SHORECAST by Fran Smith
A monthly astrology column
Celebrity Birthdays—October/November 2013
Dan Savage, Writer and LGBT Activist
Kathy Griffin, Comedienne
ARIES March 21-April 20
Key Words in October: An Excellent Understanding. Now’s the perfect cycle in which to forge ahead with several strategic agreements. Take care, however, not to scatter your energy. The all-important keys are care and balance. Sidestep vagueness and uncertainty. They’re not fun.
Key Words in November: Revitalization, on all levels—mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual. A new burst of energy fills your world. Use this to advantage, taking great care not to wander too far off course. An element of secrecy now prevails. Sidestep a reluctance to even try.
TAURUS April 21-May 20
Key Words in October: Focusing on Work. All your time and attention are now directed toward work—and toward the people with whom you work. Be the diplomatic You, aware of what you’re saying and of the tone you’re using. Sidestep an inclination to forget that work exists.
Key Words in November: Alliances, Agreements, Special Arrangements; even, the desired Contract. Move ahead quietly, being certain to keep several important alliances and more than one potential agreement—under wraps. Favorable change is a possibility. Sidestep total isolation.
GEMINI May 21-June 20
Key Words in October: Love is in the Air. This is one of the happiest times of the year for you. The weather is pleasant, the Holidays are nearly here, and the Sun is going through your 5th house of love, close ties, and creative matters. Enjoy!! Sidestep a distrust of optimism.
Key Words in November: Your Working Environment. It’s back to the drawing board and to all work-related projects, as there’s truly a shift now in the weather. All of which is very much in keeping with your quick-thinking approach to everything. Sidestep impatience with others.
CANCER June 21-July 22
Key Words in October: Home-Related Matters. It’s time to survey your home base—where-you-live and where-you-work—as the Holidays loom just ahead. Dive into the most pressing situation, first; solutions will be easier to find than you imagine. Sidestep any pace that isn’t your own.
Key Words in November: Close-to-the-Heart. While you’re always fascinated with your close ties, this November is extremely significant. Jupiter (abundance) is going through Cancer, and the possibilities for happiness are huge. Sidestep any advice that isn’t your own.
LEO July 23-August 22
Key Words in October: Expressing Yourself. And this is the ideal time in which to do it, whether you’re making calls, sending e-mails and text messages, or writing. Even your private thoughts are given a dose of strong planetary backup. Sidestep rescheduling because fun beckons.
Key Words in November: Your Base-of-Operations—where-you-live and where-you-work. Specify the area in your home or office that you’re not happy with—and go to work finding the perfect solution to the situation. This is the ideal time to handle it! Sidestep a tendency to sidestep.
VIRGO August 23-September 22
Key Words in October: The Bottom Line. And this highlights those facts and figures that include your income, possessions, and lifestyle. Relax, for you’re thorough. And when you stay in balance, the bottom line will be in balance, too. Sidestep being the totally reclusive you.
Key Words in November: Communications. Although you really love to communicate, your style is forever quiet and low-key. Added to this, too, is a strong element of secrecy. Others may not realize it, but you’re well aware of it. In fact, you depend on it. Sidestep your innate shyness.
LIBRA September 23-October 22
Key Words in October: Personal Endeavors. This is great! October is, indeed, your month, the one in which you were born—and that makes it your favorite time of the year. And like all other Octobers, special things will come your way now. Sidestep a disregard for someone else’s feelings.
Key Words in November: Income, Possessions, and Lifestyle. Given that Scorpio, the Scorpion, governs your personal earnings, no one ever has a true picture of your financial affairs. That’s precisely how you like it. Look for an increase in your resources. Sidestep a direct confrontation.
SCORPIO October 23-November 22
Key Words in October: Confidential Matters. Hidden from the glare of public scrutiny, you’re able to deal with others—making arrangements, working out plans, putting together collaborative efforts. Now is the best time to do all this. So, get to work! Sidestep frostiness, on your part.
Key Words in November: Center Stage. November (or late October) is the month in which you were born, making it the start of your personal New Year. Tread carefully, for stunning offers come your way. And you want to select the right one. Sidestep stern words. Warmth would do nicely.
SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 21
Key Words in October: A New Objective. You’re about to go after the desires-of-your-heart—and you stand a good chance of getting them. What works best now is an even-handed approach, one in which balance and good manners, dovetail. Sidestep allowing yourself to leave, early.
Key Words in November: Behind-the-Scenes. Private calls and out-of-the-way meetings, plus countless hours of research, deliver what you’ve been searching for. In fact, an important new enterprise could become a reality sooner than you think. Sidestep any form of swift game-playing.
CAPRICORN December 22-January 19
Key Words in October: The Zenith. This is a significant place for you—the one that you’re truly most comfortable in. A career breakthrough occurs. So, stand tall—and accept it, if it’s what you want. Sidestep confusion. Keep your conscious mind where your physical body is.
Key Words in November: Your Secret Agenda. Here, are listed all the people, places, and things that you really want. And this is the time of year when you stand a fine chance of obtaining them. Think this through well. Sidestep any doubt, whatsoever, about your own intuition.
AQUARIUS January 20-February 18
Key Words in October: Contacts, Plans, and Projects. Only you could be so filled with the vision of new plans and new projects—right before the start of the Holiday season. But there it is—and you’re on your way to greet success. Sidestep any inclination, whatsoever, to slow down.
Key Words in November: Your Career and Its Advancement. And what better time to become fully involved in your career than at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. It’s so You, complete with the element of abundance, success, and secrecy. Sidestep a tendency to share confidential facts.
PISCES February 19-March 20
Key Words in October: Renewal, on all levels—mental, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual. Allow yourself to release whatever, and whomever, has held you back during the past months. This is the ideal time. Sidestep any type of conflict or disagreement. Be diplomatic.
Key Words in November: New Plans and New Projects—near and at a distance. What exciting stuff—and something to be worked with immediately. After the Holidays will be too late. Initiate that good plan or promising project now. Sidestep conflict to melt a tough situation.