As the Libra new moon was last week, this week of the waxing moon gives us a chance for a deeper, more intimate exploration of our feelings and relationships. Mars just moved into Libra on Sunday, joining his cosmic lover Venus, spicing up and stirring our feelings. This duo puts an emphasis on sensuality and sexuality in all of our connections and interactions, making us yearn for love, left and right.
On Monday, the sun moves into Scorpio, joining Jupiter, taking all that romantic energy from the first couple weeks of October and turning up the drama, the passion, and the intensity. Scorpio, ruled by Mars and Pluto, is closely tied into sex and intimacy. We’ll all feel the tug of energy take us from the light and extremely flirtatious energy of Libra into the insanely passionate and sensual energies of Scorpio.
It feels as if someone turned the astrological sensuality thermostat up 10 degrees! The moon is growing, so our subtle actions may have a wide ripple effect in our lives. So, we need to make sure that we are open and truthful, not keeping our Scorpionic secrets from ourselves or our partners, for most of the time they just make matters worse.
Read on for your specific horoscope based on your sun sign, courtesy of astrologer Lora Zuanic.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Happy birthday, Scorpio! The Sun has just entered your sign, marking the start of Scorpio season! This year as a whole will be full of sparkles for you with Jupiter, the planet of gifts and luck in your sign. But more than that, now is the time for you to hash out the deets of what you want to see enter your life. There’s a reason why we blow out candles on a cake, making a wish. The cosmic magic is in our favor on our birthday; it allows us to have superb manifesting power and attract what we desire. For now, with Mars and Venus in Libra, you’ll feel your normal urges to keep your wishes to yourself, because we all know how private you are, Scorpio. But as the weeks pass you, the more open you are about your desires, the more opportunities they will have to come to fruition.
Sagittarius (November 21–December 21)
This week, Mars just entered Libra, joining Venus in your 11th sector of friendships and networks, making you a social butterfly. Venus and Mars are the cosmic lovers, ruling sensuality and sexuality, and they may even help you attract your special someone among your friendship circles. So it’s time to socialize! Often, the month before our birthday, we feel the need to be a hermit or a recluse. If you have a partner, this is a lovely time to cuddle up under a warm blanket with your boo. But if you’re single and looking for a partner, then you gotta get out there and make yourself visible this week! See if your friends know someone they could set you up with—audacious, I know! But the cards might just be in your favor this time around.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
This week, Mars and Venus have come together in Libra, the sign that rules your career! You might see some fireworks fly in the workplace. Or, just be your charismatic self and your exuberant self-confidence might be just the ticket that attracts love into your life. With these two cosmic lovers together in the sign of relationships, all will see your compelling energy and be attracted to it like moths to a flame. The sun has just entered Scorpio, putting the spotlight of your life on friendships and network circles. ‘Tis the time to mingle and make connections, which you’ll have no problem doing with your willful nature.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
The sun has just joined Jupiter in Scorpio in your career sector. The entire next year has so much potential for you regarding abundance and your finances. Jupiter, the planet of gifts and luck, is bringing all of his positive, optimistic energy into your career and helping it bloom. And with the sun there with him, you can set some goals and desires and outline what you wish to see come to you in the coming months. But regarding romance, the cosmic lovers, Mars and Venus, are illuminating your sector of long-distance travel and higher education. So, if you’re looking for some romance, try booking a little spontaneous trip sometime in the next two weeks, and maybe Cupid’s arrow will find you abroad.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Mars has just joined Venus in Libra, in your sector of intimacy and sex. These two lovers are intensifying the energy when it comes to being vulnerable and intimate with your partner. They are giving you the opportunity to be open and to shed the layers that are keeping you back from the honest and deep relationships you crave. We know you are as open and vulnerable as can be, and oftentimes you’ll put the emotional needs of your partner way above your own. Mars is working with Venus for you to help you find your self-worth and to be open about your own emotional and intimate needs and desires. So, allow yourself the chance to stand for what you want, and let your partner know what it is that you desire, especially if you’ve been holding back.
