October OverallThis month is all about the macabre, so don’t be surprised if ghosts start making contact on Friday, October 5 when Venus, the planet of love and beauty, goes retrograde.
Our romantic perspective may be warped by way of Venus’s backward spin, so past lovers will be resurfacing, some with a vengeance. Remember, cosmic warriors, not all reboots are worth watching. Sometimes, the past should simply stay historical. Needless to say, relationships will be a central theme this month. A new moon in Libra on Monday, October 8 aligns the emotional moon with the vivacious sun, transforming our internal monologue into an external dialogue. Under this velvet sky, expect major revelations in all interpersonal dynamics. Any bonds that deteriorate will be quickly replaced with exciting, fresh energy, so don’t be afraid to let go. After all, not all partnerships are meant to last forever.
Halloween season officially kicks off on Tuesday, October 23 when the radiant sun moves into elusive Scorpio. Scorpionic energy is associated with sex, death, and transformation, so expect radical growth during this time. In nature, there is no distinction between verdant sprouts and decaying leaves: The entire life cycle exists on one axis. Now, as we prepare for colder months ahead, consider what you need to release in order to regenerate.
This theme continues the following day, as a full moon in Taurus on Wednesday, October 24 electrifies the night sky. Full moons occur when the sun and moon are in direct opposition: This month, their celestial placements symbolize beginnings and endings. By the end of the month, you will see exactly what you need to release. There will be a spotlight illuminating the shadows — along with skeletons in the closet or anything swept under the rug. Don’t be afraid to deep dive into the nooks and crannies of your psyche: There are always more to discover when you look under the hood.
Scorpio season begins on Tuesday, October 23, and right in time for Halloween, you’ll be feeling all kinds of spooky. Now, any ghosts that surfaced early October will begin to take shape. See October’s full horoscope for Aries.
TaurusAs a Taurus, you’re governed by Venus — the sensual planet that rules love, beauty, and romance. As such, you’re extremely impacted by its motion. So buckle up, darling bull, because October is going to be a wild ride. See October’s full horoscope for Taurus.
GeminiA new lunar cycle begins on Monday, October 8, when the sky is blanketed by a new moon in like-minded Libra. With the sun (which symbolizes your truth paired up with the emotional moon, you’ll enjoy a surge of creativity. See October’s full horoscope for Gemini.
CancerFor many of your peers, Scorpio season will feel intensely dark, brooding, and emotional. For you, however, Scorpio season ignites confidence, creativity, and romance. In fact, you’ll be shining brightly by the end of the month. See October’s full horoscope for Cancer.
LeoVenus goes retrograde on Friday, October 5, which may cause some tension in the domestic sphere. Issues with family, roommates, or even landlords may rise to the surface, so be sure to proceed with caution. See October’s full horoscope for Leo.
LibraThis is a big month for you, Libra love. Not only is it your birthday season, but Venus — your planetary ruler — is making a serious splash. It goes retrograde on Friday, October 5, sending shockwaves across the area of your chart associated with values, possessions, and, perhaps most importantly, money. See October’s full horoscope for Libra.
ScorpioOn Tuesday, October 23, the radiant sun shifts out of Libra and into your own sign. It’s your solar return — happy birthday, Scorpio babe! For the next few weeks, you will be shining brightly under this cosmic illumination. See October’s full horoscope for Scorpio.
Scorpio is your neighboring sign: It comes right before your own in the zodiac. For the next few weeks, as the sun travels through this area, you’re preparing to begin a new cycle. Sink into this new energy and see which areas of your life need a refresher. See October’s full horoscope for Sagittarius.
CapricornA new professional cycle begins on Monday, October 8, when a new moon in Libra electrifies the area of your chart associated with career and public image. The moon symbolizes your emotional inner-world, so when this sensitive satellite joins forces with the sun, you’ll be feeling all kinds of inspired. See October’s full horoscope for Capricorn.
AquariusIt’s been the season of the hustle, but with Venus reversing in your career zone on Friday, October 5, due diligence is key. Venus governs our values, so when this planet goes backward, your judgment may get a bit hazy. See October’s full horoscope for Aquarius.
PiscesA new lunar cycle begins on Monday, October 8, as the moon meets the sun in Libra. Usually, you’re a bit of an abstract thinker, but under this sky, you’ll become hyper-aware of your immediate realities. What’s eating up your time, Pisces babe? See October’s full horoscope for Pisces.
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