General Astrology Forecast October 2018- Venus Retrograde

Monthly General Astrology Forecast October 2018

Uranus and Neptune are Retrograde all month

  • Reconnect to soul values
  • Forge an intuitive path to love
  • Sometimes you have to backtrack to get back what’s real

There’s a mysterious new path to love and relating opening up for all of us this month. But to take advantage of what this offers we are going to have to first backtrack, and then rely on our intuition for guidance. This month’s new Moon appears in the sign of long term relationships, partnerships and balance in our emotional lives – Libra. Along with the recently direct Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces it’s asking us all for a more intuitive, transformational approach. To look at where we get trapped in a fantasy about what love ‘should’ be – rather than choosing the real thing.

Venus, both Libra and Taurus’s ruling planet, makes a thankfully all-too-rare retrograde in Scorpio, the sign of rebirth and transformation. It may feel all bets are off as far as love goes. Endings, transformations and changes around love relationships, things you share with someone – anything from a joint account or bed to a project or pastime, may be up for renegotiation or go no further. Past lovers may reappear and quite possibly at the most inopportune moment.  Negative experiences around love may get played out with another partner or else just re-surface in the form of painful memories leaving us asking ‘Why now? Didn’t I deal with this already?!’.

It may seem as if we are all stuck on rewind when it comes to love but like all retrogrades – it only seems that way. We’re all being given the opportunity to discover who or what really matters to us. The kind of love we want in our lives. And the kind of self-love and inner values we have to embrace to attract that love. So, it begins with shoring up our values and self-worth, showing ourselves some self-love and then letting the rest of the world know what we stand for. Venus wants us to experience love and pleasure in all their many forms. Venus retrograde is all about working through the barriers we have built that stop us relating to others and also to abundance in general.

The Sun moves into Scorpio from the 23rd and the sign of the phoenix has a thing to teach us all about rising up from the ashes of that love pyre! The following day we have a full Moon in Taurus which falls almost exactly conjunct Uranus in there, opposes the Sun and Venus in Scorpio and squares the North Node in Leo. What we are all seeing now will be the karmic impact of our value system and what we have loved about all else. Scorpio is the sign of power money. It is ruled by Pluto – hence the word ‘Plutocrat’ and ‘Plutocracy’. Seeing as Scorpio also rules sex and pornography perhaps someone who gets off just on having lots of money for its own sake could be described as indulging in ‘Plutography’. The full Moon highlights where our own personal values have been placed – and also society’s. Are yours rising with you like the phoenix or have they turned into the highway to hell?

The Sun and retrograde Venus meeting in the sign of rebirth on the 26th tell us we are free to invest in a new set of lasting values if we need to. Venus continues her backwards dance and arrives back in ruling Libra just in time for Halloween. Get in touch with your soul values. Your intuition knows what these are. And It is where these truly lie and with what and whom, will determine if this is a trick or a treat month for you this October.

In a nutshell: Who or what do you love? That’s the question the cosmos has for us this November. It’s all about what we value – and the value this adds to our lives – and those of others now.

1 Oct 2018 Pluto Direct in Capricorn


3 Oct 2018 MERCURY SQUARE  PLUTO (Libra to Capricorn)

3 Oct 2018 JUPITER TRINE  ASTRAEA (Scorpio to Pisces)

5 Oct 2018 Venus turns Retrograde  until Mind November (Scorpio) 

6 Oct 2018 MERCURY OPPOSITION  ERIS (Libra to Aries)


9 Oct 2018 NEW MOON (Libra)  Square Pluto (Capricorn) Quincunx Neptune (Pisces)


10 Oct 2018 MERCURY OPPOSITION  URANUS (Scorpio to Taurus)

11 Oct 2018 MERCURY SQUARE  NORTH NODE (Scorpio to Leo)

11 Oct 2018 VENUS SQUARE MARS (Libra to Capricorn)

12 Oct 2018 SUN SQUARE  PLUTO (Libra to Capricorn)

12 Oct 2018 MERCURY SEXTILE  SATURN (Scorpio to Capricorn)

15 Oct 2018 MERCURY SQUARE  BLACK MOON (Scorpio to Aquarius)


16 Oct 2018 MERCURY SEXTILE  VESTA (Scorpio to Capricorn)

17 Oct 2018 SUN OPPOSITION  ERIS (Libra to Aries)

17 Oct 2018 PLUTO SQUARE  CERES (Capricorn to Libra)

19 Oct 2018 MERCURY TRINE  NEPTUNE (Scorpio to Pisces)

19 Oct 2018MERCURY SQUARE  MARS (Scorpio to Aquarius)

21 Oct 2018 JUPITER TRINE  HYGEIA (Scorpio to Pisces)

22 Oct 2018 MERCURY SEXTILE  PLUTO (Scorpio to Capricorn)

23 Oct 2018 MERCURY TRINE  ASTRAEA (Scorpio to Pisces)

23 Oct 2018 SUN ENTERING SCORPIO (Scorpio)

24 Oct 2018 FULL MOON (Taurus)  Sets of a T Square

24 Oct 2018 SUN and Venus  OPPOSITION  URANUS and Moon (Scorpio to Taurus)

All Square North Node (Leo)

26 Oct 2018 JUPITER OPPOSITION  SEDNA (Scorpio to Taurus)

26 Oct 2018 PLUTO SEXTILE  ASTRAEA (Capricorn to Pisces)

26 Oct 2018 SUN CONJUNCTION  VENUS (Scorpio)

26 Oct 2018 NEPTUNE SEXTILE  VESTA (Pisces to Capricorn)

27 Oct 2018 MERCURY TRINE  HYGEIA (Scorpio to Pisces)

28 Oct 2018 SUN SEXTILE  SATURN (Scorpio to Capricorn)

28 Oct 2018 MERCURY OPPOSITION  SEDNA (Scorpio to Taurus)


30 Oct 2018 MERCURY TRINE  CHIRON (Scorpio to Pisces)


31 Oct 2018 VENUS ENTERING LIBRA (7th House)

31 Oct 2018 MERCURY TRINE  NORTH NODE (Sagittarius to Leo)