Welcome to October, Taurus. At the end of September, you took stock of your time to figure out a schedule that works for you. Due to the pandemic, most of us had to rearrange our day-to-day activities. You may have found some time fo begin a creative project, or shifted your professional focus. On the bold Aries full moon on Thursday, October 1, you may receive some sort of good news relating to a collaboration or your career. It’s been a tough year, so it’s more important than ever to cherish the small wins.
Mercury retrograde goes down from Tuesday, October 13, to Tuesday, November 3 (yes, that is Election Day). This Mercury retrograde is the last of the year and falls in the sign of jealous, horny Scorpio. Thanks to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, many of us took a hit to our romantic lives in one way or another. It’s tempting to turn away from the uncertain future and romanticize the past, but don’t let nostalgia trick you into getting back together with a toxic ex. Texts from past loves are particularly potent during retrogrades. Block numbers as needed.
However, a new moon in Libra on Monday, October 16 requires total honesty with yourself about the past. The things we’ve seen over the past several months have done a number on all of us. Upon reflection, you might realize you may have ended a relationship prematurely. Ask yourself if your issues were truly about compatibility or if it was just too difficult to let someone in during this time. Either answer is OK — but you may find that you want to give someone special another shot. When in doubt, consult a therapist or a trusted friend for advice.
Sexy Scorpio season begins on Thursday, October 22. With the election approaching, it’s important to practice self-care, and during this season, that means sex. Make sure your sex toys are charged, or talk to any potential hookups about COVID-19 exposure. Get yours, just keep safety in mind.
Finally, October ends with a bang with a full moon in your sign, on Saturday, October 31, which is also Halloween. Use this opportunity to decorate your apartment or put on a costume after months wearing sweatpants. If you have stay-at-home companions or friends you feel safe with, celebrate together. Provide PPE, spooky tunes, and, of course, candy. 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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