October Astrology Forecasts

So, we know that New Moons are for calling in the things that we want, and yet what we want and how we go about calling those things in varies from sign to sign and person to person. 

October is a month pertaining to new beginnings, head starts, and do-overs. Overall as a collective, we are moving into a period of change as we head towards the end of this year and into 2020. Change is inevitable and, of course, a part of life, and the yearly cycle as we celebrate it ends in December and begins again in January, bringing about many shifts on their own. These next few months bring a new kind of change about too – something a bit more unique to each of us that will make itself known more as this month unfolds. 

Because of this, I wanted to give a brief guide for each sign this month. Here’s a bit of what we have to look forward to this month and what to focus on so we can be tuned in and tapped in. 

October Astrology Forecasts

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Aries (March 21 – April 19) 

This month you are being called to look at your relationships with the people in your life that you are closest to and that you care the most about. You tend to jump headfirst into things without too much consideration of the other and while your impulses are usually correct, there is a balance. It takes a level of maturity to see first how your decisions affect those around you, and then muster up the courage to communicate what needs to be said to your loved ones. The ones that really know and care for you on a deep level will understand that you need to do what you need to do. You are free to go off and do it, all while feeling more connected to the people that you have mutual caring and respect for, instead of feeling like you’re alone. 

Channel some of the qualities of your opposite sign, Libra, just for this month, and see what it feels like to be diplomatic and tolerant rather than reactive. There is certainly still time to go off and do your own thing — no one is trying to change or tame you. However, it is true that to achieve your goals you will need people to get there. It’s okay to need people. And just as you would like others to respect you for who you are, so do you need to understand that everyone is different and it’s okay to disagree. It’s healthy to feel the way you do about certain things — it’s part of what makes you who you are! But other people have their needs too and you are learning that that is okay. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Communication is key for you this month, but not just in the area of communication with other people. This month you are being urged to communicate with your own inner guidance system. It’s also a good time to communicate with nature in whatever way speaks to you. Simply getting quiet and still in your mind allows creativity to flow through you more effortlessly. If you don’t first tune into yourself before creating and diving into your projects, you might find that you are catering more to what the world wants from you, rather than what *you* want to bring into form. 

After you have communicated with the source and seat of your intuition, you can be a more effective communicator with the world. You have a deep desire to express what is in your soul, and when you are deeply in touch with that place inside of you where everything feels right, you are then able to express yourself more fully. 

Your focus is on the less tangible aspects of your life this month. Things like relationships, friendships, and the art you create just for you — the work you do when no one is looking, the work you do when you’re not trying to prove anything or be someone you’re not. You’re good at being who you are and you are getting more comfortable with who that is, even when there isn’t a spotlight on you. Give yourself the fanfare you deserve and see how it makes you feel. All that matters is that you believe in your own ideas. The rest of the world will follow suit.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This month for you is a practical planning phase, getting down the logistics of how you are moving forward. It is not enough to have a goal, you also need to have a strategy in place for how you are going to go about achieving it. You know more than anyone that life can throw curveballs at you, but that is all the more reason to have everything mapped out as much as possible. If you do end up getting thrown off course a bit down the road, you know the steps you need to take to get back on track. “Winging it” may always seem to work out well for you, but there are some lessons you are integrating and challenges you are overcoming in this season, so why make things harder on yourself? Don’t delay on the action steps you know you need to take and don’t be overwhelmed by them either. Small, actionable steps are the keys to success. You do possess the dedication and commitment it requires to get the job done, and you don’t have anything to prove. Think about the younger you and the older you. How can you impress *those* people? That’s all that really matters. You like to gather all of the information and knowledge you can on something before acting on it, but the time to just act is here. 

Don’t adhere to the limits society sets for you or that you have set for yourself along the way. Most of those probably don’t apply to you anymore — and many of them never have.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

It is high time for you get out of your head, your thinking mind, worry, and anxiety. There is so much out there to explore and be amazed by. This might be a great month for you to take a trip to someplace you have never been. If it scares you and excites you in equal parts, you are on the right path! Your ventures should feel a little scary, and they might always have some fear attached to them, but don’t let fear stop you. Think of a time in the past where you let fear get in the way of going after something you really wanted. Was it worth it? Would you do it differently now if you had a chance to do it again? Now is your chance to widen the net a little bit and see what else is out there. This is especially true if you find yourself over-indulging in TV, sex, food, alcohol, etc. after a long day. You may just be bored and need to switch up your routine a bit. We all get bored from time to time; it’s perfectly natural. Just don’t let it build up so much that it gets to a point where it feels unmanageable. Take some action now, get that inertia going, and expansion is sure to follow. 

