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TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT looks at what the stars have for YOU this autumn . . . 

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Thanks to your efforts, productivity will soar at the beginning of October. Don’t be surprised if you’re given a bonus or even a promotion in appreciation for your hard work. On the 5th, the Full Moon will tempt you into commanding the spotlight. Instead of taking all the credit for an accomplishment, you would be wise to share it with the entire team. A gracious attitude will win the approval of both your colleagues and bosses alike. Toward the middle of the month, you’ll notice your sensual desires growing stronger. This is a great time to devote more time and attention to your partner. If you’re single, you could meet someone special while you are out and about enjoying your favourite pastimes. The New Moon on the 19th will find you bending over backwards to get someone’s attention. Instead of making a spectacle of yourself, it would be better to adopt a nonchalant attitude. Playing hard to get will pay off.Devoting yourself to cultural pursuits will be good for you at the start of November. Dive into a good book, listen to beautiful music and enjoy a movie marathon or a box set night in. The Full Moon on the 4th brings in an impressive payment for a job well done. Use some of these earnings for a solitary trip. Staying at a tranquil place by the water will give you the peace and quiet you feel your soul needs. You’ll be celebrated for your unique style toward the middle of the month. Don’t be surprised when you’re asked to share your inspired ideas with others. Your audience will love the innovative spin you put on traditional forms. On the 18th, the New Moon will mark an exciting turning point in a close relationship. You may decide to make a serious commitment to a loving partner or pool your resources to start a business venture. Follow your conscience when faced with an ethical choice at the end of month.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

Early in the month, traveling could put you on the path of romance. Falling in love with someone who has a charming manner is a distinct possibility. Are you already in a relationship? Take this opportunity to go on a trip you’ve both been dreaming about for ages. The Full Moon on the 5th will bring an unpleasant secret to light. Be ready to own up to your mistakes, apologise and make amends. A close relationship will give you added strength at the middle of the month. This would be a good time for getting engaged or married or signing a business agreement. On the 19th, the New Moon will disrupt your regular routine. You may have to change your diet and exercise routine to accommodate a health issue. Don’t hesitate to lean on your best friend or romantic partner for extra support as October turns into November. Two heads will be better than one.

Enjoy the good things that come along with your world of work at the beginning of the month. On the 4th, the Full Moon will put you squarely in the spotlight. This is a wonderful opportunity to show off your creative knowledge and know how. A prestigious organisation will give you a grant, loan or scholarship toward the middle of the month. As a result, you’ll be able to earn add to your qualifications, study with a seasoned expert or take a world tour. The New Moon on the 18th finds you irresistibly drawn to someone with a commanding personality. Embarking on a romance or starting a business are all worth considering. A legal matter could go against you at the approach of December; you will have to decide whether it’s better to carry on or settle now and cut your losses. Conserving your resources is more important than creating trouble for someone who cheated you. Christmas is coming; don’t spoil it by seeking revenge.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

You could find an ideal living situation in the early days of October. This is a terrific time to buy a home, sign a lease or refinance your mortgage. On the 5th, you’ll seek the company of friends. Beware of overindulging at a party or you’ll regret it later. Employment prospects will improve toward the middle of the month. You may land a job with excellent fringe benefits at this time. The New Moon on the 19th warns against falling for an unconventional newcomer. Although you’ll be utterly smitten by someone who defies authority, they won’t be a good partner for you. Hold out for someone with a good character. If you’re already in a relationship, you’ll be disappointed with the results of a creative project. Try not to dwell on this setback. Bigger and better opportunities will arrive as November approaches. Getting a grant or business loan will give you a welcome opportunity to develop your natural talent.

