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Your weekly horoscope from Jessica Adams, astrology columnist for Australian Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar and Get the Gloss.

Your Horoscope 27th October – 2nd November

Astrologer’s Diary

There is a great Morrissey song titled ‘November Spawned A Monster’ which just about sums up the intense Scorpio stellium in the new month ahead. The monster is the global economy, incorporating bankers, the sharemarkets and currency trading. As you probably know, the sign of the scorpion rules all those things, because it falls under Pluto, the planet to be associated with underground resources: gold, diamonds, coal, water, gas and so on. Pluto is also about the balance of power. What we are about to see in November is the final detox in the hardest, slowest economic cycle the planet has endured for 29 years. There will be tremendous market instability as Mercury completes his retrograde and a few hard calls before Christmas, and relief at last. Apart from a blip halfway through 2015, this Saturn in Scorpio cycle is mostly over.

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Aries: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Now there are no more excuses, you simply have to turn things around, with the promise of a satisfying January or February outcome. Your career, your life at university or your unpaid position is the target for your current goals and ambitions. Fair enough, too, given what you have endured in recent weeks. Despite some very set intentions you appear to have been at the mercy of situations, organisations or people which just hit you at the wrong time, in the wrong place. As a result you have no doubt been feeling disempowered and left wondering what to do. Everything in astrology is about the timing, though, and from this point forward, as your ruler Mars joins Pluto in the practical sign of Capricorn, the momentum is incredible. In fact, you will be making up for lost time, with visible results by January and perhaps a permanent, impressive change by February. The key to everything is to assert your own power over your own self and life. It does take a will of steel, but you have it. More to the point, you are probably now sharply conscious of the need to dedicate yourself to climbing the ladder in the most stoic, steady and persistent way. You may want status. Success. Fame. Your own personal mission statement fulfilled. You may want glamour. Respect. Unshakeable standing. The only thing that will get you there, though, is an investment in your own abilities to move mountains and alter the way you pursue the highest peaks of your CV. You are well-known for being the Speedy Gonzales of your chosen field, business or industry. Now, however, you must plod upwards like a mountain goat, taking each rung with a smile on your face.


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Taurus: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

For a couple of reasons, one difficult, one pretty easy, you now have to change the way you use the internet; travel; study; teach; deal with foreign people or places. Perhaps this list contains two crossover zones for you – maybe it is just one major challenge. What happened to you (or, who happened to you) since September has left you longing for a chance to make up for lost time. It’s not just about recovering lost ground; you now realise you have to utterly transform everything, no matter if it is online or in the real world – at home or away. When your ruling planet Venus forms a sextile to Pluto on Saturday 1st November it is the third horoscope pattern in seven days to urge you on. You cannot possibly return to the way things were last year, or the year before that. However, the 2014 version of your life (so far) is also far from satisfactory. Instead, you need to deepen your understanding of the way you get from A to B, on the internet or across the map, by getting back to basics. This is about what you believe. It is a philosophy or a faith as much as anything else and perhaps it is time to take your cue from Sagittarians, who are never tourists – they are cultural exchange artists. They never just complete a qualification – they pursue deep knowledge. They never merely mentor, guide or educate others (or write) – they live their ideals and ideas, from a deep inner conviction. You have been given a couple of gigantic shoves by the universe in recent weeks, not only to right a few wrongs in your life, but also to take the whole thing further and to reach higher. By January, with enough willpower, your Meaning of Life is in the bag.


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Gemini: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

You have been given a very basic and boring lesson about money, property, business, charity or your precious possessions in the last few weeks. If you have spent even ten minutes on an internet forum devoted to your particular concern, you will realise just how common an issue this is. Fortunately, things are now on the turn and you are finally in the right time, at the right place, to get things back on an even keel. This is more than wanting a return to some kind of normality, though. What has happened to you has made you realise that ‘normal’ is actually not particularly normal at all. It’s just something you got used to, because you didn’t have the willpower to climb out of it and actually run your financial or material life. Is that too harsh? Unfortunately it is a truth of the Pluto in Capricorn cycle you are currently in. It is awfully easy to coast by on the surface and never peer into the great knowledge base you are actually supposed to acquire. It is all too easy to assume you have zero willpower to do anything decisive or transformative. Thus life rolls on – until that fateful day (you probably had yours in the last few weeks) when someone – or something – intervenes. Now, you must waste no more time. Mars in Capricorn is setting the pace and you could do more in four weeks than you did in four months. You could even create such momentum with your money, house, flat, business, charity or possessions that you enter 2015 in a happily altered state. Perhaps the only thing standing in your way is the fear that you will succeed and then find yourself regretting wasted months. Even wasted years. That in itself is a waste of time, though, because the reality is, your life could actually start now. Looking backwards may not even be an issue. It only becomes an issue if you allow it. And as 2015 is already suggesting, you have so much to look forward to. The empowerment that comes from controlling what you earn, own or owe and actually living the truth of your own values could be sensational. January is calling you.


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Cancer: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Mars is now setting up shop in your opposite sign of Capricorn, which rules your opposite number in life. This may be your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend or professional partner. The sign of Capricorn also rules your opponents and opposition; anyone against you, no matter if is profoundly personal or purely professional. Finally, the sign of the goat describes your former partner – and also anyone you long to shag in the future. What does Mars do? He speeds things up. There is no room for procrastination with this transit. Mars is moving steadily through the sign where Pluto took up residence in 2008, forever changing the tone, atmosphere and pace of your partnerships, as well as your battles. These two together are pretty transformative, which is why you may feel as if it’s now or never, over the next few days. You are quite right. Some things cannot wait. You probably know astrology is about synchronicity. Carl Jung’s theory of deeply meaningful coincidence. As I write these words for you on a flight from Honolulu to Sydney, I can see a film playing on the back of my neighbour’s seat. The film stars Tom Cruise. Cancerian like you. He has also been through all those Seventh House issues since 2008, described above, no matter if you cast his former parter as Nicole Kidman or Katie Holmes. Make no mistake, this is an intense and prolonged transit when you are taught very big lessons about power and how it functions in a partnership, or in a conflict. What is different about this week in particular, though, is that Mars is turning the key in the lock. Sometimes it is very easy to do nothing because we are too confronted by what transformation would mean. It empowers us, and weirdly enough, that level of control and potency can be highly confronting. Change can also be scary, which is why so many people remain stuck with the same old, same old, even as they hear themselves complaining about it. You are now being given a chance to change your life, with (or through, or about) this person. Say yes?


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Leo: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

On Sunday 26th October Mars entered Capricorn, the sign which rules your lifestyle, daily workload and your relationship with your body. This really sets the agenda for November and the Moon’s conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn on Wednesday 29th October, followed by a Venus sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (again) on Saturday 1st November rings the changes. After many weeks when you were not in control of your daily routine, your body or your working life – you can now wrestle the steering wheel around to your side of the road. None of this has really been your fault; circumstances beyond your control bent your everyday existence or your health all out of shape recently. However, what you can take away from this time is a new appreciation of just how important it is to have the little things taken care of. In astrology, the sign of Virgo rules your work, your service and duty to others – and also your duty to your own physical wellbeing. Virgo is also associated with minutiae; the world of the very small. Now you must address the tiniest, apparently most trivial aspects of your daily life. It is from the small changes you are about to make that the most powerful results will build, with amazing outcomes possible by January, which is not that far away. First, though, you must remember that the golden rule with Pluto transits is to apply intense willpower, determination and focus to the task ahead. Only then will you be a match for the situation, person or organisation which has dominated for so long. And only you know what that is.


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Virgo: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

You are now staring down a two-month period of deep change where your son or daughter is concerned. This also applies to relationships which may bring pregnancy, stepchildren or younger in-laws into your life; of course it also applies to godchildren, nieces, nephews, youth-related projects and so on. Over the last few weeks you have come to appreciate just how important it is to show leadership in all these intensely personal areas of your life. It does not matter if you are guiding or helping a younger generation, or mentoring your own dynasty, created with your own DNA; some rather relentless situations have brought you to the point where change is the only answer. You simply have to feel as if you are running your own life, in regard to this, and despite your best efforts, it is only now that you are in the right place, at the right time, to do just that. Of course you could lag behind, or lapse in your efforts; this would only result in disappointment with yourself, as well as a profoundly wasted opportunity. In actual fact, the whole point of what you were put through in September and early October was to get you to claim your own power. That will be the reward from all this; long after you have turned an issue around with this younger generation (or the relationships which bring it closer) you will have become utterly empowered.


