Moonshine Horoscopes for October 2012

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The very thin crescent immediately after the New Moon. Photo by Anthony Ayiomamitis, Sounion, Greece.

Note to Readers from Eric: These horoscopes, written by our global correspondent Genevieve Hathaway (who is now in Australia), are based on your Moon sign. To look that up, enter your birth data into It helps to have your birth time but it’s not necessary in most cases. I suggest you also read your Sun and rising signs.

Yesterday was the Libra New Moon. We covered that in last week’s issue. This was a profound New Moon, making contact with many of the newly discovered planets — opposite Eris, square Varuna, and trine Nessus. It’s likely that a lot of inner material came up and that it will continue to do so for another couple of weeks, till you really figure out what the events of the New Moon were pointing to when the Taurus Full Moon arrives on Oct. 29.

Thank you, Genevieve, for the horoscopes. Readers — we will see you Friday with a regular issue of Planet Waves. Please note that due to a ‘calendar quirk’ in my writing schedule with a local magazine I work with, Chronogram, the issue may publish a few hours later than usual. But we will try to avoid this. — efc

Aries (March 20-April 19)

Aries (March 20-April 19) — Dreams tell us a story about ourselves; a tale allowing access to some of the deepest levels of our psyche. Yet at times, the meaning contained within these accounts comes across as unclear, like you were sold a box of cereal without the special “surprise-inside” decoder ring to decipher the message on the back of the carton. Currently, your dreams are particularly potent, containing much in the way of useful information surrounding deep emotional material. Think of the decoder ring as combining objectivity with your intuition. As your subconscious moves through the layers of your psychic body you will make contact with this deep material, which may include wounds of a sexual or desire-based nature. What you access does not just apply to your current lifetime, but goes back generations. I suggest keeping a dream journal on your bed stand. Record the details of your dreams, and also how you feel about them (especially how you feel waking up from any particular dream that you remember). Information written down allows for objectivity — enough distance to connect the dots and bring the larger message into focus. Once this picture starts to take shape, you will be able to apply your intuition in regards to the most effective method for healing. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Taurus (April 19- May 20)

Taurus (April 19-May 20) — As Saturn moves through early Scorpio, look for questions of partnership to arise. As one of the gods of change, Saturn brings with it lessons of claiming our own authority, including selecting who we invest our time and energy in. How we locate ourselves as children in relation to the parental dynamic often carries on through adulthood. It plays out in partnerships until the pattern is consciously addressed and new, authentic methods of relating adopted. As relationships come into question, look to see if you can spot your parents’ influence; this is a clue to go deep and access with full honesty whether it’s aligned with who you are. A number of relationships may be revealed to be not as healthy for you as you may have thought, and you would benefit from cutting them loose. This is a process about getting clear on what you want and who you truly want to invest time and love in, and then taking action to enact change. I suggest you view change as a necessary ingredient for progress, instead of as a loss. A number of supportive relationships will be entering your life, but first you must clear the decks of those who are taking up space without nurturing and enriching you. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Gemini (May 20- June 21)

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — You give a lot of yourself to what you do for work — placing your energy and passion on a daily basis into your work projects. Without meaningful and challenging tasks, feelings of unhappiness and being unfulfilled can arise. You are entering a period of re-evaluating the daily structure of your work. This may manifest as feeling apathetic about projects into which you’ve invested quite a bit of time, energy and love. I suggest you view these developments as a reassessment of what suits you and what doesn’t — a re-arranging of the day-to-day structures of work rather than scrapping projects. As you consider what changes to make, I propose you investigate the level of curiosity involved in every aspect of your work. Curiosity is an active process involving inquisitive thinking. Your curiosity needs to be engaged as a daily exercise in all that you do for you to feel good investing in any task. The concept implies a mix of exploration, experimentation and flexibility. A good starting point for re-examining your work environment and tasks is whether they nurture and provide space for you to fully employ these modes of operating with room to take risks, be creative, and apply your intuition. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Cancer (June 21- July 22)

