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By Lilly Roddy

Finally, a month when we can put our feet up for a much-needed rest. Even the difficult days in October are not all that difficult. The first half of the month is a good time to focus on relationships and partners. Intimacy and loyalty become more important as the month progresses. Good days for October are the 7th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 26th, and 28th. Days to avoid are the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 13th, and 31st.

ARIES (March 21–April 19). With all the planets in your relationship arena, you will be focused on that. You have been reviewing your relationships for a while, but the focus is now intensified. Both you and your partners are seeking new ways to define your partnerships. If either of you tries to resist, it could be damaging to the relationship. You are generally more conscious about your own relationship template, and have noticed how it has been restricting you. Make sure you take time for yourself this month.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20). This is the month to get things organized, starting with you and your coworkers. Differences among staff members will be emphasized this month. This can bring on some disagreements, but there will be a resolution that benefits all. You are still busy with Jupiter—planet of travel, education, and culture—in your sign. Relationships are more important near the end of the month. There are new people coming into your life, and they will be beneficial for you.

GEMINI (May 21–June 21). You are more playful and easygoing this month. This is a wonderful month for you to express yourself in some creative way. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic—it could be something as simple as spending time with your children and being reminded of what life is really about. Or you can use your creative efforts to commit yourself to a new project. Words and conversation come easily this month. At the end of the month, you’ll need to pay attention.

CANCER (June 22–July 22). With all the planets moving through the home and family area of your horoscope, this is where your focus will be this month. This is your time for action, and you will be facing and confronting things that you’ve been avoiding for a while. For some, this is about your family. For others, it’s about where you live. You are working on improving things in these areas of your life, and you will make considerable headway. You’ll be a tough negotiator this month. Near the end of October, you are ready for a break.

LEO (July 23–August 22). You are all set for a month of action. Mars, planet of initiation and confrontation, has entered your sign for the next 40 days. Mars is good for responding to threats or challenges. You may feel physically hotter with Mars—and yes, your sex drive will be stronger, too. Mars makes it easy to lose your temper. Exercise and diet programs go well with Mars. You will be putting a lot of energy into getting your life organized, since you haven’t been dealing with the clutter very well. Home and family show up at the end of the month.

VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Money is your focus this month. Saturn, planet of responsibility, is helping lead the charge to get your financial picture back into shape. You are definitely feeling the crunch this month, so you’ll be very motivated to look at new ways of increasing your income. By the end of the month, you are able to put some new plans into action. Relationship energies improve as communications improve. Watch that tone of sarcasm in your voice. It may undermine your goals.

LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Happy birthday to the Libras. This is your time to finish up old goals and projects from the past year, and set new enterprises in motion. This is an especially significant month with Saturn still visiting, and you are more into a time of review than you had been. This can be a turning point for your relationships. You are just not in the mood to take any sheet from anybody (assuming you do other people’s laundry). You won’t have the energy to make sure that everyone’s feelings are okay. Respect your own boundaries and others will respect yours.

SCORPIO
(October 24–November 21). As the month begins, you are in a bit of a retreat time—but that doesn’t last long. Your career sector is very active for the next 40 days. If you want to start any new projects, this is the month for it. You won’t be particularly patient, so you may have to watch that. Venus enters your sign on the 8th. This should make you feel better—and easier to get along with. You will be feeling more generous, and others will be more open to you. Relationships are improved. If you are single, this is a very good time to get out there. Your plate is full—be careful not to overdo it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21).  Friendships and group associations are highlighted this month. You have been working on this for a while. This is brand-new energy that will lead you to meet new people and establish some new friendships. Business organizations are especially favored here. The groups you are involved with will need to have a purpose, or you won’t remain a part of them. By mid-month you are ready for a break from social activity. You will need more time to yourself for rest and meditation.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19).  The planets this month are in your career sector—and with your ruler, Saturn, in that sector as well, this couldn’t be a better time for you. You are making plans, changing things, and getting yourself back into action. If things are working with your career, you will want to keep it going. If they aren’t doing so well, you’ll need to work on making things better. You are setting boundaries that you didn’t have before. You’re the one who decides where your boundaries will be.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18).  Lots of energy is going into your relationships this month as Mars, planet of sex-drive and firearms, moves through Aquarius for the next 40 days. Essentially, this energy leads people to renew the chase or the wooing. Sometimes the energy will initiate a fight, so it can be a time for breakups and makeups. Break old habits and do something spontaneous. It’s a great month for writing or letting others hear about your ideas.

PISCES (February 19–March 20).  Emotional intimacy in relationships will be your focus for October. You are looking to get past the barriers in your relationships. You want your partner to be more interactive in your relationship. This would be a good month for a trip to the therapist, or to your favorite bed-and-breakfast. Relationships with coworkers could be testy this month, so just remember that you have every right to be mad. Solutions come to the surface around mid-month.

Read Lilly Roddy’s forecast for all of 2011 at OutSmartMagazine.com. For more astro-insight, log on to lillyroddy.com.

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Lilly Roddy

Lilly Roddy has been an Astrologer for the last 25 years. She counsels individuals in personal, business and financial matters as well as teaches classes in Astrology. She is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.

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