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You have five days to make your New Year’s resolutions, set your intentions and put things in motion. Mercury goes retrograde on January 5 and remains so until January 25. He travels backwards from 1 degree of Aquarius to 14 degrees of Capricorn. He will touch Pluto on his journey and set off the longstanding Pluto-Uranus conflict. You will have to rethink matters concerning your career and examine your ambitions.

Jupiter stops his move through Virgo and turns retrograde on January 7, He has you examine matters concerning work and health.

Read ARLAN’S BLOG for more information on what the planets are doing in 2016. (LINK to Arlan’s website below)

January 1 – Moon in Libra. Start the year in a pleasant mood. The day is perfect for casual socializing with friends and acquaintances. Since Moon’s first contact of the New Year is a favorable one to Mercury, it makes for good conversation. Mercury enters Aquarius tonight to bring your mind to a more theoretical place.

January 2 – Moon in Libra, VC 11:23 am. Take care of important communications, shopping, and making orders in the morning. Use this time to full advantage before Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. Relax in the afternoon and make the most of this light party atmosphere. Enjoy music and art.

January 3 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 2:36 pm. Mars enters Scorpio this morning. Think about your desires and what you want to do this month and this year. Start one or two of those projects this afternoon. You can feel your answers if you sit quietly and empty your mind.

January 4 – Moon in Scorpio. Work long and hard to get things set up on this last day when Mercury is direct. He has already stopped moving so you will feel like you’re shoveling heavy snow, but make the as much progress as you can. You’ll do best doing what you feel personally involved with.

January 5 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 12:47 pm. Mercury turns into retrograde motion at 8:06 am. He is in conflict with Mars and will test how objective you can be when considering a touchy subject. The Sun and Pluto have their annual meeting and tell you to recognize what over and done with and that you need to let go of it. They shake up the status quo and bring upheaval.

January 6 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the calm between two stormy days. Take time to process what happened yesterday. Get out for a hike, a run, a bike ride, or go to the gym and work out any tension that’s seeped into your body. Find something to study that will keep you interested during the bad weather times.

January 7 – Moon in Sagittarius. The Sun and Uranus are at odds today and you’ll feel their tension. There will be shocks and surprises. Remember that nothing is written in stone and whatever breaks can be fixed. Jupiter stops and starts his retrograde phase late tonight. You’ll lose enthusiasm for some projects and will reevaluate where your life is expanding. Look at your work while you reassess your ambitions and opportunities. Take another look at the choices you have been making.

January 8 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury enters Capricorn to add to the serious career oriented atmosphere that surrounds you. Venus meets up with Saturn and they show you the bottom line concerning your love life and your money. It’s a good day to work with great focus on making things as perfect as you can make them. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

January 9 – Moon in Capricorn. Today’s new moon ignites the ongoing Pluto-Uranus conflict. You’ll feel like working, not playing this weekend. Find a project that you need to finish and you’ll be happy doing that. Rethink your New Year’s resolutions and make more realistic ones today. It’s a powerful time for affirming self-discipline.

January 10 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 12:39 pm until 3:23 pm when it enters Aquarius. It’s a day to make things as perfect as you can. Clean up around the house and be ruthless as you get rid of clutter. Visit an elderly friend or relative to have a good conversation and learn from their wisdom.

January 11 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 8:09 pm. Start the workweek by taking one aspect of your work, either an unfinished project, or something you’ve been putting aside, and decide if you will continue with it. Go through piles of paper and discard what you don’t need. Brainstorm with a colleague to look for different ways to approach old problems.

January 12 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 6:53 pm .A day when the Moon is VC all day during a Mercury retrograde phase is a day to be an introvert. Spend as much time as you can inside your mind. Look at your thoughts from an objective perspective but don’t act on any of them. Catch up on the reading you need to do for your job.

January 13 – Moon in Pisces. Today is one of the lucky days in the year. The Sun and Jupiter laugh as they tell you to go ahead and take a well thought out risk. There are blessings for any medical procedure that you need to do. Buy a plant to keep something green in your home or office. Soak in a bubble bath.

