The Libra new moon late Saturday night should fill us with harmonious,
peace-seeking vibrations. However, the sun's meeting with militant Mars
late Sunday suggests something else entirely. More confusion on Monday as first
the sun, then Mars, switch to a “stick to your guns” Scorpio mode.
On Tuesday, Venus also enters that secretive, security-conscious water sign. If
you're planning a tryst sometime soon, schedule it for late Tuesday so you
can take advantage of the heat generated by feminine Venus' conjunction
with masculine Mars. Wednesday brings the last square between Saturn in Leo and
Jupiter in Scorpio, the relationship alleged to account for fluctuations in the
real estate market. Prepare for the 28th, when Mercury turns retrograde for the
next three weeks.


You are strong, you are invincible, and right now you are quite desirable. Your
Mars ruler, by joining forces with the Libra sun on Sunday, could provide more
power than you know what to do with. Even highly trained athletes will be amazed
at what they're able to accomplish this week. But it's the merger
of Mars with magnetic Venus Tuesday night (and for the rest of the week) in sexy
Scorpio that'll raise your level of “hot!” Venus gets together
with Mars every year, but for their hookup to happen in passionate Scorpio is
a special treat. Enjoy.


Read for Aries. While you might not have the physical stamina afforded to Rams
this week, Bulls will certainly have as much sex appeal. And because Mars'
meeting with your Venus ruler takes place in Scorpio, the sign of your cosmic
mate, you could make a more permanent connection. Perhaps even with a gadabout
Ram. So, by all means, hit every one of those Halloween events dressed to the
nines so that you can be ready for the allure you'll radiate when the Scorpio
sun illuminates Venus on the 27th.


The Libra new moon on the 21st takes place in your house of romance and risk.
If ever you're being urged by the cosmos to take a chance, this week would
be it. While your Mercury ruler is about to turn retrograde (giving you some time
to mull over your decision), its first meeting with farsighted Jupiter over the
weekend should improve your ability to envision what lies ahead. Two more encounters
with the jolly giant planet before the holiday party season sets in, and whatever
you finally decided will be a fait accompli.


It's confusing. Two new moons in a row taking place in the last degree of
their signs could send a Moon Child a mixed message. In September, you barely
had enough time to absorb the Virgo new-moon vibe and the sense that a new cycle
was about to start, when the sun went into Libra. The same holds true this month,
with the Libra new moon on the 21st and the sun's switch into Scorpio on
the 23rd, an entirely different operational system. Let's hope you get used
to it; for the rest of the year, that's how those balls in the sky will


It works both ways. The advantage Aries and Taurus natives receive when their
ruling planets are bolstered by a meeting with your sun ruler is returned in kind.
You'll have more physical prowess and a greater willingness to take a chance,
because the sun and ballsy Mars connect this weekend. And you can anticipate a
lot more loving when the sun merges with affectionate Venus next weekend. That
all this action takes place in and around your neighborhood is reason enough to
spruce up the house. Decorate it for Halloween; buy new sheets.


The discriminating Virgin could get quite lucky when the creative sun, impulsive
Mars and value-conscious Venus get together in your second house of money earned
and objects acquired. The lucky part is that this sequence of astrological events
takes place before your Mercury ruler turns retrograde on the 28th. So you'll
have a few days to make that fabulous purchase or return it if it doesn't
meet your pristine standards. With Mars and Venus together in sexy Scorpio for
the first time since December 2004, imagine the fun you can have this Halloween.


Read for Aries, Taurus and Leo; what the hell, read all 12. No one can ever be
certain how a memorable meeting between your loving Venus ruler and horny Mars
will turn out, but the above forecasts could provide a clue. Then, when the sun
catches up with the goddess and engulfs her with its beneficial rays on the 27th,
you may be inspired to create something beautiful that'll last longer than
the day. At the very least, you might feel a lot happier and a lot luckier than
you usually are. P.S. Mercury flips in your Scorpio money house on the 28th; buy
what you must before then.


Like Libra, you should probably read the entire column. So much is going on in
Scorpio in a variety of areas, e.g., you could be in the process of expanding
your business as Jupiter would have you do. Perhaps you're thinking about
getting busy with a new love interest, because, until the end of the month, romantic
Venus will be climbing all over your Mars co-ruler. Mercury retrograde from October
28 to November 17 suggests that you should be preparing for that as well. Then
there's another birthday that needs to be celebrated.


Centaurs who depend on their communication skills – be it via assorted media
outlets, the classroom or offering advice whether or not it's solicited
– will have a field day once they appreciate how wide their base will broaden
after their expansive Jupiter ruler merges with Mercury on Sunday. This realization
is important because in just one more month, Jupiter will become embedded in Sagittarius
for the next 12. Come December, after another crucial consultation with the Messenger,
what arose from their initial meeting should be confirmed.


The recent lunar phenomena that may have disoriented your Cancer complement can
affect you this month too. That's because the Libra new moon on the 21st
takes place in your career zone and inaugurates a new cycle of pleasing your boss
or placating a client. Since Caps are usually so goal-oriented anyway, it'll
pay to carefully track what develops during the next few days with anyone who
has some authority over you. This week also marks the last challenging square
between pie-in-the-sky Jupiter and your conservative Saturn ruler.


“Exotic and mysterious” is what could command your attention this
week. Leafing through National Geographic again? The current pileup of planets
in Scorpio can heighten a desire to explore the unknown. For many Aquarians, it
might be reading up on the psychology of something they're fascinated by;
for others, it could be hiking unfamiliar terrain. And some will be determined
to find a way to widen the career path they've already forged for themselves.
If you need better credentials, now is the time to get them.


Fish can't help but benefit from the four planets plus the sun and, on Sunday,
the moon in Scorpio, the water sign that is more often than not the most compatible
with Pisces. That passionate Mars and embraceable Venus are hooking up in that
sexy sign suggests that your romantic forecast looks not merely rosy but red-hot.
Mid-March Fish could advance through the hallowed halls of academia faster than
expected, thanks to the combined intelligence of prophetic Jupiter and informative
Mercury. While Mercury is retrograde, double-check your facts.

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