Horoscopes: 19 October-1 November

22 June to 23 July

A personal interest that could be regarded as ‘off the beaten track’ intensifies – it draws out a quality in you that few others in your social circle often see. This could be a mystical or artistic gift, or a pioneering idea. Don’t expect a round of applause immediately. Just get on with things and wait for others to catch up.

24 July to 23 August

A surprise home visitor enlivens the atmosphere – could be someone you’ve not seen in ages who just turns up without notice. Or you might spontaneously announce: ‘Either this wallpaper goes, or I do,’ in the style of Oscar Wilde. Might be best to advise loved ones to prepare themselves for funny-peculiar domestic happenings in the second half of October.

24 August to 23 September

With ruler Mercury fast approaching bountiful Jupiter, you’ll find greater opportunity to get the word out on whatever it is you wish to say or sell to the world. Mental or expressive skills find a new market, opening or audience – whether your interests are commercial or scholastic, don’t hold back in sharing your thoughts with others.

24 September to 23 October

There’s restlessness in the air and you’re keen to be free of a financial or emotional burden. However, you’d be wise to think carefully about the practicality of just ‘dumping’ a situation – the resultant sense of freedom is likely to be fleeting. Best hang on until late October when there’s a chance to solve a life riddle without leaving someone high and dry.

24 October 24 to 22 November

If you’ve collected a few social ‘curiosities’ of late (people with unusual habits or thoughts), then blame Uranus, which greets the start of Sun in Scorpio. Yes, there’s excitement and stimulation to look forward to, but treat all claims and promises with caution. Relish the party atmosphere and ready yourself for quick getaways – you’re not one for superficiality.

23 November to 21 December

Best to regard this as an experimental time when you’re trying to change daily routines and ways of working with minimum disruption to others. Aren’t you considerate! What’s blindingly obvious to you is that you’re much happier when doing things at your own pace and bidding. Very soon, life will throw a chance for greater personal liberation.

22 December to 20 January

The tricky side of your chart is that there’s much to celebrate and much to be positive about – it’s just that you’re not always fully aware of all these good things just yet. A group or cause is starting to re-invigorate you, stirring a passion that takes you back to past times. It’s happening again – the fight’s back in you.

21 January to 19 February

The spotlight you rather adore is currently on you, most likely in your profession or in a public role. But what on earth are you up to? The spirit of devilment has possessed you. Such is your desire to create an impact, you raise eyebrows. Since this is the effect being aimed for, it’s pointless to advise you to behave yourself.

20 February to 20 March

If you appreciate mystery tours (literal or metaphorical), the second half of October will be relished as all kinds of unexpected happenings manage to disrupt plans and set you towards a new destination. There’s something to be said for chaos when it throws expectations up in the air, resulting in something more interesting. A jazzy improvisation is called for.

21 March to 20 April

That sense of ‘all change’ is in full swing, a frightening feeling at times but also an exquisite one if you’ve already acknowledged that life can’t stay the same. Is it love or money or something else that’s triggering this transformative energy? Certainly, an unseen financial development must be expected, along with a promising material boost at the end of October.

21 April to 21 May

Wherever you look the world seems to have taken leave of its senses as Sun starts to oppose your sign. In fact, it is your own growing readiness to take a risk that has sensitised you to the erratic behaviour of others. Later in October, a social or romantic contact unveils the positive side of something that feels too much like a gamble.

22 May to 21 June

It could be argued that a great many of us have addictive traits – we have ‘pleasures’ that we grow dependent on. The second half of October brings a chance to break a habit as part of a health-kick. This coincides with a splendid auspice for your working life – it’s expansive and loaded with opportunity. So, get healthier!