A chance for healing starts now as Venus connects to Chiron today. What in your life has not been healed?
A chance for healing starts now as Venus connects toChiron today. What in your life has not been healed?Moon in Cancer: As Saturn moves through Scorpio, there are going to be some very hardsubjects faced. Yesterday I touched on the euthanasia debate which is likely to be one of thehot topics of this cycle. And there will be plenty more ‘dark areas’ of life that we need to faceup to and study during this period. On a personal level, there are going to be things we don’treally want to talk about which need to be faced so that healing can begin. A chance for healingstarts now as Venus connects to Chiron today. What in your life has not been healed? Ask theAngel of Scorpio, Jeremiel, to help you start to heal. Forgiveness is often the first step.Horoscopes | Week of October 8-14, 2012ARIES (March 21-April 19): Though last week’s edition endorsed you heading morecategorically toward resolution of one sort or another, I don’t want you to think that can becompetently achieved by too hasty a break… not without disruptively affecting other importantfacets of your life. Even if you’re committed to a goal of greater independence, Aries, you can’tjust grab all your stuff and dash out the back-door without saying a proper goodbye and makingarrangements for how the shared responsibilities will be handled. What’s obviously right for theresponsibilities themselves—regardless of what any individual (you or the other party) wants fortheir own satisfaction—is your continued engagement in clunky, thorny andnot-exactly-pleasurable dialogue about who is handling what, as well as exactly when and howthey’re going to handle it. This is also the context in which you’re likeliest to become restlessand/or lose your cool… maybe because, now feeling as if you’ve already figured the big piece(s)out, you just wish the rest of these crappy details were also magically resolved. This is not, alas,the time to peter out: Your rush to ‘be done already’ may actually costyou.TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There’s that momentary persuasiveness you’ve got going on,Taurus, which undoubtedly assists you in spinning your statements in just such a way that theysound tailor-made for your audience… and particularly so, as long as you’ve got an authenticwide-toothed grin on your face. But there’s also a certain line I advise you not to cross: No 1/6
dredging up (or even hinting at) old wounds from the past or relative tender-spots in others’self-perceptions, as if you believe you must adopt a balls-out, nothing-off-limits ploy in order tosucceed. The ‘Mr./Ms. Overkill’ routine will not get the job done more confidently or completelythan the ‘Friendly Opinion-Influencer’; in fact, it’s liable to backfire, just as surely as you’dwalk right off the car-dealer’s lot if pitched a ‘great deal’ by a ruthless shark playing on yourlack of knowledge or assuredness. We’d all rather buy from someone who makes the wholeexperience a pleasure… even if we have to pay a few extra bucks for the privilege of not beingsubjected to an assaulting onslaught. Consider the experience you’re creating for the otherperson in the act of swaying ‘em your direction, not merely how badly you want to sway ‘em.GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What’s on your mind is both (1) seriouscommon-sense business and (2) ultra-personal, Gemini, so the last thing you need is apresumably well-enough-meaning friend or colleague urging you to ‘lighten up’ or offering tohelp you put things into their perspective. These concerns are best addressed yourself, throughlots of thoughtful quiet-time and your own hands-on explorations… as opposed to swallowingsomeone else’s recommendations as gospel and/or mistakenly accepting that maybe you aremaking too much of a big deal. You’re in the process of rebuilding trust in your ownproblem-solving capabilities, which necessarily requires not leaning too reliably on other people.Rather than immediately seeking outside confirmation that an idea of yours is a good one,evaluate its merits through literal trial-and-possible-error: Make a move, and then see whetheryou’re satisfied with its effects. You can always tweak it a bit, then try it out again. Additionalconversation, arguably the easiest action for a Gemini to take, won’t reap you any tangibleevidence one way or the other.CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is an exceptional week for freely speaking from your heart,Cancer. It’s your best and only weapon for (re)situating yourself in a position of power within acertain relationship, where you’ll continue to be at a disadvantage as long as you’re alwaysresponding to the line of questioning they set out or trying to tell ‘em what they want to hear.Hold yourself back from projecting into possible futures, an obtrusive intuitive method of gettingout in front of their potential reaction… which ultimately impacts (and, likely, constrains) howyou’re apt to present your thoughts to them. Let up on such efforts to control the fallout. Thegenuine truth of how you feel won’t actually change, even if you attempt to temper itsexpression so it doesn’t freak someone else out. All you’d be doing by not conveying it fully is,sadly, selling yourself out. You owe it to yourself to practice heart-centered honesty… and to becourageous enough not to sweat the potential post-honesty consequences. ‘Holding it alltogether’ is too much wasted effort. 2/6
