Sagittarius Forecast for October 2014
By Susan Miller
This will be a very active month, full of news, contrast, high drama, and bursts of luck and good fortune. It's a month that has everything, including two eclipses, the first, a total eclipse of the moon in Aries, October 8. The second one will be a new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio, October 23. The one to keep your eye on will be the first one, October 8. In case you are remembering, the last two eclipses occurred this year, April 15 and April 28.
Mercury will be retrograde all month, from October 4 to October 25. This will slow down October's pace a bit and heighten the possibility of a miscommunication. Going slow will be wise, because a lot of information will be pushed to you from the eclipses, but some of it will arrive in a scrambled way. Every eclipse has a second act, so wait until more news is forthcoming before you react, as you may misread a situation. Let's look at the month in detail, starting with the top.
The first eclipse will fall in fire sign Aries 15 degrees, on October 8, and light your fifth house of true love, romance, pregnancy, children, and creativity. One of these areas is likely to come up. The eclipse will come conjunct Uranus, making news completely unexpected, and the lunar eclipse will oppose the Sun and Venus. This suggests you will initially be shocked by what you see or hear. Your domestic situation appears to be drawn into the situation too, and suddenly will feel unstable, and money may also be a concern. A friend also seems intertwined in what occurs, whether by tipping you off on the situation, or being the cause of the problem. You may learn something about your lover or friend that upsets you, and news is likely to reach you in a very unexpected, offhand way. Or, it may be that your lover is given tough news, and will need you for emotional support.
If you have a child that needs special teachers or care, you may have to fight and be quite an advocate for your child, but your efforts will likely pay off tenfold. It is possible that a surprise pregnancy may come up, and depending on your plans, you may become excited by the news or tense. Give yourself time to think about what you want to do. If you don't want to get pregnant, be very careful.
This is a full moon eclipse, so something is about to end or culminate in a finish. Just when you think all is lost (due to jarring news), a golden triangle will appear in the sky, linking your ruler, good fortune Jupiter, in your ninth house (international travel and relationships abroad / higher education / the media and legal issues) to action hero Mars in Sagittarius and surprise-a-minute Uranus in Aries. Wow!
A golden triangle links three planets, each at 120 degrees apart, so getting these types of conditions are hard to find. The fact that you are a fire sign, and that this triangle of supreme harmony is appearing at virtually the same time as the eclipse (peaking October 9 and 10), suggests that no matter what, you will be supremely protected and will benefit from this October 8 eclipse. My goodness, even your ruler, good fortune Jupiter, will play an important role, and this is the planet designated to take good care of you. The fact that this eclipse will work strongly in your favor may become obvious immediately or later, but sooner or later, you will see this to be true.
This same eclipse October 8 may finally greenlight a highly creative project for you, and because this will be arriving on a powerful eclipse (a full moon on steroids), this project will play a large part in your future. Alternatively, a major project may be finishing up on or near October 8. You may have a few last minute glitches, due to Mercury retrograde, or a philosophical difference with the EVP (executive producer) or the director, but it seems that if you talk it out, thanks to the appearance of the golden triangle, the dynamic tension of discussing, and defending, your position will only help the project rise to award-winning standards.
I once had a situation like that. I was asked to write inspirations about mind-body-spirit for the American woman that would be printed on beautiful, small, ivory cards that were to be slipped into high-end pantyhose packages. The idea was the card would flutter down as the woman dressed, hopefully be charmed by what I wrote, and give her something to think about. The creative director wanted one sentence, and I wanted three. I said didn't want the cards to read like fortune cookies. I was going to put a great deal of energy into the project, and it had to be right. (That's my perfectionist side talking, as usual.)
I came home distressed, and told my boyfriend about my frustration. He looked at me, and said, "You and the creative director don't agree? That's great! Dynamic tension can only make a project better!" I was too depressed to be convinced, but by morning I started to come around to his way of thinking. I began to write, and when, after two weeks, I handed in the work, the creative director began to see my point, and we settled on two sentences. I edited down my three sentence pieces to two, and then my work went into market research. We were getting high enthusiasm stats for 80 percent of my inspirations. (Hey, I asked, why am I not getting 100 percent? The creative director rolled her eyes and said I was doing just fine - actually better than fine.) We wound up printing five million cards for America and later went into a second printing to extend the project to Mexico. Dynamic tension does produce better work - have faith!
