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October 2021 Gemini Overview Horoscope
Time for some well-deserved fun, Gemini! October is one of your most playful and passionate months of the year as the Sun takes its annual voyage through Libra until October 22, heating up your festive, flamboyant fifth house. Bring out ALL the facets of your personality and let your inner performer take the stage. With the Sun blazing through this romantic sector, fall love affairs could be on the agenda for many Twins, especially near the October 6 Libra new moon.
With lusty and emphatic Mars also in Libra from October 4 to November 19, you’ll be a force of nature—attracting admirers and playmates eager to join you on everything from creative projects to a frisky fall fling. But careful: Mercury, your ruling planet, is retrograde (https://astrostyle.com/mercury-retrograde) in Libra until October 18. An ex or some old love drama could resurface. Proceed slowly when you open your heart or venture into emotional terrain.
It’s not just Mercury who’s been causing mischief, lest we make your cosmic guardian feel singled out! Since mid-August, all five of the slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) have been retrograde. This month, they start to turn direct: Pluto on October 6, Saturn on October 10, Jupiter and Mercury on October 18. As they do, parts of your life that have felt stalled or stuck could regain momentum.
Next step: a proper plan! Geminis always have a lot of irons in the fire, so getting a handle on everything always helps. Starting October 22, things will start to settle into a grounded fall rhythm as the Sun moves into Scorpio for a month. As el Sol warms up your sixth house of work, wellness and organization, you’re ready to don your project manager’s chapeau and get things done. But first: how about a celebration? When the October 20 Aries full moon beams into your eleventh house of friendship and group activity, it’s the perfect night to gather with your favorite people (safely, of course) or to pop a bottle of something sparkling to celebrate a team victory.
The Sun is in Libra until October 22
On the shiny-happy side of things, the Sun is making its annual visit to Libra and your pleasure-seeking, playful fifth house until October 23. A touch of "fall fever" could overtake you as el Sol gives the frisky side of your Gemini nature cosmic permission to roam free. The leaves won't be the only things putting their fiery colors on display! During these glamorous and giddy three weeks, you'll be the life of every party as you hold court and build your fanbase. This is also a richly creative time with the Sun warming up this expressive zone of your chart. Give your talents and artistic abilities some extra love. You never know where they could lead! But really, that's not the point. When the Sun is in this be-here-now zone, your best bet is to immerse yourself fully in the moment…your most direct path to joy.
The October 6 Libra new moon draws the spotlight and romance
In the mood for a romantic revival this fall? The Libra new moon on October 6 could open a lovely new chapter for amour and fame as it sparks up your alluring fifth house. This year, sizzling Mars makes a direct conjunction to the new moon, turning up the passion and giving your powers of persuasion extra oomph. Have you been considering baby plans? This extra-fertile new moon could send “stork signals” your way.
With la luna in this stylish sector, it’s also a great time for an autumn style overhaul or to debut a new 'do. The galactic glam squad awaits your booking! The fifth house rules creativity, and this new moon puts your talents in the spotlight. With six planets in air signs today (the Sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn), you’re extra stoked to share your visionary ideas as far and wide as you can. Look ahead to April 2022, when the corresponding Libra full moon will bring anything you start today to fruition.
Pluto also turns direct on October 6
And if that potent new moon weren’t enough, there’s more a whole lot more activation energy afoot as Pluto, the planet all things hidden, makes its presence again after a five-month retrograde in Capricorn and your intense eighth house. Since April 27, Pluto’s been back-spinning through this zone of merging, intimacy and shared possessions. You may have done some deep soul-searching and released turbulent emotions, like shame, resentment and codependence.
Pluto’s retrograde might also have revealed fissures in your closest relationships. An ex could have resurfaced, driving up jealousy or suppressed desires. Button-pushing people may have acted as “mirrors” who reflected something you needed to examine within yourself. Two Geminis we know had major legal battles over real estate during the retrograde. Anyone that you’re in a financial, emotional or sexual entanglement with could have been the source of a power struggle.
If you happen to have buried any feelings (retrogrades can cause us to submerge and avoid certain emotions), Pluto’s pivot back to forward motion could drive them up once again. Have you been unsure whether to trust someone or get financially entwined? Clarity could arrive over the next couple weeks.
