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 #249 for Oct. 19, 2020 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Financial matters are a metaphor for the larger picture of a relationship. You might use them as an indicator, or you can work with money as a way of aligning yourself with a person. If you can agree on the business angle, you will be able to agree in many more ways. Yet there also seems to be something else evolving, which is your idea of what a relationship is, and what the ‘rules’ should be. Are they a little too strict? Does your emotional environment leave room for people to have feelings for others? Is that really so strange? Anyplace in your relationship where control has been used as a way of influencing the flow of events just might come unraveled. The place that is not subject to restriction is the realm of feeling and desire. Or rather, when pressure is applied, the result is either rebellion or frustration, neither of which is the result of contentment. You will be happier acknowledging what you really feel, and you will be happier accepting what other people feel. Our lives, like our bodies, are mostly water, which must seek its own level.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You will learn something about a partner that may surprise you, and in the process, you’ll discover something about yourself. Welcome what you learn. Let it change you and let it guide your growth process. One problem with the way we’re taught to think of relationships is as something entirely stable and in astrological terms, ‘fixed’. Some continuity is nice, though every day is different. Everyone wakes up each morning slightly changed, no matter how much they may be determined to stay the same. This would be a wholesome thought to allow into your relationships as a guiding principle. What this calls for, though, is tolerance: that is, wiggle room, and making the space in your life for who the people you care about become as they go through life. Be conscious of any ‘bone of contention’ that you may have with someone. It is likely to be false; it is more likely to be meaningless. If there is something you don’t understand about someone’s approach to life, ask them about it, and listen with an open mind.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Retrograde Mercury makes an opposition to Uranus Monday. This is the astrology of a revelation, a discovery, and the ability to change your mind about something. This will be easy if you look honestly at the world and where you fit into it. All you need to do is adjust to what is so, rather than what you want to be so. If you want to make changes, you need to start where you are. Then you can pretty much go anywhere from there. There is an art to doing this: to keep your files updated on an ongoing basis. That means allowing new information in all the time, and not denying, resisting or pushing back against it. The more you know, the more influence you have over your affairs. When something different happens, that means new information is coming in, and therefore, new observations are possible. You will know that’s happening because your plans, intentions and desires loosen up, and you will see the world in a new way. Current astrology says you are questioning your assumptions and rethinking your definition of what is real. That’s a sign of progress.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — To be alive includes being sexually alive. Yes, some will argue this point. Moral positions and past betrayals can get in the way of a simple recognition. Here is a clue: being sexually alive is not about other people. It is about you. It’s about how you perceive yourself, and also how you perceive others, which is a reflection of who you are. How can it be anything else? Right now, the biological and emotional critter that you are is yearning to feel the beauty that you contain and therefore that surrounds you. If you experiment with this and feel guilt, or the threat of jealousy, take that as a sign you’re heading in the right direction, and keep on going. It is galling to some that desire, attraction and one’s sense vitality know no boundaries. This is not a moral issue. It is not an ethical issue. Though these days you could convince at least some people that it’s healthier to wear a plastic bag over their head and turn blue, that is not your karma, and it’s not your choice. Breathe the air, drink the water and hear the music.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Security cannot be the first intention of a relationship or domestic situation. I know that seems like a potentially odd idea, given that the whole purpose of a dry roof is to keep you safe. There is another way to look at that, which is that its purpose is a place where you can be creative. A place where you can be happy. A place where you can grow. A place where you are free to be yourself. Any relationship that occurs within that same space can follow these priorities to a greater or lesser extent. If you are feeling some pressure on an intimate situation, or if you feel like its stability is shaky, take advantage of this. You have an opening, whether on your own or with a partner, to make a new decision. That includes embracing some new idea about who you are, and who they are. Anyway, I would propose a goal for your life, which is to feel at home where you live. That means feeling at home being who you are, all the time. This can take some practice, and possibly pushing a boundary or two.
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) — You may have greater clarity about something or someone, which translates to inner focus. I would propose a measure for determining whether you’re living your truth, and embodying the truth of who you are: you feel liberated. Honesty feels good. In fact it feels incredible. That may come with a sense of vulnerability (such as the potential vulnerability hangover). That can be weird, though I suggest you welcome the feeling, because it means you have stretched free of something within yourself and have entered new territory within yourself. Any sense of weirdness or uncertainty is an invitation to keep going, to keep exploring, and to keep doing what you may consider to be a little dangerous or inappropriate. Your ability learn, to love and to grow cannot be regulated by a moral code. There is no evidence of a moral question in any of these matters. Should one seem to arise, question that viewpoint immediately. There is plenty of room in the world not just for who you are, but also for who you are becoming.
