Romantic messages are very mixed this month. On the plus side you
have the Sun in your charming sign until October 23. This lights up your
1st House of Personality, which should increase your confidence and
your visibility. Another benefit of this transit is that you may be more
capable of standing up for yourself instead of making too many
compromises to keep other people happy.
Mental Mercury's entry into Libra on October 3 enhances your verbal
skills, making for more clever conversations. The Libra New Moon on the
7th also puts wind in your sails for updating your appearance and
initiating new connections.
However, an even bigger story this month is the retrograde cycle of
the love planet Venus from October 8 until November 18. This is your key
or ruling planet, so its backward period can represent a time when
delays in advancing personal interests are more likely. In fact, old
relationship issues will probably resurface. It's not wise, though, to
get back together with someone from your past unless you are able to do
things differently this time. Repeating patterns is not educational, so
notice when you're getting bogged down with people, emotions or behavior
that are familiar but not fun. That's where the knots are, the barriers
that get in the way of the kind of companionship you desire. But if
you're willing to be totally honest with yourself and are prepared to
make some significant changes, this can be an extraordinary period of
time for transforming your personal life.