Astrology Forecasts: October 2021 | Small village
BALANCE (September 23-October 22): “Some people are crazy drunk on rotgut sobriety,” wrote the aphorist Daniel Liebert. Hope you are not one of them. But if you are, please change your ways over the next three weeks. According to my reading of Astrological Omens, you have a heavenly mandate to seek out more than the usual amounts of fancy exuberance, sweet diversions, uplifting obsessions, and holy amusements. Your health and success in the coming months requires you to enjoy a period of focused joy and pleasure now. Be imaginative and innovative in your quest for zest.
SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov): Scottish poet Laureate Jackie Kay, born under the sign of Scorpio, writes: “Previously, privacy came naturally to everyone and we implicitly understood what kinds of things a person might like to keep private. Now someone has torn up the rulebook on privacy and there is kind of a free fall for everyone and not many people naturally know how to protect this precious thing, privacy. The coming weeks will be a good time for you to investigate this subject, Scorpio, to take it more seriously than before. In the process, I hope you will identify what is really important for you to keep confidential and protected, and then initiate the necessary adjustments. (PS: Please don’t feel guilty or embarrassed by your desire for secrets!)
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): “All of our Western thought is based on this loathsome claim that pain is the fair price of all good things,” wrote fiery author Rebecca West (1892-1983). I’m very happy to report that your current torrent of good things will NOT make you pay the price for pain. On the contrary, I hope that your phase of grace and luck will teach you to cultivate even more grace and luck; it will inspire you to be generous in order to bring generosity back in your path. As stated by former Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, here is the operating principle: “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no,” says author Nora Roberts. With this in mind and in accordance with the astrological omens, I urge you to be bold and lucid in asking for what you want in the weeks to come. Plus, I encourage you to ask lots of probing questions so you can find the best ways to get what you want. If you are skilled at implementing this strategy, you will be an alluring mixture of receptivity and aggression, innocent humility and quiet confidence. And it will be crucial in your campaign to get exactly what you want.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): “Few people enjoy real freedom”, wrote the poet Alfred de Musset. “We are all slaves to ideas or habits.” This is the bad news. The good news is that October is your month of freedom for you Aquarians. I invite you to use all your ingenuity to deepen, increase and refine your will for liberation. What could you do to escape the numbness of the routine? How could you decrease the hold of limiting beliefs and inhibitory patterns? What lowered expectations are encroaching on your motivational verve? Life offers you the opportunity to celebrate and nurture what novelist Tim Tharp calls “the spectacular now”. Be a joyful and magnanimous freedom fighter.
PISCES (February 19-March 20): The brilliant Pisces composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) wrote: “I wish I could get rid of the thoughts that poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in satisfying them. What?! It’s crazy! If he had been brave and willful enough to stop enjoying his toxic thoughts, they might have lost their power to demoralize him. With that in mind, I ask you to investigate whether you, like Chopin, are feeling any secret excitement while undermining your own joy and success. The coming weeks will be a good time to break this bad habit.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Anna Kamienska said that her soul does not emanate light. It was filled with “luminous darkness”. I suspect this description may apply to you in the coming weeks. Bright darkness will be one of your main qualities. And it’s a good thing ! You may not be a beacon of shining joy, but you will illuminate shadows and secrets. You will bring a deeper awareness to hidden agendas and sins of omission. You will see and help others see what went wrong in situations that lack transparency. Congratulations in advance!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “There is something really restorative, well comforting, about coming to the end of an illusion, of a false hope. So said author Sue Miller, and now I share it with you, Taurus, just in time for at least one of your delusions to end. (Maybe two or even three.) I hope your misconceptions or misaligned fantasies are useful to you as they break down and dissolve. I hope they will be a great fertilizer, helping you develop inspired visions that will guide your future success. My prediction: you will soon learn more about what is not real, which will increase your ability to assess what is real.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Afghan-American novelist Khaled Hosseini writes: “People have mostly backslid him. They think they live off what they want. But what really guides them is what they are afraid of, what they don’t want. Is this true for you, Gemini? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to ponder this question. And if you find that you are motivated to live your life more out of fear than out of love, I urge you to take strong action to change this situation! Make sure love is at least 51% and fear no more than 49%. I believe you can do a lot better than that, however. Aim for 75 percent love!
CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking up.” The Oglala Lakota medicine man, Black Elk, said that, and now I bring it to you. It’s not always the case that dreams are wiser than waking up, of course, but I suspect they will be for you in the weeks to come. The adventures you have while you sleep could provide crucial clues to inform your decisions in waking life. They should help you tune in to the resources and influences that will guide you over the next few months. And now I’m going to make a bold prediction: that your dreams will change your brain chemistry in a way that allows you to see truths that until now were invisible or unavailable. (PS I encourage you to also be mindful of the intriguing ideas and fantasies that arise when you are tired or lounging.)
LEO (July 23-August 22): “Don’t expect more than you’re ready to work,” advises author Rita Mae Brown. So let me ask you, Leo: how willing are you to work hard to achieve your dreams, create your ideal life, and become who you want to be? When you answer this question honestly, you will know exactly how much hope you have earned the right to nurture. I am pleased to inform you that the coming weeks will be a good time to enhance your commitment to work and thus deepen your right to hope.
VIRGIN (23 August-22 September): “To be truly visionary, we must ground our imaginations in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality.” This wise advice comes from the author’s bell hooks (who does not capitalize his name). I think it should be at the heart of your approach in the coming days. Why? Because you now have extraordinary potential to imagine creative innovations that recognize your limits but also transcend those limits. You have extra power to harness your fantasies and initiate practical changes.