Sun Signs—October 2017

With so many planets in the sign of the scales this month balance, fairness, and relationships take center stage as Libra hosts the salon. In other news, Good Luck planet Jupiter changes signs, moving from Libra into Scorpio, where it will be for the next year or so. Prepare to purge the extraneous as we dive deeply, coming out the other side transformed.

By Lisa Awrey 

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) You’ve got your act together and now your performance is attracting rave reviews. By mid-month, Jupiter (the good luck planet), moves into your money house. Maybe that inborn talent you’ve been keeping on the down low is ready for the spotlight. Deepening your knowledge around finances, or learning new skills around how to expand your resources, boosts your self-esteem. Get ready to make some money this year.   

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Communing with your inner self, meditating, hanging out near water set the stage for your reveal—a new and improved you to unfold in the coming year. As Good News planet Jupiter moves into your sign mid-month, Scorpios everywhere will see their name up in lights and on everyone’s lips. Be ready to put your powerful magnetism on your business card and attract your heart’s desire.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) Flashmob, meetup, startup, get up (and out), and plug into all of your networks. That solo labor of love you’ve been working on is ready for its preview. Meanwhile, your ruler (Jupiter—the luck-be-a-lady planet) steps into the wings, where luck is with you for the next 13 months, working behind the scenes, as this dress rehearsal readies you for Big Things to Come.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Cappy’s are happy this month. There is good news around career, and nobody likes that more than you, hard-working goat! As you have often lamented, it’s lonely at the top, yet as the month unfolds and jolly ol’ Jupiter moves into your house of friends and groups, a proverb far from our individualist culture comes to mind: If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go with others. The next year is all about connecting with people who can help you grow your dream. 

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) We know you’d prefer to be off the planet altogether, Aquarius, but that’s not exactly your direction this month. Sure, go ahead and take a trip to a distant land for a mind-expanding experience and then bring your insights back to your neighborhood and do what you do: blow everyone’s mind. And oh, btw, your new perspective clears the way for growth and opportunity in your career. In the coming year, your ambition blooms and you have so much influence you could run for public office. And with lucky ol’ planet Jupiter in your corner, you just might win. 

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) It’s time to shake the big trees, Pisces. With all the action in your house of sharing and other people’s money this month, it’s the perfect time to attract investors. You really don’t have to do it all yourself. In fact, your value increases when you let go of that idea. As Jupiter (your co-ruler and planet of luck and expansion) glides into your house of wider horizons and long-distance travel, prepare to set sail. Go back to school, dive deeply into learning something new. You’re preparing yourself for a big launch. 

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) You’d do well, oh warrior, to tame your ego this month and appreciate the magic of merging forces in a partnership, intimate or otherwise. Who knows, a little one-on-one time might do you good and prime the pump for deeper connections that could fill your coffers in the coming year. Really, with the benefits that planet Jupiter brings to your house of other people’s resources, an inheritance or a deep pockets investor could come your way.  

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Take a step back early in the month, retreat to your favorite field, and relax amongst the clover—a little reverie fuels all the machinations going on in your house of health and wellness. You may be hankering to clean up your diet or start a new exercise program. As you bring your body into balance, you have more energy to devote to your relationships. Then, when Good News planet Jupiter moves into your partnership house, you’re ready to finally find (or rediscover) your soulmate. It’s prime time to deepen bonds.   

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Yo twins, get out there and mingle. With that full moon shining a light in your 11th house of groups, organizations, and affiliations, it’s no surprise that new collaborators are at hand. Creatively, you’re on fire—lots of art, lots of fun, and maybe even meeting your next lover. While you’re an expert at keeping things light you can also benefit this month from deepening a year-long commitment to improving your health and habits. Your daily routine becomes a sacrament as you pay homage to the physical body which, for this active sign, is also your temple.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your attention shifts to the home front what with changes in your career and all that hard work you’ve been doing now coming to fruition. Maybe you’re hosting an event at your house or it’s time to spruce up your home. Feathering your nest secures the foundation for your creativity! You’re making room for some serious fun—have faith in yourself and what you have to show.  

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  You’ve been there, done that. Learned some, studied, maybe written it all down, and now it’s time to share. Whether in comments on the internet, on your blog, or a local bulletin board, you’ve done the footwork (and then some) to broadcast what you know to your community. Your good news naturally spreads to your sector of home and family, where you’ll be putting down roots in fertile, amended soil, ready to improve your digs over the next year.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) As you venture deeper into your soul’s code, you tap inner resources, which are keys to unlocking your hidden wealth. All month, you’re keen on wrapping your mind around your finances (which could lead to new ways of capitalizing on your skills). Your stock goes up, just as the expansive planet Jupiter traverses into your house of communications and commerce, where you’ll be staged to start networking and promoting your latest blog post or book. You’ll soon be making the rounds. 

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