Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
How are your negotiating skills? This month puts them to the test as marriage, contracts and treaties are highlighted in your astrology. This is not the month to forge ahead in your usual headstrong manner. This can be a real asset most of the time, but during October there are several planetary pointers that ask you to temper your impatience, and consider matters from another person’s point of view. Changes are afoot when it comes to partnerships and contracts and you need to make sure that they are a win/win for both parties. You do better in the long term if you show a little restraint and wisdom now.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
They say that woman are from the planet Venus and men from the planet Mars. Well this month these two planetary entities dance in the heavens in a way that challenges Taureans. What does this mean in non-astro speak? Your love life is about to become a lot more spicy – for better or worse. If you are single then you could meet an attractive lover and enjoy a new and very sensual liaison. If you are married then this month you reap the rewards of past actions. If you have been a kind and considerate lover then you enjoy even more heat in the bedroom. If however you have neglected your partner you need to make up for past misdemeanours before reaping any romantic rewards. Either way you should feel fairly positive about yourself and your investments. Just keep a tight rein on your appetite and ego and all is well.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
It is time to do what you do best – play, enjoy, laugh and connect! Yes your inner Tinkerbell and Peter Pan can be let loose. In the unlikely event that the irrepressible Gemini has lost some “bounce” then spend a little time with young children or get inspired by others’ artistry. This will quickly remind you of your own gleeful, impish and inventive self. The Cosmos is giving you permission to be creative, to play and to reap the rewards of past innovative endeavours. If you have always wanted to “…” then now is the time to “…” You can fill in the blanks for yourself. The only person who is likely to get in your way this month is you. Therefore you might like to explore some new ways of thinking, looking at the world, expressing yourself or move to a new neighbourhood.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Something new is on the horizon. Although you may feel that you want to focus on your home and family, you are also aware that birth is part of your life. This could be the birth of a child, or it could be the start of something new. You may be starting a new project or entering into a new romance. Perhaps you are simply germinating an idea. During October you may be forced to focus on housework and family members, but all is not as it seems. Sometimes the best ideas are formed while doing the simplest tasks. A bright idea can be sparked as the vacuum is being hauled around the house. This is your month to cook up something new.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Communication is vital this month. You need to think before you speak. You may also benefit from finding more inventive, creative and compassionate ways of expressing yourself. It is time to move beyond any fixed ideas that you may have adhered to in the past. The good news is that this is an excellent month to learn new ways of expressing your ideas and connecting with other people. You may take a course that teaches you new skills, have an opportunity to train other people or take a short journey that sparks new ideas. It is time to face any problems that you have been sweeping under the carpet at home. You also benefit from taking up a healthy and fun form of exercise or improving your diet.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
It is now time for all sharp-minded Virgos to focus on money matters. This is likely to be because you are planning something big and need to find the funds in order to carry out your plans. You may want to travel abroad, take up a new form of higher learning, take part in a spiritual group activity or donate to a philanthropic cause. Whatever your motivation you are now keen to improve your personal financial situation. The first step to any incremental income rise is overcoming any self-doubting barriers. Therefore October is also your month to make sure that you are “on the money” so to speak when it comes to your self esteem. This is the ideal time to ask yourself what you really value.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
This time of the year is usually the one time that you can really focus on your own needs and wishes. October is no exception. You can take some time out of socialising, looking after your loved ones and mediating other people’s problems. It is time for a little “me” time. Think of all of the “self” words – selfish, self-help, self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, self-assured, self-supporting etc. You can probably think of more. Your Aries friends are naturals when it comes to focusing on the “self”. They are real self-starters. Now you can take a leaf out of their books and develop this “self” muscle. If you are tending towards another “self” word – self-doubt – then perhaps you could seek the advice of a strong minded male friend or colleague, or join a group that aims at helping you be more assertive.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
You are usually very resourceful, able to turn your mind and skills to anything that requires focus and concentration. Right now you may be in a bit of quandary, feeling like you can’t really focus on anything much at all. This soon changes, however; you do need to take a little more time to reflect on the next chapter of your life. This could be connected to career or marriage. In some cases you could be considering both professional and marital options. Meditation, music and the arts can soothe the soul right now. As the planets Mercury and Venus enter your Zodiac Sign this month and your birthday approaches you are likely to reap the rewards of your hard work. “Hard work” is not necessarily physical hard work, but rather in your case refers to mental, emotional and/or spiritual tenacity.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
October is a busy month as you try to balance work and play. You are keen to socialise and spend time with friends, but those daily chores are also mounting up. If you are forced to make a choice then you are more likely to spend time with friends and colleagues this month. You may enjoy a busier social calendar with existing associations, or you may join a new group or club. October is also the ideal month to start that healthy new diet or exercise class that you are have been putting off in the past. The emphasis on anything undertaken this month, whether social activities, chores or health, is Fun with a capital “F”.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
While your social connections are important this month, this is more likely to be because they are somehow supporting your life goals. Once again the industrious Goats are focused on ambitions. While you forge ahead with your professional objectives, you may also like to take some time to consider the bigger picture. Does your career path have meaning? Do you feel that you are fulfilling a spiritual purpose on this planet Earth? You are adept at climbing the ladder of success but it is also vital that you consider each rung on the way up. Are your actions really taking you closer to a meaningful life? If the answer to all of these questions, and more, is a resounding “yes” then you are likely to enjoy the fruits of your labours and your professional connections this month.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
It is time to broaden your horizons, something all freedom loving Aquarians are likely to enjoy. While you may have been required to focus on domestic issues in recent times now you are explore new territory. This could be from the comfort of your own home – on the internet through social media, or via the mediums of television or film. You may also be hitting the books at home as part of a course of higher learning. On the other hand you may have itchy feet, an urge to travel abroad or experience a new culture. You may enjoy visits to art galleries, cultural exchanges with friends from other countries or a lecture at a nearby spiritual venue.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Life as you know it is changing. This could be a very obvious event that has arisen from decisions that you have made in recent times. Perhaps you are making a commitment to another person, signing a contract, starting up a new business or tackling a new lifestyle. On the other hand the changes could be happening within you. Either way you need to trust your intuition. Nothing is forever. Seasons come and go. If you listen to your heart then you will know when to hold on to something important and when to let go and accept the changes that flow as a result.