The planets in October suggest that this would be a good time to take a proactive stance when it comes to communicating with friends. For some time now, it is possible that you haven't really been getting your message through to those closest to you. In fact, it is possible they think you're drawing away intentionally, when in fact you're actually seeking to do just the opposite. It's up to you to set things straight at this time. Take the helm and steer this ship back in the direction you originally intended for it.
On the home front, you may find that someone within your own family is feeling a touch of that competitive spirit at the moment. This could cause you to bump heads if you approach the situation from the wrong direction. Instead, you should consider this a blessing in disguise; a sign that someone may be ready to leave the nest, or is at least ready to try his or her wings on for size. Give yourself the chance to enjoy someone else's personal growth.
This same competitive aspect may manifest itself in your relationships outside the family as well. If a friend or coworker decides its time for the two of you to engage in a little friendly competition, don't hesitate to join in with all your heart, might, mind and strength. This is not only an opportunity for you to learn from the techniques of another, but a chance for you to develop your own sense of self worth and respect for your innate abilities.
During the first half of the month, you'll want to pay close attention to your appearance. Though it may not seem particularly important on a day-to-day basis, your looks could well be the determining factor in some competition you're not even aware you're involved with. You may find yourself envying one of your friends in this regard right now, but you have no reason to. Instead, use this planetary energy to make improvements in your own appearance. Choose a new hairstyle or pick out a few new items for your wardrobe. It's really not that hard to give yourself a small "makeover" of some sort. Enlist the aid of a friend and make a night of it!
During the second half of October, you'll be able to use your massive amounts of personal charm to your advantage in business and financial matters. If you pay attention to what's going on around you, there's a good chance you'll discover an awesome opportunity to make a little extra money on the side.
One thing you must watch for this month is a tendency to abuse food, particularly sweets. It's easy when you're not feeling your best to use food as a crutch. This never makes you feel better in the long run, as you already know.