Your creative work will earn you a reputation for innovation and skill at the start of the month. Don’t be surprised if you’re given more artistic assignments as a result of a job well done. If you’re looking for work, you could find an excellent career opportunity involving film, fashion or photography. Alternatively, you might join a charitable or humanitarian organisation. The Full Moon on the 4th will bring a welcome opportunity to rest, relax and reflect. Clear your schedule of responsibility and give yourself permission to daydream. At the middle of November, you’ll get tremendous moral support from a capable partner. Let your best friend, lover or business associate encourage you to pursue an unusual dream. As the month draws to a close, your expenses are bound to rise. That’s only natural with the approach of Christmas. Set limits on your spending and give yourself enough time to shop for gifts. Some you can buy and others you can make.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

A close and loving ambiance at the beginning of the month will make you feel as if you can move mountains. Take this opportunity to tackle a project that used to daunt and intimidate you. The Full Moon on the 5th will mark a big shakeup on the career front. You may not want to stay with your current employer as a result. Taking a prolonged vacation is a distinct possibility in the middle of the month. You’ve always been the epitome of caution and conscientiousness. Taking a gamble will be good for you. On the 19th, the New Moon will put strain on your domestic life. Instead of maintaining an expensive lifestyle, you may prefer to downsize. Moving to a smaller, cosier abode is a distinct possibility. You’ll notice your priorities will undergo a radical change as October draws to a close. Find a way to spend more time on the things you love.

Use the opening days of November to satisfy your wanderlust. Whether you go on a spiritual pilgrimage, visit a bustling metropolis or enjoy some armchair travel is immaterial. The important thing is to enjoy the sights, sounds and sensations of another culture. On the 4th, the Full Moon will inspire you to attend a party. Don’t be surprised if you start turning heads at this get together. Don’t leave until you have gathered a few phone numbers. An unusual career opportunity will fall into your lap in the middle of the month. Be sure to follow it up, even though it involves some heavy responsibilities. You’ll find this job to be one of the most rewarding you’ve ever held. The New Moon on the 18th will mark the announcement of an engagement, marriage or pregnancy. Indulging your own whims could result in an argument at the end of the month. Don’t feel guilty about doing what you want to do.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Finances are looking good in the first few days of October making this is a great time to land a new and better paid job, ask for a rise or increase your fees. On the 5th, the Full Moon will bring a disappointing decision about a legal or official matter. Look at this is an opportunity to make a fresh start. You’ll get an exciting chance to embark on your dream career toward the middle of the month. Work involving research, restoration or revivals will be especially rewarding. The New Moon on the 19th will darken your normally sunny outlook. Try not to feel too gloomy. Listening to uplifting music, watching upbeat movies and reading inspirational books will be welcome diversions from troubling current events. As October turns to November, you’ll get a chance to improve your work conditions. Confront a colleague who has been saying unpleasant things behind your back. It’s time to clear the air.

Spend the opening days of November catching up with your nearest and dearest. Domestic pursuits, like fixing lavish meals for a family dinner, will be good for the inner you. You could be in line for a rise, promotion or both on the 4th, when the Full Moon highlights your considerable professional skills. If you’ve been looking for work, you’ll land a new position on or around this magical day. You’ll be able to travel for both business and pleasure toward the middle of the month; embrace the chance to visit an exotic country that’s not a typical tourist destination. The New Moon on the 18th is perfect for buying or selling a piece of property. Moving to a secluded area that helps you decompress from public appearances is strongly advised. As November draws to a close, you’ll be attending a bewildering array of parties. Make sure to wear something special to these festive occasions; all eyes will be on you.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

A love affair will put a special spring in your step that’s impossible to ignore in early October. Don’t be surprised if people want to know the cause for all your joie de vivre. On the 5th, the Full Moon will put an unexpected strain on your budget. It may be necessary to cover expenses while your business or romantic partner looks for work. Your schedule will become much more manageable in the middle of the month. Take this opportunity to get on with doing those things that bring you the most pleasure. The New Moon on the 19th will bring more demoralising news about a money matter. You may not as earn much as you expected for a job well done. Let this be a lesson about working for an unscrupulous companies and conglomerations. The next time they come at you with a job offer, turn them down politely, but firmly. As November approaches, you’ll get positive feedback from your world of work.

