Your Weekly Horoscopes: October 16 to 23, 2022

Libras might be known for being fair, balanced and polite, but as their season closes out this week, things get heated! Passions are set aflame as the sun and Venus—who have been traveling together in the sky all month, putting relationships front and center—connect with Mars and then Pluto. Mars inspires creativity, play and flirtations, while Pluto brings obsessions, ugly truths and heavy conversations to the surface. There’s no way to “keep things light” under these influences!

Then on the 22nd, Venus meets the sun. This somewhat rare aspect is an auspicious one. A moment to pause and hit reset on Venusian matters: love, money, beauty and connections of all kinds. By the next day though, the vibe will have totally shifted. Rule planet Saturn stations direct on the 23rd, forcing us to get back to the grind while both Venus and the sun leave balanced Libra for protective Scorpio. Yes, Scorpio season has arrived! Happy birthday to our fixed water sign babes from Frank Ocean to Tilda Swinton to Scorpio poster child himself, Drake.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

Your Monthly Horoscopes: October 2022

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(March 21 - April 19)

As a new relationship has grown over the past few weeks, you’ve been learning more about yourself and what you really want in a partner. As fun as the honeymoon phase has been though, you’ve also been hesitant to let them in on some more private or vulnerable parts of your life. That changes this week when you bring them out to meet your friends or go on your first trip out of town together. By the weekend you’ll know if they’re ready to commit to the real you.

This week’s mantra: “Show.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

Your ruling planet Venus is spending her final days in your daily grind sector, so as the week begins, you’re taking care of business. Time to check off all those to-do’s: get out for a run everyday! Meal prep for the week! Renew your passport! Over the weekend, you start to feel like the main character again as you’re pulled back into power plays and interpersonal dramas that were blissfully off your radar earlier in the month. Scorpio season is always more about everyone else than it is about you. Enjoy the errands while you can.

This week’s mantra: “Flow.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Mars has been in your sign since late August making you hot and bothered—both literally and figuratively! This week especially, you’re feeling inflamed—like no matter what you do, that pimple on your forehead won’t go away. Conflict has become the norm. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all this aggravation, try to put some of it into a creative project or hobby. Pick up your guitar! Get back to knitting! Look through some old journals to find inspiration!

This week’s mantra: “Create.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

This week is for appreciating what you have, Cancer. You’ve been feeling isolated lately and with Mars remaining in your unconscious sector until March 2023, that feeling isn’t going away anytime soon. Try leaning into the bliss that comes with having less social obligations. As Venus meets the sun on the 22nd, you’re able to pause and appreciate the comforts that you’ve cultivated in your home and private space. Spend the day on your couch with a great book and warm cup of tea. Commit to nothing at all.

This week’s mantra: “Stay.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

This year has been one of constant change in all the major areas of life, Leo. At this point, your relationship, career or home life (or all of the above!) looks nothing like it did back in January. As exciting as some of the shifts have been, you’ve been missing the routines (and let’s be real, the social life) you had before all the reshuffling. This week brings more than one opportunity to connect with friends and coworkers and feel like part of a community again. It’s time to remember why you’re always the life of the party.

This week’s mantra: “Connect.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

Mercury finally moves out of retrograde shadow this week meaning that you’re finally out of the reflective mode that you’ve been in since late August; you’re moving full steam ahead! There’s been an intense pressure for you to show up for everyone and lead the way—both at home and at work—but this week you get the chance to focus on what makes you feel most valued and resourced. Ideas that come to you on the 22nd (as Mercury connects with stable Saturn) are particularly worthy of writing down and committing to long-term.

This week’s mantra: “Details.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

This is a highly auspicious week for you, Libra! As Venus and the sun come together in your sign on the 22nd, you’re invited to step into a new era of self expression. This week is for shedding tired ideas about who you’re supposed to be and stepping into your badass potential. It’s great timing for making travel plans, starting a book that’s been waiting on your bedside table or debuting a particularly risky recipe at your cookbook club. Things don’t flow as easily after this week so enjoy the lovely vibes while you can.

This week’s mantra: “Dive.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

This week begins in a bit of a frenzied rush for you, Scorpio, as you hurry to get your taxes filed before the extension deadline and reach out about payment for long overdue invoices. It’s not exactly fun to deal with these financial loose ends but taking care of it now helps you avoid any disappointing surprises in the future. Venus and the sun both enter your sign on the 23rd, kicking off your birthday month and allowing you to feel more like yourself than you have in a long time.

This week’s mantra: “Clear.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

In the future, you’ll look back on this week as a turning point in both your one-on-one relationships as well as your larger friend group. You’re connecting with more people than ever these days, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is meant to stay around long-term. Take note of who lights you up and who makes you feel exhausted. Once Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, you go into retreat mode. Spend the weekend with your phone in Airplane mode, staring out the window and meditating on your future.

This week’s mantra: “Pause.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Finding a balance between work and play is a constant struggle for you, but this week, your work life definitely takes precedence. Things are moving forward not only in your career trajectory but also in your day to day workflow. In the future, you’ll likely look back on this time as a pivotal moment for your public life even if you can’t feel the success now. As Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, clear some time to celebrate your accomplishments with friends and coworkers.

This week’s mantra: “Success.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

Everyone knows you’re a nerd, Aquarius. But this week, you get to enjoy your nerdom to its fullest potential. Whether you’re leading the conversation in book club, heading to a naturalist convention or spending a full day at the Surrealism exhibition, you’re in your element. By the end of the week things are going to be quite hectic for you—both at work and at home—so enjoy the time to escape into your most niche interests while you can!

This week’s mantra: “Learn.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

Some say that our feelings aren’t facts, but this week you’re very certain that your feelings are real. Your emotions absolutely affect how you perform each day. You’re finally able to clear out some emotional or financial baggage that’s been weighing you down for quite some time, keeping you from finding ease in your daily routine. This relief gets you out of survival mode and allows you to  focus on expanding your worldview as Scorpio season begins on the 23rd.

This week’s mantra: “Expand.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...