Thursday, October 19, 2017
This Month's Column

October 2017- Jupiter arrives in Scorpio. Hugh Hefner: A libertine for our time.

Jupiter will be in Scorpio (October 10) for the next year. The intensity, passion, drive and ambition inherent in Scorpio will be expanded at this time. A new cycle begins. Scorpio people and to a certain extent the other water signs will benefit.

You will work harder and be more ambitious than before. Whatever moves you make will be supported by others. There is luck, opportunity, transition and transformation. Whatever happens now is for the best. If you have been having a rough time lately, you will notice a positive change when Jupiter changes signs. The problem solves itself. You’re in a better mood and the picture looks brighter. Warning: Be careful not to get so pushy or arrogant that you step on others. Scorpio is known to be a ruthless sign, and Jupiter can get really full of himself.

Jupiter approaches a trine to Neptune in Pisces. This fortunate aspect lasts until mid-December when it will separate. It will form again for a brief period next year. Kindness, generosity, wisdom and spiritual insights may come to you, which will temper the ferocity of Jupiter in Scorpio. This trine brings out the best qualities of both planets.

For your entertainment, here is a tasty tidbit to chew on. Entrepreneur, media trailblazer and cultural icon Hugh Hefner passed away recently, age 91, of natural causes. As I remarked on Facebook, there was a man who did exactly as he pleased. He had an interesting chart. An Aries, Hef was born April 9, 1926, in Chicago Illinois. Aries Sun is bold and enterprising. By age 40 he was worth over $100 million. His Sun trine to Neptune in Leo indicated an attraction to fantasy, beauty and glamour. Pisces Moon and Venus trine Pluto accented that even more with intensity, passion, sexual desire and a craving for excitement. Uranus trine Saturn showed intuition, vision, success in business and a knack for making the right decisions at the right time. This aspect also indicated longevity. The trines gave him great resources and the ability to not just succeed, but bounce back from adversity.

His Virgo ascendant shows that he was down to earth, practical and hardworking and probably a little reserved, in spite of his prodigious sexual activity and many relationships. It’s funny because Virgo is supposed to be so pure and modest. But Virgo does like sex, make no mistake. Pisces (a double bodied sign, indicating several marriages) on the seventh house cusp showed a restlessness and a search for the perfect ideal of a wife. Note that he had a fondness for twins, or two blondes at a time, one on each arm. Astrology can be quite literal!

Aquarius Mars and Jupiter opposite Neptune showed unconventionality, rebelliousness and a disregard for tradition. Hef probably had a cool approach to relationships (Aquarius is that way) and a kind of detachment which inevitably brought each one to an end. But that didn’t keep him from the thrill of the chase (Aries). With the Sun square Pluto there was ambition and a great love of power. The Sun square Pluto is manipulative and controlling. His fame, wealth and vast property were typical of Pluto, and not just the hugely popular Playboy magazine but his various media interests, the staggering parade of beautiful women and glittering lifestyle. Legendary.

CELESTIAL ALMANAC: Aries Full Moon October 5, Libra New Moon, October 19.

Continue reading for the October forecast. Have a super scary and wonderful Halloween!

