October 2013 Monthly Horoscopes- Virgo

Grammia virgo

Grammia virgo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Money can’t buy you love. So say The Beatles anyway. I advise you keep that in mind this month, as your financial situation might get a little wonky. Luckily, the month starts out on a nice note- your ruler, Mercury, is in your 3rd house of communication (the house mercury rules!), and on Oct 3rd, it will trine Neptune in your 7th house of partnerships. Communication with your sweetie will be divine on this day. Alternatively, any contract you sign to form a new business partnership will be swimming in good luck. Unfortunately, the good vibrations come to a halt on the 5th, with a new moon in your income house. This new moon will be opposing Uranus in your house of other people’s money, and squaring Pluto in your house of true love. Perhaps you and your love aren’t on the same page regarding a financial situation, or your child has a large expense. Alternatively, funding for a creative project may suddenly go awry. This isn’t such a new influence- Uranus has been sending you surprises in your money sector for 2 1/2 years, and Pluto has been drudging up issues regarding love, children, and creativity since 2008. The two planets have been squaring each other since June 2012, forcing you to confront any issues you have with love and money. They will continue to do so until 2015, so you may as well start listening. They know what they’re talking about. Coming back to this month, on the 13th, the Sun in your financial sector will square Jupiter in your 11th house of hopes and wishes, and the funding for a long-term goal could hit a snag. As if that weren’t enough, your ruler Mercury will conjunct hard-knocks planet Saturn twice this month in your communication house- once on the 8th and once on the 30th (and again next month- argh!). If you didn’t sign a contract on the 3rd, for the love of all that is good and holy please don’t do it now. If a contract isn’t on the table, you might instead have issues with a car or sibling. There’s always the chance that instead of bringing bad vibes, Saturn could bring stability to a contract, so if you have to sign something on the 8th you might be able to get away with it. However, because Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st,  you definitely want to avoid the 30th. Since Mercury is your ruler, its retrograde is extra frustrating for you. You may find a project close to your heart needs to be re-configured, career matters seem sticky, or perhaps your car suddenly has a host of problems. You don’t need me to tell you that you shouldn’t even think of buying a new car or taking a new job until Mercury turns direct. Next month, on November 13th, Mercury will resume forward motion at the same time the Sun in the 3rd house will trine Jupiter. Give your final word then. You might be wondering if this month brings ANY good news. Well- it does! On the 10th, Venus in your 4th house of home will trine Uranus in your 8th house of other people’s money. A home loan may come through, or you may be the recipient of an inheritance. Perhaps your home  life will go through an epic transformation that you didn’t anticipate. The lunar eclipse in this same financial sector on the 20th makes an influx of cash a real possibility.  Just make sure you avoid moving or signing contracts when Mercury turns retrograde on the 21st! Mars enters your sign on the 8th giving you tons of energy and drive. This is a fortunate aspect that only comes along every 2 years. Unfortunately, you may find yourself beating your head against the wall once Mercury goes retrograde. The energy of Mars + the delays of retrograde = frustration. Sweat it out at the gym, Virgo, and breathe. It will pass. Specifically, it will pass after November 12th, when Mercury will go direct and you’ll still have Mars in your sign. On the 20th, Mars will oppose Neptune in your 7th house of partnerships. Neptune has been transiting this house for a while, casting a fog over your partnerships. This dreamy planet doesn’t play very well with aggressive Mars in your sign, and you may find yourself in a confrontation with your significant other on this day. Luckily, on the 26th, the Sun in your 3rd house will trine Pisces in your partnership house, bringing communication back to a manageable level. Even better, on the 31st, Mars in your sign will trine Pluto in your 5th house of true love, making for one helluva sexy Halloween. Why not make scary, sexy!


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October 2013 Horoscopes- Libra

A Haunted House and Other Short Stories

A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Halloween! And birthday of course. After all that rest and recuperation last month, you’re finally ready to come out of your hole. Is the world ready for you? The month starts out on a great note, when Mercury in your 2nd house of income trines Neptune in your 6th house of work. Did you get that new job last month? Your new salary may finally hit the bank. Welcome news considering Saturn’s been in your income sector since last October and will stay there until 2015. Unfortunately, this month, Mercury conjuncts Saturn twice-  on the 8th and the 30th. Money matters may turn serious and you might have to write a few big checks, especially if travel, education, or an illness is involved, as Mercury rules these areas for you. Adding to the problem, Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st, and won’t resume direct motion until November 12th. You may have to go back and review your finances, or money you were counting on might be delayed. October 5th brings a new moon in your first house of self, and with it comes some challenging aspects. Uranus in your 7th house of partnerships will be in opposition, and Pluto in your 4th house of home will square both. This is not a new aspect for you, as these planets have been doing a seriously messed up dance for a while now. You’ve been working hard on reinventing yourself for a while, but you keep running into brick walls. Pluto has been turning your home life inside out since 2008, and Uranus has been disrupting your partnership sector since 2011. Now these planets are in a difficult swordfight, and it feels like everything is coming to a head. Ever hear the expression that nothing good comes easy? Keep this in mind, as unfortunately you will be hit hardest by this planetary clusterfudge, especially if you were born between Oct 1 and October 10th, or if you’re a Libra rising at 11.5 degrees. Your fellow cardinal signs Aries, Capricorn, and Cancer will be right there in the muck with ya. To top it off, the Sun in your sign will square Jupiter in your 10th house of career on the 13th. Harsh aspects to the 1st house, 4th house, 7th house and 10th house are considered the toughest, since they are the angles of your chart, and you’re being ambushed at all angles, so I feel for you. Just remember that challenges are what enable us to grow. Good aspects are nice, but can leave things stagnant. The planets are encouraging you to stake out the right path for you, and they’ll do so til you get it right. Luckily, on the 17th, your ruler Venus in your 3rd house of communication will trine Uranus in your 7th house of partnerships, and partnerships matters (personal or business related) will have an extra boost of good luck. This is good news, since on the 18th, the lunar eclipse will bring a partnership matter to a climax. This is especially true if you birthday falls around this date, or if you are a Libra at 25 degrees rising. On the 8th, Mars will enter your 12th house of closure. This can be a difficult position since the 12th house wants us to rest and release, while Mars wants us to forge ahead with new ventures. Guard your secrets carefully and watch your health. On the 20th, Mars will oppose Neptune in your house of work and health, and an underhanded colleague’s secrets might come to light. Luckily, the month ends on a good note. On the 26th, the sun in your house of income will trine Neptune in your house of work projects. You may get a side project that can bring in extra cash, or perhaps you’ll dedicate some bones to a new fitness routine. On the 31st, Mars in your 12th will trine Pluto in your 4th house. Instead of partying on Halloween this year, why don’t you turn your house into a haunted mansion? Mars will give you the creative and dark energy to make a wonderfully scary abode- what a great way to make these energies work for you! On the same day, Uranus in your partnership house will square Pluto in your house of home, so keeping things close to home will be a good idea.

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