Tap into your adventurous side, and even if you can’t get out of town right now, do something spontaneous that doesn’t take much planning or skill, something that will jolt you out of your comfort zone and inspire you with the possibilities of what is yet to come. 

Leo (July 23 – August 22) 

You may have been feeling pings or nudges from the universe urging you toward becoming your own boss, whether this means going into the arts as a musician, singer, actor, comedian, novelist, or painter, just to name a few, or starting a service-based business from the ground up. No matter the realm, your creativity will shine through in ways that are limited if you are working for someone else. If you don’t feel ready to step out on your own yet, that’s all right — most businesses do have a ramping up period. Start indulging yourself in media and information that can encourage, motivate, and instruct you on how to get it all done, how to delegate, and how to get clear on your mission. Even just starting with the vision of what you want to do will help attract the right people and opportunities to you that will help you fulfill it. You will learn as you go, and as long as you are enjoying the ride, you will be able to handle whatever comes. You are meant to lead and do great things. 

This is also a month to focus on friendships and networking. You may even be looking to combine these two aspects and start a business or venture with a friend. Be open to new opportunities in career and in friendship this month. If you already have your own business, you may be thinking of expanding or growing or adding on to it. Trust your intuition and creative process on the way forward. This is your sign!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) 

Right now is a time to focus on your partnership. If you’re not currently partnered up, you might be thinking about what kind of mate you see yourself with. Usually, the qualities we consciously desire in a partner are aspects that we don’t feel are fully expressed in ourselves yet. Using that information, where can you say “this is not in me, so I am calling this in from another”? And which aspects are ones that you can work to develop in yourself in the meantime? For example, if you are wanting a partner who is handy at building things, perhaps you want to feel capable of constructing an addition to your home, or maybe you truly want a partner there that can do these things for you so you can focus on things like decorating the space when it is complete or focusing on your other creative pursuits. The clearer you can get on what aspects you would like to have and what you would respond to in another, the faster you can get to the core of what you truly desire, and from that place, you can call it in with less conscious effort and greater ease. If you do have a partner, this is a good time to appreciate them and how far you have come as a duo. 

Of course, you are hopefully doing this throughout the year, but coming off of the season that focuses on organizing and tasks (your season!), this is a time to drop from your head into your heart and gratitude for all the love in your life. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Money matters are at the forefront of your consciousness at this time. You may be trying to attract more money to you, expand your investments, or see where you can cut back and adjust your budget to allow for more savings. Before you entrust your money to another, take time to accurately draw up your budget, taking into account your future goals as well as your present needs. You are moving into a time where your financial requirements and commitments may not be what they once were. Perhaps you are planning on welcoming a child, or planning to purchase a house, or maybe you or your partner wants to take some time off so you are trying to expand your savings and cushion fund. Whatever the case may be, you know that money and financial security matter and are part of the foundation of a great life and harmonious relationships with other people. Make it a priority to assess what needs to be done to get to where you would like to be, looking about six to seven months ahead to start. You can reassess at that time and begin to plan for three, five, and ten years down the road after that. 

Tap into your power and inner authority when making financial decisions that affect your future. You have very balanced masculine and feminine energies inside of you, so call on that masculine side to look pragmatically at the goals you have set and the financial reality that comes along with them. Focus on what you require financially in order to be a better partner, friend, parent, and the best version of you. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) 

A significant chapter is coming to a close in your life, which can foster feelings of grief and sadness, which are natural when letting go of something that once was. Yet, just as the seasons change, so do the chapters in our lives. A letting go of what was clears the space for what is to come. The cycle of endings and beginnings is a natural part of life. When something comes to an end and we don’t feel ready to let it go, the inclination can be to resist and hold on. That can work, for a time. But resistance only puts off the inevitable. With time, as things come and go with the natural flow and rhythms of life, we learn to let go with a bit more ease each time. Yes, there will be sadness for what is gone, even if you are ready and willing to see it go – it’s a sense of the nostalgic, the comfortable, and whenever that leaves us, there is still a sense of loss. Still, the universe is balanced and loving. Anything that is lost is never truly gone forever, just as anything that is meant to be ours will never be kept from us. The people we meet, the places we visit, the things that we learn, and the love that we share — those are all experiences that stay with us, each one lighting up the way on the path of our journey in life and beyond. 

There is a great deal of trust required of you at this time. Trust in the universe’s divine eye and knowledge that there is a plan much bigger than ourselves that we all play a part in. Get out of your head and into your heart in this temporary period of suffering and loss by doing something kind for someone else. Practicing heart-based service shifts the question from “what am I going to get?” to “what can I give?” which, in turn, brings blessings right back to you. 

