Horoscopes (Oct. 10-17)

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ARIES: March 21 – April 20

Lots of things are ready to come full circle. For better or worse one door is closing and another one is about to open. You keep thinking that you need to "do something" about it, but how things unfold is up to your higher self. I suspect that this is one of those times when whatever is about to happen will come suddenly. You want to be "ready" but the question is, "Ready for what?" The next question might be, "Will this involve the need to move?" and/or "How will my relationships be affected?" As far as the former goes, the answer is "Yes," and in the latter case, anything goes.

TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You have no clue how all of this will pan out. At this point what you're up against is the fact that the rug has been pulled out from under you. The assumption that this means that "something is wrong" is erroneous. The universe works in mysterious ways. You may feel like you are on the ropes, but absolutely everything happens for a reason and the question of where to go from here is laced with possibilities that your practical side is blind to. Don't be in a rush for answers. What's percolating in the ethers needs time to form, so relax, stay joyful, and let life unfold in its own way.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

You've got to be feeling the wind in your sails. After an extended period of questions and pressure, this blast of positive confirmation is a true blessing. Without wanting to bum you out, I am here to remind you that at times like this it is best not to sink into over-confidence. The saying, "Pride comes before a fall" is a real concept. Aside from that, there are secondary issues that involve the need to buttress your gains with sincere efforts. There is more than one reason to be optimistic; just continue to be mindful of the company you keep, and keep up the good work.

CANCER: June 21 – July 20

Finding your way through the last six months has required huge amounts of faith and the ability to see past appearances. In many ways you've been in your own personal laboratory, conjuring up the new you, and a whole new reason for living. Those who think they know you keep showing up with advice that is totally irrelevant and has nothing to do with who you are now. Soon enough, your ability to ignore their input will slipstream you to a whole new level and open the space to prove to yourself, once and for all, that all of the good things in life lie outside the box.

LEO: July 21 – August 20

You're not quite sure where things are at. On one hand there's more than enough stuff to keep you excited, but on the other hand, you feel nervous and frazzled in ways that make you wonder what's best for you. Lots of people and opportunities seem to be showing up at a time when the deeper part of you is too full of questions about yourself, and about your purpose. It may be wise to let things float by and do your best to witness and observe without getting too involved. Before anything new can be folded into your life, you need to get ready to let a few things go.

VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

Unless I am missing something, you are in a really good spot right now. If you are unaware of it, it's because the past and the future are colliding, and at the point of confluence it's always hard to grasp the bigger picture. As much as everything looks like business as usual, from a long-term perspective all of the time and energy you've expended is about to flow a whole new direction. People and things who have more to do with who you are now have shown up to give you a boost. As the latest clue to the new direction unfolds, hold steady until it's time to make a move.

LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

Be prepared for anything. Don't be surprised if your best laid plans give way to what can't be controlled. In the long run an interruption or two will turn out to be a blessing, so don't flip out when your perfect pictures get replaced by whatever needs to happen. If this does not apply, then there are bound to be kinks in the master plan that make life more interesting. Keep yourself focused on what you need to do for yourself. Don't get too wrapped up in pleasing others, and making their lives perfect, because if you aren't happy about what's going on, nothing will fly.

SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

All kinds of stuff is happening. When life gets like this it's easy to get lost in the superficial story. So many things happen from day to day that we spend our time keeping our head above water and lose any sense of what it all means. What's happening this week is so over the top, you'd do well to lessen the level of expectation and bring yourself back to center. People and things will be triggering off all of your primary issues. Shoving them under the rug will turn into a 10-car-pileup if you insist on putting on a happy face and pretending that you aren't ready to explode.

SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

Things have been up in the air for a while. Your sense of self has been undergoing an overhaul that has been meant to totally rearrange the scenery. Being someone who needs to remain connected to your inner truth, you have been hard-pressed to know what that means from one day to the next. Don't be dismayed by this. With what's shining down on you at the moment, all of this is as it should be. Within a few months the upshot of an extended period of turmoil will open the space for something incredible to emerge and shed new light on your purpose for living.

CAPRICORN: Dec. 21–Jan. 20

You have gotten around your share of intensity. If you've come out of it with your soul intact, you're better off than your cohorts who may have fallen prey to the impulse to sell out along the way. With the weight of tests that would overwhelm an elephant off your chest, something else is coming into play. Now you understand why so many things have stood between you and whatever the dream involves. Lots of people and situations have fallen by the wayside. At the moment, even if you're a little lost, the road ahead is open, and clear enough to find your way.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

So you've reached the point where you know that you have to make a move of some kind. To hold steady in this position will only continue to demean you. As you contemplate what life might look like if you take a chance on moving in a new direction, you will need to get around the thought forms that have led you to believe that your survival depends upon remaining stuck here. The exact opposite is true my friend. You didn't come here to fit the mold. If the rest of your life is going to unfold, now would be the time to just say "fuck it" and follow your bliss.

PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

Your intuition is your strong suit. While this is true up to a point, you fall prey to paranoia. This is one of those times when you can't let your worst fears get the best of you. Pretty much everything has fallen on your shoulders. With all this responsibility it becomes important to figure out how to delegate a few things. There are plenty of people lining up to lend a hand but their motives are unclear and you need to know who you can trust. This is where your intuition comes in. Read between the lines. Pay less attention to what people say; be more mindful of what they do.

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