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"I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers." – Khalil Gibran

October belongs mostly to Libra.  This October begins with the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn all in Libra.  Libra is the sign that rules relationships.  Relationships are the core of our life and experiences.  It is through others that we learn, grow, and that life becomes what it is.  Each time we interact, we are in a relationship, whether with colleague, sibling, parent, child, lover, spouse, customer, and so on.  In fact it is often through the interactions with others that we begin to define ourselves, and through those definitions tend to draw conclusions about who we are. 

On a large scale right now, a lot of what is going on in the world is about re-evaluating relationships and the systems that they have created that are no longer serving humanity.  All around the globe including American cities, folks are rebelling against the relationships to each other which we have gone along with for quite some time that no longer are suiting us. Humanity is coming together for justice.  Libra is represented as the scales, the scales also are used to depict justice.  Libra's desire is to balance and make things just not only in our personal lives but also in the world.  

Where are you seeking harmony and justice in your life? What relationships are no longer working for you?

Libra:  This is your time of the year as you come into your Solar Return.  Many Libras tend to go through a period in life where they are more focused on pleasing others rather than serving their highest self.  Start your personal new year off bringing the energy inward.  What do YOU want for this year?  What do YOU desire?  Listen to your heart.
Scorpio: Great time to take initiative at work.  If  you are feeling gutsy, act on it!  No need to keep following the crowd, take a stand and stand out!  Forgive others and forgive yourself, harnessing resentment over the past keeps you hostage to your mind.
Sagittarius: This is a good month to reflect on what friendship means to you and to both notice who your friends are and who you are being a friend to.  There may be a need or tendency to be spending more time with friends.  Remember that your friends are the ones who will accept you no matter what.
Capricorn: You may be feeling quite passionate lately.  Perhaps you have a lot of energy, or are feeling very inspired sexually.  Use this energy to propel you in your career.  Or use this energy at home to deepen your domestic partnerships. 
Aquarius: You may find yourself getting into some arguments this month.  Remember that it is okay to agree to disagree.  And remember that by being stubborn about ideas, you close  yourself up to new ideas…open up! 
Pisces:  Your mind is a powerful tool within your body.  You are getting the opportunity to take a look at the areas that have seemed "dark" for so long and explore them safely with support and compassion.  Do not be afraid.
Aries: Lots of creative energy and passion this month, do not shy away away from your power dear Aries.  You are a fire sign for a reason.  It is time to rise up, tap into your courage and move away from any victim roles you have been attaching to.
Taurus: If you have been thinking about ways to revive your health, think no more, just act!  It may be time to balance some health habits that may be disturbing your natural harmony; maybe too much tv, too much food, too much sitting around.  Time to balance it out.
Gemini: This is a great time for your to link up with a business partner for a creative venture.  You will have a good time building with someone and merging together both of your ideas and expression into an exciting creation.
Cancer: Take risks with your income.  Working only for a paycheck is not going to cut it for you right now.  Try to immerse yourself in communities where you feel you are being valued and can explore life outside the box!
Leo: You may enjoy some extra pep in your step this month Leo, making you as charming as ever.  What do you want to use this extra pep and charm for?  If you want to help people, start doing it now!
Virgo: Balance your finances and create a new budget.  Prioritize the activities and services that help you to recharge and create harmony in your life.  Perhaps set aside money for an art class, membership to a museum, or a hike.  

*Save the Date: By-Donation New Moon Call!  Learn about the Moon Cycles and Set intention for the New Moon with other Moon Lovers on Wednesday 10/26/2011 at 10pm EST/7pm PT.  This month's New Moon is in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of transformation, generation, and sex! To register please email *

Kali Shirley Johnson, native New Yorker and Los Angeles-based, is a student of metaphysics. She has been studying astrology since the tender age of 5 years old and is thankful to share her love for the celestial bodies. She is available for Astrology Counseling, Reiki Healing, and Yoga.  For more info or to join her mailing list, please go to