fung shui

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 October, 2007, 12:00am

You'll be at your most gloriously perverse this week. However, you are strongly advised to keep your temper and the peace as your judgment will not be reliable in the days ahead. The good news is Thursday's new moon falls in your birth sign, offering you the chance to back away from something having a negative influence on your life.

With the sun in the most sensitive area of your chart making you more emotional than usual, try not to confuse your thoughts with your feelings. If you allow them to merge, the outcome will be chaos when mind planet Mercury turns retrograde on Friday. Stay cool, calm and in control. This is what being a Scorpio is all about.

You may be tempted to give up on a project simply because there have been a few occasions when you disagreed with some of the people working with you. Now, however, with Venus, planet of diplomacy, crossing the success-orientated mid-heaven point of your chart, you can put your differences behind you and start working as a team again.

It may feel as if you've been having to run just to stand still recently. However, this week's powerful aspect between action planet Mars and your ruler Saturn will provide the kick-start you appear to need. By allowing your workload to build up, you create what seem to be insurmountable problems. Get on with what has to be done; you'll feel a lot better for it.

Pay attention to advice from an unexpected quarter this week. Much as you dislike being told what to do, this guidance will serve you well in the days ahead. There will, however, be a price to pay so be prepared to reciprocate in the future. Don't worry: it will be you who comes out ahead in the long run.

Because harmonious Venus this week joins restrictive Saturn in your opposite sign of Virgo, you will be forced to re-evaluate your opinion of someone you have always considered selfish. Take whatever

it is they do to alter your view at face value. It might also be worth asking yourself what they actually think about you.

This week's new moon highlights your closest relationships, enabling you to start making up for your recent failings when it comes to someone close. Meaning well is not enough: you must show your feelings with both actions and words. No matter how great the demands on your time and energy, without love in your life you have nothing.

Your charismatic ruler Venus enters the most sociable area of your chart this week, which means all eyes will be on you. And as it is also the most romantic area of your chart, one pair of eyes in particular are likely to be sparkling in your direction. If you are in a position to sparkle back, then enjoy it while you can. It could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Your analytical ruler Mercury turns retrograde on Friday, so if there is anything of an official or business nature that needs to be dealt with you must do it straightaway. What occurs around the time of Thursday's new moon will test your commitment - so don't falter. Once your chores are done there will be time to have fun.

What's done is done, so stop fretting about something that mattered once but is now unimportant. While the sun in Libra reminds you of what might have been, Mars in your sign shows you what is possible and what you must focus on. A project in its early stages looks promising but still needs an injection of cash.

Your expectations may be high but your defences are low, especially when it comes to a certain person. Make sure you don't get so deeply entrenched you cannot extricate yourself. With confident Jupiter at odds with unpredictable Uranus you are liable to end up far from where you want to be. Play by your own rules.

The more you focus on a problem, the harder it will be to find a solution. With laidback Venus in your sign from tomorrow and your clever ruler Mercury retrograde from Friday, you should put it to one side and busy yourself with other matters. By letting the question simmer gently, the answer will appear of its own accord. In the meantime, have fun.