This Month's Horoscope
(Born between March 21 - April 19)
With all the coming and going in your marriage house (Libra), all one-to-one relationships are favored or come to your attention in some way. Communications, romance and creativity are accented. You might have a short whirlwind affair or flirtation. If you aren’t married or in a love affair then a business relationship is involved, or a close friendship. You may have a conflict that needs to be worked out, or you are working on a project together.
Taurus taurus
(Born between April 20 - May 19)
Because of Jupiter an important new relationship may develop during the coming year. Your intended may be foreign-born, wealthy or successful in business. There will be changes in marriage, a parting of the ways, a new freedom, adventure, greener pastures or something along those lines. Your partner may inherit money which could benefit you both. You might get involved in a new and lucrative business venture. If so, make sure you get good advice and do a thorough background check.
Gemini Gemini
(Born between May 20 - June 20)
Because of Mercury, Venus and Mars in Libra your social life will be pretty full this month. Gemini never really overworks himself, but you need to have fun and re-charge your batteries. Lots of parties, football games and trick-or-treating. You may be asked to help coach cheerleading, rec soccer or after-school activities. You enjoy making calls, organizing and being in charge. Do stuff with children, or the grandkids if you have any. Make Jack-o-lanterns. Creativity is favored. A little romance may be in store as well.
Cancer cancer
(Born between June 21 - July 22)
Read about Jupiter above. Jupiter was favorable for you in your home life this year but now moving into Scorpio, children, romance, creative activities and having fun with your friends are on the agenda. Some will expand their families, and babies will be born. There will be a wedding perhaps, which usually brings new friends and in-laws into the family. You may be lucky at cards, raffles or games of chance. Happy times are ahead, and you should stop worrying, if that’s what you’ve been doing.
Leo leo
(Born between July 23 - August 21)
The planets in Libra bring more activities in the neighborhood, with brothers, sisters, the people next door and the schools. It’s a good time to do volunteer work and fundraisers, for example. Communications and meetings are favored. Buy new phones or computers. With Jupiter arriving in Scorpio, you can now plan renovations at home, or look around at real estate. You either need a bigger spread or would like to downsize. This could be the year to make the change.
Virgo virgo
(Born between August 22 - September 22)
This month you may want to go shopping. Bargains may be found for furniture, clothes, art, jewelry and decorative touches for the home. Be sensible though and try to save some money. Also go through your closets and collect stuff for the Salvation Army or the victims of the hurricanes down south. You probably have more than you need. Make a donation. Venus and Mars are together here for the first half the month. This aspect attracts new friends and lovers.
Libra libra
(Born between September 23 - October 22)
Because of the Sun here it’s your turn to shine. Happy birthday! Mercury, Venus and Mars add to the mix throughout the month. Friendships, arts and crafts, creative writing and communications are favored. You have more energy for getting things done. Your health improves. You are also more popular. You look especially well in the mirror lately. Get dressed up and go out. Buy something new to wear. Libra (ruled by Venus) loves pretty things. Watch the New Moon on October 19. You can make a fresh start then.
Scorpio scorpio
(Born between October 23 - November 21)
Because of Mercury arriving on October 17, followed by the Sun, research and background checks are favored, and mysteries can be solved. Pay attention and listen more closely. Follow your intuition. You may be more psychic now. Scorpio can see below the surface where others can't. You will be in the spotlight as well, after October 23 so make the most of it. Briefly put aside that Scorpio anti-social reserve. You may feel braver, more optimistic and empowered, with the coming of Jupiter for the next year.
Sagittarius sagittarius
(Born between November 22 - December 21)
Because of Jupiter in Scorpio there will be new spiritual sights, wisdom and possibly an urge to get away alone for a while. You may just need to recharge from within and see things from a different point of view. Also if there is a chance to volunteer and do some humanitarian work, take it. Be kind and help others. Remember Jupiter is your ruling planet, so follow his lead. Friendships, clubs and group activities are favored as well. A friendship may turn into love.
Capricorn capricorn
(Born between December 22 - January 20)
The planets in Libra, including the Sun will put your career and public life into focus. Most Capricorns are ambitious by nature and will appreciate this. They have goals and aspirations. Read about Libra. You may have meetings, interviews and various social events that are helpful to you. Pay attention. Add to your resume. You will meet interesting people. Take notes and get phone numbers. If you aren’t on a high speed career track, well and good. Just make new friends and enjoy the ride!
Aquarius aquarius
(Born between January 21 - February 19)
Travel, education and spiritual growth are favored this month. You should plan some trips out of town, even if it’s just an overnight. A change of scene will do you good. If you have a chance to go to Europe or take a cruise, grab it, especially during the last half of the month. At the New Moon on October 19 and coinciding with Jupiter just entering Scorpio, your career house, a new chapter of your life may begin. Make a wish. Keep an eye out for opportunities. Adventure is out there!
Pisces pisces
(Born between February 20 - March 20)
During the first half the month, Venus and Mars are still in your relationship house. Do nice things with your partner. Work out any issues you might have. Go out on a romantic date. Single Fishes may meet new lovers now so dress up nice when you go out. Don't be shy. When the Sun arrives in Scorpio, travel and new experiences are favored. Jupiter will be in Scorpio from October 10 through the next year, so definitely plan a trip of some kind. Read about Jupiter above. The future is bright.

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