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Libra: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Ever since Pluto changed signs back in 2008 you have seen some fairly typical manifestations of the cycle, affecting your home, family, household, home town, property investment or homeland. If people have departed the family circle, the loss has resulted in a change in the balance of power within that branch of the tree. If you have been dealing with local government, council or perhaps intensely patriotic national issues, you have also been immersed in politics in the truest sense of the word. In other cases the concern has been with flatmates, or landlords, or tenants, or builders; anyone who has taught you about controlling what happens with your apartment or house. Every year since 2008 you have a variation on a theme to contend with. Right now, you are dealing with one of the most urgent agendas yet. Mars has changed signs to join Pluto in Capricorn and transformation in a hurry is the only option. Is it possible? Mostly. The final, lasting results may not be entirely in place until you are well into the first quarter of 2015, but you should certainly be able to see weekly progress from now until January – then, by February, sure signs that you have come a long way. The last few weeks have shown you what life is like when you explore your sense of belonging to a place or people in depth. Once you get it right, everything else is manageable. That means deepening the ties to your home turf or your sense of nationhood or kinship with your countrymen. It means focussing very hard on the rooms which make up your home – or the garden. For many people born under your sign it means putting family first. Now, you are on your way.


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Scorpio: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

The truth is, you can’t really persuade anyone to do anything, until you have the right medium for your message. The internet alone offers an abundance of choice for that. Beyond the medium, there is the question of what to say (or write) and how to say it. Your very choice of words can move mountains. There are also more fundamental questions about the most efficient way to connect people, places and ideas – and that is your task now. The last few weeks have seen your ruling planet Pluto put you through your paces in a way that has made you long for a chance to change. Now you have that chance, and it is ongoing; if you are prepared to harness all your willpower and concentration to become utterly single-minded about communication, you can turn your situation around. There is a carrot for the donkey in this case (despite being a scorpion, you are now the donkey) and it’s quite a tempting one – you can’t really complain about the motivation. Beyond that, though, your horoscope suggests you have been on a thoroughly bumpy ride via the web, the media, publishing and the whole business of being heard and read. With every bump you have come closer to the core of what you need to do; the time has come to control your own Communication H.Q. very tightly. You could see results within a week. You could see your own empowerment within a month or two. That is a good enough reason to start right now and mean it.


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Sagittarius: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Someone (or something) entered your life in a big way in September, making it vital that you upgrade and improve your approach towards money, property, charity or business. In addition to that potent encouragement, you have also put up with less comfortable reasons to change. You have been shown what life is like when you neglect to put your finances, lifestyle and security first. You have also been shown how much easier life becomes when you make it your business to earn and own, before all other things. Underpinning this is a growing sense of what you will and will not sell out for; an appreciation of who or what is priceless to you. Just hanging on to particular possessions or property is one way of ensuring its value lasts. However, the most precious thing of all is a guiding principle which has nothing to do with the material world and everything to do with your own integrity. The deeper you go into this current Pluto cycle the more you realise you must master this; not just the bean-counting, but also the art of evaluating who and what matters most and then digging your heels in, so that you can make it yours forever. All of this is miles away from the person you actually are, but no matter. Whatever it takes, right? And everything you have been shown about your world over the last few weeks has taken you to the point where you must use your own strength of will to turn everything around and wave a magic wand over your life.


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Capricorn: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

Capricorn, you now have Mars in your sign, so you have very little tolerance or patience for any obstacles affecting the way you appear to the world – or the way you are seen. The First House of your solar chart is associated with your label, name, brand, reputation, personal appearance and online profile. This is now where you will find momentum building, as after several weeks when no matter how hard you tried, you could not really wrestle back control – you are finally in a position to do just that. Of course, the person you must work with the hardest and convince the most, is yourself. Having just been pushed through the most intense and relentless period, though, it seems you are ready to do just about anything to be on top of this again. And by ‘this’ I mean the way you look, and the way you are regarded. The Moon-Pluto conjunction in your own sign of Capricorn near Wednesday 29th October may well bring things to a head. The time has come to assert yourself and fly your own flag. Also, perhaps, to understand what soldiers of old knew; half the battle is the armour, the horses, the helmets, livery and pennants. Appearances are everything and you have to now throw yourself into honouring that, if you are to get anywhere. It is not your normal style to self-promote; to thrust yourself forward; to blow your own bugle. It is time you learned what every Aries knows, though, and that is – put yourself first, get yourself out there, and be first in line (with the right horse and armour too, no matter if it’s a car or a suit). Perhaps you would not do this at any other time in your life, but the last few weeks are a lesson in what not to do. So, onwards!


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Aquarius: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

At long last you are in a position to bring about change. It has been impossible to do more than make half-hearted attempts at this over the last few weeks, but now you are in the right place, at the right time. A great deal depends on your self-control and your will power. Without those firmly harnessed, you may find a repeat of the same scenario from 2013 or 2014, when something (or someone) completely took over, leaving you feeling as if there was very little you could do. The tide is now turning, as the planet Mars joins Pluto in the most sensitive area of your solar chart, enabling you to make firm strides this week, but also into December and beyond. It could genuinely be a new year, for a change, with at least one department of your life, and possibly more, remodelled. There is no point in having the same old debates with yourself, or even playing the same games with yourself. You are the only person who can turn things around and now that you have been given a clear run to do this, there is nothing and nobody to stop you. Only you. On the plus side, although there is no such thing as instant gratification with a Pluto cycle, there is certainly the promise of weekly progress, of the most visible and encouraging kind. And really, what else are you going to do? Slide backwards? Keep procrastinating? This is virtually a fait accompli.


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Pisces: 27th OCTOBER - 2nd NOVEMBER

How do you harness people power to make a group, team or association function at its highest peak? Much depends on a breezy, detached way of relating to both men and women in the circle. No ego, no agenda, no feelings (whoa, whoa, whoa feelings) to complicate things – just an awareness of the larger goal that everyone shares and must work towards. This keeps things circulating as they should; it also guarantees you will sidestep some of the more emotional scenarios that can often break a group up, or splinter the trust and teamwork. Beyond this very particular way of relating to people en masse, there is also the question of friendship to consider, because this week is also about being a friend, and knowing what it means to have a friend. What happened to you in September and October gave you two very good reasons to set November and December aside for change and improvement. The only issue for you was physically being able to pursue it; the circumstances have simply not been right to date. From this point forward, though, if you are prepared to tightly control what you say and do with these people (and with one friend in particular) then you can turn things around in a remarkably short space of time. Pluto and Mars in Capricorn have a gift for you and that gift is empowerment. Nothing to do with what is wrapped up under the tree – yet in its own way, genuine empowerment is the best and shiniest present you could hope to receive. Forget what (or who) did not work for you so well in 2014; in this kind of cycle it is really not too premature to say that 2015 begins in late October.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope 20th through 26th October

Astrologer’s Diary

If you want to know how Mercury Retrograde will manifest right through early November, look no further than Ebola checks at airports. Beyond that, of course, we are up for fairly standard Mercury effects; product recall is typical, so are faults with new technology launches (although Apple continually ignores this cycle and usually ends up paying the price!) Are you seeing Mercury Retrograde effects all around you? Is advertising being pulled, or labelling changed? Did you just connect to a new ISP only to find your mobile broadband isn’t working? People often ask what the point of this cycle is. Basically, it’s to force us to sit on our hands and do nothing. To contemplate. To mull over things, then decide later.

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Aries: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

You no doubt have a couple of deadlines or events constantly in your mind, and you know the outcome will not only draw a line under your 2014 budget, income, business, property or charity – it will also confirm how 2015 will be. The reason for these deadlines or forthcoming diary dates is practical, of course, but in astrological terms, it is because you are facing down an eclipse this week, the completion of Mercury Retrograde in November – and finally the departure of Saturn from an area of your chart affecting your finances, house, company, flat, possessions or charity. So far so good, but you must time it right. To jump to conclusions on the Thursday eclipse would be a mistake, as your visibility is low; the clarity is not there; something is being held from you, or is yet to be revealed later on. In addition, if you dive into paperwork, discussions or meetings you may well find the last gasp of Mercury Retrograde catches you. In a perfect world you would be ready to talk, sign or accept signatures after 10th November. If this is impossible, though, at least make allowances for alterations, delays, technical errors or u-turns before that date. The final 20 days of November and the entire month of December will be devoted to a clean break with the past year or two. You need to sign off on something (or someone) and take a mental load off. More importantly, it’s time to think about 2015 and beyond in a completely different way. History will not repeat. You only get one Saturn cycle in your house of money, and yours is nearly over. Just wait a bit, first.


