Before reading this week’s horoscope, discover what your zodiac sign says about your approach to beauty here.
We’re halfway through October, and both on Earth and in the cosmos, it’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween. On Tuesday, October 17, Mercury –– the planet of expression –– enters Scorpio’s constellation. When sociable Mercury moves into the water sign associated with sex, death, and the occult, we may feel inspired to communicate in nonconventional ways. From this Tuesday through November 5, witchy instincts will be heightened: We’ll be highly receptive to supernatural dialogue, discovering new pathways into the spirit world. Cemetery strolls, ghost tours, and Ouija boards are perfect complements to this macabre energy.
If the paranormal realm isn’t your vibe, don’t worry, because Mercury in Scorpio also encourages more traditional forensic interests. Scorpio is the private investigator of the zodiac, so grab a trenchcoat and corncob pipe: For the next three weeks, it’s elementary, my dear Watson. You’ll be in full-throttle sleuth mode, so don’t be surprised if you dig up some seriously shocking information. When Scorpio is at work, ugly truths are revealed. We can continue expecting brutal discoveries over the next few weeks, so don’t be afraid to call out bullshit when you see it.
A new moon in Libra occurs on Thursday, October 19. During a new moon, there is no nocturnal visibility: The sky is completely dark. Accordingly, this lunar phase inspires us to listen to our intuition, set intentions, and look within. As air sign Libra promotes balance and harmony, Thursday’s new moon provides an opportunity to explore our relationships more deeply. Evaluate your partnerships this week, paying extra attention to reciprocity and mutual understanding. Libra is the diplomat of the zodiac, so check in and make sure all parties are actively respecting each other’s perspectives, philosophies, and boundaries.
If changes need to be made within your personal relationships, Mars’ movement into egalitarian Libra on Sunday, October 22 will encourage constructive and judicious dialogue. Until December 19, the planet of war will explore the more intellectual side of conflict. This planetary movement transforms fiery Mars into a fierce negotiator, proving that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Be careful with indecision, though: If not properly managed, Libra can adopt a people-pleasing sensibility that struggles to find resolution. Even as you’re relentlessly weighing right and wrong, be sure to maintain your personal convictions and stand up for yourself.
You got this, cosmic warrior! See you next week in Scorpio season!
Though you’re often too fearlessly passionate to be considered coquettish, you’ll find yourself exploring more subtle approaches to seduction this week. Mercury — the planet of communication — moves into sultry Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, highlighting your elusive eighth house of mysterious eroticism. From now until November 5, you’ll be channeling your inner femme fatale, creating deep soul connections by simply batting your lashes. Dive into partnerships on Thursday, October 19: A new moon in Libra activates your seventh house of committed relationships. If you’re already attached, use this celestial movement to plan your next move as a unit. Single Aries should be extra bold during the latter half of the week: Chat up your dating app matches or ask your crush to coffee. When the moon illuminates your auspicious seventh house, you have absolutely nothing to lose. Celebrate your celestial beauty with Moon Juice’s Beauty Dust, an organic conconction that promotes healthy skin. You’ll be glowing from the inside out.
Mercury moves into your opposite sign Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, highlighting your seventh house of partnerships. For the next three weeks, you’ll be speaking the language of love. Venusian Tauruses are natural romantics, but when Mercury –– the planet of communication –– passes through this area of your chart, love will be falling directly into your lap (or your DMs!). On Thursday, October 19, a new moon in Libra activates your sixth house of wellness. Explore the healing properties of this lunar phase through delicious, healthy foods, physical activity, and lots of good rest. Rejuvenate while you doze with Farmacy’s Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm –– a gentle mask that is works hard while you sleep. What a dream!
