For this zodiac sign, asking for fair wages and budgeting is going to be especially important in October.
With this month’s New Moon in Libra (Oct 8) and Full Moon in Taurus (Oct 24) both answering to love-and-values-oriented Venus, and Venus going retrograde on October 5, we can expect October to be a month of reevaluation. No matter if we’re being called to start something new or let something go, our focus will be on whether it’s worth it. This theme will apply especially to relationships, our sense of self-worth, our personal values, and our relationship to money. Venus retrograde in Scorpio (Oct 5-31) will ask that reevaluate our desires and the power dynamics within our most intimate relationships while Venus re-entering Libra (Oct 31) will ask that we reevaluate the relationships we share with others across the board.
Meanwhile, Scorpio season (Oct 23) will challenge us to dig deep and face our fears, own our shadows, sit with our emotions, and trust our intuition when it comes to connecting to ourselves and connecting with others. Truth, both acknowledging it and speaking it will be also a part of our journey this month, as communicative Mercury enters Scorpio on October 9, followed by a move into Sagittarius on October 31. Read below to see what this month’s astrology forecast holds in store for you.
Prepare to take the plunge into the depths this month, Aries, as the cosmos pushes you to get in touch with your feelings, desires, fears, and just about anything else you’ve been trying to avoid on an emotional level. That’s because Venus, the planet of love and values, will be going retrograde in Scorpio (your zone of intimacy) on October 5th. With the planet of love pushing you to get honest with yourself (and possibly a lover) about what you really want in an intimate relationship; it’s going to be hard for you to avoid your fears around vulnerability, intimacy, and getting your deepest desires met. You’ll find that these themes will be even stronger for you as communicative Mercury enters Scorpio on October 9 and the powerful Sun slips into Scorpio on October 23. No, Aries; this month won’t necessarily be a cakewalk, but it will help you to get clear on what you want and the ways you may be standing in your own way in getting it. For some Aries, this may mean releasing an unhealthy or codependent relationship.
Meanwhile, the New Moon in Libra on October 8, will land in your partnership zone to help you with renewing a relationship or beginning one. Though with Venus retrograde, you may want to take things slow. Remember, Venus retrograde is all about reevaluation. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus illuminates your zone of income and self-worth, which could bring on a sudden expense. Try to avoid unnecessary spending this month. On the flipside, this moon could also help you with manifesting a job or income. Just make sure you know your worth. On the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius and after digging around the depths for so long, you’re ready for a fresh perspective. Traveling could help. When Venus dips back into Libra (also on Oct 31), it’s time to put into practice what you’ve been learning about partnership.
Partnership is the big focus for you this month as Venus, your patron saint, goes retrograde in Scorpio – your zone of partnership and marriage – on October 5. With Venus spinning backward here, you’re being asked to review your relationships with those closest to you. For those of you in partnerships, specifically a business or a romantic partnership, Venus will push you to evaluate how balanced and beneficial it is. As a hardworking Taurus, you can often take on more than your fair share of responsibility in a relationship and Venus retrograde will help you to rebalance the scales. If you’re single, Venus retrograde can help you to get a handle on your love life by showing you what needs to change for you to be truly happy. With communicative Mercury moving into Scorpio (Oct 9), followed by the kick off to Scorpio season on October 23, these themes around partnering and partnership will be strong. A note: an ex could resurface to complete unfinished business with you. Know that this may not mean that you two are meant to be.
As you go through the month, you’ll also find that another recurring theme will be centered on tossing the trash out and detoxing your life. Look to the New Moon in Libra (Oct 8), which lands in your zone of health and work, to help you with implementing a new fitness regimen or improving your eating habits. If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, this moon will also help you with setting healthier limits for yourself when it comes to your schedule. By the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus illuminates your zone of confidence and self-image, pushing you to break free of a negative self-image and self-limiting experiences. This full moon may also motivate you to upgrade or switch up your look or wardrobe. Just wait until Venus retrograde is over (Nov 16). On the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, your zone of intimacy and finances. With Mercury here, it’s time for some bookkeeping and financial strategizing. When Venus dips back into Libra (also on the 31st), know that your worth isn’t based on how much you do for others.