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Taurus: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

Saturn cycles tend to freeze time. They get in the way of the natural, healthy flow of things and slow everything down. They also present you with unique challenges; you should be glad they are unique too, because after 2013 and 2014, you simply do not want to go through certain chapters again. Your former, current or potential partner may be at the heart of some of this. In other cases it is your sworn enemy, rival or opponent. Perhaps you have experienced a little of both, yet by this stage in the cycle, it is probably just one face and name which concerns you most. No matter how much it may feel as if you should pass judgements or draw conclusions about this person, especially near Thursday’s eclipse, try not to do so. An eclipse does what it says on the packet; it covers things up in an unnatural, unusual way. As Mercury is also completing his retrograde cycle you may be better off waiting to get all the facts in, before you make a judgement call. The final 20 days of November, and all of December, will move things along with some finality for you. In fact, as Christmas draws closer, it looks as though an ultimate decision may well end what has been a very heavy load to carry. In a few cases, it is your interior response which lifts the burden. In other words, nothing will actually change with, or about this person in your life – yet on the inside, you will feel the weight lifting. For the majority of Taurus people, though, this is about closure. No wonder you want to hurry the whole thing up, yet a wait-and-see policy may serve you better this week.


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Gemini: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

While your ruling planet Mercury is still completing his lengthy retrograde cycle, you do need to hold your horses. At any other time this year, you would be able to proceed full-tilt into discussions, paperwork or information-gathering, in the hopes that you could get your daily workload or body on track. Instead, it may not be until early November that you can say you know exactly where you stand. The partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October is another reason to take your time. This rather peculiar astronomical event is also a striking astrological motif; it lets you know the natural order of things has been disrupted. Also, strangely, you may not even know why – until much later on. For this reason, you may prefer to let a few more wheels spin around before you call judgement on the situation now affecting your working life or your body so much. In actual fact, you do not have too much longer to wait, once you are near the middle of November. From that point forward until Christmas, you are in the very last stage of the most notoriously challenging cycle in 29 years. What happened to you in 2013 in terms of your lifestyle, physical condition or professional commitments was a life lesson you would have given anything to avoid. This year has been better, but you must still be longing for the day when you can get up and start your day without automatically having to ring-fence particular worries about your job or your body! (If you don’t work, of course your ‘job’ is your studies or your volunteer role). The good news is, Saturn’s departure from Scorpio as the Christmas lights go up, is also a green light. An easier 2015 is close.


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Cancer: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

In many ways the next few weeks is the answering call to 2013 and the difficult choices you had to make. Saturn’s arrival in the Fifth House of your solar chart gave you very few options where your children, young relatives or godchildren were concerned. If they were not an issue, then the next (younger) generation in a work or personal context certainly was. Then there are issues about fertility, stepchildren, adoption, termination or your biological clock which may linger still. In short, the challenges you have faced since Saturn changed signs to Scorpio have been entirely about the generations which succeed you, and the way you feel about leaving some kind of legacy to them. This week picks up the thread, as your ruler the Moon is involved in a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, preceding a chain of crucial patterns in your chart which will end this cycle for good. Fair enough; it is time that you got on with this intensely personal part of your life without automatically having to field anxieties or put up with situations which never seem to get any easier! The key to an easy exit from the most difficult cycle in 29 years is not to try and rush things now. In fact, you are not being shown the full story. The eclipse blots out the entire truth and reality and it would be a mistake to judge too soon. Mercury has also been retrograding through the same zone of your chart, and there is still some of the tapestry to piece back together. Under these circumstances, you would hardly want to call anything final at the moment. From mid-November, though, wheels turn firmly and in the right direction at last. You need closure. You need to draw a line under one episode, and prepare for a new story which will be a great deal more comfortable and easy for you, than what you put up with in the last two years (and especially in 2013).


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Leo: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

The partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October falls in Scorpio. Normally this would mean a straightforward new beginning with your family, household, flat, home town, house or homeland. Instead, you will not be shown the full story – yet. On the same day Venus, the planet of co-operation and paired-up collaboration also enters Scorpio, so although you do have a much closer two-way street ahead of you (in terms of your place, or your people) you also have low visibility. In addition to this, Mercury needs to complete his retrograde shadow cycle, also in Scorpio, and this will not be over until 10th November. Perhaps adopting a wait-and-see policy is best, but do hang onto your end of the see-saw with this crucial person who is sharing your property, family, household or home town pathway. If you can make allowances for backwards-and-forwards progress for the next two weeks, with the usual communication failures or technical problems, you will still end up ready for a final decision later. It seems likely to be dramatic. In fact, you might say that November-December is about signing off from the one issue which has weighed you down (and dragged in pace) for so long. Believe it or not, by January you will be able to come home to wherever you belong, without automatically having to deal with the weight on one shoulder. And you will be able to take your place within the family circle or household in a lighter, easier way.


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Virgo: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

There was a time when you could think about the internet, the media, publishing, your computer, your phone or other communication central concerns – without furrowing your brow. Not only do you still have a hard memory to bear from 2013, you also now have some concerns about the future, created all too quickly this year. No wonder you want to turn some wheels and move beyond this – no matter if it is closure on the last 24 months or some kind of sturdy management of a future issue you don’t want. Normally, one might look at your horoscope this week and say ‘Go right ahead’ – but we have an eclipse blocking your view – and also your ruler Mercury is still completing his retrograde cycle. In actual fact, you are very near the end of this phase in your life. You have lived with constant challenges and concerns – and bugbears – for so long, it may seem bordering on the occult that you should ever be able to go online, write, publish, speak, use computers and so on – without having to stoop a little. The stopping will end at Christmas, though, when either the person, project, organisation or situation disappears for good – or more curiously, it remains, but you are no longer affected. In all cases to get there from here, you need to slow down this week. If you plunge into massive decisions or sweeping action on this eclipse, and also while Mercury is still completing his loop, you could thwart your own progress. The wrapping-up you need to do will happen in earnest from mid-November and by the time Father Christmas and his reindeer are en route from the North Pole, your issues are basically over. To try and race to the finishing line now would actually be to entertain more delays, changes or u-turns. Worth a thought.


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Libra: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

It is quite understandable that you should want to plunge into the paperwork or discussion, or do some serious fact-finding. This is your money, house or flat after all. This is your business, charity or your precious possessions. In a week like this, though, when precious little is available or visible, you may want to give yourself a clear fortnight before you are finally in a position to gather your facts and line up your numbers in a row. Apart from anything else, the Mercury Retograde cycle is yet to complete. The clue is in the name – Mercury rules merchants, and merchandise and also the markets. Given that the entire world will be in a kind of Gordian knot as October ends, economically or in the markets – perhaps you will have your own trickle-down effect to deal with. Even if your budget is based on ceramic containers (the piggy-bank on the fridge) or Saturday car-boot markets, you may still be dealing with u-turns, waiting games, hitches or glitches until mid-November is well within sight. Naturally you only long to be free of a particular situation, person or organisation – or at least free of caring. You will be relived to know the end is now in sight. In fact, a great many people born under your sign already know this; there is a wrap-up process by January or maybe the start of a new arrangement. You have so much to look forward to, Libra, as 2015 will be such a relief after the financial, business, property or other marketplace realities of late 2012, 2013 (a truly difficult year) and 2014 itself. In the meantime you may want to end the cycle with less angst by studiously avoiding any snap judgements or rapid swipes this week. This Saturn phase took you a long time to get into; it’s worth taking a good few weeks to climb out of it.


