How are you, Cancer?! Family life is keeping you on your toes in October, as Mars lets off steam in your domestic zone! Fasten your seat belt and prepare for an emotional ride, as this feisty guy pushes all your secret issues and resentments out into the open to be dealt with head on! The days of the 20th to 30th are particularly sensitive ones as Mars contacts the Moon’s karmic nodes; there are deep-seated family grievances to be dealt with here and they need to be handled carefully to avoid impulsive and over reactive behaviour. Chiron and Mars in opposition from the 4th to 10th will also push you into situations where issues around expressing anger and emotion need to be addressed. There is always a positive with planetary transits, and the good thing about Mars’s presence here is that you will feel more confident in clearing the air and putting to rest long-standing grievances with demanding relatives. It’s also a fantastic month for property renovation and attending to practical work around your home.
Jupiter is back on course in your work sector this month, where he continues to commission some rather fabulous and fortunate work projects on your behalf! This is a very positive time for pressing ahead with aims and ambitions, and securing the support you need from colleagues; in general your working atmosphere should be genial and everyday routines and chores won’t be too overbearing. Jupiter can be a little lazy, so don’t try to hard to discipline yourself as you will want to prioritise relaxing and enjoying life. For the same reason, it isn’t the best of times for dieting or fitness programmes. His trine with the full Moon of the 13th generates a very exciting response to a career venture which is due to be finalised mid-month; this is also a fabulous period for taking a new and different direction in your work.
October’s new Moon joins Mercury in your house of love and leisure, and this is a brilliant time to begin a new pastime or creative hobby. Mercury’s influence adds an intellectual element to your leisure time, as your need for interesting conversation and mental stimulation takes you to new societies and social groups, where meaningful topics are debated and explored. Potential love partners arriving in your world at this time will need to be mentally as well as physically desirable if they are to grab your attention. Mercury and Neptune merge together from the 12th to 20th to portend an excellent week for creative writing and public speaking. This aspect will reconnect two more times before early December as Mercury changes direction, hence projects you begin here are likely to take some time to process and get off the ground.
The Moon’s north node continues to journey through your sign in October, pushing you into challenging situations which are a considerable distance from your comfort zone, in order that you can grow and develop as a spiritual being! Crabs with a birthday during the first week of July are experiencing the influence of the nodes connecting with your natal Suns right now, so for you these experiences will be especially poignant and life-changing. With Pluto also direct in your house of relationships after the 3rd, there is work to be done on how you emotionally connect with others. Pluto’s beneficial sextile with Venus between the 22nd and 29th sends a soul mate to help you work through your feelings, and tackle those personal issues which are preventing you from progressing and achieving the emotional independence you so desire. Have a brilliant October!