TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the autumn stars have in store for you . . .
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Striking a good balance between your personal and professional lives will be challenging at the start of October. Treat your amour to a night of romance at this intense time, even if it means leaving the office early. Moving in or starting a business together are good possibilities. You may be asked to take the helm of a well-established organisation or club before the month is out. This challenge is an excellent opportunity to exercise your leadership skills. The second half of the month emphasises the importance of cooperation; consult a business or romantic partner before making any big decisions. On the 20th, the Full Moon might prompt you to leave an oppressive work situation.
November has an intense beginning for you. It’s possible you’ll get an unexpected bill on the 4th, when the New Moon disrupts your cash flow. If you’re looking for work, seek opportunities that pay on a commission basis. You’ll easily outperform the competition. Close relationships can be a source of irritation in the middle weeks of November. No matter what you say or do, your loved ones take exception to it. Seek to satisfy yourself instead. The Lunar Eclipse on the 19th warns against lending or borrowing money; mixing friendship with finance is a big mistake. Opportunities to expand your horizons will abound at the end of the month. You’ll welcome the chance to escape the boredom of the old routine. Take an online course or plan a long-distance trip.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Work will keep you busy through the first half of September. Your duties and responsibilities will be pleasant enough and you’ll feel appreciated for your contributions. Don’t be put off by a demanding expert at the middle of the month; by working hard to earn their approval, you’ll become one of the most talented people in the field. The Full Moon on the 20th will bring an embarrassing secret to light. Someone you admired will fall from their pedestal.
A close relationship demands your attention at the start of November. The New Moon on the 4th pressures you to make a commitment or walk away from a union. An intense desire for freedom may prompt you to go solo. Don’t overestimate your importance at work towards the middle of the month. Demanding special treatment, cutting corners and breaking rules could result in disaster. On the 19th, a Lunar Eclipse will tempt you to change your image. This could do more harm than good. It’s better to maintain the status quo than make any sudden alterations to your appearance and persona. Your love life will sizzle with excitement in the final days of November. A rendezvous with the object of your affection will be lots of fun.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Devote yourself to pleasure throughout the first half of October. Your creative juices will be flowing like a mighty river. In addition, your charisma will be at an all-time high. This may be one of your favourite times of the entire year. The chance to get paid for your expertise could come your way; you’ll enjoy teaching or working on an advanced course via computer. A misdirected romantic message will finally reach you in the second half of October. On the 20th, the Full Moon could prompt you leaving an organisation that no longer reflects your values.
On the 4th, the New Moon warns against accepting a job that seems too good to be true. It’s better to hold out for a position at an established company with a good reputation than a start-up operation. In the middle of November, you’ll be focused on improving your physical and emotional health. Scale back your work schedule to make more time for therapeutic activities and supportive relationships. A Lunar Eclipse on the 19th brings the end to a secretive situation that has been making you miserable. Turning your back on this part of your life will be a relief. Lean on your best friend, romantic partner, or workmate during the final weeks of the month. Their loyalty will renew your faith humanity.
CANCER (June 22-July 23)
You’ll be even more of a homebody than usual at the start of October. This is a great time to clear out clutter, redecorate and do home improvement projects. Money from a personal or professional partnership will arrive mid-month, allowing you to purchase some lovely creature comforts. Much to your relief, a confusing family matter will be clarified in the second half of the month. It may be tempting to quit your job in a huff on the 20th, due to a provocative Full Moon. A break from work could be therapeutic.
The opening days of the month can emphasise the need for fun, romance and adventure. The New Moon on the 4th could make you irritated about the lack of leisure in your life. Until you change your priorities, you’ll remain anxious and stressed. Mid-month is ideal for taking a break from work. If you can’t go away on vacation, you could enjoy a romantic interlude with the person who is close to your heart. Are you single? This would be a great time to post a profile on a dating site. On the 19th, the Lunar Eclipse will prompt you to leave an organisation or friendship that no longer reflects your values. Devoting more attention to health is strongly advised for the final week of November.
