By Callie Byrnes
Your card: The High Priestess
October will be a time of self-discovery for you, Aries. You’re reconnecting with yourself on a deeper level, learning to trust your intuition again and relying on your gut to tell you where to go next. You may feel more spiritual than usual as you take the time to really consider what matters to you right now and search for a deeper wisdom to help guide you through the month. In some ways, this may be uncomfortable for you — you often feel more in tune with the external, the tangible, the things you can see and test and prove — but that’s part of why this time is so important for you, because it is forcing you to reevaluate the way you look at the world and trust your perceptions in a new way. Just know that the growth you’re going through will be invaluable.
Your card: The World, reversed
You’re searching for closure this month, Taurus, but for some reason you just can’t seem to get it. It’s possible that you’ve been struggling with an emotional issue that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to put behind you. Alternatively, you may be so close to the finish line in a certain situation but for some reason — whether it be unexpected hurdles, delays, or a lack of motivation — you just aren’t able to reach it. Whatever it is, you’re ready to move on to the next chapter, but you’re stuck, and it’s making you question your worth or your ability to heal. Just know that this is often a temporary feeling and that while you might not be able to do much to change the external situation, you can change the way you react to it and put in the necessary inner work.
Your card: Ace of Wands, reversed
You have a lot of energy this month, Gemini — the problem is you don’t quite know what to do with it. You’re feeling inspired, but you can’t seem to implement your ideas the way you envisioned; you’re feeling ready to find your purpose, but you have no idea where to start or which direction you should head in. You may feel frustrated, restless, and impatient — just know that this isn’t a long-term situation. You will find your way, just maybe not immediately. Now is the time to practice patience and figure out the things you can do in this moment — the small steps, the prep work, even just talking out your feelings with others. You may be surprised at the things that will help you move past this frustrating energy.
Your card: The Hermit
You might be getting a lot of alone time this October, Cancer — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you feel lonely. On the contrary, this is the time to bask in your own company, turning your attention inward to do a little soul-searching. In what ways have you been neglecting yourself lately? How has the outside world distracted you from fulfilling your own needs? Trust your own guiding light to find the answers and listen to your body — and your mind — to understand what you need. Protect your energy from those who will only drain it and spend time with the people who make you feel seen and understood — after all, this month is really focused on you and the ways you need to grow to continue onto the next chapter of your life.
Your card: Nine of Cups, reversed
This month, you may feel like you have everything you need to be happy — and yet, somehow, it seems that something is missing. On the other hand, you may find yourself wishing for something, so sure that as soon as your wish is granted, you’ll finally find the happiness that you seek. They’re different problems, but they’re rooted in the same issue: You’re basing your happiness off of external circumstances — oftentimes things you can’t control — instead of looking inward and asking yourself why you really feel the way you do. Are you nurturing your well-being? Are you doing the things you require to feel spiritually wealthy? Are you spending time with those who make you feel seen and heard and loved? Are you taking breaks when you feel burnt out? What things can you start doing today to help improve your mental health? These are the questions to start asking yourself today to move toward a mindset that doesn’t require external circumstances to keep you feeling fulfilled and happy.
Your card: Ten of Pentacles
Good news: October is a time of abundance for you, Virgo, and with that comes great happiness. You feel accomplished, comfortable, and secure in the life you’ve built for yourself; you’ve put in the work, ensured your success, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Don’t be afraid to share your rewards with your loved ones, especially those who may need it most — you know how blessed you are to be in this position, but don’t forget that others may not be so lucky. All in all, you can expect an overwhelmingly positive month.
Your card: Six of Cups
You’re revisiting the past this month, Libra, but it’s not a bad thing. On the contrary, you’ll find yourself reliving happy memories from your childhood, meeting up with old friends (or even old flames) you haven’t seen in a while, and reconnecting with your inner child. Don’t be afraid to act like a kid again, even for just a little while — you have plenty of responsibilities in your life, but it would be a disservice to yourself to prioritize them over your need to be creative, expressive, and playful. Watch your favorite Halloween movies, go to a pumpkin path, or craft the perfect scarecrow — whatever connects you to past happy memories or the things you wish you could’ve done growing up — and don’t forget: You’re never too old or too busy to have a little fun.
Your card: Judgment
October is a time of transformation for you, Scorpio, whether you’re ready or not. Whether you’re going through a spiritual transformation or simply making a life-changing decision, one thing is clear: This is the time for you to decide who you want to become and where you want your life to lead you. While that can sound daunting, even anxiety-inducing, it’s also exciting, because the pieces of your life are falling into place and you’re finally taking the next steps on your path. Review your past experiences, take note of what you’ve learned from them, and be ready to take these lessons with you into whatever awaits for you next.
Your card: Three of Wands
You’ll be seeing a lot of progress this month, Sagittarius, either in your career or in your life in general. This is a great sign that opportunities are opening up for you and you’re able to take the next steps forward, but even more than that, this is an opportunity to dream big and reach for the stars, because the energy you’re currently embodying is truly enough to get you exactly where you want to be, so long as you’re willing to put in the work and keep going. So many adventures await you, and you’re prepared enough to take the jump and continue on this journey — and knowing you, you’ll be more than happy to.
Your card: Nine of Swords
This October, it’s more important than usual for you to do what you can to protect your mental health, because it’s likely you’ll be put in a situation that’ll make you feel anxious, depressed, or worried. The good news is that this card is less about what is and more about what you fear could be — you may one day look back at this time and wonder why you reacted so strongly to it. That being said, it doesn’t change the way you feel, nor does it invalidate it; it’s simply important to remember that the problem is likely internal, which means it’s time for you to do some inner work. Instead of focusing on the stress or letting your negative thoughts run rampant, look for the positives in the situation and the way things could go right. Focus on self-care, spend time resting and recuperating, and if your mental health gets particularly bad, don’t be afraid to reach out for help — it can be difficult, but I promise it’ll be worth it.
Your card: The Devil
You’re letting something get the best of you this month, Aquarius — it may be an unhealthy attachment, an addiction, or a bad habit. Whatever it may be, you likely feel trapped, as if you have no control over the situation or even yourself, but it’s important for you to recognize that this your brain playing tricks on you. You do have the power to walk away, to end the cycle, to change your life, but before you do that, you must acknowledge that there’s a problem and that only you can fix it. It won’t be easy, but know that you have the power to do what you know is best for you.
Your card: The Fool
October is the start of a new beginning for you, Pisces — or at least, the potential for one. Opportunities are opening up for you, and while it may seem scary, you’re tempted to jump into them blindly for fear that if you don’t, you may miss out completely. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing — in fact, you should absolutely be excited about this opportunity — you may just want to make sure you have some sort of safety net waiting for you just in case it doesn’t work out the way you hoped. But once you have a little security on your side, don’t be afraid to take risks, try new things, and follow your heart. This could be the beginning of a beautiful journey, so make the most of it.