Aries Horoscope October 2023


Love & Partnership

Love is intriguing this month as the Sun remains in your opposite star sign Libra until the 23rd. Talk planet Mercury’s here from the 5th to the 22nd and your ruling planet Mars is in Libra up until the 12th. Therefore, the cosmic spotlight is firmly on your close relationships, both personal and professional. 

This is about partnership in your life and there’s a fated feel to love and relationships moving forward. This is because the karmic nodes have taken up residence in your star sign Aries and your opposite star sign Libra.

You may want to reach out to someone in your life this month. Or, perhaps you’re the one needing reassurance. The flow of giving and receiving is a wonderful way to make the most of the Sun’s journey through Libra. It’s a month when you can expect lessons in love, especially around self-identity, compromise and respect.

Solar Eclipse

There’s more happening in Libra because there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse here on the 14th. This is the second eclipse in the new Aries/Libra eclipse cycle. The first took place on April 20th. Therefore, events now may be linked to what happened back then.

A New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings and a New Moon Solar Eclipse can be dramatic and accelerate growth. This is about your one-to-one’s, both personal and professional, and your interactions with other people. It’s about your identity and how others see you, but ultimately it’s about your close relationships.

New Moons are promising for new beginnings, although this New Moon/Solar Eclipse is square to Pluto, the planet of transformation. This evokes the symbolism of an ending, as well as a new beginning. 

Pluto turns direct in Capricorn and your career and future sector on the 11th, a few days before this eclipse. Then, on the 21st, both the Sun and talk planet Mercury square up to Pluto, pitting your personal life against your professional life.

This could be a profound or challenging time for your relationships or a business partnership, whether you’re getting it together or moving on. ‘What stays and what goes’ is a topical mantra for your current astrology.

Mars Power

Your ruling planet Mars gains power in Scorpio from the 12th onwards. Scorpio rules joint finances and shared resources in your horoscope, so this is an excellent time of year for a financial review. 

Sometimes, extra money comes your way via a third party when you have Mars in this sector of your horoscope. Ideally, you want to ensure you’re earning as much as possible and that you minimise your expenses. Be money-conscious and savvy around spending and investment.

Scorpio rules taboo issues in your horoscope, so it’s about sex and power and the cycle of death and rebirth, as well as money. Turn the wheel of fortune and release what’s no longer needed. When key planets are in Scorpio, it’s the ideal time to step into your power and take charge of your life.

Planets in Scorpio:

  • Mars (action/drive) – from October 12th
  • Mercury (communication) – from October 22nd
  • Sun (identity) – from October 23rd

Scorpio is a dominant star sign in October and there’s some intense planetary activity as the month progresses.

On the 29th, Mercury and Mars align in Scorpio. Normally, this is a cosmic reminder to walk (Mars) your talk (Mercury) and do (Mars) what you say (Mercury). However, both planets are opposed by expansive Jupiter on the 28th & 29th adding drama and adventure to the mix. Plus, all three planets are caught up in a powerful Lunar Eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse season continues on the 28th when there’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus. This eclipse cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. In your horoscope, this is the axis ruling finances and money that’s shared with others, invested or owed. Also, it’s about the hidden side of life, what’s dark, forbidden or taboo.

Things can emerge during an eclipse that have been secret or private up until now. Plus, a Lunar Eclipse often flags up a theme of winners and losers or a third party impacting your life.

Ideally, you want to end up on the winning team during an eclipse. Or, to be alongside the other person, either personal or professional, who’s making great strides in life. This is so you can take advantage of the wheel of destiny turning. 

This eclipse cycle is ending this month. It began in November 2021, urging you to re-evaluate money and reassess what money means to you. Perhaps, you’ve had to earn more, pay off debt or decide what to do with your money. 

Eclipses are challenging but they often reveal where your priorities lie. Whether you’re wealthier or poorer on the back of these powerful eclipses, decide what next.

The Taurus/Scorpio axis is about sex and fertility, regeneration and transformation, the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth. You may have your hands in the earth or be a key player in the fight against climate change. You could recognise what your self-worth is attached to and where you’re ready to transform on a personal level.

Rest of the Month’s Astrology

At the start of October, talk planet Mercury leaves Virgo on the 5th and the planet of relating Venus leaves Leo on the 9th. This is wrapping things up from the complex double retrograde period which took place from July until September 2023. Get things in writing at the start of this month and firm up work or health agreements.

If it’s been a crazy period regarding parenting, a love affair or a creative project, get things straight and make sure you’re reading from the same page. Less drama, more self-value and self-worth are in order moving forward.

Eclipse Do’s & Don’ts

It’s a double whammy of eclipses this month. The Aries/Libra eclipse cycle continues until March 2025 while the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse cycle comes to an end. Here are some eclipse tips:

  • Try not to fear an eclipse – they are a reminder that you’re not in control.
  • Ideally, don’t choose an eclipse date to launch a project or start something new.
  • Wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Eclipse symbolism is shadowy and hidden.
  • Once the eclipse shadow lifts, then you can aim to take advantage of any changes that have occurred.
  • Know that eclipses are closely linked to the karmic nodes and wheel of destiny – they often act as a signpost or turning point.

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