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Daily Horoscopes: October 9, 2020


Clash of the Titans! A Mars-Pluto square brings power struggles and diva antics.

 

 

 

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Don’t get discouraged, Aries. As hawkish Mars retrograde forms a tumultuous square with Pluto, an unexpected roadblock could impede your professional journey. Instead of throwing in the towel, power through this difficult time. The silver lining? By facing the issue head-on, you’ll strengthen your problem-solving skills, making you better prepared to handle the next crisis that comes along. Pro tip: Examine the starting point of this sticky situation. What (or who) is to blame? Once you’ve figured it out, take steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future. See the full week >

Taurus (April 20- May 20)

As impulsive Mars retrogrades through your alluring twelfth house, you might be tempted to take a sketchy shortcut just to get things done already! But don’t, Taurus. Cutting corners might save time in the short run, but your actions could boomerang. Let your conscience be your guide as alchemical Pluto in your high-minded ninth house throws a challenge to back-spinning Mars. Even those “harmless little fibs” could come back to haunt you, so be upfront and transparent in all your dealings. Though it may seem like you’re losing ground today, this approach will win you the long game. See the full week >

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

What’s with the temper, Gem? Resist the urge to lash out at your crew today as warrior Mars retrograde in your eleventh house of groups forms a tense square with simmering Pluto. But do take command and get everyone organized. Maybe it’s time to corral the crew into a project-management system like Asana or a group-messaging app like Slack. Does someone on your team seem to have a hidden agenda? Your instincts about this could be spot-on, but that doesn’t give you permission to fly off the handle. Maintain a cool head as you investigate the issue. If you act strategically, it’s possible to resolve this without a fiery confrontation. See the full week >

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Three deep breaths, Cancer. Today, you may feel pulled and stretched in one too many directions as Pluto in your relationship house forms a tense square with incendiary Mars retrograde in your professional sector. Here’s the key to surviving this stressful starmap: Instead of obsessing over everyone else’s needs, focus on your own as a first line of defense! What will bring YOU the most peace today? Postponing a check-in call so you can get a workout in might be the best idea. Schedule time with your loved ones tonight, then set your status to “away.” But don’t let any needy drama queens (or kings) dominate your evening. Reserve time for people who truly soothe your soul. See the full week >

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Slow down, Leo! Living life at a breakneck pace could leave you exhausted today as Pluto in your vitality sector forms a tense square with anxious Mars retrograde. Your immune system can only handle so much. Take it easy. Stock up on wellness teas, take your vitamins and get plenty of rest. Too busy to pump the brakes? That’s a sign that you need some extra hands. Start scouting for a collaborator, colleague or rock star assistant to help you shoulder the burden. Sure, there might be a learning curve as you figure out your shared workflow. But once you get in the groove, you’ll FINALLY have the “me time” you need. See the full week >

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Whoa there, Virgo! As frazzled Mars retrograde forms a tense square with melodramatic Pluto, you may feel pressure to rush through everything on your agenda. Instead, tap the brakes and review your schedule. What can be postponed or outsourced? Hasty moves could add up to clumsy—and expensive—mistakes. Also, think before you speak, tweet or fire off a sassy email. Would doing so stir up unnecessary drama? Spend extra time editing those incendiary communications and redact any triggering statements before sending. In almost every scenario imaginable, compassion and diplomacy are the best strategies. See the full week >

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Clashing with your loved ones? As militant Mars marches through your relationship sector and squares delicate Pluto, underlying tension could bubble to the surface and cloud your judgment. Rather than fly off the handle, assess the situation objectively. Have you quietly allowed resentments to build up? It’s not fair to lash out at people if they don’t even know they’ve done anything “wrong”. Could there be a lack of balance in your dynamic? Work to rectify emotional inequities, but don’t expect any overnight miracles. Healing takes time! See the full week >

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Do everything in your power to dial down the stress today, from hourly deskside meditations to sipping herbal tea instead of grabbing a third coffee. A clash between your co-rulers, touchy Pluto and fiery Mars, could ratchet up anxiety. But stop and think before you call your entire crew in for a crisis summit. Do you REALLY need all hands on deck…or just one solid friend to talk you down from the tree? If things get truly bananas, then by all means gather the troops. Since your Scorpionic stinger could make an unceremonious appearance in the face of a conflict, it might be best to ignore the inflammatory people in your life until next week. See the full week >

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Goodbye green-eyed monster! Don’t let jealous feelings get the best of you today as Mars in your fame zone squares sensitive Pluto in your house of self-esteem. Scrolling through Instagram may make you feel like everyone is more successful, more in love or more established than you are. But here’s a news flash, Sag: No one’s broadcasting their failures. Comparing yourself is a waste of your time. Instead of spiraling out about everyone else’s perfectly curated feed, let that twinge of envy be a guide to your not-yet-vocalized desires. Could your social media frenemy become a genuine ally? Lift others up instead of tearing them down! See the full week >

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks, Cap. What do YOU want? Break from the crowd and blaze your own trail today as deep-diving Pluto in Capricorn brawls with rebellious Mars in your traditional fourth house. Don’t let popular opinion sway your decision-making, whether you’re considering a bold new look, embarking on an unconventional professional journey or dating someone who doesn’t neatly fit into your friend group. Trust that you’re attuned to your own needs under the soulful influence of this starmap. See the full week >

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Clarify, Aquarius! Crossed wires could create some serious disruptions today as fiery Mars retrograde locks into a tense square with protective Pluto. Since even a seemingly innocent statement could be misinterpreted, choose your words with care. The same thing goes for off-the-cuff social media rants. Review public statements multiple times before posting, and if you’re still unsure, save it to drafts. You may be rightfully incensed, but it’s best to cool off before you start posting. Vent to a trusted friend to get less-than-diplomatic comments out of your system. There, doesn’t that feel better? See the full week >

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Friend…or frenemy? Evaluate your closest relationships today as revitalizing Mars brawls with sensitive Pluto. Make sure your BFFs truly have your back and that no bad apples have infiltrated your barrel. If you’ve got a combative or codependent relationship with someone in your orbit, work to detoxify your dynamic. With an open and honest dialogue, you might be able to set things right. But if it seems like you’ve reached an impasse, perhaps it’s best to go your separate ways, at least for a little while. Make time for people who lift you up! See the full week >

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