Which is better? Inner peace or an outwardly secure situation? Inner peace, of course. But sometimes a little security in your external situation doesn’t hurt either.
In its own way, October of this year can be thought of as Libra security month. Where does security come from for Libra? Often from relationships. This year, October emphasizes the sexual aspect of relationships, with Jupiter in your 8th house of sex and inner planets massing in the sexy sign of Scorpio.
So intimacy is one source of security. The new moon in Scorpio this year is on October 26 and can represent a time of new beginnings in that area for you if you set an intention around that time. If your sex life is not at the top of your priority list, this new moon is also your security-focused new moon in general, a time when you can think about what you need to do to reduce any feelings of vulnerability.
Of course, relationships need not be sexual for you to find security within them; the important thing is closeness. This month, the weekend of the 7th can find relationships intoxicatingly romantic, while the Halloween holiday can see them become quite confusing. The full moon on the 11th also highlights your relationships, perhaps bringing an issue to closure.
Even if you aren’t in a romantic relationship, the time when the sun is in your sign (until the 23rd this year), is always a good time for you to be with other people and replenish your reserves of good feeling and fellowship. Party it up! Going out with friends is especially highlighted during your birthday month this year, because Mars is in your friendship sign of Leo.
Another source of security of course comes from a healthy financial situation. This month, Venus urges you to go inward to examine your own such situation from the 9th on. Mercury in Scorpio from the 13th on urges you to think about how you can preserve what you have.
Structure is another source of security. Saturn in your sign is trying to give you a chance to set up a structure in your life, a set of routines to make your life easier. This includes simple things such a hair and makeup routine, a good set of clothing that lasts and doesn’t require a lot of care. Get the little stuff running on autopilot, so you have energy to burn on the big stuff that your chart wants to tackle.
As for your year ahead, you’ll see why I put an emphasis on shoring up your sense of security this month. Because the next 12 months are not scheduled to be astrologically secure or astrologically peaceful. Pluto and Uranus clash and crash, making a ton of noise in the heavens. The ancient gods are fighting it out over humanity. People born around the 1st and 2nd of October bear the brunt of the fallout from this cosmic battle of wills.
Whatever your birthday, Pluto’s ensconced at the bottom of your solar chart, restructuring family relationships and your home life. Uranus is parked in your relationship sector and will get back to lobbing surprises at you come December, when he goes direct again. Saturn continues in your sign for the next 12 months, concentrating his re-structuring energies on folks born during the last third of the sign.
Mars goes retrograde, which it does periodically, and will spend an inordinate amount of time in Virgo. This is not especially fatal for your sign, but it’s not good for inner peace either. From November to July, Mars will move back and forth in Virgo in your solar 12th house, doing his best to stir up a vague or not so vague sense of unease. In other words, planetary disturbances abound during the next 12 months.
Why all the hubbub for poor Libra, who only wants tranquility and harmony? Ah well, the planets occasionally get it into their heads that boredom and stagnation are death, and they’re trying to take particular care to see that you’re not bored and that your life does not get stagnant. This is a good thing in the long run because you end up going so much further than your modest sign would otherwise aspire to. In the meantime, secure your foundations and stock up on provisions. Get as organized as you can and then see where the shifting cosmic winds take you.