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Scorpio: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Your name has been more of a chewy affair, though, these last two years. Saturn has been lodged in Scorpio, your own sign, which rules your own label, brand, Google listing and Twitter moniker. In 20th century astrology, to have Saturn in your own sign put the emphasis on your good standing; your reputation. Now, with so much activity in Scorpio, you must feel as if at last you can put something to rest, or at least replace the old with the new for 2015. Not only an eclipse, but also Venus, suggests a shift of gears this week. Just make sure you know the road rules with eclipses. They conceal, rather than reveal. They are peculiar and unusual. Far from being a new beginning, there is something about this apparent fresh start for your reputation or name which is partly hidden, and yet to be fully disclosed. Bear that in mind as you proceed. It may be business cards, a website or just your name on paper somewhere, but there are better times to pass dramatic judgements about your Me agenda or swing into motion on your biggest priorities. This is also apparent because of Mercury’s long retrograde transit through Scorpio – again, your sign, your name. In a very few cases the issue has not been your image, it has been your personal appearance; the way you dress, the way you physically appear. Again, nobody really wants to see Saturn loitering in this zone of their chart for as long as you have endured. As Christmas approaches it will become very clear to you that either the issue is going away, or you no longer care about it. This also applies to your name, online and in the real world too. This week may seem to you like part of the long goodbye to this cycle; a week in which you can be proactive and pursue solutions or a new chapter. In fact, it is rather misleading as the emotions and intentions will be there, but not the framework you require. That comes later, from mid-November. Treat this week as a chance for soul-searching and note taking, but that is all.


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Sagittarius: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

You have really lasted the distance with this Saturn cycle, which has given so many people born under your sign a very difficult secret to keep, with all the guilt and inner torment that goes with the territory. In other cases, what you have been hiding from others is not so much a secret, as yourself – plain and simple. A very great part of you has been submerged, like the greater part of an iceberg, and it has felt just as cold and hard as that – not a journey you particularly want to repeat. The Twelfth House of your solar chart is where Saturn has lodged himself since late 2012 and now he is preparing to move on. Whatever has been classified or confidential in your life has been really hard work. Whatever has been a state secret has been a heavy load to carry. Whatever you did (even) behind the scenes, hidden firmly behind other faces or names, has dragged on. Quite naturally you want to know when it’s going to end, and how. And your instincts are telling you that this week is part of the process. The only issue is the fact that part of the jigsaw is still missing. The picture is not complete. This is a function of the eclipse, when there is heavy coverage in the sky, but also a rather sustained cover-up job by the universe, where it affects you most – with your secrets, your classified information, your confidential projects or your desperately private concerns. This is the stuff of your soul, Sagittarius, and you will find it becomes far easier after mid-November when Mercury is finally back on track, after weeks of retrograde motion. By then the Sun in Scorpio will also be moving on, far away from the eclipse with all its concealment this week. Next year will feel very different to the last two years. You went through a great deal, especially in 2013, when you learned a difficult lesson that others have learned before you, but no doubt never shared publicly. Now, you must hang on just a little bit longer, wait for things to clear, and for all the information and knowledge you need to be firmly in your hands. After that, 2015 starts calling.


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Capricorn: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

By rights, you should be pursuing issues involving the group (that team, club, network or tribe which challenges you every time you think about it). Alternatively the issue has not been a circle of people, but a particular friend; again, it is hard to think about this person without automatically wincing on the inside! At this time of year, with a New Moon and also the arrival of Venus into this sector of your chart, it would be usually be a brand new month of momentum and determination to either eradicate the issue, or at least to no longer be so affected by it. Instead, we have a clouded picture which you must not trust; not for a single minute. What appears to be a fresh start or change in direction on the eclipse, this Thursday 23rd October, should actually be regarded as ‘to be continued’ and preferably taking into account ‘more to be revealed, next episode.’ This is not just the eclipse at work; Mercury is also completing his loop through the zone of your chart which rules groups of all kinds, and of course any friends involved with those groups. If you can wait for another fortnight a great deal more will become known. From that point on, the second half of November and December as a whole will resolve more in six weeks, than you have seen in six months. For a simple life, though, you may prefer to wait and watch, until at least 10th November, before you leap into action or draw sweeping conclusions. By January? Expect relief and release.


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Aquarius: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

It appears as if your boss, colleague, employee or client (perhaps two from that list) has been a deep source of concern this year. And beyond that, you are still not completely recovered from an episode in late 2012 or 2013 which pulled you up short, in terms of the realities of your chosen profession, field, course, business or industry. Of all the Saturn cycles which are the toughest to deal with, Saturn in your Tenth House is one of the most notorious, because it strikes at the heart of your biggest ambitions, and also your most important position in life. As the cycle slowly draws to a close (it will be history by Christmas) you are about to hit a very intense, concentrated short burst of decision-making and also decisive events. The trick is good timing, though. Despite the eclipse this week, and the arrival of Venus at the top of your chart, there is no real reason to rush a choice or race to a conclusion. It may well be that the end of the year will coincide with departures or arrivals on the work front, or where university or volunteering is concerned. It may quite naturally see the end of some projects and plans, and the commencement of others. All of this momentum is back-announced this week, but there is a caveat; you will not be shown the full and complete story. This is very natural on an eclipse; there is always something missing. More to the point, Mercury has been retrograding through this same zone of your chart, so you have hardly had the good communication and information flow you need. If you can possibly wait until mid November to allow all the pieces to fall into place you will avoid calling the shots when you can’t see all the things you need to see. This will save you time and energy later; it may even help you avoid something far more difficult. Try to keep your eyes on Christmas, with a view to using the next week or two to ponder the past; peruse the future; roll around your options. Later (much later) the decision works.


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Pisces: 20th - 26th OCTOBER

The Ninth House of your horoscope was associated with long sea voyages centuries ago. In the 20th century it was linked to hot air balloons. In the 21st century we associate it with the internet (instant global travel in the mind) and of course, with the 24- hour world we all inhabit, connected by airlines, e-mail and rolling Twitter feeds. You would hope for a life where your connections with European, Australasian or American faces was easy as a result; instead many Pisces people have been labouring with a particularly different regional or international connection. You may want to get the whole thing over and done with this week, with a view to drawing a line under 2014, but please be aware that an eclipse is obscuring your vision of the full story and the Mercury Retrograde cycle has also resulted in patchy information and an incomplete narrative. Wait until at least 10th November to find out where you actually stand. Beyond travel and foreign or regional connections, the Ninth House of your horoscope is also associated with study and teaching (both on a formal and informal level) and publishing, no matter if it is your blog or a book. This may also be where you long to wrap something up, no matter if you desire to replace a problem with a solution or just move on to new things in 2015. If only life was that simple! Again, your issue is the eclipse twinned with the end of a very long Mercury Retrograde cycle, when although the intentions and feelings may be strong on your part, the environment is just out of kilter. You can’t see enough and you don’t know enough (yet) to make a really decisive judgement call. Or – you could try – but you may find you are beset by delays, u-turns or even a complete return to the drawing board by next month. There is a certain inevitability about what is coming up for you next, Pisces. Christmas Day really will feel like Christmas, in the sense that something new and easier is coming, or something rather old, stuck and difficult can be farewelled. You simply will not travel, use the web, network with other regions and nationalities, write, publish, study or teach in the same way next year. You and your life will be lighter, brighter, more relaxed, more open, more experimental. Given that this happy state of affairs is inevitable, maybe you can wait a bit longer to fix certain details?



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope 13th through 19th October

Astrologer’s Diary

As you read last week, the eclipse in Libra (the sign which rules equality and marriage – and thus equal marriage) made some waves, even as many U.S. states appeared to be embracing the change. NBC News reported Evangelical Christians were issuing warnings to future White House candidates, should they show support. USA Today anticipated trouble ahead, despite the apparent legal embrace. Watch this space, America. The great social change could not have been ushered in at a more difficult moment, on the back of the Full Blood Moon eclipse and the Sun-Uranus clash! Moving on to this week – the Sun’s conjunction to Mercury Retrograde in Libra on Thursday 16th at 9.39pm in London, suggests Thursday-Friday is the moment that all concerned in the equal marriage negotiations and paperwork last week are suddenly made aware of technical error, human mistakes or other S.N.A.F.U. scenarios affecting the process.  So if you romped into gay, lesbian or transgender nuptials last week, you may well find that X factors beyond your control create snarls and snags near the 16th.

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Aries: 13-19 October

Aries, you appear to be slip-sliding into deep water that is rather uncontained and uncontrolled, and it may be time to get back on dry land to see what is actually going on. The presence of Neptune in Pisces in your solar Twelfth House suggests that what you submerge about yourself, or your life, is rather vulnerable to future confusion or even outright chaos. In other words, what is wholly concealed and virtually invisible is luring you into a zone you may prefer to avoid. There are just no boundaries, that’s all. There is haziness or vagueness. The Twelfth House is associated with espionage and dreams for the very same reason – it rules everything you do by yourself, unknown, unseen, undetected and usually a mystery to others. It is also associated with the etheric or spiritual body, and with all oceanic metaphors in general; thus you tend to drift, float, cruise – and sometimes end up over your head. Without going into too many of your clandestine activities, your inner space or your most uncredited, unrecognised role – it is safe to say you should put some firm rules in now. Even for yourself. It helps you to avoid setting up a precedent where, before you know what is going on in 2015, you find yourself wishing you’d kept it real.


