october 2021 horoscope

October 2021 Horoscope: The Month Ahead

When I began to put together the October 2021 horoscope, there were a few things that stood out for me. First, most of the planets – Uranus (as ever) being the exception – are hanging out in the top half of the chart, in the signs between Libra and Pisces. Without getting too technical when I look at the background to the month, I begin by working on an ‘Aries = 0’ basis. So, this month, the planets fall in the Southern Hemisphere, houses 7-12. This makes this month’s emphasis seem rather impersonal, as if we could be at the mercy of outside events.

However, whatever those events are, things will seem a lot more personal for all of you according to your own sign – and as usual, you can read the October 2021 horoscope for either your Sun sign, or your Rising sign – or both. And there are a few things to deal with this month, as a lot of planets are still in retrograde motion at the outset. However, as the month progresses, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will all turn direct.

With that in mind, I found that I also couldn’t take my eyes off the Full Moon in Aries, coming up on October 20th. Aries is a up front and personal as you can get and the aspects to this particular full Moon are, let’s say, feisty. The full Moon at this time of year is often called the ‘Hunter’s Moon’ and I’ve now done a post on that here. Meanwhile, let’s track down what the stars have in store.

October 2021 Horoscope: Aries

For Aries people, the big Libra emphasis this month lights up your relationships and one way or another – things will be passionate. The October 2021 horoscope for Aries shows there is the potential for both big love and huge rows this month, so be prepared to have the kind of ‘where is this relationship going’ kind of conversation that you know will just set things off – and being an Aries, you tend to have a shorter fuse than most people.

If you can avoid the explosions, this month will be a good time to get your social life into top gear as Jupiter lights up your social involvements. There is a danger that you could overdo things and you may discover that your social life is the thing that’s causing tensions between you and your partner. By the end of the month, when the Full Moon shines on you, you may discover that things come to a head and you may be forced into making a major decision. Commit or move on? Your choice.

One more thing you’ll need to be aware of this month is your attitude towards money. You may be spending more than usual – maybe on a long waited for holiday, or maybe you’re simply feeling more optimistic and outgoing and your increased expenditure is a reflection of that. There’s the risk you could think all is well financially – and then be hit by a large and unexpected bill this month. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your credit card payments will take care of themselves.

October 2021 Horoscope: Taurus

For you Taurus, the October 2021 horoscope suggests a month where all seems well with your world – at least in the beginning. Early in the month the New Moon is giving you an enviable level of common sense – and this month you may need it. Work is likely to be demanding so you need to ensure that your lifestyle is both manageable and productive. Mercury retrograde continues to point out that you need a plan if you’re going to be able to cope with life’s responsibilities.

Fortunately, there is a lot of energy available to you work out what needs to be done. You’ll need to act decisively as your increased workload may be stressing you out – and this is having an impact further down the line. What you need to ensure is that your work-life balance works in your favour, and with this month’s astrological focus being in your fellow Venus-ruled sign of Libra, this should be something that falls into place for you a lot more easily than you thought it would.

The Full Moon later in the month may remind you of the importance of getting the basics right. If you don’t take action early, things that seemed like small problems could become big ones that force you to completely revise your understanding of a particular situation. There is also the risk that something becomes bigger than you can handle, so take care that you don’t let things get out of control – you may end up in a place where you don’t want to be.

October 2021 Horoscope: Gemini

The October 2021 horoscope for Gemini suggests that this is a creative month for you. Gemini is never short of ideas and this month you may take brain-storming to a new level. The New Moon early in the month kicks off this process and the emphasis on your fellow air sign, Libra, gives you the ability to see things from all sides. If there has been something that you’ve not been able to get your head around, then this month will see a creative solution start to appear.

This may happen because you discover you have a deeper understanding of what is involved. This enables you to think out of the box – and a real feature of this month may be your ability to communicate your ideas more effectively than usual. It may feel as if the world really does want to hear what you have to say and you may even impress those in high places with some of your bigger – and better – ideas. There is, of course, a downside. You may have a tendency to talk over people this month – make sure that expressing yourself isn’t bought at someone else’s expense.

The Full Moon later in the month may make that point to you in no uncertain terms. if you alienate the very people you need to collaborate with, then you may be subject to some fairly unpleasant power games as feelings you may not have been aware of come to a head. If, however, you tread more carefully early in the month, you may be able to exercise much more influence than you thought was possible – and this may benefit you financially too.

October 2021 Horoscope: Cancer

Cancer is the home loving sign and your October 2021 horoscope has your home in its sights – and so have you. This is the month when you’ll be looking closely at the corners you’ve ben ignoring for too long – if you want to devise an action plan to revamp your bedroom, kitchen, garden or the whole thing – now is the time. Mercury retrograde gives you a keen eye for detail and Mars fills you with energy. The only risk is you become too impatient and choose some decor you’re going to hate at a later date.