An intimate relationship will be a profound source of comfort at the beginning of the month. Clear your schedule so you can spend quality time with your favourite person. On the 4th, the Full Moon brings the successful conclusion of a legal or official matter. At long last, you’ll feel free to travel. Schedule a trip to a destination that is famous for its natural beauty. You could get a generous gift from a relative at the middle of the month. Don’t worry; there will be no strings attached to this tribute. Write a heartfelt thank you note for this present. The New Moon on the 18th will inspire you to sign up for a challenging course. Acquiring valuable skills will dramatically expand your professional opportunities. As the month winds down, you’ll be spending more time at home with your nearest and dearest. Arranging and planning a big Christmas party will appeal to your love of planning.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

The first days of the month are perfect for making home improvements. Extra money will be available for an upgrade to your bathroom or kitchen. If you’re looking for a new place to live, this is the time to launch a search. You’ll find the ideal place in a naturally tranquil setting. The Full Moon on the 5th will draw your attention to a close relationship. Be more attentive to your best friend, romantic partner or workaday colleagues. You’ve been wrapped up in your own affairs; taking the focus off yourself will strengthen this bond. There will be plenty of ways to make money in the middle of the month. Take this opportunity to build some financial security for youand your family. On the 19th, the New Moon will tempt you to change your image. Don’t do anything radically that will permanently alter your appearance. An impulsive decision will be a cause for regret. Family time will be rewarding at the end of October.

There will be a market for your impeccable taste at the beginning of November. If someone asks you to plan an event, don’t do it for free. Your skills are valuable; charge accordingly. The Full Moon on the 4th brings an impressive windfall in the form of a work bonus, inheritance or legal settlement. Use this money to splash out on some new clothes, luxurious bed linens or fluffy towels. Anything aimed at making daily life more pleasant is more than a good idea; it’s a brilliant idea! An unusual partnership will open doors for you at the middle of the month. You’ll benefit from your partner’s contacts and vice-versa. There’s also a chance you’ll obey an impulse to exchange wedding vows in an offbeat setting. On the 18th, the New Moon brings a fantastic job offer. Being able to earn money while working from home will be the answer to a prayer. Keep your work and living areas strictly separate.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

Your social life will scintillate with excitement at the start of October. Have a great time attending parties and catching up with friends. On the 5th, the Full Moon will bring the end to a stressful situation. You won’t be satisfied with the results, but you will be relieved to put this particular problem behind you. Don’t be surprised when your star begins to rise in the middle of the month. Suddenly, you’ll be surrounded by people who think you are great. It will be easier to get an audience for your plans and projects. Take full advantage of this increased prestige; you have earned it. The New Moon on the 19th will create some difficulties with a bureaucratic matter. You’ll have to submit paperwork several times before making any headway. The approach of November will change your outlook about a political or social issue. Don’t be afraid to admit you were wrong in the face of compelling evidence.

Your star power will attract opportunities for love, adventure and fun in the beginning of November. Taking a risk will pay off nicely during this golden period. On the 4th, the Full Moon will prompt you to pay an affectionate tribute to someone special. Whisk your romantic partner off on vacation, give your best friend a gift certificate for a spa treatment or take a dreaded chore off a business associate’s plate. Towards the middle of the month, you’ll have an opportunity to share your expertise with an appreciative audience. Getting paid to pass on your expertise and experience will be a very satisfying experience. The New Moon on the 18th will encourage you to change your look in one way or another as you feel you need an image and style that reflects your ideas and ambitions. As the month draws to a close, serious financial talks and a long term cash decision will improve your income.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

You have the potential to reach new heights in your career at the beginning of the month. Don’t hesitate to apply for a promotion or a better paid position during this golden period. The Full Moon on the 5th will make you long for a break, but will there be time for one? Obligations to your community, family and colleagues will keep you busy. Take a vacation toward the middle of the month. Choose a solitary destination where you can hear yourself think. You need to replenish your energy, not drain it. On the 19th, the New Moon will mark the start of a creative project. Working with a team will be stressful; there will be several hot-headed players who try to test your patience. Conserve your resources at the end of October. You’ll want to have some money in reserve to cover unexpected expenses in November. A medical expense or tuition bill could be higher than you expect.

