* monthly * horoscopes - october 2019
- aries : the ram - >> aries
march 20 - april 19
To an impartial observer, the essence of your relationships appears ambivalent. Not to you most likely, since you have never been huge on introspection or an objective take on what drives you. But as the first sign of the zodiac, you inherently endeavour to maintain pole position in everything you do. While you are courageous and independent, you still need others around you to ensure an element of competition. Your intentions are not malicious, but much depends on whether your companions can sympathise with this perspective. Ideally, you prefer a collaborator rather than a colleague and an accomplice, to an assistant…
>> taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Symbolically, a retrograde planet suggests going over issues you’ve encountered beforehand and choices you made previously. In the case of Uranus, a harbinger of change and advocate of individuality, its orbit is so distant from the solar centre that 150 days of every year are spent in an apparently reverse gear, during one unbroken cycle lasting for five months. Its current retrograde began in August and finishes in January: marking a period of reflection, reconsideration and review. Much has changed and while it was for the best, a number of these developments could integrate better, with those situations pre-dating them.
- gemini : the twins - >> gemini
may 21 - june 20
All of the planets rise in the east. This region of the sky pertains to your own interests, wants and needs. Conversely, the western horizon is where these bodies set: most obviously the Sun, but echoed by the rest of the Solar System. So as you might surmise, this region of the sky deals with other people, both your perception of them and how you interact, especially on an intimate or one-to-one basis. In October, you’ll find a crowded western sky sees you reacting to situations rather than initiating them. But privately, you can make more of a difference; working on your stance as an individual and your subsequent goals…
>> cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
As a child of the Moon, the importance of your family life and domestic circumstances is primary. In short, you could never feel happy nor entirely whole: without a place to call your own, in the bosom of your kith and kin. The same principle applies if you only stretch to a rented room or a temporary tent, while your household may not be biologically congruent or share the same means of terrestrial locomotion. The need to belong and feel at home, extends beyond your immediate environment. You can close your curtains and bolt your door, but imagine a community where as you wander up the road, everybody knows your name?
- leo : the lion - >> leo
july 23 - august 22
The cosmos presents a mixed picture. On the one hand, Jupiter suggests lots of fun in store, while on the other Saturn and Pluto indicate an equal helping of hard work. These principles might sound contradictory and irreconcilable, but with careful and creative thinking you’ll constructively combine the two. Patience is required and when it comes to progress, accept even small steps are a plus. Compromise is required, to avoid both endless drudgery and an abject denial of your responsibilities. Realise your physical resources are by no means inexhaustible, so attend to minor health concerns before these escalate disproportionally.
>> virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
You are typically modest and retiring, so the unabashed voyage of strident Mars through your sign has not invariably been comfortable. You have been rushed off your feet since mid-August, with your everyday activities developing a life of their own, often in stark contrast to what you had planned. This has left you with the nagging sense that you are running late and not doing all you should, so the imminent departure of the Red Planet from your region of the sky begins this month on a welcome note. Now, money matters become the focus of concern: not just your outgoings as you probably feared, but your earning ability too.
- libra : the scales - >> libra
september 23 - october 22
Mercury departs on October 3, leaving the Sun and Venus in your sign. However, any calm is short-lived, as Mars completes a second trio of celestial bodies highlighting your constellation, less than twenty-four hours afterwards. Mercury governs communication: so this means conversation, calls, messages and short journeys close to home. It is cerebral: best deployed if you are studying, negotiating or debating. While hectic means busy in anybody’s language, Mars is a different proposition. The latter is visceral and favours physical activity, to get the most from its visit. Compromise is less likely. Struggle to preserve your poise…
>> scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
There is a curious mixture of planetary influences, affecting your universe this month. Mercury in your sign from October 3 joined by Venus a mere five days later, gives you sufficient charm to export ice cubes to northern Canada and salt to the Danakil Depression. If for some convoluted reason you find yourself unintentionally single, don’t by shy about posting in the Lonely Hearts, since your chances are exponential. Curiously though, contrasting trends conspire to make you even more guarded and understated than usual. It’s a dilemma that in reality, is a perfect mix of caution and extroversion to put your message over.
- sagittarius : the archer - >> sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The Archer assumes a great deal. Since you don’t entertain failure, you have little experience. Even when it darkens your doorstep, you somehow spin the outcome so this becomes a positive result. You overtake on a bend and don’t consider, traffic coming the other way. And if you’re still here today and reading this, then clearly luck is on your side. Certain auguries, however, unavoidably imply the unexpected. And once you attempt to tie these eventualities down, they no longer fit that category. Good health for instance, is often underestimated while you enjoy it. One blink of an eye can change your life, so it pays to be aware…
>> capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
You’ll have heard folk saying that karma is a bitch, especially if you are one too? It’s a pithy aphorism with a stark kernel of truth. Karma is a process by which the good you do comes back to you and similarly, should you act selfishly or underhandedly, the universe ensures you’ll make appropriate amends. So your thoughts and deeds influence your future and the issues you’re encountering now, have their origins in what happened previously. Perhaps in retrospect you would do things differently: only knowing your game plan, maybe not. With no regrets, it is time to relish your reward: taking the rough along with the smooth…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - >> aquarius
january 20 - february 18
In the temperate regions of Earth’s northern hemisphere, October is a beautiful month. Neptune and Uranus are two flies in the celestial ointment, but their effects are ongoing and already familiar. You can envisage a more stable financial and domestic situation, but you have scope for creativity and a freedom many others sacrificed long ago. Where appropriate, this applies equally to your professional interests and career goals. Mercury begins a visit to the uppermost sector of your horoscope that lasts until December. The time is ripe for further change: bringing your ambitions a step closer and making each day, more fun.
>> pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
October is a great month for a vacation, especially the final week or so. Where disagreements have arisen over shared finances and joint possessions; or opinions diverge on what matters the most, this is also an opportunity to put some space between you and these issues. This scenario is further complicated by the others who are involved. This might even be a governmental body or business institution, but proves most disruptive where there is also a personal element, within a close relationship for example. A clear head is advantageous, rather than an impulsive decision in the heat of the moment, that doesn’t work out so well…
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