You’re still feeling cozy when Saturday, October 14, brings a new moon and solar eclipse in Libra, falling in your 4th House of Home and Family. You want to stay home, which, as astrologers love to remind you, is an excellent way to spend an eclipse, as these fascinating cosmic occurrences can leave everyone feeling on edge. It’s best to chill your way through them with snacks and TV.
However, a week later, the stars dare you to continue to lean into that rebellious side you demonstrated earlier. Everyone thinks that Cancers are all warm and fuzzy and look great in comfy oversized sweaters, like fellow Cancer Ariana Grande, but you also have claws. Don’t pinch anyone (unless they’re into that), but be ready to open up to a friend or lover about sexual fantasies, kinks, or some other taboo topic when chatty Mercury enters envelope-pushing Scorpio on Saturday, October 21. Talking about desires helps normalize them, so if you can trust this person, whether you’re talking as friends or a couple interested in experimenting, relax and use this opportunity to deepen a relationship.
Spooky season, the time of the year when Halloween, or Samhain, pronounced sow-in, as the Pagans call it for all the witches reading, gets going when the sun enters Scorpio on Monday, October 23. Your Scorpio season assignment is very simple but quite challenging for some Cancers (shout out to the over-thinkers). Just focus on having a good time. Dance, dress up, make out, and take the time to notice when you’re happy. You’re going to be enjoying yourself so much that you’ll have a hard time turning down Halloween parties that fall on Saturday, October 28. However, considering this date also brings a dramatic and primal full moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus, if you find yourself having to break up a fight after too much revelry, we told you so. Have fun and see you next month.
Important dates in October 2023:
Wednesday, October 4: Mercury enters Libra
Sunday, October 8: Venus enters Virgo
Tuesday, October 10: Pluto goes direct in Capricorn
Wednesday, October 11: Mars enters Scorpio
Saturday, October 14: New moon and solar eclipse in Libra
Tuesday, October 17: Juno enters Virgo
Saturday, October 21: Mercury enters Scorpio
Monday, October 23: The sun enters Scorpio
Saturday, October 28: Full moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus
To see monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, check out our full list of October 2023 horoscopes.