Astrology of October 2008
by Henry Seltzer (
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Capricorn Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Cardinal Earth. Your ruling planet is Saturn.

This is a month of possibilities for you, Capricorn. You may wake up every morning with the feeling that all your days have been leading up to this one. You are creating a work of art out of your life and of your career goals, thoughtfully reflective of where your circumstances are leading you, yet alert to where you can break the mold. Although optimism in your general outlook is definitely a Good Thing, it still pays you to look before you leap. In spite of all your enthusiasm, the first half of the month is better for watching and waiting than for direct action. New career initiatives are more likely to bear fruit after the 15th, when Mercury shifts direction.

As the month begins, you are feeling your way to greater participation in the outer world of achievement, where you have your natural habitat. Your perspective on where you stand keeps shifting right now, and this is a good thing, allowing you to take advantage of new information as it comes to you, rather than remaining stuck in the pre-formed patterns of prior success. A mystical rather than a strictly practical point of view serves to light your way forward at this time, although this also leads to uncertainty regarding where your next available resource might be coming from. You are operating these days in a manner that is at odds with direct action, since Mercury is currently retrograding through your career sector, marking a reflective period of time when you will likely be looking more closely into everything that you do and say. The First Quarter Moon in your sign taking place on Tuesday, October 7th, signals a comfortable time for you when optimism largely prevails; you may only need to beware of too much of it. This time also represents one peak of the retrograde period, so that every action may reveal in its flowering the opposite outcome than what was originally intended. You have the ability at this time to resolve potential conflicts by a mysterious third way that dances between the horns of the dilemma. The days surrounding the Full Moon of October 14th represent a time when you can take advantage of increasing confidence in personal solutions, as separate from the requirements of the work place or the fluctuations of public opinion. This is also a time when the mystical side of life may again assert its power over its practical necessities, and when visionary information informs your blossoming perspective that is far beyond the run-of-the-mill thinking supported by consensus reality. With the Last Quarter Moon of Tuesday, October 21st, a reflective stance takes you along the lines of recovered wisdom. You are transforming in your basic sense of yourself at this time, and over the next month, in a rather extreme fashion, as you attempt to incorporate all the new information that has been coming your way. Breakthrough comes at month's end. Over the next few weeks, you are caught up in a storm of awareness that must be integrated in order to become an effective segment of your evolving toolkit for navigating the tides of change.