Spooky season is upon us and nothing says it quite like what’s in the cards this month.

October is a time to step up, accept those all-too-intense emotions and work through challenges. Find out what’s in store for you with tarot-inspired horoscopes by Angie Banicki and celestial zodiac illustrations by Camille Chew.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Influenced by the KING OF CUPS

Music: My Room – Jeannie Harmon

The King of Cups represents compassion—there is a purity and true love in your life no matter what your situation is when he appears. The King reminds us to nurture ourselves no matter how off-kilter life may feel. The cards also show that October is a time for Aries to be discerning. Stand up for yourself, Aries! Say what you need and want in relationship and in business. Create a life worth living. This is not the time to give in—you know what you deserve and you can make those choices and have those conversations in a very compassionate way. Your personal power is awakening!  Don’t let hesitation hold you back. Narrow your focus and strike with precision and effectiveness.

TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)

Influenced by the SEVEN OF SWORDS REVERSED

Music: Nothing To It – The New Basement Tapes, Silent Shuffle feat. Jerry Di Monza – Parov Stelar, Jerry Di Monza

Hurry up and wait is the name of the game for you this month, Taurus. What can you do in those moments of waiting? Is it time for you clean up your act a bit?  You know the changes that need to be made, but perhaps you were trying to skip some steps. Well, this month is showing you that it’s time to clean up your act. Take it one step at a time. Another message for you—don’t waste valuable time worrying about people getting away with things. It’s NOT possible. KARMA balances in the long run and your job right now is to put your faith in the work of the Divine. So, even if you’re facing an injustice in your life right now, know THE DIVINE has a grander plan. Your truth and honor will be rewarded when it most counts. Trust that and look to the actual work or perhaps work on yourself to keep the hope in humanity!

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Influenced by 4 OF CUPS

Music: I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Radio Edit – Scissor Sisters, Ravissante Baby – Négro Phasing – Francis The Great

The four of cups says count your blessings, Gemini! Start a gratitude journal. Get out of the funk!  Fine, you don’t have to be a Richard Simmons positivity machine, but you could enjoy life a little more. Stop pushing and take some time to just be grateful for the people in your life, for the child giggling that makes you smile. Surrender to the moment and leave the worries for another time. Feeling frustrated with work? Make a list of potential career changes that you would like to explore or plan a sit-down with your boss or client to talk about a better way of working. In love, have you been too focused on what you are missing, what’s not working or what you wish could be? Try spending a few days just giving love to the one you’re with or to the friends who give you so much supportive love. Life and love are about the ups and downs and goods and bad—own this month of relaxed surrender.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Influenced by THREE OF SWORDS REVERSED

Music:  This Girl (Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners) – Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – Kungs, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, So American – Portugal. The Man

Cancer, you are in a massive transition this month. It won’t feel heartbreaking or super hurtful—it just won’t be easy. It’s about claiming your innate divine dignity. Recognize and honor your need for rest, safety and respect. What does that mean for you? Some freedom from relationship? Some YOU personal time and space from a partner? This month is a significant time of healing. Things may not feel fair, but keep focused on what your soul is asking from you at this time. Spiritual truths will blind you this month if you don’t pick up on the signs. It’s all becoming clearer so listen, look and HONOR YOURSELF more than anything now. Also, animals bring true joy and love now so plan a weekend with the dog or take your kids or your friend’s kids to the zoo. Connect to that unconditional, undeniable loving energy of the animal kingdom!

LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)

Influenced by 8 OF SWORDS

Music Time Song – Single Stereo Mix 2018 Remaster – The Kinks

The 8 of swords says it’s TIME—time to move forward. You will never be fully prepared or know everything that will or could happen, so take it one step at a time. Get out of your head, Leo! Let worries go and get moving. Let yourself face the challenges now and just do it! And Leo, if you’ve been arguing with your significant other, it’s time to take a look and get to the root of things. So many times what we are fighting about is not really the thing. What’s causing the rift? Explore it. Don’t be afraid to ask the questions. Go deeper. If you’re single, stop being so hard on yourself. Look at what you might be doing to hold yourself back, then do something different. Just try it this month!

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Influenced by 4 OF CUPS REVERSED

Music: Smile – Lily Allen, Song About You – Mike Posner

Virgo, this month is a CRUCIAL time to move beyond some ghosts from your past. You are working through some deep rooted pains and questions that have kept you in the corner wishing for a better relationship or for the love of your life. Your partner has been making you question everything about love. Go ahead admit that you aren’t sure about things—that admitting is how we can get to the heart of the matter, literally. Come out of the dark corner and step up to your partner and SAY WHAT YOU NEED. Maybe stand up, give them a hug and then sit them down and really spell it all out. Spend some time thinking about what and who you really and truly need in your life. Have confidence in yourself. You deserve to find your way there! If you are in search of a partner, look at what has blocked them from showing up or succeeding in the past.  Look at everything you can do to get yourself ready or to make yourself the best version for when the time is right!

