By Siobhan Elizabeth Ball
Elm Staff Writer
With Mercury in retrograde, September was a tough month for communication.
Now that the Halloween season is officially upon us, however, expect October to bring a myriad of cosmic storms during a time of year that drives dramatic shifts in fate. Planets will move through the air signs — Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius — to create new opportunities.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Being a good friend is not about massaging their ego. A true friend must be honest, even if it may hurt someone’s feelings. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Look out for an unexpected encounter this week. The universe is sending you a message to change your perspective and look at things from a new light. Trust that things will work out in the end.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Are you feeling as if you are losing momentum? Mars retrograde might be affecting you. Be patient and do not beat yourself up. Take some time to recharge and start fresh.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
You are preoccupied with the problems of others, but now it is time to focus on yourself. Take a moment to breathe and consider reaching out to a friend to discuss how you have been feeling lately. It is time to get things off your chest.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Life has been fast-paced lately, which might have you feeling socially fatigued. This is a sign to take a step back and spend some time on self-care. It is time to say no to plans and stay home.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
You might feel as if things have not gone your way lately, but that is about to change. Look out for an opportunity to let your hair down and chill out after a hard week. You deserve it.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
You are in your element right now. Use this time to explore new avenues and enrich your life with new experiences. Grab every opportunity that comes your way, you will not regret it.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Romance is in the cards; fun flirtations could turn into true love. Look out for that special someone and take the plunge. What is the worst thing that could happen? You may find happiness.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Inspiration will strike this week, spurring you to think bigger and better. Anticipate empowerment and personal happiness. Dive into something new and exciting, you will not be disappointed.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Good fortune is in your future. It is time to take that leap of faith and take charge of your life’s reins. Use this chance wisely, opportunities don’t come around too often.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Ghosts from your past made an unwelcome appearance recently, but as the spooky season gets into full swing, it is time to shake off those cobwebs.
Make plans with friends and let off some steam. Do not get caught up in the past; it is time to focus on your future.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Accepting help is not a sign of weakness. Take that helping hand in stride and move forward. Believe that this moment will pass, and things can only get better.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Photo caption: Beginning on Oct. 23, Scorpio season ushers in a powerful, dark energy that pairs perfectly with Halloween.