’s pressure to move it in that direction.
You may have felt confused, but now you’re pretty clear about what you need. You may need to write down a list of your reasons to help you remain accountable and stay strong.
Light a black candle to invite the energy of Saturn to assist you in strength. As things continue in the wrong direction, where you’re meant to seem to go further away. Set things when you can.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Past: Upright, Eight of Cups
Present: Upright, Knight of Swords
Future: Reversed, The Emperor
Aquarius, a need to feel more connected to your surroundings and to bring more meaning to your life gives you pause on what you have now. The lack of deep meaning at this stage of your life may have you thinking about new projects and ideas that you would like to work on. The sacrifice of time and where to divert your attention may be the issue.
There may also be someone in your life who you are accountable to, and that you feel has more control over your time and resources than you do. With Sun in Libra, consider how to expand your network to make room for what you want to invite into your life.
Light a black candle to invite the energy of Saturn to assist you balance.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Past: Reversed, Six of Cups
Present: Upright, Six of Wands
Future: Upright, Temperance
Pisces, sentimentality often brings up sweet and sad memories but it can keep you stuck in ‘what ifs’. There’s a time to process and a time to let go. Writing down how you feel can help and bring you to a place of peace with the past. Every stage of life has its season and reason. Practice gratitude even for those moments that have taught you lessons you wish you didn’t have to learn, but give you the depth of a soul that is unique from everyone else.
Light a blue candle to invite the energy of Jupiter to assist you abundant blessings.