Your October 2020 Horoscope, cordially brought to you by Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio. Because unless you were born with it in your chart, you’re sure to lose your phone at some Halloween Zoom Party due to having had too much to drink while online and you left it in some bathroom somewhere in your house. Or possibly spill your drink all over your laptop at said Halloween Zoom Party. This October, anything goes.
But really, all Mercury RX (Retrograde) smack talk aside, unless you’re buying a house, car, or signing some kind of life-altering legal documents, (like your will or divorce papers) Mercury RX happens four times a year. People need to calm down when Mercury goes RX. Don’t be scared of Mercury RX. Be scared of Mars RX, like it just did a few months ago. Stuff burns when Mars goes Retrograde, as it rules fire. When it’s Mercury Retrograde, you crack the screen on your phone or some sh*t. It’s painless by comparison.
Some good can come when Mercury Retrogrades. People find objects they’ve lost or the perfect way to express themselves. Some take the time to give themselves a long-deserved mental rest. Taking a tone from Venus Retrograde, sometimes people from the past reappear to wrap up unfinished business. It doesn’t mean they always stay. Some need that final goodbye or the last word, and then they can move on in peace. This is especially notable with Mercury in Scorpio in any way, shape, or form, as Scorpio is the sign of regeneration. Things lost are surely to return and possibly recycle.
So, party on with Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio from October 13th – October 27th.
Some good can come when Mercury Retrogrades.
Other notable fun things in October…
- We start the month off on October 1st, with a full moon in Aries. So everyone should be nice and spicy, much to the chagrin of its opposite, peaceful Libra.
- On October 2nd, Venus moves into Virgo, blending aesthetics into analyzation. Complicated situations or challenging relationships may have a new vantage point for solutions with this combo, allowing mellow Venus to show precise Virgo that not every “I” needs to be dotted, and not every “T” needs to be crossed. But rather look at other letters in between, otherwise forgotten.
- Venus leaves Virgo on October 27th, and goes back to where it belongs, in Libra, its ruler. There should be peace in the valley, possibly love in the air, and probably some good shopping on plenty of pre Black Cyber Friday sales.
- Thankfully, for all Capricorns the world over, on October 4th Pluto FINALLY ends its 5-month Retrograde stay in Capricorn itself and moves direct. Now our Goat friends can finally breathe and take a look at the transformation they probably went through, which has now made them a little bit stronger and smarter.
- Finally, on October 31st, Halloween, there’s a nice full moon in Taurus, the opposition of Scorpio. It’ll be quite a night, I’m sure. I honestly don’t know what to expect, except the unexpected. Honestly, if you’re a ghost hunter or you just like to get your paranormal on, this is the night. Play, but play safe. It’s all fun and games until you catch something terrifying on film or hear voices you don’t know calling your name.
March 21st – April 19th
As mentioned before, love is in the air during October. But for you, the love may be twice as nice, as you may have more than one person pulling for your attention. More so, you may have the liberty of not having to choose either one, but rather value your own independence and just enjoy the adoration. An old lover from the past may return while you’re with someone else. That could be messy. Be careful of the tone that the month started with, with the full moon in your sun sign. You want to have a good time, not have people wage war over you. Don’t abuse the gift that Venus has given you. That would be super naughty.
April 20th – May 20th
With Uranus, the planet that takes order and turns it into chaos, in your sun sign of Taurus, and its element of Earth, (along with your earthly siblings Virgo and Capricorn) a sign that takes chaos and turns it into order, you are none too pleased with this disruptive energy. It may make you nervous, anxious, and frankly a bit out of control. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to get used to it. Uranus will be in Taurus for years. The best you can do is take everything in stride, as Venus in Virgo has your back right now. That should at least give you some air to breathe as you adjust to the great unknown that Uranus has in store for you.
May 21st – June 20th
Honestly, it’s kind of a mellow month for you. Things to look out for about mid-month when your sign trines (a good thing) fellow Air Sign Libra. You may feel at synastry with your world and have a sense of balance that’ll put your twin nature into harmony with the universe. What might chap your hide is the few days, also mid-month, that your Sun is inconjunct (a hard-ass aspect) with that Retrograding Mercury in Scorpio. You may have many a mood swing. You may change your mind over things for the wrong reasons. Be most careful of your sharp, Gemini tongue. Because if you’re going to say some crap that you don’t mean, you’re saying it to cut, this is the time you may do it. So as tempting as it is to go there, think first. Some words can’t be unspoken.
