Here’s what’s happening in astrology this week
The astrology shaping your weekly horoscopes for October 2-8
Adopt a balanced perspective: Mercury moves into Libra October 4 to 22
Have you been too quick to judge? Reconsider a hardline perspective and adopt a moderate one instead. Mental Mercury visits balanced Libra, reminding us all to really hear the other person’s viewpoint before leaping to conclusions or talking over them. Even if you “agree to disagree,” keep it respectful. Diplomatic talks can restore harmony to your relationships. You may be in a rush, but it’s well worth your time to slow down and patiently negotiate. In objective Libra, Mercury wants us to be thorough—that’s what allows us to make fair judgments based on facts, not feelings.
Cozy season kicks into gear with Friday’s quarter moon in Cancer
Wrap that flannel throw a little tighter and pull on the thick wool socks. With the balancing quarter moon in cozy Cancer, the hygge vibes of autumn call us to get domestic. Pause between your social and professional duties to tend to your nest. A solid dose of self-care will bring the Libra season balance you need.
Even if you’re a powerhouse who runs on fumes and foamy cappuccinos, you can’t make your personal life an empty tank. Bring inviting elements of warmth and comfort into your space, from new extra-large mugs made by a local artist to piles of textured throw pillows. If your home will be the go-to for fall hangs and movie marathons, stock up on snacks and sips—then start sending out invites for a small gathering. Maybe even an impromptu one tonight?
“Acts of service” is the new love language as Venus rolls into Virgo
After an extended, four-month strut down the red carpet, Venus leaves hedonistic Leo for healthy Virgo, and suddenly, self-care is sexy, from Sunday, October 8 until November 8. Give your love life a makeover and reboot the routines that restore your glow. If you’re still smoothing over a conflict from the July 22 to September 3 Venus retrograde, this sensible shift can help you come to a new understanding with your partner.
Before the holiday revelry begins, it’s an ideal time to adopt a regimen you look forward to, from dance class to kickboxing, and revel in the endorphins post-workout. Pro tip: Acts of service is Virgo’s love language. Lavish your partner with extra TLC and support their dreams with a listening ear or by pulling a little extra weight when they have to pull extra hours. Single? With Venus in verbal Virgo, connect over conversation—this deep and discerning sign encourages you to flaunt your intelligence!
Watch for fiery tempers on Sunday when Mars squares Pluto
All’s NOT fair in love and war—especially today, as firestarter Mars and brooding Pluto challenge each other. Resentment, jealousy, possessiveness…pick your “deadly sin” and these two are ready to light a match under it. It will take all your willpower not to let someone push your buttons. If you’re feeling stressed about a relationship, demanding that they have “the talk” will NOT go over well today. Take a time-out and try to release some of those pent-up frustrations through exercise. A good workout will turn anger into endorphins and put you in a much more balanced state of mind.
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What zodiac sign is your relationship?
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Your weekly horoscopes for October 2-8
What’s does this week’s horoscope forecast for your zodiac sign? The AstroTwins’ weekly horoscopes for October 2-8, 2023, reveal what the planets have in store. How to use astrology to navigate!
You can read your weekly horoscopes for October 2-8 for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.
Aries (March 21-April 19) weekly horoscope for October 2-8
Finding the balance between “me” and “we” has not been easy for Rams in recent months. So you’ll be happy to hear that relationships are due to come into clearer focus this Wednesday, October 4 as flirty Mercury swings into Libra and your partnership house until October 22. Hopefully you got your ducks in row during the messenger planet’s extra-long tour of Virgo and your organized, health-conscious sixth house that began on July 28. Thanks to a retrograde from August 23 to September 15, you may have been able to get your… Keep reading your Weekly Aries Horoscope
Taurus (April 20-May 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
Fire up your fitness tracker and start Pinning recipes for butternut squash soup and warming grain bowls. This Wednesday, October 4, astute Mercury logs into Libra and your wellness sector until October 22, fueling your desire to “green up” your life. Odds are, you’re more than ready to get life back into an orderly groove. Mercury’s been on a hedonistic tear through your fifth house of passion and pleasure since July 28. And the August 23 to September 15 retrograde certainly didn’t help with willpower one iota. You don’t have to go cold turkey on anything or do anything radical at all. A better approach is to
Gemini (May 21-June 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
If your glamorous side has been snoozing, wake it up, Twin! A loud alarm rings this Wednesday, October 4 as your cosmic champion, Mercury, peels out of your domestic zone and races into Libra and your fifth house self-expression and romance. For the past two months (since July 28), Mercury’s extended saunter through Virgo kept your focus on home and personal issues. Matters under your roof or with family may have been especially bumpy during the August 23 to September 15 retrograde.
