October is a month of new beginnings, but this is not necessarily about starting something completely new, instead it is about building a new layer on what we have already been working on throughout the year.
In October we all graduate to a new level and with this graduation we have a chance to lay a new foundation and approach all of our dreams, hopes, and wishes with a fresh perspective.
As we build up this new layer and see our lives from a new vantage point, our attention is going to turn to the relationships in our lives and who we are choosing to surround ourselves with.
This is due to the fact that Venus, the planet of love, relationships, and all matters of the heart, turns retrograde on October 5th.
Venus retrograde is rare, so we tend to notice the shift in energy when it happens. Venus retrograde shines a light on our relationships and helps us to cleanse away any pains surrounding the heart.
During this time, we are encouraged to dig deep into our heart center in order to clear, open, and welcome a new understanding of love into our lives.
While this is the main theme of Venus Retrograde, from October to November 2018, we are also going to be encouraged to focus on the joy of connection. In fact, digging a little deeper, this Venus retrograde is going to be highlighting where we are lacking joy in our lives.
Life is short and at times, painful, so finding joy as often as we can is so important. While there are many ways to find joy, Venus is mainly focused on finding joy through connection.
Connection is so important to us as humans. Building connections help us to grow, evolve, and to find purpose. Feeling connected to others is so important for our health and wellbeing and is crucial to our survival.
During her time in retrograde, Venus is going to be highlighting the need for positive and loving connections in our lives. She is going to be shining a light on the connections that are working and the connections that are no longer working.
She is also going to be urging all of us to really consider the importance and value of having meaningful connections in our lives as a way to bring more joy and enthusiasm.
Through the month of October, pay attention to how joyous you feel. What can you do to bring more joy into your life? Where can you build more joyful connections?
These are all going to be strong undercurrent themes to Venus while in retrograde.
On October 8th there is also a fresh New Moon in the sign of Libra. This New Moon will feel open, expansive, and full of opportunity. It is going to highlight this idea of a fresh start and will help all of us to look at our lives with new perspective.
This will be a wonderful New Moon for opening doors and going after new opportunities. If you have been feeling like doors have been shutting all around you, this New Moon will bring the opening of a window.
After an intense Aries Full Moon at the end of September, this New Moon will really help to bring a lighter, fresher energy that will definitely be enjoyed.
Following the Libra New Moon, we also have the 10/10 gateway which is a powerful day in numerology. The numerology code of this day further enhances the idea of building up a new layer and finding new potential in what we have been working towards.
October also brings a Full Moon on the 24th in the sign of Taurus. This continues the theme of building and assessing the relationships in our lives.
This Full Moon is going to also really encourage us to take the lessons of Venus retrograde to heart, and will help us to release and let go of any relationships that are no longer serving us.
There is also going to be a need to create more stability, structure, and groundedness, especially when it comes to our finances.
While Venus is the ruler of the heart, she also rules over money, profits, and commissions. Under this Full Moon, our finances may be highlighted and we may have to take some measures to overhaul and create more security in our lives.
Overall, October brings a chance to see our lives with a fresh new perspective. We are going to be encouraged to work on matters of the heart and to also open our eyes to finding more joy and connection.
We are going to be encouraged to build and create with others, but to also create security and stability when it comes to pursuing our own dreams and wishes.
October is one of those months where you can sit back and really allow yourself to be guided. It is a month of possibility, opportunity, and for opening your heart.