Here’s what’s happening in astrology this week
The astrology shaping your weekly horoscopes for October 9-15
Pluto turns direct in Capricorn on Tuesday, October 10
Complexities and conundrums will either clear up or bubble up as secretive Pluto wraps its annual five-month retrograde. Since May 1, intense Pluto’s reversal has called for deeper introspection, especially involving generational patterns and the people we surround ourselves with. Pluto’s direct (forward) turn can help if you’ve felt blocked around processing anything buried in your unconscious, from grief to resentment to addictive or compulsive tendencies.
You may have unearthed some root causes during the retrograde. Now you can take action to heal and deal. Has a so-called friend or family member revealed themselves to be a toxic force in your life? Admitting that is never easy, but Pluto can help you cut ties or recalibrate to more equal dynamics. Keep an eye on your newsfeeds: Pluto rules power, sex and money, so we may see a buried scandal (or three) make headlines.
Lusty Mars turns up the heat in Scorpio beginning Thursday, October 12
Intensity and intrigue build over the next few weeks as potent Mars burrows into scintillating and secretive Scorpio. Watch for competitive or jealous flareups. Power differentials can get more pronounced, but you also have a chance to ascend in a hierarchy. Make sure you don’t come across as ruthless or only concerned with your own agenda. Bonds deepen under this transit, and you’ll gain a strong sense of who you can trust.
In love, you can bring on the holiday season heat! As randy Mars slides into sexy Scorpio, a budding connection could burst into flames of full-on consummation. The red planet is all too happy to set your desire on fire. Warning: Jealousy and possessiveness could run rampant now. If someone’s legitimately betrayed you, then use this courageous transit to walk away. But know that your raw emotions could also be provoking paranoia. Investigate before you accuse—and no, that doesn’t mean snooping or invading anyone’s privacy.
Saturn plays games with Venus and Mars all week
Have you been too lenient in your relationships, ignoring your better judgment? You know you need firm boundaries, yet in the heat of a certain connection, you could have lost your steely determination. Tuesday’s opposition of Venus and Saturn can help you take a step back to realign. On the fence about a certain someone? Avoid rushing into any decisions under this pessimistic planetary formation. While you should absolutely pay attention to red flags, your ability to distinguish between a problem and an emergency may not be at its sharpest.
On Friday, speedy Mars and cautious Saturn form a flowing trine, helping you know when to push a little and when to pull back. Be excited but not desperate, direct but diplomatic. As long as you’re prepared to back it up with action and evidence, you can even make a slightly over-the-top claim about why YOU rise above the competition. Radar in on people’s emotions, pain points and deepest desires. With Mars and Pluto both in sensitive water signs, you’ll need to make people FEEL something if you want to spur them to action.
Saturday’s Libra new moon is an annular solar eclipse! (1:55pm EDT)
Partner power! Saturday’s new moon in Libra is also a potent solar eclipse—the first eclipse to land in this sign since 2016! And it supercharges a six-month window that will refresh and rewire relationships. What a relief after THIS complex week. Could some aspect of your work benefit from a collaborator who complements your skill set? With the moon and mindful Mercury making contact, it can help to write down the qualities and capabilities of the person you’d like to attract. Whether that’s for a serious relationship or a business alliance, being clear will sharpen your judgment.
The moon will also oppose Chiron, so pay attention to the type of people you draw in at this eclipse. Are they mirroring a wound that you haven’t resolved? If you sense “more of the same” or an old pattern resurfacing, don’t blame the messenger—but maybe don’t invite them into your inner sanctum too quickly, either.
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Your weekly horoscopes for October 9-15
What’s does this week’s horoscope forecast for your zodiac sign? The AstroTwins’ weekly horoscopes for October 9-15, 2023, reveal what the planets have in store. How to use astrology to navigate!
