October 2017 Horoscopes
Autumn is the season for hearty stews, canning and carving pumpkins and October is a time for preparation. The big news is that Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, leaves Libra and enters Scorpio from October 10th until November 2018. When you have Jupiter transiting is where you’ll receive some grace and good will, but you need to get Jupiter’s attention by going out on a limb for something you really want. The assertive Aries full moon on October 5th brings relationship issues to the surface. The peaceful Libra new moon October 19th comes with disruptive Uranus; you may have to do something radical in order to maintain Libra’s balance. The sun enters Scorpio October 22nd. On October 26th, the sun and Jupiter align, a day to dream bigger and act bolder.
Halloween is a fun holiday but can be hazardous for Kitty. Costumes can be uncomfortable and restrict breathing and candy can be dangerous. Plus, the noise and commotion are upsetting. If you’re having a party, make sure Kitty has a safe and quiet place away from the action.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Rams have been working hard, now it’s time to play. The Aries full moon (October 5th) and the Libra new moon (October 19th) ignite your relationship axis. New people come into your life to help you unwind. On October 10th, lucky Jupiter enters the mysterious 8th house of money, sex and power. You could become an authority in your field, inherit money, or experience true intimacy with a soul mate.
An Aries kitty is naturally active and restless, so the Aries full moon (October 5th) can turn up the volume on his energy. Get out the “cat dancer” toy and make sure he has lots of exercise around that time. He’ll feel better and you’ll be able to get some sleep.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
The diplomatic Libra new moon on October 19th helps smooth over relationships with co-workers and gets things back on an even keel. Jupiter enters your love zone October 10th for an entire year. If you’re single, you probably won’t be by the end of 2018. Committed? You may want to take it to the next level. Circle October 26th; it’s the perfect day to get married, renew your vows or fall in love.
Cats shed more in fall, which is why it’s so important to brush them; especially long haired cats. Not just for beauty but for their health. Taurus kitties are sensual and love to be groomed. There’s no such thing as too much brushing for these pleasure-seeking kitties. With a tribe of planets in their well-being zone this month, they will definitely crave it.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Thanks to a cluster of planets visiting your zone of play and pleasure, this is one of the most romantic and creative times of the year. On October 10th, Jupiter sails into your zone of work and wellbeing. How and where you work could change for the better. Make sure to carve out time for self-care; create a more relaxed schedule, give yourself “me” time and treat yourself to a massage.
Those born under the sign of the twins often have two distinct personalities and that’s true of Gemini kitties as well. They can be calm and cozy one moment and then suddenly become wild and frenzied. The good news? Life is never boring with a Gemini kitty!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Lucky you! On October 10th, generous Jupiter takes up residence in your zone of romance, creativity and children for an entire year. Not only will this giant planet bring more joy into your life, it’s also the perfect time to start a family. With five planets in your domestic zone mid-October, finances may escalate at home. Try to handle the situation without dipping into your nest egg.
The 55 six-toed cats that reside at the Limestone Hemingway House and Museum in Key West, Florida, as well as the people who care for them all stayed inside during Hurricane Irma and were safe. Obviously, Hemingway had a great affection for cats. Not surprising since Hemingway was a caring Cancer. Cancers are the mothers and fathers of the zodiac.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
On October 10th, Jupiter shifts into Scorpio and your domestic zone until November 2018. This coming year you may move to a bigger home, renovate your current one or expand your family.
Leo’s are famous for their creativity, and Venus in artistic Libra (from October 14th until November 6th) may inspire you to buy art, go to more concerts, or get back to your poetry. Romance could unfold in your zip code.
Leo kitties have a great deal of pride and dignity, so don’t even think of putting a silly Halloween costume or mask on them. Leo kitties are not shy and if you do entertain, they wouldn’t mind being part of the festivities.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Extravagant Jupiter in your communication zone, beginning on October 10th, can sharpen your writing and speaking skills; you may even find a publisher for your novel this coming year. The October 19th Libra new moon falls in your 2nd house of resources; you could attract a new source of income. Single or partnered, cosmic lovers Venus and Mars bring more romance into your life October 1st through 5th and 22nd through 30th.
