This is always an important point of any year for your relationships, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your relationship sector. As is usually the case, where you find the Sun you will usually find Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication close by. As both returned just over a week before the Sun last month, this was a chance for your heart and mind to get in first and to make communication a priority from the get go. Mercury, the planet of communication will leave on 3rd October, making communication both a priority and something that has some urgency, from the get go.
Venus, the planet of love is here until 9th October, giving your heart a voice and having a strong say in what you want from your relationships. While it is the norm to have the Sun, Mercury and Venus return to your relationship sector at this time every year, it is not the norm to have Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos here. Mars returns on 4th October, a day after Mercury leaves and this is what puts even more urgency on the planet of communication's final days. Until the Moon returns to your communication sector from 17th October to 19th October there will be no more communication support once Mercury leaves.
By the time Mars returns you should have a good sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, giving the warrior planet of the cosmos something to fight for. A lot of this was learnt the hard way, with no planet able to move through your relationship sector without clashing with the planets in Aries. This is key to getting to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. A Full Moon in Aries on 14th October will bring the most obvious clash.
This is a big month for both romantic and relationship matters and in both cases in a way that is more than you would expect at this time of year. You begin the month with Mars still in your romantic sector and while the Sun, Venus and Mercury all left last month, he is here until 4th October while the asteroid Juno, will stay on all month. This is keeping the energy from some romantically charged months alive much further into the year than is normally the case. This is partly thanks to the support those planets have had from Saturn and Pluto in an adventurous part of your chart.
In the meantime, while the Sun won't return to your relationship sector until later in the month, as is the case at this time each year, there is at least some focus on your relationships from the get go. What you have is the focus going up in incremental steps. You begin the month with the asteroid Pallas Athena on her own in your relationship sector, making her first visit in four years. This is enough to put some focus on your relationships, without putting too much weight on this. This meant the last month's romantic theme was able to remain the dominant focus.
The game changer is Mercury, the planet of communication's return to your relationship sector on 3rd October, three weeks before the Sun is due to turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships, as he does at this time every year. Mercury will be joined six days later by Venus, with the planet of love returning to work her magic. With both returning so far ahead of the Sun, this is giving you a chance to give your heart a voice and get the communication lines open before the reality checks begin. For Mercury, this should be a short 14 to 15 day visit but a retrograde turn in the final hours of the month will keep him here for two months.
This is the point in any year when the solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart and all things romantic, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your romantic sector. And where you find the Sun, Venus and Mercury, the planets that rule the heart and mind will never be too far away. While you do start the month with both still here, they will both leave in the first 10 days of the month but this won't see the romantic focus drop back. Mercury will be the first to leave, leaving your romantic sector on 3rd October followed by Venus, the planet of love six days later.
This should leave the Sun on his own and should also mean that by 24th October, with the Sun gone all focus on matters of the heart should be over for the year. Instead, the planet that is making sure neither of those scenarios happen is Mars, with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returning for his first visit to your romantic sector in two years, on 4th October. Mars will return while Venus, the planet of love is still here, so will find that his romantic passions and fighting spirit have a receptive audience from the get go. With Mars here until 19th November, the romantic flame will continue to burn all month.
In the meantime, now in his second month in direct motion in your relationship sector and due to leave in early December, Jupiter is now becoming a more dominant force on the relationship front. With Venus, the planet of love returning early next month everything that you have been working for and towards all year is now starting to come together. Fortunately the Moon is making two visits to your relationship sector this month, giving you two opportunities to check in. The first visit is from 3rd October to 5th October, returning to check in again on 30th October, where it will see out the month.
On the one hand, nothing has changed but on the other hand, everything has changed. You still have Saturn in your relationship sector and he is still demanding that you show up but his direct turn last month means that you are no longer being forced to learn from the past. It wasn't just that Saturn's direct turn has ended a five month retrograde phase or that it has shifted the focus from the past to the future that has been the game changer. It was the timing that has made this significant, with the best communication conditions of the year in play at the time and still in play.
While the Sun, Mercury and Venus left your communication sector last month and Mars will leave on 4th October Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships will stay on all month. While Pluto will remain in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until 3rd October, turning direct during Mars' last full day in your communication sector, his focus is not on past lessons. This is leaving the doors open to the past and second chances for a few more days. In the meantime, there are some exciting developments on the romantic front this month, with Venus and Mercury bringing things forward.
The Sun will always return to your romantic sector in October, but not until later in the month. By the time Mercury returns on 3rd October the Sun is still three weeks away with Venus, the planet of love returning on 9th October to begin the most romantically charged weeks of any year. Mercury will normally spend 14 to 15 days giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page. However, a retrograde turn at the end of the month will keep him here for the next two months and he will still be here when Mars returns next month.
