By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Sept. 24-30, 2014
This Week: Mercury Retrograde arrives Oct. 4 and remains there through Oct. 26. However, this does not look like the most dramatic retrograde at all. In fact, it can be quite beneficial. Old misconceptions will be brought to light and healed. Stagnations will be broken within a personal or professional light. Sometimes it’s a good thing to take advantage of these elements and allow them to work toward our advantage, as opposed to against them. Oct. 8, we will experience a total lunar eclipse in Aries. This will definitely break up the monotony of the recent trends we have been experiencing. Use this activity to your advantage, instead of allowing it to become a stumbling block. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — You may not be in the mood to deal with someone’s “holier than thou” attitude this week and more so in the mood to give them an earful instead. If you assume they will understand where you’re coming from, think again. Chances are they will not be able to wrap their brain around your philosophy. You will only become more frustrated when your words fall upon deaf ears. Surround yourself with those of like mind and heart this week.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — Positive interactions with family this week provide a long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel to shine through. Misunderstandings may have been blown out of proportion within the past month. This automatically put everyone on the defense. Like magic, this all falls back into place, and everyone seems to be heading in the same direction. You may need to help another out with a pet or child this weekend. This turns out to be a rewarding experience.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — A long-awaited spiritual or physical gift arrives this week. This is key for your long-term emotional success and fulfillment. A work offer or opportunity to travel is provided as well. You have to think quickly on your feet to pull this off. However, you will not regret the action once you arrive at your destination. Excitement fills the air, and you’re very aware of your surroundings.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — You may be helping another move through an unexpected loss. Although this may be difficult, you do have the tools to help balance another as well as learn something about yourself in the process. This is a time for you to count your blessings and to hold friends and loved ones in high regard. Share your feelings and offer emotional support.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — What a wild ride the past few weeks have been. But now, you’re just plain exhausted and want to settle in for a bit and bask in your surroundings. This is perfectly fine. Take time out for some peace and quiet. Good food, good wine and a fireplace are all you need to calm your nerves. Oh, and by the way, remember to add your favorite companion into the mix.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — Romantic aspects take a turn for the better this week. Any reservations you have had about your love life’s path will be removed. If you’re embarking on a new business venture, expect to be slammed with activity during the month of October. You will begin to feel overwhelmed, so make sure you are getting plenty rest and nutrition. A call from a past friend or business associate brings good news.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Go easy on those around you who may be over-scheduled or over-stressed. If you challenge how their time is spent, you may be biting off more than you can chew. Offer support and lend an ear to someone in need. The weekend provides a much-deserved break from the monotony. A gathering of friends and family becomes a humorous and lighthearted event.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — Let go and let the universe take its course with a troubling situation this week. If you try to take a “crow bar” to this and force an issue, it will only make matters worse. Once we begin to move into the month of October, you will witness improvements with these specific challenges. Meditate and visualize a peaceful outcome to this aspect. Saturday brings a pleasant surprise.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — It may be difficult to curb your enthusiasm this week. So many projects are coming into play that your energy is vibrating on a very high level. Make sure that in the midst of this, you’re not making others a bit nervous. If this is the case, surround yourself with those of like mind, at least for this week. By week’s end, you’re back to a regular schedule feeling calm and focused.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — A premonition, dream or gut feeling you’ve been having is validated now. Try not to take this too much to heart. Many things we have no control over in this world. For you to try to wear the burden of this aspect is counterproductive. Try to see the benefit or the lesson from this situation. If you cannot see it now, it will present itself shortly.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — You may be beginning a romantic tradition with a loved one. So much energy is being released for the greater good. The opportunity to “talk it out” is being presented. Your communications skills are in top form, so utilize this to your advantage. A tremendous amount of emotional growth will soon be apparent.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Expansion is evolving with your career and social life. Yes, it is safe to go back into the water — you are drawing to you positive elements with a “pay-it-forward” mentality. By week’s end, there will be plenty to celebrate. A romantic aspect is becoming very apparent, but it may not be with whom you think it might be.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Sept. 24-30, 2014, issue