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October 2013 Horoscopes


Happy Birthday Dear Libra!  This month, dynamic energy triggers instability.  The friction emerges first at work, and then it insidiously seeps into your primary relationship. The New Moon on the 4th delivers a great deal of upset.  A willingness to accommodate unforeseen demands and disappointments meaningfully aids your journey through a very unpredictable October.  I’m sure this advice gets old month after month, but really listen: make yourself happy.  Good luck making anyone else happy this month.  Get rid of what you don’t need physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Love-seekers receive reassuring attention and admiration.  Take your pick.  Committed Libras deepen the connection with your partner on the 12th.  Your theme for this coming year is strength.  Cultivate power in every corner of your life.


Scorpio clings to anger like a baby blanket and takes comfort in rage like a lullaby.  The New Moon’s October 4th arrival isn’t exactly going to help you resolve your miserability since the energy is in direct opposition to your ruling plant.  Expect to get blamed for shit at work this month unless you are extra obnoxiously specific with your directions.  Multiplying the likelihood of chaos, Mercury moving in retrograde clouds your usually laser-sharp judgment.  October isn’t all bad, Scorpio.  Look forward to reaching resolve on a long-lingering relationship thorn this month.  Mischief-lover that you are, get ready for two distinctly sexual interludes – one taking place on Halloween night.  Furthermore and randomly, October is a favorable time to adopt a pet.



Because you are desperately in need of a new look and you have been working so hard, the universe has granted you permission to splurge.  Will it be new hair?  A face treatment?  A wardrobe investment?  Go big and drastic.  Others will see you in a new way after the change – as bolder and more capable.  A New Moon enters the scene the first week of the month and makes it impossible to ignore those underlying problems you’ve been trying to deny for months.  Sags have a way of frosting even the bleakest realities with a cloying sugar coating.  Anticipate a midmonth relationship reckoning.  Typically extroverted, spend October in the pocket watching, learning, absorbing, and thinking.  Single Sags should stay that way until Mercury moves out of retrograde, but feel free to enjoy the attention your new style garners.


Pack your bags Capricorn because travel is a major theme for you this October.  It’s a good thing too, because there will be a number of difficult situations from which you want to flee.  Domestic drama in particular has you frustrated.  You aren’t that easy to live with, so relax the knit-picking and passive aggressive behaviors.  Shelve major decisions until your judgment is clearer.  No need to rush or persist this October.  There are upsides to waiting out this energetic vortex.  Why not go balls-to-wall ridiculous with your costume this Halloween?  Your wit, creativity, and industry are bound to produce a crowd-pleasing disguise.


Apologies Aquarius, October begins with a bitchslap.  Opposing forces mean bad news surrounding a relationship.  Your partner may victimize or suffer as a victim.  Either way, expect a serious shift in your priorities when it comes to this person.  Use the term “partner” broadly here to encompass a number of meaningful associations in your life.  When faced with other’s wrong-doing obsessively seek out every morsel of information until you are convinced you know everything.  False accusations kill relationships.  Delay any major commitments in October even though Aquarius is awash in impatience.  Devise a strategy comprised of a number of small achievable steps.


Pisces feel extra fragile this October and there are a number of responses you could take to this vulnerability.  I don’t recommend hostility.  Respond with kindness and an intention towards compromise and everything will be much easier.  Financial anxiety only adds to your fear.  Keep your pocketbook zipped.  You’ll need a cushion of money this month.  Consider broadening your career options by tapping into your rich collection of contacts and resources.  Pisces positively glows with the good favor of others beginning the second week of October.  Dial back the risk after the 18th.  Energetically, you are set up for a super fun Halloween, so put your creativity to constructive use.


Aries can’t keep quiet anymore.  Whatever you need to express, you will have the strength to deliver the message clearly.  Can you deny the serious cracks in the foundation?  Will you take the time to repair or trade up?  Remember Aries, those cracks are a result of you stomping around, so unless you mellow you’ll just break everything.  Detach emotionally from the outcome, and the solution will form like granite.  It takes all damn month, but Aries finally wraps up a major deal by the 31st which has you relieved and up for employee of the month.  Just because the project is complete doesn’t mean the pace will relax.  Without missing a beat prepare to go again and even bigger.


