Your Monthly Horoscope for October 2021
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Relationships are on everyone's mind when it comes to the New Moon in Libra on October 6. Starting over with your current mate or initiating a brand-new connection with someone is possible. This is equally true in business matters, making this a great time for any collaboration. The good energy here is encouraged even more when love planet Venus enters adventurous Sagittarius on October 7, bringing fabulous energy for optimism and growth in matters of the heart. More than just believing in the possibilities of love, you can easily manifest the very best of them now.
Things become more serious when Saturn turn direct on October 10, allowing you to get back to business. Stable, mature, and responsible approaches will have the greatest chance of success in all matters. Keep moving slowly, but surely.
Mercury turns direct in Libra on October 18 and is bound to bring clarity on any issues concerning compromise or commitment. You could finally know the answers! A Full Moon in Aries on October 20 puts the focus back on yourself. This isn't about being selfish, but it is about self-preservation. Sometimes you need to put your own oxygen mask on first, and you don't have to apologize for it.
Last but not least, assertive Mars enters his home sign of Scorpio on October 30, giving everything an edge of mystery and perhaps even adding some strategic, secretive planning to all you do. Don't be afraid to indulge in some mischief!
JUMP TO YOUR SIGN:
Aries Monthly Horoscope
Aries dates: March 21 - April 19
You've got a new start coming your way in love -- but it may feel like a slightly confused beginning. A New Moon in your partnership sector on October 6 occurs with passionate Mars right next to it. This sounds great, right? Well, it would be -- until Mercury Retrograde casts his shadow over it. Mercury continues to move retrograde in your 7th House of Partnerships until October 18. The promised fresh start is still there! However, it might be delayed or end up looking very different from what you originally anticipated.
A Full Moon in your sign on October 20 reminds you that if you don't take care of yourself, it's possible that no one else will. An intense illumination about your goals and a hunger to achieve them could be renewed at this lunar event in a potent way. Crushing any competition in order to win whatever game you're playing is easier than ever!
Key themes for Aries: love, partnerships, commitment, business, relational thinking, relationship resets, self-direction, self-reliance, independence
Taurus Monthly Horoscope
Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20
New work opportunities are on the horizon, and they look stunning -- despite any frustrating delays you may experience. A New Moon in your work sector on October 6 has ambitious Mars sitting next to it. This is a fabulous indication that whatever you initiate now in matters of employment will be quite successful. The trouble? Mercury is currently retrograde in the same area of your chart. This might manifest as uncertainty when it comes to contracts or agreements regarding work matters until after October 18, when Mercury finally turns direct. Be patient; it will all work out in the end!
In other news, Mars moves into your partnership sector on October 30. This translates into passionate moments with your mate ... but it also might heat up any existing conflicts between the two of you. You could become much more paranoid about your relationship as well, as Mars in Scorpio can trigger your trust issues. If you find yourself becoming more possessive or controlling over your love interest -- or vice versa -- it all goes back to whatever insecurities either or both of you have. Try to handle them as a team!
Key themes for Taurus: work, jobs, colleagues, contracts, resumes, interviews, assignments, health, obsessive love, passionate attachments
Gemini Monthly Horoscope
Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20
A New Moon on October 6 lands in your romance sector and will be closely linked to passionate Mars in the same sector of your chart. Mercury is retrograde here as well until October 18, but that doesn't have to be a negative. In fact, it might actually work in your favor! Shifting your perspective about love and matters of the heart could help you finally attract the love you truly desire. It's also possible that you and a current love will enjoy a fresh start once you've integrated any mental revisions necessary in romance. You'll be able to say "yes" in the end to whatever will bring your heart the most happiness!
Meanwhile, a Full Moon in your 11th House of Hopes on October 20 might bring dreams into reality for you. This is a lunar event that can make wishes come true, so whatever it is you've been working towards and hoping to have the most can now occur! Then, on October 30, Mars enters your work and health sector. You can proactively pursue treatment options for any illness and might also have a greater level of stamina when it comes to healing. Workwise, you'll be able to complete more in less time. Just don't sacrifice quality for speed!
