You may feel a little colorless and out of sorts this October, as a difficult Virgo Venus opposes your Sun from the 1st to the 14th. The nicer things in life will seem to have faded to grey, and ideas and feelings (perhaps, also, cash) might not flow as effortlessly as you’d hope. Further confounding you is the influence of the Virgo Mars opposition (Oct 1-22), which wants to aggressively force order and perfection on things that simply don’t work that way. People or influences around you might be shaming you for your lack of organization or your watery headspace, but feel free to ignore their criticisms. The waxing gibbous Pisces Moon from the 2nd to the 4th is a respite from the demands of the real world, encouraging you to reflect and dream your dreamy dreams all you like. Salvation is nigh when many planets enter Scorpio around the second half of the month, especially Jupiter (Oct 10th through Halloween), which hasn’t been in the sign since 2005. Scorpio energy is good for deepening, plumbing, and intensifying, while the planet of Jupiter itself is related to fortune, expansion, education, travel, beliefs and ideological systems. It is also the planet of overindulgence and inflation, so curb yourself where applicable. February Pisces will feel these influences most directly. Mercury (Oct 18-31) and the Sun (Oct 23-31) are also hosts at the Scorpio party, now trining the Suns of February and early March Pisces. You may notice an effortless uptick in your general movement or personal power; under these combined influences, good first impressions, commutes, day trips, social connections, and general communications increase for the better. With Scorpio at the helm, the theme of these activities will be related to stark honesty, encounters with the hidden and the uncovering of mysteries. The Moon returns to Pisces, again in the waxing gibbous phase, from the 29th to Halloween, and Piscean themes of illusion and imagination go well with the holiday. For mid-to-late March Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius squares your Sun all month, increasing your list of responsibilities and obstacles. Tackle them now instead of avoiding them, and you’ll reap long-term benefits. Those born in the first week of March can enjoy the conjunction with retrograde Neptune, in its Pisces rulership. Creativity and healing are at a premium, but will come through unusual avenues. As for those born right after the first week of March, Pluto in Capricorn sextiles your Sun, encouraging you to tear down the old empires you’ve built and start over.
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You haven't got anything fiery going on this October, but it would make for a much cozier fall.