This month you might keep hearing a voice inside your head that screams, "With friends like this, who needs enemies?" Ouch. It looks like October will be a lesson about the company you keep.
Venus turns retrograde in Scorpio on October 5 right in your friendship sector. There is a real possibility that you'll feel betrayed or manipulated by someone in your social circle and if this happens, you might decide to end the relationship you have with this person. He or she might be bad-mouthing you behind your back or have done you wrong financially. Another possibility is that your friend has meddled in your love life in a way that is completely unacceptable. You might even find out that your bestie has a crush on your significant other and has made a move towards them!
While you might be saying goodbye to one friend, the flipside of having Venus Retrograde here is that you may also reconnect with someone from your past circle of friends. This might be a pal you haven't seen since college, high school, or even grade school.
Romantically speaking, this isn't a good time to hook up with a friend or to declare your long-standing hidden feelings of chemistry with one of your pals. Instead, deeply and carefully consider the potential consequences of moving out of the friend zone with this person. Is this what you really want?
In other news, a gorgeous professional opportunity is on the horizon thanks to a New Moon in your 10th House of Career on October 8. The only trouble with this lunation will be a harsh square to Pluto, which is now in your sign. Translation? Your boss or another higher up might be threatened by your power and try to keep you down. Don't let anyone dull your sparkle -- but remember to use your power wisely.
A sudden turn of events is possible in your love life on October 24. A deep love connection might be consummated. With a gorgeous Full Moon in your 5th House of Pleasure, romantic fulfillment can be yours!