Mars will continue to be in Sagittarius, a rare privilege, until October 25. You have more control over the situations you encounter than you might assume that you do. Mars will give you energy, courage, drive, and determination. You won't take "no" for an answer when discussing budgets, and others, impressed with your passion, will be inclined to go along with you.
On October 9, Mars will signal Jupiter in a perfect trine, a fantastic day to be dealing with people abroad, in academia, or to be involved in a broadcasting or publishing project.
The following day, October 10, will be one of your very best day of the month and possibly of the whole season, when the mighty Sun will signal Jupiter in a "trine" position (considered the most harmonious aspect). In this case all the areas listed for October 9 will come into play, but this time, a friend may step up and help you. On Monday, October 13, when Venus meets with Jupiter, again a friend comes up in your chart as worth his/her weight in gold.
Your very best day for your career will be October 20, when Mercury, the ruler of your career, will meet with Jupiter too. (This is extraordinary, to see so many planets lining up to have an audience with good fortune Jupiter. I can't remember seeing anything quite like this in years.) The fact that Mercury is retrograde only suggests someone from your past who believes in you will give you a tip or a reference. No matter what, this friend will be heaven-sent.
We come to the friendly solar eclipse next, October 23. This will be a new moon, setting off a new chapter. Because this will fall in your twelfth house and signal Mars, planet of energy, by then STILL in Sagittarius, your imagination and intuition will be very strong. You may feel a need to retreat inward, for rest, but also to think in solitude. You will do your best work when alone, so at month's end you may want to choose a log cabin or other type of cottage and go into the countryside where no one can disturb your thinking. Creatively you will be turning out great work.
The twelfth house rules not only creativity but also hospitals and areas of confinement. You may hear that a male member of your family is not feeling well and may appreciate your kind assistance. In that respect, you should not be completely out of touch if you go out of town.
Because the twelfth house also rules the subconscious mind, it would be a superb time to quit a bad habit, and you need not do it alone. There are many qualified coaches, support groups online, and medical therapist to help you. This is no normal new moon but an eclipse - eclipses have the strength of three new moons rolled into one. If you want to end a habit, whether it be a little one (like eating too much junk food) or a big one, like substance abuse, you can get help now and see results. If you want to go into rehab and are earnest about quitting for good, this could be the first step toward a glorious result. The process could take time, but your effort would be rewarded.
Mars will move out of Sagittarius on October 25, so have all your key meetings prior to that date. I know Mercury will be retrograde until then, so do your very best not to sign any contracts until next month. Also, do not buy any important electronics until November - no new smart phone, flat screen TV, car, or kitchen appliances. If you wait, you will be so glad you did, as Mercury rules the moving pieces in all machines. Besides, your judgment may be off if you act now, and you may choose the wrong model. There are many reasons you should wait.
Once Mars goes into Capricorn, your expenses will rise, and you will find you are spending more than usual. You will also be motivated to make more money (funny how that works, but it is true that necessity is often the mother of invention). Mars will remain in Capricorn until December 4, so perhaps you will be doing your holiday shopping early. If you have no idea why your expenses might rise in November, put off buying an important big-ticket item until December, until you can see the lay of the land.
If you need something to beautify your home, after Mercury goes direct, you will have two great days to shop: October 27 and October 28. On both days, Neptune will be very prominent in the loveliest way. Venus will contact Neptune first, on Monday.
In terms of love and fun, your strongest period will be when Mars tours Sagittarius, for you will have magnetism that others will not fail to see. Venus in Libra from the start of October to October 23 will be working hard for you too. The fact that Venus and her lover Mars will be so compatible - and reach an epic embrace on October 18-19 - only shows how popular you will be. If single, circulate, and if attached, steal time with your mate for some private "just us" time together. Delicious!
This will be a big month, even though Mercury will act like a gremlin to slow you down at every turn. Mercury retrograde, October 4 to 25, is notorious for bringing delays, changes of mind, and reversed client directions. Everyone will be feeling the same influence, so accept it all with a shrug and a smile. Mars will continue to be in your sign until October 25, so you will have more clout than you might assume. Despite the effects of Mercury, you can make a powerful dent on others' thinking, so barrel forward. Once Mercury turns direct on October 25, you will have done all the important spadework to build a firm foundation for your future and can finally institute your carefully crafted plans.
