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October 2022 Horoscopes: Mars Retrograde + Solar Eclipse

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
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October is an astrologically active month, as we experience a total of 9 planetary transits, a new moon solar eclipse and the continuation of last month’s Saturn-Uranus square. Your October 2022 horoscopes present the atmosphere of change, transition and forward movement. Situations and issues come to a peak as we find new resolutions, strategies, beliefs and ambitions. Mercury, Pluto and Saturn are all ending their retrogrades and stationing direct this month.

Just as our seasons change, so do we— and the course of our lives may be heading in an unforeseen or entirely new direction under this cosmic climate. October 2022 also marks the start of eclipse season, which tends to bring on fated events or happenings. The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 is a day to mark on your calendar. Venus will be present at the time of the eclipse, as she hangs out with the Sun from mid-month onward. This brings love and what we value and cherish into the mix.

We can lean into surrender, grace and trust, especially when Jupiter’s retrograde takes this lucky planet back into its home sign of Pisces on October 28. Success and abundance are still on the table, we’ll just have to find a different method of obtaining it. Mars also stations retrograde in Gemini on October 30 and our ambitions might take a backseat until the planet stations direct on January 12, 2023. We must find peace in not knowing what lays ahead.

October 2022 Horoscopes Important Dates

Mercury Stations Direct in Virgo on October 2 we all get our common sense back as Mercury begins to move forward in its home sign. Gone are the days of mishaps and miscommunication. We are all thinking like a practical and down-to-earth Virgo.

Pluto Stations Direct in Capricorn, October 8

Since late April of this year, we’ve taken a deep dive into our core motivations. We can now utilize what we’ve learned and step forward into our personal power. We are all undergoing a serious and long-awaited transformation.

Full Moon in Aries, October 9

To piggyback off of Pluto direct, this full moon has us feeling whole and confident. We’ll find both peace and power in being true to ourselves.

Mercury Transits Libra, October 10

Still moving through its retrograde shadow, Mercury enters Libra for the second time this year. This time around our communications have a little more harmony and grace. The back and forth stops and we can express ourselves with clarity.

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Venus and the Sun Transit Scorpio, plus Saturn Stations Direct, October 23

We are feeling things deeply as Venus and the Sun move into intuitive Scorpio. Our inner knowing gets louder as we uncover personal truth. This will no doubt help us with the progress we’re about to make as Saturn stations direct in innovative Aquarius. Self-discipline and our instincts will see us through.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, October 25

On this day we’ll all experience a fated new beginning in our personal lives. With the involvement of Venus and the south node, we are releasing emotional imprints in order to receive the bountiful gifts the Universe is dishing out.

Retrograde Jupiter Transits Pisces, October 28

Jupiter’s retrograde motion takes the planet of abundance back into Pisces. Jupiter really gels with this water sign as its traditional ruler. We can all approach life with an open mind. When we go with the flow, good things come our way.

Mercury Transits Scorpio, October 29

Deep thoughts are on the horizon as Mercury moves into this passionate water sign. We are all tuned into the Scorpio energy and we can feel our way through the situations that life presents.

Mars Retrograde in Gemini, October 30

When Mars is moving backwards our approach is neither fast nor furious but rather methodical and thought-out. Mars retrograde will slow down the pace and we can focus on the important matters.

For deeper insight into this month check out the Major Astrology Transits of October 2022

Libra

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Happy Birthday, Libra! Your season can officially take off when Mercury stations direct on October 2. Although you might still feel like a bit of a recluse until next week. A few days later Mercury trines transformative Pluto and there may be some deeper emotions you’ll have to work through. When Pluto stations direct on October 8 you’ll begin to experience your feelings with greater intensity. The full moon in Aries on the following day calls your attention to a special relationship. Whether it’s a lover or a good friend, spending quality time with this person is the right move.

