Prepare to wide the emotional wave this October: We're in store for a month of shifting energies. On October 1 at 5:05 p.m. EST, the Moon waxes full in energetic Aries. This
Harvest Moon will bring hidden thoughts to light and allow us to understand what no longer serves us, and with the moon opposing Libra, we're asked to consider how our relationships support us. It may be time to switch up our priorities. Small yet mighty Pluto stations direct in persistent Capricorn on October 4. He's given us the chance to reflect on the current power structures we work in during his backward motion. As Pluto moves direct, we have the opportunity to make real changes that support our new perspectives. While it feels as though things are just heating up, we're asked to slow our thoughts and protect our energy when messenger Mercury stations retrograde in analytical Scorpio on October 13. We can use this transit to investigate our purpose and take time to understand our inner thoughts and desires. It could feel as though people are extra hard to read during this transit, but this provides a chance to create stronger boundaries. The emotion-ruling Moon begins a new phase in friendly Libra On October 16 at 3:31 p.m. EST. It’s a good time to set an intention, especially about how we collaborate with others. We're ready to get in tune with our desires starting October 22, when the Sun makes his way into strategic Scorpio. There's no time to beat around the bush during this transit; we're not in the mood for superficial interactions and crave intimacy. We’re also drawn to mystery, making it a fun time to do something like invest in a secret hobby. This month will host a second Full Moon, on October 31 — making it a Halloween to remember. This Blue Moon waxes full in warmhearted Taurus at 10:49 a.m. EST. Our attention may be called to how we can create better stability for ourselves to enjoy our time together. As the Taurus Moon opposes Scorpio, we're asked to think about how we balance our needs against our desires. Aries March 21 to April 19 Are you feeling invigorated, Aries? You could be inspired to get your space into tip-top shape on October 1, when the domestic-ruling Moon waxes full in energetic Aries. You may be tempted to entertain. Be kind to yourself and simplify your schedule starting October 13, when routine-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in analytical Scorpio. If you feel as though you're missing details — slow down. You've got time to figure out any kinks that need sorting out. There are more important things at work, as your pleasure-seeking Sun illuminates your 8th house of transformation, mystery, and dramatic change on October 22. Get to know yourself better and embrace a new metamorphosis. Spend time alone, and familiarise yourself with your desires. You may feel more drawn to your own space on Halloween, when the home-loving Moon waxes full in steady Taurus. Tuck in for a scary movie and snacks with your favourite people to enjoy this holiday. More Taurus April 20 to May 20
You've got a new attitude towards love, Taurus. You're ready to take a chance on romance starting October 4, when affection-ruling Pluto stations direct in Capricorn. When Pluto moved in reverse, he gave you the opportunity to understand your relationship habits more clearly. Knowing what you know now, how will you approach matters of the heart? If you're single, let yourself be open to new experiences and maintain healthy boundaries. In a relationship? Be prepared to ask for what you need. Hold onto your cash and start saving for a rainy day beginning October 13, when money-minded
Mercury stations retrograde
in analytical Scorpio. When your financial ruler moves in reverse, he asks you to be conservative with your spending. Use this transit to get to know your money habits better, and create a budget tracker to meet your financial goals. Your attention shifts towards your relationships beginning October 22, when the domestic-minded Sun makes his way into your 7th house of partnerships, contracts, and business. Take time to consider how you've been keeping up with your colleagues and network during these unprecedented times. Check-in with people you haven't had a face-to-face with and see what's on their radar.
More Gemini May 21 to June 20
You've been acclimatizing to a new environment, Gemini. Get ready to enjoy smoother sailing beginning October 4, when routine-ruling Pluto stations direct in determined Capricorn. Use your newfound strength to find your best lifestyle, and consider what you can cut out to streamline your calendar. It's time for you to slow down and take care of finer details starting October 13, when ruling
Mercury stations retrograde in strategic Scorpio
. This is an excellent time for you to get to know yourself better and understand your inner workings. Take time to set an intention surrounding your desires and needs on October 16, when the materialistic Moon begins a new phase in luxury-loving Libra at 3:31 p.m. EST. Make a list of what you're thankful for, and work backward to the absolute necessities. You're ready to prioritise your well-being beginning October 22, when the Sun brightens your 6th house of health, order, and service. Procrastination and other bad habits will become a thing of the past as you make time to optimise your life.
