Are You Ready for October? This Is What Your Sign Has in Store for You

Updated 03/23/17

At MyDomaine, we want to prepare you for all of life’s challenges, and what better way to do that than by getting some foresight from the stars? Each month, we’ll be bringing you your horoscope, along with a power product to help you get through the month, handpicked by our resident horoscope expert, Los Angeles–based astrologer, spiritual counselor, and writer Rose Theodora. If you’re changing careers, moving into a new home, or getting married, consider yourself in good hands. Ahead, Theodora shares what to expect this month (welcome to the new moon in Libra)—and what you’ll need to get through it.

Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

As we move beyond summer, we “fall” into a routine—we begin to let go, and the changing landscape reminds us of the impermanence of things. We are now officially in fall, marked by September 22’s autumn equinox, when we entered the sign Libra associated with equal parts of day and light, better known to us as the sign of the balancing scales. Striving to attain some sense of balance is very much centered around relationships—not just our interpersonal relationships, but also our relationship to ourselves.

Relationships are a big part of our human experience—to our emotions, with family, friends, and lovers. Interpersonal dynamics shape who we are, and the month of October is intensely about balance. Some important questions to ask yourself this month: What can I do to feel more in balance? Is there something that I could let go of to feel more centered, more focused, and more balanced in my life? What do I need more of?

The month of October is dominated by the sign Libra, a cardinal sign (which means that it initiates a season). Libra is known for its diplomacy, social grace, and conflict resolution. So as we all channel our inner Libra this month, look to your Libra friends for guidance and be sure to wish them a bon anniversaire!

Key Dates:

  • September 30/October 1 (new moon/new beginning in the sign Libra): Declare your love.
  • October 16 (full moon in the sign Aries): Let go of selfish tendencies.
  • October 30 (new moon in the sign Scorpio): Strive to deeply know yourself.
Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

You’ll need to plan to spend time on things you might otherwise overlook. That’s meant to be a tongue twister because it’s not like you to want to focus on what you consider mundane (like other people), but in October, you are inspired to share yourself with others. Actually, much of this year, you’ll be devoted to forming closer attachments; whether in business or love, you’re finally ready for a commitment—congratulations! However, you’re still focused on work this month. It’s where you want to pour all of your energy, but don’t forget that in cultivating greater harmony among colleagues and your loved ones, you’ll have more support than you could have ever asked for.

Let go of selfish tendencies on October 16.

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Balance is always important, but especially for you in October. Typically hung up on your relationships and passionate about your family, you need to give your daily routine some love. Spend the month doing things to bring you more into balance—like cooking, using healthier herbs, taking care of your loved one, making sure their health game in on point—and if you’ve been thinking about changing careers or getting a new job (and you have been), this is the month you’ll need to do it—but you already knew that; you just needed confirmation.

You can focus on relationships again after October 22, when the sun moves into Scorpio and makes you focused on love.

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Consider a spice rack for your kitchen to inspire you to eat healthier. 

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October is highly focused on getting in touch with your elegance and artistic sensibilities. The new moon on September 30/October 1 reminded you just how romantic, playful, and social you can be, and you’ve missed that side of yourself. It’s been a rough year for you in terms of partnerships, but this month kicks off a period of more fluidity and more synchronicity. It’s still not quite time to make a commitment, or if you do, you’ll really need to think long-term about what you’re committing yourself to.

Remember marriages are like contracts, so you’ll need to look closely at the subtext. It’s best to focus on yourself and less on your friends right now, particularly on the full moon on October 16. Discover more of what you love and be gentle with yourself.

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Lean back in a contemporary chaise lounge so you can kick up your feet and read a good book.

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Surprise! Your home becomes your focus this month. You have all sort of changes going on at home that spell growth with a capital G. This is the year that you make some big changes, such as moving or adding additional people to your family. If you want to sell your home, which you’re probably considering if you’re a homeowner, now is 100% the time to do it, starting yesterday. Typically when such major changes are occurring at home, our career changes too, which might even be your motivation for moving.

It’s key to remember that your emotions are heavily tied to the harmony in your home, and with so many changes, you’ll need to keep these feelings in check—spending a little time alone helps. The full moon on October 16 asks that you let go of selfishness when it comes to your profession and ease into the changes ahead.

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This crescent moon painting will soothe you as you stare at it on the wall in your bedroom. The moon is your ruling planet, so speak to it.

