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Horoscopes for October

horoscopePosted by Arandjel Fri, September 28, 2018 21:20:48

As I’m vacationing currently – hence the absence of recent blog posts, I took some time to gaze into the sky for insight about the coming month. Venus starting to traverse backwards first through Scorpio and then her native Libra could affect interpersonal relationships on a global level. On a global level it could have an impact on arts and culture, where public funding is cut or harder to obtain. Politics are getting more cutthroat conservative, and also more violent with Mars upsetting the otherwise rational Aquarius. However, there’s a strong counterculture to that, as the full moon occupies Taurus on Oct 24th, the sign of resistance. What the stars say about your sign follows here:

ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’ve been preoccupied with work lately, and will continue to be so throughout October. Determined as you are, your behavior could put your colleagues off and create a schism of sort. There’s a sense that they’re not at your level, and this realization could lead you to look for another job. With all this going on, your health is at jeopardy, in particular mid-month. Meditation is a great tool to alleviate some tensions. Expect some extra money towards the end the month, in particular in regards to selling something from your home. Love is currently hot and spicy, for couples and singles alike. Everything related to fertility is prominent.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Career wise, you’re probably feeling lost. Things might be better for those working in international companies, where your hard work is recognized and compensated with new opportunities. This also holds true for those in the health sector. For everybody else, work feels like a Sisyphean task. On the other hand, your love life should be very interesting this month, as in quite dynamic and throw your for a loop. Despite trying to rationalize your feelings and telling yourself that you’re in charge of them, they will most certainly betray you. Those in couples could find themselves in chronic disagreement in late October.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Perhaps tired of responsibilities and obligations, you’d rather just enjoy yourself and have fun. However, this is most likely not in the stars for you. Venus, the ruler of your house of pleasure and enjoyment, starts moving retrograde on the 5th, which will thwart your pursuit for amusement. Focus will be on domestic matters, especially in regards to motherhood and perhaps a family trip somewhere. Hence, this should be an ideal period for those already in relationships. Single geminis may experience some successful flirts. The October sky promises pleasant times at work, with a huge chance for improvement over the next few months.

CANCER (June 20-July 23) This could possibly be your month, especially in late October when the full moon occupies your house of social interactions and friendships. You should expect fulfillment both on a personal as well as a career level. At work, the stars promise acknowledgment of your accomplishments, with a possibility for promotion. It’s also an ideal time to apply for other positions. The constellations favors those in the public eye or involved with public affairs. Settled cancerians might experience relationship kerfuffle mid-month, because of financial issues. Those still looking for love are by the planets granted to find a kindred soul.

LEO (July 23-August 22) October promises to be a busy month, perhaps even a bit tumultuous. Anticipate an intense period at work, where things are less than ideal. Don’t expect to be recognized for your efforts, which should spur you on even further. All the hard work you put in will eventually pay off, where you'll receive some good news or developments toward the end of the month. The stars also speak of a trip or two. While your career could be draining, your love life will be all spiced up – for single Leos especially. Actually, this will be building up over the next few months, bringing changes even to those in couples. Leos in love will concretize their union.

