Taurus October 2017 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


There are challenges and there are challenges and this month marks the point where they separate out. There really are two kinds of challenges. The first is ordinary standoffs that you get at the same time every year. By that I mean that when the faster moving planets move through your romantic and creative sector and then move into your work sector, which they do in September/October each year, they come under pressure. That is because you have planetary activity over on the other side of the sky and have done for decades.

These are the checks and balances that you face at this time every year and while I wouldn’t call them ‘no big deal’, they are the norm that any year must go through. Since 2003 no planet has been able to move through your romantic and creative sector without hitting some roadblocks. At the same time, no planet has been able to move through your work sector without moving into opposition with Eris in a reflective part of your chart, since 1926. This is simply a message to slow down and pace yourself. The faster moving planets are just that – fast. They move into and out of opposition too quickly for it to have too much of an impact.

And then there are challenges and this has come from Jupiter’s position in your work sector since September 2016. While this has been an expansive year for job growth, Jupiter’s departure on the 11th October will take away a lot of the pressure you’ve been under, while allowing work and job matters to expand. It is a very different story for Jupiter’s return to your relationship sector, with no planets on the other side of the sky in Taurus. This opens the door to a lucky and auspicious year for relationship building.

Love 2017Taurus October 2017 Love Horoscope

To start with all the focus is on matters of the heart and all things romantic, as it has been for several months now. Both the Sun and Mercury left your romantic sector last month. But with Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion staying behind, by the time you move into the new month you are right in the middle of the most romantically charged weeks of the year.

Venus won’t leave until the 14th October and Mars until the 23rd October, creating all the romantic support you could need, but with a sense of urgency. For once Mars leaves on the 23rd October there will be no more planetary activity on the romantic front until mid 2018. This makes the romantically charged lunar vibes kick in from the 16th October to the 18th October especially important. Yet while a romantic push is just running its course, it’s on the relationship front that something special is developing.

There has been no planetary activity on the relationship front this year and at the start of the month that is still the case. However, that changes dramatically with Jupiter’s return to your relationship sector on the 11th October. This kicks off your luckiest and most important relationship year in over a decade, but also a relationship journey that will take 18 months to fully play out. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this is the start of the new journey. Mercury, planet of communication will return on the 17th October, bringing the resources to ensure the communication lines are open in these early weeks. On the 23rd October the Sun will return, shining the solar spotlight on your relationships and on this new relationship era.

Money 2017Taurus October 2017 Money Horoscope

As Saturn spends his second full month in direct motion in your financial sector he is starting to gain traction and you should be seeing signs of movement on the financial front. What you won’t see is the urgency that you would expect, especially with a three year financial boot camp now in its final months. For having returned in December 2014, Saturn is now in his final months and when he leaves just before Christmas, won’t return for another 28 years.

Yet Saturn does nothing in a hurry and while money matters will be moving forward, this hard taskmaster of the cosmos will still ask you to measure twice and cut once. For Saturn it is all about small steps in the right direction. This gives you time to make the financial choices, decisions and plans that will not just affect your life now, but over the years and decades to come. With Mercury, Venus and the Sun not returning until next month, things won’t really start to come together until then.

At the same time the Moon is set to play a starring role on the income front this month. It might just be a cameo appearance, but the Moon finds itself in the right place at the right time this month. All planetary activity on the income front is now over and it’s the Moon’s monthly visits and the nose for money they bring that have become priceless. This month the Moon will move through from the 9th October to the 11th October and the timing couldn’t be better. For with Jupiter leaving your work sector on the 11th October, the Moon will be here in its final days as it leaves, giving Jupiter, work and job matters a lucrative sense of direction.

Career 2017Taurus October 2017 Career Horoscope

October is always going to be a big month for work and job matters, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your work sector. This is when the solar spotlight will always be on your work situation and job matters. However, all the Sun can do is highlight what is already there and this year it is huge. The Sun returned on the 23rd September, just as Jupiter moved into the final 18 days of his 13 month visit.

Since September 2016, Jupiter has been building the foundations for job growth, not just now but over the coming decade. Throughout that time Jupiter has been looking to the future and setting things in place and into play. What you tend to find with a Jupiter transit, is that you near the end and think ‘well, that wasn’t a particularly lucky year’, only to find that things suddenly start falling into place. That is because Jupiter will spend a year setting things up and as the Sun and faster planets always return as or just after he leaves, that’s when everything starts falling into place.

That handover period is already underway, having begun when the Sun and Mercury returned last month. However, while Mercury will leave on the 17th October and the Sun on the 23rd October, you have until December to bring things home. That’s because Venus doesn’t return until the 14th October and Mars until the 23rd October. A New Moon in your work sector on the 20th October is a chance to draw a new line in the sand.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.