October 2011 Capricorn Horoscope

Extending your reach

This month is distinguished by three separate restrictive periods when your key planet, Saturn, is in the spotlight. Positive aspects from the Sun and Mars to opportunistic Jupiter from Oct. 1 - 3 fill you with a surge of confidence, but communicator Mercury conjuncts meticulous Saturn on Oct. 6, reminding you to be cautious and exposing flaws in your career plans. 

The Aries Full Moon on Oct. 11 shines in your 4th House of Security, which can inspire you to retreat from the outer world long enough to rediscover your sense of direction. Yet this Full Moon opposed to serious Saturn is followed by a trying Sun-Saturn conjunction on Oct. 13, perhaps acknowledging you for a job well done, but more likely burdening you with chores you've tried to avoid and unfulfilled obligations that you must now handle. 

Fortunately, you are ready to work and could bounce back quickly when accommodating Venus in your 11th House of Long-Term Goals opposes far-sighted Jupiter on Oct. 14. Mercury's opposition to Jupiter from the 11th house on Oct. 17 pushes your hopeful thinking into new realms of possibility. 

The third Saturn aspect is on Oct. 26, when go-getter Mars forms a cooperative sextile with Saturn the Taskmaster, gracing you with a single-mindedness of purpose and the energy to accomplish your goals. Make your move now, for the passionate Scorpio New Moon on Oct. 26 brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. 

Keep in Mind this Month

Completing the obstacle course you're currently running is not the ultimate goal. Think of it as training for a greater purpose yet to be revealed. 

Key Dates for Capricorn

Oct 10 - 14: Work first

Your desire for something new can distract you from your job when the Moon blasts into reckless Aries and conjuncts roving Uranus on Oct. 10, while both planets create an odd chemistry with seductive Venus in Scorpio. Don't be impulsive, though; the excitable Aries Full Moon on Oct. 11 opposes a sobering Sun-Saturn conjunction that's exact on Oct. 13. Responsibilities demand that you follow through with your commitments prior to seeking personal pleasure. Luckily, if you meet your obligations, you can still satisfy your current attractions when Venus opposes indulgent Jupiter on Oct. 14.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

Oct 26 - 28: Shoulder to the wheel

Dynamic Mars sextiles earnest Saturn on Oct. 26, enabling you to work efficiently and patiently toward your goals. When the resourceful Scorpio New Moon on Oct. 26 falls in your 11th House of Groups, it would be smart to collaborate with others instead of setting out on your own. But Venus and Mercury square contentious Mars from Oct. 26 - 28, creating conflict along the way. Luckily, a supportive wave from magnanimous Jupiter's trine to resolute Pluto on Oct. 28 gives you the strength of purpose to overcome nearly any resistance on your road to success.