Capricorn Career Horoscope: October 2013

Focus on the task at hand

Kicking up your professional ambitions to another level is very tempting this month. October begins with the Sun in cooperative Libra and your 10th House of Career, which is often good for taking on new responsibilities. However, a cautious and well-planned approach to getting ahead in your current situation or in starting a new job or business may run into a few surprises.

The Libra New Moon on October 4 forms challenging aspects with provocative Pluto (in your sign), rebellious Uranus, assertive Mars and expansive Jupiter, which will probably require a more flexible approach. If you're able to adapt to changing situations or have a bold project you want to tackle, this event should give you to drive to make it happen.

October 8 tells another tale as mental Mercury joins your serious ruling planet Saturn in Scorpio. It's vital to be on the same page with colleagues because getting bogged down due to a misunderstanding is possible then.

Mercury turns retrograde on October 21, reinforcing the importance of precise and clear communication during its subsequent three-week reversal period. In fact, Mercury rejoins strict Saturn on October 29, which is either a good time to restore trust with careful conversations and attention to detail -- or when a lack of cooperation or understanding could bring progress to a standstill.

Happily, the empowering Sun's shift into passionate Scorpio on October 22 offers concentration and commitment that can help you overcome obstacles. In fact, working relationships can go from bad to better when you overcome personality problems to focus on the task at hand.

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