More Story continues Cancer June 21 to July 22
It's time to come out of your shell, Cancer. You're in the mood to spice things up starting October 4 when pleasure-seeking Pluto stations direct in witty Capricorn. As temperatures drop, it's in your best interest to find safe ways to keep yourself entertained. Are there any hobbies or skills that you've wanted to work on? Take this time to uncover a hidden talent and have fun. What's life without a little mystery? Focus on asking questions and developing your spiritual side starting October 13, when inner growth-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in
. Avoid putting pressure on yourself as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Meditate on how you'd like to create a new beginning for yourself on October 16, when the ruling Moon begins a new phase in fair-minded Libra. This phase offers you the opportunity to focus on how you can enrich your relationships and create healthy boundaries. You may find yourself called to a more colourful aesthetic starting October 22, when the materialistic Sun highlights your 5th house of creativity, pleasure, and romance. Be prepared to take risks, and enjoy the unexpected during this favourable transit.
More Leo July 23 to August 22 You're a force to be reckoned with, Leo. Career-governing Venus enters perfectionist Virgo on October 2, encouraging you to call upon your talents at work. Be ready to use this detail-oriented transit to help out your colleagues toward a shared goal. Embrace the mundane and focus on maintaining stability starting October 4, when domestic-ruling Pluto stations direct in practical Capricorn. Your home and family ruler is helping to reveal healthy habits for you in your space — remember to keep things simple and enjoy a slower pace. When it comes to spending, try to consider a more frugal approach starting October 13, when money-minded Mercury stations retrograde in shrewd Scorpio. This retrograde is a wonderful opportunity for you to better understand what you need and how you can make the most of your budget. Prioritising loved ones will be your main interest beginning October 22, when the ruling Sun shines on your 4th house of family, instincts, and foundations. If you're feeling stuck, seek out their council, and work together to find solutions to life's little hiccups. Together, you can do anything. More Virgo August 23 to September 22 You've got an eye for numbers, Virgo. It's a breeze for you to optimise your finances starting October 2, when money-minded Venus enters exacting Virgo. On October 4, you're ready to transform yourself and seek out how you can help contribute to a better society, when powerful Pluto stations direct in determined Capricorn. Use this transit to investigate causes that you can lend your talents to. Take some pressure off yourself regarding work matters starting October 13, when career- and status-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in analytical Scorpio. Take a deep look at how you're spending your energy, and if it's worth your time. This transit could help you to re-discover your purpose — are you happy where you are? Be ready to ask questions and listen carefully beginning October 22, when the Sun brings attention to your 3rd house of communication, thought, and community. This transit could help you to expand your thinking and open your mind to new opportunities. More Libra September 23 to October 22 Celebrate your wins, Libra. You've learned a lot about how you can care for your financial health with money-minded Pluto spending half the year in retrograde. The smallest planet stations direct in Capricorn on October 4, helping you better understand how to move forward. When was the last time you enjoyed a quiet moment, Libra? Take some time to slow down and quiet your thoughts starting October 13, when inner growth-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in perceptive Scorpio. Invest a part of your day towards meditation or journaling in getting in touch with your inner voice. You're feeling recharged and ready to go on October 16, when the career-overseeing Moon begins a new phase in team-oriented Libra. Set an intention to focus on a new skill, or improve your relationships with your colleagues. You could be ready to collaborate on an exciting new opportunity. Are you prepared to take a closer look at your relationship with the physical world? You may have a realisation about your ties to material objects beginning October 22, when the Sun makes his way into your 2nd house of finances, values, and possessions. It's okay to enjoy pleasure from tangible things, just make sure you've found a balance. More Scorpio October 23 to November 21 What's your love-language, Scorpio? Single or attached, you may notice that you want to give more of yourself to those you care for starting October 2, when affectionate Venus enters helpful Virgo. If you're in a relationship, make sure to be careful of Virgo's shadow side, which can be critical and discouraging. You're feeling more comfortable in your own skin beginning October 4 when ruling Pluto stations direct in humorous Capricorn. This transit could encourage you to become more open with others and widen your social circle. Work on your sense of patience starting October 13, when messenger Mercury stations retrograde in analytical Scorpio. While your sign may not be as affected by the messenger planet's reverse motion, you may notice that others are feeling the backspin and need to slow down. Lend support where you can until everyone is ready to get sorted — around November 3, when Mercury stations direct again. Get ready to glow beginning October 22, when the career- and status-ruling Sun makes his way into 1st house of self, first impressions, and appearance. Your influence is undeniable— what will you do with this newfound power? More Sagittarius November 22 to December 21