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Taurus: 13-19 October

Neptune transits are often delightful and d-lovely Taurus, as they take you further and further away from the real world with all its sharp edges and rough bits. Even for an earth sign like you, this is extremely hard to resist, and you already appear to have allowed one friend, or one group of people (possibly more) to seduce you into inhabiting rather a different space to the rest of us. We might term this space Neptune Land, where all you have to do is go with the currents, as they sweep you further and further away from boring old reality. Unfortunately Neptune Land has a habit of taking over, and before you know where you stand, you wake up in six or twelve months from now, wishing you’d never allowed yourself to drift along in the first place. Something about the personality of this friend – or the chemistry you share – suggests there are zero common-sense boundaries. Perhaps drugs or alcohol is a factor. Perhaps it’s not, but you are dealing with a friendship which is all guesswork and imagination – and assumptions. A group can function in the same way. Because of its porous structure or fuzzy edges, everyone is everywhere all the time, and everything is all over the place – all the time. Well, Taurus, you know what to do.


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Gemini: 13-19 October

Gemini, anyone can understand why you are so determined to pursue something or someone which sounds like half a plot from a television series, or some chapter of a paperback novel. It compensates for the boring, mundane, unavoidable or inescapable aspects of your career, or your other role in life. In many ways you are being faithful to your twin selves at the moment, as one of you is labouring under the hardest cycle in 29 years (at least in terms of the work you must do every day) while another twin is longing to lose herself/himself in a very different kind of project, task or role. It is the latter that concerns you this week, as Neptune in the watery sign of Pisces has been dancing with Chiron (also in Pisces) for such a long time that you are in danger of missing a few warning signs. Do you really want to be led into a situation which could end up all over the place, later on? Where (if things reach a crossroads) people look for paperwork, or any hard evidence of a firm arrangement, and find nothing at all? These are classic manifestations of Neptune in your solar Tenth House. So too are people and organisations where there are no real parameters; boundaries are blurry between yourself and others, or the actual nature of the project or the job is never really pinned down or contained. All of this must be harnessed now. See what is going on before it happens and rein it in.


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Cancer: 13-19 October

Cancer, there is a distinct note of unreality about your life as a traveller, student, teacher, publisher or writer. About your life on the internet, in particular, and in cultural exchange with Europeans, Americans and Australasians right across the region. This unreality is so familiar to you now, that you actually believe in the story. You have fallen very hard for the particular plotline being offered to you by the universe and this week you could lose yourself in it even further – all of which clangs the alarm bells in your horoscope. There is absolutely nothing wrong with pursuing a story, rather than reality, and you deserve your outlet as much as anyone else. The issues only arise later, though, as Neptune transits like the one circling you now (joined by Chiron, who never did have any respect for boundaries) are deceptive. They suck you in, and then when you hit issues later, you realise you went in, without any anchor or mooring. These watery metaphors are appropriate for this transit, and rather than getting lost in the currents surrounding your trip, relocation, export, course, seminar, book or website – you may prefer to shape what is going on. You actually have to get down on your hands and knees and craft this and contain it.


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Leo: 13-19 October

Leo, given that in recent years you went through one of the most gruelling financial transits known to humankind, you do have a very different perspective on money, property, charity, shopping, business, selling and all the rest of it. When Saturn went through Virgo, and Uranus went through Pisces, you had not just one, but two of the heavy hitters of the horoscope, fully occupying your cash and lifestyle zones. I mention this, because the story continues this year with Neptune in Pisces. He has also been joined by his wife Salacia, who was discovered in the year of the Asian Tsunami, and Chiron, the great maverick of astrology. Having learned some money, property or business lessons the hard way in recent years, you appear to have missed out on others. The great thing about stargazing is that you can acquire them quickly and easily this week, without any pain. In actual fact all you have to do is look at the bare facts of what is now gathering speed and stand back from the situation as if it was another woman; another man. Where is there woolly thinking? Where is there a fuzziness about the deal or arrangement? Where are there glorious fantasies, dreams and imaginings – but nothing concrete? The Eighth House of astrology is associated with power-based relationships which revolve around everything you own, earn or owe. Save yourself trouble later by being utterly clear now.


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Virgo: 13-19 October

Virgo, it is not too late to wake up and smell the roses – and see the lay of the land. Astrology is about life gardening and you have some pruning and weeding to do, before (to extend the analogy) the landscape of your love life becomes too confusing to cut through. This may not happen for some months but you need to be sharply aware of the potential for chaos now, as the Seventh House of your horoscope, which describes the relationship you have with your former, current or potential partner – is fraught with risks. This is the least romantic and welcome message in the world and you can see why people often have problems with astrologers – they seem to be clanging a bell in the most boring way sometimes. Yet the bell has to be clanged. You two have the kind of chemistry which is all experiment and no rule book. Enough said. Now, some Virgo people are more consumed by hate than love at the moment. The Seventh House also rules deeply unfair and unjust situations where one side always feels heavily at odds with the other. There are zero boundaries here either. You need to be very sharply attuned to the real world to see it – and to know it – but for weeks now, you’ve just been led into this. And this now has to stop, yes?


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Libra: 13-19 October

Libra, the pattern of your daily life and the fabric of your working day, is something which must now be rescued. If you do not do something fairly drastic to haul yourself back to reality, you could be dealing with the most baffling situation in 2015 – or even a genuinely chaotic episode. In order to fix things before they go any further it will be necessary to analyse what you are doing in eight hours chunks. The eight hours or so, you sleep. The eight hours you work. The eight hours you play. The details there hold the key. What or who is all conjecture and guesstimation? What or who is not remotely real-world at the moment? What or who is alluring, and yet (you know this deep down) somehow not entirely concrete yet? The Sixth House of your solar chart is about the tiny details of your working life, including housework, and also the way you treat your body. It covers food, drink, drugs and exercise for this reason. It covers doctors and healers. In astrology there is no separation between work and body; one serves the other. This is where you appear to be drifting without any real idea of what is happening, though – at least according to your solar chart. And now, rather than later, it may be time to haul yourself back to normality/reality.


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Scorpio: 13-19 October

Scorpio, you probably need to have a real-world discussion with, or about, the children – before you go in any deeper. This also applies to your godchildren or young relatives. For some weeks now you have been edging into water which is quite unknown without any real sense of where it might realistically be taking you. This also applies to any relationship where you might become pregnant, or become a step-parent. Finally, for those Scorpio people who are involved with youth and the young on a professional or philanthropic level, it is very much about those projects and plans which need to be sharply assessed and brought into line with the rest of your life. This has been an unusual year in that there has been a strong tidal pull in your horoscope, created by Neptune, his wife Salacia, and also Chiron – all in the same sign, Pisces, in the same area of your horoscope, which describes how you leave the legacy of your personality to those who come after you. Over the last few weeks something very new has arisen, like the birth of a very different kind of stretch of water, and it has been all too easy to just dive in and let the currents take you where they will. It may be boring but you need to measure this and monitor it. And you may know it.


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Sagittarius: 13-19 October

Sagittarius, there has been a reasonable amount of wistful thinking and wild conjecture about your house, family, home town, homeland, apartment or household in recent weeks. All of it has been a wonderful place to escape to, mentally. None of it has any relationship whatsoever with the real world and yet what happens this week will force an encounter between the last few weeks, and the way things actually are. At this point you may be tempted to escape further and avoid a discussion, or keep it in the same zone of unreality it has occupied since September. Yet your horoscope suggests you would be far better off confronting the basics – and also turning to common-sense about the potential outcomes. You do have to be sensible about your place, or your people, and nothing less will do. Neptune can work in the most subtle way so that before you know it, you are up to your neck in a situation you could have avoided, which has been based on misunderstanding, hazy grasp of detail and fuzzy thinking. There may even be a physical lack of boundaries at your place which compounds this (personal space at home; fence lines) or via the council or government. On a more personal note, the people you are dealing with (close relatives or flatmates) may open up the kind of situation where nothing is pinned down; nothing is demarcated. Well, only one can person can fix that!


