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This week what lies beneath could emerge as an insightful revelation. Watch for power dynamics and control issues to come into focus in your own stratosphere, and on a macro level, over the weekend (9 October AEST; 8 October PST and EST). The key storylines of this year will also re-emerge, especially for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius rising people.

With Mercury retrograde done, loose threads left hanging from last week should start to come together. Now you’ve explored all the options, you should have a pretty solid picture of the next best step. Manage expectations (your own, and others) that things aren’t going to progress from 0 to 100 in a matter of days. Instead, move forward at a pace you can realistically sustain as the month unfolds.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

If ever there was a week to keep your wits about you and stay as observant to your surrounds as possible – especially at work – this is it. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for valuable intel Thursday/Friday. Workmates – especially those you manage – could let something slip that will come in very handy early next week.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

The major themes that have dominated this year around where you’re going, and what you’re doing for work could weigh on your mind this week. With things moving at a glacial pace, it could all feel a bit heavy going. If you’re feeling flat, phone a friend who always makes you laugh. They may have power to shift your perspective more than you realise.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Clarity continues to be hard to come by, especially at work this week. While there’s a little more momentum than the previous fortnight, you’ll have to be patient before things return to regular programming. Power struggles – especially over money – could cast a shadow over the weekend.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Reasonable advice isn’t always easy to hear, let follow, but this week staying open to other possibilities could pay off. A new solution or perspective to an ongoing issue could be the perfect thing to keep in your back pocket when an ongoing power struggle flares up early next week. Stay curious, and keep your cards close to your chest.

LEO AND LEO RISING

Those big, hard questions like ‘Where are going?’ and ‘What exactly am I doing with my life?’ could bubble up again this week like an unwanted air pocket in your favourite mascara. As tempting as it to keep pumping the wand (figuratively speaking), stirring things up will only heighten your anxiety. Instead keep your eyes peeled for new insights at work. Change is coming.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Finally! Your ruling planet is moving forward! But don’t expect to feel like your usual productive self just yet. With surprise fireworks at work a very real possibility, getting sucked in to other people’s drama is an occupational hazard. Stay cautious and wait to respond rather than trying to force things to happen.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Information buried deep in your subconscious – or the ether – carries the potential to be incredibly transformative, especially in the context of family or where you’re living. The hardest part is being present, but not too attached to what comes through. Keep a journal by your bed to write down dreams or synchronicities that pop up this week.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

As the resident Olivia Benson of the zodiac you’re never not noticing all that’s left unsaid. This week you can put your detective skills to the test when friends share some intriguing information. There’s bombshell potential here, but it’s all dependent on how, when and who you share it with. Keep quiet until you see how things pan out (or ramp up) early next week.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

After weeks of back and forth, things finally seem to be heading in the right direction at work. Progress won’t be as quick as you’d like but staying alert to what’s said, or even more importantly not said – could offer vital clues as to what’s really going on behind closed doors. Try (hard as it may be) to simply watch and learn. The implications could have big ramifications on your cash sitch.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN

It’s a big week for Capricorn folks as Pluto – the planet synonymous with secrets, power and all-round drama – comes to a screeching halt in your front yard (metaphorically speaking). Try as you might to keep a low profile, there’s lessons to be learned from what unfolds over the weekend. Remain stoic and look for the lesson – if anyone has the grit to glean wisdom from this, it’s you.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

The pressure that’s ebbed and flowed all year – especially around your home and family life could flare up again this week. Rather than getting frustrated, ask yourself what the deeper lesson is in all this. Are you being too rigid? Do you need to move or be less available to certain people? With a little bit effort, the energy is brilliant for delving beneath the surface and finding the true meaning in all the drama.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

Following weeks of misunderstandings and mix-ups with the most important people in your life, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re willing to go deep (and really, what Pisces doesn’t want to dive in?) there’s scope for a transformative moment. Stay open to friends who can tell honestly who you are in relationship and in social settings. Just be prepared that the truth is not always easy to hear.

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