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Weekly horoscope (Oct. 13-19)



Libra The Scales (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)

Venus is backtracking in the territory of finances and other personal resources, so these topics will have special priority this fall. It is in your better interest to conserve assets (money, time, health and energy) during this period. Think carefully about the future before you spend your savings.

For All Signs: Venus, goddess of love, is retrograding through Nov. 18. Many of us will be pressured to encounter ourselves and our personal behavior within the framework of our relationships. Those in shaky attachments may withdraw altogether. Dormant issues may resurface for attention. We have a tendency to "go back" to previous relationships or to re-experience former behavior patterns in the present situation. During Venus' retrograding periods we are called to wake up to any unconscious saboteurs that interfere with our ability to love. It's time to upgrade our performance.

Aries: Whatever is occurring in your life at this time is clearly intense and emotion-laden. You may feel as though your very life depends upon making your point of view heard and acknowledged. I would not want to be on your enemy list right now, lest you attack. Count to 10 and rattle your sabers before you explode. Give people a fighting chance.

Taurus: You and your partner have need of increased space between you. You have been so in tandem that the Self is getting lost. It does not matter who initiates the idea for breathing space. It comes from a joint need. This does not mean anything about love, so don't misinterpret and create trouble where there is not.

Gemini: You continue to work on your new project (or new lover) and you are really into the flow of it now. You may be writing a story or setting up the framework for a creative work to emerge. Those who have children are helping to shape their minds and hearts during this period.

Cancer: There is a lot of chatter all around you. Some of it may be disturbing to your sense of comfort. Don't buy into it or worry overmuch. The dust will settle soon and whatever the event, it will be over in a few days' time. Your partner's needs may be interfering with your personal creative time. This, too, is over shortly.

Leo: Your wisdom and strength serves as a healing balm for others at this time. Others will likely be very supportive to you as well. Concentrate on healing within any relationship that needs assistance. An open heart will work absolute wonders.

Virgo: The tension over details from last week gives way to a much more restful period now. This is a fine time to enjoy books and/or TV, meditate and journal. Give yourself time for self-exploration and even just "diddling around" and relaxing. Your dreams are meaningful and your intuition strong.

Scorpio: Many admire your ability to stick to a project until it is completed. You have a remarkable capacity to focus on a long-term goal. But sometimes this goes over the edge into rigidity and unwillingness to switch gears as needed. If an attitude or the past is troubling you, then now is the time to let it flow down the river.

Sagittarius: Your jovial attitude last week may have carried you overboard. Now you have to make good on promises that you might not have thought through originally. Commitments to friends or an organization may now be interfering with your commitment to home, hearth and family.

Capricorn: One side of you is devoted to maintaining the status quo and following the rules. Another side of you is the rebel deluxe, the one who always colors outside the lines. You probably feel much more comfortable in one mode or the other. Whichever way is your norm, you now encounter your opposite. Moderation is the "key."

Aquarius: Let the past go. Keep only what and who is truly important to you. The main trajectory is to blend what is at your core and unchangeable with what is nontraditional for you. This will be a test of confidence and creativity, but it is timely now. Perhaps your sense of spirituality is expanding its previous boundaries.

Pisces: This is a time in which there is a strong emphasis on healing. You may be involved in both functions, the healer and the healee. Let your intuition flow and guide you. Give attention to your dreams. Ask your higher self for answers at night and they will be there in the morning when you waken.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Appts are charged.

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