Okay, Gemini. It’s time to get in formation; specifically, where your mind, body, and soul are concerned. On October 5, pleasure-loving Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio – your zone of health, work, and routine. That means that over the next few weeks, your mission is to figure out how you can insert more love, namely self-love, into your everyday schedule. As part of this work, you may have to reassess your job or the obligations you choose to take on. You may also need to assess if you’re taking care of yourself as well as you could. You love to have your hands on the pulse, which includes having your hands on more than one thing at a time. However, you could be headed for a burnout if you’re not careful. Since this area of your chart also rules service to others, Venus retrograde can highlight where you may be giving too much to others for the sake of being liked or accepted. Turn that love inward and start honoring what you want. If you’re feeling unsure as to what that is, get quiet enough to tune into your intuition.
If it’s been all work and no play, look to the New Moon in Libra on October 8. This moon lands in your zone of creativity and romance; which could help you with bringing more love, balance, and beauty to your world. If single, this New Moon could help you with meeting someone new; which is a good thing if you’re looking for a fling or just want to remember what it’s like to have your heart go pitter-patter. If you’re already committed, this moon could help with rekindling the spark between you and your bae. On the 9th, Mercury (your patron saint) enters Scorpio, followed by the Sun on October 23. They’ll be working to remind you that you’re at your best when you’re organized, well-rested, and well-fed. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus illuminates your zone of rest, healing, and retreat which could provide a powerful spiritual or emotional catharsis for you. Let the pain go, Gem. By the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius – your zone of partnership – which pushes you to connect and team up with others. But when Venus re-enters Libra on the 31st, just make sure you’re careful about who you connect with, namely when it comes to former flames.
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Romance and creativity are the biggest themes for you for much of the month, as sweet Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio, your zone of true love and adventure, on October 5. In matters of the heart, having Venus spinning backward here may be asking you to reassess your ideas about love. Not that this means you should skimp on the passion and romance when it comes to your love life, but it does mean that what you want from love may not be sustainable or emotionally healthy for you. For example, does every love affair have to feel like an emotional rollercoaster in order for it to mean something? Whatever deep-rooted patterns or habits that are affecting your ability to experience true love, Venus retrograde will help you to sort it all out. Hint: it’s time to overcome your fears of being alone. Luckily on October 8, the New Moon in Libra will land in your zone of home and family to help you with cleaning out your closets, emotionally and physically. Look to this moon to help you to get clear about your needs while providing you with the opportunity to reset and re-center yourself.
On the 9th, communicative Mercury enters Scorpio bringing your attention back to your romantic and creative life. If things have been feeling a bit uninspired or stale in either area, Mercury in Scorpio will push you to get out of the house and get into new hobbies, classes, or activities that spark your spirit and your curiosity. And with Scorpio season kicking off on October 23, getting you back into the swing of having fun, you’ll be feeling your most confident and at your most attractive when you engage the things you enjoy most. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus lights up your zone of friendship and wishes. Under this moon, you could make an unlikely connection or alliance with someone that brings something special to your life. On the flip side, you could also find yourself needing to part ways with a friend. Either way, don’t ignore your intuition. On the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, your zone of health and routine, which will not only ramp up your powers of discernment but your work schedule too. Look to Venus re-entering Libra (also on the 31st) to remind you to pamper yourself.
Your home and family are your focus for much of October as loving Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio (your family zone) on the 5th. With Venus spinning backward in this area of your chart, the relationships you have with the women in your life (like your mom) come under review. Perhaps you could stand to be more giving or compassionate when it comes to your family or you may find that you’re the one in need of TLC. If you’ve been dealing with issues around loss, abandonment, and other childhood wounds; Venus retrograde could pave the way for healing. Venus will also highlight the imbalances in your closest relationships, so you can work on re-establishing a balance. Though Venus retrograde could bring up some painful moments, this time doesn’t have to necessarily be a challenging one as Venus can inspire you to redecorate or renovate your living space or to deepen the bond that you have with your loved ones. Overall, this is your opportunity to tend to your more private, tender side.
