October begins with the love planet Venus in emotionally deep, complex and intense Scorpio. Her presence in this passionate sign lasts until October 7, keeping desire, intrigue and jealousy in the foreground. We often look to the past with planets in Scorpio. Venus' presence there is a time to review old romances -- some with regret, perhaps, and others with a renewed interest.
Hearts turn toward the future, though, when Venus blasts into fiery Sagittarius on October 7. Her transit in this adventurous sign spurs a sense of restlessness and the need to widen emotional horizons. We're easily bored and could, with some exceptions, become overly blunt in our assessments of others.
Travel, learning and people from faraway places tend to be more appealing then. Yet Venus' square with super-sensitive Neptune on October 10 could supply imagination, compassion and tenderness that are also associated with uncertainty about partnerships.
It seems clear that relationships are likely to take some unexpected turns this month, especially around the New Moon in accommodating Libra on October 4. The harmony and companionship we seek in this peaceful sign may be upset with disruptive Uranus and Pluto challenging the Sun-Moon conjunction.
Standing still is probably the least successful approach to alliances, as radical changes of circumstances and moods demand flexibility. If you're looking for a breakthrough in a current partnership or in finding a new one, the astrological odds are in your favor. Just be willing to face fears and to adapt quickly to catch this wild but exciting wave.