As you begin October, you are feeling in high spirits. Mercury, your ruler, is done retrograding, and although Mercury went direct September 5, Mercury needed time to ramp up to former strength, which took until September 19. Mercury rules Gemini, so when Mercury is in strong shape, you feel that way, too. For a large part of September, you weren’t able to buy electronic items. This is because Mercury is always a bit of wild child when he wakes up – not really ready for action. It’s always wise to wait a bit before you dive in and begin shopping for electronic items – Mercury rules the moving parts of any item. By October you are free and clear, so you can pick out that new smart phone, laptop, iPad, or Dr. Dre headphones. Just the thought of buying one of these items must fill you with joy.
I have a lot to tell you about October, but first, since you and I are on the topic of Mercury, and Mercury is your guardian planet (weighted more for you than most any other sign), I might as well drop the other shoe. I need to tell you that this year, Mercury will be retrograde throughout December. I am afraid to say that he will mess up your best laid plans for shopping, especially if you leave things to the last minute. This year, that won’t work, and if you wait, it could ruin not only your holiday but the holidays of those around you, too, including any little munchkins who are counting the days to the holiday and the new toys they will receive. Mercury will be retrograde from December 3 to December 22.
This means you HAVE to shop in November if you want to buy gifts – especially electronic ones – that will make your recipient happy. Also, the weather outside will be extremely difficult during this coming December. Shipping companies and couriers will struggle to keep up and get the packages delivered, and many gifts will be late in certain areas. When shopping, buy toys and surprise presents for children first. Ship them to their parents far in advance, and if YOU are the parent, then give your beautifully wrapped presents to grandmother to hide in her closest. You may assume you will have enough time to shop in December, but the truth is that you won’t – time will be swallowed up with work and last minute social events, so you can’t count on the time in December to shop. Planning ahead this year will make all the difference.
Now let’s look at October. The month continues Mars’ orbit through Virgo, a place Mars will occupy until October 21. This will give you a chance to focus on your home, and to make repairs, changes, or even a move to a new address. Mars first entered Virgo on September 5, but things ratcheted up another level after the new moon of September 19, also in Virgo. Saturn was creating obstacles, so I feel your sweetheart, spouse, roommate, or other partner was causing you some sleepless nights. If you are in the process of a divorce, a dispute over real estate or other mutual property may have become heated. By October 22, things will return to normal, and life will seem easier. You certainly have learned a thing or two about committed relationships in the past three years.
Yet this month is a different and far better month when it comes to matters of love. On October 5, Mars will make a rare and glorious conjunction to Venus, Mars’ cosmic lover, both in your fourth house of home, making the first week of October an ideal time for a party or get-together at your home. This is a very loving, warm aspect, so you may get good news about a baby born into the family or about other news that will draw everyone in your clan together.
Overall, this will be a very social time, particularly near the full moon in Aries, October 5. That full moon will brighten your eleventh house of friends, new faces, and fun events. There is a problem with this full moon in that it is in harsh orientation to Pluto, so you may have second thoughts about the cost of participation. You are being careful with money this month, which seems wise. Still, if you have your heart set on going to this event, you can find a way. (It might be something else going on separately in your life that is causing your concern about money, perhaps not necessarily this event.)
The new moon of October 19, at 27 degrees Libra, brings the best of all worlds and the some of the hardest of all worlds. The Sun, new moon, and generous Jupiter will be cuddled together in your house of true love, indicating a happy, fresh start in love. But that is not likely to happen, for directly, on the other side of the sky, will be an angry Uranus, at 27 degrees Aries, situated at 180 degrees, causing pandemonium, stealing thunder, and causing you to feel shocked and shaken about a matter concerning a love relationship. It seems a friend’s tip will get you upset about your relationship or someone who speaks to you in social media. News will come at you like a geyser out of the ground, for you won’t see it coming.
See if you can recall anything that happened six months ago, near April 11, the full moon in Libra, for there will be echoes of that new moon now. The degrees and signs are similar. The good part is, the planets in charge are Libra and Aries, two signs that blend beautifully with yours. This will help you deal with whatever comes up.
If your birthday falls near June 18, you will find a way to make this new moon, October 19, work for you, despite the obstacles. The same is true if you have Gemini rising, 27 degrees, the moon in Gemini 27 degrees, plus or minus five degrees, or a natal planet at the same degree and five degree tolerance in Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
Still, there are plenty of good surprises due too, for Mars will move into the divine-for-Gemini sign of Libra on October 22 to stay until December 9. During that time, Mars will light up your fifth house of true love, making for a very lively time for romance. Mars will remain in Libra from October 22 to November 19. This is very good news. Life will seem happier and more fun, and as you move into November you will see that you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to take in the festivities of the season.
Once in Scorpio, Jupiter will start expanding your opportunities and luck in two very distinct areas of your life: your work assignments and matters related to your health. In the coming year, October 2017 through early November 2018, you may be surprised at how successful you are at losing weight – if that’s a goal.
Now let’s get to the big news! On October 10, you will experience the monumental move of good fortune Jupiter into Scorpio, a sign Jupiter has not been in since October 2005 through November 2006. Since it has been so long since you felt this vibration, it will seem very new to you. Once in Scorpio, Jupiter will start expanding your opportunities and luck into very different areas of your life: your work assignments and your health. Jupiter will remain with you from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018.
