ARIES, WEEK 1, OCTOBER
ARIES – Week 1, 1st to 7th October
Sun in Libra until 24th October, then Scorpio.
Both the Sun and Venus are transiting your opposite sign of Libra. Issus of balance, harmony and fairness will form part of your day-to-day world. Intellectually you will be quite sharp which could lead you into disagreements with other people, especially where you see something as being unfair and are likely to make your views known.
Love and Romance
You are likely to focus more on your partner than your own needs being prepared to help and support them. But there will have to be a balance, if not now, then in the future. You will also want to know that your relationship is real, based in the here and now and not some yet to come fantasy land. This is a great time for you to get out and meet people, both old and new friends.
Prosperity & Opportunity
You are not likely to feel driven to change the world, in fact you are most likely to feel quite content to let the world slip by without troubling you at all. You may be tempted into making some expensive purchases that perhaps you cannot really afford but that’s not likely to stop you. However, this is good time for planning and considering your options on a very practical level.
Phases of the Moon
Waxing Moon: 2nd October in Sagittarius, Time to set your intentions…
Full moon: 9th October in Aries, Make a wish today…
Waning Moon: 17th October in Cancer, Reflect on your progress…
New Moon: 25th October in Libra, Make a new start today…
Mercury in Virgo until 12th, then Libra.
Venus in Libra until 24th then Scorpio.
Mars in Gemini all month.
Jupiter in Aries until 29th, then Pisces.
Gemstone for October – Opal
While its multicolored nature is enough to make the October birthstone, opal very appealing and interesting, it’s not what made the stone so popular. What really managed to set it apart from other gemstones is the interaction of those colors and the prismatic flashes they produce when illuminated.
The presence of those interactions and flashes is known as play-of-color and is what differentiates precious from common opals. If the stone fails to produce rainbow-colored iridescence when you hold it up to the light, it is of common, or even synthetic variety.
Translucent or opaque, most opals can be said to have one base color, interspaced by a smaller or larger variety of others. These colors range from yellow and red, across turquoise nuances, all the way to milky white. Due to the specific way it is formed, it’s not uncommon to encounter opals that are completely unique to a single location or region and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
One of the most popular stones of this kind is the black opal, most of which comes from the town of Lightning Ridge in Australia. As their name implies, these stones have a dark background, ranging from black to dark blue or grey. They are somewhat opaque, with broad, rainbow-colored patterns on the surface. While it might be expected to soften it, the dark background actually accentuates the play-of-colors and gives this birthstone for October, opal, a dignified, solemn look.