Welcome to October, Aries. This month many of you will be celebrating your half-birthday, making it a period of reflection when it comes to who you’re evolving into and who you’re allowing in your life on a physical, mental, emotional and sexual level. One of the biggest reasons for this heightened level of self-awareness is the fact that Pluto, the Planet of Transformation, will have just ended its retrograde in your social status and reputation sector as the month of October begins. People think they know you, Aries. They love to characterize you as a confident, sometimes cocky, popular and sexual being without a care in the world. But there’s so much more to you than those stereotypes, and the month of October will have you delving more deeply into exploring your sexual and emotional nature than ever before. One of the questions you may be asking yourself is how much you’ve been focused on how you are perceived in relationships or while having sex, as opposed to simply letting yourself feel sexually liberated and going after your desires without second-guessing yourself.
On October 5, Venus goes retrograde in the sign of Scorpio, and this lights up your intimacy and merging sector, further intensifying this soul-searching part of you. Your sex partner(s) may at first feel weirded out by how much more emotional and sensitive you’ll be during Venus Retrograde. You may also be weirded out too, because as a Fire Sign, your first instinct is often to run away from things that get too deep and to simply live in the moment But this month, the Scorpio energy will force you to reveal your deepest feelings in order to feel sexually empowered and at peace. Venus Retrograde may lead to you thinking about some of your best sexual experiences from the past, as well as some of the most challenging or unfortunate ones. People from your past are likely to resurface during Venus Retrograde as well. Perhaps you’re seeking closure, or they are, but don’t immediately run or react to their appearance. Ask yourself, “what is the Universe trying to teach me?” Think carefully before partaking in sexual experiences with someone who has broken your heart, Aries. And avoid trying to get revenge on someone by being sexually manipulative. Take the high road if you can, and only sleep with people who make you feel safe and secure. That doesn’t mean the sex will be safe and secure though — quite the opposite. Once you feel comfortable enough to let down your guard, your naughtiest sexual qualities will come right out and please both you and your partner(s) in ways beyond your imagination. S&M, anyone?
Since the Sun will be in Libra for the first three weeks of October, your partnership sector will be highlighted, so love and relationships will be on your mind. You’ll be in the mood for major sexual healing, but make sure you’re not using sex as a way to fill an emotional void if there are lingering issues in your relationship(s) that you must discuss. Libra Season is ideal for clearing the air, and the Sun in Libra will balance out the all-consuming sexual energy of Venus in Scorpio, because it will allow you to think with your head and not only your body. Having heart-to-hearts with people you’d like to merge with is the name of the game from October 1st – 22nd, Aries. You may sometimes be tempted to mince your words, but simply take time to think them through and make sure you’re not blaming others for any challenges you may be going through romantically. Once you set boundaries and let people know how you’re feeling, your sex life will benefit greatly from this initiative and you’ll be ready to please and be pleased.
The last week of the month leads to a major shift in your sexual mood once the Sun enters dramatic Scorpio and activates your sector of depth and mysticism. If you were previously indecisive about whom you should give your attention to (for single Aries’), or what you should express to your sexual partner (for Aries’ in a relationship), the Sun in Scorpio, combined with Mercury, the Planet of Communication, also being in Scorpio, will make you feel more sure of what to do next. People will find your increased confidence and bold nature to be very irresistible, so even if you act a bit mysterious or elusive, they’ll be drawn to your aura and want to merge with you and be consumed by you. You may at first be overwhelmed by their more attached and obsessive tendencies towards you, but you might as well take it as a compliment, especially around the Taurus Full Moon on the 24th. Your security and abundance sector will be activated, which means that a connection in the days preceding or following the Full Moon will deeply boost your self-esteem and make you feel more sexually free, allowing you to indulge in some deep, dark, fantasies. Ooh la la!