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Oct. 8 — 14, 2008

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Libra the Scales (Sept. 22-Oct. 22):

You and a significant other may need to have a clear discussion about your expectations of one another. You are tempted to shovel uncomfortable issues under the rug right now, but that will serve only to cause you to feel isolated and disconnected from partner. You need instead to work through your differences.

For All Signs: Saturn is in dramatic tension with Uranus, planet of change and even rebellion. The resulting stress has been building for a year and will continue to the end of 2010. It is ironic that the mathematically precise point of this opposition occurs on the U.S. Election Day. Uranus' qualities are very similar to the mythic Prometheus, who is said to have stolen fire from the gods in order to assist humanity to a higher level of consciousness and better life. Saturn rules the authoritarian tradition, the status quo. If we consider the global issues around us, it seems as though the only real solutions could be from out of this world or beyond the comprehension of most of us on the planet. How is fire explained to someone who has never seen or felt it? Yet Prometheus defies all authority to bring this gift to humanity and his time is now.

Aries: Plan to work and play alone early in the week. You likely will be feeling restless and generally tense. Your patience could be short and you might say things you'll wish you hadn't. You have a desire to break free from restraints.

Taurus: This is not your best week for romance and social life. You may be in circumstances that cause you to feel as though you must be pretentious concerning your feelings. Possibly you are not even really clear inside yourself about your needs in this relationship.

Gemini: This will be a pleasantly full week. You will be connecting to lovers, children, and friends in various interesting ways. You may be researching a topic of interest. It is possible you will turn your attention to a creative venture that you began in the past but did not finish.

Cancer: Family members feel close and offer support for whatever you need at the moment. Activities involving property or family of origin are favored. If you are looking for a bargain, this is a time to find it. One or more gifts may come your way.

Leo: Aspects favor relationships to partners, siblings and friends. If you need to bring up old issues, now is a time that you can do so with healing intention. The channels are open all around you. Aspects favor activities involving travel and education.

Virgo: Sometimes when you keep studying a problem, its answer just seems elusive. This is a good time to table such issues. If you allow it time to percolate in the back of your mind, you may have a sudden "Ah, ha!" moment.

Scorpio: Drive and handle tools carefully early in the week. Exercise judiciously. You are likely to be edgy and irritable, thus making an accident of some kind more likely. Avoid allowing yourself to use others and don't let them use you.

Sagittarius: A relationship that is almost totally over may resurface for one last hurrah. It could result in a telephone call or a lunch date. If you have any doubts, the planets can assure you that this relationship is a relic of the past.

Capricorn: Let the outdated self-image go. Keep only what and who is truly important to you. Between now and the 3rd quarter of '09, the main trajectory is to blend what is at your core and unchangeable for you with something nontraditional and new. This is a test of confidence and creativity, but it is timely now.

Aquarius: Legal circumstances sway in your favor, but the story won't be over until the end of Oct. This is a highly favorable period to trust your intuition. You may have a desire to study or pursue subjects that lift your spirits.

Pisces: Use caution with those who enter your life during this period. You are prone to hear what you want to hear this week. Previous misunderstandings related to money, insurance, or other shared resources may surface at this time.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Web site: www.horoscopesbyvivian.com.

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