Taurus feels uncharacteristically rebellious this October.  If you have the option to ease up on work responsibilities or take a personal day, this would be the time. You’ll get in trouble at work when you’re this dipped in spunkiness.  Play now if you can because next month work demands triple.  Revelations of the machinations of others surface and the selfish tone of the maneuvers leave you disappointed.  Trust that you will be shielded from the ugliness.  Taurus, remember you don’t have to tell everyone everything especially early in relationships.  You are freaking people out with your over-intimacy.  Dial it way back.


Now that fall has set in, so have certain realizations concerning your past mistakes.  The frivolity of summer with all its social exchange made it super easy to dodge responsibility, but all those slimy, icky, guilty feelings have come back with vengeance.  You can no longer ignore the pervasive thoughts centered on a most important relationship.  Trying to dismiss what is evident has frayed your nerves and left you spent.  Realizations aside, hold back on any confrontations or declarations.  October is a better time for planning.  November is a better time for action.  Do take time with unmanaged domestic maintenance matters before they become expensive problems.  This Halloween, instead of agreeing to drive everyone’s drunk asses around and then resenting it, why not go home and give out candy with your parents?  Wear a ridiculous costume and scare the children.


Cancer’s theme this month is consistency in the face of adversity.  If you draw a line in the sand, honor it.  Respecting boundaries has never really been your strength, but this October it is more important than ever to stand your ground and make others move the mountain to meet you.  Incoming information the first week of the month shifts your perspective on a number of matters.  This time you cannot justify or excuse bad behavior.  Already confused, the damning intel won’t help clarify the situation.  Hide out until you know for sure.  The 12th presents a lovely opportunity for a domestic spruce.  Tackling a few home improvement projects will help assuage those anxious feelings of impatience.  Cancer can relax in knowing that work will remain relatively pleasant and calm this October.


Consider consciously backing off spending in October even though there’s a palpable temptation to go butt-crazy buying.  Your purchasing choices will not be well-reasoned this month.  October demands an intense operational tempo, but for all the work you put in you’ll see very little immediate return on your hustle.  A double whammy of energetic blockages has you feeling impotent and ineffectual.  Know that it isn’t entirely your fault and your fortune will change.  Listen to the wise counsel of others and take their advice. Your best day for love and surprises is the 16th.


Is there anything sexier than action?  Nope.  This month you are all do, do, do, and it is a refreshing blast of productivity compared to everyone’s slack.  Forging ahead in the midst of turbulence and resistance wears you out, so practice self-care Virgo.  Maintain a reasonable workout routine.  Continue to fill your savings account and invest wisely.  Strengthen your familial ties.  Stay far away from contracting and commitments as there is someone trying to intentionally deceive you.  Set aside major business dealings until the end of next month.  If you can escape on a trip with a friend, you must make it a priority to do so.  Virgo’s consistent hard work over the past year gives you a pass to relax for a few days.

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February 2013 Horoscope


Happy Birthday Aquarius!  If life were dessert, you’d be the fluffy, foamy, creamy topping.  You are truly an effervescent joy, so much so that the more cynical among us sometimes read your jubilance as disingenuous.  Depending on how you wield your charisma that reading may or may not be true.  Getting to know you can be difficult Aquarius.  Actually, sometimes just getting you to sit still long enough to have a meaningful conversation is challenging.  Aquarius likes to maintain a wide social circle and has a knack for bringing folks together, albeit, somewhat indiscriminately.  In contrast, many Aquariuses (Aquarii?) also maintain a hermit-like private life.  A flourishing spiritual life is important, and many admire your commitment, but what about LOVE?  Light up in the thrill of flirt, and if you by any chance feel a spark, fan the flame.


Pisces rather selective nature often means they go months without taking a lover, but when they do, watch the fuck out because it is like a thirsty man found water.  Slightly self-obsessed navel gazers, Pisces spend a significant amount of time contemplating their own process and feelings.  Close friends of Pisces know that sometimes little fishes act like life is only happening to them.  Pull your head above water and inventory your nearest and dearest.  Don’t turn every proximate drama or trauma into your own.  Pisces possess a compassionate and forgiving nature; apply these qualities in your dealings with others this month.  Your personal integrity is admired by many.


