Gemini Love Horoscope: October 2013
Take a step back
Your social life should be very dynamic for much of October, with the energizing Sun in gracious Libra and your 5th House of Romance until October 22. The New Moon in Libra in your 5th house on October 4 is normally a launching pad to pleasure, but this is a very complicated lunation that's more likely to rattle relationships than settle them down.
Transformational Uranus and Pluto's tense relationships with this Sun-Moon conjunction signal the need to break patterns to keep romance alive. Playing it safe by stuffing your feelings or stifling your words will only lead to alienation. Still, your communicative ruler Mercury aligns harmoniously with imaginative Neptune on October 1, which helps you to express yourself with compassion and creativity.
Yet speedy Mercury slams into stern Saturn in Scorpio on October 8, which can take some wind out of your sails. Pessimistic thinking and conversational roadblocks may be encountered, but patiently discussing difficult matters can earn trust, and hopefully resolve problems.
Still, the need to backtrack to repair misunderstandings may become a more dominant theme as the month goes on. That's because Mercury turns retrograde on October 21 and will backpedal in your 6th House of Adjustments for the following three weeks. This isn't the easiest transit because it demands honesty with yourself so that you can be truthful with others.
On the plus side, though, you might use this period to reconnect with someone from the past. However, if neither of you become more thoughtful and adaptable, the results may fall short of your expectations.