October Monthly Horoscope
This is the subscriber edition of my October monthly horoscope, based on the Libra Equinox chart, the Libra New Moon and Mars retrograde.
Special Feature: The Spiritual Effects of Digital Media, a conversation between Eric Coppolino and Dolores Cahill, from Saturday on TNT Radio.
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I’ve written horoscopes since 1995, which have appeared in many formats in 100 different publications in many countries and languages over the years. These readings are designed to be both spiritually and astrologically relevant, my answer to the usual tawdry and downmarket thing that sometimes passes for astrology. I’ve got the start of an astrological autobiography — called My Life as a Horoscope Writer. It’s been an interesting trip so far — around the world, around the galaxy and back a few times. — efc
By Eric Francis Coppolino
ARIES (March 20-April 19) — The world, by which I mean existence is swallowed by digital consciousness, has become a giant game of "you are wrong." This is not a discussion of factual accuracy or intellectual integrity, but rather a mean-spirited drive to make sure that neither of those two things get to exist. It's a game because it's all a waste of time, which is designed to avoid the contact with reality and with one another that emerges from a state of trust. There can be no discoveries where everyone is suspicious of one another as a way of life. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
TAURUS (April 19-May 20) — When you have all the answers, there is no mystery to anything. There is nothing to discover. And your mind goes to sleep. When you believe that anyone outside you has the answers, the effect is tripled. Part of sleeping is setting aside the necessity of wrestling with your conscience. Closely related is disabusing yourself of the notion that you might have made serious mistakes, or keeping that fact a secret from those whom it may in some way affect. Uranus is now past the midpoint of its seven-year journey through your sign. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
GEMINI (May 20-June 21) — How do you know what you believe is true? That can be a disturbing question, which is why it's so rarely asked. This unasked and therefore unanswered matter is responsible for the ways that individual people make the same mistakes over and over again, which then ripples out into the world. Mars retrograde in your sign is an opportunity and an invitation to correct the course of your existence. It is a time of review and reflection — during which making important decisions and embarking on new enterprises would be ill-advised. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — With the transition of the centaur Asbolus into your sign, it's essential that you always follow your intuition. All of the centaurs (strange, slow-moving worlds in the spirit of Chiron) pertain to a healing process of some kind. There is always a challenge; an initiation. What people describe as intuition is an inner sense, and the overwhelming nature of the digital environment has taken most of us way outside of ourselves. This is added to the prior situation with intuition — most people cannot distinguish it from fear. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
LEO (July 22-Aug. 23) — Beware what you construe to be a "message from the gods." This would count for any form of seemingly external verification of some idea you may have. That message might not be wrong, but it calls for reflection rather than immediate action. The astrology of late September and early October comes thundering through the mind and communication angle of your solar chart, and it may indeed feel like you're receiving signals from on high. The underlying theme is to learn how to open your mind, in a world where we are all being wedged into a tighter and tighter mental corner. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — If you find yourself stuck or in a state of confusion, check whether you are trying to achieve competing goals. Said another way, examine whether you're working at cross-purposes to yourself. That can mean a few things, including not understanding what you're doing or why you're doing it. And it can include having two different intentions that ultimately conflict and stop progress. There is tremendous power to be gained from defining your intended goal or purpose for anything you do in a way that you understand and can explain. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
LIBRA (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — A stunning equinox chart followed by the New Moon in your birth sign describes one of those very rare occasions when your life is poised to renew itself entirely. I understand that this is the promise of every New Age and self-help book, as well as brand of mouthwash and car. However, I am talking about something else — the turnover of a cycle in your life that looks poised to release a tremendous amount of energy, which will need someplace to go. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Matters of intimate relationship are now at the forefront of your life, and this is deep material. While this is always true for you, you have reached a stage in your personal development where certain very old questions are coming up for investigation and resolution. To move through this territory successfully, you need one tool, mainly, which is the ability to be honest with yourself about what you know about yourself, and to extend that honesty into the most significant partnerships in your world. There are times when being truthful will not be convenient. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — The sense of pressure you may be feeling is your own vital force energy needing somewhere to go. These outlets cannot merely be through digital devices, no matter how creative your use of them may be. Numerous planets — including two directly associated with your sign, Jupiter and Chiron — are collecting in Aries, your 5th house, which pertains above all else to direct experience. The joke is that the 5th is, by topic, about playing, making art, sex for fun, and any activity associated with gambling or taking a risk. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Events at the time of the equinox seem destined to focus you not just on your reputation as an achiever, but also propel you into actual accomplishments. The energies at the Libra equinox and New Moon offer many promises of success. Yet the caution from your chart is against wanting everything all at once. Based on the concentrated focus in your solar chart, you might expect to suddenly enter a major peak in your personal state and professional activities. However, what I suggest is the slow burn and the step-by-step improvement rather than any sense of soaring, peaking or escaping. If you are true to the qualities of your sign, you value deep and lasting results. That is different from some instant gratification of "making a difference.” Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you have lived for a long time with no view of the horizon, no sense that more is possible, a diminished sense of the future, or lacking faith in yourself, you will appreciate the astrology that is rapidly developing. Most of the action in your chart is on what we could call the spiritual level — it involves your perception of yourself rather than "objective reality." From your own internal viewpoint, objective reality does not exist; there is only your personal (what is called subjective) perspective. This is what you're being called to work with — to learn how your viewpoint determines what you see as reality. This is one of the most challenging lessons in a world where we are told that everything is mediated and determined from the outside. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Your present yoga is to be vigilant with the use of your resources, and as the case may be, those of other people. Whether in great or modest abundance, those resources exist, and are calling for impeccable and thoughtful allocation. You are in the position of making decisions for anything that you control. And those decisions require firm grounding, which means applied practical ethics and values. Working in this realm also requires you to bring out your negotiation skills. This does not mean pandering to the will and viewpoint of others, but rather collaborating with them to find the common ground that you share. Read More | Subscribe or Revive | Request Promo Code