Taurus Monthly Horoscope: October 2015Taking a few steps backward this month can strengthen and solidify your relationships. Your ruling planet, Venus, turns retrograde on October 8 in your 7th House of Partnerships, delaying progress with new projects as you are occupied by unfinished business from the past. A stubborn spouse or balky business associate could tie you up with unreasonable demands or emotional issues that make you feel like you’re running in circles. Yet if you let go of your own impatience and examine the complex situations more thoroughly, you may find ways to heal old wounds, discover unused resources, and add depth that increases satisfaction in relationships. The New Moon in Libra on October 7 reveals that you need to make adjustments at work or with your habits. This Sun-Moon conjunction in harmonious Libra falls in your 6th House of Details, encouraging you to manage routine matters with greater care and precision. Being neat and tidy in your professional and personal life may seem inconsequential but sets the stage for bigger and better things to come.
The Sun enters scintillating Scorpio on October 23, bringing power and passion to your 7th House of Partnerships. Ideally, this reflects a growing emotional commitment that maximizes your return on relationships. If you’re too passive, however, it may manifest in the form of an intense individual who cajoles or manipulates you into acting against your best interests. You may be more tempted to flee than to fight with the Full Moon in spontaneous Aries on October 22 in your 12th House of Escapism, but it’s far healthier to lead than to follow now. The message, though, is simply to be conscious of the impact of your actions before making your move.
Taurus Key Dates October 2015
Exaggeration and too much information are likely on October 1 when talkative Mercury opposes philosophical Jupiter. Cut out the verbal clutter if you’re getting more data than you can digest or if your message is weakened by an overdose of facts watering down the feelings behind them. A highly charged nervous system puts you on alert on October 2, opening your mind to unconventional ideas, yet making you overly defensive to comments or criticism. Alluring Venus joins sassy Mars on October 3 to stir desires and stimulate the sexy side of relationships.Your ardent behavior prompts strong responses from others, even if your intent is only to be playful.
Macho Mars muscles up against relentless Pluto on October 11 in a battle for control. Avoid all-out warfare; instead concentrate on a single issue that can be changed to enhance cooperation personally or professionally. Such narrow focus allows you to effectively alter a key pattern instead of getting bogged down in a long-term struggle for supremacy. Recently retrograde Venus—running in reverse until November 18—forms an unsettling semisquare with nonconformist Uranus on October 12 that is bound to surprise you. Don’t lock yourself into a fixed position. Your ability to shift gears quickly can turn a potential personal breakdown into a meaningful breakthrough.
Pushing beyond old limits in intimate matters or financial partnerships starts when assertive Mars enters adventurous Sagittarius and your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Stretching boundaries of honesty and trust feels risky but can prove rewarding if you can remain calm in a crisis. Additionally, retrograde Venus backs over the Sun, reconnecting you with an old partner or evoking nostalgic feelings about the past. Your vulnerability makes you very appealing now, yet you feel fragile and uncertain about your value to others.