Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): Tension, especially when it comes to your personal relationships, may be the main focal point as October begins, so it would be wise to be attentive and calm when communicating. You may also have more optimism than normal, which can successfully carry you through. As October progresses, you may discover that it is time to shift your energy to groups and social circles, and you may find that travel would do some good. Chattiness and light-hearted conversation and situations may be a good way to connect with people and unwind. Communication may continue to be tense through the rest of the month, so it would be wise to remain calm when communicating through the entirety of October.
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): October may begin with a lot of tension and challenges in the air, but with the underlying feeling of Venus, you may find that even though things are tense and agitated right now, a sense of optimism is stirring in your subconscious. By making minor adjustments, you may discover that you can negate unforeseen obstacles on the horizon. As October progresses, you may sense a growing tension, which is true, but this will be the same level of tension as the last few years, so have no fear. Venus continues to be the subtle influence through the whole month, and by embracing the Venusian traits of love, acceptance, creativity, feminine energy, and money, you can navigate the tense situations that are coming in late October and early November.
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Even though October is the month of Libras, you may find that things go as well for you as they do for them! A lot of the activity in the sky is focused on the mind, social skills, networking, and creativity, so it would be wise to ride that high wave, even though Mercury retrograde will keep you on your toes. The only real danger lies in getting lost in your own head. As October deepens, you may discover that the good vibes continue, but to a lesser extent. However, it would be wise to play it safe and conservatively when it comes to your romantic relationships, travel, and investments. This will be short-lived, though, and should dissipate by early November.
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Challenges and growth opportunities are the themes for the beginning of the month, and the Mercury retrograde may be the biggest focal point as the month starts. There is a lot of potential present for long-term romance and business growth, so you may want to work with the Mercury retrograde to create those opportunities later. As October progresses, you may find that even though your personal relationships continue to present challenges, everything else starts to cool down and return to a state of calmness. The main theme of the last two weeks of the month may be exposing and healing internal wounds that are triggered through your personal relationships, but as November gets closer, you may notice things begin to feel very good.
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): Optimism, creativity, and good fortune may all be major themes that begin October, and even though the Mercury retrograde is in effect and bringing you closure to many things, that there is a good sense of personal success. As October moves forward, you may find your personal and romantic relationships strongly improve, and there are some opportunities to expand your investments if you take the time to look. You may also find it a good time to make small talk with friends and simply have some fun before November’s annual challenges. With all of the emphasis on air signs, you may find you are brimming with creative and new ideas.
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): The Mercury retrograde may be very pronounced as it continues, but you may find that those events lead to new opportunities. With some slight adjustments when it comes to getting along with people, including romantic relationships, you may find you can maneuver into a position for some quickly manifesting benefits later in October and early to mid-November. As October continues, you may find that fewer minor adjustments are needed and that you can focus on your investments and spirituality. Both of those may be challenged at the moment, but these will be short-lived. In short, the first half of the month will be occupied with Mercury, while the latter will be more focused on spirituality and your long-term plans.
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): Happy birthday, Libras! This is your month, and even though it starts off with a Mercury retrograde, you may find that things are working out for the best and that all is in divine order. Optimism, creativity, and good fortune may all be present in your life, and being proactive in your personal relationships may be the way to proceed to achieve success. A lot of what is occurring has to do with forcing you to confront your identity and psychological wounds, but because of other factors, you are in the position to accrue healing. As October moves forward, you may discover that the good vibes continue but that now it is time to shift your attention to your investments and spirituality, both of which are going along well. Blessings from overseas and foreign influences may be present then, too.
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): With the Mercury retrograde present, you may find that your emotions are out of sorts, but this will only be present a few days as October begins. Your personal relationships may be requiring some minor adjustments, but as Venus moves through your sign, you may find these minor adjustments are blessings in disguise or setting the stage for them. As October moves forward, it is worth noting that “minor adjustments” may be the norm rather than the exception, but that as you make those adjustments, you achieve success in your personal relationships, spirituality, and long-term financial investments. The close the calendar gets to November, the more the energy may smooth out, so it is wise to exercise patience tempered with courage.
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Spiritually, you may be feeling out of sorts as the month begins, but other than that, things may be rolling around nice and smoothly, with good connections being made on a personal level. These connections are the results of the Mercury retrograde, which emphasizes cleaning up personal relationships and boundaries. Optimism, creativity, and good fortune are all emphasized as October starts, and if you move fast and accurately, you can catch some very good fleeting opportunities. As October moves forward, you may see that things go from good to better. As Mercury directs, you may find that is the final piece clicking into place for a lot of good things in the final two weeks coming your way. Emotional tension may be present in the last two weeks, but it would be wise to see where it stems from, as there may be no justification for it.
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): Challenges in your personal relationships brought up by this Mercury retrograde may be the major focal point for the beginning of October, so it would be wise to be open to communication that helps smooth personal relationship issues. Business may be flowing along nice and smoothly right now, and you may get some unexpected blessings your way through there or your sex life. You may also find good things are coming your way through the occult. As October moves closer to November, you may find that the challenges present earlier in the month continue, and that it is time to make some adjustments when it comes to your finances and foreign dealings.
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): The Mercury retrograde in Libra is helping you clear out what needs to go in your personal relationships as October begins, but this is all based around the positive, beneficial, and future, so in that sense, it is a time of foundation building for the present and future relationships. You may find money coming your way through business is not as smooth or as prosperous as normal, and your love life may have its issues, but otherwise, things may be future-based and positive. As October progresses, you may find your social life becomes a positive focal point which opens the doors for good things to come your way through your investments and romantic life.
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): October is an interesting month as it begins, with no real strong challenges or blessings in the air for you, so it would be wise to flow with the current and address what comes up during the Mercury retrograde. Money and good things may be coming your way through your business or sex life, and both of these are putting you into a position to be your unique, creative self. When the Sun moves into Scorpio, you may find that things get more challenging. Your emotions may be agitated around the solar ingress, but this will only last a few days. For the last half of the month, you may find it wise to be financially conservative, especially when it comes to your investments and foreign influences. This will be short-lived though, and should clear up by the second week in November.