* monthly * horoscopes - october 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Your constellation is highlighted this month, bringing your affairs into high focus. Your partnership interests are implicated and the input of others is unavoidable, remembering this might occur on a professional level, but is more likely in your private life. What is interesting and a little unusual during October, is the crossover between these two spheres of your experience. Your decisions at work are more than usually tempered by personal considerations. And privately, you need to focus on the intricacies of shared material interests and complex property concerns. The full moon on October 16, suggests a turning point…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Venus is at home in your opposite sign until October 18. Not everyone is comfortable with the passionate depths of this placing, but where romance and your feelings on many levels are concerned, it is right up your street. Often, people reserve such terminology for activity between the sheets, without considering how a passionate approach can also be a bonus in your work, when applied to causes you believe in, enjoying yourself or nurturing those you care about. You don’t really do half-measures and find it hard to feel ambivalent or lukewarm. If you like somebody you’ll show it, while your dislike is equally clear to see.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Three planets in Libra for the bulk of October are encouraging news. On a personal level, your affinity with those born under the Scales is arguably overrated, but in terms of a harmonious interaction and the flow of complementary energy, you’ll soon appreciate the difference with a lighter and cheerier mood, compared to some of the more arduous developments that have characterised the period leading up until this point. For a number, romance is more of a feature than it has been for longer than you’d like. You are reminded that love doesn't have to mean restriction and responsibility; it’s just great with the right person.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Any description of your character, could not omit mention of your home and family. These are so central to your well-being, while both the circumstances in which you grew up and your domestic environment in adulthood, are vital to your happiness and equilibrium. Pictures of the crustacean that your constellation traditionally depicts; focus on the edible crab you’ll have spotted at the fish counter. But the hermit crab suits your nature better, living inside an empty seashell into which it can withdraw. This type of crab has smaller claws than many of its relatives. It is flexible and prefers a vanishing act over direct confrontation.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Life is busy and your agenda is bustling, with work commitments and community obligations, the demands of your siblings and especially any offspring, wherever these criteria specifically apply. It is vital that within this constant hurly-burly, you take time out to review your own needs and to ensure, these continue to be met wherever possible. Physically, this isn’t too difficult: take a power nap, grab a sandwich, gulp down a coffee, it all adds up. Emotionally and psychologically it is tougher to assess whether your requirements are matched, until an imbalance or a crisis sends matters dramatically one side or the other.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
You might imagine the retrograde cycle of Mercury that concluded in your sign on September 22, is now a thing of the past. However, towards the end of this month Mercury swings around behind the Sun and these bodies conjoin again, this time in the region of the heavens ruled by Scorpio. The changes you envisaged and then attempted to implement a month or so ago are now to the forefront, so in some respects congratulations are in order, while in others there’s a little way to go. A steep learning curve is no reason to avoid this undertaking, especially when your discoveries prove both fascinating and informative.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Ideally, life ought to maintain an element of flexibility. Our ancestors lived in harmony with nature and the universe, not because of their philosophical beliefs, but because they were at one with their environment. They might travel on a whim: in search of water, food, better prospects or more freedom and in time, developed a concern for their soul. This could involve a lengthy pilgrimage in search of enlightenment, that’s difficult to match nowadays in a smaller world. Still, whenever you can go somewhere new, see a different perspective and understand another side, you are reinforcing the concept of Jupiter in your sign…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The combination of Mars and Saturn in your financial sector continues to keep money at the forefront of your mind. Perhaps this sense of urgency has diminished slightly, but the need to cover your expenses and to provide a reasonable standard of living for yourself, remains an obvious concern. Fortunately, the presence of Venus in your sign until October 18 is a great help, encouraging you to dust off your address book, work in partnership and if possible, make the world a more beautiful place. The effort you expend in early October bears fruit during its second half, when progress is rewarded and short cuts are addressed…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
You’d have to admit Saturn’s transit through your sign, hasn’t been much fun. Since the end of 2014 and with little respite, you have often felt defeated and worn out. Father Time has caught up with you and where you used to survive on a wing and a prayer, any unorthodox actions or slightly questionable behaviour, is either already in the public eye or is close to becoming exposed. Saturn is the most distant planet seen with your naked eye, travelling outwards from the Sun. It is also very beautiful and conjoined with Venus towards the end of this month, suggests a secure foundation remains an essential prerequisite.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mars and Pluto, meet exactly in the sky on October 19. This will not be a remarkable sight, even for those armed with a telescope, since Pluto is a distant body and far too faint, to be seen from your backyard. However, in symbolic terms, it marks a moment you have worked towards, often in secrecy and from behind the scenes. These bodies meet and if your motives were pure, obstacles and obstructions crumble, while the world acknowledges the efforts you have made, to ensure a beneficial outcome for everybody. It is only when you have been unjust, vengeful and unfair, that another set of results are written in the stars.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Jupiter is in an area of your horoscope that deals with foreign lands, people from other countries and walks of life, broadened horizons, travel, education and thinking outside the box. It will be there for the next year, emphasising the natural link that exists between the largest planet in our solar system and this region of the heavens. Associated symbolism is redoubled and becomes all the more likely to prove advantageous as a consequence. Whenever you can encourage new experiences, different people, a more optimistic outlook and a hopeful attitude, you’ll find this trend working in your favour and to your benefit…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
October is an unusual month since it contains two new moons, one in the sign of Libra on October 1 and a second twenty-nine days later in the constellation of the Scorpion. These lunations both emphasise your interaction with other people, while this trend encompasses what you share on an emotional level, through to all that exists between you on a material basis. It isn’t like this is some rare or unusual development, with such issues prominent and creeping up your agenda for a while. Outcomes are for the most part uncomplicated, but range from throwing your lot in with another, to deciding what is yours stays that way.
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