June 21st – July 22nd
Sensitive Cancer, grab your BBF to cheer you on, some wine for some liquid courage, and be brave, my little Crabs. This won’t be your favorite month of the year. Here’s the tea; all of the planets that have been torturing Capricorn for years now, have actually been a thorn in your side as well. As Capricorn is your opposite, you may feel the offshoot of what they feel. But this month you’re in what’s called a Square, where challenges are presented to you for “growth.” The Libra Sun could cause you to over-analyze. The aspect to Mars could lead you to see danger where there isn’t any. Keep your wits about you. Don’t overthink. Trust your gut. It’s only for a short while, but it’s enough to have you white-knuckling it. Hang tight. That Retrograding Mercury in Scorpio may serve you well with your natural instincts. Trust them.
July 23rd – August 22nd
Two things to be mindful of, my Royals. Number One, you know that person or those people that you dipped out on because they didn’t check all of your boxes and you deemed them unworthy? Not judging, we all do it. It’s just a lot of Leos cleaned house in 2020, and you may have done too good of a job. Take a second look. Remember, the Retrograde may bring back what was lost. Don’t close the door on them, blow off the text, or ignore the DM. See it out. You may like what you see. Also, you may find that you have been pushed into the role of adulting, and it’ll only get stronger. Be majestic, as you are, and rise to the challenge that has been presented to you. Play your hand right, be your charming self, self promote, and you may find yourself on the fast track to things you didn’t know possible. Who knows? That person that returned from the past may be the key to your future?
August 23rd – September 22nd
This is the month that you should start to practice NOT putting logic into either emotional or esoteric situations. You’ll be doing yourself a favor. Though you may feel that you have the answer to most anything, and usually you do, right now, let the universe show you the funky side of being schooled about crap that makes no sense. Resist the urge to rebuttal with facts. As if! I know! Facts are great, but they vary from person to person and situation to situation. Your mind may swim in the deep depths with Mercury RX in BOTH Scorpio, to dissect, and Libra, to search for balance. It’s crazy-making for you. Just say “ok,” take the information in, marinate in it, and then decide. After some thought, you may dig it, you may dismiss it, or you may laugh your ass off. It doesn’t matter. Your job now is to simply listen.
September 23rd – October 22nd
Here’s the rub; Mercury in Scorpio is opposing Uranus in Taurus, and where it doesn’t totally affect you, it does that Uranus (did you catch the part on how it takes the order and turns into chaos) makes a very hard aspect to your Libra sun, leaving you, in some cases, unsettled and confused. Also, you’re not getting accurate information from someone you know, which is also unsettling. So, what can you do? Well, take everything with a grain of salt. Keep looking at circumstances from your Libra lens of being able to see both sides until balanced. Don’t let whispers in your ear tip those scales. Try dipping your toe in the great unknown of gut instinct and don’t question it. Go with it. Follow the road and see where it takes you. It’s a karmic lesson. I have the feeling that it’ll lead you to the truth that you seek. Or at least introduce you to new ways of manifesting information and processing it in a way that best suits you.
READ MORE: Happy Libra Season, Fellow Scales
October 23rd – November 21st
Well, it looks like you guys are rocking it out in October with the Retrograde starting in Scorpio. As it is typical Scorpio nature to look for the truth behind the truth, Mercury in Scorpio Retrograde will amp up this natural instinct, not only causing you to deep dive into certain areas of your life that you feel need special attention but also turning up the dial on your basal intuitive gifts as well. You also should take a closer look at your circle, and perhaps do some rearranging. If your gut tells you to shed some weight, do it. If your gut says to tell your heart to have mercy, try having it. That full moon in Taurus on Halloween will be sure to bring out the investigator in you, need it be reading someone so hardcore it’s like peeling an onion, to breaking into an abandoned hospital and daring something to show themselves. I’d skip the latter, but that’s me. But you do you, Scorpio, and enjoy your sleuthing.