January 14 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 11:31 am until 9:48 pm when it enters Aries. Today is the middle of Mercury’s current retrograde period. If you listen, he will feed your mind with innovative ideas that can advance your career. Do your important work in the morning. You need time to just drift this afternoon.

January 15 – Moon in Aries. It will be hard to hold back from rushing ahead and trying out your new plans and schemes. Channel that impatient energy into doing something that needs to be done. Let the fact that you’ve been avoiding it be your challenge. You can’t convince anyone else of anything today, so avoid confrontations.

January 16 – Moon in Aries, VC 6:36 pm. Give the day over to fun ways of expending energy. Go skiing, hiking, riding, running, or what ever makes you feel good. Be sure to get a lot of exercise today and to wear a helmet if your sport requires it. You’ll feel happiest if you strike off on your own for at least part of the day.

January 17 – Moon in Taurus. Relax today and have a truly lazy Sunday. Forget your diet and indulge in your favorite foods. Think about your possessions and which ones give you joy and which ones feel stagnant. You’ll see what you need versus what you want. Pamper your body with perfumes and good sex.

January 18 – Moon in Taurus. There’s an inspiration for creating and enjoying art and music. You’ll see and find value when you shop. Go to antique stores, thrift shops, and online auctions to find treasures. You can make some smart decision about your finances although you still need to wait a week before you can implement them.

January 19 – Moon in Gemini. Be sure to double-check everything you write before you send it. It is easy to talk before you think and to have your fingers mistype your words. Mercury is mettling with your communications though he encourages you to do some creative writing, the kind that you don’t have to share. Today is the last day of Capricorn.

January 20 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun enters Aquarius at 10:28 am. The element of air takes over now and you can enjoy the life of the mind as we hunker down and move into the depths of winter. Open yourself to embrace new concepts. Seek out something to study and learn about that has been an unknown to you. Reread your emails and texts before you send them. Mercury is playing with your autocorrect.

January 21 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 8:28 am. Spend today and tomorrow cleaning up anything that feels unfinished in your relationships with your family. It’s a good day to check your boundaries with family members and also your co-workers. You my need more distance to let your mind run free.

January 22 – Moon in Cancer. Mercury meets up with Pluto today and they show you the truth you have been denying. They force you to say the thoughts you haven’t wanted to speak. It’s a good day for examination of your mind and rethinking your opinions. You can gain powerful insights if you let go of the safe thoughts.

January 23 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 2:21 pm. Spend the morning cleaning and discarding and recycling things around the house. Make a list of what needs to be fixed. Venus enters Capricorn and she wants to help you with these tasks. The full moon occurs in the early evening. This is the party moon so be sure to get out and have some fun.

January 24 – Moon in Leo. Have a last-day-before-Mercury-turns-direct gathering with friends and trade funny stories of events over the past three weeks. Do something special with the kids, something they’ve been asking for. Buy gifts for your loved ones. Take care of any semi-important business today that can’t wait until Tuesday.

January 25 – Moon VC Leo. Mercury goes direct at 4:40 pm. You have to be patient since you can’t start anything today. Take a personal day if you can. Have an impromptu party at work. It’s a day for a long lunch hour. Play your favorite games indoors and outside. It should be a happy day.

January 26 – Moon in Virgo. Now you can start to clean up, put things in order, and move forward with your plans. Take a deep breath and focus your thoughts and get working. Once you get going you won’t want to stop and can work late into the night. Make a new diet plan, it’s time to start eating well.

January 27 – Moon in Virgo, VC 7:11 pm. It’s another good day to get organized and prepared for the coming months. Y You can see both the big and little picture today. You can correct any mistakes you may have made during the past three weeks and be ready to move on to new projects. Decide on the volunteer work you want to do. Make appointments with your doctor, your dentist, and your vet.

January 28 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 9:59 am. Things go well today and there’s ease in doing business and making negotiations. You can find compromises to thorny issues. It’s a good day to seek legal advice if you need any. Shop for items to bring color and balance into your home and office.

