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Horoscope: October 17, 2016

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

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Sometimes minor arguments are no more than that. Yet according to your birthday chart, they’re prompting you to consider whether those misunderstandings are because of issues you’ve regarded as not worth discussing. Where once that might have been true, these are now causing tension if not actual confusion. Tempting as it is to deal with them swiftly, you’d soon regret it. Only once you actually begin discussing them will you realise how important these are, now and for the future.

Aries March 20 – April 18

Though the unsettling feelings triggered by the recent Aries Full Moon last for days, certain decisions really can’t wait. Instead of talking these over with others, plunge in, then allow your experiences to guide you. While some individuals regard this as impulsive, the resulting insights will answer questions, often overnight.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

If issues with those closest, in your personal or working life, are still unresolved, aim to discuss and deal with these now. Even if it means making a compromise. With your ruler Venus about to depart the angle of your chart that accents such alliances, lengthy conversations simply aren’t an option.

Gemini May 20 – June 19

Since early October you’ve faced a series of situations, all of which had to be dealt with in tedious detail. Yet you knew this was vital. Now that you’re looking back on these, you realise how much you learnt from each. So much, in fact, you’re grateful events forced your hand.

Cancer June 20 – July 21

Every Full Moon brings both circumstances and feelings to a peak. However, because the recent one accented your domestic and working life, ideas, discussions or, possibly, changes could be as pivotal as they are unsettling. Still, first reflect on these, then explore them, and you’ll realise how timely they are.

Leo July 22 – August 21

As a fire sign, when you’re inspired by an idea or offer, you’ll move swiftly. While usually that enthusiasm is a blessing, during this period of often unpredictable change, it could lead to problems. Explore whatever’s intriguing, then show interest. But try to avoid committing, ideally for the next two weeks.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

Although you’ve no objection to others taking over tasks you regard as tedious, trusting the individual in question to do it right is another matter. Discuss your concerns frankly and openly. Unappealing as the idea seems, once you’re actually talking things through, everybody involved will feel a huge sense of relief.

Libra September 22 – October 21

Having handled certain potentially tricky issues discreetly but thoroughly, you assumed they’d been put to rest. While that was true at the time, things have changed, enough that if you don’t address these matters frankly now, those minor concerns could become more serious. The sooner you deal with these, the better.

Scorpio October 22 – November 20

Tempting as it is rein in recent sudden changes in your carefully crafted plans, it’s a waste of your time and effort. The fact is, with powerful aspects to the planet of the unexpected, Uranus, even the simplest of arrangements are unlikely to remain as they were organised. Go with the flow.

Sagittarius November 21 – December 20

Between the New Moon, on 1 October and the recent Full Moon, accenting already unsettled relationships, you’ve spent far too much time talking about feelings and not enough living life itself. The fact is, others lack your fire sign resilience, and have a deep need to discuss these matters thoroughly.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

With both Mercury and, on Wednesday, fiery Mars linking to the planet of truth and power struggles, Pluto, which is in Capricorn, events will be as sudden as they are dramatic. Since there’ll be little time for thought, do something out of character and base your reactions on your instincts.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

For ages, your intuition has said that one particular individual isn’t being absolutely truthful with you. By and large, you haven’t had to rely on them, so it hasn’t mattered. But now you do, so you must raise any questions about whether their words are trustworthy. Don’t be shy. They’re expecting this.

Pisces February 19 – March 19

The powerful Pisces Full Moon may have taken place a month ago but you’re still wrestling with certain issues and potential changes it highlighted. In part, these are complex and will take time to understand. But as many are dependent on others’ decisions, some of which could be made this week.