Bohemian Horoscopes: October 2019.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Rams are feisty creatures. This month, the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars all spend time in your opposite sign of Libra (which governs cooperation, companionship and peace). But expect the sparks to fly around October 13-14, when Uranus and the Full Moon agitate close relationships and heat up your hasty side. Plus the Sun/Pluto square primes you for fiery power struggles. So do your best to avoid being an argumentative and drama-addicted Aries. If you calm down and practice the gentle art of persuasion, then you’ll be surprised how much easier life can be.
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
Courtesy of the Full Moon (on October 13-14) secrets from the past could boomerang back as old karma catches up with you. Expect vivid memories to return or the resurfacing of a sensitive issue. You’re not in the mood to mix and mingle mid-month, so keep a low profile as you relax, recharge, turn within and self-nurture. It’s also important to get the balance right in your daily life. Perhaps it’s time for some chores, routines, activities and bad habits (plus negative people) to be shown the door? October 21, 22 and 25 are your best days for love and lust.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
This month, the planets activate your networking and friendship zones, so you’re keen to communicate with a wide range of creative people, covering a diverse range of topics. But a budding romance or a close friendship could encounter some turbulence, as an old problem rises to the surface. On October 7, it will be very easy to say the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time, so think things through and choose your words wisely. October 15, 16, 19 and 20 are incredibly creative days when your intuition and imagination soar, especially at work.
Cancer (June 22-July 23)
Singles, the search for your soul mate takes a temporary nose-dive as Saturn and Pluto stir up problems in your romance zone. So expect to spend numerous nights at home, as potential dates cancel or it’s just hard to find anyone who remotely rings your bell. Attached Crabs, is your partner annoying you or cramping your style? Stop obsessing about their perceived faults, and instead start focusing on their positive qualities. The fiery Full Moon (on October 13-14) pushes you to bring a professional project (or a volunteer venture) to a successful conclusion.
Leo (July 24-August 23)
October 7 and 8 are likely to be difficult days, when Saturn places hurdles in your path and stymies progress. A big pinch of patience will get you through. Then the fiery mid-month Full Moon revs up your gypsy gene and activates your adventure zone. So it’s the perfect time to escape somewhere special, whether it’s a much anticipated holiday or a spontaneous weekend getaway. Pluto amps up the intensity level, but any dramas will be temporary as Jupiter lifts your spirits and helps you find satisfactory solutions to any problems that pop up.
Virgo (August 24-September 23)
Mercury (your patron planet) shifts into Scorpio on October 3, which sharpens your mind and deepens your thinking. But October 7 looks very unsettled, when Uranus upsets plans and disrupts your usual routine. Communicating with others (in person and online) will be rather chaotic, and you also need to take extra care when driving. October 14-20 is your best week of the month when Saturn, Neptune and Pluto encourage you to be extra-productive, creative and persuasive. So don’t waste the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and do something wonderful.
Libra (September 24-October 23)
Libra is the sign of beauty, balance, perfection and peace. With the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars visiting your sign this month, there’s a danger your perfectionist streak will run rampant. Perhaps it’s time to realize that perfection is a goal, not a destination? October is all about being satisfied with your physical appearance and paying attention to your feelings as you learn to love yourself (faults and all). So your motto for the month is from Libran actress Naomi Watts, “You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have.”
Scorpio (October 24-November 22)
Despite some temporary dramas, October is the time to slow down and relax as the Sun, Venus and Mars stimulate your solitude/soul zone. Your tranquil demeanor will be challenged around October 1, 13 and 14, when Pluto and the Full Moon stir up passions, grudges and jealousy. Smart Scorps will look within as you contemplate, meditate or ruminate. So your mantra for the month is from music icon and peace activist John Lennon, “Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.” October 25 is a fabulous day for love, luck and friendship.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
The fiery Full Moon (on October 13-14) falls in your drama zone, so expect some extremes — everything from passion and parties to arguments and dummy-spits. Nothing much will faze you though! You’ll be at your bouncy and buoyant best as your benefactor Jupiter boosts confidence levels and puts some extra wind in your Sagittarian sails. An awesome opportunity could also appear via a friend, acquaintance or work colleague. Don’t be smug and complacent though, make sure you capitalize on any celestial luck that comes your way.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
With the Sun, Venus and Mars visiting your professional/reputation zone, the focus is on work and your public image. Difficult days are October 1, 7, 8, 14 and 27, when your need to be in charge could get out of control. Capricorns can be bossy bosses, so you need to look at your leadership style. There is more likelihood of long-term success and satisfaction if you are consultative and inclusive. Draw inspiration from peace activist Mahatma Gandhi, “Leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.”
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
This month, Mercury, Venus and the Sun all shimmy through your career zone. So take the time to re-evaluate your current job, a professional project or a volunteer position. Make sure your public image is in line with your uniquely quirky Aquarian self. Enjoy being the authentic you! As writer Oscar Wilde wrote, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Disruptive days are October 7, 12 and 13, when Uranus (your power planet) revs up your reckless side and you’re likely to say or do something that shocks or upsets others.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Romance and intimacy are highlighted, as vampy Venus and sexy Mars spice up your love life. Are you tired of being single? Quit procrastinating, Pisces! If you’re in a hurry to find your soul mate, then you’ll have to be proactive. The mid-month Full Moon finds you dreaming about exotic foreign escapades, and international connections could also prove to be beneficial. Then the Venus/Neptune trine (on October 21-22) invites inspiration and cranks up creativity. So it’s the perfect time to play music, paint, perform, write, draw, dance or sing up a storm.
Joanne Madeline Moore has worked as an actress and singer in Australia, studied macrobiotics and shiatsu in London, meditated at Stonehenge, explored the medinas of Marrakech, lived with gypsy poets in the caves above Granada (in Spain), and been blessed by a Balian priest during a lunar eclipse in Indonesia. She’s also been a professional astrologer and writer since 1994. Her horoscope columns are currently syndicated in over 40 newspapers and magazines (and on websites) in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. You can read her daily and weekly horoscopes on her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.