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Capricorn: 13-19 October

Capricorn, the time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things. The internet among them. I am quoting Lewis Carroll because he was ruled by Neptune, the planet which now holds sway over the Third House of your horoscope. The Third House is associated with Skype, e-mail, websites, social media and blogging. It is also responsible for media, publishing, multimedia and telephones. Nobody would doubt that the last few weeks has been a wonderful escape, of Carroll-like proportions, as Neptune has gone from strength to strength in your chart, alongside his dreamy wife Salacia and the anything-goes centaur Chiron. You must now deal with what and who is really there, though, and understand the vast extent to which escapism has replaced real communication. There is nothing at all wrong with Neptune when he is in his correct place. Without him we would not have Alice in Wonderland. Or Alice Through the Looking-Glass. In your own life, though, there is a stern, wagging finger in your horoscope right now. The finger warns against becoming hopelessly lost in cyberspace, or its paper or media equivalents, and dealing with the aftermath of that. These things which seem so real can have a bigger impact than you might assume; the Third House also rules the mind, and your mind makes your world, what it is. When the chance comes this week, try to set boundaries around the internet, or other aspects of your Communication H.Q. and remember your Capricorn birthright; you are a grounded earth sign.


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Aquarius: 13-19 October

Aquarius, September and October have lured you into financial, property, business or charity options with a siren song. Will you end up on the rocks? Well, if we were going to be utterly pessimistic and Eeyore-like about 2015, we might say yes. That would be just as unrealistic as assuming everything will be as sweet as honey, though. I am referencing A.A. Milne here because there is often a children’s-book quality about Neptune transits like the one you are experiencing. It all makes an excellent story. Yet if you go beyond the story you will see huge chunks of the plot are missing. Like, the actual numbers (for example). Or the knowledge base about particular economic, house, flat or corporate realities (especially those which belong to 2015). This is worth remembering this week because so much of what you have been discussing or dreaming about in the last few weeks directly concerns next year. And now, before you go any further, you really must start arming yourself with what is really, truly there. And get to know the facts inside-out, even if you find it dull.


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Pisces: 13-19 October

Pisces, if you have cast yourself in a particular light, or with a certain name, or a selected role – you may now want to step outside it. Why step outside? Because it is the only way to extricate yourself from one of the most potentially chaotic cycles in years. This situation is still too early to call, but ever since September, you appear to have been thoroughly seduced by something (or perhaps someone) which impacts your label, personal appearance, persona and name. Your profile, title or role. Anybody can see why you have gratefully followed this particular pathway, in reference to the way you look or appear. It has been the total alternative from the real world you have been looking for – or your soul has been craving – and now it is there, you do not want to let it go. This week may well force you to release your grip, though, as when it comes to all the ‘me’ issues, you have more to gain by getting real. You can continue this dance if you want to, but when the music changes, you may wish you had spent the middle days of October in a more realistic discussion with yourself. It is perfectly fine to have pie-in-the-sky notions about yourself, or the the world sees you, at other times – but this cycle is already looking potentially very messy. In fact, by next year, it could all catch up with you – unless you skid to a halt now and begin the rather boring but necessary task of reining it all in.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope 6th through 12th October

Astrologer’s Diary

Libra rules marriage and equality, and consequently it rules marriage equality. What happens when there is an eclipse in Libra, and Mercury Retrograde too? The week commencing 6th October will bring a critical moment for the global push for marriage equality pursed by gay, lesbian and transgender people. Expect a cover-up. The public (we, the people) will not be told the whole truth. In addition, Mercury’s retrograde motion suggests weeks of stalemates, u-turns and mistakes, with no final outcome possible until October is out of the way. The world should know where it stands on this early October equal marriage issue, from mid-November.

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Aries: 6-12 October 2014

Aries, the total eclipse of the Moon in your sign, along with the presence of Uranus, also in your sign, suggests a week when you will be confronted by the reality of everything you have been trying to do with your image, appearance, profile or brand. Quite naturally you have had zero interest in repeating your own past, or sticking to what everyone else is doing. The recent Jupiter-Uranus trine gave you what you wanted; the freedom to set your own, utterly unique agenda, no matter if your priority has been using yourself – almost as if you were a commodity – or perhaps just dropping labels and pigeonholes as fast as you could. If only it was that easy this week! You may want to let the next seven days go by, though, without reacting or responding too much. Later, later. I might also stress the ‘later, later’ message in relation to your girlfriend, boyfriend, ex or potential lover. There are much easier times to draw big conclusions Aries, particularly as Mercury Retrograde is at large and therefore the information and communication just isn’t there. Can you fast-forward the talk?


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Taurus: 6-12 October 2014

Taurus, you have been living with Uranus in your solar Twelfth House now you are wholly committed to changing – all the time, every month if you have to – in order to pursue what and who excites you. Amazingly, the rest of the world doesn’t really see, know or understand. You are either operating far below the floorboards; pulling strings like an unseen puppetmaster – or you may be one of those Taureans who have dropped out. In astrology everything is cyclical, so although your life has been exhilarating when it comes to what is so elusive, unseen, or unknown about your world – it is now confronting. The eclipse will polarise opinion, or create an internal division for you. That is what an eclipsed Full Moon does! Let the moment pass. Find out what you need to know. You may also want to allow for u-turns, delays or changes with your daily workload or your body, in the weeks ahead. This is a process. Not a final destination.


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Gemini: 6-12 October 2014

Gemini, your daughter, son, godchild or young relative may be at the heart of a story which will be unsettled and unfinished until November so try not to escape a swift or clear outcome this week; your ruler Mercury is retrograde, or appearing to move backwards and forwards (when he is not stalling) in the zone of your chart which rules parenthood. Beyond this, of course there may be youth related projects, or relationships which may usher in pregnancy or a step-parenting role one day. Again, nothing is settled; nothing is final. There is a tremendous focus on an old friendship, group project, social media or particular tribe of people around you. You can draw your map and point your compass another time. The needle is swinging all over the place, and that eclipse is utterly unbalanced. Even you, so famous for asking the right question, at the right time, may not even know what to ask him, her or them. Wait.


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Cancer: 6-12 October 2014

Cancer, your ruler the Moon is eclipsed by the Sun this week, in an area of your horoscope associated with success, achievement and ambition. Expect a corresponding lack of clarity and visibility; you may prefer to make sweeping assessments another week. Of course, to date, you have been fortunate enough to enjoy the most unexpected, exciting and liberating twists and turns, all made possible by the recent trine between Jupiter and Uranus. Abandoning the template and confounding other people’s rather cliched ideas about who you are, and what you do, has made you feel utterly free. Now, comes the other side of the bargain,which is uncertainty. Try not to make dramatic choices out of ‘not knowing’ as it’s rather like lurching around in the dark. Better to wait until this eclipse has passed. The Mercury Retrograde cycle is also having an impact on your plans for the house; a relative; your apartment; your home town; your homeland. Just treat this week, and in fact the rest of October, as a first draft. You can go to second or third draft once you have a fuller picture.


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Leo: 6-12 October 2014

Leo, your ruler the Sun blots out the light of the Moon this week, in the sign of Aries, which describes your travel, publishing, foreign or educational agenda. There are quite honestly better times to make big judgement calls about Europe, Australasia, America or further afield. This message is doubled if the people, place or plan is directly linked to your website, book, trip, relocation or course. Everything is like crackling static anyway, because Uranus is also in Aries, and this planet has long been associated with the most peculiar periods of instability and uncertainty. Best to just go with this – do what you can – and handle it day by day, rather than trying to plunge into your Leo 2014 Agenda. Mercury is also causing potential havoc in areas of your life associated with the internet, media, multimedia, public speaking, publishing and other forums for your ‘voice’. Just factor it in. Read the fine print. Back up your copy. Have Plan B.


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Virgo: 6-12 October 2014

Virgo, some weeks are very clear, in terms of your bank account, house, business, company, apartment, possessions or salary. Other weeks are outrageously unclear, and this is one of them. The Moon is eclipsed in Aries, a sign which describes the more complex arrangements in your life, no matter if they are with the taxman, or a former business partner. At the other end of the astrological spectrum, Mercury is retrograde in Libra. And all this is happening in a month when we have one further eclipse, in Scorpio, the sign that rules the larger world economic picture. This is one of those weeks when you have to adopt a wait-and-see policy rather than reacting too immediately to what is essentially a state of flux. Let this pass. And read the fine print once it’s all in writing (and you must get in in writing; this is not the week to leave a great decision to a verbal understanding). In a perfect world? The final choice would come mid November.


