October 2015 horoscopes: What to do when your emotions go from 0 to 100 this month (because they will…)
Happy Libra season! As the autumn equinox passes, half of us in the world move into greater darkness and half of us move into greater light. There is a simple symbolism to this, as we move inwards with shorter, colder days and then outwards again with brighter, warmer days. This push and pull, the back and forth, is what Libra season is all about. Though it is the sign usually associated with balance, this time is often about being out of balance and therefore needing to find our way back into a place of harmony. Let balance be an ideal this month, rather than a fixed state, something that is a constant process of unfolding.
Mercury goes direct again (finishes its retrograde) on the 9th, so wait until then to make any important decisions or start any new projects or relationships. The new moon on the 12th is also in the sign of Libra, so it is a great time to set intentions for how you want to relate to others. This can be in romantic partnerships, business partnerships, friendships, and family. Later in the month, on the 27th, there is a super moon in the sign of Taurus – a good time to step back and notice if you feel grounded, stable, and at ease in yourself.
Illustrations by Stefanie Ayoub. Horoscopes by Aerin Fogel. For personal birth chart consultations, visit Aerin’s website.
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Being wound up is not a new feeling for you, but it’s taken on a new undertone in the last week of September that will be with you for about two months. For some of you it might be anxiety, and for all of you, it’s the sense that time is slipping by at an insurmountable speed. It’s a bit like trying to paddle uphill in rapids. The best thing you can do is let some things drift by you, and not feel as if you have to finish or accomplish everything, otherwise you will wear yourself out. Building a routine (and that means going to bed on time, too) will help your nerves stay in check.
Get creative with some more gender neutral clothing this month. It might make work more fun and less intense if you show up dressed in a few new personas, and don’t be afraid to attract a little extra attention with it, either. The overwhelming speed of things hits a peak on the 6th, so the routine you’re building is what will keep you grounded. Set intentions on the new moon on the 12th for what you want in relationship. The 15th is a perfect time for you to activate change in your job, something you might have been thinking of for awhile but waiting to act on. Bring your inspiration up from the deep. Take restorative time alone on the 23rd sleeping, dreaming, and imagining, or else you might find yourself confronting others with both forcefulness and confusion.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
There’s been a certain glory to the past month for you that seems to have been really grounding. Most of you are naturally quite grounded anyway, but this has been like setting firm roots into the earth. It’s not always comfortable, but it is indeed glorious. You are now entering a creative phase that can be as simple as being more playful through your day, or as complex as taking up sculpting. It’s something that will allow you to integrate what can feel like the many fragments of yourself; making space to sing and dance will be the container that keeps you all in one place.
Your style for October is about redefining your perspective on sexiness. It’s not about showing skin, it’s about being comfortable in your skin. Choose clothes that innately help you feel a sense of beauty, and joy at simply being in your body. From the 8th on is the best time to start your creative practice, and don’t let others get in the way of your enjoyment on the 10th. If you are overly affected by their opinions you will only feel limited in yourself. You may feel pulled in all directions on the 16th by a deep sense of longing. Let it spark your imagination of what’s to come in the next few years, because there’s great value in the feeling. You are a force to be reckoned with in the last week of the month, as you take command of your inner authority. Be careful, though, to notice the balance of what you give and what you get, because the pendulum might be swinging back and forth right now.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You’ve been in that familiar dance with the world where it feels as if you are moving backwards, or at least moving at an insurmountably different speed from everyone else. Though it may seem like a confusing cycle to go through, it’s actually what helps you sort everything out. When you move at your own speed in your own direction you have a chance to actually feel out your own needs. October is your month to play, and to receive. It’s not about being selfish it’s about recalibrating and enjoying your own spontaneity. Continue whatever creative pursuit you dug into last month – you don’t have to make a long-term commitment to it but it will help you come out feeling balanced.
Be as playful as you naturally are with your style, this month, but give it all a twist of elegance. If the colours don’t match try it again. Simple and elegant will go a long way to feeling excited about your outfit right now. You can come out of hiding after the 9th, because everything will start to feel more clear, and people will understand you better. The 13th would be a good time to make or re-establish commitments in your relationship, but don’t let it feel a few days after that as if it means you can’t have what you want in the larger world. You may feel a power struggle going on from the 22-25th, where you have to push to be heard and feel impolite all the while. Let it be a mutual give and take rather than one person winning out over the other.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The beginning of this month seems to find a certain clarity for you, even if it is as simple as realizing that your needs have been met. Now that that’s out of the way, like checking the survival needs off the list, you can progress up the ladder to addressing your emotional needs. Right now there’s a push and pull between time for yourself at home and the exciting conversations that keep bubbling up out of you when you’re around others. Until the 9th, continue the sorting and redecorating process in your home and it will help you feel more grounded for the rest of the month.
