And, speaking of spooky Scorpio, its season finally begins on Monday, October 23. While unhealthy online behavior is discouraged, you really don’t need to know what your crush’s ex is dressing up as for Halloween, focusing all that passionate energy on yourself is. Allow yourself to get weird, whether with makeup, making our, or both. Just be aware that the weekend that most Halloween parties will happen on, Saturday, October 28, also comes with a full moon and high-octane lunar eclipse in Taurus. Yes, you can best avoid drama by staying in this night, but no, you are not expected to exchange safety for FOMO if you really want to dance the night away and sweat off that epic makeup. Keep reading to see what October means for your star sign.
Important Astrological Dates in October 2023
To recap, here are the major dates you’ll want to keep an eye on this month, no matter your astrological sign:
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
October 2023 Monthly Horoscopes by Zodiac Sign
Not sure what your sun sign is? Here’s a quick refresher of the dates for each. Click a specific zodiac sign below to open up your October 2023 horoscope and see what’s in store for you this month, or keep scrolling for an overview of all the signs.
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Cupid shoots arrows at you early in the month, offering opportunities for love — but only if you open up to someone. Also, if you’re annoyed at anyone you care about, tell them before the feelings become a festering resentment. When Pluto, the planet of the underworld, ends its retrograde, it dares you to shoot your shot. You can’t make a dream come true if you never try. October sees you have a few important conversations, such as working an issue out with a partner or friend, but you might want to schedule them around the two chaotic eclipses that go down this month. Scorpio season (you share the planetary ruler of Mars) begins in late October, bringing Halloween, psychic dreams, and a chance of jealousy. Read your full October horoscope here, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your ruling planet, generous Venus, bestows you with gifts early in the month, Taurus, but you must be gracious in order to receive them. When transformative Pluto ends its retrograde, you feel confident enough to share a creative gift with others. October brings two eclipses, but the good news is that you’re allowed to use your horoscope as an excuse to stay in lounging in comfy clothes during the first one of the month. The second eclipse, however, falls later in the month, and in your sign. There’s no hiding allowed. Instead, you must get out there, enjoy the Halloween parties, and prepare for a forecast of debauchery. As Scorpio loves to remind us, as the season of death and rebirth, Life is short. Read your full October horoscope here, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Thanks to Mercury, your ruling planet, a friend or lover becomes a muse early in the month. Then, loving Venus nudges you, reminding you that it’s okay to lower emotional walls with some people, Gemini. “Run” can be your go-to, but such a reaction can get in the way of forming meaningful connections. You feel a bit overwhelmed mid-month, but thankfully, as depicted by the twins, there are two of you. You use your wit and charm to find a healthy balance of giving and receiving. The first eclipse of the month could lead to epic sex, emotional fights, or both. Avoid overconsumption and opt for sweet nights at home over all-nighters. October also helps relationships move at a pace that’s comfortable to you. The month’s second eclipse goes down just in time for Halloween, but there’s no shame in opting for scary movies at home over dramatic ragers. Read your full October horoscope here, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’re feeling introspective when October begins, Cancer. Self-soothe so that feeling helps you achieve insight rather than provoke anxiety. You have to take care of some relationship housekeeping, which may mean a mundane conversation, but don’t let that trigger your commitment issues. When Pluto ends its retrograde, you’re determined to show you’re loyal to someone and tired of running. You’re stoked about Halloween, Cancer, and ready to use Scorpio season to get in touch with your shadow side (exploring spooky makeup totally counts). However, just be warned that perhaps the biggest party night of the season comes with an eclipse that could stir the pot, so avoid overconsumption and be ready to keep the peace. Save the terrifying for your costume. Read your full October horoscope here, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You always give off celebrity vibes, Leo, but the key to October is remembering your star power. Even you can experience self-doubt, but the only way you’ll successfully take advantage of the cosmic opportunities early in the month is by stepping into your power. Pretty Venus asks you to enjoy all things vain, fabulous, and frivolous. There’s a high probability that your relationships will experience a blessed transformation this month, so rest assured you’ll look like a star while feeling loved. Just be aware that October brings more than fun Halloween. There are also two intense eclipses, which could lead to people acting petty. Beware of mean girl attitudes at parties. One of your cosmic assignments is not to care what others think and to continue being your majestic self. Read your full October horoscope here, Leo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Early October sees you changing your sleep routine for the better, Virgo. It’s important to prioritize your well-being this month, and not just because of the two chaotic eclipses. Your personal life feels stable and comfortable, and you want to keep it that way. When Pluto, the ruler of the underworld, ends its retrograde, it devilishly reminds you how much you deserve pampering. You may have to deal with some jealousy later in the month, and the best way to handle it is through practicing patience. Sometimes, we do need to cut people out of our lives. Other times, we just need to offer our beloved a little bit of empathy during high-stress times. Read your full October horoscope here, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
