Updated: October 21, 2012 11:18PM
Predictions for the week of October 21
All Signs: Most people don’t realize their “sign” is just one part of their astrological chart. Your “sign” is where the Sun is in your chart. But you also have your Moon and all the other planets in signs. (Hey, we’re all complicated cocktails!) On Monday, the Sun moves into Scorpio to stay until Nov. 21, which means all babies born during that window of time will be Scorpios. But they will also have Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and the same outer planets because that’s what’s happening right now. Mercury, Venus and Mars will change signs during the next four weeks, so those planets will vary. This is why, when you read a sign other than your own, it can also apply to you. It’s fun learning things about yourself. For example, I remember now that when I was younger, I was smaller and I weighed less.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Life will be intense during the next six weeks. Of course, there’s an upside and a downside. The upside is you’ll be excited and passionate about everything, including sex. (Be still my beating heart.) Yeehaw! You’ll also have an intense desire to get to the bottom of things, to know the truth. You’ll be impatient with superficial conversation. But the downside will be that your intensity will also be expressed in disputes about shared property, inheritances or how something is divided. (“Back off!”) You’ll definitely stand your ground. Fortunately, travel plans look promising. Up, up and away!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The Sun is now opposite your sign (the only time all year this occurs). This opposition means the Sun will be as far away from you as it gets all year and because it is your source of energy, you’re going to need more sleep. Factoid. Accept this fact and get more rest. Another thing this opposition of the Sun brings is an increased focus on partnerships and close friendships. Here you can strongly benefit. You will easily be more observant and will clearly see your style of relating to others. This means the next month is an excellent chance to learn more about how you relate to others. Certainly, that is a benefit. (“Just as I feared, I’m deeply shallow!”)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The Sun in a new sign for the next month will make you work hard to get better organized in every way. You’ll want to feel on top of your game both at work and at home. And to do this, you’ll need the right tools, which means you’ll need to get hold of cleaning supplies, file folders, shelving, closet organizers, tools, paint — who knows? But you will need stuff to do a bang-up job. Give yourself the right tools and material so you’re pleased with your efforts. This impulse to improve things will spread to a desire for better health as well. Many of you will try to exercise more or eat more wisely. (Remember Miss Piggy’s advice: Never eat more than you can lift.)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The Sun’s shift into Scorpio for the next month will bring good things for you! For starters, Scorpio is a Water Sign and so are you, which means you’re on good terms with the energy of the Sun. In addition, the Sun will travel through the part of your chart that rules all the fun stuff! Yes, we’re talking love affairs, romance, vacations, social occasions, parties, the arts, the theater, movies, sports events and playful times with children. Having fun will be at the top of the list for you! Romance could flourish with someone new or an existing relationship can be re-juiced and rejuvenated. Get out and have a good time! Look for ways to express what you really want to do.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
All Leos will focus on home and family in the next six weeks. Many of you will be involved with home repairs, renovations or redecorating projects. (Probably a bit of everything.) You might also focus on a parent, attend family events and talk to relatives more than usual. Nevertheless, you’ll treasure time alone at home because you need time to contemplate some things. (“Heaven!”) Pamper your royal soul. Childhood memories are bubbling to the surface of your mind. As you re-examine your past as a kid, then view it again through your current adult eyes, you’ll see things in a new light. (“I was raised by wolves!”)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Throughout the year, the Sun moves through the 12 signs, boosting the energy in different parts of our lives. In the month ahead, while the Sun moves through Scorpio, you’ll be busy, busy, busy! The tempo of your life will accelerate. You’ll be on the go, taking short trips, grabbing vacations, talking to everyone and running errands. You’ll be very verbal because your mind will be bursting with ideas. You’ll be stimulated by different environments and new routines. Communication with others will be lively and fascinating. Hey, you’re a fact junkie! You love new information. (Relationship with siblings could be significant.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your focus on money and cash flow will increase in the next six weeks. Essentially, you’re wondering how to best use your money and get the best use out of what you own. Frequently, we’re slaves to our possessions. (They own us instead of the other way around.) Do the things you own serve your needs or vice versa? Some of you will make a new purchase or want to show something off. You will get pleasure in whatever you own. Basically, you want to feel more in control of your life, how you handle your money and your possessions. You love beautiful things and are strongly affected by your surroundings, which means you have a strong connection to everything you own — no question.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
For the first time in a year, the Sun is back in your sign for four weeks. This is a particularly eventful birthday for you because Saturn has just moved into your sign for the first time since the mid-80s, which means you’re entering a whole new sandbox. The next seven years will be a time of great transition. By around 2020, you’ll be a different person! (And probably a size bigger.) This month, however, you have a chance to rejuvenate and replenish your energy for the rest of the year. You’ll attract powerful people and favorable situations to you. Friendships will be warm. You’ll work hard to earn money, while gifts, goodies and favors from others come your way. It’s all good.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
As the Sun changes signs now, it slips into a hidden part of your chart, which means a hidden part of your life will be highlighted for the next four-to-six weeks. Woo-woo! You’ll be more involved with private, behind-the-scenes activities or you might work alone on a project. You might even be involved with something secretive. (Beware Sagittarians lurking at street corners talking into their shirt sleeves.) This also means you’ll be more aware of how your subconscious triggers behavior patterns in you, especially behavior patterns from your youth that are no longer appropriate. (Thumb-sucking on the job is not cool.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Start gearing up for a popular month ahead because everyone will want to see your face. Invitations will come your way to join clubs and groups and friends will want to touch base. The next month is a great time to share your hopes and dreams for the future with others because their feedback will help you. They might give you ideas or introduce you to helpful contacts. It’s also a good time to work with others or begin new partnerships. You see more clearly that the people you hang out with are basically a reflection of yourself. This is an old, well-known truth: Birds of a feather always flock to newly washed cars.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
In the next six weeks, the Sun slowly moves across the top of your chart acting like a spotlight on you. This lighting is favorable and flattering, so people in authority will ask you to take on increased responsibilities. (They think you’re hot stuff!) You won’t to do anything special to meet their demands. Just say “yes” and you’ll come out smelling like a rose. This is the ideal time to examine your life as a whole and see if you’re headed in the direction you want to go. You will also likely be more involved with a parent than usual in the month ahead because your interactions with authority figures will be meaningful.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
I’m reading a biography of that famous Pisces, Albert Einstein. He thought in pictures and believed imagination was more important than knowledge. He also believed life was like riding a bicycle: To keep your balance you have to keep moving. You’ll keep moving in the next month because you want a change of scenery. You’re hungry for adventure and a chance to learn anything new. Grab every chance to travel or go someplace you’ve never been before. Sign up for a course or hang out with people from different backgrounds. Break free of your routine! Do whatever you can to broaden your horizons. Make the most trivial encounter a learning experience.