Planet Waves Inner Space – October 2008

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Aries (March 20-April 19)
You may want to give a domestic partner, lover or romantic interest time to sort out their seeming confusion. Most people are not as impetuous as you are, and for someone you care about, this is a time when they can experiment with not being so stuck inside. In particular, they need you to recognize that they have the freedom to change their mind. What you need to remember is that you also have the freedom to change your mind, and in fact, this may be the perfect time to do so. You know you have options. You are being offered something good by someone whose affections you would love to share. I suggest you ask yourself what you would do in a perfect world — that is, one without guilt.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
You have endured a lot the past few months, and you have developed an interesting image of yourself in the process. It’s somewhat darker than your previous self-concepts, more emotional and less rational than you believed you were. You are quite possibly convinced that you’re the only person who can really relate to you. Be aware that self-concepts are very different than your actual self, and also, be aware that you are in a discovery process that is putting you through many additional changes. You are still struggling with a kind of dare to surrender to the flow of your life. You are still struggling with thinking that the details all add up to the truth.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
You seem determined to swim against the current of society’s many expectations about relationships. This is a great thing to do, and while you’re involved with this experiment, I suggest you notice who is swimming in the same direction you are. There may not be so many other people, but there will be some. You may not get to have the kinds of relationships you want with them, but you will gather a sense of what you want and what you need, and you will at least teach yourself that you’re not the only person who has original ideas about life. In fact, from this point out, you can assume that everyone has at least two readily available states of being. Some people count themselves as having the power to choose, and some do not.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
So many factors are guiding you toward having a settled sense of home, knowledge of what leads you to feel secure, and of honoring your true needs. Along the way, you may be encountering the part of you who resists stability at every turn; the one who insists on freedom to roam when the rest of your psyche is leading you toward grounding. I strongly suggest you work with this contradiction rather than attempt to deny it, or resolve it by choosing one thing at the expense of another. I recognize that it’s uncomfortable to straddle a paradox so directly, so viscerally. But the real rewards of your current journey will come from doing so.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
You seem to have more ideas than you have money, but true beauty does not come at a cost. Focus on making your environment beautiful and you’re likely to have a better quality of life and to see your income improve. This is a matter of emphasis rather than of magic. Anyway, I suggest you anticipate an ongoing series of experiments regarding what helps you feel comfortable in your home environment. Try new things, but please give the process three or four weeks to take effect. Part of the measure of success will be how you feel, part will come from how the elements of your life flow (cash included), and part will be the new level of communication you are striving to bring a relationship to.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Saturn in your sign is having some odd effects, if I understand your astrology. You seem to feel a need to normalize your life, to be the uber-Virgo with a solid grip on reality. Then you start to act really weird. You say things you don’t know if you mean; you change your mind unexpectedly and at odd times; you are surfing along a vast experiment in what is important to you. If there is conflict involved, it’s between the two sides of this dichotomy: stable versus flaky; tied-down versus free; absolutely sincere versus not having a clue what you’re about. Welcome to human existence! And welcome to a month of contradictions and adventure. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
To say the very, very least, you are learning so much about yourself that little else is as interesting to you. This is a great place to be, and I suggest you indulge it fully. Most of the time we are compelled to feel some form of guilt for actually encountering ourselves on the inside, while we’re pushed into spending all kinds of time, effort and money to glam up who we are on the outside. This makes for an extremely boring inner journey; and thankfully yours at the moment is nothing like this at all. If you want to allow yourself mobility, psychic or physical, emphasize your inner life, and spend time only with people who honor your inner life.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Your fantasy life has been extremely active lately, and suddenly your magnetism and sense of adventure seem to have arrived in the physical world. You are having a potent effect on others right now, an effect you may neither see nor understand. Indeed, your inner reality is likely to be substantially different than what the world sees. At the moment, you come off as burning with a hot, stable flame. Most people feel the same way about you every time they see you, which I can confidently describe as lusty delicious. On the inside, you’re unlikely to feel the same about anyone or anything in 15-minute (or is it 15-second?) intervals. There will be those opportunities when your two realities line up. That’s the time to make your move.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
You may feel a need to watch your money, but I suggest you watch your income instead. You have some interesting, even strange, opportunities to make some money. Not only do they seem legal, they connect with something of your primary role in the world. Nearly all of them will be disguised as problems that someone else is having, which you can help them see are actually opportunities. The main thing not to do is worry about your own cash flow. I don’t suggest you spend like Donald Trump on a decorating spree. Rather, think like Trump, the businessman.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Be careful this month when communicating with both superiors and colleagues. There is something slippery in the air, and you want to make sure you get it right the first time, or at worst, the second. Be particularly careful when attempting to send or receive signals of a sexual nature. You are likely to be perceived as more sexual than you are intending to convey, when the objective is to seem just hot enough to get someone’s attention. That, the planets suggest, is best done outside your home rather than inside. If you want the relationship to develop or last, perhaps get to know him or her for a week or three before you bring someone home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
You have a guardian angel watching you, and at the moment, you may feel like you need it. You could say that this is a good time to give the job of faith over to your higher power. Where it comes to how you relate to the world in your beliefs and long-term plans, you seem to be standing in a temporary blind spot. The thing about blind spots is that they don’t involve our central vision, but rather, our peripheral vision. Therefore, keep your eye on the edge. Go outside, walk around the house, walk around your neighborhood, drive home a different way or turn the instructions upside down. What seems like a crisis of faith may really be a quest for perspective; and at the moment, your perspective is changing regularly.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The planets are moving into a position that’s likely to shake up your relationship life in the way you’ve been awaiting for a long time. The only catch is that you have to wait about another month. I am usually the very last person you will ever, ever hear advise anyone to wait for anything except the ladies’ room (and usually there is another one nearby or in the executive suite). However, for the one and only time in my astrology career, I suggest you wait. Breathe, chill out, and give the situation — any situation that you’re concerned about involving another person — until Nov. 4. And by breathe, I mean breathe easy.

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