Your weekly horoscope for October 1-7, 2023

Here's what's in store for your zodiac sign this week.

With six outer planets still marking time, this week benefits from slowing down and taking a pause to appreciate the rich abundance life never stops offering.  And to tune into Mercury joining the sun and Mars in peace loving, sweet talking Libra, the sign of gracious communication…
Read your weekly horoscope for October 1-7 to find out what to expect from the week ahead.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

In this week’s energetic light and shade, the balancing of opposites is Aries’ most important ask.  Tune into your mentor planet Mars, who’s currently assisting with lessons in how to practise the fine art of diplomatic negotiation, of negotiating solutions with Venusian charm, grace and persuasion. 

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

October warms up to an enjoyably social start with Uranus, currently on staycation in your sign, suggesting you find ways of maintaining your sense of joy and purpose in the face of planetary changes.  This week is likely to get better results from agreeing to disagree rather than arguing it out.  

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

This week’s astral energetics suggest taking inventory of the people you surround yourself with.  And your mentor planet Mercury in the sign of relationship reminds you of the benefits of listening to the other person’s viewpoint before leaping to conclusions or expressing your own opinions. 

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

If last month was challenging, let’s not spoil now with the memories of then.  Because this spritzy spring week’s buzzwords are beauty and balance, or more specifically, rebalancing.  Does something looking like it’s simply not right for you at this time?  If in doubt, wait it out. 

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

Let this week’s regulating energy guide you in deciding when to push a little and when it’s advisable to pull back.  The outer planets’ slower pace suggests there’s no need to race into rush decisions, so take a break and apply yourself to designing a more satisfying work/pleasure balance. 

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Nobody’s perfect.  We’re all artworks in progress, so be less demanding of yourself this week.  With your mentor planet Mercury in the sign of aesthetic intelligence for the first half of October, you’ll bring the voice of reason to any mediation.  Pro tip: the most elegant solution is likely to be the best.

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

Libran wit Oscar Wilde once observed that the making of a good salad requires diplomacy, as in knowing exactly how much oil to mix with your vinegar.  With the radiant sun, passionate Mars and flirty Mercury in your sign, you Venusians should get excellent results from his recipe this week.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

If you’re wondering whether this is a good time to have The Talk, astral indications say wait.  This week’s people are likely to want to keep things light, so if possible postpone for a couple of weeks till Mercury’s in Scorpio and your concerns are more likely to be heard.

Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21

With Mercury moving into the sign of equity, it’s possible that reconsidering a hardline decision might yield better results.  Normally your mentor planet Jupiter favours candid conversations to discuss differences of opinion, but this week will be more responsive to a less direct, more diplomatic approach. 

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

This week’s artistic star lineup recommends the Beauty Way: the practice of dedicating each day to receiving beauty into your life.  To seeing and appreciating the beauty in yourself and others – in a stranger’s smile, a flower beginning to bloom, a happy child or animal; and then sharing it.

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

As collective uncertainty and eco-stress fracture life as we’ve known it, new ways of contributing and communicating spring up through these cracks.  Standing up for causes that support truth and justice has always been the Aquarian way, and this week an important issue calls for your engagement.

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

September stimulated organization and downsizing, this month’s about making life beautiful.  And ideally, doing that with someone else.  With October’s astral energy in the fair-minded sign of joint ventures and partnering, this week calls for an equable distribution of workloads and contributions.

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