YOUR HOROSCOPE BY SUSAN MILLER
A home-related situation that has been going on for a long time without revolve will reach a final stage at the full moon, October 5, in Aries 13 degrees. It appears that this area of your life, involving your physical residence, other property you might own or rent, or care for a parent or other relative, has been challenging. At first you may have tried to reach the perfect solution, but after weeks, or possibly months, of searching for that ideal you are ready to make a workable, common sense choice. If it involves a relative, that choice will still be caring and kind, sensitive to the person’s feelings.
Pluto in Capricorn will be in hard angle to the Sun and full moon of October 5, so you may be frustrated with how this home or family matter is going down. You may have to battle your spouse or other family members when you announce your plans. Your career will be extremely busy, so you may be focused on developments going on at the office, too, but at the full moon, October 5 plus four days, career matters will have to go on temporary hold while you switch your attention to your private life. You seem to be re-energized and ready to voice your thoughts despite the cacophony of voices around you. Everyone, it seems, will have an opinion.
You do have one secret ace in the cards you have been dealt. The full moon is in Aries, and Mars is the planet that rules Aries. Happily, Mars is in fellow earth sign Virgo, a splendid place for you, and so Mars’ transit of Virgo will support your views and actions.
Mars is currently in your ninth house, a lovely place it entered last month on September 5, and will continue to bring attention to matters covered by this sector. Those matters include long-distance travel; international relationships; import-export of ideas, goods, or services; or anything having to do with academia, the media, or legal matters. It is very lucky that Venus will be orbiting with Mars, and together they are far stronger than they would be apart. Venus will help you rally lots of support in the areas listed, and help you see progress in the ninth house matters, but also in regard to home, property, and family actions too.
If you had planned to take a personal vacation in October and hope to go abroad, your stars are perfectly aligned for a highly romantic experience. Go during the first half of October, the earlier in the month the better (you want to catch the rays of the embrace of Venus and Mars on October 5 if possible), assuming you can also tie up the home-related matter before you go.
Now let’s turn to the new moon of October 19, to appear in Libra 27 degrees – it will bring different and more extreme challenges, and those will involve your career. This new moon will light your career house. If you could see the sky at this time, you would find the Sun, new moon, and Jupiter in a cozy huddle. That would normally be a fabulous time to see advancement in your career. However, this is no normal new moon. It will receive direct opposition from Uranus, the planet of sudden, lightning bolt change. Uranus will be in direct 180-degree opposition to the Sun, new moon, and Jupiter. Brace yourself for news in your career that you will not see coming and will make you tense.
The new moon will light your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement, so you may be up for an important position. Certainly, Jupiter, the planet of happiness, expansion, and financial success, is there and in his final hours before moving to the next part of your chart, which I will discuss with you in a moment. Jupiter is trying to protect you near the new moon October 19 but finds himself in a battle that is strong, and possibly overwhelming.
Think back to April 11 of this year, when you had this new moon’s twin, a full moon in Libra that sent you an almost an identical vibration. That was a full moon – more emotional and requiring an instant fix – but this is a new moon, which will have a longer presence, and perhaps require you take more time and reflection to know how to deal with news you received.
Not all Capricorns will feel the direct rays of this new moon, October 19 – only those with birthdays that fall within five days of January 17. Those with earlier birthdays, say, readers with a birthday in December or that falls in the first two weeks of January, already felt these challenging rays over the past seven years. A planet can only go to 29 degrees 59 minutes, and Uranus is near the end, 27 degrees. It’s just that he moves so very slowly, taking 84 years to circle the Sun, and therefore about seven years to go through any one sign. We all feel Uranus sooner or later, but once over, you will be free and clear for 21 years.
Uranus is your current problem, but this planet’s influence will begin to start to fade from view as you get to 2018. While not completely out of the picture next year, Uranus will spend six solid months in the next sign, Taurus, an earth sign that blends beautifully with your Capricorn Sun. (The place Uranus is now, Aries, clashes harshly with your Sun.) That change will give you instant relief.
The eleventh house, where Jupiter will go on October 10, is not only the house of friendship and charity toward fellow man, but also the house of hopes and wishes. Dream big, dear Capricorn, for in the coming months, you can make that dream a reality.
