Put Your Best Costume Forward—October Horoscopes Are Here

Updated 04/16/19
October Horoscopes 2018 —

This month we’re transitioning from rational Libra to instinctual Scorpio. Both signs crave depth in relationships, but the way they each go about getting it is radically different. While the sun is in air sign Libra, it’s a great time to talk through your ideas with your partner, friends, or colleagues, but once Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, you’ll find yourself focusing more on the way you both feel. That’s because Scorpio is a water sign, and water signs are all about emotions. It’s less precise than Libra’s cool approach but no less valid or important.

If something feels off in your gut this season, you’d do well to listen to that intuition.

Love goddess Venus will enter her retrograde phase this month, and it’ll move through the signs of Libra and Scorpio as well. Venus retrograde begins in Scorpio on the 5th, giving you the cosmic space you’ll need to reevaluate what is and isn’t working in your most intimate partnerships. If someone or something is making you feel less than the beautiful person you truly are, it might be time to walk—but wait until after this transit wraps up next month to make any drastic changes. On the 31st, Venus backtracks into her home sign of Libra for a dreamy, ethereal vibe that’s sure to inspire plenty of great Halloween celebrations.

Your best bet? Do a ritual to show yourself the love you’ve been craving. You might be surprised how well it works!

October Horoscopes 2018 — Libra

When Venus starts her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your luxury sector on the 5th, it’s time to live simpler. If you haven’t yet, try making a budget and finding ways to save a little cash here and there! On the 8th, a new moon in your sign will help you set some gorgeous goals that can inspire your financial overhaul. It’s a lot easier to put money back when you know you’re going to be splurging on a trip to Greece this holiday season! Under the Taurus full moon on the 24th, a powerful attraction reminds you that it’s okay to express your sensual side.

With Venus retrograde into your sign on the 31st, you might feel a little shy about it at first, but it gets easier with practice.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Scorpio

On the 5th, sensual Venus begins her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your sign. It feels pretty intense, but you’ll enjoy it if you take this time to explore what parts of yourself you find most beautiful. Is there an interest or attraction you’ve let fall by the wayside? It’s not too late to go after it, especially under the Libra new moon on the 8th! Once social Mercury moves into your sign on the 9th, you’ll be the name on everyone’s lips, and when Scorpio season begins on the 23rd, you’ll be more than ready to step into the spotlight.

Under the Taurus full moon the 24th, you realize what support you need out of your partnerships, including lovers, friends, and colleagues. If you aren’t getting it, Venus retrograde into your spiritual twelfth house on the 31st will give you plenty of ideas on where to find it. Listen to your heart this Halloween because it’s got an important message for you.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Sagittarius

If you’ve been feeling a little lost lately, Venus retrograde in your spirituality zone from the 5th will help you find yourself. This period is all about getting the emotional nourishment you need to thrive, whether it’s from healthy relationships, a therapist, or trust in yourself. Under the Libra new moon in your groups zone on the 8th, you’ll find the right people to go with you on this new journey—and let go of a few who are riding a different wave than you are now. The Taurus full moon on the 24th in your health and habits zone reveals any energy drains or sources of burnout and helps you heal them before it gets out of hand.

Finally, Mercury into your sign on Halloween ensures you’ll have plenty of invitations to choose from, but Venus retrograde in your friends sector that afternoon means you’ll have the most fun if you spend it with old friends.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Capricorn

As much as you love to plan, you also know how to recognize when a goal isn’t working out— and that’s exactly what happens when Venus starts her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your long-term vision sector on the 5th. Luckily, a Libra new moon on the 8th delivers an amazing professional opportunity that you’ll be happy to revise your schedule for. Under the Taurus full moon in your pleasure zone on the 24th, you’re reminded of the importance of having fun every once in a while. If you haven’t been giving yourself enough time to pursue the things you truly care about, Venus backtracks into your career zone on the 31st, helping you to update your work routines to incorporate your true passions.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Aquarius

You’re always 10 steps ahead of everyone around you, but even you could benefit from slowing down for a while. When Venus starts her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your professional zone on the 5th, consider it your cosmic permission slip to take the time you need to adjust your career timing accordingly. Under the Libra new moon in your expansive ninth house on the 8th, you could be offered an exciting media, publishing, or travel opportunity that’s worth incorporating into your long-term strategy.

