Eclipse season is now in the rearview, but that doesn’t mean things are going to calm down. October ends with a spicy conjunction of Mercury and Mars on the 29th putting hot takes and hard truths front and center. Throughout the week, things are somehow both hectic and romantic, lucky and confusing, surprising and disorienting. Put simply: the Halloween costumes are going to be weird this year.
Meanwhile, Saturn—planet of discipline and structure—stations direct on the 4th, ending a long retrograde period that began back on June 17th. We may be in the thick of it, but cosmic summer vacation is officially over, and it’s time to get serious.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)