Prepare your finest glass cleaner and step through the looking glass, astral voyagers. October’s cosmic clarity is brought to you by the sign of Libra, and the zodiac’s aspirational aesthete has us both reckoning with our spatial reality, and vision-boarding our dream houses.
Libra energy’s notorious sense of “balance” actually reminds us that coming into equilibrium is a highly dynamic, individualized process. Our thresholds for certain extremes, and carefully concocted calibrations are as personal as paint chips.
Consider the concept of alignment in all its various guises this month. What is off kilter inside your heart and inside your space? Take October to look it straight in the eye with love, and to right any crooked paintings on your metaphorical wall.
The other major cosmic news is Venus’ retrograde journey through Scorpio. Contrary to some astral fear-mongering, retrogrades are delicious times to invite that planet’s energy into a private dance, and Venus’ slowed-down sojourn wants us to delve into our desire nature and clear out any cobwebs around worthiness and self-critique.
So dream it big and beautiful, astral voyagers. But don’t forgot to honor exactly what’s here. October wants you to throw back the blinds and let the light, the darkness, and everything in between, flood your boudoir without judgment.
In the Stars: Happy birth month, aspirational angel! You’re capable of a powerful cosmic mixture of realism and idealism, and this particular Libra Season asks you to deeply align those ideals with your blood and your bones. With Venus’ retrograde journey through Scorpio, you’re being asked to really feel into any blocks around intimacy that come from an unwillingness to get friendly, first and foremost, with your own shadowy bits. There is an unprecedented amount of humanness and self-forgiveness available to you this month, Libra. Take this time as an invitation to dance and romance yourself fully without any trace of shame.
In Your Space: Let this down and dirty self-love fest start at home, with all of the hearts, stars, and animal prints one cavern can hold. Follow your tastes completely, no matter any clashing or critical voices buzzing inside your head. It’s a month for unabashedly loving what you love, and letting this remind you that personal palettes and perspectives are invaluable to the world outside your doors. Start with your vanity table and shower rack, and trick them out with collections of items and fragrances that you can simply wear and relish solely for yourself in the comfort of your own boudoir.
In the Stars: Originally, Libra and Scorpio were one sign, and this collaboration between the zodiac’s light and dark sides of partnership will serve you well this month, Scorpio. Where have deep dives into the underbelly started to leave you exhausted and longing for some straightforward sensual release? With Venus traveling retrograde through Scorpio, and Jupiter poised to make its final, expansive stand in your sign, you’re being asked to loosen your grip around your desires, and get touchy-feely with what simply feels good. Let it be easier, sweet Scorpio. And know that this process of embracing ease may just be your most badass move yet.
In Your Space: Easy and breezy are your key design terms this month, Scorpio, and anything that feels heavy, oppressive or challenging simply must go. If you’re able to budget for it, ask for help at every turn. A professional design eye, and cleaning or furniture assembly service will serve as a potent reminder that you don’t have to go it alone, and that you absolutely deserve comfort without having to prove it with blood, sweat, and tears. Swap out old duvets, plump up pillows, and upgrade pasta bowls. It’s time to settle in with your snacks and celebrate your spatial worthiness.
In the Stars: As the Libra Sun forms a supportive angle to your sign, you’re being asked to hone your focus so you can best utilize the resources on hand. The concept of narrowed focus sometimes makes you feel stifled, but this month, treat the art of strategy like a grand reconnaissance adventure. Gather information on the ground. Be willing to open wide to another, seemingly oppositional point of view. Friction and perceived limits are actually your besties right now. With Jupiter poised to enter your sign for a year-long transit, starting in November, you’re being asked to pause and realign before this next cycle’s radical leaps.
In Your Space: Follow the motto that how you do one thing is how you do everything, Sag, and start with a single room overhaul, or even a closet. There’s no need to pull spatial cleansing all nighters, or to stage epic redesigns right now. By all means, you can hold the big picture vision in your mind’s eye. Just let it unfold step-by-step without having to fly into excess mode. And celebrate the creative potential of seeming constraints by working around statement pieces, upgrading wall art, and reveling in the finely-tuned potential of drawer organizers and storage pieces.