Mercury enters your sign on October 10 and over the next couple of weeks your mind is sharp as a tack. While you’ll be up for intriguing conversations and heated debates, try not to get into it with a co-worker. Mars is square Neptune all week and it’s all too easy for others to misconstrue your words. Venus meets up with the Sun in your sign the week of October 17 and your magnetic presence will draw your desires towards you. As these two align with Pluto and Mars, seizing the opportunity in front of you may come down to doing the necessary inner work. Venus and the Sun move into Scorpio on October 23 and bring a rather large payday. Responsible Saturn stations direct on the same day and you may want to put some money into a side project. You’ll be adding more structure to your creative practices.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio will open yet another door in the financial realm on October 25. You could get approved for a loan or receive a grant or a larger than anticipated return. Mars goes retrograde at the end of October and it will be all too easy to get swept away in the grand vision. The next few months will teach you to utilize the wisdom you’ve already gained, stay grounded. Expansive Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and enhances your skills at work. You have the potential to get a lot done before the year is up. Mercury makes the final move of the month into Scorpio on October 29. Before you enjoy those Halloween festivities, get your budget in check. This transit will help you manage your funds and the abundance will keep pouring in.

Scorpio

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If you’ve been feeling somewhat distant from your friends, that will all come to an end as Mercury stations direct on October 2, although you may still be out of the loop over the next couple of days. You’ll receive some astounding insight from an old pal as Mercury trines Pluto towards the end of the week. On October 8 your ruler Pluto stations direct, and you’ll be expressing yourself in bold new ways. It’s time to make some power moves. Your vitality reaches a peak under the full moon in Aries on the following day. You might complete a project or meet a health-related goal; whatever it is, it’s an accomplishment so pat yourself on the back for that.

Mercury transits Libra on October 10 and suddenly your head is in clouds; you’ll catch yourself daydreaming more often. It might be hard to concentrate and for the remainder of this week you’ll run into your fair share of creative blocks as Mars squares Neptune. Expect to have a life-changing heart-to-heart the week of October 17. Venus catches up to the Sun and the two become entangled with Mars. This talk will require some vulnerability on your part and the gal to speak your mind. On October 23 Venus and the Sun move into your sign, and it’s time to show yourself some love. While this transit makes you extra alluring, you’ve been so wrapped up in your relationships so focus on numero uno. Saturn stations direct on the same day, and you can really hone in on your inner authority going forward.

You might decide to completely reinvent yourself under the new moon solar eclipse in your sign on October 25. You can in fact be the person you’ve always wanted to be, but this is a process that doesn’t happen overnight. Mars also stations retrograde a few days later and you’ll be working through some suppressed anger over a past event. This is your chance to make peace and finally let it go. Retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and inspiration hits you in a profound way. For the remainder of the year you’ll be bursting with creative energy. Mercury makes the final move into your sign, and now your season really gets going! With Mercury here, you’ll be captivatingly charismatic. The world is literally your stage, so act accordingly and be your amazing self.

Sagittarius

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Mercury retrograde comes to an end on October 2 and after weeks of strategizing, you’re ready to put a plan into action. While you may be nowhere near your intended goal, you’ll be feeling rather capable as Mercury trines Pluto around October 8. As Pluto emerges from retrograde, your money mindset could get a boost as you experience a small gain. You’ll be a creative and powerful force under the full moon in Aries on October 9, and putting the effort in now will pay off tenfold. Follow your whims and don’t let someone convince you otherwise as Mars squares Neptune all week. Mercury moves into Libra on October 10 so you’ll be able to turn down any unwanted invitations gracefully. It’s important to only surround yourself with people who add fuel to your fire, not diminish it.

