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Your Monthly Horoscope: October 2023

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Your Horoscope: October 2023

Welcome to a high-octane month where the hands of fate have decided to meddle with our messy human lives.

The first New Moon eclipse in Libra on the 14th is asking us to consider the weight of our connections, our integrity, and our long-term ambitions. Even if you feel raw and exposed, it’s the medicine you need to recommit to values that suit your character. Step away from anything that attempts to dictate who you are at your core.

The new season of Stranger Things begins on the 23rd when the Sun enters Scorpio. This is the annual portal where we can see behind the double glass mirrors that have long casted hypnotic illusions over our view.

Embrace any behavior that puts you into a spiral during the full moon eclipse of Taurus on the 28th, as this will help you to purge the things you can’t see that have been tugging at your tailcoat like disgruntled ghosts.

Aries or Aries Rising

A new dawn in your relationship zone is set off by the new moon eclipse on the 14th and put it this way: it’s radioactive. These changes to your relationship realm will be refined and multilayered. If you’ve been looking to the universe to switch up the script, you can expect to see some traction. Don’t hesitate to say yes to that blind date and lock eyes with your commuter train crush. If it all goes down terribly wrong, just chalk it up as content to laugh about with your friends.

Now that you’ve spring cleaned your responsibilities last month, you can accelerate into the new, reformed you. The full moon Taurus eclipse on the 28th hits your values and resources zone. Ask yourself: how do your desires re-enforce the security of your foundations? When we lack direction, we can find ourselves wandering aimlessly.

Taurus or Taurus Rising

The leaves are changing, and your summer blues should have evaporated by now. New dreams are realized, but to mold them into visibility, you need a titanium routine. Don’t skip that morning meditation and prep your outfits for the week on Sunday evening. You’re going to need as much brain space as possible to go full throttle on your dreams.

Perhaps a pivot is in order, so if you’re thinking about applying for a new job or changing industry, pay attention to the messages on the billboard; synchronicities are hovering all around.

Either way, a transformation is underway. You’re ready to evolve into a whole new identity in an extreme way. Go on, take the plunge. Move to New York to live out your dream or sign up to a hike in the Himalayas and enter your spiritual era.

Gemini or Gemini Rising

Many of the creative plans and childhood wishes you’ve long reached for are now within reach, so don’t hesitate to claim what’s yours. The new moon Libra eclipse on the 14th will help you to realize that you don’t have to be any more realistic. In fact, you need to act more audaciously about what you want, and how you’re going to get it. Once upon a time, the scientific community believed Einstein was insane -until he reached renowned status through his breakthrough calculations. So, stop playing the normie game and go for something greater than average. The Full Moon eclipse on the 28th, will help you see which phantom ghosts have been setting up camp at the back of your mind. Take a skinny dip at midnight and wash them all away. Trust me, you’ll be lighter for it.

Cancer or Cancer Rising

You have an excuse to hide from the frenzies of the world. Your soul is calling you home, so set some time aside to experience yourself more intimately. Make sure that you build sturdy mental boundaries so that you’re not too easily influenced by others. Invite your nearest and dearest to ring this new season of cocooning in as it will draw you closer than ever.

By the time the sun in Scorpio hits, you’ll want to mirror the witches in practical magic and lift off any self-inflicted curses that have been pulling strings behind the scenes. The Full Moon eclipse in Taurus on the 28th will remind you to call on your community when you need them, so surrender to their arms. It takes courage to admit vulnerability and to see your community carry you forward.

Leo or Leo Rising

Start the month by laying the groundwork to discover how you want the world to define you. You shouldn’t care about public opinion. When you craft your image and ethos, you’ll be given opportunities that fall in line with where you want to go. Without risking exposing of your core identity, people will only know the surface level you, and won’t know how to help to place you in the right spaces.

You are a movement by yourself, and the chariot tarot card accompanies you to look to the edge of your career horizon. What new terrain do you want to cross? What do you need to get there? During this critical reboot, don’t look for evidence about what you think is possible, it’ll only leave you comparing yourself to others – which is never helpful.

Virgo or Virgo Rising

October serves as a useful standing point to itemize what needs to be rectified. In turn, this will give you a holy sense of inner strength, allowing you to cultivate more dependable friendships, reliable alliances at work, or better communication with your neighbours. In summary, the new moon eclipse in Libra on the 14th will give you the tools to design new and improved foundations that support you to feel safer and more embodied. Whatever you build, make sure that it’s sturdier than Ikea flatpack furniture.

