The Sun angles brilliantly to Mars as the week begins, so a wonderful opportunity to supercharge any strands, and especially those linked to friendships or groups. However, the week then takes on a more complex dimension, not least with Venus going into retrograde in the deep Scorpio. For your FREE Weekly Horoscope 1st October 2018 please see below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Using tact and diplomacy can be one way to avoid conflict, especially if you are having an issue with someone influential. It might be wisest to stay on reasonable terms though, as their help could be invaluable in time. Convivial Venus also rewinds from this week, bringing a chance to review financial matters as well as romantic, business or other key topics with a view to change.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Your hope that someone will help you with a bold idea may come to nothing if you try too hard. Devising a subtle way to capture their interest and support may work better. However, Venus, your guardian planet, will go into reverse until mid-November, which in your Solar Horoscope can see you taking an objective look at a partnership, friendships and your social life, and gaining useful insights.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
As a Gemini, you often have a way with words, but with lively Mercury angling towards potent Pluto others can find you rather intense. If you have something to share, a more conciliatory tone might help you gain their support. Furthermore, with sultry Venus regressing in your lifestyle zone, fresh observations concerning your lifestyle and habits could inspire change Gemini.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
This week's Quarter Moon gives you a chance to make any final adjustments to a family plan before you go ahead. If there are any awkward issues brewing though, tread with care, as this will ensure you can continue to work together. Where romance is concerned, it's possible that an old flame could come back into your life, bringing a chance for healing conversations if needed.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
It can seem you are being pushed to do something you are resisting. With this matter perhaps peaking during the first half of the week. A few tactful words could be enough to free yourself from this commitment. Plus, you now have an opportunity to look to your emotional wellbeing and that of your family. Making time for yourself and those you are closest to can be rewarding.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You may need to make some decisions about aspects of your finances, so that you can move things along. If it is a matter of going with your head or your heart, then get the facts but also listen to your instincts. Regarding deals and negotiations, you may need to tread with extra care in this area for some weeks. Agreements can change, so it will help to be as flexible as you can.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
With lovely Venus, your guide, turning retrograde this week in your money zone, the coming weeks bring an opportunity to resolve any financial issues and to explore the potential in a situation that just needs a little more research. Regarding a key issue, it helps to adopt a conciliatory tone when talking to family members Libra, to prevent any misunderstandings.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Feelings can be intense over coming days, so give more thought to the way you put things across, particularly if you are discussing an uncomfortable issue. It is possible that a mistake has been made, and giving the person the benefit of the doubt may ease things. Furthermore, with sultry Venus rewinding in your sign, reflecting deeply on a key relationship can be enriching.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
While your social life looks upbeat, a conflict perhaps linked to deep-seated values may be the root cause of a disagreement. If you can hold back for a few days though, discussions can be much more agreeable and productive. And a potent influence might inspire you to get to know yourself better. Self-reflection can bring a deeper understanding of your heart's true desire.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
If you can sort out a difficulty in a diplomatic way, this can be so much more beneficial than being too assertive. You might need this person in the future, and keeping them on your side can be helpful in this regard. At the same time, you may begin to question the value of certain connections and group affiliations, especially those that are all take and no give Capricorn.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Seizing new opportunities can seem the way to go, and yet something may be holding you back from doing so, and it could be a fear of moving out of your comfort zone. Don't feel you have to do it all at once, as small steps can lead to steady progress. Regarding a key ambition, be prepared for the prospect of change to your plans as they could take a turn in a fresh direction.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
You don't have to tell your circle everything, as there are some things that are better kept to yourself. The only reason they need to know is if you want them to, otherwise look to be discreet Pisces. This week also sees delightful Venus entering her rewind phase in your sector of far horizons. You may have second thoughts about an opportunity, but with a few tweaks it might still appeal.