* weekly * horoscopes - september 30 / october 6, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The opportunity exists this week, to paper over the worst cracks in certain troublesome relationships, especially where those with the power to make important decisions are concerned. As authority figures, how these individuals present themselves depends on your position. They could thus be a disciplinarian parent, a teacher, your employer, an official or a government representative, but they are distinguished by the dynamic you share reaching beyond the professional and towards the personal. Greater harmony might make a superficial difference, but are these really the kind of compromises you’re eager to make?
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
A number of fortuitous trends emphasise your family life, domestic circumstances and the pursuit of an ideal situation that combines the harmonious input of those around you, with happiness and a sense of security. You can wait for these to come together and reap the benefits of being in the right place at the correct time, or you can work on developing a more proactive approach and mould the outcome to your intended purposes. Much of your success depends on others, so while it is tempting to focus on your own needs, taking the trouble to communicate what is on your mind is a way to ensure this support continues.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Much of the advice you’ll read about the transit of Mars through your opposite sign, assumes you will be eager to capitalise on the energy this planet brings your way, without succumbing to its downside. Arguments, discord, conflict and stress are by-products many will want to minimise, but the effects of the red planet through this region of the sky often make you more combative than usual. Especially where close partners are concerned, you should be careful what you say in a moment of irritation and that may seem perfectly justified at the time, doesn’t create a permanent schism you would not ordinarily expect.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
The auspicious auguries that dominate your view of the heavens this week, depend on your own efforts for the most part in order to realise their fullest potential. However, it is not until the closing stages of the forthcoming period, you begin to appreciate that you don’t need to shoulder every responsibility yourself. Among your closest family members are a few individuals, who can be trusted with important tasks and who might even, make a better job of these than you do. But by utilising their potential and encouraging participation in the decision-making process, you’ll also wave goodbye to an element of personal control.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You will go furthest this week allowing free rein to your individuality, by being unafraid to be yourself and by not hiding your light, underneath that proverbial bushel of yore. You know those wacky concepts you have been sympathetically disposed towards, but which you have played close to your chest because of what others might think? With Jupiter in your sign suggesting new ideas and broadened horizons, it is the moment for bringing these unapologetically to the forefront and for taking the time to explain the edge they display over existing methodologies. Not everybody will agree, but what works is the main criterion.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Your financial issues are not any matter you can reconcile by yourself. Having others help out financially or even to offer moral support, helps reassure you that a safety net exists, along with someone to catch you should you ever fall. But becoming dependent on their presence doesn’t point towards a meaningful outcome, so it’s a case of offering what you can in return to achieve a more egalitarian compromise. So long as everyone profits from this exchange in whatever terms, it’s a focussed and beneficial interaction that’ll work in your favour. Be aware of human values, rather than a purely material frame of reference.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Mercury in the part of the sky dealing with money and material resources, turns retrograde on Saturday and remains this way for three weeks. Much is made of these cycles but in reality they are a regular occurrence, caused by the proximity of Mercury to the Sun and the fact we’re viewing the other planets from a moving platform ourselves. This frequency means their portent is never that momentous, but for those who are working and able to make a difference to what ends up in their pocket through their own efforts, it is time to reconsider a few of the decisions you’ve made and to see if there isn’t a better way…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Saturn is approaching the end of its stay in your sign. The holiday season sounds a long way off, but the countdown has reduced to double figures when it comes to the number of shopping days. For the most distant planet visible to the naked eye, some twelve weeks from the conclusion of its visit equates to a speedy departure. Mercury, the planet of thought and logic entered your constellation last weekend and turns retrograde a week later. It encourages you to think over what Saturn’s stay has taught you, plus how by altering your outlook and expectations, you can demonstrate how well you’ve learned this lesson.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The circumstances surrounding Mars in your sign, keep on getting better. Initially, linked in a grand trine with Jupiter and Uranus, by the end of this week that has morphed into a kite formation completed by the Sun in Libra. These are very fortunate configurations, involving beneficial planets in a helpful relationship and increasing in intensity throughout. Although there are challenges and your freedom is limited, it is important not to let your responsibilities and any financial restrictions in particular, get the better of you. Allowing your spirit to become crushed by the pursuit of a dollar, is a poor trade-off in anybody’s terms…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Paying the bills is a fact of life. The idea of not being able to meet your essential expenses, is a perennial nightmare. This is a fear that keeps you motivated and which often drives you to accrue substantial reserves, far beyond whatever is essential to cover your outgoings. Even if you are gainfully employed, you’ll always have some extra-curricular activity or moneymaking venture, ticking over nicely behind the scenes. It is opportune to consider how although the tried and tested routes of earning a living often promise a more guaranteed return, an original idea deployed in a unique fashion can really make a mint.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Relationships are excellently starred, especially those of an intimate nature, although business liaisons on a one-to-one level prove pleasantly surprising too. The planet Jupiter is at work and combined with the unpredictable nature of Uranus, there is no point anticipating matters turning out as you’d expected. However, with your famed objectivity, step back and you’ll see there are already a set of clues pointing towards the ultimate outcome of events. While some connections are a positive growth experience, there are others that seem stuck in the past. Holding on to these looks fruitless; Jupiter helps you let them go.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
It gets tedious when your horoscope is always about work. It is natural to undervalue whatever you have in abundance and to hanker after any perceived shortfall. But you are wise to labour in harmony with planetary trends, so if your professional affairs are emphasised and you are not at present employed, start combing the Internet for application forms. Those whose services are already engaged or are in business for themselves, see plenty of opportunity for bringing money in and tackling your borrowings. If you’re of an age where work no longer figures, you will still notice many ways to make the future secure.
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