As we approach the latter part of the year, the October 2022 horoscope reminds us that we’re at the beginning of a new season. As Autumn begins we become aware of the need to approach life in a different way. It’s one of those deep-rooted ‘folk memory’ things; we know winter is coming, so we feel driven to do all of the things we feel we need to do that will support us through the darker days. This year will be no exception, but this month the planets are aligned in a way that gives us real focus on the things we need to do to achieve that.

For much of the month, Jupiter is retrograde in Aries, and this is reminding us of the dangers of being impatient, or reluctant to heed warnings or advice. Sometimes a little humility is needed if you are going to achieve your aims. Mars is also stationing in Gemini before turning retrograde on Halloween; It’s a great month for focused mental energy – but for arguments too. I mentioned in an earlier post about Mars in Gemini, that this Mars station would be a time to take sides. I’m holding fast with that; this month is the time to choose your team in all senses – the battle lines will be drawn.

At a personal level, watch out for how those planetary movements will affect your own life; every transit touches us personally, so in the October 2022 horoscope, I’m going to highlight the parts of your life touched by the big celestial stories. As usual, you can read your horoscope for your sun sign or your ascending sign.

October 2022 Horoscope: Aries

The October 2022 horoscope sees a lot of activity in your sign this month Aries, with the Full Moon in your sign bringing something to your attention in a direct way. When the Full Moon highlights your sign, it emphasises your core characteristics, so this is a month to be pro-active, busy and take the lead. You may have no alternative to that, as circumstances mean you may have to make some big decisions that affect others as well as yourself. Jupiter retrograde in your sign means you’ll have to take a view on how things may turn out, as nothing is guaranteed.

Unsurprisingly, this could make you more temperamental than usual – so be prepared for a few explosions early in the month. Mars, your ruler is preparing to turn retrograde – and you may feel increasingly frustrated as the month drags on. Sometimes you need to internalise your great energy reserves in a productive way, but the problem you have is that rumination doesn’t come easy. If you get mad at yourself or others – which is a risk this month – try not to ‘shoot from the lip’; this is a time to think quickly – but choose your words well. Things will seem very different by the end of the month.

October 2022 Horoscope: Taurus

Taurus may be a sensible soul, and sometimes it’s easy for you to overlook the emotional side of life. If you have been stamping around like a bull in a china shop, or wondering why things seem to have been getting under your skin of late, events around the time of the Full Moon may make you realise that you’ve been behaving like your own worst enemy. Sometimes you need to be shocked into being kind to yourself – the October 2022 horoscope suggests that if you have one of those moments this month, don’t be surprised.

Jupiter retrograde in Aries may be making you feel as if someone – or something – is cramping your style this month, but your fears may be misplaced. Use Jupiter’s energy to get a better understanding of your own needs; make yourself comfortable, physically and emotionally – when Jupiter falls back into Pisces late in the month, you will need to know where you stand on a few issues – and with a few people. Slow Mars also makes this a good time to focus your energy on your resources – this is thinking time, not doing time, so resist the temptation to take action until you know what you want to do is sustainable long term.

October 2022 Horoscope: Gemini

The big event in your October 2022 horoscope is Mars stationing as it prepares to go retrograde. You are the most flexible of people, but this month you may feel railroaded into choosing one position over another. That’s not something that sits comfortably with you, so be prepared for some irritation to surface from time to time. However, if you develop a particular focus, you could find yourself energised. This could be a good time for a new beginning of some kind – but it’s likely to be more effective if you make the decision and then spend some time on researching the best way to move forward. There’s no rush…

The Full Moon may help you in this as it highlights your associations. Friends may introduce you to a new opportunity, or you may gain a deeper understanding of where you want to go in life. Sometimes we need to feel as if we belong – and this could be an issue for you this month too. Jupiter may help you to explore a few options – but don’t get complacent; the more you engage with the process of making your way in the world, the better the outcome will be. It’s better to be active – don’t assume that the world owes you anything.

