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Week of October 17th Love Forecast

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OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 23: Excessive Illusions and Passions

The Week beginning October 17 starts with way too much of a good thing. Mercury, the planet of communication, opposes Jupiter, the planet of excess. This is a set-up for "promises, promises." Don't fall for any of them. People everywhere will be seeking big rewards and big returns, making big boasts ahead of time and even bigger excuses afterward.

When the planet Mercury is in harmony around the zodiac, words turn into deeds. When the tension of the opposition manifests, it is usually with misunderstandings at best and terrible miscommunication at worst. Oppositions to the planet Jupiter are the astrological extra scoop of ice cream that you should never have ordered.

Look for the start of the week to be built on shaky facts and even flimsier scheduling. As the week wears on, the Moon's visit to Leo should make most of the early week plans crumble under the weight of some grand drama and juicy gossip. Leo is the sign of theatrics and self-centered motivation, so watch the folks who talked a good game on Monday point the finger of blame in every direction except where it belongs: back at themselves.

The Mood gets a lot lighter by Friday night when the Sun in Libra harmonizes with Neptune in Aquarius. The Sun rules the human ego and harmony with our nearest star always signals a good time ahead. Getting along with Neptune assists everyone in following a dream or achieving a goal.

The only downside to this is that if the crazy communication from earlier in the week is still out there, it will be all too easy for people to base their itineraries on faulty communication and illusions about what can be accomplished. The weekend could be a wild goose chase of seeking to scratch an itch that isn't really even there.

So a word to the wise: read your sign below to find the areas where you are most vulnerable. See where you could be talked into some fantasy that might sound good, and even feel good for a while, but will be more illusion than reality.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    Going bargain hunting with a partner will be a bad idea late in the week. Someone close to you might be more interested in borrowing your time than your money, but you are about to find out just how valuable that is.

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    Jupiter in your sign makes you susceptible to lusting after something that is off limits. You might benefit from talking about your taboo desires as a way of letting off steam. Imagining a great meal is often the best way to diet.

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    Your Mercury ruler triggers this week's delusions, but as usual, manipulative Gemini is more puppet-master than those following the script. Someone who wises up, though, could exaggerate your intentions and turn people against you. Stay honest to proactively quell resentment.

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    You have an easier time than most this week, as your casual skepticism smirks away the pipe dreams that others follow. Your desire to be in love has its foundation in something real and not a chasing of some tall tale. Your maturity can, in fact, help out some friends who are being talked into something pretty terrible.

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    The Moon in your sign midweek will make for all sorts of accomplishments. But look around at the reception you get and ask yourself if you are doing things in order to impress others, or to meet your own high standards. The answer might surprise you.

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    You might see through the cracks in the illusions before others, but be ready for people to want to attack the messenger. Telling people their dreams are not coming true is a thankless task. Don't feel obligated to lead the mislead back.

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    Getting what you need is simple. All you have to do is ask. This is a week when the universe is in a giving mood and most other people will not be able to recognize truly great opportunities. Find a muse to share the wealth.

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Your Jupiter ruler will make you fumble over the words at the worst possible moment. A lover's quarrel could go wrong in a hurry. Forcing the issue will seem terrifying but letting it linger could ruin it all for good.

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    Your Jupiter ruler will make you fumble over the words at the worst possible moment. A lover's quarrel could go wrong in a hurry. Forcing the issue will seem terrifying but letting it linger could ruin it all for good.

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    Harmony for excessive Jupiter may seem to be a windfall headed your way. You are selling whatever the people under some spell are buying. Be choosy if they want your time or an intimate moment. You could get wrapped up in someone's plot quite easily if your emotions are vulnerable these days.

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    Your biggest obstacle this week is that absolute longing of yours to want to believe. When desire itself is the problem, the only cure is self-denial. With easy opportunities coming your way, the pleasure-seeker in you is more likely to get lost in ecstasy than in common sense.

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    Friday night makes any tension early in the week all worth it. While others seem lost on a chase that never ends, you find your rainbow and someone with whom to share it. Keeping hope alive might be difficult on Monday, but you must do just that.

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