Jessica Lanyadoo shares what's in store for you this October!
Lanyadoo, Jessica “October 2019.” Web blog post. www.lovelanyadoo.com. Lanyadoo, September 30th, 2019. Web. September, 30th, 2019
If you find yourself questioning everything at the start of this month, you can blame it on the stars. October kicks off with some destabilizing energy that will require you to be more honest with yourself than you may be comfortable with. Although it likely won’t be fun, it will help you to get ready for the full moon on October 13, when it’s time to let go of what you’ve outgrown. Prioritize making clear-minded changes before the October 26, when we’ll start feeling the shadow of the impending Mercury Retrograde that begins on Halloween this year. Spooky? Without a doubt.
JAN. 20-FEB. 18
Sometimes you need to go your own way, even if others don’t agree with it or understand your vision. That said, this is a bad time to abandon thoughts of collaboration, Aquarius. Consider the needs of others, especially if you need to part ways with them on something. As you go about the business of doing you, make sure that you’re not alienating people and leading them to feel like they don’t matter to you.
FEB. 19-MARCH 20
The good news is that you can achieve what you set out to this month, even if by all accounts it looks like a long shot. The tricky news is that you may need to honor your instincts over the counsel of others, and that may create some relationship troubles for you, dear Pisces. While you can’t please everyone all the time, you can be forthright and kind about it. Honor your vision as you do what needs to get done, my love.
MARCH 21-APRIL 19
October is likely to find you in interpersonal situations that require you to adjust your attitude or actions. Whatever you have going on, it’s important that you take a proactive approach to addressing it, or you’ll find yourself inadvertently making things worse. Prioritize balance by supporting others, but not at your own expense, and visa versa. It’s time for you to be the change you want to see in your relationships, Aries.
APRIL 20-MAY 20
How you cope with disappointments is ever so important. Don’t get so caught up in the story of your problems that you lose sight of your free will within them. October is the time for you to act with generosity and decisiveness, so here’s a ~pro tip~ to help you out: When you focus on what you don’t have, you miss out on what you do. Look for the evidence of abundance in your life and the world around you, and then orient yourself from there, Taurus.
MAY 21-JUNE 21
Over the past several months your perspective has been expanded and it’s enabled you to develop new ways of looking at life. Even if it’s been hard, it’s also been really good for you. Now’s the time for you to actually integrate that wisdom into your worldview and then finally your actions so that they better reflect the person you want to be. Step into the unknown with intention this month, Twin Star.
JUNE 22-JULY 22
The friendship that you have with yourself creates the foundation upon which all of your other relationships are built, and is always a home you can return to. This month it’s important that you are attentive to your own needs and instincts not only so that you feel better, but so that you can better invest in your relationships. Don’t expect your loved ones to do more for you than you are doing for yourself this month; your best life starts within.
JULY 23-AUG. 22
Having healthy boundaries with yourself is an essential practice if you want to act in ways that reflect your truth and not your fears. Be weary of allowing your frustrations to motivate your actions, Leo. No matter how impatient you’re feeling, this month marks a powerful time to slow down and get centered. Strive to shift your focus from looking for “the right answer” to the right answer for you and you’ll be pointed towards where you need to go.
AUG. 23-SEPT. 22
Instead of looking for solutions to your problems, strive to more deeply understand them, Virgo. This is likely to slow you down in the short term, but it will make your actions more impactful and sustainable in the long term. It’s time for you to have faith in your process, and then get to work. Be brave enough to let some things unfold without you managing them as you align yourself with the big picture this month.
SEPT. 23-OCT. 22
You don’t need things to be easy in order for them to be healthy. Balance isn’t only about peaceful feels! The full moon is in your relationship house on October 13 and is likely to kick up some interpersonal conflict. While that’s not exactly fun, it may be necessary to clear the air. Be brave enough to get real with others, Libra. To do the work that true intimacy and collaboration requires, prioritize authenticity over accommodation, my sweet friend.
OCT. 23-NOV. 21
Change requires you to tolerate some things in disarray for a while before things get good—and it is totally time for change, Scorpio. As things in your life mature or expand, the ride tends to get bumpy before it evens out. Don’t worry that you’ll get stuck in the chaos, it’s just a phase, and like most phases, it’s here to aid in your development. Allow things to be in a state of flux without assuming that they’ll stay this way, my love.
NOV. 22-DEC. 21
Strive to show up for yourself in ways that honor your heart’s desire, but not at the expense of your practical needs and preexisting commitments. October brings with it some mixed messages and topsy-turvy energy, so do your best to stay in your center, Sagittarius. Taking the riskier path may be your best bet this month, but not if it comes at the expense of your integrity. Preserve your authenticity, but not at any cost.
DEC. 22-JAN. 19
Yours is a sign of great impatience, dear Capricorn, but also great ambition. You’re always thinking of the long game, but drive yourself to distraction along the way. A huge part of a successful work life is getting things done, but another, equally important part, is organizing your energy so that you can complete your tasks and have vitality to spare at the end of the day. It’s not only okay to take breaks—it’s totally essential, my industrious friend.