“I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn… Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content.” —Lin Yutang
October looks promising and auspicious for utilizing your intelligence at its best… Mercury, the planetary influence related to information, reading, teaching, writing, and intellectual activities in general, will be strong in Virgo from the 3rd to the 21st.
Adding to the auspicious energy of the month, Jupiter, representing knowledge, will be supportive of Mercury’s influence and indicate a wealth of ideas, sound common sense, an active mind, optimism, learning, and perhaps a greater interest in reading, learning, and literature. This energy will be particularly strong around the 10th. Travel and long-distance communications are also likely to be favored.
On the debit side, these energies could indicate absent-mindedness, unreliability, being overly critical or self-conceited. So one of the things to avoid is being considered a know-it-all. The ideas of others should be encouraged if at all possible, and kindhearted will go a long way to keep friendships and family relations in harmony… While it’s good to be confident, it’s perhaps not so good to exaggerate your views or opinions.
Elsewhere, the relationship planet Venus will be strong in the constellation of Libra through the 13th. This positive energy can enhance love affairs, stimulate interest in the arts, bring more love or companionship into your life, and help repair troubled relationships by having more give-and-take with others.
After the 13th, Venus moves into the intense sign of Scorpio and might bring up issues related to an underlying resentment on the part of someone close to you. This might also be the time when it’s wise to cut down on some of your expenses. or deal with debt situations, if possible. This is especially true toward the end of the month, around the 29th, when the financial planet Venus will be transiting the restrictive planet Saturn. At least stay on top of your expenditures and be clear about your balance sheet.
Overall, October has much going for it, and even a certain amount of routine can be reassuring, as we enjoy the beautiful autumn season of the year. Socially it looks favorable, meaningful, and is likely to indicate an enjoyable contentment for all.
—Sincerely, Haizen Paige (www.haizen.com)