October 2022 Horoscope: Cancer

In the October 2022 horoscope, the Full Moon shines its light in your career zone – and for those of you less concerned with that, it falls on the part of your life concerned with your public status. Whichever of those applies to you, you may feel the urge to take action to secure your position in the public realm. This month you may find a way to achieve an ambition; if an opening or opportunity appears, then go for it. However, it may be advisable to find out whether things are as good as they seem to be. Your understanding of the situation may be improved by taking a look at the bigger picture.

Nagging doubts can’t be left unaddressed, but that doesn’t mean you need to be indecisive. Mars may be giving you a few sleepless nights this month, but sometimes we can put the night hours to good use – you may find your intuition works best in those wakeful moments. If something isn’t right you will sense it. Mercury moving direct in Virgo this month will help you to make sense of the things that may have been disturbing you. By the end of the month, you may have a renewed sense of self and be feeling more at ease with your world.

October 2022 Horoscope: Leo

Leo is a fixed sign and you tend not to be great with change, but this month you may have to combat a tendency towards inertia. The Full Moon is about to shine on your house of endless possibilities – and you may need to make a decision to expand your world and venture into new areas of experience. However, with Jupiter also retrograde in this area, the urge to expand is tempered by the desire to make life as easy as possible. However, Mercury moving forward in your house of resources will be sending you signals you need to receive; it’s time to do some work to get your house in order.

So, what’s to be done? The October 2022 horoscope tells us that where your career is concerned, you’re still under the influence of contrary Uranus. Things may seem changeable – or you may be restless – either way it’s not a recipe for stability. However, the energy from the Mars in Gemini station is also having to go somewhere; if there is an issue that is bugging you – whether it’s social or personal – you may feel driven to deal with it now. Getting involved with something that is bigger than you is one way of doing so – and it may spur you on to reappraise your ideals and your goals in life too.

October 2022 Horoscope: Virgo

The October 2022 horoscope tells us that there is a lot of energy going into your career this month – so much so that it may seem like all work and no play for most of the time. As you’re a hardworking soul, you may not even notice how much of an effort you’re making. However that effort may not go unnoticed by others; beware the politics of envy this month – especially if your ambitions are putting you ahead of the pack. You’re not a confrontational person, so it may be better for you to focus on getting where you want to be by taking the lead, rather than treading on toes.

The Full Moon suggests that you are at an important turning point in life; sometimes it’s necessary to leave a few things behind in order to move things onto the next level – and the signs are you’re at that stage this month. Jupiter retrograde is doing a great job of making you think about where you fit into the world; your perspective on life is under review and as Jupiter heads back towards Pisces you may feel a little uncertain about the future is going to take shape. Don’t worry. Mercury moves forward this month; there may be a few things to get your head around, but you’re good at working things out – it’s what you do best.

October 2022 Horoscope: Libra

There are times in your life when you need to extend yourself – and the October 2022 horoscope suggests that this is one of those times. Mars in Gemini has you fired up and full of ideas about where to go next, but as the month progresses you may find it hard to maintain the momentum. Going backwards to move forwards may seem counter-intuitive, but that’s how your world is right now. As Mars turns retrograde at the end of the month, use your time to really focus on what you want and identify the opportunities that will work for you long term. Instant results are not always the best results.

The Full Moon shines on your house of relationships – but let’s work out what that really means. For some of you, there will some relationship issues that come to a head around this time. Others will see obligations and commitments play a starring role this month – so this is the time to read the fine print in anything you sign up for or agree to do. Jupiter retrograde in this area makes this doubly important; if you’re tempted to skip over the details or rely on the word of someone else, you could be in for some confusion – especially when Jupiter slips back into Pisces. This month, forewarned is forearmed.

October 2022 Horoscope: Scorpio

The October 2022 horoscope suggests that this is a really Scorpio-type month for you – so it’s just as well that you’re attuned to that. Mars, your traditional ruler, is making a station at the point of no return. Sometimes we need a push to break through to the next level, but. this month you may feel as if you’re pushing against a closed door. Rather than frustrate you, what Mars is doing is focusing your energy inwards; patience is a virtue and it’s one that you may need to draw on during the Mars retrograde period. Use this month to get used to that idea – getting your head in the right place is an important part of facing the future.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon is shining on your house of health and hard work. If there are any issues that you’ve been ignoring, then you can bet they will come back to haunt you this month. The Full Moon will show you what needs to be done – and as it’s in Aries, you’re going to have to take action without spending too long thinking about whatever it is that you need to do. Letting things slide is not an option, so put your mind at ease by dealing with issues as they arise – by the end of the month, the New Moon signals that your new approach is what you need.

