October 2011 Gemini Love Horoscope

Light into dark

Your personal life can be confusing this month because there are two very different and contrasting trends. The expressive Sun in lovely Libra is in your 5th House of Romance until October 23. This should be able to cast you a very positive light by showing off your charm, grace and social skills. The chatty, playful and easygoing sides of your personality are likely to receive favorable receptions, making you more attractive to others. 

Additionally, Venus, the planet of love, starts out the month in Libra, underscoring the delight that you can give to someone and which gets you affection in return. Yet on October 8 Venus shifts into intense Scorpio, where passion and power are more interesting than simply looking good or sharing a few laughs. 

This transformation from light and lively to deeper and darker is completed when the Sun shifts into Scorpio on October 23. This transition occurs in your 6th House of Work and Service, perhaps spurring a secret attraction on the job. But it's even more likely to represent the need to make personal changes in habit, attitude and behavior. Yes, this could reflect a discontented partner who keeps trying to change you, but it's really about you recognizing that getting by isn't getting you enough. Digging in and doing to dirty work required to face unpleasant emotions and dissatisfaction may be the last thing that you want to do. But improving your health and addressing unmet needs are tasks that can reward you with greater levels of satisfaction.