Horoscope: October 14, 2016

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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As a Libra, you have an instinctive sense of when to speak up, and how much to say. This subtle knowledge will come in handy, especially in situations in which you must be tactful about your own feelings or encourage others to rein in their overly ambitious plans. Few signs are as well equipped to handle complex matters of this nature. Others will thank you, although they may not realise how crucial your contribution was until much later.

Aries March 20 – April 18

The heightened feelings you’re experiencing now, in the run up to Sunday’s Aries Full Moon, are likely to be as unsettling as they are informative. Ironically, those unexpected twists and turns could reveal ideas or opportunities that, otherwise, you’d never have known about, still less, given serious thought to.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

Uranus, the planet of innovation, is playing a major role in everybody’s life at the moment. In your case, its influence is on elements of your everyday existence or routine arrangements involving others. While, initially, you may be tempted to battle those changes, they’re in the best interests of everybody concerned.

Gemini May 20 – June 19

Sometimes the comments or even objections of others are about provoking an amusing debate and have little to do with actual issues. However, between the current potent planetary activity and Sunday’s emotionally intense Full Moon, which accents who and what you care about most, these matters could be crucial.

Cancer June 20 – July 21

As a Cancerian and somebody ruled by the Moon, you don’t need to check whether the Full Moon’s coming. You sense it. This is clearly the case now. In fact, it’s worth considering the possibility you’re over-reacting to certain situations and will view them more rationally in a few days’ time.

Leo July 22 – August 21

By no means are you narrow-minded. Yet issues you’ve been wrestling with over the past few days have been so demanding you could unwittingly bypass certain wonderful ideas or opportunities. The solution? Back off, at least until you regain your perspective on the matters in question, and on life in general.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

There are many ways to say the single word ‘no’. Often, as a Virgo, you prefer to make your point in an understated manner. Now, however, you’ll not only need to be far more forthright, you’re urged to make absolutely sure others fully understand your stance on the matter in question.

Libra September 22 – October 21

It may seem that you’ve plenty of time in the world to deal with certain crucial but tedious business or financial matters. On the contrary, you’re currently benefiting from the influence of your ruler Venus in this portion of your chart, but only until Tuesday, when it departs. The sooner you tackle these, the better.

Scorpio October 22 – November 20

Minor issues that remain unacknowledged can easily grow into major issues. While you’re well aware of the truth of this, you’re still quite deliberately avoiding one worryingly contentious matter. The irony is, the actual process of talking this over will be far less of a drama than you fear.

Sagittarius November 21 – December 20

Tempting as it is to talk about your feelings with those you care about most, that is, dear friends, family or loved ones, you fear that will lead to conversations regarding unsettling and, possibly, ongoing issues. It might. And discussing these frankly could help relieve the tensions everybody’s been living with.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

The disruptive nature of Uranus would seem to be contrary to your character as a Capricorn, an earth sign and somebody who tries to maintain control. Yet, the events triggered by aspects by both the Sun and Mercury to it, won’t just be exciting, they’ll lead to badly needed breakthroughs.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Being an air sign, you’ve a talent for seeing the funny side of even the most challenging of situations. Alas, not everybody is as philosophical and, in fact, certain individuals could seem to be over-sensitive about the issues you find rather amusing. If you can’t be sympathetic, then say nothing.

Pisces February 19 – March 19

While it’s understandable that you’d say almost anything or agree to even unreasonable arrangements just to bring certain impossible situations to an end, you’d soon regret it. Acknowledge what’s been said, say you’ll think about it, then retreat. And say nothing more. This silence will give you the advantage.