Your horoscope for October 11 to 17, 2012
On August 24, Mars entered Scorpio, the sign that correlates to bacteria, and launched XL Foods’ beef manufacturing contamination. The problem escaped notice in the following week as a Pisces full moon was building. The first recalls happened September 16 to 19, just as the momentous Uranus/Pluto square transit hit.
Saturn’s ongoing alignment with Neptune is also a major conspirator in the top headlines and scandals of the day. This aspect is one of infiltration and penetration, of compromised immunity and added vulnerability. It is one that can seduce, weaken, diminish, deceive, and diffuse. It has translated into better press for Mitt Romney and a tougher campaign for Barack Obama. For both the opportunist and the visionary, Saturn/Neptune offers great creative potential for the taking. In other words, it’s anything-goes time.
Mars, now transiting through searchlight Sagittarius, is on a major find-it/get-there mission. To October 28, the quick-witted one, Mercury in Scorpio, will probe and scope. In the coming weeks, we can expect to get more answers and figure it out better than we have so far.
Monday’s fresh-start new moon in Libra occurs at 5:03 a.m. Libra is an archetype of reconciliation, cocreation, partnership, contracts, and accords, as well as competition, “visible enemies”, extremes, social involvement, and social climates. Enlivened by Mars trine Uranus, watch for a cut-to-the-chase energy surge in the preceding day or two. Initiatives can be especially well timed.
March 19 - April 19
You should find that plans and ambitions fall into place quite naturally over the next week. Mars, freshly in Sagittarius, keeps you inspired, enthused, and breaking new ground for yourself. Answers readily appear, and doors readily open. Intuition, creativity, and physical vitality are at peak Sunday and Monday. Monday’s new moon brings it together easily and well. Strike while the iron’s hot.
April 19 - May 20
Your commitments, responsibilities, and undertakings can seem more burdensome now, but on the other hand, the potential benefits and rewards are more substantial too. Saturn in Scorpio adds a more serious spin on life, love, and your material needs. Even so, for the next two weeks, you should find not only that you cope well, but that gain comes quite readily too.
May 20 - June 20
Thursday and Friday can present more than you feel you can reasonably handle. As well, you may be easily sidetracked. Tackle what’s necessary, stay practical, and don’t beat yourself up about the rest. From Sunday, you should find you hit a smoother track. With love, money, and social or creative endeavours, Monday’s new moon in Libra can bring things together beautifully.
June 20 - July 22
Thursday and Friday, the extra step is worth it. Saturday and Sunday, take it as it comes, make it up as you go along. Monday’s fresh-start new moon can deliver something new to consider. It’s a favourable time to make a property purchase, sign, enroll, pitch, handle banking, negotiate finances, as well as to correct, heal, or clear away.
July 22 - August 22
Can-do is the right attitude. Before the weekend, that self-talk or numbers crunch may take added effort. Past the weekend, you’ll find it works much better for you. Regarding social and financial matters, marketing forays, or educational pursuits, Monday’s new moon begins a lucrative couple of weeks. Expand, explore, test new ground. A recent friendship could quickly grow into more.
August 22 - September 22
As the workweek winds to a close, you’ll find yourself on a wind-up. Thursday and Friday, the Virgo moon can make you impatient to cut loose. Now that Saturn tenants Scorpio, you’ll find yourself stronger, more confident, and more determined. Personally, financially, and relationship-wise, Monday’s fast-track new moon keeps you hopeful. Clear-cut Mars/Uranus will point you in the right direction.
September 22 - October 22
Out of sight may not be out of mind, but don’t let yourself buy into stress as the workweek finishes out. Don’t sweat what isn’t coming naturally. Instead, look ahead to a fresh-start new week. As early as Sunday, you should feel perked right up. Boosted by Mars trine Uranus, Monday’s vibrant new moon should make you feel like you can fly.
October 22 - November 21
You are apt to find yourself on a roll, even with Saturn’s recent advance into your sign. It’s a time-is-ripe or time-has-come moment, and you have all the tools you need for the job. Thursday and Friday, choose by process of elimination. Sunday and Monday, the clarifying new moon will show you how to play it best.
November 21 - December 21
Mars in Sagittarius keeps you hot to trot through Monday’s new moon. In fact, Mars will keep you going especially strong right to the end of the month and into the next. The new moon launches a fruitful couple of weeks for social involvement, financial matters, contract negotiations, risk taking, and fresh starts. Past Sunday’s ice breaker, swift inroads can be made.
December 21 - January 20
Thursday through Saturday, hang loose and stay accommodating. You’ll find you fare better when you don’t push the envelope. By Sunday, you’ll gain a fresh wind. Monday’s new moon in Libra helps you cut to the chase or seal the deal much more quickly. With Mars trine Uranus, your best plays and picks should become obvious.
January 20 - February 18
As the workweek comes to a close, aim to keep the work or struggle to a minimum; simple and straightforward does it best. You should find you have a knack for spotting a bargain or making less add up to more. Look to Monday’s new moon in Libra to set you on a lucrative upswing.
February 18 - March 19
You may need to be more selective, adjust expectations or plans, or watch your budget closely through Saturday. Sunday can be a wind-it-up, breakthrough, or strike-a-hidden-fuse day. Monday’s new moon sets professional, financial, and partnership matters on a faster track. Sign the contract, make the commitment.
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