There is something about moving into October that brings the sensation that life is speeding up, making you very aware that you are indeed moving into the final 3 months of the year. While the focus is always on relationship matters at this time of year, with the Sun spending the first 3 weeks of October in your relationship sector each year, you have already made a lot more progress, with a much better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Even the financial focus, which doesn’t usually kick in until the Sun returns to your financial sector on the 23rd October is already well underway, to a point where you're moving into the new month with a smart head for money, your financial desires and expectations banked, a clear sense of direction and the power to move mountains if you have to.
Yet at the same time that relationship and financial matters seem to be moving ahead of schedule, there is a pull to slow down and take your time when it comes to home and family matters and also to savour Mars’ final weeks firing up your romantic and creative passions. There is a real line in the sand being drawn down the middle of the month, with the 16th October marking the point where life is set to become a lot busier and the professional pace will accelerate. For while Pluto turned direct in your career sector last month, still in his early days in direct motion as you move into the new month, he’s still moving at a crawl and it won’t be until Mars returns to your work sector on the 16th October that things really hit their stride. Underpinning everything is a need to maintain the right work/life balance and the right balance between work and play.