Saturn retrograde ends on October 10
Your grand visions get even more juice starting October 10, when structured Saturn wakes up from a four-month nap in Aquarius and your expansive, entrepreneurial ninth house. The ringed taskmaster has been retrograde here since May 22, tamping down some of your lofty plans to grow. With strategic Saturn powering forward, you could resume efforts to study, launch a startup business or travel.
Cautious Saturn favors slow and steady expansion, but at least you'll feel less of a bottleneck. If your faith was shaken, you should begin to see tangible signs that the universe indeed has your back. The ninth house is also known as the "god house" since it's the realm of philosophy, higher wisdom and truth. Saturn in this metaphysical zone could find you looking for a religious or spiritual home base to anchor you.
Jupiter and Mercury retrograde both end on October 18
On October 18, two more planets exit the retrograde brigade. Your ruler, Mercury, the cosmic custodian of technology, communication and travel, will straighten out in Libra and your fifth house of love. If you’ve hit a few romantic road blocks or have been toying with a reunion with an ex, get ready for confusion to clear.
That same day, Jupiter, the guardian of luck and expansion, will end a retrograde (https://www.astrostyle.com/retrogrades) that began on June 20. You'll feel the momentum building as growth-driven Jupiter soars into direct (forward) motion in Aquarius and your ninth house of travel, entrepreneurship and new adventures. A stalled startup idea or educational dreams could hit the fast track. Any back-burnered vacation plans or long-distance projects now get the green light. Keep it safe, of course!
Jupiter, which first entered Aquarius on December 19, 2020, will remain here until December 28 of this year. You've got two more golden months to take a risk on one of your loftiest visions. After that, Jupiter won't return here for another 12 years. Things could happen quickly too, because Jupiter will form a potent trine to energizer Mars in your fifth house of creativity, passion and self-expression. You could see your name in lights or garner major attention for one of your original ideas.
The Aries full moon on October 20 spotlights collaborations
All together now! Although much of this month’s focus is on your rising star and personal passions, the October 20 Aries full moon reminds you that there are two “I’s” in “Gemini” but no “I” in “team!” As this lunar light beams into your collaborative eleventh house, a group undertaking you’ve been working on could come together with a flourish. Look back to the April 11 Aries new moon for ideas of what that could be. If you’ve been on the fence about going further with a friendship or collab, you’ll get keen insight from the full moon regarding which direction you should take.
Mars-Pluto square on October 22
Watch for challenging fireworks on November 5, when Mars locks into a heated square with power-tripping Pluto, which is in your eighth house of intimacy and control. A fast-moving attraction could be stalled by your unwillingness (or theirs) to get truly vulnerable. Surrender is required at a certain point—but how soon is too soon? Some old trust issues could flare up. Before you just react to those raw emotions, which you’ll be tempted to do under this powder-keg transit, look inward at what’s really driving up your fears or resistance. Don’t slam the drawbridge on a budding connection before you do! On the flip side, if you’re obsessing over someone, the Mars-Pluto square could spin you into tunnel vision if you’re not careful. Much as you’d like to control this situation, Gemini, people resent being micromanaged. YOU certainly do!
Scorpio season starts October 22
Instead of getting ensnared in drama, focus on what's right in front of you, including simple tasks. Adopt a “one day/step/moment at a time” mindset because the next four weeks are all about getting stuff done! Handle all those irksome microtasks and get your systems back in order. Now that Mercury retrograde has ended, it will be infinitely easier to corral any chaos that’s been brewing all month. You can also jump back on the health wagon again once the Sun enters Scorpio, your sixth house of efficiency and wellness, on October 22. Let's face it: You are far more productive when you get a full night's sleep, incorporate regular exercise in your lifestyle and eat your dark leafy greens.
Mars enters Scorpio on October 30, activating your wellness efforts
Your vitality-boosting efforts are revved up even more when Mars makes its biennial blaze into Scorpio and your sixth house of health and fitness from October 30 to December 13. Get started on healthy habits before winter arrives. But manage your stress levels, Gemini, as anxious Mars here could make you more susceptible to germs and wear-and-tear on your immune system if you don’t regulate your energy levels. We don’t need to emphasize the importance of keeping yourself well during these times, Gemini—so consider this a gentle reminder that staying healthy starts with proper prevention and adequate self-care.
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