With no planetary activity in your relationship sector since Venus left in late March and nothing more until she returns over Christmas, the majority of the focus is still on matters of the heart and all things romantic. Having turned direct in your romantic sector in August, Jupiter is now in his second month in direct motion but also the last month where you are still building towards something. With the planet of luck and expansion in your romantic sector from November 2018 to December 2019, this is a journey that is coming to an end but it is Venus, the planet of love's return early next month that will create the push to bring things home.
The Sun will also return next month, making sure that the solar spotlight is on matters of the heart during Jupiter's final weeks. For now, the only thing that will change on the romantic front is that Jupiter will continue to pick up speed and as he does, matters of the heart will benefit. However, in terms of the planets of love and luck coming together to make sure no stone is left unturned, it is next month that everything will come together. Romantically charged lunar vibes in the early days of the month and then again at the end, are a valuable chance to check in. An adventurous Full Moon midmonth will also give romantic matters a boost.
In the meantime, while there is no planetary activity on the relationship front there is a lot of action on the communication front this month and that will benefit your relationships. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your communication sector but you have Mercury, the planet of communication here until 3rd October and Venus, the planet of love until 9th October. Mars' return on 4th October will allow the warrior planet of the cosmos to target communication barriers.
The tide is turning on the romantic front, away from the past and onto the future, but to start with you have the best of both worlds. The month begins with Saturn in his early weeks in direct motion in your romantic sector and Pluto in his final days in retrograde motion here and this is far more exciting than had it been the other way around. Saturn's focus on the past was all about learning and taking responsibility. Now in direct motion, Saturn is giving you a chance to put what you learnt from the past into practice, as you move forward. Until he turns direct on 3rd October, Pluto is more focused on the doors open to the past and second chances.
Pluto turns direct two months to the day before Jupiter returns to your romantic sector on 3rd December, kicking off your luckiest year for love in over a decade. Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter have never met up in your romantic sector in our lifetime and it will never happen again, creating one of the most powerful and important years for matters of the heart ever, stretching from December 2019 to December 2020. This is what you have been preparing for since Saturn returned in 2017. In the meantime, the Moon's monthly visit from 5th October to 7th October will be a valuable chance to check in.
In the meantime, after last month's Full Moon in your relationship sector flushed out any issues, especially when it comes to a balance between your personal and relationship needs, this month the focus is on communication. Every planet that moved through Virgo over recent months clashed with Neptune in your relationship sector, bringing the same issues to a head that the Full Moon did. However, those planets are one by one returning to your communication sector, starting with Mercury on 3rd October, Venus six days later and the Sun three weeks later. Due to a retrograde turn at the end of the month, instead of passing through in 14 to 15 days Mercury, the planet of communication will spend the next two months here.
Because Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication returned to Libra over a week before your birthday month and new solar year began, this has given you a head start. This has been especially important when it comes to the balance issues that will always come to a head during your birthday month, with an inevitable clash between your personal and relationship needs. There has been continuous planetary activity in your relationship sector since 1926, with Chiron still in the early months of a seven year visit. This means no planet can move through Libra without moving into opposition with the planets in your relationship sector.
This is something that Venus and Mercury encountered during their early days and as the planets of love and communication, they were able to get a jump on this from the get go. There will be more clashes throughout the month, but the most intense period will be when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from 12th October to 15th October. During that time the Moon will oppose first Mars and then the Sun, creating the Full Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month. Venus and Mercury will be gone by then, but not before giving your heart a voice and an authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
This doesn't mean that this will be a challenging month, for this is simply your own needs being awoken during your birthday month and in the process demanding the kind of balance that your relationships actually need. The difference this year is that you have lucky Jupiter in your communication sector and this will keep the communication lines open all month. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your romantic sector on 7th October will ensure that until she leaves Libra on 9th October, Venus will have romantically charged lunar vibes to make her final days count.
The spirit of romance gets a boost this month but in a way that will shift as the month progresses. To begin with, with dreamy Neptune in his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and Venus, the planet of love in a nostalgic part of your chart until 9th October there is a heavy sense of romantic nostalgia in the air from the get go. With Uranus, the only planet in your relationship sector also in retrograde motion, Venus is making the most of the doors open to the past and second chances on both fronts. Yet while the doors will remain open to the past and second chances on the romantic and relationship fronts all month, Venus' return to Scorpio will have your heart looking to the future.
This creates a month where you are able to fully immerse yourself in the past during the first nine days of the month, before looking to the future without having to turn your back on the past. Venus' return to Scorpio is more than a chance for your heart to look to the future, with the planet of love returning to Scorpio before your birthday month and new solar year begins, in order to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. And it is the Moon that will give you a head start on that.
The Moon will return to your romantic sector during Venus' first full day in Scorpio, with her early days spent with romantically charged lunar vibes for company. This is the Moon's only visit to your romantic sector while Venus is in Scorpio and as the planet of love is updating your romantic expectations for the coming year, these could have long term implications. The same is true for the Moon's return to your relationship sector just a few days later, with the period from 15th October to 17th October a chance for a deep dive into what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. All this before your birthday month and new solar year even begins.
