HOROSCOPES October in the stars. By Peter Watson
The future revealed: your essential guide to OCTOBER
LIBRA 24 September – 23 October
Resentment bubbling away under the surface may have impacted aspects of your home or family life. You should be relieved therefore to find that from around 10 October onwards those people involved become keen to bring everything out into the open. Yes, it will be awkward – at times painful – but it has to be done. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Never use a lot when a little will do.
SCORPIO 24 October – 22 November
After feeling inadequate among certain individuals, you are about to receive a boost to your self-confidence. This will be good for you, provided you don’t let it go to your head and irritate those nearby. Even if you become the one with the most knowledge or experience at your fingertips, handle it with the lightest of touches. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Too much consulting can confound.
SAGITTARIUS 23 November – 21 December
You may have missed out on the good times recently because your focus has been elsewhere. So don’t feel guilty about indulging yourself and someone close in an extravagant way. Take your lead from the Aries Full Moon, which, around 5 October, will remind you of how much fun you can be when circumstances allow. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.
CAPRICORN 22 December – 20 January
Those in authority will want you to push yourself very hard or at least add your name to a controversial plan. First make sure that you’ll have the time, the energy and the enthusiasm to be part of something that is likely to do more for the other people involved than it will for you.
MOTTO OF THE MONTH If you want to be loved, love.
AQUARIUS 21 January – 19 February
Much as you might want to expand your vision work-wise or in terms of your personal development, you should take one small step at a time. Refuse to let Jupiter’s move into a powerful section of your chart leave you thinking you can get to the top in record time. MOTTO OF THE MONTH When the game is over, the king and pawn go back in the same box.
PISCES 20 February – 20 March
Inevitably, some of those around you will bicker about money or their rights within a certain set-up. And without appearing uncaring, you won’t want to be drawn into the arguments likely to flare up. Nor should you. Make it clear that you’ve other important matters to attend to and steer yourself towards a neutral position. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Availability often means far more than ability.
ARIES 21 March – 20 April
Not everyone will understand why you’re keen to pool your resources with those of someone known as a risk-taker. You would be wise to listen to one particular person reminding you of the importance of mutual trust. You don’t have to become neurotic about this person’s behaviour. But you must take care.
MOTTO OF THE MONTH Better to leave than to lack.
TAURUS 21 April – 21 May
Having been extremely mindful of commitments, you might wonder when you can enjoy a respite from the more serious side of life. As several planets change signs in October, you’ll realise how much joy can be gleaned from relationships that you’ve neglected. MOTTO OF THE MONTH You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you’ ll get run down.
GEMINI 22 May – 21 June
The discovery that your perception of a loved one or friend changes on a daily basis should not alarm you. The Sun’s run-in with Uranus is merely bringing to your attention personality traits you never noticed early in the relationship. Enjoy the fact that you’re spending time with someone who is full of surprises. MOTTO OF THE MONTH War only determines who is left, not who is right.
CANCER 22 June – 23 July
Little by little, you’re becoming known as someone who’s doing well within certain territory. And in early October, influential people will be keen to join forces with you in some way. All of which is fine, but you must follow your instincts concerning one aspect of an arrangement that sounds too good to be true. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Every job mirrors the person who did it.
LEO 24 July – 23 August
Divided loyalties could hinder close relationships. Try not to let a Sun-Pluto clash prejudice you against one person while you favour another. Your challenge will be to remain impartial. Prove you’re not in the business of taking sides and that those who want to rival one another can do so without any contribution from yourself. MOTTO OF THE MONTH Honey is sweet but the bee stings.
VIRGO 24 August – 23 September
As one business or financial arrangement comes to a close, another will take its place soon afterwards. Be pleased and relieved that you’re able to let go of something that no longer works entirely in your favour. This means you can focus on new, innovative ideas that will inspire you in exactly the right way.
MOTTO OF THE MONTH Laughter is a smile with the volume turned up.