On October 8th, the New Moon in Libra lands in your zone of communication which could make it an auspicious time to implement a media, communications, or education-based project. Just be mindful of obsessing over every tiny detail of the plan. Be open to constructive feedback or assistance. On the 9th, communicative Mercury enters Scorpio, followed by the Sun on October 23. At this time, you could be making plans to move or relocate or find yourself spending more time at home. This can be a good thing, Leo, as you could use the time to regroup. On the 24th, your career gets a big push as the Full Moon in Taurus lights up your zone of fame and achievement. With the help of this moon, you could manifest a major opportunity, a promotion, or garner some high-profile recognition. When Mercury enters Sagittarius on October 31st and enters your zone of romance and creativity, it’s time to bring the fun back into your life again. Having Venus re-enter Libra (also on the 31st) may push you to reevaluate your social circle.
For some time now, there’s been something bubbling underneath the surface for you that feels a lot like inspiration and creative energy. You may be feeling this energy strongly this month with Venus, the planet of art and beauty, going retrograde in Scorpio (your zone of communication) on October 5. Since Venus is also connected to worth and value, Venus retrograde asks that you reevaluate your ideas, seeing them as something worth investing in. While you pride yourself on being practical, sometimes you can stifle yourself in the process. Venus retrograde in Scorpio will push you to see how valuable your skills and ideas are, so you can stop playing yourself small. That humble routine can only get you so far, Virgo. And speaking of self-worth, the New Moon in Libra on October 8 will land in your zone of income and values; which could not only help you with obtaining new income but could also help you with improving your self-esteem. Hint: if you want the things that you want, you’re going to have to start believing that you deserve them.
On the 9th, Mercury (your patron saint) moves into Scorpio, followed by the kickoff to Scorpio season on October 23. With Mercury at home in your communication zone along with the confident Sun, the next few weeks will be a great time to host meetings, talks, negotiations, and conversations. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus lights up your zone of travel, opportunity, and education. As such you could score a gig or opportunity that enables you to travel or bring a publishing-related project to completion. Either way, you can expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone this month as the universe pushes you to grow; expanding your awareness and experiences. On the 31st, communicative Mercury enters Sagittarius, your zone of home and family. With Mercury here, you’re encouraged to connect with family and to stay on top of things that need to get done at home. Some Virgos may even be considering a move. When Venus re-enters Libra on the 31st as well, it may be time to reevaluate how you earn and spend your cash.
Your money and personal values are up for review for a good chunk of this month, as Venus (your patron saint) goes retrograde in Scorpio, your zone of income and possessions, on October 5. With Venus at home in this area of your chart, it’s time to consider if you’re currently getting your due when it comes to your hard work and labor. Perhaps you’re in a position where you think you have to settle for a job that undervalues or underpays you. With Venus being in an all-or-nothing sign like Scorpio, it’s going to get harder to ignore a lack of fulfillment when it comes to the money you earn and how you earn it. Intuitively, you may already know the moves you need to make in order to move past this challenge, but you’re going to have to reach down deep and lean on Scorpio’s courage to actually follow-through. When it comes to your cash, there’s no such thing as being accommodating or compromising on what you want. Look to the New Moon in Libra on October 8, to help you refresh your self-image on the inside and out. Just wait until Venus retrograde is over (Nov 16) before making any dramatic changes to your look.
On October 9, Mercury moves into Scorpio, bringing the focus back to your cash. Mercury will be assisting you in your accounting and bookkeeping duties, helping you to make sure that every cent that flows in and out of your bank account is accounted for. As a Libra, you love a life of luxury, but Mercury in Scorpio coupled with Venus retrograde will encourage you to be wiser with your spending habits. When the Sun enters Scorpio on October 23, you should feel a bit more confident in asking and getting what you deserve. The following day, the Full Moon in Taurus illuminates your zone of intimacy and finances, which could highlight the ways you may need to get your debts under control or highlight solutions for you to get out of debt. In terms of intimacy, this moon could motivate you to break free of a toxic or unhealthy intimate relationship. By the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, your zone of communication which can help you to use the power of your thoughts and ideas to create the opportunities and connections that you want. And when Venus re-enters Libra on the 31st as well, it’s time to rekindle the love you have for yourself.
