Monthly Horoscopes and Publishing Schedule Notes
Your extended monthly horoscope for October was published on Thursday, Oct. 1. We published your extended monthly horoscope for September on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope after the Sun has entered a new sign.
Monday Evening Horoscope #250 for Oct. 26, 2020 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Be bold about assessing your priorities. That means ask yourself honestly what matters the most to you, and take note of what you learn. It is possible that something will emerge spontaneously and you discover something you want or need or value that you had not thought of. More likely, it will be the rediscovery of something you’ve been thinking about for a long time; something you’ve known for a while, and what happens will serve as affirmation or confirmation or maybe you just recognizing the basic truth about yourself. You may feel like to acknowledge this means you have to change everything, all at once. That is a feeling more than a reality. However, you can guide yourself in the direction that you want to go, in tangible ways. You can define experiments and develop them. You can do things differently today, and then do them differently again tomorrow — and this will add up to guiding yourself toward what you want and what it seems like you truly need. Be alert to the priorities of others and how they may put the squeeze on you.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — There can be no growth without change. It is that simple. To resist one is to resist the other. The question is why anyone would want to. I have a theory, for our times: there is just too much change. It happens too fast and it happens to us rather than as something that we involve ourselves in as a creative process. So we experience change as something exhausting rather than as something beautiful. One unfortunate result is resistance, and that can build up a lot of pressure. Any such pressure is about to shake loose with the Full Moon later this week. It presents you with two options for movement and progress: sudden, jarring and shocking, or the gentle allure to new experiences (which some would call Deer Medicine). The more shocking version of this event is the one that will be more alluring and easier to tune into. The gentler approach of exploring the edge for a while will take some extra sensitivity, and perhaps a little silence, and some inner listening. It will help if you recognize fear for what it is.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — The particular challenges of this year have involved how much power other people seem to have over you. This could also include circumstances, though those are always made up of people. From the look of your chart, you could have the perception that you have no influence over these events. We could make the case that they are all out of your control. Yet you do have the choice of how to respond, which is considerable influence in this world. You have the choice to claim your power, or to give it away — which is something that happens ongoing. Giving away one’s power seems to be an event that occurred in the past. Actually, it is a subscription that people keep renewing. Every decision you make provides you with an opportunity to claim or hand over the authority you have over your life. Much of this involves your relationship to your knowledge, and to your confidence. The confidence piece is the crucial one: your ability to stop, size up your situation, and make a choice.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You have an opportunity to move closer to your personal edge in the coming days, to challenge yourself, and to stretch your limits. Some of this involves who you reveal yourself to be, to the people you know and even the people you don’t know. The edge may have an edgy feeling, or it may have a calm and curious feeling. You might try experimenting with the two, though given your nature, I suggest you feel your way to where there is some serenity. For example, serenity is about being connected to your senses and the interior of your mind. It’s much less about outer circumstances, or your influence. This is you, as a being who relates to your environment, and learns and grows from the experience. You might choose to do this in a bold and assertive way, which would serve you as long as the movement is coming from your center. That is the quality to feel for: your inner orientation, and a kind of dialog within yourself where you are responding to your own interior reality. In our era, this is the new frontier.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — This week’s Full Moon will ignite a creative fire in you, and it may already be doing so. Most people don’t like their work enough to take advantage of this astrology, but maybe you do. Or maybe you want to. Maybe you dream of it. And if you do, it’s time to bring those dreams into physical manifestation. One small idea is all it will take. One thing I can tell you from having lived through a diverse and unlikely career is that there is room where you want to be. There is room at the top. Your talents and abilities have a place — a real place that you can find. You may admire others, and have your personal heroes and avatars, though keep your sense of proportion: they are people, just like you. The Full Moon conjunct Uranus is a reminder that success is always a group effort. You may be the coordinator and you may even be the visionary, though the actual success: that, we do together. Even those with seemingly very small roles can make important contributions to your endeavor.
Tailored for Virgo Sun and rising, this new audio reading by Eric Francis introduces you to your astrology through the autumn of 2021. We will take maximum advantage of the power you are drawing from the Earth signs at the time of your solar return: Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, as well as Uranus in Taurus. This is a grand earth trine, and the thing to do is gather momentum in the direction you want to go, and then point yourself there. Eric describes the influence of Jupiter and Saturn ingressing Aquarius later this year. The reading looks closely at Chiron in Aries, accompanied by Mars retrograde in Aries — your most important relationship house. Now with full transcript. Order now for instant access. This reading is included with the Backstage Pass.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The future is not what you thought it would be. That’s a surprise that many are reckoning with right now — so many sudden, unplanned changes in plans. You may however discover that the disruption works for you. This will require the skill of appreciating a detour when you’re on a journey, or making the most of missing an exit and going somewhere different. If you are concerned about time, physics has already proven that it’s an illusion. Time is variable, though never more so than when you save years or decades by finding yourself in the right place at the right time. You may already be there. As the week’s aspects develop, look for the opening: the way in, the way out, the way through, or the revelation about what is true for you. Your chart this week has a touch of stealing fire from the gods. Be cautious about that. Your personal truth is all the fire that you need. More than you need to turn it on the world, you need to live with it in your heart.
