Aries Monthly Horoscope: October 2015A steady streamof stressful aspects this month canmake you feel as if you’re in rigorous training. Remembering the adage “No Pain, No Gain” can help you through the rougher spots, but the truth is that current trials will drain your vitality unless you approach themwith the proper attitude. Instead of responding to events with irritation or frustration, think of each new situation as an opportunity to hone a useful skill. A partner or co-worker can be a major source of concern as your 7th House of Others is activated by the Sun through October 23 and by Mercury on October 3–20. Hopefully, you’ve already made significant decisions that are positively affecting your personal and professional life. Now it’s time to take these changes to the next level. It will require hard work, but the long-termpayoff is surely worth the effort.
The temptation to follow your desires can distract you frommore practical concerns when sexy Venus in passionate Scorpio joins physical Mars on October 3 in your 8th House of Intimacy. Venus turns retrograde on October 8, pulling you away from outer ambitions and initiating a phase of inner emotional development. You must learn an important lesson about handling yourself in relationships at the gracious Libra New Moon on October 7. The fiery Aries Full Moon on October 22 that falls in your 1st House of Self can release a flood of emotions, destabilizing a close relationship. Old, familiar issues about money and love return for a visit when retrograde Venus conjuncts logical Mercury on October 25 and the Sun on October 28. Instead of hunting for rational solutions, follow your feelings and see where they lead.
Aries Key Dates October 2015
Someone you usually like can become rather irritating with overactive Mercury complicating communication. Argumentative Mars is also in the picture, provoking you to resolve your anxiety through conflict, but this will only increase the tension. Instead of succumbing to your fear, use Mercury’s move into diplomatic Libra— along with peacemaker Venus’s conjunction with Mars on October 3—to find common ground.
Mercury’s dynamic square to immovable Pluto in your 10th House of Status on October 5 can bring resistance to your favorite idea. The messenger planet joins pragmatic Saturn when resourceful Venus turns retrograde on October 8, issuing you a reality check that forces you to scale back an unrealistic plan. Meanwhile, the harmonizing Libra New Moon in your 7th House of Partners on October 7 enables you to let go of your old agenda and set a new one based on mutually beneficial goals.
Soothing trines to whimsical Neptune from logical Mercury and the willful Sun in objective Libra on October 18–19 emboldens you to share the magic of your imagination with others. Still, you’re hard to please right now, and the slightest variance from your vision can send you into a tailspin. Luckily, assertive Mars trines optimistic Jupiter on October 20, giving you the confidence to stay the course—and the drive to succeed.
This is a turning point that can release you from a period of difficult self-analysis. Prudent Saturn in your 7th House of Partners forms a stressful sesquisquare with illusory Neptune on October 27, blurring the truth with your dreams. Thankfully, others hold you accountable for your actions and won’t let you get away with living in a fantasyland. Mars’s entry into risk-taking Sagittarius and your 9th House of Adventure on October 28 vanquishes any lingering confusion, inspiring you to reach for the stars.