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Weekly horoscopes: Oct. 1 – 7

October begins on a steamy note, as astrology’s lovers — Venus and Mars — sync in the sky. This is the only time in 2017 the two shall meet. As the pair of planets gets up close and personal, they both reach out to connect with powerful Pluto, known for his unscrupulous intensity. The days ahead could be charged with insatiable desires and obsessive, consuming seduction.

Thursday’s full moon lights up the skies with the Aries constellation providing a glittering backdrop. This is a moment to shine solo, as the Zodiac’s most headstrong sign brings out our pioneering spirit. Demonstrate your unique capabilities, but use tact and diplomacy. It’s easy to get carried away this week.

Thursday’s full moon falls in your zodiac sign, Aries, placing emphasis on personal accomplishments and solo feats. The last 12 months have expanded your ability to relate, share and be gracious. Acknowledge success in unions, but it's important individual efforts are made too.

It’s a compelling time to cover professional ground, as the week ahead accelerates your enthusiasm in everyday dealings. Be sure to use your newfound charm — it’s all too easy to push ahead and even dominate at work in your usual routine or domain.

It’s a busy time for Taurus and a compelling week to process the work that’s been accomplished in the past 12 months. The stars have provided you with gifts of productivity and delivered extra tasks; however, this week you’re encouraged to stop, exhale and acknowledge great shifts that have transpired behind the scenes.

Passions run extra high now, and it’s an incredibly spirited time to instigate a romantic adventure or inspirational journey. Use creativity to unlock your potential, pursuing an education you feel deeply about.

It’s tempting to hibernate now, Crab, focusing on home life, emotional growth and the wonderful nest you’ve feathered over the past year. However, this week puts the spotlight on your worldly achievements, giving your public profile its share of recognition.

It’s a good time to make your successes known, yet spirited exchanges are indicated within your local community. You could experience a lively, animated connection with a co-worker, friend, sibling or peer. Be mindful in exchanges with close acquaintances — the stars hint at powerfully passionate dynamics.

This week’s full moon emphasizes journeys of an expansive nature — acknowledge how you’ve launched bravely into learning, broadening your thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit. Celebrate feats accomplished independently, away from close community, friends and peers, Leo.

You can drill down purposefully in your role as stars align around work tasks and your regular routine or habits now. You’ve incredible passion to harness around the position you’re in presently. Maximize your confidence and enthusiasm with resolve. Go for what you want in practical terms, and you’ll likely reap rewards.

Rev your engine, Virgo — it’s a week to power-up your passions with rocket fuel and accelerate your personal prowess. Charisma is high, and you’ve got the right ingredients to confidently affirm the role that’s been presented this year.

Acknowledge your talents and new position — which is presently in focus — yet bring your awareness to the part others play too. Pooled resources and the support of partners are emphasized this week — you can appreciate their input, whether it’s a financial, emotional or a totally different kind of encouragement.

Make power moves within your network, Scorpio — this week provides awesome conditions for fated connection as your rulers (Mars and Pluto) align in the most social area of your horoscope. Charm your way to the inner circle.

While there’s plenty of action amid your community of peers, the full moon comes to fruition around your everyday routine and habits. A work project can gain visibility or a sense of completion. Before you ask what’s next, be sure to close the door on all that’s reaching its expiration.

You’ve got opportunities to be sociable and connected, with visibility on a public stage now, Sagittarius. Put yourself out there and use current enthusiasm to reach your goals. The impression you’re making in the world can have a lucrative impact, delivering true confidence in your position.

Personal passions are in the spotlight this week too, with the full moon in Aries lighting up pleasurable pursuits. From creative pastimes, sports or your love of a partner or children, it’s time to have fun and remember what makes you smile.

A journey can be exhilarating this week, Capricorn, with enthusiasm fueling your own growth and sense of autonomy. Soaring passions bring you closer to self-preservation and control and emphasize your personal transformation. Note Thursday’s full moon emphasizes home and domestic life, bringing an emotional matter to light.

Your worldly position is also blossoming now. It’s a fine time to make a big impression and focus on your achievements as the stars bring recognition and luck to your public domain, with fame, honors or success cemented.

Awareness grows around your role, income and contribution this week, as the full moon spotlights earnings, your financial and material world. Solo efforts of recent months become apparent, but the stars brightly emphasize relationships now too.

Venus and Mars are dancing together in the area of your horoscope governing unions — romantic, friendly, business and familial. Acknowledge your growth in trusting others this past year — accepting the input of supportive partners and your wider community. It could now be clear how valuable help is when you’re open to it.