Astrology GIFs for the Week of October 13, 2014

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Adjust to changes brought about by last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. Begin to work through issues on Tuesday the 14th, when Venus and Jupiter, the two most generous planets, aspect pleasingly. A Cancer moon on this day promotes and elevates home situations and ameliorates relations with your mother (if that rapport is troubled). Be mindful that whenever Venus and Jupiter aspect, overindulgence is amplified and may manifest in the desire for sweet, rich, and fatty foods. You may also have the urge to shop to excess. Keep a leash on your spending and try not to purchase technological items until the 26th, when Mercury stations direct. Pretty things (jewelry, makeup, and clothing) are propitious to acquire as Venus and the sun reside in Libra, the planet of all beautiful things made by people.

The sun and Mars link energies well on Wednesday the 15th. This suggests that you have the opportunity to alleviate undue aggression in your life, most likely involving beliefs or power struggles. If you have someone you want to reconcile differences with, talk to them on this day; you have a strong chance of working things out. The sun and Mercury also relate harmoniously on Thursday the 16th, and a benevolent aspect forms between Mercury and Mars. Embrace changes with bravery and a courageous attitude. Mercury and Venus link on Friday, and you should speak with your lover about an important issue. While Venus is still in Libra this week, her virtues are abundant and you have the ability to conquer in love situations.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Your spouse or worries over business alliances have been on your mind since the lunar eclipse last Wednesday. This week, you will receive pleasant news regarding these relationships. You should also rely on brothers and sisters, if you have them, to help you through difficult times. Conversations with siblings will yield good results. You have many planets in your sign now; you have have magnetic pull and the power to attract. Venus, the sun, and Mercury bless you with good looks, confidence, and the power to communicate effectively, so make the most of these transits and make things happen now.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Things are ending for you. Perhaps you see things differently after last week’s lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses reveal shadows, and you, Scorpio, are not afraid to confront the dark side. You are about to embark on a very unusual time in your life when the sun and Venus enter your sign next week. There is a solar eclipse next week in your sign, so this week, it is important for you to prepare yourself. Your finances are likely to suffer or to be under siege at that time. Use your resources and rely upon your superiors at work to offer guidance. You may even choose to appeal for an increase in wages, which will manifest in a few weeks when Mercury and Venus enter your sign. With Mars in your second house of finances, you are daring about monetary decisions. Be sure to think things through and rely upon the advice of those whom you respect before acting hastily. Mercury in retrograde until Sunday the 26th does not help this issue; things will resolve themselves and bear fruits eventually, but you will have to wait a short while.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Even though your libido is already up, the number of sexual partners you have will increase this week, or you may attract past lovers or one-night stands. Look for such news Tuesday through Wednesday of this week. With Mars in your sign until the 26th, you’re strong and have an amplified sex drive. This period of your life promises great physical pleasure, joy, and laughter, if you allow yourself the indulgence. You have the charisma and charm to attract those who can help you to increase your status. Your ruler, Jupiter, is in Leo for quite some time, and this is your ninth house of spirit and religion. Until August of 2015, your spirituality will play a major role in your life and awaken you to new ways of living that will expand your understanding of existence.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

If things with your family have changed or you are living with your parents again, last week may have had some tense moments due to the lunar eclipse. You might be feeling drained. Mars, the planet of vitality, strength, and courage, is in your 12th house of restriction, which means that you must delve into your emotional and physical reserves in order to achieve your goals this month. You have the planetary power in your tenth house of honors, so have faith in the movements of the heavenly bodies and draw strength from astral power. You may want to tap into past-life regression, if you believe in such things, due to Mercury’s position in your chart stationed retrograde — try to visualize yourself as someone else.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

If you had an argument with someone via social media last week (particularly a sibling), you’ll experience a realization this week. Your ninth house of spirituality and foreign travel is packed with star power and promotes a peaceful attitude. Libra is an air sign, and this signifies that you are able to communicate with ease regarding past issues that may have caused a rift. Next week’s solar eclipse in Scorpio may bring unsettling news at work, so use your communicatory magic now and resolve old issues that are due to expire. Above all, remain in control.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

