What to expect – good and bad – for your zodiac sign in October 2022
It’s time to dance into spooky season!
As we shift into October, we will notice that autumn is truly upon us. While we will have plenty of sugary and sweet planetary alignments in the heavens above, we will also face our fair share of salty, prickly ones too. There will be a significant spotlight on where we stand in our relationships, bringing into focus our own innate desires and sense of power and how we balance that with others. Passion, union, intimacy and trust will be key themes we face at this time, too.
Yet, while this may sound pleasant and enjoyable, there is much chaos to be found in October. To be completely upfront, we are entering the darkest, most challenging period of 2022—with October, November and December all a hellscape to navigate. Immense havoc will be laid upon our paths, as we face cosmic storms at every angle. The best thing to do above all is to lie low, remain flexible and do not charge into battle—as those who do will most certainly find defeat.
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Mercury retrograde ends—and some other planets also wake up
It’s time to shake off some of our roadblocks and confusion! Finally, after feeling like life was hitting snags at every turn due to Mercury retrograde, our planet of the mind will awaken on October 2. He will reach peak speed once again—known as leaving post-shadow—on October 16. This ensures that any of the confusion or miscommunication you experienced since middle August should finally be back on track.
Also, Pluto and Saturn awaken this month, bringing their intensity back to our lives. Everything we’ve reviewed since spring 2022 is being given a chance to manifest around us. Jupiter, the planet of luck, will spin backwards into the seas of Pisces, increasing our reflective and mystical nature until the end of the year.
Eclipse season arrives
Destiny is calling your name! Eclipse season is the period in the year where fate shifts our paths rapidly, bringing sudden and life-changing beginnings, endings, turning points and culminations. Everything will feel intense this month, as if we can sense lightning crackling in the air and something major is just about to happen. A solar eclipse in Scorpio arrives on October 25, bringing a huge fresh start for each of us depending on where it falls for our Sun and Rising signs.
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Cosmic wars arrive as Mars retrograde begins
Prepare for drama! Mars, the planet of raw Fire, will soar through Gemini until March 2023! This is because he will fall asleep in the sky beginning October 30, 2022 and remain chained in his retrograde phase until January 12, 2023. Mars is a planet of action, energy and drive, so when he cannot proceed, we experience sharp karmic lessons around how we pursue our desires. We will review how we write, connect, text, speak and connect to others, as well as karmic situations around war, aggression and sex.
It’s Libra season
Let’s dance with a twin flame! With the mighty sun sizzling through the skies of Libra, we are given an opportunity to focus on our most significant relationships—in business, romance or collaboration. Flying solo isn’t quite as favored at this time, as we can work far better by being in tandem with another. If single and looking for the perfect partner, mirror or soulmate, the stars are significantly more aligned this month to put yourself out there and attract someone who will stand at your side.
Your ultimate guide to October 2022’s astroweather
- October 1, 2022: A day for indulgence, fun, romance and pleasure is upon you! This is a five-star day for pursuing what sets your heart on fire. Luck in love and relationships is upon you, so plan something memorable. However, don’t go too far past your limit, as you could regret your expenses or energetic hangover.
- October 2, 2022: Finally, after weeks of confusion, mental Mercury awakens in the fields of Virgo. We’ll still feel a bit hectic today but moving forward things should gradually improve.
- October 6, 2022: Prepare for intense thoughts and conversations. Mental Mercury links with powerhouse Pluto, bringing depth and passion to communications. Today is an excellent day to pitch ideas to someone, try persuading another or do deep studying or investigative work.
- October 8, 2022: Powerhouse Pluto, the planet of intensity and rebirth, awakens out of a retrograde phase today in the mountains of Capricorn. This will bring greater power to the structures in our lives, as well as governments, banks and authority figures.
- October 9, 2022: The Hunter’s Moon will roar within the skies above. This lunation is a full moon in Aries and will encourage you to put yourself first and pursue your most important passions and desires.
- October 10, 2022: Mercury, our planet of the mind, dances into the zodiac sign of Libra once again. Expect greater opportunities for union, commitment and negotiations. Seeing eye to eye with partners or other people may happen more easily.
- October 11, 2022: The sun sings with Saturn today, bringing achievement and opportunities to pursue your ambitions and long-term plans. This is an excellent day for a big meeting, project launch or to sign a contract.
- October 12, 2022: Today will make you feel quite rocky. Mars clashes with Neptune, making you feel exhausted, defeated and insecure. Illusions and delusions are possible now. Do not get tempted into any nefarious schemes or victimized by others. Hookups are a big no-no. Mercury will also shimmer with Jupiter, which could bring you big thoughts, but don’t let your ego get the best of you.
