Aries (Mar21/Apr 20)
A passionate love affair keeps you out of the public eye in the opening days of October. You’ll steal the spotlight from an authority figure around the 2nd. Don’t challenge a conservative institute’s traditions on the 3rd. Family members will express disapproval over a business or romantic relationship near the 5th. Expand your horizons around the 7th by sampling some foreign cuisine. The 8th is perfect for hammering out a compromise between you and a business or romantic partner. Don’t discuss sensitive subjects like religion or politics around the 10th. Moving to a bigger place will go well on or around the 12th. Step up your fitness routine at mid-month, the results will be impressive. Let a friend introduce you to a new book or movie near the 16th. Family won’t be very supportive of a personal decision on the 18th. You’ll be rewarded for doing extra work at the end of the month.
Taurus (Apr 21/May 21)
Beware of accepting a job offer on or around the 5th. There is more to this position than your potential employer pretends. Hold out for a better offer even if loved ones pressure you to take this one. By the time mid-month arrives, you’ll be able to find a position related to writing, research, or teaching. The competition will be fierce but you will prevail if you emphasise your work ethic in the interview. You will do battle with a bureaucratic organisation in the days surrounding the 18th. Support that was promised to you will suddenly be withdrawn forcing you to find other ways to attain your objectives. Suddenly, it will feel like you’re walking a tightrope without a net. Fortunately, you have friends in high places. Lean on a business or romantic partner when the going gets rough. Fill out applications for grants and scholarships as October comes to a close. Your efforts will not be wasted.
Gemini (May 22/Jun 21)
A good job is yours for the asking at the beginning of October. This will be a wonderful opportunity to utilise your research skills. You have a knack for digging up information that eludes everyone else. Don’t cancel plans with a friend near the 5th even if a hot date is in the works. You can’t afford to turn your back on the people who have loved and supported you all this time. A troubled friendship will fall by the wayside around the 18th. You can no longer tolerate an old friend’s erratic behaviour. Once this troublemaker leaves your life you’ll have so much more time for the activities you love. It will make you realise just how draining this relationship was and how right you were to end it. Thinking of moving to a bigger place? The final days of October are ideal for finding a spacious, beautiful abode.
Cancer (June 22/Jul 23)
Early October finds you doing battle with an indecisive relative. You think you know what is best for this family member but that’s not necessarily true. Try to be more flexible. A choice has to be made but it won’t happen if you tighten the screws. You will have more success if you listen closely and make a few critical compromises. Be aggressive in financial talks at mid-month. You won’t get paid what you are worth unless you push your agenda. Pushy behaviour is pretty alien to you but it does serve a purpose. Resist the urge to accept a job that involves lots of pressure. Although you’d probably be successful in this position you really don’t want to sacrifice your personal happiness for the sake of an impressive title. Besides, you know what it’s like to work for a demanding boss. Do you really want to subject yourself to another such nightmare?
Leo (Jul 24/Aug 23)
A lack of experience creates problems for you in early October. If you feel like you’re out of your depth with a particular duty or assignment, admit it. Ask the powers-that-be for help. The quicker you draw attention to the problem the less your reputation will suffer. On the plus side, this is a wonderful learning opportunity. Beware of sending an angry email or text message around the 5th. Diplomacy is key during this sensitive period. Being able to withstand the insults of an oppressive authority figure will pay off. Someone who admires your grace under fire will offer you the chance to show off your creative talent. The second half of October will be spent on the activities you love: acting, singing, or playing music. You’ve always had a knack for the performing arts and will enjoy developing your gifts in such a supportive environment.
Virgo (Aug 24/Sep 23)
October gets underway with an admirer confessing a crush on you. It’s nice to know your sex appeal is stronger than ever but you shouldn’t sideline an old friend just for the sake of a romantic interlude. You’re obligated to attend someone’s birthday party no matter how much you want to spend the evening with your amour. It will be difficult to collect money that is owed to you on or around the 5th. Be ready to issue an ultimatum and don’t believe any sob stories. If you let your debtor off the hook you’ll set a very bad precedent. Step up your fitness routine during October. Weight resistance training will yield admirable results. A steady source of income will come to an abrupt end at mid-month. You won’t be able to rely on money from a dividend, inheritance, or legal settlement any longer. Take the initiative with your amour at the end of October.
