The October 2023 night sky is changing, and it makes us feel like big changes are coming. The planets are moving in a way that can change our lives in small, important ways. Mercury is in Libra now but will move to Scorpio, making us think deeply and talk about big changes. Venus is in Virgo and will move to Libra, changing what we like and think is beautiful. Mars is in Scorpio and will go to Sagittarius, making us want to take brave actions.
At the same time, Jupiter is going backward in Taurus, making us think again about how we grow and succeed. Saturn is in Pisces, making us think hard about our dreams and what’s real. Uranus is also going backward in Taurus, changing how we think about money and being comfortable. Neptune is going backward in Pisces, making us feel more connected to everyone. Pluto is in Capricorn and will move to Aquarius, changing big systems. Chiron is also going backward in Aries, helping us face and heal our deep pains.
These changes in the sky will feel different for everyone, making us all think about ourselves, grow, and decide to make changes.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Chiron’s retrograde in your sign, dear Aries, offers a profound healing journey, a chance to confront past traumas and transmute pain into empowerment. Your fiery spirit is being called to face these shadows with courage. Instead of external conquests, this period marks a time for inner battles. Recognize that addressing these buried issues isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s an act of bravery that can liberate your future actions and decisions. Perhaps it’s time to seek therapy or engage in meditative practices that probe into your subconscious, allowing for healing and self-forgiveness.
Goal for today: Commit to a self-healing practice, whether it’s starting therapy, journaling, or meditation, to address and begin healing inner wounds.
Suggested reading: “Transforming pain into power: 8 ways to use your unhappy childhood as fuel for success” for insights on how to turn past adversity into a source of strength and resilience.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
With both Jupiter and Uranus retrograde in your sign, you’re in a unique position for transformative growth, Taurus. Jupiter asks you to reassess your values and what true abundance means to you, while Uranus shakes the foundations of what you thought stable. It’s a period of internal revolution, where your comfort zones are no longer comforting. Reflect on your material possessions and career; are they in alignment with your true self? This period might also be ripe for exploring alternative income sources, such as starting a side business based on your passions or investing in causes that matter to you.
Goal for today: Plan a financial audit to reassess your income, spending, and saving, ensuring they align with your core values.
Suggested reading: “If you recognize these 6 patterns in your spending, you’re on the path to financial independence” for guidance to improve your financial habits and work towards achieving financial independence.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mercury, your ruling planet, while in its last days in Libra, encourages harmonious communications before it transitions into Scorpio, marking a period for deep, transformative conversations, Gemini. It’s more than casual chats; it’s about connecting on a soul level, revealing truths, and building intimacy. Relationships, especially romantic ones, may need this depth and honesty. Be brave in showing your true self, vulnerabilities and all. You may also find writing—journaling or penning letters to yourself or loved ones—an effective way to uncover hidden feelings and thoughts.
Goal for today: Initiate a heartfelt, honest conversation with someone close to you, or journal about your deepest desires and fears.
Suggested reading: “10 signs of people who enjoy deep conversations more than small talk” for advice on how to engage in such conversations or connect with like-minded individuals who share this preference for deeper communication.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Neptune’s retrograde in empathic Pisces resonates deeply with your intuitive nature, urging a balance between caring for others and self, Cancer. Your nurturing spirit is a gift, but it should not leave you drained. This cosmic energy is perfect for setting boundaries and practicing self-care. Explore healing arts like Reiki or emotional freedom techniques (EFT) to manage empathic overload. Also, creative expression—painting, music, dance—can be both nurturing for you and others, a way to share emotions without depleting your reserves.
Goal for today: Set a firm but loving boundary in an area of your life where you’ve been overextending your energy.
Suggested reading: “How to set healthy boundaries in relationships: 6 practical tips” to establish and maintain boundaries that promote emotional well-being, respect, and healthier interactions with others.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Venus in Virgo turns your attention to the details in your relationships, Leo, highlighting the beauty in small gestures and everyday interactions. It’s not the time for grand declarations but rather for genuine appreciation of daily acts of love. This period calls for service-oriented expressions of affection—doing chores for a loved one, cooking a favorite meal, or simply being there to listen. Your generous heart shines in these simple, meaningful acts. Also, consider creative hobbies that require attention to detail, like crafting or baking, as a meditative practice and a way to show love.
Goal for today: Perform a small, practical act of service as a token of love or appreciation for someone special.
