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By Lilly Roddy
October is a busy month, especially after the 15th when Mercury is once again direct and we can start our new projects, buy our new cars and smartphones, and focus on improving our relationships. It’s going to be especially active for those mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sag, and Pisces. Time to make decisions and get on with our lives. • Fabulous days this month are the 11th, 13th, 15th, 23rd, 25th, and 30th. Days to stay in bed are the 6th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, and 22nd. • The New Moon on the 12th in Libra wants us to focus on establishing better relationship boundaries with those important people in our lives. The Full Moon on the 17th is in Taurus and helps us to discern the important things in our lives. We want a clear direction and stability.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). This month you have two areas of focus—your health and your relationships. You continue to review your existing relationships, upgrading some and looking to rid yourself of others. This is a very good month for you to get back on your health, exercise, and diet regimen. After midmonth, you are working on getting your finances in better shape. Relationships require more intimacy this month.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). As the month begins, you are in a creative and playful time. You can get a lot of things done, but only on your favorite projects. You have been working on making your work environment a better place, and you’re also paying more attention to your overall health once again. Near the end of the month, you begin to focus on your relationships, especially with the Full Moon in Taurus on the 17th. If you are single, this could indicate a new person coming into your life. If you are involved, this is the time to renew your existing relationship.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Home and family are the highlighted topics for you this month. You are making your nest a more comfortable place to live. This is an excellent time to be in contact with family members, to renew connections, and to reestablish traditions. Overall, you are more serious as the month progresses. You are looking at making some long-term career plans to improve your position or even to start something on your own. You are looking to give your existing relationship an upgrade.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). You are more clear and direct in your communications this month, and you could even be seen as pushy or overly direct. They just didn’t hear your subtle messages, and now you are having to shout so they can hear you. Home and family are also on the list, as you are looking for more peace and harmony in that part of your life. You are more ready to compromise than usual. Try to have more fun toward the end of the month, and stay on your health program.
LEO (July 23–August 22). This month, you are focused on getting your financial affairs in order. This is also driven by your need to improve your self-esteem and add great value to what you do. You may want to ask for a raise or increase your fees. Be sure and do this after the 15th. After midmonth, you are feeling more social. Get out and have some fun times with your friends and colleagues. A short trip out of town would be great for you toward the end of the month.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). October continues to be very active as Mars, planet of action and self-defense, moves through your sign this month. And after the 15th, you will want to put all of your new plans and ideas into action. Get ready to kick butt and take names. The 6th and the 16th are both very influential days when you will want to retreat from the world. Give yourself plenty of space for that to happen. The rest of the year is a time of decision-making and moving forward with your long-term plans.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). This is your birthday month, when the sun spends the next 30 days in Libra. This is a time of reassessment and establishing new goals for the next year. And with Mercury retrograding in your sign, it’s been a very reflective time since the middle of September. After the 15th, it is the perfect time for you to move forward with your new plans and ideas for your personal upcoming year. By the end of the month, you are more focused on your finances.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). As the month opens, you are in a good, socially active time. Friends and community organizations can really serve you well at this time. Don’t be afraid to step into a leadership role if you are called upon. By the middle of the month, you are ready for a break in all the action. Take some time for rest and retreat. You are also working on your larger financial picture, which will take about 18 months to complete. Get started after the 15th.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). This is a big year for Sags as Saturn, planet of career and long-term security, enters your sign for a two-year visit. You will be making some major decisions, especially over the next four months. Your career energies are very busy this month. You have been reviewing and trying to make your overall situation more efficient and productive. This may be a time for some of you to start your business and for others to consider retirement. Best time to act is after the 15th. By the end of the month, you are connecting with friends!
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). With your career activities, you are in a time of review with this Mercury retrograde that has been going on since mid-September. This has been a perfect time to get things in order and consider a new long-term plan. In the first half of this month, you want to get away and have some time to yourself. By the second half of the month, you are back into your work mode. You can enhance your opportunities by the end of the month by associating with business or professional groups.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). There is a lot going on with you, but it has been mostly an internal process. You have some new ideas and potential resources that you are going public with, but you’ve had to do a lot of personal housecleaning first. By the 15th, you are ready to launch your new projects. Your writing, speaking, and organizing skills serve you well into the latter part of the month. The Full Moon on the 27th could bring news about your family. Stay flexible this month.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). Relationships are really highlighted this month, as they were last month. If you are involved in a relationship, then this is a time to put some new energy into it. Get out! Do something different! Change those boring routines. Your partner is more open to change and even some adventure. For those of you who are single and looking, this is a fabulous time for you to be more visible. Don’t start anything new until the 15th, and things will work out well. By the end of the month, you may want to get out of town for a retreat.
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