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Welcome to October, Taurus. At the end of September, you did your best to overpower the draining effects of Mercury retrograde. Until it ends on October 19, continue to read the fine print, plan for travel delays, and always make sure that you're sending messages to the right person.
Wednesday, October 6, brings a new moon in loving Libra and your 6th House of Health, making this is an ideal time to go to the dentist and get your annual physical if you can. Going to the doctor is never fun, especially when the pandemic is still a threat, but in the long run, you'll be glad you prioritized your health.
October's theme for you, sensual Taurus, is to focus on forward momentum as many planets end their retrogrades and station direct. This starts on October 6 with Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. While the planet was retrograde since Tuesday, April 27, you were asked to spiritually clean house by working through fears, toxic thought patterns, and relationship habits that no longer serve you to make room for beautiful, healthy love. Now that the planet is direct, you get a glimpse of what's to come in your new, more mature life.
When your ruling planet, love-centric Venus, enters fun-loving Sagittarius on Thursday, October 7, you are faced with a challenge. A toxic ex may ask you out, or a romantic prospect might try to keep you on the backburner. Your task in these moments is to remember your worth, hold your boundaries, and reject backward momentum.
Disciplinarian Saturn goes direct next on Sunday, October 10. While this planet, which rules restriction and authority, was in retrograde since Sunday, May 23, your assignment was to set boundaries in your relationships. During the pandemic, everyone's social life changed. Now, the world may be reopening, but concerns about variants and social anxiety may be keeping you from jumping back into the party scene. Saturn retrograde asked you to form boundaries, and now, you must implement them.
On Sunday, October 17, Jupiter, the planet of abundance, ends its retrograde, where it's been since Sunday, June 20. Your focus turned to your friendships during that time. Exciting new friends were made, but as a result, you may have lost touch with friends who no longer align with your values. Letting go is sad but crucial. With Jupiter direct now, you need to nurture your favorite friendships by giving them a call or catching up over dinner. Just remember to stick to your boundaries around socialization.
Get ready to confront any fears you've been sweeping under the rug.
Anxiety levels lower when Mercury goes direct on Tuesday, October 19. Please continue to double-check who you're sexting, though, and try to resist getting back together with toxic exes. Wednesday, October 20 brings a bright full moon in Aries and your 12th House of the Unconscious. Get ready to confront any fears you've been sweeping under the rug. If you're ready to end a fling or a work commitment, it's important to do it now rather than drag it out.
When the sun enters Scorpio, which is your complementary sign as it sits across the zodiac wheel from Taurus, on Saturday, October 23, you feel a surge of confidence. Our complementary signs can feel like strangers at first. How can a sensual Taurus, who loves to live the high life, relate to a jealous and death-obsessed Scorpio? If you're honest, you'll recognize that you contain these multitudes, too. Scorpio season allows you to explore your darker, moodier side. You're on the right track to happiness in your relationships, too, just be ready to get deep during pillow talk. Scorpios are detectives and want to learn everything that they can about their lovers. Continue to nurture relationships with lasting power, and let go of the ones only producing stress.
When fighter planet Mars enters Scorpio on Saturday, October 30, you'll be certain of your romantic and sexual goals and able to clearly plan a path to bring them to life.
Stay safe this month, and see you in November!
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As Allure's resident astrologer, Sophie Saint Thomas believes in the power of glamour and embracing one's sexuality — all the while, looking to astrology to navigate the intricacies of modern life. She is also the author of Sex Witch: Sex Witch: Magickal Spells for Love, Lust, and Self-Protection and the upcoming Glamour Witch: An Empowering Sex-Positive Guide with Spells and Witchy Beauty Tips for All Budgets and Body Types.