Tarot Card of the Day
Mother of Fires
This suit, most often called “Wands” and sometimes called “Rods” or “Staves,” represents initiative, ambition, drive and desire. This is the suit of enterprise and risk-taking.
Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this woman represents the natural manager, whose gift is to inspire teamwork and divvy up tasks. She is the one who sees ensures everything runs smoothly. She’ll be sweating in the sun along with her family or crew, inspiring everybody to keep up and supporting morale with her infectious energy.
She is the best kind of manager to have, because she is like a challenging but encouraging mother, who knows you have it in you. She believes in her charges and they work hard to please her. She is not, however, sentimental. Like a good farmer, she views her crops, her animals, even the people who work for her, as necessary resources for the achievement of the higher goal. If any aspect is no longer productive or cost-effective, she can let them go without a second thought. Do not look to her for sympathy.
Your Love Tarot Card
Do you feel caught between the ‘Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?’ This card represents insight and ability to rise above and to surmount obstacles in the way of love. The chains that bind the couple on the Tarot card are loose and symbolic of the ability to slip away if they want to. In this light, they are self-imposed limitations. Break free today if this sounds like your situation.
Your Erotic Tarot Card
The Sun card shows that you may be feeling a little exposed and vulnerable as parts of your sex life are illuminated, but there is also an overwhelming feeling of warmth and positivity. Once you get over those self-conscious feelings, a wave of self-confidence replaces your fears. No one is out of your reach when the Sun is shining down on you. Embrace your power and don’t be afraid to get naked both emotionally and physically!
Your Influences for the Week of October 1
The Seven of Wands
Courage will bring victory. Success seems certain
Capricorn denotes a drive to succeed through a pragmatic approach to life
Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.
Your Daily Rune for Monday, October 1
“Al-jiz” – Literally: “Elk” – Esoteric: Protection, Highe
Energy: protective teaching force, the divine plan, Valkyries
Mundane: protection, safety, spirituality
Divinations: Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life, protection; or hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of the divine link, fear.
Strengthening of hamingja (personal gravity, ‘luck’) and life force through courageous deeds
Mystical and religious communication with non-human sentient beings
Communication with other worlds, especially Asgard
Receiving instruction on the magical potential of the runes
Banishing the fear of death
Your Animal Spirit Guide for Today
Advice from a Raccoon
Your Monthly MahJong Tile for October
Symbol: The Woodcutter
The Woodcutter employs three of the 5 elements central to Chinese philosophy: Fire, Wood and Metal. He is ambitious and full of drive and energy. He represents gain and success through dedicated work.
Your Monthly Domino For October
Look to your inner-self for direction. It is in your dreams and fantasies that you will find the right path for you.
Your Karmic Number for Monday, October 1
The number 4 means that you are building a strong foundation for your new ventures. Good job! Keep going – build the frame, put up the walls, roof, and seed the yard. It may not be an actual building you are working on, but the structure for your goals is becoming a reality. Taking the time, step by step, means that you have a foundation, protection, and beauty. Use strong people and resources so that you don’t have to rebuild from scratch. In time, you will have a sturdy place to call your own.
The Wisdom of Buddha
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
A Little Humor for Your Day
Remember for all your magickal needs, think Magickal Necessities….
Welcome to the week of October 1! Each week a card will be pulled for your zodiac sign, offering the guidance and insight needed to maximize your opportunities and avoid any obstacles headed your way. Reveal the message the Tarot has for YOU now!
Aries Tarotscope (March 21 – April 19)
Your card for the week: Page of Pentacles
The Page of Pentacles represents enthusiasm for new beginnings and new ventures. This week, you are being encouraged to express your creative talents in some way. Have you been thinking about starting something but haven’t taken the first steps to get it off the ground? This card wants you to take those imaginative ideas you’ve been toying with and start working toward manifesting them. By remaining focused and applying a strong work ethic, you give yourself the ability to turn your dreams into a reality.
Taurus Tarotscope (April 20 – May 20)
Your card for the week: The World
Your message for the week is one about creating more balance in your life. The Tarot gives you many opportunities to consider this theme, but The World card is quite possibly the ultimate expression of that need. This card is encouraging you look at every realm of your existence: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Have you been lacking harmony in one of these areas? If so, you’re being encouraged to not only figure out how to achieve that balance, but how to maintain it as well.
Gemini Tarotscope (May 21 – June 20)
Your card for the week: The Hanged Man
Receiving the Hanged Man could indicate a major shift in perspective is coming this week. Alternately, it may mean that some sort of sacrifice is needed. The process The Hanged Man wants you to undergo in the days ahead may feel uncomfortable, but it can lead you to a much-needed release of negative past patterns that are no longer serving you. What have you been holding onto and how have these beliefs held you back? This week you’re being encouraged to let go of them once and for all.
Cancer Tarotscope (June 21 – July 22)
Your card for the week: 9 of Wands
You could find yourself approaching the finish line this week! The 9 of Wands recognizes the persistence and dedication you’ve put into a personal goal you’ve been working toward. Your initial goals and ideas were planted and have grown, and you are so close to finally achieving your destination. While the road may have been long and weary at times, this is no time to give up. Resilience is your greatest asset right now, so put on your battle armor and keep moving forward no matter what life may throw your way.
Leo Tarotscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Your card for the week: 8 of Pentacles
This week, the 8 of Pentacles is encouraging you to put your creative talents to good use and work hard at them. The more you create and hone your craft, the more others will take notice of what you’re doing — and the more inspired you will become. By putting yourself out there, you give others the opportunity to recognize your abilities and talents, and this can serve as the motivation needed to continue to produce things you’re really proud of. So, get out there and become the master of your domain!
Virgo Tarotscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Your card for the week: Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune reminds you this week that life is full of ups and down. If you’ve been going through a problematic time in your life, this card could signal an end to this difficult period. If you’ve been going through a prosperous period, things could soon return to normal. Don’t lament this change — it is a natural part of growth and a natural part of life. Every experience you have serves a purpose in your understanding of yourself and your situations. Let this card serve as a reminder to embrace the ebbs and flows of life.
Libra Tarotscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Your card for the week: The High Priestess
The High Priestess is primarily a card about intuition. This week, you’re being called to work on your perceptive skills, so that you can fine-tune your ability to hear your inner voice and receive messages from your unconscious mind. Have you been out of balance in a certain area of your life? Are you unsure if you’re on the right path regarding a specific situation? This card is encouraging you connect with your internal wisdom, because the answer you’re seeking is already inside of you.
Scorpio Tarotscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Your card for the week: Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands is an impulsive card, indicating feelings of restlessness that can lead to turbulence in your life. This week, you’re being asked to look at a decision you’re facing and consider the consequences of acting in haste. You may have been ready to choose which path to take, but perhaps you should take a second look before you leap. This isn’t an easy thing to do when you’re excited about something, but this card serves as a reminder that a well-laid plan makes for long-term success.
Sagittarius Tarotscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Your card for the week: King of Cups
Your theme for the week is successful application of strength. More specifically, emotional fortitude. The King of Cups is a person of insight and is very emotionally balanced and in control. Receiving this card is a reminder to harness your emotional maturity as you deal with a curveball life recently threw at you. Your initial instinct may have been to repress any emotions you had about this situation. Conversely, you could have let your emotions get the best of you. This card is urging you to use your heart AND your head as you navigate this personal challenge.
