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Business Horoscopes: October 2010

As our monthly horoscope column reports, Libras must remain calm in the face of employee complaints.
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Libra (September 23-October 22)
We know you may already hear this from your spouse a lot, but sleep is important. Libras are driven people, natural-born entrepreneurs, and your personal needs often fall sacrifice to the altar of ambition. But this month you're going to need all the rest you can get. A small group of employees is going to raise complaints and try to get the rest of your staff on board. Stay calm and appeal to reason and you'll be able to ensure this molehill doesn't become a mountain.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios will be thanking their lucky stars for this month's chain of fortuities. There's a saying in the real estate industry that the three things that matter most are location, location, location. Maybe your store is on the wrong block. Or your warehouse is inconvenient to trucking routes. Well, this month the real estate gods are looking favorably upon Scorpio's lot, and a plethora of reasonably priced, ideally located venues will be up for grabs. Take a peek at our list of the best locations for small businesses.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
For months you've been inching your way towards international expansion, but the goings have been slow. Sagittarians are ever-cautious, especially with Mercury in retrograde. But the stars have finally aligned to favor actions this month. Here's an opportunity to dip your feet (or your product) in international water. Any questions along the way? Just ask us.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Most entrepreneurs have started more than one company. This isn't to imply that Capricorns should go out and spawn a dozen new baby businesses right this moment. But Saturn has entered your career sector and will remain there for the next two years, meaning the winds of professional change are coming. You may have already been laying the groundwork for something new. Now the stars are aligned to help you with this preparation. These helpful tips for spinoffs won't hurt either.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Mercury is set to emerge from retrograde later this month, enabling all the assignments and initiatives you've been putting off for the last few weeks to rear up and demand attention. We know you Aquariuses like to oversee just about everything, but there's a lot on your plate this month. Perhaps you'd like to share the load with your dutiful employees?

Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces have been in dire need of a cash infusion lately (really, who hasn't?) and the new moon on October 7th will shed light on opportunities for investments you may have not noticed before. File through your little black book and make some calls. You'll be well received.

Aries (March 21-April 19)
For Aries, the new moon means that attention will be in sparse supply this month. Concentrate on little projects that you can plow through rather than expansive plans. A little change can go a long way, after all. Check out our article on incremental changes that yielded big payouts.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Why not schedule a check-in with your investors? During the second week of October, the stars are aligned to gift extra brilliance unto your already exemplary communication skills. Even if you have a mixed report to offer, you'll be able to easily assuage concerns.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

The Twins' House of Fame is at the top of their chart this month, meaning that accolades, whether verbal or revenue-based, are coming to them. Even a direct competitor will acknowledge your success publicly and try to emulate it. Bask in the praise, but don't let it distract you from your work. Remember work is what made your company praiseworthy in the first place.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Because of a slew of recent eclipses, those born under the sign of Cancer have been through dramatic workplace surprises lately. Financing may have unexpectedly fallen through, or a product launch didn't pan out at all the way you'd hoped it would. Don't fret—things should regain their normal balance come mid-October. Check out our article on how to reduce office stress for tips to get you there.

Leo (July 23-August 22)
The moon is in your second house of earned income, meaning you've just entered the most important time of the year for increasing company revenue. Lions should pour their efforts into crafting a business plan that will expand earning capacity over the next few weeks. By next year, they'll be roaring all the way to the bank.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
For Virgos, the first weeks of October are a transitional time, as the planets overruling work move into the House of Change. You might decide that your current company is not your dream business, or, if you're dedicated to your business, you might discover a new direction to take it in, one that has the potential to turn your small company into a multi-million dollar one. Trust your thoughts during this time. They've got the stars' backing.

IMAGE: Phil Marden
Last updated: Sep 24, 2010




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