Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
It is time to hone your communication skills as planets line up in your relationship Solar Chart sector. Your ability to relate to others, particularly your nearest and dearest, determines how well you get along this month. Forcing your way through obstacles mid-month is to be avoided. Diplomacy is the name of the game if you want to achieve your goals. Relationship politics is not your normal focus, but this month you need to employ all of your knowledge in this area. You need to take a strategic approach to others, rather than your usual straight-talking one. As a result you ease the stress load on yourself and your loved ones.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Generally speaking Taureans love security, steady accomplishment and accumulation. In order to continue along this path you need your health. It is time to give up bad habits and adopt new and fun-filled ways of living a healthy lifestyle. Co-workers could help you stay on track. A change of scenery on the work front could also help. If you have children then they may take centre stage this month. Quality time spent with children and in creative pursuits reap benefits in the long run. There is a time to reap and a time to sow. You are a natural at sowing. Now you need to do some reaping.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
If you have an artistic gift then this is the month to pursue it. Art classes, local theatre and dance groups and craft lessons may all appeal. If not then what are you passionate about? October is your moment to experiment with creative ideas, make plans that are interactive and be playful. You can enjoy pastimes that are pleasurable. You are reaping the benefits of seeds already sown. Of course if you have wasted opportunities in the past then this month may be a little frustrating. However being a Gemini you can also easily let go and move into greener pastures. Your powers of diplomacy go a long way in any co-operative projects.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Domestic bliss is the name of the game. It is your time to keep the home fires burning because home and hearth are highlighted in your Solar Chart during October. In other words your natural domain is where you can nurture yourself and others. You can hunker down, like the crab, on your own enjoying some well-earned private moments. Alternatively you can gather loved ones around and delight in the company of family and friends. The choice is yours. As author Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
October is a powerful month with the dwarf planet Ceres in your Zodiac Sign and prominent in your Solar Chart. Nutrition, cooking and nature may be highlighted. Emotional fluctuations may also be experienced, particularly connected with short trips and siblings. You need to communicate with kindness, and nurture yourself and those around you. You are a natural leader, full of enthusiasm and popular. However this month you also need to employ your diplomatic skills. If you feel that you have a short fuse then spending time in nature can help re-establish your equilibrium. Eat, drink and be merry but don’t overdo it.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
When one door closes another door opens. So the saying goes. Knowing when the door is about to open is the key to stepping through. This month the planets are aligned in such a way as to provide a peep into a different way of doing things. Your usual logical approach is softened providing you with the chance to step through into a different means of communicating. Feelings are less easily dismissed by analysis. Ensure that your self-esteem is bolstered, listen to any strong feelings even if it means admitting that you have been wrong and then follow your heart. If nothing else indulge in an artistic pursuit and see what happens.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Me, myself and I. This is your focus for October. What makes you feel good? How can you take the focus off others and place it on yourself, even if just for one month? Beauty treatments, self-realisation classes, artistic and social activities could all help boost your health and wellbeing. Vesta, the keeper of the sacred fire, is also in your Zodiac Sign indicating that the time is ripe to step up your spiritual practices. Vesta is a very feminine asteroid or dwarf planet. As such you may find yourself surrounded by females. Your commitment in October is towards keeping your spirit alight.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
The positive and uplifting planet Jupiter moves into your Zodiac Sign this month heralding good fortune for all Scorpios. Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 11 (AEDT) and stays in this Fixed Water Sign until November 2018. This is a once in a 12 year cycle and therefore is significant. It is a time of growth, and of reaping rewards for work well done. In some ways you are starting a new cycle. You can grow in confidence and learn much through transformation. Your powers of insight are highlighted. Opportunities for growth abound. The trick is to make the most of your opportunities and stop yourself from going overboard.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Your social calendar fills during October. Groups, clubs and social events demand your attention. You need to schedule down time and make sure that work commitments can be handled as you will be busy after hours. Female friends, or groups involving women, are highlighted. The serious planet Saturn wends its way towards the end of your Zodiac Sign signalling that your responsibilities are still at the forefront of your mind. You need to bide your time just a little longer when it comes to work and long-term projects before reaping your rewards. Recognition will come if you have done due diligence.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
Juno, associated with royalty and entitlement, is residing in your Zodiac Sign signalling that you are waiting for recompense for your efforts. While you await what is rightfully yours it is also time to shine in your chosen profession. Recognition and rewards could come your way this month, as well as promotions. A prominent woman, or group of women, could also help boost your career. The trick is to ensure that you have a sense of meaning and purpose in your public life, if not your work then a cause or club. Your connections with friends, groups and clubs may also expand as the planet Jupiter enters Scorpio and the 11th House of your Solar Chart.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
October sees Aquarians embrace anything connected with the bigger picture in life. You are likely to discard your housework and chores in favour of broader horizons. Right now you seek adventure, to broaden your horizons. If you can travel then you take off. If this is not an option then an international film festival or cultural events may do the trick. The planet Jupiter entering Scorpio and high in your Solar Chart also heralds a time in the limelight in your chosen profession. You are likely to make significant inroads in your career, or to enjoy a fortunate change in status. Others see your worth and you shine.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Imagination is your best friend. You may not have much energy for getting out and about but you can dream. Imagine the changes that you would make if you could. If you have the energy then implement these changes. If not trust that energy follows thought. You are unlikely to be concerned with practical matters this month, favouring the artistic and creative. If you have always wanted to start an art class, take up meditation or become a Buddhist then this is your moment. The fortunate planet Jupiter moves into your compatible Water Sign, Scorpio, indicating that you are more able to focus on positivity. This can be a prosperous time.