Mercury is in retrograde — be careful.
The Tarot is the mirror of our soul. Each card reflects what’s not only going on within us, but also, symbolises our divine connection to the forces of the Universe – those which we can see and those which we cannot. The images printed on the cards are symbols that contain the keys to unravel all the mysteries of our existence. However, these images have a life of their own, and thus, they change whenever the cards are shuffled. Every shuffle infuses them with magic. Every shuffle infuses us with magic. And so it goes for your October 2020 horoscope.
The following are divinely guided messages from The Universe through the medium of the Tarot. Though divided through the 12 signs of the zodiac, the message is highly personalised for you. The same force that guided me to pull the cards is the very same force that’s guiding you to read the message. I encourage you to keep an open heart and an open mind – that way, you’ll be more receptive to magic, and find the guidance you need for the fortnight.
For those who aren’t familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign – i.e. the zodiac sign that the Sun was passing through at the time of your birth. For example, if you were born on August 19th, the Sun was passing through the sign of Leo. Thus, you would find your divinely guided message under Leo.
For those who are familiar with their astrological chart, I would suggest reading the passage pertaining to their Sun Sign, their Moon Sign, and their Rising Sign – also known as the Ascendant or the ‘Lagna’. The combined message will be all the more powerful for your journey.
The drastically dramatic times we’re experiencing on earth is a reflection of the drastically dramatic times in the heavens above. The cosmos is undergoing a major energetic shift and its effects are rippling over to our lives. However, this is all part of a great divine plan that is essential in our evolution. We may not see it now, but soon it will all make sense.
The second fortnight of October brings with it innumerable blessings of the Goddess during the Navratras, as well as, a full moon on Halloween – making all things incredibly ‘spooktacular’. With Mars continuing its fiery retrograde, Mercury mischievously begins its cheeky retrograde as well, adding fuel to the already chaotic fire. Truly, October shall be eventful, and these are the messages the cards have bestowed upon you.
Read on for your fortnightly horoscope, October 16-31, 2020
Aries October 2020 horoscope
Strike when the iron is hot, Aries! This is the time to take charge of your life, as well as take action wherever needed. It’s important to finish all pending tasks in order to avoid them piling up into an Everest of missed opportunities.
Your fierce independent streak will come in handy. While most others want to take it easy, you’ll be all fired up to seize the day – almost every day – making sure to spend each night sleeping soundly knowing you accomplished more than most could even imagine.
Taurus October 2020 horoscope
Examine what you’ve built, Taurus. Even if you’re still in the process of building it, examine all that you’ve accomplished so far. You should be proud of it, for you’ve done things most could only dream of. Now it’s time to share its success.
Success only multiplies when it’s shared, and success is only valuable when it’s enjoyed with those we love. Without that, it’s hollow and only fuels greed and insecurities. Remember that the more we share with an open heart, the more The Universe shall bless us with abundance and prosperity.
Gemini October 2020 horoscope
It’s time to keep cynicism at bay, Gemini. Mercury’s retrograde will not only prey upon it but also aggravate your nerves in the process. Not all things come with a catch, and sometimes it’s okay to accept goodness and face-value without expecting the other shoe to drop.
By doing this, we allow our hearts to open up to receive innumerable blessings from The Universe. Cynicism stems from believing we don’t deserve these blessings. Guess what – you do! So stop blocking your flow of prosperity and let a loving heart lead you to abundance and joy.
Cancer October 2020 horoscope
Stop allowing your fears to bind and paralyse you. The more power you give your fears and insecurities, the more you’ll blind yourself to the beauty of the world around you, thus robbing yourself of the chance to feel and experience joy to the fullest.
Understand that our happiness is in our own hands. No one else can rescue us – we are our own knights in shining armour, as well as, the evil dragon keeping us locked in the tower. The sooner you learn to move past your fears, the sooner you’ll finally be empowered to take life by the reins and gallop into a beautiful future of your own making.
