Relationships rule in professional matters this month, which opens with the Sun in sociable Libra and ends with it in enterprising Scorpio. Cooperation is key and connections are essential for maintaining harmony in one's current place of employment, or for finding a new job or gaining support from customers and colleagues.
It may be necessary to adapt to system changes, make adjustments and give ground when attractive Venus enters service-oriented Virgo on October 3. However, this planet's opposition to imaginative Neptune could attract unreliable allies and spur unrealistic ideas. It's great to be kind and to dream of better ideas, but tempering them with a dash of realism is needed to keep from going off track.
Rethinking long-term goals is called for when visionary Jupiter turns retrograde on the October 4. Then, it's time to be hard-headed as mental Mercury joins serious Saturn in the last degree of Libra on the October 5, before both planets plunge into passionate Scorpio. Perceptions deepen as do suspicions, and discerning the difference between being careful and becoming mistrusting is a must.
However, we're ready to aim higher when active Mars fires into farseeing Sagittarius on October 6. This aggressive planet's stressful square to Neptune on the following day could lead to foolhardy choices, making it wise to think twice or more before taking chances.
Reaching out to form fresh alliances is called for with the Libra New Moon on October 15, and skepticism is a brake against over-confidence with the solar ingress into discerning Scorpio on October 22. The Sun's conjunction with strict Saturn on October 25 is ideal for setting limits and becoming more disciplined.