Happy Birthday Libra! Enjoy the warm glow of the sun shining on you during October. Your flock has been rather needy lately, but this month focus on yourself and your own agenda. Instead of trying to organize a self-fête, let your friends plan your birthday celebration. Use Mercury’s retrograde to bathe in nostalgia; include a few pals from the past in your party. Libras will feel the impact of the retrograde professionally. Leave yourself extra time and patience to deal with the accompanying snafus. Realize that the retrograde has a protective quality. Should a situation that you’ve pinned your hopes on fall apart, consider it a blessing in disguise. A lunar eclipse on the 8th strongly nudges Libra to make a decision with regard to your relationship. The second eclipse on the 23rd shifts your standard of living. You’re movin’ on up. Dress the part.
The month before your birthday is best spent resting and preparing for the excitement to come, Scorpio. This restorative energy supports healing and closure. With Mercury in retrograde for most of the month, work the backspinning energy to finish what’s undone and release whatever you need to let go. Retire your bossy and assertive qualities in October in favor of quiet and easy-going because (unusually) you just won’t feel up to a fight. Optimize your health on the lunar eclipse which lands on the 8th. Use this energy to restore balance, clean up any personal messiness, and see a professional if you have any lingering concerns. By the 23rd, the cocooning concludes and you are ready to step into the light of your birthday shine. Caution: October is NOT the month for a radical alteration of your physical appearance.
October yields numerous social benefits as Sagittarius acts as unofficial cruise director for the rest of the zodiac. Gee wiz, with Mercury in retrograde and two different eclipses occurring this month, we could all use a little levity. The best connections come from situations where you are selflessly giving of your time, talent, and resources. Embrace an “out with the old in with the new” philosophy when it comes to relationships. A person in your sphere may be dicking around working unscrupulous angles behind your back. If the situation smells fishy, pass on the sushi. This is a terrible month to rely heavily or exclusively on technology. Have a secondary plan in place should your device fail you.
October spells achievement for Capricorn. No aim is too high. Go for it because success is likely with the sun illuminating your professional accomplishments. Mercury goes retrograde for most of this month. This energy can cause disruptions in technology and communication, so be patient if your underlings spend most of the month pathetically thrashing around in their own chaos. The first eclipse on the 8th is bound to influence the way you see your relationships. A definitive answer will reveal itself clearly. The second eclipse on the 23rd invites a new circle of friends into your life. Single Caps may find a suitable partner among this new group.
October has a conflicted agenda for you Aquarius. You are imbued with an urge to fly free and travel, but grounded by the complications of pesky Mercury in retrograde which can really fuck up your travel plans. Plan a getaway to commence after the 25th for your best luck in adventuring. For sure you’ll want to flee because an uncomfortably tense work environment develops over the next month. Avoiding the conflict or annoying person won’t work this time. You’re gonna have to nut-up and address it lest it escalate further into a professional embarrassment. The first eclipse of the month on the 8th drops unexpected news. The second eclipse later in the month provides a fresh start at work.
October is best spent with your most trusted circle, Pisces. Distribution of finances serves as a major theme this month. Suddenly, you are very interested in where your money goes and with whom you share it. Money plays out as a key issue in relationships – from whether you choose to partner to whether you opt to split. Opportunities for passive income are great, just don’t get seduced by sketchy schemers offering you the world before you see a dime. Use Mercury’s retrograde energy to seal up any old heartbreaks. Reach out to make amends. Avoid signing contracts this month as you are likely to miss important details.
I wouldn’t call it flailing, but the last couple months haven’t been your most graceful, Aries. October blows a crisp wind of change in your favor. You return to your rightful place at the head of the pack where you express your individuality without reservation. Especially interested getting noticed and heard, take effort to look your best. Quality food and sleep make a substantive difference in your attitude and appearance. Others notice you’re bursting with extra fruit flavor this month and want to get close for a taste. The lunar eclipse in Aries happens on the 8th which will be one of your most auspicious days of the year, and therefore a perfect day for setting a plan into motion. Drop any dead (relationship) weight before this day so as not to obstruct your good luck.
Taurus loves a good organization sesh, and October is the perfect time to clean up the mess. Which dark corners of your life could use a good sweep, Taurus? Are you fat? Are you living in filth? Is your credit shameful? Of course not, you’re perfect, right? You work well within the structure of a system, just keep it simple. When you over-complicate you’re less likely to follow through. Mercury’s retrograde tosses in the standard communication complications this month, but it’s nothing you can’t handle with your trademark patience. The lunar eclipse is known for suddenly shifting energy, so change is on the menu for October especially in the realm of healing.
October brings big fun Gemini! You are especially attractive and bold this month. Choose among your many admirers. Mercury retrogrades for most of the month. For Gemini this backspin manifests in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person. A verbal lapse in judgment could cost you dearly. Curtail your gossipy nature this fall. The lunar eclipse promises a healthy dose of like-it-or-not change. Expect to clean out your friendship circle under the influence of this eclipse in particular. On the 23rd, take proactive steps to protect your health. Administrate kid! Become the Tracy Flick of your own life.
Snug in at home this October, Cancer. While you’re staring at the wall, rearrange the furniture so you can stare at a different one. Funnel your energy into a home makeover, it’s a lot more constructive than most of your other self-soothing activities. From October 4-25, Mercury goes retrograde and travel plans delay, communication breaks down and electronics glitch. Draw upon your most saintly patience and wait out the storm. Provide yourself options in the event you’re stranded. Wrap yourself up in nostalgia to take your mind off annoying retrograde-related distractions. October makes a great month to catch up with old allies.
Speak your truth, Leo! October makes an excellent time for devout honesty. Expect October to fly by with a ton of responsibility and opportunities for fun. Get your best fall outfit together and go get ‘em. You catch wind of a number of inspiring ideas from interesting people during your myriad engagements. Mercury goes retrograde and with all the possible complications, there are definitely better times to travel, contract, and communicate crucial information. That said, life can’t grind to a halt based on one little backspining planet, so take the proper precautions, back up your data and march ahead soldier. With regard to relationships, Leo feels this retrograde in dealings with a female relative this month. Say what needs to be said Lion – after all your theme this month is devout honesty! Just take a cue from the retrograde and pause a beat before you go hard on anyone. Some words can’t be unsaid.
Prioritize work this October, Virgo. Always industrious, October’s work focus allays some of your post-birthday financial anxiety. As you may have heard, Mercury goes retrograde for most of October and that means electronics glitch, planes delay, and contracting should be avoided. In addition to the retrograde, a pair of eclipses – a lunar on the 8th and a new moon on the 23rd – cause quite a reckoning. The first event forces blunt endings to unsatisfying situations, especially shitty relationships. The second of these two celestial events makes an ideal time for seeding a dream into a future reality.