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Libra: 6-12 October 2014

Libra, what a long, strange trip  you have been on with your partner, ex or potential lovers. If your enemy, rival or opponent was more of an emotional magnet since 2011, then it is this person (odious though he or she is) who has been at the heart of the dodgem car ride. When Uranus is in your opposite sign, you tend to find that your opposite number, or your opponent, makes life one big chain of bump-relax-bump-swerve-relax-bump. And you may have experienced this with just one individual or a whole lot of them, playing that lover or enemy role. Now, we have an eclipse this week which will greatly unbalance the scales if you let it. So don’t let it. Try to work around rather than plunge in. You are also very likely to have issues about your reputation, personal appearance, brand or packaging at the moment. Mercury is retrograde; have alternatives and allow for delays or mistakes until November.


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Scorpio: 6-12 October 2014

Scorpio, the Moon is eclipsed in Aries this week, which rules your daily lifestyle, sense of duty and service to others, work ethic and normal routine. Part of this is also the relationship you have with your own body. What happens when the Moon’s light is blotted out? It’s rather like someone handing you a torch and then losing the battery power. If your instinct tells you to wait, wait, wait until you attempt to find out what is going on – then you are right. If ever there was a week to reserve judgement and hold off from dramatic decisions (especially about work) this is it. In addition to this picture of the heavens, there is a reminder from Mercury, retrograding through Libra, that you must treat what is so secret, or so submerged, as a wonky work in progress. This is by no means resolved, and any hope of a speedy and simple outcome is pretty unlikely; wait until November. This also applies to any behind-the-scenes role.


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Sagittarius: 6-12 October 2014

Sagittarius, by rights, a simple Full Moon in your friendship and groups zone should merely show you what (or whom) is not sitting right; the better to make changes. Instead, we have an eclipse, so the Moon’s light, which normally exposes all the details about the friend, or the circle of people, is blocked. Would you prefer to fumble around and use guesswork to make your choices this week, or wait until conditions are clearer? Yes, I thought so. Mercury is also moving backwards and forwards, so the messages are not getting through, in October. Or what you thought you knew in September, you didn’t. If you can possibly play for time until at least November (when a decision might actually stick) so much the better. This week also emphasises your son, daughter, godchild or young relative. At a time when you might have hoped for even more change to jet-propel you, instead you have a state of flux, which is a very different thing. This also applies to youth related projects, and any relationship which could make you a parent. When in doubt, surf these wild waves.


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Capricorn: 6-12 October 2014

Capricorn, the illumination and understanding you might have assumed would come about your career, university course or voluntary role is not there. Instead, what you have is the peculiar sensation that you ought to see – and you should know – but something (or someone) is getting in the way. Under these circumstances, you may want to defer judgement. An eclipse is rare in astrology. This is a rare crossroads for you. There is also Mercury Retrograde to confound things. At a time when the discussion, paperwork or internet communication should be helping, it is more likely to delay you or thwart you. This is a very good week to go over things in your own mind; to review, rethink and reprise. It is not a great week to dive into dramatic decisions or to necessarily expect that October will sort things out. Keep copies; get things in writing; read the fine print. This is also the moment to be a realist about your house. This also applies to your apartment, home life, home town, family or household. The most thrilling possibilities have emerged. Now you have to see where the road blocks might be. Uranus in Aries is blocked by the Sun this week. Of course, you’ll have your space and freedom in the end – but handle with care now.


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Aquarius: 6-12 October 2014

Aquarius, your ruler Uranus is in your internet, media, publishing and multimedia zone at the moment, which also describes your voice across other platforms and in other contexts. Life has recently been thrilling; the more you reached out to real-life experiments, the more life delivered. Now you have an odd situation where Uranus is blocked by the Sun, and then the Sun in Libra will blot out the Moon in Aries. That is a lot of blocked, blotted narrative in a week when you probably hope you could just get on with the story. Instead, cool your boots, to quote Withnail and I. Take this entire week one step at a time, putting one foot in front of the other, and being prepared to hope sideways or move backwards if you must. What else can you do, when you can see so very little? And note the story with your travel, publishing, foreign or educational agenda now too. This is a story which will be rewritten, partly erased, then rewritten again by November. Knowing that, and allowing for u-turns or mistakes, helps you keep your plans as flexible as they have to be. Cover yourself.


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Pisces: 6-12 October 2014

Pisces, if your financial, business, banking, buying/selling or property affairs are entwined with another Pisces, or a Virgo, you may well want to let this week pan out, before you go plunging into groundbreaking discussion or epoch-making paperwork. No matter which signs are involved (and of course you may have no idea what sign your taxman, real estate agent or bank manager is) this is a hairy week. Hairy weeks can be useful, because they show you what’s what. They update you on what you need to pursue, later on, in order to reshape things. They give you time to sit and think, because quite frankly, that’s all you really can do when you have an eclipse like this, revealing so little, and covering up so much. On top of that we have Mercury, the planet of information, communication and negotiation, retrograding through Libra, the sign which rules your last will and testament; family legacy; loans; business partnerships; commission; loans; credit; debt. Shall I go on? I am sure you would rather do other things but please read the fine print, have alternatives and if you can do this thing any time, do it after November has well and truly begun, when Mercury is out of his final shadow. Before then, it’s just way too…unclear.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Your Horoscope 29 September through 5 October

Astrologer’s Diary

October brings an eclipse in Scorpio, the sign which rules global currency and the sharemarkets. It also sees Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, which typically brings sharemarket flux, and furthermore, Saturn in Scorpio remains firmly fixed until Christmas. An eclipse is always a cover-up job; things are concealed not revealed to the public. This, combined with the typical chaos of Mercury Retrogade, does not come out of nowhere; the situation is being set up this week as the planets in their courses slowly move into position. By November we will know exactly what the repercussions are for shares, for currency, for the banking community and for world economies. Christmas will be worth a serious celebration, though; the toughest global economic cycle in years is fading. Apart from a brief return ‘blip’ midway through 2015, Saturn in Scorpio has done his worst. Do watch this week though; expect tons of clues and signs.

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Aries: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Aries, before things go any further with your big secret, invisible role, behind-the-scenes function, confidential concerns or classified information – please do step back from the situation and become sharply aware of the potential for confusion, later on. Not so much now; Neptune in Pisces is unlikely to reveal himself this early on. Later this year though, and into next year, there will be every reason to thank your lucky stars (literally) as your horoscope is giving you a klaxon-horn warning; if you continue to meander aimlessly through this part of your life, where things are covered up from people, or you are acting alone, or operating at a submerged level (letting others take the credit) – then chaos is only a few months away. Try to be fully conscious of what you are doing and why. Of course, drugs and alcohol (even prescribed drugs) never clarify anything on a Neptune transit. If this is ringing bells, Aries, then it’s time to act.


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Taurus: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Taurus, the presence of Neptune, Chiron and Salacia in your sector of friendship and group involvements in 2014 has not really affect you in a major way so far; the biggest story is yet to be told! However, it looks as if the opening chapters of this story are being written this week and a great deal depends on how you read the situation. If anyone uses the word ‘merge’ with you (or similar) then be on full alert, as Neptune in Pisces blurs the boundaries and you can end up with a very unfocussed situation indeed. Nip the potential for fuzzy situations in the bud, as soon as you see the early signs. Of course some friends or people in your group are fuzzy thinkers anyway; others have zero boundaries; still more are affected by booze or drugs and that means things can always become a little…blurry! People power is a great thing and friendship is an extremely good thing. It can and will be your escape from the real world in 2015. Yet much depends on how you handle things now. Demarcation is a great idea. You are an earth sign; stay grounded; remain anchored, put in some lines.


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Gemini: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Gemini, your career, university life or non-profit role is intricately connected to two whopping cycles in your horoscope. One is Saturn in your Sixth House of daily routine, work ethic, service and duty to other people – which of course incorporates your lifestyle as a whole. The other is Neptune in your Tenth House of ambition, mission and position. This year he has been accompanied by his wife, the Trans-Neptunian object Salacia, and Chiron, the maverick. Saturn could not be more different. Saturn is about slow, stuck, serious situations with weighty decisions and heavy ramifications. This is why nothing has been swift or simple on a day-to-day, routine level – and obviously the situation with your body (then or now) has not been helpful. Moving on from that, this week is about recognising that putting in some boundaries with your project, plans, goals and role does not mean relinquishing the lovely sense of escapism that these provide. Far from it. You do not have to end up in mundane, grim, inescapable situations where it is all about work. Au contraire, Gemini, you can actually secure your escape from reality by ensuring that these very special plans and projects are grounded in the real world too. Don’t get cast adrift or end up over your head. Resist people or organisations where I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) is the theme song. You are not he or she; they are not you; you are not in this together; this is not the Sixties.


