There’s a Full Moon on Halloween This Year

Here's what that means for your zodiac sign

Just because 2020 hasn’t exactly been the best year doesn’t mean Halloween has to be a bust, too. In fact, there’s plenty of magic in the air on October 31 this year thanks to a rare blue moon. 

What exactly is a blue moon? It’s when two full moons occur within the same calendar month. It’s pretty special to have a full moon fall on Halloween already—it only happens about every 19 years or so—but a blue moon on Halloween is even rarer.

At Halloween, it is believed that the veils between worlds are at their thinnest. We are halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, a turning point in the season when we prepare for the cool months and shorter days. Symbolically, this is a turning point in the season that invites each of us to go inward and reflect upon our relationships with ourselves. What is within you that you want to nurture, cultivate or heal? What is your relationship with your intuition, your roots and your inner compass?

Halloween’s blue moon is in the earthy sign of Taurus, an excellent sign to help you explore these questions. Taurus is powerfully rooted in the magic of the earth. It understands the mysteries of nature and honours the gifts of the cycles and seasons. It helps us to get centred and rooted within the potential of our own hearts, minds and bodies. Conjunct Uranus, the change-maker, October’s blue moon is going to help you shake things up in an area of your life where you’ve felt stuck. 

Read below for your individual horoscope to learn what this blue moon on Halloween means for you.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You are craving more visibility as a thought leader in your community. You have brilliant ideas to share and do amazing work—but sometimes you feel like it gets buried behind the scenes. 

This month’s blue moon is bringing you an important insight into how you can leverage your creativity. But don’t feel that you need to spend Halloween brainstorming your next big move. No, the astrology for October 31 encourages you to do the opposite: Go wandering around. Read a book. Break up your routine. Dance in your living room. Do whatever it takes to get out of your head and out of your usual schedule for the day. Shaking things up is going to help make space for your next big idea.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Write down a statement about where you see yourself a year from now. Write it down as though it is already happening. State what you’re doing for work, what you’ve accomplished, or where you’re living. If it helps, light an orange candle to set the mood. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

October’s blue moon is all about reconnecting to your inner child and the happiness you can create right here at home. Even if trick or treating isn’t happening in your neighbourhood, the stars are encouraging you to deck out your place as though Halloween is on in full force. 

Turn your living room into your own personal Halloween party. Settle in with all the candy you can eat and binge-watch all of your favourite scary movies. Heck, dress up in a costume, even. Get fully into the spirit of the season no matter what that might mean for you.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Think back to your childhood. Imagine that you’re a kid again and you’re making plans for Halloween. What would you do? What would you wear? What would you eat? Honour your younger self by creating the Halloween of your childhood dreams.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Stay open to inspiration, Pisces. The muse is trying to get your attention. If you’ve been looking for a new project or intending to start a new hobby, October’s blue moon is one to watch. 

Inspiration can strike any moment now, and some Pisceans might end up with more ideas than they know what to do with. Which isn’t a bad thing—as long as you don’t feel overwhelmed by it all. Remember that it’s better to commit to one idea than be distracted by several.

This can be the season where you look back one day and realize everything started here. Keep your head clear and pay close attention to what inspires you while you’re out and about. 

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Try writing by candlelight on Halloween night and see where your imagination takes you. Or, jump start your creativity with crystals that are believed to support creativity, like carnelian, orange calcite and citrine. 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Need to manifest some money, Aries? Think big this Halloween. The blue moon of October 31 is helping you to level up in this world. It’s time to stop playing small and invest in yourself in a big way. 

Set an intention to clear up any lingering debts and clean up any bad spending habits. Forge a new relationship with your wallet by treating money like a friend rather than an object. 

If you’ve been looking for a career change, this is the time to put yourself out there for new opportunities. Set an intention to become the mover and shaker you know you are. 

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween: 

Get clear about your money goals. Write them down and work out exactly what you need to do to make them happen. Want a little extra magic thrown in? Light a green candle while you sort out your money plans.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Halloween’s blue moon is lighting you up, Taurus. Don’t be surprised if you feel a little more energized than usual on October 31: There is an electric charge in the air. Use it wisely.

Step out of your comfort zone and do something you don’t normally give yourself permission to do. This is a time for you to re-examine the rules you live by and whether they are keeping you secure, or holding you back. You might be surprised to find that an old security blanket is actually weighing you down. 

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween: 

Explore the question: “What possibilities exist within me?” Take your time and let the answers surface. Don’t judge them as they pop up. Choose one or two of the most exciting answers you receive and reflect upon what would need to happen in order for you to bring one of those possibilities to life. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You’re craving more time to explore your creative depths, Gemini. Take Halloween night to yourself to binge-watch some of your favourite scary movies, or curl up with a thought-provoking book and let your imagination run wild. Keep a journal nearby to jot down any flashes of inspiration that may come to you. 

