By Besha Rodell
By Patrick Range McDonald
By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
As self-sufficient as the Ram appears to be, during Libra, the sign of your significant
others, your motivation may change as you become more accommodating and open to
suggestion. Although it's difficult to think of the single-minded Aries
as a team player, somehow you manage to recruit folks who are willing to support
your cause. Now is the time to replenish those troops, to forge new alliances
and, because your Mars ruler is in homey Cancer for the first time in two years,
to be prepared to feed them well.
Taurus Your Venus ruler was in dramatic Leo for so long, its trip through demure Virgo could take some getting used to. While you might miss the roar of the crowd, the vibe another earth-friendly sign sends out is much easier to take and more comfortable for Bulls to live with. Because Virgo governs your house of recreation, risk and romance, no matter how much work lies ahead, Venus' presence there suggests that whatever you do could seem like play. However, as the weekend of the 13th draws near, a casual romance turns serious.
Gemini If not you, then your partner is in for a surprise when generous Jupiter in your Sagittarius marriage house receives an offer from eccentric Uranus. How weird or how wonderful this is depends on how willing you are to make whatever adjustment the opportunity entails. At the same time, the sociable Libra new moon may introduce an appealing alternative, pressuring you to make a decision before you've thought it through. Remember, your Mercury ruler goes retrograde on the 11th. Over the next three weeks, anything can happen.
Cancer By October, most signs are well into their autumn routine, busy at work, in school and at play. However, the Moon Child might still be waiting to learn what the Libra new moon has up its sleeve. Don't be shocked if your agenda for the next four weeks centers on the ways and means of achieving domestic bliss, the area of your solar chart that Libra rules. It makes little difference if you're fixing up the house or entertaining the extended family, as long as your thoughts and attention don't stray too far from home.
Leo Let's hope that the waves of optimism washing over you while your sun ruler and enthusiastic Jupiter form a favorable sextile don't knock you off your feet. Although the Libra sun should help you maintain your balance, its trine to fanciful Neptune in your Aquarius house of partners can make you both a bit delusional. This supportive aspect is fine if you intend to create beautiful music together, but since Mercury turns retrograde at that time, you'd be foolish to take anything you hear or read at face value. Double-check.
Virgo It's good to be Prince Charming or the Belle of the Ball, but having desirable Venus in your sign can throw you off-guard. Especially since the radiant goddess might lose her glow when she brushes up against dour Saturn on the 13th. But once that encounter is over, your social life shouldn't suffer. Meanwhile, the Libra new moon on 10/10 can sow the seeds of a new financial matter that'll develop while your Mercury ruler is retrograde from 10/11 to 11/1. Go slow; the next three weeks could be filled with contradictions.
Libra Even if you've already celebrated your birthday, you should still make a wish on the Libra new moon. The prospect of getting another shot at a fresh start is not to be sneezed at. However, if you sense that you're about to run into an authority figure who'll cramp your style, i.e., when your Venus ruler meets restrictive Saturn in picky Virgo, ask for a painless, practical outcome. Financial errors are likely to multiply while Mercury is retrograde in your Scorpio money house; postpone important decisions for the duration.
Scorpio Yes, Mercury's retrograde trip through your sign could turn out to be a drag, but as the Messenger backtracks and revisits recent events and decisions, you might unearth information you needed to know back then, particularly paperwork you couldn't find. Just make sure that you give yourself plenty of time (Mercury's last day in Scorpio is December 1) before you rush to judgment again. Your Mars co-ruler tends to push the "impatient" button, but you can thank the gods that Pluto is protecting your long-range interests.
Sagittarius This is the week you can figure out what the past nine months have been leading up to. As growth-oriented Jupiter in your sign completes the third and final square to inventive Uranus in chaotic Pisces, the weird moments that occurred in January and May might finally add up. Seers don't always see the forest or the trees, especially when our heads are in the clouds or, under the direction of those two barrier-breaking planets, focusing on the future. Better pay attention to specific ideas that cross your mind, also detailed visions that pop up.
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