Notes to Myself is Ready | Astrology Studio for Libra
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Barbara Hand Clow described Venus opposite Chiron as an aspect associated with what she called catastrophobia: the irrational fear of catastrophe, based on the triggering of some past trauma. Our world at the moment is in love with disaster, and looking for it everywhere. Everything is a potential disaster. This is no way to live. There is no calm, nor an idea of calm; there is no peace, nor is there the notion that peace might exist. We have plenty of nonstop trauma to be triggered as well, and there is little that anyone is doing about it. Amidst much other astrology this week, Venus forms an opposition to Chiron. This is a rare opening to personal healing. Take a breath and consider what you need. Consider all that has happened to you from which you have not recovered or mended. Consider the impact of world events the past year or five or 10 or 20 years (depending on how old you are). What kind of life do you want? Who do you see yourself being, in terms of how it would feel? Gently map out the space between the two states of being.
The Scorpio File: Astrology Studio 2020
What’s in the Scorpio file? Does anyone really know? This year for your solar return, Mercury is retrograde in your sign. Adding to the mystery, Mars, your classical ruling planet, is retrograde in Aries, about to station direct. Then Jupiter forms a conjunction with Pluto, which takes the story to the level of your soul’s mission on Earth. In this 76-minute astrology reading, Eric Francis unravels the secrets of your sign, and helps you guide yourself through this strange new time we are living in. Price is $44. Original music by Vision Quest. Get instant access here!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — There’s been some spectacular astrology in your sign lately, and it’s not over. The week builds to a rather unusual Full Moon in your opposite sign Taurus. This may be highlighting the seeming instability of a relationship situation. There are many ways to think about this, including the topic of flexibility. However, the current astrology takes that to a new dimension. If your life and your identity are lodged in your ideas about a relationship, the question is: what do you do when your situation changes? It could be a little, it could be a lot. You’re not in a stable environment at the moment, which is its great virtue. Your world is something of a live wire. New approaches to life and to love are called for now. Whatever may be your situation, being less attached is the first thing that’s called for. Attachment is not love; it’s often the substitute for love. This can be an amazing time in your life if you hang loose and make peace with the fact that you’re due for a surprise or two every day.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You may find it challenging to keep a grip on your time or your agenda this week. I suggest you set three tangible goals and stick to them, front-loading the week if you can. Get stuff out of the way at the earliest possible moment. Start what you intend to finish sooner rather than later, then nudge it along every chance you get. The pace and intensity of the week will pick up as the Full Moon approaches. So now is the time to invoke Ganesha and remove obstacles from your path as a conscious act. Postpone or cancel appointments that are not strictly necessary. Travel as little as possible. Get the shopping done. More than anything, give close partners and associates room to wiggle, and be available to pick up any stray tasks that they may need to let go of. While there are no shortcuts, there is such a thing as a creative solution that works for everyone. Be open to that, and be bold about proposing it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Times are heavy, though you simply must find a way to express your more playful and adventurous side. You might even go a little out of bounds doing so. That’s not difficult many places: you could try walking the dog, going hiking or doing the treadmill without a mask, a visor and hand sanitizer. However, you need more fun than that. Maybe you can invent a new kind of robot! Wait, that’s been done a few too many times. So, what would be your idea of really pushing the limits on a good time here in late 2020? That’s the thing to do. The Full Moon lights up like phosphorus in your house of creativity, art and games — the 5th, one of the best of the lot. Before that happens, Venus enters the 10th house of your solar chart, which suggests you will have company if you want it. You’ll also have help if you need it, so make sure to ask for assistance if you do. There’s one thing to be mindful of: fear and its detrimental effects. That’s the real plague, and has been for a long time. Fortunately there is a cure. Live your life on your own terms.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Way back in 1951 (the same year Esoteric Astrology came out), someone named Alan Watts wrote a book called The Wisdom of Insecurity. “To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.” He also wrote that, “The clash between science and religion has not shown that religion is false and science is true. It has shown that all systems of definition are relative to various purposes, and that none of them actually ‘grasp’ reality.” The things we are seeing and experiencing today are not new. They’re merely a little more obvious with the world turned inside out the way that it is right now. Existence is a delicate state of being any day of the century. There are no assurances. You are on more solid ground than you think. You don’t need to give yourself things to worry about.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Nothing you think is taboo, which means approximately “subject to being censored by superstition or custom.” Your mind is yours, to think what you want. You know you’re doing it when you start to feel like you’re walking out into the middle of a frozen lake, not knowing how thick the ice is. Or maybe it’s like walking next to a cliff. Sometimes it feels like you’re going to draw some form of unwanted attention for something you say. When you feel something like that, keep going in that direction — away from the familiar, the dependable, or what seems knowable for sure. Just about all of that is either wrong or has served its purpose. When it comes to exploring ideas, change for its own sake is a positive thing. That’s their whole purpose. What you might say to others is something else; what you might do is something beyond that. Neither are barriers. Life is more tolerant than it seems even today. What matters is how you feel, rather than how others respond. However, if you feel good, others are likely to as well. That would make a productive experiment.