After the setbacks, holdups and slowdowns of last month’s planetary stasis, it’s all happening in the heavens now. Venus is moving into exacting Virgo, Mars into sultry Scorpio, Pluto turning forward in practical Capricorn, and a harmonising new moon in beauty-loving Libra.
See what the stars have in store in your weekly horoscope for October 8 onwards.
Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21
Mars diving into the sign of secrets and intrigue escalates this week’s intensity levels, causing an increase in competitive flare ups and power differentials. The benefits? Bonds can deepen and certain connections strengthen under this transit, as you get a better sense of who you can trust.
Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21
As your guiding planet Venus relaxes from a fiery element into a earth sign like your own there’s strength in numbers, so consider teaming up on a co-operative project or communal income opportunity. Is there some way to consolidate resources for a mutually beneficial win-win?
Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22
Busy Geminis are often in a rush, but slowing down and negotiating patiently is the key to harmonious relationships and communications this weekly horoscope. As October progresses, Mercury is advocating taking back control of your time from the droves of data-tracking apps absorbing your everyday attention.
Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23
For lunar-ruled Cancerians, this week’s moon cycles nicely align with Mercury to promote objective judgment based on facts, not feelings, and press restart on personal and professional partnerships. Could your work benefit from a collaborator who complements your own skill set?
Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23
If your majesty has been feeling a little off-centre in these days of rampant change, and who hasn’t, this week recommends indulging your heart and brain in some of that awesome creativity you were born with. And yes, looks definitely do matter this week, so style up for a win.
Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23
Last month others loved you up, and now it’s your turn. When Venus steps into your precise and fastidious sign this week for Virgo’s annual season of self-love, allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised and pleased by your own qualities, capabilities and achievements.
Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23
As your galactic guide Venus leaves the sign of flash and dazzle for the zone of critical feedback, efficiency and clarity take a welcome turn around the j-curve. Don’t get sucked into hair splitting and nitpicking, because this week needs extra diplomacy: which is of course, your forte.
Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22
Fire-starter Mars steams into your sign this week with energy to burn and the definite likelihood of power plays. With the feisty planet lighting a match to your volcanic personality, it may take all of your considerable willpower not to get triggered by someone pushing your buttons.
Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21
Patience isn’t a Sagittarian virtue, but empathising this week will win more hearts than your normal straightforwardness. Been running on empty? Venus shifting into her healthy place suggests restoring with what you enjoy, whether that’s dance class, kickboxing or a walk in nature, the original antidepressant.
Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20
Completing its intensive four month retrograde in your sign, Pluto’s forward turn this week brings some welcome relief as the possibly uncomfortable realisations that became obvious during Pluto’s powerful downshift become simpler to process, decision fatigue eases and an existential weight seems to lift.
Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19
After an extended emphasis on close relationships, for this weekly horoscope Venus shifting into her healthiest placement shifts the focus back to you and your personal wellbeing, so think about rebooting some of those wellness routines that may have lapsed. Or investigating a few new ones to restore your glow.
Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20
Artistic Neptune in your sign supports this month’s strong aesthetic to revisit unfinished creative projects, while ethical Saturn – also in Pisces – insists that if you feel something isn’t sitting right, even though you mightn’t be inclined, this is the time to speak up rather than letting it slide.