November 22nd – December 21st
Short and sweet. Enjoy a peaceful, chillax October, Sag. That full Aries moon at the start of the month will only serve to energize you. Mercury will Retrograde back into Libra, and Venus will be there as well, both at the end of the month. For you, this is an easy, harmonious aspect that works well for your freedom-seeking self, as both the planet of communication, Mercury, and the planet of bon vivant (good living) Venus, bless you with a month of pretty much having it your way. Congrats on being the winner of this month’s best Zodiac predictions! Enjoy it! Share some with your Cancer friends. They don’t have it so easy.
December 22nd – January 19th
So, as we know, you kids haven’t had it easy for years. That’s because there was a karmic triad taking its sweet time through your sign. Saturn, your ruling planet basically makes you learn lessons (and not always easy ones) and once you think you’ve got it, Pluto comes, destroys the work you’ve done, and states for you to do it over. So that’s the suck. The Saturn comes around again with its schooling, with Pluto not far behind. Then Jupiter, the substitute teacher of the Zodiac shows up with little glimmers of hope that all the madness is coming to an end but…nope….here comes Saturn….
BUT… at last…long last, the epic emotional black hole that is Pluto, the planet that destroys and then demands that you rebuild, leaves its own Retrograde in Capricorn, and goes direct (forward). This means that’s Pluto is just about done with you, and you can party with Jupiter, who is attempting to shine a light on the sh*t show that the years have been and say “It wasn’t that bad, was it?” Who’s to say? I guess it depends on the Capricorn, or it’s opposite, Cancer. But October promises you liberation from Pluto as it goes direct and looks back over its shoulder to Saturn as if to say “Do you think they got it?” You got it. Good on that sh*t, THANKS PLUTO. Now, celebrate all month long!
January 20th – February 18th
What’s that in the air, Aquarius? Is it…is it LOVE? A COMMITMENT? Maybe? Are you looking in the right place? Like your opposite, Leo, you may have, or just might dismiss the love story you’re looking for because they didn’t fit into your lexicon of what you were looking for. But hold that thought. There are two things that most Aquarius need to have in order to do the relationship thing with someone. One, an extraordinary mind, as Aquarius needs a meaty conversation. Second, freedom. Period. Don’t blow up their phone. Don’t leave crap at their house. Don’t insta-stalk. Freedom. Don’t call them, they’ll call you. The thing is, that in October with two planets in trining Libra that focus on intellect and love, you just may stumble upon what you’re looking for. Again, they may not be in the package you thought they’d come in. But Aquarius is usually up for trying something…or someone new. So go for it. What have you got to lose? And if it sucks, just pull an Aquarius and ghost’em. It is Halloween, after all.
February 19th – March 20th
A lot of Fishes got a psychic zap to their systems when their ruling planet of Neptune entered its ruling sign way back when. For some Pisces, it was business as usual. For others, they may have had some experiences that they can’t explain, and only their Scorpio friends believe them. With the Mercury Retrograde being in Scorpio, Pisces will probably get another zap, but now it’ll be more along the line of people reading on a deeper level. Let’s look beyond “vibes” and more into “psyche” stuff. Pisces intuition is usually spot on, and in October let it work for you in more than the typical way. Neptune will be opposed Venus. Typically, one way to look at that is a struggle with love. But I feel in this case, it’s a call to push beyond any creative blocks that you may be having, and rise to the challenge of not giving up on your projects, but using your instincts on how to move forward to get to your end goal. Fish are sadly one of the first to throw in the towel, just talking about the dream but not doing the work. This is the time to do the work. So, like Nike says, “Just do it.”
**Please note that these are generalized monthly horoscopes for entertainment and standard information only. To know what specifically what the stars say for your sign, please consult a professional astrologer or pursue your own astrological research. If you would like to book a consult with Tori, click here.
Tori, a double Pisces, has over 40 years of combined experience as a professional Astrologer and Astrological Life Consultant. Married to the most Capricorned Capricorn ever, living in Chicago, Tori has foster failed two senior dogs and three cats that may have been smuggled out of a shelter. Queen of high speed, Pop Music, Car Karaoke, a forever fangirl of Heroes and Samurai Jack, a blossoming boxer, and ramen aficionado. Philosophy Ph.D. in progress.