You’re like the energizer bunny, Gemini, but even the most hyperactive sign of the zodiac needs a break sometimes. Mercury enters Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, highlighting your sixth house –– the area of your chart associated with wellness. From now until November 5, you’ll be increasingly interested in creating healthy routines for the body, mind, and spirit. Since the sixth house also governs day jobs, it will be extra important to set boundaries in the office. Ensure that your work-life balance is properly calibrated by periodically stepping away from your desk and taking a break from email when you’re off the clock. On Thursday, October 18, a new moon in Libra illuminates your creative fifth house. This is a wonderful time to start a new artistic endeavor, or to begin collaborative projects with your friends or associates. For serious inspiration, check out Rihanna’s own visionary makeup line: Fenty Beauty’s Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette features fourteen celestially inspired eyeshadows that are totally out of this world.
Scorpionic energy inspires watery Cancers to think outside the box. On Tuesday, October 17, when Mercury moves into like-minded Scorpio, your creative juices will be flowing freely. Messenger planet Mercury will be activating your artistic fifth house, inspiring you to explore new forms of expression. Cancers are deep feelers who sometimes have a difficult time opening up. But when these sweet crabs channel their sensitivity through the arts, the results are truly magical. A new moon in Libra on Thursday, October 19 highlights your fourth house of domesticity. If things have gotten a little chaotic in your abode, the new moon is an excellent time to literally clean house: Tackle dirty dishes, hang new window curtains, or repair roommate relations. New moons signify beginnings, and watery shellfish always benefit from clean and tranquil dwellings. Check out Le Labo’s Santal Candle, which will fill your home with a chic, modern scent.
Mercury moves into Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, highlighting your fourth house of the abode. From now until November 5, you’ll be making new discoveries within your domestic realm. Scorpionic energy is associated with the underworld, so it brings buried things — secrets, lies, vices — to the surface. Scandalous information about your roommates or landlord may come to light, or an eye-opening letter from the past may emerge during a routine house cleaning — just be careful about whom you share your discoveries with.
A new moon in Libra on Thursday, October 19 activates your very social third house. During this lunar phase, focus your attention on your community: How can you give back in the most impactful and positive way? Meditate on ways you can use your natural leadership skills to inspire social or political change. Since you’ll have less time to blow-dry your bangs while you’re saving the world, make sure your hair stays fresh and clean between washes with Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Dry Shampoo, an eco-friendly talcum-free powder that absorbs oil and adds volume for an instantly reviatlized mane.
On Tuesday, October 17, Mercury moves into Scorpio, activating your amiable third house. The third house is associated with your local community –– neighbors, peers, and siblings –– so don’t be surprised if new information about a close friend or relative comes to light. Scorpio energy digs up whatever is dwelling below the surface, so you may find yourself extra attuned to nonverbal cues such as body language and eye contact. Stay present, darling Virgo, you never know what you may discover.
On Thursday, October 19, a new moon in Libra highlights your second house, the financial sector of your chart. Use this lunar phase to take personal inventory and reflect on your monetary ebbs and flows. The second house also governs self-worth, so this is an important time to look inside yourself and ensure you’re not defining your value based on other people’s expectations of success. Monastery’s Sage Cleansing Oil is a plant-based oil that effortlessly removes makeup and grime to reveal your natural glow.
Messenger planet Mercury moves into Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, activating your second house –– the area of your chart associated with personal finances, physical possessions, and self-worth. Scorpionic energy isn’t afraid of difficult conversation, so lean into this brazen attitude and open up any necessary dialogues about money and property. If you’re unclear on the terms of a promotion at work, for example, or you’ve introduced unhealthy financial dependency into a close relationship, the next three weeks provide a great opportunity to discuss. A new moon occurs in your own sign on Thursday, October 19, encouraging you to channel your best self. This is the only new moon in your sign in 2017, so take advantage of the lunar phase by meditating on your journey. Light magic candles, set brave intentions, and manifest your dreams through the power of visualization. Even Libras with tight schedules can find time for rejuvenation with Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist, which instantly refreshes your skin on the go.