LEO (July 24-August 23)
Intellectual stimulation gives you great pleasure at the start of October. Take this opportunity to attend an online course or watch some instructional videos. A serious relationship could burst into flower this month. Getting engaged, exchanging vows, or forming a business alliance are among the possibilities. On the 20th, the Full Moon could deliver a disappointing legal decision. Rather than dwelling on your disappointment, give thanks this matter has concluded. You’ll have more time for creative and romantic pursuits in the closing days of October. A power struggle with your amour can be resolved in the bedroom.
Family matters will inspire a big change on or around the 4th, due to a conflicted New Moon. Alter your approach to work so that you can spend more quality time with your nearest and dearest. If you’re looking for a place to live, you might have to alter your list of non-negotiable items to secure a good abode. The middle of the month finds you facing off with your best friend or romantic partner. Be honest when they ask for more than you can deliver. A Lunar Eclipse on the 19th could mark the end of a professional role, allowing you more time for romance and learning. If you’ve been contemplating a relaxing vacation, the final days of November would be good for planning one.
VIRGO (August 24-September 23)
Money will be coming in at a brisk rate in the opening days of the month. This is a great time to buy a car, computer, smartphone, or any other device will save time and speed productivity. You might be asked to take heavy responsibilities off a supervisor’s plate during the middle of the month. Dispatching these duties well will put you in line for a big promotion. The Full Moon on the 20th could trigger an argument over joint finances. It may be necessary to hire a lawyer to get your fair share of a group fund. Make your claim.
Traffic tie-ups and electronic breakdowns could wreak havoc in your life on the 4th, due to a tense New Moon. Rather than insisting on moving forward with plans, be flexible. Reschedule a trip or meeting. Use the unexpected free time in your schedule to catch up on your reading, enjoy a movie marathon or listen to relaxing music. The middle of November warns against overindulging in food and drink. Practicing moderation will boost your productivity, helping you attract a good work opportunity. On the 19th, the Lunar Eclipse could mark a shocking end to a legal matter. It may be necessary to change the way you do business because of this verdict. Working from home is a distinct possibility at the end of November.
LIBRA (September 24-October 23)
Domestic decisions and home-based concerns look likely to occupy your thoughts as Autumn makes her presence felt. You have some financial planning to do as well as preparing for what the coming months have in store for you personally and professionally. Once you have a clear direction set in your mind you will want to forge forward with an ambitious business or career plan during the middle of the month that is sure to have repercussions for your home and family and need to be discussed with those who will be affected. As October draws to a close you will want to free yourself from any restrictive or coercive influences you feel are taking you in a different direction from the one you had prepared yourself for. A period of positive progress and success begins.
Salary negotiations could be stressful at the start of November. The New Moon on the 4th will make it difficult to get the compensation you deserve. Instead of committing to a long-term contract, it might be best to sign on for a couple of months, then renegotiate the terms of the deal early next year. In mid-November, you’ll be tempted to spend money that you don’t have. Instead of shopping until you drop, it will be better to practice financial restraint. The Lunar Eclipse on the 19th puts strain on an intimate relationship. Maintaining separate bank accounts can put an end to intense squabbles about money. Shafts of sunlight appear during the final week of the month, when you’ll get an opportunity to study with a respected teacher.
SCORPIO (October 24-November 22)
In mid-October, domestic pursuits will give you a welcome sense of grounding. This will be a great time to invent recipes, redecorate rooms, or plan a garden. The Full Moon on the 20th could prompt you to quit a stressful job. It should be easy to attract a lucrative position that is much more rewarding in the final days of the month. This is the most empowering time of year for you, so making radical moves usually pays off handsomely.
