This month is illuminated by two Eclipses, the first on the 14th is in Libra, part of a new series, and which encourages us to work on our relationships over the next 18 months. The second is the final one in Taurus. With the support of a bouyant opposition with Mercury and Jupiter, this gives us some hope of an easing of pressures around the squeeze on finances since Spring 2022. For your in-depth Monthly Horoscope Forecast for each sign for October 2023, please see below...
Monthly Horoscopes for October 2023
Aries 21 March - 20 April
As October gets underway, you'll be deeply involved with others and their plans. Mars in Libra means you'll be more inclined to compromise, that is until October 11th, when the Red planet enters Scorpio, then you'll be a force to be reckoned with. Still, the Solar Eclipse on the 14th is a great time to initiate friendships and business partnerships, or to take a relationship to the next level. From the 23rd, the Sun's move into Scorpio and the Lunar eclipse on the 28th, hint at potent forces at work that encourage you to let go of the old and embrace the new. Get ready, Aries!
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Finding the best work/life balance for you and letting go of activities that no longer serve, could be high on your agenda. And you'll be keen to do more about health and wellness issues if things have lapsed in this department. The Solar Eclipse on the 14th brings the chance of a fresh start. Want to introduce new habits or be more productive? Now is the time. Mars enters Scorpio from the 11th and is later joined by Mercury and the Sun, so partnerships and relationships could go through some changes. You'll be ready to work at certain bonds or let them go altogether.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
You'll enjoy leisure and creative activities this month. Have a project you're itching to start? The Solar Eclipse on the 14th is helpful. And your plan could be more successful than you thought. This may be a hot time for romance too, Gemini. There's also a gradual shift to lifestyle and wellness issues that begins on the 11th, when Mars enters Scorpio. Energy levels will ramp-up, and it's good to be prepared by doing more exercise or having specific plans and projects that can channel it. Try to enjoy a well-deserved break at the time of the Lunar Eclipse on the 28th.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
The emphasis on your home zone until October 23rd, makes the coming weeks a time of nurturing, family projects and domestic plans. Energetic Mars encourages you to get moving on those tasks that have been on the backburner. Plus, the Solar Eclipse on the 14th can act as a turbo-charged New Moon, so if you've been thinking about a move, this may be when you begin the preparations. The emphasis slowly shifts to creative and fun activities and to romance. Thinking of starting a side-hustle using one of your skills? This is the time to let everyone know.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
This is a good time for negotiations and discussions, forging agreements and closing deals. You'll have tact and diplomacy, and this can help smooth over any disagreements and assist with finalizing deals. Make use of the Solar Eclipse on the 14th, as it can be great for kickstarting new initiatives. Have a big project in mind? The coming weeks and months may see it going from strength to strength. The gradual move to the sign of Scorpio and your home zone, will inspire you to make a clean sweep. With Mars here, you'll be keen to give your place a major declutter.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You may be busy with money matters for the first three weeks, and ready to create a balanced budget that can assist you in the run up to the festive season. Ready to start a small business or side-hustle? There's a powerful Solar Eclipse on the 14th, which is perfect for this. Lay the groundwork and it could do very well. You'll also be keen to connect with others who share your ideas and goals. Some intense discussions could emerge from this, with key decisions being made too. If you're eager for progress, this is the month you'll get it. A shift in mindset may help you too.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
You'll feel more self-assured, with the Sun and Mars in Libra inspiring you to set firmer boundaries. The days until the 23rd are great for speaking your mind and letting others know where they stand. There's also a Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 14th, which can ring in powerful changes. Whether you're ready or not Libra, things are about to shift. Finances get a boost as the emphasis slowly moves to your money zone. It's an opportunity to cut back on unnecessary expenses. Even so, the Eclipse on the 28th can tempt you to shop. Go easy!
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
October starts out quietly, as the Sun and Mars continue through a private and spiritual zone, encouraging you to recharge and get your bearings. This is also the perfect time to tie up loose ends, find closure on key issues and tune into your deepest and most heartfelt desires. Want to live to your full potential? The Solar Eclipse on the 14th encourages you to connect with a mentor who can help you move beyond your limits. Once Mars enters your sign from the 11th, you'll feel energized. And with the Sun in Scorpio from the 23rd, you'll be truly in your element.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
This month is great for making new friends, joining groups and clubs, and liaising with people who are on your wavelength. Ready to take the lead and arrange events and get-togethers for personal enjoyment or business? You'll certainly benefit. Fiery Mars moves into Scorpio from the 11th and into a secluded zone, with the Sun entering on the 23rd. Use this time to resolve issues that have been hanging over you, and if you need help for this, do get it. The coming weeks are great for learning meditation, yoga or anything that enhances peace of mind.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
You're flying high, with the Sun and competitive Mars in your sector of ambition. The coming weeks are great for promoting yourself and getting the word out about your skills and experience. With a Solar Eclipse here on the 14th, this could be a time when an opportunity shows up, or you decide to launch a key plan. As a result, you could make excellent progress. From the 11th, the focus shifts to socializing and making valuable connections. And as the Sun glides into Scorpio from the 23rd, connecting with influential people can be a game changer.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Seeking something fresh and different? The emphasis on your sector of new experiences means you'll be looking further afield, whether in terms of fresh opportunities or a desire to travel. The Solar Eclipse on the 14th could be a turning point, as it might coincide with a decision to leave your comfort zone and do something you've never tried before. Follow through, and it might pay off. A planetary shift to your career zone starting from the 11th, could find you eager to look into exciting options. Promote your skills and services consistently to get things moving, Aquarius.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
As October gets underway, it's time to let go of anything that's been holding you back. The coming weeks until the 23rd could be intense, but powerful. The Solar Eclipse on the 14th might spur you on to make changes, and a decision you take can transform your life for the better. You may also have good reasons to travel and study to further your plans. Mars enters Scorpio from the 11th followed by the Sun on the 23rd, which can find you passionate about visiting a place, getting a qualification or doing more travelling for fun. It's time to think big, Pisces.