Libra The Scales (Sept. 22-Oct. 22): Your sense of personal identity will be the subject under consideration. Who are you becoming and who do you need to be? How do you wish to define yourself before the world? You will be learning what is required for you to hold onto your identity while simultaneously maintaining a personally rewarding relationship.
For All Signs: This is a week of relative quiet, in preparation for two major cosmic events. The first of these two events is a full-moon eclipse in the sign of Libra on Oct. 18th. That is the one that I am focusing on in this column. Next week Mercury turns retrograde, so I will devote that column to Mercury. You will find that the approaching eclipse is already stirring in our psyches. A lunar eclipse is essentially a strongly punctuated full moon. All those activities normally related to full moons, such as increased traffic and potential for accidents, general hyperactivity, etc. are doubled. Often full moons bring fulfillment or consummation of important affairs in life. If an activity or a relationship has a flaw or a foundation problem, its crack becomes apparent near full moons. The situation may be critical, demanding immediate attention.
Aries: The eclipses of this new 18-month series will draw your attention to partnerships. Patterns from your childhood need to be uncovered, repaired or removed in order to allow growth to a more mature relationship. Psychotherapy may be truly helpful.
Taurus: This eclipse pressures you to concentrate on improvement of work-related relationships and health maintenance. Diet, exercise and improvement of physical regimen will become imperative. Honing your management systems in personal and work arenas is necessary to create order in your daily work routine.
Gemini: This eclipse pattern emphasizes your progeny or other personally creative births. Romantic ventures will be intensely emotional and self-revealing. You will be learning a few lessons in discernment concerning friendships and associations that no longer serve you well.
Cancer: Matters concerning your family and property will be accented for the next 18 months. Old problems in relationships, even with the deceased, will surface for cleansing and healing. A new family member may enter the scene or you may begin to spend more time with family in general.
Leo: The accent of this eclipse cycle will be on travel, education, care of vehicles and relationships to siblings, roommates, neighbors or others from your life. Habitual patterns of thought will be brought to consciousness so negative thinking can be corrected.
Virgo: During this new 18-month series of eclipses you will be learning to value yourself in new ways. Alongside of that comes education in the management of money and other resources, such as time and energy.
Scorpio: The new series of eclipses emphasizes your need to create order, both internally and externally. The development of your projects will call you to develop faith in your deepest self. Bringing order out of chaos is done on both the inner and outer levels, so while you organize files you will also be organizing your mind.
Sagittarius: The new eclipse season will be opening your mind and heart to accept a larger circle of friends. You may become a leader or a supporter of a community network which has shared ideals. Certainly you will continue to have the friendships you have built. Your attention may be focused on goals greater than your own.
Capricorn: The new series of eclipses will bring a certain amount of intensity in the arenas of career, home and family. You will be stretching your worldly boundaries to serve a new group of people. Family relationships will include one loss and one gain.
Aquarius: Legal, ethical or educational issues will be emphasized by the new series of eclipses. Travel will be punctuated, whether it is of body, mind or spirit. Exposure to those of different backgrounds or cultures opens your heart and expands your philosophy. A challenge concerning siblings, roommates or neighbors may cause you to seek a higher road.
Pisces: This new eclipse pattern will emphasize issues of sexuality, intimacy and material accumulation. Reorganization of debt, investments and your estate may be in progress. You may become more conscious than usual about existential matters related to life and death.
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