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By Maria DeSimone

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Aries October 2012 Horoscope

Dream the Possible Dream

Recent relationship tensions and work pressures begin to ease as you distance yourself from last month's intensity and begin to let go of the past. Four planets change signs from October 3-6, focusing your intentions, intensifying your emotions and encouraging you to look ahead rather than in the rearview mirror. Messenger Mercury delivers a much-needed reality check as it runs into authoritative Saturn on October 5, prior to both planets entering passionate Scorpio and your 8th House of Intimacy and Transformation.

Your mind is churning with unfulfilled dreams when your ruling planet, Mars, enters inspirational Sagittarius and your 9th House of Faraway Places on October 6. Fortunately, several helpful aspects culminate with realistic Saturn smoothly trining wishful Neptune on October 10, allowing you to define the most significant themes of your fantasies and begin a manifestation cycle that continues as this aspect recurs through July 19, 2013.

By mid-month you're caught between two extremes and your frustration could tempt you to act without thinking. Don't be tricked into believing you can solve a complex problem with one quick move. Yes, the fair-minded Libra New Moon falls in your 7th House of Relationships on October 15, but you aren't feeling all that balanced because expansive Jupiter forms a stressful aspect with restrictive Saturn as well.

Your enthusiasm for life grows when just-do-it Mars opposes farsighted Jupiter on October 28 and intelligent Mercury enters your adventurous 9th House of Faraway Places on October 29. This is a smart time to study a new subject or plan a trip, for the determined Taurus Full Moon, also on October 29, helps you bring your ideas to fruition.

Keep in Mind this Month

Give yourself permission to rest, but don't get too comfortable—you still have plenty to do while the cosmic tides are in your favor.

Key Dates for Aries

October 5-7: Better Safe Than Sorry

Although serious relationship issues require your attention on October 5, you won't be overwhelmed by the drama because everyone involved is doing their best to be rational. Nevertheless, an illusory Mercury-Neptune trine stimulates your fantasies, inspiring action by October 6 when enterprising Mars enters your 9th House of Big Ideas. Even if you intend to remain practical, Mars' conflicted square with mystical Neptune on October 7 tempts you to throw caution to the wind.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

October 14-16: Enough Is Enough

Although the objective Libra New Moon on October 15 shows you both sides of a dilemma, you won't have trouble making a decision, because assertive Mars creates a free-flowing trine with brilliant Uranus that inspires you with intuition. Reckless action may temporarily clear the air of tension, but it won't address the deeper questions you now face. What you do may be less important than how far you take it, because sweet Venus' square to overindulgent Jupiter on October 16 challenges you to observe sensible limits.

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