In The Stars
Your Weekly Horoscope
by RJ MacDonald
Week of
October 15 - 22

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RJ MacDonald has been a professional counseling astrologer for over twenty-five years. His background includes psychotherapeutic, transpersonal counseling and professional writing. As well as having maintained a private consultation practice for several years, he has authored a number of horoscope columns in community newspapers and has taught astrology, tarot, numerology and dream interpretation to adult students. He currently writes on metaphysical themes such as dream analysis, personality theory and political and metaphysical philosophy.  Russell integrates astrological analysis with transpersonal counselling and psychic readings.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

The financial context of your life may present some instability at this time but that is likely only to be in reference to your taking risks or spending impulsively now.  In fact, impulsive spending will likely be the strongest concern at this time.  Now it may not be entirely as simple as avoiding spending though, as you will likely have to contend with another element in relation to finances that may cause some instability and that is changes of your mind, especially in relation to your intentions regarding your own personal values and the real world objects which your mind will see as being "worthy" of those personal values.  When making choices now regarding material or spiritual values try not to make decisions that come from the surface area of your psyche but rather from what you feel at a deeper level. 

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)      

This is a time in your life when you will likely experience growth, expansion and development in your one-to-one interpersonal relationships.  Even your dealings with others in general will bring an aura of constructive possibilities.  You may view the outer world more positively now and you may feel significantly less self-centered in general, possibly even having ecstatic moments of self-forgetfulness.  Your tendency now is to see the outer world, socially and politically, in a more philosophical sense and therein you may have a greater sensitivity towards social awareness and responsibility than usual.  You may find yourself more extroverted than typically with a stronger inclination to see the good in others.  Relationships may assume a mode of greater honesty and openness currently.  But with increased interpersonal self-confidence beware of the danger of becoming arrogant at this time.  Relationships in general will tend to go well at this time. 

GeminiGEMINI (May 21 - June 21)      

This is likely to be a time when your emotions are very much intensified and whatever is viewed now in your mind will likely be felt more strongly than usual.  The "free floating" emotional intensity may increase the feeling you have regarding those things that are "value charged," and  may prompt you to see things in terms of  "survival," that is, in the psychological and social senses of the word.  You may experience things that are a little challenging now, perhaps as perceived "threats" to your current status and for that reason it is important to try to let go a bit and be as accepting of what comes into your life now as an event or experience, invited or not.  The important thing is to maintain your moral integrity and to have faith in the future.  This may be a period of constructive change/s for you in which it is necessary to let old things go in order to clear the way for new things. 

CANCER (June 22 - July 22)      

Your relationships, at present, will likely contain an element of personal adjustment needed as a result of power struggles or the "position" of another - you may feel that motives are not out in the open where they should be and that you must struggle with another's mind and will do so in order to get what you want or even to get away from what you don't want.  Make a special effort now, in your close, one-to-one relationships, to be straightforward, yet nonabrasive - it is best to refer directly to issues now, rather than using insinuations or implications.  Certainly you should now avoid any attempts to control or to be manipulative in any way, that is if you want to avoid the awkwardness of interpersonal "politics." 

LEO (July 23 - August 22)     

In relation to others, you will likely find yourself as quite action oriented now, that is, your mode of relating to others is likely to involve activity as opposed to being just communication-based.  What this could equate to is a mutually shared project that could be based on work or it might amount to an avocation or business activity that is common to both of you.  It is important, though that you apply moderation though in your endeavors with others as your drives in relation to partners could be significantly more aggressive now, and without some measure of grace, could cause offense or even direct antagonism and conflict.  Try to avoid impulsive and aggressive behavior in relation to others unless the situation is one that requires a "defense."   It would be a good idea to exercise as much patience as you can in relation to any intimate partners in your life as there may be a tendency towards impatience and argument.  Sales persons may appear in your life in a manner that becomes a concern as the aggression is likely to be experienced both ways, that is, someone may act in an aggressive manner towards you and try to get you to conform to his or her will, with their best interests intended, rather than your own best interests - be careful in respect to anything that anyone has to sell (to you). 

  VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)     

You may engage in an unusual amount of short trips in your local environment at this time.  Communications will probably also be significantly on the rise as there will likely be a need to coordinate yourself with others now in relation to all your extra "running around," that is, in your short trips, here and there, to get small practical tasks and short term projects done.  It may be important now to make an effort to avoid getting caught up in idle and passing conversations that amount to nothing really more than passing distractions.  Stay focused on the practical work and responsibilities that you have in front of you and try to prioritize those activities which have the most importance - this may be quite important, given the temporary juggling act that you have to perform now. 

  LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)            

It is likely that your mind will now begin to focus on your material resources, personal assets and finances.  Your mind will tend more towards practical thought now and - you may find yourself doing some financial planning.  This may also be a time in which you are more inclined to think of your body - even if you don't act on your assessment of your physical condition it will likely register now that you are either feeling OK with your physical shape or that your shape is in need of attention. 


Scorpio SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)  


Your mind is likely to be quite active now and that may be due the to internal stimulus of your own body now as your nervous energy is likely to be quite high.  Your mind is like a double edged sword right now - that is to say that the potential to get many things accomplished is there due to the abundant mental energy that you have but at the same time there is also more of a tendency now to get distracted by something that is just passing but which nonetheless ends in completely drawing you in and taking you down a path that is quite diverting from what is the regular business or routine of your life.  You are also highly prone to talk significantly more than usual as well as to re-think things that you may have thought that you already drawn conclusions on.  The important thing now is not to get too caught up in ideas, either through conversation and planning or through endless thinking about things as opposed to doing them.  In other words try to take that extra mental energy as fuel for really planting the seeds of thought into the soil of reality by engaging real practical action. 

  SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)    

Your life may center around your preferred and idealized life situations and circumstances at this time.  You may find yourself engaging more in those things that you want to do as opposed to those things that you have to do and that certainly could include your social life as well as your ideal activities such as would center around avocations and hobbies.  Friendships may come into focus more now as well as  the basis for relating to others now is more in accordance with desirable, as opposed to "compulsory," relationships, such as would be the case in a workplace setting.  At this time it would be wise to avoid taking any extreme positions in your activities or communications as you may be overly independent or self-willed - best to remain open to compromising with others. 

   CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)     

Responsibilities may be pressing at this time and will likely not allow you as much freedom as you would like to have.  This may not be the best time for social engagements - it's more likely that your investments of time would bear better fruit if they were put into physical and business work - circumstances will likely support that.  But even if there is no one in your life who is  trying to restrict or even frustrate you then it is indicated, at this time, that patience is still, now, very much a requirement.  You will probably have the general feeling of wanting to be alone, at least at times, more than as would typically and you may even feel like socially retreating or withdrawing.  These are not necessarily negative nor over-riding influences but just part of the scenario at present. 


 AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)   

There are different states of mind and of course there are different modes of consciousness - at this time you are in at least some measure of the state of rationalizing consciousness in contradistinction to the intuitive mode of consciousness including "poetic" states of awareness and creativity.  Cognition is the state wherein we know that we know, that is in contrast to having "hunches" or thinking - but not knowing - that this or that state might be the truth.  And in that vanity the accompanying facts are usually wanted on the table in the clear light of day.   One casualty of the cognitive state of consciousness is to try to frame things in black or white terms as if there were no possible grey area or grey constitution.  This is the deliberate state where there is very little room for zombie-type automatic behavior - in other words, the actor knows what he or she is doing or unfortunately, may have to be told same.  In communications definitive thought and speech will be required or expected.  Anything comatose or dreamy, that is less than fully awake and aware, certainly may not fit the circumstances or situation at this time.  Life may ask you to use deliberation at this time and to be more definitive in your decisions and communications. 

    PISCES (February 19 - March 20)        

Your thinking will probably take on a real subjective tone at this time - this would not be the best time to make important decisions, unless those decisions have to be made now, as your thinking is now highly influenced by what you imagine, that is, your imagination may add undue references that may not objectively enhance your perception of  reality - it is possible that you may not see things as they really are from outside of your own world.  You may experience more general confusion now and feel somewhat frustrated as you find little substance in respect to attaining the positions that you want.

















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