Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 9, 10, 19, 20, 29, 30
Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27
Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27
Best Days for Career: 2, 10, 20, 21, 22, 30
Your 8th house became powerful on October 23 and remains very powerful until the 23rd of this month. The 8th house is going to be a major interest for the next 12 or so months.
The 8th house is about getting rid of things, not adding more things. It’s about reducing the clutter in our lives – tidying up. This applies to the physical body, the mental and emotional life and to our physical circumstances. In the 8th house we expand and grow through contraction – through getting rid of what doesn’t belong in our lives. It sounds counter-intuitive to talk about expansion through contraction, but it is easier to understand if you think of your breathing. The more complete the out-breath, the deeper will be the next in-breath. The more you get rid of what doesn’t belong in your life, the greater will be the inflow of what’s really important.
Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a very 8th-house kind of book. You should read it now – and next year too. Her test for what belongs in your life is the ‘joy test’. You pile up your possessions and go through them one by one, asking yourself: ‘Does this thing give me a feeling of Joy?’ If the answer is yes, you keep it. If the answer is no, you get rid of it. This is one way to do it. The other way, which I prefer, is to ask the question ‘do I use this thing? Do I really need it?’ If the answer is yes, keep it. If the answer is no, get rid of it. As you do this, you’ll be amazed at how much ‘lighter’ you feel. You’ve made room for the new and the better to come into your life.
With your 8th house so strong this month (your financial planet moves in there on the 7th) it is a good time to pay off debts, to consolidate your bills, if possible, and to refinance or restructure your debts to more manageable levels. Sometimes it is necessary to borrow money, and this is a good month for this too. You have very good access to outside capital. If you have good business or product ideas, there are outside investors available to help you.
Health is much improved over last month. Self-esteem and self-confidence are perhaps less – there is less bravado and bragging these days! But overall energy is much better. You can enhance the health further through colon cleanses, practising safe sex and sexual moderation until the 6th. Physical detox regimes are beneficial all month. After the 6th thigh massage is powerful. An herbal liver cleanse might be in order if you feel under the weather.
The social life is still very active, but much less so than last month. Continue to put others first and to cultivate your social skills.