Your compassionate nature can sometimes leave you struggling to speak your mind. However, a union of expressive Mercury and authentic Saturn on October 5 demands honesty even in delicate situations. This conjunction occurs in your 8th House of Intimacy, just before both planets move into passionate Scorpio and your 9th House of Higher Truth, where being honest is as important as being kind.
Exuberant Mars fires into courageous Sagittarius and your 10th House of Career on October 6, which rewards you for boldly expressing yourself. Sure, you might rub someone the wrong way, but it's better than keeping silent or agreeing to activities that go against your beliefs. Fortunately, a harmonious trine between strict Saturn and gentle Neptune on October 10 -- the first in a series that concludes on July 19, 2013 -- provides a perfect balance between necessity and empathy so you can still take care of business without losing touch with your heart.
The equitable Libra New Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing also favors frankness over pleasantries on October 15. Normally, the sign of the Scales is willing to waffle to avoid unpleasantness, yet a trine to this Sun-Moon conjunction from open-minded Jupiter in lighthearted Gemini allows you to take even difficult messages in stride.
The Sun's entry into resolute Scorpio on October 22 reinforces the 9th House theme of living up to your word and your principles regardless of the cost. On October 29, the Taurus Full Moon in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment trines incisive Pluto. This forces you to recognize what habits to let go of so you can concentrate your efforts where they have the most impact.
Keep in Mind this Month
Confidence in the value of what you have to say will give you the authority to broach difficult subjects without arousing resistance.
Key Dates for Pisces
October 3-5: Dream Lover
You're more alluring than ever on October 3, when captivating Venus enters loyal Virgo and your 7th House of Relationships. Being clear about what you want is a good idea, yet the love planet also opposes illusionary Neptune, which may obscure facts with fantasy. A magical connection stirs romantic feelings, but you'll need to test it over time to see if it's real. Jupiter's retrograde turn on October 4 reminds you to seek answers within rather than relying on others as your guides. Still, the sobering Mercury-Saturn conjunction on October 5 squeezes out illusions and demands intellectual accountability.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
October 9-10: The Force Is With You
You're ready to take action instead of dwelling on your thoughts on October 9, when a lucky Sun-Jupiter trine blesses you with hope. You can rely on your mental acuity as Mercury sextiles penetrating Pluto on October 10, the day of the Saturn-Neptune trine. You're able to focus on key issues and communicate with power to establish strategies for achieving lofty goals. When you believe in your work, you can line up the support you need and you'll benefit from the resources that others contribute to your ultimate success.