By Denise Guzzardo
Week of Oct. 8-14, 2014
This Week: Now that Mercury retrograde has activated, many of you will probably be attempting to stabilize your sea legs a bit this week. This aspect continues until Oct. 26. However, it’s not the only planetary element that’s packing a punch in this dynamic month of October. The lunar eclipse Oct. 8 arrives in passionate Aries, and will really shake the trees. A solar eclipse will also arrive at the end of the month, but I will talk about that in the weeks ahead. Be cautious of volatile conditions and avoid situations that may enhance these aspects. This appears to have a bit of a wrecking ball effect, but in the grand scheme of things, the outcome should be positive in the long run. As I said in last week’s column, out with the old and in with the new. Channel your energy in this direction, and a productive outcome will arrive.
Aries (March 21 to April 19) — It appears as though you may have bent the rules a bit in the recent past, and now this is catching up with you. Try not to push a conflict over this matter, or you may be biting off more than you can chew. Clear away any old outstanding debt, and expect to be rewarded from the universe as a result.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — A sudden windfall is about to occur, putting you in the right state of mind emotionally and financially. You’re able to see exactly how this will affect those around you as well as yourself. A humanitarian organization needs your assistance. Donate your time and energy to this passionate cause.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) — Fresh faces and perspectives arrive this week as you navigate about your professional environment. You’re making quite the impact on the “powers that be,” and you will be recognized for a job well done during this lunar cycle. Avoid those elements from the past that only create more confusion for you. Fresh landscapes are arriving for you to discover.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22) — Positive news arrives regarding the health of a loved one. You can soon breathe a sigh of relief with this situation. At last, you have time to catch up with those friends and family members who have been on the back burner for a while. This will definitely bring a fresh perspective to a recent stagnant energy. You’re beginning to feel more like yourself again.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) — You’ve pushed yourself to the limit, and you need to rest now. Allowing others to “get involved” in your personal affairs has not helped your intimate relationship much. You may not be aware of how the “behind-the-scenes” influences have created emotional damage. It may be time to have a heart-to-heart talk with a co-worker or significant other. Let them know you’re in their corner.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) — This is a week where you are getting the “other side of the story” from a friend or family member. With all of the information you receive, keep it close to your heart until you know exactly what to do with it. Some situations may call for a “count to 10” time out before reacting. If you go off before you’ve had time to process this, you will regret what may come out of your mouth.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) — Changes are guaranteed to create positive influences now in your personal life. Take the risk and don’t underestimate yourself and your abilities. You can call upon your charm and wit to make the most of this connection. This is a highly-charged year filled with promise. Make the most of this coming week’s opportunities.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) — A connection with family and friends arriving in the near future will allow you to learn a lot about yourself this lunar cycle. A reflection on how much you have grown or remained stagnant in the past two years will be visible now, and you can utilize this newfound wisdom to help others along the way. Your tactful words of encouragement ring true to another who admires you. You may have helped them more than you realize.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) — Listen carefully to the words another is bringing voice to. Do not overlook the obvious. Your head has been full of other pressures and stress, so it would be easy for you to not “hear” what is actually being said. This negative undertone needs to be addressed immediately before it begins to affect you and your loved ones’ long-term relationships. You can no longer sleep through this aspect; wake up and stand your ground.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) — Someone from your past will pop up quite unexpectedly. This allows you the ability to see exactly how you got from point A to point B and the growth that has arrived as a result of it. Clarity is a blessing and allows you to grow and not remain stagnant. A work situation is about to make a change for the better. An offer you can’t refuse will arrive shortly. Go for it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) — Make your intentions known with a significant other or love option now. Leaving everyone in the dark while you deal with your stagnant emotions may find you on the outside looking in. Express your love and concerns about the future of this relationship. The feedback will be 100 percent positive if you act now. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) — Legal documents or financial situations appear to be favorable if you take a leap of faith. A light-haired female has information for you that will clear up an old, unresolved issue. You walk away from this feeling more confident than your previous emotional state. A new vehicle may be in the works for some of you. This is a choice, not a forced issue.
For an extended astrological forecast or psychic consultation, contact Denise at (815) 398-3983.
From the Oct. 8-14, 2014, issue