Welcome to October, Libra! Ever since your season started last month, your signature Libra traits have been more apparent than ever. As the sign of justice, balance, and partnerships, you can stay engaged in your personal relationships and activism at the same time; after all, love is at the root of both. But below the surface, you can sometimes be prone to insecurities. The full moon in Aries on Thursday, October 1 brings out your boldness and inspires you to be confident. It’s time to be true to who you are and honest about what you need.
There’s only one Mercury retrograde left this year, and it occurs from Tuesday, October 13 to Tuesday, November 3. Yes, the last day is the election and yes, things may get messy. During this Mercury retrograde, which takes place in investigative Scorpio, people may be looking to you for some help sussing things out. You’re typically fair-minded, and even if you’re a bit flaky, you’re always honest. Remind your community that together, you do have the power to change the world, and help out by fundraising, political organizing, or just being a good friend to talk to.
There is one night this month that should be all about you, no questions asked. During the new moon in Libra on Friday, October 16, put your phone on airplane mode and run a bubble bath. Crack open a good book, and put on your favorite record. You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, after all — it’s time for some pampering.
While you are the sign of relationships and justice, that doesn’t mean that you’re always fair in your love life. Libras can be flirty, and sometimes this causes problems with significant others. This Scorpio season, which is all about intensity, sex, and loyalty, try to have some honest conversations with your partner about what you consider cheating, both emotionally and physically, and how to make things work for you. If you’re single, use this time to think about what kind of relationship structure is ideal for you.
October ends with a bang on Saturday, October 31. Not only is it Halloween, but it’s also a full moon in Taurus, a sign which shares your ruling planet, Venus. Dress up in a way that makes you feel powerful. Even if you can’t go partying, don’t sleep on an opportunity to express yourself, take cute photos, and have some fun. Stay safe and see you in November.
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We know many of you may be feeling worried, frightened, or isolated right now. Although the stars don’t have answers to the multitude of questions running through all of our minds, astrology may at least provide some comfort during times of uncertainty. We urge you to donate to one or all of these organizations if you’re able to; if you can’t, we created a guide to ways you can support the BLM movement other than financially.
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