January 29 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:34 pm. There are a lot of thoughts and ideas floating around in the air and they are available to download. If you can quiet your mind you can make good decisions today. Do the things today that you want to do tomorrow, including shopping and seeing friends. You want to have some social contact , even if it’s just meeting someone for lunch.

January 30 – Moon VC Libra. Take a mini-vacation and just do what you want to do. Mercury meets up with Pluto again to and they show you a clearer version of the truth. They want to know what you are planning to do with the new insights they gave you last week. Have some relaxing time with good friends.

January 31 – Moon in Scorpio. This is the day to do the chores and focus on tasks that you need to do around the house. You’ll find the things you misplaced when Mercury was retrograde. Have a passionate session with your lover. Enjoy a good detective novel or video tonight.

Arlan Wise .com

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Photo Credit: Slow Luxury (use this link for full article on the beauteous scent event featuring Voluptuous Nostalgia perfume and Master Perfumer Maria McElroy)

In the language of flowers Voluptuous Nostalgia Perfume by Master Perfumer Maria McElroy of Aroma M Perfumes is all at once a shy smile, a soft caress and the sweet exhale of a satisfied lover.

Lily of the Valley speaks of a return to happiness, a sweetness and possibly even “you have made my life complete”. This romantic fragrance is so joyful I am smiling as I wear it. Maria has created a perfume so full of good feeling, like the nicest holidays you can remember or imagine, and indeed in the her own description of the perfume she writes “a postcard from Rome guided by a butterfly fluttering through time” and offers the image of a joy filled American girl “with a full skirt and Hollywood sunglasses riding on the back of a Vespa, swerving through the ancient, teaming streets of Rome with her Italian lover, flashing his brilliant smile around every curve… a Roman holiday captured in a bottle.” 

Another of my favorite flowers Violets weave their way through Voluptuous Nostalgia speaking of the shy smile, or a moment of deep modesty before a kiss, or the privacy of inner feelings yet to be expressed.

Deep into the perfume Gardenia says “you are lovely, you are my secret love”… One does feel lovely in this perfume. Much as Maria has carefully chosen the sumptuous velvet carrier for this perfume and the etched glass of the bottle itself the true beauty is in the feeling the scent evokes in the wearer and those who catch the scent as it wafts by.

The velvety luxury of Voluptuous Nostalgia is further expressed an the vanillic undertones of Tonka Bean and in the warmth of Amber. Ambergris adds sparkle, lift and gold dust to this beautifully crafted classically toned perfume. Like that satisfied exhale at the end of a beautiful day the overall experience of Voluptuous Nostalgia is full, complete and deeply satisfying.

A bottle of this delicious perfume would make a perfect stocking stuffer/ Holiday Gift, as would a sample (offered in a cute red pouch) and perhaps some Camellia Body Care bottles or samples for her delight… gifting yourself allowed! Click HERE for the link. Happy Holidays! x Monica

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2015-11-14 11.22.55

The Last Rose Of Summer 2015 by Monica Miller

November is always intense because of the dark days. There are no surprises this month but you do have to focus on your work since there is such an emphasis of planets in Virgo.

November 1 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a watery day, very fertile, when you have to use your intuition to make your choices. The veil between worlds is still thin and you can hear messages from those who are gone and who speak to you in a clairvoyant manner. Daylight savings ends today ushering a time to get comfortable with darkness.

November 2 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 10:48 am. Mercury enters Scorpio and turns your mind to deeper subjects. It’s a good time to study science and psychology. Venus and Mars join up and ask you to tidy up the messy bits in your relationships. Work on blending your inner masculine with your inner feminine. It’s a good day to start a new crafts project.

November 3 – Moon in Leo, VC 8:46 pm. Vote the way your heart tells you to. Break out of any moody cloud that has covered you recently and do the things that make you feel happy. See the bright side, the half full glass, and the sun coming out after the rain. You need to keep busy and do tomorrow’s work today and put things in order so all you need to do is follow through on them.

November 4 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 9:22 pm. Do the minimum of work and put your energy towards having some fun. Think of how to create some excitement for the winter months. Investigate places to go and new toys to buy. A void of course day is good for gathering information. Take the kids out for a special treat after school.