By March 2019, you will be done with all this chaos that you’ve been subject to by Uranus’ antics. Everyone gets precisely the same amount of difficult challenges from Uranus as he travels around the solar system – no more, no less – so don’t feel singled out. I completely sympathize, however, dear Capricorn. Going through a bout with Uranus is never easy. These periods do tend to make you stronger, sharper, and more resilient and resourceful than ever.
If you were born near January 17, the volatility almost has to get to you. If you are born earlier in the sign and insist you still are having a hard time, you may have a natal plant in late degrees, near 27 degrees Capricorn. In your case you should get a copy of your horoscope and have a look. I can recommend astrologers that I trust and who can talk with you at length. You can both discuss the fee involved – I simply will link the two of you together, because you may have questions and be in need of a little cheerful news. (Write to AZPress@astrologyzone.com)
It is true that by now, over recent years, all Capricorns have been uprooted and have gone through their usual share of unrest. You may have had to move house (or if self-employed, your base of operations) possibly more than once since this trend started in 2010. Your may have had some radical changes in your career as well over the past six or seven years, too. Life will settle down, and you can bank on that.
One interesting development should make you glad: Mars will move into your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement on October 22, to stay until December 9. This happens once every two years for about six weeks. This tells me that even if you feel the new moon did not develop an offer you can consider taking, you will get more opportunities, especially in November, so keep your resume and CV handy.
Now let’s get to more exciting news – something monumental – and a big change in your chart that will affect you for a year or more.
The flurry of excitement is all about Jupiter’s move into Scorpio on October 10 this month, to stay until November 8, 2018, a period of nearly thirteen months. Jupiter is the giver of gifts, happiness, prosperity and growth and his only mission is to make you happy. Since September 2016, more than a year ago, you have hosted Jupiter in your prestigious tenth house of career, and you may have taken a big step up in your professional life. Now, in a move to bring more balance to your life, Jupiter will see to it that you get out more and have more fun.
You are considered the most career driven of all signs, always hoping to see continual, strategic progress up the mountain of success. The idea of taking time off to socialize might not appeal to you, because you like to keep working. I completely understand – you don’t like the idea of wasting time. Here’s why you should take a little time off now and then – even our military has done studies about the effectiveness of giving soldiers breaks. Over the past year, you went about creating professional progress in the formal way. You did this by being at your computer, writing reports, having interviews, and giving presentations. Now that changes. What will be key to your progress is not WHAT you know, but WHO.
The new people that you meet – friends, acquaintances, and even causal contacts – will have a very stimulating effect on you. They will introduce you to new concepts and ideas, and they will also introduce you to influential people, and your circle will grow wider. You should make an effort from now on to leave the office occasionally at a decent hour. You notice I used the word occasionally – baby steps here! I am not asking for impossible changes to your routine, ha, ha. You can be quite a doubting Thomas! You have not hosted Jupiter in your eleventh house of friendship since October 2005 through November 2006, so this trend will seem bright and new to you.
Consider joining a club, whether professional or purely social in nature. From now on, through early November 2018, your greatest personal growth will come through your association with others who have common interests with you. Friends will be the ones to introduce you to a romantic interest if you are hoping to find your one true love. My point is that your friends will be golden for you and on so many levels.
If you can’t think of a club you’d like to join, consider volunteering for a charity, humanitarian, or political effort – you’d meet like-minded people whose friendship you are likely to enjoy, and all the while, you will be working to make the world a better place. These types of organizations desperately need help, and the skills you learn while volunteering may be fully transferrable to your day job, giving you experience you’d never get any other way.
Friends will be helpful on all levels, for if you are hoping to buy a new house or condo, they will give you solid advice. If you need to buy an appliance at a great price and below retail, go to a friend for a tip. Is your child starting school? Friends will give you the kind of practical advice that will likely be better than the advice you get from hiring a consultant.
Watch for the luckiest day of the year, October 26, when a friend will likely go out of his or her way to help you. All the areas I have been discussing will shine for you, and you may see, firsthand, the power of Jupiter in a very noticeable way.
On the evening of October 25 or 26 (both strong days) you might want to arrange a big dinner for all your friends in a fun restaurant. Everyone can pay for their own dinner, and at the dinner, you can introduce your friends to each other, and generally catch up with ones you’ve not seen in a while. There are benefits you cannot quite imagine, dear Capricorn. If you are invited to a trade show conference, you should go, for when Jupiter is involved, profits generally follow – the advice you get will be great.
