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1 October 2018, 14:32 | Updated: 13 November 2018, 15:24
Russell Grant reveals what's coming up this month.
The New Moon on the 9th puts strain on a close relationship. Just when you thought you were making a breakthrough with a romantic or business partner, an argument breaks out. You've been spending too much time on your career. Until you change your priorities, it will be impossible to gain your friend's trust. When you really care about someone, you'll find a way to spend quality time together. On the 24th, the Full Moon could bring an influx of income. Use this money to treat yourself to something you've set your heart on and wanted for a long time. When you reward yourself for working hard, your job stops seeming so burdensome. If you have enough money saved, you might decide to undergo a career change. Launching your own business, running for political office or moving into another industry are among the possibilities. Use your financial cushion as a launch pad for bigger and better things.
Despite your best efforts, it will be difficult to get organised on the 9th. That's when a tense New Moon keeps calling you away from your duties. A demanding manager or expert will keep asking you to make small changes on a project. If you're working on a commission basis, you'll have to put an end to these incessant calls. It's better to lose their business than be at the beck and call of their whims. If you have a health setback during the first half of the month, scale back your schedule. You're trying to do too much in too narrow a window of time. The Full Moon on the 24th invites you to enjoy some self-pampering. Instead of pouring all your energy into a close relationship, do something nice for yourself. Take a few days off work, get a massage and visit your favourite nature spot. The sight of birds, flowers and trees has a therapeutic effect.
On the 9th, the New Moon puts you in the path of romance. Although the lure of a creative person is powerful, you should hesitate before getting involved in a serious relationship. While it's true you have many interests in common, there is a big difference between you. You're not especially materialistic, while the object of your affection is obsessed with money. This rift will cause real problems. Take the time to get to know each other; you will have second thoughts. If you're already in relationship, your partner will reveal some upsetting financial information during the first half of October. Put your heads together to craft a plan for paying off a sizable debt. On the 24th, the Full Moon will bring a welcome chance to rest and recharge your batteries. If an appointment or trip is cancelled at the last minute, don't complain. Instead, treat it as a chance to relax.
The New Moon on the 9th warns against confiding in an untrustworthy person. A relative who pretends to have your best interests at heart is really jealous. After sharing sensitive information with them, you could be betrayed. It's better to write in a private diary that is kept in a secured place. The last thing you want is your personal business to be revealed in a public forum. Some people use shaming as a way to control others. Don't let this happen to you. The Full Moon on the 24th brings a group project to its successful conclusion. Much to your surprise, you'll be named most valuable player. The other members of the group appreciate your leadership ability. Instead of barking out orders, you learned how to best motivate each person. As a result, everybody felt valued and appreciated. It's no wonder your work was so impressive; people are motivated to do their best when they're happy.
Acquiring a skill will be more difficult than expected on the 9th. That's when the New Moon puts you in the path of a relentless critic. It will be hard to study with their disdainful voice in your ear. Stay as far away from this cynic as possible. If you're having difficulty mastering complicated concepts, be patient. Hire a tutor who is able to isolate the source of your trouble. With their help, you'll be able to push past this stubborn block and achieve mastery. On the 24th, the Full Moon marks an impressive turning point in your career. You'll be given a promotion or high profile position. This will come as a total surprise. It's been hard to know where you stand with an impassive employer. Finally, you'll discover just how much your boss really appreciates your contributions. Have fun at a party that is thrown in your honour.
The New Moon attracts a moneymaking opportunity on the 9th. Taking this job will limit your personal life. You'll spend virtually all your time at the office, trying to satisfy a demanding client or supervisor. If you really need the money, it's worth accepting this job. If you have other options, it would be best to pursue them, even if they pay less. You can't put a price on your mental health. The Full Moon on the 24th finds you returning from a trip, finishing an ongoing project or collecting a diploma. There will be a surprise bonus for your hard work. You might get a chance to lead a group or write a column. Being able to share your insight with an enthusiastic audience will be the answer to a prayer. You love being paid for exploring ideas. Someone with your brain power needs a job that engages the intellect.
