* weekly * horoscopes - october 21 / october 27, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus has been retrograde since July and remains so until the December solstice. At 152 days in total, this is only slightly longer than average for this planet and certainly nothing exceptional, considering its great distance from the Sun. A resident of your sign since 2010 and with a stay unbroken since the following year, its visit means freedom, change and individuality; as you liberate yourself from excessive limitations and make life what you want it to be. Don’t anticipate a lot to occur in the manner you’d have thought, however. This planet has powerful and incontrovertible links with the unexpected and surprises.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The long-standing emphasis on your partnership affairs intensifies further this week. The Sun, Venus, Saturn and the new moon all emphasise these matters, with the latter featuring as a partial solar eclipse across much of North America on Thursday afternoon. Mention one-to-one relationships and most people immediately think about liaisons of a romantic nature, but actually close friendships and even business links are noticeably highlighted too. This eclipse belongs to a series that began in 1870, while its origins help outline some of the compromises you can make, so as to let others share in your life more equally.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Obligation and responsibility keep you on your toes this week and often without a moment to yourself. This unremitting pressure is nothing new, although its severity comes and goes. Mostly you tackle your commitments cheerfully, because much of your schedule follows on, from the goals you have set for yourself. But it isn’t easy sometimes, leaving you tired and run-down, more because of a cumulative impact rather than being constantly overwhelmed. Drastically altering your approach is not the answer either. Work on adopting better health practices instead, until you get results around the end of this year.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
If you have children or care for them, as do many born under your sign, you’ll find they take up plenty of your time this week and in ways you were not expecting. Like a number of offspring even after they have grown up, the reasons are often financial, as the Bank of Mum and Dad could be expected to come to their rescue again. Whether in fact you do so is up to you, since it comes down to your assessment of your current position, together with how this threatens to leave you. Much the same could be said about ongoing creative projects, since telling prudent and reckless speculation apart, seems to be a tricky call.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
A big personality like yours isn’t always the asset you’d think it might be. For a performer or a world leader it is obviously an enormous plus, to have a presence that commands attention and an ego the size of a planet that thrives on all this adoration. But at close quarters the situation is complicated, as planets naturally have moons revolving around them, but tend to clear the immediate vicinity of other cosmic company. All the members of a happy home and family, must unquestioningly believe they make their own contribution. Should anyone feel squeezed out, the entire situation becomes fundamentally unstable.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Who’d have thought it could be so difficult, to alter your stance on a few key issues? But you have identified with these concerns so closely, it is almost like accepting defeat, when you have held out and struggled over minor points that are close to your heart. Yet probably, you are only seeing the downside and the minuses that come with changing your mind. Think instead how your relationships could improve as a result, both on an intimate and more casual level. What matters the most to you; continuing with a viewpoint that has seen happier days, or enjoying more harmonious relationships with those around you?
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The week starts off with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all in your sign, making you a proud representative of the most tenanted constellation in the zodiac. Three astrological planets are increased to four with the arrival of the Moon, before an exodus of celestial bodies away from your region of the heavens occurs within a few hours on Thursday. After this, only Mercury remains and resumes forward motion two days later, having been retrograde for three weeks. An enormous amount has happened recently and events come to a head this week. You are left to consider what you’ve learned and how to apply these insights…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The partial solar eclipse on October 23 lands right at the beginning of your sign. It is the final and shallowest eclipse, in a series of three that have highlighted your constellation from 2012 onwards. At 81.1% obscuration, maximum eclipse occurs over the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic. Is it any wonder that the wreck of the ship on which Sir John Franklin sailed, has been identified relatively nearby, earlier this month after 169 years? The theme of buried secrets coming to light features in your life too. You abhor the process, but it removes a substantial degree of confusion in the eyes of others generally…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Although Mars in your sign appeals to the impulsive side of your nature, the powerful cosmic trends that accumulate in the sign before yours this week, incline you towards more philosophical concerns. As the backward trajectory of Mercury slows and a more customary gear is engaged until late January, this is an opportune moment to move forward with your plans after realigning slightly where you imagined they were heading. You can waste a lot of time and energy, running around trying options that in the end are not suitable. Or you can figure out what you want beforehand and eliminate the middleman getting there.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mars arrives in your sign on Sunday, for the first time in two years. This is an event to look forward to, since the red planet was always strongly placed in your part of the sky. Physical activity is the best use for its energies; so you could try gardening and DIY, going to the gym and playing competitive sport, or throwing yourself into various career objectives if these suit you better. Rather than getting increasing annoyed, emulate the human dynamo. Fall into bed each night, so tired you can’t think any longer, as your grief for so many things gradually burns itself out and your foundations for the future grow obvious.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The stellium of planets at the apex of your horoscope makes this a time to remember. Its significance might elude your presently but for some, it represents the culmination maybe not of your life’s work, but for a significant proportion of this. It is not yet the moment to make a major change, but to keep working on the lines you’ve established, yet there are still minor improvements you can promote to better your circumstances in the meantime. As Jupiter smiles on your close relationships, you don’t need to bear the burden of responsibility alone. Make a special individual your confidant and be open with your concerns…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Neptune in your sign for the long haul is a double-edged sword. On the plus side this planet is linked with intuition and idealism, helping you to visualise your perfect situation and instinctively know how to attain your dreams. Less favourably, it has been tied in with confusion, self-deception, escapism and deceit; imagining you have a clear plan of action for example when you have overlooked countless pitfalls. Still, Neptune is your ruling planet and you are well-placed to get the utmost from these trends. Especially late this week, you’ll find its positive attributes emphasised and the negative connotations being played down.
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