Venus meets up with the Sun the week of October 17, and someone will make you a rather enticing offer. As they both align with Mars you know, you can trust this person, but a square to Pluto suggests there is some hidden upfront cost. Both the Sun and Venus move into Scorpio on October 23 and your intuition is spot on when it comes to the decision-making process. Saturn stations direct in Aquarius on the same day and this will encourage you to speak up and share your brilliant ideas. Your words hold a lot of authority right now, so use them wisely.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 brings some sort of deep and personal revelation, but this has likely been brewing beneath your surface for a while. Mars stations retrograde a few days later and this likely involves another party. Over the coming months, you may find yourself in some vulnerable moments. Taking the focus off passion and pleasure can actually do wonders, whether you’re single, seeing someone or in a committed partnership. Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and this might amplify your emotions. Don’t try to escape the difficult feelings, you’ll find peace after you move through them. As Mercury moves into Scorpio on the following day, it will serve you to confront them. You can get to the root of what’s holding you back from reaching your full potential.

Capricorn

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Rejoice because Mercury retrograde is over on October 2. This one, in particular, may have had you feeling dazed and confused, but you can now go about your life with a clear mind. A few days later Mercury makes a fortuitous trine to Pluto and you might have a slight change in mindset. As Pluto stations direct on October 8, this is all part of the grand scheme and your metamorphosis into the ideal version of yourself. The full moon in Aries on the following day presents a chance to rise above self-doubt and silence negative self-talk..

Mercury moves into Libra on October 10, which will have you entranced in your career. You can use this focus to work diligently towards a goal. However, as Mars squares Neptune all week, there may be some frustrating miscommunication. Try not to let the mistakes of others bother you. Venus joins the Sun around October 18, and you could reach a small milestone on your road to success.

As these two line up with Pluto and Mars, you’ll have the opportunity to gain some momentum in your professional life. The Sun and Venus enter Scorpio together on October 23, and boost your reputation. Your work could receive some high visibility or accolade. Saturn comes out of retrograde on the same day and it’s time to upgrade your confidence. The determination that is embedded deep within you comes to life again.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 may introduce you to a whole new network of people. While you’re busy mingling, Mars will stations retrograde in Gemini a few days later. This might cause an unstable workflow and you could find yourself veering off track for the next couple of months. Take solace in knowing that the mistakes you make are a part of your future success. Retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and suddenly you have a message to convey on a grand scale. Work out what’s on your mind for now, and you can share it next month when Jupiter goes direct. Mercury makes the final move into Scorpio on October 29, and you’re in for a howling good time. You do enjoy a fully booked calendar, both in and outside of work.

Aquarius

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The month starts off on a high note as Mercury stations direct in Virgo on October 2, you gain a welcomed sense of clarity. As the planet of the mind trines Pluto a few days later this will be a time of insightful introspection, and you’ll unlock some deeper truths as Pluto stations direct on October 8. You might just find yourself spilling your heart out under the Aries full moon on the following day.  Mercury transits Libra on October 10 and others will benefit from your words of wisdom. For the next couple of weeks, you can openly share your opinion. Mars forms an influential aspect to Neptune, and you should watch out for overindulgence. This week you could take things a bit too far.

Venus and the Sun join forces the week of October 17 and you might have a fated meeting yourself. Someone very special is about to enter your life. This duo will get tangled up with Mars and Pluto and this new presence will impact you right away. It may be jarring but it will also be the source that lights up your soul. On October 23 both Venus and the Sun move into Scorpio, putting you in greater touch with your emotions. Saturn stations direct in your sign on the same day. Try not to take yourself too seriously, but know you are operating from your inner authority. Going forward you’ll have all the self-discipline to get some significant work done.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 will bring an exciting new development in your professional life. While this is a level-up in your career it requires you to leave something or someone behind. Life may take a consequential turn, as Mars stations retrograde a few days later on October 30.

With so much going on in your career, you may have to for-go some leisure activities. Over the next few months you’ll find simple ways to implement fun in your day to day. You might also experience creative blocks here and there as the planet of action moves backward through imaginative Gemini. On October 28 Jupiter retrograde moves back into Pisces, and you’ll receive a return on a previous investment. You’ll also feel a broader sense of confidence and security.. Mercury moves into Scorpio on October 29 making your mind as sharp as a knife. You’re ready to face your new beginning and make cuts where it’s necessary.

