October astrology events that will help you ring in the fall

Venus in Libra, eclipses and much more await

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October astrology events are aplenty, as evidenced by a very generously-packed monthly horoscope.

Regardless of your zodiac sign, it's a crucial time to pay attention, as important players in the cosmos will be inviting us to embark on a new journey. We have the lovely Venus in Libra, an intense new moon, eclipse season and a number of planets going direct. (Yes, Mercury retrograde 2022's third round is finally coming to a close.) 

For more info on the transits and what to expect, allow us to provide the celestial scoop. 

October Astrology Events

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Venus in Libra

  • When: September 29 to October 23

Arguably one of the most anticipated 2022 astrology events, Venus in Libra is the perfect time to focus on connections and things you enjoy. 

"Open yourself up to love and partnerships and relationship and just enjoy the loveliness of this transit," says astrologer Desiree Roby Antila (opens in new tab). "I think it’s a great time to schedule some things you love to do, whether it’s self-care or visiting a museum or going to a concert—anything artistic."

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Meet the expert: Desiree Roby Antila

Desiree Roby Antila, author of Sun Signs in Love (opens in new tab), specializes in sun signs and astrological relationships. She has been studying astrology for several decades and has written numerous articles on matchmaking, cosmic timing, forecasts and more. Desiree also teaches astrology classes in her local community and has conducted hundreds of natal chart and synastry readings. Visit her online at SimplySunSigns.com  (opens in new tab) and @simplysunsigns (opens in new tab).

The Full Moon

  • When: October 9, 2022

This full moon comes at the beginning of the month, and it'll likely be a little different than the moon phases we've experienced, as eclipse season is about to get underway. Whereas most full moons are about culminations, this one takes a slightly different approach. 

"It’s making quite a few aspects to other asteroids and planets," says astrologer Noush (opens in new tab). "There can be a deeply felt release or deeply felt beginning. There’s something about it that also reveals a point of deeper connection to the emotional self."

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Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her (opens in new tab) or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab)

Libra Season

  • When: September 22 to October 22

"Libra season is always a good time to focus on any type of relationships," says Roby Antila. "It's all about partnerships, but not just romantic partnerships. It's a great time to collaborate and fortify existing relationships, but also a great time to make new ones."

Consider it a time to unwind after Virgo season forced us to get everything in order.

Scorpio Season

  • When: October 23 to November 22

Scorpio season isn't quite as easy going as Libra season. Now's the time where realities will come to light, and you know Scorpio does not mince words.

The New Moon

  • When: October 25, 2022

The next new moon will be rather intense and get us to start thinking about what lies ahead. 

"This new moon is special since it doubles as a partial solar eclipse," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "Considering that new moons represent new cycles, the ecliptic influence suggests that fated yet unpredictable events will unfold over the next six months."

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Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. You can book Liz (opens in new tab) for live astrology readings, tarot readings and written readings, among other services.

Eclipse season

When is the next eclipse? The new moon partial solar eclipse in Scorpio will come first on October 25 and then the season will end with the full moon total lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 8.

"Now is the time to expect the unexpected—you never quite know what the universe has planned for you," Simmons says of eclipse season. Eclipses act as cosmic catalysts, so eclipse season typically brings out fated yet somewhat unpredictable changes in our lives. The plus is that we can get a much-needed reset to refocus ourselves to the best path."

Retrogrades

  • When: Various dates

"What planet is in retrograde," you ask? Not many. Mercury, Pluto and Saturn—as well as a few asteroids—will go direct this month.

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Jupiter Retrograde in Pisces

  • When: End of October

Although Jupiter is in retrograde until November, it will enter Pisces in October. The planet of luck in fortune is most likely going to revisit significant themes we've experienced from December 28, 2021 to May 11, 2022, so keep track of any major changes that took place during that timeframe. 

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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