by Maria DeSimone
The month begins on a particularly tricky note with a Full Moon in Aries on October 1. Getting what you want seems impossible at this time since Aries’ ruler, Mars, is also retrograde in the same sign. Anger over having to compromise more than you want or give more than you should is likely. You might decide it’s just not worth the price.
Venus moves into earthy Virgo on October 2, where she’ll remain until October 27. During her stretch of time in the most productive and efficient sign, romance becomes much more practical. Acts of service is the love language for all, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing more for others and expecting less. This will be a stabilizing time for work and career matters, too, since Venus will make gorgeous links to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto — all in fellow Earth sign Capricorn. Expect advances during the week of October 19.
Mercury turns retrograde in probing Scorpio on October 13 and it will be time to re-evaluate your thoughts connected to intimacy and finances. You might also be thinking more about your trust issues and how to conquer them once and for all.
A New Moon in partnership-oriented Libra on October 16 is quite beautiful — especially for business alliances. All those earthy trines from Libra’s ruler, Venus, will also be in effect at this time, so you’ll want to move forward with any relationship that you want to stick.
The month closes out with another Full Moon — a Blue Moon — on October 31 and this one will be full of surprises. Happening in Taurus, this Full Moon is almost exactly conjunct Uranus, the planet of sudden change. Anything could happen relating to money or possessions. Expect the unexpected.
Aries Monthly Horoscope
Aries dates: March 21 – April 19
You might start the month feeling as if you’ll never get what you want out of life. A Full Moon in your sign on October 1 occurs exactly while Mars is still retrograde, also in your sign and square Pluto and Saturn. This is not the kind of cosmic soup that supports green lights and growth spurts. No, Aries, it’s about dead ends and realizing that sometimes you need to walk away from something — or someone — in order to reclaim yourself. You’ve got this!
A new lease on a relationship is possible at the New Moon happening October 16. This does seem more supportive for business connections than romance, but if you’ve been doing tons of work in a love connection hoping that you’ll finally become exclusive or get that commitment, then you might get exactly what you deserve at this time.
Work and business look amazing this month! Expect a financial reward or new opportunity in work the second half of October.
Key themes for Aries: anger, frustration, dead ends, roadblocks, surrender, courage, business, partnership, commitment, money
Taurus Monthly Horoscope
Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20
The beginning of the month and the end of the month will feel like two different worlds to you. A Full Moon on the October 1 is all about letting go. You might let go of a goal you’ve been holding on to or a fight you’ve been fighting that doesn’t seem to be worth your energy any longer. As you allow this to slip away, you’ll initially feel anxious about it, but then you’ll start to feel lighter. You’ll realize that this has been dead weight all along.
Venus moves into your 5th House of Romance on October 2, changing the game of love for you in a magnificent way. If you are single, then you could absolutely meet someone new and start dating him or her. If your heart is already attached to someone, you’ll see that the week of October 19 brings magic to the love connection. Also, with Mercury retrograde in your 7th House of Partnership starting October 13, you and your mate could finally reach an agreement on an old sticking point. Good!
It’s the Full Moon on October 31, however, when things really get interesting. This Moon is in your sign and close to Uranus — the planet of surprises. It’s likely that you’ll have an emotional outburst that seems crazy to some but liberating to you. Go with it, it needs to happen.
Key themes for Taurus: surrender, listless, anxiety, release, love, romance, dating, erratic, unstable, free
Gemini Monthly Horoscope
Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20
Your domestic world will feel happier this month than it has in quite some time. A sense of order and peace and a comforting routine will dominate thanks to Venus moving into your 4th House of Home and Family on October 2. If there are any financial decisions to be made about a real estate matter or with family, you can expect them to go quite well — especially during the week of October 19. You might get that mortgage or home equity loan you’ve been waiting for, or you could find out that a relative is giving you a generous financial gift.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, turns retrograde in your 6th House of Wellness on October 13, forcing you to rethink your approach to health matters. You will also need to revise at least one work assignment. Take your time.
When it comes to your love life, there will be a beautiful opportunity at the New Moon on October 16. Happening in partnership-focused Libra, this lunation will fall in your 5th House of Romance, opening up a bright spot to meet someone new and start dating one another. If you are already in a relationship, then you and your sweetheart might decide it’s time to try for a baby.
Key themes for Gemini: home, family, real estate, family finances, inheritance, romance, children, creative endeavor
Cancer Monthly Horoscope
Cancer dates: June 21 – July 22
A Full Moon at the top of your chart on October 1 starts off the month with major emotionalism related to your career happenings. You might feel that the only way out of a contentious situation is to leave your current position. Or, you might realize that this career path no longer fits your goals and that it’s time to figure out what might be next on your professional horizon. Of course, this doesn’t have to be as dramatic or final as a total ending. Instead, you might simply have a frustrating meeting with your boss or another VIP. Ouch!