Self-love is the best love for you this month as sweet Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio, your zone of self-image and confidence on October 5. Look to ways that you can recommit to yourself and fall head over heels for yourself all over again. This may mean revamping your wardrobe or practicing body acceptance. However, if you do think your body and how you physically look could use some improvement, take a gentle approach with yourself instead. Knocking yourself on the number of donuts you’ve eaten won’t help. Choose a better lifestyle because you’re choosing you right now; simple as that. Since Venus is also in charge of relationships along with self-worth, how you mate and relate to others will also come up for assessment while Venus is in your sign. If you’ve been finding yourself having a tough time drawing appropriate boundaries, Venus will send you lessons that push you to address why so you can correct course if necessary. On the 8th, the New Moon in Libra will land in your zone of healing and retreat, pushing you to heal old wounds and renew your relationship to Spirit. Heed the call, Scorpio.
On the 9th, communicative Mercury enters Scorpio pushing to pay attention to the words and thoughts that you choose. In what ways can you speak what you want into existence? What do you want to speak into existence? Trust that what you have to say will be heard, so make sure you are affirming the things that you want to happen. Speak your truth. Just be mindful of the self-criticism. On the 23rd, it’s Happy Birthday, Scorpio! With the confident Sun in your sign, expect all of the warmth, generosity, and attention that the cosmos has to offer you. Consider your birthday season to be a period of renewal, a period where you can let the old and outworn version of you die. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus sheds a spotlight on your zone of partnership and marriage. Some Scorpios could decide to exit a stagnant relationship while other Scorpios will be shown the relationship blockages that need to be addressed. On the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, your income zone to help you better track and stack your paper. And when Venus re-enters Libra (also on the 31st), it’s time to let go of unrealistic ideas about love.
The story begins to unfold on October 5, when Venus goes retrograde in Scorpio – your zone of rest, healing, and retreat. With the planet of love and pleasure in this secret area of your chart, you could find yourself involved in a relationship with someone that may not be all they seem. While you may be interested in a more soulful kind of love, it’s important that you’re not getting caught up in a fantasy. If a certain and possibly unavailable someone is making you feel (good) things you haven’t before – it could be that you need to spend more time making yourself feel that way first. Basically, you need to invest in you before you can invest in another. By doing so, you’ll know how to spot the disingenuous folks with ease. On the 8th, the New Moon in Libra lands in your zone of friendship and future plans, prompting you to get back out into the world and socialize. The connections you establish now could lead to future opportunities, but make sure you’re intentional about the people and events that you give your time to; as not every one of them will be worth it.
On the 9th, talkative Mercury moves into Scorpio, followed by the Sun on the 23rd. With the help of these two powerhouses, you may find yourself in the mood for more solitude and quiet time. Don’t fight the feeling, Sagittarius, as you need the time to yourself to rest and recharge your batteries. Some of you may even decide to work with a therapist or a spiritual healer to assist you with healing old wounds and overcoming blockages. Writing or journaling could even be cathartic too. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus lands in your zone of health and work, pushing you to break unhealthy habits and treat your body better. Just try not to be too hard on yourself. By the 31st, Mercury moves into Sagittarius, your zone of confidence and self-image. With Mercury’s help you’ll be able to accomplish just about anything you set your mind to, so stay focused. And when Venus dips back into Libra on the 31st as well, it may be time to review and edit your friend’s list on and offline.
Okay, Capricorn, let’s get down to business. This month, it’s all about taking a look at your friendships and the groups that you identify with as Venus, the planet of love, goes retrograde in Scorpio – your zone of friendships and alliances (October 5). As a result, you’re being asked whether some of the people in your life still have a place in it. Since Scorpio carries an energy that can have us going balls to the wall on behalf of others, often at our own expense, your job will be focusing on weeding out those people with whom your relationship has become lopsided or nonreciprocal. At the same time, you may look to ways that you could be more accepting of help and support of others and where you may need to soften your heart a bit. Come October 8th, the New Moon in Libra activates your zone of career and achievement, giving you the green light to pursue your goals and go after new opportunities. With the help of this moon, you could see yourself moving up in your career or perhaps striking out on your own.