November 5 – Moon in Virgo. Clean up any messes you see. The Sun and Pluto work together to help you do deep cleaning on many levels. It’s the day to discard unused items and also to get rid of any attitudes that are holding you back. Get rid of those piles and bags of books, clothes, and bring them to a placed where they can be recycled or sold. It’s a good day for therapy and self-examination.

November 6 – Moon in Virgo. The Moon connects with Chiron and Jupiter making it a prime time for health procedures. Make appointments for those nagging physical problems. You can try your luck if you’ve thought it out. Send in proposals and other examples of your work. Let your imagination flow out in words, music, or any kind of artistic expression.

November 7 – Moon VC Virgo from 7:47 am until 10:14 am when it enters Libra. You’ll want to get out and socialize with friends. Join in on a group project that helps others. Do something like spending the day working for Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at the local animal shelter, gathering food for the food bank, or helping the school with a fundraiser. Buy local vegetables and fruits at a farmers market and cook a healthy dinner for your friends.

November 8 – Moon in Libra. Venus enters Libra and she asks you to be kind and to pay attention to keeping yourself and your environment refined and lovely. She asks you to make peace if there have been any rough edges in your relationships. Have a lazy Sunday and don’t push yourself, except to make tomorrow’s important phone calls and emails. Make it a true day of rest.

November 9 – Moon VC Libra. Hold off on doing anything new. The Sun and Chiron bless you with health and healing energy. Explore your mind/body connection and see how your relations with others, especially your partner, influence your wellbeing. Try water therapies, official ones or just putting a part of your body in water.

November 10 – Moon in Scorpio The Sun and Jupiter dance and make this a lucky day. Listen to your intuition as you buy a lottery ticket, apply for a grant or scholarship, or interview for a new job. Follow your desires and do your own stuff today. Tonight is the dark of the moon so do a ritual that includes embracing the darkness.

November 11 – Moon in Scorpio. Today’s new Moon is a very powerful and deeply psychic one. It is a time to release of all the petty worries and anxieties of the little self and surrender to the great eternal self. Let go so that you can grow. It’s a good time to start a journal if you don’t already have one. Write out your deepest secrets and innermost thoughts and feelings. Put it where no one can read it.

November 12 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 9:54 am until 10:14 am when it enters Sagittarius. It’s a short VC period, just right for a mid-morning coffee break. Mars enters Libra where he loses his assertive edge and urges you to always find a compromise. Watch out for passive-aggressive behavior in your actions and in others.

November 13 – Moon in Sagittarius. Words are flowing freely today so use this verbal agility to write what you need to write and to speak up. Sell your ideas. Submit something you’ve written to see if it will get published. Be bold and act on the long shot business proposals. Today is a day to think of growth and moving out of the known into the new.

November 14 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 7:21 pm. Leave the job and important stuff until tomorrow. Today is a day to roam and play sports, take a hike, ride a bike or a horse, run a race, engage in competition. Take a workshop to learn something you don’t know. Find a way to practice a foreign language as you plan for a big adventurous trip. Enjoy the day.

November 15 – Moon in Capricorn. You can get your work done today. Make a business plan, a career plan, and set your goals for the near and far future. Let your ambitions lead the way. Life becomes more intense in the evening when you may have to make a serious decision.

November 16 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 3:53 pm. Continue on with hard work and in taking the next step towards your career goals. You won’t find anyone or anything standing in your way as long as you stick to your schedule and plan. Ask your elders for advice. Have dinner with an elderly friend or relative and listen to their wisdom.

November 17 – Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Mercury meet to flood your mind with ideas. See where you may have acted on the ideas you received during Mercury’s retrograde period in September/October and corrected when you were off the track. It’s time to download a whole new file of ideas from the cosmos.

November 18 – Moon in Aquarius. Neptune ends his (or maybe her) retrograde period that started on June 12. There will be confusion and you may change your mind a few times. Don’t make any decisions that need to be permanent. Let your intuition direct your day. Enjoy today’s spaced out feeling.

