October Short Horoscopes

Graphic by Freyja Zazu
Graphic by Freyja Zazu

Libra this fall is defined by the astrologically significant day of October 6th, when the Sun in Libra will square Pluto in Capricorn, at the same time that Saturn enters Sagittarius and the Moon enters Aries. The effect of this influence is a forward-looking and impetuous energy that highlights the tension between two ways of living: the evaluative life and theassertive life. All the signs will face the question: “how do I govern myself and others without merely imposing myself (the assertive life) or manufacturing the modern myth of neutrality (the evaluative life)?”

Aries: The Sun is in your opposite sign and your thoughts and feelings should now be pre-occupied with others. But that is only if you believe that others really have feelings. Do you?

Taurus: The full weight of this month’s tension provides an opportunity to reflect on where you have drawn your own borderlines: what have you forgotten as the condition of your self-confidence?

Gemini: Neither assertive or evaluative, you are chatty and very nice. This month will go by easier for you than most — you are much too confused and incoherent to be governed by others (or your self), and that’s not such a bad thing, is it?

Cancer: Time to reconsider your modes of expression of aggression repression, Consider what a Libra with an agenda would look like: a non-neutral judge. That’s how you stand: You present yourself as the public good, now judge!

Leo: Time to take rest from all the frivolity and work of re-defining yourself and take stock of your accomplishments. The planets show that it is necessary for you to now question your past justifications and evaluate your real achievements. Keep building, create, and live with the joy, pride and the brightness of the sun.

Virgo: As the arch-nemesis of both the needy and the pushy (and so your own worst enemy), this month you will have both the venom to bring down any foolish eagle surveying too close, and the slither to out-sway any buffoon who thinks they are too hot to trot.

Libra: Some counter-intuitive advice: have your birthday this year amongst only strangers, in a foreign land, and unable to communicate with anyone else.  If you can’t accomplish this feat, imagine how you might handle simply being around others that don’t accept your universal proclamations?

Scorpio: You do not always have to keep things and feelings slightly obscured to others. The honesty here is raw: Your aesthetic impulse, your change, your will is the transformation of relationships, and you are only playing out your own nature. Cultivate your preferences through immediate, heated exchanges.

Sagittarius: You usually feel impatient when too much talking and measuring gets in the way of doing and asserting. This month you have a special aptitude to help others break out of ossified patterns, but patience is required to allow others to keep up with you.

Capricorn: Caution and prudence are horrible ethics, but for you right now they are serendipitous and effectual. This month find art in relationships, be open to new paths, and bend, transform, and contort yourself to the fetishistic contingencies of others.

Aquarius: There is healthy competition between friends and enemies this month, which in turn will shape the technocratic way you govern yourself and others. But what if there is another posture you can take that is more rewarding? what would that reward be?

Pisces: There will be many uncomfortable moments for Pisces this month,  but they will pass quickly for those with patience and more experience with long term cycles. Ignore those who demand immediate judgments, and instead focus on the relative value of the values being offered.

Horoscopes written by Victoria Horological Society for the Science of the Science of the Different Zodiac signs for the Science of Horology.

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