Any change worth making can feel destabilizing in the midst of it, but just like your totem of the phoenix rising from the ashes, it’s time to put into the fire what is ready to be transformed. You are losing what once was and you’re gaining something new. You just have to decide what it is you want more of. Sometimes, what is changing is a shift in your mindset or attitude towards change itself. It can feel strange and even shocking to begin to see things in a new light, yet being patient with yourself and the changes happening around you allows you to relax into them. Trust your process. 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You are feeling called to take a stand for what you believe in and that may mean stepping out from the crowd a little bit. You are usually never one to bite your tongue when you believe strongly in something, but your faith may have been shaken by something lately. Don’t let whatever that is stop you from telling the truth. Whether it’s within your inner circle of friends, or on a larger scale, you are a natural-born leader who has great ideas to share with others. Choose the wisdom you wish to pass on because you certainly have a lot of it. 

You might be thinking of new ways to relate to your community and the world at large around you at this time. You are a knowledge seeker and, yet, in this instance you have more to share of your own wisdom that can genuinely benefit other people. It is necessary to feel worthy of your accomplishments and that you have value to provide to others, because you do. So, let your voice be heard, or your words be read. Express yourself. The fruits of your reward are available to you as you put yourself out there.  

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) 

Sometimes when you feel alone or isolated, you wish that people would reach out to you, and often they do. However, sometimes you are the one who needs to reach out to the ones that you care about. They know that they can always count on you, yet they want to know if maybe you need them too. You don’t always have to have it all together. Yes, your friends and family view you as the “strong one,” but if you’re not feeling so strong right now, that’s okay, too. We are social creatures who all need each other from time to time. Take some time to journal about your feelings and see what comes up around them. Confide in people you can trust to hold space for you. You might find a lighter shift of mood after releasing some of that energy stored within. 

You are focusing on self and family and how they relate to each other this month. How have family dynamics shaped who you are? And how have you shaped your nuclear family, as well as the family of friends you have around you? You are kind of the mother or father hen of your group and, as such, you don’t always know where you fit in when you need some nurturing of your own. It’s okay and healthy to ask for what you need from others. It’s kind to let the ones who care about you know what you’re going through when you can. It’s okay to slow down too when the mood strikes you. The world won’t fall apart if you take a little break. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

You are your greatest asset, and now is the time to believe in yourself as such. You may have been putting too much stock into the opinions of other people and the plans that they have for your life – which isn’t like you, Aquarius. You are coming out of an introspective period where you have been actively working on shedding layers of false narratives that no longer fit the full picture of who you are and of who you want to be. So, take this time to recenter yourself, reclaim your energy, and get back to the basics – good nutritious food, grounding your bare feet into the earth, reading books that inspire you, and spending time with only those people who can support you in doing your own thing. 

You are on the verge of creating something totally new and different, so trust that what you are doing now to prepare for that needs to be done first. Clear your mind, open your heart, exercise your body, and nourish your soul. These are the steps. And trust the new guidance you are being given too. This is not the time to act on it for you, but the time to be receptive to the messages of guidance you receive and gather them up like little bread crumbs on the path. You’ll look back on this and see it was all for something, but keep yourself rooted in the here and now — for now. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) 

People come to you when they need some nurturing, as you are empathetic, understanding, and mostly non-judgmental towards others when they need you. You understand other people on a deep soul level intuitively – even psychically — and have an incredible ability to put yourself in almost anyone’s shoes. With this, you may feel pressure to be there for a great number of people a lot of the time. While it is your nature to want to help others, this is a good time to assess and ask where in your life are you stretching yourself too thin? What can you eliminate or pull back on to make room for the priorities that you have? What *are* your priorities, and are you giving them enough attention? We each have the same number of hours in the day and a certain amount of energy allotment with which to get things done. It’s time to put yourself first for a while, exercise good boundaries, and focus on the things that really matter to you, for you. You’ll be able to come back to your loved ones feeling more whole and nourished, with more of your gifts to share with them if you take this month for yourself right now. 

You are releasing some tendencies toward perfectionism as the seasons change. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you or the way you do things. Remember that when you feel not enough, like you’re not doing enough or who you are isn’t enough. You have one of the kindest, most empathetic souls and that is more than enough. Just be you.

You can meditate on what these mean to you, and they will mean something slightly different for each of us, as we are all on different paths. Be sure to check your sun, moon, and rising signs. If you do not know your moon or rising signs, go to astro.com (astrology.com) and enter in your birth information for free. 

Need a refresher on Full Moon Rituals? See our Manifestation and Energy Cleansing Ritual here.

Elisabeth is a writer and astrologer, based in Seattle. To connect with her more about astrology, you can connect with her via a chart reading <http://www.elisabethmckinley.com/chartreading> her Instagram @elisabetham, or email her at info@elisabethmckinley.com