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Virgo horoscope for October 2023

After a month that saw very little change, October is a very different month, with a lot of change and variety but also consistency, with planets leaving some areas but others returning to take their place. That can be seen on the personal front, with Mercury finally wrapping up an over two month visit to Virgo on 5th October, but Venus returning on 12th October and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment on 18th October. Mercury stayed on after the Sun brought your birthday month to a close last month, but until Venus returns your heart has yet to have its say in what you want from the coming year. Juno's return will give you a chance to turn this into resolutions.

Meanwhile, the same is happening on the income front, with Mercury's return to your income sector on 5th October giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game during Mars' final days while ensuring there is continuity after he leaves. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your income sector that was always going to be the case, but Mercury will be an asset, especially when the Moon's return to your income sector from 13th October to 15th October not only creates New Moon but a solar eclipse, adding more weight to the potential for new beginnings and opportunities.

By then Mars will be in your communication sector and his first war on communication barriers in two years will be underway. With the dwarf planet Ceres having returned last month, Mercury returning on 22nd October and the Sun a day later, by the end of the month there will be more planetary activity here than in any other area of your chart. This is something that will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life and especially when communication, in all its different forms is important. This will also make you mentally sharper. Meanwhile, a lunar eclipse in an adventurous part of your chart on 29th October will add to a month where there is already a lot of focus on the playful, creative and adventurous side of life's fence.

Love & Romance

As you move into the new month there is still a lot of nostalgia in the air and a lot of focus on the past, with every planet in your romantic and relationship sectors still in retrograde motion and Venus, the planet of love still in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. While since his return to your romantic sector in 2008 Pluto has always spent the middle months of each year in retrograde motion and Neptune has done the same since he returned to your relationship sector in 2012, there is not only one more planet here this year but Venus' nostalgic trip down love's memory lane has been exceptionally long.

It was back in early June that Venus returned for what is normally a 24 day visit to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart that allows the planet of love to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane before returning to Virgo. However, a retrograde phase has kept Venus here and by the time she leaves on 9th October, this will have been her longest visit in our lifetime. However, with Saturn in retrograde motion in your relationship sector for the first time in three decades, the timing couldn't be better. As you move into the new month the focus is still on the past, but there is change in the air.

It begins on 11th October with Pluto's direct turn in your romantic sector and as he is the only planet here, it is matters of the heart that will come out of hibernation first. It is just a day later that Venus will leave a nostalgic part of your chart and finally return to Virgo, adding to what will be an awakening of the spirit of romance and when it comes to matters of the heart, a focus on the future rather than the past. However, Venus will return to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year and with planets in your relationship sector still in retrograde motion, here the focus is still on the past.

Business & Career

While there is no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses and there won't be any until the New Year, there has not only been more than enough already banked on the job and career fronts, but this is a chance to focus more on the money. This also makes the Moon's visits to your two professional houses a lot more important and are key to staying on track. It helps that these visits will also be significant because of the timing. The first of those visits is to your career sector from 3rd October to 6th October, something that every four weeks can fuel your professional instincts and imagination while ensuring you are emotionally and intuitively engaged.

What makes the timing significant is that as the last visit while Mars is in your income sector and the only visit while the Sun is here, this will make these a positive few days on both fronts. It is for a similar reason that the Moon's return to your work sector from 22nd October to 24th October will also be significant because of the timing. This time because this will ensure your instincts are sharp, you have an intuitive read on work and job matters and are emotionally and intuitively engaged during the Sun's final days in your income sector. With Mercury and Mars both gone by then and the Sun gone by the time the Moon leaves, these will be a pivotal few days on the income and job fronts.

By the time the Moon returns to your career sector on 31st September, there will no longer be any planetary activity in your income sector for it to form a friendly aspect to. However, as well as a chance to end the month with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, with Venus just a few days away from your income sector by then and the most lucrative weeks of 2023 just around the corner, this is a chance to get your bearings ahead of time. Meanwhile, with Pluto turning direct on 11th October and beginning the journey back to your work sector, while he won't return until January there is a sense of anticipation.


Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of October in your income sector, the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. However, by the time the Sun even returned on the September equinox a huge amount of water had already passed under the bridge and while things might go quiet towards the end of the month, the best is yet to come. By the time Mars returned in August to begin his first visit to your income sector in two years the dwarf planet Ceres had been here for months, with her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years giving the warrior planet something to fight for from the start.

While Ceres is not focused on the money and more on your income needs and priorities, this has made it easier to know where to channel Mars' drive to fight for what you deserve. Mars will leave on 12th October, but Mercury will return on 5th October with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet. Mercury is only here until 22nd October, but he will be here when the Moon not only moves through from 13th October to 15th October but for the eclipsing New Moon this will create on 15th October.

While the Sun will be gone by 24th October and this will end all planetary activity on the income front, that won't be the case for long. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of money will finally return to your income sector early next month to begin the most lucrative weeks of the year, with a chance to exploit what has already been invested. Meanwhile, the Moon not only begins the month in your financial sector but with a Full Moon two days earlier just running its course. This will allow you to begin the month with your financial instincts and imagination fuelled and with plenty of momentum, with the Moon coming full circle from 26th October to 29th October.


With no planetary activity in your health sector, the Moon's return each month becomes a lot more important, especially at a time when you might be feeling that you should be more motivated than you actually are. Instead with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution not only set to return to your health sector in January but on the same day as the Sun, this is more a chance to prepare for the future and even start drafting your New Year's resolutions. Until then, the Moon's return from 22nd October to 24th October will be a valuable chance to check in and especially with what your body is telling you. Missing is a need to overthink things.

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