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Horoscope: October 18, 2017

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

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IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

The ideas you’re discussing, indicated by the fantastic link between Mercury and expansive Jupiter, on your birthday, may be promising, but there’s a downside. You’ll need to think and move swiftly, especially in situations involving potentially profitable arrangements. While this means you can expect fast results, you won’t have much time to discuss your ideas and, equally, explore various options. Simply take advantage of what’s arisen, ensure any arrangements are flexible, then continue the process of exploration later.

Aries March 20 – April 18

It may seem destiny is taking your plans for certain ventures out of your hands. Actually, it’s all about timely changes. Look around you, and it will be clear similar changes are influencing everybody in some way. Recognise that, and instead of battling those changes, you’ll go with the flow.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

During periods of rapid change, such as this is, what begin as logical plans will also need to change, if not be radically rethought. At other times, this would suggest those plans weren’t adequately thought out. But at the moment, it’s yet more evidence what an exciting, if changeable, week this is.

Gemini May 20 – June 20

The link between your ruler Mercury and fortunate Jupiter is a rare and powerful one. So powerful, in fact, you won’t necessarily recognise the promise of every discussion and idea you hear about or encounter, at least now. Knowing that, explore absolutely everything and turn down nothing, for the time being.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

By no means are you rigid in your thinking. You’ll listen carefully to others’ ideas. Still, in one or two situations, you would simply never consider making changes, so dismiss any suggestions of that nature. Review recent discussions and soon spot these and, hopefully, begin at least exploring those new ideas.

Leo July 22 – August 21

For ages you’ve been discussing intriguing ideas, some of which would lead to substantial changes. However, the time hasn’t seemed right. Next week, when your ruler the Sun moves to accent the structure of your life, on the 23rd, your focus will shift, enough you’ll be ready to make those decisions.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

It’s not that you’re impatient. It’s just that when things seem too good to be true, as could be the case now, you worry you might be wasting time. While that’s wise and reasonable, with the bountiful Jupiter accenting these developments, they’re not only as good as they seem, they could actually be better.

Libra September 22 – October 22

Although the New Moon influences every sign, the fact the current one is in Libra marks this as a sort of personal New Year. That being the case, set aside time to consider what you’re happy with, where changes are necessary and what should go. Then make a list and wish those changes into action.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

With so much going on in your sign, in the heavens and here on earth, you could use a break. You’re now getting it, in the form of the current period of quiet reflection triggered by the New Moon. This is as much about considering what might go as plans for the future.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

While you can’t plan ahead for the unexpected, you can bear in mind that during this exciting period of change and growth, what initially seems a disruptive development could be a breakthrough, although in disguise. True, discovering just what it offers could require patience. It will be worth it.

Capricorn December 21 – January 18

Even the most easygoing of Capricorns is hesitant about relying entirely on others. Yet, now that expansive Jupiter has moved to accent alliances with friends and colleagues, and even neighbours, circumstances could force you to do exactly that. Take a chance. You’ll be surprised how much the individuals in question have to offer.

Aquarius January 19 – February 17

Because the current New Moon accents the process of exploration, it could well be that you’ll discover something as exciting as it is unexpected regarding ideas, places or pursuits you’re already looking into. Even if you’ve made plans, at least learn more about what’s on offer. You won’t regret it.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Last week Jupiter moved into the most expansive portion of your chart and now it’s meeting the ideas planet Mercury there, which suggests you’ll be both discussing existing ideas and exploring new ones. While, in the past, things haven’t always worked out, with Jupiter on your side, the odds are good they will.

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