The lunar eclipse in your second house of money and finances last week may have brought strange and unsettling news regarding your employment. Perhaps you and a superior had a disagreement. This week, focus on the support of your peers and associates; they will be able to sympathize with your plight and provide support. It’s possible that you will receive funds from an unusual source — expect news from Tuesday the 14th throughout the weekend. The solar eclipse in Scorpio next week will bring a great realization that influences your perspective; a mysterious man, perhaps someone who can increase your status, may change the course of your life.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

This week, you are recuperating from the lunar eclipse in your sign that occurred last Wednesday. You learned something important about yourself or uncovered something that you must ponder. On Tuesday the 14th, Venus will aspect Jupiter, affecting your fifth and seventh houses of love and sex, and also of marriages and dual pacts. On Wednesday the 15th, the sun in your sector of marriage in Libra aspects Mars in your sector of spirituality and greater good; nuptials made now will yield very good results. If you are unattached romantically, this week strongly suggests that you pair up with someone to succeed. It is very important that you join forces in a legal or binding way this week in order to get what you need. As Mercury retrograde interacts with both Mars and the sun on Friday the 17th, it’s possible that this partnership involves someone from the past or is perhaps someone you already know. This pairing could also be with someone from a foreign place. It’s better that these people come to you; if you do have to travel over the next few weeks, be sure to take proper safety precautions. Mars in Sagittarius in your ninth house of travel can cause unexpected accidents and mishaps, so be careful if you must venture overseas.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Last week’s lunar eclipse in your horoscope’s area of money has brought new information regarding your finances. Perhaps you uncovered something about your assets. On Tuesday the 14th, you will be able to express yourself with great ease to inferiors or assistants at work; this is a good day to delegate, make speeches, or train those who work for you. You may experience a recurring illness or injury this week; get things checked out and dealt with for good. Your sixth house of health holds many planets that form major aspects this week, so investigate that which ails you. Transits suggest that you have enough astrological luck on your side to heal.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

You may have discovered something about your friendships or encountered people from your past last week. Entertain these friends at home, if possible, on Tuesday the 14th. Invite them over for coffee or a glass of wine, and enjoy a nice conversation over good times had. The influence of Venus and Jupiter on this day will ensure you have a good time. The moon is also in Cancer, which favors home-related endeavors. You and your spouse or business partner would do well to discuss an important issue that’s left your relationship splintered because there is an aspect between the sun and Mars on Wednesday the 15th that lends the wherewithal to mend things. Friday the 17th is a day to schedule something fun: Be sure to socialize on this day, and to interact and mingle with people. You may run into someone from the past with whom you would like to reunite, due to Mercury’s retrograde motion.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Because last week’s lunar eclipse delivered tidings regarding your work situation, this week, you will enjoy the rewards of accomplishment. On Tuesday the 14th, you would do well to shop for home-related items or to invite others over to your home. But if you do go shopping for furnishings, be careful not to spend too much. Whenever Jupiter and Venus aspect, they can cause overindulgence or gluttony. These are fun transits to experience, but there are always consequences to Jupiter’s expansive effect on Venus’s desire for luxury and richness. The rest of the week, there are aspects that will bring old friends or visitors over to your house, most likely on Friday the 17th.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

You realized something about your spirituality or psychic self last week that has left you open to new concepts. You communicate well with people now. Specifically, correspond with those from whom you have not heard lately. On Tuesday the 14th, these talks will produce the best results. You may also hear from a past lover. These dalliances with former friends and flings will be enjoyable and yield positive results due to the effect of the sun, Mercury, and Mars on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. This influence lasts throughout the weekend.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

If something important to you ended last week, you may begin to pick up the pieces and rebuild your life this week. The planets will guide you toward alternative ways of increasing your assets, and you will definitely receive money soon, maybe mid-week. Be open and embrace new methods of employment if you have the opportunity. Seek council from a parent, religious figure, or philosophical adviser of some sort.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange.

Astrology GIFs for the Week of October 13, 2014