Monthly Astrological Forecast : October 2018 



When Venus goes retrograde on the 5th, issues may arise concerning joint finances. Their proper management may be disputed between you and your business or marriage partner. Also, special care should be made with filing all taxes. Being too “creative” with claimed expenses and income can get you into a lot of future hot water with the IRS.

The New Moon on the 8th provides opportunities for you to improve and strengthen close personal ties. Your business partner can provide the necessary ideas to help smooth over touchy negotiations with clients.

With Mercury entering Scorpio on the 9th, you may find others revealing very intimate aspects about themselves to you.  Best to act as a sounding board and listen, but refrain from passing judgement or voicing opinions.

The rays of the Full Moon on the 24th may have you acting like a drunken sailor with your money. Try to resist making any unnecessary large purchases. Questions of self-worth may surface. Don’t succumb to the temptation to spend to try to impress others because it will do the opposite.

Mercury transits into Sagittarius on October 31st.  He’ll help sharpen your mental and intuitive abilities. Have you refrained from taking a course at school because you lacked the confidence in doing well in it?  Sign up for it.  Mercury will help you pass it with flying colors.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the October 31st.  She may make it increasingly difficult to maintain a harmonious relationship with your business partner or spouse. You may get caught up in unsubstantiated feelings of being unloved or unwanted by your significant other. Guard against blowing things totally out of proportion or you’ll blow the relationship up in the process.



Your ruling planet Venus turns retrograde on the 5th.  As a result, you may feel like your very existence is spinning backwards too. Relationships with your spouse, business partners, and clients may all become devoid of harmony.


Trying to maintain a sense of peace and fairness will become a difficult, if not an almost impossible challenge. If you’ve been avoiding facing what is wrong in your relationships and making the needed corrections, Venus may end it for you. Try not to magnify slights. New relationships started now have trouble standing the test of time.

The New Moon on the 8th gets you highly motivated to focus needed attention on your physical well-being. If you’ve been delinquent with getting a thorough checkup or seeing the dentist, make an appointment. The lunar rays can also prompt you to get a better handle on your acquired bad habits.

Mercury enters Scorpio on the 9th. He’ll help you get your ideas across in a crystal-clear way to the masses. Concentrating your energies on public relations should greatly increase your clientele base.

The Full Moon on the 24th in Taurus shines a bright spotlight on Bulls. Your usual reserved, earthy demeanor will demand more attention. Your true inner feelings will be on display for all to see.

Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 31st and sharpens your mind for handling business transactions. Negotiations which might have reached a deadlock can now be freshly reviewed and resolved favorably for all.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. Her backward energies may lure you into becoming quite lazy at work and sloppy with details. As a result, some static and annoyed feelings can develop in your relationships with irritated co-workers.



When Venus turns retrograde on the 5th, so be prepared to have your hard work overlooked. Your co-workers will try to leave you eating their dust as they scramble to shine. This is one of the worst times for you to seek or start a new job.


If you’ve been planning on hiring someone to work for you, it would be best to delay it. They can turn into the employee from hell. Even engaging someone to perform services will be problematic. Their work can be sloppy or have to be redone, plus you won’t receive a refund.

The New Moon’s rays on the 8th will shower creative vibrations upon you. Try seeing some of your superior inspirations all the way through to completion. Twins with children can create some outrageously scary Halloween costumes for their trick or treating.

Your ruling planet Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th, and he’ll help you clear up all the pesky details and paper work you’ve accumulated. Organize your work schedule in an improved order which actually functions to fit your time and needs.

The Full Moon on the 24th gives you potent prophetic dreams. Their revelations can lift the veil to many hidden things lurking in your psyche.

Mercury gallops into Sagittarius on the 31st.  He may have you sitting on the fence with important decisions. Try discussing them with your partner. They can give you invaluable insights on the best route to take.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. She may get a lover from your past to knock on the door to your heart. By opening it, you may find things have improved for them and the fires of passion still burn.



An old flame from your past may resurface when Venus turns retrograde on the 5th.  If you allow them back into your heart, you may be pleasantly surprised. You both still have deep feelings of mutual love for each other and the flames of desire are effortlessly rekindled. However, new romances under the goddess of love’s retrograde are not so favorably blessed.  Best to admire from afar under these rays and to not start a new romance until she goes direct next month. Otherwise, it might not last without Venus’s full attention.

The New Moon on the 8th gets you to roll up your sleeves and dig into much needed fall cleaning chores. Crabs searching for a new place to call home can find a tremendous bargain with little haggling over price.

Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th and gets your creative juices flowing. Others will be impressed with your innovative ideas. Being spontaneous with what you have to say, will reap you the greatest applause.

The Full Moon on the 24th forces you out of your famous shell. Accept all invitations from buddies. Since Uranus figures prominently with the lunar rays, you will be meeting and making a lot of new friends. Some can be quite “colorful,” but they’ll be fun and get you to see things in a revolutionary way.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st.  As tempting as it may be, don’t succumb to the temptation of redecorating or buying any furnishings for your home. If you do, you’ll never be truly happy with it when she goes direct next month.

Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 31st.  Some opportunities can come in for you to brush up and refine working skills. He’ll make you friendlier at work and get along very amicably with co-workers. However, don’t let all the extra schmoozing get in the way of job performance.



All Lions on safari for their dream home should put it on hold when Venus turns retrograde on the 5th. She’ll be in a backward spin until November 16th. Any real estate purchased under this can turn into your worst nightmare before the ink is even dry on the mortgage.

The New Moon on the 8th helps you become very decisive. You’ll be able to make up your mind in record speed. The first impulse you get will undoubtedly be the best to follow. You may find yourself going on some very eventful short trips.

With Mercury transiting into Scorpio on the 9th, you’ll be able to study and feel inspired to write the best while at home. Communications with family will be very lively with everyone wanting to get their opinion in.

The Full Moon on the 24th will be flavored with a conjunction by Uranus. Expect the totally unexpected to unfold with career and reputation. Self-employed Lions should promote their businesses to the hilt. A whole new career path, which was never thought of before, may open up out of the blue.

Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 31st. You can become too swept away with pride concerning your creative talents to listen to helpful advice. Don’t interpret other’s feedback as criticism. They can give you winning suggestions on making some improvements to them.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. Guard against getting your paw stuck in your mouth from speaking out of turn. Try to think before roaring opinions to others. As tempting as it may be to share, keep all petty gossip to yourself. Otherwise, your witty remarks will come back to bite you.



When Venus goes retrograde on the October 5, you may feel like your analytical mind has gone on holiday. Best to take old concepts and ideas off the shelf and rework them as opposed to developing new ones. Signing important contracts and papers should be avoided. You’ll run the risk of maybe being too lazy or impatient to read the fine print before signing on the dotted line. Presentations can come across as scattered and annoy your listener’s ears.

The New Moon on the 8th can help you get your expenses under control. You’ll be inspired to set up a sensible, no-nonsense working budget and be able to stick to it. Clipping coupons and searching for the best deals via the internet will also add to additional savings.

Your ruling planet Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th. He’ll reveal needed useful information that you’ve been searching for. Papers being prepared for school will become easier to complete.

The Full Moon in Taurus on the 24th will be colored with a conjunction from Bad Boy Uranus. If you have any legal situations pop up, handle them swiftly. Otherwise they can grow into expensive complications. A long-distance trip for business or pleasure can unexpectedly materialize.

Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 31st and he gets your thoughts focused more on the past than on the present. Remembrances of your early childhood will flood your being. Cherish the pleasant ones. Let go of the unhappy ones to move forward with your life.

Venus retrogrades into Libra on the 31st. Watch your spending like a hawk. You’ll be tempted to make unnecessary, over-priced purchases. You can also become lax in handling investments properly.



Don’t fall prey to binge spending when Venus turns retrograde on the 5th. You’ll only wind up sinking into a murky pool of unnecessary debt. It may be tempting to try to seek escape from feelings of inadequacy or loneliness by busting the bank. Instead, use her energies to thoroughly review your finances and set up a realistic budget.

The New Moon on the 8th is in your sign and propels you into being more adventurous. Normally, this would be the time to try a new path. However, since your ruler Venus is retrograde it would be advisable to follow the “tried and true.” The insights you glean now can be put into motion when she turns direct in November.

Mercury enters Scorpio on the 9th and turns your mind to thoughts of how to improve your business. Transactions go through smoothly due to your focus on keeping all communications clear-cut and precise.

The Full Moon on the 24th is conjunct the planet of the unexpected, Uranus. Unforeseen complications can spring up out of the blue concerning joint finances. A loan, formerly sought after but denied, may now be granted from an unusual source.

Mercury transits into Sagittarius on the 31st and helps you adapt readily to a rapid fire of communications. Your ability to convey ideas across to others with great effect will help you in closing winning deals.

Venus retrogrades back into your sign on the 31st. She may get your Scales out of balance as a result. Usually the epitome of grace and charm, you may start to question your appearance or manners. She may lure you into becoming lazy or over indulging in food too.



If you have been contemplating having either cosmetic surgery or a beauty make-over, better put it on hold. With Venus turning retrograde on the 5th, you’ll run the risk of turning out like the Bride of Frankenstein if you do. With her reversal in motion, you may also become lazy, stubborn, and excessively self-indulgent. Watch your weight.

The New Moon on the 8th reveals secrets hidden from you. What you do with what you discover can have a big impact on your life. Best to play your cards close to your chest and act as if you know nothing. When the time is ripe, you can play them all.

Mercury enters your sign on the 9th. He’ll make you mentally active and inquisitive. You’ll be able to easily disarm others into giving you needed information.

The Full Moon on the 24th shines intense lunar rays on your relationships. With a conjunction from Uranus, emotions can turn explosive if you don’t keep your famous Scorpio cool. Out of the blue, negotiations can take some totally unexpected twists and turns.

Mercury transits into Sagittarius on the 31st. Your superb communication skills can reap big bucks. Scorpio salespeople will be so persuasive, they can sell ice to the Eskimos. If you want a raise, speak up.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. You may be tempted to put your guard down with unscrupulous people. If you do, they will readily try to victimize you. Try not to fall prey to insincere sob stories.



