Your horoscope for October 4 to 10, 2012
On October 2, Venus entered Virgo. Through October 28, Venus in Virgo desires to correct, fix, improve, and heal. Consider it a good running start. Today, Jupiter begins a four-month retrograde tour. When Jupiter travels direct in Gemini, it has a propensity to scatter, get overly distracted, make too much of the trivial, and completely miss the target on bigger-ticket items. While in retrograde, Jupiter will naturally scope the overlooked specific that will reset the address finder on the GPS.
On Friday, Mercury and Saturn meet in Libra just before both planets trek into Scorpio. This completes a one-year information-gathering and time-extension cycle. The karmic nature of matters has likely not escaped notice.
Mercury in Scorpio, continuing to October 28, is a shrewd, strategic, get-down-to-brass-tacks influence. It is also one of mistrust, suspicion, secrecy, infiltration, betrayal, retaliation, and an obsessive and relentless lock-in on a specific target or agenda. Be it deeper mining, hidden reserves, and buried resources on economics, liabilities, and debt management, intimacy, sex and sexual matters, exploitation, or corruption, Saturn in Scorpio, continuing to 2015, makes all of the above much more serious business. Everything to do with oil tops the critical list, too.
On Saturday, Mars exits Scorpio, picking up the fight and flight in Sagittarius. Through November 16, Mars continues on a major campaign for truth and answers—for more and better.
March 19 - April 19
Jupiter retrograde clues you in with a new set of eyes. You’ll gain clarity on a future plan or path, or a specific friendship or sibling issue. The next few months are an ideal time to reconnect or to resume studies, writing projects, or ambitions. Friday’s talk, decision, news, or threshold crossing puts you on the move. It all changes from here.
April 19 - May 20
An away-from-it-all, no-fuss long weekend is the right aim. Then again, if there are folks to share with, well, that’s good too. While partnership bonds can grow deeper now, Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter retrograde can keep you busy in separate worlds. Deliberately plan time for each other. If it isn’t meant to carry on, it won’t last much longer.
May 20 - June 20
As the week finishes out, you are likely to feel a sense of accomplishment, completion, or finality. Moving forward from here, it’s time to put a more dedicated effort into your getting-ahead program. A modification or complete overhaul may be required. How to tell the difference? It’s got to deliver the goods, or it’s time to search for a better replacement.
June 20 - July 22
Beginning Friday, Saturn in Scorpio says it’s time to agree to a new lease on life and to settle in for the long haul. For the next couple years, Saturn sets you to task, helping you to create the fulfillment you desire most. Better health and a career change are good places to start. The weekend can be replenishing for body, mind, and soul.
July 22 - August 22
Through Saturday, there are five notable planetary transitions. Whether the plans stay or change—and whether hopes and expectations are met or not—you’ll view it as a natural course unfolding. The week’s end concludes or cements something major. Changing your relationship to yourself, family, and money, Saturn in Scorpio starts you on a profoundly transformative two-and-a half-year cycle.
August 22 - September 22
If you have been caught up in confusion, uncertainty, or fence-sitting, look to Friday’s Mercury/Saturn transit to provide the answer or confirmation you need. Jupiter retrograde also strings the sentence into a more readable format. Saturn in Scorpio refortifies you. Through October, Venus and Mars act as confidence boosters. Yes, you deserve better. Gift yourself, be a go-getter. Reclaim your power.
September 22 - October 22
Taking you to the end of a one-year add-on or extension cycle, Mercury completes with Saturn on Friday just before both planets exit Libra. Saturn in Scorpio prompts you to better define your ambitions, boundaries, and financial and personal needs, both to yourself and those who need to know. This Thanksgiving weekend, differences can fall by the wayside. Family togetherness can be healing and heart-warming.
October 22 - November 21
By the end of the work week, you’ll move past resistance or reluctance, yours or theirs. The time for holding back is over. Over the next few days, something can slip out that sets you on a faster track. Facilitated by Neptune, Ceres, and Chiron, Saturn in Scorpio signals a ripe moment to initiate a major power play. October’s brew is especially potent.
November 21 - December 21
As the work week comes to its close, Mercury/Saturn bring a relationship matter, project, or contract to a finish line. From here, you’ll have no trouble switching off of the recent target and onto another. Starting Saturday, revitalizing Mars in Sagittarius sends you racing out of the gate. Aim to widen the distance between yesterday and now. The stars help you to make excellent time.
December 21 - January 20
If your birthday falls at the end of Capricorn, you’ll feel Friday’s Mercury/Saturn transit as a significant passage. You can reach a career high or close the books on an important chapter of your life. Either way, as of the weekend, the stars are already onto the next page. The long weekend is for relaxing, sharing, and enjoying.
January 20 - February 18
The end of the week is a tide-turner. Expect to hear important news regarding a legal, scholastic, financial, or professional matter. You could gain added recognition, an award, or an official status. It is a momentous time to publish, perform, or travel, to launch a new business venture, or to tie the knot. Significant change starts now.
February 18 - March 19
After the past several hard years, Saturn’s advance out of Libra and into Scorpio is sure to feel like someone has just opened a window and let you out. October and November bring you more freedom and lucrative choice than you’ve had in a long time. Travel, teach, mentor, perform, publish, explore. Go where you feel welcomed and inspired.
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