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Your Monthly Horoscope for October 2017
 by Victoria Fugit 

October is Libra’s month. Given the chance, Libra will consistently seek balance and harmony. This month finds that many seeking balance and harmony may be at cross purposes to one another and there may be instances where an individual is at cross purposes internally which could make for interesting communications, both internally and externally.

The Autumn Equinox arrived at 4:21 am on September 23rd. Its influence will color the remainder of the year. Venus is trine Uranus, Sun is conjunct the North Node, Mercury is retrograde and in opposition to Uranus and Jupiter is in a wide opposition to Neptune. This is a lovely pot of soup, with a generous serving of optimism, altruism and desire to follow one’s destiny and ideals. This is accompanied by the usual snafus associated with Mercury retrograde until the 10th of October. An exact opposition of Mercury to Uranus on the 17th, creates a sort of leap before you look situation, erratic and/or brilliant thinking, along with innovative ideas, possibly ungrounded and un-fact-checked.

This brings us to the delicate influence of Jupiter opposed to Neptune which could easily describe the present political atmosphere. Jupiter-Neptune can build a case based on false information. “Neither planet wants to be bothered with details; both seek absolute solutions. They can skip past meaningful dialogue or analysis on the road to a higher truth, a grand crusade. Unless Neptune is finely attuned to the existence of others, it’s possible to become drunk with the power of one’s own righteousness.” Use caution in judging your relationships --

Fortunately for us this influence disappears by the end of October and we can settle into our lives with our feet on the ground and enjoy the trine of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter to Pluto around October 11th, when we can benefit from the accelerated rate of change on the planet. This is an especially good period for earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn or those who have those signs prominent in their charts.
Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – If you were born between the 2nd and 9th of April, please be cautious, pay attention to your environment and don’t take unnecessary risks from October 11th to the 14th because you are slightly accident prone. For the rest of you rams, enjoy the boost of camaraderie at work and the influence of Saturn which is beginning to bring stability back into your life. If you remember your dreams at this time, write them down -- they have good information for you.

Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – The new Moon on the 12th could possibly bring new love or creative projects into your life. The planets are definitely supporting you in getting all your desires met. They are also stirring up old limiting and negative beliefs and patterns. It may be difficult this month to see those patterns, but, if you can see through your filters to “what’s so” then you can release much of what’s been bothering you.

Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – If you feel as though you have stepped through the “Looking Glass”, you may have. Venus, Mars and Jupiter square your sign and Neptune squares it from the other side. You are sort of getting it coming and going -- confusion and frustration, that is. They are all saying at the same time “cut away that which no longer makes you happy – get rid of all that makes you sad, miserable or feeling like a victim – rustle up your courage to make the changes you know that you should.

Cancer Astrological Symbol
Cancer – Early Cancers, having gone through the gauntlet of the Uranus Pluto double whammy can relax this month and feel the optimism and comfort of Venus, Mars and Jupiter sextile your sun sign and Neptune trine your sun sign. All Cancers will benefit this month from dreaming big and envisioning what you really want. Neptune can tune you to higher frequencies and get your imagination flowing. Venus, Mars and Jupiter can help you in the practical manifestation of your desires.
Leo Astrological Sign
Leo – Sudden flashes of insight or understanding, along with dreams that open new ways of perceiving everyday life may be your gifts this month. You may also travel to or over water, but try not to fly on the 7th or the 12th. Start imagining what you want next year to bring and start thinking out of the box. You’re due for some new adventures and possibly new friendships.
Virgo Astrological Symbol
Virgo – Don’t let Neptune put you in lala land to just coast. Use it to discover, support and expand your colorful and creative imagination and then get to work. You may have put your creativity on hold lately, but Jupiter is bolstering your self-confidence over the next year and is asking you to let go of fear and come out and play -- make mistakes, enjoy them, learn from them. As May West so delightfully put it, “To err is human, but it feels divine”.

libra Astrological Symbol
Libra – This is your month and relationships are even more important than usual to you. There may be a past or karmic love coming back into your life or you could meet someone who feels as if you have known them forever. Forming sudden or unusual partnerships may catch you off guard. Watch your health. Your finances should stabilize soon. If you have siblings or close neighbors, be prepared to lend a helping hand and realize that what you give freely comes back ten-fold, if you claim it.
Scorpio Astrological Sign
Scorpio – Saturn in your second house of manifestation and finances will require a shift in perception on these matters. Try not to drop into any fear of loss. What looks like loss or belt tightening can actually be the blessing of stabilizing and solidifying your financial position. Tremendous progress can be made in this area and in what you have built your foundations on. Your living situation may change, and for the better, over the next two years.

Sagittarius Astrological Sign
Sagittarius – This is a great time to immerse yourself in creative projects, especially if they involve the fine arts, education, music, spiritual pursuits or just generally making the planet a better place. There is a fine line to balance on – between what you see and what you know can be. Focus on what your intuition and gut feeling tell you can be and ignore “consensus reality” for a while. You may find you are perceived as visionary and inspiring.

Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – Have you taken control of your power yet? -- most likely. Relax this month and visualize what your next step in manifesting might be. You’ve probably worked hard over the last few years and now it’s time to take stock of where you are and where you wish to be. This month brings sharper intuition and greater vision, but you have to slow down to allow the information in. Traveling and connecting with old friends can bring new opportunities.

Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – You seem to be popping up with new ideas all the time lately and one of them is NOT “show me the money”. Confusion and frustration whirl around your perceptions of money with Neptune in your second house. It’s a reminder from the universe that you no longer need to keep asking how the money will come. Just ask for what you want, stay open and aware, be ready to take advantage of the opportunities that show up and ride the wave.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – Sudden financial good fortune can come into your life this month and your partnership or marriage should be a strong support and calming influence. Friendships can be disappointing. If they are, let go. New ones are coming in—possibly from a work relationship. Some type of schooling or training may come up for you. Take advantage of it, even if you don’t see the benefit yet. It could prove to be a path to advancement in your future.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or


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