You can expect an overall easygoing month, although there could be some minor financial challenges. These, however, are ones you can control for the most part. Avoid situations where you’ll be prone to impulse purchases and social outings that could stretch your budget. Choose inexpensive restaurants and search online for free or low-cost family events. Planetary alignments favor domestic projects, and even better, with hard work you can accomplish all you set out to do. Fortunately, you’ll be in the mood to do just that once you get started, and will be pleased with the results and the cost. Enlist the help of family and possibly friends. Your social life comes alive as Venus enters Scorpio, your solar fifth house, on the 9th, followed by Mercury on the 13th. That’s only the start, however. The Moon in the same sign on the 26th enhances the influence and extends it into November. Romance is also in the forecast for couples in love, and if you’re single, you could meet someone fascinating while socializing with friends. This Moon will be cause for celebration if you’re a parent. The October 12 Moon in Aries, your solar tenth house, has you in the career spotlight. Make your presence known at every opportunity, take on extra projects, and generally do all you can to reinforce your position. Decision-makers will be watching, and one of them could become a major supporter. If you have the chance, stir up some interest in an after-work outing where you can get better acquainted with colleagues.