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — In ancient Sanskrit there is a simple greeting used all the time, the meaning of which carries great impact; the word is namaste. It means, “the Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” — a recognition of the presence of a sentient, feeling being within the body of a person. You have quite a bit in common with this Indian word. For you this concept manifests in the form of instinctual empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Interwoven in the concept of empathy is the idea of the simple act of recognizing the conscious essence inside another human being, just as namaste acknowledges the spirit within. In an ever-increasingly superficial world, daily existence has been reduced to 140 characters on Twitter, major life milestones announced over Facebook, and couples breaking up via text messaging. Applying the energy and love to understand and consciously recognize an individual brings a deep, positive impact to those you interact with. You impact more people than you realize, passing on this perspective of empathy to many of the folks you help, who in turn spread the message even further. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Leo (July 22- Aug. 23)

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — The next few years for you are about cultivating emotional stability — what that looks like to you, how you get there, and making the necessary changes. You possess plenty of emotional depth, sometimes too much, to the point where you can get lost in it. Emotional stability means erecting a solid ground inside of you; a place of reference you can always go internally that gives the feeling of grounding, solidity and confidence. This means defining your inner space as distinctly yours, separate from any family influences. It also means claiming your space to exist, and claiming it as genuinely you. During this process, you may run into family patterns you never recognized. I suggest, no matter how sticky or murky the situation gets, that you consider what you are sorting out as a commitment to yourself, which means proceeding with diligence and dedication. Move through the ground you cover consciously, even applying some radical honesty when necessary. This may mean rehashing old territory with close partners, restating conversations from a new place of complete honesty. Don’t get too wrapped up in another’s view; instead keep the focus on your own inner journey and the place you are moving to. Finding your own solid sense of security will in turn benefit those around you. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Virgo (Aug. 23- Sep. 22)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Scorpio in the area of your chart involving communication brings a need to feel and listen before you speak. You have a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, especially when feeling emotionally threatened. Ultimately, you wish to support people, to be of service. Being of service to others means feeling through any impulsive states to your more spiritually grounded feeling-body, while also offering others the grace to be imperfect. As Saturn moves through Scorpio for the next few years, you will undergo a re-evaluation of your communication methods. This is about expressing empathy and grace as conscious choices. I suggest you avoid spending too much time on self-criticism when you are less than perfect in an interaction. Progress won’t be achieved through negativity toward yourself. Rather, letting go of old ways means allowing in the new. That doesn’t happen in a vacuum; be willing to try something new, and then make small adjustments to steadily craft a method of communicating that brings a larger compassionate component. When you are working from a grounded place of service, the results you wish to achieve will seem more tangible; but more importantly you and those around you will find greater emotional support with each other. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Libra (Sep. 22 - Oct. 23)

