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In October, We All Fall Down: The Visiting Visionary

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Ah, autumn: the dry leaves crackle, the smell of wood smoke is in the air, we kiss the dulcet dusk of summer goodbye. Some of us are thrilled to be reacquainting ourselves with our sweaters and scarves, others are weeping over the airy sundresses that we’re about to tuck away for the long months to come. But there’s one thing almost everyone likes about fall, and that’s Halloween—a night of mischief and disguise, a night when anything goes. One last hurrah before the long slide into winter. See what the autumnal rituals have in store for you.

You’ve got a plan, Libra. And unless it’s just a particularly elaborate Halloween costume, be prepared for a long and challenging but rewarding process. You have some big ideas for your work or your life, and there’s no better time to act boldly upon them. But fair warning: you’re in it for the long haul. Your romantic ideals might bathe it all in the lovely glow of a finished product, but you’d better also plan on all the toiling you’ll have to do between here and there. The good news is, your easygoing attitude will see to it that you whistle while you work.

Is it possible to go as perfection for Halloween? Or maybe as Lady Luck? If you chose such a costume, you would barely have to dress up at all, such are the stars shining down on you, Scorpio. October is going to be a month of getting exactly what you need. Your inherent solitude will be well served as you hunker down during quiet days and work on a pet project. Meanwhile, when you do decide to venture forth and grace us all with your presence, you’ll be more magnetic than ever, garnering the attention of romantic interests and coworkers alike. Your autumn is getting off to a spectacular start—make sure you use it wisely.

Mother Teresa might not be your first choice for what to go as for Halloween, and admittedly, by month’s end, you’ll be ready for more partying than your standard nun’s habit can reasonably permit. But before that, you’re going to be wrapped up in doing all kinds of good, either for friends or for your community or just for random strangers who seem to be in need of random acts of kindness. In the midst of all of this do-gooding, you’ll be tempted by the fruit of another, so to speak. But don’t go there, Sag. Just stay focused on doing what’s right by others, and get your kicks on Halloween weekend.

If summer was time for fun in the sun, you sure missed it. With your ever-practical nose to the grindstone all the time, you might suddenly feel as though you’ve been left out of the party. Even if you did manage a little breather in September, you were likely so preoccupied with all your responsibilities that you hardly remembered to relax. Don’t worry, though—your reliable steadiness will start to pay off throughout October, just in time to splurge on a sweet Halloween costume. That’s when you’ll really be ready to blow off some steam.

Dust off your CEO costume for Halloween. You’ve been keeping an eye on your finances, haven’t you? Not the way an intellectual like you would like to spend her time, I know. But it’s a good thing to get all your ducks in a row, because it seems there’s a planetary alignment involving Saturn that promises to put you in the catbird seat at work. You’ll be the star of the show, and over the next few weeks, you’ll have the attention of some mucky-mucks. Get ready for a career move, Aquarius; something big is going to happen.

You and your somewhat delicate constitution weren’t so wild about summer anyway, so you’re just as happy to see it go this year. But autumn is coming up all Pisces and will stay that way through much of the winter. Now’s the time to shake off your hesitations, bust out your most confident alter ego, and get ready to embrace all the fun that fall has in store for you. You won’t be going as a ghost this Halloween—instead, think sassy, loud, and ready for anything.

You’ve never been the type to sit around and wait for things to happen. But you might have felt like you’ve been doing a lot of that lately. It’s not your fault—it has something to do with Pluto’s having been in retrograde. But you’ve come through that late-summer rough patch with a fresh sense of self-confidence that’s going to start showing its rewards this fall: you’ll be ready for everything life has in store for you; you’ll have your pick of the candy bowl as you trick-or-treat your way through the rest of the year.

Halloween sweets might have come a little early on the romantic front. Have you been sinking your teeth into caramelly, chocolaty, marshmallowy yumminess in the form of a new lover or an especially delightful resurgence of honeymoon lust with your current partner? Well, if you have, enjoy it, because everything else in store for you this month is going to be a little less than sweet, trying your characteristic patience and bringing your less-than-flexible side to the fore. But this can all be avoided, Taurus—just keep it all in perspective and keep hitting that sweet stuff for as long as you can handle it.

You’ve been flying high on the job front all year and might be a little annoyed that matters of the hearth have taken your attention away from your career and focused it on such mundane matters as bill paying, housekeeping, and taking care of family or friends. Normally, your lively nature would make for plenty of energy to go around. But this fall starts with a lack of balance between the work and home sectors that might get October off to a rickety start. But fear not: your convivial talents will ensure that everything will smooth out in time for some Halloween fun, and with plenty of productivity between now and then.

This hasn’t been the easiest of years for you, Cancer. Family matters or maybe home and housing issues have been dogging you for almost the entire time. I’m sorry to say that Saturn seems to dictate that you’re not going to get much of a break from these labors of love. But don’t lose heart, because even though there have been some logistical hiccups in the home and family sector, you’ll have a little added texture in the form of a new love—romance, friendship, a child … doesn’t matter. Your loyal nature will see to it that whoever enters your life to put a shine on you will keep you brilliant and beautiful through autumn and beyond.

Leo can never be accused of moving slowly. You’re fiery and impulsive and ready for action at all times. The same way fall cools things down, you’re going to have to cool down a little bit. This will be difficult, because the stars suggest that you might meet someone—someone with such undeniable magnetism that you’ll have a hard time keeping a grip on yourself about it. But if this is a connection that’s going to last, you’re going to have to initiate a slow, steady boil, rather than a hot, fast burn like you’d normally do. You never know—you might be rewarded for your patience. Try it this one time and see.

You’re a Virgo, and therefore obsessively detail oriented. Your Marie Antoinette Halloween costume will be perfect down to every last period detail. But I’m sad to tell you that your loving attention to the particulars will not save you from the financial bugaboos that are heading your way. You may not be broke, but you might start to feel like everyone’s got a hand in your pocket, despite your careful budgeting. You might be tempted to find another job, a second job, to sell belongings, to sell your firstborn child—whatever it takes to keep you in the black. But, sad to say, you’re going to be walking a fine financial line for a while. Just keep pinching your pennies through the fall and beyond.

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The Visiting Visionary is a monthly column written by a different guest horoscopist each month. We’ll focus on a new topic every month so that our Visionary can foretell how it will affect each sign.

Sage Romano is one of those Virgos whom other Virgos don’t want to be seen with.


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