Resist the temptation to undergo a radical makeover at the beginning of November. Although the New Moon on the 4th will make you yearn for a different look, you could be terrifically disappointed with the results. Wait until next month to alter your hairstyle, radically change your image or attitude, or revamp your wardrobe. In the middle of November, you might face off with a relative who makes great demand on your time and resources. The Lunar Eclipse on the 19th could mark the end of a close relationship that is no longer working for you. Regaining your freedom will allow you to pursue an intriguing job during the final week of the month. This position will offer lots of intellectual stimulation, travel and study.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
In the middle of October, you will get a chance to take a stimulating online course. The skills you acquire through these classes will put you on a whole new career path. The Full Moon on the 20th warns against falling in love at first sight. Instead of rushing into a romance, take your time and get to know the object of your desire.
The New Moon on the 4th could push you into the background, despite a desire to command the spotlight. Attending to background tasks and administrative work is critical to your wellbeing. After forcing yourself to rest, it will be easier to take a diplomatic approach to a stressful work matter. Beware of talking more than you listen; you don’t want to disclose any confidential information to the wrong people. A Lunar Eclipse on the 10th demonstrates the need to take good care of your body. Replace sugar, fat and alcohol with lean protein, fresh produce and whole grains. Your improved diet will give you an attractive glow that’s impossible to resist at the end of November. Enjoy the adulation you’ll receive.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)
You might be put in charge of a large pool of resources during the middle of October. Careful custodianship of this fund will result in a big promotion. Family could be a source of stress on the 20th, due to a tense Full Moon. Trying to pressure a relative to go against their instincts will be an exercise in futility. Let your loved one accept the consequences for their mistakes.
Working on a group project could be frustrating at the start of the month. The New Moon on the 4th could throw some technical glitches into a teleconference, making it difficult to see and hear instructions. Instead of trying to force the issue, agree to reconvene later in the week so everyone can easily communicate. The middle of November warns against engaging in retail therapy. If you want to fill an emotional void, pour your energy into realising a dream you’ve had since childhood. On the 19th, a Lunar Eclipse could cause you to abandon a creative project or romance that has been giving you trouble. Spend the final days of the month engaging in a sacred practice or studying a fascinating belief system.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)
Expanding your horizons will give you a new lease on life in the opening days of the month. Don’t hesitate to fill out a long application; you’ll be awarded a spot in a highly competitive online academic program. In mid-October, you’ll assume some heavy responsibilities. Instead of being overwhelmed by these duties, you’ll be energized by them. You’ll love bringing order to chaos. The Full Moon on the 20th could bring shocking news to your ears. Someone who has been keeping a deep, dark secret will be exposed. This will make you more cautious about putting too much faith in others.
The New Moon on the 4th brings your attention to career matters. If an exciting opportunity falls through, don’t despair. A bigger and better job will arrive. Your job is to stay positive and imagine yourself doing the work you love. When you act as though you already have the job, it will become yours by mid-month. A Lunar Eclipse on the 19th brings an end to an upsetting family matter. Letting a relative take responsibility for their problems will allow you to focus on a cherished personal goal. During the final week of November, you’ll miss the company of your nearest and dearest. If you can’t meet in person, arrange a big online reunion. A spirited Zoom chat will make your spirits soar.
PISCES (February 20-March 20)
Your allure will draw admirers wherever you go at the start of October. It feels good to be wanted and desired. Adopting a spiritual practice in mid-October can help you strike a healthy balance between work and play. Someone will try to wriggle out of a payment on the 20th, due to a stressful Full Moon. Don’t let this con artist take advantage of you. If you must take them to court, so be it. The threat of a legal battle could be enough to get the money you deserve; call this bully’s bluff.
It may be necessary to cancel a trip or academic program near the 4th, due to a challenging New Moon. Instead of dwelling on your disappointment, fill your time with a writing or learning project that stimulates your intellect. Beware of making mountains out of molehills. Dwelling on disappointments and mistakes can drive opportunity from your door. The Lunar Eclipse on the 19th could deliver shocking news about someone you have always admired. Instead of idolising people, remember and embrace their humanity. The last week of the month is ideal for pursuing a career goal. Landing a great position that draws on your creativity will be a great use of the ambitious energy that swirls around you at the end of November.