Libra (Sep 24/Oct 23)
October begins with an exciting opportunity to negotiate a pay raise, land a well paid job, or devote your energies to an important cause. Putting your energy toward work that is financially or emotionally awarding is critical. Fortunately, you take great pleasure in the arts and will find a forum for your interest on or around the 5th. Don’t let a well-meaning friend discourage you from pursuing an offer that excites your imagination. Your loved one means well but is more worried about your security than happiness. A passionate argument will cause an intimate relationship to fall apart on or around the 18th. Although it saddens you to turn our back on this friend you now realise you can no longer maintain your alliance. The two of you have been going in different directions for a long time and now it’s time to part ways. Fortunately, your family will be very supportive. Lean on them whenever depression sets in especially toward the end of the month.
Scorpio (Oct 24/Nov 22)
A book or movie will inspire you to develop your own creative talent in early October. Take this opportunity to play music, write a story or paint a canvas. You’ve always been gifted at refurbishing antiques and may want to show your artistry in this way. No matter how you choose to express yourself it will be wonderfully fulfilling. A government agency or hospital will make life difficult around the 5th. Getting approval for an application will be practically impossible. Don’t waste your time dealing with office drones; go straight to the top with this matter or it will never get solved. You won’t be able to ignore a health problem at mid-month. Make an appointment with a doctor and follow their instructions to the letter. You can’t afford to play fast and loose with your health. October ends on a high note when a group of friends decide to throw you a festive birthday party.
Sagittarius (Nov 23/Dec 21)
Money may be a tad tight at the beginning of October so watch your spending. The less you use your credit card the better off you’ll be. As a general rule, you don’t care very much about money but it does bother you to be in debt. A friend who promised you a work opportunity will fall back on their promise in the days surrounding the 5th. You’ll have to find another source of income. A moneymaking opportunity related to childcare, property or catering will come your way this month. This is your chance to pay off some bills and put anything left over into a savings account. A love affair gets a big jolt on or around the 18th. It will be hard to know where you stand during this stressful period. Instead of dwelling on your uncertainty keep busy with domestic projects. This is a good time to clear your living and work spaces of clutter. By the time October turns to November you’ll feel much more confident about the future.
Let a friend encourage you to pursue a lifelong dream in the opening days of October. Whether you’ve always wanted to write a book, learn to dance or showcase your photographs now is the time to do so. You’ll get a receptive audience for your work and may even be offered payment for it. Don’t get defensive if an authority figure mocks your efforts around the 5th. Jealousy has a way of rearing its ugly head at this tension-filled time. By mid-month, a respected teacher will offer to mentor you. Seize this opportunity before a rival snatches it away. A property deal could come to grief at the last minute in the days surrounding the 18th. You may have to change your terms or wait for a more opportune time to seal such a deal. The more flexible you are the better your chances of bringing this matter to a successful conclusion.
Aquarius (Dec 22/Jan 20)
October opens with a fantastic moneymaking opportunity. You have a chance to get paid for your creative work. The more distinctive your contributions the more successful you’ll be. Don’t challenge an old institution’s policies around the 5th or you’ll make an enemy of someone who should be your friend. Practice the delicate art of tolerance this month for by treating everyone you know with respect, especially experienced authority figures, you’ll be given an opportunity to study or travel abroad. The results of a test will be disappointing around the 18th. Take this opportunity to reassess your goals. You need to think about establishing some long term security instead of gratifying your immediate needs. Get into the habit of putting a portion of your earnings into savings at regular intervals. If you don’t you’ll be forced to endure some stressful situations that could have been otherwise avoided. A secret love affair spices up the final days of October.
Pisces (Feb 20/Mar 20)
Early October prompts you to present a bold idea to a respected expert. It will be gratifying to see how well this proposal is received. Getting financing for this project will be difficult especially in the days surrounding the 5th. Don’t worry if a lending agency turns down your application for a loan. You can get seed money from a cultural or religious institution. If you feel like you’re out of your depth ask a business or romantic partner to help you with grant applications. A source of income will come to an abrupt end near the 18th forcing you to economise. Fortunately, you’ve already paid for a vacation you planned some time ago. Go ahead and enjoy this marvellous getaway. The locals will respond well to your dreamy, artistic nature and will offer to show off their homeland in style. Accept somebody’s offer to serve you a home cooked meal; this will definitely be one of the most enjoyable days of the trip.