Aries (March 20–April 20)
Your ruler, Mars, just joined the planet of relationships in your relationship sector! Love and romance can get increasingly steamy for you, and you can find more profound connections if you allow yourself to open up in your relationships; remember, it takes two to tango. And if you’re single, the sun, which rules your dating life, just entered the sector of intimacy and sex! So, whether you’re with a boo, or single and ready to mingle, there’s a lot of emotional and sensual tension building up for you this week, and that will soon bubble over the precipice. Go out and enjoy yourself; cooping yourself up indoors doesn’t do anyone a service with all the heat radiating off of you.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
The sun has just entered your relationship sector, illuminating everything and anything love related for the next four weeks! You may see an increase in attention from your partner, an increase in wanting attention from your partner, or just a desire for more love in your life altogether. Now is the time to be open and honest with what you want in your relationships. No more hiding behind a facade to hide your true feelings. The cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars, are still trudging along in your health and routine house, encouraging you to focus on your physical health as well as your habits. Notice the habits your mind forms when it comes to love and emotion, sensuality and sexuality. Are you opening with your desires, or does that stubborn mind of yours seem to focus on what’s going wrong instead of what could go right? A shift in your attitude could set the precedent for more magic when it comes to love in the coming weeks.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Your dating life might be getting quite a buzz of cosmic energy, with Venus and Mars in your fifth sector of dating, pleasure, and romance! While the two planetary lovebirds have a ball in the light and flirtatious world of fun, you might have a bit of struggle when it comes to expressing your desires. Be open with yourself and your partner; now is not the time to play victim or savior or to be a drama queen when it comes to little bumps in the romantic road. Things have a way of straightening themselves out, so just enjoy the pleasures life brings you when they’re so readily available at your fingertips.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Your home life could be in for a renovation. That could mean finally getting the energy to put those interior-design dreams of yours to good use by getting cracking and the ball rolling, because Mars will finally be lending you his enthusiasm and motivational energy in your home. Or, it could mean quite a different type of renovation: desiring to add a new little family member to your party. With the sun and Jupiter in your fifth sector of children, and Venus and Mars in your house of motherhood, you might have baby fever on your mind, more so than usual! If that’s not the case, then you might finally be finding the courage to move in with your bae or asking him or her to move in with you.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
The sun has just moved into your fourth sector of emotional security and stability and will be there for the next four weeks. This is the time of year that is best if you check in with yourself, both emotionally and mentally, and see whether your goals are aligned with that huge heart of yours. With the cosmic lovers aiding you when it comes to communication, now is the time to be expressive and open about your wishes. Let your heart open up in curiosity as you uncover what qualities you truly desire in a relationship and what will really make you happy, rather than shrugging those aside, just because your bae loves you. Time to open up that voice of yours and express yourself. Be honest with what you want and what will make you emotionally happy and secure in yourself.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
With the sun and Jupiter now in your third sector of communication, you might notice your natural flow of energy go toward just that: communication, expression, and interaction. The sun will be here for the next four weeks, shifting the spotlight of your life to be your voice and how you choose to communicate with your partner and others in your life. The saying goes, you attract more bees with honey than with vinegar, and that rings especially true now. You are cunning, Virgo, and if you’re too sharp with your words, it could leave some permanent scarring this month. On another note, Mars and Venus, who rule your finances, give you the opportunity to make some long-term monetary plans, whether you’re single or taken. They’ve come together in Libra to appease your aesthetic desires and bring harmony to figuring out what you want and how you can afford it (quite possibly for a big, special day).
Libra (September 23–October 22)
This week might be intense, romantically, for Libras. Mars, who rules your relationships, just entered your sign, joining Venus, bringing love and marriage to the forefront of your mind. We all know how much you love flirting, but now the ball’s in your court when it comes to commitment and deciding how serious things will be for you with your romantic interest. And the sun has just joined Jupiter in Scorpio, shining the light on your sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Now is not the time to put your heart’s desires on the back burner. Put some stock in yourself, your goals, and your desires, and be willing to make those a priority rather than focusing on what your loved ones want for you.