This will be a positive week, and people will be cooperative. “Work hard, party hard!” will be a timely theme because, October is the month to hustle. Who knows what awaits us once Mars goes retrograde at the end of the month? (And stays retrograde until Jan. 12th!) Unconsciously, we are attached to the aggressive force of Mars, which creates drive, ambitious energy and sexual desire. Mars wants victory and conquest. However, every two years, Mars goes retrograde for 12 weeks, which makes well-intended plans fizzle right before our eyes. Plus, plans we initiate when Mars is retrograde, tend to be dubious. “Dubious?” “Yes, dubious.” “Do you mean dubitable or moot?” “Don’t quibble, Sibyl.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This week is about conversations and cooperation, which you will handle with grace, charm and patience. This is because the Sun, Mercury and fair Venus are all opposite your sign, which draws your attention to partners, close friends and members of the public. It’s time to interact. And part of this interaction involves your ability to listen to what others have to say. Fortunately, Venus will grease the wheels of all your conversations, personal intimate and “everyday casual”. You might even find ways to make peace with your enemies and resolve legal confrontations. Even though Venus and Mercury will soften your conversations, with your ruler fiery Mars in your House of Communications, you’ll mean business! Go gently.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This is a positive week, and you find it easy to work. Mars is in your Money House for the rest of the year, which heightens your desire to work and earn money. (Actually, it makes your ego identify with what you own. If you own a lot, you feel that you are “worth” more as a person.) But of course, you are not your bank account. Nevertheless, this is why you have a driving energy this month to boost your earnings. Meanwhile, the Sun, Mercury and Venus are in your House of Employment, urging you to work hard for a sense of satisfaction and personal reward. You want to accomplish as much as possible and you want to do it with style. Fortunately, people are cooperating! A happy week!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a happy, playful week! With Mars in your sign, you have high energy. You will enjoy physical activities, athletics and competitive interactions with others because you’re pumped! Meanwhile, three planets are in the part of your chart that encourages exploring your creative potential. You want to have fun. Therefore, get out and socialize! Take a vacation. Enjoy the arts, the entertainment world. Meet a friend for lunch. Drop in for Happy Hour and catch up on the latest. Sports events and fun activities with children will appeal. See a movie, a musical performance, or enjoy the theatre. Hikes, picnics and barbecues will appeal if weather cooperates. You want fun times!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Your primary focus right now is on home and family. Some of you are more involved with a parent or an older family member. Family discussions are taking place, while personally, you’re rolling up your sleeves and taking part in home repairs and DIY projects. In particular, because you want to make your home more attractive, you are interested in redecorating projects and renovations. Some of you are also involved in real-estate speculation or a residential move. Whatever is happening, you want to do this right because at heart, you are a nester. Your home is your refuge. It’s where you retreat to in order to rejuvenate and find the strength to deal with the world “out there.”
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This continues to be a busy, fast-paced time! Many of you are writing and reading more than usual. You’re talking to siblings, relatives and daily contacts because you have something to say. This is an excellent time to learn anything new by taking a course or attending school. Don’t settle down and relax. That’s not what’s happening. Enjoy your busy pace and get involved! Grab every chance to have fun and socialize because you need to interact with others. Enjoy the beauty of your everyday surroundings and appreciate your good fortune. Short trips will delight. Take a quick trip to the country or through a park because your appreciation of beauty is heightened.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Report card time: How well are you handling what you own? Do your possessions make your life easier or are they a drag? Ideally, they should work for you. If you’re proud of what you own, why not entertain others to share your good fortune? Now is the time to establish greater control of your life through your wealth and your values. This is why you’re spending money and constantly checking your finances. Venus of course, wants you to buy beautiful things – lovely clothes, jewelry and art objects. Fortunately, Venus also attracts money to you. Work hard to earn money: take care of what you own. Do this while your ambition is strong.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You shine this week because the Sun, Mercury and your ruler, fair Venus are all in Libra. This means you’ll run the meeting with tact and charm. You have a strong need to express yourself, and Mercury and Venus will help you do this. Mercury makes your mind busy and active (jumping rapidly from topic to topic). Nevertheless, you won’t miss a thing! Venus encourages good times with others, and attracts social situations to you. (This is an excellent week to buy wardrobe treasures.) Meanwhile, your ability to influence others is marvelous because Mars makes your ideas about politics, religion and all things philosophical dazzle! It also makes you want to travel and explore!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You are the only sign that has the Sun, Mercury and Venus “hiding” in your chart right now. This means you can’t fully tap in to your strength. (In fact, you don’t really care.) Instead, you want to pull back and mull things over. You want to avoid downtown rush-hour. You want peace and quiet, and a chance to enjoy harmony in your own private way. This is fine. It’s important to recognize that this is a priority for you. Indulge your need for rest, quiet, contemplation and privacy. Go gently if you’re involved in disputes about shared property, money, bills or jointly-held possessions. Your theme song this week is, “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Friendships and interactions with groups and organizations are important to you this week. In fact, you will have a chance to examine the role they play in your life. Maybe you’re attending something or being part of a group out of habit, or a sense of duty, but your heart is not really in it? Think about this. Maybe these are not your people? Having said that, this is an excellent week for team effort. Younger people as well as creative, artistic people might be in your life right now. They might even cause you to rethink some future goals? You love thinking about the future – and why not? That’s where you will spend the rest of your life!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun is at the top of your chart, making you look good to others, especially bosses, parents, teachers and the police. (This happens whether you do something special or not. It’s magic.) Obviously, this will draw attention to anything that done in a slipshod matter. (Yikes! Yes, the limelight is a double-edged sword.) Note; Do not pretend to be something you are not, because the truth will eventually come out. Nevertheless, this is an excellent time to talk to parents and bosses about what you want because circumstances favour you. Very likely, someone wants your advice about redecorating or layout, or how to make something look better. Meanwhile, you might be flirting with your boss. Woot!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This is a fabulous time for you to learn either through study, courses, schoolwork or travel. Basically, do whatever you can to expand your world and broaden your horizons. Conversations with people from other backgrounds will intrigue you. You might fall in love with someone who is “different” because you will be attracted to people who are unusual or foreign. This is a playful time for you, especially with sports and athletic activities. You’re very enthusiastic now and not afraid to put your own interests first. The only fly in the ointment is you might have conflicts with your kids. Oh well, that goes with the territory. Enjoy your freedom!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
It’s a strange time for you. Everything to do with home and your private life are at odds and confusing. Residential moves, home repairs, renovations and visiting guests are just some reasons that you feel out of control at home. It’s overwhelming! Cope as best you can, and don’t be a harsh judge of yourself if you feel you’re not in control of your scene. This challenge will last until the spring of next year. (Pick yourself up off the floor.) Meanwhile, this week, you are focused on shared property, shared responsibilities, debt, insurance issues and inheritances. Fortunately, these issues will probably be settled in your favour. Not only that, romantic passion is very affectionate!