Horoscopes for October 24th to October 31st: Mars moves into Sagittarius


Mars sweeps into Sagittarius on October 28th, giving us a jolt of optimism.  Possibilities will expand at the speed of light and matters involving the legal system, education and travel will be front and center.  It will feel good, and for the most part it will be.  But this is also the "too much of a good thing" transit.  Optimism can tip over into arrogance and tempers can flare.  Crusaders, fanatics, athletes and warriors are all represented by this transit.


This week crackles with energy as Mars, your ruler, moves out of the shadows of Scorpio and into optimistic Sagittarius.  The heavy lifting is not over but you'll feel a renewed sense of faith and hope.  Your horizons will broaden and you'll feel more capable of dealing with any personal or financial anxieties that you've been mired in.  Opportunities for travel are likely to appear so pack your bags: there's goodies waiting for you at the other end.


The pot is still bubbling on the relationship front but as Mars moves into your sector of shared resources you will turn your attention elsewhere. Paying off debts, dealing with your partner's finances or conquering your private anxieties are all possibilities.  The scary stuff won't seem so overwhelming and resources may appear when you need them the most.  Alternatively, you may feel so optimistic about finances that you spend recklessly and go into debt.  Focus your energy on conserving what you have rather then spending it and you should be fine.


Sparks will fly in relationships as Mars moves into your partnership sector.  You may see the arrival of an exciting love interest or, if you're already in a relationship, things may heat up even more.  Passion is great but arguments not so much.  This transit can stimulate both so make this an active week and the energy will have a healthy outlet. If tempers flare keep in mind that everything will appear bigger then it actually is.  Try not to get invested in who's right and who's wrong.


The pace will pick up in your daily life as Mars moves into your sector of health and work.  This can mean a bigger work load, conflicts around the office or energy to burn.  No matter what happens you'll be feeling good.  You may be feeling so good that you'll want to push forward too far and too fast.  Guard against overextending yourself physically or stepping on anyone's toes at work. You are capable of much more now but existing limitations still count.


You're comfortable taking center stage and this week you'll get more applause as Mars moves into your sector of celebrations and creativity.  You'll feel a rise in confidence, popularity and in your sense of entitlement.   This is prime time to start a creative project or fiery love affair but there's no guarantees that things will continue for the long haul.  You'll want to jump in with both feet but invest your energy very carefully.  Will the promises being made now still hold water later on?


Be prepared for a bit of drama this week as Mars moves into your sector of home and family.  Watch for minor flare ups involving those you live with but keep the word "minor" in mind.  There will be a  tendency to blow things out of proportion.  This is where you step in and use your legendary capacity for rationality.  Alternatively, this is a great time to tackle home renovations as you'll be feeling ambitious.  Mars can be accident prone so triple check that all safety precautions are being taken.


Suddenly you have so much say.  Mars moves into your communication sector, adding fire to your words and thoughts.  Your thinking will be optimistic and you'll have a "why not" attitude.  Watch what you say because, even if you don't intend it, things will come out antagonistically. Bite your tongue if you find yourself trying to convince someone that you're in the right.  Alternatively, you could be inundated with messages (emails, letters, memos) or receive some positive news.


Your focus turns to security as Mars moves into your financial sector.  You still have a pile of planets in your sign amping up your personal power and now things may take off for you financially.  If all this sounds too good to be true it is.  Sort of.  Money may come in but it can also fly out just as quickly under this transit. Focus on conserving what you get.  If you have the urge to spend, double check that it's something you really need.


Things that have been brewing in the background are finally coming out into the open.  As Mars moves into your sign you'll start to feel ready to show the world what you have.  You'll be feeling more optimistic and energized but be aware that you may not have all the information yet. Resist the urge to pull the covers back.  In the meantime, use the extra energy to get busy and do whatever needs doing.  Physical activity is strongly favoured so this is a great time to start a new exercise routine.


Things are brewing behind the scenes.  You may be aware of what's happening and want to keep it to yourself.   Or you may have the sneaking suspicion that something is being hidden from you.  Allow things to develop and don't push.  Your idealism may be stimulated, urging you to help someone.  Boundaries can be unclear with this transit so check with a trusted adviser that your help is going to the right person.


As Mars moves into your sector of friends and groups, take advantage of the increase in contacts.  You may have more friends then you thought. You could get fired up and go on a crusade to help those being treated unfairly.  Alternatively, watch for disagreements amongst friends.  Issues involving justice and legal matters can be sticky so be extra cautious about all emotional pronouncements.


Mars moves into your career sector, giving your public and professional image a boost.  Work is a hot spot so take advantage of the new opportunities that will come your way.  This is a good time to start  a work project or job search, but watch that you don't overextend yourself. You may find that you're so ambitious you'll feel that anything is possible.  Focus on one thing, don't promise more then you can deliver and you should be fine.