This is an interesting and in some ways joyous month for you, Aries. Expansive Jupiter is featured all month long in the early degrees of your sign, giving you an emotional boost. Over the same time period of this month, though, there are powerful transformational components operating in the public-facing sectors of your chart, those concerned with career and also with friendships, group affiliations, and societal contribution, so that as optimistic as you might be in general, you are faced with deep changes in the ways that you understand and conduct your business. And by this term we are including whatever you intend to actualize whether overtly connected to professional or occupational situations. Your values has been mightily evolving over recent months, affecting everything that you do, and in particular the way that you see your work in the outer world coming to its fruition. Because Mercury is also recovering from its retrograde through mid-month, this is a quite profound time of looking inside for what you truly value, and you do well to take advantage of the opportunity to get a better handle on where indeed you are truly heading.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The recent New Moon from September 25th in your opposite sign of Libra brought the beginning of a fresh thirty-day cycle in the relational sector of your chart, lasting most of October. Your important partnerships might come into focus and you could find that you are playing an important role in many of them. You may be more willing to compromise with others but you could also be aware of the disparities within your relationships that are creating tension. Sometimes it is our differences that make our relationships exciting and passions are often born out of the friction of opposites. This could be a busy month and the expansive influences that have been permeating your life could peak in October. They may allow you to take stock of the many new opportunities emerging at this time. You might have to make important decisions that could influence the next six months but it should be easier to do so especially after the first half of October.
Mercury turns direct in Virgo on the 2nd which may eventually help you clarify your situation at work or in relation to your career in the weeks ahead. Mercury takes two weeks to fully straighten out, ending around the 17th. You could then have an easier time seeing where things are headed. In the October 2nd configuration, as Mercury/Venus forms a trine with Pluto, transformation is in the air implying that there are changes in the works that will eventually bring forth positive insights.
The Full Moon in your sign takes place on October 9th, when the Moon is conjoined with Chiron and opposing Venus in your opposite sign of Libra. Issues of partnership versus autonomy are in the air at this time and for the next two weeks. This Full Moon could be clarifying regarding your desires and as well your fears surrounding relationship. More extensively, this may also be a time when you feel more self-aware of some of the vulnerabilities or inadequacies that come with a Chiron transit including issues of self-esteem. Chiron has been transiting in Aries more or less since 2018, and you might be really getting at the roots of any insecurities surrounding your self-image. Integration is the challenge and the key. This might be an extremely healing Full Moon for you, if you can allow yourself to be vulnerable or find acceptance for hidden parts of yourself that may feel awkward or inadequate.
The week beginning with October 9th brings forth a host of supportive aspects between planets in Air signs which for you highlights your friendships, ideas, future vision, and the people who can help you move ahead in the world. Teamwork could be in the cards for you now and you may find that your collaborations bring you closer to your goals at this time. Venus and the Sun in Libra form a positive aspect with Mars in Gemini and this could signal productive collaborations around mid-month that could be especially fruitful.
From the 18th through the 20th, important changes might be taking place in relation to your career and your partnerships, as highlighted by a square between the Sun and Venus in Libra with Pluto in Capricorn. Venus is also coming into a conjunction with the Sun in Libra at this same time, exact on the 22nd, symbolizing a moment of purification for all things related to Venus. Relationships, love, money, beauty and pleasure are undergoing a renewal and for you it may have something to do with who you surround yourself with and who is on your team.
Saturn turns direct in the sign of Aquarius on the 23rd, just as the Sun and Venus enter Scorpio the same day. This again emphasizes friendships and also intimate connections with others, and these two events precede the Scorpio New Moon corresponding also to the latter area of your life.
The first eclipse New Moon of the fall season takes place on October 25th in the sign of Scorpio, continuing on the relationship theme. This could bring an important reset in the coming months, in your intimate or business partnerships.
Jupiter re-enters Pisces on the 28th where it was also transiting in the earlier part of 2022 and might bring back a more introspective influence in the coming weeks.
Mars, your ruler, turns retrograde in Gemini on the 30th of October, beginning a two and half month journey backward through the sign. This retrograde may allow you to revise the ways in which you employ your skill sets so that you can become more efficient at utilizing all that you know to move yourself ahead in the world.
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