Pisces

Your relationship drama comes to an end as Mercury stations direct on October 2. Now that you’re past the bickering, miscommunications and the runaround, it’s time to get out there and enjoy life. Mercury trines Pluto towards the end of the week and connecting with people from all different periods of your life will have a profound effect. Pluto stations direct on October 8 and increases your drive. You’ll be ready to make your dreams a reality, feeling as confident as ever with the full moon in Aries on the following day.

Mercury transitions into Libra on October 10 and you’ll be having some deep conversations over the next couple of weeks. You can get to the bottom of any intimacy issues that arise. Mars will be in an intense square to Neptune until October 15 and your emotions will be all over the place. Best to save the important talks for the following week, when the Sun and Venus meet up on October 18. Chances are your connection will be stronger when all is said and done.

As the dynamic duo aspects both Mars and Pluto, don’t let people outside a partnership or friendship influence your disposition. Trust your own feelings because they are spot on. Both Venus and the Sun move into Scorpio on October 23 and inspire you to get in touch with your higher self. Saturn stations direct on the same day and you’ll be much more discerning when it comes to your spiritual hygiene. You’re only accepting aligned opportunities from here on out.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 offers you a chance to further your knowledge and skills or take on a leadership role. This will be an exciting new path with lots of growth along the way. Mars also stations retrograde this week and calls your attention to home life. The next couple of months you’ll be mending estranged family relationships and letting go of the pent of anger they’ve caused. On October 28 Jupiter moves back into your sign, and you’ll be making some major moves and progress before the year is up. Mercury transitions into Scorpio on October 29, and has you feeling blessed and ready for what’s next. Approach life with an open mind and it will surprise you beyond your wildest dreams.

Aries  (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The month starts as Mercury emerges from retrograde on October 2, but your focus is still off kilter for the next couple of days. Towards the end of the week you’ll come to understand your personal power deeply. Mercury forms a helpful aspect to Pluto, who stations direct on October 8. You’ll be ready to move forward towards achieving a sizable goal and the full moon in your sign on the following day will help release whatever is holding you back. It’s best to put off any important conversations until October 10, when Mercury moves into Libra. Resolution may not be found right away, but the social atmosphere lightens up.

The real action starts the week of October 17, when Venus meets up with the Sun and your feelings about a special someone are on the up and up. As these two trine Mars the passion and words of adoration will flow, but with a square to Pluto, you may need to compromise on your grand vision to keep the synergy going. Both Venus and the Sun will enter Scorpio on October 23 and over the coming weeks you’ll start to get in deeper touch with your emotions. Saturn stations direct on the same day, and you’ll probably erratic yourself from a group or organization that no longer serves you. Going your own way will be exhilarating.

On October 25 the new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio will help you let go of pent-up frustration from past experiences. You can truly start anew. Mars stations retrograde in Gemini five days later and this is the perfect time to test out new environments you can thrive in. Don’t push or force things, the next few months is more of a trial-and-era period. Jupiter departs your sign and enters Pisces on October 28 and aids you in connecting to your higher self. The planet of luck and abundance is still in retrograde, and you’ll be pondering the deeper meanings behind who you are and what you do. Mercury enters Scorpio on October 29 and helps you get more in touch with your shadow side. You’ll definitely be in the mood for some ghoulish festivities.

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20)

Your imagination just might take flight as Mercury comes out of retrograde on October 2. Struck with a brilliant idea or two, you can easily get whisked away to fantasy land. Remain grounded and pragmatic in your approach and by October 8 you just might start to see some tangible results. Mercury makes a helpful alignment to all-encompassing Pluto, who is also finishing up a retrograde. It’s time for a new lease on life, under the full moon in Aries on October 9. Use this day to release any subconscious beliefs that keep you from success. Mercury moves into Libra the next day and helps you find some balance within your daily routine.

