Astrology Forecast for October 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Opportunity with challenges. October is the beginning of the end of the uncertainty of recent times. People will make decisions, bringing order and direction to events, at last. The endless changes will begin taking us in a new, more promising direction. Opportunities will emerge. But it isn’t that simple. The planets want us to solve an important problem under difficult circumstances, with a minimum of resources. As we meet this challenge with one hand tied behind our back, we will improve conditions for everyone.

♎ LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) Lift off. The planets have been leaning hard on Librans. As of October, one of the most burdensome influences, which made every challenge doubly hard, will move on. Energy will rebound. Morale will lift. Your social life will improve. Plans will move forward. You’ll have to do work on your budgeting, but after what you’ve endured the last few years, that should be a piece of cake. Your life will take off in a promising new direction at some point in the next year.

♏ SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Slow down. Scorpio is entering a challenging cycle. Deeper, spiritual and psychological aspects of your life will be significantly more rewarding. However, energy levels will most likely drop, compelling you to make more careful choices about how you spend your time. You will have to put any big changes you have been contemplating on hold, too. This is a time when you finally have to make the big decisions you have been putting off. Any relationships that have been holding you back will end.

♐ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) Independence of thought. Sagittarians are entering a longish cycle during which they must detach from the opinions and expectations of others. This will allow you to sort through the random ideas and attitudes that have accumulated over the years. Chances are good that your true nature, your greatest and most unique potentials, even your true direction in life, have been obscured, or even lost, under the accumulation. This is something you must do on your own, free from the influence and interference of others.

♑ CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) Transcendence. Your ability to make good decisions is tied up with your ego, a warehouse of valuable memories and experiences. Despite what people say about the ego, it works well for Capricorn. Until now. To get through this new, lengthy cycle, you must try new and different approaches that require input and cooperation from many other people. And more idealistic than usual, too. Your talent for making tough, practical choices will be needed, minus your ego. It will pay off handsomely for all concerned.

♒ AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17) Play it straight. In the coming cycle, Aquarians need to plan carefully despite constant, pervasive change. You’ll also have to exercise as much control over situations as you realistically can. You’ll have to follow the rules closely, and show respect for authority, too. None of the above comes easily to Aquarius. And standards are high. Even a small manipulation or minor evasion can have uncomfortable, negative consequences. Improvisation, experimentation and brainstorming will be unusually productive, as long as you refrain from imposing personal preferences.

PISCES (Feb. 18 – Mar. 19) Speak your truth. During the next couple of years, it will be important to say what you think and find ways to make others accept it, especially authority figures. Or say nothing if that is what you think is right for you. A lot will ride on your ability to do so. If you do, even difficult situations will go well.  Conversely, if you cave in to the expectations of others, the planets will cause you a fair amount of grief. Finances remain tight.

♈ ARIES (Mar. 20 – Apr. 18) Say the word. Time’s up. You need to curb current spending now for the sake of future security. You also need to work out better agreements with those who share your life—starting now. But it won’t be as hard as you think. Conditions support these changes. People are becoming sympathetic; they’re half-expecting the changes you need to make. Old agreements can now be renegotiated. It might only take a word to get things moving in the right direction. Delays will improve planning.

TAURUS (Apr. 19 – May 19) Turning a corner. A period of indecision and hesitation will end. Changes in beliefs about yourself and the nature of the world will accelerate, along with changes related to job and health. The direction and timing of these changes will become more definite. But expect the unexpected in relationship areas. Old associations will fade, making way for new ones. New relationships will be deeper and more fulfilling than those now fading, in keeping with the deep, inner changes you are experiencing. Finances remain smooth.

♊ GEMINI (May 20 – June 19) Rethinking work. October brings many rapid and important changes. Entropy and uncertainty diminish as people move decisively in new directions. Work and other economic relations will be a focal point for a couple of years to come. You’ll need to bring work responsibilities down to a level that you can realistically manage and schedule more quality private time. Much will depend on your ability to successfully revise your job description, for yourself and others. A job change is not out of the question.

CANCER (June 20 – July 21) Fight stagefright. The pressure Cancer has been under will ease significantly. Suspense will lift, too, as events move in clear directions. The challenge for Cancerians over the next couple of years will be to remain clear about your beliefs and needs while staying open to new ideas amidst nonstop change. Don’t be swept along by the currents. You’ll need to be unusually public about your views, too, no easy thing for Cancerians. Especially since you’ll be feeling even more shy and reclusive than usual.

LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21) The home fires. It seems like everybody suddenly made a decision and took off enthusiastically in some new direction, finally. Naturally, Leo will need to be in the midst of the action—sometimes. But your special focus for the next couple of years must be on the home and family, particularly with respect to long-term financial stability and security. Negligence in this regard can have costly consequences. However, even difficult or intractable financial issues will respond well to your efforts during this cycle.

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VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Openings. Virgo’s life is becoming ever more eventful. You can’t avoid the changes sweeping through the world. And you can’t detach like some can. However, the planets are providing a different, special focus. Despite your many other concerns and despite the burdens it would place on you, the planets want you to join with members of your community to solve shared problems. The rewards will be considerable. The financial pressure you’ve been experiencing for a couple of years will ease. Clear-cut opportunities will emerge.