Mind & Body

Your weekly horoscope is here, for the week commencing October 18 2020

Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly horoscope for the week of Sunday October 18th to Saturday 24th, 2020. 

LIBRA (Sep 24–Oct 23)

The saying “never put off ’til tomorrow that which can be done today” is great advice – unless you’re putting off a thing that doesn’t ever need doing. If that is the case, using every trick in the book from procrastination to postponement is highly recommended. You are under pressure to decide and you have doubts. But if you have faith in yourself, you can push the doubt away.

SCORPIO (Oct 24–Nov 22)

When you’re feeling desperate to make a difference, you risk adding more pressure. We often keep pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion and don’t realise how close to the edge we are until teetering on the brink. This week, it’s time to take care of yourself. You’ve been ignoring the signs your innermost self is trying to share with your rational mind. Feeling stressed and overloaded?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23–Dec 21)

It’s easy to get so caught up by what we’re unable to do that we overlook the obvious. Whenever we feel thwarted, frustration clouds our minds and, before we know it, confusion gets the upper hand. That’s when even easy things seem complicated. What can we do to make life run smoothly again? If you really desire to change your outlook, your usual Sagittarian optimism will return this week.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 20)

What are you hoping to do this week? Do you hope that if you keep saying it, it will eventually come to pass? Apparently, when an untruth is repeated often enough it becomes a sort of truth. Since you’re an honourable Capricorn, there’s no way you’re trying to be deceptive. But is there a chance you’ve tried so hard to convince yourself that you’ve lost sight of the reality?

AQUARIUS (Jan 21–Feb 19)

We love a good conspiracy theory. The concept of powerful people who skilfully coerce us into thinking in certain ways has been around forever. In these days of social media, such ideas are hard to avoid. Yet most people conform because they want to. Although the situation you’re dealing with feels oppressive, events this week reveal that you have more freedom than you first thought.

PISCES (Feb 20–Mar 20)

People love to philosophise. They form their ideas about the meaning of life and how we can find fulfilment, and they love to share their thoughts. If only we could all arrive at the same answers. Until then, we have no choice but to follow our own knowledge and listen to our hearts. Pay close attention to what yours is telling you this week – it could lead to a positive end to a certain drama.

ARIES (Mar 21–Apr 20)

It’s all well and good being told to just ask if you don’t know. But when it comes to something as important as the question you need an answer to, who will you turn to? And how do you know if you can trust their response? Although it’s unlikely anyone will want to deceive you, people will say anything rather than the simple “I don’t know”. Remember that conviction doesn’t equal accuracy.

TAURUS (Apr 21–May 21)

Even down-to-earth people have some superstitious tendencies. We’re human, after all. We have a natural inclination to create and attach ourselves to unusual ideas with an innocent enthusiasm. This week, if you find yourself pulled to accept someone’s assessment of a situation, you don’t have to buy into it. By freeing yourself from an inhibiting viewpoint, success will come.

GEMINI (May 22–Jun 22)

What’s the point in having a conversation unless you’ve got something that needs talking about? Although some gossipy discussions entice us into them, there’s nothing to be gained by starting them. This week, with your ruler in retrograde motion, it’s important to take your time to digest an issue before wading into the discussion and adding to it. Stay true to yourself. Uncertain?

CANCER (Jun 23–Jul 23)

People tell us to trust our instincts. I see your intuition is powerful, but the issue is that it’s only infallible when you separate it from your hopes and fears. Since it’s not easy to differentiate between inner fantasies and instincts, how can you be sure you’re following the right feeling? Try taking a long, hard look at the thing you don’t want to see this week. As long as you’re honest, you will find yourself on the right track.

LEO (Jul 24–Aug 23)

You feel as if you’re not in control of your own destiny. It’s not just that you feel beholden to certain individuals who are acting as if they own you. Why are you surrounded by such demanding people? What’s more, some situations are having a similar pull on your energy. This week, you need to stop co-operating. If you don’t want to be swamped, you need to fight back!

VIRGO (Aug 24–Sep 23)

You are about to be assisted with the acquisition of something you really need. Rather than something physical, it’s more likely to be a fresh outlook. Whichever form it takes, it will be valuable. Whether you’re dealing with finances, emotions or physical issues, you’re about to discover a way to solve your difficulties. Your clarity of vision and kind-heartedness are much admired.