The final act of Jupiter in “keep the balancing act going”
Libra occurs on Saturday, when the planet of good fortune and grand plans is
joined by the sun. Sunday morning, Sol crosses over to Scorpio; Tuesday night,
Jupiter does the same. Meanwhile, how alarming could the news be when Mercury
opposes Mars retrograde in Taurus, the sign of money and property, at the same
time that restrictive Saturn crosses the NYSE's Ascendant and GWB's
Mercury-Pluto conjunction at 10 Leo? Another October Surprise? Next Wednesday,
delusional, idealistic Neptune comes out of retrograde and its annual five-month
snooze. Halloween, this year, might be scarier than ever.


Sayonara. Wave goodbye to generous Jupiter as it leaves
Libra, your cosmic complement, where it spent the past year ironing out the
wrinkles in your close relationships. While it's traveling through Scorpio,
the jolly giant might not be as compliant, as willing to favor youand the people
who currently are or soon will be significant in both your private and business
lives. You'll probably have to adjust to conditions that make you somewhat
uncomfortable, but look on the bright side – you can rake in piles and piles
of money.


Hard work is definitely in the Bull's bailiwick,
but unless you're a dedicated health practitioner, offering another
service may be a tricky proposition. However, while expansive Jupiter transits
your Scorpio house of significant others, there should be a steady flow of give
and get in return. Know that this principle might take the better part of a
year to become established as a way of life. Right now, your Venus ruler hooks
up with passionate Pluto for nights of intense coupling, plus paying attention
to a financial matter that matters.


The hunt for an October romance grows more intense as the
creative sun and enthusiastic Jupiter join hands to cross the cusp between
sociable Libra and sexy Scorpio. Halloween magic and mystery are fairly
irresistible attractions under ordinary circumstances. However, this year, the
odds of succumbing to someone's fatal charm greatly increase, because
magnetic Venus and passionate Pluto are getting together in Sagittarius, the
sign ruling your life partners. As for logic, until Mercury finishes searching
for hidden meanings, forget about it.


The happy feeling you get when the sun's vitality
and Jupiter's optimism team up this week could prevail for a full year.
If home is where the Moon Child's heart is most often found, then expect
your domain to expand substantially. As protective Jupiter nestles in Scorpio,
another emotion-driven water sign, you'll be offered opportunities to
grow in ways you have yet to experience. A hint: Pay close attention to the
signs you see, the messages you think you hear during the Scorpio new moon on
the Day of the Dead.


An infusion of high hopes and high spirits while your sun
ruler and jolly Jupiter merge should serve to mark the beginning of a yearlong
involvement in secretive Scorpio stuff. In the course of the next 13 months,
prosperous Jupiter will help you uncover ways and means of increasing your
knowledge and your profit margin. Teaching or traveling for some Lions, mining
or real estate for others. But for now, as the sun and changeable Uranus form a
rewarding trine, a Halloween treat you weren't expecting.


While both militant Mars and your curious Mercury ruler
face off in equally stubborn fixed signs, push could literally come to shove.
You might also want to push the envelope of a venture that's not
developing fast enough to suit you. Better put off taking the speedy route
until Mercury gets to Sagittarius for Halloween; while the Messenger is still
in Scorpio, safe, secure and somewhat secretive is the way to go. Be aware that
prosperous Jupiter traveling through Scorpio for an entire year will expand
your earning power and love of luxury.


What to focus on first? Crucial information about a
complicated financial matter or your desire to discover the truth behind a
relationship that's as close as a next-door neighbor? Perhaps it's
the return of a dream project that's been dormant for the past five
months? How would you react if a relative insisted on putting the past to rest
and establishing contact again? All these possibilities, plus the ones that
immediately come to your mind, could manifest themselves, because your solar
chart is lit up like a parade of jack-o'-lanterns.


Your year of living lavishly, maybe even happily ever
after, begins when munificent Jupiter enters Scorpio on the 25th. For the next
13 months, you'll be offered opportunities to expand your range of
experience and grow wealthier and wiser; just watch out that your waistline
doesn't expand in the process. Warning: Jupiter's love of luxury and
its reliance on luck could spoil the dialogue you've managed to maintain
between the angelic and the demonic aspects of your personality.


It'll take a while before your Jupiter ruler gets
deep enough into Scorpio to inhabit your 12th house of ripe destiny, karmic
payback and secret enemies. Until then, it's safe to assume that
you'll continue to benefit from your connection to well-placed friends
and associates. They might not be as amusing or artistic as those you attracted
when Jupiter was in Libra, but you may find them fascinating, nonetheless. At
the moment, you're pretty fascinating yourself, thanks to the union Venus
is forging with passionate Pluto in your sign.


If you thought that having bountiful Jupiter in your
career midheaven turned out to be more of a challenge than a blessing, relax.
Now that the planet of growth and good fortune has moved on to Scorpio, the
tense relationship between airy, intellectual Libra and down-to-earth Capricorn
will be replaced by a more comfortable connection, a supportive sextile to an
emotional, intuitive water sign. The first indication that things will be
flowing more freely follows the Scorpio new moon on the 1st.


One of your favorite daydreams may be put back intoplay
when visionary Neptune turns direct in your sign on the 26th. Not only willyou
be inspired to do your best, but your talent for inspiring others to follow
your lead could also be revealed, if not by Halloween, then around Election
Day. Meanwhile, your devotion to a social or political cause, your allegiance
to a group effort, grows more intense as Venus and Pluto join forces in your
11th house of friends, hopes and wishes – the arena traditionally ruled by Aquarius.


Be on the lookout for a scandal! Voluptuous Venus merging
with passionate Pluto at the top of your solar chart could wave a red flag,
warning that something salacious is about to affect your or your
employer's reputation. Who wins the prize for most outrageous costumeand
who gets caught in the act? But if nothing that exciting does transpire, then
assume it's only a figment of your active imagination, probably let loose
when your Neptune ruler finally comes out of retrograde after five long months
in hibernation.

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