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Your Monthly Horoscope for October 2014
 by Victoria Fugit 

I am often introduced as an artist and an astrologer. There are those who then look at me intensely and ask “do you really believe in astrology?” (Oddly enough no one has ever said to me “do you really believe in art?”) My reply is always the same --“No, I do not believe in astrology. I find it a remarkably reliable tool, the accuracy of which is limited only by my knowledge, understanding and objectivity.” For me, astrology is similar to the study of physiology or the use of electricity. Physiology describes the patterns and relationships of the systems within a body. Astrology does the same for the vastly larger patterns and systems within (at the moment) our solar system. Electricity sheds light and or energy on anything we wish--- definitely useful tools.
Astrology has been around for at least 5,000 years. It was used in the service of conqueror or king in their endeavors of war and governance. Agrarian societies used it for the timing of planting, shearing, breeding, preserving and multiple other tasks. For example plant root crops in the dark of the moon, fruiting or flowering crops from new moon to full. For faster growth plant, prune or shear in fertile water signs between the new and full moon.
Ancient societies could view with the naked eye the constellations and Mercury Venus, Mars Saturn and Jupiter. Understanding and making use of celestial cycles and relationships brought order and connection. Observation and working with the timing, cycles and relationships over the centuries began to illustrate just how connected to the universe we all are.
The planet Uranus can be seen with the naked eye, yet was undiscovered for most of human history, until Sir William Hershel observed it in 1781. Uranus rules technology, invention, electricity, sudden, unexpected change. Neptune, planet of confusion, illusion and ruler of water (steam) and fluids in general as well as the arts was discovered in 1846 by John C. Adams (Britain) and Johann Galle (Germany). Typical of Neptune, the resultant confusion over who found it first created an international kerfuffle. The Industrial Revolution was a period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transport, and technology had a profound effect on cultural and socioeconomic conditions. It marked a major turning point in human history; a transition from manual labor and draft-animal–based economy towards steam-powered, machine-based manufacturing. Every aspect of daily life was eventually influenced in some way. Coincidence? Correspondence? Synchronicity?
With the advent of the computer, bytes of information could be processed and the accuracy of astrology increased and there are now multiple branches of astrology:
Natal --- study of the birth chart, potentials, pitfalls, timing
Relationships --- between spouses, parents / children, boss / employees.
Financial --- J.P. Morgan said anyone could be a millionaire, but you needed an astrologer to become a billionaire.
Mundane --- countries, politics, world leaders, national and multi-national events.
Horary --- questions – Is this a good fit for my company? Should I move? Is he/she the right one for me? etc., etc., etc.
No, I don’t believe in astrology, but it’s an amazing tool.

Aries Astrological Symbol
Aries – If you were born March 29th to April 7th, your Sun is most affected by the next two Uranus to Pluto squares, December 14/15 and March 17/18. Change, transformation of your sense of self, regeneration and rejuvenation are in store for you. October has the full moon in Aries conjunct Uranus. Have a good time, but watch your impulsiveness. The rest of you are full of great ideas, enthusiasm and energy. Have a great month..
Taurus Astrological Symbol
Taurus – Friendships come out of nowhere and are invigorating as well as inventive. Your self-discipline is doing well for you and supporting your dreams. Don’t go overboard and try to do too much. Stay in touch with Taurus’ sense of comfort and pleasure.
Gemini Astrological Sy
Gemini – So many opportunities, so little time. --- to get people on board for support. Friends are supportive one minute, gone the next, like herding cats. Children and creative projects are a shining promise, but go more slowly than expected. Even partners are a little intense. Just slow down and let everyone else catch-up with you and it will all work out.So many opportunities, so little time. --- to get people on board for support. Friends are supportive one minute, gone the next, like herding cats. Children and creative projects are a shining promise, but go more slowly than expected. Even partners are a little intense. Just slow down and let everyone else catch-up with you and it will all work out.
Cancer Astrological Symbol Cancer– Want to go into your shell, yet, want to play? You, Aries, Libra and Capricorn are all shifting into your best selves, but it’s a little like the birth canal – too tight, a little painful, but light and joy at the end of the tunnel. Take a deep breath, let go of fear and dance with life.
Leo Astrological Sign Leo – Jupiter in your first house, Mars in your 5th and Uranus in your 9th all conspire to bring optimism, expansion, creative excitement and unexpected trips or insights. Life is good now. Pay attention to your health and well-being and enjoy the ride.
Virgo Astrological Symbol Virgo – Saturn in your 3rd house can generate some pessimism or strong stable ideas for your future – your choice. You’ve begun to cut away parts of what was once your foundation and you are starting a new 12 year cycle. Don’t overspend to overcompensate.
libra Astrological Symbol Libra – Your ground of being seems to be shifting under you. Let it go and see the humor. Remember you are not indecisive, just multi-dimensional in your outlook. Money may be a little scarce and you feel jittery, but Jupiter can bring new social contacts that will bring opportunities in place of closed doors.
Scorpio Astrological Sign Scorpio – Unexpected expenses, changes in your work, confusion in your love life, and sometimes a feeling of overwhelm this month. However, you feel amazingly capable of handling all of it and know deep down that it is all to the good. Trust and opening to the new is your key this month.
Sagittarius Astrological Sign Sagittarius – More energy and a positive financial change seem immanent. Unexpected upsets or opportunities in creativity or your love life. Watch out for water problems in the home. Your guides are in top shape this month.
Capricorn Astrological Symbol
Capricorn – New structure is forming in your life – like a permanent tooth replacing a baby tooth. Don’t go around with a string on the baby tooth, let it go and watch what happens. Your intuition is working for you – follow it. If you are having a lot of dreams, pay attention to them. They are speaking to your heart.
Aquarius Astrological Symbol
Aquarius – Do you want a new career or life-work? Ideas, friendships, partnerships can come into your life this month, if you lift your nose off the grind-stone and look around. Try to play more this month – it opens doors for you. Your ideas are innovative, not hare-brained. Listen more than talk and don’t allow confusion around money push you into fear.

Pisces Astrological Symbol
Pisces – Your work may change for the better this month. Friendships can be testy. Don’t lend money. Keep your feet on the ground and your head clear of cobwebs. You are a wave rider—ride the waves of change. Enjoy the love in your life.

About Victoria: The passion I have for Astrology began when I was twenty-four. I had been traveling in Europe for months and was becoming more and more curious about the letters my mom was sending me. They were waiting for me in each city or town I went to and it was as if she had a spy following me. She seemed to know my every move. Then she started to give me advice about what was coming up and what to watch out for. Coming home, I was horrified to learn that both she and my dad (LT. Colonel in the Air Force) were involved in Astrology. I asked them how two well-educated and intelligent people could possibly believe a superstitious myth that was so lacking in any proof of its claims. My dad said he had no belief in it. It worked, so he used it, much like electricity – we don’t believe in it, don’t know exactly how it works, but are happy to turn on the lights with it.

So I set out to prove that they were deluded. After three years of study in San Francisco and taking a correspondence course from a school in England, I apologized.
Astrology has been part of my life ever since and has led to my involvement with researchers and teachers in the human potential movement, such as Jean Houston (Institute for Mind Research), Werner Erhardt (EST), Elmer Green (Duke University), Joe Kamiya (early researcher in bio-feedback), Swami Rama (Himalayan Institute) and others.

Sun sign astrology obviously doesn’t give the depth of knowledge available in a full reading. Each chart is unique, like snowflakes. But it’s fun and entertaining. Hope you get both from this column. You can get in touch with Victoria at 435-259-9417 or

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