Your style this month is inspired by the playfulness with which you used to put an outfit together when you were a kid. Right now you’re able to pull things off that would never match on a hanger but seem to come together when you put them on. Don’t let distraction and the idle hours of the day take you away from your work on the 10th. And make sure you are doing all you can to support your health. The new moon on the 12th is a good time to correct any imbalances you feel with family, and to set intentions to be authentic with them rather than acting how you think they might expect you to act. The full moon on the 27th is a time to notice whether there is balance in what you give and what you get back, because it’s so easy for you to tend to the needs of others while losing sight of your own.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your moments of satisfaction through October come in the small details. The flash of sunset out the car window, the flowers growing out of the cracks in the sidewalk, the brilliant conversations you keep finding yourself in, and the new ideas that pop into your head. Rather than let yourself feel overwhelmed with detail right now, know that it’s okay to let some things slip by. Go at a pace that feels reasonable to you and everything (and everyone) else will have to fall into place around that. Be cautious that you don’t spend as much as you feel compelled to this month though, or you will find yourself stressed about numbers in a few weeks. Pause and take a deep breath before following that impulse.
Go for a clean and classic look this month, that satisfies your more refined nature. You may even want to invest in a shiny new pair of riding boots. Get some extra sleep until the 7th because work may feel overwhelming and even a bit burdensome. Let your new ideas on the 11th break up some of the monotony, through finding a new level of understanding and reorganizing the details to meet it. From the 23rd on you might feel a familiar sense of deep and troubled waters in your family, but know that this is all okay, and part of what it means to be human. You see everyone in their highest potential on the 30th, which is a gift to them, but don’t let it delude you, because potential is something that hasn’t yet been actualized.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
If September was the ending of a cycle for you, then October is the beginning of a new one. The dream-like quality of the past few weeks will shift into focus now, as you are suddenly overcome with more energy than it feels like you’ve had all year. Things will get financially easier for you too, especially after the 9th, and especially if you’ve done some thinking about where your money is going and what you really value anyways. You’re full of desire and drive to turn it all around, and seem to have just enough luck coming your way to make it so. Your style this month can turn a new corner, too.
After you’ve got your bank account in order from the 9th on it’s a good time to shop for brighter colours, bolder prints, and what feels beautiful to this new phase of yours. The 6th and the 13th are great days to be with your family and feel the satisfaction that a life-long bond to them can bring. The new moon on the 12th is your chance to sit down and make a budget for the coming year, one that doesn’t restrict your enjoyment of life, but takes your basic needs into account. Your creative work might feel frustrated on the 22nd, unless you reach deeper. Your own frustration is actually the only thing standing in the way of turning over a new creative leaf. Don’t let anxiety get the best of you on the 25th when you suddenly realize how deeply intimate you’ve allowed yourself to be with someone, because it’s a beautiful thing if you can see past the fear.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
It’s not like you to want to sleep your time away, but it’s okay if you feel the need to all month. Sometimes the intensity of your own desires, your hopes and dreams, is so tremendous that you can hardly stand to do anything but go to sleep on it. It’s not as problematic as you might think because it will help you imagine the coming year, and offer a kind of reset button on what you are ready to let go of. Meanwhile, you will find after the 9th that it gets easier to express yourself, and the feeling of being misunderstood will start to drift away.
This is a good month to buy new shoes, maybe with a higher rise and a few extra straps and buckles. Some new underwear wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. From the 8th on, listen to the quiet voice of your intuition. It’s able to find a certain clarity that is otherwise challenging to your indecision. The new moon in Libra on the 12th is a perfect time to plan what you want this year, and who you will be in the world. You will struggle on the 16th to find a balance between your alone time and the time you spend dedicated to your cause, so make sure that there is at least some of each. You recognize that your power runs deep in the last week of the month, as others respond to you with respect and new circumstances arrive out of the fog to bring you hope.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You’ve been feeling, lately, like everything is slipping by you at a rate that is hard to keep up with. I’m going to tell you to do a very hard thing and surrender to it. The temptation for you to be in control is difficult to let go of, because it’s what seems to make you feel okay about the world. But unfortunately, it’s also the thing that prevents you from really living your hopes and dreams, even though it might not seem like it in the moment. It’s one of those paradoxes where you have to let go of what you think you know in order to get what you really want.