November 19 – Moon in Pisces. It’s a fertile day for planting and replanting. Listen to your plants if they tell you they are feeling cramped and root bound. Help people either one on one or by making a contribution of money and/or energy to a group that serves others. Go inward tonight and feel what your body is trying to tell you.

November 20 – Moon in Pisces. Mercury enters Sagittarius and urges you to be more curious. He wants you to write, speak out, and learn some new things. Venus and Pluto gang up to make sure you are being truthful in your relationships. They want you to be aware of power struggles and do what you can to bring any that you feel to a peaceful conclusion.

November 21 = Moon in Pisces, VC from 8:23 am until 10:12 am when it enters Aries. Today is the last day of Scorpio and the morning is the last time for a few months when your intuition and psychic abilities are exceptionally strong. Use them while you can. Make sure to push your physical activity to a new level. Try to beat your personal best.

November 22 – Moon in Aries, VC 2:10 pm. The Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:26 am. Welcome to the reign of fire – let it burn away all your worries. Initiate the month with some outdoor fun that is a challenge to you. It’s a day to be brave and bold and to embrace the new. You’ll have a new perspective on the things that bothered you last month.

November 23 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 11:26 am. You’ll feel excitement build as the day goes on as a craving for pleasure seeks an outlet. There is a need to come into contact with something out of the ordinary. Try doing something that used to shock you but now you feel ready to experience. Call that person that intrigues you and go out with him/her tonight.

November 24 – Moon in Taurus, VC 8:26 pm. Today is the day to cement the deal that’s been pending. You can buy that house or other big-ticket item you’ve been dreaming about. You’ll have good energy for working and for saying what you mean. You can bring projects to completion. Forget your diet and reward yourself tonight with your favorite dessert.

November 25 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 12:15 pm. Today’s full Moon contacts Saturn and tells you to be aware of where you need to focus your life. Your words can come back to haunt you so think before you speak. Be alert when you travel, as you can’t move as fast as your mind wants you to. Pay attention to the road and to other drivers.

November 26 – Moon in Gemini. This is a good Moon for gathering with your siblings and neighbors to share the holiday meal. You’ll find enjoyable conversations with many family members. Ideas will be as nourishing as the food. It’s a day when you can manifest your ideals and make them real. Speak your gratitude out loud.

November 27 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 2:27 pm. Visit friends who live in the area where you are celebrating the holiday. Do some sporadic shopping, especially for books, e-books, and recording equipment. Family obligations will kick in later in the afternoon so you can run around freely in the morning.

November 28 – Moon in Cancer. You need to pay attention to your family and to contact those who weren’t with you on the holiday. Chiron turns around and begins to move in direct motion again. This emphasizes your ability to heal, both yourself and family members. It gives you insight on your inner wounds, especially those that spring from your childhood.

November 29 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 7:46 am until 7:47 pm when it enters Leo. The tendency is to have a laid back, lazy VC Sunday. However, Pluto and Saturn both challenge the Sun, which impels you to do the right thing. You will have to face up to your responsibilities and do some hard work. Be patient and careful when traveling and accept the delays and obstacles that Saturn brings you.

November 30 – Moon in Leo. It feels good to be back with the Sun and Moon both in fire signs. They bring optimism, love, and enthusiasm into your life. Your physical and mental energies are in high gear. What ever it is you want, go for it. You feel generous and will give to your loved ones what they need.

 

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shelf mushroom Vermont. by Monica Miller

October is a calm month. Mercury ends his retrograde period on October 9 and life gets easier.

The big news in October is that the North and South nodes of the Moon change signs from Libra/Aries to Virgo/Pisces. If you think back 18 years to 1997, you’ll get a sense of the theme that underlies the next year and a half. You’ll find new growth and nourishment in the part of your chart that has Virgo.

October 1 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 4:03 pm. A VC day during retrograde Mercury is a day to take actions that start with re-, i.e., reflect, reconsider, review, and rethink. You can return things that you don’t like, or recycle what you can’t return. Start a project where you refinish, remodel, remake, or refurbish something.