VIRGO (August 22-September 23) Happy times at work are ahead. Well, if not happy, then pleasant and smooth running. Minor glitches are part of any social environment, of course, and by the middle of the month, there’s a risk of disagreements with a few colleagues. Look at it at as a litmus test of the current office politics and use it to your advantage. Entrepreneurial Virgos and those with law related careers are planetary favored currently. However, try not to micro-manage too much, which your sign has a certain predilection for. Unexpected expenses could easily occur. Socially speaking, your agenda should be brimming with activities – mostly related to the domestic realm. App dating is advised for singles.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) The October blues is about to set in, as we’re moving into fall. Your delicate constitution is easily affected by the turn of the seasons, and makes you prone to infections. The stars are reminding you to slow down on the stress, by the means of meditation, socialization and workouts. As your ruling planet, Venus, is returning to your sign during this month because of her retrograde motion, it can cause stressful situations related to finances and housing. Also, somebody in the family might need extra care, which put further strain on you. The second half of the month should be better job wise. Unless you already are in a relationship, love might just have to wait.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Whatever you set your mind to, you’ll be able to accomplish – especially early on in October. The stars are by your side and waiting on you to act. You in the meanwhile might be too caught up in your own everyday routine to muster up the necessary energy. Preoccupied in thought, you’re likely to feel a bit stuck at the moment. The remedy is a reinvention and more entertainment. This is an ideal period to pursue further education – of any kind. Picking up a new skill will open doors down the line. At work, there might be unwelcomed changes, which could actually benefit you later on. In this sense of humdrum, at least your love life should be picking up as we approach November.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) The past few months might have felt a bit rocky, not really knowing how to relate to your circumstances. In this last quarter of 2018, this will slowly improve, as your ruling planet, the great benefactor Jupiter, is about to move out of your twelfth house. You could expect positive developments at work by mid to late October already. You’re committed to your job, which will earn you recognition and appreciation eventually. The stars speak of new opportunities related to your career, like a course, a title or even money. Financially, this should be a rather stable period. If anything, now is the time to look over your savings and how to best maximize them. Your love life will most likely stay frustrating for a while more.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) Set in your ways, you let your stubbornness lead you through life. However, with Venus going retrograde through your house of career, you could feel less sure of yourself – or even a bit lost. Conflicts might easily ignite at work, due to different perspectives. Refrain from doing anything rash, but keep your cool and plot for the future. On a personal level, life should progressively get easier as we move through October. Frivolous spending is a potential problem. Free time will be spent on your hobbies and your social circle. You might even go travelling together – or plan for it. Coupled Capricorns can expect memorable moments with their significant other, while the opportune period for singles is at the end of the month.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Invigorated with sparkling planetary energy, October promises to be an improvement compared to previous months. The choices you’ve made for your career so far should be starting to pay off. Practically, this could translate into a pay rise, a promotion or new clients. The later is especially true if you have foreign connections. The current stellar constellation sanctions the home and the family. In the singles segment of the sign, the younger Aquarians will fare a lot better with Cupid than their older counterparts. Health issues are likely, and a reason to why you’ll need to take some time off of work.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) There is a lot of movement at the moment, a restless energy. You seem constantly on the run, trying to keep up with life. For now, you might be happy, but this hectic lifestyle isn’t really for a dreamer like yourself. In addition, the stars indicate that you’re generously spending money on everybody but yourself. Coupled pisces have their partner to rely on for support, while singles have the perfect opportunity to meet somebody special in the final third of October. It could happen in conjunction with a work related trip. Speaking of work, you will probably find yourself at the center of attention of your colleagues, where they turn to you for advice. Be diplomatic, as it will bear importance to your career over the next few months.





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Horoscopes for September

horoscopePosted by Arandjel Thu, August 30, 2018 20:03:13

Times flies, and we’ve already arrived at September. The stellar influence is stabilizing, with most planets going direct. The three outer ones are however still stuck in retrograde motion. Now, as a traditional astrologer, I barely take Uranus, Neptune or Pluto into consideration. My branch of the astrology is based on the knowledge of the ancients, where these three were unknown. Actually, modern sciences remain undecided on whether to class Pluto as a planet or not. I’m sure it exerts some power on earth, but so do all the celestial bodies out there. Overall, there are some positive developments in the world, but politically I believe we’ll see some real nasty and destructive behaviors politically in the next couple of months. We must not let that disappoint us, but instead resist it and practice compassion at every step. In the meanwhile, I here present to you this month’s horoscopes!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) With your ruling planet, Mars, back in in direct motion since late last month, life should be flourishing – or at least improving. By the end of the month, the full moon occurring in your sign will boost you even further. If there ever was a time to reinvent yourself, this is it. The first couple of weeks of September are ideal career wise. Communication glitches and disagreements are solved by the time we move into October. Expect a lot of social interactions, being invited to parties and gatherings of all kinds. People are looking for your opinion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A week into this new month, things can get a little rocky and confusing. Cupid is likely to throw you a curveball. You might end up developing feelings for somebody other than you partner, which will disrupt your taurian pragmatism and moral code. Singles are in for a good time, but might end up pining with unrequited love. As Saturn moves into direct motion in the first third of the month, you can expect positive developments at work. Those with international centered careers are planetary privileged.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You might still be in vacation mode, or in the need for one. Why not gift yourself a weekend hotel experience? Alternatively, spend some time at home, taking long walks and enjoying pumpkin spice lattes. Your home is at focus currently, which relates to both family and your actual abode. If you’ve been considering a move, the stars are on your side. They’ll also inspire redecorations. Family members have a penchant for drama, so keep your cool. At work, a colleague might be actively working against you. The stars in September do not favor those working on a temporary contract.

