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Your Horoscope: Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011
This Week: The new moon Sept. 27 had so many distraught planetary activities, there isn’t enough room on this page to list them all. What they did invoke was anger, fear, frustration and a big dose of blown-up ego for some individuals. The worst is over for now, but the cosmic dust still lingers. As we reflect back on this past summer, we can easily see the powerful lessons certain situations have provided for us. August was quite a deal-breaker for many, as well as this past week. As of now, some are still sorting out the repercussions of actions taken. Emotional relationships that were built too quickly need to be rebuilt now on a foundation of cement, not quicksand. However, this can be done.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — What are you doing? Are you really going to throw the baby out with the bath water? Romantic connections like this don’t come around very often. If you’re afraid of getting hurt, then realize this is a risk we take every day, every time we extend our heart to a pet, child or new friend or family member. Retrace your steps, and begin to build a romantic foundation out of stone, not quicksand. You’ll be fine.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Romantic elements require a slow, but steady, pace at this time. You have a lot to offer a significant other. Allow them the time to figure this out on their own. I promise you they will. Meanwhile, this is a great time to catch up with friends and family. You have been so caught up with your demanding work schedule and sensitive heart, you have not made the connections that bring you inner peace. Humor has also been lacking in your diet. This week, your plate is full.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — You’re closing a door to a frustrating and hurtful element once and for all. Try not to be afraid of the unknown. Instead, allow this to be a time of healing and rejuvenation. When you come from under your rock, you will find you have the support you need from unexpected sources. A big financial deal closes for you this week. Take a break and celebrate.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You’re apt to want to clobber someone upside their head early this week. Count to 10 first. You will only be giving the ornery individual exactly what he or she wants — a fight! You are bigger and better than that. Surround yourself with new individuals who encourage your emotional growth. Accept an invitation to an impromptu gathering — you won’t be disappointed.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — Dynamic news arrives that brightens your week with hope and gratitude. You are able to see exactly what your next step is, even though you may not be able to act on it quite yet. Your long-term goals are finally falling into place. Be patient and allow the universe to work for you.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — This may be the best time to clear the air with a past love or a strained friendship. You will need to step up and extend yourself, although you may have created barriers that those around you have decided to walk wide of. Break the ice and start enjoying life again. The clock is ticking.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Bite your tongue now, and allow a loved one to make his or her own way through this world. This may be very difficult to do; however, in the long run, he or she will need to stumble, fall and get back up on his or her own. You do not need the extra aggravation at this time. You are spread thin enough as it is. Midweek brings an unexpected windfall. Enjoy.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Romantic aspects are in top form this week. A gentle exchange of energy becomes contagious. Deeper levels of love and commitment are arriving. Embrace these moments, and allow this to develop into one of the most memorable connections of a lifetime. It’s safe to go back into the water.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Some of you may be troubled by a loss you’ve experienced in the past. Try not to beat yourself up about allowing this to affect you. It is better to live and learn than to not live at all. So, you put your heart on your sleeve or allowed yourself to love something or someone that cannot be with us forever. In time, you will see how powerful the impact was, how much you learned from this exchange of love and energy. You will be able to utilize this experience in another shape and form for years to come.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — An impromptu gathering will put you in the spotlight as well as enable you to expand your social and financial sectors. Make sure you are getting out and about and accepting these invitations that are extended to you. You will not regret it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — The concern over a female’s health could have you on edge a bit. You have no idea how much your emotional support is helping their healing process. Take some time out for yourself midweek and re-evaluate your personal goals, dreams and ambitions. You are in a position to manifest these aspects. Go for it!
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You have been overworked and underpaid, and it’s getting on your last nerve. Take some time out to enjoy life a bit. Get together with those of like mind and humor. This is an element that has been missing from your life as of late. By week’s end, you will be able to see the forest through the trees.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011, issue