This October, the stars hand out gifts like candy, and you’re a kid trick or treating again. In particular, when tea-spilling Mercury enters your sign, Libra, you’re encouraged to let someone else help you relax, whether taking a day off work or accepting a massage as a gift. Your love life should be in good shape this month as long as you don’t overthink a situation. Need help relaxing? Try to say no to at least one of the parties you’re invited to this month. You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money. As a result, your charming presence is in high demand. However, if you don’t carve out alone time, especially around the dramatic eclipse in your sign mid-month, you risk burnout. Read your full October horoscope here, Libra.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
The more you drop any mind games, Scorpio, the more likely you will get what you want from relationships. If you communicate honestly and authentically, there’s a lower chance for fighting during the double-punch of two eclipses October brings. When one of your ruling planets, Pluto, lord of the underworld, ends its retrograde, the stars challenge you to drop unhealthy habits (hello, social media stalking). Thankfully, when your second ruling planet, warrior Mars, enters your sign shortly after, you feel more confident, which helps you relax. Your season begins this month, and you want to lower your stress levels to celebrate your solar return properly. The second of October’s eclipse falls on Saturday, October 28, a night when many folks will be out celebrating Halloween. If you act like a diva (just say that your costume is an eclipse) and act too famous to engage in drama, you should successfully avoid it. Read your full October horoscope here, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
October comes with some fun assignments, Sagittarius. First, the stars beg you to keep your confidence up, which means you can get as dorkily into your favorite self-help materials as possible. You’re so ambitious that sometimes, you can seem selfish. Truthfully, you’ve done so much for your friends and loved ones lately. This month asks you to relax and let others return the favor. Thanks to moves from battle-hungry Mars, someone gets on your nerves, and you must pick your battles. And, it’s an excellent month to choose your fights, as the month ends with a drama queen of eclipse that threatens to wreak havoc all over your Halloween plans (and no one does a costume like you). Read your full October horoscope here, Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
In early October, a friend or lover helps you network or simply offers words of encouragement, giving you a boost you didn’t know you needed. This partnership is one of your main themes for October as you grow closer, and they act as a muse, propelling you forward in any creative endeavors. Don’t worry; letting someone inspire you doesn’t detract from your independence. However, if you want to take advantage of all that October has to give, you’ll have to let go of the past and prepare to deal with jealousy, which is one of your least favorite feelings, but you’re not immune to. However, passion takes much healthier forms than jealousy this month, Capricorn, and you’ll want to read your horoscope to learn what spooky, sexy Scorpio season has in store for your devilish side and what it means for your love life. Read your full October horoscope here, Capricorn.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Cheers, Aquarius, because October begins with permission for spirited political debates. But prepare to focus on wellness as Venus invites indulgence in healing experiences or a daring new look, whether in the bedroom or at your vanity. When a new moon and challenging solar eclipse arrive, self-care is paramount. Why? Well, there’s a second one for you to contend with that will be far more intense, so it’s important to pace yourself. For Aquarians in relationships, Juno, the asteroid of commitment, fosters partnership evolution and sees your friends bonding with your lover. Yet, as Mercury ventures into volatile Scorpio, beware of jealousy and choose your battles wisely. Scorpio season beckons drama but shuns social media stalking; keep your focus and embrace your true self (and festive makeup), allowing space for professional growth while navigating Halloween festivities cautiously. Read your full October horoscope here, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
October promises shifts, Pisces. Moves from witty Mercury spark intimate conversations about unconventional desires (which you should lean into). Your theme for October is having the audacity to be your true, weird, beautiful self. Thanks to some love from pretty Venus, you’re growing closer with someone. But will you let them see the real you? Even creative water signs like you can struggle with opening up to others, no matter how good you are at cracking a joke. Whether you’re looking for love, friendship, or both, thanks to Juno, the asteroid of commitment, Scorpio season is both spooky and romantic. Embrace the fellow water sign’s introspection during the two, yes, two, emotional eclipses this month, which are best combatted through self-care and, once again, authenticity. Read your full October horoscope here, Pisces.