October 2 – Moon in Gemini. It’s a day for thinking and talking, but not doing anything that you want to be permanent. Reread some old articles, emails, and letters. Rekindle an old friendship. Return phone calls and clear your answering machine. Reignite an old writing idea and see what you can do with it.

October 3 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 1:18 pm until 8:22 pm when it enters Cancer. Get your chores done in the morning as best you can so you can relax in the afternoon. Pick up a fun book and lie in the hammock or on the lounge chair and read. Hang out with friends in a casual way.

October 4 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a family day. If you can’t be together in person, be sure to connect in some virtual way with your relations. It’s a fertile moon and so good for tending to plants. Repot the houseplants. Cook meals from the farm stands and freeze them to have good food mid-winter.

October 5 – Moon VC Cancer. The best thing you can do today is a thorough cleaning of your house and office/workspace. Once you clean and get rid of clutter, you can redecorate to bring in fresh energy. Think back on loved ones who are no longer here and make a donation to their favorite charity in memory of them.

October 6 – Moon in Leo. This is an intense day with the Sun and Pluto squaring off and bringing unresolved issues to your attention. They ask you to reexamine your loyalty to your partner vs. what you need to do to further your career. You need to follow your inspiration and be creative in your own way.

October 7 – Moon in Leo, VC 5:10 pm. besides having to do tomorrow’s important work, you can enjoy the good energy of today. Your creativity flows as you express yourself. People like you and what you say and do. It’s easy to make others smile and laugh. It’s a good night for romance.

October 8 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 3:50 pm. Play in the morning. Be late to work. Have a long lunch hour with friends. Venus enters Virgo once again. The effects of her long retrograde period are over now and you can move on. Make a list this afternoon noting all the things you want to do, order, sign, and say when Mercury goes direct tomorrow. Go out tonight to see the Draconid meteor showers.

October 9 – Moon in Virgo, VC 6:12 pm. Mercury turns direct at 10:58 am. Hold back from taking important actions as he is still standing still, just facing another direction. You have to wait until next Wednesday for the green light from the cosmos to initiate new projects. You are in finish up mode and it’s best to keep getting rid of what you don’t need. You’ll find luck in work and work will bring luck.

October 10 – Moon VC Virgo. Today is the day for chores and for doing all the things you’ve neglected. Think of it as the end of the line for your procrastinations. Mow the lawn and prepare the garden for next year. Venus and Saturn have another meeting and they insist you give a hard cold look to your love and money issues. Try not to be too critical of your partner as you see all the flaws in the relationship.

October 11 – Moon in Libra. The Sun and Uranus bring you pleasant surprises today. You will receive insights on how to make your relationship more dynamic. They give you a chance to solve the dilemma of wanting your independence and also wanting connection with another. You can make some practical changes that lead to growth. Tonight is the dark of the moon.

October 12 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:06 pm. Enjoy the holiday if you have the day off. If you don’t, be aware that the new moon occurs this evening so hold off on initiating anything or making any innovations. Spend quality time with your partner. Buy a piece of art together so you can look on the picture with fond memories of today.

October 13 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 5:38 pm. It is frustrating to have the week after Mercury goes direct full of VC days. Make outlines and sketches and save the doing until tomorrow. It’s a good day to honor your social obligations and take friends and relatives out for meals. Move your furniture around to create better fung shui. It’s a day to tread water, so to speak.

October 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 8:58 pm. Work as much as you can today since tomorrow is another VC day. You will be focused if you can work by yourself. This is the day to put into motion all the ideas you had during the time Mercury was retrograde. You can do all the things you’ve been waiting to do – take that job, buy that car, submit that manuscript, apply for the grant or scholarship. Keep working right up to 9 pm.

October 15 – Moon VC Scorpio. Follow on with what you set in motion yesterday. Take the day, or part of it as a personal day and take care of your own needs. You’ll get a feeling on how to move into your future and achieve your goals, but you know it must be one step at a time. Relax with water sports and meditation. Make a plan for tomorrow.

