In the Stars

Your October Horoscope Predictions Are Here

There are two full moons this month and the last Mercury retrograde of the year begins. Here's what to expect.
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Read every sign's current 2020 horoscope predictions to see what's in store for you this year or check out each sign's personality profile to learn more about the zodiac.

Welcome to October, everyone. This month kicks off with a fiery full moon in bold Aries on Thursday, October 1. This energy will light us up and renew the motivation to pursue our creative passions. Many of us experienced a change in our professional lives due to the pandemic, but this powerful full moon reminds us that we can still take control in some ways. 

The final Mercury retrograde of the year starts Tuesday, October 13 and ends on Tuesday, November 3. Yes, the last day of this retrograde is the election, and Scorpio is an obsessive, paranoid sign when in Mercury retrograde. Politics are stressful enough these days, so the importance of self-care during this time is elevated. Take social media breaks, enjoy comfort food, avoid problematic exes, and masturbate. 

There's a sprinkling of fairy dust on our love lives during the new moon in Libra, the sign of partnerships, on Friday, October 16. This is a wonderful day to share your feelings with your crush or enjoy a socially distant date. Because Libra also rules balance and justice, you will likely bond with your friends over political discussions. Be willing to keep an open heart and an open mind, even when times are tough. 

Sexy Scorpio season officially begins on Thursday, October 22. Scorpio can be intense. Beware of temptations during this time to check in on exes and fall into obsessive, anxious thinking. Lean into the positive traits of this sign, as Scorpio is loyal, sexy, alluring, and extremely intuitive. Connections forged during this season have the potential to last a lifetime. 

October began with a bang, and it ends on an even bigger one. Saturday, October 31, is Halloween and a full moon in sensual Taurus. Use this grounded earth sign energy to celebrate safely, by staying in with your partner or having a small, outdoor get-together where everyone incorporates PPE into their costume. And be bold and dramatic with your makeup. Have fun and see you in November!

October Predictions by Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

October brings the start of Scorpio season and the year's final Mercury retrograde. Beware of paranoid thinking and getting stuck in your head. Still, there are benefits to getting in touch with your dark side, and a full moon in your sign reminds you of your power. Read your full October horoscope here.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

A bold full moon brings professional encouragement your way, prompting you to make use of your creative abilities despite the world's economic setbacks. You're very tempted to text exes when Mercury goes retrograde in obsessive Scorpio, but cooler heads prevail. The month ends on an excellent note when Halloween occurs on a full moon in your sign. Lean into your Venusian side and enjoy snacks, costumes, and friends. Read your full October horoscope here.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You're a fantastic flirt, Gemini, but opening up about your emotions can be challenging. During a new moon in fellow air sign Libra, the sign of balance and partnerships, you're inspired to open up about your feelings. A relationship levels up and seductive Scorpio season promises lots of sexy fun. Read your full October horoscope here.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Despite being a well of emotions, sometimes you get stuck in your crab-like shell. October is full of astrological events that bring out your bold, seductive side. Sexy Scorpio season lights up your sex life and helps you share emotions. You are the best host of the zodiac and you put your skills to the test on Halloween by throwing a pandemic-friendly get-together. Read your full October horoscope here.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Scorpio season is amazing for Leos. You're hornier than ever and have Halloween to look forward to — and we know that you always win the costume contest. However, as much as you love the spotlight, the last Mercury retrograde of the year asks you to practice patience. Not every day can be all about you, but that doesn't mean you can't shine. Read your full October horoscope here.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Mercury retrograde in emotional Scorpio has you feeling nostalgic, Virgo. Make sure to reach out to the right people, such as friends, family, and your therapist (if you have one), rather than a toxic ex. October also lights up your sex life and a new moon in Libra, the sign of partnerships, brings new romantic prospects. Halloween is epic this year, falling on a Saturday and a full moon in luxurious Taurus, but it's okay if you want to stay in and watch scary movies.  Read your full October horoscope here.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

You're the sign of justice, Libra, and your commitment to equality makes you a leader in your community, especially during a year as stressful and full of injustice as 2020. The demands on you are high, especially during the last Mercury retrograde of the year, which coincides with Election Day. You may feel that you are spread too thin, so carve out time for self-care to enjoy the second half of your season before stress ruins your Halloween.  Read your full October horoscope here.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

It's your season, Scorpio, which means you get to be your captivating, intense, sexy self. However, Mercury retrograde in your sign brings out your negative traits and you're tempted to fall into a web of paranoia and distrust. Put down your phone. Stop checking in on people you know are bad for you. Focus on social justice during election season and, of course, safely celebrate Halloween, your favorite holiday. Read your full October horoscope here.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

A full moon in fellow fire sign Aries sets the stage for the month and as always you're the star. While you could tell jokes all night long, moody Scorpio season asks you to travel to one place you don't want to go: the depths of your emotions. It's been a hell of a year and you need to process that in order to continue shining brightly. Thankfully, Halloween promises some relief from this processing — and yes, everyone will be jealous of your costume. Read your full October horoscope here.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You pride yourself on being a logical, practical sign, but Mercury retrograde in moody Scorpio stirs up a slew of difficult emotions. You've got to face them, Capricorn, but the good news is that you'll feel better on the other side. There are sexy surprises in store for you this month when you feel called to share a kinky fantasy to a partner or crush. Hint: It's likely to go well. Read your full October horoscope here.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

It's a tough time to be the revolutionary of the zodiac, Aquarius. With your devotion to social justice, you've been busy fighting against racism and organizing in your community. A Mercury retrograde in Scorpio that runs through Election Day doesn't make your life any easier. However, sexy Scorpio season reminds you that even if you can't save the world in a day you can have a stress-busting orgasm.  Read your full October horoscope here.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Fellow water sign Scorpio season brings out your moody side, Pisces, but also reminds you of the power of speaking boldly and clearly. A new moon in Libra brings optimism to your love life and when Halloween falls on a sensual new moon in Taurus, you go bold with your costume. Read your full October horoscope here.


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