Key themes for Gemini: romance, dating, passion, sex, affairs, children, friends, social transitions, health
Cancer Monthly Horoscope
Cancer dates: June 21 - July 22
Your domestic world is changing! Even though you may not be sure if everyone is on the same page, you can trust that what's about to happen is for the best. A New Moon in your family-oriented 4th house occurs on October 6, while Mercury is still retrograde in the same area of your chart. Mercury does turn direct on October 18, but until then there could be some hiccups in this fresh start of yours. It's possible that a relative will not agree with a family decision or you might experience a delay in a real estate contract or a move. Don't stress -- the new beginning is still on its way. It just might not look the way you originally planned. Be flexible!
In other news, you'll be in the spotlight for career matters near the Full Moon on October 20. An award, honor, or special attention might be coming your way from a higher up. Unfortunately, a recent promotion or reward could create a major power struggle in your personal relationship. Your sweetheart may not seem to support your goals or might feel threatened by a recent achievement of yours. Tread lightly -- this could get sticky!
Key themes for Cancer: home, family, real estate, family news, family misunderstandings, careers, goals, achievements, honor
Leo Monthly Horoscope
Leo dates: July 23 - August 22
Any new project that's related to communication might need a few attempts until it gets off the ground! No matter how hard you try, you might need to wait until after October 18 before you see concrete results. A New Moon lands in your message sector on October 6 to help you with this, but since Mercury is retrograde until October 18, things still won't be easy. Be patient -- slow and steady can win the race! In fact, with assertive Mars also in your communication sector until October 30, remember that you are a veritable mental powerhouse this month. Even if there are communication snafus, you can be such a dominant force that it would be almost impossible for you to not get exactly what you want in the end.
In matters of the heart, things get especially interesting after Venus enters your romance sector on October 7. Singles have more of a chance to meet someone special -- you might even fall in love! If you're in a relationship, then Saturn turning direct on October 10 in your partnership sector suggests that you and your mate can move forward and work through any trouble spots in your love connection. It's all about that shared dedication!
Key themes for Leo: contracts, learning, communication, agreements, negotiation, decisions, dating, affairs, romance, commitment
Virgo Monthly Horoscope
Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22
Getting your money straight may be the main focus for you this October. A New Moon on October 6 lands in your earned income sector and is closely linked to ambitious Mars, also in this part of your chart. While the general energy can help you assertively pursue opportunities to make more money, you might have to wait for everything to come to fruition. Mercury is also retrograde there until October 18. Thanks to him, any financial fresh start you want to implement probably has a few wrinkles to iron out. Fortunately, you will be able to start working on your goals -- it'll just take extra time.
Charming Venus also moves this month, dancing into your home and family sector on October 7. Singles could meet someone new through a relative's introduction or while attending a social event for a family member. If you're dating someone new, this is the perfect time to introduce him or her to your clan for the first time. Dating someone for a while now? You might be ready to move in together!
Key themes for Virgo: cash flow, new expenses, new income, financial decisions, domestic bliss, decorating, family harmony, family money
Libra Monthly Horoscope
Libra dates: September 23 - October 22
It's a big month for you, Libra! Not only is it your birthday month, but a flurry of planetary activity in your sign makes it extra meaningful. To start, a New Moon in Libra on October 6 promises a fresh start for you. Since Mars is in your sign until October 30, you'll have more stamina and bravado to pursue whatever you'd like! New goals formed at this New Moon are much more likely to succeed as a result. The only trouble is that trickster Mercury is retrograde in your sign until October 18. As a result, you could either change your mind about how to pursue this goal or experience a slight delay before you can move forward. Don't stress, everything will most likely work out in your favor.
Love and relationship matters are also highlighted, thanks to Saturn turning direct in your romance sector on October 10, as well as a Full Moon in your partnership sector on October 20. If you've felt for quite some time that a relationship isn't meeting your needs and feeding your heart, it might be time to call it quits. This has probably been a long time coming -- nothing out of the blue.
Key themes for Libra: birthdays, new beginnings, new goals, ambition, courage, drive, entrepreneurial spirit, romantic sobriety, romantic endings, breaking up
Scorpio Monthly Horoscope
Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21
If you aren't your usual, energetic self, understand that what's happening may be a necessary rest period before you take on an important new goal or construct a new identity. A New Moon in your private 12th house on October 6, combined with Mercury Retrograde and Mars in this part of your chart all set the stage for a frustrating but valuable opportunity to use deep self-reflection as an impetus for productive change. The real change, however, isn't likely to happen until Mars moves into your sign on October 30.