In the Stars: The Libra Sun challenges your sign to a duel this month, but the weapons are rose petals, Cappy. You fully understand the import of sweat and uphill climbs, but how much have you been connecting to sources of sustenance that are simply gorgeous? This month wants to remind you that leaning towards beautiful sources of light is never superficial. In fact, it is a powerfully affirmative act that reminds you of what you’re doing stuck to this earth in the first place. With Pluto stationing direct in your sign, you’re purging past narratives about what exactly it means to be in control. Take your hands off the wheel and look for rainbows.
In Your Space: Let classical sculpture gardens and ancient castles guide the way, Capricorn. But remember that beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and commit to exploring your personal flair and aesthetic fixations without fear. Pick a power color. Hang a painting that represents your ideal lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to create altars of objects that are completely “useless” but simply delicious. This process of elevating delight is a potent signal to the Universe that you are ready to receive it.
In the Stars: It’s been a potent year for learning to accept your humanness, in all its beautiful mess, Aquarius. And this month’s face-off between Venus in Scorpio and your sign, wants you to elevate that process to a high art. With the infusion of fellow air sign Libra, you can start to make sense of any psychological deep dives that have happened thus far, and reconnect to the adventurous road ahead by assessing just how far you’ve come. Let yourself pause and revel in everything that’s right here before you, Aquarius, and trust that there’s no one who could have lived it like you did.
In Your Space: Celebrate your triumphs with majestic color palettes and gold accents, and treat your lair like a backstage boudoir that’s truly fit for the performance of a lifetime. Tuck old photos behind mirror edges that remind you of the versions of yourself you’ve inhabited. Scrapbook and collage your way through all the phases of your life. And let these collide with the lives of others. Flea market finds and inherited objects are favored. Your lineage is long, Aquarius. And you’ve got oh so much more ahead of you.
In the Stars: The “wounded healer” asteroid Chiron enters your sign this season, and all the feels are flooding in. But before you let this take you under, sweet Pisces, remember your buoyancy. More than any other zodiac sign, you are able to respond and reshape according to circumstance, and while this sometimes threatens to dissolve you completely as you lose your core to the slightest shift in the breeze, it’s absolutely your superpower right now. Allow yourself everything, little fish. Toss any attempts to “manage” or even analyze your feelings aside, and just let yourself be carried wherever they may lead. This is a different form of logic and although it’s often marginalized by the mainstream, it offers up everything you need to know right now.
In Your Space: Let your lair be as languid and expansive as possible, and dissolve hard edges and hard lines between spaces. Put pillows on the kitchen floor. Move a desk to a hallway and produce work from a different angle. Cover your light sources with elaborate shams and tassels or swap them for lava lamps. Your entire space should feel like an extension of dream life, and a ready and willing container for whatever you have to rest on its surfaces. Clear off countertops and closets so they’re able to hold everything emotion you have to give.
In the Stars: Libra Season marks the midway point of the astrological year, which begins with the Spring Equinox, and it’s been six months since your own birth moment. This is a powerful marker in the wheel of your development, firestarter. Take it slowly and seriously, as you assess exactly how far you’ve come. Libra is your “opposite” sign, carefully calling you towards compromise and consideration of those around you. How can you lift up your friends and beloveds, and find deep wellsprings of courage inside of compassion? Treat October like an Olympic pairs figure skating event.
In Your Space: Let your space be a reflection of your willingness to travel two-by-two. Anything that comes in pairs is favored, from candlesticks to lioness statues on the stoop. And really feel into a sense of balance that soothes the soul without stripping your space of your signature flair. If you want to choose a flaming orange, for example, could you swap it for a creamy coral? Think back to any shifts in your consciousness that you’ve experienced since Spring. Tie up any loose ends with a Fall cleanout and let your space reflect your megawatt growth.
In the Stars: With your ruler, Venus, traveling retrograde through your opposing sign of Scorpio, the spotlight illuminates any lingering doubts about your worthiness, and asks you to turn over the earth to grow some new blossoms of desire. Since Uranus’ entry into your sign earlier this year, you’ve been deeply reflecting on your relationship to change, and this month marks a moment to assess where you are in the purging process, and how you can continue to see shifts as changes in form rather than dramatic depths. When in doubt, sink up these rhythms with nature itself. What metaphorical season of your life do you find yourself in? Make like a tree and act accordingly.
