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Your October Horoscope—Gratitude is Key

Change is afoot. Now is the time to reexamine and reset. Take notice of the good in your life and you will see an exciting shift in energy.

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Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 11, and Venus will stay retrograde for most of the month. Venus is also combust from October 17 to 31. The period of Pitru Paksha lasts until October 9, and then the auspicious Navaratri (also known as Durga Puja) will be celebrated from October 9 to 18 to honor feminine energy. The Hindu festival of Dussehra is also celebrated on October 18.

You may find yourself withdrawing this month. Everything seems a bit stale and unsatisfying and you may feel demoralized and confused. You feel something important is missing from your life, but you don’t know what it is. In this state of mind, you could miss the good things happening around you. You may find that you reject help from loved ones, but you are cutting yourself off unnecessarily.

With major transits in October, this is a great time for reassessment. Do not rush into things that you are not sure about. Take time to contemplate. This uncertain situation will change after few days as the planetary energy begins to favor you. Goddess Durga is likely to bless you in multiple ways.

Monthly Mantra:Om Dum Durgayei Namaha


Meaning: Salutations to the bestower of compassion, fearlessness and patience.



Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra is the seventh sign of the Zodiac and its symbol is the scale. The scale evokes balance, harmony and peace. A Libran enjoys a harmonious atmosphere, both at home and at work. They perform their best when they are free from undue pressure and given freedom to explore their creativity. When confronted with a problem, they often wait for matters to resolve instead of taking sides.

A Libran does not like solitude. They enjoy sharing life with others; they are true party animals. Rarely will you find a Libran in a gloomy mood, as they know how to make the best out of every situation. They are very romantic and enjoy romantic movies and songs. As air signs, Librans are intellectual and imaginative. They have an intense desire for love, compassion and understanding, but can also be idealistic and difficult to satisfy.

A Libra man has a magnetic personality and splendid imagination. He enjoys working in an environment where he can showcase his creativity and is often very career-oriented. A Libra man has innate enthusiasm, and optimism and influence from Venus makes him exceptionally interested in painting, acting, or music. He has a strong desire to be famous and rich. For him, his friends are very important. He will also have humanitarian tendencies and express them in a positive way.

A Libra woman is the most feminine of the zodiac. She has a very pleasing personality and stands out in a crowd. She is charming, creative, stylish, sensitive, and emotional. She strives for perfection and always wants the best. Because she is multi-talented, a Libra woman often has more than one career at a time. She is an exceptional artist, entertainer, fashion designer, actor, or singer. She possesses a great appreciation for beauty and art. She has very high expectations in her relationships and is often in a romantic relationship at a young age.

This October, think seriously about your career options. You are highly skilled and love challenges. Brilliant opportunities may come your way so stay on your toes and take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime offers. Financial gains will accrue from past investments and prudent speculation. A vacation to an exotic location is likely to take place later this month. You will enjoy good health this month and life to the fullest. Colleagues and subordinates may cause some worry and unnecessary tensions.

Lucky Days – Wednesdays
Lucky Dates – 11, 18, 26
Lucky Gemstone – Turquoise

Libra Celebrity: Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Matt Damon, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, Kate Winslet, Alicia Silverstone, Sting, Sigourney Weaver, Alesha Dixon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Frieda Pinto

Ruling Planet: Venus
The Scale
Lucky Colors:
White, Blue
Lucky Stone: Diamond, Opal
Best Professions/Fields: Fashion Designing, Beauty, Finance, Restaurant, Entertainer
Body Part: Genitals
Good Points: Creative, Peace Loving, Affectionate, Artistic, Fun Loving
Bad Points: Erratic, Lazy, Unwise
Soul Mates: Gemini, Aquarius
Just Say No: 



Aries (March 21 to April 19)

With Mars exalted, this month promises to be beneficial for your physical and financial status. You will be capable of handling many endeavors at once and will seldom complain. Recognition and rewards for your efforts will abound. You may notice an increase in your confidence and determination. Speculation in real estate will yield handsome returns. Distant travel may be undertaken for business or pleasure and you will enjoy good health despite working overtime at the beginning of the month.

Lucky Days – Tuesdays
Lucky Dates – 6, 10, 17, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Amber



Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

With Venus in Libra, this is a period of financial stability and growth. You will be practical, sensitive, friendly, diplomatic and resolute in your decisions. This also seems to be a wonderful period to ask favors from distinguished people and defeat enemies. Your imagination and skillset will do wonders for you this month. Professionals will sign major contracts and can expect promotions or monetary gains. Those recently married will have a truly romantic and lovable period. Sudden gains and losses are foreseen so do not indulge in financial speculation. Children will bring happy news at the end of the month.