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Influenced by 7 OF CUPS

Music: Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne, One Another – Demo – Mac DeMarco

Wow Libra—your cards are CONFUSING. I feel so much confusion for you. Be good to yourself in this time of massive questioning and know that this is EXACTLY how it should feel now. You have choices in love and they are bigger than anything you may ever feel again in this lifetime. You have a beautiful option in front of you—a karmic choice. IT is so worth it, but is it forever? Only you can know. You have to weigh everything—can you grow together or was it someone so important to your life who brought you closer and clearer than you’ve ever felt before. Just remember that no relationship is perfect. You must consider that you may have unrealistic, idealized ideas about what the “right” partner should be. Are you being fair to them? To yourself? Like I said, I’ve never felt a harder choice than the one you are making, but the good news is—this month feels like the time you come to clarity. Give it a little time to show you and if you’re single, GET OUT THERE and do some hardcore practicing now. This is a great time to really FEEL into love and your choices!

SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Influenced by 3 OF PENTACLES

Music:  Paradise is Waiting – St. Lucia, Fuck You – Lily Allen

Scorpio, accept your intense emotions for they are a reality that wants to be lived! Be at peace with YOU and open your heart. This month it could be very easy to get sucked into your vacillating emotions. You have done so much work and come so far—remind yourself of everything you’ve been doing to promote your own growth. You’ve created this beautiful life for yourself—look at those positives and get ready to lay out the cards in your relationship. Are you being misled? Notice changes in behavior in your partner. Stop hiding—let it all out. Force the conversation and get SUPER honest. Go there, listen to your instincts. If you can work through these, your relationship will be paradise and if you know you have done everything you can to make things work and your partner won’t meet you, then trust that you have set yourself up to call in a better version.  If you’re single, get out there, you’ve got some exciting options. Especially if you’re going to a wedding or big social event. Get sexied up!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)

Influenced by HERMIT

Music: Multiply – Jamie Lidell

Make sure you are taking time for you this month Sagittarius. There are times when it’s so beneficial to write, journal and just give yourself time for YOU. You deserve that now. You are getting clear on some big steps for your future—look for signs and notice when even the stumbling blocks might be clues! Just make sure you don’t disappear from your partner if you’re in a relationship. If you’ve been feeling like the spark is non-existent, now is the time to work on that. Sometimes it takes just a little effort, perhaps doing a little something to surprise your partner like cooking them dinner, giving a nice massage or asking them what you might do to make their day!

CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)

Influenced by EMPRESS

Music: Look up in the Sky – Négro Nature – Francis The Great

I won’t sugarcoat this Cappy. You have some big emotional moments to tend to this month., but the good news is, you are well prepared to handle them. What moves and supports you in the long term? Ask all the questions. Examine yourself in the job. Examine yourself in relationship. What needs to change to make your life feel steady and not as if you’re on a rollercoaster being whipped back and forth? You are a very grounded sign—use this to keep the balance. Talk to your employer and get really clear on where they see you going. How does that fit with your personal vision? Talk to your partner and tell them what has been driving you crazy. Get answers on the questions you’ve been asking yourself and not them. Get to it! You can handle whatever they may need to tell you. And btw, family feels important and good for you this month— just keep that in mind.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Influenced by THE TOWER

Music: Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) – Lily Allen, Giggs   Baby Where You Are – Mountain Man

Aquarius, you should lay off the drama this month. This may sound too harsh, but lighten up! Any emotion is actually a REALLY good emotion this month. Remember that as you feel things and notice your triggers.Turn all the emotional energy into a positive. Turn it all around. Do something good for the world now—focus on how you can use your FEELS for your fellow human beings. You are such a gift for us and we need you now more than ever. And know that by month’s end, you are will have conquered some big emotions. This will help you be stronger in your relationships (working and romantic!) in the future.

PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Influenced by KNIGHT OF PENTACLES

Music: Only Ones There – Alekesam, Good Luck – TYNI

The knight of pentacles is all about duty and responsibilities, sweet Pisces. This means that you should keep working hard at work, but also this can be about working through rough spots in relationships. True love is when you are willing to work on yourself and the relationship. Try to give some time and effort to your relationship, just like it was your job. So, get to work and make sure your partner is ready to tie up their boots and go through the trenches with you. And remember when I say “working” I don’t mean you have to be so serious. Let yourself have fun and dream in your work! Take your partner on a date to the arcade or the zoo. Spice things up to find the love again. This will help you “do the work” and you’ll be noticed for your hard work in some pretty big ways. It’s all paying off!

Jessica McQueen

Associate Editor

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