Your Weekly Horoscopes October 6 to 12, 2019
This week, as the nights grow longer, let’s prepare for some spooky surprises. On the 7th, the sun—which represents our ego and sense of self—in considerate Libra squares off with way-too-serious Saturn in Capricorn. Though we want to keep our options open, it becomes necessary to commit or to let it go. On the 8th, Venus, planet of love and money, dives into the underworld of mysterious Scorpio, kicking off the season of clandestine love affairs and gifts from secret admirers. Both Venus and Mercury connect with rebellious Uranus this week, so make sure to leave space for the unexpected.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
You are working so hard to get your budget on track: slowly building both an emergency fund and an actual savings account. But this week you are enticed to make a major purchase. On the 12th, be extra careful not to follow that Instagram sponsored content into the dark. How much will those cute sneakers or that seasonal velour suit actually change your life? Sleep on it before you update your shopping cart. Invest with confidence.
As Venus moves into your sign on the 8th, don’t resist the urge to experiment with a new skin-care routine or try out a risky (but sexy!) lip color. As you dig out your fall wardrobe from the depths of your closet, allow yourself to see your old sweaters in a fresh light. Pieces that felt passé last year can certainly be this season’s fashion statement. Ignore the haters—or your hubby—who criticize your style. They wish they looked so good!
Though your adventurous soul is always on the go and never wants to stop moving, give yourself a grace note of rest this week. Make a commitment to be in bed by 10 p.m. each night, embrace digital minimalism and get to that restorative yoga class. On the 7th, you are pulled out of the void by a pesky bit of life bureaucracy—a parking ticket, a rigorous multi-step rebate, missing dry cleaning, etc. Clear your head so you can tackle the task with ease. Be gentle with yourself.
Social obligations are your focus this week with invitations to charity fundraisers, coworkers’ birthdays and gallery openings filling your inbox to the brim. Though your impulse is to skip it all and cuddle with your cat instead—especially with a chill in the air!—it’s in your best interest to circulate right now. On the 12th you meet a beautiful stranger at an event you almost skipped. Be open. You never know where you’ll find a significant lover or a soulmate friend.
Don’t miss the opportunity to lead with compassion this week, dear Aquarius. Whether it’s taking responsibility for an unwieldy interdepartmental project at work or simply volunteering to provide snacks for book club, let your guidance be an act of service. A disruption at home on the 12th—be it a broken sink or an argument with your roommate—challenges your sense of calm but don’t lose your cool. Remain a rock for others so you can be your own rock too.
Are you ever not daydreaming? As Venus moves into your house of foreign travel, you can’t stop fantasizing about your next sweet vacation. But how will you get there and who will join you? Keep your eyes open on the 12th as you may find a getaway nook in your own neighborhood. Get a taste of Japan at that newly opened ramen spot or a hint of the Alps with a hike in the woods. Be the master of your own experience.
Whether you are reserving the Airbnb for your BFF’s bachelorette weekend or finding flights for your honeymoon with your fiancé, joint resources are on your mind this week. Don’t be shocked if on the 12th you have to drop more of your own cash than you’d like to make sure that the trip gets booked! Of course, you shouldn’t spend money that you don’t have, but be flexible with your generosity to make this shared dream into a reality. The real ones will always pay you back.
It’s time to get intimate. Between endless nights of pillow talk with your boo, heart to hearts with your girlfriends over brunch and serious contract negotiations with your most loyal clients, this week is all about hearing what they want and sharing what you need. Be careful, though, especially on the 7th, to pause and reflect before sharing a gut reaction. Something you find inspiring may leave someone else feeling defeated. Not everyone is ready for change.
Have you been avoiding getting to know your colleagues? Whether you recently started this job or you’ve been running from your desk at 5 p.m. every day for the last three years, let yourself enjoy the company at work this week. If you don’t know where to begin, a sudden Wi-Fi outage or shocking announcement from your boss on the 7th forces you all to bond anyway. The daily grind will feel less monotonous when you’re willing to connect over the mundane.
Temptation is in the air this week. Don’t be afraid to chat up that sexy stranger also sipping an Aperol Spritz alone at the bar. And don’t hesitate to call in sick to work when your friend invites you to play hooky for a spa day. If responsibilities have you worried about getting too wild, block off the night of the 12th as your moment to splurge on an indulgent meal or dance all night with your favorite people. It’s OK to prioritize pleasure.
Whether it’s endless traffic on your commute or your sister texting off the hook to ask “just one more favor,” this week finds you caught in a wave of little annoyances. Take some time on the 8th to get cozy at home. Find a tasteful arrangement for those gourds you found at the farmers market, get out the flannel sheets and bake that apple pie. Set up your cave just the way you like it, and you can always retreat to the peace you deserve.
A quick trip to your hometown—to attend your high school reunion or visit family—has you deep in your feels this week. Don’t miss the opportunity to reconnect just because you’re nervous that “Shannon” remembers you sabotaging her bid for Sophomore Class President. It’s important to go, if only to realize how much perspective you’ve gained. On the 12th, a surprise encounter with a former mentor will further inspire you. As you embrace the future, remember to consider the past.