* weekly * horoscopes - october 25 / october 31, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
October concludes on an ambitious note. You are keen to pursue certain important objectives, the outcome of which pertains to your career goals in many instances and to consequences you can measure, as the world around you will eventually recognise. With Mars in the uppermost sector of your horoscope and in contact with Pluto until the latter stages of this week, you have the verve and the stamina to see matters through. Always try to remember others have their own ideas and aspirations they are keen to realise too. By all means confront your competitors, but being so forceful with everyone is a dreadful idea.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The Sun and Mercury in your opposite sign are joined by the Moon on October 30. This puts the spotlight on those closest to you and on anyone with whom you might be described as sharing a one-to-one connection. This usually means at a personal level, with your spouse or a romantic partner in particular. But it can signify a working contact, namely a business colleague or someone similar; even somebody you trust with your affairs and for their opinion, like your doctor or financial advisor. Either way, a fresh start is long overdue, linking back to plans you formulated during the weeks following the final days of August…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Although it occurs annually, the conjunction of Venus and Saturn is a complex conundrum. Venus is the planet of love, while Saturn has a fearsome reputation for austerity and denial. A conjunction occurs when these two meet exactly and while Sunday heralds the main event, its effects prevail throughout this week. Those in the Southern Hemisphere have the best views around dusk, although this may not be such a harsh brush with reality as you feared. Venus is powerfully placed in your opposite sign, but the effects of Saturn are equally enhanced. Without commitment nothing lasts, even if a few home truths must be faced.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You have tried reaching out to others, but there are certain things you cannot let lie. This may mean memories founded in the earlier stages of an ongoing association, or most likely factors from your distant past that have become so ingrained within the depths of your psyche, it is almost like these represent your instinctual response. The influence of your parents has a bigger impact than you’d think, but these are learned behaviours you can alter, given sufficient dedication and willpower. Unfortunately, those who are going through this process beside you, aren’t always so ready or willing to leave the past behind them.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
This week the solar system emphasises the bottommost sector of the sky, looking at the heavens from your point of view. This means the planets lie predominantly beneath the horizon, at least from the perspective of your sign. The cosmic focus this week then, centres on your private and personal affairs, domestic situation and family life. It is ironic and rather unfortunate, that the concerns of other people are still set to play such a pivotal role, both when it comes to your concern for the welfare of certain key individuals and also, the power others possess and often exert, over the running of your everyday affairs.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
From late August, through until almost the final week of September, Mercury was retrograde in your sign. Even though planets never really go backwards, three times every year Mercury seems to do exactly this, as its orbit of less than eighty-eight days causes it to swing around behind the Sun. Once it re-emerges, it comes back to conjoin the Sun again, but on the side of the solar sphere facing the Earth. This is called its superior conjunction and after that, it heads towards the next ensuing retrograde. These movements say this week you can stand back and consider, the consequences of decisions you made several months ago.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Certain stressful trends recede, leaving your attention on private matters. Jupiter remains in your sign, causing you to wonder how you might take full advantage of this planet’s buoyant and expansive theme. Education is one method and this doesn’t need to be within the formal confines of your school or college. You could learn on the job or through informal study, so even though your chosen subject matter might appear opaque and impenetrable, Saturn ensures you’ll understand these principles very thoroughly. Foreign travel is another means of broadening your horizons; but there is still so much to tackle at home…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The term “blue moon” is often misused. It has come to mean two full moons in the same calendar month, just like we last saw in July 2015, except that was never the original symbolism. When two new moons occur in the same time frame, the term “black moon” is gaining currency, which is even more confusing as there are already at least six claims to this title. Nor is a black moon rare, last occurring during 2014 and again in 2019. Yet the black moon in your sign on October 30, arrives on Halloween for those in the Far East and Australasia. Knowing your fondness for intrigue and mystery, when is it better to cast your spell?
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Venus and Saturn conjoin at the weekend, although they remain in your sign all week. Ever since Saturn returned to your region of the heavens during the holiday season of 2014, you have faced a number of obstacles and impediments, to the smooth and seamless running of your affairs. It has been more difficult than ever to get even small things done, while you were preoccupied by your frustration and grateful for those occasions when your friends have distracted you from this unhealthy introspection. Unusual folk from different backgrounds, countries, age groups and walks of life prove the most enlightened company…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mars and Pluto separate and although you wouldn’t want to speak too soon, it seems the pinnacle of your frustration lies behind you. Yet together, these planets possess a residual potency, that should be directed into physical activity or hard work, whenever you become annoyed. Otherwise, inconsequential incidents provoke your anger as you will fly into a rage, or grow uncooperative and surly around those who deserve it the least. You never would deliberately, have brought present circumstances upon yourself. As Venus and Saturn meet in the sign before yours, damage limitation insists you must tackle them with equanimity.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Mercury conjoins the Sun; on the first occasion these planets have met, since Mercury’s last retrograde. You can judge where the plans you hatched late in August and through the first three weeks of September have left you, with particular reference to your professional affairs and other worldly ambitions, by considering the support you are able to anticipate from outside sources. This may not be so much as you’d hoped, especially in terms of financial backing. Maybe you believed people would prove more forthcoming and eager to lend a hand, only to discover yourself struggling to sustain what you had counted on already.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Venus and Saturn are riding high, a blessing for your professional interests in particular and other goals you are keen to actualise. Your relationships with those in authority: employers, teachers, government officials and even your elders and betters go well, based on the hard work you have put in beforehand and the charming way you state your case, while not appearing a threat to anyone’s dignity or position. For the unattached a hint of romance is in the air; where you work closely with somebody you respect, or you find yourself increasingly attracted to someone who you had always thought, was just a friend before.
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