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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Taurus October 2012 Horoscope

Heart to Heart

The always-interesting subject of love and relationships comes into the foreground this month. Magnetic Venus, your charming ruling planet, enters refined Virgo and your 5th House of Romance on October 3, where she is likely to enhance your image until October 28. Knowing what you want from others, yet being willing to make reasonable compromises around those expectations, is the key to opening love's door.

On October 5, Mercury and Saturn enter transformational Scorpio and your 7th House of Partnerships. The communication planet's 24-day passage through your relationship house initiates contacts and intensifies conversations. However, serious Saturn's transit lasts more than two years, demanding higher levels of accountability in your alliances, but also heightening the potential for more rewarding returns.

Pushing past your usual limits is appropriate with energizing Mars' move into adventurous Sagittarius and your 8th House of Transformation on October 6. Boundaries will be stretched; it's better for you to take calculated risks of your own choosing than to need to react to challenges thrust upon you.

An optimistic trine from Jupiter to the Libra New Moon on October 15 brightens your 6th House of Work, planting seeds of hope for your career. This is an especially good time to make fresh contacts and expand your skill set. The Sun enters sizzling Scorpio on October 22, adding fuel to the fires of change in your 7th House of Relationships, building toward a breakthrough at the Taurus Full Moon on October 29.

Keep in Mind this Month

It's okay to expect more from your relationships, as long as you're willing to make the personal commitment necessary to reach common ground.

Key Dates for Taurus

October 8-10: Great Expectations

You're edgy on October 8, with a socially awkward Venus-Uranus quincunx lingering in the air. But a generous Sun-Jupiter trine and a perceptive Venus-Pluto trine on October 9 enables you to be very astute about people and money, especially related to your job. A series of slow-moving Saturn-Neptune trines that begins on October 10 and ends on July 19, 2013, can help make your dreams come true. These creative aspects in your sociable 7th House of Companions and your 11th Houses of Groups blend Saturn's clear sense of purpose with Neptune's compassion and idealism.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

October 22-25: Keeping It Real

The Sun's entry into your 7th House on October 22 starts a new cycle of connections that can reshape your personal and professional relationships. The Sun's aspects with visionary Jupiter and Neptune on October 23 widen your net to pull in more people and increase your public influence. It's vital to avoid making promises you can't keep or blindly accepting someone else's big ideas. The Sun's conjunction with fact-checking Saturn on October 25 rewards responsibility and realism. Although facing limits or delays can be discouraging, knowing exactly where you stand with partners is a powerful foundation for building enduring alliances.

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