Your horoscope for September 30 to October 6, 2010
“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ”˜still small voice’ within.”
Years ago, I asked a highly realized Tibetan lama, “How can I expand my mind?”
He gestured to his forehead. “Your mind?” he said. Then, with a trusting smile, he put his hand on his heart and asked, “Or your mind-mind?”
The ego, snide child that it is, may attempt to trick you this week. Planetary alignments indicate that over the next eight days, deep illusions will feel unshakably real. Compliments may be mistaken for loyalty, creative problem solving may seem far too risky, arrogant comments may appear humble, or a draining romance may beckon seductively. So, what is the trick? Refuse to be influenced by empty self-talk. The mind knows nothing; only your heart tells the truth.
Vital instructions on precisely how your inner world needs to change will arrive in your life this week as a subtle lie, an untruth, or a wrongful deed by a friend. No harm in any of this, however, as bigger and more important lessons await. And the progress will be fast, complex, and dramatic.
This week, many of us will experience quick flashes of wisdom, vibrant dreams, and a remarkable understanding of yesterday’s innocence. We will also feel unusually emotional. This is the right time to evaluate the integrity of your own inner dialogue: do your inner thoughts describe your life, or are your feelings a more accurate teacher? You decide.
March 21 - April 20
Image: At a circus, a cluster of bright yellow balloons.
Message: Optimism and belonging. Creative social proposals are promising. Friends, relatives, or romantic partners may introduce new acquaintances or actively expand their leisure activities this week. Join in and explore all suggestions. Group events will be particularly pleasing.
April 21 - May 20
Image: Near a crowded intersection, a busy newsstand.
Message: A network of meaningful voices. Older relatives or officials request written information. Revised documents, past debts, or legal permissions are accented. Over the next 12 days, others may need to reaffirm past actions or decisions. Watch for small breakthroughs and steady improvement.
May 21 - June 21
Image: At a popular art gallery, a series of small paintings.
Message: Colourful moments. Fast social exchanges or a renewed understanding between friends proves rewarding. The opinions of many Geminis will be publicly acknowledged this week. Accept humour and witty banter as a compliment. Your insights are valued.
June 22 - July 22
Image: Five eagles returning to the nest.
Message: Relying on instinct. Short-term debt and impulse purchases should be carefully considered. At present, financial promises are unreliable. Be patient and watch for better options. After Sunday, minor infections or blood ailments may be bothersome. Rest and pamper the body, if possible.
July 23 - August 22
Image: At sunset, young lovers holding hands.
Message: Enduring warmth. Friends and lovers probe for insightful or revealing comments. Someone close may wish to become more involved in your private life; respond with enthusiasm. This is a strong time for shared social goals and gradually increasing romantic intimacy.
August 23 - September 22
Image: In springtime, a flurry of cherry blossoms in the breeze.
Message: Disconnected ideas. Work routines are unpredictable. Older colleagues or officials may request more dedication than is needed. Expect scattered reversals and quickly revised schedules. Early next week, romance is strong. Enjoy sultry flirtations and renewed sensuality.
September 23 - October 23
Image: On a distant planet, an astronaut measuring a crater.
Message: Lasting impressions. Love affairs and brief social attractions trigger unusual choices. Emotional triangles or rare public discussions may be on the agenda. Trust your initial instincts and opt for creative exploration. New romantic promises will soon provide dramatic rewards.
October 24 - November 22
Image: Inside a crystal ball, a softly glowing light.
Message: Viewing the future. This week, quiet gatherings or private home events will offer unique emotional rewards. Use this time to contemplate career decisions or plan new social alliances. A powerful wave of new friendship and business ambition will soon arrive.
November 23 - December 21
Image: Fresh from the dryer, a fluffy white towel.
Message: Static cling. Friends and relatives quickly reverse their opinions or offer unrealistic solutions. Areas affected are repeated behaviours, social history, or ongoing power struggles between loved ones. Be diplomatic. Progress will be slow but worthwhile.
December 22 - January 20
Image: At a spelling bee, a carefully hidden dictionary.
Message: Planning to win. A close friend provides unique business or romantic advice. Unreliable workplace promises or past flirtations may be a central theme. Public and private relationships need to be defined. New social challenges will require diplomacy. Remain dedicated.
January 21 - February 19
Image: At an abandoned campsite, a tent flapping in the wind.
Message: Awareness of the past. Derailed relationships can now be reestablished. After Friday, expect a friend or lover to publicly discuss their doubts and anxieties. Family rejection or social isolation may be more important than anticipated. Remain sensitive to all subtle comments.
February 20 - March 20
Image: During an earthquake, a young reporter with a new cameraperson.
Message: Holding the focus. Romantic partners opt for nostalgic thoughts, outdated activities, and old memories. Indulge all such contemplation and remain quietly cheerful. Loved ones need to revisit yesterday’s mistakes before moving forward. Offer encouragement.