CANCER (June 20-July 23) Every so often we need to stop, take a few breaths and ask ourselves where we are headed. This month you could find yourself in a new situation, like enrolling in a course, which you might feel ambivalent about. The planets are partial to you and encouraging you to go through with it. Work can be demanding, and therefore trying. Cancerians with their own businesses or in the financial sector are most affected by this. Love and support is abundant, but perhaps not apparently so. There is a risk of unexpected expenses at home.

LEO (July 23-August 22) A fast paced life is something you generally prefer, so prepare yourself to get your wishes granted. You are bestowed by the stars with the energy to concretize plans, being a mover and shaker. If you play your cards right, there’s a promise of some extra money or a pay rise. On the other hand, your love life has been seriously lacking recently. This is about to change, probably by the middle of the month. Prepare to be swept off your feet - or at least enjoy some quality time with a quality person. Sometimes strength comes through close relationships.

VIRGO (August 22-September 23) Even though things are looking up for you, there’s this nagging feeling of nostalgia and sadness. At times, there’s a sense that everything is against you. Seeing a psychologist or having a deep conversation with a friend could prove very helpful. A colleague is looking out for you. Deadlines are met, and work should be running smoothly. The stars hint of a trip, probably a shorter one. It’s an ideal period for dealing with money, as in looking over or taking out loans.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Whatever you need, you got! Then there’s of course the discussion of what you really need – and a yacht is not on that list. But perhaps a new job is - or a promotion. Venus, your ruling planet and the minor benefactor, is in your sign for the initial third of the month, traversing through your last decan. This channels a propensity for lightheartedness and a yearning for freedom. The practical consequence might be annoyance between lovers, perhaps even verbal arguments. Things should simmer down by the end of the month.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) Home is where the heart is, and it’s where you seek refuge. Leaving a possibly tumultuous summer behind, with family quarrels and caring for a relative, life is stabilizing. Curling up with a good book or to a great tv show will be healing. Love is in the air. However, that tumultuous energy from the summer might have shifted to your career, where things will be hectic. A manager shows despotic tendencies. By the end of September, there should be a huge relief, where the pieces of the puzzle come together.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) Things have not been quite right for a while now. Even though life is changing for the better, it all appears too little and too slow to you. The planetary constellation isn’t making life easy for you, but there are silver linings. Mercury is moving through your 10th house, the one ruling careers, from early September to early last third of it. It implies changes in your career, most likely an improvement. The 16th of September is especially ideal. A date from an app might prove more profound than initially thought in the second half of the month. Current planetary patterns may influence your immune system negatively, so take good care of yourself.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) You’re a powerhouse this month! With both your ruling planet and Mars occupying your sign, it’s full steam ahead. The main challenge now is to keep focus and staying levelheaded. Saturn returning to direct motion in your first decan on September 6th, is highly beneficial for all types of intellectual and/or political endeavors. Practically, this translates in getting your voice heard at work and completing projects. Successful union strategies are another part of it, as is career networking. A workplace flirt is possible, but love is more of a chore this month.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Burying you head in the sand is one way to deal with life, albeit not a very constructive one. Despite dedicating yourself wholeheartedly to work, the results are absent. There’ll be no noticeable change until the final days of September, when the ruler of your house of career slides into the first decan of your sign. It will cause you to think outside the proverbial box and make changes accordingly. Socially, this month is much more happening, which also spills over on to your love life: expect to have fun.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Your sign is naturally mysterious and drawn to the paranormal. Piscean people tend to be a bit aloof, as in existing between two worlds. September promises to intensify this sense of ambivalence, with your ruling planet, Jupiter the great benefactor, lifting the veil and sharpening your intuition. This is particularly true towards the end of the month. Academics are premiered by the present planetary constellation, as knowledge is favored. As for love and relationships, eroticism is heavily emphasized Actually, pleasure in general is, with the danger of overindulgence.







