October 1, 2020
HOROSCOPES | OCTOBER 2020
By Leah Samuels of Moonlight Offerings
October begins in Libra Season, a sign typically associated with beauty and balance. Libra holds the scales of justice in its hands. Libra Season reminds us that we have the power to tip the scales in new directions.
This month finds us in some planetary predicaments, including the ongoing Mars Retrograde (September 9th-November 13th). Mercury, the planet of communication, also stations retrograde this month.
Retrogrades uncover hidden information, ignite reflection, and prompt us to re-direct a particular area of our lives.
Mercury Retrograde (October 14th-November 3rd) sometimes signifies delays. Mercury opposes Uranus roughly between October 7th-20th, which means this energy is unpredictable. With Saturn and Pluto squares in the mix, try to apply pressure where it needs to go.
This month begins and ends with a Full Moon, which is revealing, and signifies heightened emotional energy.
The first Full Moon occurs on October 1st. The Full Moon in Aries links up with Chiron, which brings light to our identity wounds. Use this time for integration and healing. Understand how your perspective is informed by your identities and values.
The New Moon in Libra arrives on October 16th, in a tense configuration with Saturn, Pluto, and Mars Retrograde. While we formulate wishes and intentions for harmony and justice, we must consider the long term consequences of our actions. Whatever seeds we plant, let’s be committed to seeing them through.
Commit to viewing yourself as a future ancestor.
On October 22nd, the Sun enters Scorpio, a time that’s traditionally devoted to honoring those who have passed. During this time, we approach Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, also known to some as the Witch’s New Year.
Feed your altars, protect your energy, and work your magic in this sacred darkness.
October ends with another Full Moon on October 31st, highlighting the Taurus-Scorpio axis of life and death. This is a time to release what’s outdated, and make room for new life to blossom.
Continue to usher a more bountiful and supportive reality into existence.
Perspective, Conflict, Reclamation
This month illuminates your relationship dynamics. You may be facing internal conflicts that impact your relationships. Others’ opinions may attempt to influence your decisions at this time. Yet, it’s important that you take your time to gain your own clear perspective. Part of Aries’ path is to learn how to constructively work with conflict. Seek the middle ground between avoidance and aggression. Find your ways out of ongoing cycles that zap your life force. Reclaim your energy by forging new patterns.
Creativity, Possibility, Practicality
You may feel drawn to keeping your plans and ideas to yourself right now. While you’re waiting patiently for the right time to share, there may be more work to do behind the scenes. Address any hidden fears that you have, and don’t allow your inner critic or perfectionism to stop you from moving forward. There’s a lot of energy and possibility available to you at this time. Continue to activate your Taurus gift of balance between creativity and practicality.
Leadership, Collaboration, Justice
This is a time to work on your leadership skills and collaborate with others. As you work toward your goals, find ways to connect with others who share a similar vision. Be bold in sharing your truth, and don’t be afraid to speak up. Remember that you have the power to influence others in a positive way. If you are someone who often supports other people’s ideas, it’s now time to support your own, too. Justice is a big theme this month, and it’s a time to redefine what that means to you.
Change, Focus, Retreat
Change is a major theme this month. Everything may feel like it’s moving quickly, so it’s important to stay connected and grounded in yourself and your wellbeing. In your external or work life, this is a time to be focused with your actions and intentions. It may feel like a lot of people are looking to you for support right now. With your energy being pulled in multiple directions, be sure to set healthy and clear boundaries. On an internal level, a spiritual retreat is in order. See if you can find some time to connect with nature and embrace the change of seasons.
Potential, Passion, Assessment
This month is a time to be proud of what you’ve achieved. Leo is a generous sign, and you may want to think about how to share your successes with others. This may look like giving other people a boost, redistributing resources, or giving back in some other way. At the same time, be open to receiving love and support from others. Continue to honor and uplift the people who inspire you. It’s time to release old beliefs around competition and jealousy, and focus more deeply on love and collaboration.
Discipline, Creativity, Relationships
Cultivate self-trust and discipline as you move through this time period. Libra Season can bring up feelings of indecision, so it’s important to trust your intuition as a guide at this time. There’s a part of your life that requires more focus and research. Continue to uncover information to inform your next steps. Commit to your choices, and stay true to the routines that support you in feeling more focused and clear. This month, be sure to nurture the connections that support your growth. Pour into the relationships that also give back to you.
Presence, Healing, Commitment
Happy Libra Season! This is a time to re-commit to your ideals of justice, balance, and creating deeper harmony in the world. Your presence is calming, and a gift to others. This time period calls for a commitment to a strategic plan of action. Stay centered in your approach, and dream beyond your perceived limitations. Celebrate who you are this month, and redirect your energy toward your personal healing journey. Practice both courage and patience with yourself in this process.
Passion, Commitment, Self-Love
This month ignites passion. It may require patience and willpower to stay committed to your path right now. Rather than allow external circumstances to control your emotions, work with your inner power. Yes, you have the power to influence the external world. But you cannot necessarily control all the outcomes. Instead, focus on working with your reactions and responses this month. When challenging emotions arise, tend to this energy with acceptance and deep self-love. Work with coping strategies and magical practices that will support your growth at this time.
Inspiration, Intention, Purpose
Inspiration is needed in the world right now. Take a moment to pause and reflect on how you can nurture yourself and others at this time. Pour whatever creative abundance you have to share into your communities. Get clear about what matters to you, and move with purpose and intention. This is a time to stabilize your energy, and practice patience rather than reach for instant gratification. The more grounded you feel within yourself, the more support you can offer to others. It’s okay to participate in rituals of joy right now – in fact, it’s necessary.
Boundaries, Growth, Communication
This is a challenging time for cardinal signs. Remember to call upon your inner resources, ancestors, and guides for support. Stay steady on your spiritual path, and trust that things will come together in time. This is a time to stay true to your boundaries, and surround yourself with supportive people. Also remember that disagreements do not always equal a lack of support. Sometimes conflict can give us the opportunity to truly grow and understand ourselves better. This month, find new and innovative ways to communicate and resolve long standing issues.
Beliefs, Authenticity, Clarity
This is a time to assess your values and direction. There may be a desire to clear out emotional baggage to prepare for what’s next. Notice when you are triggered, and how that’s connected to your past experiences. Notice if your actions reflect your beliefs. Now is not the time to get stuck in fear. Rather, address your authentic feelings so that you can act upon them. You may be trying to find the right words for what you’ve been thinking about lately. Take the time you need to get clear about what you want to say and how you want to say it.
Attachments, Future, Vision
This month shines light on your attachments and resources. What are you willing to let go of to make space for this next chapter? What is worth holding onto? Stay committed to seeing your dreams into fruition, and consider what you want to carry with you into your future. You are viewing your emotions from a more balanced and mature perspective at this time. With all the turmoil in the world, part of your role is to maintain a more compassionate vision for the future.