Scorpio Monthly Horoscope

October 2018

Disappearing acts are a Scorpio specialty, and this October, you might want to use that old astrological sleight of hand to your advantage. The Sun is in savasana until October 23, journeying through Libra and your twelfth house of rest, closure and healing. Slip off the radar for the first three weeks of the month—as much as you possibly can—and prioritize activities that replenish your mental, emotional and spiritual tanks. From meditation and spending time in nature (especially near water) to dancing and listening to music: Choose your escape route and float away!
It's understandable if you need a break because this year has given you a LOT to integrate. Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, has been in your sign since October 2017, kicking off a whole new 12-year chapter of your life. That's a lot of newness and change for anyone, especially for a rooted "fixed" sign like yours. Jupiter is spending its last full month in Scorpio now; on November 8, it will leave, not to return until 2030. Use this time to reflect on any big risks or fresh starts you'd still like to endeavor upon in the next five weeks.
Do you have someone to forgive or an apology to issue? During Libra season, it's time to shed all that baggage you're dragging along in preparation for Scorpio season and your birthday. The October 8 Libra new moon is an especially prime day for spiritual release and cord-cutting. Let that **** go, Scorpio! Why bring resentment or frustration into another year of your life? Research shows that holding a grudge can actually cause your system to release cortisol, the toxic "fight or flight" neurochemical, and suppress the production of oxytocin, the "bonding hormone." That can take a toll on your health in the short- and long-term.
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The Sun isn't sounding the only astrological alarm bell ringing on this topic. From October 5 to November 15, Venus, the planet of love, harmony and cooperation, will be retrograde, a challenging cycle that occurs every 18 months. When the Celestial Charm School's headmistress goes on leave, people's normal stores of compassion, kindness and grace can also dry up.
And you're in the hot seat because from October 5 to 31, Venus will be retrograde in Scorpio, making you feel misunderstood and just off your game. Jokes could fall flat, your ace flirting might get zero response, and you might feel frumpy and unattractive. (It's all perception, but we're just reporting on the side effects here.) With the love planet gone rogue in your sign, you could feel "meh" about your romantic prospects or as though you've lost your mojo. (Think of it more as…misplaced.) Venus retrograde is notorious for bringing back the past, from exes to unhealed issues and other things you never fully closed the door on. Deal with it now, even if you don't want to!
With Venus retrograde in your first house of assertiveness and appearance, you could find yourself hating every item in your closet or frowning at your reflection. Instead of beating yourself up, use this retrograde to do a purge or clothing swap. Bonus: You might actually stumble on an old item that you can "make new" again. Reinvent to your heart's content during this cycle, but avoid any radical or permanent changes to your appearance, wardrobe or home décor: Venus retrograde is a minefield ripe for mistakes and fashion emergencies.
On October 23, the Sun enters Scorpio, which will mitigate some of the retrograde effect and bring your energy back to full speed. Shake off those sleepy, foggy vibes and turn your attention to what you'd like to create for your next trip 'round the Sun. Clever, communicative Mercury is in Scorpio from October 9 onward, and now that el Sol is arriving, your wit and spot-on timing could start to come back with a vengeance. With lucky Jupiter in Scorpio for just two more weeks, you've got cosmic clearance to go big or take a grand leap of faith.
The next day, October 24, brings the year's only Taurus full moon, which will catalyze your seventh house of committed partnerships. It lands alongside unpredictable Uranus, the planet of sudden changes. A budding connection, either romantic or business, could turn official at lightning speed. On the other hand, a contract or partnership might end, or it could turn in an unexpected new direction. If any relationship in your life could use some revolutionizing, this full moon will make sure that happens!
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Just watch your temper, as this day also brings the annual Sun-Uranus opposition. With the bold Sun in your sign locking horns with volatile Uranus, a close person could push your buttons and provoke an intense reaction. Or you might be on the receiving end of someone lashing out for seemingly no reason, either in person or online. Try not to get triggered or take the bait if this happens. No sense handing your power to a troll or bully. This opposition could also bring you to a breaking point in a relationship where you can no longer bite your tongue or hold back. It could all come rushing out—and probably not gracefully—but, um…at least you'll have voiced your authentic truth? TRY to do that without incinerating any bridges if you can.
Celebrating Halloween? Go upscale with your plans. The moon will be in your status-loving tenth house, so spring for event tickets or take in a performance. Just don't lock yourself into any stuffy or corporate events out of obligation. With the moon squaring the Sun in Scorpio, you'll be ready to break out of anything boring. Splurge with caution! That same day, Venus will also oppose Uranus, bringing another possible round of unpredictable or erratic behavior with a close person or love interest.

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