ARCHIVE: October 2011 Monthly Horoscope
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Enjoying yourself and having a good time are what you strive for most this month. The Full Moon in your sign October 11th may drain you, giving you a responsibility you don't want or making you paranoid or insecure. Watch for being overly optimistic or overindulgent on the 3rd. The 26th brings a good work ethic and good date night. Tempers flare the 28th.
Neptune & Pluto in Astrology
Neptune and Pluto are generational planets, taking many years to go through a sign. In the natal chart, their house position is usually more important for each individual than the sign position as a result. Neptune's location tends to show areas where you experience the least mental focus, the most foggy thinking. Neptune isn't very clear-headed and loves dreams, illusions, delusions, so you can be prone to not seeing things clearly with those areas. Pluto is not so foggy, Pluto is powerful and shows areas we have the most power or experience the most power/control issues in life. He's also transformative, so his location can show where we must undergo many transformations in our lives.
In prediction, Neptune can show where our thinking is less clear, and we're not able to see the full details in situations. Neptune also has a "dissolving" energy, so he can also bring dissolvement in the areas of life related to where he's transiting. Pluto is transforming, and sometimes to the point of ripping apart everything in your life (especially in the 1st house, 2nd house, or making a harsh aspect to your Sun or Moon). Pluto wants change, demands change, in the name of developing more power and control. Transform the areas of life ruled by where Pluto's going through, otherwise he'll do it for you.
Neptune rules Pisces and the 12th house; Pluto rules Scorpio and the 8th house.
Astrology & the Body
In astrology, the different zodiac signs and planets rule different parts of the body and health issues. When a transit (moving) planet hits one of your planets, it can affect not only the area of life the planet rules, but also the part of your body the planet governs as well. The signs on the cusp of your 1st and 6th houses (houses of the self and of health) can also show health issues you’re more prone to having, as well as any planet within those two houses. Here’s a list of some body parts and health issues each sign/planet rule:
Aries/Mars – All about the head – acne, eyes, face, scalp, brain, headaches, dizziness
Taurus/Venus – All about the throat – coughs, chin, neck, thyroid gland, voice and vocal cords
Gemini/Mercury – hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, hay fever, lungs, breathing, nervous system
Cancer/Moon – All about the chest – breasts, chest cavity, pancreas, stomach, gas, ulcers, tumors
Leo/Sun – back, spine, exhaustion, heart, inflammations (note that the sun also rules the body itself as a whole, so transit aspects to the sun can impact you overall as well)
Virgo/Mercury – All about the abdomen – bowels, intestines, diarrhea, constipation, digestion, assimilation, solar plexus
Libra/Venus – adrenal glands, buttocks, diabetes, kidneys
Scorpio/Pluto – rectum, colon, bladder, organs of elimination, PMS, menstruation, STD’s, organs of reproduction
Sagittarius/Jupiter – hips, liver, sciatica, thighs, upper legs
Capricorn/Saturn – bones, joints, arthritis, knees, rheumatism, gall bladder, gall stones, skin, psoriasis, itching, eczema
Aquarius/Uranus – All about lower legs – ankles, calves, circulation, cramps, spasms, varicose and spider veins
Pisces/Neptune – colds, feet, bunions, corns, lymphatic system, poisoning, toxicity, drugs, nerves
Mercury & Uranus in Astrology
Mercury is a personal planet, ruling your communication style. His sign and house position as well as aspects show how you get your point across, how you learn, how you listen (or if you even do), the tempo and rhythm of your mind. and what stimulates you mentally. Uranus is a generational planet, and is erratic, all over the place energy. His location tends to show areas where you'll experience unrest and constant change. You can't experience "normal" with the areas of life ruled by where Uranus is in your chart, they'll have to be different in some way, otherwise things won't work out. Often Uranus is the most difficult in the 7th house, the house of relationships, because many people with this position will try to fight the fact that they can't have a "conventional" relationship or be with a "conventional" person to their detriment. Embrace the zaniness of Uranus, and you'll have a lot less problems.
In prediction, Mercury shows what areas of life you'll be mentally focused on or will be having the most conversations about (even if it's just with yourself). Difficult aspects to your Mercury can show fights, misunderstandings. Uranus shows where life will be erratic; this can be unstable, unsettling energy if you don't try to use it right, or it can bring much needed change, new scenery, breath of fresh air, all that nice stuff. We can't keep everything exactly the same forever! The only constant in life is change, right?
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, and the 3rd and 6th houses; Uranus rules Aquarius and the 11th house.
