October horoscopes!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

So it’s your birthday month, eh? Bet that makes you feel pretty darn special. Well, as long as you’re sharing your birthday month with PSL then it won’t be very special. That’s pumpkin spice latte, for all y’all who aren’t aware of this monster that’s taken over. No matter if you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that pumpkin spice has infiltrated every part of life and it leaves no room to celebrate the awesomeness of Libras. A morning should not consist of showering with pumpkin spice body wash, moisturizing with the scent of pumpkin spice and then eating pumpkin spice bread with pumpkin butter with a hot pumpkin spice latte! It’s too much, it’s gone too far. Libras, this month is your time to take back what’s yours. Assert your dominance and come out victorious!

Your lucky colour this month is ‘pumpkin spice orange’.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Clarissa Kimber once wrote that, “All gardens depend on the gardeners for maintenance and are spaces made meaningful by the actions of people during the course of their everyday lives”. I want you to focus on the latter-half of the sentence as it has wider applicability than just gardening. All spaces are made meaningful by the actions of people within those spaces, and so everywhere you go you are affecting that space and how other people experience it. Be mindful about what you’re doing and where you’re doing it, as you are constantly affecting the people and spaces around you.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘fall leaf red’.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

There’s always one month when suddenly ‘love is in the air’ and everything is supposed to magically work out because the stars have aligned. Well, sorry to say but that ain’t happening for you folks this month. The stars are where they should be and they don’t spell out love for Sagittarius. This is a good thing, though, as you can turn your attentions elsewhere and leave love for another month. Instead, this month, learn a new skill. It might be learning to take out the trash on time or learning how to program a robot to answer the door for you. Wherever your skill set is at, go learn something new.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘night on the town black (out)’.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns. You’ve got to ask for what you want. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well it works. So maybe you get rejected — your idea is turned down, someone denies a request of yours or you don’t get the date you wanted. This is the worst option, and it can be hard to overcome the fear of rejection, but what’s harder is knowing you never tried. That feeling will live with you, whereas the feeling of rejection will fade into nothing until you don’t even remember it. The other option is you get what you want. It’s really that simple. So try it out and if it doesn’t work out you can retreat back to your old ways of passively accepting life.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘Ziploc container blue’.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

The rain may come down hard this month, washing away the good memories of summer and sunshine and the freedom you once enjoyed. You may wonder if you’ll ever want to leave the house again. Of course you will leave the house, but will you want to is the real question. Truthfully, it may take until next summer for some of you to want to exit the house again, but it’s really all up to you. Take some time to make a decision if you’re really going to let the weather affect what you’re going to do this month. It’s always too cold or too hot or in the midst of a blizzard, a tornado or a heat streak. Just leave the house. Once a day. Every day. Go do something and stop making the weather the ultimate excuse to avoid living your life.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘MacBook grey’.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Pisces: I googled Pisces, and wrote pieces by accident. Twice. A piece, as it turns out, is “a separate or limited portion of something.” Pisces, you need to let the pieces of your life fall where they may this month. Romance, education, friendships, work, sleep, hopes and dreams for the future — right now each piece feels distinct and difficult, with no hope of fitting together. Don’t force it; you’ll only end up with a fragile whole that will easily collapse. Let each piece change and move around, and you’ll soon find the puzzle of life coming together quite smoothly.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘fire hydrant yellow’.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Aries, not everyone knows their worth, and I have a feeling you’ve forgotten yours this month. Did you know just the other week there was a man in Michigan who discovered that the rock he’d been using as a doorstep for decades was actually a meteorite, worth over $100,000! Imagine that, having something so commonplace in your life be valued so highly. Aries, you’re that rock! Sometimes overlooked but oh-so-important. People will realize soon that you’re a force to be reckoned with. When you know your own worth, others are bound it see it.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘chalkboard green’.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Taurus, recall your strength as you move through this rough patch. Your sign is the bull, the strongest of all the astrological signs. Imagine a bull going up against a crab? Who do you think would win? But this isn’t about competition. It’s about you knowing how strong you are; how resilient you are. You can push head on, horns first, through whatever is troubling you and blocking you from moving in the direction you want. Any number of things will try and pull you back, but they are no match for a bull, even that dainty cow you passed by in the field.

Your lucky colour this month is the colour of your eyes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Life is full of opportunities Geminites. You may not be able to see them all because your mind is closed to them. I implore you this month to try and see at least one opportunity a day. All too often, opportunities are made out to be these grand things that will bring you closer to your dream job or allow you to travel the world, and just kind of ‘happen’. But they’re everywhere. Every day you could be the cause of someone else’s joy. Every day you could strike up a conversation with a stranger that brings you closer to your community. Every day you could make a small change in your own life and bring it closer to whatever vision you see when you think of ‘the perfect opportunity’. Most of us won’t be handed the dream life in a little envelope, but all of us could take a step in that direction. This is your month, Gemini. Take one step. Even if the next year causes you to take three steps back, you’ll know that taking that one was possible and so when the time comes again, you can take another step forward.

Your lucky colour this month is your crush’s favourite colour.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

If things have been tough this month, Cancer, it’s okay. Some months just aren’t going to go as smoothly as the rest and sometimes things happen that are totally out of your control. In months like these, it’s important to re-evaluate your relationships with other people and see who is really bringing you joy, who is bringing you down and who has slipped away at the slightest notion that you weren’t your cheery energetic self. Letting people go isn’t easy, and I don’t encourage embarking on that path if you’re not ready. But sometimes there are outside events that force you to look around and make some hard decisions — decisions you may not want to make and hoped you didn’t have to. Tread lightly if you’re unsure, but be harsh when you are. No sense in having people misunderstand what you need and want.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘cloudless sky blue’.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

The stars are aligned just right for you this month. It may have been a hectic little while but it will calm down as it’s always done, and this month you can trust in the stars. Maybe even go searching them out one night. Find the darkest place you can and sit there among the utter blackness and look up at the stars. They will speak to you; you just have to learn their language. Leo, you’ll find a sense of relaxation and peace this month and be able to tackle your next project with as much dedication and perseverance as you have all the past ones.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘midlife crisis sports car red’.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

You’re an angel who walks on the moon. You have an eye for the horribly fantastic and your writing is unparalleled. You’re generous and can change the world. You’ll have that shaken-not-stirred, and if you like it? You’ll put a ring on it. This month you’re Cameron Diaz, Michael Jackson, Tim Burton, Leo Tolstoy, Mother Teresa, Sean Connery and Beyoncé, all rolled into one. Don’t hide from the extremes of your personality — embrace each and every identity contained within you. When you do, you’ll find the world clamouring to get to know you.

Your lucky colour this month is ‘My eyes hurt from this poorly made PowerPoint neon green’.