Having Mars in Sagittarius is an important advantage that lasts six weeks and that only comes by rarely. You are beginning a new cycle, so the actions you are about to take soon will be in place for at least two years, if not more. Choose carefully, and think through all your assumptions. Mercury retrograde will give you the time to reflect.
In the meantime, two eclipses are due this month, and the first one, a full moon lunar eclipse, October 8, will fall in Aries and cut across the most social and emotional part of your chart. A friendship and/or a love relationship if single will move to the top of your thinking, and the initial brunt of this eclipse might shock you. Nothing about the news that will come up will be something you'd expect, so the point of this eclipse is to teach resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
Mars rules Aries, so you are fortunate that Mars is in Sagittarius now - this will give you enviable control over the situation. Even if you are not aware that you hold the reins of this episode, you do. Furthermore, Jupiter, your ruler, will also be in ideal position to help you, and because Jupiter is the giver of gifts and luck, this is no small advantage. Occasionally, the universe will speak in riddles, so don't be too quick to pronounce this eclipse as "good" or "bad" - it is clear this eclipse will work in your favor, even if you can't see that fact immediately.
A romantic relationship may show the true colors of your partner, much to your horror, or a friend may make a play for the person you are dating in an act of betrayal. Still, this may not be the way this manifests. Your friend or lover, or in some cases, one of your children, may have been under stress, and you may need to move quickly to help out. Some sort of change and adjustment seems necessary, but once done, you and your friend / lover / child will move to a better place. Eclipses are famous for setting things right after things have come off the rails, so trust in the wisdom of the universe.
The month's second eclipse will only have a mild effect on you when it arrives in Scorpio October 23. It will light your privacy sector, indicating a need in you to pull away from the patter of our life and stop to get rest. A lot will be going on this month, so it would be understandable if you had a yen to find a secluded spot in the country to withdraw to over that ensuing weekend. Don't unplug completely, however, as eclipses push forward a whirlwind of news quite suddenly, and always unexpectedly. Someone you care about at home may need your help, particularly a male family member who may need medical attention. Hopefully this won't happen, but just in case, don't plan to be completely out of touch.
In terms of love, with Mars in your sign, you will be catnip to new romantic interests, and if attached, to your sweetheart / spouse. Venus will do her part too, and raise your charisma even more, if that's possible. Circle the weekend of 18-19 as very special for tender love - plan something!
Dates to note: SAGITTARIUS
Most important dates for love, meetings or actions: October 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18-19, 20, 26, 27, 28, and 31.
Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio / Libra from October 4 to 26. Expect delays and to have to backtrack a bit this month.
The lunar eclipse on October 8 in Aries will mark an important change in a romantic relationship. Emotions will run in the extreme - you will either be upset by what occurs, or concerned about your lover's welfare. If you are attached, the focus may be a pregnancy or care for a child you have now.
Mars is still in Sagittarius, putting you front and center until October 25. You continue to be energetic and courageous, ready to passionately defend any cause. Present your ideas in October's first three weeks, while the tide will run in your favor. Make binding commitments in mid-November, well after Mercury turns direct orbit.
The new moon solar eclipse October 23 may put in you in touch with medical personnel, either for yourself, or someone in your family or that you love. Alternatively, a secret you were not privy to will come out, and when it does, it will change everything.
When Venus signals Jupiter on October 13-14, you may have a confidential meeting about your career, and all will go well. It appears a VIP will want to help you.
An even better day for your career will be October 20, when Mercury, which rules your solar tenth house of prestigious career advancement, converses with Jupiter, your ruler. The new work you do may put in you in the international arena, or have to do with academia. Publishing and broadcasting also do well.
When Mars enters Capricorn on October 25, to stay until December 5, you will likely see your expenses rise. If you already know you are about to buy something expensive, like a car, you have planned for this extra spending. If you have no idea why this may happen, put off big spending until you can see the lay of the land.
Do you feel like sprucing up your home? You'll get plenty of inspiration from Neptune on October 27 and 28.
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