Happy October, Virgo! At the end of September, your ruling planet, Mercury, entered its infamous retrograde, prompting you to double-check every text and email before sending. Your diligence will be worth it when the sky goes dark with a new moon in diplomatic Libra and your 2nd House of Possessions on Wednesday, October 6. Now could be your moment to ask for a raise, since the stars are aligned to provide financial blessings. Get to work documenting why you deserve more money to present to your boss or coworkers when the timing is right.
On the same date, Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, ends its retrograde, where it’s been since Tuesday, April 27. During this time, you explored desires, such as secret kinks, and brought them out of the shadows and into your bedroom. Whether you experimented with them with a partner or on your own, what matters is you have been living your truth and will continue to do so once Pluto goes direct.
The next day, on Thursday, October 7, Venus, the planet of love, enters bossy Sagittarius and your 4th House of Home and Family. You’re ready to stand up for yourself and emphasize the importance of having a happy home life. If an annoying roommate or family member has been making too much noise or stealing your food, now is the time to stop the passive aggression and be direct about your concerns.
Following in Pluto’s footsteps, Saturn, the strict daddy disciplinarian of the zodiac, goes direct on Sunday, October 10. In the time since the planet went retrograde on Sunday, May 23, justice has been served. If you’ve been an amazing partner, perhaps you got engaged, and if you’ve been a dick, well, you may have experienced a breakup. Your task now that the planet is direct is to implement healthy changes into your dating routine so you don’t keep making the same mistakes over and over. In your professional life, your horrible boss may finally get fired, or at the very least, give you the recognition you truly deserve.
Wait, the planets aren’t done getting back in line. Lucky planet Jupiter goes direct on Sunday, October 17. It’s been retrograde since Sunday, June 20. Continuing the themes above, this transit exposed truths within your relationships. You saw your partner or crush for who they are — for better or worse. Now that the abundant planet is direct, Jupiter just wants you to happy. This can mean accepting the love of someone worthy, breaking it off with a loser, or taking time away from a toxic family member. All can be equally hard, but the stars demand you live in truth, hardworking Virgo. Communicating your needs gets easier when your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, also goes direct on Tuesday, October 19.
The sky lights up on Wednesday, October 20, with a big full moon in brave Aries and your 8th House of Sex. So far, we’ve talked about ensuring your fantasies are met, but don’t forget about your partner’s. To get on the same page, you should both make a list of your hard boundaries, aka things you never want to do, and soft boundaries, or things you’re not sure if you want to try yet. Compare notes and find common ground. If you’re single, well, you can do whatever you want, babe — within reason, of course.