Horoscopes – October 2016

What's in store this month?
What’s in store this month?


If there is a job, a career or an entrepreneurial avenue that you’ve always wanted to pursue, this is the month when things fall into place. Everything feels fresh, new and exciting. Expect slow but steady growth. It will be a month of self-discovery, where your strengths and weaknesses come to light and you begin to understand what you’re capable of. Try to step out of your comfort zone if you can. Only when you dare to take a chance with something outside of what you’re familiar with will you open yourself to new knowledge and fantastic experiences.


Restlessness fills your October. You seem to be on edge with relatives and partners. There is a strong desire to try something new, but it meets resistance from those close to you. You struggle to explain your stance, and with every explanation come reasons why it won’t work. This is a test of howmuch you want to do it, and whether you’re able to stand your ground in the face of resistance. While you fight on, bear in mind that people don’t generally welcome change; you will get your way in the end! Kudos to you for not giving up.


Making changes seems to be the theme of the month, but in your case, Sagittarius, it’s all about choosing the right time to do it. Luck is on your side, but you’ll need to engage in lots of analysis and introspection. There is, for example, plenty for you to learn about your competition. Take the time to devise a plan, and make your move calmly and wisely. There’s every chance you’ll come up with the perfect solution by the end of the month, so good luck!


Invincible Capricorns are capable of pulling out all the stops when it comes to making things happen in their lives. When you think of something, there is no procrastination – you can be counted on to deliver! That said, instead of making things happen on the physical level this month, you are turning inwards to reflect on what you might need in your life at this point. You’re on a quest to create inner balance: to understand how to harness your strengths and how to tame your burning desires. Practise the art of Zen this October, where less is more. For once, it’s a question of enriching yourself with experiences rather than things.


Your finances are the bane of your life this month. There is a lesson in all of this, and it concerns the art of giving and receiving. You might need to invest to receive; or, at other times, hold back from spending. It’s all about timing. You will, however, pick up some tips that will provide you with lifelong skills for managing your finances. This is not the month to make major financial decisions, as you’re not in the right emotional frame; so hold off, if you can, until you feel more confident.


Discontent spurs you to make changes in your life, and it’s now time to keep yourself happy rather than do what others approve of. There’s huge potential for change; it could be as radical as leaving a banking position to take up a course at Le Cordon Bleu, taking that cruise you always wanted to go on, or meditating in the caves of Rishikesh. Anything is possible for Pisces this month; where your heart leads you is where you will be. And things should only get better from here on.


It might feel like things have finally come full circle after the long and drearyMercury Retrograde last month. Luck and change seem to be on your side – and opportunities will be too. They’ll come fast and furious, so grab them while the window is open. This quick pace might cause you to feel restless at times and to question your hasty decisions. This month, it’s all about timing. Slow down when you feel the need to, and pick up the pace when you are ready to. Don’t be ruled by circumstances, but instead use them to your advantage as you see fit. Have no regrets in your decisions; you took the course of action that felt right at the time.


If you are to embrace the new this month, you need to let go. If there are people or experiences that seem to be holding you back from getting what you want, then it’s time to release yourself from their clutches and set yourself free. Dare yourself to do something you wouldn’t usually even dream of doing; your courage will bring big and exciting changes. The result will be harmony, both within and around you, as you effortlessly float along on cloud nine.


The decision-making from September lingers on into October. You’re still in two minds, and at times you find your emotions getting ahead of you. What may attract you emotionally may not look like it will work in reality, hence the dilemma. The decision may be linked to a relationship, or to something else that you’re passionate about. Your best advice this month would be to rise above any petty emotions or bad experiences from the past, and to let your instincts guide you. Your negative past, as you will come to realise later, will not have any connection to the decision that you take for your future.


During the month of October, you’re focused on your career or business. There is a decision to be made, and the options seems equally enticing. Things might seem unsettled in your surroundings, hence you’re feeling apprehensive about making a concrete decision and you’re waiting on circumstances to nudge you in a specific direction – to let the universe guide you. Your fear of being responsible for a negative outcome leads you to behave this way. There is also an inner knowing that something doesn’t sit right, and you may be buying time to allow things to be revealed to you.


LEO JUL 23 – AUG 22
If something hasn’t succeeded up to now, October may be the perfect month to try again. The key to your success this time around is to ensure that the foundations of your plans are built on solid ground, so that you’re unlikely to fumble. This will apply to areas in your life like health, finances, career and business. There’s no point in mulling over past errors; instead, learn from them and move forward. You may have to start right from scratch, but that’s exactly what you need to achieve great results.


VIRGO AUG 23 – SEP 22 
When you pursue your passion, be it the love of your life or something you do that fills you with emotion, things rarely come easy. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the person or pursuit isn’t right for you. It might just be a test of how badly you want it. So, even when things get tiring and heavy this month and you don’t feel you’re getting anywhere with anything, take heed that there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you want it enough it will definitely be yours. A word of advice: never be too proud to accept help when it’s offered. We can’t always do everything on our own.

sharan@tarotbysharan.com | tarotbysharan.com


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