Aries (March 22-April 20)
I know that Mercury retrograde is on the minds of all those astrologically inclined, and will say that things are not that bad; the worst thing you can do at this point is go it alone, and to reiterate, that's very much a two-way street. You never finish learning, Aries, as do we all. Your experience, as well as what you can learn, will help you this upcoming month.
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Leo (July 23-August 22)
When does a Leo do anything halfway? Just about never, is the answer. This is both a strength and weakness for Leos. The 8 of Swords and the 2 of Wands this month point to a period of rare uncertainty and indecision. Where to go, and what to do? You'll be faced with an interesting challenge this month, and opportunity is knocking. But which way to go? Instead of charging forwards with your usual optimism, you might feel uncertain. But this is a question of the grass always being greener on the side of the fence you didn't choose. Weigh your decisions carefully, and stick to it. When you doubt, you doubt with every ounce of your being. But on the other hand, once you reach that decision, know that you've made the right decision for you. Don't let that bad case of the "what-ifs" get to you- it's true that self-doubt is something of a stranger to you, but in the long run thinking out this decision you'll be facing this month can only make you stronger in the long run.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Libra (September 23- October 22)
October is often a good month for Libras, as the Sun is in your house, bringing energy and drive to put that analytical and thoughtful mind to work. And you'll have plenty of opportunity to improve this month, as Temperance points to a month where introspection and improvement are favorable, and the Empress points to lots of "good vibes" coming your way. There may be a tendency this month to become too engrossed in your own mind, and to lose perspective. Don't stand on the tracks, Libra- you might not hear the train until it's right on top of you. The Empress points to positive energy, and this can be very useful during this time, but don't get too complacent, and don't coddle yourself this October. Despite Mercury's retrograde in the second half of the month, there are opportunities to advance this month- be sure to make use of them!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Single? Looks like romance will be in the air this month for you! In a relationship? Look for a deepening of that relationship, and drawing closer to your partner. This fall looks like a good season for you, rounding out a productive year. Now's a great time to get ready for the future, and look for new opportunities this month. The Page of Pentacles points to new opportunities, and employment looks favorable this month for you, taking you in new directions and finding you learning new skills. This will spill over into all areas of your life, improving as it goes. Prepare for the future, and let your natural optimism lead you to what you might even think impossible.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
This month promises to be one of hard work and ambition, something Capricorns are no stranger to. The Knight of Wands points to swift, determined motion. Where do you want to go today? Keep this in mind, and avoid rash actions- don't make a decision solely to get out of a point of uncertainty. Thinking through the decisions you make this month can make all the difference in the world, and sticking to the decisions you have made will make all the difference in the world this month. As time goes on, you may find things weighing on you, and find yourself seeking out a break from the battle. Though practical, even hard working Capricorns need a break once in a while. The 10 of Wands tells us that if you're not happy with the decisions you make, well, the power to change that situation is with you this month. Avoid going in too many directions this month, and avoid trying to take on too much; your thoughts are sometimes bigger than your abilities, and an occasional reality check may be needed this month. But never fear, as always it's up to you!
Aquarius (January 21-February 21)
Things are looking up this month, as the work you've done this month will begin to pay off. Going your own way and blazing your own path has resulted in a good foundation this month. Stability and staying the course are in the cards for you this month. With a tendency to go your own way, look for returns and developments in investments coming back to you this month. Don't be afraid to go out on a limb for someone, or to take a chance on your future this month, Aquarius. With a firm foundation underfoot, begin to expand and head outwards, looking to that far horizon. The 4 of Wands indicates that you've come this far, and things are fairly stable- a good balance that's easy to maintain! So move forwards from there, and build on that stability.
Pisces (February 22-March 21)
The influence of Mercury's retrograde might be felt this month, Pisces. Naturally sensitive, you have a tendency to avoid conflict. However, once in a while you need to step back and take a look around. You may feel on top of the world this month, but don't let those good feelings go to your head. With a vivid imagination and a tendency to daydream, you might be missing something right in front of you. The Magician points to great dreams and great designs, and success can sometimes go to your head. So from that success, don't get too comfortable. Instead, make sure your foundation is as stable as it seems. Watch out for gossip and jealousy, which you can sometimes overlook. Everyone likes to have their ego stoked, but beware of any ulterior motives. Is everything as it seems? There are two things to keep in mind- one, have a clear goal in mind, and two, make sure you really reached that goal.
So overall, it looks like a mixed bag this October. But remember, it's always what you make of it- not where you start from, but where you go and how you get there!