LEO (July 23-August 22): Treat the monetary opportunities and/or challenges that are right infront of you as your week’s most important priority, Leo, and set other worries temporarilyaside. A Venus/Pluto trine gives you a heightened knack for attracting clear and fortunateformulas to enhance your economic well-being, presuming you’re willing to put in a fewmore-intense-than-usual workdays. Don’t overthink the essential simplicity of this formula. Itdoesn’t take a master astrologer to spell out the connection between (1) investing moreeveryday effort and (2) bringing home more to show for yourself… though it is my job to tell youthis is an especially profitable moment for obeying this logic. There continues to exist acounter-balancing hunger in you, however, that finds all this day-to-day capitulation to mundanepreoccupations a bit dull and dreary. If you’re not careful, that antsy inner-adventurer mightstart feeding you misleading lines about how ‘none of this little shit really matters’. Infact, it does matter—quite a lot, actually. One cannot live a healthy lifestyle on wild adventuresalone; they must be reasonably integrated with a supportive day-to-day sustainability, or they’llcause real problems.VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Fostering a patient communicative openness (as Irecommended last week) remains a winning tactic for you, Virgo… particularly if you worry lessabout overtly attempting to convince anyone of anything and, instead, focus on self-assuredlyexpressing the passion you personally possess towards the topic-at-hand. If you are genuinelyfired up about it, your fervor will be contagious. Just because you are excited and eager to jumpfurther into it in that very particular way you feel most strongly about, other involved parties willbe that much excited and eager to go along with it your way. After all, you make it seem so fun…so right-on. Don’t shy away from utilizing the seductive element: You’ve got to ‘romance’ apotential partner if you want to close the deal, playing ‘flirtatiously’ to their desires while foxilyrevealing shades of yours (without, however, coming on too strong and giving off apushy-creepy vibe). A list of pragmatic explanations and elucidations, though analyticallycogent, will just put ‘em to sleep. Somehow, make it sexy.LIBRA (September 23-October 22): Inner strength is what you ought to tap into, Libra, toprevent a certain individual’s unruly, all-over-the-map fits and fidgets from pulling you off task.You need to be hatching economically self-supportive strategies, laying groundwork for amoment (about, say, three weeks or so from now) when you’re likely to receive a fortuitousoffer or opportunity. The prize will only become yours if you both (1) keep your eye on it and (2)repeatedly envision yourself stepping confidently up to claim it. But if somebody else isdemanding you fix your attentions on them (or unconsciously acting out so that you can’t helpbut become occupied by their performance), your concentration will easily slip. Now, return topicturing yourself ascending to the podium, to redeem your deserved advantage: Is this certainsomeone sitting proudly in the audience, cheering you on with unselfishly loving care? Or arethey nowhere to be found, off on another bout of unpredictability or self-absorbedly texting theirfriends in the hallway outside? At your moment of recognition, are you once again caught in 3/6
concern for what they’re up to… because, if so, therein lies the problematic rub?SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): It definitely does not behoove you to toil silently andsolitarily, as if in a vacuum, powering through boatloads of busy-work while simultaneouslysuspecting that something critical is being left out of the process. Though pausing the workflowto reinitiate a conversation among your team will undoubtedly occupy one more chunk ofprecious time, Scorpio, you pretty much must raise that egregious sticking-point if you careabout the overall success of the group’s efforts. Yes, it puts you in the hot-seat. And yes, itmakes you ‘officially responsible’ for the subsequent delays. But yes, you are the ideal person toserve this role right now, as you perhaps hold the clearest and/or most detailed understandingof the situation… and washing your hands of this role will only sully your conscience, especiallyonce further developments are built upon a foundation you purposely allowed to remain shaky(because