Working as part of a team will be rewarding at the start of the month. You’ll enjoy entertaining the group at your home. Take this opportunity to host or plan a festive dinner; playing genial, generous host appeals to your natural generosity. The Full Moon on the 4th brings the successful conclusion to a demanding job. People will be so impressed with your work that you will be offered a chance to take on a more influential role. Choose the role that offer the most creative satisfaction. At the middle of the month, you’ll fall under the spell of a wild rebel. Let them introduce you to an unusual hobby, cuisine or travel destination. On the 18th, the New Moon will prompt you to spend more time on solitary pursuits. While everybody else is getting ramped up for Christmas, you’ll turn your attention inward. Exploring your spiritual needs will relieve stress and allow you to enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Don’t be shy about sharing your expertise in the early days of the month. You may be surprised when your in-box gets flooded with requests for your services. On the 5th, the Full Moon will put strain on your domestic life. It may be necessary to get some emergency repairs done on your electrical or plumbing system. Friends will be especially supportive during the middle of October. Accept offers of help, especially if you feel a little overwhelmed. The New Moon on the 19th could bring some unwanted attention. It may be necessary to take the blame for someone else’s mistakes. Your gracious attitude will earn the respect of both your peers and superiors. Your personal life will be a welcome haven from professional pressure with the approach of November. Meet with friends who can always make you laugh. The secret to your success is your ability to see humour in every situation.

Working behind the scenes will boost your professional reputation in the early days of November. On the 4th, the Full Moon will mark the end of an incredibly busy period, allowing you to take a long trip for pleasure. Visiting a destination that appeals to your spiritual side would be well worth thinking about. At the middle of the month, you’ll get some surprising news from a relative that sparks a string of celebrations. This is a great chance to come together in a spirit of harmony. The New Moon on 18th is ideal for attending a party. Your powerful charisma will attract admirers from far and wide. If you’re single, you may decide to steer a friendship into romantic waters at this time. You’ll have a showdown with a pushy person as the month draws to a close. If you decide to move on and find employment elsewhere, keep your job search a secret. Apply for work at hospitals, government agencies, and universities.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

October begins on a romantic note. Spending quality time with your amour will strengthen your mutual devotion. If you’re single you might meet someone special at a professional conference or training programme. The Full Moon on the 5th will bring your attention to routine tasks you’ve been neglecting. Clear your schedule to run errands, return messages and submit paperwork. Your career prospects will get a boost toward the middle of the month. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business, this will be the ideal time to try. On the 19th, the New Moon could create legal troubles. Instead of going to court, it may be better to pay a fine or settle with your adversary. Getting involved in a long, protracted tussle will be expensive. As the month winds down, you’ll be able to take leadership of a troubled division. Your innovative leadership style will reveal hidden talents in several members of the team.

A moneymaking opportunity that is both financially and spiritually rewarding will arrive at the start of the month. You are proof that one can earn a living from making the world a better place. The Full Moon on the 4th brings your attention to the home front. Throw a party for a relative who is celebrating a birthday, anniversary or even an academic achievement. Exciting news could arrive via a social media site at the middle of the month. You’ll be relieved and delighted by a friend’s bill of clean health. On the 18th, the New Moon will bring an impressive career opportunity. Working for a dynamic go-getter will be a good use of your organisational skills. You’ll enjoy the challenge of sharing their hectic schedule. As November turns to December, you will reap the benefits of a club membership. Don’t forget to pay your dues or you will be left out in the cold.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

A close partnership will help you get through a period of profound transformation at the start of the month. Cast your fears aside and take the first step towards a bold dream. You’re on the way to a landmark success. On the 5th, the Full Moon will put a strain on your budget. Instead of accepting lacklustre pay for an important job, demand a rise. If your demands aren’t met, you could find a good position elsewhere towards the middle of the month. Apply for work at a cultural, religious or educational organisation that is famous for treating its staff well. The New Moon on the 19th will cause an argument to break out between you and a business or romantic partner. If you are going to maintain ties, it will be necessary to make compromises on the financial front. You’ll both have to tighten your belts to achieve the security you need. Make some sacrifices with the approach of November.

Your idealism will be rewarded in the opening days of November. Don’t compromise your principles when it comes to art, romance and the finer things of life. By holding out for the best, you will get precisely that. On the 4th, you’ll get positive feedback on a creative project. You might even find that word of your skills is all set to reach a much wider audience. You’ll be paid handsomely for your unique abilities at the middle of the month. Take this opportunity to apply for a promotion or launch your own business. The New Moon on the 18th will find an intimate relationship taking a torrid turn. Enjoy a rendezvous with someone who makes your pulse pound. As December approaches, your intuition will grow stronger and stronger. Trust your instincts when searching for the perfect gifts. You’ll find exquisite items for friends, relatives and colleagues by closing your eyes and reflecting on the recipient’s best qualities. A professional presentation will go very well at the end of the month.