Your horoscope for October 11 to 17, 2018

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      As of Thursday/Friday, stars waste no time switching the attention onto something next, something more. Folks are game and interested Friday/Saturday. The Sagittarius moon dishes up plenty of choice for pleasure seekers and municipal voters too.

      The going is good; the connection is good; the business is too as Mercury aligns with Saturn on Friday and Venus on Monday. Both days are profitable for talks, visits, pitching it, ambitions, earnings, and making the most of the moment. Sunday/Monday accomplishment, satisfaction, and reward are on the ready dial-up.

      Monday/Tuesday keep the trading, trendsetting, news, and speculation hype on the buildup in anticipation of Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis on Wednesday. Venus is retrograde for this launch. Call it a soft open. Ending 95 years of prohibition, cannabis now returns to the legal status it had before it was banned in 1923. (All retrograde transits are appropriate for resuming, revisiting, and replay.) On the improvement-required end of Venus retrograde, there are many kinks to work out, as has been widely reported. Many shops do not yet have a licence. Significant product shortages are expected. Will the pricing be competitive enough to thwart the black market? Venus in Scorpio retrograde keeps the underground going strong; the greed factor and stock-market gambling continue brisk too. Fortunes will be made, but play at your own risk. While the stocks are likely to go up, the roller-coaster ride continues.

      On the personal, relationship, and karmic front, Venus retrograde is an important transit for getting back in touch with what is truly in your best interests and most empowering for you.

      Aries
      March 20 - April 19

      Where are you weak or in the minus; where are you strong and in the plus? What’s out of your control or underperforming; what are your best bets? Venus retrograde takes you through a critical reassessment, this regarding finances, career, and matters of heart. Can you top this? Yes, you can. By all means, put more investment into the obvious winners.

      Taurus
      April 20 - May 20

      What are you getting out of it; what are you not? Do you feel well supported; how secure or committed are you? Karmic contracts are up for review. Trust is a big issue during Venus retrograde. This next month takes you on a deeper dive into emotional undercurrents. You can make a complete turnaround or an about-face. You can’t sit this one out.

      Gemini
      May 21 - June 21

      Are you getting paid enough? Do you like the job? Venus retrograde dials up such questions and more. The next couple of months are well timed for renovations, repair projects, and upgrades to education, health regimens, debt consolidation, or financial strategies. It may be necessary to consult with a specialist, to get a second opinion, to hire someone better, or to confront another.

      Cancer
      June 21 - July 22

      What makes you tick? What/who claims your heart? Do you feel triggered, juiced up, compelled, or forced? Venus retrograde in Scorpio stirs up powerful emotions and responses, especially when it comes to matters of love, sex, money, and children. The transit is a big one for soul-searching, for revisiting/confronting a relationship matter or personal threshold holding major karmic significance.

      Leo
      July 22 - August 22

      Investments, commitments, the past, and living with yourself are on the checklist for deeper questioning and soul-searching. Some parts of your life may be up for a complete overhaul. Do not underestimate the karmic potency of circumstances and choices. It can be make-it-or-break-it time for a significant relationship, career goal, or contract negotiation. Stay true to your best interests.

      Virgo
      August 22 - September 21

      While Venus is retrograde, you have an opportunity to do it again, only better this time. You can question yourself or your choices, but ultimately the cycle leads you to greater clarity and confirmation. An elimination process serves best in this regard. Don’t hesitate to get a second opinion or to change your mind. Sunday/Monday are optimum for talking it out/figuring it out.

      Libra
      September 22 - October 23

      What is it worth? Are you getting enough out of it? Can you re-create the feeling, the passion, or the success? In addition to soul-searching, Venus retrograde takes you on a deeper exploration of your assets and resources. When push comes to shove, you’ll discover how much you have going for you. The transit can reconnect you with a lover from your past.

      Scorpio
      October 23 - November 21

      You can gain a second chance with someone or something. Venus retrograde also gives you an extended time to feel your way along. Even so, Mars sets you on a quick bounce-back or a fresh springboard. Do not underestimate who or what shows up. The present is a blend of karma-reaping and karma-in-making. Monday, talk money; sign the paperwork.

      Sagittarius
      November 21 - December 21

      Trust first impressions; follow your instincts. While Venus is on a pullback and regroup, Mars is on the race ahead. You’ll find yourself especially quick on the uptake. Thursday, you could have a change of mind, plan, opinion, or heart. Friday/Saturday keeps you on the go and going strong. Sunday through Tuesday is good for getting it sorted out, said, and done.

      Capricorn
      December 21 - January 19

      Is the goal viable? Are you getting enough money or reward out of it? Venus retrograde takes you through an important review process. Now through Tuesday is a time to refinance, revamp the plan, resume a negotiation, reestablish a connection, work it out with your lover, or rehash it with one from your past.

      Aquarius
      January 20 - February 18

      Over the past day or so, Mars in Aquarius has kicked it up a great big notch. You may have experienced it as a fresh spark, a nerve hit, a personal breakthrough, or a sudden jolt. You’ll hit a good run-through mid–next week. Monday’s talk, meeting, or action-taking can be lucrative, informing, or heartwarming.

      Pisces
      February 18 - March 20

      Venus retrograde takes you through an important reassessment process. Use this transit to check in with yourself, to strengthen from within, to reposition it or renegotiate terms. Now through next Wednesday sets a trend or lays a foundation. Say it; do it; meet up; get ahead of the curve; catch the wave; take advantage of good timing, especially Monday.

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