“Wake me up when September ends,” was wishful thinking this year as October’s cosmic forecast is equally intense. This month begins with a bang: a full moon in energetic Aries on Thursday the 1st. Full moons usually come with a release, but this one stokes the fire rather than letting us blow off steam. How can we avoid burnout?
Then on Friday the 2nd, Venus enters practical, patient Virgo reminding us that there’s nothing wrong with showing our affection through washing the dishes and sweeping the floors. 2020’s official love language has become acts of service after all! Let’s clean up after our lovers.
Mercury retrograde (yes, again!) returns on the 13th in the secretive sign of Scorpio and restricts communications through November 3rd. Though this retrograde starts in the middle of the tensest week of the year, there’s a sweet new moon in Libra on Friday the 16th to balance things out. With everything that has been lost, how can we keep the peace?
The energy gets even more spooky when Scorpio season kicks off on Thursday the 22nd—happy birthday to our sexy, mysterious babes like Lorde, Frank Ocean and Carly Rae Jepsen! Then, on Tuesday the 27th, both Venus and Mercury retrograde glide into stylish, sophisticated Libra. Remember: If things seem especially murky or disorienting, even the stickiest situation can be handled with fairness and diplomacy.
To finish out the month, the full moon in Taurus on Saturday the 31st—Halloween—is sure to bring a lot (read: probably too much) excitement to our lives. Though there’s no wild party, elaborate costumes or trick or treating to deal with, let’s prepare for the unexpected.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)