Your love life will be a dream during the week of October 19. Venus will be in your 3rd House of Communication, making nothing but sweet links to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, which are all in your partnership sector. A conversation with your partner or a significant decision you make will have a long-lasting and positive impact on the both of you. Move forward with confidence in this area of your life.
Key themes for Cancer: career, boss, authority, writing, communication, contracts, romantic decisions, agreements
Leo Monthly Horoscope
Leo dates: July 23 – August 22
Frustration over your educational goals might come to a head near the Full Moon on October 1. Combined with Mars Retrograde, it’s possible that you will feel like you’ve lost your ability (or interest) to continue pursuing a form of education. Alternatively, it is possible that you’ll attain a license or certification but will lack the ambition necessary to do anything with it. Don’t worry; that is a temporary situation. You’ll get your mojo back later next month.
Finances, on the other hand, look quite positive in October. Venus moves into your 2nd House of Income on October 2 and will create several fantastic links to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, all in your work sector. Ask for a raise, get a second job, or take on a freelance assignment. The money looks amazing! There is also a Full Moon at the top of your chart on October 31 signaling a sudden change in direction for you professionally. Go with it!
As far as your love life goes, a New Moon in partnership-centered Libra on October 16 lands in your 3rd House of Mental Activity. You might be ready to make a decision about committing to someone. You’re ready.
Key themes for Leo: school, degree, college, learning, cash, raise, job, work, career shift, romantic decision
Virgo Monthly Horoscope
Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22
With Venus moving into your sign on October 2, you’ve got a lot to look forward to this month! For starters, you’ll feel a surge of confidence and positive vibes, which will surely help enhance your powers of attraction. If there’s someone you have your eye on romantically, you barely need to send a smoke signal and you’ll have him or her clamoring for your affection!
If you’re already in a relationship, then you’ll feel more loved and cherished than ever by your mate. In fact, the week of October 19 will get a 5-star cosmic rating in terms of love potential. This is when Venus makes gorgeous links to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto – all in your 5th House of Romance. Expect passionate embraces, warm kisses, and heartfelt exchanges between you and someone special. Baby-making is also a distinct possibility!
In other news, a brand-new financial opportunity opens up near the New Moon on October 16. Consider aligning your best talents with a partner so that you can each fill in the other’s gaps and maximize your earning power.
Key themes for Virgo: beauty, love, gracious, charming, romantic, attractive, magnetic, children, fertility, money
Libra Monthly Horoscope
Libra dates: September 23 – October 22
On October 1, a Full Moon will land in your 7th House of Partnerships. Mars is already traveling retrograde here and you’ve certainly got your plate full of relationship tension to sort out. This month, this Full Moon could bring things to a major head. While it’s true that if you’re in a dead relationship, you might end the connection, that doesn’t have to be the case. Instead, you might decide that something you were fighting with your partner about furiously is just not worth it any longer.
The good news is that a New Moon will fall in your sign on October 16. This suggests a bright new beginning in your world. Of course, it will connect to your personal goals, but it is also a signal that a brand-new relationship can start. This will be something beautiful and, if you’ve been keeping your feelings for someone top secret, you can successfully use this lunation to get that crush of yours out in the open.
In other news, an unexpected twist is possible by month’s end as it connects to your financial life. You might find out you owe more taxes than you expected, or an investment you made could go south. A Full Moon in your 8th House of Shared Resources on October 31 will be the ultimate “expect the unexpected” moment concerning money. Be ready!
Key themes for Libra: secret love, clandestine affair, romantic delusions, partnership stress, break up, fresh start, new you, expenses
Scorpio Monthly Horoscope
Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21
Your social life will be a source of incredible pleasure this month, Scorpio. On October 2, Venus moves into your 11th House of Friendship and time spent with pals will certainly bring more smiles to your face and joy to your heart.
While this is happening, it’s possible that a nagging health problem will require your attention. You might not want to put energy into this, but if you ignore it, a flare up is possible. Between the Full Moon landing in your 6th House of Wellness on October 1 and Mars still traveling retrograde in the same part of your chart, you’ll need to address this once and for all.
Mercury also turns retrograde in your sign on October 13, making you second guess your ideas and approach to many things. Revising your mindset is important now and, if you’ve been glued to an approach that is not serving you, you’ll have to find a way to be more open-minded.
