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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Cancer October 2012 Horoscope

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Invest your time this month in creating more harmony in your home while the lovely Libra Sun visits your 4th House of Domestic Conditions until October 22. Making peace with roommates and family members and beautifying your environment will nourish your soul and enhance your creative abilities. Serious Saturn leaves your foundational 4th House of Security on October 5, making it especially important to tie up any loose ends with those closest to you. The ringed planet then moves into unwavering Scorpio and your 5th House of Self-Expression, where discipline and practice strengthen your artistic abilities and help you impress others.

You are appreciated and admired for your willingness to discuss complex issues with humility and grace when congenial Venus enters refined Virgo and your 3rd House of Information on October 3. Yet exuberant Jupiter's retrograde turn in chatty Gemini on October 4 reminds you loudly to be very discreet with what you say and just as discriminating about what you're willing to believe. In fact, Jupiter's challenging aspect with Saturn on October 15 -- which first occurred on July 20 and will recur May 20 next year -- urges you to focus your efforts on critical matters rather than allowing less important issues to distract you.

The Sun's entry into sexy Scorpio and your 5th House of Romance on October 22 helps you channel powerful emotions to elicit the best responses from people. Directing your feelings with a strong sense of purpose can revive a flagging relationship or resurrect an old creative interest. The Full Moon in reliable Taurus on October 29 highlights your 11th House of Groups, enabling you to find a balance between self-interest and your commitment to others.

Keep in Mind this Month

While it's challenging to understand other people's points of view, doing this work will bring you the freedom to express your own opinions more effectively.

Key Dates for Cancer

October 5-7: Turn Darkness Into Light

A Mercury-Saturn conjunction on October 5 puts you in a serious frame of mind. Although seeing the dark side of things is possible, this is an ideal time to eliminate fantasies that keep you from pursuing achievable goals. Mercury's harmonious trine with Neptune offers inspiration that flourishes with its connection to bountiful Jupiter on October 6. Red-hot Mars adds more enthusiasm, probably related to your work, as he enters outgoing Sagittarius. However, this fiery planet's square with Neptune could lead you astray on October 7 if your actions aren't rooted in reality.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

October 9-10: The Force Is With You

You see the value in a relationship when loving Venus trines insightful Pluto in your 7th House of Partners on October 9. Mental Mercury's perceptive sextile with Pluto on the 10th empowers your message as Saturn makes the first of three trines to intuitive Neptune in a series that completes on July 19, 2013. This constructive alignment between the planet of realism in your 5th House of Creativity and the planet of fantasy in your 9th House of Adventure sets the stage for making dreams comes true.

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