That may be more of a risk than you think, as you may want your life to be more beautiful in many ways this month. Better to be inspired by your own good taste that attempt to turn your lounge into a copy of that beach bar you discovered on holiday… Regardless of how it turns out, big change and big decisions are going to be the order of the day for you Cancer – and though you’ll want to forge ahead with your plans, it may pay you to get a second opinion before you do.

The Full Moon at the end of the month may bring things to a head as you discover that not everyone is as keen on your proposals as you are. Your partner may resist your plans and – even worse – bring their own to the table. There could be a real battle of wills when it comes to who wields the power in the relationship. At the end of the day, you have the chance to be magnanimous rather than moody. Try not to take the moral high ground – no matter how tempting.

October 2021 Horoscope: Leo

The October 2021 horoscope suggests that for you Leo, this is the month of mental action. You may have a lot of things buzzing around your head right now, and one issue in particular may be taking a lot of thinking through. That’s a process that may be more difficult than you would like it to be and the result of that may be making you rather more touchy than usual. Cross words could occur if people approach you the wrong way, or tell you things you don’t want to hear.

Unfortunately, it may be your nearest and dearest who bear the brunt of your temper this month. It would be much more positive to try and work things out in your head – and leave them there. Let your relationships be a counterpoint to whatever’s going on in your mind – in fact get out there and enjoy yourself with the people you love most. When Mercury turns direct you may find things seem much better than you thought.

By the end of the month, the Full Moon should bring you a new perspective on life. However, it’s a perspective that’s going to ask you to do a little work in return. The big issue you may have been wrestling with is your job – or even your attitude towards work. If it’s been causing you stress then you really need to let go of whatever attitudes have been counterproductive in your life. As a Leo you love to play – perhaps you need to love your work too.

October 2021 Horoscope: Virgo

It’s all about cash for you this month Virgo. The October 2021 horoscope is drawing your attention to your financial situation – so what are you going to do about it? In fairness to you Virgo, you’re usually a careful and considered soul and this month you may be thinking about some major expenditure. I’m not suggesting you rush out and buy a new car – even if you want to – but this month may be a good time to work out your finances just in case.

Of course, some of you may simply be thinking about how to increase your income. We all need a little extra cash now and again, and this month your time would be well spent working out how. The message is, of course, that it’s not going to come to you, so you’re going to have to make the effort and be a self-starter if you want to boost your bank account. It’s said that we create our own luck – and if you pursue some bigger and better work opportunities, you may find things will work out as you want them to.

By the time of the Full Moon later in the month, you’ll need to make a big decision based on what has been happening during the earlier part of the month. It seems as though you may be getting what you hoped for – but at a price. The new job you wanted? The pay is great but it eats into your leisure time. Whatever the issue is, you’ll have to work out what is more important to you – leaving things as they are or making constructive change. Only you will know the answer.

October 2021 Horoscope: Libra

In your birthday month, it’s all about you Libra – and the October 2021 horoscope suggests that many of you are looking forward to a fresh start. A new year in your life means a new you? Of course the answer has to be yes, but first you have to work out what that new you is going to look like. Whether it’s a new hairstyle or a new approach to life, this is the month for new beginnings for you, so it’s a great time to work out what they are going to be.

Mercury retrograde in your sign is close to Mars this month and that means a lot of energy is going to be directed towards asking the question, ‘Where do I go from here?’ If you feel you know the answer to that one, you’re likely to want to rush ahead and put your plans into action. Before you do so, stop for a moment and ask yourself, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ Focus your energy on carrying out a full review of your life to date, work out what’s best for you – and then move forward when Mercury is working with you later this month.

Around that time, you’ll also benefit from a driven Full Moon in Aries – and that will help to push you towards the place you need to be. Rather than a new outfit or a superficial re-style, you’re actually being asked to make yourself more secure from the ‘inside out’ – rather than the ‘outside in’. If a few new cosmetic touches help this process – so be it – but don’t mistake a new shade of lipstick for the ‘new you’ that you really need to be.

October 2021 Horoscope: Scorpio

Scorpio is the sign of secrets, and the October 2021 horoscope suggests that, this month, there may be a lot going on behind the scenes. It’s not that someone is plotting against you – though you may feel like that this month and, of course, as a Scorpio you always have your suspicions. However, you are likely to feel that you need some answers to something. The problem may be that you can’t quite work out the question.

So, holding your tongue may feature this month. At best this means holding back on what you want to say (and this may involve some repressed rage) and at worst you may have a few sleepless nights as your mind simply won’t switch off when you need it to. Don’t worry as things will improve when Mercury turns direct and you’ll be able to ‘let go’. This may involve an emotional outburst – so be prepared for that. The best thing you can do is make yourself comfortable at home and let it pass over.

The Full Moon in Aries is probably going to trigger your release because by then you’re really going to need to move things on. If you’re tired of walking around an ‘elephant in the room’ then say so. It’s going to be important to you to get your headspace back into good condition and your emotions back under wraps. You need to be in control more than most people and ‘losing it’ is something you prefer not to do. Towards the end of the month, some hard work on your more creative projects may begin to repay your efforts.