Capricorn Tarotscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Your card for the week: Knight of Cups
The Knight of Cups is a card of vision and advancement. This week, there’s a possibility that you are going to receive some sort of invitation or proposal that you may not have been expecting. This card wants you to be open to this new possibility and take advantage of it, but it also wants you to exercise caution as you move forward. The Knight warns against getting too caught up in fantasies. Evaluate this situation before proceeding to ensure everything will be as you think it will be and that you will benefit from it.
Aquarius Tarotscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Your card for the week: 7 of Pentacles
Don’t give up just yet! Your card this week, the 7 of Pentacles, is reminding you that anything worth having can’t be achieved overnight. Perhaps you’ve been working on a project or area of your life and haven’t yet reaped the rewards of your efforts. Understandably, this has been a source of frustration for you. Remind yourself that this wasn’t a task you could have been finished overnight and take pride in the effort you’ve already put forth. Your hard work and patience may not have paid off just yet, but they will soon enough.
Pisces Tarotscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Your card for the week: 3 of Swords
The 3 of Swords wants to recognize the grief or heartbreak you may be currently suffering from. Perhaps there’s been a betrayal, or it could be that you’re experiencing some sort of mental anguish. This week, this card is asking you to persevere and stay in control of your emotions, so that you can move forward without falling apart. Just be sure that in your efforts to remain strong, you don’t become permanently detached. If you remain in touch with your emotional side, you could come out on the other side of this situation capable of loving even more than you were before.
This can be a day of some mental intensity, dear Aries, as you’re inclined to think more deeply about a matter, trying to make sense of an issue. If you find that you’re quickly becoming obsessed with an idea track today, you may be able to use this passion positively by channeling it into an important project. Otherwise, there could be some tension experienced with others if you are taking things too seriously, or if someone in your life is doing the same. Difficult relationship issues or disagreements could seem more challenging now with this frame of mind. Recent obsessions may reach a point where you realize they are not serving your purpose. Concern about your reputation or work can be an issue for some of you now. Concentrate on improving weak or problem areas. While the extra attention you’ve been giving other people in your life these days is positive and beneficial, if you overdo it, you will fail to recognize your own needs and desires fully. This can result in blurred boundaries that impact your relationships negatively.
Mental tension is likely today with Mercury and Pluto at odds, dear Taurus, but if you harness the energy well, you may be able to find solutions to ongoing problems. Avoid obsessive thinking as much as possible, and you’ll feel more in sync with your intuition. Try not to go too far with analyses as this can lead you astray. Emotionally-driven decisions made now may be regrettable later. The tendency today is to be one-track minded, and this can help you if you apply it to a useful task or to something that will benefit you. Watch for an obsession to get to the point or suspicious thoughts. Conflicts, if they emerge today, can come up suddenly and escalate quickly, mainly because problems are deeper than they appear on the surface, and little things can trigger buried, accumulated anger or sensitive points.
Pluto is in challenging aspect to your ruler, Mercury, dear Gemini, and the desire for control over a situation can arise if you’re feeling vulnerable. Personal power comes from managing our own resources, responses, and modes of thinking constructively, not from attempts to control situations or others. You may be communicating intensity with your words, perhaps without even realizing it, and others’ responses may be undesirable or surprising! You might resolve to avoid harsh words or suspicion so as to protect your important relationships now. It can be useful to imagine worst-case scenarios sometimes, but this may go too far now and is unhealthy for you. There can be a veil of suspicion or mistrust cast over parts of the day. Try to take the lesson from any tension generated now.
Pluto has just stationed and is now in challenging aspect to Mercury, dear Cancer, bringing your attention to a lingering problem, likely related to tricky power dynamics in a relationship. There can be some tendency to think in extremes, and this doesn’t serve you well unless it prompts you to improve or strengthen weak areas of your life. Try not to make decisions based only on perceptions of the day, as they, too, could be on the extreme side! Trust is difficult when Pluto is active and challenging, and you may get a sense that someone’s withholding or hiding something from you. This may be about fears, or there could be some truth to the feeling, but either way, it’s better to wait to come to conclusions until you’re less emotionally invested and more objective.
There can be some charged energy with you this week as Pluto has just turned direct and is moving into a challenging aspect with Mercury today, dear Leo. Certainly, this can work for or against you. To turn it to your advantage, it may be best to try to avoid pushing an idea or pushing for an answer from someone. As well, avoid succumbing to pressures to get too much done in a short time. There is a tendency to worry about something due to fear or a bit of paranoia with this aspect, but you can also channel this intensity into something beneficial or productive. You may discover something that is need of a rehaul. This week has the potential to bring truly exciting insights into how you can better manage your domestic life and work, so try not to let fear rule and avoid extremes of thinking or communicating now for best results.
There is a tendency to dwell on problems or flaws today, dear Virgo, with Pluto in a challenging aspect to your ruler, Mercury, and this may be related to a financial or creative matter. With money and relationships, watch for extremes. People can drain you at the moment, whether materially or emotionally, and you can feel very much invested in what’s going on around you. Boundary issues can be a hot topic now. You may be feeling undervalued. Avoid defeatist attitudes as much as possible. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by attempting to manipulate people or circumstances. Work on gaining power through self-control. Mind you, you stand to learn a lot about your feelings and fears now. Try to apply the rule of moderation in your life, not only in activities but with your thinking as well.
There is some tendency to magnify problem areas today with Mercury and Pluto in a clashing aspect, dear Libra. If you can’t seem to shake a line of thought that is interfering with your day, do what you can to relax your mind. If this doesn’t work for you, you might consider finding a way to manage an area where you feel especially vulnerable in some small way, so that you can feel you’re going somewhere with it. Inflexible thinking can be a problem today, whether it’s your own or you’re dealing with this in someone else. You may need to tread lightly in conversations with others today, but there is also good energy for getting to a better understanding of people and situations that you may not want to pass up. It’s time to acknowledge the need to make changes instead of holding on too tightly to things that are no longer working in your favor.
Pluto has just recently turned direct, dear Scorpio, and is now forming a challenging aspect with Mercury. While it’s nice to see your ruler moving forward, this is also a time for getting over a mental hump. This influence can stir up controversy, but it’s best not to jump to conclusions, as thoughts and perceptions can be a little extreme right now. Overthinking things is unlikely to get you to a good place – in fact, it can mean losing objectivity. Expressing suspicion is not going to remedy a situation that has a trust problem in the first place. Observe and adopt a wait-and-see attitude for best results now. Jumping to communicate may not be the wisest choice with today’s astrological climate.
With Mercury and Pluto clashing today, dear Sagittarius, there is a general tendency to push to get to the bottom of a matter or to uncover a truth before considering that we may not be ready for it. It’s better not to jump to a quick conclusion about a friend or lover with this kind of energy that inclines us to think in extremes. Something said or thought can seem to trigger fears now, and controlling reactions is essential. People can be obsessed with their points of view and interactions can be challenged, too intense, and rather unhealthy. Do yourself a favor by working on relaxing your mind instead of getting all wound up over matters now. Dwelling on mistakes will not erase them.