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Being financially set means that you can breathe easy. You’ve spent the last year intricately getting your finances in order, and if you still feel far from prosperous, just wait—you’ve invested an entire year into perfecting your self-worth and are now ready to explore other parts of yourself. You’ve focused on strategy and honed in on your purpose, but now it’s time to communicate those changes and to integrate them into mind and body. The new moon on September 30/October 1 opened a whole new line of communication for you.

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Last year was likely one of the most life-changing yet for you. Now it’s time to start taking better care of yourself. To be clear, that does not imply that you’re losing momentum in your downtime, but you’ll have a little more time to reap some of those hard-earned benefits. October is very much about asking for what you deserve and pampering yourself a little bit—something that you have a hard time doing. Try to make the most out of the month, prior to October 22, when all the planets transition and things get busier again.

The full moon on October 16 means letting go of financially draining commitments once and for all.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your social grace permeates the room. Everything is on your side right now. For a sign that’s overly concerned with the harmony of interpersonal relationships, you’re actually having to let go of that a little in the month of October. Instead, you’ll need to focus on your own inner harmony. This will be one of the most life-changing months, even years, that you’ve had since 2006. October will be busy, and you will have more people demanding your time than you’re used to. The full moon on October 16 will help you to weed out the draining people in your life so that you can focus more on yourself.

Look at how you spent the last day of September, and watch how that day miraculously unfolds for you…

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Because you’ll be so busy this month, and therefor more likely to lose your car keys, keep them somewhere where you can easily locate them.

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October is about opening yourself up to spiritual downloads, and the new moon at the end of September was mystically potent for you, whether you were consciously aware of it or not. The full moon on October 16 will ask that you pay closer attention to your health; you’ll need to let go of your overly insistent way of doing things and surrender more to compromise. Pay closer attention to your dreams this month; they’re richly potent with information—wisdom, actually. Spend some time alone this month as well, and spiritually reconnect with yourself.

You’ll start to make sense of everything after October 18 and get an energy boost after October 22, but for now, stay present. The second new moon this month, which is on October 30 in your sign, will be a particularly auspicious day for you, so do something special to celebrate.

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Sporting a sultry eye cover this month helps you to go deeper into REM. 

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Things are looking up. October is a particularly auspicious time for you because it’s social, and when you are being social, you naturally feel more positive. Over the past year, you’ve really come to understand yourself better, and because of that, you know where you stand with others, and you know what you want. October is about starting to will some of those wishes to fruition. The full moon on October 18 asks that you let go of some of your impulsive ways and think more about how you affect others.

What is it that you can do to contribute more to those around you? The new moon on October 30 means you could actually profit from your contributions, so hang tight—you’re almost there. October 18 is a very favorable day for you when Venus, the planet of love and money, enters your sign.

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Documenting things is always one of your strong suits. Using a camera to take pictures of others is something that would bring you a ton of joy this month.

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Prepare to finally be recognized for your hard work. This month, you gain some sort of recognition—to what degree depends on how connected you are to your wisdom and purpose. If you’ve been itching for a change and feeling quite the opposite (that you couldn’t possibly get a promotion where you’re at), then this is the time to make the necessary change. Just watch how quickly opportunities and a noteworthier title will surface in no time at all. The new moon on October 30 will open up doors for you—say yes to everything.

Don’t decline any invites, and try to attend everything. This month is about a sigh of relief; next month is about inhaling deeply because you’ll be ridiculously busy.

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You’re a timekeeper, and a clock reminds you to make future decisions wisely based on your past experiences. 

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You love a good game just like anyone, but you aren’t just anyone—you’re an Aquarius, and Aquarians have a unique way about them. The month of October is strengthening your higher mind and sharing that knowledge with others, but it’s also about growth and expansion. You’ll be traveling a ton this year, and this month marks the beginning of this new cycle; however, if you wanted to go back to school, now would be ideal, and you should. The full moon on October 16 reminds you to let go of the little things and to focus on big-picture stuff, which you love doing anyway.

Trust the people around you; playing a card game with them will cultivate greater trust.

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Playing cards to enhance your wit.

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October is about introspection for you. You’ll need to look closely at your resources this month—it’s quite possible you’ve recently married or you’re having to learn more about joint finances; dive in, and don’t be scared! It’s an exciting time for you: It’s sensual; it’s all about partnerships and sharing. The key will be in cultivating boundaries, yet when you are sharing yourself, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. The full moon on October 16 indicates changes to your income, so use this time to wisely to determine whether or not you are overextending yourself; or maybe it’s the other way around and you’re on the receiving end.

Regardless, it doesn’t matter—it’s about orchestrating greater balance.

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Grab a radio for the shower so that you can decompress while singing along, your favorite pastime!