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October 1 – 7, 2014


For All Signs: The global news has been disturbing to say the very least. Given the current state of things, I would have to give warning that circumstances will become worse on both political and socioeconomic fronts for several months. This week the major ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto is being triggered once again, now by the Sun. All of us will be dealing with some kind of battle for the ego. Ideally, we can step aside from the ego’s demand for power and control and use that energy to be a force for good. Of course, many of us will not. Monday the 8th brings us a critical eclipse. And as that is happening, we begin a new Mercury retrograde. I hope that will cause the world’s leaders to rethink their determination to make war, even if only for a few weeks.

Aries: You likely will feel edgy and irritable at this time. Perhaps you feel trapped by the “rules” and want to break free. You can probably do so, but consider the cost. You’ll be abandoning a potentially good relationship. If there is no doubt in your mind, by all means, take a flyer and move elsewhere.

Taurus: Someone with whom you had a contract or a promise may drop out or back away from the deal for now. This experience may echo one in your history in which you felt “dropped” or somehow downgraded. This situation may be improved on or around Nov. 9. Don’t take it on as a personal definition.

Gemini: Your planetary ruler, Mercury, is turning retrograde. Whatever your good health routines, you may feel the need to go back and start over. It is possible that some circumstance is preventing you from continuing forward in this area. Clean out old paper accumulations. Put them in a “wait” stack and hold them until Mercury goes direct.

Cancer: This is a challenging week. In the beginning you must learn information which is difficult and detailed. Then it may be changed and you start all over again later. A similar situation occurs with your home or property. A contractual deal that you thought complete turns out to have a flaw and needs re-working.

Leo: You may experience a type of highly wired mental energy that can keep you on edge. If this becomes uncomfortable, counteract it with physical activity and things that will draw your attention into your body rather than to what is flying through your mind. Make a point to drive and handle tools with caution. Your reflexes may be off.

Virgo: The probability is high that you will discover some error made in the past that must be rectified fairly soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one.

Libra: Your partner or a significant other may upset the status quo of your life. Somehow this triggers your security fears. Old tensions may rise and threaten to overwhelm you. This time calls you to rise beyond your childhood and remember you now have maturity that you did not as a child. Don’t go back there.

Scorpio: You had a plan to start a new project right away. But now Mercury turns retrograde in your sign and you have to table the plan, at least for now. You may be given an option to do a short term piece of work that will make extra money. Don’t hesitate to take it. Do not listen to a self-destructive tape that tells you this is impossible.

Sagittarius: A painful memory or person from your history may rise for attention once again. Do whatever you must to protect yourself from reopening an old injury. On another front, aspects favor love, romance, and activities related to your children. You might have a spark of inspiration that gives you a creative idea.

Capricorn: You may be applauded for your ethical and moral behavior patterns. Others will let you know your efforts have been noticed. If you are one of those who slippy-slide around the edges, then a person of minor authority may find the error and bring it to the attention of others. One gets what is deserved on this aspect.

Aquarius: You may be taking a sober look at one or more relationships. Even the very closest friends cannot know each other from the inside. Sometimes we forget this fact and need to become aware that we are actually separate beings, helping others when we can. Sometimes our energy is too low to be there for one another.

Pisces: Beware that you are in a sensitive frame of mind and may misinterpret that which is said to you. You may be the one who hears what you want to hear. So take your impressions with a grain of salt until you clarify what was originally intended.

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