Hello Magdalene readers! Welcome to October. This is a mixed month, and the key is to treat it as a game of two halves. The first part of October, up until the Full Moon on 13 October is a busy time for everyone, and it is also the time when you can get a lot done if you focus. The New Moon at the end of the month, on 27 October, however, promises to bring tension and surprises to all signs, and you need to know now that there will be little you can do to plan in advance for what goes down. Things are unpredictable and we would all do well to adopt a flexible attitude.
This doesn’t mean that October is a bad month, just that it is not a great time to make plans that you want to be set in stone. At the end of October, Mercury will also go retrograde, so use the second half of the month to work on things behind the scenes, while you wait for the energy to settle down a little in November and December.
Here’s how it is all going to go down:
13 October: Full Moon in Aries
The Full Moon in Aries in the middle of October is mostly a sweet moon that will give you a push forward in one area of your life depending on where it falls in your chart. That said, it also has some tense aspects that come with it, so the key here is to be gentle with those around you and with yourself. Try to stay flexible and deal with anything that comes up now with a dose of patience. Surprises around this Full Moon could be blessings in disguise!
27 October: New Moon in Scorpio
Make no mistake, this is a touchy New Moon which could rock some of us to our very core. There is a lot going on in the heavens at this time and the best thing you can do is let nature take its course now. There are surprises popping up everywhere, and for many of us, these could come as an unwelcome shock. Take a deep breath and deal with whatever rears its head now.
And now for a look at each individual sign…
Happy Birthday, Libra! This is your birthday month, so all eyes are on you! This means that you will find that your appeal is off the charts and it’s a good time to ask for what you want - as long as you do it during the first half of the month. The Full Moon on 13 October will bring an important moment in your love life, and if you are attached you may make a key decision now about the future. If you are single, then put a star on this date, as you may meet someone then who goes on to be very significant in your life. Like all signs, you will have some tension around the time of the New Moon on 27 October that will affect your financial situation and you may find that you get a bill out of the blue. You could also be relying on money that doesn’t arrive or is late, so you need to use the start of the month to plan for this. Uranus, the planet of surprises, is bouncing around in the heavens, so it is hard to know just what kind of financial surprise may come your way. Remember to stay flexible and be patient. You will get through it, whatever it is!
Throughout much of October, you have the Sun in your Twelfth House of rest and the subconscious, so it may be that you want to spend more time alone now, Scorpio. There is a lot going on under the dashboard as it were, and you could be processing some heavy emotions now, which will also be exacerbated by a number of aspects including your ruler Pluto going direct on 3 October. If you need time and space, make sure to ask for it, as there is nothing to be gained by forcing yourself into social situations where you will just feel tired and uncomfortable. At the end of the month, you will find yourself rocked by the New Moon which also falls in your sign of Scorpio and relates to foreign relations or other nationalities. It could be that an immigration matter pops up now, or you have an issue with someone from another country that creates some kind of culture clash that you weren’t expecting. If that happens, then remember that everyone is a little on edge and do your best to delay making decisions when the energy is so heated. There will be a time to discuss anything that arises now into November and December, so delaying your response is the best course of action.
This month you have the Sun in your Eleventh House of friends and groups, and you could find yourself focusing on this area of your life during the first half of the month. Group activities or projects could sparkle for you now, but you will also have to put a lot of work into these if you want to see results. Pace yourself and think about launching a group project around the time of the Full Moon on 13 October. Towards the end of the month at the time of the Full Moon in Scorpio, you will find that your work life could get a little rocky and there could be a hit to your reputation at work. Just know that you need to take the high road now and not react in the heat of the moment. Whatever happens will likely be swift and unexpected, but you will come out the other side stronger and better equipped to deal with things that you were before. Pacing yourself if very important this month Sagittarius if you are going to avoid feeling permanently frazzled.
This month you have the Sun in your Tenth House of work and ambition, Capricorn, and you will be on fire when it comes to your work life now. Until 13 October, you have ample time and opportunities to make the most of this energy, although you will also have to work hard for it! If you are looking for a new job or launching a new project, the first half of the month sparkles for you, and you should see some real progress. Things will slow down after that, however, so you need to tackle your to-do list as soon as possible and then coast on your success throughout the rest of October. At the end of the month, around the time of the New Moon in Scorpio on 27 October, you could find that a money issue hits you out of the blue, so you need to be prepared for that! A debt or a bill may need to be paid now, and if you don’t have the funds to cover it then this is perhaps a lesson that you need to start saving your pennies for a rainy day.
October sees the Sun in your Ninth House of travel and foreign connections, Aquarius, so you may be dusting off your suitcase and packing for a trip overseas. If you have plans to travel, the first half of October is the time to do it, and a relationship with someone from another country could also heat up now. It may be that this is a personal or a business relationship, and you could make it formal or more committed around the time of the Full Moon on 13 October. Whatever the case, try and get away before 13 October, as after that travel plans will be in disarray and delays will be commonplace, leaving your very frustrated! When the New Moon hits on 27 October, you may find that you have some issues with partnerships or those close to you, and some news could come out of the blue which shocks you. Secrets could come spilling out about people you are in partnership with, and you may not know quite how to deal with it all. The best thing to do is avoid making any rash decisions. Put these off if possible until November or December.