The full moon Taurus eclipse on the 28th hits your place of wider exploration, giving you the chance to see how you want to liberate yourself from your routine. Naturally, you’ll take your time to carefully deliberate between your options at hand, but your instincts may kick in faster than you can think.

Libra or Libra Rising

The first weeks are building up to the beginning of your reinvention. Get ready, as it’s a liberating time where you are at the centre of the public domain. Roll onto the red carpet confident and composed. There’s no room to wait for any external cues to give you the green light to move forward with your goals. At the same time, this is where you’ll be prompted to put your needs first. You always give so much of yourself to those who bid for your attention, but it’s all too easy to be distracted by other people’s dilemmas and neglect what is resting on your plate. The Full Moon eclipse in Taurus on the 28th will open the space to enter a metamorphosis of who you’ve known yourself to be. Let the false attachments that once defined you fall into the shredder.

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising

If you can tend to yourself as a sentient machine, requiring routine, ritual, and repose, you’ll access creative power beyond anything you’ve felt before. Take the first two weeks of this month to tend to any aches you’ve ignored so that you can stretch further in future. Give yourself the time to get lost in your imagination as new ideas can push you leaps ahead of your current position.

Your season begins on the 23rd and towards the end of the month the full moon eclipse in Taurus on the 28th opens your relationship realm. What cynical perspectives do you need to clear out so you may see connections free of suspicion? Presumptive judgements may not be keeping you safe as you think they are. In fact, a heavily critical lens might be the blind spot that has kept you from embracing your lover girl era.

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising

Don’t go overboard, but a good schedule will help you to chart your course with profound clarity. Court your body into feeling great. Drink green juices, sign up to a fun dance class and treat yourself to a new gym outfit for added motivation. Last month, you defined how you want to feel inspired by what you do, but now you must choose who will be the star players on your team.

Face new work challenges by leaning on the expertise of your network. Though if you feel as if there isn’t anyone rightly qualified, turn to LinkedIn or co-working spaces to connect. If you’ve already claimed your destiny, then you don’t need to rush to get there. Harness this time to add extra scaffolding to your long-term plan.

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising

It’s the time of the year where you get home from work and all you want to do is hide from obligations, watch reruns of Friends, and sip hot chocolate. Nevertheless, it’ll be an active month when it comes to planning for your next career move and strategically uncovering how you can work less for more. Sometimes it’s being at the right place at the right time, so don’t stay chained to your sofa. Maya Angelou once wrote ‘And still I rise’, and these words are a timeless reminder to acknowledge how far we’ve travelled and how tall we continue to rise through all of life’s shenanigans. Don’t forget to be your own cheerleader when you introduce yourself to new faces. By the end of the month, you’ll likely be posed with the question: ‘Who can you be vulnerable enough to share your dreams with?’ It’s those people who will open doors for you when you can’t see one. Choose your circle wisely.

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising

What cultural zeitgeist are you tired of? It’s time to bring something to the table that isn’t formulaic, especially in your social sphere. The new moon in Libra will offer you the courage to elevate yourself and become the voice to shift what’s trending. You need to step into the shoes of an alchemist to make the most of this time. Think: creative thoughts, courage, and intuitive risk. Soon enough, you’ll realize you’re more of a maverick than you initially thought.

This is your time to seek out where your true home lies. When the clock strikes midnight and all the fun has been had, you might yearn to fill any areas of emptiness. Sometimes it’s the people we’re surrounded with, sometimes it’s a place. Nevertheless, you’re going to want to stay close to anything that feels like solid ground.

Pisces or Pisces Rising

The art of seduction is a lost art in today’s dating arena. Flirting is a gift that can make one feel alive – just look at the Samantha Jones as the pinnacle of allure. The new moon eclipse in Libra falls into your zone of intimacy, so take this as a sure sign that a restart is around the corner. Clear the decks of lukewarm suitors and make some space for the sisters of fate to spin your wheel of romantic fortune. Take a deep breath, as when the full moon eclipse in Taurus enters the room on the 28th your instincts will show you what foundations need to be deconstructed to reach your next expansion. If you yearn to start a podcast, write a book, or dive into photography, don’t wait until you have the cutting-edge tech. Start now, and get the ball rolling.

© Evening Standard Ltd

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