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Over the next few weeks take the time to clarify details in relationships, even if that means seemingly having the same conversation a number of times. New information will become apparent in each discussion, moving both parties closer to a genuine understanding of the other person’s position. Honesty and operating from a position of focused thinking will bring progress in each discussion. I suggest you be extra vigilant not to set aside your own needs in favor of some perceived balance through giving the other person all that they want. Trust that the other person you’re working with also wants the greatest good for all — and that doesn’t mean you setting aside your needs. Any differences between you and the other person come down to perception and personal boundaries. A compromise is available where both parties’ boundaries are respected and both individuals feel their needs are met. Applying this dedication to fully defining and detailing the landscape between you and a partner will bring greater trust in a partner’s honest intentions and their shared commitment to getting the details of communication right. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 22)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — With Saturn entering the sign of your Moon you’re beginning a period of time focused on choice. Notice how the choices you make support stepping into ownership of your authority over your needs and emotions — or whether the decisions you make (or don’t make) give that power to someone else. Choice implies both discipline and focus. It’s an opportunity to make a decision based on integrity; which can also be thought of as being whole and undivided, or in line with what you value. At the most basic level, this is about honoring who you are, and your needs. Part of what it means to be your own authority is claiming your space to be you, not altering how you are to please others or protect a part of yourself. The potent combination of Chiron and Neptune moving through a fellow water sign, Pisces, will provide plenty of assistance in breaking down systems and patterns that have blocked you from fully owning your power of self-governance. This process will both help you claim your power, and also let you reorient to what it means to be vulnerable. Acceptance of vulnerability gives strength and opens the door for connection with other people, both important components of experiencing genuine happiness on a daily basis. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 22)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Passing through the sign of your Moon is a fiery little spark plug of a minor planet called Pholus. With another high-energy planet, Jupiter, tracking through your opposite sign Gemini, your astrological landscape is illuminated for miles. You can think of this energy as the energy of the Sun bottled to run your hometown; it would take only a tiny amount to power it for a year. If you opened up the full power of the Sun, you’d fry every circuit and electrical device. You have to keep the dosage small and directed. Your emotions currently carry that kind of power, and it’s essential to apply intention, vision and discipline with precision as you express them. Proceed consciously, especially in your relationships, for the next few weeks. Process your emotions, rather than reacting to how they make you feel. Like a pendulum, your strongly energized feelings could cause situations to swing widely in opposite directions. The key is to apply just a little nudge, then a minor course correction if that little push turned out to have too much force behind it. Small steps, always working from a point of a loving vision, will make the greatest impact. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 20)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Human beings developed as social animals, dependent on the larger group and community for survival, both physically and emotionally. This group nature can be seen in people’s fear of being kicked out of their tribe if they are authentically themselves. As Saturn enters Scorpio this month, disconnects between your community’s values and your own personal values will become increasingly apparent and unsatisfactory to live with. Those values that resonate within you on the deepest, most instinctual level are your core beliefs. I suggest you not throw them aside no matter how many times those around you may have dismissed or disagreed with them. A clue that values are authentic is when they are free of guilt, shame or fear. Over the next few years, you will be consciously selecting your community based on this set of beliefs; looking for a group of people who support and share those values that are part of your list of ‘non-negotiables’. This is not about being rigid in what you believe, but rather about honoring your needs and ideals and making choices that align with supporting those beliefs. When your community fully supports you being 100% you, much in the way of emotional nourishment will become available in the form of acceptance. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 19)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — I propose that for you, for a career to be satisfying it needs to resonate on a soul level. I don’t mean a job that is ‘fun’, rather that it provides an orientation point for accessing a deep sense of connection to the larger world. As Saturn begins its long journey across Scorpio, you are beginning a distinctive phase in your professional life; a period of time where the work that you do will matter to you and to others. Being ‘a butt in a chair’ or just doing a task for a paycheck won’t cut it. Even if you try, you won’t be able to maintain the illusion of it working for long. You are beginning what is not just a new phase, but a new start, implying that the past won’t dictate what you build or even who you are in the future. Past experiences can be useful in some instances; though in the coming weeks and months I suggest you meet the idea of your career with a fresh new outlook, not making any assumptions or judgments from past situations. Instead, let your work evolve organically by following your inner Geiger counter of curiosity and passion to guide the choices you make and chances you take. What is on offer is not just a career that lets you engage the larger world with impact, but also provides you with deep emotional, spiritual and intellectual nourishment. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Currently, the water signs are in a mutually beneficial dialogue that funnels right into you and your sense of creativity and vision. Many of the necessary pieces for the creation of art are being interwoven into your approach — discipline, focus, conscious choice and an element of nourishment from the process. You bring creativity and vision to the table. From this mix, much in the way of timely and important art will be created. All that’s required is taking the step and giving it a try. I suggest you leave any doubts regarding the worthiness of what you make at the door, no matter what opinions are voiced. Your vision and how that vision manifests is needed by the world. With Neptune and Chiron moving through Pisces, and Saturn now in Scorpio, the world is shifting into a place that fits you just a little bit better. People will show up who are receptive to what you are offering — your vision and the resulting art. The first step is to translate it from inside of you to a tangible, physical form. Then work both the local and global methods of spreading information and building connection. Tap your local community to share your art and utilize the great connection experiment that is the Internet to share with people all over the world. What nourished you through the creation process will resonate with many people — and in turn nourish them through the enjoyment and emotional exploration art provides. — by Genevieve Hathaway.

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