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Sagittarius horoscope for October 2023
There is movement in the heavens this month and by the end of the month, also a sense that on the personal level, there is an opportunity for new beginnings ahead. There has been no planetary activity in Sagittarius all year, with only the Moon's monthly visits to keep you emotionally and intuitively engaged and on track. However, with the Sun, Mercury and Mars all returning to Sagittarius next month, when the Moon moves through from 18th October to 20th October it will be for the last time before the first planet returns. Yet before then there is already a lot of movement, change and variety and especially compared to last month.
What slowed things down last month was that at a time of year when the slower, outer planets were turning retrograde, something that happens each year but in a way that doesn't impact life on a day to day basis, Venus and Mercury were also turning retrograde. These are not only the two fastest planets in the solar system but planets that impact us in a personal and day to day way. To have both in retrograde motion at the same time is rare and as one rules the heart and the other the mind and while this gave us more time it made things feel stuck at times. As we move into the new month both are where they have been for months, but they are in direct motion and picking up speed.
On 5th October, over two months after returning for what is normally a 14 to 15 day visit to your career sector, Mercury will finally leave. This will see the planet of communication join up with the Sun and Mercury in your friendship sector for what will be a change in pace. However, the momentum that this has created professionally won't be lost, for over four months after returning for what should have been a 24 day visit to an adventurous part of your chart, Venus will finally leave and return to your career sector on 9th October. This will see Venus step into Mercury's still warm shoes while the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment will stay on in an adventurous part of your chart until 18th October, giving you time to turn your bucket list into resolutions.
Love & RomanceWhile the Moon will leave your romantic sector on 1st October, beginning the month here was always going to get the month off to a romantically charged start. However, this is no ordinary visit and instead the tail end of a Full Moon two days earlier that should have been a lunar eclipse. I say should have because this is the first Full Moon since the North Node returned to your romantic sector and it is the lunar nodes that turn ordinary Full or New Moons into eclipses. However, because the Full Moon came just a few hours after the Moon returned and it won't align with the North Node until leaving on 1st October, they are too far apart to cast a shadow.
There will be a lunar and a solar eclipse this month, just not here. However, as the first Full Moon since the North Node returned this is going to be a powerful Full Moon that has the ability to jumpstart matters of the heart. With the North Node always looking to the future but both planets in your romantic sector in retrograde motion, this includes the potential for new beginnings and second chances. This is also the Moon's last visit while Venus, the planet of love is in an adventurous part of your chart and leaving on 9th October, this will give her mission to give the spirit of romance and adventure another boost.
The Moon will come full circle from 26th October to 29th October, with these romantically charged lunar vibes a less potent but bringing you back to the energy that month began under. The Moon will not only make two visits to your romantic sector this month but to your relationship sector as well and with no planetary activity on the relationship front, this couldn't be more important. The Moon will make its first visit from 3rd October to 6th October, before returning on 31st October where it will see out the month. In both cases, this is a chance to check in and become more emotionally engaged.
Business & CareerNot all is what it seems on the professional front this week, with thoughts that the best that this professional year has on offer is now behind you needing to be rethought. You could be forgiven for thinking that at first, for with both planets in your work sector now in retrograde motion and Mercury leaving your career sector empty when he leaves on 5th October, it could look like things are about to go quiet. However, the first sign that this is not the case will come when the Moon moves through your work sector from 1st October to 3rd October.
As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters from the start, this first visit since both planets here turned retrograde will reveal that they are still hard at work, though with the focus more on the past, second chances and untapped job potential. The Moon will also form a friendly aspect to Mercury in his final few days in your career sector as it moves through and to Pluto, in his final days in retrograde motion in your income sector before turning direct on 11th October. This will get the month off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts while hinting that this is just a taste of things to come.
It is two days later that Mercury will leave your career sector and yes, this will leave it empty but only for four days. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus will finally return on 9th October, fitting easily into Mercury's still warm shoes and able to take advantage of the tracks that have been laid down over the last three months. It is nine days later that the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment will not only return for her first visit to your work sector in four years on 18th October but she won't leave until August 2024. The Moon's return to your career sector from 11th October to 13th October will sharpen your professional instincts, giving you a read on Venus' early days here and ensure you are emotionally and intuitively engaged ahead of Juno's return.
MoneyWhile Pluto's direct turn in your income sector on 11th October has been an annual event ever since the planet of change and revolution returned in 2008, this year is not only different but the timing of both his turnaround and the months spent in retrograde motion have made this a lot more significant. After 15 years Pluto had left in March, only to retrograde back in less than three months later. However, in that time everything had changed professionally, with Jupiter having returned to your work sector in May to begin your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade.
Pluto was also back in time to benefit from Mars' return to your career sector in July and all the planetary activity that has unfolded since then. However, it was last month that during Pluto's last full month in retrograde motion both Jupiter and Uranus turned retrograde in your work sector and Mercury spent three weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector. All of a sudden, the doors were open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time. Mercury is back in direct motion and will leave on 5th October, but both planets in your work sector are in retrograde motion and will be for the rest of the year.
Pluto's direct turn on 11th October will shift the focus away from the past and due to leave again in January, he will be working to move things forward and that is where timing comes in. It is just two days earlier that held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of money will finally return to your career sector on 9th October, with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment not only returning on 18th October but then not leaving until August 2024. Whether in direct or retrograde motion, Pluto has the support to make his final months here count. It is when the Moon moves through your income sector from 20th October to 22nd October that it will sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger, with its return to your financial sector from 6th October to 8th October a chance to check in on money matters.