Lucky Days – Mondays
Lucky Dates – 10, 22, 31
Lucky Gemstone – Peridot



Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

This month will bring you notoriety and enormous fame. You possess a remarkable personality and you will easily make friends with your helpful nature. Investments will reach new heights and you may spend more money on luxuries and comforts. Romantic entanglements will be pleasant. Chances to enter into a matrimonial alliance will be high. You may feel religious sentiments and seek the blessing of a spiritual person or embark on a pilgrimage later in the month. Expect gifts in cash and kind.

Lucky Days – Wednesdays
Lucky Dates – 2, 11, 25
Lucky Gemstone – Quartz


sonima-astro-cancerCancer (June 21 to July 22)

You need to be more decisive to reap real benefits. You will be blessed with a remarkable imagination this month and will easily outpace your rivals. Challenges during this phase will bring overwhelming results in the long run. Your financial condition will improve later in the month as you accept more responsibility or a higher position. An interaction with a spiritual person will have a remarkable influence on your personality and thoughts. Students will excel in their academic performance. Exhilarating news from your overseas relations may boost up the spirits of the entire family.

Lucky Days – Mondays
Lucky Dates – 1, 10, 18, 25
Lucky Gemstone – Charoite



Leo (July 23 to August 22)

You will put additional efforts into improving your skills and technical knowledge this month. With the Sun conjoining Mercury, you will be especially analytical and will not do anything until you are confident in your decision. You may feel financially pinched, but gains will accrue from past investments later in the month. Travel will be undertaken for auspicious events. Avoid entering into any joint financial ventures and stay away from speculation. Wedding bells can ring for those in stable relationships.

Lucky Days – Thursdays
Lucky Dates – 5, 12, 22
Lucky Gemstone – Calcite



Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

With the new moon in your sign, you will enjoy exceptional command of your work. You are dynamic, courageous, energetic, and sentimental. This month, your excessive energy and tremendous drive will bring remarkable financial gains. However, indulging in speculation could be detrimental. Property disputes or legal matters will settle amicably toward the end of the month. Your spouse will remain cooperative and shower you with love and affection. Children are a major source of happiness this month.

Lucky Days – Saturdays
Lucky Dates – 12, 26, 25
Lucky Gemstone – Jade


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

New sources of income will improve your financial position. You are dedicated, hardworking and possess enormous talent. You won’t be satisfied until you achieve your dreams. Frequent and fruitful journeys will be undertaken this month. A property transaction or the purchase of a new vehicle seems likely. A visit to a religious place or blessing from a spiritual person will be high on your agenda. Your outgoing nature is an advantage as you gain favors from important people.

Lucky Days – Thursdays
Lucky Dates – 4, 11, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Citrine


Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

As Jupiter changes signs this month, you will enjoy recognition for your work and respect in your social circle. However, do not place your trust in others regarding important matters. Sharing personal or secret information will not be in your best interest. The atmosphere at the office will require you to handle tasks with more responsibility. The sudden influence of a spiritual person will bring remarkable changes in your life. Your family will be supportive of your concerns and provide you with love and affection. For some, distant journeys will bring favorable returns.

Lucky Days – Thursdays
Lucky Dates – 11, 16, 28
Lucky Gemstone – Yellow Sapphire


Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

This promises to be a memorable month of prosperity and good fortune. Gains in your career are likely. With Saturn in Sagittarius, you feel systematic and disciplined in your work and you have an ability to impress others with your intelligent and witty conversation. This is an especially rewarding period for women as they will see new career prospects. Students need to concentrate on their studies and plan ahead. Romance and new alliances look likely for the unattached. Elders and children in the family will demand a lot of your attention.

Lucky Days – Saturdays
Lucky Dates – 2, 12, 21, 28
Lucky Gemstone – Aquamarine


Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

As Saturn becomes direct, you will want to enjoy life to the fullest. Now is the time to appreciate good food, visit distant places, and meet like-minded people. This will be a period of success and happiness, thanks to the support of your family. You will likely be presented with enormous opportunities to follow your passion and you will gain importance among colleagues because of your skills and aptitude. Your health will show improvement despite hectic hours at the office. Investments will yield handsome results. A romantic alliance develops with someone you secretly admire.

Lucky Days – Wednesdays
Lucky Dates – 2, 11, 26
Lucky Gemstone – Apatite


Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

With Jupiter transiting into Scorpio, you will be creative, research-oriented, and powerfully intelligent. With the full moon is in Pisces, you will enjoy a stable period of growth, prosperity, and confidence. Speculation will prove rewarding and long-term investments are also recommended. It is important, however, that you seek expert advice before making any big decisions. Long-pending disputes will be resolved and this will bring relief. Blessings from a saintly person will provide solace and comfort. Stay away from overly friendly strangers and excuse those who approach you for loans. Friends will be supportive, but demanding.

Lucky Days – Mondays
Lucky Dates – 8, 15, 22
Lucky Gemstone – Garnet


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