October 2011 Virgo Horoscope

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It's difficult to restrain your enthusiasm as the month starts, since the Sun and Mars are both challenged by excessive Jupiter from Oct. 1 - 3. Yet Mercury runs into realistic Saturn on Oct. 6, revealing important information you missed that you must now integrate into your current financial strategy. 

The unstoppable Aries Full Moon on Oct. 11 lights up your 8th House of Intimacy and Transformation, indicating your eagerness to share your process with someone you trust. But its stressful opposition to judgmental Saturn could raise issues of self-doubt -- you must be ready to do the hard work that relationships require. 

You may see green lights throughout the entire second half of the month as you feel the positive influence of Jupiter's long-lasting alignment with fearless Pluto. Although this trine is not exact until Oct. 28, it is first stimulated by sensual Venus on Oct. 13 and 14, followed by mental Mercury on Oct. 16 and 17. Your optimism grows as your sheer determination clears an impressive path to future success. 

The magnetic Scorpio New Moon on Oct. 26 falls in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, and its alignment with Jupiter and Pluto tempts you with too many distractions, yet rewards you with recognition if you can set limits and deliver what you promise. 

Keep in Mind this Month

Your heightened intensity may be great for productivity, but you're more likely to accomplish your goals if you are also sensitive to the needs of others. 

Key Dates for Virgo

Oct 6 - 7: Stop, look and listen

Think caution when speedy Mercury conjuncts authoritative Saturn on Oct. 6. Even if you're very smart, you aren't likely to talk your way out of this predicament. Preparation is applauded, yet an immovable roadblock stops you in your tracks if you haven't done your homework. On Oct. 7, an idealistic Venus-Neptune trine dangles an illusory carrot in front of you, leading you to believe in the power of your imagination. However, fantasy isn't a substitute for slowing down, paying attention and getting your facts right the first time.

SUPER NOVA DAYS

Oct 26 - 28: Be the change you want to see

You're ready to transform the world when the compulsive Scorpio New Moon on Oct. 26 aligns with visionary Jupiter's trine to Pluto on Oct. 28. Mars in demonstrative Leo squares Venus and Mercury, revitalizing your love life and stimulating your creativity. Don't let selfish needs stand in the way of the amazing work you can do as these powerful waves of change wash through your life.