The Sun enters Scorpio on Oct. 22. This fixed water sign is emotionally powerful and represents the untapped resources of the soul. The depths of the soul are plumbed during the Sun’s passage through this sign. The subconscious mind that Scorpio represents opens up to release much of its contents to conscious awareness. It can be a time of revelation about unresolved conflicts that still need work. This creates the opportunity to do our inner work to transform our negatives into positives. Scorpio rules alchemy, which is dedicated to turning base metals into gold or transforming darkness into light. This is a time to achieve significant personal growth.

Aries (March 21-April 19) The focus is on using your initiative to create more wealth and abundance in your life. You have the opportunity to be innovative and creative in your work and demonstrate how you can do things more effectively. By dedicating yourself to achieving excellence, you increase the possibilities of making more money.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) There is an emphasis on socializing. Contact with friends and involvement in group activities will be beneficial. It is also appropriate to spend some time doing your favorite recreational activities. You have a sense of restlessness and a desire to explore the unknown. Go places you have never gone before and do things you have never done before.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) You are feeling a deep sense of responsibility to do your inner work of transformation. There is some old unfinished business in the development of higher consciousness that needs to be attended to. Your dedication to self-improvement will result in greater wisdom and understanding. This will result in a focused drive for action and achievement.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) This month there is a need for inner contemplation and meditation. This research into consciousness connects you more deeply with nature and can result in significant revelations that can change your life for the better. You need to articulate and share your insights with others. A renewed sense of inner strength will be the result.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Taking care of personal affairs is your theme. Keep your eye on your finances and make sure they are in order. Your work should increase your income. Home and family should be your primary focus. Do what you need to do to make your home more safe and secure, nurturing, and healing. If there are any issues on the home front, deal with them.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It is time to focus on work and money. There are opportunities to improve your financial situation. Bring your professional and management ability to the foreground. Organize your time and have the self-discipline to stick to your schedule. Make sure that your thinking is clear and you know what you want to accomplish. Clear communication with others is important.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You can feel somewhat emotionally conflicted. If you are involved in a romantic relationship you can expect some ups and downs. But if you are successful in dealing with the underlying issues there is a good possibility to raise the level of your relationship to a much higher level. Go for it!

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) This is your month to shine. There is a significant opportunity for personal growth. There is a part of you that is very serious and committed to self-improvement. You need to do a personal evaluation and identify the part of you that most needs work. Then systematically organize a personal program of addressing that issue. Much can be accomplished now.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) It is a good time for you to step back and get a perspective on your life. What do you want? You need a new vision and plan for the future. There is significant support for you to make a realistic plan in both broad outline and specific detail that you can manifest. Take this important step for your future.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You are feeling restless and a need for change. The ability for you to mobilize your forces and powers is available to you now. You have everything going for you: clarity of vision, organizational ability, a strong sense of purpose, and a drive for action and achievement. Identify the changes that need to be made and go for it.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You are at a crossroads and need to make a decision as to where you want to go. The future beckons, but it will require some attitude adjustments on your part if you are going to effectively take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. This may bring up some inner conflicts that you need to look at and resolve. The future looks bright.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) This is a good time for inner contemplation and meditation. There is the opportunity for you to connect deeply with your innate spirituality and idealism. This experience can reveal a new and more elevated sense of self that wants to become the basis of your new identity. Connect with nature and you will discover the underlying sacredness of all life.

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Robert Ayres is a Truckee resident and internationally known astrologer with more than 40 years of experience. This month’s horoscope is cast specifically for the Tahoe/Truckee area. Contact him for personal consultations at Comment on this column below.

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Robert Ayres

Robert Ayres is an international teacher and practitioner of meditation and astrology. In 1972, Ayres traveled to Europe to be trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He lived and worked in Asia for four years where he established the first metaphysical and resource center in Hong Kong. In addition to teaching over 50 different subjects and classes, he has written regular astrology articles for Tahoe Quarterly, Moonshine Ink, Healthy Beginnings, and the Willow. For more info, visit his Astrological Alchemy website.