Notes to Myself is Ready | Astrology Studio for Libra
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — This is a rich time to reveal your own secrets to yourself. You are working the edge of your own territory, where your assumptions start to fall apart. This is a great place to be. The sensation of something crumbling is akin to a cast being cut from of a limb, or a scab falling off. It may feel a little dangerous to stretch and to reach, though that’s not true. Seen another way, you have unusual freedom to move around within yourself and push your inner boundaries. The most important place to give yourself the space to be is within your own thoughts — though do not stop there. Your mind is a model of the universe. What your senses perceive is a map to your environment. Be bold about trying this: shift inwardly, and then express that outwardly. If you seem to fail, or bang into someone or something, take a breath and try again. Notice not only where the obstacles are, but also observe when they move, or seem to disappear. Right now everything is portable, and anything is subject to change. Work with that.
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 75-minute astrology reading, Eric Francis will unravel the secrets of your sign, and help you guide yourself through this strange new time we are living in. Preorder now for $33. Price goes up to $44 when the Sun arrives in your sign. The reading will be delivered on or about Oct. 23. Original music by Vision Quest.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — To what extent is your concept of who you are designed to make you acceptable to someone else as a partner? This would go for everything from how you tailor your appearance to what you call yourself to what you identify with: all the variables of identity. You might cast all of that off and assert the grand experiment of absolute sincerity. You know how to do this, though you walk a line. This was probably the result of being told you were too intense or too much or too sexual or too whatever, at a number of times (perhaps many times) in the past. Doing this is a work in progress, and as you may have discovered, there is the not-small matter of what you do with your precious time every day. The sincerity you now need is of action. In my reading of your solar chart, you are exploring the right work to do. This cannot be a mental exercise, but rather one of learning from experience. You don’t need an idea to lead the way: ask yourself what you actually love to do. Notice when the time goes by quickly and you are happy and fulfilled at the end of a task. Please more of that.
ADDENDUM FOR SCOPRIO — I will have more to say in The Scorpio File
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Events this week will encourage you to rethink your concept of a “secret.” The bottom-line question is, why would you would need to conceal anything? There may be valid reasons. Know your motives for doing so, particularly if the matter is personal. Secrecy is largely a game, and one that people play with themselves. The first thing to do is look for any points of denial. This may have an astringent feeling; you would need to question what you assume, which means identifying it. This must be an ongoing project. Under this week’s astrology, you may discover something you were not admitting to yourself, and it may be slightly shocking. That would be a good sign. You need to see exactly how this happens, so you can spot the pattern in the future. Most people, it seems, are fully conscious of what they do and don’t allow into the part of their awareness where they would want to do something about this. Note that in this discussion, Scorpio is involved. The question is, what do you really want?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You can afford to be much more experimental. You can afford to advocate what you hold true to your heart. In short, you can take greater risks with what you are willing to express, and set aside your concerns about what everyone might think. I know most people don’t like to admit that is a factor in what they express, though your fears about social acceptance remain at crisis level. Western society is rapidly moving toward the kinds of “social credit” schemes that exist in China, where people are evaluated by artificial intelligence for their petty behaviors, and carry a rank similar to a credit score. We do this informally in the Western world, and people have never been more concerned about seeming acceptable. The problem is that to be who you are, to be yourself, to express yourself at all, specifically involves taking the chance of not being acceptable. No true art is created to be “socially acceptable.” This is entirely contrary to being sincere.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The Sun is about to cross the midheaven angle of your chart, which will help put you into some higher gear on professional activities. At the moment, retrograde Mercury may be playing some tricks, throwing you bits of information or revelations that you might find disruptive or shocking. Remember what you learn and keep going. Stay focused on your tasks, and keep perspective about where everything fits into the larger picture. There might be some points of business that you’ve neglected, so spend some time looking into that, and schedule your catch-up projects for sooner rather than later. They will take less time than you think, and any lingering business is eating time and bandwidth. Once the Sun enters Scorpio on Thursday, you will have a clearer sense of where you want to be. There are important developments in the offing, and you will want to have your house and your business life in order. Clear as much old and irrelevant business out of the way as you humanly can. You will need the flexibility.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You always feel better when the Sun enters a water sign, and that’s about to happen this week when the Sun enters Scorpio on Thursday (overnight Thursday to Friday in the UK and Europe). Mercury is already there warming up the territory. The Scorpio angle for you is about your long-term plans and vision for your life. Scorpio is an endless reservoir of ideas and potential, and is part of what makes you such a durable person. It’s also under some unusual conditions right now, which are encouraging you to point your planning and visioning in the direction of your income. You are close to a breakthrough on something that you’ve been working on for a long time. In Pisces fashion (and Chiron is also involved) this is not happening as fast as the Next Great App that scores someone a few million, though you have more relevant plans, more durable and productive ideas. These can take refinement. Be patient as the two inner planet retrogrades work out. Stay positive and go forward.