Your social life gets more exciting as Venus, the love planet, enters fun Sagittarius on October 7! Then, pay extra attention to what people say as Mercury, on October 8, begins the first of three conjunctions with serious Saturn. When the Libra Sun squares Jupiter in Cancer on October 12, be sure to proceed carefully in your relationships, since your emotions and thoughts are unlikely to be on speaking terms with one another!
October 7: Venus enters Sagittarius
Are you feeling restless? Can you be close to someone and yet feel free at the same time? The love planet in this Fire sign reminds you that relationships often see improvement once they break out of old habits and routines. Find something new to do together; discover fresh places to go. If you're single and looking for your soul mate, this is a good time to get out and meet new people. Venus is in Sagittarius until November 5.
October 8: Mercury conjuncts Saturn
Because of Mercury's upcoming retrograde on October 21, Mercury joins Saturn in Scorpio three times this month and next: October 8, October 29, and November 25. This is an aspect that highlights planning, agreements, and contracts. You're serious now and eager to do something with your ideas, but take your time! You'll change your mind more than once as new information becomes available. If you don't rush, you'll have a solid, workable plan in place by the end of November. Until then, do your homework!
October 12: The Sun squares Jupiter
No matter how nice you are, if you don't connect with others emotionally, you'll find it difficult to be heard. The Sun in Libra is focused on fairness, relationships, and making sure everyone acts pleasantly. Jupiter in the Water sign of Cancer is interested in security, as well as protecting and nurturing loved ones. On the surface, it may seem as if Libra's and Cancer's respective needs aren't at odds with one another. However, Libra comes from the thinking Air element, while Cancer is a member of the emotional Water element. Have you ever reacted so quickly that you later wished you'd thought things through more carefully? This aspect demonstrates that social climates can be fueled by emotions, and that voices of reason and fairness can easily be drowned out by those who get their way only because of the strength of their feelings.