SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
FOR EVERYONE ~ High stakes, delicate maneuvers. Soon, we must all make some difficult choices and real risks in order to achieve an important goal. But things have changed. We can now negotiate where the answer used to be “take it or leave it.” If we are careful, respectful and brave enough to approach them, we will find those in power more flexible than in the past. Changing circumstances have given us leverage we did not have before. If you decide to use it, do so carefully.
♐ SAGITTARIUS ~ (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) The new Sagittarius. Sagittarians will undergo welcome inner changes. Pointless fears will slowly dissipate. Needless inhibitions and self-defeating attitudes will fall away. You’ll find it increasingly easy to present a more capable, confident face to the world. Don’t let the outdated expectations of partners or workmates slow the emergence of the new you. Sparks could fly over financial differences with a child or loved one. Don’t get defensive, it is time to renegotiate. Evolving personal attitudes will help bring a resolution. Intuitive abilities are heightened.
♑ CAPRICORN ~ (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) Inflection point. Simmering conflicts with close family members may reach a climax. Tempers could flare. Outer events and psychological developments are all pushing you to change your desires and expectations for the future. You must make changes. Rapidly unfolding events can eventually lead to a career and a lifestyle that harmonize with your evolving expectations. You’ll need to let go of some social and professional ties that are holding you back, including some you’ve depended on in the past. Sentimentality can trip you up.
♒ AQUARIUS ~ (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17) Be patient. Conditions at home or relations with family could be a source of deep concern to you in November. Change, the failure to change, or the wrong kind of change, could be very upsetting and tensions could easily cause tempers to flare. However, underlying relationships and personal commitments are resilient enough to support a successful resolution of the issues. Be mindful that everyone’s goals and aspirations are evolving rapidly. Others need time to sort things out, too. Unfolding events will suit your evolving needs.
♓ PISCES ~ (Feb. 18 – Mar. 19) Pushing boundaries. Your present financial situation seems to be limiting your options to the point of blocking your most cherished dreams and ambitions. In November, impatience and friction with those in charge could reach extreme levels. Unexpected changes in distant places should work in your favor, but worsen your impatience with conditions at home. You’ll have to change the outdated, restrictive attitudes of influential family members and close associates. A willingness to bargain hard, and compromise where necessary, will serve you well.
♈ ARIES ~ (Mar. 20 – Apr. 18) New start. You can lock in recent progress in your efforts to establish fairness in key relationships. The old games will not work. They might even backfire on those who try to use them. Financial issues will remain, some of them thorny. It’s time to make sure pension plans, insurance coverage and debt repayment are on track. Attitudes are shifting among those who control the purse strings. If you’re willing to bargain, sometimes strenuously, you can settle many outstanding issues and create better options for yourself.
♉ TAURUS ~ (Apr. 19 – May 19) Reboot. Taureans can expect improved energy levels, more resilient health and steadier nerves. You’ve passed a planetary stress test and can move on. With some time and effort, you can also resolve psychological and spiritual issues that have been gnawing at you. Your next challenge is to make some difficult and overdue changes in relationship areas. People need to change their ideas about and attitudes toward you. You aren’t who they think you are and they need to understand that. Financial improvements continue apace.
♊ GEMINI ~ (May 20 – June 19) Better deal. People should look at you differently, now. Outdated and self-limiting attitudes are fading. Friendship, romance and a spirit of play are returning to your life. On the downside, the burdens of work and relationships will weigh more heavily. Your health will be more sensitive. However, the present planetary arrangement gives you some leverage with the powers that be. If you make the effort, you can negotiate better working conditions for yourself. Just be mindful that higher ups have problems of their own.
♋ CANCER ~ (June 20 – July 21) Restraint. Tension has been running through important relationships, at home, at work and elsewhere. It’s always there at some level. There’s no mutual comfort zone. Sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious, it never goes away completely. Your unwillingness to tolerate it any longer, your sense of justice, and surprise events could all bring things to a head in November. Tempers could flare; power plays are possible. Circumstances provide some leverage. Use that leverage only to ensure fairness. Things are more complicated, and more delicate, than they look.
♌ LEO ~ (July 22 – Aug. 21) Juggling tectonic plates. November’s events, although long overdue, can catch you by surprise, bringing sudden shifts in your situation, professionally and at home. Psychological, social and other, less subtle, less easily evaded forces will be at work. Fortunately, you have a surprising degree of control over the pace and direction of events. Still, it will take considerable effort on your part to shape an outcome that everyone can accept. Where you stand at month’s end is your new starting point. November’s events cannot be reversed.
♍ VIRGO ~ (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Being the messenger. Virgo must go along with a lot of things in November. They arise from difficult experiences and hard choices in which you were not directly involved. But the changes will work out well for you. Also, you can influence the ultimate outcome, albeit indirectly. However, you do have an immediate challenge. Your insights into recent events are important for everyone, right now. You need to make others understand and respect these insights without wearing yourself out or wearing out your welcome.
♎ LIBRA ~ (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) Best behavior. In terms of personal energy, influence, opportunity and resources, Librans are in a better place. But challenges remain. Tensions between yourself, close family members and key allies complicate your life. Mixing business and pleasure, or romance, could be fatal where your efforts to resolve conflicts are concerned. Keep things cordial but professional. A short-term, no-strings approach is best in all matters now. Playing favorites, or seeking romantic advantage will seriously aggravate already complex tensions. Avoid new debt if it’s at all possible.
♏ SCORPIO ~ (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Scorpio unveiled. The planets are expecting you to meet difficult challenges with few resources. They are giving you subtle insight and meaningful leverage over matters that are causing considerable friction. You are expected to use this leverage and share your insight, despite the tensions at work in this situation. Don’t let your own fears inhibit you and don’t let others silence you. When you know what you really think, speak your mind. It will resonate with real power and help others find their way.