October is going to be an extremely intense month. Prepare yourself for the stressful astrological aspects ahead by knowing the fun and escape of Halloween will wrap your month on a high note. Plan for a lovely get together with your pack at the dog park to strut and show off your costumes. Have fun!
These are the main astrological influences of October:
- The Libra new moon on October 6 allows us to mend past emotional upsets.
- Romantic planet Venus glides into Sagittarius on October 7, adding passion to love.
- October 20’s full moon in Aries gives us the chance to heal ourselves.
- The sun’s ingress into Scorpio on October 23 lets us get deep with others.
- Mars’s movement into Scorpio on October 30 gives us the drive to finish and complete projects.
- Watch out for ghosts and eat lots of treats on October 31!
This month, four out of six planets who are retrograde turn direct:
- Pluto ends the retrograde journey on October 6 that began on April 27 in Capricorn, establishing a period of growth in the world.
- Authoritative Saturn, who began moonwalking on May 23, turns direct on October 10 in Aquarius. This will redefine our commitments and relationships.
- Expansive Jupiter gets more room to blossom on October 18, when the retrograde journey ends the planetary moonwalk that began on June 20 in Pisces.
- On October 18, Mercury retrograde in Libra ends its planetary backspin that began September 7.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’ve been very moody for the past few weeks, because the one thing you desperately want is attention—and you’re not getting it. Be careful with your actions, especially with your pet parents, because your tough attitude will create distance between you and others. Your energy will start to loosen up on October 20th, when you’ll be in a mending mood, looking for ways to rebuild and reconstruct the emotional highways in your life. This is a good impulse and you should follow it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
A former crush is fast-tracking their way back into your social scene on October 6. But have you or haven’t you outgrown your feelings for them? By the time October 20th rolls around, you’ll realize that they still hold a special place in your heart, which will lead to the inevitable game of cat and mouse that will run from October 23rd to the 30th.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This month you are ready to mix it up and get creative. Because, hey, you can be anything—or anyone, dog or cat—on Halloween. Feeling your creative side, on October 20th you’ll get the guts to try that costume you’ve always wanted to rock. Invite your pack along for a party or some trick-or-treating—they will help you tap further into your flowering imagination.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You’re not wanting to go trick-or-treating with your brood this Halloween. To be honest, you are more interested in spending time at home watching scary movies and eating the special treats made especially for you by your pet parents. Although you’re not in the mood to go around town, you’ll embrace the holiday spirit on October 20th and 30th by trying your costume on, and escaping into the idea of being someone else for a day. It’s a good question, lazy bones—just who do you want to be, anyway?
Leo (July 23-August 22)
There are a lot of rumors circulating your orb — 99.9% of which have been proven to be untrue. The problem is that you’re the one who accidentally started them last month, and now you are spinning in circles trying to make the drama stop (mostly so no one catches your loose lips). All the drama will totally stop on October 18th and be forgotten on October 23. Give it some time to cool down and try to contain yourself next time you’re tempted to gossip.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You have your eye on a new chew toy and you’re dropping serious begging hints to the ‘rents. But are they even listening to you? Instead of hoping that they notice, on October 6th, show them how much you deserve it. You gotta ask yourself, when you gnaw on the table leg and they say, “No!”, are you even listening to them? With good behavior this month, the treat’ll be yours by October 18th.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
October 6th’s new moon is a time when you can face your fears and squash them. When it’s time for you to take a bath, you don’t have to howl and resist your pet parent’s attempt to keep you clean and smelling fresh. Instead, lean into the feel of the soapy bubbles and warm water. Most importantly, enjoy the shake off after the bath when you get revenge on your pet patent for the bath (and remember: your ‘rents only want what’s best for you).
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Everyone needs time to themselves for R&R, and this month, Scorp, you need some. Don’t fight it: Take time the first part of the month to mend your heart, revive your senses, relax your high energy, and focus solely on you. When October 23rd and 30th roll around, you’ll be recharged and ready to strut a new, calm vibe. When a dog starts testing you at the dog park, don’t engage, and strive to protect your newfound-Zen.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
It’s been a long time since you’ve had quality time at the dog park with your pack. October 6th and 7th give you the chance to reconnect with them and have some much needed one-on-one time with the pups you love. There will be a lot of tail wagging, barking, and rough housing as a result of the good times these days are bringing your way. Don’t wait too long to play with them again.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
All work and no play can make anyone irritable—especially you. You’ve been spending your days learning new tricks and trying to grow and learn how to be the best dog or cat you can be. Now, you just need a break to recharge. You’ll find it on October 6th when you’re offered a chance simply to relax and be a pet without any demands on you. You’ve earned it, so sleep and snack the day away.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
We hate to be the bearer of good news, but this month will be tough for you, Aquarius, with a few bright spots on October 7th, 10th, and 18th, when you’ll gain valuable perspective. On the darker days, remember—you’re learning and gaining experience. And everyone needs experience to grow and to be better.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Prepare to feel autumnal burn out this month, Pisces. You haven’t had a moment to sit with your thoughts or feelings in a while, which is making them become a burden. When you do, on October 18th, 23rd, and 30th, you’ll be making major decisions about how you want to move on from these problems. If you’re angry at your pet parent, don’t act out. Give them a slight snub and they’ll get the vibe.