In Your Space: Let change feel natural and oh so organic with Art Nouveau accents and rustic pieces. Art Nouveau responds to the curvaceous juiciness of the earth itself, and you can find inspo in anything that mimics the turning of the globe. Circular and spiral forms, found branches and shells, and plant life are all favored. Let the color palettes also harness this sense of slow growth with same shady family ombrés, and mixtures of bone, cream, and white.
In the Stars: As your ruler, Mercury, travels from Libra to Scorpio to Sagittarius this month, your consciousness is covering a lot of ground. This journey of Mercury is one of shifting perspectives that come from first being willing to deep dive our desires that lurk beneath the surface. As a winged creature, down and dirty dives aren’t always your fave, but treat this month like a curious block party of self integration. What’s been nagging at you? What instincts have you been holding back from following? You have a license to follow your gut completely this month, Gemstone. Use it wisely.
In Your Space: Support your psychological journey with home inspo fit for an analyst. Make sure your couches are both comfy and supportive, and swap any stick-like furniture for leather goods and plush pillows. And make sure that there is plenty of room for circulation, especially in your study or living room. Open blinds, desk lamps, and sun-drenched exposure will help you dig deep without disappearing into darkness.
In the Stars: Shifts in perspective sometimes have you clinging to the past, Little Mermaid. As the Libra Sun squares your sign, there’s a similar face-off unfolding that brings a potent cleanout to any outmoded behaviors that have outlived their usefulness. Check in with the concept of emotional maturity this October, Cancer, and know that your willingness to face up will grant you a new level of trust in your own development. This doesn’t mean you can’t tuck into a closet and cry when you need to. In fact, your sensitivity is always your superpower. Just notice what needs a strong, firm push, and give it a shove with love.
In Your Space: Are there elements of your space that feel regressive? Somehow connected to a pattern or relationship or mode of living that’s just no longer you? Commit to mercilessly yet tenderly purging these pieces and palettes. And let your space reflect your own emotional maturity process with higher quality items that are built to last. What do you want to carry into the future with you? Create your own personal wedding registry for the being you’re becoming.
In the Stars: As the Sun travels through Libra, the other cosmic poster child of romance, you’re asked to consider your own relationship to this concept. Your romantic notions are epic, and you have the capacity to inject glamour and glitter into the most mundane of scenarios. Libra is here not to rob you of any of these sequins, but to show you exactly which wild plans are most in alignment with your heart-centered long haul, and to encourage you to consider applying your sparkle and shine where it’s most needed. Your generosity is unparalleled, Leo. Make sure you’re giving it out to people and projects that are ready to receive it.
In Your Space: Play with these notions of aligned romance by revisiting vision boards and dream house schemes. Where do these tastes come from, and how much are informed by the person you are right now, outside of societal constraints and expectations? Take October to clean out any aesthetic corners, and to also consider how to make your space the maximum welcome mat for both yourself and others. Plan conversation corners and groupings of chairs that encourage collaboration, and give away outmoded items to anyone who comes to visit.
In the Stars: This month’s shift out of your sign’s energy is a perfect time for assessing all of the nitty gritty info you gleaned on the ground, and beginning to pan out to see the bigger picture. How did pausing and assessing your instincts and abilities call your attention to some more major changes that you’d like to see unfold? Let the Libra Sun this October bolster your ability to make leaps in consciousness and to let clarity feel liberating rather than just another excuse for self critique. You’re absolutely where you need to be, Virgo. Use that sense of self-acceptance to power up for the road ahead.
In Your Space: Let your space reflect this sense of shifting pathways by injecting some geometric prints, and some wide open pictures and paintings of roads, skyscapes, and cloud patterns. Infuse levity and breadth into every room with diaphanous fabrics, and pastel color schemes, and clean out cobwebs from ceiling corners and soot from windows. Your ability to see into your own future starts at home, so make sure that there are clear pathways from room to room and that every room with a window using this as a focal point so you can look outside at everything that’s coming your way.