October 2011 Monthly Horoscope

October 2011 Monthly Horoscope

Aries

March 21 – April 20

The urge to merge is especially strong for you this month, with a lineup of planets moving through both your romance and relationship sectors.   This can be good thing, if you’re single. If you’re already taken though you’ll want to be careful, although you can still whet your appetite for seduction by spicing things up with your existing partner. Nothing gets you fired up and raring to go like an all-out challenge – whether it’s chasing after a new conquest or fanning the flames in old one. Either way, you can expect fireworks to erupt in your relationships. Around the 14th or 15th a competing desire bubbles to surface, and you swing from pursuing your heart’s desires to asserting your independence. Important keywords for you this month are discipline, compromise, collaboration and balance.

Moon in Aries:  Oct 10, 11 12

Taurus

April 21 – May 21

This month your attention shifts from work to romance almost overnight, starting around the 9th.  Things start to get interesting as Venus moves into your relationship sector at that time. This is usually a good thing, but because Venus is somewhat uncomfortable in Scorpio, and because it’s further compromised by aspects to other planets, things can go a little haywire. Tensions erupt around the 14th when a loved one forces a confrontation. You’ll need to ask yourself: how much of this is real and how much is projection? Your ability to own up to your shortcomings will determine your relationship’s chances for survival. It’s out with the old and in with the new for you beginning around the 23rd, so prepare to make decisions.  This month’s keywords are: insight, introspection, analysis and ownership.

Moon in Taurus: Oct 12, 13, 14, 15

Gemini

May 22 – June 21

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to bounce ideas off of others this month and to collaborate on money-making ventures.  You’re so popular now and have so many people rallying around you that it may be hard deciding who you want to align yourself with.  Your best bet is to hold off until later in the month when your ruler moves into your work sector and forms a favorable aspect with the Sun and Venus.  In the meantime watch your tendency to scatter your energies and to say “yes” to everyone who asks for your assistance.  If you’re not careful you’ll end up biting off more than you can chew – especially around the 18th.  As long as you strive to separate business from pleasure, success is almost guaranteed. Keywords for you are: discretion, restraint and prioritization.

Moon in Gemini: Oct 15, 16, 17

Cancer

June 22 – July 22

You start the month out a little more involved in your family members’ problems than you need be.  It’s hard for you to know when to butt out anyway, and this can be especially problematic as there is danger of interfering or becoming overly enmeshed. This is a good time for you to look at establishing better boundaries and at honoring those established by others. The Moon in your sign on the 18th marks the onset of a whole new lunar cycle for you, which can be perfect for turning over a new leaf. You can enlist the help of others or decide to “go it alone.”  Either way, see this as an important turning point for you in your quest for autonomy. Your family members will thank you.  Key words for you this month are:  Separation, individuation, maturity and self-sufficiency.

Moon in Cancer: Oct 17, 18. 19, 20

Leo

July 23 – August 23

You may surprise others with how opinionated and verbally aggressive you are this month. You’ve got a lot on your mind and a need to express it to others.  Some of your ideas are quite radical and may even shock or offend.  But for you this isn’t as important right now as it is just to get it off your chest.  Tact and diplomacy can go a long ways toward garnering support from others, so keep this in mind when you’re busy engaging them. Never one to back down from something that you passionately believe in, you’ll still want to align yourself with those who share your ideals. The 15th and 16th are likely to get heated but as long as you keep your wits about you your message will be heard. Important keywords for you this month are: passion, inspiration and influence.

Moon in Leo: Oct 20, 21, 22

Virgo

August 24 – September 22

It may feel like you’ve got the Midas Touch this month as just about everything you touch ends up turning to gold.  Starting as early as the 6th and 7th when you’re putting the finishing touches on a work-related project and leading all the way into the latter part of the month when you’re putting together in a written proposal, there is money to be made.  This is not the time to gamble or engage in speculative ventures but rather to focus on more conservative and “sure thing” endeavors. This is courtesy of a line-up of planets in your money houses and a favorable Mars aspect as well. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, but you can bet they will hatch thanks to these transits. Key words for you this month are:  profit, compensation and reward.

