Gemini Horoscope: October 2013
Head over heels
Your relationship life should be exciting, inspiring, and maybe even a bit dangerous this month. The urge to open your heart and experience love in different forms can provoke risky behavior with the lovely Libra New Moon in your 5th House of Romance on October 4. This charming lunation increases opportunities to freely express yourself and attract plenty of attention for it.
But the smooth sailing associated with socially skillful Libra may be interrupted by unexpected events, power struggles, and excessive reactions as the New Moon opposes rebellious Uranus, and squares controlling Pluto and bombastic Jupiter.
Your passion for pushing the limits of partnership is underscored with amorous Venus' move into adventurous Sagittarius and your 7th House of Others on October 7. The love planet tempts you to toss caution to the wind and pursue pleasure with unreliable individuals.
A partial retreat may be in order when normally aggressive Mars minces into meticulous Virgo and your 4th House of Roots on October 15. Attending to minor domestic problems and home maintenance isn't nearly as much fun as running with the wind. However, turning critical thoughts into constructive actions transforms self-doubt and irritability into greater competence and efficiency. Friends may distract you from your duties with the Lunar Eclipse in your 11th House of Groups on October 18. This impatient Aries Full Moon propels you into starting new projects when a logical look at the costs of participation should make you think twice.
The need to reconsider your commitments and make adjustments on the job comes with Mercury's retrograde turn in your 6th House of Employment on October 21. You may have to double back and redo some tasks at work, but more streamlined methods will increase productivity in the long run.
Keep in Mind this Month
Riding an emotional wave of excitement makes your life interesting now, but a little bit of caution can keep you from wiping out.
Key Dates for Gemini
SUPER NOVA DAY
October 8: Face the Music
Expect to feel edgy today, as quicksilver Mercury rubs against quirky Uranus in an awkward quincunx. Minds and messages run amok, challenging you to maintain focus and keep facts in order. However, Mercury's subsequent conjunction with taskmaster Saturn in your 6th House of Details demands concentration and might punish you if you deviate even slightly from the rules. Positively, this aspect can motivate you to do some deep thinking that reveals essential information about your health or your job. Mercury backs into this union with Saturn again on October 29 and November 25, giving you two more chances to put your intellectual ducks in a row.
October 24: No More Drama
Minor matters at home could blow up into major issues if you allow the heat of a Mars-Jupiter semisquare to push you to extremes. Retrograde Mercury's quintile with Mars reminds you to focus on facts and keep an open mind if you want to deflate inappropriate anger and direct your emotions more effectively.