Leo October 2020 horoscope
Now is the time for you, Dear Leo, to identify all that prevents you from experiencing joy in the present. Be it habits that have become debilitating, situations that run vicious cycles, or even relationships that are slowly growing toxic with stagnation. Identify and cut cords immediately.
There’s no great nobility in suffering, nor is there any bliss in holding onto toxicity in any form. Wisdom lays in taking immediate action, as well as, putting yourself first. After all, only when we’re well and good, can we look after the needs of those we love and care about. Put yourself first so that the world around you can blossom beautifully.
Virgo October 2020 horoscope
Take a break, Virgo, you truly need it! While it’s good to be useful and productive, even the most well-oiled machines need a breather. You are human and that makes it all the more important for you to prioritise self-care and recuperation without any traces of guilt. There’s only so much you can handle – let others take over while you take time to heal.
Healing is a body, mind, and soul experience. Even something like a good night’s sleep can help rejuvenate us in ways we can’t imagine. The more we rest, the more we’re able to bounce back in the game with optimal levels of alertness, agility, and competence – allowing even complex tasks to be solved swiftly without breaking into a sweat. Thus, rest so that you can be at your best!
Libra October 2020 horoscope
Careful Libra, you’re being watched by eagle-eyes, waiting to catch you the minute you slip up. Not that one is doubting your integrity, however, there are those that are looking for any shred of evidence to use against you. Thus, self vigilance is the call of the hour.
This is also a time when we mustn’t rush through things. The more we do so, the more we allow ourselves to slip up and even forget about crucial details that can make or break various situations. Keep receipts – you’ll be surprised how they come in handy.
Scorpio October 2020 horoscope
Time to fine-tune your natural BS detection radar, Scorpio. There are many who may promise the world, but you’ll have to determine who can actually deliver. This is also the time for you to determine whether certain long-term plans/investments are really worth holding on to or should they be dropped immediately.
Whatever you decide, be sure to read the fine print in all situations. What may seem like a shiny opportunity at present may just turn out to be fool’s gold; while those we neglected might just be diamonds in the rough. Hone in your intuitive abilities, and trust that The Universe always has your back.
Sagittarius October 2020 horoscope
It’s time to be inspired, Sagittarius, be it artistically or just with life in general. This is a beautiful time to open yourself to new ideas to try out, as well as, new horizons to cross in order to experience a whole new world that’s begging to be discovered.
What seems like a small opening may just lead to infinite possibilities for you to grow and expand. There’s no limit to what you can achieve, as long as you keep your spirits high and allow your natural optimism to cut through the darkness of negative thinking. You’re being called to action – saddle up with joy!
Capricorn October 2020 horoscope
Now is the time to not only be the one in charge but to also make sure others around you know it. Sit firmly on your mighty throne and keenly negotiate deals so that you come out as the winner in the situation. You have to take care of yourself, and make sure you have your own best interests in mind.
Make sure you’re able to distinguish between those who are just blowing hot air, versus those who are genuine with their words and actions. Don’t rush through any of this. Your patience will not only be rewarded with success, but it’ll only add to your mystique, making others respectful, as well as, be enamoured with you.
Aquarius October 2020 horoscope
Robert Frost told us about the joys of taking the road less travelled. However, he forgot to mention how scary it can be to live in a state of unknowingness. It’s important for you to not give in to fear, and keep treading on ahead so that you don’t lose focus on the greater purpose.
This is the best time to know who is truly by your side and who is with you just for the good times. Once you make it through, not only will you evolve to a higher level of self, but you’ll come out learning numerous lessons that’ll come in handy when you tread merrily upon the road to success. This is an important time – so make the most of it.
Pisces October 2020 horoscope
You’ll be surprised how many people look up to you with love and respect. You’ll also be surprised by how many of them would love to be mentored by you. Your deep oceanic trenches of wisdom need to be shared with those seeking our wise council. Help them with an open heart.
By doing so, you’ll not only receive numerous blessings, but you’ll move on to a higher step in your own evolutionary journey. This is also a beautiful time to do some inner-child work to heal past wounds. Allow yourself moments of child-like carefreeness. You deserve them all!
(Artwork: Vinisha Mohan)
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.