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Your Horoscope: October 2013

We went stargazing to bring you your astral predictions. Make the most of your month!


(24 September – 23 October)

Value what you have discovered from your own experience. Draw on this to find your way through the current challenges.

RELATIONSHIPS You have the gift of putting yourself in another person’s shoes, but remember to present your perspective too.

SELF-CARE Look for local events that satisfy your need for stimulation and cultural input.

MONEY It’s a tight month, but with careful management you’ll get through.

PERSONALITY Charming and communicative, the Libran woman is a people person. She has the gift of making others feel at ease. Sharing and cooperation come naturally to her. Her style is all about elegant simplicity and she prefers peaceful environments. However, despite her exterior calm, her indecisiveness creates inner turmoil. A considerate partner, gentle mother and easy- going friend, she can overidealise her loved ones.

STRENGTHS People value her fair-mindedness and ability to see both sides of the story.

BLIND SPOT Able to see only other people’s gifts and good points, she undervalues herself. Developing self-appreciation helps her become more balanced.

COLOURS Blue and ivory.

GEMSTONES Diamond and opal.



(24 October – 22 November)

Despite being doggedly determined, knocking on locked doors won’t bring results. Pause, reflect and accept that enough is enough. It’s time to let go and move on.

RELATIONSHIPS What you think is important and what the kids really need may not be the same. Review and revise your parenting priorities.

SELF-CARE Feeling low and prone to self-doubt are signs that you need rest – especially a break from worries.

MONEY Both small and bigger gifts are coming your way.



(23 November – 22 December)

Listen carefully to your inner voice and you’ll realise that your perspective is shifting. You are in a mellow phase that favours taking a gentler approach to life.

RELATIONSHIPS Although you have your own ideas about what’s best for your parents, be humble enough to respect their choices and to give them the kind of help they want.

SELF-CARE Appreciate your own beauty – both inner and outer – and let others see it.

MONEY Give attention to sorting out financial affairs.



(23 December – 20 January)

Facing the unknown inevitably brings up self-doubt, but you are capable and resourceful. You have risen to the occasion in the past and you can do it again.

RELATIONSHIPS Friendships are going through a cycle of endings. Although this can feel lonely, don’t assume the worst. For now, be a good friend to yourself.

SELF-CARE Although you like to be productive, pleasure is also necessary to renew and revitalise you.

MONEY Delay making critical financial decisions, as you aren’t thinking clearly.



(21 January – 19 February)

On the career front, beware of being naive. As politics are part of the game, rather than laying your cards on the table, be strategic and say as little as possible.

RELATIONSHIPS This is a dynamic time for personal relationships, bringing opportunities for spontaneous fun and romantic playfulness with your partner. Let him take the lead.

SELF-CARE Shake off the blues with exercise or a change of scenery.

MONEY Your partner’s approach is more sensible than yours, so give him credit for being practical.



(20 February – 20 March)

Pushing problems under the carpet doesn’t make them go away. This month is about finding the courage and support you need to sort them out before they become more complicated.

RELATIONSHIPS Midmonth, you and your partner aren’t seeing eye to eye. From your perspective, he is being overly fussy. Maybe he is, but maybe he also has a point.

SELF-CARE You need creative nourishment as much as you need good food.

MONEY Retail therapy is tempting, but doesn’t give lasting satisfaction.



(21 March – 20 April)

Up until the 15th, you’re in the driver’s seat. Then you have to make peace with what is beyond your control.

RELATIONSHIPS Your passion for life attracts people, but not everyone can keep up with you. Make allowances for differences in personality and pace.

SELF-CARE Respect your physical limits or you’ll be prone to colds and other ailments.

MONEY There are hold-ups with negotiations related to loans or mortgages. It pays to be meticulous about details.



(21 April – 21 May)

Unusually for you, you have itchy feet. Escaping to an exotic destination isn’t possible, so open your mind to other ways to make daily life interesting.

RELATIONSHIPS Uncomfortable subjects keep coming up in both personal and working relationships. Avoiding them won’t make them go away, so address them.

SELF-CARE Feed your imagination with inspiring movies, stories and music.

MONEY You won’t easily change your partner’s strong opinions about how to manage the finances.



(22 May – 21 June)

As it’s a demanding month, you can’t afford to be distracted by unimportant things. Don’t complain; rather prioritise and deal with problems immediately.

RELATIONSHIPS Just when you feel disenchanted with the human race, someone is there to lift your spirits with a smile, a kind word or a caring gesture.

SELF-CARE You are in a shedding phase. Help it along by clearing out clutter and ditching one bad habit.

MONEY Check agreements with service and repair people carefully for hidden costs.



(22 June – 23 July)

Freshen up the home by repainting, repairing and rearranging the furniture. It’s also a good time for connecting socially with the larger family circle.

RELATIONSHIPS Parenting stretches you emotionally, as you can’t fall back on your usual responses. Discussing the situation with someone objective helps you see what is needed.

SELF-CARE A change of routine will

do you good, so grasp opportunities for spontaneous fun.

MONEY Balance being sensible with the occasional indulgence that doesn’t blow the budget.



(24 July – 23 August)

You are not in the driver’s seat. Faced with circumstances beyond your control, what matters most is your attitude. Make quick adjustments and look for the positives.

RELATIONSHIPS When broaching sensitive subjects with family members, choose your words carefully. It may even be best to wait a while, as right now you’ll come across as judgmental.

SELF-CARE Time for yourself is vital, otherwise you’ll get crabby.

MONEY From the 15th, money will flow out fast unless you keep tabs on spending.



(24 August – 23 September)

You have a lot on your mind. People who thrive on doom and gloom make things worse, so be selective about the company you keep and what you read.

RELATIONSHIPS Be gentle on your partner, especially later in the month. He needs some peace and quiet, not a to-do list or even a busy social life.

SELF-CARE Definitely don’t overload yourself. Make a point of reviewing daily what is essential and what can be left for later.

MONEY Some juggling is required.

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