Delve into social media, and strengthen your ties with those you know and who have always supported you. I feel the people who support us the most are the ones we sometimes fail to see – they are behind us, holding us up. Look over your shoulder, and you will see them, the loyal people who love you, support you, and want you in their corner.
One last thought, and I have saved my very best piece of chocolate for you for last. The eleventh house, where Jupiter in Scorpio is heading, not only rules friends and acquaintances, charities, and humanitarian activities, but also hopes and wishes. This is that part of the chart where fairy tale dreams often come true.
If you have had a long-term desire, such as, if you want to take an exciting trip to China, or have a baby, or be approved for a mortgage, or start your own business – one of your dreams, spiritual or material, can come true. You have a year to take steps, dear Capricorn. Remember always that the ancients wrote that Jupiter is the good fortune planet, but also the planet of miracles. Believe and make your dream a reality.
As you enter this month, if you didn’t have a chance to take a vacation, you might want to take a few days off in early October. Mars will light your ninth house of distant travel, and with Venus cuddled close to Mars, you’d have an enchanting, romantic time. If you are not attached and hope to meet someone, you might – your charisma and magnetism will be very high.
Your home will be a focus of attention at the full moon, October 5. A move, renovation, or decision about your residence or other property or regarding the care of one of your parents will be decided and quickly acted upon.
Pluto is tossing a hard glance to this full moon, so demands on your career are clashing with home-related obligations. You might be wondering if you are attempting to handle too much on a daily basis. You can handle it all, but you will need to be rested, for you will need to be on your toes as you get to the full moon, October 5. If you are not, you may overreact to news and wish you had not lashed out on someone close.
In terms of your career, you have had quite an expansive set of opportunities to get ahead over the past year, from September 2016 to now, for you had Jupiter, the good fortune planet, filling your tenth house of fame, honors, and achievement. You are considered the most ambitious of all signs and you are known to need to see steady, continual professional advancement. The victories you have already racked up likely made you proud. Take a moment to think about those successes. During that time, you needed to work in a formal way to get head – writing reports, staying at your desk long hours, doing research, and more. That will change now, as Jupiter is moving into your eleventh house of friendships on October 10, to stay nearly thirteen months.
From this month on, now that Jupiter is moving into Scorpio for a little over a year beginning October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, socializing will become fun, and, at the same time, help you get ahead in your profession. You will find that you are invited to more events, and your circle of friends and casual contacts will grow.
Consider getting involved in a charity in your free time, for you will be able to make a difference to that group and transfer skills that you picked up volunteering for the charity to your day job. An exciting new crop of people is about to pour into your life in a very stimulating trend. The new friends you make will expose you to their friends and many new interests. You are entering a very lively time.
The eleventh house, where Jupiter will go on October 10, is not only the house of friendship and charity toward fellow man, but also the house of hopes and wishes. Dream big, dear Capricorn – in the coming months, you can make that dream a reality.
On the luckiest day of the year, October 26, when Jupiter and the Sun align in Scorpio, you may be invited to a beautiful party, charity benefit, humanitarian effort, exciting sporting event, or industry trade show, as some examples. You must plan to go, as this gathering will apparently be populated by many warm and smiling people, and is likely to have a long-term, beneficial effect on you. October 26, plus or minus two days, is sure to be special, so plan something!
When it comes to making a change in your career, this will be a complex month, because the new moon, October 19, will light your career house (usually a plus), but disruptive Uranus, planet of sudden change, will be in direct oppose the new moon. Uranus is currently in your home sector, so you may get a career offer that might not feel quite right for you. The new position may require a residential move, which might weigh on you, or you may have sudden concern for the well-being of a parent or other family member, and that news may have you thinking twice about taking on more responsibilities at this time.
Keep your optimism. The work you have been doing now, in your present position, is about to be noticed and lauded, either by higher-ups in your company or by the press. Mars will move into your tenth house of prestigious career success from October 22, to stay until December 9.
This is a rare, once-in-two-year event, giving you a feeling of pride of accomplishment. Mars will open doors and give you ways to prove your worth. If you work in sales or are self-employed, you will be able to develop lucrative new business. This proves the axiom that there are many ways to build a house – there is no one formula. As you see, you have many routes to professional success. You’ve got the winning touch, so keep smiling, for the smart money is betting on you.