* weekly * horoscopes - october 18 / october 24, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
A challenging configuration involving Uranus in your sign, dominates the first half of this week. You have a reputation for acting on the spur of the moment and sometimes, this can get you into trouble. Actions that on a good day prove courageous and opportune: potentially appear impulsive, rash and clumsy to those around you on a worse one. So it is prudent to give more thought than usual to anything you are driven to tackle straight away. Especially when you believe your freedom of movement is unacceptably restricted, think twice before doing anything on the spur of the moment, that you could possibly regret in retrospect…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You have plenty on your plate, what with work commitments and all the other obligations you have gradually been shouldering. You may originally have intended to keep yourself busy, while you were also keen to make a contribution and to help those less fortunate than yourself. But a review of your responsibilities looks increasingly important, to ensure your own well-being isn’t coming bottom of your list. Remember, you’ll be more use to others if you are happy and fulfilled. Eating and sleeping are not enough, if you neglect to maintain your fitness or try to eliminate leisure time entirely from your schedule.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Lately, relationships have seemed hard work. And the closer the context of your association, the more arduous they have been. In the past year and more you will have severed several links, while in other cases circumstances have conspired to push the two of you apart. Stronger connections have weathered the storm, but have entailed greater responsibility and often, a more sober outlook than you would have liked. Perhaps you have needed to look after someone close or money is in short supply. Either way, your love life and closest contacts generally are about to prove, your efforts have unquestionably been worth it.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You have made some brave decisions about which course to pursue. In retrospect, you can match the second decade of this century to a phase where increasingly, you have ploughed your own furrow. You have endeavoured to establish a unique niche, in terms of your place in the world and the means by which you tackle the business of your life. This has displeased a number of people you were previously close to, even though in some instances, it was their actions that precipitated and reinforced your decision. Even so, you can’t help but wish that more family members in particular, would have joined you on this journey.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The past twelve months have been a learning curve, reminding you in fundamental terms of a vertiginous, mountain track. If your route had been more clearly defined your passage would have been easier, but you have needed to ponder your trajectory almost every step of the way, in the light of fresh hazards ahead. For the most part, it has been two footfalls forward and one back, making your progress both arduous and glacial. You can’t help but notice a stark contrast, with long periods in the past when all you had to do, was to snap your fingers for the world to come running. It will build character, this alternative…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The movement of the Sun and Mercury into Scorpio towards the end of this week, has you reaching out beyond whatever matters to you personally, to revive your interest in everything others have to say. Even so, you don’t need to look far from home, at those around where you’re living and at members of your immediate family, to come up with an array of answers that have otherwise eluded you, often in the most unexpected and pedestrian circumstances too. You’ll increasingly come to see much of what worries you was tackled by your compatriots long ago; with a kind of homespun wisdom you know must be respected.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Firstly, the Sun and then shortly afterwards Mercury, depart from your constellation towards the end of this week. Jupiter remains, but don’t underestimate the power of its influence. You have an entire year of growth and development ahead of you, within which your expectations are the primary limiting factor and your progress will be tied almost exactly, to what you believe you can accomplish. The same, familiar circumstances are certainly your most comfortable option. But when the words unfulfilled and secure become almost synonymous, you need to pause and ask whether, you have your priorities wholly straight.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
This week, several planets re-enter your region of the sky. This is similar to being propelled from a place in the back room to centre stage over a couple of days, at least so far as the world beyond your window is concerned. Next October, Jupiter will arrive in your constellation, but in the meantime this week’s developments are the closest you’ll get to global domination and to everybody looking at the universe in the same way as you. So rather than goading others into finally seeing the light, you might try looking at the cosmos from a more sympathetic angle; by considering what you’d bring to the table, just for starters.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
This week promises to be an improvement on those that have preceded it. The arrival of Venus in your sign, sees others more favourably disposed towards you and your relationships running more smoothly, than you have come to expect lately. A touch of kindness goes a long way and while you can get used to maintaining a protective shield, a little friendly banter and a spontaneous smile go to make each day less gruelling. Social situations prove especially rewarding, in the company of folk who encourage you to be yourself. Despite the strictures of your situation, to find peace of mind is not an unreasonable expectation.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mars and Pluto remain in your sign and separate very slowly. This puts a lot of energy at your disposal that needs to go somewhere, or you’ll notice its presence becoming evident in less than desirable ways, like feeling drawn to power struggles or an unwarranted interference in other people’s affairs. Tackling big projects, working long hours, playing competitive and contact sports, or emerging triumphant in the face of insuperable odds all match the symbolism of this planetary combination. Deciding to enjoy a relaxing break or doggedly acting like nothing is happening: will see you increasingly envious, angry and resentful.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
You are painted as a revolutionary. Still, part of your paradox remains that you are also a member of the fixed quadruplicity. This causes you to value opinions formed as a consequence of your own direct experience, while remaining extremely slow to change your mind once you’ve arrived at these conclusions. Yet the past few years have held a number of shocks and upsets, showing you that circumstances were not all you thought. So after a period of doubt, crisis and alienation you find yourself at a crossroads. What matters is that you reformulate your views, to take account of this revised outlook…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Complicated skies this week, put relationships in the spotlight, with an outcome that varies from beneficial through to awkward, depending on exact circumstances. But overall, you’re right to continue addressing issues from the past, as you move forward in a spirit of openness and cooperation. Where authority figures, business contacts and society in general are concerned, auspicious trends keep you at the top of your game, heralding a success you’ve earned through your dedication. Your friends and social contacts prove more of a minefield, as others are not always thrilled for you, in the way you hoped they would be…
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