why? it saved you a minor hassle one day?). Think of this as a test of your functionalreliability: Will you take the correct corrective steps on behalf of the final product itself, no matterthe personal inconvenience, or will you opt for the more lax (and latently ineffective)management style.SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): Having Mars in your sign (where he still remainsfor more than a month longer) is like wielding a knife, a gun, a fast car, or some other symbol offire-power and might, Sagittarius: Knowing you’ve got it if you need it can help embolden yourcourage, but going too hastily for it at every little hiccup just makes you look like an overlyaggressive douche-bag. Therefore, though you could treat each encounter with a potentialobstacle or opponent as a battle to be won—and, with Mars on your side, the odds are in yourfavor—I recommend reserving that jabbing energy for only when it’s absolutely necessary.Especially in professional (and/or other financially-related) contexts, you’ll merely make moreproblems for yourself by hunting for a fight… when, in fact, you’re already in a pretty damn goodposition without flexing your muscle. Marswill be looking for some shit to stir up, alas, so Isuggest aiming his poker at the weekend ahead, which gives him an occasion to look forward(and hopefully prevents him from causing any workweek discord). Invite him to stir up onehelluva good time for yourself and your more happy-go-lucky pals. If he needs a fight so badly,let him fight against boredom during your off-hours.CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): Stay high above the fray (though withoutemitting uppityness), Capricorn… and continue quietly assessing the scene around you, alongwith its cast of characters, based on your unvoiced tenets of integrity. You gain nothing fromactively participating in anyinterpersonal tussles, even if you’ve got the righteousness on yourside. Instead, as far as all your exchanges are concerned, I’d suggest outwardly treating 4/6
everybody fairly and equally. For the time being, you don’t want to get caught in accusations ofplaying favorites or grinding personal axes. That’s not to say you won’t findyourself acutely tempted, perhaps baited by a troublemaker who wants to break yourcomposure or placed in a situation where you might let your guard down and share anoff-the-record opinion. Mars’s currently sneaky spot (in your solar 12th) leads me to believethere is no ’off-the-record’ to rely on and no circumstance which doesn’t call for intactcomposure. Public neutrality on your part helps create the perfect setting for everybody to fallinto their own traps… and no one need be pushed.AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): Describing the shades of nuance without collapsing‘em into oversimplications. Inviting outside opinions that unquestionably complicate yourunderstanding. Refusing to prematurely settle when contrasting points each convey somevaluable insight. Acknowledging the situation is momentarily unresolvable. These are actionsthat’ll in fact strengthen your credibility, Aquarius. Short, simple, and/or seemingly sweetanswers, however, should currently be viewed with suspicion. While you might fantasize that afast solution will help ease your inner future-tripping anxieties, such relief is both short-lived andillusory… not unlike a fleeting drug-high that makes you feel better before it then makes you feelworse. As potentially disconcerting as an embrace of such glaring open-endedness can be tosuch a know-it-all as you, it’s the only sincereapproach at your disposal. One perk: Those whoyou’re working with will be amped up to contribute more, under the assumption that yourunformed attitudes will still be quite receptive to their suggestions, a useful motivating factor.PISCES (February 19-March 20): Proactively engage your friends or colleagues in discussionsthat examine the moral issues underlying whatever unites you, in order to more explicitlyacknowledge your commonalities… or, as the case may be, to expose key ideological chasmsbetween you that have previously been swept under the rug. Thanks to Venus’s current7th-house locale, you can poke around in potentially controversial territory with a far greaterlikelihood of not upsetting the other person(s) than you ordinarily might. And in circumstanceswhere you’ve taken for granted an easy affinity with those around you, Pisces, this move willsweeten the interpersonal dynamic by giving all parties a tangible reason to support liking eachother. Yet, even when the dialogue you stir ends up revealing a major difference, I still think youcome out smelling like a rose: Your outwardly philosophic attitude helps them look at you in anew light, as somebody who does take such matters seriously, and impacts their treatment ofyou from here on out. You’ll disprove any underestimations of you they may have held…complicating your tenuous alliance, for sure, but ultimately for your benefit. 5/6