Venus turns retrograde on the 5th. Use the energy from her backward spin constructively by reviewing ways to make money you have overlooked. See the retrograde as a second chance to right some mistakes in your personal life too. Missed opportunities from the distant past may be offered again. Relationships may take on a very strong karmic note.

The New Moon on the 8th brings with it many invitations from friends to get together with them.  Enjoying fun times with pals can offer a needed break from your many projects. Their insights can prove to be invaluable in helping you achieve important personal goals. They can also help you make the right social connections which you can’t do on your own.

Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th and sharpens your tremendous inborn intuitive abilities. Your dreams will seem to transport you to other dimensions. Others will readily open up to you about their hidden fears and phobias.

The Full Moon on the 24th is flavored with a strong conjunction from Uranus. So expect the unexpected on the job. Co-workers may exhibit dramatic emotional outbursts. The slightest thing may set them off. Major changes in company policies or procedures may be announced.

Mercury enters your sign on the 31st. You’ll come across to others as being very self-confident and intelligent in whatever you have to say. However, don’t get carried away with being too opinionated at the same time.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. As a result, you might become lazy with pursuing dreams and important goals. Don’t allow her backward spin to make you take friends for granted.  Make sure you’re there for them if they need your help or a kind word of encouragement.



If you’ve been contemplating looking up old buddies from the past, do it when Venus turns retrograde on the 5th. It will be easier to reconnect or even plan a reunion celebration. Friendships will go under the microscope at this time. If you’ve been too busy to help others, you may find that they’re too busy to help you. Organizations which you belong to may not share your goals any longer. It may be the time to walk away if they don’t.

The New Moon on the 8th will shine a bright spotlight on your every move. So, take care how you conduct yourself in public. She will not discriminate between good or bad behavior. It will all be noticed and talked about.

Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th and fills your brain with a multitude of innovative ideas. Thinking out of the box will bring the greatest rewards. Friends may require your input on how to handle some of their pressing problems.

The Full Moon on the 24th is colored with a conjunction by Bad Boy Uranus. Your first impulse may be to read the riot act to your lover. Not too much they do will make you happy. However, keep a tight lid and don’t rock the boat of love. With Venus retrograde, you’ll regret any break-up.

Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 31st. Your mind may be easily seduced into dwelling on the past. Use recollections in healthy ways by retrieving memories to help in current situations. However, don’t get immersed in regrets or what could have been.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. Difficulties can develop between you and authority figures. Goats are usually masters with the correct and proper presentation of themselves and their work. However, with Venus retro you may become lazy and even sloppy. Exhibiting a less than polished image or work presentation to bosses can hurt your career.



When Venus goes retrograde on the 5th, your reputation may be under attack. Unscrupulous sharks may try to encircle you and entice management to question your decisions. Don’t fall for their bait.  Keep your job performance above board at all times. Self-employed Aquarians should delay all public interviews until Venus turns direct in November.

The New Moon on the 8th gets you itchy for more excitement and adventure. Day-to-day activities will start to wear thin for you. Signing up for a unique course maybe the perfect remedy. It can open new vistas intellectually and expand your horizons.

When Mercury enters Scorpio on the 9th, he will cause a flurry of activity with communications at work.  Be careful with not only what you say, but also how you say it.  Things meant to be taken in jest can be blown out of proportion or misconstrued to mean the opposite of what was intended.

The Full Moon on the 24th will be colored by a conjunction to your co-ruling planet Uranus. Totally unexpected happenings can pop-up with parents or family members. Emotions can become somewhat raw now, so use your cool Aquarian mind to bring peace and common sense to the table.  

Mercury transits into Sagittarius on the 31st and many social invitations are extended to you from friends. They will lend much help and needed insight into your goals and dreams for a brighter future.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. Water Bearers may become down right lazy when it comes to working on school projects. Avoid legal issues. They can become drawn out and increasingly complicated under her backward rays. Long distance trips can turn out to be costlier than originally intended.



There may be an immense pull on you to travel to places you visited before when Venus turns retrograde on the 5th. The urge to delve into past studies, either of an academic or spiritual nature, will be strong too. New legal matters should not be instigated but placed on hold until she goes direct in November. Otherwise they will not be met with success in the courts.

The New Moon on the 8th presents desired opportunities to obtain additional credit or loan approval for a mortgage. Negative people or situations can also be released from your sphere without involving a lot of drama.

Mercury transits into Scorpio on the 9th making your mind adaptable to innovative ideas and concepts. What might have been difficult to grasp mentally before will now be easily absorbed.

The Full Moon on the 24th will be strongly influenced by a conjunction to Uranus.  Presentations and sales pitches you deliver will take on a whole new electric vibe. Your audience will be eating out of your hand and more than willing to purchase your wares.

With Mercury entering Sagittarius on the 31st, you should research ways to increase knowledge about your job. Management will be impressed that you want to further your education to advance up the corporate ladder.

Venus retrogrades back into Libra on the 31st. Investment opportunities, which you bypassed to your ultimate regret, will resurface. Needed funds for your business can materialize from a generous backer.

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