Russell Grant’s Horoscopes 11th - 17th OctoberBy Russell Grant
October 11, 2010
Aries (Mar21/Apr20) Balancing your own needs with those of your loved ones is more important than ever. Lately, you’ve been rather self absorbed. Now that you’re not so preoccupied, you realise a friend has become sad and withdrawn. Do everything in your power to cheer them up. Take them out to the movies, fix their favourite food, take them shopping. Let your nurturing side show. Nobody will think less of you for it. In fact, people will respect you more for your sensitivity.
Taurus (Apr21/May21) Attending to your health is important. All the fun you’ve been having the past few weeks is taking a toll on your body. Cut down on sugar and fat, and supplement your diet with plenty of whole grains, fresh fruit, and leafy green vegetables. If you put your mind to it, you can invest some nutritious, flavourful recipes. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to suffer to stay healthy.
Gemini (May22/Jun21) The pressure has finally eased up, giving you more time to rest and relax. Plan a vacation for you and your amour. If you’re single, go on your own. You’ll have a wonderful time in a glittering metropolis known for its nightlife. Your creative juices are flowing freely, too, and could prompt you to pick up a pen, paintbrush, or musical instrument. You’ll be amazed at what you can produce when you give yourself permission to play.
Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) Take the lead in a domestic problem. You have good instincts about what your relatives need to thrive. Some require more discipline, and others less. When handing out jobs, people will invariably cry foul. Ignore the complaints and insist the work gets done. In time, people will respect your position and stop questioning your every directive. Right now, you’ve got to stand firm in the face of criticism. It’s a nasty job, but someone has to do it.
Leo (Jul24/Aug23) The contacts you make this week will improve your personal and professional prospects. Have a supply of business cards on hand. You never know when you’ll cross paths with someone attractive or high powered. If you’ve been thinking of launching a blog or website, this would be a great time to do so. Focus on creating a site that is a pleasing balance of colours. The more attractive the visuals, the more traffic it will attract.
Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) Making the most of your resources should be your first priority. This is a great time to go for a rise or well paid job. Emphasise your communication skills when negotiating with your boss or going on a job interview. You have a knack for coming up with ingenious compromises, which can save lots of valuable time and money. Spoil yourself with a few little luxuries. You’ve earned a treat so indulge your weakness for the finer things of life.
Libra (Sep24/Oct23) Making a good impression is critical. All eyes are on you, so be sure to look your best whenever you go out. If you’ve been contemplating a makeover, this would be a great time to get one. Updating your look will put you in the path of opportunities you’d otherwise miss. Be ready to ask more of your friends, colleagues, and lovers. In the past, you’ve been too eager to accommodate their needs. Now it’s time to make some demands of your own.
Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) Resist the urge to launch a new project. You need to take a few moments to calm down and reflect. Recharging your batteries can be as simples as taking naps, going on long nature walks, and reading for pleasure. People may accuse you of being lazy, but that’s just because they’re too dumb to conserve their energy. You’ve always been a resourceful character. You’ll know when it’s time to get back to work. Until then, enjoy this time off.
Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) Work has consumed all of your energy in recent weeks. Now you’re given a chance to kick back and relax. Hanging out with friends restores your good humour. Don’t be surprised if loved ones aren’t readily available at first. It will take some time and persistence to work your way back into the group again. Try not to take this situation personally. It’s just that you were so busy before that your friends learned to busy themselves with other things.
Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) You’re head and shoulders above the competition, and now is the time to prove it. Entering a contest or applying for a job will take every ounce of your concentration, but the results will be worth it. For too long, you’ve played second fiddle to someone who couldn’t handle their responsibilities. Now you have a chance to show off the full scope of your expertise. Try not to let the power go to your head. The more easygoing you are, the more successful you will be.
Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Taking a leap of faith has never been more tempting. All around you, cynics are saying you are foolish for even wanting to leave a secure situation behind. That just makes you more convinced you have to embark on an adventure. Publishing a story, returning to school, and going on an overseas trip are among the possibilities. The more scary the prospect, the more fruit it will yield. You’re too curious to keep treading the same path day after day.
Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) It’s time to make a profound change. Getting over a toxic relationship is difficult, but not impossible. It’s just a matter of placing bad habits with healthy ones. Instead of dwelling on your grief, keep busy. Clear out your closets, plant a garden, or begin a creative project. Being productive will give you something else to live for. It will also remind you just how capable you really are when left to your own devices. Summon your courage and set off in a new direction.