October 2013 Monthly Horoscopes- Cancer


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Last month seemed to see you focusing on travel and communication. This month, October 3rd puts the finishing touches on whatever came up around Sept 20, as Mercury in your 5th house of true love trines Neptune in your 9th house of travel. These are great aspects for a creative writing or broadcasting project, but you must tread carefully, as other planets in the solar system happen to be wreaking havoc! There’s a new moon in your 4th house of home on Oct 5th, and unfortunately it’s opposed to Uranus in your 10th house of career, and also squaring Pluto in your 7th house of partnerships. Because you’re a cardinal sign, and all of the planets I just mentioned are also in cardinal signs (Aries, Capricorn, Libra), you’re gonna be feeling the heat on this one. Especially if you were born around July 5th, plus or minus a few days. There seems to be a war going on between your personal and professional needs. Perhaps you found your dream home, but it’s located an hour away from your workplace. Or perhaps your spouse was offered a great position in another state, but you happen to like the job and home you already have! Uranus has been making its way through your career house since 2011, causing all kinds of sudden changes and revelations, and Pluto has been doing the same thing in your partnership house since 2008. Since June 2012, these two planets have been tangled up in bed together, pitting the worlds of your career and partnerships together until you come up with a solution. You may be having trouble with an employer or business partner, or your significant other might be unhappy with the hours you’re putting in at the office. Alternatively, you could be trying to sort out your feelings on marriage, and whether you should take the plunge or go your separate ways. It’s easy to brush problems under the rug for a while, but your issues won’t go away until you deal with them. This influence will last until 2015 so you may as well get cracking. Later-born Cancers probably have yet to feel this influence as the planets haven’t quite made their way through those degrees yet, but those of you born in early July (or the mid-degrees if you know your rising sign) are in the thick of it. Luckily, you have Jupiter in your house protecting you, and this is an influence that will last all the way until July 2014. One particular day to watch out for is October 13th- on this day, the sun in your home house will square Jupiter in your sign, and you may get housing news that throws you for a loop. Mercury is also dead set on ruining everyone’s month. It will conjunct Saturn twice in your house of true love- on the 8th and 30th- and will be retrograde from Oct 21st- Nov 11th. Mercury rules your 3rd and 12th houses, so you may have to go back and review any issues having to do with writing or communication, transportation, mental health or illness. Saturn has been making its way through your 5th house since October 2012, which isn’t a very fun influence! The 5th rules your house of fun, creativity, and playfullness, so things may feel a bit somber for a while (until 2015). The universe is asking you to get serious and get your affairs in order- it may even be encouraging you to settle down and start a family! So trust that things will work out for the best. There is some good news this month. Venus moves into your house of work and health, and you may beef up your health routine or decorate your office. Perhaps you will even find love on the job! On the 17th, Venus in this house will trine Uranus in your career house and you may get a raise or promotion! On the very next day, the 18th, a lunar eclipse will fall in this same house- your career house- indicating that something regarding your career will come to a head. One day to watch out for is the 10th, when Venus in your 6th house of work and health will square Neptune in your house of travel and writing. Illness may interfere with a trip, or you may hit a snag in a work project. Mars moves into your 3rd house on the 8th, and you could find yourself with about a billion errands to run and emails to answer. On the 20th, Mars will oppose Neptune in your 9th house of writing and travel. This is an odd influence, as Mars is turbo-booster planet, and Neptune is soft and compassionate. You may find yourself torn between fantasy and reality on this day- you want to dream and create, but the real world needs you to handle your business! On the 31st, Mars will trine Pluto in your 7th house- this is a good day to sign a contract for a partnership. On the 26th, the Sun in your 5th house will trine Jupiter in your 1st house, and love matters may be divine! This would also be a great day to ~ahem~ try to make some babies if you’re into that. Seems like a good way to spend a cuddly fall night to me!

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