Extremes of thinking are likely with Mercury and Pluto in conflict today, dear Capricorn, and worries about reputation or career matters could be overblown. Look for ways to improve areas where you feel vulnerable rather than overcompensate. Dwelling on problems will only serve you well if you channel your mental intensity into a task that benefits you; otherwise, you’re just doing yourself damage. Choose your words carefully since Mercury is in a rather public and visible area in your chart and Pluto is in your sign. A sense that you have no time to work through a problem is likely exaggerated. Working on self-control when you fear things around you are beyond your control is your best bet.
While strategic thinking can benefit you greatly right now, dear Aquarius, overthinking is likely to lead you astray as Mercury and Pluto form a square aspect. Be as moderate in your thinking as possible, even if it’s difficult to do, as taking things too far is where we’re most likely to trip up now. Fear misguides us when Pluto is active and challenging as it is today. Find ways to simplify your life, particularly on a mental plane, by cutting out those things that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or, aim to work on problems one at a time, as it’s the only solution under these conditions. Don’t let fears or insecurities undermine your decisions. Watch for the fine line between healthy skepticism and suspicion. Mind you, through opposition or obstacles, you might come to a state of stronger knowledge or conviction.
With a Mercury-Pluto square today, dear Pisces, what may be a simple disagreement on another day could turn into a battle of wills. We can be a little too close to our opinions or obsessed with being right, and healthy exchanges are difficult under these conditions. As well, you could feel rising tension surrounding a predicament or problem today, or you could have a hard time putting something out of your mind. Do your best to channel excess mental energy into something you can change or influence. You may need to draw upon a whole lot of self-restraint so that you can even yourself out, and it’s worth it! Try not to make big decisions based only on what you’re hearing or what’s communicated today. Safeguard relationships from harsh words, even if it’s challenging to make a partner or friend happy now. If you find yourself unable to move past an issue, take a break.
If You Were Born Today, October 1
You are a success-oriented, charming, and personally powerful individual. You are at your best when you are in control, your own boss, or working on your own. However, you get along with others and have the necessary “people skills” to do so, although occasionally your impatience comes through! You are proud and not always willing to ask for help. You are willing to work hard for what you want, and you generally appear to be confident. You have a good head for business, and you are also quick to respond to changes. Famous people born today: Annie Besant, Walter Matthau, Jimmy Carter, Julie Andrews, Mark McGwire, Vladimir Horowitz.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Again this year, the Sun and Moon are in harmony in your Solar Return chart, and the year ahead should be satisfying and balanced overall. You are in comfortable demand and personally popular, and you are able to achieve a decent balance between work and play; personal and professional life. For the most part, you are on top of your game this year, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body.
Saturn moves out of a challenging position to your Sun in December — another reason for feeling lighter and freer.
Even so, this can be a period in which you are bolder, more assertive, and energetic. You are especially interested in setting goals and challenges for yourself this year, as well as taking the necessary action to meet them. You may meet or interact with others who encourage or inspire you in some way to have more confidence in yourself. Independent work is favored and competitive activities may also thrive this year. Your passions and enthusiasm run high, and the trick is to channel this extra energy constructively.
You are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.
You are especially enterprising and resourceful during this period. Both professional and personal opportunities emerge. Your faith in your ability to produce and win takes you places.
Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.
You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This positively impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.
Your need to investigate and read between the lines is strong this year. It’s best used for research and increased awareness of psychological motivations, both of others and yourself.
Venus harmonizes with Neptune around the time of your birthday this year, and you are more imaginative and attuned to the world of beauty and romance in the year ahead. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy and to attract what you want into your life. There could be truly “magical” times on a romantic and social level. You are especially romantic this year, and you are likely to idealize and expand a relationship through sensitive interactions and a more giving approach. Benefits come through paying attention to your dreams and intuitions, as well as through creativity.
The year ahead is likely to be an especially enterprising one, although at times a bit erratic! In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. In other areas, you’re super-focused and determined to succeed. Some relationships (or a key one) can work quite well. Mental intensity is likely and should be channeled well for best results.
2018 is a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2019 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of discovery and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise, promote, and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken for the better. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed; or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, diversify, mingle.
In the first half of the day, you can be pleasantly busy although a little scattered, dear Aries. The second half of the day finds you in need of more comfort, familiarity, and quiet as the Moon moves into your family and soul sector. It’s time to explore your inner world and get in better touch with your needs for nurture and comfort. You’re also reminded of your commitments today, and influences tend to challenge you to find a better balance between your personal and outer lives, or you can be torn between rest and work. Keep in mind that confidence derived from getting more rest and personal time will ultimately benefit you in your career and with your more worldly responsibilities, so give it your due attention now!
You’re in a practical frame of mind this morning, dear Taurus, and you’re craving some predictability. The day is likely to get busier as it progresses, and possibly a little less satisfying if you’re not adjusting to the quicker pace. As the Moon and Saturn face off across your communications sector, there may be some frustration with differences of opinion or you begrudgingly need to crack down on your duties. Keep your mind stimulated by mixing up the routine, but try to follow some rules today for best results. While the Moon’s in a light-hearted area of the chart, Saturn wants us to be vigilant and realistic. Saturn has been transiting your solar ninth house, and as a result, you might frequently find that you have limited time for frivolous activities.
The Moon continues its transit of your sign in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, and the focus can be on your connections, feelings, and personal interests. However, as the day advances, you’re more inclined to want to make or build something substantial with the Moon’s move into your solar second house. You prefer to stick with safe, familiar, and comfortable settings and activities. Even so, you may do battle with competing needs as the Moon opposes Saturn, and you may be dealing with issues related to blockages, boundaries, respect, money, or power dynamics. You’re not in any mood for dealing with relationship problems, but the Moon’s opposition to Saturn today can pull you into them. You certainly need more time to yourself, and getting to a better balance is essential now
The Moon continues its transit of your privacy sector in the first half of the day, dear Cancer, after which it emerges in your sign, stimulating a strong need for acknowledgment and emotional connectedness. Before then, take things easy! Later today, listen to your feelings and interpret them, but do watch for a tendency to dwell on problem areas as the Moon opposes Saturn. You might have to deal with restrictions, primarily in the form of relationships or someone in your life. It can be difficult to spread your wings and grow on a personal level with people around you seeming to clip them, but there is usually something to learn from your interactions.
Your hopefulness for the future and sense of community are strong in the first half of the day, dear Leo. Later today, the Moon heads into your privacy sector, and you’ll do well by taking a pause from your busy schedule and enjoying a couple of days in which ambitions move to the back burner. Healing comes from getting in touch with your deepest feelings about people and situations in your past that are still hanging around in your aura. Responsibilities can drop into your lap or surprise you, however. Pamper yourself today, but don’t go so overboard that you have to pay the price in the future with Saturn opposing the Moon keeping watch over potential excesses.
The morning is good for taking care of business, dear Virgo, as you’re in a take-charge mood or circumstances demand your attention to priorities. As the day advances, you crave more recreation as the Moon moves into your social sector, although it may be difficult to achieve, primarily because your responsibilities loom. You’re more emotionally invested in your friendships and connections with others now, and you may have felt that you’ve had less time to network or connect with friends, possibly due to the demands of your romantic or creative pursuits or your personal life. This dilemma can be highlighted today.