October 16 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the day to do your stuff. You can make your visions and dreams real with your actions. You will make good decisions today so enroll in a course to learn what you know you need to know. Make travel plans for the coming months and choose to go somewhere you’ve never been to.

October 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. You need to get out of the house and leave the chores until tomorrow because today is a day to roam and learn. Go to craft fairs, harvest festivals or take a one-day workshops. Take a hike or try a new sport. You have plenty of energy to seek out fun and adventure. If you live in a city, check out an ethnic neighborhood.

October 18 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 2:52 pm. Have a lazy Sunday morning, reading the papers and surfing the Internet, or, go have some outdoor fun. Save the chores and paperwork for the afternoon when you’ll feel more like doing it. Prepare for the week ahead.

October 19 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is the day you wish you had last week when you were unable to get much done. Find your list of things to do and do them. It’s a great day to take the next step to advance your career. If you’ve been thinking about buying a house or land or a commercial building, today is a good day to do so.

October 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 4:31 until 9:38 pm when it enters Aquarius. There is now a period of steady, focused energy when you can work hard and see the results. You’ll see things from a practical perspective with no illusions or distractions. Try not to be too critical with others.

October 21 – Moon in Aquarius. Hold meetings today to do some brainstorming. There is power when working in a group to generate new and exciting ideas. Get involved in a community project or join a group to champion your favorite cause. Let your eccentricities show as you say what’s in your mind.

October 22 – Moon in Aquarius. The truth wins out today. Mercury and Pluto insist that you find the words to say those unpleasant things you’ve been holding back. As long as you speak from the heart and with kindness, you can say what you must say. Today is the last day of Libra when it’s easy to find a compromise.

October 23 – Moon in Pisces The Sun enters Scorpio at 1:47 pm. The element of water rules now, meaning that your feelings will tell you what’s going on, not your logical mind. You’ll have to listen to your intuition to get the real story. Feel your feelings but don’t let them overwhelm you.

October 24 – Moon VC Pisces. Take the day off. You won’t be able to achieve or accomplish, so take a well-earned rest. Float down the psychic currents of the day. Do some exercises to test your ESP so you know where you stand. Try to develop it through doing exercises with friends. Contact an elderly or shut-in friend or relative and do what you can to help.

October 25 – Moon in Aries. It’s a lucky, happy day. Venus and Jupiter have yet another meeting. They help you see the flaws in your relationship and give you the tools to fix them. They want you to avoid fights and arguments and tell you to slow down and not be too impatient. Give yourself a gift today.

October 26 – Moon VC Aries. Stay in the moment and do the minimum of what needs to be down. Hold on to your anger and don’t let it flare up if you get frustrated. You’ll do best if you work alone. You need lots of exercise today, like a dog that’s been in the house too long.

October 27 – Moon in Taurus. Today’s full moon is a time to appreciate nature and listen to her music. This is the day to look at your anxieties and worries about money and see if you can find a good solution. Be kind to your partner so that you can heal any irritations that have cropped up in your relationship. Splurge and have a gourmet dinner tonight.

October 28 – Moon in Taurus, VC 11:20 am. Use the morning hours to get your important work done so that you can lay back and procrastinate in the afternoon. Shop for local food to cook and freeze. Plant bulbs that you’ll love to see come up out of the ground next Spring. Buy beauty items. Have a massage or facial.

October 29 – Moon in Gemini. Use your mind today and try to communicate all that your gut feelings are telling you. Write that article or letter to the editor that’s been running around in your mind. You’ll be doing everything fast today and don’t want to do anything that requires precision. Play word games and do puzzles with friends tonight.

October 30 – Moon in Gemini. Make a things to do list and get all the short tasks done. There’s a spiritual aura to the day that may distract you from getting things done in sequence. Work on your book or writing proposals. Browse the bookstores and libraries for new ideas. Buy a crafts project to work on this winter.

October 31 – Moon in Cancer. Finish up getting the house ready for the coming cold months. Buy, cook, and store food. Do one more planting of bulbs. Buy houseplants. Call Mom and see how she is and what’s new in her life. Have a spooky, fun Halloween.

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