Despite the fact that both planets in your romantic sector are in retrograde motion, they not only get a boost from a romantically charged Full Moon midmonth but enjoy the support of lucky Jupiter all month. This not so much balances the pressure they are under from time to time but turns any wakeup calls or old excuses being challenged into motivation. The Moon is in your romantic sector from 12th October to 14th October and it is during that time that as well as clashing with the Sun to create the Full Moon, it will clash with Mars.
As far as Full Moons go this is not a challenging one, for as well as being romantically charged, the push back is coming from planets in a social and serendipitous part of your chart. When you literally have planets in your romantic sector for decades and as they are always in retrograde motion at this time of year, this is more the push to ensure you haven't fallen asleep at the wheel or that matters of the heart haven't gone off the boil. Venus, the planet of love returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on 9th October so will already be taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane when the Full Moon hits.
Whatever wakeup calls this might bring will have Venus on hand, able to use this as an opportunity to make the most of the doors open to the past and second chances. With no planetary activity on the relationship front, your relationships will benefit from the Moon's monthly visit to your communication sector from 7th October to 9th October. With no direct relationship focus, this will be a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. The Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector from 17th October to 19th October will be a chance to take a deeper dive.
Romantic and relationship matters both fall in the Goldilocks zone this month, where things are not too challenging, not too easy and instead are just right. There are some challenges on both fronts, but never more than is required to guard against complacency and with more than enough support to balance this out. Uranus, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector will be challenged as the planets begin returning to your friendship sector, on the opposing side of the sky. With Uranus not only in retrograde motion but receiving a lot of support from planets in Capricorn and in an adventurous part of your chart, the biggest danger now is complacency.
Yet on the relationship front we have the complete reverse, with the planets in Capricorn continuing to put pressure on your relationships, while the planets returning to your friendship sector will offer them support. With ongoing support from Neptune in your communication sector, as a balance between your personal and relationship needs continues to be policed, communication support and for friendship and relationship building is literally increasing by the day. On both the romantic and relationship fronts, this is the continuation of a journey that has been playing out all year.
This makes the Moon's monthly visits a valuable chance to check in. The first is the Moon's first visit to your communication sector from 10th October to 12th October, when coming full circle from last month's Full Moon this is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. Romantically charged lunar vibes are in effect from 15th October to 17th October and the Moon will bring a chance to take a deeper dive into your relationships from 19th October to 21st October.
Starting the month with Venus, the planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart is often the norm at this time of year. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October here and while Venus will never be too far away, there is a sense of urgency from the get go. With no planetary activity in your romantic sector, Venus is able to work around this by bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together, in a way that no other planet can. With Venus leaving on 9th October, she will be working hard during the early part of the month to make this count. However, Mars' return on 4th October could be a game changer.
While Mars has no romantic agenda, he returns to fuel a passion for adventure and will remain on that mission for the rest of month and through the first half of November. If Venus can bring the spirit of romance and adventure together before she leaves, Mars' passion for adventure can keep it fuelled. With no planetary activity on the relationship front either and the month becoming progressively more professionally focused, this is also a chance to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. The Moon will make its monthly visit to your romantic sector from 17th October to 19th October and during that time, romantically charged lunar vibes will form a friendly aspect to Mars, which should help.
In the meantime, the Moon's visit to your communication sector from 12th October to 15th October and the Full Moon this will create is a valuable chance to ensure the communication lines are open. The last planet to leave your relationship sector in late August was Mercury, with the planet of communication having spent an extraordinary amount of time on the communication lines before leaving. With no planetary activity on the relationship front it is all about having the communication lines open.
While the Sun, Mercury and Venus all left your relationship sector last month, as is normally the case at this time each year, Mars is still here at the start of the month. Even then, this won't be the end of the planetary activity on the relationship front, which is extending much further into the year than is normally the case. Last year the only activity on the relationship front was from the Sun, Mercury and Venus and once they left there was no more until just a few months ago. The difference this year is that you have Mars making his first visit in two years and Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships making her first visit in four years.
It is Juno who will stay on after Mars leaves on 4th October and she will continue to build on the massive support from planets in your communication and friendship sectors. It has been eight decades since Mars and Juno returned to find Uranus in your communication sector and while he is here until 2026, the last two months have brought him into play for the first time in a real way, since his return in March. While Mars' departure will see a lot of the focus on your relationships drop back, Juno will continue to work behind the scenes, building firm foundations.
The same is happening on the romantic front, with the North Node continuing to keep the focus on matters of the heart and continuing to give your heart a sense of direction, but in a way that is more about working behind the scenes. However, matters of the heart and the spirit of romance in general, will get a boost when the planets start returning to an adventurous part of your chart and into a friendly aspect. It begins with Mercury's return on 3rd October but it is Venus, the planet of love's return six days later that will really bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. Romantically charged lunar vibes from 19th October to 22nd October will add even more fuel to this.