Astrology GIFs for the Week of October 21, 2013

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The sun enters Scorpio on Wednesday the 23rd. This time of year symbolizes the regeneration of spirit and matter. Scorpio inclines us to be secretive and full of desire, gives pride, and fosters individuality. Most important, the sun in Scorpio imparts endurance and tremendous power of concentration. Intuition is sharp now and your intellectual faculties singularly piercing.

Amusements and pleasurable activities, especially visits to theaters or concerts, are strongly favored on Friday the 25th. The sun will trine Neptune on this day, and this aspect is generally beneficial for social events. It intensifies but also refines the feelings and emotions, as it promotes a love of pleasure, luxury, and elegance. Mystical tendencies and poetic temperaments are also aroused.

Mercury in retrograde will conjunct Saturn on Tuesday the 29th, and under this aspect you may have to say farewell to someone. This good-bye may leave a mark on you for some time to come. The conjunction is partly evil, but not wholly so, and is distinctly beneficial for the mind, making it concentrative, careful, and precise

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
You can project yourself with more forcefulness than usual. Now you are ambitious and suspicious of the motives of others. There are times, and this is one of them, when your first duty is to yourself, and if you don’t fulfill that duty, you will be of little use to anyone else.


 
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
It is not because you are intentionally trying to deceive, but you may confuse people, or even worse cause them to lose faith in what you are trying to do. Take a look at yourself to help save your relationships — you will benefit socially and financially through this process of self-discovery.


 
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
A favorable position, this transit offers the good will of elders, superiors, and those who have more power or higher social standing. If in business, you will rise in the same way and be someone of note.


 
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
This transit denotes honor and success in whatever business, profession, or occupation you follow. You may occupy a place of trust, important posts of honor, or responsibility. Now it is possible to rise in life through reputation and integrity. 


 

Pisces (February 19–March 20)
This transit provides success in matters connected with the law. This position favors success abroad, or travel in foreign countries. There is a great probability of a long journey soon.


 
Aries (March 21–April 9)
You may notice a sense of strong psychological compulsion surfacing — perhaps triggering behavior you don't understand. But don't ignore or avoid these compulsions because avoiding them will be worse than the changes they bring about.



Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Learn from the intimacy you have with others right now, as lasting attachments and friendships are more easily formed and domestic happiness is favored. It is possible at this time to meet an ambitious partner whose influence will benefit you socially and financially.




Gemini (May 21–June 20)
You are your own obstacle right now – get out of your way and focus on being efficient and effective. Now is the time to work hard.


 
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Your free spirit will make you want to go out and enjoy yourself throughout this period. It is a most favorable transit for courtships, especially a successful relationship. The capacity for enjoyment is very great. 




Leo (July 23–August 22)
Past events may come back to you now through memories, but also through consequences. Find out what affects your past, your upbringing, and the experience your family has had on you. At this time of year, psychological self-evaluation can be of enormous help in your personal growth.



Virgo (August 23–September 22)
At this time, you are firm and self-reliant in all mental pursuits, always aiming for success and seeking honor and fame with your quick thinking. But you are capable of great pride and arrogance, so be aware that your overambitious mind can hurt others.


 
Libra (September 23–October 22)
This transit increases financial gain and gives success in government affairs or concerns where authority is exercised. It may give you money through your investments, work, inheritance, or social influence, but it also parts with money easily. 

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in NYC.
GIF reporting by Sally Holmes.