Weekly Horoscope: October 23–29, 2023
Boo! Spooky season officially begins when the sun (representing our identity) starts to cast scary shadows during its partnership with dark, mysterious Scorpio on Monday. So we all become obsessed with things that go bump in the night. Halloween is just around the corner and this intense planetary pairing puts us in the mood to indulge in some truly tantalizing tricks and treats.
There’s also a dark vibe to Saturday’s ominous opposition between Mars (the planet of war and Scorpio’s ruler) and successful Jupiter (our cosmic lucky charm), motivating you to take risks that you normally wouldn’t. If you’re going to play a high stakes game of truth or dare, but sure you can live with the consequences that come with losing. Because as confident as you are, there are no safe bets.
Later on Saturday, a full moon (our astral link to intimacy) and lunar eclipse appear in headstrong Taurus that will amp up the intensity of your emotional life to a frightening degree. There’s no avoiding the info that’s going to be revealed now, no matter how hard you try to deny it. You can run, but you can’t hide. It’s time to stop being a scaredy cat and finally face your demons.
Your Zodiac Sign’s Weekly Horoscope
Power and control issues rule your week, as an obsession with winning takes over all areas of your life. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be your best competitive self, Aries, but it’s pretty easy to see when you’ve taken things too far. Being a bad sport, a poor loser or any combination of the two is a pretty big no-no with this week’s intense planetary energy in the picture.
With your passionate zodiac opposite influencing the solar energy this week, Taurus, you’re ready to become some of the things that you resist being most of the time. And while you might not totally reach “evil twin” status, you definitely are ready to indulge in some behaviors that you might categorize as taboo, or at least extremely naughty. Go ahead and do it. We can keep a secret!
Gemini, the sexual Scorpio sun is affecting your sixth house this week, which reminds you to focus on your health and wellbeing. And because of this strong sexual solar vibe, it might be time to get some routine STD testing done. Not vey romantic, we know, but it’s way better to be safe than sorry. Even if you’ve been with the same person forever, things happen. This can be a very eye-opening transit.
You’ve got a lot of sexually playful energy around you now, Cancer, so find a way to use it to your advantage! The Scorpio sun is lighting up your fifth house of romance, play and the urge to be special, and you have the unique traits to get all the attention you desire. Have fun choosing a naughty Halloween costume and planning for one of the most memorable holidays of the year.
This week is all about strengthening your emotional bond with the fam, Leo. With intense Scorpio shining a light on your home and family zone, you better be ready to not only celebrate what you’re doing right, but also to recognize and start to fix what you’re doing wrong. If things around the actual house are a mess, this is the time to have everyone pitch in to give your place a little TLC. When the dishes are done and the laundry is put away, you’ll sleep way better at night.
Your planetary guide Mercury rules the third house of communication that the sun is in for you this week, Virgo, but with secretive Scorpio’s influence, everything is very hush hush. You’re very hesitant to give out a lot of personal info now and you’re very suspicious about what others tell you, which makes for a pretty paranoid time. Try to hold off making major decisions until your outlook is a little less shadowy.
There’s a strong emphasis on your money sitch this week, Libra, as the sun spends time with intense Scorpio in your second house of finances, wealth and personal security. You’re very secretive about your cashflow now because honestly you trust no one — not even your closest besties — with your money. This is also a good time to examine your attachment to material objects. If you’re addicted to shopping or collecting something, it might be time for self-intervention.
You’ve got to be ready to face the skeletons in your closet this week, Scorpio. With the light shining on your first house of transformation, you won’t get anywhere by running away and denying that your problems — no matter how small they are — exist. Besides, as a strong, determined water sign, you’re empowered by the current solar placement. The time for doubting yourself is over. Let the metamorphosis begin.
With the sun’s partnership with hypnotic Scorpio in your otherworldly twelfth house this week, Sagittarius, your connection to the spirit world is quite intense. Getting a Tarot reading, going to a séance or even playing with a Ouija board will all yield some very interesting results. Do you dare try to make contact with another realm?
As your social life is affected by the sun’s trip through introverted Scorpio this week, you won’t feel much like making new friends. In fact, you might be contemplating whether or not to keep the ones you have (kind of). Your circle is very small now because you aren’t really sure who you can trust, and that’s okay. You’re probably better off confiding in a pet who can’t gossip and spread rumors about you anyway, Capricorn.
Aquarius, this week you’ll be looking for some public recognition for some of the things you’ve done recently, but you don’t want credit for anything that you haven’t done. You’re proud of your accomplishments but you aren’t about to piggyback off of someone else’s success. You’ve gotten where you are by amazingly hard work and sheer determination, and that’s what you want other people to notice.
As a water sign, you’re used to your emotions getting the best of you, Pisces, but this week’s extremely intense vibe hits in your ninth house of philosophy and the higher mind, which puts you on a whole new plane of thinking. You love to contemplate various truths and explore your own beliefs system now, and putting your strong personal feelings aside is necessary in order to objectively examine your subconscious. The truth is out there.
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