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Taurus horoscope for October 2023
What made September different from any other month this year was not just the sheer number of planets in retrograde motion but the fact that two of those planets were Venus and Mercury, usually the two fastest planets in the solar system. The majority of the planets in the solar system and especially those from Jupiter out will spend months if not years in a part of your chart, so we don't expect them to change and in fact, it is rare when they do. What is a given is that the Sun will move from one area of your chart once a month, Mercury usually every 14 to 15 days and Venus every 24 days. Mars, who is slightly slower will shift his focus every other month.
Because that wasn't one of those months for Mars and because Venus and Mercury were at a standstill, apart from the Sun and the dwarf planet Ceres, there were no changes last month. It was as though the gods had pushed pause on the remote and then forgot where they put it. It appears that they have found it for they have pressed play and things are moving again. Mercury, who has spent the last two months in your romantic and creative sector will leave on 5th October, rush through your work sector in 17 days and return to your relationship sector on 22nd October, in time to be there to ensure the communication lines are open when the Sun returns a day later.
Venus, who has spent the last four months in your home and family sector will finally leave on 9th October, returning to fill Mercury's still warm shoes after he left your romantic and creative sector four days earlier. Mars too is on the move this month, leaving your work sector on 12th October though not before working to create as much traction as possible. It is then that Mars will return to your relationship sector, beginning his first visit in two years before the Sun and Mercury return. It is just a day earlier that Pluto will turn direct in an adventurous part of your chart on 11th October, ending his retrograde phase. This contributes to an exciting and vibrant month and a month when there is finally some movement.
Love & RomanceThere is something special on the romantic and relationship fronts this month, with planetary activity that should be running its course instead of catching its second wind, while things are being brought forward on the relationship front. While the Sun will always leave your romantic sector on the September equinox, the month begins with Mercury still here. Having returned in July for what is normally a 14 to 15 day mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, when he leaves on 5th October your romantic sector will be empty, though not for long. Normally, this is the point in each year when all planetary activity on the romantic front will have run its course but instead, the best is yet to come.
It is just four days later that held back by her own retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love will finally return to your romantic sector and to begin what can be the most romantically charged months of any year. Not leaving until 8th November and with the Moon moving through from 11th October to 13th October, this new chapter will get off to a romantically charged start. It is five days later that Venus will be joined by the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment who will not only return to your romantic sector on 18th October but won't leave until August 2024.
Meanwhile, while the Sun won't return to your relationship sector until 23rd September, the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your relationships, the month begins with the dwarf planet Ceres already here and her first deep dive into your relationship needs and priorities in four years underway. Ceres won't be on her own for long, with Mars returning for his first visit to your relationship sector in two years on 12th October and with the Moon moving through from 16th October to 18th October. With Mercury, the planet of communication returning on 22nd October, by the time the Sun returns your relationship sector will be the most occupied part of your chart.
Business & CareerBecause the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your work sector, the solar spotlight is always on your work situation and job matters at this time of year. However, the difference is the amount of water that has already passed under the bridge but also how far into the final months of the year this will eventually extend. The other difference is that with the South Node here, when the Moon moves through from 13th October to 16th October and aligns with the Sun, instead of the ordinary New Moon that will fall here at around this time each year, this will be a solar eclipse.
The difference between an ordinary and an eclipsing Full Moon is not only the potency but that this can act as a trigger for everything that the South Node has direct access to, creating the potential for not just major new beginnings but in a potentially unexpected way. The Moon will return a day after Mars leaves on 12th October and while he will no longer be here, it is everything that the warrior planet of the cosmos has fired up and set in motion that this eclipsing New Moon can act as a trigger for. Mars might be gone but Mercury, moving through from 5th October to 22nd October will be here, giving you everything needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open.
With the Sun gone by 24th October, this will end all planetary activity on the job front, though with the South Node staying on things were never going to go completely off the boil. However, things aren't over yet for the one planet yet to return is Venus and held back by a retrograde phase, it is when she returns early next month that everything will come together. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your career sector, the Moon's return from 22nd October to 24th October will ensure your professional instincts are sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged during the Sun's final days in your work sector.
MoneyWhile there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, the Moon will continue to make its monthly visits while planetary activity on the job front will make the Moon's two visits to your income sector this month a lot more pivotal. The Moon will move through your income sector from 3rd October to 5th October, something that every four weeks can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. What makes the timing of this visit significant is that with Mercury returning to your work sector on 5th October and Mars leaving on 12th October, this will be at a time that is ripe with job potential, including an eclipsing New Moon on 15th October.
By the time the Moon comes full circle and returns to your income sector on 31st October the Sun, Mercury and Mars will all be gone from your work sector but with Venus, the planet of money returning early next month this will be a chance to end this month and begin the next with your nose for money sharp and the potential for unexpected income developments. Meanwhile, while the Moon will only make one visit to your financial sector this month, as it moves through from 18th October to 20th October this will be a valuable chance to check in and to become more emotionally and intuitively engaged.
With your financial instincts and imagination fuelled, this is an important point in any month to catch up on money matters. Unlike your income sector, where there has been a huge amount of planetary activity in the final months of 2022 and the first half of 2023, on this side of the financial fence there has so far been no planetary activity. However, with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres all returning to your financial sector next month, that is about to change. As this will be the Moon's last visit before Mercury returns to kick things off, this will also be a chance to start lining up for the most active months of the year on the side of the financial fence where it is more about what you do with and how you manage the money you have.