To others, Aries seem really moody and irrational for no apparent reason.  Of course the reason is apparent to you.  When you hit your limit with other people’s inconsiderate actions you aren’t afraid to let them know.  Since the world is full of rude and hateful people, from your point of view you are doing community service by informing them of their annoying behavior.  How noble.  Channel work stress into rough sex.  The bedroom is appropriate place for Aries to aggress this month. Think more heart-felt than extravagant this Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget your Mom.  Small gestures of loving generosity pay dividends in surprising ways.


Taurus envisions things a certain way, and when the illusion is shattered it is truly destabilizing.  The choices of some of your most trusted mentors have come to influence your thinking in certain matters.  Where are you willing to compromise?  More importantly, where are you not willing to compromise?  Life is too fleeting to waste time on the unworthy.  For you Taurus, this is especially true.  Over the next few months, there are consistent and significant demands on your time.  Typically very responsible, there will be some days in February where you just want to blow off your responsibilities.  You can get away with playing hooky once, so choose wisely.


Over the next three months Gemini will experience some serious upheaval that will inevitably throw your rigid world into relative chaos.  Emotionally, this will be a challenging time.  Rely on your intelligence to make wise and thoughtful decisions.  Whatever comes of change, you will adapt, grow, and more importantly thrive.  Spend more time organizing than procrastinating.  Just choose an item of clutter and put it away or get rid of it.  Rinse.  Repeat.  It’s not that deep.  Never one for big romantic gestures, ask yourself what it means when you pass up those small opportunities to show you care.


February should prove especially enchanting for Cancers.  Romance, delicious food and general wooing is coming your way, so brace yourself to swoon.  They say at any given time a person juggles at least five worries.  You shoulder your share of troubles, but lately those concerns have taken a less prominent role in your thinking.  All of your hard work really benefits the bank account which allows you to pay off your debts if you choose to responsibly allocate your resources.  This is an opportunity to break a pattern.  Stay active; it will keep not only your body in shape, but quiet your mind as well.


Oh lovely Leo, mundane repairs and maintenance dominate over the first three weeks of the month.  This is a fantastic month for collaboration both professionally and privately.  Professionally, others view you as a contributor and team player.  Your ideas are valued even if you find the perspectives of teammates ludicrous.  Listen carefully to the wise opinions of those you trust. Personally, you begin to realize that your current situation is hindering your progress in general.  When it comes to love Leo, a little strategy wouldn’t hurt.  You are a Lion, so go stalk your prey.  Nothing feels as good as being desired, so express yours.


That hectic pace has finally caught up with you dear Virgo and whether you want to or not life has forced you to slow your roll.  Professionally, you’ve proved yourself, but at what expense?  Look at your calendar.  Is there a blank day?  Virgos tend to overschedule.  Virgos need blank days.  We all need blank days.  Towards the end of the month Virgos brim with creative and practical solutions.  February forces conversations about living situations, especially the balance of indoor outdoor space.  These considerations cause you to go back over your past which leads to some interesting personal revelations.


After a rather lengthy gray period, February opens up some opportunities for fun, perhaps even including animals or children.  It’s been awhile since Libra enjoyed frivolous, silly fun and activities you enjoy.  Libras gain a renewed sense of confidence with a full dance card, and you come on like a tropical breeze this February.  A little levity lightens your mood and this leads to closer intimacy between you and your partner.  Already prone to nostalgia, February has you contemplating the family legacy.  Libras especially value family and therefore make the perfect candidates for creating tributes to parents.


Just when you think you know a Scorpio, they totally surprise you – sometimes with their sweetness and sometimes with their stinger.  Profoundly manipulative, there are few lengths Scorpios won’t go to get what they want, especially when motivated by revenge or spite.  When Cartman tells Scott Tenorman, “I made you eat your parents,” Scorpios not only relate to the sentiment, they champion it.  If revenge is a dish best served cold, Scorpios invented the recipe.  What many Scorpios forget is that they are not exempt from the balancing forces of the universe.  What goes around comes around.  So if you are going to serve up a plate of parents, make sure you are prepared to eat yours.


Wow Sags what an amazing month!  Sincerest congratulations on all you’ve accomplished.  Sags put a lot of pressure on themselves to be the consummate everything.  You get really worked up and set personal expectations unreasonably high.  Now is the time to set the temptation of future-thinking aside and discipline yourself to fully inhabit this moment.  Humble yourself to receive information rather than suffocating the process.  Sex is important to Sags on many levels, but this month you crave substantial physical validation.  Rather than playing coy, just level with your conquest and let them know what you need to feel fulfilled.


