Star Wisdom | October 2012


Mercury, Saturn and the Sun all move into the deep waters of Scorpio this month, prompting us to look within and understand the deeper meaning behind the choices we make.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Mercury and Saturn move into your 8th House, prompting you to dig deeper and understand the hidden motives underlying your desires. Fortunately, your ruling planet Mars flies through your 9th House of exploration and metaphysics all month long. This would be a great time to travel for a yoga retreat or spiritual adventure.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Relationships are a huge focus this month. With Saturn moving into your 7th House through 2015, you’re being challenged to define what you really need and to set healthy boundaries with the important people in your life. The Full Moon in your sign on the 29th paints a vivid picture of this next big life lesson so you’ll be sure not to miss it.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Jupiter’s retrograde turn on the 4th enables you to slow down and make sense of all of the changes you’ve been through in 2012. With Mars in your relationship house, you may feel positively driven to connect with someone new or to impose your will on an existing relationship. Just make sure you really want what you’re pushing so hard for — because you’re likely to get it.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…This month carries a much lighter vibe than the one you’ve grown used to over the last three years. Take time out to enjoy the things that make you happy. Saturn’s entry into your 5th House of creativity and self-expression urges you to get serious about structuring your life in a way that allows you to do more of what you love in the years to come.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…You’re concerned with getting your house in order, as both Mercury and Saturn enter your 4th House of home and family. If you’re willing to be honest about what’s not working in this part of your life, Saturn will help you build a better foundation. This is intense work so blow off steam by diving into a creative project or getting your body moving.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…You’re looking good, Virgo! Seriously, with Venus in your sign all month long other people find you extra attractive. Plus, with Saturn finally moving out of your 2nd House, money matters should also improve. Both Saturn and your ruling planet Mercury enter your 3rd House on the 5th; it’s time to get serious about how you use your mind.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…While you probably wouldn’t want to live the last three years over again, you have to admit that you’re stronger now than you’ve ever been. You may not fully know what you want out of life yet, but you’ve developed an inner strength and resilience that will carry you through the next 30 years. Use this month to ground yourself in this newfound confidence.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…It may have felt as if a mysterious force was holding you back with Saturn in your 12th House for the last three years. With Saturn now in your sign until 2015, you are free to move forward again. Focus on developing a long-term plan that will enable you to achieve your biggest dreams. Mental planet Mercury enters Scorpio on the 5th, bringing clarity and focus to this self-improvement project.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Energy planet Mars in your sign pushes you to “follow your bliss” this month. Just remember that you need cooperation from others in order to reach the big time. With your ruling planet Jupiter retrograde through the end of the year, it’s time to evaluate which relationships are working — and which ones need more work.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…Saturn’s entry into your 11th House of hopes and dreams challenges you to define what you really, really, really want to achieve or experience in the next 30 years. The 11th House also rules friends and colleagues, so this would be a great time to ally yourself to a group of people who share your values.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…There’s a huge focus on career this month, as Mercury and Saturn convene in your 10th House. Saturn is challenging you to define your life’s work and commit to a game plan that will enable you to make that vision a reality. Mercury helps you articulate what you want and find creative ways to start making it so. Your tribe can be super-helpful, so make sure you’re connecting with your fellow visionaries.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You realize this month just how much you’ve learned and how far you’ve come over the last few years. As Saturn enters your 9th House for a three-year stay, your challenge is to concretize the wisdom you’ve gained and develop it into a workable system. You are coming into your own, and life gets easier as you learn to truly trust your inner wisdom.

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