You may begin the day in the mood for adventure or ready to follow a whim, dear Libra, but the Moon’s move to the top of your solar chart later today can pull your attention to more pressing matters. You’re likely to feel a bit of pressure, mainly of the good kind, to take care of business, take the lead, and perform at your best. It’s a good time for getting back on track. You’re getting noticed, and it’s your performance, past or present, that receives the most attention now (as opposed to the attention you receive when the Moon transits your sign, which is based more on your personality). The Moon opposes Saturn this evening, though, which can serve to pit home and family life against your work or responsibilities, and while you can feel pulled in different directions, finding a balance is possible.
This morning can find you introspective and focused on restoring emotional strength and centering yourself, dear Scorpio. As the day advances, you’re interested in getting out and about or more actively involved in life as a participant rather than an observer with the Moon’s move into your adventure and spirit sector. This transit inclines you to seek non-routine activities, but the Moon’s opposition to Saturn can leave you feeling blocked. With Saturn a long-term guest in your solar third house, the demands of your daily life are intense and can often interfere with your pursuit of more adventurous activities. For some of you, differences in opinion may figure strongly now, or feelings of overload can reach a boiling point.
The Moon continues its transit of your partnership sector in the first half of the day, dear Sagittarius, and you’re seeking balance and perspective. You’re not at your most independent, and this is natural at this point in the lunar cycle. Later today, though, you seek out a little more intensity. You’re more inclined to watch and see than to jump into action. You’re seeking projects, people, and situations that capture your full attention. This more profound focus on your feelings and desires can clash to some degree with your urge to take care of business as the Moon and Saturn form an opposition, highlighting these tensions and differing drives. Complicated emotions can interfere with your productivity when keeping things simple and straightforward tends to serve your practical purposes better.
The Moon continues to move through your work and health sector in the first half of the day, dear Capricorn, and you’re in good shape for taking care of details. Later today, though, relationships capture your attention. You may not feel completely understood, however, with Saturn in your sign opposing the Moon today, but if you let that go and simply work on what matters to you most, you’ll be in good shape. Try not to allow personal blocks to interfere with your enjoyment of companionship. It’s a good time of the lunar month for giving close relationships special attention. Unrealistic expectations in a relationship do nobody any favors, as they put the pressure on and make you or someone else feel they haven’t measured up.
The first half of the day is good for entertainment and a playful, cooperative mood, dear Aquarius. As the day advances, you prefer not to be idle, and you’re ready to put the work in with the Moon’s move into your work and health sector. Your attention turns to taking care of business and pressing matters. However, as much as the urge to get cracking on duties, chores, work, or health routines is with you, the Moon’s opposition to Saturn can hold you back. The things you haven’t done or unsettled matters can be very distracting. Your commitments to rest, recuperation, or helping others can get in the way, too. It’s best to focus on doing one thing at a time to prevent feelings of overwhelm leading to procrastination.
Quiet or behind-the-scenes activities can be in focus in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. As the day advances, you’re ready to share yourself with the rest of the world, and you’re seeking more interaction with the Moon’s move into your creativity sector. More than usual, you’re emotionally invested in your heartfelt pursuits. The Moon’s opposition to Saturn can point to some blocks standing in the way of enjoyment, and these can relate to your responsibilities to others or the demands of your friends or networks. Mind you, you tend to see opportunities through responsibilities, and you’re ready to make the most of tensions or blockages as they redirect you.
Pisces Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
You might not have any complaints about your physical connection with the object of your affections but could want more mental stimulation from them. If you sense this is lacking or diminishing, then now’s an ideal time to let a loved one know what you feel. Removing yourself from usual surroundings could help to encourage delightful conversation. It won’t take long for you and your sweetheart to be reminded of how you stimulate each other’s minds and make each other laugh!
Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
You could be distracted by something outside of your emotional sphere, and a loved one or someone close could feel neglected. If this involves a new interest or hobby, then consider if a loved one could be involved with it. You might be making an incorrect assumption about how interested they might be in it and could discover it’s something you can do together and enjoy immensely.
Capricorn Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
Something a loved one does or says publicly could touch a very sensitive nerve within you. Whether this happens in a group setting or relates to social media, you could wonder where their head is at with whatever it is they do. If you sense attention seeking plays a part in this, then you’ll know what to do to get to the bottom of why they feel it’s necessary.
Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
An issue surrounding dependency could make itself known in your emotional world or within a love partnership. Who’s reliant on who or giving more than their fair share of effort could be a discussion point now or shortly. As much as someone close might want more from you, you might have a few points to raise with them about your expectations. This can be a civil and amicable discussion with a delightful result if sincerity and openness underpin it.
Sagittarius Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
If you’re aware of something you need to learn or make better sense of within your emotional world, then be receptive to any love life learning curve. The sky speaks of a need for enlightenment or something mind-broadening with affairs of the heart. There could be something fun and potentially sexy about embarking upon a learning adventure of some kind so embrace the chance to do so!
Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
A sense of restlessness could grow strong due to current influences, and it could be apparent a loved one or potential lover doesn’t share your energy or enthusiasm in some way. As keen as you are for them to match both, you could push them in a way that’s too demanding or overbearing. If you’re the one with pent-up energy, then that might need to be curtailed before you, and a loved one can proceed together with an idea or plan.
Scorpio Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
Calling ‘time out’ with a romantic or love life matter might be needed to reduce the intensity of what’s occurring. You could be clear and focused on what you want to happen but does a loved one or potential partner feel the same? Your view of the future could differ from theirs, or perhaps you have a different idea about how something should progress between you. Either way, stepping back and taking stock of a love life scenario has more than one benefit now.
Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
A love life development could cause you to feel as if you’re ‘put on the spot’ or encouraged to make a quick decision with pressure coming from a certain person. However, you’re right to see an arrangement as organic and something that should be allowed to progress with time, not because someone wants instant progress. You might need to help your sweetheart to see the bigger picture you see.
Libra Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
Trust that if something feels right and offers a boost to your confidence or reassurance in some way, then it doesn’t need constant attention. You might be misinterpreting a positive change in your emotional world or a love partnership as something to feel uncertain about. With a bit more faith and willingness, something can move up a gear or two very quickly between you and a certain person. But it’s important to trust that you can dictate the pace in a way that suits you.
Libra tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
An issue surrounding control could arise regarding how a love partnership should move forward or ways in which you’re expected to meet someone’s expectations or demands. It could be you who’s seen as controlling and this could become unintentionally aggressive where stating what you want and expect from someone close is concerned. Try to be honest about why you might feel defensive or that someone close doesn’t understand what you need. Progress relies on tension being removed, not heightened.
Virgo Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
A romantic situation or arrangement appears to be ticking along in a lovely way and predictably, so you needn’t fear it will change suddenly. You might sense that something feels more balanced and you know where you stand with a love life matter in ways you didn’t not long ago. If anything is to change, then it will probably be the result of you wanting it to change. However, this is a time when you can allow yourself to be carried by love life developments rather than steer them.
Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
You might believe signs or signals you’re interpreting in your emotional world offer reasons to be concerned. However, until you have facts available, you’re making assumptions, and not all of these will be accurate. A loved one might not be as open or communicative as you wish they were but that needn’t be a cause for concern, either. If you relax and let some facts find their way to you, then you’ll likely discover how much less you have to worry about!
