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Weekly horoscope (Oct. 18-24) 

On every level, it is time to deal with debt

Libra The Scales (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
For any number of reasons, circumstances may leave you out of the social loop this week. Astrologically, this is a time for self-reflection and not self-condemnation. Having a quiet week is appropriate at this time. Don't turn this into a negative belief about yourself. Take the time to be still and enjoy the quiet.

For All Signs: Saturn, the planet of conscience and wisdom, has moved into Scorpio for a two-and-a-half year visit. Last week I wrote about its meaning to each sign. This week, I want to explain the meaning of Saturn in Scorpio for all of us. This is a sign that deals with debt, shared resources, investments, alimony, inheritance, sexuality and inevitable transitions. On every level, it is time to deal with debt. In this country, the issues over federal and state debt have been obvious for some time. However, Congress, among others, has found ways to circle around the problem without doing anything effective. This is the end of that road, and there will be no further avoidance of issues, regardless of who becomes the president. Straighten up whatever personal debts you have and prepare to pay big taxes, regardless of which party wins the election.

Aries: Facts, figures and details of paperwork may interfere with your need to be autonomous this week. It is possible that you will become fired up over a new idea. Wait awhile before you sink money into it.

Taurus: You may be going through a time that feels lonely. This is definitely not the time to listen to the Inner Critic that exaggerates small episodes into a belief that you don't "belong" in some way. Make an effort to avoid old knee-jerk reactions.

Gemini: You have had a need to make significant changes in your daily life in order to enhance your personal health. This may include a change of work venue or organizing your schedule in order to give more attention to your health. Others may not see this, but you know quite well what is happening to your body.

Cancer: It appears that you have made a decision concerning property or resources and you feel truly definite about it. Your heart and your mind are in sync. Others in your life, i.e., children or lovers, may wish to quarrel about it, but you are not likely to budge from this position.

Leo: From now through the end of October, you are focused on issues of home, security, family and property. You are in a somber frame of mind this week. Decisions in front of you have long-term consequences, so you do not want to make mistakes.

Virgo: There may be a crisis with your children, siblings, neighbors or a lover this week. There are elements of obsessive thinking and criticism involved. Be intentional about keeping an open mind and don't insist on a black and white answer.

Scorpio: This is a week in which you will tend to be thinking obsessively. It is an opportunity to learn how to better control your mind. Shift your attention to something less dramatic, such as whatever is happening this moment, rather than worrying over what might happen in the future.

Sagittarius: Your energies are high. You will certainly have more energy to do whatever you choose, but take care that you don't promise way more than you can deliver.

Capricorn: The "rules" and the world's expectations have you tied up like a pretzel right now. Everything feels so very serious. The harder you struggle, the tighter those binds seem to become. It's like a Chinese puzzle. If you relax on the control issues, the solution comes through.

Aquarius: Many of you are on the verge of major changes concerning life direction. It is important to remain in touch with your core self. At this point it would be all too easy to allow your ego to take control, and eventually that will not prove to be rewarding.

Pisces: The early part of the week is rather nondescript: fetch wood, carry water. Catch up on the routine things. The weekend forward augurs well for publishing, the Internet, church life, teaching or learning, traveling and the law.

Are you interested in a personal horoscope? Vivian Carol may be reached at 704-366-3777 for private psychotherapy or astrology appointments. Website:

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