To be truly successful, you’ve got to keep a balance between self-care and getting things done.
October will be a deep month as we move into more Scorpio energies. This means you’ll feel things more intensely, so the best thing you can do is have a plan.
Girlboss’ resident astrologer babe, Jessica Lanyadoo, says come up with a strategy for what you want to achieve this month, so that you stay on track.
AriesMarch 21 to April 19
There’s a huge difference between taking up space and being whole; the first happens with your ego and the other, with all your parts. October will trigger all kinds of emotions for you as you navigate where you fit into your relationships. Your heart may be full or empty, but that doesn’t have to define you. Nurture yourself through whatever identity issues emerge so that you can find the clearest channel to your best self, and act from that place, Aries.
TaurusApril 20 to May 20
You’re on call to get present. Yours is a sensual sign, and the question to always return to is this: Are you a quantity Taurus or a quality Taurus? You can have more—more stuff, more attention, more relationships—but will it be better? Seek quality in all you do this month, and if you find yourself returning to the junk aisle, investigate why. This can be a time of great growth for you, so don’t waste it on distractions that fail to build you up.
GeminiMay 21 to June 21
The problems that plague you are meant to be your greatest teachers this month, Twin Star. You’re ready to get serious about your life, so take a moment to slow down and look at what isn’t working. If you find that you’re blocked for a clear reason, step up and deal with it. If you’re feeling stuck, it’s time to reach within yourself and find some answers that you can work with. You’re ready to step into the future; don’t let your blind spots in the past hold you back.
CancerJune 22 to July 22
This month you can expect the pot to get stirred. Emotions are running high, especially from the October 4 to 10 and around the Oct. 19. How you feel and what you need are valid, whatever they are, but that doesn’t entitle you to express yourself in any way you chose. Practice loving self-care so that you can speak a healthily-curated version of your heart’s truth, Moonchild. It’s OK to have petty feels, but when you act from that place, you only end up attracting that same messiness back to yourself.
LeoJuly 23 to Aug. 22
When your actions reflect your values, you kinda can’t lose. This month a lot is likely to flow your way, but it’s on you to make use of opportunity. Look at the things in your life that lift you up, and make sure that you’re feeding them. Look to the obligations that serve a purpose, and make certain you’re maintaining them. Finally, look to the places you’re stuck or unhappy, and be brave enough to develop a strategy to create real and lasting change, my love.
VirgoAug. 23 to Sept. 22
You don’t need to know what’s in the future to let go of your past. It’s time to finally let go and start fresh, Virgo, even if it requires big changes. It’s not clever to largely make choices that make you unhappy, so it’s important to honor your emotions in your decision-making, even if doing so shakes everything up. Once someone has proven to you that you can’t trust them, it’s not spiritual or healthy to keep walking into a wall for them. Expect secrets to be revealed and the truth to be uncovered this month.
LibraSept. 23 to Oct. 22
It’s easy to get caught up in what other people think you should be doing, but it’s not wise. The full moon in your relationship house on October 5 kicks off a period when you will either slip into power struggles, where no one emerges a winner or you’ll finally take a stand. Say what you mean and mean what you say, or prepare to deal with the consequences, this month. Remember, if you don’t like the game, you don’t have to play, Libra.
ScorpioOct. 23 to Nov. 21
It’s time to finally move beyond the parts of your life that have felt stuck and create the life you really want to be living. Jupiter, the planet of “easy come, easy go,” enters your sign on the October 10, and it’s excellent news for you, Scorpio. If you’re driven and ready, this will help you make serious gains on your dreams. Take inspired leaps of faith, but don’t forget to maintain all of your self-care rituals, especially in the second half of October when things will get wicked emo.
SagittariusNov. 22 to Dec. 21
There is so much creative potential humming through your life this month, but don’t go jumping off cliffs just yet! You can maintain the status quo, or you can make something magical and inspired, but thetrulyhard thing is to make your day-to-day life an honest reflection of who you are and what you’re capable of. It’s likely to be challenging to make meaningful changes in regards to your commitments, but just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean you should avoid it.
CapricornDec. 22 to Jan. 19
Real power doesn’t come from bossing binches; it comes from being able to collaborate with them, without losing your voice or sense of self. This month will yield opportunities, but you have to know yourself well enough to know what’s good on paper, versus what’s good for you in the here and now. Expect upsets in your personal life that help you to see your own patterns, Cappy. If you’ve been phoning it in, it’s time to really show up for the people in your life.
AquariusJan. 20 to Feb. 18
The Devil’s in the details, my love. When Jupiter, the planet of expansion, enters your career house on the October 10, it’s an excellent time for developing greater vision. The trick is not to lose sight of the pieces that make up the whole of your happiness. Where you want your life to go is not just about work—it’s the synthesis of your inward and outward-facing goals. Don’t get so excited about one part of your life that you lose track of how to best care for the others this month.
PiscesFeb. 19 to March 20
You don’t need to go it alone, my love. Heartfelt connection can be a force for transformation in your life this month. The trick is to understand that there are different kinds of love and different paths that your intimacies can take. Show up in your relationships, and let others reveal themselves to you; if you don’t like what you see, love yourself enough to move on. Change your expectations or your participation if you have to, but do it in the name of love, Pisces.
Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally-respected astrologer and psychic medium based in San Francisco.
Words: Jessica LanyadooArt: Grace Duong