- October 14, 2022: A five-star day for romance, commitments, engagements or marriages! Make long-term promises in love and money. If single, set up a date with someone who is mature and has their life together. This could be a soulmate that brings stability to your life. Last, make financial investments.
- October 16, 2022: Mercury is out of post-shadow and back to full speed! Hooray!
- October 17, 2022: As the sun and Mars link today, you’ll feel fired up and energized to tackle everything personally and professionally. Seize the day to work toward long-term projects or great ambitions. Sex, romance and socializing will be fun and feisty.
- October 18, 2022: Another five-star day for romance, sex, pleasure and passion! Venus kisses Mars. Set up a meaningful date with your one and only or meet someone new.
- October 19, 2022: Big yikes! The sun goes to war with Pluto, causing power struggles, drama and destruction. Don’t throw gasoline onto the fire. Lie low.
- October 20, 2022: Ugh, more drama today, too. Expect power struggles, pain and hardship in relationships and around matters of the heart because Venus and Pluto are not getting along.
- October 22, 2022: Wow! Back to better vibes! The sun and Venus unite in the same place in the sky, bringing energy and illumination to all matters of the heart. Mercury also smiles upon Saturn, which means you’ll be thinking clearly and can plan for the long-term with ease.
- October 23, 2022: Saturn awakens in the skies of Aquarius, which will bring karmic weight for the coming months to global affairs, communities and political endeavors. Venus and the sun both enter the depths of Scorpio today, bringing intensity and passion to our relationships. We’ll be feeling all or nothing around love and matters of the heart—willing to give our all or burn down what isn’t working for us.
- October 25, 2022: A solar eclipse in Scorpio arrives today—signaling a whole new chapter of your life is arriving. Be sure to read my predictions for your zodiac sign in your monthly horoscope.
- October 26, 2022: As Mercury and Mars link, you’ll be feeling fired up, social and flirty. Use this energy to quickly plan ahead and be assertive as you take the lead.
- October 27, 2022: Mercury gets bombed by Pluto, signaling dark and gloomy thoughts as well as power struggles. Try to side step the games.
- October 28, 2022: Jupiter re-enters the seas of Pisces in his retrograde slumber. Expect to feel your dreams and intuition becoming especially potent once again.
- October 29, 2022: Mercury enters Scorpio today, bringing an extremely emotional and strategic temperament to our minds and communications.
- October 30, 2022: Mars begins his retrograde in the skies of Gemini. This will bring great frustration, miscommunication and challenges in the months to come. Lie low and be sure to read my predictions for you in regards to this soon!
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Predictions from my BFF and world-renowned psychic Calise Simone:
The spooky season is upon us! An energy shift around the 3rd will allow you to gain perspective of your life’s journey. From the 4th onwards, delve into the depths of your spirituality to attract your true desires. As the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds thin towards the 31st, your ability to access spiritual energy will be stronger than ever. When in need of guidance this month, send a thought out to your ancestors in the spirit world. They will respond with love and blessings.
We enter October with a desire to find something more meaningful than the same ol’ routines and beliefs that have defined our lives for so long. There is a coming to terms with what our beliefs have been in the past, what they are today and gaining clarity with what they are becoming. It’s from this clarity that we will need to make new or different decisions that we used to. This will seem “out of character” for those who know us well, but stand your ground. Transmutation.
As this new version of you awakens, be sure to choose your battles wisely to avoid unnecessary conflict. The reward is meaningful, trustworthy partnerships where your needs are met too . Rainbow Moonstone is the crystal to support your deepening intuition and sensitivity as well as give you celestial guidance. Reach out directly to me for more insight!
Nothing is better than a crisp, cool, bright day in October, so when this guy jumped out of my Tarot deck this morning, it can only mean one thing: Fall fun is comin’ in with impressive, sunshiny energy! The Sun is one of the Tarot’s Major Arcana cards, and simply put, it signifies happiness! When the Sun comes in reversed it can mean this fun, bright, optimistic energy may be accompanied with some pessimism, or your Halloween plans could be scattered with some unrealistic expectations.
However, my intuition tells me The Sun is so dynamic that its early morning rays are far more powerful than its moody sunsets, so start brainstorming your Halloween costume, buy your pumpkin spiced lattes and get ready to feel the energy of The Sun’s zestful sunbeams as we head into Fall!
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