Experience the New Year as a fresh start Capricorn.  Take stock, reevaluate, and reprioritize what is most important to setting you up for success.  After doing a personal inventory, your path will appear much more clear and obvious.  February will be a social month full of face to face communication.  Pop a mint.  Two-thirds into the month, Capricorn’s focus shifts to property and material security.  Caps expend time and resources on financing and development try to maximize profit on investments.  Gotta love a Cap always trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents.  Your hustle is one of your best qualities.

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Happy Birthday Virgo!  You’ve been experiencing quite the career trajectory and are rapidly advancing in the professional world.  Some folks get lucky; Virgos get their hands dirty with hard work.  This dedication, attention to detail, and commitment is what we love about you most dear Virgo.  You stomped down the path, pounded on the door, and success had no choice but to let you through.  Saturn ushers concerns over financial and material security which have you making decisions about savings, possessions, and domicile.  You’ve spent time trying to improve your circumstances, but the leap ahead in lifestyle isn’t coming quite as quickly as you would like.  Commit what resources you can to your nest and make it as cozy and clean as you can.  Personal relationships shift into a new and unexpected dynamic.  Re-imagine the division of responsibility and jointly held resources.  Mystery still surrounds your mate’s true intentions.  Why are you giving your power away?  This year, cultivate change, growth, and creativity on the journey towards the wealthiest time of your life.


Welcome to a period of intense learning Libra – whether you are ready or not, life’s about to teach you some lessons.  This fall your worldview expands, you will experience a wider range of opportunities, and grow a great deal from exposure to new perspectives.  Now is the time to spread your ideas, assert your intelligence, and develop wide-reaching contacts.  Think Huge.  Over the last several months, Libras have gotten serious about creating the life they want to live.  These efforts – towards sobriety and caution – will ultimately lead to an easier and happier life, but the investments will not result in immediate change.  In September, you’ll find yourself authentically mirrored in a way that has you feeling exposed.  Unpack that baggage from the past to overcome the emotional obstacles that are limiting your power.


Scorpios hit a proactive streak that makes September especially dynamic and fruitful.  Supportive energy from community helps lift you up and give you the push you need to move ahead.  Intellectually, technical details take over and Scorpios apply their side eye to untangle the complications in a novel way.  Who you know becomes very important to your progress this month.  Authority figures perceive you positively which leaves you with an unusual feeling of support, especially since you tend to see the world as acting against you.  The first half of the month, Scorpios are externally rotated.  The second half of the month that rotation turns inward for some heavy navel gazing.  This period of introspection is positive for Scorpios as long as you don’t become too fixed in your thinking or too over-reactive.  An agile mind and openness to the unexpected is required for you to discover the gifts the world has to offer you this September.


Sags become super conscious of their overall direction and how their decision-making influences their life course.  You may find yourself desperately seeking validation from external sources.  Your image, appearance, and first impression worry you.  Now more than ever you are invested in how you come off to others.  Sags spend a significant amount of time this month packaging their ideas in ways that are palatable for others.  More than ever, Sags want to instill confidence.  Paternalistic feelings surface as you want to maintain control over a project.  You’ll find yourself connecting with foreign people with cultural differences.  Even though you consider yourself well-traveled and educated, some of the customs will prove surprising and interesting.  Others seek your advice and counsel based on your wealth of experience in a particular area.  Spend the rest of the year weeding out those draining friendships.


Capricorn experiences September as a progressive time.  First and most important, you really need a break – a serious refresher.  Exhale the stale air.  Plan a holiday.  You tend to think of vacations as frivolous, but a trip away to recalibrate is exactly what you need.  When you return, your mind will be ripe for learning from experts.  Ask questions and don’t be shy about it.  Get professional and impartial legal advice.  Caps get a kick out of serving others this month, and this service is greatly appreciated by its recipients.  Avoid hasty professional decision-making; you’ll be tempted to grab at a mediocre opportunity when a better one is around the way.  Funnel extra time and energy into healthy daily routines and practices.  Throw that typical Cap caution to the wind this September in favor of fun, freedom, and humility.