It’s a good month for you to buy a trench coat – a lighter coloured one that doesn’t hide you in the shadows every time you wear it. Lighter colours are a good route for you to go in general this month, too. On the 6th you may feel the frustration of longing, the desire to live wild and free against the pressure of social expectations, and the irreconcilable feeling between the two. When you arrive on the 15th though it is a powerful for you. Each word you speak has a direct impact, so choose them carefully, and be conscious of what you want to actualize with your speech. It carries through on the 17th when you see what a difference you are able to make to your chosen cause. Don’t get trapped in longing again on the 23rd, because the world is moving into your season, and things will start to realign soon.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You’ve been on the fence for almost a year now about whether you will or won’t step into a deeper level of responsibility in the world (which, by nature, requires a certain maturing process), and it looks like you’ve finally stepped into it for real this time, with no going back. Because you move so quickly, things are lining up this month in your career and you will see immediate changes as a result of your deeper commitment. Don’t be discouraged if the initial appearance of luck eases off after a few weeks, it’s not a sign that you’ve made the wrong decision. Keep at it.
Take on this new sense of authority in your style, too, which might even mean a new blazer or pair of slacks. It’s not the first thing you’d reach for, but you’re in a new more mature phase, remember? You’ll have an easier time organizing all your commitments and projects after the 9th, and by the 11th, you’ll get a nice boost to your finances that might even come as a surprise. Take charge of your work and your place in the world on the 17th, but make sure you don’t scare everyone off in the process. Your words come with more force than you often realize. Follow the feeling of desire on the 25th that will lead you back to your own dreams, and your original intention with the work you are doing in the world. It’s a powerful thing, desire, if it feeds us rather than swallows us.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
In a way, this phase you’re entering is like the beginning of the end. What’s ending has been a long time coming, and because of that, it’s not as simple as snapping your fingers and stepping across the threshold. These things take time, and most importantly, they take commitment. The process is confusing and subtle at times but you deeply know that you cannot hang on to the old stuff any longer and it’s going to take a little more hard work before you really enter the next phase. Fortunately, you were made for hard work. It’s a good month for you to take up a new study, too, perhaps a philosophy that will be your guide in this beginning of the end.
Your style for October is about pulling elements together that seem disjointed until you put them on. Flower print with stripes? Why, yes! Why not. Things become clearer around your career after the 9th, when the pace of it all seems to return to normal. Use your spontaneous ideas on the 6th and 13th to help this process and dream up new solutions to the career changes you’ve been trying to make. You’ll feel, on the 10th, like you can’t have what you want, but it might be more that you are simply not taking responsibility for going after it on your own. And while we’ve been on the subject of your work, there’s a window open on the new moon on the 12th for you to make some decisions about how things will unfold in the coming year. It’s amazing how simply things can align when you are clear in yourself and have stuck to your intention.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
While you tend to maintain a high level of positivity in your outlook on life, there are some occasions when it can act as a mask. While you are always able to see the bigger picture, there is still a very human part of you that struggles. You’ll feel it this month, but it’s only a bad thing if you decide it is. Let yourself be intense, and raw, and vulnerable (though that may be the hardest one), and you will start to see others step in to meet you. Meanwhile, this is all feeding the bigger picture anyways, as your perspective on life starts to include a different kind of intimacy.
Go for deep reds and maroons this month, and rich, soft fabrics. The rawness and intensity is not just in how you feel, it’s in what you wear, too. If you’ve been waiting to learn something new, or better yet to start teaching it, set your plans in motion after the 9th. Others may seem irritating to you on the 11th, but it might actually be because you are looking down on them, not because they’re doing anything wrong. Think before you speak from the 23rd – 27th because things come flying out before you realize it. It’s not that you mean to be on the defense, it’s that you’re reacting to what’s happening on an unspoken level. On the other hand, you’re connected at this time with a deeply intuitive understanding that allows you to see past the walls others hold up. Use your perception with compassion.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You are well familiar with the feeling of longing, an emotion so innate to all Pisceans that you seem to almost enjoy it, reaching beyond yourself for something beautiful and nearly intangible. You’re overcome with it this month, a longing for someone, and a certain kind of relationship. Whether it’s a specific person you’re longing for or the relationship itself, know that what you’re really after is a part of yourself. It’s harder to see it without the other person because it’s like a blind spot, but it’s the part of you that wants integration and grounding. Someone else may inspire you to do this, but know that it’s ultimately something you have to find in yourself.
Your style this month is light, simple, and refined. One piece of nice jewellery goes a long way, and you come alive with softer colours and structured shapes. On the 6th, don’t let your partner’s assertiveness confuse you about what you want. You have a tendency to soften in the face of conflict but it’s okay to stand up for yourself. On the 16th, let longing be the thing that inspires you to change. What’s desirable now is your own sensitivity and creativity, and it doesn’t depend on anyone else. It’s hard to say what you really feel on the 18th because the feeling is so deep it can hardly be spoken. Let your understanding of reality expand with new ideas on the 30th, and you might just find that more solid direction in life you’ve been seeking.