Leo Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
A growing sense of pride could be felt in your emotional world or between you and a special person. If you’ve earned a well-deserved pat on the back, then you can be certain the object of your affections will be keen to offer it. If they’ve done something praiseworthy, then some congratulatory and appreciative words could mean more to them than you realize.
Leo tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
Your actions could send one message to a loved one, but your words could send something different. It’s also possible you could struggle to match what you think and feel with the words that emerge from your mouth. Fortunately, even if your vibe confuses someone close, there’s something undeniably honest about what you’re trying to convey. As long as sincerity underpins your message, you can be certain any confusion will be short-lived.
Cancer Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
If your instincts tell you something’s simmering beneath the surface in your emotional world or a love partnership, then continue to be an observer rather than try to force anything into the open. Instigating full-on conversations could cause them to go off on tangents. You’re right to detect there’s more than meets the eye with affairs of the heart now, but patience will be needed for whatever is concealed to emerge.
Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
Intense feelings could cause mixed messages to be conveyed to a loved one or potential partner. You could see more than one issue as serious when you’d be better off seeing the humor in them or, better still, leaving them alone. Intense feelings could lead to jealousy as well, so try to keep a realistic perspective on what’s little more than an assumption. A loved one will probably be more receptive to discussing any matter if they don’t feel they must walk on eggshells to do so.
Gemini Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
You might be sending out confusing or mixed messages to the object of your affections but could also be the recipient of both from them, which doesn’t help matters. Confusion could be the catalyst for open and honest communication. If what’s said or conveyed currently creates obstacles, then a shared, focused effort to keep dialogue simple and straightforward will play a wonderful and integral part in strengthening a connection.
Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
You might need to summon some discrimination where raising certain topics with a loved one are concerned. The tiniest matter could be easily blown out of proportion. Before you know it, you and a loved one are dealing with a mountain that needn’t have been made from a molehill. Try not to react too sensitively. You can easily keep things calm and manageable by trusting your intuition to guide you with any discussions or exchanges had now.
Taurus Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
The coming month could encourage you to focus on what or who is – and isn’t – a priority in your emotional world, and it all starts here. Whatever or whoever is little more than a distraction or obstacle to your emotional contentment needn’t be a problem or obstacle any longer. The cosmos is helping you to focus only on what or who is worthy of your heart and efforts. You’ve got experience to draw upon that can make this so much easier, too.
Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
Sensitivity needs to be applied in every way possible where one special connection is concerned. Communication is a good place to start as speaking without thinking could create unnecessary ripples. What you don’t believe will touch a sensitive nerve with a loved one or potential partner could be the source of tension or confrontation now. Try to bear that in mind with any touchy topics that get discussed.
Aries Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
You could soon feel more accepting of a relationship matter that touched a sensitive nerve with you recently. This might be helped by the fact that a loved one seems to have adjusted their attitude to become accepting of it, too. Being willing to see a love life matter in a new and more open perspective can make it more appealing than draining.
Aries tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
Passions could run high but could also be the cause of hasty – or possibly careless – action on your part. It’s also possible one sudden tense scenario could flare up for no apparent reason. However, this could be helpful in getting an issue off your chest or clearing the air with a loved one. If sparks must fly, then try to ensure they’re of the pleasant kind!
Aquarius Daily Love Horoscope
Monday 1st of October 2018
If your attention is diverted from your love life or you’re unable to fulfill an obligation made to a loved one, then you’d be wise to nip any problems in the bud before they become bigger. Life might be getting in the way of your romantic focus, but if you explain how and why your attention or efforts are pulled in other directions briefly, then nothing needs to become a major issue. You know you’re doing your best and a loved one or potential partner might need to be reminded of that.
Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:
Tuesday 2nd of October 2018
If you’re a single Aquarian, then you could be pleasantly surprised at what you discover about someone you have your eye on or want to be closer with. What comes to light could alter your opinion of where you stand with them but in a way that’s likely to encourage you to find out more. To do this, ask them questions directly. Trying to find out more from other people or sources won’t be appreciated by you-know-who.
Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
October’s a month for thinking, studying, and balancing. We can get closer to ourselves, and others, if we choose.
Much of October’s astrology says what goes around, comes around. What was seeded earlier, sometimes years earlier, can be harvested. Or not – maybe your 2018 harvest isn’t what you expected? Or maybe something is hiding in plain sight, waiting for you to notice? Either way, we’re in a new season now, and pausing now and then for thought, and intuitive guidance, is in tune with October’s smoky Libra-Scorpio weather.
So here are two thoughts I like for October:
“It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.” — Stephen Hawking
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” — Lao Tzu
Image: ‘Karin Iaser’ by Carl Larsson (1853-1919) via Pinterest
Monday, 1st October:
Pluto turns direct in Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Pluto’s role in astrology is to destroy or demolish, and then transform and rebuild. This intense little planet usually works very slowly, with tremendous focus hidden away in the underworld – Pluto’s mythic home beneath the surface. What emerges may seem shocking or unexpected, yet it always has deep roots if you look closer.
Currently, in earthy Capricorn, Pluto is more concerned than ever with what lies beneath our feet, our consciousness, and our post-truth, alternative facts, fake news world. Pluto will soon be working alongside Saturn in Capricorn.
Saturn is another slow but relentless influence. Saturn and Pluto’s shared message is one of taking responsibility for past actions, of restraint, and a whole world of secrets and hidden things being reassessed or transformed. Some of this will concern our global financial systems. Some of it, here in Capricorn, will concern government, mining, waste disposal, and the earth’s mineral resources, amongst other things.
In our own lives, this planetary pair highlight our life direction, and prompt serious reassessments and down-to-earth decisions, budgets, and working hard towards a goal, or our own sense of security in the world. Not glamorous, you’ll no doubt agree, but what’s achieved – eventually – has lasting value and strong foundations. It’s just that the rocky road ahead can be tough. We’ll be needing some sturdy hiking boots.
Friday, 5th October:
Back Story: Venus Retrograde – 5th October – 16th November 2018
Magnetic Venus turns retrograde today. As she seems to retrace her steps, as seen from Earth, she’s drawing closer to us – and as I mentioned in September’s Cosmic Weather, will be a bright and beautiful ‘star’ in our evening skies this autumn.
Venus is retrograde in Scorpio this month, emphasising Scorpio’s themes of sex, endings, money, and mysterious secrets. Much will be brewing behind the scenes, and it may not be possible to make final judgements or decisions just yet – or to be clear about romantic, financial, or social situations we’re experiencing.
Seven things to look out for when Venus is retrograde :
*encounters with long-lost friends and lovers – is there unfinished business? Have you ‘bumped into’ someone for a reason?
*searching your heart, memory, and imagination for a deeper perspective on love and friendship
*hunting for antique and vintage bargains – Venus loves jewellery, art, and fashion. And with Scorpio’s connections with what lies beneath, metal detectorists could unearth a little buried treasure.
*mulling over your finances and financial plans and aspirations – have you overlooked something?
*searching for lost items of jewellery, art, or vintage treasures – sometimes precious things turn up in the strangest or most unlikely places
*studying the history of love, sex, art or women
*increasing awareness of karmic connections, soul mates, and karmic debts or obligations involving love, legacies, and/or money
Venus in Scorpio is an ace female detective or paranormal investigator – she’s always going to want to dig and delve. This phase can bring cold cases to our attention, or highlight stories (real or fictional) involving female investigators or crimes involving women as victims or perpetrators.