Moon in Virgo: Oct  22, 23, 24

Libra

September 23 – October 23

You’re apt to be torn between two lovers this month – or torn between love and something else (freedom? independence? self-sufficiency?) starting around the 11th or 12th.  The full moon in your sign can be shed a light on any flaws in your existing relationship, but it can also light the path away should you choose to take it.  As much as you crave the closeness and companionship that a solid relationship affords you, this month there will be rumblings of discontent and dissatisfaction that cannot be ignored. This doesn’t mean you have to throw the baby out with the bath water. Your relationship is absolutely salvageable; just not in its current state. It’s up to you to decide what stays and what has to go, so be sure to choose wisely.  Your keywords for October: change, sacrifice, transition, transformation.

Moon in Libra: October 24, 25, 66

Scorpio

October 24 – November 22

It would be an understatement to suggest that your love life is complicated right now.  With 5 planets moving through your 12th house and with Jupiter retrograde in your relationship house, and in hard aspect to Mars – no one could blame you for choosing to swear off relationships for the time being. That all changes around the 9th when Venus enters your sign and brings with it the potential for a softer and gentler relationship phase. While Venus is said to be ill-at-ease in Scorpio, for you it can be just what the doctor ordered.  It not only subdues some of the drama and intensity that has been plaguing your existing relationships, it can bring in a different type of partner – one who is better suited for you in this next chapter in your life. Important keywords for you this month: harmony, composure, metamorphosis.

Moon in Scorpio October 1, 26, 27, 28

Sagittarius

November 23 – December 21

It’s a good thing you’re not shy. This month will be notable for the sheer volume in social opportunities and engagements for you.  While it probably won’t be the best time for you to pursue a more serious, exclusive or committed type relationship, the doors are wide open for you to expand your social horizons. With your ruler retrograde now too, the likelihood of someone appearing from your past is also strong. Long distance and on-line (social network) relationships are also indicated as you’re going to be just as comfortable with casual and no-strings-attached interactions as you are with more serious ones.  Pay attention to the vibes you’re sending out though as the potential for some to read more into your intentions than is there is strong. Your October keywords are: socialization, interplay, expansion, social connections.

Moon in Sagittarius Oct  1, 2, 3, 28, 29, 30

Capricorn

December 22 – January 20

Your primary focus this month – as usual – is business.  With 5 planets moving through your career sector and two moving through your money sectors, you may wonder if there’s anything else.  You’re also likely to run into situations with others who aren’t pulling their weight.  It’ll be hard for anyone to match your level of determination anyway, so you may have to cut them some slack. Your overall picture involves taking care of your own business and monitoring your own success anyway. So it’s best not to devote too much time or energy on the accomplishments of others. The week of the 17th is significant so put your best foot forward, and be ready to reap the benefits of all your hard work. Key words for you this month: drive, ambition, reputation, success.

Moon in Capricorn: Oct 3, 4 and 5

Aquarius

January 21 – February 18

You may start the month feeling a little dejected after putting so much time and energy into a project that’s reaping minimal rewards.  With several planets moving through your 9th house it can feel like it’s time for a breakthrough, but you’re really still at the tail end of an important preparation phase. You may make changes to your original vision, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel This particular transit is excellent for ferreting out flaws, but it doesn’t mean that when you find them you have to go all the way back to the drawing board. Give yourself permission to throw out what isn’t working and hold onto what is, because it’s only going to get better from here on out. Keywords for you this month: refinement, adaptation, purification, progress.

Moon in Aquarius: Oct 5, 6, 7

Pisces

February 19 – March 20

You’re likely to spend more time behind the scenes this month than usual, and that could be saying a lot. You’ve always been one to appreciate your solitude, even when there’s a threat of feeling lonely or depressed.  But this month in particular finds you shying away from social obligations and spending more time alone or with a few intimate friends.  You may just be re-charging your batteries, in preparation for your next venture out in to the world. But chances are good you’ll be doing some studying, researching or just pondering the mysteries of life during this transit rather than whittling away your time. Much can be gained through introspection and analysis, so whether it’s conscious or not, this does prepare you for the next important chapter. Keywords for you this month: meditation, reflection, revelation, illumination.

Moon in Pisces: Oct 7, 8, 9, 10

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