Horoscopes for the week of Oct. 17, 2017 to Oct. 30, 2017:

The New Moon in Libra happens on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in your Eighth House of deeply intimate connections. This brings activity to your Eighth House, which deals with psychological exploration, spiritual/sexual union and other people’s resources. It also deals with your secret life and transformative experiences. The New Moon brings momentum to start something new in this area.

The Eighth House is aligned with the “Tower” in the tarot deck, which can signify the process of letting go of something we value, or something we’re clinging to that needs to die away. Through this process, we’re transformed. It doesn’t feel good — but it brings about the energy of rebirth so we’re in brighter alignment with who we really are.

Although this sounds serious, your mindset will be positive and expansive. Bring this expanded mindset with you into the shadows of your Eighth House, as you explore these secret places. With your big-picture viewpoint, you won’t get lost in difficult psychological patterns in the same way as before. Shine the flashlight of optimism on the secret, embarrassing parts of yourself. Observe the things that wouldn’t be appropriate for others to see and watch them alchemically change. Perhaps you’ll consider a past sexual relationship, a previous painful experience, or something transformative that’s happening to you right now. Just by observing — without judgment — and by looking for the silver lining, you can begin to see how this experience serves a purpose.

It’s okay if it’s ugly. It’s okay if it’s screwed up. It’s okay if you wish it were better. You can pierce through it now — like a pinprick through the black sky. Pierce into the light of your Self Discovery — to the source truth that saves and redeems you. Try to let your heart be touched and filled with the idealism and harmony of your perfect dream come true. No matter what it is, or may have been, find the light of that dream — found in the deepest shadows and hidden places of your psyche — and let it transform you.

This horoscope is based on your Sun Sign. In addition to the Sun, there are nine other planets and countless more points of astrological interest that describe you personally. If you want to learn more about your unique birth chart — and the current Astrological aspects affecting you — click the link for your personalized Astrology reading with Jeremy Alan.