* monthly * horoscopes - october 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Every month with a few exceptions, there is a new moon and a full moon somewhere in the zodiac. All the signs get one instance of each annually, with the former situated in the weeks around your birthday and the latter marking the halfway point towards your next anniversary. October represents this second juncture as the lunar light illuminates your region of the sky, soon conjoining Uranus in the latter stages of its protracted visit. This emphasises your sense of individuality and marks the conclusion of another step in your journey towards selfhood. While people have been supportive so far, do not take this for granted…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Changes are brewing behind the scenes. You can visualise the current state of play readily, if you compare your present situation to the nascent behaviour of a germinating seed, poised and ready for action slightly beneath the surface of the soil. Above ground, the picture is very different: a dull expanse of featureless and uninviting mud. Yet in reality, roots are being put down and shoots are sprouting, while the real miracle of birth takes place in these dark and fertile depths. Much change is on the way for you during the months and years ahead. This is an integral part of the process; new ideas are coalescing while we speak.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Jupiter into Scorpio, signals your opportunity for paying more attention to a few important physical and material realities. Just for once, this doesn’t refer to your financial situation or to all there is for you to do at home, either. Your commitments and responsibilities have dominated your affairs for a long time, while this is not a situation that is likely to alter any moment soon. Thus, you need to keep your spirits up: to relax, have fun, indulge yourself; get out in the open air and do a few of the things that you enjoy: not because you’re duty bound, but because they render your world a happier and more fascinating location…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Anxiety is a familiar bedfellow. You were born to worry and lately you’ve had plenty of reasons. Still, even if this were not the case, the absence of anything to concern yourself over has often proven a source of consternation in itself. You’ll fret about when the next crisis will eventuate, becoming progressively more apprehensive since nothing transpires. So with Jupiter changing sign, there is troubling news for you this month. Your affairs see a steady improvement, with life becoming an increasingly rewarding and joyous experience. This won’t happen overnight, but even your more awkward relationships, seek a turning point.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You are attracted to individualistic folk, who you believe make a similar impression on the universe as yourself. You can’t imagine wasting time on someone average or mediocre, but unfortunately such exceptional personalities aren’t known for the easy ride. All you want is adoration and devotion, which so long as your association doesn’t become too routine, you’re wholly committed to return. You love the drama, but your steadfast and constant nature finds the inevitable unpredictability of such associations, hard to handle. Get ready for lots of these shenanigans this month, yet the outcome isn’t always adverse.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Venus and Mars, representing love and passion, remain in your sign for much of October. This gives you just the right combination of diplomacy and initiative to conclude negotiations successfully, whether these have their roots in your professional affairs or you are more concerned with restoring equilibrium to your personal life. You are capable of showing just the right amount of self-interest, mixed with a desire to keep everybody happy. This is a trend that can have a considerable impact on your love life, giving you the courage to make a move you wouldn’t normally, with the charm to convince others of your noblest intent…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Jupiter’s departure from your sign is October’s headline news. Still you’ve had a great innings: this most auspicious planet landed on September 9, 2016 and leaves thirteen months later on October 10, with local circumstances depending on your time zone. That is exceptional, since a stay of less than one year, every twelve or so would be more usual. Nevertheless, your sign is otherwise highlighted through until the third week of this forthcoming period. It is the ideal moment to tackle some of those extravagances that might have slipped beneath your radar. Issues of waste and excess, seem simpler to address than beforehand…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
It’s been a while since Jupiter graced your sign. Eleven years to be precise: the same time that Pluto was renamed a dwarf. The Solar System’s largest planet only visits in a dozen years or so and stays roughly twelve months. Yet its symbolism in your sign, is unashamedly good news. Education, faraway places, those from different backgrounds and a positive outcome for the battles you’ve been fighting are all favoured; since Jupiter suggests success and progress. You’re a complicated person and don’t immediately find straightforward circumstances easy. But why would you aim to fight the cosmos? It is bigger than you!
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
This month, instead of looking forward into the future and keeping both eyes on where you’re heading, you begin to contemplate your origins and past instead. Perhaps the dynamic and ardent, fiery side of you considers this to be atypical, but actually you have a firm foundation in your heritage and the anchor of your accustomed frame of reference. Naturally, not everyone perceives this situation within an identical context. It might sound contradictory and even paradoxical, but social acceptability presents the most restrictive criteria, when you’re struggling to stand out from the crowd and make your mark on the world.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Whatever you were trying to achieve, at least you have brought it about. Now, you only need to judge whether the outcome of these events matches all that you intended and if you are satisfied with what transpired. On the face of it, you remain in control, while few would dispute the mastery you continue to exert over the material universe. Many are envious or even jealous of your status and circumstances, yet from the inside looking outwards it doesn’t seem that way to you, since few can appreciate the full implications. If your domestic and family situation was more reassuring, you’d feel happier going forward.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
This month, the planetary emphasis resides around the apex of your horoscope. Thus it highlights where life is leading, not only in terms of the professional matters that seem crucial to many, but also the degree to which you are living as you feel you should and as you’d once upon a time, hoped you might. This is your opportunity to adjust your trajectory for a better fit, while the theme is one of expansion, broadened horizons and a revised outlook. Although your constellation is synonymous with change, you are obstinate and find it difficult to break familiar habits. Blue-sky thinking outside the box, is definitely recommended…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Relationships have been troublesome. Some might imagine a few sparks flying is preferable to tedious monotony, but you’re not certain you agree. When tempers flare, you are faced with the reality of your situation, that your closest associations aren’t completely without flaws, not that any link between two people could match such lofty aspirations all the time. There are bound to be tense moments, even in the most enduring connection, as you figure out what works between you and where you stand. So long as it does not wholly predominate; try to see this friction as a dynamic force, rather than an awful imperfection.
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