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Monthly Forecast

By Maria DeSimone

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Pisces Horoscope: October 2013

Resistance is futile

Relationships remain front and center this month; brace yourself for power struggles, breakthroughs, and significant discoveries in both personal and professional alliances. The action begins when the ambivalent Libra New Moon on October 4 falls in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, provoking partnership problems.

This Sun-Moon conjunction opposes independent Uranus while it squares manipulative Pluto and opinionated Jupiter, turning minor differences into major events. Buttons are pushed that could blow up an existing union or, hopefully, blast away obstacles that have kept it from reaching its highest potential.

Your professional work receives a boost from your skills of artful persuasion when vibrant Venus moves into outgoing Sagittarius and your 10th House of Career on October 7. Efficiency is essential with Mars' shift into competent Virgo and your 7th House of Others on October 15. It's a day that could see you striving for perfection or working with overcritical colleagues. Your best chance for success is to be perfectly clear about your intentions and conscientious in your actions.

Money matters could come to a head with the impulsive Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse shining in your 2nd House of Income on October 18. If you recently rushed into a financial commitment, it may be cheaper to back out of it now than to push your luck. Economic independence is an admirable goal, yet this lunation suggests that you shouldn't try to go it alone.

In fact, trickster Mercury's retrograde turn on October 21 is another sign that you'll need to reassess recent decisions during the next three weeks. The Sun's shift into incisive Scorpio and your 9th House of Adventure on October 23 means you must eliminate ideas and activities before you can head in an inspiring new direction.

Keep in Mind this Month

Complications arise in every relationship. Don't give up on working with or loving someone who's willing to make changes and grow with you.

Key Dates for Pisces

SUPER NOVA DAYS

October 10-12: Clouds of Illusion

You're blinded by your high hopes on October 10 if they aren't supported by reality. A Venus-Neptune square blurs your common sense and prompts you to overrate the worth of an object, experience, or person. You may be vulnerable to deception, which is underscored by the Sun's confusing sesquisquare with illusory Neptune, so temper your inspiration with reason, especially if your attitude affects your job. Venus forms a difficult aspect with exuberant Jupiter on October 11, as does the Sun on October 12, exaggerating your expectations. Allowing yourself to imagine more love, money, or joy in your life is fine as long as you don't expect it to manifest overnight.

October 19: Soldier of Love

You could exhaust yourself battling for a losing cause today with militant Mars' opposition to sacrificial Neptune. Your best defense is a clear plan of attack. Nevertheless, this is a great time to be a spiritual warrior by acting with compassion and supporting those in need.

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