If you hit a roadblock at work or on a passion project, you’ll be happy to hear that Mercury’s move through Libra can help you overcome it between now and October 22. Residual tension with roommates and relatives should dissipate. If you’ve been keeping a low profile anywhere, the quicksilver planet in your flamboyant fifth house of fame may turn… Keep reading your Gemini Weekly Horoscope
Cancer (June 21-July 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
It’s never too soon for cozy season, as far as a Cancer’s concerned. And after two buzzy months activating your social third house, Mercury comes in for a landing in Libra this Wednesday, October 4. As the communicative planet hunkers down in your intimate, domestic fourth house until October 22, make time for the real VIPs in your life—your oldest and dearest friends and people who share your DNA. (The ones you like, that is.) You might… Keep reading your Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Leo (July 23-August 22) weekly horoscope for October 2-8
Come out, come out wherever you are! On Wednesday, October 4, expressive Mercury leaves your security-minded second house after a protracted two-month visit. Since July 28, you may have been overly focused on work or made a lot of sacrifices to get your budget back on track. (And the retrograde from August 23 to September 3 was not exactly kind to your finances. Grrr.) Relish your role of superconnector again starting Wednesday when effusive Mercury heads into social Libra and your expressive third house until October 22. Your popularity… Keep reading your Leo Weekly Horoscope
Virgo (August 23-September 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
Your ruling regent Mercury is on the move this Wednesday, October 4—and TBH, it’s a huge relief. After two months revving its engines in Virgo (including that schedule-skewing retrograde from August 23 to September 15), the messenger planet heads into Libra and your pragmatic, productive second house until October 22. If you need to play catch-up on administrative affairs like paying bills and sorting your work schedule, you’re in luck. Mercury in balanced Libra can help you slow down enough evaluate the deluge of downloads that have flooded in since July 28.
No, this might not be the most fun you’ve had in ages, but as a Virgo, you’re happiest when your affairs are in order. During this three-week transit, you’ll be able to screen out distractions and focus on… Keep reading your Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Libra (September 23-October 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
If your birthday season has been off to a slow start, you might want to buckle up this Wednesday, October 4. After two months slogging through Virgo and your transitional twelfth house, social Mercury commences its annual visit to your sign until October 22, energizing you mentally and physically and sparking your creative juices. Genius ideas and opportunities for collaborations come flowing in like magic, but you won’t have time for small talk. You’re a Libra on a mission, so set your sights for the finish line and hit the gas.
Are you ready to refresh your personal brand? With the messenger planet whirring in your first house of identity, experiment with new ways of dressing and expressing yourself. This is a particularly rich time to use your language and communication skills, since Mercury rules thought and speech. Don’t worry about… Keep reading your Libra Weekly Horoscope
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
Hollywood is digging itself out of the lapse from the writer’s strike, but starting this Wednesday, October 4, your imagination will be active enough to fill every missing slot in the “scripted series” category. For this, you can thank messenger Mercury who dives into Libra and the rabbit hole of your dreamy twelfth house. On a “lite” day, you’re a deep thinker, Scorpio (sometimes you’re even a mystery unto yourself). That’s part of your intense appeal—to the people who aren’t… Keep reading your Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
You’ll have other things on your mind besides, “work, work and more work,” starting Wednesday, October 4. That day, messenger Mercury saunters into Libra and your eleventh house of teamwork and technology until October 22. This marks the end of Mercury’s hyperactive trek through Virgo and your career zone that began on July 28—an extra-long journey because of a retrograde from August 23 to September 15. Some Archers may have burned the candle at both ends to cover for vacationing colleagues. Now it’s time to… Keep reading your Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
The pumpkin lagers are flowing freely, but starting this Wednesday, October 4, you’ll be on your grind—and perhaps too busy to partake in happy hours. As astute Mercury stampedes into Libra and your tenth house of professional ambition and success until October 22, your competitive spirit is lit! Visualize yourself mingling with the heavy hitters and then, find your “in” to their elite circles.
Climbing the career ladder involves more than busting your butt on the job. With social Libra ruling your tenth house, you know that it’s also about who you know—and how strong your relationships are. If the aforementioned happy hour serves a bonus opportunity to network, by all means pop up with your elevated pitch rehearsed. Since the tenth house is the domain of the divine masculine… Keep reading your Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
Free your mind! That’s not something we have to say to an Aquarius often. But ever since mental Mercury plunged into Virgo and your intense eighth house on July 28, you’ve been especially prone to ruminating. (And let’s not even talk about the stuck energy of the August 23 to September 15 retrograde…) But this Wednesday, October 4, Mercury moves on to lighthearted Libra, pulling you out of that rut and restoring your optimism.
While problems won’t evaporate into thin air, your perspective is likely to shift. From now until October 22, you’ll be driven by your sense of humor and adventurous spirit. This is a great time to… Keep reading your Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Pisces (February 19-March 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 2-8
What’s REALLY going on here, Pisces? Wednesday, October 4 kicks off an exploratory few weeks as curious Mercury deep dives into Libra and your eighth house of secrets, mysteries and intimacy until October 22. It’s not like you take things at face value, but during this sleuthing span, you won’t be happy until you get to the bottom of the mystery. You might pursue some kind of metaphysical or esoteric study, like Tarot cards. Keep your intuition humming along by paying extra-close attention to people’s vibes and body language and the synchronicities that others write off as coincidence. (Your tuned-in sign knows better!)
With the messenger planet parked in this seductive zone, your magnetism will be dialed up… Keep reading your Pisces Weekly Horoscope