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Weekly Horoscope for Friday, October 06, 2006, #631 - By ERIC FRANCIS

You have the gift of being able to see your life, and your world, from many points of view. At the same time, others have an unusual ability to see something of themselves in you. The overall feeling is one of contact between you and the people around you, and with this elusive thing called "the world." Feel your own sense of presence, and notice how people respond to what you say and what you feel. Let it teach you that self-awareness is a valuable resource -- and that freedom is the freedom of who you are.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Relationships now offer endless opportunities for transformation. They are likely to start as something more fun, something that lures you into a sense of celebrating life and feeling the abundance around you. But then you're offered potential moments when you can go deeper. You might as well take them, before some other purpose takes over. True, some people don't agree that growth needs to be the theme of loving relationships, but we could all do a lot worse. Many feel better keeping things superficial and not revealing the depths of their truth. Right now this has nothing to do with you. Meanwhile, if you're not having fun, you're unlikely to be motivated, so keep that on the agenda too. Family Focus: Kids know exactly what's going on right now, so it's best not to hide it.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Something remarkable is happening in your life. Something scary, perhaps; unusually potent, for sure. Communication and with a tendency to speak the unspeakable and a desire to know the unknowable seems to have filtered into your life. You are deeply impressionable; so much seems to carry the weight of truth. So I suggest you filter what you take in. Turn off the television. Write a deep letter to someone you care about. Dust off your diary and really listen to what you say to yourself. Share your feelings with a close friend. More is on your mind than you may imagine. Family Focus: Children will be revealing unusual psychic tendencies these days.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
This is a great time to get lost in your work. You're likely to find something there if you do, and you'll set off a series of developments that get you to rethink your ideas about your professional life. The question of what you aspire to, what your true ambitions are, has been nagging you for a few years now. The astrology involved tends to ask more questions than it gives answers, and many people are in a crisis over finding their mission. But yours is calling you; perhaps softly, perhaps from a direction you were not expecting; but for sure. Indulge yourself in the tasks at hand. Fortunately for your Gemini soul, by all indications, they are not remotely boring. Family Focus: An ex partner's presence is about the past, not the future.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Space is a metaphor for what we are feeling and experiencing within. Sometimes we can organize a space and that has the result of cleaning out our mind. We can dedicate a space to a purpose and that helps us stabilize on a particular mission. This kind of therapy or 'sacred space work' will serve you well now. Start small; start with a particular focus or need and let that direct you. It can be anywhere -- at home, at work, outside or indoors. You might want to consult with a Feng Shui practitioner if there is one in your area -- this is the work they do, and they tend to have real gems of ideas. Experiment with this stuff and you'll feel better. Family Focus: Help family members set physical boundaries and have space to themselves.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
You learned a lot about how to have intimate relationships from your parents -- for better or worse. Many people ended up getting involved in taking on adult burdens as children, particularly when the adults around us were struggling to get along. Your caregivers also gave you plenty of ideas about what to expect from your future partner, and about what kind of husband or wife you would be. Many false expectations were put into your mind, as well as false images of yourself. Developments this week are enticing you to turn up the heat and boil off those watery notions. Family Focus: Design activities with children that focus on enjoying your family's good fortune.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Emphasis shifts to the material world: of money and resources, and how you feel about them. No matter how modest your Virgoan lifestyle is, or how modest you want it to be, you can use this time to explore both the ideas and reality of prosperity. There is a difference between greed and growth; between excess and enough. I suggest you explore the spaces between those concepts and find somewhere that represents an improvement over what you've been experiencing for so long. You have plenty to share, and the surest way to feel rich is to support the people around you. But that principle works for others too, so ask for what you need. Family Focus: Devotion in relationships is one of the most transformative experience on Earth.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
Next week's Full Moon in your opposite sign will bring out some of your contradictory tendencies, and you'll probably get to look them right in the face, as partners and loved ones mirror your feelings and values with startling accuracy. At the same time, you have the most awesome opportunity to shift your entire reality because you suddenly have a chance to perceive it accurately. Amazing what seeing life can do to help you change yours. Remember that if a crisis arises, just notice what's happening, feel your feelings, and let it pass -- but not without profiting wildly from what you learn. Family Focus: Kids are particularly sensitive to Full Moon energy, but in truth nobody is exempt.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Quite a bit is going on in that Scorpio soul of yours, and it would seem that you're looking for ways to express yourself. Mercury in your sign suggests that you have something to say, and if you begin the discussion now, you'll be surprised at how deeply it leads you, and to what unusual places. In the "communication era," communication is a lost art. Speaking and listening, the long experiment with discovering what another person feels and how they perceive the world, and the spontaneous things that arise in the process -- these are getting glazed under by the superficiality of the world. It doesn't have to happen to you. Family Focus: When strong emotions come up, let them go gently.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Your imagination may be sending you stronger messages than your senses about the state of an important personal relationship, and you may feel you have no clue where a certain person you care about is coming from. I also see a tendency to think the worst -- but you could just as easily think the best. The truth is you may be overwhelmed by the power someone seems to have over you, by how large they loom in your world, and by how devastated you would be, were they not there. Maybe it's a good idea to be aware of those feelings, because if you are, you'll treat the relationship with that much more respect. But you have yet to find out just how truly there another person really is for you. Family Focus: You appear larger than life to partners and children. Set a good example.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Most of the time, you're exceptionally lucky to be a Capricorn, and now is one such time. Your charts right now speak of two things: one is a sense of glorious opportunity in the world and perhaps connecting with the feeling of how well respected you are. Another is a push from inside to expand your world, to think bigger thoughts, to be more generous and to live a little larger. Capricorn is blessed with the ability to make the most of whatever scant resources the world makes available. As the poet Marge Piercy said, you could live on sand and stone, and wring wine from burrs. Luckily, you have a lot more than that to work with, and you have a lot more to accomplish than you did last week. Family Focus: All leadership must be based on love, especially that of a family.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
There is a branch of Eastern mysticism called Tantra. Though the word is often misused, it does have a great purpose: it's the meeting place of sexuality and spirituality, and it's not just for Chinese mystics. As a society, we have made sex the symbol of everything but devotion to existence. We think nothing of speaking of sex and money in the same statement, sex and abuse, sex and pleasure: but sex as an expression of devotion to creation itself, be it human or divine? It really is strange to a lot of people. The word Tantra means network. It's about weaving life together, through gestures and gifts of pleasure. The astrology of the moment says that if you begin walking this path now, it could become a rather pleasurable life mission. Family Focus: Encourage everyone in your household to say all that they've been feeling -- the cosmic door is open.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The ties and relationships you establish with others over the next few weeks are likely to stick, and they are likely to prove significant. Choose carefully which ones you pursue, because you do have options and they are not all equal. That does not mean say no to everyone -- it means say yes when you really feel good. And it means be as attentive as you can be to as many points of contact in your life as you can. The weeks approaching are a time of unusual contact, and depth of contact. There is a very welcome pattern developing in the planets, and the suggestion is that you are not alone -- which would be good news to any Pisces I've ever met. Family Focus: A close partner is changing profoundly. Stand back and watch -- this is their process alone.

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