Happy October, Aquarius. September ended with Mercury going retrograde, and as a result, you smartly stepped back from social media to lower your stress levels. When a new moon in Libra and your 9th House of Philosophy fall on Wednesday, October 6, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to go on some dates, platonic or otherwise. In particular, you may find yourself accepting a dinner invitation from someone completely outside your social circle. You’re eager to try something different, whether that means sex with a new gender, or exploring kink with your current partner.
On this same date, Wednesday, October 6, Pluto, the planet of transformation, goes direct. Its been retrograde since Tuesday, April 27. Pluto is the god of the underworld and is all about death and rebirth. It’s basically the makeover planet, with a tendency towards goth fashion. Halloween is approaching, so go ahead and dye your hair purple, play with glitter, or finally get your lips done. Beauty rituals allow us to embody ourselves, so consider a makeover a political act, Aquarius.
Your focus turns to your social life when Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and abundance enters Sagittarius and your 11th House of Friendship on Thursday, October 7. Time to get rid of that 17 unread messages notification; just text your friends back, Aquarius. Whether you’re single or partnered, having intimate friendships is crucial to your well-being. Understandably, many of us are still concerned about socialization due to COVID-19. When Saturn, the planet that enforces rules, ends its retrograde and goes direct in your sign on Sunday, October 10, you’re able to confidently state your boundaries before any IRL hangs. Whether you want to stick to virtual hangouts, have everyone wear masks, or make sure that they’re vaccinated, never feel bad about prioritizing your health (and the general public’s).
Jupiter is the planet that rules expansion and growth. It’s also been retrograde since Tuesday, April 27. Over those past few months, you became painfully aware of unhealthy habits that are holding you back in love. For instance, you tend to create distance between yourself and your romantic interests as a form of protection, only to end up feeling lonely. When lucky planet Jupiter goes direct in your sign on Sunday, October 17, your assignment is to be open to intimacy. You’ll have an easier time expressing your feelings once Mercury also ends its retrograde on Tuesday, October 19.
When a bold full moon falls in Aries and your 3rd House of Communication on Wednesday, October 20, your romantic desires manifest into reality. Expect anything from a first date to a marriage proposal, depending on your relationship status. Just don’t pull away, Aquarius; learn how to accept love. When intense Scorpio season begins on Saturday, October 23, you may feel more prone to jealousy than usual. Avoid stalking your love interest’s social media, especially when fighter planet Mars also enters Scorpio on Saturday, October 30. This transit tempts you to pick fights and give into paranoia and suspicion, so make extra time for self-care, work with your therapist, and remember to live in the present. You’ve got this, Aquarius, see you next month!
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As Allure’s resident astrologer, Sophie Saint Thomas believes in the power of glamour and embracing one’s sexuality — all the while, looking to astrology to navigate the intricacies of modern life. She is also the author of Sex Witch: Sex Witch: Magickal Spells for Love, Lust, and Self-Protection and the upcoming Glamour Witch: An Empowering Sex-Positive Guide with Spells and Witchy Beauty Tips for All Budgets and Body Types.
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