October 2018 Monthly Horoscope

By Martina Mercer

Welcome to your October 2018  monthly horoscopes by Astrologer Martina Mercer.

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The new moon in your relationship house on 8th October is a potent time for you to remember who you are and where you divert your attention in life. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time you are giving a portion of your life which you will never get back. Hence, the time has come to think about whether you are holding onto friendships and partnerships because of what they once were, even if they are no longer flowing or bringing you happiness. This is a good time to cast aside all that no longer serves your higher purpose, which in turn will set the ball in motion for you to once again become a priority in your own life.



Venus, your the ruling planet goes retrograde on 5th October (and remains there until 16th November). Consequently, this is the time to face up to and deal with any toxic relationships that you have inadvertently landed yourself with. All you can do is look within for the answers and modify your own behaviour accordingly. Do not allow someone to change who you are to become what they need. Never assume you are stuck with the way things are right now. Life changes every single moment and so can you! One of the hardest decisions you will ever have to face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder!



Lately, it seems that you have been running around with no direction or purpose and it is wearing you out! Make a plan and stick to it! Start by prioritising and doing the most important things well instead of spreading yourself thin by trying to do everything at once. Prepare to let go of certain aspects of your life and people who have been getting in the way of your progress. When you try to control everything you enjoy nothing. So relax, breathe, let go and just live. Everything begins and ends in your mind; what you give power to has power over you, if you allow it. Always remember, your life is your story, write it well and edit often.



October will come with its fair share of troubles and dramas. If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it then change the way you think about it. It is Autumn and the trees are about to show us that it is okay to let go of dead things, whether they are past hurts and/or other people’s opinions. If you don’t take control of your own mind, somebody else will. And never forget the words of Jack Sparrow: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem!” It is time to remind yourself that you are the driver at the wheel of your life, not the passenger!



At the end of October there will be a major shift in relation to your career or life-long goals. Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly desire. Take heed of the wise words of Socrates: “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”. The best thing you can do for yourself is live a life that is fulfilling and do all the things that make you happy. You are responsible for your own life, nobody is coming to rescue you! All progress begins outside of the comfort zone. Be brave and take that step!



October is a month of contradiction … you feel exhausted on one hand, yet totally energised on the other! One moment you feel inspired and the next perplexed! Carlos Castaneda, the oracular author of several best-selling books about the mystical teachings of Don Juan Matus, famously quoted:  “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same!” You will have to work to make things happen, but you also have so much support available to you if you’re willing to accept it. Make the most of what you’ve got, stop waiting and start creating.



October is an excellent time for slowing down and looking within. Don’t try to overhaul your life over night. Instead focus on making one small change at a time and over time those small changes will add up to a big transformation. How you manage your finances is a reflection of your worth, so ask yourself what is important and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around your answer. It can be a challenging feat, but stop getting distracted by people and things that have nothing to do with, or get in the way of your own personal values and goals. Be the change you want to see!



Many people don’t get what they want as they are far too busy holding onto people and things that they need to let go of. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every relationship you have. Therefore, develop your connections instead of directing them. When you can’t control what’s happening around you, challenge yourself to control the way your respond, as that’s where your power lies! Your luck is changing, you are akin to a Phoenix on the verge of being reborn out of the ashes. Trust the magic of new beginnings!



During October you are likely to experience unanticipated possibilities from even the most disconcerting circumstances. Remember the future comes one day at a time. Forget yesterday as it has already forgotten you. Don’t worry about tomorrow as you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes to a truly precious gift … each and every new day! Time is like a river, you cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow will never pass again. Therefore, investigate new ways of doing things and be prepared for the unexpected. Do your best to see the potential in all things no matter how small or inconsequential they may seem. One small thought in the morning can change your whole day!



You are strong enough to handle your challenges; wise enough to find a solution to your problems and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done to make your hopes, goals and dreams real. October is the time to do the things that you’ve been putting off; to challenge yourself and to make life-affirming choices. So go for it! Whether it ends good or bad it was an experience! No matter how many mistakes you make or how slowly you progress, you are still way ahead of those who aren’t even trying! Find new and innovative ways to do things, as nothing changes if nothing changes!



Always strive to remain open and flexible in the face of adversity and/or when you’re feeling uncertain of what lies ahead. People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you, so pay close attention! Each circumstance gives you the opportunity to chose how you react to it, make sure you choose wisely! During October, you are being challenged to live in new and more sustainable ways, which will take effort, time and patience to accomplish. If you stay positive in a negative situation you will win! And always remember to be yourself, people don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care!



Be patient and gentle with yourself this month. Your imagination should be used not to escape reality but to create it. Make a list of what makes you happy; make a list of what you do every day, then compare the two lists and adjust accordingly! Happiness isn’t about getting everything you want, it is about being grateful for what you already have. Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated, learn to be happy right now, otherwise you will run out of time! Remember to count your blessings not your stressings on a daily basis.


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