When chatty Mercury moves into Scorpio on October 9, it’s time to get your networking on. With Mercury helping to generate buzz about you and your reputation, you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with some serious movers and shakers within your field of work as well as your circle of friends. On the 23rd, Scorpio season kicks off, inviting you to make the most out of your social circle. Donating your time or resources to charity or a nonprofit could also be rewarding. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus illuminates your zone of creativity and romance. Some Caps could cut the cord on an unstable or unsatisfying love connection, while other Caps could bring a passion project to fruition. By the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, your zone of rest and retreat. With all the activity going on this month, you’re going to need the downtime that Mercury will bring you. Give your mind a break while you’re at it and take a social media/news hiatus. With Venus dipping back into Libra on the 31st as well, reconsider your investment in your current career track. In what ways can you feel more fulfilled?
The month opens with Venus going retrograde in Scorpio (October 5), your zone of fame, career, and achievement. With the planet of money, pleasure, and self-worth spinning backward in this zone, it’s time to reevaluate your sense of fulfillment in your professional life. Are you getting the love and recognition that you deserve? Or do you feel undervalued and possibly underpaid for what you do? Perhaps it’s time to check in with yourself as to whether you love what you do or not. If not, it may be time for a change. You’ll get some help by way of the New Moon in Libra on October 8, which activates your zone of travel and opportunity. With this moon encouraging you to follow your heart and set yourself free of anything that doesn’t feed your spirit or your mind; you might find the inspiration you need to take a risk on something that you’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a degree or an overseas opportunity, this moon could pave the way for you.
On the 9th, communicative Mercury enters Scorpio, which could bring you a high-profile opportunity to speak or present your work to others. If you find yourself on the hunt for new work, Mercury in Scorpio could help you to track down promising leads, while the Sun entering Scorpio on October 23 could help you to get noticed by the right people. Don’t be afraid to sing your own praises, as you never know who might be listening. Keep your resume at the ready. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Taurus activates your zone of home and family, which could give you the green light to move or relocate. On a deeper note, this moon could bring up some old and buried feelings that may come bubbling up to the surface. While you’re not usually comfortable expressing your emotions, use this moon to get in touch with how you feel as it could be cathartic, illuminating, and healing for you. On the 31st, Mercury enters Sagittarius, and steps into your zone of friendship, which reminds you to connect with your community. Meanwhile, Venus dips back into Libra on that same day, pushing you to fall in love with life again.
It’s time to focus on the things that give you life this month. Simply put: it’s time to pay attention to your passion. Expect this theme to hit home the most as Venus, the planet of creativity and pleasure goes retrograde in Scorpio (your zone of travel, education, and opportunity) on October 5. Under this retrograde, you’re called to be more like Venus in Scorpio and to reconnect to the piece of you that not only dares to go after what you want but also that part of you that throws yourself into those dreams with abandon; blood, sweat, and tears. What can you do to believe in you again? On the 8th, the New Moon in Libra ignites your zone of intimacy and rebirth, pushing you to dive to the depths of your soul to claim the pieces of you that you may have lost while burning away the old, outworn parts of you that must die. Sounds intense, right? Well, that’s the energy you’re being asked to embody now – intensity.
On the 9th, talkative Mercury enters Scorpio, followed by the kickoff to Scorpio season on October 23. With the Sun and Mercury working together in your zone of travel, you could be inspired to take a pilgrimage of sorts that broadens your life experience and renews your sense of purpose. You might even consider entering a training or education-based program that also helps you to grow what you know. Either way, the point is to free yourself from self-limiting beliefs and situations. On the 24th, the Full Moon in Scorpio lands in your zone of communication, which could help you with getting the eyes and ears you need on a special project or an idea that you’ve been working on. Overall, if you need to generate some buzz or publicity for anything you’re involved with, this moon will help. But the spotlight won’t stop there as Mercury entering Sagittarius (October 31), your zone of fame and achievement, could also help to make you a household name. Put yourself out there without reservations and watch what happens, Pisces. Meanwhile, on that same day, Venus dips back into Libra to help you reclaim your sexy.