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Cancer: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Cancer, the time has come to be acutely aware of your travel, publishing and educational agenda. To this list we might add specific regional or international connections; digital publishing on the web; academia and workshops. Beyond that, your horoscope might suggest issues about your beliefs – who and what you have faith in – no matter if it is science or astrology. How on earth can a long list like this be so interconnected? It’s not hard to see – especially if you step back from what has been happening to you throughout September. Now you are at a fated crossroads. Much depends on your ability to keep it real, keep it sensible and keep it tied to planet earth! When you have a trifecta like Neptune, Salacia and Chiron all in your Ninth House of expanded horizons, it is so easy to take both feet off the ground and end up drifting through some peculiar parallel universe where everything is both confused and confusing. This could affect a trip; a relocation; an export plan. It could affect a course; a website; a book. You must contain and control what is going on to avoid chaos in 2015.


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Leo: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Leo, the answer to your question about your money, business interests, house, flat, charity commitments or precious possessions is one word – Neptune. To this I might add two more words – Salacia and Chiron. These three horoscope factors have led you to the point where you simply must craft and shape things very astutely in order to help your own future. Why craft and shape? Because you are dealing with a person, an organisation (like a bank) or just an arrangement which desperately needs some containment. If you just let things slide, or let things drift, you will reach a point in 2015 or even 2016, depending on the nature of the agreement, where Neptune in Pisces will be opposed by Jupiter in Virgo and everything really will feel like one, great, overwhelming wave! Of course, surfing can be wonderful. But do you really want your finances, company, property, good cause or valuable items to leave you all at sea? Before things drift any further, sit very hard on any situation where you can see just how vague, woolly or unverified things might become. Tighten it up.


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Virgo: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Virgo, if you are a regular reader of this website then you will know how easy it is to allow a marriage, serious relationship or secret crush to become your escape from the real world. You will also know how very tempting it is to allow your great rival, enemy or opponent to also function as a kind of theme park, where you get to avoid reality but lose yourself in the feud. This is all down to Neptune, Salacia and Chiron in your opposite sign of Pisces in 2014, and as your opposite sign rules your opposite number in life (usually a sexual partner; sometimes a work partner) and your opponents (that man or woman you loathe) you can see how things became…fluid. By fluid, I mean oceanic; full of ebbs and currents that sweep you this way and that, so that you end up feeling as if you are being pushed or pulled, here and there – but never actually in control. Never actually shaping and containing what is going on. Nothing could be further from the truth. You are always in control and can master the currents, drop anchor or swim back to shore. You two need rules. As in Rules. And flags.


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Libra: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Libra, it’s amazing how a dwarf planet like Pluto can also send you such a personal message about being dwarfed by situations, people or places which seem bigger than you are. In actual fact, your relative, house, flatmate, home town, flat or household issue is illusory. It was never that big to begin with and you can scale yourself up in the picture, as much as you like. Rather like height it’s immaterial; it’s question of attitude. Obviously things are now serious, and you must (and will) take control and make that overdue change. Begin with the idea that willpower is everything, though. That, and an appreciation of the Cancerians in your life – or just the Cancerians on the world stage. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a true patriot, who has never given up on Tibet. The late, great Nelson Mandela was all about his people; his family; his mother; his wider cultural and local tribe. Cancer the crab embraces its home (on its back) and thus there is a deep connection to bricks and mortar; house and garden. Beyond that, crabs are tribal by nature. The more you ‘do’ Cancer now, and truly get the qualities of that sign, the more powerful you become. Within two weeks you could have made so much progress. But it begins with steely willpower.


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Scorpio: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Scorpio, your own ruling planet Pluto was relegated to dwarf planet status in 2006, but nothing has diminished Pluto’s potency and power in your chart. He is here in your horoscope now, as a reminder that unless you finally, absolutely, take control (particularly mental control) of communication, internet, media, publishing and phone issues – life (or other people) will continue to take control of you. That sounds like rather a raw way of describing what has been going on, yet your strings are well and truly being pulled by either the most subtle, disguised and omnipresent aspects of life (which affect so many of us) – or by very particular individuals or organisations. So where do you start? Well, the good news is, now that Pluto is direct, and moving towards a decisive aspect with Uranus, the planet of radical change, everything is possible. Even in a two-week time-frame. And yet everything begins with you. Nobody can drop through your ceiling by helicopter and physically force you to do what it would take, to be the mistress or master of your domain. And that domain is entirely about social media, new media, old media, writing, public speaking, songwriting, singing, film-making, mime, languages and any other way you get through.


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Sagittarius: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Sagittarius, others have been here before you in the pursuit of empowerment. And you truly need empowerment (but also, let’s face it, a big leap forward) with your money, house, apartment, precious possessions, business interests, or charity. You have been stuck with a Pluto cycle that moved nowhere fast, keeping you stuck in limbo for such a long time that it may now seem almost impossible to make any headway of your own. In fact, this is not true. Look at strong examples of those people or organisations which have performed strongly before you – even in the most intense conditions. All things are possible. Look at what you can actually do – rather than assume or imagine anything else. Update yourself online; do your homework. Compare notes and consult forums if you wish. Even beyond a short time-frame, think about the next few weeks as the first big step, then for subsequent months, as all other steps.


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Capricorn: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Capricorn, you occasionally hit a point in the Pluto in Capricorn cycle (your own sign) when you have to square up to this and look the reality in the eye. The reality is, unless you try very, very hard indeed where your brand, reputation, name, face, shape or profile is concerned – you will have to deal with something which is total evidence of your disempowerment. In other words, it’s walking, talking, visible proof that you took your hands off the wheel a few months ago, and no doubt it feels uncomfortable to even admit you went that far off track. In fact, you have been lumbered with a Pluto cycle that offered no easy progress; no chance of forward thrust; no possibility of real change at all. Now, however, you are in the perfect position to let some fairly intense emotion push you into huge strides with the way you look or appear. These huge strides have been taken before by others in exactly the same (or a similar) situation to yourself. They succeeded. So will you. Even if you succeed partially it is still better than the alternative. All this begins with willpower. And real selfhood.


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Aquarius: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Aquarius, some issues in your life are really only suitable for a discussion with the mirror; your journal; your anonymous blog; your therapist. Some issues work their way out through dreams. It’s a peculiar situation to be in, because the intensity is very real; so is the notion that you might actually change so much (hell, let’s be frank – transform) that you would become the most powerful version of yourself, possible. Yet despite this intensity and this undeniable possibility of total transformation and empowerment – you cannot really share. Either others have no concept of just how much you are deliberately tucking yourself away, out of sight, uncredited and unrecognised – or you may be guarding a genuine secret. What can you do, when you have to handle a cycle like Pluto Direct in the uncompromising sign of Capricorn? One way through just have to be isolating yourself from noise, distraction, other people – whatever it takes – until you can have that conversation with yourself. The one about doing whatever it takes, even in a couple of weeks, to get the upper hand with it all.


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Pisces: 29 September - 5 October 2014

Pisces, Jupiter in Leo can be a curse as well as a blessing. By that I mean, before you can actually enjoy the substantial rewards of those amazing work or lifestyle options (I include study and volunteering in that) you have to deal with the issues. And that’s a nice word for things that irk you. Jupiter is a tremendous healer and helper. Yet nothing will change unless you face facts, and on a couple of occasions now, in the last 2-3 weeks, you have been pulled up short and forced to confront what others see, in terms of the way you conduct your work ethic, or look after your body, and your lifestyle as a whole. Self-criticism does not really work for your sign. You are an escape artist and would prefer to evade and turn away. That is totally understandable. Yet you stand to gain so much with an astonishingly improved daily routine, body relationship and working life within weeks – if you are only prepared to accept what Jupiter in Leo is doing for you. Your present is not the past. You keep thinking there are no resources available to pursue what you must. In fact, the resources are all there, but absolutely nothing will alter until you do some homework; get some willpower; translate notes into action; earn those rewards. You know the X factor in all this? It is a group of people, including one or more friends. And if you have Aquarius planets or asteroids, it will feel so natural…



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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