Relationships, sex, and partnerships or alliances of many kinds are highlighted between now and New Year 2019. Surprises and secret revelations are in store.
Watch for the days between 1st – 11th October when Venus lounges around at 10 degrees of Scorpio, while her mythic lover, Mars, in Aquarius, draws ever closer until they ignite, clash, and create a little romantic mayhem on 11th October beneath a Scorpio Moon.
Things could get pretty lively later too, for Venus opposes disruptive Uranus at the end of October, and during November. Sudden financial highs and lows, unusual and unconventional relationships forming or breaking up, or even stories about sex robots would all represent this Venus and Uranus dance. With both planets retrograde, stories from the past – particularly about sex, money, and maybe even death – are likely to surface now.
What comes up this month may not be resolved or clarified until December, when Venus moves forward again in Scorpio.
Venus returns to Libra at Halloween, travelling back through the sign of partnerships until 16th November, turning direct, and returning to Scorpio on 2nd December.
Venus finally leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius on 7th January, 2019.
Image: Vintage monochrome photo, unknown photographer, via Pinterest
Tuesday 9th October:
Balanced Diet: New Moon at 15 degrees Libra
A serious, hungry, and dynamic new Moon rises in Libra. There’s a fateful flavour in the air as two ancient adversaries, Ceres and Pluto, face off. Each has something the other desires, each likes to tell us we will reap what we’ve sown.
So will the fair-minded Libran Moon be able to negotiate for reason and balance? Tricky. Sow seeds of love and harmony when and where you can. Adjustments between rational thinking and idealism are all around us.
This new Moon could herald yet more news this month from the USA about its government, corporations, structures, and leadership. The Moon and her aspects will energise stern Saturn at 14 degrees of legal Libra in the USA’s 4th July founding horoscope, while winking at its Sun (13 Cancer) too. The Sun represents the president himself, and other prominent political and business leaders.
Dreamy Neptune promises those now-familiar clouds of scandal, ‘fake news’, and delusions along the way during the months ahead. Things get rockier in the USA as we near December and January, with some serious pressure from prudent Saturn in Capricorn, Mars in aggressive Aries, and the approaching Capricorn eclipse in January, signalling the need for justice to be served, while tradition, history, and trading partners are respected. Saturn likes to call in debts, including karmic ones. We’ll see.
This is the first of six new Moons at 15 degrees of their sign. The solar eclipse and new Moon of 6th January, 2019, is at 15 Capricorn. The series ends with the new Moon in April. Do you have anything at around 15 degrees in your own horoscope? If you do, it’s worth checking that out. It’s a sensitive area with a message for you from the planets this autumn, and on into the new year.
There’s more in the Moon Diary.
The new Libran Moon is conjunct Ceres, quincunx Neptune in Pisces, and square Pluto in Capricorn.
Image: Aristocratic Turkish woman drinking coffee, anonymous artist, 17th century via peramuzesi.org
Wednesday 10th October:
Watching the Detectives: Mercury enters Scorpio
Mercury in Scorpio digs deep. It favours detection, research, secrets and intensity. It can be as relentless in its pursuit of answers as fiction’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
These next few days bring news of curious journeys, disruptive opinions or information, and remarkably thought-provoking encounters. They highlight important meetings and discussions. But things could be volatile, and groups of people are in the mood to disagree, protest, or dig their heels in.
It’s buzzy and bumpy because Mercury opposes electric Uranus in Taurus, and squares up to the Moon’s nodes in Leo.
It will be hard to get people to see others’ points of view this week, so patience is required. This theme repeats again beneath a potent full Moon in Taurus on 24th October. Groups of people in every setting will need to make an effort to get along with one another.
Further disruptions to discussions, transport, information and understanding are likely between 18th – 20th October when Mercury argues with warrior Mars in Aquarius, yet works well with inspirational Neptune in Pisces. These can be confusing days, with some potential for inspiration, but take it easy – and be very cautious about what you post online. Mercury in Scorpio knows that revenge is a dish best served cold.
Image: Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson by Sidney Paget (1860-1908), Strand Magazine, via Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday 23rd October:
Uranus is at its closest approach to Earth today, making its eccentric blue presence visible through powerful telescopes.
Uranus in astrology has a sparky quality – it represents mental, physical, and emotional electricity, and disruptive or erratic characteristics and events. It’s said to signify eccentric, revolutionary and innovative impulses.
Tomorrow’s full Moon aligns with this weird genius, highlighting all things unconventional, whimsical, and unpredictable. One way or another, there may be dramatic scenes of thunder and lightning.
In astronomy, Uranus is also a maverick. This huge planet orbits the Sun on its side – a truly eccentric position, and a unique one as far as we know. The astrology and astronomy agree – Uranus is a one-off oddball. Expect the unexpected.
Wednesday 24th October:
Full Moon in Taurus, the Bull
Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
– Traditional nursery rhyme.
The cow will indeed be jumping over this lively full Moon in Taurus. And we’ll likely have our fill of raging bulls, sacred cows, and bulls crashing about in china shops too.
Its astrological flavour is stubborn, fixed, and likely involves money, money, money. Yet the inner desire for change is urgent. So there’s bound to be tension since not everybody can agree on the kind of change they want or need.
The full Moon at 1 degree Taurus is conjunct Uranus in Taurus, opposite Sun and Venus in Scorpio. The Moon’s nodes in Leo and Aquarius form a fixed grand cross. It’s powerful, and hints at beginnings arising from endings or deadlocked scenarios.
This Moon aligns with feminine, artistic, receptive fixed star Mirach, in the constellation Andromeda, the constellation of the mythic princess-in-distress (yet her name means ‘ruler of men’). Mirach may serve to soften or channel some of the stubborn energy we’ll feel around us now. Creativity and kindness will help.
Currently, we’re sailing upon astrological oceans of emotion with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces.
There’s more in the Moon Diary.
Image: ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ by W. W. Denslow (1902) via Project Gutenberg/Wikimedia Commons
Wednesday 31st October:
Today two planets change signs, favouring a sociable atmosphere in one cosy corner of November.
As Mercury enters freewheeling Sagittarius and Venus retrograde returns to late Libra perspectives begin to shift. There’s more humour, and loving Venus is strong in her own home sign, the sign of all our partnerships – romantic, professional, and longstanding friendships. There could be some romantic surprises, or even unexpected proposals and reunions coming up soon.
Welcome to the House of the Spirits and the Realms of Ritual and Magic!
Traditionally, Halloween is a feast of the dead. It’s also a time for divination, especially about love, and a time when we can enjoy stepping outside the boundaries of everyday reality and conventional dress codes. Its liberating to wear a disguise – and dressing in creative costumes, or guising, has long been part of Halloween, and many other ancient rites and rituals.
Supernatural forces are introducing themselves – in ancient times, the whole dark winter season was infested with unsettling tales of ghosts and otherworldly creatures. Tales of mysterious beings were told around the winter fires, flickering candles were placed in the window to guide ancestral spirits home.