Blue moons are often believed to bring rare opportunities, and your fertile mind is ready for a new seed to be planted this Halloween. If you’ve ever wanted to write a book or script, or if you’ve been struggling to get an artistic idea off the ground, October 31 can help you break out of any creative blocks and find the inspiration you’re searching for.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween: 

Let your imagination call the shots. Set some time aside to create or reflect upon an idea you hold close to your heart. Need some help getting started? Crystals like sodalite and lapis lazuli are powerful talismans for creative endeavours. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Things are not business as usual this year, and that also goes for Halloween traditions. But you’re not letting that stop you from getting into the spirit of things. Create your own Halloween tradition this year, whether it’s something that’s just for you, or something everyone can participate in.

You might decide to organize a virtual Halloween party—with costumes, of course—or gather some of your favourite friends for a full moon ritual via Skype. 

If you’d rather spend some solo time this Halloween, explore what this time of year means to you and create a new way to honour the depths of the fall season. 

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Think of how you and your BFFs can share your hopes and dreams together. Create an accountability group or support circle to champion each other. Think of it as your own little coven where you bond over the magic you weave throughout your lives.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The energy of this blue moon has you feeling restless and ready to make big moves, Leo. You’re ready for your life to grow, change and hand you a bigger opportunity than you’ve ever had before. To dream big you’ve got to play big, and this Halloween, the stars are encouraging you to commit to your most exciting goal yet. 

Some advice: Don’t talk yourself out of it. When you start to level up, all of your blocks and fears become clear. If doubt starts to cloud your vision right now, remember: Your dreams are not silly, it’s never too late, and you’re not wasting your time.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Think of a successful person you admire. Spend some time learning about their life. What did they do? What mistakes did they make? What steps did they take? Find inspiration in their successes (and failures) and choose one action you can take right now based off of your role model.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Do you feel like the universe is trying to break you open this year, Virgo? It might be because you’re tapped into some major cosmic forces these days that are making your world feel topsy turvy. 

This year is all about spiritual growth. This is the kind of personal change that leads to new chapters and important journeys. And Halloween’s blue moon is stirring up some exciting changes for you, but the energy of this lunation is one that starts from within. Cultivate your spiritual side. Learn something that expands your mind. Allow your perception to be forever changed.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Explore a new spiritual outlet, or dig deep into an existing path. Treat yourself to a new tarot deck, sign up for an astrology workshop or book an online reading with your favourite witchy reader. Surrender to whatever is calling to you and let the magic unfold from there.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

“Are those your feelings, or mine?” You might be asking yourself this question a lot as Halloween rolls around. You are often highly perceptive and make an effort to be mindful of other people’s thoughts and feelings, but this month’s blue moon is making you eerily tuned into the people around you to the point where you feel like a sponge for other people’s emotions. 

Don’t feel guilty if you need to recharge. Take a time out to watch a movie or go for a long walk under the light of the blue moon if it feels right. You are picking up on all kinds of vibes right now, but it’s not your job to feel everybody else’s feelings for them.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

Work on developing your intuition. Treat yourself to a book about psychic development, or check out an online workshop to help you harness your intuitive abilities. Crystals like clear quartz and moonstone can also help to support intuitive development.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Let’s face it: Halloween is your time, Scorpio. It’s your birthday season and you’re in the mood to make it memorable—even if Halloween has to look a little different this year. (Thanks, 2020.)

This year’s blue moon is encouraging you to get adventurous. Connect with the friends in your life who are down for anything and find a way to make this Halloween one to remember, even if it’s at a safe distance. Think about the possibilities: Is there a virtual Victorian séance you could all attend? Or could you get together for an online group tarot reading?  

The astrology for you this Halloween is one that merges fun and friends with the unexpected. Gather your bravest pals and see where the night leads.

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

What scares you, Scorpio? Out of all the signs, you tend to be drawn to the darker side of life, but what people don’t often know is that you need to be in control at all times. This Halloween, challenge yourself to face a fear and show your vulnerable side a little bit. 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Have you ever thought about making Halloween your personal holiday? Because that’s what the stars are encouraging you to do this year. Even if you can’t take the whole day to yourself, the astrology of October 31 suggests that you take some serious downtime however you can. This Halloween feels deeply personal and spiritual for you.

Don’t feel pressured to be part of other people’s plans if you can help it, Sag. Take this time for yourself. Create your own ritual, take yourself on a walking meditation, or disconnect from the rest of the world so that you can lose yourself in the magic of the moment. 

How to channel your inner magic this Halloween:

What does the word “ritual” inspire for you? What kind of ceremony might you hold for yourself if you could do anything you wanted? Think of the magic you want to experience for yourself this year and do some research on how to put together your own sacred ceremony.