Mars continues to advance in Leo, your solar fourth house, providing all the incentive you need to complete or begin domestic projects. Guard against over-optimism, however, because it will be easy to take on far more than you can realistically accomplish. And that could cause tempers to flair and strain family relationships at month’s end. Listen to your partner’s or best friend’s wise words. You deserve a break, and the universe agrees. Aim for a few days off the week of the October 12 Good Moon in Aries, your solar twelfth house. Enjoy lazy hours at home, eat comfort food, get a massage, or treat yourself to an afternoon at a day spa. In addition to catching up on sleep, time alone will give you an opportunity to reflect on recent events and put them in perspective. You’ll be in sync with some people and completely at odds with others as Venus advances in Scorpio, your solar seventh house, from the 9th on, where it’s joined by Mercury on the 13th. The Good Moon in Scorpio on the 26th will bring difficulties to a head, and it will be your choice whether to resolve or ignore them. The first option is obviously the best, but it will require you to put a stubborn streak on hold while opening your mind to new ideas. Although your workload will be heavy at times, it will also be satisfying and you’ll feel like you’re making significant progress toward your goals. A compliment near the 7th or 21st could be the first indication of what you could achieve in the next year. The same dates are good ones to get better acquainted with colleagues at a casual after- work event.