October is upon us and the scopes are up: We have a Libra New Moon on the 9th to nurture our relating skills and reboot key relationships. We have Venus in Scorpio turning retrograde, to come to terms with how our desire nature has been driving us lately, where it's likely to drive our relationships as Venus moves back into Libra next month; and reflect on how we're going to handle that? And, spectacularly; we have a sexy Venus/Mars square to reveal and passionately exacerbate any simmering romantic tensions going on in our lives. Then the Full Moon of the 25th is sparky, game changing instincts to innovate our lives-and the need for personal space to do so, and also electrified attractions


LIBRA/LIBRA RISING The Libra New Moon of the 9this your annual personal renewal opportunity; to amplify all that gorgeous beauty, allure, charm and creative expression of yours for a delicious self-confidence this month. Especially with Pluto helping you to harness your intentions and get what you want with such composure and sexy charisma -it’s your time to shine! Which luckily, is just in time for your lovely ruler Venus to hook up with her lover Mars from the 11th- and rev up your love life big time for the rest of the month…(and actually till January, on & off, but more on that later). And look, I’m not gonna lie to you-the square aspect between Mars & Venus here aint so much the exact r


VIRGO/VIRGO RISING As if you weren’t financially astute enough already, the New Moon of the 9th sharpens your biz/money instincts considerably for the month ahead: It’s in your income sector, so all about looking at ways to maximise your earning potential in the world. And with nurturing Ceres involved, your core motivation is doing something that naturally nourishes your personal wellbeing for a living; as opposed to slaving away or compromising your values for a buck. Whether it’s Pluto challenging you to dig deep and unlock your most powerful talent/creative expression in the world; and I tell you what the more you really believe in this, Pluto is a seriously lucrative energy to potential


LEO/LEO RISING The New Moon of the 9thfocuses your attention on the quality of your communication in the world: Any dialogues in your life (personal/biz/social media whatever) benefit from your clear, articulate self-expression being on point, witty and sharply attuned to the other person’s point of view. Because with nurturing Ceres involved, you want to really engage with whomever you’re speaking with to actually connect;as opposed to just barking opinions at one another –know what I mean? And of course it helps to have thought things through first. Because as much as we adore the sheer bravado of Leo blathering on about something they know fuq all about, with only that magnificent, racont


CANCER/CANCER RISING The New Moon of the 9th, with nourishing earth goddess Ceres on board begins the month with a clear, definite plan revealing itself about your home life-and being such a deeply domestic creature you love this! Maybe you’re settling down, nesting and lushing up your current home environment because it’s where you want to stay? Especially with Venus in your creative sector you aresoonto any home décor/reno/design inspiration to make your house a delicious, comfortable sanctuary and home for your heart. Or maybe you have an eye on some promising new real-estate scenario as your future dream home? Or maybe you’re feeling restless/nomadic, and off to explore new/unknown locat


GEMINI/GEMINI RISING The New Moon of the 9this the most gorgeous rush of confidence self-expression, to set the tone to follow your sparkly bliss and have fun with whatever you’re doing this month with your best sparkly charisma -you love this! Whether it’s playtime, to hang out with your kids/loved ones/someone special romantically and relish the good times together- just because that’s what really matters in life, right? Whether it’s a creative process that’s turning you on, just because it feels so good to nurture your main talent game and get even better at what you do, for the sheer buzz of it? Or maybe a specific creative project that’s aimed squarely at some kind of career success –ye


TAURUS/TAURUS RISING Uranus in your sign says you want to be free, value your independence above all else and have zero tolerance for anyone attempting to cramp your style by pinning you down to any kind of ‘us’ talks/heavy commitment etc. But Venus in your love sector for the rest of the year says you also crave a big, beautiful romance big time-and even better, more likely than ever to have someone gorgeous in your life who wants to share it with you: So it’s gotta be a pretty special partner in crime who can do big, devoted passion and grow together in a wildly expansive love affair; whilst respecting one another’s personal space/individual proclivities and adore each other even more for


ARIES/ARIES RISING With your ruling planet Mars hooking into a sexy square with Venus this month-mating season is upon you and I suspect you’re going to love it, as follows: The square aspect aint so much about beige, easy, lukewarm romance but neither are you. If you’re partnered the energy is tetchy & liable to pick a fight in order to address any lingering relationship issues directly-but you need to keep this constructive, obviously. Ideally it’s about resolving any problems for a clearer path forward with renewed clarity & devotion- and ok, rev up the sexual tension for fabulous make-up sex afterwards. You love this! And if single you are totally on the prowl; and so much more likely to


PISCES/PISCES RISING So with the Venus/Mars square this month, we’re all feeling the siren call of mating season-and the thrills and spills that go with it… And in your case, with Venus switching between your adventure sector and intimacy sector in the next few months, you may feel kind of split between the need for lots of independent personal space/emotional oxygen and the yearning for passionate, all consuming bonding in your love life? It’s a balance that can be achieved, of course –and the sexy New Moon of the 9thin your intimacy sector could be a clue about how to manage it: Perhaps your relationship allows for the mutual respect to encourage one another’s individual dreams, go explore


AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING It’s all about just how fabulous it is to have Mars firing up your sign for months on end this year! Your sheer lust for life is so damn energising, you can’t help but feel that determination to thrive and spunky confidence to drive you forward right now Especially with Mars hooking into the New Moon of the 9thin your adventure sector. You are so tuned into the big-picture, visionary schemes in your life, and soready to step out of your comfort zone, if that’s what it takes to make it all happen. Maybe you are looking at some cool educational/entrepreneurial opportunity, to open your professional horizons long term? Maybe you are feeling the call of distant shores; w


CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING I bet you’ve been feeling so much more together since your ruler Saturn turned direct last month, and what a buzz to feel all energised and rearing to charge forward again-yay! But what exactly to focus all this positive new determination upon, hmmm? Well first up this month is the New Moon of Oct 9thin your biz sector: It’s the clear inspo you need to think in terms of broader career goals, the better to finesse the opportunities of October most effectively. And New Moons are always about a fresh start: Perhaps you are renewing your passion for your current gig -with a keen eye to how you can rake in more cash/prestige/job satisfaction doing it? Or if you’ve been


SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING We spoke last month about Venus in your soul sector for the rest of the year-and how you can potentially get off on communing with your inner muse & digging deep for personal growth/shamanic self awareness etc, rather than so much seeking external stimulation for a while. True. And whilst this would ordinarily mean an emphasis on solo time and withdrawal from relationships right now; Venus has some spooky love action up her sleeve that trumps all that-it’s mating season baby! First of all the New Moon of the 9thsparks up your social confidence, to be out and about/networking/hanging with your tribe/renewing ties with certain special friendships. Which is lovely


SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING No one pulls of pathological secrecy about your private life and brutal honesty about everything else like our Scorpio, lol. And we love the way you keep us guessing whilst also demanding the fierce, high standards of behaviour of the rest of us that you demand of yourself –even if we can’t figure out what the fuq you’re on about half the time. You’re an enigma; I’ll give you that. And I’m pointing this out because the New Moon of the 9thin your spooky, introverted soul sector AND Venus retro in Scorpio could have you tempted to retreat into your shell; daring the world to leave you alone whilst you commune with whatever inner muse or private behaviours you get up to w


Full Moon in Aries firing up; exact Sept 25th, 12.52pm AEST. Full Moons are always a rising up of whatever emotions have been going on all month; to have a good look at how we really feel about things. And of course in Aries our emotional nature is impetuous, passionate, intense and easily provoked. Yep get ready -it's an edgy, excitable, hot blooded vibe this week folks! But even more significant is having the healer, Chiron bang on top of this Moon, and in square to Saturn. Chiron touches on the deepest, most exquisitely vulnerable areas of our personal wounding and the genuine healing power and personal growth that comes with it. With Chiron we are so aware of where we are hurting and how

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Venus in Scorpio intensifies our hungry desire nature big time-and with Scorpio Venus for the better part of the rest of the year we might as well get used to it. Our appetites are exacerbated, we're libidinous & on the prowl for satisfaction, we want what we want and we won't stop till we get it... And to be honest this primal lust for life, determination to relish our pleasures and thrive is in many ways our greatest strength right now-we are so deeply tuned into whatever we desire that we basically magnetise it towards us through sheer force of will! Yes, and it can be so spunky and empowering to understand this. BUT-obviously, high-end, quality intentions create high-end quality experien


Image: Mark Arbeit People we need to talk about the hotness that is Venus lingering in Scorpio from Sept 10th-Jan 7th! To put this into perspective, Venus generally spends only one month at a time in each sign as she travels around the zodiac, so to spend 4 whole months in one sign means she means business! And what a sexy part of the zodiac it is to drill down on our love, romance, beauty, style, creative and moneymaking potential for the rest of the year: Because Venus, the queen of heaven and one of our most powerful archetypes of female potency LOVES being in Scorpio-it's her annual chance to get down and dirty and pursue her own pleasures on her own terms, and could give a fuq if anyone


New Moon in Virgo, exact 4am September 10th AEST. New Moons are always a fresh new emotional perspective, and Virgo always brings a clean, pragmatic approach to help us thrive. Virgo energy is so on-point about clear priorities; where we direct our attention with laser-like accuracy toward what really matters-sans scattering our energy on naff distractions- the better to make cool, relevant and genuinely promising stuff actually happen, on a materially practical level in our lives. Which is saying something, with dreamy Neptune opposing this Moon. The temptation to lose ourselves in fantasy scenarios/delusional nonsense/ hare-brained schemes & especially loose, louche intoxicated substance a


People we need to talk about the mating season now upon us! Venus and Mars-the astrological lovers-are being inexorably drawn toward one another right now, in a 'square' aspect of undeniable sexual & romantic tension. And this bodes oh so auspicious and interesting for all the lovers out there... The energy here is the raw magnetic force of sexual chemistry, romantic fascination and maybe true love. The square aspect is not so much an easy, flowing thing-it can be challenging- but so bristling with the passion, desire and thrill of the chase that keeps our love lives fired up and dynamic. It's the primal, yearning desire to connect. It's the differences between us that keep us intrigued by o


That interminable season of retrograde planets is finally drawing to a close- omg thank goodness right? Jupiter, Mars & Mercury are all getting a move on, as we feel the momentum finally return and begin to flex our muscles in the world again... hallelujah! And ok the heavy hitters, Saturn, Uranus & Pluto are still retro; so the personal discipline we've been cultivating lately will still serve us, in terms of the spiritual equanimity to "accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference" Patience dear ones, know that all your courage, perseverance and internal fortitude is bearing fruit-even as we speak. Well done you x “Sitting here in