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Your Horoscope: Week of Oct. 17-23, 2012
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Oct. 17-23, 2012
This Week: The new moon in Libra Oct. 15 should bring a soothing, nurturing, quieter element into play now. Enjoy this while you can because the full moon arriving Oct. 28-29 in Aries will rock all that we know and have become complacent with. Aries’ influence here will summon a BOLD sense of action into play, one way or another. Action, not complacency, will rule this time frame. For some, this may end up being a forced issue, but in either case, once the dust settles, it will be a positive outcome in the long run. Make sure you’re providing yourself all the tools for physical and mental wellness on the days prior to this planetary influence’s arrival. You want to be in top form to receive these shifts and changes. During this same time frame, Venus and Mars will square off. The balance of feminine and masculine energy will be highly charged. So, with that said, envision a positive, powerful approach to acquire what you want and need now, but with a healthy balance of “not too much” materialism. Utilize this time frame to get the job done. Even though Mercury will be going retrograde next month, there are some exciting planetary opportunities arriving in November. I will elaborate on those elements in the weeks to come.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — Be patient with a new friend or love opportunity. They may not be up to speed or believe they have anything to offer you. In other words, they may think they are not your type, or you may not have anything in common. Don’t just grab at anything to fill your time and space with now, and hang onto it. Quality, not quantity, is key in the weeks to come.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Be gentle and kind with one who is about as disorganized as “Aunt Clara” from Bewitched this week. Everyone knows you’re overtired and spread thin, except for this particular individual. I promise you, if you can show some compassion for those less fortunate in mind, body and spirit now, the universe will reward you in the very near future.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — It may feel as though another is trying to hold you down or drown you no matter what direction you turn early on this week. Close off those emotional connections to an “ill-willed individual.” You cannot fix them, no matter how much this may frustrate you. Move on and connect with your inner self on a brand-new level. Finances are shifting for the better now. Take advantage of this high road. There is more to come.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You have such a gift to “tell it like it is,” and now is your time to shine. There is no question about your integrity, and you may have to call someone on the carpet about his or her ill-bred behavior. Once you make a stand, others will applaud your delivery. You’re a strong presence in the hearts and minds of those who love and respect you.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You have walked through a “porthole,” and you may not quite understand the full magnitude of its power at this time. That’s OK. Allow this to arrive in stages, and be open to the possibilities of the greater good working through you. Avoid the saboteur who may attempt to influence your life at this time by creating fear within you or self-doubt. The only reason anyone would do this to you would be to feed the need for “them” in your life. Those who truly love you support your growth and development and emotional wellness — they don’t try to hinder it. Pay close attention.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — This is no time to get into an emotional tangle with someone who matters to you the most. Outside influences may be putting pressure on you, causing you to behave out of character. Be fair to those who are nearest and dearest to you. These people are the ones who will be there if your darkest hours arrive. The others will be off in left field somewhere, waiting to pick your bones when it’s over. In other words, “easy does it.”
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — You may become very emotional over a family matter or a childhood memory. Search this reaction to the core, and see if you can find a resolution to this aspect. You may find during your search that these elements have been affecting you all along. If you can own up to your behavior with others, you can fix this internal struggle.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — You may feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety early on this week. This will lift shortly if you just put your nose to the grindstone and move through your responsibilities in record time. After that, there is time to spare for some extracurricular activities, such as fine food and wine. It’s time to get out and about and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. You are enlightened enough already.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — It may feel as though someone close to you is looking too far ahead with scenarios that could have drastic results. This might be frustrating you, but at the same time it might not hurt to at least listen to what they have to say. Perhaps in the bottom of their own fears, some truth may be evident. A loved one feels left out of your life at this time. Find a remedy for this situation.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — You may be on guard or finding yourself extremely emotional now. Try to set your mind to the tasks at hand and disconnect yourself from a hurtful situation. By week’s end, a solution to a long-standing problem will arrive. Meantime, finances and work opportunities are great. Set some cash aside for a rainy day.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Forces “behind the scenes” are working in your favor to make things align in your world. This takes time, energy and patience. You have the ability to fight the dragon that has reared its ugly head around you. But you need to be true to yourself. There is no room for compromise with illegal substance or addictive behavior. You need to call it as you see it, but with the strong element of truth.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — You may be put to a spiritual test early on this week that could leave you a bit confused at first. When all is said and done, you will see how you have been played and why. From there, it is nothing short of the wrath of God that will contain you. Expect the universe to lend you a hand in the communications department, but this needs to start at home first. Spirit speaks through you this week.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Oct. 17-23, 2012, issue