Are you ready to get on top of your to-do's, Sagittarius? You're feeling unstoppable starting October 2, when routine-ruling Venus enters meticulous Virgo. Nothing gets past you during this productive transit, so put it to good use and get your ducks in a row. It's easier for you to understand the bigger picture beginning October 4, when enriching Pluto stations direct in patient Capricorn. Consider the lessons brought to you as your spiritual ruler moved retrograde on April 25. Take time to thank yourself for your strength and ability to heal. Continue to be kind yourself and let yourself feel what you need to feel beginning October 13, when passionate Mercury stations retrograde in sensitive Scorpio. This transit can help you to better understand your feelings and improve your ability to listen. The process of self-improvement is a journey, not a destination. You're supported to care for your hidden self starting October 22, when the Sun illuminates your
12th house of inner growth, vulnerability, and conclusion
. Get ready to become a whole new you.
More Capricorn December 22 to January 19
Ready to get on top, Capricorn? Your talents for organisation at work are unmatched starting October 2, when career-governing Venus enters detail-oriented Virgo. This powerful transit can help you to sort out what projects no longer need your attention, and how you can save time for what matters. You may notice that your attitude towards authority figures and power structures is shifting beginning October 4, when power-hungry Pluto stations direct in Capricorn. Now is the time to pay attention to who you support and how you contribute to these energies. Work to protect yourself and others as new truths come to light. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Take things slowly starting October 13, when routine-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in complex Scorpio. Use this transit to be considerate of your actions, instead of rushing into things. You're ready to shake off all things serious and enjoy reconnecting with friends beginning October 22, when the Sun highlights your
11th house of groups, friendships, and goals
. Celebrate each other's successes and brainstorm on creative ideas that bring you joy.
More Aquarius January 20 to February 18 It's time to get your house in order, Aquarius. As domestic-minded Venus enters perfectionist Virgo on October 2, you’ll find yourself blessed with the ability to spot tiny mistakes and DIY solutions. You're ready to get back to the head of the pack starting October 4, when career-conscious Pluto stations direct in hard-working Capricorn. Reflect on the lessons that Pluto's retrograde had brought you over the previous six months, and celebrate your growth. Update your resume, polish your portfolio, and move forward. Are you picturing a better way to get things done? You've got the chance to hit the reset button on October 16, when the routine-ruling Moon begins a new phase in idealistic Libra. Set an intention to make a small yet powerful change during this transit. People are drawn to your natural charisma and zest for life beginning October 22, when your passionate Sun brightens your 10th house of career, structure, and public image. Make sure that you're not getting burnt out as you attract new attention. More Pisces February 19 to March 20
You're bursting with vitality, Pisces. You’ll get a boost of creativity on October 1, when your artistic-minded
Moon waxes full
in energetic Aries. Affectionate Mercury stations retrograde in analytical Scorpio on October 13, putting you in an introspective state. It may feel as though you need to take more time to process your feelings, so ask people for space if you need it. Rest and centre your thoughts on October 16, when your creative-ruling Moon begins a new phase in friendly Libra. Is now the right time for you to collaborate with someone on one of your passion projects? Work to get outside of your comfort zone beginning October 22, as the routine-overseeing Sun lights up your 9th house of exploration, adventure, and belief. This transit can help you to seek out powerful new influences to help guide your purpose. We're blessed with a second full Moon in steady Taurus on October 31: On Halloween, enjoy taking things easy and connecting with a few close friends.
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