Your horoscope for October 17 to 23, 2013
Preceding Friday’s lunar eclipse, Venus trine Uranus sets an auspicious backdrop for choosing your future. Talk it up, send it into flight; take a risk on the uncharted. When something of true value is wagered, a great opportunity is gained.
You can take action or watch for the stars to pick you up and move you. The here and now is teeming with a stronger, more potent life force.
Occurring at 4:38 p.m., Friday’s full moon eclipse in Aries illuminates a new level of subjective awareness and polarity consciousness. Separateness, independence, participation, and enmeshment are up for review. The eclipse activates a critical reevaluation of individual desires and needs within the scope of relationships. It forces one to confront or free the self, to explore a new way of being and creating, and therefore contributing. It insists that we cooperate rather than compete with our own best interests. This can only be achieved when we take the other and the whole into consideration.
By Saturday evening, Mars opposing Neptune can diffuse or disarm. It’s an influence of conjuring, romance, escapism, and tapping the potential. It also reveals what was missed or overlooked.
Although Mars in Virgo is productive for healing and repair work, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio begins on Monday at 3:29 a.m. Mercury in a promising dialogue with Jupiter suggests you can hold on to those great expectations, but know there is more to sort out. Scorpio month begins on Tuesday at 11:10 p.m.
March 19 - April 19
What’s new, hot stuff? On Thursday, Venus/Uranus kicks things off to a great start. Friday’s Aries eclipse could spring you into action before you’ve had a full look/see. You could face more than you feel ready for. Rely on gut instincts. Saturday unwraps it further. As of Monday, Mercury retrograde can put you on a financial or relationship rethink or backtrack.
April 19 - May 20
Have you had a sense there’s more on brew but that it’s hidden from full view? You’re right. Friday’s lunar eclipse stirs a hot pot, perhaps surprisingly so. Watch for the days to follow to expose or reveal even more. Saturday’s action-taking is well timed. Starting Monday, Mercury retrograde can see you revisit an issue of trust.
May 20 - June 20
Friday’s lunar eclipse is likely to dish up something fresh, social, exciting, and opportune. In fact, expect life’s eventfulness and intensity curve to continue for some time. Watch for the eclipse to prompt a fast decision or a spontaneous choice that can be risky but holds great promise. Still, give yourself ample leeway for Mercury retrograde’s back tracks.
June 20 - July 22
Whether you’ve planned it for a while or it fires up suddenly, Friday’s lunar eclipse flicks the switch on a career or personal trajectory. While there’s plenty of uncertainty to cope with, Venus and Uranus suggest today’s leap of faith will prove its worth down the road. Mercury retrograde forces you into a power play. You can’t sidestep it. Re-strategize.
July 22 - August 22
Watch for the next few days to keep life on a rapid-fire domino. Friday’s instigating lunar eclipse can gift you with a sharp-shot second chance and/or introduce you to your future in some strike-flint way. A contract or launch holds great promise. Drive defensively. Scout, dig, meet, find. Mercury retrograde pulls you into more involvement, complexity, review, revision, expense, or soul-searching.
August 22 - September 22
Ready or not, the next few days can thrust you into a full-steam-ahead date with destiny. Friday’s lunar eclipse can confirm what you’ve been sensing, feeling, or dreading all along. Choices will suddenly become much more clear. Still, there’s more to confront. Watch for Mercury retrograde to cause added doubt or backtracking.
September 22 - October 22
The intensity dial is cranked right up. Expect extra excitement, pressure, or expense. Friday’s lunar eclipse can prompt a confrontation or a critical, perhaps snap, decision. You can’t sit back or sit out on this one, but as Venus/Uranus have already lit a spark, you’re well on your way even before you make a move. Remember, safety first. Don’t drink and drive.
October 22 - November 21
The Aries eclipse on Friday thrusts you onto a switched track. It can fire up workplace conflict or competition, add expense, or tax your health. On the other hand, it can send you into a more productive drive. A new project, collaboration, or initiative will prove its worth over time. Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is ideal for a personal regroup or overhaul.
November 21 - December 21
You’re at the top of your game on Thursday. Go while the getting is excellent. Venus in Sagittarius and Friday’s eclipse send sparks flying and put the show on the road. Something unexpected can rev it up for you too. Saturday could be an altogether different story. The day deflates, dissipates, or finds you spent. Mercury retrograde keeps the back burner on high brew.
December 21 - January 20
Life hits a faster, more intense pace. A contract undertaking can be the start of a whole new reality base. At the very least, Friday’s lunar eclipse gets something new off the ground, perhaps regarding real estate, a home or family matter, or a personal goal. Mercury retrograde can redirect finances, your social life, or a key relationship.
January 20 - February 18
Venus/Uranus and Friday’s lunar eclipse could produce a notable event or interlude, good news, a lucrative financial prospect, or a surprise bargain. There’s travel and a social, an educational, or a publicity opportunity too. Make a first or second move, or a counteroffer. The stars are in your favour Thursday/Friday. Still, anticipate more complexity. Mercury retrograde starts Monday.
February 18 - March 19
Friday’s lunar eclipse puts the ball in your court. It’s a lucrative influence for a career initiative, financial investment, or personal commitment. Take charge, come at it fresh, get it handled quick. On Saturday, look for more. There’s risk, uncertainty, or more to face, but in the long run you’ll gain. Mercury retrograde can reshape your future.