Next month, you can truly be ready to move mountains! For now, though, this month is better for going within. Ask yourself if there's really a mountain for you to move, or if you've just been creating obstacles for yourself. You can figure it out!
Your love life might be quieter this month, as you're more focused on internal stuff. Still, with Venus moving into your 2nd House of Self-Worth, if you're in a relationship then you may feel more supported and valued by your mate as you embark on this deep psychological journey. Any help will likely be welcome!
Key themes for Scorpio: respites, time outs, hibernation, self-analysis, self-reflection, healing, surrender, spirituality, spiritual awakenings
Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope
Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 21
You're probably ready for something new socially and this month, you're determined to get it. A New Moon illuminates your 11th House of Friends and Groups on October 6. You mean business when it comes to proactively changing what you do with your spare time and the people you spend it with. The trouble is that you might not know exactly what your ideal situation looks like just yet. That's because Mercury is also retrograde in the same sector of your chart until October 18. You know you want a change, but it's hard to tell if that means leaving an old friend behind or simply widening your circle. You've got time to think about it.
In the meantime, your love life looks pretty intense! Venus enters your sign on October 7, making you much more attractive to others. If single, it'll be easy for you to get some extra attention. If you're in a relationship, then you might notice your partner makes you feel much more special. The Full Moon on October 20 lands in your romance sector, which could be tricky. You and your sweetheart might experience a power struggle over money. Keep an eye out for any such problems!
Key themes for Sagittarius: friends, networking, social life, philanthropy, technology, wishes, beauty, attractive qualities, romantic intensity
Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Capricorn dates: December 22 - January 19
You're making career moves in October -- even if it feels like you're taking one step forward and two steps back. The New Moon on October 6 lands at the top of your chart, signaling a bright opportunity to start something new professionally. This could be anything from a new business or even a new career path. With Mercury Retrograde in the same area of your chart until October 18, however, you might experience a slight delay in progress or in coming to a workable agreement with your new boss. Don't worry -- you're capable of working it all out.
No matter what your current relationship status might be, romance becomes a more private affair after October 7 when Venus moves into your reclusive 12th house.
In other news, your domestic life looks a bit tense. The Full Moon on October 20 falls in your home and family sector but also squares powerful Pluto, currently in your sign. This suggests a cranky power struggle about a family matter where you refuse to bend to anyone else's will. Whether or not you're in the right, this could be a problem.
Key themes for Capricorn: careers, promotions, new businesses, new products, new services, renegotiation, business meetings, family drama, hidden romance
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
Aquarius dates: January 20 - February 18
A New Moon on October 6 might have you thinking about going back to school. On the other hand, this lunation might have you considering dropping out of a program that no longer makes sense for you. With Mercury Retrograde -- in the same area of your chart as the New Moon -- until October 18, you may feel strongly that a change in perspective needs to happen. You just aren't sure which way to direct that change. Is it educational, spiritual, or something else? You'll have a better chance to figure it out after October 18. Just know that you are likely craving a fresh path in order to find new meaning in life. The journey is more important than the destination!
Your friends and social scene become a more integral part of your love life after October 7. Venus moves into your 11th House of Friendships -- at this time, you might realize that your platonic relationship with one of your pals has turned into something more. It's also possible that a friend will introduce you to your next great love. Be open!
Key themes for Aquarius: education, religion, publishing, advertising, inspiration, broadcasting, internationalism, social life, groups
Pisces Monthly Horoscope
Pisces dates: February 19 - March 20
Finances might be stuck on your mind this October. A New Moon on October 6 lands in your 8th House of Shared Resources and urges you to begin something new that allows you to create more balance in your long-term financial planning. Part of this might involve paying off some existing debt or changing up your current investment strategies. Mercury is retrograde here until October 18 -- not to stress you out, but to help you realize what you're doing wrong and how to make it right.
A Full Moon in your earned income sector on October 20 might have you feeling more insecure about your money than usual. This could be due to a lack of confidence in your own power regarding the use of your talents and abilities. Instead of spiraling or worrying about it, address it. You may realize that you've had the power all along!
When it comes to matters of the heart, nothing too cataclysmic is happening in October. Mars remains in your 8th house until October 30. That could be a good sign that passion between you and your lover is hotter than usual. Enjoy the good times!
Key themes for Pisces: money, investments, taxes, debts, loans, financial planning, income, earnings, insecurity, sex, intimacy