October 2016 Horoscopes: Gemini

MAY 21 – JUNE 20

By: Amelia Quint

If after an intense September you’re ready for something a bit more mysterious, then this October is exactly what you need. The month opens with healer Chiron opposing your ruler Mercury, giving you the space to let all the emotional drama of the last 30 days fall away. There’s no shame in crying it out if you need to. Your overall vibe shifts from cool and critical to warm and welcoming as Mercury shifts into peaceful Libra on the 7th. After that, you’ll be ready for the fabulous configuration of Mercury on lucky Jupiter in Libra on October 11, sending you opportunities for success in fashion, beauty, the arts, and anything requiring a great deal of finesse—that is, if you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone to get them.

On the 13th, Mercury’s on the receiving end of tension from Mars in your boundaries sector, but good vibes from Saturn in your relationship house help you hold your own. This sector is also associated with sex, so keep things fun and don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you aren’t comfortable with. Pluto gives Mercury the side-eye on the 15th, so it’s possible you or your partner could have difficulty communicating what it is you want. Luckily, the Aries full moon on the 16th gets it all out on the open. Aries is your friendship house, so you’ll get the best results if you approach each other like simpatico friends instead of lovers. An alternate scenario: time to draw the line with a friend whose life is in a constant state of emergency.

The Sun enters Scorpio on the 22nd, followed by Mercury on the 24th, giving the daily grind sector of your horoscope a boost. You’re usually thinking about a hundred things at once, but now you’re able to hone in on what projects are important and see them through. It’s a great time to plan ahead for 2017! After that, a spooky new moon in Scorpio brings magic to your everyday life on the 30th. Weird dreams, deja vu, and serendipity come to visit, thanks to a sync from Mercury to psychic Neptune. If nothing else, you’ll have the best story at the Halloween party!

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