You may want to avoid taking big risks this spooky season.
October Horoscope: What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month
You may want to avoid taking big risks this spooky season.
Welcome to spooky and sultry October, celestial babe! This month brings us several chances to express ourselves through our home space based on the Astrological transits of the month. We are in the midst of a “Retrograde season” asking us to slow down and take things one step at a time. With six planets in retrograde throughout the month, you may want to avoid taking big risks. This is a perfect time, however, to invest in timeless pieces that you’ll want to wrap up in (and admire) long beyond the end of the month!
When Mercury (the planet of communication and travel) enters harmonious and lovely Libra on the 4th, you may feel called to beautify your space and host others for a themed dinner party or game night. A few days later, Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and money) enters the sensible and meticulous sign of Virgo on October 8th. Use this energy to organize your home (and your life) to become more calm, clean, and grounded.
This month will offer a powerful opportunity for you to release whatever (or whoever) has reached an expiration date. With the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra arriving on the 14th, we will notice whoever or whatever we relate closely with is being examined. The eclipses will mark a time for sudden changes in your living situation, personal life, and close relationships. Take matters back into your own hands by comparing all of the paths you could take in your life and making a calculated and intentional decision about where you plan to go next.
When Scorpio season begins on October 23rd, life will start to feel more passionate and emotional, helping you to see the beauty that exists all around you. This will be helpful to cultivate a sense of positivity and miraculousness before the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus arrives on October 28th. This lunar eclipse will help us bring the intentions we set back on the solar eclipse earlier in the month to life – seemingly out of thin air!
Want to know more about how to align with the stars this month? Read below for both your sun and rising sign to get the most accurate info for the month ahead!
With the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra arriving on the 14th and landing in your seventh house of partnerships and romance, you will benefit this month from bringing whimsy into your life. Let go of any rigid rules or harsh action and instead, let yourself rest and enter an era of flow. Any parts of your life that feel too heavy must be avoided at all costs this month. You are allowed to have a light-hearted month without adding anything else to your plate. Life is complicated enough on its own without you creating your own suffering. You have a permission slip to be slower, more easy-going, and gentle with yourself.
With Venus (your ruling planet) in fellow earth sign Virgo this month starting on the 8th, you will feel a sense of alignment with your path and purpose in October. Give yourself credit for all of the sleepless nights, late hours of work, and deep inner healing that you’ve done. This is a month that marks the start of a new chapter for you, and you can finally let your hair down and swing your hips a bit to celebrate! Life isn’t always about taking more action, up-levelling, and climbing the metaphorical ladder. Sometimes life is meant to be celebrated and enjoyed! Don’t be afraid to invite some loved ones into your celebration circle over the coming weeks. Even small wins are still wins!
This month will bring your habits to the forefront and ask you to reconsider the way you are spending week after week. The reality is, Gemini, that weeks turn into months, and months into years. When the sun enters Scorpio and reminds us of what we are truly passionate about on the 23rd, you will have to take a look at where (or with whom) you are spending most of your time. Is this the type of investment you are willing to stake out for the long run? If you have doubts, this month will be a perfect opportunity to reassess your routines and find better-suited ways to engage with the world. Sometimes taking a step back and reflecting in solitude is the best way to ensure you won’t be making a brash decision. Once you’ve got your answer though, it will be time to take action and remove the wrong people, places, and habits so that you can thrive in October onward!
This month will feel like you’ve got the golden ticket to life in your hands, Cancer. With a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra landing in your fourth house of home and family on the 14th, you will remember what exactly it is that makes you feel the most safe and supported in this world. My advice? Go there. Open up to deeper conversations with the ones you love, spend a weekend away, and make your favourite dessert so that you can enjoy sweet leftovers for a week at a time. Don’t let life sour you, my crab. You have a heart of gold and it deserves to be tended to in the unique and particular ways in which you desire. Don’t let anyone convince you that you don’t deserve the happiness and security that you crave! October will be a great chance for you to self-prioritise and learn exactly how you want to be taken care of by taking care of yourself.
When the New Moon Solar Eclipse arrives on the 14th, you may start to realize that you are overwhelmed this month. The best way to handle this is through a recalibration, Leo. With six planets in retrograde at the beginning of the month, you will be faced with many old memories and wounds that are finally ready to be healed and integrated. The greatest part of the past is that we can learn from it. Take time this month to rest and enjoy your solitude. Sometimes the most mature thing that we can do for ourselves is to set boundaries around our time and energy. Instead of walking around with undealt pain, this month will be a positive and powerful opportunity to feel through it and finally surrender. Don’t be afraid to open up to what you’ve pushed away for so long.
When Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and money) enters your sign on the 8th, you will remember exactly who you are and what you want out of life, Virgo! Although this month is filled with retrogrades that encourage you to save and make wise decisions, that doesn’t mean that you can’t budget for a gift for yourself! Instead of spending hundreds on clothes that you’ll only wear once, why not use this month to invest in yourself through timeless pieces that will last you a lifetime? Or re-allocate those hundreds of dollars and get yourself a few extra cups of coffee on your morning walks? Joy isn’t too far away from you this month, Virgo. You just have to make space for it to arrive!
When the New Moon Solar Eclipse arrives on the 14th in your sign, Libra, you will be tested with balancing your work life and personal life more effectively. Instead of wasting away with goals and aspirations that seem so out of reach, why not take time this month to recognize what you already have? Even something as simple as spending an extra hour lounging after your shower is a gift. We must not forget that sometimes the greatest blessing is found in the absence of chaos. This will be a potent month for you to realise how good your life is when you make the time to stop and smell the roses. That saying became a cliche for a reason! Do not rush through your life this month. There is no better place to be than right here, right now if you can believe it.
Happy birthday season, Scorpio! This month marks the beginning of Scorpio season on the 23rd and you will be feeling the deep, passionate (sometimes possessive) energy more than any other member of the zodiac! With the sun in Scorpio lighting up your first house of self and identity, this month will push your limits and make you remember what (or who) you’re doing this for. Don’t let your foot off the pedal just yet. Take time this month to dive deeper into your hobbies and creative outlets. You may be surprised with all of that you learn about yourself when you let yourself flow. Living in your purpose allows you to turn any situation into a good situation.
With several planets in retrograde this month, you might find that all you want to do is sit home and binge-watch your favourite shows, Sagittarius. And although this seems like an enticing alternative to going out, overspending, or feeling socially zapped, you could benefit from finding a balance between the two. Too much alone time will have you feeling disconnected, but overdoing it will make you resent your nights with friends and loved ones. Instead, why not start some intentional hangout time with your closest people? Call up a friend while you take your morning walk, throw a themed party with a curated menu, or join a local volunteer group to give back to your community. Make the times that you are surrounded by others feel fun again this month!
When the sun enters Scorpio on the 23rd and lights up your eleventh house of friends and community, you will feel inspired by the people you surround yourself with. Let the month of October bring a level of excitement back into your life that may have been lacking the past few months. You may find that new people offer the exact energy that you’ve felt like you were missing out on. Try to connect with like-minded people and those who are willing to offer their insights into hobbies, careers, or lifestyles that you are intrigued by. Learning from others is a great way to feel connected and rejuvenated. This month is all about showing more of your personality by seeing yourself in others. Much like how life imitates art, sometimes you can turn life into a sort of art form – especially through good conversation! Put yourself out there and step outside your comfort zone with new workshops, classes, hobbies, and social gatherings that are brand new to you. You will leave pleasantly surprised.
With several planets in retrograde this month, you will feel more introspective and self-aware than ever before. You might find that spending time at home starts to feel like a whole new world to you. Why not create the type of world that you want to see this month? Take time to reorganize your space and bring newness and intentional change into the mix. Something as simple as brand new towels can make the daily habit of showering feel exciting, or add a new spice into your spice cabinet to encourage you to cook at home while being transported by the aroma of a home-cooked meal to somewhere far away. Life does not have to be complicated in order to be enjoyable, Aquarius. Let your imagination transport you to exactly where you want to be. Be willing to dive deeper, think outside of the box, and change your life just by viewing it in a new way.
When Venus (the planet of love, beauty, and money) enters Virgo on the 8th and lights up your seventh house of partnerships and romance, you might feel like staying in with your loved ones this month. Let yourself get creative with the ways you spend time with your closest people. Instead of doing the same old thing and letting the sparks flicker out in your relationships, put in a little extra effort for the ones you love and watch how quickly you start to feel lit up by their presence again. Impress your partner or closest friend with a delicious home-cooked meal, or think about writing a handwritten letter to someone you miss who lives at a distance. Don’t let the forgotten art of intention fall out of your life any longer, Pisces. This is a great month to resuscitate the relationships you care about and be the one who initiates this positive change.
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Meghan Rose is a world-renowned Astrologer, Tarot reader, and writer known for her horoscopes and her work with Astrological compatibility. She is based in Los Angeles but offers her work around the world to clients and brands looking to align with the ever-changing celestial energy. You can find her at www.themeghanrose.com , TikTok, or Instagram.