Aquarius feels especially emotional this month.  Others trigger your touchy spots and even though you’re dying to express yourself, you seal all your powerful emotions up like Tupperware.  Suppressing all your feelings makes you moody.  Rather than seethe under the surface, recognize the pattern and find a way to constructively free this energy.  Root out tired habits, cyclical patterns, and counter-productive knee-jerk responses.  Replace your ingrained attitude with a spontaneous one.  Enjoy the children and animals.  Color in a coloring book.  Play fetch.  One of your greatest strengths is your concentration.  Focus now on meaningful communication.  Learn new skills and see how it expands your world view.


Pisces find great inspiration in partnership this September.  Collaboration is where you’ll find your greatest professional and personal traction.  Give freely of yourself when joining forces with others.  Let go of any fear of judgment.  Your ideas will be accepted and celebrated.  Pisces discover new ways to make moolah this year that change your finances for the next six years.  Keep a fresh perspective, even when concerns over financial stability arise.  A thought revolution shifts your perceptions of what security means.  Consider valuing your happiness over your hourly rate.  This month many of your Piscean traits get magnified – find yourself more creative and compassionate, but also even more deluded and unrealistic.  Even though you are a loyal and devoted friend, you will see your social circle shift.  Pisces are more willing now to play along nice with the others for the sake of the collective.


September is a transformational time where Aries shifts from one phase to another or learns how to bridge a transition for others.  The devil is in the details this month – at work, in relationships, and especially with regard to your health.  Don’t ignore the signals your body is sending.  In small increments, Aries gain insight into confidential information.  Keep it a secret.  Make time for repairs – internal or external – you decide what requires more immediate attention.  September provides time for leisure, playtime, and fun.  The stage is set for romance.  Decide which part you want to play in the production.  Are you ready to travel to consummate a long-distance opportunity?  The fall brings a stable home life and from this secure base Aries can focus on external obligations and negotiate the outside world.


Taurus enjoys September and shines bright with happiness.  Spend time with people you love, partake in activities that lift your spirit, and spread joy all around.  Others value you and will especially value your positive energy this month.  Bulls experience lucrative advancements which extend into next summer.  These opportunities may present themselves in unexpected and unconventional ways which repel you at first (dumb luck could be one of them).  Allow things to be different while still valuing your experience.  September offers chances for healing yourself and others.  Physically, get back at it in one way or another.  Bulls should not slack on fitness or mindful eating.  To be completely blunt, if you haven’t taken a shit in a while, you really should look into that.


Gemini connects with family, home, and neighborhood through property investment in September.  This gets right to the heart of where and with whom you want to live.  Gemini feels and thinks deeper in September, getting philosophical in a quest to determine what you really want.  Insecure about an area requiring attention?  Get over it by moving forward.  You’ll figure it out as you go.  Much of the wisdom you seek comes from life experience.  Dig into new experiences.  Organization is a long running theme for Geminis and simply put – you must improve in ordering your life.  Speculative projects will never come to fruition without a methodical approach.  Apply structure and discipline to your love life.  If that sounds like work, that’s because it is.  Relationships take work; you can’t just float along and hope everything works out okay.


Cancers keep busy, busy both socially and professionally in September.  This month is all about forward motion, so much so that you many find yourself spinning.  Get grounded by prioritizing.  What is the most important use of your energy right now?  That is the question you should ask yourself before you go wasting time and effort on detours and frolics.  Some of you will deal with health issues this month, yours or someone close.  Look outside traditional remedies.  Look to your dreams for clues.  That relationship you’ve had on simmer?  Ready to bring it to a boil?  Right now others are relying on and making demands upon you, and their expectations are high.  Prepare to face resistance from others that causes frustrating delays.


Leos spend much of the month fussing over their stuff.  Watcha gonna do with it?  Donate?  Repair?  Replace?  Move it or lose it?  September brings basic necessities to the forefront – get healthy food on the table, get the house together, these are your goals for the month.  Leo enters a new social circle which provides ample networking opportunities through next summer.  Remember not to ditch your old tried-and-true buddies as your circle broadens.  Internally, you spend much time and energy pondering your future, hopes, and aspirations.  Share some of your insecurities because your friends will prove surprisingly helpful.  Stay organized with correspondence and especially email.  Fail to manage your inbox and you may find yourself mixing up messages to embarrassing results.



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