Jupiter & Saturn in Astrology
Jupiter and Saturn are opposite sides of the same coin: Jupiter expands, is joyful, optimistic; Saturn contracts, is cautious, realistic. In the natal chart, Jupiter can show areas where we experience greater ease or "luck" in our lives, where things come more easily to us. Saturn shows the areas where we experience the greatest difficulties, the most challenges, and have the most to learn. Saturn is often a misunderstood planet, seen as highly negative, but really, he just wants us to learn life's lessons. In the natal chart, Saturn often shows the areas where we'll face challenges until "adulthood," or after we experience our first Saturn return in our late 20's/early 30's (it's when transit - moving - Saturn returns to the exact position it was at when you were born; it's seen as one of the aspects that signals the start of adulthood).
In prediction, wherever Jupiter is, we tend to have things fall into place with greater ease. Sometimes this will occur without you doing anything, but usually you have to put in even just a little effort. If you don't, then it'll usually manifest as laziness and missing opportunities. Jupiter going through the 1st house or in the sign of your Sun or Moon can also be good for losing weight (if you put in the effort) or gaining weight (if you don't). Saturn in prediction is tricky. Usually at first, he'll bring difficulty with the areas of life the house he's going through rules. This is because, again, he wants you to learn life's lessons, so if you haven't been behaving properly, making good decisions and being responsible, he'll force to. Any problems he brings tend to come in the first half of the transit. As he nears the end of a house, things tend to improve, especially if you've been working better, and if you're doing everything right, then you'll usually be rewarded. Saturn's hardest during his first tour through your houses; after your Saturn return, you enter the second tour, and it tends to get easier with each tour afterwards (because, obviously, you keep learning lessons and need him less).
Jupiter rules Sagittarius and the 9th house; Saturn rules Capricorn and the 10th house.
Halloween Costumes by Zodiac Sign
Halloween is in a few weeks and many are on the hunt for the perfect costume. Let your sign give you some ideas!
Aries is energy, fire, heat, strength. Try a fireman, cop, or military uniform. An athlete could work too. For the ladies, how about Wonder Woman? A Hell's Angel? An angel in spandex.
Taurus is earthy, sensual. Try a chef or some sort of food (like a twinkie, pumpkin, banana - peel me!). Taurus also rules teachers - hot for teacher, anyone? If you're doing something as a couple, try Adam and Eve.
Gemini is mental, dual. Is an actual twin too literal? Maybe the Olsen twins. Or the Bobsey twins. Or the Minnesota Twins. How about Two-face from Batman? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Or do like Michael Scott from The Office and attach a second head to your shoulder. You could also be a newsman or a famous writer.
Cancer is emotional, nurturing. Mother Earth? Mother Goose? Father Time? June Cleaver, Paul Bunyan, a shrink. I also like someone dressed in a suit of armor. Just don't stab anyone when you get crabby.
Leo is drama, royal. Of course we know Leo is the lion, so you can go literal. You can be a famous actor/actress, or dress up as a king/queen. A couple could be William and Kate. How about an action hero? I can kind of see a werewolf here too.
Virgo is hard-working, service-oriented. Break out the sexy secretary or naughty librarian or Catholic schoolgirl look. Virgo gets all the classically kinky costumes since it rules chastity AND perversions (how contradicting). How about an accountant? Virgo rules small animals - a vet? Or a small animal.
Libra is fair, social. Libra's the scales. Try a judge (with nothing on underneath?). Libra is social - how about a Kardashian? Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kevin, any socialite will do. Libra is also the sign of partnerships, so it could be good to go as a famous duo: Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tenille, Brooks and Dunn, Thelma and Louise. No driving off a cliff!
Scorpio is secretive, dark. Scorpio would be the classic witch or vampire. Catwoman or a dominatrix could work (basically any costume requiring black leather, spandex, and a whip). How about a spy? Or a biker? That can be Aquarius too.
Sagittarius is open, free. Sagittarius loves to fly, so try a pilot or Superman. Sagittarius loves the outdoors, so maybe a hiker, outdoorsman, a jungle person. Mowgli and Baloo? Tarzan and Jane? You can also try a lawyer or any kind of preacher/priest/nun etc.
Capricorn is career and social status minded. Capricorn can be a business person. Politician. The Obamas. Doctor. Dr. Phil. Dr. Drew. Capricorn rules older people - grandparents. Capricorn is obsessed with it's social standing - a real housewife of Beverly Hills? Atlanta? D.C.? Sheboygan?
Aquarius is ethereal, rebel. Here's an angel. Maybe not too pure. Too pure would be Pisces. You can try being a geek. Emo. Punk. Think any kind of rebel. Aquarius rules electronics if you want to go for an inanimate object. Push my buttons.
Pisces is sweet, peaceful. You can be a hippie (Aquarius too). A gypsy. A nymph. Omanic. Pisces rules water: sailor, mermaid, aquatic animal. Pisces rules music: musician, dancer. Pisces rules feet: uh, be a giant toe?