October 2018 Horoscope: Facing the Music

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There's nothing shallow about the Astrology of October. Last month might have felt like a breath of fresh air -- a lovely respite after the intense energy over the summer. You could have fooled yourself into thinking that the rest of 2018 would be smooth sailing.

Think again.

Expect to walk into October grappling with a significant realignment in your values connected to finances, intimacy, and love. Venus will turn retrograde in Scorpio on October 5 and remains so through November 16 when she'll turn direct in Libra. October is all about deeply diving into a sea of muck that you thought you were going to avoid concerning Venusian matters. Instead, it will haunt you. That's Venus Retrograde in Scorpio. The secrets you thought you could bury in your love life? They're coming out. The financial issues you didn't want to confront? You're going to have to deal with them. Venus in Scorpio is not for the faint of heart. And with her being retrograde, it really is all about facing the monsters in your financial and intimacy closet. Ready or not, it's happening.

The good news is that this will pave the way towards a much healthier romantic and financial future. It's like a deep excavation that truly must occur in order to get to the real partnership and what you truly value. Will it hurt? Possibly. Will it be worth it? Definitely. Relationship themes are major in October when you factor in the New Moon in Libra on October 8. This lunation is ruled by newly retrograde Venus and also squares Pluto. Ouch! Something dark can and will come out into the light. It could break a relationship that hasn't been balanced. If this happens, it needed to. It could also be the tower moment that you and your love needed to have in order to realize that you both want deep healing -- and a second chance.

Interestingly enough, a retrograde Venus will also rule the Full Moon in Taurus on October 24. This lunation is all about enlightenment connected to your material resources. Something that you thought would never hurt you again financially may unexpectedly come back around and bite you in the butt. Fortunately, you will have learned that you have everything you need inside of you to handle it. If you have to, you'll take a loss. Why? You're not afraid to rebuild. Not with this Full Moon linking up beautifully to Saturn in Capricorn. You've got this.

Taurus is all about money and yes, this Full Moon might be about cash flow. But Taurus is also about values and self-worth. With Venus being retrograde and opposite this Full Moon, it's time to end that "ugly duckling" mindset once and for all. Remember who you really are: beautiful, bountiful, and rock solid.

Still waters really do run deep, don't they?

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