Your October 2020 horoscopes are published with companion Cosmic Playlists that I curate for Spotify. They feature many new up-and-coming artists, that I hope you will love, follow, and stan.
If you know both your rising sign and sun sign, please read and listen to both horoscopes and playlists! Take what works for you, leave the rest.
Aries & Aries Rising
Rest is magic.
The top of the month brings you all the attention that you can handle—and a little extra. The hot seat is nothing new for you, but lately, the toll of excess stress needs to be taken seriously. Succumbing to limits that you’d otherwise push through isn’t your forte, but it needs to be your strategy at the moment. With your partnerships a major focus this month, how you navigate the ups and downs of power dynamics helps you to find the balance between receiving what you need and giving what you have to offer. The blue moon on Halloween is bumpy, but the turbulence can knock a few things into place. Focus on your finances and see if you can perform a little money magic.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
You can’t keep your brilliance buried forever.
You can’t keep your brilliance buried forever. But in order for it to take center stage, you’ll need to contend with the less than polished parts of yourself. Your potency comes as much from your socially unacceptable states as it does from your eloquence, admirable characteristics, and deft handling of difficulties. Energetic reserves get wasted when you’re overly focused on only showing the stage-ready personas you’ve crafted. When you can come to accept the fact that there is no such thing as perfect, you are more able to embrace the paradox that makes you so interesting. Work with your edginess and come Halloween’s blue moon in your sign, you’ll be proudly howling to your own tune.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Take care of your covens.
Everyone in your life is in it right now: in their feelings, in their struggle, and, sometimes, in over their head. You may have become the harbor that others seek or the person in your friend group that is able to see all sides of the situation. You have a gift for parsing out the nuances of an argument, and you serve your community by doing so, but be careful not to inflame already heat-sensitive relationships. Sometimes more data is not what’s needed. When folks get testy try a little extra care and consideration. Right now we all need a little more hydration than usual, friendships that feel like rest and renewal, and ample reminders to protect our joy. Let off steam with your teams.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
The beginning of the month starts with a bang.
The beginning of the month starts with a bang. For you, the full moon fills the first few days of October with all the career action you can handle. Whatever you’ve been working on over the past six months is at a very important stage of its development. With this kind of attention on you, you might feel the heat of the moment as a slow and steady glow or a bit of a heat rash from being put so on the spot. How you address the issues that come up help to define you both in the public sphere and in the private. Building your foundation solidly helps you to not topple over from the pressures of the outer world. When you find yourself over reaching, surround yourself with those in your coven that know how to hold you down, especially around Halloween’s blue moon.
Leo & Leo Rising
Give yourself plenty of little rewards.
The month starts off with a soul-searching full moon, one that makes you review your commitments to the long-term goals that give you life. If the path becomes too treacherous, don’t be afraid to pause and reconsider your route. Even the smallest of attitude adjustments can help make the journey sweeter. With considerable daily tasks to tend to, October asks you to give yourself plenty of little rewards. Sprinkle your days with treats, tell yourself something sweet, make sure you have enough to eat. Cover your physical basics, and what seems impossible will become much more doable. By the blue moon on Halloween, you are making an unmistakable mark in your career. You know that it’s not magic that got you here, but your hard work is assisted by the spirits that help uplift it.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Enchant your muses more often.
If you feel like you owe it, pay it. If you know it will balance the budget, do it. If you know you don’t have it to give, refuse to over extend yourself or your resources. This is not the time to hope for the best while knowingly risking your well being. This is the time, however, to bask in the beauty of what already surrounds you. With a little extra love from Venus this month, you’re able to focus on your powers of attraction. There is no magic pill to indulge in, but you can work on enchanting the muses to visit you more often. Adorn yourself, indulge your senses, and bewitch your imagination. Halloween’s blue moon reminds you to be open to unexpected pleasures and magic, even if oddly timed.
Libra & Libra Rising
Your relationships are a hotbed of personal growth.
The heat is on. Your one-to-one relationships are a hotbed of learning at the moment. Whether it’s through the work you do with clients, the work you do in your partnerships, or the intimacy issues that help you get to the burning hot core of your social conditioning, October is here to help you change your relationship to relationships. If you feel like you are ready to give up people-pleasing once and for all, welcome. If you know you need to be more direct in difficult situations, we’ve saved you a seat. If you feel ready for reciprocal relationships and nothing less, you’ve come to the right place. By the time Halloween’s blue moon rolls around, your powers will be consolidated and you’ll be ready to make your mark.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Cast your spells well.
The beginning of the month pulls focus on the places in your life where you have little control over the outcome. What you’re reminded of is the power of release, of trust, and of letting go of expectations. Being an ally to yourself, no matter the situation, requires you to continually refocus your attention on how to best serve the moment. It’s not helpful to be fixated on all the ways in which your current situation is not ideal. Instead, gather your energy, talent, and time and spend it on the most proactive practices you can—naps included. Come Halloween’s blue moon, the cauldrons of your partnerships become home to some potent potions. Cast your spells well.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Bring Big Witch Energy into your work projects.
Your creative projects need everything from you now. The full moon at the top of the month might bring you to the edge of your energy reserves, so refuel when possible. You’ve had to take the lead, take charge, and take more than your fair share of the workload lately and you need a little positive reinforcement for this last bit of the journey. Spending time with friends and loved ones fills your cup, if you focus on being with those that cherish reciprocity. Friends that need a little more than you have to give shouldn’t get first dibs on your dance card. Come the blue moon on Halloween, a work project that you’ve put a lot of time into gets some Big Witch Energy and attention. Make the most of it.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
You get a kick out of checking things off of your list
Home is where the focus lies come the beginning of October. Where to find it, how to cultivate it, and what traditions to carry forward or disrupt dominate your days—but so, too, does your career and all the many relationships that make it tick. Because you can get such a kick out of checking things off of your list, make them for not only this moment, but a little further into the future than you normally would. You’ve got an extra gift coming your way that connects you to a future plan or two. By the time Halloween’s full moon fills the skies, your creative cauldrons get extra doses of the good stuff, infusing your projects with some potent, if unpredictable magic.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
What gets stalled should be trusted.
The month begins by focusing on your communications. Whatever arguments you’re in tend to linger, so pace yourself. This is no time for quick fixes. Burning bridges is sometimes necessary, but is it the only option now? Expressing yourself with the kind of honesty that the moment requires is a skill you’re honing—just make sure to do so in ways that outline your point and not your ego. When challenged, gather information, examine it with trusted allies, dream on difficult decisions, and take your time if you know the response warrants it. There are obstacles that you’re facing now that are necessary for your overall life direction. What gets stalled should be trusted.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Your words are spells.
October reminds you that some negotiations are necessary in order to reach equilibrium. You are known for being a peacekeeper, but no harmony can be attained if you aren’t getting your fair share. Withholding your needs from partners and collaborators doesn’t create a space where equity can happen. Taking this moment to be clear, kind, and unapologetic about what you need to receive in your exchanges will help you value your contributions and understand the value of your labor. By Halloween’s blue moon, you are ready to shake things up, rearrange your calendar, and let the truth be told. Your words are spells, so cast them thoughtfully