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October 2011 Taurus Career Horoscope

Fake it ‘til you make it

Sincerity is a noble trait, Taurus, but smiling and acting graciously even when you don't mean it is important in your professional life this month. The reason is that four planets spend time in lovely Libra, a sociable sign where putting others at ease is essential.

Your attractive ruling planet Venus is there until October 8 when she moves into intense Scorpio. Relationships may become more complex then, but your opportunities to benefit from powerful allies and your ability to convince others of the value of your ideas should increase. Cerebral Mercury follows the same course on October 13, when connections you've been trying to make for a long time may start to come through.

The Sun's entry into Scorpio and your public 7th House of Relationships on October 23 pushes partnerships even higher up on the scale of priorities. You may have to deal with individuals who aren't very generous and maybe not easy to get along with. But don't be a wimp and avoid connecting with key people just because they're difficult. In fact, your ability to suck it up and state your case to critical individuals could earn you respect and, hopefully, produce new economic opportunities.

Don't let pride or emotional prudishness keep you from going after what you want. Persistent efforts can pay dividends if you've done your homework and have good answers for skeptical employers or customers. It's time to make alliances and deals that can multiply the worth of your efforts. Going it alone or staying within your comfort zone will probably not get you what you want.