Suggested reading: “8 signs your partner is feeling unappreciated and undervalued in the relationship” to address and improve the relationship dynamics, communicate more effectively, and ensure that both partners feel valued and appreciated in the partnership.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
With Venus in your sign, your natural attention to detail is enhanced, not just in your surroundings, but in your personal relationships, Virgo. It’s a time for refining your connections, showing love through practical means, and also elevating your self-care routines. However, beware of becoming overly critical of yourself and others. Strive for improvement without losing sight of the inherent perfection in life’s imperfections. You might find solace in activities that blend physicality with mindfulness, such as yoga or tai chi, which can help ground your sometimes frenetic mental energy.
Goal for today: Introduce a new element to your self-care routine that focuses on mindful acceptance rather than stringent self-improvement.
Suggested reading: “The art of living in the present moment: 7 mindfulness exercises for a more fulfilling life” to develop the skills to appreciate and make the most of each moment in your life, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and mindful existence.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
With Mercury in its final days in your sign and Venus, your ruling planet, about to make its entrance, it’s a significant period for interpersonal relationships and self-esteem, Libra. The emphasis is on balanced communication—expressing your thoughts and feelings with clarity and fairness. As you seek harmony in relationships, remember, it’s equally important to assert your needs and maintain your individuality. Engage in social activities that also allow personal expression, like group art classes or team sports where your voice is valued and heard.
Goal for today: Assert a personal need or desire within a relationship, maintaining your commitment to harmony but honoring your individuality.
Suggested reading: “The art of self-expression: 8 ways to embrace your creativity and individuality” to express yourself more authentically and fully.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
With Mars in your sign and Mercury on the brink of entering it, you’re in a power period for personal transformation, Scorpio. Your focus and determination are heightened, making it an ideal time to dive deep into personal development. Confront your shadows but also harness your innate resilience to regenerate. This might involve intense physical activities like martial arts or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that mirror your inner strength. Also, consider deep-dive learning—researching subjects that fascinate yet challenge you, adding depth to your already profound character.
Goal for today: Commit to a challenging activity or topic of study that reflects your capacity for transformation and resilience.
Suggested reading: “9 personality traits that are keeping you stuck in life” to make positive changes, pursue your goals, and lead a more fulfilling and successful life.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Mars is soon to enter your sign, dear Sagittarius, igniting your adventurous spirit. Now’s the time to plan or embark on new journeys—literal or metaphorical. Your philosophical nature is also piqued; consider deepening your knowledge in an area you’ve always been curious about, perhaps through travel, study, or engaging with diverse cultures. Physical activities that feel like an adventure, such as hiking, rock climbing, or exploring unfamiliar terrains, can also be invigorating.
Goal for today: Outline plans for a future adventure, focusing on the new experiences and knowledge you aim to gain.
Suggested reading: “If you want to spice up your life, say goodbye to these 9 “boring” habits” to make positive changes and increase the vibrancy of your daily experiences.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Pluto in your sign continues to uproot and transform your traditional structures, Capricorn, but its upcoming shift hints at soon easing this intense period. Now’s the time to reflect on the changes you’ve undergone, consolidating your growth and planning future endeavors with your newfound wisdom. Activities that blend physical effort with strategic planning, like gardening or chess, can be particularly satisfying. Also, consider professional development opportunities that reflect your evolved goals and perspectives.
Goal for today: Identify one lesson you’ve learned during recent transformations and consider how you can apply it to your future ambitions.
Suggested reading: ““I have no goals or ambitions in life” – Here’s why you feel this way” to set meaningful goals, find purpose, and regain a sense of direction and motivation in your life.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
With Pluto on the verge of entering your sign, transformation is in the air, Aquarius. This cosmic shift heralds a period of deep, revolutionary changes, especially in how you present yourself to the world and pursue your goals. Embrace innovative thinking, not just in technology but in your approach to life. Activities that disrupt traditional thinking, like joining think-tanks, innovation workshops, or social activism, align with your energy. Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for significant shifts by engaging with forward-thinking communities and ideas.
Goal for today: Connect with a group or community that shares your vision for the future, contributing your unique perspective.
Suggested reading: “9 signs you’re a highly intelligent person whose mind works differently” to recognize these signs in yourself.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Neptune retrograde in your sign deepens your intuitive and empathic nature, Pisces, urging a balance between spiritual connection and practical reality. This period beckons a grounding of your dreams and ideals in tangible actions. Creative endeavors, like music, poetry, or visual arts, offer a medium to manifest your inner world. Likewise, mindfulness or spiritual practices that promote grounding—like guided meditations focused on the physical body or nature walks—can help you navigate this ethereal period without losing touch with reality.
Goal for today: Engage in a creative or spiritual activity that helps ground your dreams and intuitions into the physical world.
Suggested reading: “17 effective ways to escape reality and live a better life” to enhance your overall well-being and happiness.