When chatty Mercury enters seductive Scorpio and your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Transformation on Saturday, October 21, this goth transit has you in the mood for Halloween. If you haven’t already, go ahead and put together your Halloween costume and finalize party plans. Celebrations should commence (by the way, witches, the Pagan name of the holiday is Samhain, pronounced sow-in) once the sun enters Scorpio on Monday, October 23. You share a planetary ruler, the fighter planet Mars, with this water sign. Scorpio is the makeover sign, so if you’ve been contemplating an autumn hair color or bold eye makeup to enhance your Halloween costume, this is the season to try daring looks.
Scorpio feels deeply, so don’t be surprised if you start writing love poems or having intense or even psychic dreams over the next few weeks. One downside to Scorpio season is that you might have to deal with jealousy. This could be sexual jealousy from a partner, a coworker’s envy, or, gasp, even your insecurities stemming from unfounded feelings of inadequacy. Make sure to maintain self-care rituals, such as skin routines or a cute manicure. Also, make sure to get enough sleep during Scorpio season.
There is one night worth pointing out. Saturday, October 28, is Halloween weekend and a night when many parties may occur. However, please prioritize your mental health over going out and leave the event should you feel overwhelmed or anxious. Also, make sure that you (or any of your friends) don’t overindulge on alcohol or other vices. This date brings a full moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus that could make you (and others) feel emotionally volatile on an already wild night. So have fun, stay safe, and we’ll see you in November.
Important dates in October 2023:
Wednesday, October 4: Mercury enters Libra
Sunday, October 8: Venus enters Virgo
Tuesday, October 10: Pluto goes direct in Capricorn
Wednesday, October 11: Mars enters Scorpio
Saturday, October 14: New moon and solar eclipse in Libra
Tuesday, October 17: Juno enters Virgo
Saturday, October 21: Mercury enters Scorpio
Monday, October 23: The sun enters Scorpio
Saturday, October 28: Full moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus
To see monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, check out our full list of October 2023 horoscopes.