Welcome to Fall! October is finally here and brimming with big change and opportunity. This month kicks off with the fall Harvest Full Moon in Aries on the 5th and then offers us a re-boot mid-month with a New Moon in Libra on the 19th. In between the two on the 10th, generous Jupiter moves from Libra to Scorpio. This shift encourages us all to turn inward and redirect our energy towards attuning with our deepest desires. Use this month to plant some seeds you can commit to nurturing until Spring and take inventory of all of the blessings you have harvested since last fall.
Learn about your Sun and Rising sign horoscope below to dig deeper into what the Astrology for October has in store for you:
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Happy Birthday, Libra! This is your time. Create some space to delve into personal transformation this month. Early on your ruling planet, Venus, is getting some mixed signals which may lead to feeling pressured or confused. Make sure to state your boundaries with conviction and commit to sticking with them. Some small bouts of isolation to reflect and reconvene may be just the thing you need to feel refreshed. So, if you need to, take some time away to breathe. The fog will start to clear mid-month and some exciting opportunities may open up to you. Trust that you deserve what is being offered and that you know yourself well enough to make the right decision. We are rooting for you, Libra!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
October has always been your safe haven but this year, more than ever, it has so much to offer you, Scorpio. It is time to purge any self-limiting beliefs and fully embrace the potential of the relationships around you. Trust the honest love you are receiving. Doubt and mistrust are protection mechanisms but they don’t have to keep you from enjoying yourself. Lean into the transformation of allowing someone to care for you, this month. A lot of energy is coming your way with Jupiter entering your sign on the 10th and you will need all of the support you can manage holding. Don’t just count your blessings, show up for them. There is no shame in accepting what is willfully given to you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Why so serious, Sag? It seems some pent up energy may have you feeling heavy. Take it as a sign that an honest review is long overdue and you may need to make a change. First, make sure that all of the dynamics you are engaged in are kinships you consent to. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, moves into a new sign, Scorpio, on the 10th. Use early October to clear out for the upcoming transition. Be willing to transform or toss any situations that feels stale or suffocating in the name of your own well-being. This month, give yourself space to delve in to anything and everything that excites you. Anything that holds you back from this act was never and will never serve you, and you deserve free space to explore.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Early this month, sweet Venus herself comes to nudge you out of your workaholic ways to remind you to re-connect, Capricorn. This visit can be quite sobering and a little bit scary but resist the urge to run. It is time to take inventory of your relationships and figure out how you can best show up for yourself and those around you. Trade any fear or pity that surfaces for fiery passion and practicality. How can you and your connections truly nurture your best self and feed your most fruitful flames? Honestly examining your connections is hard but try to push through and commit to showing up just as you would with any other project. You deserve love, Capricorn, so make the changes necessary to make room.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb.18)
This month begins with the Moon in your sign and gives you a break to breathe and re-group. It is time to focus your energy, Aquarius. Make a list of your priorities and map out even your most vivid visions or they might get lost in translation. Your ability to lose yourself in your work and forget your friendships may also start to weigh on you, so try and recruit some other creative minds to help lighten up the progress of your projects. Do not forget that you have people who love you and want to see you shine just as much as you do. This month is all about your process, so find new ways to spice up your working life and invite new support and inspiration in.
Pisces (Feb.19-March 20)
This month, remember that slow and steady can win any race. You do not have to match anyone else’s pace or progression just to get ahead, Pisces. Any movement forward is valuable advancement and should be treated as such. Don’t let comparison kill your dreams. This is your month to focus on you and your higher purpose, so protect yourself and your space from any negativity or self-doubt. One of your ruling planets, Jupiter, moves into psychic Scorpio on the 10th of this month. This calls for clearing any psychic clutter and embracing the waves of change as they come to you. Keep your mind sharp and honor your intuition. Trust that you are on the right path and push on, Pisces.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
It is time to find some new ways of working, Aries. Your ability to press on is impressive, but some tasks are a never-ending loop between the drawing board and the arena. Find ways to make peace with both places. This month, your ability to adapt and get creative will be what fuels your most successful pursuits so don’t be scared to phone a friend. The people you have allowed into your circle are there to help you grow. The tools needed for this time may be uncomfortable but that is what makes them necessary. If you become unwilling to compromise, falling back on your usual force may be what defeats you.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
A relationship may get serious this month so take some time to be in your body and get grounded in how you feel. Abrupt change has never been part of your game but if you are planted firm in your feelings you may just feel motivated to make a move. Your ruling planet, Venus, moves from head-y Virgo to its other heart-centered home sign mid-month which can help to ease you into the unknown. Embrace the adventure of it all, Taurus, as chaos may come before peace. Learn to love the messiness instead of trying to master it, this month. You may discover some fascinating new things about yourself and the world around you once you learn to lean in.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
It is time to embrace the weight of your contributions and accomplishments to this world, Gemini. You always strive for nuance and intrigue and bring such rare perspective to the table. Take a moment to appreciate yourself in all of your glory and revel in your uniqueness, this month, and then put it back into practice. You are often an expert at self-expression and the art of seeing, but try and take it a step further. Dig deep into issues of alignment and make sure you are showing up for what you believe in in every aspect of your life. It may be as simple as rearranging your wardrobe or your room. Whatever the change may be, invite it in. It is time to shed some layers.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
It is now time to take the leap, Cancer. The rumination and worry can only last so long. Jupiter moves into your sister-sign, Scorpio, and gives you a boost to reach new potential. Use the lessons you learned from lasts month’s trial and error to regain your footing and go for the gold. Aries isn’t exactly your energy but this is a good time to get acquainted with the will and power of the ram. Use the Aries Full Moon to leave any heaviness behind you and embark on a new, self-created path. Putting this shift off any longer will just prolong the process in a painful way. Invest in yourself and put in the necessary work to bring your fantasies forward. It is time to move through and move on, Cancer.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
It is time to tell your tale, Leo. All of the creativity you possess deserves to be shared and at this time, the spoken and written word may be your best avenues. By mid month you may be feeling a little depleted so be sure to keep taking care of your body at the top of your to-do list. This month is all about learning your own ropes and figuring out how to sustain your energy in order to produce your best work. Always remember that all you see being put out into the world from others required a world of work behind closed doors. Nothing becomes picture-perfect overnight and what does rarely sticks. It is up to you to figure out what your perfect process is and then to share a little bit about how it feels to find your rhythm.
Virgo: (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
At the beginning of this month your ruling planet, Mercury, snuggles up to the Sun. This gives you a little more time to celebrate yourself before the seriousness sets in. Around mid-month, your detail-oriented nature may start to frazzle you. If something isn’t working, don’t force it. Try and take a step back and re-fuel by feeding your creative side and getting back to the books. Your biggest hurdle in sustaining your success will be managing your own expectations. Reframe your focus on to how you can learn and grow your understanding of yourself and what you do. Once you are able to stabilize and find your stamina, the end of the month will be smooth sailing.
Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.
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