Venus Retrograde — Money, Sex and Relationships — Pluto Goes Direct
By Gwynne Mayer
October is bringing some important messages about our finances, our dependency on relationships and our connection to our own decision making processes. This months forecast for each of the signs will center around how this will affect those born in with these characteristic elements. We are going through an eight year cycle in this regard, Venus Retrograde, so please try to remember how you handled all of this 8 years ago. I will not belabor these issues as they are particular to each sign, ascendant and natal chart. Please use your own guidance in following these suggestions and try to learn as much as you can about ‘you’ and how you work with the different elements and signs of the Zodiac.
The dates to look at this month are important as they relate to how you receive your information.
Upcoming Astrological Events for Octoberber 2018
…September 30 — Pluto turns direct moving on ahead in Capricorn.
…October 5- November 16 — Venus Rx in Scorpio — regulates money, love relationships, sex and all related to 2nd/8th house issues. What happened 8 years ago in relationship to this 8 year Venus cycle?
…October 8 – New Moon in Libra
…October 24 – Full Moon Taurus combining with transiting Uranus
Remember to read your Ascendant (ego/physical body), Sun (Spiritual/mind) and Moon (emotional/feeling/nurturing) signs in that order when reading these monthly updates.
So let’s get started on your Sun, Ascendant and Moon for October:
Aries — Aries will be looking at how they are managing their monies and definitely how they are conducting their relationships. As always change throws them off but, in many ways, they are the instigator of these changes. Have some sympathy for the partners both in a romantic sense and in the career partnerships. They have to keep up with your changing moods. Where were you 8 years ago in your relationships with both career and partnerships? Do you want to repeat this cycle or come to a new understanding?
Taurus — Taurus’ are living with the enigma of longing for a close intimate partnership and yet pushing them away in many instances. It is time for an intense look at how you are doing this and why you keep doing it, expecting a different outcome. Only the Scorpios can keep up with these types of behaviors so hopefully you have an understanding Scorpio around to help you get some insights. How was this all working for you 8 years ago? Were you in that sort of bind in relationships then?
Gemini — Geminis will be having some stress related issues that occurred in changes they are making in career and relationships and will definitely bring up old issues of 8 years ago that need to be resolved in those departments. Opportunities should be open in all areas so that you can move on ahead. Insight and reflection is needed to make your own decisions and be clear about your ‘aims and wishes’ for an exciting outcome! This may be the only sign that comes out ahead if all insight brings some form of enlightenment.
Cancer — Cancers are changing in career, intimate partnerships and homelife and it is necessary to look at your 8 year cycle in this Venus cycle for the next month and find out what you are doing that is running the ‘same old program’ and what new things you can do to bring more enlightenment your way. You are intense about your needs, but many of them can be met by you and your own counsel. Pay attention to your reflection and your ability to be introspective. Things are weighing heavily on your mind and it is time to grow new cycles.
Leo — Leo stays very fixed in their own ideas and often finds that others distance themselves because of that Leo intensity. It is time to allow others who you trust into your intimate environment. The problem is that you have made some strange decisions about ‘who to trust’ in the past and so looking back 8 years ago in this department is very important. Do not keep making the same decisions expecting different outcomes as it drives your friends and family nuts and probably sends you on the same cycle of confusion….take some time and meditate on this cycle of yours and see if you cannot get some insight.
Virgo — Virgos are having a field day with the problems around them, trying to solve everybody’s problems, distracting from your own. Hopefully the older you get, you realize that setting boundaries are an issue and the cycle of Venus in Scorpio as it retrogrades in your house of money and values will get you to a different place in your consciousness. Remember 8 years ago where you were and how you handled this situation then…Make it have a different outcome. Meditate, contemplate and pray on this for a while.
Libra — Libra this is your month to make decisions in all areas of concern, but mostly in the way you are handling your finances, your homelife, your partnerships and all other related issues. Situations that came up for you over 8 years ago are now rearing their heads and will need some different outcomes. You seem to be waiting for others to make decisions about your life which does not seem fair to you, but you are in control of that so get some kind of understanding of how you keep putting the ball in the other persons court and create change!!!
Scorpio — Scorpios may be feeling intense lately, in the areas of money, relationships and a longing for more intimacy. It seems like a never ending cycle; remember to not get caught up in your ‘rejections’ and look at those around you who are supportive. Looking at your life in a different perspective, paying close attention to daily survival issues about budgets, friends and support that was not one of your mainstays 8 years ago. You will find that this Venus Retrograde might help you clarify a few things in your life and ease up on the intensity for sure! People around you have been giving you hints and you are feeling them but not making sense of them.
Sagittarius — Sagittarius is rethinking many of their earlier contracts with partners, money and sexual relationships. Pay attention to the 8 year cycle you are going through and do not make decisions about all of this until near your birthday when you will have more clarity and purpose. You are staying on a tight budget right now, or should be, so it is not a time when you want to go out and spend money and time on things that you cannot afford. Pull in and meditate a bit on your cycles and use some introspection. Meditation will bring more enlightenment your way and you are an excellent example of contemplation when you set your mind to it.
Capricorn — Things are moving very fast for Capricorns, so much so that they have trouble keeping up the pace. Mostly all issues are in your favor if you are disciplined and connected to your emotional centers. You will probably have a bit of difficulty with health issues if you remain stressed so the first order of business is to calm down and look at the great things you have accomplished and take a big long ‘nap’ to rest up for the upcoming couple of months. You see the friendships and partnerships you have made in the past dwindling or having problems, just let them be and have compassion. Your mind needs calming and less concern for those around you and more concern for yourself.
Aquarius — Aquarians are having some deja vu experiences that remind them of time long ago….might not want to go back too far, but look at the Venus cycle 8 years ago. How are your romances, money and careers moving ahead? Do you even want to think about that or are you caught up in the fantasy of life rather than the reality of your specific lifetime, this life, survival issues? You are most definitely a humanitarian and have much to give to humanity but now is the time to focus on your own survival needs and take care of immediate business. After the end of November new opportunities may present themselves. Be ready!!
Pisces — You are being guided from somewhere outside of your awareness and it seems confusing right now. Try to let yourself be guided by your three centers, mind, emotional and physical and verify what you are getting. You are growing psychically, but it seems that you are confused as to which way to turn and how to proceed. Take your own counsel and allow yourself to make your own decisions about this. Relationships and money are big confusing elements right now and definitely need contemplation and mediation. Be willing to learn from your ‘spirit’.