MOORE WEEKLY STARS
October 16-22, 2023
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Friday’s Sun/Mercury conjunction favours companionship, networking and socialising. But there’s the potential for explosive Sun-Pluto power struggles on the weekend (with an authority figure, work colleague or loved one). So calm down and try to communicate with extra care and diplomacy, otherwise you could over-react and do or say something you later regret! Strive to be uncharacteristically patient, as you recalibrate and make frustration your friend.
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
It’s a good week for mental focus, long-term planning and clever problem-solving, especially at work. But Bulls need to tread carefully with a temperamental colleague, client or customer who wants things done their way – and may not be prepared to compromise. On the weekend, pleasure-planet Jupiter trines Venus (your ruler) which is terrific for travelling, exploring, eating out, birthday parties, music festivals and socialising with friends.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Your wonderfully witty side could blossom, as you brainstorm ideas and amaze others with your quick-witted quips and clever comments. But – if you are too hasty – then you could put your foot firmly in your mouth. When it comes to a relationship issue, are you desperately trying to fix a frustrating situation? Prepare for some resistance from others (especially a child, teenager or friend). Quick fixes won’t work. You need to slow down and think things through.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
This week Pluto pushes your insecurity buttons, which could activate your protective Crab claws. But the more defensive – and resistant to change – you are, the more exhausted you’ll feel. And the more difficult the week will be. Try to get the balance right between maintaining the status quo (with things that are working) and changing the aspects of your life that aren’t functioning well. A close relationship certainly needs to be reviewed and renewed.
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
There’s a challenging connection between Pluto and the Sun (your power planet) so try to avoid family squabbles, online arguments and run-ins with authority figures. If you are the person in charge, then resist the urge to be bossy and over-bearing. Behaving like a demanding Diva will get you nowhere fast! Try to be extra patient …which is not one of your natural virtues. For some lucky Leos, Venus and Jupiter bless a work project or a joint financial venture.
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Expect an eventful week Virgo, as the Mercury/Pluto square stirs up trouble. A double dose of diplomacy is required if you want to keep the peace. The focus is on friendships. How to nurture them, keep them … and then let them go if you have outgrown each other. You’ll find enjoyable mutual interests are essential to long-term platonic relationships. A close friend could also be the final piece of the puzzle as you follow the path to your true destiny.
LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Venus (your patron planet) trines generous Jupiter which highlights flirtatious encounters, romantic adventures and long-term friendships. But communication could be rather complicated, as possessiveness or jealousy rear their ugly heads. So slap on a diplomatic smile and share the love around. As actress/writer (and Libran birthday great) Carrie Fisher observed “Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.”
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
This week the Sun and Mercury are at odds with powerful Pluto (your patron planet) which boosts your temperamental streak and your Scorpio control-freak tendencies. You could feel like you’re stuck in a self-sabotaging rut or even going backwards. You’ll find the more stubborn you are, the more challenging the week will be. Birthday great Tom Petty sings “I won’t back down” but you need to keep your options open and try to be much more flexible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Do you enjoy your job and does it stimulate your mind? This week, take the time to re-evaluate a professional matter (or a volunteer position) as Venus, Jupiter and Uranus stimulate your work sectors. The planets also activate your reputation zone, so make sure your public image is in line with your true Sagittarian self. Enjoy being the authentic you! Draw inspiration from birthday great, writer and wit Oscar Wilde “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
With the Sun (creativity) and Mercury (communication) in your career zone, it will be easier to sort out workplace problems than at other times. Especially if you articulate your thoughts and are prepared to compromise. A stressed colleague is hoping you can provide some astute advice and a helping hand. So do your best to be extra diplomatic. Singles – you could meet your soul mate while you (or they) are travelling or via an introduction from a friend.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Someone may pressure you to reveal information that was given to you in confidence. Hence your current moral and philosophical conundrum as you ponder ‘Is honesty always the best policy’? With the Sun and Mercury transiting through your travel zone, adventure and faraway places beckon. So start planning your itinerary now. It’s also important to keep up to date with your international contacts. Who knows where they will eventually lead?
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
This week’s stars favour study, research, relationships and short trips. But there could be some conflict around trust issues and keeping secrets. With Saturn and Neptune both transiting through your sign, try to be disciplined with yourself and compassionate towards others. Take the time to contemplate the wise words of birthday great, playwright Oscar Wilde “Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us.”
COPYRIGHT Joanne Madeline Moore 2023