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Your Horoscope: Week of Oct. 23-29, 2013
By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Oct. 23-29, 2013
This Week: Mercury retrograde has arrived (Oct. 21) and will remain in that mischief-making stage until Nov. 10. Be cautious with travel and communication. Fender-benders, road rage and crashing computers all tend to be prevalent during these time frames. Take steps to ensure these aspects do not complicate your life. We have just moved past a monster full moon eclipse (Oct. 19) in Aries, and we could be feeling some of the effects of that energy colliding with this retrograde stage. Do your best to move around these tight elements, and most of all, keep you and your loved ones safe as well as close to your heart. Speaking of close to my heart — I am wishing my son, Austin Guzzardo, a happy and blessed birthday this week Oct. 26. My Zen baby who grew up to be a wonderful father, my heart will always be filled with pride because of you.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — You will be dealing with family matters that you were not expecting to deal with at this time. When all is said and done, you got your point across — and then some. Now, it’s time to go quiet and allow those around you to digest what you have presented. At the end of the day, you have made a difference with your loved ones.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — You may feel as though you need to take a time-out this week. Outside influences have you on “your last nerve,” and you may be taking this out on those you love the most. With that said, be very cautious how you interact with others now. By week’s end, information you have been waiting for will arrive, allowing a peaceful alignment to evolve.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Your business activity will begin to flourish during this time frame. You have put a tremendous amount of effort into your career without much praise. Now is your time to shine. Make the most of this lunar cycle. Be prepared to call in your gambling chips.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You are feeling extremely emotional this week, and there does not appear to be any good reason for it. The past appears to be re-visiting you at this time. You find yourself retracing your steps wondering how you arrived at this point in your life. You will receive validation from a past love or family member this week. This is all you need to soldier on.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — After realizing you have made a tough decision that doesn’t appear as though it can be changed, try to relax and allow the universe to provide insight for you now. This leap of faith has not been an easy one for you to accept. Now, let the cards fall as they will. Trust that unexpected sources will support your decisions. By week’s end, you are in rare form. Enjoy.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Put out the brush fires in your work environment first and foremost this week. Then, you can begin to hone the skills with your personal life. You have allowed that sector to become stagnant while attending to other things. Take a good look around, and focus on improvement in those areas. By week’s end, you hold the key to your own success.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Time allows you to catch up with old friends and loved ones this week, putting your mind at ease. You may feel as though you have been out of touch with those you hold near and dear to your heart. By week’s end, you may be completing some projects around the home that have been a nagging source of irritation for you. Relax.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Friendships and romance take precedence with your personal life this week. You are “hotter than a pistol,” and those closest to you recognize your humor and sensual energy. Go for it. You have all next week to get back to your mundane tasks. For now, enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Unexpected windfalls and surprises arrive blessing your financial sector this week. This is only the tip of the iceberg aligning your financial success. The end of October through November marks an all-time high for financial growth and development. Take time out to acknowledge your loved ones. Little things mean a lot.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Romantic elements and love options begin to align now. If you are ready, willing and able, an offer outside of your current work situation can improve the quality of your life tremendously. To take a “leap of faith” may sound a bit scary at first, but in the long run, this will provide you with the growth and development you have been craving. Check out your sources, and “go for it.”
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — News arrives from family or loved ones that brightens your day this week. A long-lost love may re-appear out of the blue, or a childhood memory will make you feel complete. Midweek, work could be a bit of a challenge. By week’s end, you have everything in alignment.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Unconventional thoughts or ideas need to be kicked around to expand your current vocation. You may be in a position to become a pioneer in a new technology or thought process. Take a deep breath, and dive into this headfirst. You will find out that you are not alone with your dreams, hopes and ambitions.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Oct. 23-29, 2013, issue