Welcome to October! This month brings a lot of changes, which can result in a lot of mixed up feelings. Situations and relationships will shift, allowing each individual to realize the best place to put their energy—themselves.
Before I get into the monthly breakdown below, here are more specific details about what’s happening astrologically this month:
- The full harvest moon in Aries occurs on October 1st. This will make any pooch and kitten want to heal past trauma.
- Venus enters Virgo on October 2nd, adding practicality to relationships.
- Pluto, who’s been retrograde since May, turns direct in Capricorn on October 4th. Expect to see relationship issues develop or be exposed then.
- Jupiter, who’s in Capricorn, and Neptune, who’s retrograde in Pisces, connect on October 14th. Dreams have power now. Let your visions guide you towards greatness.
- Mercury retrograde commences in Scorpio on October 13th, lasting until November 3rd (the day of the U.S. election). Clandestine matters will be revealed during Mercury’s moonwalk—so beware of what you bark and meow out.
- The Libra new moon on October 16th will challenge partnerships.
- The sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd, adding drive and passion to everyday mundane life.
- Venus enters Libra on October 27th, adding romanticism to life.
- Halloween brings a rare blue moon in Taurus that will allow every canine and feline to feel the love that surrounds them. Howl and purr your heart out then.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’ve been giving a whole lotta love to your pet parents, but don’t feel as though they’re reciprocating the same level of devotion. Instead of acting out and barking up a storm during the full harvest moon on October 1st, give them little hints that you crave more TLC by resting your head on their lap. They’ll totally get the drift by the new moon on October 16th, which will create a better dynamic between you both.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
As a creature of habit, you often have problems mixing up your daily routine. In fact, you like to keep everything the same. Unfortunately, the new moon on October 16th will force you to step out of your regular regimen and implement a transformation to it. Try to go more with the flow and not stress the changes coming your way. This will be especially helpful during the full blue moon that occurs on Halloween.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Finding your place in the world is hard, but you are making great strides this month—especially on October 14th, when your head aligns with your heart which wants to see the best in people (and pets, obviously)! The good news is that you’re putting your paws down on matters that have negatively affected your emotional well being in the past, and you’ll start to see things anew during Mercury’s backspin, which commences on October 13th and lasts until November 3rd.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Rather than running around town, you are feeling like cuddling with your pet parents in bed or lounging around your home (especially on October 16th and 27th). Cozy season is beginning and you are wanting to nestle up on your lush pet bed with all of your favorite stuffies or plushies instead of galavanting around. Use this time to rest up. You deserve to have a few moments of chill in your life this month.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Stepping outside your comfort zone is hard, but helpful in the fact that it allows you to embrace and experience new situations. Try urging your pet parents to walk you down a different street or take a route that veers from the ordinary on October 4th. This will lead to a chance encounter with a fellow feline or canine friend who has major gossip that will be important to securing your rep on October 31st.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’re not in the mood to hiss and scratch at those who annoy you anymore. In fact, your whole attitude and vibe is changing this month. The cosmic energy on October 2nd allows you to take a step away from all of the frustrations and stresses you’ve been feeling for a hot minute (especially when it comes to relationships). Instead of having cat-titude, you will be spreading nothing but 100% pure love on October 12th.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest dog of all? Well, that would be you, boo! But, don’t let yourself get too cocky about that sentiment. Feeling yourself too much will make your fellow canines very jealous at the dog park on October 16th. However, they will totally change their vibe on Halloween, due to your charisma and playfulness—just keep it cute to avoid any unnecessary drama at this time.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You aren’t one to squat by the sidelines and let life happen to you. In fact, you’re always running towards your desires and chasing your dreams. October 14th will push you to once again race to achieving your passions. However, you may be feeling a tad scared when you try to implement your visions IRL. Have more faith in yourself and all you do, because Halloween is your time to release your fears!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Cuffing season begins October 1st. And, for the first time in a long time, you’re excited to see where a situationship will go. The caveat is that you’re not gonna be able to spend a lot of time with your crush from October 2nd to October 27th because your pet parents have a lot of work drama going on, which means they’ll tighten your leash on playtime with others. Be patient and temper your heart.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Learning to fully love and believe in yourself is the greatest gift of all—but it’s a challenge, and you are realizing that you need to re-prioritize yourself and your dreams in a lot of situations. Instead of believing that something is “impossible,” rearrange the letters to read “I’m possible.” This will help you reach for the stars (and obtain them) on October 14th and October 16th. Will you succeed? 110% guaranteed.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
It’s time for you to zen out and relax now, Aquarius. October 16th will make you want to practice your cat stretch and downward dog more, as you are embracing a higher minded vibe and wanting to transform your life. Be careful not to overdo your daily activities on October 22nd, as you may become too exhausted to dress up with your pet parents in matching costumes on Halloween and enjoy special holiday treats.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
After a long summer social distancing and in quarantine, the moment has come for you to reconnect with your pack on October 2nd. But, you will quickly learn on October 4th that your pals don’t necessarily have your best interests at heart. There are some inner circle power struggles happening over who’s the true alpha, which unfortunately won’t be resolved until October 31st when you all decide to hit reset on the drama.