If you have been looking for work, similar to the kind of work you did previously, you will find that after October 10, many executives will be calling for your services. Jupiter expands all he touches, so you will have a choice of many assignments. If you had problems finding a new job, you won’t from this point on. I should point out that if you are looking for a step up to a more responsible position, you will have to wait until March 2018 for that, but in the meantime, the job and the assignments you will be given now will be fun to do, and pay well too. You won’t have problems finding qualified workers to report to you at work or at home either – Jupiter in the sixth house will see to it that you hire people who prove to be gems to you.
The sixth house also covers health, but before I begin, I should explain how the chart works. The first house of personality also rules vitality, radiance, and natural health. The sixth house, on the other hand, represents the preventative measures you take to stay well. The message is clear – attend to annual exams you know you should do, from blood pressure, blood tests, eye exams, dental visits, and so forth. An hour at the doctor can make the difference between a longer, happier life and a life where you sorely wish you had gone to a doctor earlier.
This influence will help you lose weight too, for you will be attracted to nutritious, beautiful, colorful foods that are good for you. You seem ready to veer off processed food too, and that will have a big effect on your weight. I know it makes no sense – Jupiter is supposed to expand all it touches, but in case after case, I see people losing weight when Jupiter is in the sixth house. You will find engaging in sports and going to the gym to be pure joy, and you will look forward to those times when you are working out for the temporary relief from everyday cares. You will view your time exercising not as time away from work, but part of your job – you will take in more oxygen and generally become more creative. Treat yourself to new workout clothes this month, including new sneakers. With so many mirrors, you will want to feel you look your best.
If you have a medical problem that has never been fixed and you have given up, seek advice, for you might discover that new medical breakthroughs has happened since you last sought help, or that medicine has just been approved by the government that now can now help you. Every Gemini of all birthdays will partake of this exciting vibration.
I have saved the best news for last – the luckiest day of the year will be October 26, plus or minus one day. Jupiter will conjoin the Sun, allowing the Sun to multiply the healing energies of Jupiter many times over. These will be weekdays, so there are many ways you can see the benefits of this lovely luckiest day of the year. (It will be the luckiest day for every sign, but each sign will feel it differently.)
You can use this day, October 26 (plus or minus one day) to set an appointment for an important interview or presentation, or to schedule a consultation with a medical professional. It would be a great day to hire a subordinate at work, or a helper, such as a nanny, at home. You can begin a workout program, but if you do, be sure you don’t overdo and mind your limits – I would like you to get a bit farther away from Uranus.
It would be a perfect day to start a new project, for Jupiter and the Sun will be in solid angle to Neptune, planet of inspiration, and you will be able to generate many original ideas. It’s a lovely day, so try to think of something you might want to do to use it. I would not sign a contract quite yet – do that in the first week of November, near November 4. I would also not have surgery on this day – again, wait until November for that too. No matter what, this month will likely end well and find you smiling.
Have a look at your decor and decide if you can spruce things up now, before the year-end holidays are upon you. If you want to make decorating decisions, the alignment of Venus and Mars in your home sector on October 5 will ensure you would add the perfect pieces to your design puzzle. If you are bidding on a house, you may have to reconsider your bid and go higher, though, due to Pluto’s position. Finances will pose challenge and require negotiation and discussion.
This same day, October 5, brings the full moon in your friendship / events / fun sector and would be a red-letter day for giving a party at home or going to a party of a friend. October 5 is a Thursday, but the ensuing weekend, October 6-8, would bring you outstanding fun too.
The new moon of October 19 might bring crosscurrents in matters of the heart. Uranus, planet of unexpected developments, will directly oppose the new moon and Sun, making for jarring, upsetting news that may come up on this day or the days that follow. You might find your relationship tested, and if so, it will be because of sudden news about your current partner that is revealed by a friend or casual contact. This is not an easy time, and any problem may take weeks to fix. If your relationship is strong, and both of you have been authentic, open, honest, and caring, your love will be able to withstand any challenge.
Mars will enter your true love sector on October 22 until December 9, giving single, unattached Gemini a wonderful reason for hope. Mars will put you in the mood for love, and opportunity will come your way. If you suffer a breakup now (or recently did), you will have plenty of chances to meet your one true love.
Now let’s turn to your health and fitness, which is due for a major upswing from now on. Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, will enter Scorpio on October 10 and remain there thirteen months, until November 2018. This is a rare, once-a-decade trend that will help your efforts to get strong, lose weight, and get lean by making small but significant changes to your routine that you’ll no doubt enjoy.
If you have wanted to get a pet, you have the chance to find one that will suit you perfectly. You can go to the animal shelter any time you like from now through most of 2018. For Gemini, you are entering the year of the endearing relationship with a pet.
The sixth house also rules work projects, so you will likely find business is brisk, so much so that you may have to hire recruits. You will find excellent candidates too, for Jupiter will make this so.
October 26 will be the luckiest day of the year and will brighten your sixth house of health – an ideal day to consult a doctor, dentist, nutritionist, or any health professional. Join an upscale gym on this day (Jupiter will give you a craving for luxury), hire a trainer, or start lessons in a new sport. If you have to schedule a procedure, this would be the day. The sixth house also rules work assignments, so it is a day to interview for a job, pitch a new client, hire a new worker, offer a well-crafted idea to a VIP, launch a new product or service, or open the doors of a new business. Do anything that is work-related that is important to you on October 26, and where you have a lot on the line, for abundant profits can result.