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Horoscopes August 2018

horoscopePosted by Arandjel Sun, August 05, 2018 13:14:41
The sky is really aloof this month, with several planets in retrograde motion (meaning that they appear to move backwards when observed from the earth). Like with reversed cards in tarot cards, a retrogradation is generally regarded as an antithesis to whatever that particular planet represents. That is why people tend to blame Mercury in retrograde when there’s a glitch in communication or they’re having a bad day. However, the reality is more multifaceted than that, with the interplanetary relations being very complex – depending on aspects, houses and signs. A retrogradation can in fact signify a very positive and productive period. It’s all a matter of perspective and comprehension. With that said, I here present the astrological insights for this month.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Things have been feeling chaotic lately, especially in close relationships. There might’ve been conflicts and a sense of being invisible. Some of this have possibly carried over to work, where you’ve been a bit too sensitive. However, all of this is coming to end soon, with a much needed boost of manifesting energy toward the end of the month. However, it probably won’t alleviate things at work, where your workload is overpowering.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The saying goes that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, and this month offers plenty of those. Now the question is if you’re prepared or not. The stars indicate you’ve been trying to be constructive lately, working towards a set of goals. However, stay away from dealings with stocks and bonds, as well as unplanned purchases. Health wise, problems with joints are possible.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) August might end up a bit confusing for you. Like the slogan of Project Runway goes: one day you're in - and the next day, you're out. It might be a difficult terrain to maneuver, but the strength of your sign is adaptability. A new career opportunity will conclude the month, leaving it on a positive note. For singles this could also imply a new love interest, maybe from somewhere far away. There’s an increased risk for high blood pressure.

CANCER (June 20-July 23) The summer months have possibly left you feeling less rested and more tired, but it won’t last for long. By mid-August there’s a major influx of powerful planetary energies, in particular in the realms of business and finances. If you’ve considered a career change, the time is now. Or ask for that pay raise! In all this material bliss, you won’t even notice the absence of Cupid. Cancers in long term relationships should pay their partners more attention. The present alignment of stars makes you predisposed to colds.

LEO (July 23-August 22) This is an ideal period for you, not only because it’s your birth month. There’s an accumulation of astral vibes, gold plating your life currently. Your efforts at work will be recognized, so expect some gesture of gratitude. In business, a joint venture will pay off more lucrative than expected. There might even be somebody in a professional context flirting with you, so stay open to the plethora of options that life’s throwing at you. Exercise more!

VIRGO (August 22-September 23) There is a sense that you’re not in tune with your true self, or at least not close to where you want to be. Other people are easily annoying you – especially at work. Your colleagues seem to defy logic and expect you to put out fires. Single virgos might not stay virginal, but the connections made and dates had appear perishable. All this stress could wear you down and physically impact your back, so yoga and other stretch exercises are highly recommended.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22) August will be a strong and slightly exhilarating month for you. Added to this is an heightened spiritual awareness, where the veil between worlds will be lifted – so trust your intuition. Business wise, all the pieces are coming together, possibly through a friend. Libras looking for lasting relationships are in luck currently. What might be a bit off during this period are your hormonal levels, leaving you a tad defocused.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) The emphasis presently is your home, part the people inhabiting it as well as its parts. Yes, decluttering could be a great idea, as your sign is characterized by a certain level of messiness. Communication is essential to prevent escalating dissensions. Career wise, things are relatively smooth sailing, unless you’re doing business overseas. Your lower back, and that general area, can be extra sensitive.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21) You’re everywhere and nowhere, it feels like. Despite this nagging emotion of being lost, you have to keep in mind that this too will pass. Later this fall you’ll experience a renaissance of sorts, so you’ll just have to ride this out – making the most out of the situation. More permanent liaisons are most likely out of the question, but there is always room for new friendships. Your body will tend to react physically to the state of things.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19) You need to slow down your pace, and enjoy life a bit more. This period would be ideal for a vacation – or staycation, if for no other reason than to provide some perspective. The current stellar constellation also suggests that you would benefit from learning, so enroll in a course. If you’re considering a loan, wait until the second part of the month. An internet/app fling might turn into something more substantial. You’ll be prone to headaches.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) Behind that Spock-escue Aquarius mind of yours, beats a big heart. The planetary impression for this period is that you’ve been prioritizing the well-being of others over your own. Being caring is noble, but there’s no need to exhaust yourself. Work seems a bit lackluster, but will improve once fall sets in. A social gathering brings the promise of a romance. Stress management is key this month, for both body and soul.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) The stars almost exclusively point to your career, where it is a (pre)occupation of late. It might be tied to some financial difficulties, where money has been tight. Whether you’re employed or not, there are new doors opening – from foreign land (either by physical relocation or a company based overseas). Long term lovers could feel stagnant and in need of a spark, so make an effort. Singles are faced with multiple options of affection.





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