October 2021 Horoscope: Sagittarius

Sagittarius is a party animal and your October 2021 horoscope suggests that it’s time to celebrate. Even if there is no notable major occasion in your life, this is a month that you will feel like celebrating simply being alive – after all, there’s no better excuse. So why the glum face? One issue you may have is that, although you’re keen to produce a party guest list, some of your friends may not be so keen to attend. This may be a month where you want to get involved in a few things, but other bits of your life seem to get in the way.

Being all dressed up with no-where to go is not a good look, so perhaps it would be better if, this month, you took a closer look at how your social involvements could be improved and take the appropriate action to do so. If you’ve been the kind of person who relies on others to lead the way then now may be the time to contribute a little more and become a leader not a follower. Also, if you’ve fallen out with people recently – or become estranged in some way – it would be a good time to make amends and get your team back onside. Sorry really is a small word – but it means a lot.

When Mercury moves forward and the Full Moon shines in Aries, you’ll begin to feel that life is worth getting out of bed for. The Full Moon lights up your house of fun – but with this Full Moon nothing is free and you may find that if you’ve overspent on your social life in the past then you may be left short of cash for the things that really matter. What the universe is telling you to do is invest in your own self worth rather that try to buy it. Focus on the things that really matter to you – and the rest will fall into place.

October 2021 Horoscope: Capricorn

You’re a natural when it comes to hard work, but the October 2021 horoscope suggests this month may be harder work than most. Your job is important to you and you’re always keen to move yourself further up the career ladder. This month your mind is focused on exactly that and you may be formulating a new strategy to help get you there. However, what you don’t want are any conflicts or arguments to get in your way – and unfortunately this is the month where misunderstandings could occur.

You may feel you deserve more money or a promotion – and the lucky Capricorns out there may get exactly that. In fact now would be a good time to ask for a raise. The downside may be that it upsets some other people who feel that you may have jumped the queue. Don’t be undermined by any gossip – confront it head on and clear the air. If you are the new boss? You have to act like it too. Regardless of what you do – you may need to ‘boss it’ this month.

When the Full Moon shines at the end of the month and Mercury moves forward, you will realise that your life has changed dramatically – and that’s something that may have been long overdue. What’s more, you are the one calling the shots, so make the most of the things that are going in your favour to strengthen your position both at home and at work. One thing – you may have to deal with some serious family issues this month and it looks like you will be the person who has to pick up the pieces. Good luck.

October 2021 Horoscope: Aquarius

Planning a holiday Aquarius? The October 2021 horoscope suggests it could be a possibility as you have a lot of energy that’s making you want to broaden your horizons. For reasons that escape you, you may be feeling trapped or limited this month – and that’s making you feel annoyed. You feel that there’s more to life but you’re not sure how to go about getting it. Step back, research what’s out there and available to you and start making some plans.

Of course, you’re not being helped by Uranus, as it’s been making you restless for much of this year. If there’s a way of dealing with this, it’s to use the energy available to you to consider new possibilities and consider new opportunities. Fortunately, this month, your confidence is at record levels so use that ‘can do’ attitude to look at life from a new perspective and push your boundaries further than you have done before.

As Mercury moves forward and the Full Moon shines on your house of the mind, you’ll find your mind is buzzing with new ideas. That sounds great but it may also be exhausting as you find it hard to switch off at night. In fact, the night may be the time you find your ideas come together. If that’s so then let it happen. Sometimes we need the stillness of the night – or the weird world of our dreams – to start making sense of a few things in our lives.

October 2021 Horoscope: Pisces

This is the month for big decisions Pisces. The focus on the sign of Libra is activating an important part of your chart – and it’s going to impact on your life in a big way. That sounds serious – and exactly the kind of thing that makes you want to swim down to the bottom of the ocean – and stay there. If there’s something you hate it’s being confronted with a fork in the road – because you’re never quite sure which way to go. This month, the October 2021 horoscope suggests you need to make that choice.

So, which way to go? Before you close your eyes and rush into something – take some time to read the small print, literally, as your decision could be related to entering into an agreement with someone who is more powerful than you – such as a loan provider. Take some time to work out whether it’s the right course of action for you. This also applies to more personal relationships – don’t be pressured into doing something you could regret later.

Later in the month, as Mercury turns direct and the Full Moon shines in Aries, you’ll soon work out which is the best direction to take. However, you may need to take some advice from someone who has been there before or who is more qualified deal with matters. The key thing for you may be working out what you want from life overall, rather than just dealing with a specific issue. If what you are proposing to do enables you to achieve your aim – that’s great. Otherwise, you’re going to need to work out the impact on your finances and your self-worth and decide whether it’s worth it – or not.


© Sara Shipman 2021

Picture credit: Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay 


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