October, 04 2016
Tarotscope 3rd - 9th October 2016

You may seem wishy-washy, but it's all about channeling that intuitive insight. This week on Tarotscope.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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Following Venus, Sun, and Jupiter, we finally welcome Mercury to come aboard the Libra train after being stuck in Virgo due to Mercury retrograde. Don’t worry, there will be no more Mercury Retrograde this month as the next one will start in December 20th 2016 (I’m telling you this so you can prepare for the worst especially during holiday season. I know, right?)



This week we are channeling our inner Cher (Clueless) to make diplomatic choices in pursuing our dream. Mercury in Libra is often misunderstood as the time when you seem to be a lot more wishy washy or indecisive before making the big decision, despite the fact that you just want everybody to get along well. But the good thing is, Mercury in Libra will give you that intuitive insight that allows you to imagine yourself being in everyone’s shoes before acting out.



Often when Mercury shifts to Libra, it will be easier for you to sacrifice your own personal gain than watching others in distress. But this time with the conjunction with Jupiter and Sun in Libra, we will strike as being more dominant in pushing our agenda. We’ll get Libra’s signature sweet, friendly and diplomatic side and we’ll begin understand not to push things too far as well. But, in a way, we’ll notice that we have a selfish side that we need to quench too.
 


However, despite our effort to tiptoe around, eventually we’ll have to step on someone’s shoes to get things done. No matter how hard we try to be likeable, not everyone will like us, and we shouldn’t take it too personally. As Mercury heads to Libra, it will form a strong square with both Mars and Moon in Capricorn. Managing relationship with your colleagues and your loved ones wouldn’t be as simple as ABC as you’ll put more feelings and emotions into your agenda. 

But don’t worry, Venus in Scorpio’s sextile aspect with Pluto in Capricorn helps to hone your intuition, particularly when it comes to career/ambition, so you’ll find the best way to talk to them. If your agenda is to get a salary raise in your career, be wary of your colleagues’ jealous eyes. If you know the best way to get to Rome, but your method seems suspicious for your other settlement buddies (such as sailing to the other side of the world), explain to them why you stand for it in an amicable manner (Sorry I’ve been watching too much American Horror Story Season 6). Others may disagree with us, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t minimize the conflict. 
 
This week, you’ll be confused about which side you should sacrifice, whether it’s your relationship with others or your own personal goal. Don’t look at it as an obstacle, instead, perceive it as a challenge that can be solved with the right communication and a strong intuition. Let’s be fair to you and to others as well. 



Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
The Devil
 
You’ve been tolerating your own self-doubt and others’ opinion about you for too long, so now it’s time to walk the path alone. I didn’t mean this literally, by the way, rather, it is that every important decision that you make this week should come from you, not because anyone told you so. It’s good to listen to a second opinion, but don’t turn it into a benchmark for your decision. Other than that, don’t forget to exercise and practice gratitude to stay focused and to defeat your inner demons. Get your morning pumped with a simple exercise by Nike Training Club because you are born ready, gurrrrlll. Nobody stops you from moving forward, other than yourself, Libra.
 
If anything, take an inspiration from Margot Robbie’s Australian Psycho morning routine spoof here.
 
You should listen to:
Don’t Touch My Hair - Solange
 
 Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
The Hierophant
 
A life at your fingertips finally! Your work/study may seem overwhelming with exciting new things right now, but trust me when I say that you can handle this. Calm down and take a deep breath. Now, see the pattern? List everything down so you can divide it into smaller steps. Btw, don't forget to eat on time and sleep early, OK? Your overworked brain needs a beauty sleep too!
 
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Five of Swords - Defeat
 
Ultimately, there would be consequences that follow whenever you choose to ignore your intuition. Your gut has warned you about someone who is pretty close to you, but your logic has defeated it with reasoning. Another thing: be careful with your finance. You may have to spend unnecessary expenses to cover what is supposedly a small bill.
 
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Four of Cups - Luxury
 
If you just had a quarrel with your loved ones (whether it’s family, lovers, or best friends) this week is the perfect time to reconcile. The arguments seem to have calmed down, which opens the opportunity for an honest talk. Just say that it’s not their fault, and see their face enlightened. Sure you can complain afterwards, but maybe once things are really chill between you.
 
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Eight of Disks - Prudence
 
Sometimes when we idolize something new and exciting so much – whether it’s a new job, a new friend, a new lover – it won’t be easy to listen and digest the truth. Always take things with a pinch of salt, especially this week, Aquarius, when the veil between illusion and reality is pretty thick. Ask someone to help burst the bubble for you if you can’t see it yourself.
 
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
The Tower
 
We live in an imperfect world, Pisces. Material happiness is temporary, everything you have right now may just go poof and be gone over night. So treat your loved ones with care. Cherish them and appreciate the little things that they’ve done for you. Practice more gratitude in your life and believe that everything is here now for a reason. That’s how you can truly be happy. :)
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Two of Cups - Love
 
If you’re in a pursuit for love, the one you’re looking for is still quite a distance away. Sometimes you’ll meet someone who would cross off your perfect lover checklist, but you’ll only find out later that they are not the one for you. This one right here in front of you may seem like the best thing ever, but the card doesn’t really see them as the right fit for you. So now the ball’s in your court, Aries.
 
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Seven of Cups - Debauch
 
Mistakes happen, however big or small, and sometimes we just can’t help it. Fixing your mistakes requires a big heart and sometimes a simple apology alone isn’t enough. Forgive yourself and let action speak louder than words. Start with small things. If you’re convinced that you are not yet forgiven, ask yourself what else you can do. But, promise me you won’t sacrifice too much, okay?
 
Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)
Three of Wands - Virtue
 
The neighbor’s grass is always greener, the couple across the street is always happier, there’s always a reason not to be grateful today, Gemini. But what if I tell you that you too can have what they have? You need to shed your self-doubt and connect with the right people. It’s all about networking, baby – maybe with one or two beers involved. Believe in yourself, and it will take you there.
 
Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)
Ten of Cups - Satiety
 
With lustful Cancer in the house this week, you’ll want more excitement and more passion to satisfy your cravings. Not only in love, but also in living your life to the fullest. Channel this passionate yet restless energy into your love life and your work. Because if you want more, you’ll fight more. Remember to apply the same method in spicing up your relationship too!
 
Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Ace of Cups
 
The joy of finding your other half is probably the best thing that will happen to you this week. You’ll feel a closer bond with this person as they seem familiar to you. Before you decide on anything, spend a great deal of time with them, try to be more honest with your feelings, and get to know them on a personal level. You’ll be glad you take this step, Leo.
 
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Three of Disks - Works
 
Nothing usually works wonder like the good old hard work for a Virgo like you. But let’s accept this: some things are really beyond your control. This week, make sure you have enough charm to talk your way out and persuade your colleagues to leave you in charge. Be in control of your work. You know what to do already, you just need more people to put their trust in you. Good luck!
 
Curious what October holds for you? Book a private tarot reading with Foxglove Tarot here to get personalized insight on life’s mind boggling wonders. 
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website