The environment around you could get chaotic as Mars squares Neptune the week of October 10. Find peace in focusing on your personal goals. Venus joins forces with the Sun around October 18, and a long-awaited opportunity may arise. While you are thrilled and eager to get to work, some ominous doubts could come trickling in as they become entangled with Mars and Pluto. Lean into the assertive confidence that Mars in your house of self-worth is offering. Support shows up in the form of a good friend or colleague as Venus and the Sun enter Scorpio together on October 23. Saturn also stations direct on this day, so this could be the start of a beautiful and lucrative partnership.

Things within an important relationship may take off with the new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25. A new door opens, and you won’t be walking through it alone. Mars will also station retrograde in Gemini the same week and there is still some mediation needed in this affair. Over the next couple of months, you may be reviewing shared resources, respective cuts and budgets.

Retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and amplifies your social life, you may even receive some public recognition for your work. A transit like will help get you noticed before the year is out. The month ends as Mercury swiftly dances into Scorpio, making it that much easier to boldly express yourself. You end this month on fire!

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your emotions begin to stabilize as your ruler Mercury comes out of retrograde on October 2. For the past couple of weeks you may have been dealing with emotions you didn’t even know you had. As the planet of the mind lines up with Pluto towards the end of the week there can be a feeling of cathartic release. A bold attitude will overcome you as Pluto retrograde comes to an end on October 8, are ready to bare your soul? You may gain an audience under the full moon in Aries on the following day. People are paying attention to you now, and this is excellent for the Gems who are in the performing arts.

Mercury floats into Libra on October 10 and you’ll benefit from the creativity that is available to you now. With Mars square Neptune your grand vision will be glistening in your mind’s eye, just don’t get too frustrated if you don’t make it there by the end of the week. Around October 18 Venus conjoins the Sun and brings a beneficial gift to your day-to-day. You could land a new gig, even if it’s just a side hustle. There may be some back-and-forth negotiations in regards to payment as this duo becomes tangled with Pluto. Mars gets involved and helps you advocate for your own needs and worth. Venus and the Sun enter Scorpio on October 23 and you can officially start this exciting new beginning. Saturn stations direct on the same day and help you remain grounded. With extra work, it’s imperative to remain disciplined in your routines.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 could bring yet another surprise to your work life. You may get promoted at your day job or be offered a new one entirely. However, you should look at the terms and expectations. Mars goes retrograde in your sign on October 30 and taking on too much right now can lead to burnout in the coming months. On the positive side, this can aid you in the transition process.

Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and you can expect to reach a major milestone in your career before the year is up. This is only the beginning of it. The month ends as Mercury transitions into Scorpio on October 29 and you are ready to make things happen in your life. You’re so good at moving with the winds of change, and this time feels extra exhilarating.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

An issue at home gets resolved and operations start to run smoothly as Mercury retrograde comes to an end on October 2. Towards the end of the week Mercury trines Pluto and you can expect some life-altering conversations to take place. Pluto stations direct on October 8, just as the season changes, so does an important relationship. It’s time to either let go once and for all or take the next step. The full moon in Aries on the following day has you feeling renewed. You’ll look towards the future with a sense of hope and a rather bright disposition.

Mercury transits Libra on October 10 and you can expect to be hearing from family. The next couple of weeks presents an atmosphere where you can fully open up and talk through your feelings. It may be extra hard to focus this week with Mars square Neptune until October 15. Having someone to lend an ear is just what the doctor ordered. Venus and the Sun meet up around October 18 and bring exciting news on the home front.

As these two align with Mars and Pluto for the entire week, it may be best to let others take the reins. You can be helpful, but don’t get deeply invested. Both Venus and the Sun move into Scorpio on October 23 manifesting a strong urge to create. This is an optimal time to start a project, with Saturn stationing direct on the same day, someone else may get involved. A collaborative effort is a perfect opportunity to help soften your outer shell.