Of course, spectres and spirits are always around, often in broad daylight for those with the ability to see them. And with Neptune in psychic Pisces, don’t you think it’s time we paid a little more attention and gave the unseen the respect it deserves all year round? A puppy isn’t just for Christmas, and ghosts aren’t just for Halloween you know!
So, to get you in the mood, this spooky Radio 4 Extra show might be a deliciously haunting experience:
Or for more curated creepiness than you ever thought possible:
Wishing you a magical Halloween and a supernatural Samhain!
Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
You can, if you like, make the most of interesting opportunities or introductions early in October. Particularly ones that you might have missed earlier this year. So why not say yes to invitations? Whether you fancy livening up your social life, or want to talk to someone who could help with your aims and ambitions, you can make some positive new connections now. These develop as the weeks pass, no need to push anything, just keep an open mind. Yes, it’s a bit of a cliché, but Mars in Aquarius suggests that joining sporty or creative groups and classes can also generate new friendships this autumn. Your romantic commitments may need some tender loving care though – you’ll see why around the time of the Libran new Moon on 9th October. Venus and Mars are sending off sparks then. So resolve to make love, not war, and keep a gimlet eye on your spending too.
October loops back to May, bringing back possibilities that stalled over the summer. Interesting. Yet meanwhile you may have taken on other projects, or even changed your mind about where you’re heading, and why. The main thing is not to dig yourself into a hole – so do resist becoming a very stubborn Taurus. As lovely Venus, your ruler, reverses in Scorpio between October 5th – 31st you’ll gain fresh perspectives if you allow yourself time to think. And do make space for some serious conversations with those who matter to you about what they want, or need. Past lovers, half-forgotten creative projects, curious stories and karma are all poised to give you pause for thought. Your own full Moon in Taurus on 24th October adds to the pivotal feeling, and may bring surprises that change your plans. What appears to be stuck now will soon begin to move forward. So just keep clearing the path, and cultivate your famous patience.
A dynamic new Moon in airy Libra on 9th October shines on your creativity, and wellbeing. October is about finding a workable balance between expressing yourself in love, creativity, or with your children – and taking care of yourself, and your finances. Others have much to tell you, and much to say. So listen carefully, but don’t feel you must make decisions – particularly about love or cash – until you see what’s revealed around the time of a full Moon in Taurus on 24th October. This builds on what you sensed earlier in October, and helps you see the bigger picture. Jupiter enters your opposite sign, Sagittarius, in early November, opening a year of renewed ideals and fortunate partnerships in love, friendship, or career. You’ll discover new ways to love, earn money, and express what really matters to you most in 2019. Pace yourself now, and you’ll be ready to take off when the time is right.
Lots of Scorpio energy revitalises your house of creativity, romance, children and risk taking this October. So don’t let your sense of duty override your need to express yourself – at least not all the time. A retrograde Venus in Scorpio often brings back the past in some way, from old flames to unfinished novels. Do you have important unfinished business in your life? Do you think it could be holding you back in some way? Here’s a chance to confront it, or to make a decision you’ve been putting off for a long time. Venus boosts your magnetism and confidence, making this a helpful phase for taking creative risks. Some of you could even explore getting back together with a long-lost romantic partner. While there could be concerns about ongoing situations at home, or with family members, these, too, should shift by the end of 2018. Meanwhile, why not nourish your silvery sea-water spirit, and let a little Venus into your world?
You’re a fixed sign, which means its your cosmic mission to consolidate things. It’s embedded deep in your nature. October brings plenty of compatible, yet challenging, energy, with a big cauldron swishing full of bubbling Scorpio sorcery. Your home, ancestry, and past choices can be a source of inspiration and soul food. So you could explore family history, do some decorating, or rediscover past interests and passions that reward you in the here and now. Mars in Aquarius till mid-November highlights your relationships and long standing alliances, so expect some discussions and negotiations with those close to you – and try to be as flexible as possible. New ways forward will emerge, but you could be tempted to wash your hands of something, or someone, and then regret it. An exciting full Moon on 24th October shakes everything up, and temporarily seems to demand that everyone take sides. Again, what’s nailed down now is likely to shift again by January, so resist drama and proceed with elegant caution.
If you want to write, use social media, or get your ideas across to others, October is a helpful month. Your wit and style attracts positive attention, friendship, and interesting connections. Just keep your feet on the ground, and resist the temptation to whirl about in a flurry of activity – your power lies in reaching out, and keeping focused, particularly if you’re concerned about financial partnerships or commitments. Current partnerships in love, or at work, may be much on your mind and can distract, infuriate, or bamboozle you from time to time. Sorting out how to proceed could seem bewildering, but in the days around a lively full Moon on the 24th you’ll see things more clearly, and may even experience one of those fantastic flashes of intuition that illuminates everything and frees your mind. Rewarding, loving conversations then will warm your heart, and make you smile.
October begins by focusing on you, your home, and your family. And when it comes to making decisions about home, family, or work-life balance you’ll need all your silky skills to avoid tense or stressful situations. Some of these arose around the time of the Aries full Moon in September, others spring from your desire for change. By the time of your own high-energy new Moon, on 9th October, you’ll be able to see more clearly what you actually need, rather than what you think you want. Meanwhile, your magnetic ruler, Venus, offers some money luck or a rediscovery of passions, skills and talents you’ve neglected. A casual conversation, or encounter with an old flame, reminds you that treasures lie in your very own archives. Venus waits until Halloween to return to Libra, but holds out the promise of some lively, inspiring November moments. You won’t always be treading on eggshells. Why not plan ahead?
You can certainly make progress this October, and have all the energy you need to push forward with your plans. Mars has been in Aquarius on and off since May, so you’re probably looking at long-range plans. Try not to trip yourself up though. Your magnetic personality will be radiating mysterious allure all month long, so no need to overdo the self-promotion. You risk making someone feel as if they don’t matter, when of course they do. If anything’s been festering in your professional or personal partnerships its likely to come to a head around the electrifying full Moon in Taurus on 24th October. By then, your intuition will be strong and supple – so you’ll be able to understand, and smooth over any disagreements or upsets. By the time the Sun enters Scorpio on 23rd there will be four planets in Scorpio, boosting your natural talents and abilities no end. Good news around the 28th should give you a lift, just in time for a very happy Halloween.
Certain things lie hidden just out of reach. You can almost touch them. But charging around firing your arrows into the air is not the way to discover what you’re searching for. Conversations and news you receive around the time of the new Moon on 9th October should pique your curiosity, while a fat slice of Scorpio energies livens up your subconscious mind. Jupiter, your ruler, is heading for Sagittarius in early November – for now, it is acting as an angel on your shoulder, hidden in Scorpio but expanding your intuition. All you have to do is make space for that knowledge to surface. Venus in Scorpio all month highlights financial affairs – hidden or out-of-reach money may concern you now. Clandestine love, or a secret crush is also possible for some of you – tread carefully or things won’t remain confidential for long. October can be a sociable month, but do also use these weeks to review the past year. New plans can be hatched in November, your year of living expansively awaits.