Mercury, the planet of communications, glides into your constellation on Tuesday, October 17. For the next three weeks, self-expression will be flowing freely. Sharp-tongued Scorpios can always spot lies dwelling just below the surface, so don’t be afraid to call bullshit when needed. As the planets move into your home base constellation, you will feel increasingly self-aware, fearless, and determined. Everyone knows a Scorpio is happiest when kicking ass and taking names, and for the next several weeks, the cosmos are smiling on your instinctual badassery. A new moon in Libra on Thursday, October 19 illuminates your elusive twelfth house. The twelfth house is associated with the psychic realm, so don’t be afraid to dive deep into your subconscious and explore your vast range of emotions. If you start feeling a little emo after a long weekend of soul soul-searching, check out Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick to cheer yourself up. (You’ll look divine in Black Truffle.)
When messenger planet Mercury moves into Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, gregarious Sags may find themselves communicating telepathically. Mercury’s movement into the Scorpio constellation activates your enigmatic twelfth house, the sector of your chart that governs psychic power, dreams, and illusion. Conversations and self-expression may become a little hazy over the next few weeks, so make sure you’re getting plenty of rest and focusing your attention inward. A new moon on Thursday, October 19 highlights your sociable eleventh house. This humanitarian area of the chart encourages us to think about our greater community and how we can make a difference on a large scale. This sector also governs technology, so don’t be afraid to use social media as a platform for change. While you’re advocating for progress, manifest your personal transformation with Harper + Ari Tangerine Sugar Cubes — adorable exfoliating cubes that scrub away the grime.
Mercury –– the planet of communication –– moves into your tech-savvy, network-based eleventh house on Tuesday, October 17. Though you’re not usually one to express your vulnerabilities on social media, this celestial movement may inspire you to explore the incredible reach of public forums. Consider which causes you would like to advocate for and use your no-bullshit Capricornian energy to discuss the issues that matter most. The humanitarian eleventh house encourages broad social change, and with so many injustices coming to light, now is the time to use your leadership skills to spark necessary dialogue. A new moon in Libra occurs on Thursday, October 19, highlighting your tenth house of career and professional achievements. The tenth house is at the very top of the chart –– and it happens to be Capricorn’s domain. When the ethereal moon moves into this ambitious sector, allow the lunar energy to help you visualize your long-term goals. Shine brightly with RMS Beauty’s Living Luminizer, a remarkable highlighter that creates a natural, dewy look. It’s perfect for celestial goddesses like you.
Turn your dreams into realities, Aquarius! Though your sign has a reputation for having its head in the clouds, your larger-than-life thinking will benefit you greatly this week. Mercury — the planet of communication — moves into your tenth house of career on Tuesday, October 17. The tenth house governs public image, professional aspirations, and long-term goals, so for the next three weeks, you’ll be climbing the ladder straight to the top. Be sure to iron your power suits, spruce up your resume, and get ready to talk shop with your boss –– you’re in the zone, Aquarius! A new moon in Libra on Thursday, October 19 will inspire further discovery, activating the area of your chart associated with travel, philosophy, and adventure. Reflect on your personal growth, and don’t be afraid to explore a new direction…especially if that means hopping on a plane. Check out Farsali Unicore Essence Mini — a travel sized makeup primer perfect for beauty boosts on the go.
Make sure your passport is nearby, mermaid, because the planetary movement this week may encourage you to book your next trip out of town. Mercury — the planet of communication — moves into Scorpio on Tuesday, October 17, highlighting the area of your chart associated with long-distance journeys. If you’re unable to hop on a plane, you may find yourself conversing with a far-away friend who assumes the role of a teacher or mentor. A full moon in Libra on Thursday, October 19 activates your intense eighth house, the area of your chart associated with psychological and emotional wellbeing. Super sensitive Pisces may feel especially vulnerable during this lunar phase, so make sure you’re rejuvenating, relaxing, and giving yourself plenty of TLC this weekend. Check out Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, a powerful mask that complements your soul-searching with deep pore-cleansing.
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