You might feel a little emotional about it thanks to the Taurus full moon on the 24th, but trust your gut instincts on this one. On Halloween night, Venus backtracks into your publicity sector, bringing pleasant connections from the past into your present day.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Pisces

When love goddess Venus starts her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your risk-taking zone on the 5th, you might feel disappointed in yourself for playing it a little too safe lately. That’s okay! Take the next few weeks to plan out a bold new strategy for your love life. You’ll get a solid start on this when the Libra new moon activates your sensual eighth house on the 8th. Later, under the Taurus full moon on the 24th, you’ll finally feel brave enough to act on your attraction, whether it’s talking to a crush or pitching to an investor you’ve been courting.

Once Venus backtracks into your intimacy zone on the 31st, you’ll realize where you need to be more (or less) open with others. If nothing else, it’s definitely going to be an intense Halloween night.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Aries

When was the last time you checked in on your personal boundaries? On the 5th, when love goddess Venus starts her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your intimacy zone, it’s time to rethink how much you want to share. A loving Libra new moon on the 8th will help you draw a line in the sand with grace and kindness, and a Taurus full moon in your house of value on the 24th reminds you that you’re worth taking care of. By the time Venus backtracks into your relationship zone on the 31st, you’ll have a much clearer idea of what you’re looking for in a lover, friend, or colleague.

Don’t settle for less.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Taurus

When Venus, your ruling planet, backtracks through the sky for the next 40 days and 40 nights, you’ll probably feel a little out of sorts. This starts on the 5th in your partnership zone, giving you a gorgeous opportunity to upgrade your love life—even if it takes a little heavy lifting at first. Under the Libra new moon on the 8th, you feel amazing when you make self-love a part of your daily routine. By the time the full moon lights up your sign on the 24th, you’re practically glowing. Venus retrograde into your health and habits zone on the 31st means you’ll make slow, steady progress toward any nutrition or fitness goals over the next few weeks, so keep up the good work.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Gemini

Have you been spending so much time scrolling through your feed that you’re missing out on the beauty all around you? On the 5th, Venus will start her 40-day-and-40-night retrograde phase in your health and habits zone, reminding you of the importance of self-care. The Libra new moon on the 8th infuses your life with fun again (for what feels like the first time in a while), and Mercury into passionate Scorpio the following day rekindles your lust for life. Under the Taurus full moon on the 24th, a secret message or unexpected conversation reveals something you weren’t expecting.

Talk it out with a trusted friend or mentor, especially once Mercury moves into your partnership zone on the 31st. Once Venus backtracks through your pleasure zone that same day, you’re sure to have very sultry Halloween night.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Cancer

Your sign can’t resist a good nostalgia trip, but when love goddess Venus backtracks through your romance zone starting on the 5th, do your best to stay grounded in reality. It’s incredibly tempting to dwell on your past feelings, especially when the Libra new moon on the 8th causes all kinds of new emotions to surface. Luckily, the Taurus full moon in your friendship sector on the 24th brings you a good friend or mentor to help you through the healing process. It all starts to make sense when Venus retrograde moves into the area of your horoscope that rules your personal origin story on the 31st.

You might be dealing with a few (figurative) ghosts this Halloween, but at least they’ll be friendly.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Leo

When love goddess Venus begins her retrograde phase in your emotions zone on the 5th, don’t be surprised if you start to feel all kinds of unexpected things. Now’s the time to let go of any relationships that didn’t quite get the closure you wanted or any guilt you might be harboring for that not working out. Under the Libra new moon on the 8th, you’ll finally be able to communicate what you’ve been thinking all this time. Once Scorpio season starts on the 23rd, you feel grounded for the first time in a long time.

It pays off under the Taurus full moon on the 24th, when you’ll need to focus all your attention on work. Once Venus backtracks into your community zone, expect to run into people you haven’t seen in ages. For Halloween, reunite with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

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October Horoscopes 2018 — Virgo

With social Mercury as your sign’s ruler, you’re all about clear communication. That’s exactly why you’re going to love Venus retrograde in your thoughts, words, and conversation sector on the 5th, clarifying the way you get your point across to others. A Libra new moon on the 8th reminds you how much you value your partners at work, and Mercury into intimate Scorpio the very next day might prompt you to open up to your coworkers. Under the Taurus full moon on the 24th, taking a risk for a travel opportunity or media project pays major dividends.

On Halloween, Mercury into your house of emotions has you in your feelings, and Venus retrograde in your money zone says it’s a good idea to stay in and save your cash. Treat yourself to some luxurious alone time instead of going out.

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