You sometimes reach a peak in October, for the Sun is in Libra right at the top of your solar horoscope. Around the time of a highly-charged new Moon in Libra, on 9th October, you’ll have an opportunity to see how things are working out for you – and what’s changed (or not) since July. Connections with others can be so helpful, inspiring or lucky this month – and some of you will find yourselves pondering a change of direction or new interest as a result. Your current attitude towards earnings and money in general is feisty, or sometimes uncharacteristically over-optimistic, thanks to Mars in Aquarius – but some genuine good fortune crops up this month too. Be wary of schemes suggested by friends or lovers though, mixing up attraction, love, and money is not in your best interests. You still have the positive encouragement of Saturn and Uranus, urging you to combine old and new, innovative and traditional in exciting ways. Make the most of this, and your October can be a magical one.
Mars in Aquarius continues to boost your energy and determination until mid November. And the first two weeks of October bring extra oomph as Mars and Venus dance together, offering all manner of possibilities for your hopes, wishes, and life direction. Pay attention to conversations, offers, and encounters during this phase – women could prove to be especially helpful or inspiring now. Keep an open mind, and consider the message of your two ruling planets – Saturn and Uranus. Their current connection represents a fruitful blend of your own innate characteristics – yes, you can be stubborn and obstinate, but you’re also full of amazing ideas, inventive quirks, and original thinking. Things don’t have to be solved in conventional ways, so if you’ve got any unusual or deeply individual ideas – now’s the time to take those a step further. 24th October’s full Moon shows you what can be left behind now, or transformed with the help of others.
Many of you are in the mood for a little break, or searching for inspiration and friendship. Short trips and days out can be the perfect solution. And if you’re a communicator then you’ll find plenty to photograph or write about on your travels. You might even meet a possible maybe or a hot date, but there’s no need to push this – you’re approaching a long phase of romantic opportunities in late 2018 and on into 2019, so relax. Finances usually concern you at this time of year, so if there’s any rethinking or reorganising to be done the Libran new Moon on 9th October urges you to confront money issues and be practical – or prepared to compromise in some way. There may be some financial discussions involving others – your best bet is to listen, and hold off on making sudden moves. Changes outside your control are brewing, and these shake-ups should turn out in your favour during November.
Claire Petulengro, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
This month offers you the chance to grow in several areas of your life. I know you have felt as if you were going backwards, but from the 8th onwards you realise that all you were doing was reversing out of a dead end. A new attraction after the 20th makes you question everything you thought you knew. Go with your gut instinct my friend, I am sure it will not let you down. Time spent going over paperwork as you enter October can help you end the month with money to spare. Make time for Geminis, there is much you can do to enhance their world. Ring now to turn the impossible into the possible.
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Try not to take offence at what others say this month. Mercury is ensuring that many of the signs talk for the sake of it and you could be in danger of causing a storm in a teacup. Being nice to all new faces you meet can help make up for the black mark which was left on your reputation by Septembers events. The new moon on the 9th of October in Libra, gives you the game plan you could not find over the last three months and you start to feel more in control of the journey your life is taking. Ring now to hear why it’s worth saying yes to gatherings you were going to turn down for midmonth.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
I can see from your stars that you have been looking at life as if the glass was half empty. Why not agree to disagree with those who you know will never see eye to eye with you. All you want can be yours, if only you’d be more willing to wear your heart on your sleeve. Places you visit after the 12th help join the past and present together. Don’t rule out making time for yourself Gemini. Pluto tells me that for a while you really did lose sense of who you were, but all of that is set to change with the new and very exiting path your life will soon be on. Ring now to hear how and why a touch of fame beckons.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Try not to judge new faces too quickly please. You of all signs should know what it’s like to have your past speak on your behalf when the present is what matters. I see that you’re willing to work hard again after that somewhat lazy spell you have recently been through. Don’t make your mind up about career offers until you have seen what price change others are willing to negotiate. Those of you whose addictive nature has been getting the better of them can relish the fact that this is the ideal month to give up bad habits and to start on better paths. Ring now to hear who’s not to be trusted in business.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
I can see that you are attracting the attention of some really important people who all want to help you to turn your dreams into a reality. A close one who you have not been getting along with is finally willing to offer to meet you half way. Aspects suggest you can get them to meet you on your terms, if you use the charm which Jupiter is offering you from the 9th onwards. Careful what you agree to sign. This is one month where it really is worth reading all the fine print, even if it casts you as precious or over sensitive. Ring now to hear why I know this is the month for successful solo projects.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
Why are you making a problem with a close one worse that it already was, just when they were willing to offer to help you and back you up. Be careful what you promise family members between the 2nd and 11th, as these are the dates when others will be taking all you say as gospel. The need to see someone you clearly miss could see you making a journey you cannot really afford. Try not to tell too many people of your plans. You don’t want word to get back to those you have told white lies to, do you? Ring now to hear why it’s imperative you make all new faces feel at ease in the days and weeks ahead.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
Don’t compare yourself with others this month. You’ll only kick yourself later if you do. You see Libra, your sign was born to shine as the very individual character you are. Trying to fit in with the crowd will only leave you disappointed and downhearted. Knowing how much you can afford to invest into securing your future is the key to you enjoying this month, rather than stressing your way through it. Did you know you can afford to ask for more in love though? Well you can and you should. Ring now to hear how Uranus gives you the ideas you need to get others to invest in you emotionally and financially.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
There was a really immature feel to your chart last month, but this October you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and work out what needs to be done to be the best version of yourself. Your ruling planet Mars can make it possible for you to come full circle with a family problem which others swore they would not budge on. You realise you have (and actually always did have) the gift of the gab. Trips you plan to take away this month and next help you to feel like the more relaxed version of yourself that you prefer. Ring now to make this month the turning point I know you have been waiting for.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
You are trying to think what the next best step would be for you to make but you just can’t seem to make your mind up. Stop and think for a moment my archer friend. Could this be because you have not yet found the right choice that sits perfectly with your heart and conscience? I think so. Trips you make to see people from your past help you to feel at ease with choices which upset you this time last year. Try to be nice to older faces who are close to you, as the stars tell me that they have taken all that has happened harder than you thought. Ring now so we can make this month your best yet.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Don’t let the other signs of the zodiac talk you into things you don’t want to do. You may be trying to please those you love, but there is also a line you can cross where you end up looking and feeling the fool. You are better than that and stronger than that, so don’t pretend otherwise. Conversations you have with an ex can help you to find the closure which made last year such a difficult one to get through. You’re older and wiser now and what happened to you before can’t ever happen to you again. Ring now to hear how you can turn that difficult relationship around to make this month the harmonious one you crave.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
Try not to spend money you don’t have, or you will only leave yourself feeling frustrated and angry. Surely it is better for a sign such as yourself to be able to enjoy what’s ahead with a clear mind, after all you spend so much of your time planning that you are certain to have paid attention to detail. It really is the emotional element of your chart which is the most sensitive over the coming weeks, so take steps to ensure that you don’t mix with those you know bring you down. Friends make your life a better place to be from the 12th when they take actions which are beyond the call of duty. Call now so I can explain.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Your element of water is making it hard for you not to blur the past with the present but trust me when I say that things could not be more different if you tried. I believe that it is only the surface element which is bringing such emotions to the fore, if you did a little deeper you would see that there are actually no similarities that matter after all. Time you make for yourself is time well spent. After all, if you don’t think you’re worth spoiling, then why should the other signs in the zodiac? Ring now to hear how the written word is the key to you getting the most out of what this month has to offer to your career.
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