You yearn to break out of your shell on the 9th, when the New Moon prompts a personal change. Your family won't be supportive of your desire to pursue a particular career, move to a different neighbourhood or take up another belief system. Instead of asking their approval, go ahead and follow your heart's desire. It may be necessary to cut yourself off from financial support as a means to become more independent. You will have to scrape and save for a while, but that's better than remaining under a relative's thumb. The Full Moon on the 24th brings a cheque and bonus that is much bigger than you expected. An appreciative client, customer or patient will throw in a bonus for your hard work. Use this windfall to upgrade some technical equipment. Getting a better car, computer or smartphone will make daily life much easier. Take advantage of a last-minute sale.
The New Moon on the 9th makes you yearn for privacy. Unfortunately, a relative or neighbour keeps trying to pry into your personal business. It would be wise to invest in some security equipment. Lock up your personal belongings when you're at work, increase your password protection and don't leave your smartphone where it can be easily accessed. Some people cannot be trusted. If embarrassing information does come to light, think about filing a police report. The perpetrator is counting on you to be too embarrassed to alert the authorities. Call their bluff. On the 24th, your romantic or business partner will have some surprising news. A big promotion or hefty raise will increase your standard of living. If you're single, you won't be for long. Meeting someone special at a gourmet restaurant, garden show or luxury boutique is a strong possibility. You'll fight hard and fast for the object of your affection.
On the 9th, the New Moon will spark a group project. This venture will not pay very well. To add insult to injury, you'll find your indecisive colleagues highly unpleasant. You're perfectly willing to collaborate, but at some point, someone will have to assume leadership. If you take the helm, you'll have to deal with a great deal of anger and resentment. It may be better to steer clear of this assignment altogether. If you can't, don't waste a lot of time and energy on this work. Some situations aren't worth the trouble; this is one of them. The Full Moon on the 24th is perfect for getting organised. Getting rid of clutter will make space for new energy in your life. Make three piles: Donate, discard and sell. If you've been hanging on to items that evoke unhappy memories, give them to somebody who appreciates them. Out with the old and in with the new.
A professional opportunity will beckon on the 9th, but think carefully before accepting it. A conflicted New Moon will force you to choose between having a wildly successful career and a comfortable home life. If you don't want to spend every spare moment at the office, pass up this offer and wait for a better one. If you're happy with your current position, you might be forced to take a leave of absence. Attending to a personal matter won't wait a minute longer. Getting treatment for an addition, undergoing a surgical procedure or taking time away to reassess your priorities are among the possibilities. The Full Moon on the 24th marks an exciting turning point in your personal life. You might decide to get engaged or married on the spur of the moment. There's also a chance you'll get word of an unexpected pregnancy. Whatever the nature of this surprise, it will be a happy one.
The New Moon on the 9th will bring an enticing opportunity to travel, study or write. Unfortunately, you won't be able to make the most of this chance. An expired passport or tight enrolment window will force you to postpone plans for another time. Instead of dwelling on your disappointment, try making the best of a bad situation. Studying a foreign language will make a future trip much easier. If you want to take an advanced course, this would be a good time to brush up on basics you haven't studied for years. On the 24th, there will be unexpected changes at home. You might have to relocate for work. Alternatively, your household could expand to include a child or older relative. Any newcomers will give your home life a cosy, comfortable feeling that is grounding. Instead of wanting to go out every night, you'll prefer spending time with your nearest and dearest.
A physical relationship forces you to make a decision on the 9th. That's when the New Moon causes someone very close to you to question your feelings towards them. Spending all your time with friends makes them feel neglected. It's time to change your priorities. If you're single, resist the temptation to steer a platonic relationship into passionate waters. Although your loved one is very attractive, you aren't suited to each other as a couple. Surprising news will reach your ears on the 24th, when the Full Moon brings hidden information to light. It will be such a relief to know that a community matter has been successful resolved. You've always been a pioneer for justice. Now resources are more evenly allocated among your neighbours, you can turn your attention to more fulfilling pursuits. Take an art class, go to a concert or read for pleasure. Avoid getting caught in a rut during the second half of October.
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