It’s not unusual to have an emergency kit and supplies in case of an earthquake or hurricane, but do you have one for Kitty? Extra cat food, meds (if needed), prescriptions, toys, supplies and a carrier that is in decent shape are all a good idea to have on hand. Of course, this is something a Virgo, with their attention to detail, would be aware of.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Jupiter leaves Libra on October 10th, but it enters Scorpio and your financial zone; everything you’ve been building this past year will begin to pay off. The Libra new moon on October 19th is your cosmic New Year. Mercury, Venus and Mars are also in Libra and you radiate charisma and confidence; don’t be surprised if you attract new fans and followers. One of them could turn out to be serious.
Libras love to entertain, and with so many planets in Libra this month, there couldn’t be a better time—October 19th, 21st, and 26th are perfect. All that loving Libra vibe will energize your Venus-ruled kitty, who’ll be there to greet guests and socialize – their specialty. Libra felines shine in a group – especially when they are being admired and fussed over.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
This is your year, Scorpio! Auspicious Jupiter enters your sign on October 10th until November 2018. Jupiter brings good luck, good timing and opens doors. This only happens every twelve years, so be willing to move out of your comfort and take some risks. Mercury enters Scorpio on October 17th, followed by the sun on October 22nd. You’re officially zodiac royalty now. This is not a time to play small.
The only downside of bigger-is-better Jupiter in your sign is that you can sometimes gain a bit of weight, so just be careful. The same goes for Scorpio kitties. Make sure not to over feed kitty and give him extra exercise, attention and new cat toys; with Jupiter in hissign this year, he deserves his share of good luck.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Your social life soars during October, compliments of a cluster of planets in charming Libra.
Loving Venus visits your networking zone October 14th through November 7th and success comes through collaboration—you could team up on a creative project with a love interest. Jupiter in your compassionate 12th house (starting on October 10th) is like having a guardian angel for a year. It also inspires you to support a favorite cause.
Sagittarius kitties love to roam and explore but no need to worry; with Jupiter in kitty’s 12th house, he will be divinely protected this year. His nine lives could easily extent to twelve.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Sometimes we need an extroverted friend to help us navigate social situations. Exuberant Jupiter is that friend. This giant planet enters your zone of friends and groups on October 10th for a year. Capricorns can be loners but it’s time to let yourself shine. The October 19th new moon brings an opportunity to join forces with a colleague. A flirtation at work could turn into a full blown romance. Be careful.
Working Cats: Larry of 10 Downing Street is a handsome brown and white tabby. A rescued stray, he was chosen by the Downing Street staff to be a “mouser” and a pet for the children of David and Samantha Cameron. Unfortunately, Larry didn’t excel as a mouser. Mostly he greets guests and naps on the antique furniture. Born in January, Larry is a Capricorn; fitting for his esteemed position.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
On October 10th, big-hearted Jupiter enters your career zone. Over the next 13 months, your professional life will grow and expand; you might even change career paths or strike out on your own. Anything is possible. The Aries full moon (October 5th) highlights relationships with siblings and short trips. The Libra new moon (October 19th) brings opportunities to travel abroad for business or pleasure – or possibly both.
Aquarian cats are independent, quirky, unpredictable and often loners. Like Aquarian humans, they like people but need their freedom. That being said, the October 5th Aries full moon, accompanied by sexy Venus and Mars, falls in Kitty’s zone of neighborhoods. If Kitty should stray, he may bring back a friend.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Jupiter enters Scorpio and your zone of travel and education on October 10th. Scorpio and Pisces are both water signs, so their collaboration will make this a special year. Keep your passport up to date because you’ll be travelling more—you may even study abroad. A female friend may need financial assistance. Thanks to Venus in your financial zone (from October 14th through November 7th) an unexpected windfall allows you to help.
Keep Kitty’s passport up to date as well. As a Pisces, kitty has Jupiter in his travel zone too. Unlike adventurous Sagittarian cats, Pisces are not enthusiastic travelers, but if it is to a peaceful place with natural surroundings he would probably find it purr-fect!
Virginia Bell is an astrologer and writer based in New York City. She writes a horoscope column for CBS, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has written astrology columns for brands including Refinery29, TV Guide and US Weekly.