One. Big. Push! This month puts your ambitious goals front and center, as the Sun makes its annual visit to Libra and your tenth house of success and public recognition until October 23. But the headline news comes from Jupiter, which will wrap up an expansive 13-month visit to Libra on October 10. Since September 9, 2016, Jupiter has been propelling you into fast-paced and adventurous new terrain. Many Capricorns made huge professional strides, and with risk-taker Jupiter here, you may have branched into a whole new professional arena. Maybe you stepped into the role of leader or expert, or you hung your shingle as an independent business owner.
Jupiter only visits this part of your chart every 12 years, so make the most of its last ten days and take a bold chance. The tenth house also rules men and fathers, and your relationship with a significant male may have gone through an important evolution this year. Overall, you’ve learned how to balance structure (ruled by the tenth house) and freedom (the gift of Jupiter)—especially good for your serious sign, which can be a little TOO linear at times.
Take a break from the grind on October 5, when the Aries full moon spotlights your fourth house of home and family. Domestic matters demand your attention, and an important female (possibly your mother) could figure prominently in the day’s events. Full moons mark periods of closure, manifestation or important turning points. If you’ve been house-hunting or trying to sell property, your HGTV dreams could come true around this full moon. A pregnancy is possible for Goats who are trying. But most importantly, this marks a moment to treat yourself to some much-needed downtime and self-care.
You’ll still have plenty of time to capitalize on this ambitious energy because on October 19, the year’s only Libra new moon will set off a new six-month chapter around your career and long-term plans. Set some lofty #goals—and they don’t ALL have to be job-related. Update your bucket list and choose at least one item you’d like to tick off of it. Don’t be too quick to share these ideas with your clan. Today also marks the annual opposition between the Sun and disruptive Uranus. An undermining family member might cause you to second-guess yourself. Home-front chaos could temporarily derail your big plans, especially if you appoint yourself the hero and try to put the fire out yourself. It will be tough to detach, but unless it’s a true emergency, don’t rush in for the save.
From October 22 to December 9, energizer Mars will blaze through Libra, heating up the pre-holiday season. Get ready for a busy one, with lots of deadlines and responsibilities. This Mars cycle could also bring up some “daddy issues” or tension with a male, possibly one in a position of authority. You may need to assert boundaries in no uncertain terms or push back when people try to take advantage of your dutiful and generous nature.
Interestingly, the day that Jupiter leaves Libra (October 10) will also bring the second of this year’s two squares between the Sun and transformational Pluto, which is in Capricorn and your first house of identity. You’re going through a long, slow but undeniable shift (Pluto is in your sign from 2008 to 2024), as you shed layers and become more and more of your authentic self. As a result, everything from your career path to your relationships to your hobbies could be different than they were even a few years ago. As the Sun and Pluto square off, you may be confronted with the realization that you’ve changed—and you need new structures in your life that reflect the person you’ve become. Otherwise, you’re just going through the motions. The things that once inspired you may feel flat, which could spark a minor identity crisis. Instead of freaking out, see this as useful guidance leading you to your next iteration. Capricorn 2.0: now in development!
Back to Jupiter: Its next move will bring some well-deserved fun and levity to your life. From October 10, 2017, to November 8, 2018, the gaseous giant will sail through Scorpio and your eleventh house of friendships, group activity and technology. It’s a lighthearted cycle that expands your social circle and connects you to cutting-edge collaborators. Instead of chaining yourself to your desk, get out and network—for the next 13 months, luck really DOES come from “who you know.” A digital venture could take off, so cast a wide virtual net. Overall, you’ll become more outspoken and authentic, which will improve your current friendships and attract some fascinating new ones! You’ll be drawn to unconventional people who live on their own terms now. (Our 2018 Planetary Planner has an in-depth report on Jupiter in Scorpio for YOUR sign—pre-order your copy here!)
Once the Sun enters Scorpio on October 23, Jupiter’s influence will kick in more, as a super-social month begins. Mentally mark October 26 as the year’s best day to meet, collaborate and launch a viral venture. The Sun and Jupiter will make their once-a-year conjunction (meetup), giving you confidence and charisma to navigate any group setting. If you’ve got an idea to pitch or a big announcement to make, there’s no better date. RSVP “yes” to an inspirational gathering today, whether it’s an industry party, a hobbyists’ Meetup, or a mastermind circle with a few indie business owners. There’s strength—and adventure—in numbers. All together now!