Astrologer TANYA OBREZA on what’s in the stars this month...
STAR OF THE MONTH
23 October - 21 November
A dazzling cosmos showcases Scorpios’ unique talents this year, so a career or business option previously left on hold could suddenly soar skywards. You leave a lasting impression on others, and those higher up are noticing how well you perform your duties. Around Christmas romance comes special delivery, although it might not arrive in the package you expected.
22 November - 21 December
Sometimes, we reach a month that, in hindsight, is a turning point. Whether you realise its importance at the time depends on your intuition. Whatever the case, there’s no avoiding a renewed outlook on life. More importantly, you undergo a change in your spiritual attitude - old ideals may be traded for newer beliefs, or your present commitment strengthens.
22 December - 19 January
Your hopes and wishes for the future take priority. November finds you busier and more involved with people and projects. Working in a team effort becomes enjoyable, and profitable. Ditto for travel. The Sun also turns up your ability to co-operate and compromise. As a result, you may win love or a new friendship, and possibly a new mentor as well.
20 January - 18 February
November motivates you to realise ambitions; to unreservedly promote yourself and your talents. If you haven't yet found your right calling, you'll probably do so soon. New ventures get suddenly noticed by a wider audience. You may also travel in connection with your job or have more contact with foreign companies or those overseas. A family member, too, may be given a special promotion or recognition.
19 February - 20 March
Well done Pisces, for giving it your best shot. Now, why not try a team effort? When you pool resources and talents, you can achieve more than you would alone. Still, working well with others requires a willingness to leave egos at the door. A simplified love life could also help lessen stress. Play the field thoughtlessly this month, and you may get caught out.
21 March - 20 April
If recent efforts have felt like all pain and no gain, don’t lose heart. Ariens now reach a major turning point, and the direction looks positive. Basically, it comes down to trusting your instincts and acting on them. For many, this will mean a new career or retraining. Travel’s not off the list of possibilities, either. And why not take a chance on love? After all, here’s a month when your charisma and playfulness are all but irresistible.
21 April - 20 May
The cosmos is asking you to slow down, which is probably welcome news. If you can’t come to a complete halt, try to go with the flow; you may be surprised by who’s strolling along beside you. Life may be quieter than usual, but in no way are you robbed of your sexual magnetism. It may not be an instant love match, but from friendship - a lasting relationship could develop.
21 May - 21 June
Just a few short months ago you were in a restless mood, and now, you’re ready to cosy down into a less stressed lifestyle. To add to the pleasure, the cosmos conjures up special love - and it’s not all of the romantic variety. Overall, you should notice more compassion coming from within - and as you become more open, so will others. What’s more, your social life looks nothing short of sensational.
22 June - 22 July
This is the perfect month for turning dreams into reality. Life gets a nudge in the right direction, but it’s up to you to go with your instincts. Newly acquired skills encourage originality. Family matters also look set to improve, partly due to your better handling. Occasionally, too, you should review work priorities to create more time for play. That’s what you need, and you’ve been given planetary permission to do just that.
23 July - 22 August
Some Leos have a tryst with destiny this month: to become a leader against cruelty. Whether you’re fighting against domestic violence, the harming of animals or the environment - for you now, might makes right. Sure, the Leo nature is usually more playful - but your Inner Rescuer breaks through. Tremendous satisfaction comes with the experience of battling for a cause. Many will benefit from your active involvement.
23 August - 22 September
Don’t become so absorbed in others’ issues that you miss the far more important developments taking place in your own romantic or creative life. As you’re naturally cautious in all matters, you begin by taking it slowly. However, by November’s end, you may uncharacteristically throw all that caution to the wind. Right now, taking a risk or two seems far more appealing than eventually regretting what you may have missed.