Cancer Horoscope October 2023

Full Moon

Home and family affairs could play a key role in your month ahead. This is because the Sun is in Libra, the star sign at the base of your horoscope until the 23rd. Plus talk planet Mercury is here from the 5th to the 22nd and action planet Mars until the 12th. Libra rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.

Solar Eclipse

There’s another factor to take into account and that’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra on the 14th. This is the second New Moon in the eclipse cycle which began earlier this year. The first eclipse took place on April 20th, so the two dates may be linked. 

This eclipse cycle highlights the star signs Aries and Libra and represents the foundations of your life. This is home versus work and the link between your past and your future.

A New Moon Solar Eclipse indicates new beginnings and accelerated growth. However, this eclipse is squared by Pluto, the planet of endings. Therefore, you might be on the move or be getting ready to leave behind the past behind. Perhaps, there’s a poignancy or sadness around home and family affairs.

The link to Pluto emphasises relationships in your life, both personal and professional. This area of your life has been under challenging stars in recent times. That doesn’t mean to say you can’t be in a committed loving relationship, but there is an all-or-nothing feel about love. 

This is because Pluto’s completing its long journey through Capricorn and your relationship sector. The planet of power and control turns direct on the 11th, three days before the eclipse.

Plus, on the 21st, both the Sun and Mercury in Libra square up to Pluto in Capricorn. Therefore, this indicates that there’s intensity in your one-to-one’s and it’s not a month to sweep things under the carpet. 

There may be an issue with the in-laws or a step family, for example. Or, perhaps you recognise where you’re on the same path as someone close, also where you’re out of alignment.

Scorpio Season

The other star sign that dominates in October is Scorpio, your fellow water sign. This means it promises to be a passionate time. Scorpio rules romance and love affairs in your horoscope, also children and creativity. Therefore, it’s wise to focus your attention on these areas in your life, especially from mid-month onwards. Here’s the pattern:

Planets in Scorpio:

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

If you’re involved with a creative project or you’re busy with a hobby or leisure activity, dive in at the deep end. There could be moments of creative block or procrastination and times when you have to rework things. Yet, this is where fulfilment lies, chasing after your passions.

The 29th is a pivotal date when there’s a powerful Mercury-Mars conjunction in Scorpio. This combination is enthusiastic and energetic but potentially argumentative.

Plus, both planets oppose freedom-loving Jupiter in Taurus and your friendship and group sector. If you have a social event planned for the end of the month, it promises both drama and adventure.

Lunar Eclipse

There’s another reason why and this is because of another eclipse that takes place on the 28th. Being a Sun Cancer, your planetary body is the Moon. This means that when eclipses happen, your emotions are likely to ebb and flow more intensely.

Eclipses emphasise drama and often coincide with change. It’s hard to stay stuck in your comfort zone when you have eclipse energy propelling you forwards. That’s not to say that eclipses are easy, but they are a time when you can turn your life around.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 28th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. This is the final eclipse in a cycle that began in November 2021.

This eclipse cycle highlights the social axis of your horoscope. It’s about your friends and group activities, your involvement with society, politics, communities or humanitarian goals.

Also, it’s about the things you give birth to, i.e. your creative urges. This includes your children, your love affairs, your creative projects, your natural skills and talents. This eclipse is highlighting how you express yourself out in the world, where you hide yourself from others and where you take centre stage.

It could be a wild time if you’re parenting. You might fall head-over-heels in love and love and friendship are linked. You could say yes to the adventure of a lifetime. Do what feels right for you and be there if someone needs you.

Rest of the Month’s Astrology

This month is dominated by two powerful eclipses. Yet, the start of October is equally significant.

On the 9th, the planet of love and relating Venus leaves fire sign Leo where it’s been since June. It’s been a chaotic retrograde summer and Venus has been teaching you lessons about love, self-value and self-worth. If it’s time to put up your prices and get paid what you deserve, this would be a powerful time to do so.

Plus, talk planet Mercury completes its retrograde phase when it leaves earth sign Virgo on the 5th. Get any communication issues sorted out swiftly. Focus administration and getting paperwork signed and sealed. Whatever’s been dragging on over the last couple of months, make a final push at the beginning of October.

Eclipse Do’s & Don’ts

It’s a double whammy of eclipses this month. The Aries/Libra eclipse cycle continues 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 – sometimes, they often as a signpost or turning point.

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