Love and relationship will feel chaotic and/or exciting at the second Full Moon of the month, happening on October 31 in your 7th House of Partnership. This Moon is almost exactly conjunct Uranus, which means you simply can’t predict your partner’s behavior. Anticipate an emotional outburst, but don’t assume it’s negative. You might be in for a real treat this Halloween.
Key themes for Scorpio: organizations, friendship, harmony, presentation, workshop, health, illness, love surprise, love shock
Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope
Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 21
A romantic connection with someone could reach a breaking point early in the month. A Full Moon on October 1 will land in Aries and your 5th House of True Love while Mars, Aries ruling planet, is already traveling retrograde in this same area of your chart. No bueno for matters of the heart. It does look like an ending is in store between you and someone you’ve been dating or crushing over. There is one caveat to this: If you have an opportunity to go back to someone you used to love, then it’s possible this Full Moon and Mars Retrograde will help you find resolution and emotional fulfillment in the connection. Still, tread carefully … these are choppy cosmic waters!
In other news, your career and finances are on fire in October! Venus will be at the top of your chart and making all kinds of yummy links to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, which are currently wedged in your 2nd House of Money. The week of October 19 is your time to ask for a raise, or increase your rates if self-employed. Your love life might be a hot mess in October, but your money looks amazing, Sagittarius! Focus on the Benjamins.
Key themes for Sagittarius: heartbreak, break up, emotional, sensitive, promotion, reward, honor, money
Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Capricorn dates: December 22 – January 19
On October 1, a Full Moon in your domestic 4th house can easily bring emotions to an all-time high. You might hear news about a family member that makes you extra sensitive … or angry. It’s also possible that a real estate matter you’ve been trying to push for will fall apart completely. If that happens, you will be extremely upset about all of the energy you invested into this, only to be disappointed. It might be rough, but you’ll bounce back. You always manage to rise above your circumstances.
Professional matters look amazing near the New Moon on October 16, which lands at the top of your chart. This is the time to set your career goals in motion. On the 27th, Venus and Mercury both move into this part of your chart, adding even more support.
Romance might be all over the place for you by month’s end. A second Full Moon falls in your 5th House of True Love on October 31 and is closely linked to erratic Uranus. This could play out as a sudden realization that you’re in love with someone. Can you feel it?
Key themes for Capricorn: domestic disaster, family problems, moving, relocation, promotion, reward, honor, sudden love
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 18
Finances are looking sweet this month, Aquarius! On October 2, magnetic Venus moves into the area of your chart connected to the money you get from any source besides your paycheck. Adding to the mix is that, during the week of October 19, Venus makes gorgeous links to expansive Jupiter, stabilizing Saturn, and intense Pluto. A lucrative financial opportunity is likely to come your way through a person who has a great deal of power and authority. This person might come to your assistance and ask that it remain confidential.
Career goals need some recalibrating, however, after October 13 when Mercury turns retrograde at the top of your chart. You’ll reconsider your options.
Romantic prospects could also take a backseat this month with Mercury — the ruler of your true love sector — retrograde. It’s possible that someone you used to date wants a second chance or someone you’re currently dating is making you feel unsupported as you try to sort out your career goals.
A sudden upset may come to your domestic world near the Full Moon on October 31. It’s possible that you’ll hear news from a relative that seems completely out of character for this person. Or, you might find out that someone you live with is moving out.
Key themes for Aquarius: career reset, professional confusion, financial boost, inheritance, benefactor, romantic confusion, domestic chaos
Pisces Monthly Horoscope
Pisces dates: February 19 – March 20
As the month begins, you might feel angry at yourself for a major financial mistake. The Full Moon on October 1 lands in Aries and your 2nd House of Income and is quite frustrated. The ruler of this Full Moon is Aries ruling planet, Mars, which is currently traveling retrograde in the same area of your chart. A hasty decision you made about money seems to be causing all sorts of problems. All you can do is regroup, accept your losses, and move forward. Remember, you can always make more money and, whatever this experience was, it taught you something valuable.
Love and partnership are beautiful for you in October. Venus moves into your 7th House of Relationships on the 2nd and will bring plenty of harmonious vibes between you and your mate. During the week of October 19, he or she might help you realize one of your greatest dreams. It’s also possible that the commitment itself has been your dream and, if so, it’s coming!
Mercury turns retrograde on October 13th and it’s possible you’ll have some trouble keeping up with your studies if you’re in school. You might need to hire a tutor to help you overcome any blocks you have. Don’t worry, it will work out!
Key themes for Pisces: financial loss, cash drain, money mistake, partnership, commitment, friendship, intellectual block, re-learning