What makes this such a powerful month is less what is happening in individual areas of your chart but the power that comes from collaboration. You will feel this strongly across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts but also across the income, work and career fronts. In both cases, Mercury will be a central player as his last retrograde phase of 2022 not only plays out across two areas of your chart but with broader implications. By the time Mercury retrograded back into your income sector just hours after the Sun left on 23rd September he had been gone for four weeks. Yet as we move into the new month Mercury is not only back and in retrograde motion but while there are also planets in retrograde motion on the job and career fronts. That won’t stay the case for long, with Mercury turning direct on 2nd October and Pluto turning direct a week later in your work sector on 9th October. Uranus, who only turned retrograde in your career sector in August will remain in retrograde motion for the rest of the year. Mercury will leave on 11th October but after getting the month off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts, this will have a positive impact on the rest of the month. This is when Mercury will not only return to your relationship sector where he will join the Sun and Venus but for the second time this year. Mercury had already spent four weeks here before retrograding back out and until leaving on 30th October will continue to do what he does best, which as the planet of communication is keeping the communication lines open. This is a big deal for your relationships, for with Saturn in his final weeks in retrograde motion in your relationship sector for another three decades and then turning direct on 23rd October, having the communication lines open couldn’t be more important.
At face value, it is business as usual on the relationship front but behind the scenes, things are moving into position in a way that brings you to a major turning point. The month begins with Saturn still on his own and still in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, which he has been since April. This is Saturn’s third retrograde here in as many years, so this has become part of the annual pattern but that is about to change. As you move into the new month Saturn is already slowing down and by the time he turns direct on 23rd October he will be at a standstill. The difference this time is that this will end the last Saturn retrograde phase in your relationship sector for another three decades for unlike last year and the year before, once in direct motion he won’t look back again and will finally leave in March 2023. The final weeks of Saturn’s last retrograde phase here for another three decades is a chance to deal with and take responsibility for the past but the support is phenomenal. Not only do you have the Sun and Venus, the planet of love in your communication sector until 23rd October but Mercury, the planet of communication there from 11th October to 30th October. There is even support from Mars in your friendship sector, something that is making this an exceptional month across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts. Saturn’s direct turn means that until he leaves in March 2023 there will be no more looking back, making his final days in retrograde motion a chance to first make peace with the past. The Moon’s visit from 4th October to 7th October will be the last while Saturn is in retrograde motion, making it important to remain emotionally engaged and connected. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity on the romantic front, with the Moon here until 2nd October and then again from 27th October to 30th October these romantically charged lunar vibes are the next best thing.
On both sides of the financial fence, it is business as usual but there is also change in the air, with one providing stability and the other something to be excited about. On the income side of the financial fence, you have a continuation of the last few months and while the Sun and Venus, the planet of money both left your income sector last month, Mercury retrograded back in to take over from where both he and they left off. Venus only left on 29th September so there is not only a lot of confidence and expectation as you move into the new month but a lot of untapped income potential. Mercury begins the month in retrograde motion so the brakes are on but once he turns direct on 2nd October there will be nothing holding things back. This is not unexpected for this time of year and the money gods are often tying up loose ends on the income front as you move into October. At the same time, as has been the case for several months now, you begin the month with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and dreamy Neptune in retrograde motion in your financial sector, where they are working as a team to keep the resolve to turn old financial dreams into reality alive. On both sides of the financial fence, this is a continuation of last month and therefore, business as usual except not quite. The variation from the normal pattern began on 29th September, with the dwarf planet Ceres returning to begin her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years on the same day that Venus left. This will continue through to December and then will pick up again from March to June 2023, making this a long term process. It is almost a month later that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will return to your financial sector on 28th October. Five months after leaving, Jupiter will return to support Juno and Neptune in their mission to turn old financial dreams into reality.