The new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 will bring a spark to creative and romantic endeavors— but first you must let go of some not-so-happy memories from the past. That was then and this is now. Your whole way of moving through life is about to get a serious overhaul, as Mars stations retrograde in Gemini just a few days later.

This begins a several-month reflective state, where you’ll need plenty of me time to sort things out. Retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and the rest of the year will be a time of profound insights. Mercury makes the final move into Scorpio on October 29, just in time for the Halloween festivities. Put together a last-minute costume and accept that party invite. You’ll be in for a spooky good time as the month draws to a close.

Leo

The month starts as Mercury stations direct in Virgo on October 2, and you’re fully confident in your plans to move forward. Fortune favors the bold, and by October 8 you’ll feel compelled to make a radical change in your day-to-day affairs as Pluto stations direct. It’s been a long time coming. Under the full moon in Aries on October 9, you may have to take the lead. You could be stepping into some sort of mentor or teacher role. Whoever you take under your wing will benefit from your wisdom and enthusiasm as Mercury moves into Libra on the following day.

While you’ll benefit from an extra dash of charisma, do watch out for an over-inflated ego as Mars squares Neptune the week of October 10. Your charm works best when it comes from a humble heart. Venus conjuncts the Sun the week of October 17, which brings about a fortuitous opportunity in your community. As the two become entangled with Mars and Pluto, don’t let fear infiltrate your mind. Mars entices you to put yourself out there and make connections. On October 23 both the Sun and Venus move into Scorpio and your intuition receives a cosmic boost. Saturn will also station direct on this day and your presence becomes even more commanding. Others will take you very seriously, which is a step in the right direction.

Just when you finally feel like you’re in control, the new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio shows you there are bigger forces at play. Surrender is necessary, as an unforeseen shift at home takes place. You may abruptly move house or have to support a loved one. Mars stations retrograde in Gemini later this week and you’ll probably be stepping back from your work or personal life for a bit. You’ll understand the deeper meaning in all this as Jupiter retrograde dips back into Pisces on October 28. This transit will amplify your inner awareness and foresight of the bigger picture. Mercury moves into Scorpio on October 29 and you can now fully focus on whatever is needed at home.

Virgo

The month starts with some wonderful news, Mercury comes out of retrograde in your sign on October 2. If you’ve felt clumsy for the last couple of weeks, you’ll regain your poise. By the end of the week you’ll have a chance to showcase your talents as Mercury aligns with Pluto. This transformative planet will station direct on October 8 and bearing your soul in the form of art or words will be quite liberating. Followed by the full moon Aries on October 9, this will be a weekend of breaking barriers. It’s okay to let yourself get a little vulnerable in the process.

Mercury moves into Libra on October 10 and you’ll be able to make some sound judgment calls on an investment or large purchase. Just don’t let pushy people convince you otherwise as Mars squares Neptune all week. Trust your gut and keep it moving. As Venus meets up with the Sun around October 18, you may receive some sort of payout for previous work. You’re not one to be a spendthrift, but the temptation will be there as these two square Pluto.

Luckily you can use the determination of Mar’s influence to see your bigger picture and wait for the opportune moment— which might just arrive on October 23, as Venus and the Sun transition into Scorpio. While there is excitement all around, Saturn comes out of retrograde on the same day and it’s back to business as usual. Going forward you’ll have the sheer focus to crush all the tasks that keep piling up.

There is a new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, which will bring a change to your immediate environment. You could decide to move or click with a new neighbor. Mars stations retrograde just a few days later and it’s time to rehash a plan for completing a collaborative goal. Whatever the solar eclipse brings is only the start of this story. Retrograde Jupiter moves back into Pisces on October 28 and amplifies your love life.

You could reconnect with someone from the recent past or experience some good fortune in an established relationship. The month ends with Mercury’s move into Scorpio on October 29 and the next couple of weeks will be a time of free and creative expression. Put together a last-minute costume and connect with your community this Halloweekend.

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