October 2022 Horoscope: Sagittarius

Mars is slowing down in your relationship sector – and slowing down doesn’t come naturally to the planet of action. The October 2022 horoscope suggests that you may be putting a lot of energy into an important relationship – whether that’s personal or business – but the issue may be that you are forgetting that your partner has an equal share in the relationship too. It’s a basic error that can cause friction and if there’s a blow-up as a result, you may have to back down and work out how you can move things forward without a fight. That may not be easy as, this month, cross words may lead to a stale-mate.

One way around the situation may occur at the time of the Full Moon. Spreading the love is never a bad thing. If you know what is going to make you happy then that’s the thing you need to focus on this month. Relationships work best when you’re able to be yourself – and that works for both of you. As Mercury moves direct, use that mental energy to work out what is important to you. As the month progresses, try setting a few relationship goals – if things go well, by the time of the New Moon, you’ll achieve the sense of inner calm that has been missing for a while.

October 2022 Horoscope: Capricorn

For you Capricorn, the October 2022 horoscope, suggests a busy month. As a hard-working earth sign you will probably welcome that – but there is such a thing as burn-out and that may be something to be aware of this month. The Mars station is focusing your energy in a particular way – and in Gemini that’s a really intense mental energy. You can expect an elevated level of stress this month – not necessarily because of external events, but because of the way you’re reacting to things on the inside. You may begin to feel mentally ‘bottled-up’ so some active ‘stress-busting’ needs to be factored in to your routine.

The Full Moon shines on your home and family this month, and with Jupiter also influencing this sector, here may be some changes in that department. If you’ve been thinking of relocating, you may find that things are put on hold, as plans may not work out. The reasons could be financial or simply a change of heart. Use this time to think about what you really want to do – and where you want to be – it’s possible you may reconfigure your domestic situation to suit you better. The grass is not always greener somewhere else.

October 2022 Horoscope: Aquarius

There are times that you need to be proactive in following your heart – and this is one of those times. Whatever your passion may be (and it could be anything) the October 2022 horoscope suggests that now is the time for you to pursue it with vigour. When Mars makes a station, we are often focused on a particular project or idea, and we have the energy to make things happen. So, use this time to make something happen that is special and meaningful to you. With Saturn in your sign, it may be something that you have been thinking about for a long time.

So, banish self doubt; the Full Moon will be shining on our house of communication so if you need to reach out to make things happen, that’s well starred at this time. Of course, the Full Moon may also be showing you how you can communicate your ideas in a more personal or emotional sense. Words have more feeling under the light of the moon and you may connect emotionally with something you read or hear around this time. As Mercury moves direct, there is the potential for you to leave old thought patterns and self-defeating ideas behind; if you’re going to re-connect with the things you love, that’s a good thing too.

October 2022 Horoscope: Pisces

For you Pisces, the October 2022 horoscope is focusing on some sensitive parts of your chart. Sensitive is what you do best, so when the universe tells you you need to look at how you’re handling your resources – you need to listen. That will become apparent at the time of the Full Moon. If there are any issues with your earning potential, bills that have been overlooked or talents that you’re not using to your best advantage, you need to take stock of the situation and work out how to turn things around.

The Mars station in Gemini is energising your home and family life. You’re a peaceful soul, but your dreams of a quiet life may be exactly that – dreams. Someone in your private life may be being more difficult than usual. There may be tension at home – especially if someone is being argumentative. Of course, you may be the one feeling angry. With Mars here, the best thing to do is take action. It’s a great time to engage with your creative side and do some DIY; getting physical at home is the key to happiness this month.

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© Sara Shipman 2022

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