Take time out from all the pressures for change this month and consider which opportunities merit further exploration. When expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your sign on October 4, it's wise to withdraw from the chaos and noise of everyday life so you can listen to your own inner voice instead of being distracted by everyone else's opinions. This soulful deepening of your life is punctuated by rational Mercury on October 5, when it joins somber Saturn as they both enter emotional Scorpio and your 6th House of Self-Improvement. You are less interested in changing the world now than in correcting those things that aren't working optimally in your daily routine.
On October 10, however, traditional Saturn forms a long-lasting trine with inspirational Neptune in your 10th House of Career -- the first in a series of three that culminates on July 19, 2013 -- motivating you to work methodically toward manifesting your professional dreams.
A bit of levity arrives to lighten the mood when the creative Libra New Moon on October 15 spotlights your 5th House of Fun and Games. A friend or partner may surprise you with unexpected behavior, because assertive Mars in your 7th House of Relationships trines unpredictable Uranus. Although you may gain more freedom, an imbalanced sesquisquare between optimistic Jupiter and pessimistic Saturn reveals uncertainty about how to reach your goals.
Your resolve intensifies when the Sun enters inflexible Scorpio on October 22, yet the Taurus Full Moon in your 12th House of Escapism on October 29 can be confusing, as you seek comfort from your dreams and fantasies.
Keep in Mind this Month
Your newfound vision of the future eases your stress and gives you time to reconsider where you want your life to go.
Key Dates for Gemini
SUPER NOVA DAYS
October 9-10: Positive Vibrations
You are on top of your game on October 9, when the Sun in your 5th House of Fun forms a lovely trine to lucky Jupiter. Romantic Venus also trines transformational Pluto in your 8th House of Intimacy, deepening your joy. Messenger Mercury's cooperative sextile to Pluto on October 10 gives you the words to describe your intense feelings. Additionally, persistent Saturn connects with otherworldly Neptune to open a direct channel between the real world and your imagination. You skillfully blend material and spiritual pursuits as you look to your future now.
October 28-29: The Power of Persistence
Your enthusiasm knows no bounds when an enthusiastic Mars-Jupiter opposition activates your 7th House of Relationships on October 28. Someone might try to steer you off course by misrepresenting the truth as Mercury squares delusional Neptune on the October 29. However, the stubborn Taurus Full Moon trines unyielding Pluto, so you won't be led astray if you make up your mind and stick to it.