You now have the Sun in your Eighth House of other people’s money, Pisces, and this means that you may have to attend to financial matters for much of the first half of the month. It could be that you receive money from someone at this time, or that you are able to pay back a loan that has been a problem for some time now. If money matters are in disarray now, especially those linked to people around you, the time of the Full Moon on 13 October could help you straighten them out. If you delay, then they could get even more complicated! At the time of the New Moon on 27 October, you could find that you have problems related to your health and wellbeing, so you need to keep on top of any injuries or illnesses that have been plaguing you for some time, and go to a doctor or therapist if need be. This is not meant to scare you, but you need to remember that prevention is better than cure, so take your health seriously this month and don’t take any risks.
This month sees the Sun in your Seventh House of partnerships, Aries, and you probably already know that you have a lot of work to do in this area. It may be that a partnership, be it work or love, has gone off the rails, and now you get to do some repair work. You will be supported by the heavens until 13 October, so start talking and get everything in writing if you can. At the end of the month, there could be some issues surrounding money matters, and you could be asked to pay a big bill that you didn’t see coming. Perhaps use this as a lesson that you need to start putting some money aside for a rainy day, Aries! All in all, there could be a number of jolts and surprises along the way in October, but all signs will feel these, so you need to learn to navigate them with patience and wisdom. The end of the year sees things straightening out for you (and all signs), so you need to think of October as a month of work in progress. You can do it!
Have things been spinning out of control lately, Taurus? If the answer is “yes”, then there is good news for you in October as you have the Sun in your Sixth House of health and wellness. This is absolutely the ideal time to start eating better and focusing on your overall wellbeing, especially if you have been burning the candle at both ends for some time now. If you have been struggling with something like an addiction, this is the time for you to get a firm plan in place to tackle it, and the Full Moon on 13 October will support you in your endeavors. When it comes to love this month, you are probably dealing with some fall out from September, and there is nothing that can really be said here other than you need to leave it up to destiny. If you have done your best to find a compromise with a partner and not managed to achieve it, then let time guide you now. Perhaps a break up is for the best? If not, and this relationship is truly meant to be, then trust that it will all work out as it should. You must have faith.
In October you will have the Sun in your Fifth House of true love, Gemini, so this is likely to be a very romantic time for you! If you want to make a decision about your partner, such as getting engaged or having a baby, then you need to get talking in the first half of the month. It may also be that you get some kind of romantic proposal around the time of the Full Moon on 13 October! That said, the end of the month around the time of the New Moon in Scorpio could be tricky for you and this will hit your home life. It could be that you have to deal with unforeseen repairs which could put a hole in your savings. Try to roll with the punches now, as people are likely to be feeling tense and irritable, so do your best to smooth things over. There is nothing you can’t deal with, but try to be patient with family members or anyone related to your home, like a landlord, as everyone will feel the effects of this New Moon in one way or another.
The Sun will be in your Fourth House of home and family this month Cancer, so this is where much of your attention will be focused. The first half of the month is the ideal time for you to tackle home affairs, such as repairs or relocation. The Full Moon on 13 October could mean that you find your perfect forever home, or put the finishing touches on a repair project which has been going on for some time. This is also a good time to sort out issues you may have had with family members, and the Full Moon could mean you make a joint decision about the direction of your home and family life. As you work through things, it could all get a little heated with a family member, so remember to be kind, be patient. At the end of the month, the New Moon in Scorpio hits your relationships and you may find that you have a surprise coming your way. If this is the time to part ways with a loved one, then remember that it may be for the best. If a breakup is not on the cards, then you may need to come to a compromise at the end of October.
Throughout much of October you will have the Sun in your Third House of communication, so this is where most of your energy will be concentrated, Leo. If you work in a field such as presenting, sales or podcasting, this is an excellent time to get your message out into the world. Look to launch any big pitch, presentation or project around the time of the Full Moon on 13 October! Things could get a little frustrating for you around the time of the New Moon on 27 October, but remember that this is something that all signs must go through, so you are not alone! This New Moon will affect things like your work-life balance, and you may find you have a nagging health issue now that won’t go away. Take good care of yourself and try to adopt a patient attitude to whatever plagues you now. In love, this is a very romantic month for you, and many Leos may get married or engaged. There is also good news if you’re single, you may meet a life partner this month!
This month you have the Sun in your Second House of finances, and this is where you will excel throughout the first half of the month, Virgo. It might be fair to say that you have had money troubles for some time now, and if that is the case then now is the time for you to sort these out. That said, you can’t expect things to magically turn around without any effort. Instead, you need to take the wheel and wrestle things back into shape. Luckily, the energy of the first half of the month is the perfect time to go over things with a fine toothed comb, or launch a new business venture that brings in more cash. Look to launch around the time of the Full Moon on 13 October and you won’t go wrong. If your love life has been stagnating lately, then know that help is on its way in October and all the way through until December. Love is coming and you need to have faith in your relationships now. There could be some bumps in the road in October, but whatever happens is for the best. If you are single, then love could find you this month in an unexpected way!