You can read your weekly horoscopes for October 9-15 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 9-15
Ready for a professional reboot? One is queued up to kick in any time starting this Tuesday, October 10, as potent transformer Pluto returns to forward motion in your career sector after a lethargic five-month retrograde. Slowdowns, setbacks and deep introspection may have been the major theme of your work life during that time. After five months in low gear, you’re ready to blast ahead. From now until next May, you’ll be drawing from a bottomless well of inspiration—and opportunities. As Pluto dances back and forth across the Capricorn-Aquarius border for the next 13 months, you’ve got a chance to… Keep reading your Weekly Aries Horoscope
Taurus (April 20-May 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
As much as you love your routines and sense of security, Bull, sometimes a case of wanderlust is all it takes to send you racing off for new vistas. And that may be the case this Tuesday, October 10, as transformational Pluto ends its five-month retrograde through your ninth house of adventure and global expansion. Whether you literally felt your wings were clipped or this cycle has been one long “psychic hibernation,” the net result could… Keep reading your Weekly Taurus Horoscope
Gemini (May 21-June 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Ready for some levity, Gemini? Of course you are! And lightness and ease are scheduled to return this Tuesday, October 10, as penetrating Pluto, which has spent the past five (exhausting) months back-spinning through your eighth house of intense emotions, seduction and shared resources, finally corrects course. Some Geminis may come out of this relatively “unscathed” while others will be radically transformed. Whatever your situation, this is a good week to… Keep reading your Gemini Weekly Horoscope
Cancer (June 21-July 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Relationship refresh! You may feel like your love life is catching a cosmic tailwind starting on Tuesday, October 10, and amen to that! Transformational Pluto resumes forward motion after a seemingly endless (but really just five-month) retrograde in your dynamic-duos sector. Some Crabs grappled with heavy issues, sending you down a frustrating rabbit hole. For others, an important relationship may have hit the skids, or you couldn’t figure out if a certain someone was worth moving forward with. Now, as Pluto straightens out, clarity and optimism will return, laying the tracks for… Keep reading your Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Leo (July 23-August 22) weekly horoscope for October 9-15
Has the wellness wagon passed you by…again? Don’t despair, Leo. You may finally be ready to hop aboard! After five unnerving months spinning retrograde in your sixth house of healthy living, organization and service, transformational Pluto resumes forward motion this Tuesday, October 10. Whether you were idling in neutral or slipping into old habits, the place to start is by accepting… Keep reading your Leo Weekly Horoscope
Virgo (August 23-September 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Hit the reset button on your love life, Virgo! This Tuesday, October 10, transformative Pluto resumes forward motion in your fifth house of passion, fame and amour after five frustrating months of idling in neutral there. But as that annoying retrograde comes to an end and the penetrating dwarf planet blasts ahead, you won’t be deterred by the speed bumps and potholes that have slowed your roll since May 1. Some Virgos may still be a little nauseous from that emotional roller-coaster ride. But now… Keep reading your Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Libra (September 23-October 22) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
If “confusion and chaos” has been a more accurate description of your domestic life than “home sweet home” over the past five months, get ready for a major sea change. This Tuesday, October 10, radical Pluto wraps up the retrograde in your fourth house of home and family that began May 1. This may explain why things on the Libra home front have been anything but calm and even-tempered. Roommates, relatives, children and even landlords have taken turns acting disruptively, the cumulative effect… Keep reading your Libra Weekly Horoscope
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Have you been trying to read the tea leaves, Scorpio, only to be stuck attempting to decode all kinds of cryptic messages and ambiguous subtexts? You can let that go on Tuesday, October 10, as transformational Pluto—your cosmic co-ruler—ends a frustrating five-month retrograde in your third house of communication. As the mighty dwarf planet resumes forward motion, you’ll be back to your old incisive self, able to read people without said tea leaves or coffee grounds or even a divination deck. Better yet… Keep reading your Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
If you’ve struggled to keep your head above water for the past five months—or sunk into a sea of debt—the universe throws you a lifeline this week. (Or at least you’ll find it easier to stay afloat.) This Tuesday, October 10, shadowy Pluto resumes forward motion after a long, frustrating retrograde through your financial zone. But don’t expect money to fall out of the sky. You still have to do your bit, and right now is the perfect moment to… Keep reading your Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Ready, set, exhale! Finally, after five frustrating months, cathartic Pluto ends its retrograde and resumes forward motion in your sign on Tuesday, October 10. Since May 1, you may have felt like someone (or something) was personally out to slow you down or hold you back, but that’s about to change immediately! Even if you got in a rut and have been spinning your wheels, you can thrust ahead and quickly gain momentum by boldly stepping into your power and being seen and heard. Your gusto will be… Keep reading your Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Until this Tuesday, October 10, you may not have realized just how deeply and intensely buried emotions, old wounds and unresolved issues have been affecting you, Water Bearer. But this week, one of the main instigators of that, alchemist Pluto, wraps up an unnerving five-month retrograde through your twelfth house of the unconscious, healing and mysticism. Now that the cathartic dwarf planet is back in forward motion, you’re ready to… Keep reading your Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Pisces (February 19-March 20) weekly horoscope forOctober 9-15
Your friends and colleagues are your lifeline, but signals (and connections) may have been strained over the past five months as intensifying Pluto idled in a frustrating retrograde through your eleventh house of teamwork and technology (since May 1). But on Tuesday, October 10, the cathartic planet resumes forward movement, bringing more clarity and stability to… Keep reading your Pisces Weekly Horoscope