Monday Magazine astrologer Georgia Nicols presents her readings on what the stars and their alignment might bring you during the month of October:
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This month the Sun is opposite your sign. Symbolically, this means the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year and since the Sun represents energy, it means your energy will be flagging. (Yes, you will need more sleep.) Meanwhile, this polarized position of the Sun will give you more objectivity to view your closest friendships and partnerships. Therefore, in this next month, you can observe your style of relating and get a better idea of your strengths and weaknesses. You can learn something important about yourself.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Roll up your sleeves because you’re in work mode this month. You will work hard, and set high standards for yourself to be efficient and productive. You will start to examine how you should manage your life in general and what duties, obligations and responsibilities this entails. Ironically, you will probably have to make some adjustments because someone else has plans for you. They want you to do something for them and you will have to accommodate this as well as meet the demands of your own schedule. A piece of cake!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This month, it’s play city! The Sun is in your fellow Air Sign, which gives you the confidence to express yourself and be exactly who you are. You will do what you want. Naturally, you will want to get out and have a good time. Vacations, parties, social get-togethers with others plus a chance to express your creative urges will be gratifying. Romance will flourish because your attitude toward relationships will be more lighthearted and playful. Grab a chance for a fun getaway. Run away! Run away!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Grab every chance to cocoon at home and relax among familiar surroundings this month. Nevertheless, many of you will tackle redecorating ideas and do home repairs and DIY projects. (You know which end of the hammer to hold.) Fortunately, Mars will give you the energy to swing into action. However, Mars also makes you identify with your ideas and opinions (as others will find out)! Tread carefully because you might come on too strong. Easy does it. Do what you can to create the home you truly want.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You’re happy this month because the Sun, Mercury and Venus are well-placed for you. The tempo of your life will accelerate with a busier schedule of short trips, increased reading and writing plus appointments and conversations with relatives and neighbours. You will meet new people and be involved in group discussions. This is not the time to settle down and relax. Au contraire – get out and hustle! Your social life will pick up; plus it’s the perfect time to let someone know how much you love them. (Smoochie boochies!)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This month, your focus is on earnings, wealth, assets and movable possessions. This is why you will reflect upon your values. Examine what you own. Does it serve your needs or does it hold you hostage? You might want to show something off to someone because you will be shopping more than usual. Fortunately, you have moneymaking ideas; plus Venus will attract money to you while at the same time encouraging you to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. (Is there no mercy?) Quit saving money buying things on sale.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
It’s all about you, dear Libra because the Sun is in your sign. Mercury and Venus are also in your sign for much of this month soon followed by Mars. This makes you energized, focused and ready for action! This is your chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of year. You have a strong need to express yourself, which is good because your first duty is to yourself right now. Get out and travel. State your POV to others. You’re a people pleaser, which makes you choose your words; however with Venus in your sign – you’ll be charming! Enjoy a vacation or good times with friends.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This month, you’re getting mixed messages from the universe. Because your birthday looms ahead, a handful of planets are hiding in your chart ready to spring centre stage when it’s your birthday. Until then, theyíre hiding in the wings, which means that you too, prefer to hide “in the wings.” But lo! Mars want you to engage with others! You will love athletics and physical activity with groups. You might be competitive with someone. You will best achieve your goals by working with a group, even though three planets want you to be low-key. Can you handle this juggling act? Of course!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re looking at a popular month ahead! Enjoy the company of friends, groups, clubs and organizations. This is the best time all year to think about your goals and expectations in life. Make sure your goals are your own goals and not someone elses. Likewise, examine your attitude to groups because you are influenced by friends and associates. They influence your thinking, which in turn influences your choices – and your choices create your life. This is a good time to socialize with others because these interactions will benefit you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
There’s lots of action at the top of your chart this month. This means others will notice you more than usual; and fortunately, they will admire you (even if you don’t do anything special). You can use this to your advantage to advance your agenda or go after what you want because bosses, parents, VIPs and teachers will more likely cave to your demands. Timing is everything. Actually, because you make such a fabulous impression on others in the next few weeks, some of you might begin a romance with someone in a position of authority. Hmmm.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This month, you want to expand your experience of the world. If you can travel, please do so. If you can’t travel, then explore your world through learning. Sign up for a course, read books, watch films and talk to people from other cultures. Because you’re so curious, this is also an excellent time to study and writing papers. Some of you will begin a new romance with someone who is “different.” Meanwhile, because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, this is an excellent time to see an art exhibit or visit galleries to admire the creative talents of others.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Life will take on a more intense quality this month. The word casual will disappear from your vocabulary. Everything will matter. You might have to soften your stance when dealing with partners and close friends because with Mars opposite your sign, you are easily annoyed with others. Fortunately, this is gone by October. The good news is that despite this intense focus, gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. In addition, intimate relationships will be affectionate and impossibly romantic. (Just the way you like.)