Your horoscope for October 20 to 26, 2016

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      The last of the U.S. presidential debates has coincided with Mars and Pluto culminating a two-year growth (and/or grow-beyond-it) chapter. Personally and collectively, the next two-year Mars/Pluto cycle sets the stage to reap the reward or labour the consequences of what we have designed thus far. Either way, there’s nothing small or insignificant about today, tomorrow, the choices we face, and the actions we take. Wasting no time facilitating our evolution is Mercury’s opposition to Uranus, a cut-to-the-chase and jump-on-it-quick influence. Friday’s Cancer moon in dynamic tension to Pluto, Mars, and Uranus keeps emotionalism dialled up.

      The sun enters power-play Scorpio on Saturday (4:46 p.m. PDT). Mercury, the communications planet, follows suit on Monday. Both keep motivation and passion in ample supply. Agendas and obsessions stay well fuelled too. It is a critical time to get to the bottom of it, to get a better handle on it, to tackle the situation, to confront another or ourselves. The next couple of Scorpio weeks will intensify attention on matters to do with sex, money, power and control, use and abuse, trust, addiction, secrecy, surveillance, and the criminal element.

      Tuesday’s Venus/Neptune can buy into illusion or delusion, and/or blur the lines temporarily. By Wednesday, Venus/Jupiter are feeling their way along just fine. Birthday lady Hillary Clinton, a double Scorpio (sun and rising sign), gains a fresh stellar infusion. She’s not exactly gifted by the stars or trusted by the people, but still, she is chosen. You may not feel gifted by the stars either, but trust that destiny conspires on your behalf.

      March 20 - April 20

      If it hasn’t kick-started for you yet, it will now. Now through Monday, motivation or need provides ample fuel. Friday is especially triggered regarding home, family, and other important matters. You can feel confronted, pushed, or compelled. Sunday is a better day for making personal gains. The sun and Mercury into Scorpio intensify the focus on money, sex, trust, and control issues.

      April 20 - May 21

      Thursday provides a fresh insight or reason to get up and go. Friday’s push/pull puts you under significant added pressure. Watch for the day to sort it out for you. The sun and Mercury in Scorpio prompt more questioning and soul-searching. What do you want; what do you need; is there a better way to play it? Take your time; go by feel.

      May 21 - June 21

      The next few days keep you/put you on the move-along. As of Sunday, you’ll feel you’ve reached someplace good. Tuesday’s Venus/Neptune can confuse you, dissipate your attention or energy. Even so, the backdrop of the sun and Mercury in Scorpio helps you to stay better focused. The next few weeks call for you to stay a step ahead and to put your smarts to work.

      June 21 - July 22

      Thursday/Friday, the Cancer moon assists you (or forces you) to tackle it head-on and to gain better speed. You’ll also appreciate the boost you get from the sun and Mercury in Scorpio. Both help you to be more effective where it will add up for you the best. Tuesday, ease up, go with the flow. Wednesday is a better day for making gain.

      July 22 - August 23

      Friday, lighten your load, ditch out if you want to, simplify where and if you can. Saturday is a switch-track, resurface day. Sunday is your best for calling the shots and/or putting yourself first. Mercury into Scorpio, a smarter, not hard, influence, begins the new workweek. Still, lack of clarity or loose ends can get the better of you through Tuesday.

      August 23 - September 23

      If Friday is the end of the week for you, it can’t come fast enough. If you have to put in the time, try to keep patience in check. Also watch your driving. Saturday/Sunday are best for taking it as it comes. Tuesday could be a write-off, but overall the sun and Mercury into Scorpio help you to stay better on track.

      September 23 - October 23

      Both the sun and Mercury leave your sign now, but they’ll continue to serve you well, especially on the confidence, conviction, and commitment levels. Thursday to Saturday, you’ll feel a fresh burst or boost. The stars can revitalize you, them, or it. Tuesday, it’s easy to get lost. Hang loose; don’t bank on it. Sunday through Wednesday, put creativity into play.

      October 23 - November 22

      The sun advances into Scorpio on Saturday and Mercury follows suit on Monday. Both are good for diving into it fresh. There’s no need to wait, though; the stars set you onto an action track as of Thursday. Tuesday’s stars are confusing and unclear. Plans, good intentions, and effectiveness can falter. Go with the flow. Wednesday is a more productive/lucrative day.

      November 22 - December 21

      The stars can keep you going strong through the weekend. Sunday is your best. As both the sun and Mercury trek through Scorpio, you are likely to feel in the mood to pull back, to be more selective regarding who and what gets a piece of you. Monday and Wednesday, take care of business. Tuesday, stay noncommittal; prioritize health; catch up on rest and sleep.

      December 21 - January 20

      The next few days can see you revisit something important. As you work your way through it, watch for something fresh or added to give you more to go on. If Tuesday chips away at conviction, confidence, health, or effectiveness, it’s only a temporary sidetrack. As of Wednesday, you should feel you are on a much better gain.

      January 20 - February 18

      Thursday to Saturday, a reconnection, repeat, or revisit could make your day and/or give you more to consider. Seize advantage; aim to improve upon a good thing. Sunday, gift yourself your extra time. The sun and Mercury into Scorpio prompt a new take-charge attitude. It looks good on you! Tuesday, you can easily loose track or momentum.

      February 18 - March 20

      Another conversation, go -round, or look-see is likely Thursday/Friday. Saturday through Monday, you’ll gain a better handle on it. Both the sun and Mercury into Scorpio are empowering. They give you an added advantage, help you to speak with conviction and to play it smarter. Tuesday, don’t second-guess. If you are unclear, pause or pass.