Astrologer TANYA OBREZA on what’s in the stars this month! TANYA was born in Slovenija and emigrated to Australia with her parents as a young girl. It was during her first visit to England that Tanya was introduced to astrology, and in 1980 she gained her London Faculty of Astrological Studies qualifications. Over the years, Tanya has established an extensive and wide-ranging international following, mostly due to her reassuring, down to earth presence.
STAR OF THE MONTH
23 September - 22 October
Many Librans have had their resilience put to the test. Feeling heavily burdened, you’ve been trying to carry the world on your shoulders. It’s time to realign your affairs so that you feel on top of the world rather than beneath it. However, before you start anything new, draw up the pros and cons of each situation. Good fortune is coming your way on many levels this year, but you must stay ahead of the game. Competitors will always be trailing close behind. The best news? Finances receive special focus. So as you make up your birthday wish list for love, good health and happiness, don’t forget to include your financial plan. It seems you have many reasons to celebrate!
23 October - 21 November
This month, Scorpios fall into a meditative mood, with important matters best tackled after some thought. And if you’re still feeling uncertain, do what most do in times of confusion and call in the experts - be they financial, physical or spiritual. It’s a sure bet someone else has already mapped the pitfalls and plotted a safe way home. There’s a mine of good advice for tapping. You don’t need to do everything yourself.
22 November - 21 December
October threatens to send finances into a spin. Remember, while grandiose schemes give you something to aspire to, they can also break the bank. Fortunately, your sensible side should step in before spending gets too out of hand. Also, a friend or relative wants your help. If they're too intrusive, set them straight. Sometimes, even loved ones have to learn from their own mistakes
22 December - 19 January
Domesticity takes up much of your time this month. You may redecorate, move house or simply organise a family reunion. Friends and family could also plan a surprise for you. Whatever the case, the planets put you in the mood to commit. It’s also a heart-to-heart time, which could mean airing long-held grievances. The upside? You’re no longer held captive by hidden feelings.
20 January - 18 February
You have some pretty high expectations at the moment, and not all of them can be met. If this becomes frustrating, don’t resort to anger. Likewise, your advice should not be pitched as caustic criticism. Take it easy on everyone, including yourself. Crush the wrong set of toes, and offended dance partners may decide to call a separate tune. Not the outcome you’d hoped for.
19 February - 20 March
Obsessions, or one particular project, rule October’s agenda. Ideas become more intense as spiritual and intellectual awareness deepens. Pisceans seek greater personal power through the use of knowledge, travel or meditation. For many, this means a step up the career ladder. Others will notice your talents and welcome you into a new work arena. Interestingly, business and romantic alliances may not be too far removed.
21 March - 20 April
Who could blame you for giving up on love after the troubles of recent times? But you can sometimes expect too much from partners, which in turn can bring disappointment. Ask yourself: have you been overly demanding or too detached? At times we erect walls to protect ourselves, shutting others out. Demolish any barriers, and you’ll have a better chance of finding your soul mate.
21 April - 20 May
If you’ve been feeling sad, perhaps you’ve been missing passion or romance. Not so through October. Radiating sensuality, how can you fail to be the centre of attention? The trick is to take a break from others’ self-inflicted grief. Their web of discontent prevents your own self-care. Surround yourself with beauty and those closest to your heart. Love changes everything, as you may now rediscover.
21 May - 21 June
It’s my guess you need a rest. Take advantage of October, which offers a spot of relaxation: maybe some contemplation. Find somewhere warm - kick through the sand; curl up under the doona. Some of you, though, find it hard to slam on the brakes. Try, or you’ll end up exhausted when work spurs into overdrive at month’s end. In the meanwhile, open up to the possibility of love - it’s closer than you think.
22 June - 22 July
When you feel torn between two worlds, certain aspects of your life can lose out to other concerns. But neglected interests will eventually stir aggravation. Thankfully, October restores balance and commitment swerves towards long-term relationships. Realign priorities, then find some loving company and relax. After the 21st, clear plenty of diary space for carnal delights.
23 July - 22 August
It doesn’t matter whether you focus on travel, moving house, career or love - expect some positive changes. Some say you’re impatient. Possibly, but only regarding the trivial. When it comes to serious matters, you have the strength of a Lion. This is the resolve you’ve had to call on, and it’s made you more confident. Give the world your best shot, Leo - you won’t be disappointed.
23 August - 22 September
There’s enough information overload in each day to drive us crazy, so we all need a chance to escape. October encourages you to do just that, but try getting away before friends and family apply the emotional vice. To help travel arrangements, finances look sharp - so the time seems right for extravagance. Help can also come from unexpected sources, so use this month to push other aims skywards.