Spooky Season Is Here: Your October 2022 Horoscopes

let your inner witch out
written by LAUREN E. TAYLOR

We’re well into fall now, so get into your fave sweats and grab a pumpkin spice latte because your October horoscopes are here. While the month starts during Libra season, there’s tons of Scorpio energy this month. Scorpio season starts on the 23rd. Venus and Mercury move into Scorpio. And there’s an eclipse in Scorpio. So the beginning of the month will be more fun and lighthearted, but it might feel a little darker toward the end of October—which is perfect for getting Halloween-ready.

Here’s what to expect for this month, based on your sign. 


The Month at a Glance

October 2: Mercury retrograde (finally) ends! There’s still the shadow period to contend with for the next two-ish weeks, but we’re almost out of the woods. You may find you have fewer miscommunications and issues with technology. Additionally, if you’ve been waiting to hear back about something, like a job, things might start moving a little quicker now. 

October 9: This month starts off with a bang: a full moon in Aries. You might feel super motivated to get things done. So, set intentions for things you want to take care of this month.

October 10: Mercury moves into Libra. This means you might be more inclined to beat around the bush so you don’t run into any confrontations. Be aware of that, and don’t worry about speaking your mind. 

October 23: Scorpio season begins, and Venus enters Scorpio on the 23rd. Scorpios are known for being mysterious and intense, so that’s the vibe for this season.

October 25: Eclipse season is back with a solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25. The last eclipse this year was a lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 15, so you’ll experience some of the same themes this time around. These will be different depending on your sign. Still, since the eclipses are in Taurus and Scorpio, you can expect general themes related to these two signs. This includes money, comfort, responsibility, jealousy, and secrets.

October 28: Jupiter moves back into Pisces. Jupiter rules Pisces, so the planet is at home in this sign. It’ll bring luck and opportunities to a new area of your life. The last time Jupiter was in Pisces was in May 2022. 

October 29: Mercury moves into Scorpio. You might feel more secretive and unwilling to let people in during this time. 

October 30: Mars goes retrograde in Gemini. This happens about every two years, so it’s not as common as Mercury retrograde. You might feel unmotivated in certain areas of your life or have trouble starting or finishing things. 


This month starts with a full moon in your sign, closing out a chapter that began around the new moon in Libra on September 25. If you’ve been dating someone you’re unsure about or feel like your lifestyle doesn’t mesh with theirs, now is a good time to break things off. Or if you feel like things have been weird between you and your bestie lately, try to sort it out. When Mercury, the planet of communication, moves into Libra a couple of days after the full moon, you might find it easier to tell them how you feel. Try to talk to the person you’ve been seeing, your S.O., or your friend before the end of the month when your ruler Mars goes retrograde. You might find it harder to take action on things then.



Libra season will bring more of a spotlight to day-to-day tasks. Take advantage of your motivation this month to get your house organized, get caught up on work, or restock your fridge, so you don’t have to eat out every night. With your ruler Venus entering Scorpio and a solar eclipse in Scorpio toward the end of the month, you’ll have more going on with your love life and personal relationships. So, try to get all your errands out of the way earlier in the month so you can spend time with your S.O. and friends.



While your ruler Mercury’s retrograde period ends on October 2, Mars retrograde starts in your sign at the end of the month. So you might still feel a little off in October. Cut yourself slack if you’re feeling unmotivated, having trouble getting started on projects, or feeling unsure of yourself. Libra season will be a fun time for you, though. You’ll be spending more time on hobbies and other things you like to do for fun. Plus, you could start dating someone new or decide to get back into the dating game. 



You might feel even more like a homebody than you usually do this month. You could be hanging out more at home or with family. Spend time organizing your place or rearranging your furniture to make your space feel clean and cozy. Put up some cute fall decor while you’re at it, too. When Scorpio season starts at the end of the month, you’ll be busier dating and spending time on hobbies. So enjoy your time at home and finish arranging your house during Libra season.



Libra season is the perfect time for you to finish writing projects at school or work. You might get assigned more communications tasks, like putting together a presentation or giving a speech. You may have contracts for work or a lease agreement to review. However, try to wait on signing anything until Mercury retrograde is over. (That can delay things and cause miscommunications.) And speaking of leases, you might be moving or deciding to move around the Scorpio eclipse at the end of the month.



Libra season will be about money and work for you. This is a good time to ask for a raise or learn new skills to help you in your career. Your ruler Mercury stations direct at the beginning of October, which is good news since you’re more affected by Mercury retrograde than most people. With this retrograde ending and Scorpio season starting, you may have fewer miscommunications at work and better luck getting over writer’s block. 



It’s your season, Libra, so you’ll be in the spotlight. Take advantage of the attention by searching for a new job or joining a dating app. You might also feel like changing up your appearance, so try out some new trends. You might be dealing with relationships around the full moon at the beginning of the month. So consider whether the people in your life align with your personal goals.



Libra season is a good time to schedule some alone time to recharge. With this year’s eclipses happening in your sign, you might be going through many personal changes. With a solar eclipse in Scorpio this month, you’ll want to spend some extra time focusing on yourself. And with Venus, the planet of beauty and love entering your sign on October 23, this is the perfect time to make any changes to your appearance—whether you want to try out some fall clothing trends or dye your hair.



You may feel extra social during Libra season. Make lots of plans with friends before Scorpio season starts at the end of the month when you’ll want to spend more time alone. Organize a group dinner, or invite your friends over for a movie night. Plus, with the full moon in Aries at the start of October, you might be dating someone new. Even with all the socializing you’ll do during Libra season, try to find time to recharge. The solar eclipse in Scorpio on the 25th is a good time to rethink how you prioritize self-care with friends and work.



During Libra season, you’ll be focused on work—even more than usual. (When are Capricorns ever not thinking about work?) This time is ideal for taking on extra projects or talking to your manager about your career growth. If you’ve gotten behind on any work tasks, you might feel more motivated to finally clear your to-do list. Don’t worry about burning yourself out since you’ll have a better work-life balance toward the end of the month when Scorpio season starts. 



Libra season is a good time to take a much-need vacay, travel somewhere new, or start planning a fun trip. You might also decide to research a place you want to go to so you can learn everything about the culture, language, and sights you need to see. Scorpio season and the eclipse in Scorpio will have you spending more time working and thinking about your career. Try to get in any travel before the end of the month, so you’ll be able to focus on your job then.



Sort out your finances during Libra season. Whether you aim to be better at saving money, set up a budget, or invest some money, now’s a good time. Look at your finances and figure out how to manage them. Around the eclipse in Scorpio, at the end of the month, you might take up an interest in a new subject to study or read about. Take advantage of that feeling by starting an online course or taking a workshop. You might even learn something to help with your career and help you make more money.