Playing For Keeps
A Mars/Pluto trine is one of the most successful planetary aspects you can hope to have. That's because the trine — a harmonizing energy in Astrology — harnesses the ambitious energy of Mars with the relentless drive of Pluto, thereby pushing you to exceed even your own personal expectations. Thankfully, the energy is not so much ruthless as it is persistent, and it's your perseverance against all odds that will bring the breakthrough that you've been looking for on Oct. 31. But bear in mind that trines — though always fortunate — also signal the need for protection, because the ancients believed that any stroke of luck made you the target of others' envy. Watch your back — because you're playing for keeps.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20)
This isn't the week for making friends, although it may be ideal for influencing enemies. Apparently, you're responsible for a project not being green-lighted, a hot offer being left to cool on the table or a popular co-worker getting raked over the coals. But there's good reason for it, and you'll be revealing a truth that's more than just inconvenient — it's damning. People won't like having to acknowledge this, but it's better to be vilified for telling it like it is than to be blamed for not preventing a disaster.
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