Read on to discover your October 2020 monthly horoscopes to find out what the stars have to say about your love life, social life and career this month from Astrology Detective.
1 / 12
#AgainstTheWorldYour professional ambitions may be slow in coming to fruition, leaving you feeling frustrated, envious and resentful. If you project your inner rage onto those around you, however, what was a temporary slow down could turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. You will be up for a fight with colleagues, bosses, business partners and significant others, who may tighten the purse strings if you cross a line. Try to work out your emotions through meditation and plotting a career strategy that can be set in place once this energy passes in mid-October.
2 / 12
#PlayingDefenseWith Mars retrograde all month, your energy reserves will be at an all-time low, leaving you vulnerable to attacks and manipulations by those around you. At work, hyper-competitive colleagues may be playing power games trying to one-up you on the road to success. Try to stay focused in order to fulfill your obligations, even if it feels like you are just grinding it out. In love, your significant other may be cooking up one scheme after another, leaving you suspicious. They may also try to shift blame by gaslighting you, causing anxiety levels to reach maximum peak. Try to hold it together; by mid-October, your inner force and courage will come roaring back, putting you in control once more.
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3 / 12
#DominoEffectLingering worries about your place of employment could put a damper on your social life. You may need to tighten your spending habits during this period of uncertainty, leaving you priced out of certain events and gatherings. This could, in turn, cause petty squabbles with friends, who may think you are ditching them. All of this drama will drain your already weakened energy reserves. It may be better to concentrate on yourself and your needs this month, because by mid-October, your working situation will start to clarify and you will be back to your party-hearty self.
4 / 12
#HighMaintenanceLowEnergyControlling, conniving partners may be overwhelming you with their demands, while isolating you from your friends. All of this non-stop neediness may cause you to drop the ball at work, leading to errors and arguments. You need to start thinking about the consequences that come from focusing your entire life's energy into the bottomless emotional pit of a never-content love partner. There may even be a suitor in your circle who would treat you with logic and reason, but you may be too blinded by toxic romance to notice them.
5 / 12
#DoYouKnowWhereYoureGoingToAfter hyper-focusing on work-related duties for the past year, you may have lost touch with the bigger picture, leaving you feeling confused and at sea. All your hard work may not have brought the stability or acclaim you were hoping for, and you may have finally reached your existential breaking point. You need to slow down and look within to find greater meaning, especially in terms of rootedness, inspiration and family. Use this month to reflect, so that you can start making decisions and setting down the right path during the second week of October.
6 / 12
#CrossedWiresMercury is retrograde in your sector of communication from the 13th, which could cause mix-ups and delays in calls, letters, parcels and emails. This could result in miscommunications, especially when dealing with legal issues, publishing or far-off places. You need to stay on top of things to make sure your messages have arrived and were understood clearly. This is especially true with new romantic prospects. Try to stay away from making sarcastic jokes online that could be taken the wrong way, or you may be blocked and ghosted.
7 / 12
#MoneyMixupsMercury goes retrograde in your sector of earned income mid-month, causing delays and headaches when it comes to being paid. Make sure to keep on top of all outstanding invoices and amounts due. Also be sure to check your bank statements to verify there are no errors, skipped automatic payments, or mysterious charges. Try to live sparsely until mid-October, or you risk unconsciously overspending on credit. Your romantic partner may not have your back financially at this time and, instead, may use it to gain the upper hand by keeping you in a place of anxiety, which could cause fights, arguments and resentment.
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8 / 12
#RomanticWorriesAn unpredictable love partner may leave you suspicious, anxious and on edge. Try to stand back and observe without judgment until this astro energy passes in mid-October. If your significant other is dumping all the responsibilities of daily life on your shoulders, you could react through periods of extreme anger punctuated by spells of cold-shoulder standoffs. Fights are raging all around you, leading to burnt feelings and charred emotions. Unfortunately, there are no sentimental fire fighters to come to the rescue. Try to hold it together by getting plenty of rest and taking time for yourself to replenish your batteries. Things brighten considerably mid-October.
9 / 12
#WhatPriceLoveFor ages, you may have felt like you have been throwing good money after bad, as far as romantic partners and children are concerned. You may need to take a time-out during the latter half of the month to reflect on the situation. If your generosity is being taking advantage of, it may be time to turn off the taps. Alternatively, if you have been using your financial largesse as an attempt to control those around you, you can't really blame others for kicking up a fuss. Clarity and enthusiasm return in October, so try to lay low for now and not get dragged into too much drama.
10 / 12
#NosyParkersBeware of judgmental, so-called friends trying to meddle in your love life. You are in an experimental mood when it comes to romance, and are currently drawn to quirky, off-the-wall partners, which may be at odds with your usual status-conscious approach to mating. Your carefree attitude may stir up feelings of envy in those in your social circle, who may try to harm you through gossip and other covert manipulations. Try to keep your escapades to yourself; if your family finds out what you have been up to, then the sparks will really start to fly.
11 / 12
#ShakyGroundYou may feel like you are walking on eggshells around the house, and the resultant anxiety and preoccupation could cause you lose focus at work. While these errors or oversights will not cause any major disasters, you must actively try to stay concentrated and alert, or your reputation could temporarily suffer. Try to leave your domestic issues at home and resist dumping your out-of-office problems on your colleagues' shoulders; your coworkers are not your therapist. This is also not the best time for counseling, as you may not be vibing with your analyst. The lack of anyone to talk to could prove frustrating, but things will radically improve in this regard next month.
12 / 12
#SeekMeaningInstead of trying to live a life defined by high-status connections and clout chasing, this month's energy is trying to detach you from the illusory trappings of worldly success, in order to put the focus back on the universe's true existential foundations. Petty arguments and senseless drama with those of your social circle could quickly drain you of your energy, and the only truly meaningful dialogue you will take place within yourself. Seek out sources of art, music and spirituality that used to inspire you and tap into their power once again.